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Site Policy

I. Information Collected

Upon visiting or any website housed on the servers, certain information will automatically be gathered about your visit. This information does not identify you personally.

The following information will be collected during your visit:

  1. The IP address and internet domain used to access the Internet;
  2. The type of browser and operating system you used when visiting;
  3. The date and time you visited our site;
  4. The web pages and/or services you accessed at our site; and
  5. The website you visited, if any, that referred you to

This information is stored and logged by Erie County and used to improve our website and understand how people are using it. The information gathered is used in aggregate form, grouped together (you will not be identified individually). Erie County does not sell or market information (involuntary or voluntary) in any way. Erie County will disclose information to third parties only when required to do so by law.

If you volunteer information

When you visit the website, if you contribute to a survey, send an email, or perform some other transaction online, the following supplementary information will be collected: the email address and contents of the email (for those who communicate via email), information volunteered in response to a survey, and information volunteered through an online form for any other purpose.

Your email will be responded to appropriately. This may be to respond to you directly, to address issues you may identify, to further improve our website, or to forward the email to another internal department for appropriate action. All information, including both survey and email information, is only shared internally and will not be distributed to third parties.

Information from other online forms will be used exclusively for the intent stated or identified within the form details.

II. Cookies

Erie County may use session cookies.

III. Disclaimer of Hypertext Links & Third Party Materials sites may have links to websites 'outside' of the County's website. If you visit these sites please be aware that you are subject to their privacy policies, rather than Erie County's site policies. The County of Erie is not responsible for and has no control over the policies or content of any third-party sites. By using the County of Erie's Web site, the user acknowledges and accepts that the County of Erie is not responsible for any materials stored on other Internet sites, nor it is liable for any inaccurate, defamatory, offensive, or illegal materials found on other Internet sites, and that the risk of injury from viewing, hearing, downloading, or storing such materials rests entirely with the user.

IV. Disclaimer of Accuracy and Use of Information

Neither the County of Erie, nor any agency, officer, or employee of Erie County warrants the accuracy, reliability nor timeliness of any information published by this system, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. The Erie County website is provided to the public for informational and educational purposes only. Although every effort has been made to provide accurate and timely information on the pages of, the information contained herein is subject to frequent correction and revision and may not represent the most current version available. The reader of the information on is responsible for verifying its accuracy and relevance, and any use of this information is undertaken at the reader's sole risk.

Communications made through the County of Erie's website, in the form of survey, email, or online form shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal or official notice to the County of Erie for any purpose.

V. Prohibitions

Attempts to upload information or change information on sites are prohibited. Moreover, the materials and information on this site (County of Erie) may not be copied onto another server.

VI. Disclaimer of Endorsement

Reference in this site to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer or otherwise, does not constitute or imply an endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the County of Erie. The views and opinions of authors of documents (any text), graphics/photos and web pages do not in essence affirm or reflect the opinion of the County of Erie, and shall not be used for advertising or endorsement.

VII. Indemnification

To the extent permitted by applicable law, by using the County of Erie's website, the user agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless, the County of Erie, its agencies, officers, employees, representatives, and agents from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising out of the user's use of this site or materials and information contained on this site.

VIII. Accessibility

The County of Erie website accessibility policy is meant to be in compliance with OFT Policy, P04-002 Accessibility of State Agency Web-based Intranet and Internet Information and Applications

  1. pages have been tested using Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.x and Mozilla Firefox 2.0+ on PC platforms.
  2. Descriptive words are used to supplement any graphics that convey essential content.
  3. is optimized for 800 x 600 screen resolutions.

IX.Contact Information

If you are experiencing technical difficulty or would like to offer comments about this website, please email the webmaster at (please note: this address is for technical or content issues regarding; sales requests and email for other departments will neither be acknowledged nor forwarded - please refer to the Directory of Public Officials for the appropriate contact).


The Internet is always evolving; if Erie County's policies change at any time, every effort will be made to post changes before they take effect.