The Shelby County Sheriff's Office (ShelbySo.com) has created
this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment
to your personal privacy rights. The following discloses our
information gathering and dissemination practices for this
This privacy statement reflects the Shelby County Sheriff's
Office's current practices and will be updated as necessary
to reflect future changes.
The Shelby County Sheriff's Office privacy philosophy
We recognize that the tremendous benefits afforded users of
the Internet are vastly reduced if the individual's privacy
is compromised through the misuse of personal information.
The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is therefore committed
to ensuring that you are in control of how your personal information
is collected and how it is used.
philosophy is based on the assumption that any personal information
that we receive through this site will be collected through
an explicit opt-in process where you, the user, explicitly
grant us the right to collect that information for clearly
identified purposes. We are committed to maintaining your
right to remove your personal information from our records
at any time through an easily exercised opt-out process.
information about Internet-related personal privacy issues
is available from the Federal Trade Commission at: http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/
collection and use
The Shelby County Sheriff's Office collects and maintains
your personal information in the following ways: Name, address,
phone, fax, e-mail address and comments may be collected when
you request to download content or choose to contact us via
the inquiry form on the site. This information is used to
follow up with your inquiry, alert you to future content that
may be of interest and allow us to create new content that
is most relevant to you.
personal contact information is collected when you contact
us via the address, phone or fax numbers, or e-mail addresses
listed on this site. We use this information to follow up
with you on your individual requests.
Cookies are small pieces of information written to a file
on your computer by a Web server. Cookies are typically employed
by Web site designers to improve the user's experience on
on this site.
detailed information about cookies can be found at Cookie
The Shelby County Sheriff's Office has security measures in
place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information
under our control. Based on industry standard best practices,
these security measures protect you from unauthorized access
of the personal information that you have chosen to share
with us. We will never share your personal information with
third parties unless you have given us explicit permission
to do so.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site,
track users' movements, and gather broad demographic information
for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to any personally
Linked Web sites
The Shelby County Sheriff's Office has no control over the
privacy policies of other sites we may include links to within
this site. We encourage you to review the posted privacy policies
of these sites where available. This privacy statement applies
solely to information collected by this Web site.
The Shelby County Sheriff's Office never knowingly collects
personal information from children. If we ever become aware
that we have personal information on a child we will delete
it immediately. The Shelby County Sheriff's Office encourages
parents to go online with their children. Information that
can help parents to teach their children to use the Internet
safely can be found at the Internet Safety Site: http://www.safekids.com/index.html
your personal information
The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is committed to providing
you with full control of your personal information under our
Changes to your personal information (such as a change to
your e-mail address), requests to delete some portion of the
data that we have collected from you, or discontinuance of
a service (such as a newsletter) can be managed by contacting
the Shelby County Sheriff's Office as described below.
the process of requesting that the Shelby County Sheriff's
Office remove all your personal information from our systems,
can also be accomplished as described below. This site gives
users the following options for changing and modifying information
previously provided, opting-out or contacting the Shelby County
a letter to the following postal address:
Shelby County Sheriff's Office
P.O. Box 1095
104 Depot Street
Columbiana, Alabama 35051
email to users who have elected to opt-in. We intend that
you will always be aware of what information we collect, how
we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose
it. Users will always have a choice as to whether or not to
allow us to continue to use their information.
update: September 11, 2003
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