Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the City of Madison website and reviewing our privacy policy. It is the policy of the city that we will not collect any personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide such information to us.

Information collected and stored automatically
As you browse through the City of Madison website, certain statistical information is gathered, so that we can work to try to serve you better in the future. We do this with a tool called Google Analytics which uses a first-party cookie and JavaScript code to collect anonymous traffic data. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:

  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our site
  • Your computer’s technical capabilities including screen colors, screen resolution, Flash version, and Java support
  • Network location
  • Internet connection speed
  • Preferred language
  • The date and time you accessed our site
  • The pages you visited
  • If you linked to our website from another website and the address of that website
  • If you reached our website through a search engine and the keyword(s) used

We use this information to help us make the site more useful to our visitors -- to learn about the number of visitors and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track and record information about individuals and their visits.

Personal Information You Provide
If you choose to provide us with personal information -- such as in email or by completing other forms which you submit through our website - we use this information only to respond to your questions or process the forms to complete the requested transactions. There is no legal requirement that a person provide a name. Providing a name gives some measure of credibility to the information submitted and also gives the City a point of contact if more information is needed. No information is shared with other agencies unless it is required we do so by law. The City of Madison does not collect information for commercial marketing, nor do we sell your information to private companies.

Protection of Minors
The City of Madison is concerned about protecting the privacy of children. We encourage parents to be involved in their children's Internet explorations. We specifically ask that children get their parents permission before providing any information online -- to this or any other site. Most importantly, when children do provide information through the City of Madison web site, it is only used to enable us to respond to the writer.