Tarrant County maintains this web site as a public service to provide available services and information to our constituents. The purpose of this policy is to explain how Tarrant County handles information collected from you during your visit to the County web site.
Information We Collect
It is important to keep in mind that Tarrant County does not collect Personal Identifiable Information (PII) such as name, address, e-mail address, social security number, driver’s license number or other unique identifiers without your knowledge.
PII may be submitted by using a form or clicking on a link to send an email. Tarrant County will use this information to respond to your request. The information you submit may be sent to other county employees, who are better able to answer your questions. We want to make it clear that we will not gather PII when you visit our site unless you choose to provide such information to us.
Information collected or maintained by Tarrant County is subject to disclosure under state and federal law as well as comply with legal obligations, such as a law, subpoena, court order or other legal or law enforcement process.
How we use it
Tarrant County gathers analytical data through the use of Adobe Analytics to increase the usability of our web site. We collect and store the following information.
- date and time of visit
- page or item visited
- referring web site
- status as new or repeat visitor (if browser accepts cookies)
- geographic location (zip code, city, state, etc.)
We use this information to understand how different visitors use the web site. When we examine this data, it is always presented in an aggregate form. Except as outlined in the Security section at the bottom of this document, we do not track individual’s usage behavior.
Links to other sites
The documents or pages posted on this web site may contain hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These links and pointers are provided for your convenience. Tarrant County does not control or guarantee the accuracy, timeliness or completeness of any linked information from non-Tarrant County sites.
The inclusion of links or pointers to other web sites is not intended to assign importance to those sites or the information contained therein, nor is it intended to endorse or recommend any views expressed or products or services offered on these sites.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, Tarrant County web servers employ industry-standard methods to monitor network traffic. This helps us to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on Tarrant County servers are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law, per the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
In the specific context of this security monitoring, there is no expectation of privacy. However, only in the case of actual law enforcement investigations, will we attempt to identify individual users or their usage habits.
Cookies and Tarrant County
Tarrant County uses only first-party cookies to gather analytical data. First-party cookies are directly stored by the web site. These cookies allow us to collect analytics data, remember language settings and perform other useful functions that provide a good user experience.
It is a violation of the law to use the Tarrant County Seal in an unauthorized manner. It is strictly prohibited for anyone to use the Tarrant County Seal or any other official logo on the Tarrant County web site to imply an official endorsement, recommendation, partnership or other relationship with Tarrant County without the express written consent of Tarrant County.