Website Policies

Privacy Policy
The protection of individual privacy is a concern to the City of Hillsboro. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this site.

Information you provide to us:
The City of Hillsboro does not keep any personal information about you or your visit to our Internet site unless you have specifically supplied it to us. For example, you may supply us with information as part of a request form or may have sent us an email or left us a message in some other electronic format. This information is treated in the same way as written forms of communication, and in many instances it will be considered public information available to the public upon request. To the extent allowed by law, the City will make reasonable attempts to protect personal financial information from disclosures.

Other information about your visit to our site:
Like most Internet sites, our website reads some information from your computer that helps us analyze traffic patterns, perform routine maintenance, maintain site security, and to help you navigate through our site.  Generally the information we collect is temporary and when you leave the site this information is deleted from our system.  The only information the City automatically collects and maintains is the following:
• Total number of visitors to our site
• Types of computer systems used to access our site
• Web browser type and version
• Date and time of access
• The website you visited prior to coming to this website
• Information about possible system security threats
Occasionally the City may have a survey on the website that only allows a visitor to vote only once.  In order to keep track of whether you have voted, a cookie (a sample text file) will be created and stored on your computer.  This cookie is created on your computer by voting on the survey.  It will not contain personally identifying information and will not compromise your privacy or security.  The only information that is contained is the name of the survey and how you voted.  This cookie will remain on your computer for the duration of the survey.  The cookie has an expiration date.  When that date occurs it will be deleted from your computer.

This privacy policy does not apply to websites operated by third parties that you may access through a link from our website.

Links Policy
The purpose of the City of Hillboro’s website is to provide information about the City’s government, services and attraction.  The City’s website may provide links to websites outside the city’s website that also serve this purpose.  The City is not responsible for and does not endorse the information on any linked Web site unless the City’s website states otherwise.  The following criteria will be used to decide whether to grant requests for City website links.  If a particular request does not fit any of the following criteria, the City Administrator will decide whether to approve the request. 
The City’s website will provide links to websites for:
• Governmental and educational institutions
• Organizations with some relationship to the City (including but not limited to: organizations contracting with the City, organizations sponsoring City activities or programs, and organizations participating in City activities or programs)
• Generally recognized community organizations
• Organizations providing information about art, cultural, and sporting activities in the City’s area
• Organizations providing information about employment opportunities in the City’s area
• Organizations providing information about tourist attractions in the City’s area
The City’s website will not provide links to website for:
• Candidates for local, state or federal offices
• Political organizations or other organizations advocating a position on a local, state or federal issue
• Corporate or other for-profit organizations unless they fit any of the criteria stated above
• Individual or personal home pages

Copyright Policy
Unless a copyright is indicated, information on the City of Hillsboro’s website is in the public domain and may be reproduced, published or otherwise used with the City of Hillsboro’s permission.  We request only that the City of Hillsboro be cited as the source of the information and that any photo credits, graphics or byline be similarly credited to the photographer, author or City of Hillsboro as appropriate.