The privacy, confidence, and trust of individuals who visit the City of Murfreesboro Web site are important to us. No personal information is collected at this site unless it is provided voluntarily by an individual while participating in an activity that asks for the information. The following paragraphs disclose the information gathering and usage practices for the Web site.
The City only collects the personal information that is necessary to provide the information or services requested by an individual. "Personal information" refers to any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual who is the subject of the information. This is the same information that an individual might provide when visiting a government office and includes such items as an individual's name, address, or phone number. We also collect statistical information that helps us understand how people are using the Web site so we can continually improve our services. The information collected is not associated with any specific individual and no attempt is made to profile individuals who browse the Web site. You may be asked to participate in surveys at this site. Participation is optional, and the choice to participate or not to participate will have no effect on your ability to use other features of the site.
The City uses the collected information to respond appropriately to requests. This may be to respond directly to you or to improve the Web site. E-mail or other information requests sent to the City Web site may be maintained or forwarded to the appropriate agencies in order to respond to the request. Survey information is used for the purpose designated in the survey.
Records transmitted to this site will be identified, managed, protected, and retained as long as they are needed to meet historical, administrative, fiscal, or legal requirements.
Regardless of whether information is provided to the City by personal visit, mail, or Web site, it becomes public record and is open to public inspection unless protected by State or Federal law. Public records are subject to the rules and requirements located in Tennessee Code Annotated Title 10 Chapter 7. A public record is defined as follows:
"Public record(s)" means all documents, papers, letters, maps, books, photographs, microfilms, electronic data processing files and output, films, sound recordings or other material, regardless of physical form or characteristics made or received pursuant to law or ordinance or in connection with the transaction of official business by any governmental agency. (T.C.A. 10-7-301 (6))
Based on the definition of public records, be aware that any information collected at this site could be made available to the public. Requests for public records will be examined for compliance with public record laws.
The City of Murfreesboro is committed to the security of the information that is either available from or collected by this Web site. The City has taken multiple steps to safeguard the integrity of its telecommunications and computing infrastructure, including but not limited to, authentication, monitoring, auditing, and encryption.
This Web site has links to many other Web sites. These include links to Web sites operated by other government agencies or nonprofit organizations. The City of Murfreesboro is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these sites and suggests you review their privacy statements.
The public is invited to attend all City of Murfreesboro public meetings. Requests for an accommodation to enable an individual with a disability to attend or to participate in a meeting should be made by calling Sue Mahon at 893-5210, TDD 849-2689, at least two (2) working days in advance. Meeting dates, times and locations are subject to change or cancellation. Notice may be given on Government Cable Channel 3. Meetings of the Murfreesboro City Council are scheduled weekly but individual sessions may be cancelled for a variety of reasons which may include sufficient lack of business or inability to seat a quorum. Cancellations will be noted. Certain agendas are available on line. This notice is provided in compliance with Chapter 442 of the 1974 Public Acts of the State of Tennessee which is commonly known as the Sunshine Law. This document is for reference purposes only. Although considerable care has been taken to assure that it accurately represents the correct information or latest version, the City of Murfreesboro does not warrant that it is definitive. For verification, please contact the appropriate city department.
The City welcomes comments regarding this privacy statement. Please convey any questions or concerns to:
Chris Shofner, Public Information Officer/Grant Writer
The City of Murfreesboro
P.O. Box 1139
Murfreesboro, TN 37133-1139
phone: (615) 849-2629
fax: (615) 849-2679