What information do we collect?
We (localgovs) only directly collect information (ip address only) from you when you fill out a form or Leave your own Rating. When leaving a rating the IP address is recorded to prevent spamming of ratings.
Cookies and GDPR
- Strictly Necessary Cookies
These are required for the site to perform correctly. Without them certain area or displays may not work correctly. Most browsers can disable cookies.
The Following link provides information on how to block cookies on nearly all browsers. Just choose yours and follow the directions - How to block cookies on most browsers
- Performance Cookies
These measure performance data so we can fine-tune the website for the best experience possible. These can include what pages are visited and how long they are visited for along with other performance-related measurements.
- Functional Cookies
These retain user options and preferences. They may also be used for services like viewing ratings. They may be placed by third parties who provide services on our site.
- Advertising or Targeting Cookies
You will see less targeted and more irrelevant advertising if you disable these cookies.
These cookies are placed by third parties in an effort to display ads that you are more likely to be interested in or to determine if you have already seen a specific ad.
With cookies disabled you will still be shown ads, but they will be more focused on the context of the page and not what you are potentially more interested in.
- Identifying the areas of our website that you have visited
- Personalizing content that you see on our website
- Our website analytics
- Remarketing our products or services to you
- Remembering your preferences, settings, and login details
- Targeted advertising and serving ads relevant to your interests
- Affiliate marketing
- Google Analytics and Adsense
Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to www.localgovs.com and other sites on the Internet.
One of our third party vendors is Google. They use the DoubleClick cookie which allows it to serve ads based their belief of what users would prefer to see.
You may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick DART cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting http://www.aboutads.info/choices/
or For European users visit http://www.youronlinechoices.eu
You can learn more about your options here:Google Privacy and Terms - How Google uses information from sites or apps that use our services
We use Google Analytics to record usage statistics on our site. This data may include how often you visit our site, what pages you visit, and for how long. It may also attempt to guess your age, gender, interests, and other demographic information. This also includes what website referred your to ours.
This is used with the intent to better design our website and provide a more enjoyable and interesting experience.
Google Analytics only collects your IP and when you visited. It does not record your name or any other identifying information.
We do not use this information with anything else and we do not share it with anyone else.
Only Google has access to this cookie.
To learn more please consider visiting Google's Partners and Privacy Page - How Google uses information from sites or apps that use our services
You may choose for your information to not be used by Google Analytics at the following url: Analytics Opt Out
What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
How do we protect your information?
- To personalize your experience (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)
- To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)
- To improve customer service (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Third party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.
Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.
Terms and Conditions
Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website at https://www.localgovs.com/tos.html
This policy was last modified on 05/28/18