This Privacy Statement outlines the manner in which we collect, use, maintain and disclose information from users (each, a “User”) of the website (“Website”).

Personal Information

The City of Aliquippa may collect personal information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to:

  • When Users visit our site, leave a comment or fill out a form
  • In connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Website

We collect personal identification information from Users who voluntarily submit such information to us. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, their name, organization name, e-mail address, mailing address phone number and/or other contact information. Personally-identifying information provided through this Website is used for purposes of processing orders, rendering services and/or responding to your information request(s), except where otherwise provided by law (e.g. in connection with pending litigation). This information is disclosed to employees, contractors, payment processors and affiliated organizations as needed; we will not disclose your personal information to other parties in any form unless we have obtained your consent, believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to protect the property or rights of the City of Aliquippa, third parties or the public at large, or are legally required to do so. City of Aliquippa employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using this website you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

For Users who register on our Website, we also store personal information provided in your user profile. All Users can see, edit, or delete user profile information at any time (except Users cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit user profile information. If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes.

Personal Information and other user submitted content is retained indefinitely at the discretion of the City of Aliquippa. Analytics data (if any) is typically retained for one (1) year.

Non-Personal Identification Information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Website. Non-personal identification information may include information about the User’s browser, type of computer and other technical information related to the User’s connection to our Website, such as the operating system and the Internet service provider utilized and other similar information.

Web Browser Cookies

Our Website may use “cookies” to enhance the User experience. A User’s web browser may place cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If cookies are disabled, some parts of the Website may not function properly.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after one (1) day.

How We Use Collected Information

The City of Aliquippa collects and uses personal information for the following purposes:

  • To improve services: Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your service requests and support needs.
  • To personalize user experience: We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Website.
  • To improve our Website: We continually strive to improve our Website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
  • To send periodic e-mails

The e-mail address a User provides will only be used to send information and updates pertaining to our products and services, or to respond to the User’s inquiries. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive e-mails that may include news, updates or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future e-mails, we include unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each e-mail. A User can also unsubscribe by contacting us through the contact information provided at the bottom of this page.

How We Protect Your Information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information. Sensitive and private data exchange between the Website and its Users happens over an SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted.

Third Party Websites/Services

Users may find content on our Website that links to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers or other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Website. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Website, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

If you post a comment on the Website, an anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Click here to view Automattic’s privacy policy.

This Website may also use an analytics service (Google Analytics) to collect data regarding User interactions with the Website. Google Analytics mainly uses first-party cookies to report on visitor (aka. User) interactions. Google Analytics also collects Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to provide and protect the security of the service, and to give website owners a sense of which country, state, or city in the world their users come from (also known as “IP geolocation”). Users may disable cookies or delete individual cookies. In addition, Google Analytics supports an optional browser add-on that — once installed and enabled — disables measurement by Google Analytics for any site a user visits.

Click here to view the Google’s privacy policy.

Changes To This Privacy Statement

The City of Aliquippa has the discretion to update this Privacy Statement at any time. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes and to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Privacy Statement periodically and become aware of any modifications made.

Acceptance of Our Terms

By using this Website, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Statement and our Terms of Use. If you do not agree to this Privacy Statement, please do not use our Website. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to this Privacy Statement will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, the practices of this Website or your dealings with the City of Aliquippa, please contact us at:

City of Aliquippa

581 Franklin Avenue
Aliquippa, Pennsylvania 15001
Attention: City Manager


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