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Privacy Policy

Privacy & Security Notice


The City of Farmers Branch Web site is provided as a service by the City of Farmers Branch. Information presented on the City of Farmers Branch Web site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.

This policy sets out the City of Farmers Branch privacy practices regarding information collected from viewers on the city's website.

The City of Farmers Branch does not sell or rent personally identifiable information. Information provided to the City of Farmers Branch, including emails, may be subject to the Texas Public Information Act and applicable federal legislation. Information regarding the Texas Public Information Act is available from the Attorney General of Texas website.

Types of Information We Collect:

The City of Farmers Branch website utilizes server logs and log analysis tools to create summary statistics about the use of the website. The summary statistics are used to determine what information is of most interest to viewers and functional performance.

For online forms, the viewer will be asked to enter certain personal information which will vary depending on the form. Whenever personal information is requested, there will be an indication of whether the disclosure of such information is mandatory or optional.

The City's online surveys may ask for contact information and/or demographic information. The City uses contact data from surveys to identify who completes the survey. Demographic and profile data is used for compilation purposes pertaining to the survey subject matter only.


To help make our web site more responsive to the needs of our visitors, we use a standard feature of browser software, called a “cookie”, to assign each visitor a unique, random number that resides on your computer. The cookie does not identify the visitor, just the computer that a visitor uses to access our site. Unless you voluntarily identify yourself, we won't know who you are, even if we assign a cookie to your computer as the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply. A cookie cannot read unrelated data off your computer. We use cookies to help us deliver a better, more personalized service. For example, we use cookies to track the pages and services on our web site visited by our users. We can build a better web site if we know which pages and features our users are visiting and how often.

Browser Level Information and IP Addresses:

Our web server automatically collects limited information about your computer configuration when you visit our web site, including the type of browser you use, the operating system you are running, the resolution of your computer monitor, the web site that referred you, and your IP address. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers connected to the Internet to identify your computer so that data such as the web pages you want to view can be transmitted to you. We use IP address information for systems administration and trouble-shooting purposes.

Other Disclosures:

Except for law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual viewers of the city's website or their viewing habits. The City may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide personally identifiable information to the appropriate enforcement agencies. The City fully cooperates with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use the City's services for or in connection with illegal activities. The City reserves the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities it, in good faith, believes to be unlawful.

Please keep in mind that our communities are public spaces, so don't post anything that you don't want the world to see. Credit card numbers, product keys, and other confidential information, including anything covered under a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), should not be posted to any blogs, discussions, or other public areas.

For site security purposes, the City has security measures in place to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this website are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

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