The City of Hilliard Privacy Statement discloses the information gathering practices of the City regarding visits to the City's Web site. This statement applies only to websites with the City's official domain names (www.hilliardohio.gov and www.cityofhilliard.com) in the URL and to sites under contract with the city to provide online services to the city.

The City of Hilliard does not routinely collect or keep personal information about your visit to  www.hilliardohio.gov and www.cityofhilliard.com. Like most Internet sites, our website reads some information from your computer that helps us analyze traffic patterns, perform routine maintenance and to help you navigate through our site. Generally the information we collect is temporary and when you leave the site this information is deleted from our system.

The information the City automatically collects and stores for these purposes is the following: total number of visits to our site; number of unique visits to our site; types of computer systems used to access our site; web browser type and version; date and time of access; the web site that may have referred you (linked you) to this website; the first and last page you visited in our site.

None of the information described above contains personal (identifying) information.

For security purposes, and to maintain service for all users, the City's network system may use software programs to identify attempts to gain unauthorized access or to damage or misuse the systems or the City's web site. In the event that a potential security threat is recognized, identifying information about the user and the questionable computer activity may be retained and reviewed for security and other law-enforcement-related purposes.

The City of Hilliard website does use cookies to allow the select font size feature to work. A cookie file contains text information that is sent to your browser – along with the page you are viewing – when you access a website. Many of these cookies will be destroyed when any of the following occurs: a few minutes of inactivity, successfully completing a transaction or when the browser window is closed. In some instances, however, cookie files may persist for a longer duration.  If your Web browser does not accept cookies, you will be able to navigate the information content on our site, but you may not be able to use some of the on-line transaction services provided by the City.

If you have questions about the information captured about your visit, you may want to contact the City's Website Manager at (614) 876-7361.