Privacy and Terms of Use

Privacy Policy

The County of Wellington respects the privacy of those who visit our web site. This page summarizes the privacy policy and practices for the County of Wellington Web site.

  • The County of Wellington does not automatically gather any specific personal information from you, such as your name, phone number or e-mail address. We would only obtain this type of information if you supply it by sending us e-mail or subscribing to one of our news feeds or calendars.
  • All personal information created, held or collected by the County of Wellington is protected under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA).
  • The County of Wellington does not use "cookies" to track how our visitors use this site or to determine sites previously visited. (A "cookie" is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer, placed there by a Web server for future access and retrieval of stored information.)
  • Information on individual visitors is used by the County of Wellington's employees who need to know the information in order to respond to your request or to ensure the security of this system. We only share information you give us with another government department if your inquiry relates to that department. We do not use the information to create individual profiles, nor do we disclose this information to anyone outside the County of Wellington.
  • This privacy statement applies exclusively to information collected by the County of Wellington's web site.
  • Please also be advised that when you use the County's website or County Social Media Sites, you may be taken to other sites that may collect personally identifiable information about you. The County is not responsible in any way for the content found on any third party website and the County's privacy policy herein does not cover third party data collection practices and we do not assume any responsibility for the actions of third parties.

Social Media Policy

The Social Media Policy outlines the standards and principles of communicating in the online world when it relates to discussing, sharing or commenting on County business. This policy governs the use of corporate social media sites to further the business purposes of the County of Wellington, while protecting and promoting the image of the County. Additionally, it serves to:

  • Protect the County of Wellington's reputation and ensure consistency and professionalism with how the County and its employees communicate with public stakeholders via social media/networking sites
  • To establish protocols, criteria and courses of action for:
    • Establishing and monitoring of acceptable social media tools for use by County employees
    • Determining/adopting new social media tools/accounts for the County
    • Appropriate monitoring and administration of County social media tools
    • Providing timely, effective and accurate information and responses
    • Ensuring a mechanism to address controversial or sensitive matters relating to online content about the County
    • Ensuring appropriate records classification and retention efforts as it relates to online forums and tools
    • Ensuring appropriate protection of privacy of the public who engage or interact with the County via social media/networking tools

Read Social Media Policy.


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