Privacy Policy

The Stephens County Georgia Board of Commissioners recognizes the importance of privacy to our website visitors. Therefore, visitors should be aware of the following information.

Please note that our website includes links to other government and non-government websites, documents and other data. The Privacy Policy of any information, website, document or other data not directly under the control of the Stephens County Board of Commissioners is not warranted to be in compliance with the Privacy Policy outlined below. It shall be the website visitor’s responsibility to verify the Privacy Policy pertaining to any linked content.

Public Records

Subject to certain statutory exceptions most documents and records maintained by the Stephens County Board of Commissioners, including but not limited to electronic data, are public records under Georgia law. Therefore, information submitted through this website may be subject to disclosure pursuant to a public records request.

Usage Statistics

In order to generate usage statistics to help us improve our website, we automatically collect certain information for every visit to the website. However, this information does not disclose “personal identifiers” such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, etc. Each time a request is made to view a page within this website our website creates a log file capturing generic user information. Examples this information includes the type of Internet browser or computer operating system you are using, the date and time you accessed this site, the IP address of the modem/router making the request, and the URL (web address) of the site from which you may have linked to this site. All information collected by way of server log files is used in aggregate form only, and may be analyzed for trends and statistics.

Online Forms and Email

This website will not collect personally identifiable information (such as name, address, telephone number, etc.) unless you provide such information voluntarily. We may ask for such information for example if you want to submit a Road Repair Request. You are free to provide or not to provide the requested information. If you choose not to provide this type of information we will not be able to communicate with you. Any personal information voluntarily provided by visitors, including personal information submitted on online forms and email, will be used for the purposes stated on the web page and may also be shared with other agencies as required by law or pursuant to agency authority. Information submitted through this website also may be subject to disclosure pursuant to a public records request.

Web Cookies

Visitors who submit information via this website should be aware that data linking your computer to this website (a “cookie”) may be created. Temporary cookies may be used when necessary to complete a transaction, to process data submitted to us online or to facilitate ongoing Internet interaction. Information collected on our website, including cookies, may also be subject to disclosure pursuant to a public records request.

Security Measures

Hacking and intentional disruption of web provided information is all too common today. In order to combat these illegal activities we have instituted security measures for our website. These security measures identify attempts to tamper with this website or interfere in any way with the function of the website. Information collected through these security measures may be used in connection with a criminal prosecution or other legal proceedings. Any attempt to gain unauthorized access, change content or interfere with the function of the website will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. All logins and attempted logins to the administrative sections are logged and include the username and IP address used for the attempted access.