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Middlesex County respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal information while using our website and mobile application.
When the Middlesex County website or mobile application is visited, information like the following is collected automatically:
- The pages visited
- Terms searched
- The date and time visited
- Arrival path to co.middlesex.va.us site (either through links on other sites or search terms)
- ISP and general geographical location
- General technical information on the device used to access the site (web browser, operating system, and if a desktop or mobile device)
- Crash logs (on the mobile application, if enabled by the user)
- Events took on the site like clicking a link, downloading a file, or clicking a phone number
This data is collected in aggregate form (i.e., grouped together with everyone else’s, not by an individual user). We use this data to analyze trends and data on how our site is used. This includes topics such as how many people visit the site, how people got to the site, and how people are using the website and mobile application. We are able to provide a better service to our users by researching this data.
Disclosure of Information
Our site offers several online services, where users can submit forms to various departments in the County to interact with various services or programs that the County offers. That page asks for personally identifiable information such as name, address, and phone number. The appropriate agency receives this information and will only share it with other County agencies that might need the information to resolve the issue.
Middlesex County does not sell or market such information in any way, to anyone. Middlesex County will disclose such information to third parties only when required to do so by law enforcement.
Please be aware that information submitted through this website may be considered a public record subject to release by the County in response to a request made under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.
GIS and other location-aware apps may use, only with express permission, geographical information to improve the functionality of the application. If using a smartphone, a location warning will ask, “(This app) would like to use your current location,” providing the option to accept or decline. If declined, the current location is not available in that application.
“A cookie is a small piece of text sent to your browser by a website you visit. It helps the website to remember information about your visit, like your preferred language and other settings. That can make your next visit easier and the site more useful to you. Cookies play an important role. Without them, using the web would be a much more frustrating experience.” – From Google’s Policies and Principles.
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- Analytic tracking on co.middlesex.va.us
Google Analytics will create cookies on behalf of our domain to assist with analytical tracking. Please see the Google Analytics document entitled ‘Safeguarding your data‘ for more information about cookie usage.
Software on our site or affiliated sites that we use for several functions may also leave cookies for the functionality of the site.
Separate Middlesex County web applications display information that is public. Examples include but are not limited to Subdivision Plats and Real Estate data.
Links to Third-Party Websites
Some Middlesex County web and mobile application pages have links to websites outside of the County’s website (co.Middlesex.va.us). Links to other websites are included due to relevance or interest and do not constitute an endorsement by Middlesex County.
If these links are clicked to visit other sites, the privacy policies of those sites go into effect while they are being visited, rather than the County’s policies. Middlesex County is not responsible for the content or maintenance of the linked remote pages.
Middlesex County works to implement accessibility standards that ensure access to our websites by persons with disabilities. If you have any suggestions for ways to improve accessibility, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We monitor our incoming Internet traffic to protect our network against incoming cyber-attacks and spam. This process can capture and filter traffic depending on IP addresses.
All information to and from the co.middlesex.va.us website is encrypted.
Photographs on the website and mobile application have been taken by various county employees and photographers and are not used for solicitation or monetary purposes. We use photographs taken at Middlesex County locations and events which may or may not include the written permission of persons shown in the photos.
Social Media Policy
Without prior approval and written permission, frames may not be created around the co.middlesex.va.us web pages which alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of this website.
Middlesex County reserves the right to change these policies and the corresponding information on this page at any time without prior notice.
Contact Middlesex County
Post Office Box 428
Saluda, VA 23149
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern time
Additional contact information can be found on our website, https://www.co.middlesex.va.us/directory.aspx.
Last updated: February 10, 2022