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At, we recognize that privacy is very important. As a visitor, you understand that we have a terms of use statement in regard to your interaction with the site. There is also copyright information available.

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Reproduction in whole or in part of any photographs, maps, and illustrations without prior written permission from the copyright holders is strictly prohibited.

All other product and service marks contained herein are the trademarks of their respective owners. You may not use any Cattaraugus County or third party trademarks or logos without the prior written consent of Cattaraugus County or the applicable trademark owner.

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Updated: June 22, 2006

Privacy Policy

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Privacy is very important. This policy applies to all of the products, services and websites offered by Cattaraugus County.

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Welcome to the Official Cattaraugus County Web site. Cattaraugus County has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy for our web site users. Other web sites operated by state and county agencies have different policies. We suggest that you read the privacy policies for each web site that you visit, and any external site that you visit through a link appearing at this site. The privacy statement may change at any time. The information collected prior to the time of such a change will be treated as stated in the policy in effect at the time of collection. The following paragraphs disclose our information gathering and dissemination practices. If you do not agree with any term in this policy, please do not use this site.

A Privacy Partnership

At this Web site, we attempt to protect your privacy to the maximum extent possible. However, because some of the information we receive through this Web site is subject to the New York State Public Officers Law, we cannot ensure absolute privacy. Information that you provide to us through this site may be made available to members of the public under the law. This policy informs you of the information that we collect from you at this site, what we do with it, to whom it may be disseminated, and how you can access it. Based on this information, you can make an informed choice about your use of this site. You can maximize the benefits of your privacy partnership with the County by making informed choices about whether to share personally identifiable information with us through this site.

Personally Identifiable Information

We use the term “personally identifiable information” to mean any information that could reasonably be used to identify you, including your name, address, e-mail address, Social Security number, birth date, bank account information, credit card information, or any combination of information that could be used to identify you.

Information Voluntarily Provided by You

This site collects voluntary information from you only from the e-mails or on-line forms that you send through this site. These e-mails and on-line forms will contain personally identifiable information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

Information Automatically Collected and Stored by this Site

Some areas of our websites use "cookies" (see Definition below) to store information on your computer that may do the following: uniquely identify you to us, store your settings, store other information pertaining to that website.

Cattaraugus County websites collect and store indefinitely your Internet Protocol ("IP") address, (which does not identify you as an individual), as well as information about the date and time of your visit, whether a file you have requested exists, and how many "bytes" of information were transmitted to you over the Web from this site. We use your IP address to assess the frequency of visits to this site and popularity of its various pages and functions. We will not attempt to match any personally identifiable information which you provide to us with your IP address, unless there are reasonable grounds to believe that doing so would provide information that is relevant and material to a criminal investigation.

Dissemination of Your Personally Identifiable Information

We do not sell any personally identifiable information collected through this Web site. However, once you voluntarily submit personally identifiable information to us through an e-mail or on-line forms, its dissemination is governed by the Public Officers Law, and other applicable laws and regulations. For this reason, part or all of the information you send us may be provided to a member of the public in response to a public records request.

In addition, the information that you voluntarily submit will be disclosed only to County employees or officials with a "need to know" for purposes of fulfilling their job responsibilities. They will only' use the information to answer your questions, respond to any requests for assistance, and fulfill the County's legal obligations. Where appropriate, we may provide the information submitted by you to the person or company that is the subject of your inquiry, or to a government agency responsible for the matters referred to in your communication.

Your Access and Opportunity to Correct

The New York State Public Officers Law provides you with certain rights to get information about you that is in our records.


Because this site does not encrypt incoming e-mail, you should not send information that you consider highly sensitive through this Web site. We use standard security measures to ensure that your personally identifiable information is not lost, misused, altered, or unintentionally destroyed. We also use software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits.

Links Disclaimer

In order to provide visitors with certain information, this website provides links to local, State and federal government agencies, and websites of other organizations. A link does not constitute an endorsement of the content, view point, accuracy, opinions, policies, products, services or accessibility of that website. Once you link to another website from this website, including one maintained by the County, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that website, including, but not limited to, its privacy policy.

Information Disclaimer

Information provided on this website is intended to allow the public immediate access to public information. While all attempts are made to provide accurate, current, and reliable information, the County recognizes the possibility of human and/or mechanical error. Therefore, the County, its employees, officers and agencies make no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, currency, or suitability of the information provided by this website, and deny any expressed or implied warranty as to the same.

Data Collection

Currently, the County does not knowingly collect personal information from children or create profiles of children through this website. People are cautioned that the collection of personal information provided by any individual in an email will be treated the same as information given by an adult, and may, if not protected by federal or County law, be subject to public access. The State encourages parents and teachers to be involved in children's Internet activities and guide the children whenever children are asked to provide personal information on-line.

Contact Information

For questions about your privacy while using this Web site, please contact the Office of the County Administrator, Cattaraugus County Center, 303 Court Street, Little Valley, NY 14755


Cookies are files that a Web site can place on your computer. A cookies file contains unique information that a Web site can use to track such things as your password, lists of Web pages you have visited, and the date when you last looked at a specific Web page, or to identify your session at a particular Web site. A cookies file allows the Web site to recognize you as you click through pages on the site and when you later revisit the site. A Web site can use cookies to "remember" your preferences, and to record your browsing behavior on the Web. Although you can prevent Web sites from placing cookies on your computer by using your browser's preference menu, disabling cookies may affect your ability to view or interact with some Web sites.

If you have any questions about this policy or for further information, please contact the webmaster using the Feedback form or write to us at Web Technician, Cattaraugus County, 303 Court Street, Little Valley, New York, 14755 USA.

Updated: June 22, 2006

Terms of Use

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The following terms and conditions govern your use of the information, materials and documents being made available to you at this website (the "Materials"). By using the Materials, you signify your agreement to all terms, conditions, and notices contained or referenced herein (the "Terms of Use"). If you do not agree to these Terms of Use please do not use this website or the Materials. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to update or revise these Terms of Use. Please check the Terms of Use periodically for changes. Your continued use of this website following the posting of any changes to the Terms of Use constitutes acceptance of those changes.

Electronic Delivery Policy and Your Consent

By using the Materials, you consent to receive from Cattaraugus County all communications, including notices, agreements, legally required disclosures or other information in connection with the Materials (collectively, "Notices") electronically. Cattaraugus County shall provide such electronic Notices by posting them on this website. If you desire to withdraw your consent to receive Notices electronically, you must discontinue your use of the website and the Materials.

No Warranties

This website and the materials are provided with all faults on an "as is" and "as available" basis. Cattaraugus County, its licensors and other suppliers disclaim all warranties, whether express or implied, including the warranties that the website and materials are free of defects, virus free, and able to operate on an uninterrupted basis, that they will meet your requirements, or that errors will be corrected, and the implied warranties that the website and materials are merchantable, of satisfactory quality, accurate, fit for a particular purpose or need, or non-infringing, unless such implied warranties are legally incapable of exclusion. No advice or information given by Cattaraugus County, its affiliates or their respective employees or authorized agents shall create a warranty or expand the scope of any warranty that cannot be disclaimed under applicable law. Your use of this website and the materials is solely at your own risk.

Some states or other jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusions may not apply to you. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state and jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

Your use of the website and materials is at your own risk and Cattaraugus County is under no obligation to provide you with any support, error corrections, updates, upgrades, bug fixes and/or enhancements of the website and materials.

Please note that the materials may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Cattaraugus County has the right at any time to change, modify, add to or discontinue or retire any aspect or feature of the website or materials, including, but not limited to, the software, content, hours of availability, equipment needed for access or use, or the availability of the website or materials on any particular device or communications service. Cattaraugus County has no obligation to provide you with notice of any such changes.

Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances shall Cattaraugus County be liable for any indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or exemplary damages that result from the use of, misuse of, inability to use, or reliance upon this website or the materials, including, without limitation, damages for loss of use, data, business opportunities, or profits. This limitation applies whether the alleged liability is based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or any other basis, even if Cattaraugus County has been advised of the possibility of such damage. Such limitation shall apply notwithstanding any failure of essential purpose of any limited remedy and to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Some states or other jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you. Cattaraugus County's liability in such jurisdictions shall be limited to the extent permitted by law.

Additionally, under no circumstances shall Cattaraugus County be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage caused or alleged to have been caused to you in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods or services available on or through any external sites linked from this website.

Without limiting the foregoing, under no circumstances shall Cattaraugus County be held liable for any delay or failure in performance resulting directly or indirectly from acts of nature, forces, or causes beyond its reasonable control, including, without limitation, Internet failures, computer equipment failures, telecommunication equipment failures, other equipment failures, electrical power failures, strikes, labor disputes, riots, insurrections, civil disturbances, shortages of labor or materials, fires, floods, storms, explosions, acts of God, war, governmental actions, orders of domestic or foreign courts or tribunals, non-performance of third parties, or loss of or fluctuations in heat, light, or air conditioning.


Upon a request by Cattaraugus County, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Cattaraugus County from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including attorney's fees, that arise from your use or misuse of the Materials or this website. Cattaraugus County reserves the right, at it own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with Cattaraugus County in asserting any available defenses.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

Reference herein or on the website to any products, services, processes, hypertext links to third parties or other information by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply its endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation by Cattaraugus County. Product and service information are the sole responsibility of each individual vendor.

International Use

Cattaraugus County makes no representation that the Materials are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States, and accessing it from territories where the Materials are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this website from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

Severability And Integration

These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and Cattaraugus County with respect to the Materials and this website. If any part of these Terms of Use is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.


Cattaraugus County reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Materials or to all or part of this website, with or without notice.

For further information, questions or problem reports regarding the Materials or this website, contact the webmaster by completing the Feedback form.

Updated: March 19, 2018. Previously Updated: June 22, 2006