While visiting the website, there may be opportunities for you to contact the Village or Village officials to request additional information. The information voluntarily supplied by you may include: name, address, email address, mailing address, telephone number, fax number, various demographic facts and information about your interests as related to Village business. Depending on what your inquiry is, the Village may also need to collect other personal information.
The Village of Brooklyn may also collect non-personally identifiable information when you visit the website such as the type of browser you are using (e.g. Edge, Chrome, Firefox), the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Windows or Mac) and the domain name of your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Collection of this information may not be readily apparent. For instance, when you come to the Village website, your IP address is collected to enable the Village server to send online information you are requesting. This information is not personally identifiable. The Village uses information collected through analytic technology to make the website more interesting and useful to you as described below.
HOW THE VILLAGE MAY USE THE INFORMATION
The Village of Brooklyn may use the information you provide about yourself to fulfill your requests for Village procedures or information and to respond to your inquiries about Village services. This information may be used to communicate with or respond to you as necessary, depending on the nature of your initial contact.
The Village may use non-personally identifiable information collected to improve the design and content of the website. The Village may also use this information to analyze website usage and to learn more about Village customers so that it can continue to improve Village services.
The Village may disclose personally identifiable information in response to legal process (for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena) or to satisfy requirements of the State of Michigan (in compliance with the Freedom of Information Act). The Village may also disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request. The Village will take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information.
Other than the purposes identified above, the Village of Brooklyn will not use or transfer personally identifiable information provided by you. Certain applications by third party providers may be embedded in the Village website and may collect information without being released by the Village. However, the Village will not subsequently release information collected from your access to the Village website and will never release information for commercial purposes.