Privacy, Disclaimer, and Copyright

Privacy Statement
The Town of Bladensburg is committed to maintaining a web site that protects the individual’s right to privacy. We do not require personal information from our visitors, nor do we collect any personally identifying information (name, email address, Social Security number, or other unique identifier) unless you knowingly provide it.  Likewise, we do not give, sell, or transfer any personal information to a third party except as might be required by law.

Data Collection for Statistics
To aid in web site management, certain information is collected for statistical purposes. The Town uses specialized software to create summary statistics, which are used to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our web site, allowing us to make our web site more useful and accessible to visitors. We do not store any personal identifiers.

Information Collected from E-mails and Forms
You may decide to send us personally identifying information through e-mail messages or through on-line forms. Electronic communication allows us to collect information that will improve our web site for you, and we encourage it. We use personally-identifying information from consumers in various ways to further our customer’s protection and to provide better service. This may be to correct broken links that you have identified or provide additional information that you have requested.

Security Checks
For web site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, we employ software programs to monitor network traffic, identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this web site are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

Information presented on this website is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credit is requested.

Some of the documents on this server may contain live references (or pointers) to information created and maintained by other organizations. Please note that the Town does not control and cannot guarantee the relevance, timeliness, or accuracy of these outside materials.

Links to external servers do not imply any official Town of Bladensburg endorsement of the opinions or ideas expressed therein, or guarantee the validity of the information provided.  Links to commercial sites are in no way an endorsement of any vendor’s products or services.

Links will be provided to external servers that are managed in a professional manner (i.e., it is fully operational, is available most of the time, does not serve inaccurate information or obscene graphics, etc.).

We will not link to external servers if such a link would appear to provide an official endorsement of fundraising efforts or lobbying for a political agenda.

Copyright Statement
You are welcome to make a link to any of the Web pages the Town has published on the Internet. There is no need to request permission.

Not all the information on our site is in the public domain.  Some images/graphics are licensed for use under the copyright law, and the use of the Town logo is restricted to official publications.

The Town logo is our official “trademark.” Its use is reserved for official publications or other products of the Town of Bladensburg.  Use of the Town logo without prior written approval is prohibited.