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Internet Privacy Policy



Thank you for visiting the City of Union, Kentucky's web site and reviewing our Internet Privacy Notice. This statement notice addresses information that may be obtained by us through your use of our web site.


Notice on Information Collected and How it is Used


Information collected if you only browse this site


During your visit to our web site, if you do nothing more than browse, read pages, or download information, we collect or store no information from you or about you.


What we collect if you volunteer information


If you send us e-mail:


If you send us an e-mail, we will collect the e-mail address and the contents of the e-mail. The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include any audio, video, and graphic information formats you send us.


We use your e-mail to respond appropriately. This may be to respond to you, to address issues you may identify, to further improve our web site, or to forward the e-mail to another agency for appropriate action.


If you fill out one of our complaint forms on this site:


This site contains forms for filing consumer complaints with our office. Information provided on these forms is used to process your complaint, notify the business about whom the complaint is issued, and may be sent to other government agencies. Any information that you give to us will not be sold, rented, or leased to third parties and will only be used to respond to you or investigate your complaint. We strongly urge you to not submit sensitive personal information on these forms online. If you feel that sensitive information such as credit card numbers or social security numbers are required to process your complaint, we urge you to print out our complaint form and submit it to us by mail.


All of the information collected at this site becomes a public record that may be subject to inspection and copying by members of the public, unless an exemption or other protection in the law exists. (Please see "Public Access to Information" section below).


Personal Information and Choice


You may choose whether to provide personal information on-line


"Personal information" is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes such things as an individual's name, social security number, address, and phone number. A domain name or Internet Protocol address is not considered personal information.


We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us by sending us an e-mail or you provide it on a complaint form.


If you volunteer personal information, state law and the federal Privacy Act of 1974 may protect it. However, this information is a public record once you provide it, and if it is not protected by an exemption from the Open Records Law, KRS 61.870 to 61.884 or other state law it may be subject to public inspection and copying.


You are always welcome to browse our site and you are not required to contact us by e-mail or submit complaint forms online. However, we will not be able to process your complaints or log your comments if you choose to not contact us either online, by phone, or through the mail.


If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact the City of Union, Kentucky's Office as shown in the Contact Information Section of this statement notice.


You are cautioned that the collection of personal information requested from, or volunteered by, children on-line or by e-mail will be treated the same as information given by an adult, and may be subject to public access.


Public Access to Information


In the State of Kentucky, laws exist to ensure that government is open and accessible to citizens. This means that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by state government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public's right to access public records that serve various public policy objectives and needs, including the privacy of individuals. Both state and federal laws provide exceptions.


All of the information collected at this site becomes a public record that may be subject to inspection and copying by members of the public, unless an exemption or other protection in the law exists.  KRS 61.872 states that:


(1)   All public records shall be open for inspection by any person, except as otherwise provided by KRS 61.870 to 61.884, and suitable facilities shall be made available by each public agency for the exercise of this right. No person shall remove original copies of public records from the offices of any public agency without the written permission of the official custodian of the record.

(2) Any person shall have the right to inspect public records. The official custodian may require written application, signed by the applicant and with his name printed legibly on the application, describing the records to be inspected. The application shall be hand delivered, mailed, or sent via facsimile to the public agency.


In the event of a conflict between this Internet Privacy Notice and the Open Records Law or other law governing the agency's disclosure of records, the Open Records Law or other applicable law will control.


Cookies and Applets


This site does not currently use "cookies" nor does this site require any special applets to enhance the browsing experience.




The City of Union, Kentucky, as developer and manager of this web site, has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its data and prevent unauthorized access to information maintained by our Office. These measures are designed and intended to prevent corruption of data, block unknown or unauthorized access to our systems and information, and to provide reasonable protection of private information in our possession.


This information should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided via the City of Union, Kentucky's web site.




The City of Union, Kentucky's web site has many links to other web sites. These include links to web sites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private businesses. When you link to another site, you are no longer on the City of Union, Kentucky's web site and this Internet Privacy Notice will not apply. When you link to another web site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site.


Neither the City of Union, Kentucky, nor any agency, officer, or employee of the City of Union, Kentucky warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published by this system, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from this system, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk.


Contact Information


You may contact the City of Union, Kentucky's office to offer comments about this web site or about the information presented in this Internet Privacy Notice. All communications can be addressed to:

The City of Union, KY


1843 Mt. Zion Rd.

P.O. Box 53

Union, KY 41091


Telephone: 859-384-1511


Fax: 859-384-7760