Increasingly, you have the option to do business with the City over the Web including making electronic payments for goods and services. Such transactions are allowed only under tightly controlled circumstances, where there are appropriate technological and other safeguards in place to protect financial and other sensitive data.
Under statute, the City is responsible for properly securing communications that are exempt from public disclosure. This includes financial information.
The design of the electronic commerce systems supported on the City's website is such that financial data remains primarily with financial institutions. Wherever possible, financial information is not seen or collected by the City itself. Instead, designated banks route the data, transfer the funds and confirm payment to both you and the City. In addition, measures including but not limited to encryption are used to ensure the integrity and security of your financial information.
The provision of this Privacy and Use Statement shall not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail-proof, the security of information provided via the City's website.