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Midland County maintains Midland County Web sites as a public service. The following is the privacy policy for all sites designated to by subject to the Midland County Website Privacy Policy.

We use cookies to collect information.  Note:  A cookie file contains unique information a web site can use to track such things as passwords, lists of pages you've visited and the date when you last looked at a specific page or to identify your session at a particular website.  The cookies we use do not transmit any "personal information" of any kind to us.  The cookies will not track where you go on the Internet after you leave this site.  

The information collected about your visit will be aggregated with the information from other visitors, and all the information will remain anonymous.  We are using this system so we can see which parts of the Web site are most visited .. and least visited ... by the people who stop in.  

By doing this, we hope to be able to provide you with a much more valuable site.  One which will contain more of the information you find valuable while eliminating extraneous information for which you find little use.  We encourage you to contact us at Midland County Information Technology so that we can answer any questions or concerns you may have.

If you send us an electronic mail message with a question or comment that contains personally identifying information, or fill out a form that e-mails us this information, we will only use the personally-identifiable information to respond to your request and analyze trends.  We may redirect your message to another county or person who is in a better position to answer your questions. For site management functions, information is collected for analysis and statistical purposes.

This information is not reported or used in any manner that would reveal personally identifiable information, and will not be released to any outside parties unless legally required to do so in connection with law enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings. We use Log analysis tools to create summary statistics, which are used for purposes such as assessing what information is of most interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.

The following information is collected for this analysis:

User Client hostname - The hostname (or IP address if DNS is disabled) of the user/client requesting access.

HTTP header, "User-Agent" - The user-agent information includes the type of browser, its version, and the operating system it's running on.HTTP header

"Referrer" - The referrer specifies the page from which the client accessed the current page.

System date - The date and time of the user/client request.Full request - The exact request the user/client made.Status - The status code of the server returned to the user/client.

Content length - The content length, in bytes, of the document sent to the user/client.

Method - The request method used.Universal Resource Identifier (URI) - The location of a resource on the server.Query string of the URI - Anything after the question mark in a URI.Protocol - The transport protocol and version used.