Personally Identifiable Information
At the Town of Severance website, we attempt to protect your privacy to the maximum extent possible. However, because some of the information that we receive through this website is subject to the Public Records Law, Colorado General Laws Chapter 66, Section 10, we cannot ensure absolute privacy. Information that you provide to us through this site may be made available to members of the public under that law. Other laws prohibit our releasing personal information, even if requested under the Freedom of Information Act, including M.G.L. Ch.59 Sec. 57D which prohibits the Town Treasurer from releasing taxpayer name and address (but not taxes due) by parcel. Tax payment history may not be released. Other laws control what information the Assessor’s may or may not release. This policy informs you of the information that we collect from you at this site, what we do with it, to whom it may be disseminated, and how you can access it. Based on this information, you can make an informed choice about your use of this site. You can maximize the benefits of your privacy by making informed choices about whether to share personally identifiable information with us through this site. We use the term "personally identifiable information" to mean any information that could reasonably be used to identify you, including your name, address, e-mail address, Social Security number, birth date, bank account information, credit card information, or any combination of information that could be used to identify you.
Information Voluntarily Provided by You
This site collects voluntary information from you only through the e-mails you send and form data you submit, which could contain personally identifiable information.
Information Automatically Collected and Stored by this Site
Dissemination of Your Personally Identifiable Information
We do not sell any personally identifiable information collected through this website. However, once you voluntarily submit personally identifiable information to us through an e-mail or form, its dissemination is governed by the Public Records Law, the Fair Information Practices Act and other applicable laws and regulations. For this reason, part or all of the information you send us may be provided to a member of the public in response to a public records request. In addition, the information that you voluntarily submit will be disclosed only to Town of Severance employees or officials with a "need to know" for purposes of fulfilling their job responsibilities. They will only use the information to answer your questions, respond to any requests for assistance, and fulfill the Town’s legal obligations. Where appropriate, we may provide the information submitted by you to the person or company that is the subject of your inquiry, or to a government agency responsible for the matters referred to in your communication.
Your Access and Opportunity to Correct
The Public Records Law and the Fair Information Practices Act provide you certain rights to get information about you that is in our records. To learn more about the circumstances under which you can get and correct this information, please click on the above references to these laws.
Because this site does not encrypt incoming e-mail or submitted form data, you should not send information that you consider highly sensitive through this site. We use standard security measures to ensure that your personally identifiable information is not lost, misused, altered, or unintentionally destroyed. We also use software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits.