Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy Montgomery Community Media (Privacy Statement)

Thank you for using the Montgomery Community Media (hereafter, MCM) internet services (hereafter the Site). We hope that you find our Site to be a convenient and valuable resource for interacting with community content and organizations. In order to be of value, we know that you must be able to trust that any information you provide while interacting with the Montgomery Community Media will be kept private and secure. This document represents our Privacy Policy and it is intended to serve two purposes:

  • To provide guidance to site users regarding how to develop, secure and maintain the site and…
  • To assure you that your information will be kept private and secure.

It is our statement concerning how your information will be protected. If you have questions or doubts concerning the privacy of your information, you should consult this document. If, after consulting this document you still have questions or doubts, you should contact us.

Montgomery Community Media adheres to and follows the practices and procedures described below for the purpose of assuring the privacy of visitors to the site. These practices and procedures conform with the dcounty and are approved by the Department of Technology Services, the Office of the County Attorney, and the Office of the County Executive. Montgomery Community Media reserves the right to change these practices and procedures at any time without prior notice. The following is not intended and should not be interpreted as a contract of any nature, either stated or implied.


Fostering and maintaining the public’s trust is a cornerstone of the site. We appreciate the trust and confidence that you place in us by providing requested personal information

  • What personally identifiable information of yours is collected
  • How your information is used
  • Whether and when Montgomery Community Media uses Cookies
  • With whom your information may be shared
  • What choices are available to you regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information
  • What kind of security procedures are in place to protect you
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information
  • Procedures for limiting employee access to information and
  • How to contact Montgomery Community Media

What information is/are collecting your information:

We endeavor to collect only the minimum amount of information needed. Though personal information may be required either by law or in order for us to provide a requested service, in doing so we try to minimize the scope of our information requests. Examples of personally identifiable information that we request can include your name, your address, your telephone number and e-mail address. The type of information we collect depends upon the application used and the products or services being requested. For each visitor, we also collect information about the Internet Protocol (IP) address, type of browser used, the date and time of the visit, and the IP addresses of the locations to which the visitor linked during his or her visit to our web site. This information is strictly used for statistical reporting purposes.


How your information is used:

We collect, retain and use personal information only where we believe it is essential (and allowed by law) to perform our mission of providing products, services, information and other opportunities requested by our web portal visitors. Customer information collected, used, and retained at the site is considered confidential and will not be shared for marketing or other unauthorized purposes.

Whether and when Montgomery Community Media uses cookies:

In certain web applications user information is collected and stored as “cookies.” Cookies are then sent back and stored on the user’s computer. Cookies allow computer applications to recognize you when you return after having logged off. This permits the application to start where you left off rather than require you to begin again from the beginning. Any Montgomery Community Media application or web page that uses cookies will identify itself as such. No user information is gathered through cookies except for that needed to run the specific application. To avoid the collection of information for cookies you should not use any applications that use cookies.


With whom your information may be shared: (Restrictions on the disclosure of customer information)

Montgomery Community Media does not sell, rent, or otherwise allow access to visitors/subscribers’ information to/by any outside company or organization. We do not reveal specific information about subscribers or other personally identifiable data to unaffiliated third parties for their independent use, except if required to do so by law.


What choices are available to you regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information:

Montgomery Community Media makes some use of web forms to collect information. As indicated above, you have the choice not to complete web forms. However, by electing not to complete web forms, you will be unable to receive the web services that you otherwise could/would have received.

The main method used to control access is the assignment of user names/identification numbers and the creation of passwords. Each potential program customer is given the option to obtain or create a user name/identification number and password. The username and password are needed to authenticate to and use the site application. The user name and password serve to prove your identity to Montgomery Community Media thereby enabling you to use the application in order to obtain the products and/or services the application provides. You have the option of obtaining a user name/identification number and password or not. Not obtaining the required authentication capability is the same as not completing a web form – you prevent the collection of your information. However, you also forfeit the use of the application and the products or services it otherwise could/would deliver.

Users electing to use the forms or applications are responsible to ensure all of their information is correct and that their user name/identification number and password are protected from unauthorized use.


What kind of security procedures are in place to protect you: (Protection of information via established security procedures)

We are dedicated to the proposition that you have a right to privacy and data security on the web. Montgomery Community Media sets and meets high security standards and follows rigorous procedures to prevent unauthorized access to or disclosure of customer information and to prevent unauthorized removal or alteration of data. We are committed to handling the information you provide responsibly.


How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information: (Maintenance of accurate information)

Montgomery Community Media has established procedures to ensure that information is as accurate and current as is practical to enable us to conduct business with you. Although we strive to do things right the first time, we also respond to requests to correct inaccurate information in a timely manner. The user must contact the Montgomery Community Media immediately if they believe their information, including user names/identification numbers and passwords, has been corrupted, misused, or is incorrect.

Procedures for limiting employee access to information:
Our network manager is instructed to limit employee access to personally identifiable information to only those employees who need access in order to perform their assigned duties. The network manager is instructed to enforce with his/her staff their responsibilities in protecting subscriber’s information.


How to contact MCM:

We welcome your comments and invite you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy. Contact Montgomery Community Media on the Site.