February 1, 2011

Information Collection and Use

The Municipal Court of Montgomery County, OH is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. The Municipal Court of Montgomery County, OH collects information from our users at several different points on our website.

Registration

There is no registration process required in order to use this website.

Online Payment of Traffic Tickets

We request information from the user on our online traffic ticket payment system. Here a user must provide contact information (like name and address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for the payment of the traffic ticket only. If we have trouble processing the payment, this contact information is used to get in touch with the user.

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data, stored on the user's hard drive by a web site, that contains information about the user. This online traffic ticket payment site does not make use of cookies. Our online traffic ticket payment processor may use cookies on their site. For more information on their privacy policies visit Verisign. We have no access to or control over any cookies used by Verisign.

Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses and Log Files

IP addresses identify computers on the internet, much like your street address identifies your house in a city. We log the IP addresses of all visitors to our site to analyze site traffic and administer this website. Like a street address, IP addresses by themselves do not contain personally identifiable information. However, they can be used by law enforcement agencies to track down a person or group in the case of fraudulent use of a credit card, attempts to gain illegal access to this site, or other criminal activity.

Sharing

We share only the daily usage statistics from our log files. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. We use an outside credit card processing company to process our online traffic ticket payments. This company does not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.

Links

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that the Municipal Court of Montgomery County, OH is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

Security

This website takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line.

When our online traffic ticket payment form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number), you are connected to our third-party payment processor, Verisign. That information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL. While on a secure page, such as the online traffic ticket payment form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are just surfing.

We do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users' information is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our bookkeeping clerks), are granted access to personally identifiable information. ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Finally, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment.

If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an email to the Web Master.

Correcting/Updating Personal Information:
If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as your zip code), we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user's personal data provided to us. This can usually be done by sending an email to the Web Master, or you may send a request to change your information to:

WESTERN DIVISION EASTERN DIVISION

The Municipal Court of Montgomery County, OH
Western Division
195 S. Clayton Rd.
New Lebanon, OH 45345-9601

The Municipal Court of Montgomery County, OH
Eastern Division
6111 Taylorsville Road
Huber Heights, OH 45424

Choice/Opt-out

Our users are given the opportunity to opt-out of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our site at the point where we ask for the information. For example, the online traffic ticket payment form has an opt-out mechanism so users can cancel the payment before it is processed.

Users of our site are always notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties. We do this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether they should proceed with services that require an outside party, or not.

Notification of Changes

All links to our privacy policy will include a "Last Updated" date along with the link. Our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under the circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.