Your computer communicates with the City of Merced’s web site using a particular Internet Protocol address (IP). Like most sites, the City of Merced can track the user's IP address when visiting the site. The IP address allows the City of Merced to track for each user the IP address, the browser type, the part of the world from which the user is connecting and the identity of the user's Internet service provider. However, the IP address does not provide any personally identifiable information and allows the user to remain anonymous. This information helps us to improve site navigation and to make improvements to the site and content.
To the extent that this web site contains or may in the future contain online registration forms for special activities or other services, during the registration process you may be asked for your name, address, email address, phone number, birth date, occupations, or other general or special purpose information needed to complete registration for the specific activity or service.
To the extent that this web site contains or may in the future contain online volunteer or employment application forms, during the application process you may be asked to provide your name, address, email address, phone number, birth date, occupations, work experiences, employment history, education level, and/or references.
To the extent that this web site contains or may in the future contain online payment services, the City of Merced will collect personal information, such as name, postal address, email address and credit card number should you decide to place an order online.
The City of Merced has implemented a secure socket layer to limit access to your personal information when submitted via the Web site. All personal information that is collected will only be used by the City of Merced for the intended purpose. The City of Merced is made up of various internal departments each of which may provide services that collect personal information. For information regarding the length of time your information will be retained or to view/modify personal information stored in our records, please contact the applicable City Department.