Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

Terms of use

Guidelines for Commenting

We welcome all comments and viewpoints, however comments that use vulgar or abusive language, personal attacks of any kind, or offensive terms on the basis of gender, race, class, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability will be removed. Comments that are off-topic or promote a commercial product will also be removed. To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include personally identifiable information, such as name, Social Security number, addresses, phone numbers or e-mail addresses in the body of your comment.

If you have questions about using our material or making links to our content, please contact us.

Privacy Statement

Personal data we collect and its purpose:

We do not collect personally identifiable information for most users.

We use Google Analytics, AdWords Conversion Tracking, AdWords Remarketing, and Hotjar tags to track website traffic for the purpose of understanding high-level tracking patterns, to measure the effectiveness of our advertising and communications and to serve you advertisements based on your visiting patterns. Your IP address is anonymous and therefore not identifiable to you within our records.

Users who engage with our Open Town Hall will have some basic contact information collected so that you may receive notifications when your comments have replies. Please consult the Privacy Policy for our service provider OpenGov for more information: https://opengov.com/privacy-policy

Users who participate in our Deer Hunting program will have their first name, last name, email, phone numbers and last login activity stored in our system. This information is entered by an administrator through a secured system and is not available to common users. To opt-out of the Deer Hunt program and have your information removed from the system, please  contact us

Please note that this policy only applies to the pages contained on MontgomeryParks.org and does not extend to any third-party systems such as ActiveMontgomery.

How we keep your data safe:

We have vetted our third party vendors that handle personal data and trust them to provide secured systems based on reputation, experience, and certifications.

For users participating in the Deer Hunt, your data is stored in our secure content management system and accessible only to program administrators and site level administrators. Your data is removed from the system within 12 months unless you continue to opt-in to the Deer Hunt program.

We do not share or sell your data to any third parties for any reason.

How you can recover and remove your data with us:

If you would like to inquire about whether we have personally identifiable data about you and request removal of your data, please contact us.

We will respond to your request within 30 days asking for a form of verification of your identity. Once verified, we will let you know if we have identifiable data in our possession and will remove it with your permission.

You can best contact our website administrator by following this link: contact us.

Does this website use cookies?

This website uses cookies to track your site activity in an anonymous and non-identifiable way, leveraging third party tools from trusted technology providers. Some cookies may be used to serve you advertisements on other sites you visit based on your activity on this site, through the Google AdWords remarketing program. Google provides tools to help you opt-out of participation in personalized ads. More information here.

Sections of the site that leverage additional cookies (such as the Open Town Hall and Deer Hunt sections) are entirely optional. Do not engage in these programs if you do not wish to have your data stored. We pledge never to use this data for marketing or sales purposes.

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Last Updated: October 21, 2019