Community Supervision and Corrections Department

  Serving the Courts and Communities of Caldwell, Comal and Hays Counties

Website Policies

PRIVACY AND SECURITY:

The Caldwell, Comal, and Hays Counties CSCD maintains this website as a public service. This policy describes the privacy and security practices regarding information collected from visitors to the site, including what information is collected and how that information is used. The policy applies to all pages beginning with http://www.caldwellcscd.org, http://www.comal.caldwellcscd.org, and http://www.hays.comalcscd.org.  By using this website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Please note that all information collected or maintained is subject to the provisions of the Texas Public Information Act (Chapter 552, Texas Government Code).  The email addresses of most members of the public who communicate with government agencies through the Internet is confidential under Texas law. Exceptions to confidentiality may be reviewed at Texas Government code, Section 552.137.

Use and Release of Information:

I. Cookies

A “cookie” is a small file containing information that is placed on a user’s computer by a web server. Typically, these files are used to enhance the user’s experience of the site, to help users move between pages in a database, or to customize information for a user.

Any information that the Caldwell, Comal, and Hays Counties CSCD website may store in cookies is used for internal purposes only. Cookie data is not used in any way that would disclose personally identifiable information to outside parties unless our agency is legally required to do so in connection with law enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings.

 

II. Logs and Network Monitoring

Log files of all access to this site are maintained and also network traffic is monitored for the purposes of site management. This information is used to help diagnose problems with the website and to carry out other administrative tasks. Log analysis tools are also used to create summary statistics to determine which information is of most interest to users, to identify system problem areas, or to help determine technical requirements.

Information such as the following is collected in these files:

Hostname: the hostname and/or IP address of the computer requesting access to the site

User-Agent: the type of browser, its version, and the operating system of the computer requesting access (e.g., Netscape 4 for Windows, IE 4 for Macintosh, etc.)

Referrer:  the web page the user came from

System date: the date and time on the server at the time of access

Full request: the exact request the user made

Status: the status code the server returned, e.g., fulfilled request, file not found

Content length: the size, in bytes, of the file sent to the user

Method: the request method used by the browser (e.g., post, get)

Universal Resource Identifier (URI): the location of the particular resource requested. (More commonly known as a URL.)

Query string of the URI: anything after a question mark in a URI. For example, if a keyword search has been requested, the search word will appear in the query string.

Protocol: the technical protocol and version used, i.e., http 1.0, ftp, etc.

The above information is not used in any way that would reveal personally identifying information to outside parties unless [AGENCY] is legally required to do so in connection with law enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings.

 

III. Email and Form Information

If a member of the general public sends the Caldwell, Comal, and Hays Counties CSCD  an e-mail message or fills out a web-based form with a question or comment that contains personally identifying information, that information will only be used to respond to the request and analyze trends. The message may be redirected to another government agency or person who is better able to answer your question. Such information is not used in any way that would reveal personally identifying information to outside parties unless System Administration is legally required to do so in connection with law enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings.

 

IV. Links

This site may contain links to other sites.  The Caldwell, Comal, and Hays Counties CSCD is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

 

V. Security

This site has security measures in place to protect from loss, misuse and alteration of the information.

 

More Information:

If there are any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or dealings with this website, contact webmaster@caldwellcscd.org

 

Site updated: 09/05/2017

 

Courthouse photos by Larry D. Moore, used under a Creative Commons license