Privacy Policy

The City of Gilroy has created this Privacy Policy in order to demonstrate our commitment to privacy. Your right to privacy and data security is a primary concern. We recognize that you may or may not wish to identify yourself as you browse our website. We leave that decision entirely up to you. We do not collect personal data about you merely based upon the fact you have chosen to visit our website. Should you elect to identify yourself to us in order to allow us the privilege of responding to your inquiries or requests, the following are our guidelines for protecting the information you provide us during a visit to our Internet site.

Information Gathering & Usage
  • Your identifying information will be maintained within the City of Gilroy in strict confidence
  • Your identifying information will be provided internally only to those who need to know
  • Your identifying information will only be used to support your status as a valued customer of ours
The City of Gilroy gathers information about you from data that you provide through such things as optional or mandatory registration, online surveys, etc. The types of personal information collected can include name, mailing address, phone number and email address.

Market Research
We may request or collect usage habits and demographic information such as age and gender, but your response is optional. This information is only used internally for our own marketing research purposes. The information you provide will be used to support your relationship with the City of Gilroy. Among other things, we want to help you quickly find information on our services and programs. We also use this information to contact you for market research.

Managing Your Information
  • Your identifying information will never be sold to 3rd parties for commercial use.
  • Your identifying information will not be used to provide unsolicited City of Gilroy information without your permission.
  • Your information will be used in our database for purposes of demographic customer surveys, etc., but identities will not be part of those surveys.
    • If visitors choose one or our features that requires registration, they will understand that the use of these features is voluntary and that information requested during the registration process is given at will.
The City of Gilroy also has taken all reasonable steps to assure the privacy of any communications you may elect to have with us electronically and we will maintain vigilance at all times to safeguard your information. The City of Gilroy operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Where appropriate, encryption is used to further protect communicated data.

Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by you.

3rd Party Links
In an attempt to provide you with increased value, we may include third party links on our site. These linked sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility to liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these linked sites (including if a specific link does not work).

Message Boards / Forums
This website may make forums and message boards available to you. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Electronic Newsletter
The City of Gilroy may offer free electronic newsletters. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the instructions provided in each electronic newsletter.

Legal Requirements
The City of Gilroy may be required to disclose personal information in response to a court order or other legal requirement.

Online Policy Only
This online policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Questions & Feedback
We welcome your questions, comments and concerns about privacy at all times. Please send us any and all feedback pertaining to privacy, or any other issue. For Privacy Policy questions, contact us via email, phone at 408-846-0400 or via postal mail at:
City of Gilroy
7351 Rosanna St.
Gilroy, CA 95020

By using our site, you consent to our Private Policy.

Policy Updates
We may amend this policy periodically and will post changes on this page. This policy was last modified on September 3, 2008.

Thank You
The City of Gilroy thanks you for taking the time to visit us on the web. We are continually trying to improve our site. We encourage you to contact us via email with any suggestions for improving our site.