Privacy Policy

We do not capture personal information about our visitors without their permission. We endeavor to collect only the minimum amount of information needed to meet the purposes for which the website was created.

Public Disclosure
All information collected will be treated the same as any written communication and is subject to the confidentiality and public disclosure provisions of 1 M.R.S.A. Chapter 14-A.

Privacy Statement

We may collect some or all of the following information about visitors who view information from our website:

Information Definition
   
Date
 
Date the visit occurred.
 
Time
 
Time the visit occurred.
 
Client IP Unique Internet Protocol (IP) address of the website visitor. The IP address recorded is normally that of the visitor's Internet service provider, e.g., aol.com if the visitor connects from an America Online account.
 
Server IP Unique Internet Protocol (IP) address of the State of Maine web server accessed.
 
HTTP Status Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) error code. E.g., "404 Requested Page Not Found."
HTTP Request URL Identifies the web page or file requested by the website visitor.
 
Bytes Sent Amount of data sent from the web server to website visitor during that connection.
 
Bytes Received
 
Amount of data sent from website visitor to the web server.
 
User Agent Type of web browser or other client software that made request to the web server.
Referrer Uniform Resource Locator (URL) that referred to the requested file.
Protocol Version
 
Version of HTTP used by the visitor's web browser software.
 

 

The information we collect is used to improve the content of our web services and help us understand how people are using our services. We analyze our website logs to continually improve the value of the materials available on our site. The information in our website logs is not personally identifiable, and we make no attempt to link it with the individuals that browse our website.

Some of this statistical information, such as a running count of the number of visitors, may be displayed on the website or shared with other city agencies to aid in the provision of better service to the public.

Personally Identifiable Information
"Personally identifiable information" is information about a person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. It includes, for example, an individual's name, street address, e-mail address, or phone number.

Personally identifiable information will not be collected unless you voluntarily send an e-mail message, fill out and send an online form, or fill out personal information and send in a survey. Your choice not to participate in these activities will not impair your ability to access certain information or obtain a service online.

Unless specifically protected under state law, any information provided may be inspected by the public or disclosed in a legal proceeding.

E-mail Addresses
E-mail messages, sent to the City of Portland will be treated the same as any other written communication. They may be subject to public inspection or legal disclosure and may be saved for a period of time before they are destroyed. E-mail or other information requests sent to this website may be maintained in order to respond to the request, forward that request to the appropriate individual, or to provide the web designer with valuable customer feedback to assist in improving the site. E-mail addresses obtained through the website will not be sold or given to private companies for marketing purposes.

Surveys
Surveys will be used for the purpose stated. If personally identifiable information is collected it may be subject to public inspection and legal disclosure and may be saved for a period of time before it is destroyed.

Cookies
Cookies are not used in the Portland City website.

Disclaimer
Neither the City of Portland, nor any agency, officer, or employee of the City of Portland warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published on the Portland Parking Tickets website, nor endorses any products or services linked from this system, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of the information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk.