Privacy Policy

DRCOG is committed to protecting user privacy online. We believe that greater protection of personal privacy on the Web will not only protect users, but also increase user confidence and ultimately their participation in online activities. At https://www.drcog.org, we intend to give you as much control as possible over your personal information. The purpose of our policy is to inform you about the types of information we gather when you visit our site, how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding our use of the information. The following is the privacy policy for this Web Site (all pages starting with https://drcog.org).

  1. Information that we collect for statistical purposes. We collect some information that is used for analysis and statistical purposes that help us manage our website. We automatically collect electronically generated information about your visit to our site, such as the date, type of browser used, and technical Internet protocol data. We collect this information about each user session from our user logs, and refer to it for statistical purposes.
  2. Information that you provide us when using our interactive forms and functions. You may be required to provide your personal information to DRCOG when you send us an email, complete an on-line form or application, or participate in one of DRCOG’s bulletin board services, chat areas, forums, and other message or communication facilities. This information may include such things as your name, address, telephone number, and other personal and business data. If you send us an electronic mail message with a question or comment that contains personal information, or fill out a form that emails us this information, we will use your personal information to respond to your request, complete the service you have requested, or analyze trends. We may redirect your message to another government agency, service provider, or other person who is in a better position to answer your question. When you disclose personal information in any of DRCOG's bulletin board services, chat areas, forums, and other message or communication facilities, please remember that information disclosed in these areas becomes public information, and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
  3. Opting-out. At any time while assessing our website, any user may "opt-out" of further email contact from us (while still allowing access to our website). For further information about opting-out, contact us at: Denver Regional Council of Governments, 1290 Broadway, Ste. 700, Denver, CO 80203; email: drcog@drcog.org. You also are provided an automatic way to "unsubscribe" to any newsletters, notices, schedules, etc., sent to you automatically by email in the body of the email.
  4. Use of cookies. We may use "persistent" cookies to collect permanent information. (Note: A cookie file contains unique information a web site can use to track such things as passwords, lists of pages you’ve visited, and the date when you last looked at a specific page, or to identify your session at a particular website. A cookie is often used in commercial sites to identify the items selected for a specific shopping cart application.) We also may use "non-persistent" cookies in applications (like the online job application) that keep track of a user and make it possible for you to complete a form or use a function, but this cookie disappears when you finish filling out an application, or searching a database.  
  5. We allow third parties to serve advertisements on our behalf across the Internet and to provide analytics services. These third parties may use cookies, web beacons, and other technologies to collect information about your access to or use of our website  and other websites, including your IP address, web browser, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked, and conversion information. This information may be used by DRCOG and these third parties to analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests in our website and other websites, and better understand your online activity. This policy does not apply to, and we are not responsible for, third party cookies, web beacons, or other tracking technologies and we encourage you to check the privacy policies of these third parties to learn more about their privacy practices. For more information about interest-based ads, or to opt out of having your web browsing information used in this way, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices.
  6. Disclosure to third parties. In Colorado, there are laws to ensure the government is open and transparent. DRCOG is governed by these open records laws. Any information that we receive through the use of our website potentially becomes a public record and may be subject to inspection and copying by members of the public, unless an exemption in the law exists. Except as required by law or except as where otherwise provided on this website, we do not share personal identifying information with any third party without your permission. We disclose only in aggregate form our statistical analyses or demographics of users to third parties. This information is not reported or used in any manner that would reveal personally identifiable information, and will not be released to any outside parties unless we are legally required to do so in connection with law enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings.