Information we collect and how we use that information
To analyze and improve our user’s experience with the County’s website, the website will gather the following information about your visit, but this information does not identify you personally:
- IP address – This Internet Protocol address is a number assigned to your computer by your internet service provider so that you can surf the internet.
- Your internet domain – e.g. Verizon.net, AOL.com or princeton.edu
- The website that takes you to our website
- The browser and operating system (e.g. Internet explorer 10 and Windows 7)
- The pages you visited
- The duration of time you stayed at the County’s website
Choice and personal informationYou can choose to decline participation in any activities requesting your personal information in the County’s website. Your choice of not participating will have no effect on your accessing our website and its data.
If you complete a form, participate in a survey or send us an e-mail, we use the information you send to respond to your inquiry and request. We only share the information you send with another government agency if your inquiry is related to that agency.
Public Disclosure and Open Public Records Act (OPRA)E-mail correspondence to the County, like U.S. mailed correspondence, may become a public record. As a public record, your correspondence could be disclosed to other parties upon their request, in accordance with the New Jersey Open Public Records Act, N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1 et seq.
Use of "Cookies"
Cookies are simple text files stored on your computer by your web browser. They are used to customize certain browsing features of the website and to enhance your experience with our website. No personal or identifying data is contained within them and they do not compromise individual privacy or security.
The County website employs commercial software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. We also provide reasonable protection of private information that is collected at our website.
Links to other Sites
The County website contains links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website over which the County of Mercer has no control and will bear no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such Websites as their policies may be different from ours. An external link is in no way an endorsement by the County of Mercer.