Privacy Policy

Township of Lakewood recognizes that your privacy and the protection of your personal information is important to you, and therefore, has adopted this privacy policy which describes our privacy practices and how we treat the personal information that we collect from you when you use the products and services of Township of Lakewood. This privacy policy applies to allof the products, services, and websites offered by the Township of Lakewood. This statement addresses the collection, use and security of and access to information that may be obtained using www.lakewoodnj.gov . For the purposes of this privacy policy, "Personal Information" is information that
  1. You provide to Township of Lakewood; and
  2. Personally identifies you. Such information includes your name, email or other address, billing information or other data that can be reasonably linked by Township of Lakewood to personally identify you.
Township of Lakewood may obtain, collect, retain, store or otherwise maintain the Personal Information from the following sources. Notwithstanding this, we will give you the opportunity to opt-out from allowing us to obtain, collect, retain, store, or otherwise maintain some or all of the Personal Information. If you opt-out or otherwise decline to submit Personal Information, Township of Lakewood may not be able to or may choose not to provide to you some or all our online services.

The information recorded via interaction with the Township of Lakewood. This information may include, for example. server-log information, which is automatically recorded by our servers from an exchange between your browser and our servers whenever you access, browse, or use the Township of Lakewood website.
  • Server log information - The server-log information may include information such as
    • Log account activity, including storage usage, number of log-ins; data displayed or selected, including user interface or "UI" elements, links, etc; and
    • As your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request, date and time of access, one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser, cookie identification, referrer Uniform Resource Locator, etc. Please note the following with respect to cookies.
  • Cookies - When you visit www.lakewoodnj.gov , we send to your computer one or more cookies (i.e. a small file containing a string of characters) that uniquely identifies your browser. We use cookies to improve the quality of our services by storing user preferences and tracking. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Please note, however, some features of our online services of www.lakewoodnj.gov may not function properly, if at all if your cookies are disabled.
This information may include, for example, the information provided to y ou from the Township of Lakewood via www.lakewoodnj.gov communications. These www.lakewoodnj.gov initiated communications, which may be in the form of paper mail, email or other electronic communications, are communications sent to you by Township of Lakewood, and can include communications that contain information related to Township of Lakewood services.

Township of Lakewood only uses the Personal Information for the purposes described in this privacy policy. In addition to any of the purposes noted in other sections of this privacy policy, Township of Lakewood only uses the Personal Information for:
  • providing online services to users, including the processing, formatting and displaying of the Personal Information and customized content;
  • auditing, research, and analysis in order to maintain, protect and improve our services;
  • ensuring the technical functioning of our network, including creating and maintaining backups or other archival copies of the Personal Information and other related data; and/or
  • developing new services.
If we propose to use the Personal Information for any purposes other than those described in this section or any other section of this privacy policy and/or in any specific notice to you regarding the same, we will ask for your consent prior to such use and offer you an effective way to opt-out of the use of Personal Information for those other purposes. As above, if you opt-out or otherwise decline to submit Personal Information, Township of Lakewood may not be able to provide to you our online services.

We do share non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third-parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the Township of Lakewood website. We may release personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright Law) or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant.

Township of Lakewood also reserves the right to disclose personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information it believes, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce our Terms of Use, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend itself against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of our website, and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Township of Lakewood, our Users or others.

If you have any questions about the management or use of Personal Information or if you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact the individual listed below as shown in the Contact Information Section of this Statement.

We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data. We restrict access to Personal Information to employees, contractors, and agents of Township of Lakewood who need to know that the Personal Information to operate, develop and/or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination if they fail to meet these obligations.

Township of Lakewood processes the Personal Information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this privacy policy. We periodically review our data collection, storage, and processing practices to ensure that we collect, store and process the Personal Information for providing and/or improve our Products and Services. We also take reasonable steps to ensure that the Personal Information we process is accurate, complete, and current, but we depend on our You and our other users to update or correct their Personal Information whenever necessary.

We are especially concerned about protecting children's privacy. This site is intended for general audiences over the age of 18 and is not directed to children under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us at the individual listed below as shown in the Contact Information Section of this Statement. If we become aware that a child has provided us with personal information without parental consent, we will take steps to remove such information and terminate the child's account.

Township of Lakewood regularly reviews its compliance with this privacy policy. Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns regarding this privacy policy or our treatment of Personal Information by contacting us at the address below. In the event we receive a formal written complaint at this address, our policy is to contact the complaining user regarding his or her concerns. We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of Personal Information that cannot be resolved between an individual and Township of Lakewood.

Please note that this privacy policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this privacy policy without your consent, and we expect most such changes will be minor. Regardless, we will post any changes on this page. If you have any additional questions or concerns about this Policy, please feel free to contact the individual listed below as shown in the Contact Information Section of this Statement.

Youmay contact the Township of Lakewood as follows:

Township of Lakewood
PHONE: 732-364-2500

COPYRIGHT

Township of Lakewood and the Content contained on www.lakewoodnj.gov and referenced therein are for informational purposes only. Any reproduction, retransmission or other use is strictly prohibited, except as otherwise permitted by Township of Lakewood. Requests for permission to reproduce any of the Content contained therein should be addressed to the individual noted in the Contact Information Section.

All right, title and interest in and to the Content, including without limitation the graphical display and arrangement of www.lakewoodnj.gov and any and all intellectual property rights embodied therein, are the property of Township of Lakewood or our licensors, suppliers or affiliates. You hereby acknowledge that misappropriation or misuse of the Content and Intellectual Property Contained therein will cause serious damage to Township of Lakewood and that in such event money damages may not constitute sufficient compensation to Township of Lakewood; consequently; and in the event of any misappropriation or misuse, Township of Lakewood shall have the right to obtain injunctive relief in addition to any other legal or financial remedies to which Township of Lakewood may be entitled. In addition, you acknowledge that the Content, Submissions, Databases and any other information contained therein are protected by law, including, but not limited to, United States and international copyright law and trademark law, as well as other state, federal, and international laws and regulations, including contract law, and laws pertaining to privacy and publicity.

Township of Lakewood vigorously enforces its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law. Accordingly, Township of Lakewood will prosecute any unauthorized use or reproduction of any of the Content, Submissions, Databases and any other information contained therein that violate the protection afforded by the United States and international copyright law and trademark law, and/or other state, federal, and international laws and regulations, including laws pertaining to contracts, and privacy and publicity.

DISCLAIMER

The Township of Lakewood website, www.lakewoodnj.gov , may contain live "links" to other Internet addresses that can be accessed. Such external Internet addresses contain information created, published, maintained, or otherwise posted by organizations independent of the Township of Lakewood. Township of Lakewood does not endorse, approve, certify, maintain, or control these external Internet addresses and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness, or correct sequencing of information located at such addresses. Township of Lakewood provides the links only as a convenience. Use of any information obtained from such addresses is voluntary, and reliance on it should only be undertaken after an independent review of its accuracy, completeness, efficacy, and timeliness. Neither the inclusion of the link in www.lakewoodnj.gov nor reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademarks, service mark, manufacturer, or otherwise constitutes or implies endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Township of Lakewood.

There may be circumstances where access to www.lakewoodnj.gov is provided by a hypertext link located at another website. Township of Lakewood has no responsibility for the content of such other website, Township of Lakewood does not make any representations or give any warranties or conditions with respect to any information contained in or at such other website and Township of Lakewood shall not be liable for any damages or injury arising from the content of or access to such other website. Township of Lakewood does not endorse the individuals, companies or other similar entities, or any products or materials associated with such individuals, companies or other similar entities, which provide a link to www.lakewoodnj.gov .

In the event thatyou link to one of the aforementioned sites, you are no longer on the Township of Lakewood website and this Privacy Notice will not apply. When you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that site and proceed to these external sites at your own risk. Township of Lakewood disclaims any and all liability from damages which may result from the accessing of a third-party site which is linked to the Township of Lakewood website, or from reliance upon any such information.
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