Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The following is the Privacy Policy governing the website presented at www.choosepelhamnh.com:

Statement of Privacy

The Town of Pelham Economic Development Committee, New Hampshire (hereinafter the “PEDC”) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you a safe online experience. The PEDC has created this statement in order to demonstrate its commitment to privacy. This Statement of Privacy applies to the PEDC Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the PEDC web Site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

PEDC collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. PEDC also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by the PEDC. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by PEDC for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the PEDC Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through the PEDC public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: the PEDC does not read any of your private online communications.

The PEDC encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from PEDC so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. The PEDC is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the PEDC.

Use of your Personal Information

The PEDC collects and uses your personal information to operate the PEDC Web site and deliver the services you have requested. The PEDC may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered. The PEDC does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent. The PEDC keeps track of the PEDC Web sites and pages the public visits, in order to determine what PEDC services are the most popular.

The PEDC Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the PEDC or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of the PEDC; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the PEDC, or the public.

The PEDC may share this information with another government agency or organization, if deemed necessary to facilitate the aide you are requesting. No website can protect itself against all eventualities, however, the PEDC makes every effort to protect any sensitive personal information you provide. With the exception of those instances allowed or required under State and/or Federal laws, the PEDC will not rent, sell or give away any information identifying you individually (name, address, phone number, etc.) to third parties for marketing or mailing list purposes. As a governmental agency, the PEDC is bound by New Hampshire’s Right-to-Know laws. It is important to understand that most of the business you conduct with the PEDC, as well as with state and county governments, becomes a matter of public record. Public records, as defined by State law and not made confidential elsewhere in the New Hampshire law, may be posted for electronic access through this web Site. This includes, but is not limited to, most town permits you have applied for and any real estate property you own and are assessed a property tax for. These same records have long been open for public inspection by anyone requesting them in person, by mail or by telephone at the appropriate government office. All information on this web Site is public information.

Use of Cookies

The PEDC Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the PEDC services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

The PEDC secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The PEDC secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

The PEDC will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect public feedback. The PEDC encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how the PEDC is protecting your information.

Contact Information

The PEDC welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that the PEDC has not adhered to this Statement, please contact PEDC at info [at] choosepelhamnh [dot] com. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.