Privacy Statement

This statement discloses the policies and privacy practices for the Ripon Fire District website. In an effort to build users' trust and confidence, Ripon Fire District promotes the principles of disclosure and informed consent. Ripon Fire District has a commitment to visitors' privacy and thus discloses its policies on data gathering, uses and sharing of information, cookies, and so on.

Ripon Fire District may capture implicit information from users who visit our website for aggregate statistical analysis and site customization. Implicit information is data that can be gathered about users without having to explicitly ask a user for such information. Importantly, aggregate statistical analysis means that Ripon Fire District reviews trends based on information as a whole, but does not do so in an effort to identify the individual identity of the visitor to its site.

Ripon Fire District may solicit e-mail for site feedback, information requests, product information, and so on. In all instances, Ripon Fire District does not willfully disclose any personal identifying information to third parties.

IP addresses may be logged to track a user's session. An IP address is the unique numerical identity of your computer. When Ripon Fire District "logs" an IP address, it means that the Ripon Fire District website associates a visit or series of visits to that unique numerical identity. Ripon Fire District may also use cookies to assist in aggregate statistical analysis and sometimes to provide site customization based on anonymous session tracking. In other words, Ripon Fire District may use cookies to determine trends for users as a whole, but not as means to learn about users' individual identities. Cookies, by themselves, cannot be used to determine the identity of users. On their own, cookies can be used to identify a computer, but not who is using that computer. Therefore, if Ripon Fire District customizes its website based on cookies, Ripon Fire District will not know who users are unless they tell Ripon Fire District their identity.

Ripon Fire District collects the visitor's domain name (that the user is logged on from, for example), referral data (the last URL a user visited before clicking to Ripon Fire District), as well as browser and platform type (a Microsoft browser on a Macintosh platform, for example). Ripon Fire District also counts, tracks, and aggregates the visitor's activity into our analysis of general traffic flows on our website (tracking where traffic comes from and how traffic flows within If Ripon Fire District does present aggregated information to outside entities, no one would be able to identify or contact individual users based on such aggregated information.

Ripon Fire District's website may contain links to other websites that are not under the control of Ripon Fire District. These links are provided as a convenience, and such links do not imply that Ripon Fire District endorses such sites. Ripon Fire District is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.