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Privacy Notice

Northampton County has adopted the following Privacy Policy for its web site. The following is intended to explain our current privacy practices but shall not be construed as a contractual promise. We reserve the right to amend our Privacy Policy Statement at any time.

Virginia Law

It is the policy of the Commonwealth of Virginia that personal information about citizens will be collected only to the extent necessary to provide the service or benefit desired; that only appropriate information will be collected; that the citizen shall understand the reason the information is collected and be able to examine their personal record which is maintained by a public body. Northampton County adheres to this policy.

If you visit our site to read or download information such as forms, documents or permits, we collect and store only the following information from the visit:

  • The IP address from which you access the Internet
  • The date and time you access our site.
  • The Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our site or the Internet address of the computer used to link to our site.

This information is used for Site Management purposes. Summary statistics are used for such purposes as assessing the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design and layout specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.

NOTICE: We will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide such information.

If you send an E-mail message, we collect and store the following information:
  • Any personally-identifying information which you choose to provide, for example your mailing address, in an electronic mail message requesting information or commenting on current issues. Information collected in this manner is used solely for the purposes stated in the Email request.
Links to Other Web Sites

Our web site includes links to external sites. Northampton County is not responsible for the privacy practices of these outside sites. Although these sites have been evaluated, it is recommended that users read the individual policy statements of each web site when they leave Northampton County's webpage.


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