State of Wisconsin laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the
public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by
county government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public's right
to access public records provided by both state and federal laws. These
exceptions include the privacy of individuals.
Information collected at this site becomes public record and may be subject
to inspection and copying by the public, unless an exception in law exists.
During your visit to www.co.forest.wi.gov, information that is not readily
identifiable to an individual is automatically collected and stored. This
information is used solely to improve our web services. For more detail on our
Information Collected and How It is Used
If you do nothing during your visit to www.co.forest.wi.gov but browse or
download information, we automatically collect and store the following
information about your visit.
- The Internet Protocol address and domain name used but not the email
address. The Internet Protocol address is a numerical identifier assigned either
to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer. We use the
Internet Protocol Address to direct Internet traffic to you;
- The type of browser and operating system you used and your connection speed;
- The date and time you visited this site;
- The web pages or services you accessed at this site; and
- The web site you visited prior to coming to this web site.
The information we automatically collect or store is used to improve the
content of our web services and to help us understand how people are using our
services. www.co.forest.wi.gov analyzes our web site logs to continually improve
the value of the materials available on our site. Our web site logs are not
personally identifiable, and we make no attempt to link them with the
individuals that browse www.co.forest.wi.gov.
If during your visit to www.co.forest.wi.gov you participate in a survey or
send an email, the following additional information will be collected:
- E-mail correspondence: The e-mail address and contents of the e-mail;
- Surveys: Any information you volunteered in response to a survey.
The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include
audio, video, and graphic information formats you send us. The information is
retained in accordance with Wisconsin Open Records Law.
We use your email to respond appropriately. This may be to respond to you, to
address issues you identify, to further improve our web site, or to forward the
email to another agency for appropriate action. Survey information is used for
the purpose designated.
In the State of Wisconsin, laws exists to ensure that government is open and
that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information
possessed by state government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the
public's right to access public records that serve various needs: the privacy of
individuals is included among these exceptions. Exceptions are provided by both
state and federal laws.
We strive to protect personably identifiable information by collecting only
information necessary to deliver our services. All information collected at this
site becomes public record that may be subject to inspections and copying by the
public, unless an exemption in law exists.
In the event of a conflict between this Privacy Notice and the Wisconsin Open
Records Law or other law governing the disclosure of records, the Wisconsin Open
Records Law or other applicable law will control.
www.co.forest.wi.gov has links to other web sites. These may include links to
web sites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations and
private businesses. When you link to another site, you are no longer on
www.co.forest.wi.gov and this Privacy Notice will not apply. When you link to
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