Terms & Conditions

Town of Avon Website Policies

I. Introduction

Thank you for visiting the Town of Avon’s (the “Town” or “Avon”) website and for reviewing our website privacy policy. This policy addresses Avon’s standardized process for access to and for the collection, storage, use, transfer, and security of personally identifiable information that may be obtained through use of Avon’s website. If you have any feedback or comments regarding this privacy policy, please send them to the Town through our Contact Us feature.

II. Website Privacy Policy - Personal Information Collected

A. "Personally identifiable information" is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. It includes an individual’s first and last name, residential address, telephone number, or e-mail address.

B. The Town fully supports the protection of individual privacy, and minimizes the collection of personally identifiable information to the least amount of information required to complete a particular transaction. This policy extends to the collection of all personally identifiable information, regardless of the source or the medium.

C. On certain occasions, the public has opportunities to share personal information online with the Town in order to facilitate better correspondence and service. This information includes but is not limited to e-mail addresses, responses to surveys, registering for services and new services to be created. Avon will not disclose your personal information or use it for purposes other than those specified, without your permission, except as authorized by law.

D. Avon automatically collects some information about your visit to our website. This information may include: [following categories may vary by website]
  • Internet Protocol (IP) address (an IP address is a numerical identifier assigned to your Internet Service Provider or directly to your computer)
  • domain name used
  • type of browser used
  • date and time that you visited the site
  • Web pages or services accessed at this site.

This data is used to improve the content of our Web services and to help us understand how the public is using these services. This data is not considered personally identifiable information.

E. If you send an e-mail message to us or use the website’s "Contact Us" function to send us a message during your visit to our site, the following personally identifiable information will be collected: [following categories may vary by website]
  • e-mail address used to send the e-mail message
  • contents of the e-mail or "Contact Us" message.

We collect this information to ensure we respond appropriately. For example, we may need to address issues you identify, make improvements to our website, or forward your e-mail message to another agency for appropriate action.

F. It is Avon’s policy to collect no personally identifiable information about you unless that information is required to complete a particular transaction. In addition, we collect no personally identifiable information about you unless you voluntarily participate in activities that ask for information. Choosing not to participate in these activities will not affect your ability to use any other features of our website.

G. The Town does not sell, share, or trade personal information collected on its website.

III. Website Privacy Policy—Public Records

A. The Colorado Open Records Act (“CORA”), C.R.S. §24-72-201 et seq., is applicable to information collected on this website. CORA states, in part:

“It is declared to be the public policy of this state that all public records shall be open for inspection by any person at reasonable times, except as provided in this part 2 or as otherwise specifically provided by law.”

B. In accordance with CORA and the Town’s Public Records Policy, a “public record” is defined as:
“All writings made, maintained, or kept by the Town for use in the exercise of functions required or authorized by law or administrative rule or involving the receipt or expenditures of public funds. The term “Public Records” does not include Work Product; however, it does include the correspondence of elected official, with limitations as noted in C.R.S. §24-72-202, et seq.”

C. All information provided by the user becomes public record once provided and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not protected by federal or state law. Users are cautioned that the collection of personally identifiable information requested from or volunteered by children online will be treated the same as information provided by an adult and may be subject to public access.

IV. Security

Avon has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its telecommunications and computing infrastructure, including but not limited to authentication, monitoring, and auditing. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day practices of the entire operating environment as part of a continuing commitment to risk management.

V. Disclaimer

A. The Town’s website contains links to other websites, including websites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses. When you link to another website, you leave our site, which means that this Website Privacy Policy will no longer apply. When you link to another website, you are subject to the privacy policy of that website. The Town is not responsible for the content of these external sites and makes no representations regarding the accuracy or reliability of the information and does not endorse the site or its contents. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the content of any external site, you should contact that site's administrator directly. The above is not intended and should not be interpreted as a contract of any nature, either stated or implied.

B. Neither Avon nor any employee of Avon warrants the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of any information published by the Town’s website and neither endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from this system. Neither the Town nor any employee of the Town shall be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or obsolete. Any person who or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his, her, or its own risk.

C. The Town is neither responsible nor liable for any viruses or contaminations of a Web visitor's hardware, software, peripherals, or properties nor for any delays, inaccuracies, errors, or omissions resulting from use of or with respect to the material contained on its website, including but not limited to, any material posted on (or linked to from) Avon’s website.

D. The Town is not responsible for any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages that may arise from the use of, or the inability to use, the site and/or the materials contained on the site whether the materials contained on the site are provided by the Town, or a third party.