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Policies and Procedures

Social media and website policies for Douglas County, Kansas.

This web portal may contain hypertext links to external web sites and pages containing information created and maintained by public and private organizations other than douglascountyks.org. These hypertext links may be created by douglascountyks.org if it determines that establishing the external link will be consistent with assisting or furthering the purpose of this Web portal, which is to significantly and diligently promote public service to citizens and businesses by:

  • Expanding business and citizen access to government services and government information;
  • Offering an easy and convenient process for these groups to conduct transactions with County government online;
  • Accelerating the development and delivery of an increased volume of quality, online government services;
  • Improving the level of customer service from County government;
  • Extending electronic government services to citizens of cities and County government.

In addition, hypertext links may be created by douglascountyks.org for informational purposes where the linked external web site will provide useful and valuable information to visitors to this Web portal, or where the linked external Web site is required or authorized by law.

douglascountyks.org, in its sole discretion, will determine whether the external web site meets the purpose of the Douglas County, Kansas web site or for the specified informational purposes. The inclusion of a hypertext link to an external web site is not intended as an endorsement of any product or service offered or referenced on the linked web site, the organizations sponsoring said web site, or any views that might be expressed or referenced in the web site.

Hypertext links to external web sites and pages may be removed or replaced at the sole discretion of douglascountyks.org, at any time without notice.

In the event you discover problems with or have concerns regarding the format, accuracy, timeliness or completeness of a linked external Web site, please contact the organization responsible for the linked external web site. douglascountyks.org does not control nor is it responsible for any linked external web sites, pages, or content.

Douglas County, Kansas is dedicated to protecting your privacy on-line. The following policy statements outline how individual information will be handled by douglascountyks.org while using our services. The compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement and assembly) of all content on this site is the exclusive property of Douglas County, Kansas. This policy is subject to change; therefore, it is recommended that individuals refer back to this statement periodically.

Applicable Law
Douglas County, Kansas hereby certifies strict adherence to the Kansas Open Records Act (KSA 45-215 through 45-223). As such, this site is controlled by Douglas County , in the State of Kansas , USA. Therefore, the laws of the State of Kansas will govern these disclaimers, terms and conditions, without presenting any conflicts of law. Douglas County, Kansas reserves the right to make changes to this site, the disclaimers, and the terms and conditions at any time.

Collection of your Personal Information
douglascountyks.org does NOT collect extended cookies from its users or subscribers to our web site. douglascountyks.org does however maintain session cookies that are processed during an individual interaction and are used to assist the user in certain applications that require information to be stored for later use, such as applications using the shopping cart metaphor. No user information is gathered through cookies except for that needed to run the specific application. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent from an individual browser to a web server that can be stored on a computer's hard drive. These cookies can be used to store and track information about a guest to a web site. However, it is NOT the policy of the douglascountyks.org to collect cookies from any visitor to our web site for the use of tracking information on any individual using the web site.

Generally, we will ask for information that personally identifies you (personal information) or allows us to contact you when you are registering before entering our Online Employment Application. Personal information collected by douglascountyks.org often is limited to e-mail address, contact information, but may include other information when needed to provide a service you requested.

For example: When you submit your application online, we may ask you to register electronically. We keep this registration information on file with any information you've already given us on previous visits to our web site.

Use of your Personal Information
Online Employment Applications will be stored indefinitely as long as the user continues to apply for new positions with Douglas County. If the user hasn't applied for any new positions in a 6-month period, their application would be deleted from our system, and they would then need to fill out a new application.

If the user has only filled out a partial application, they will then have up to 30 days to complete their application and apply for at least one position. Otherwise, the user's application would be deleted from our system, and they would then need to fill out a new application.

The IP (Internet Protocol) numbers of computers used to visit this site are noted, as part of our statistical analysis on use of our website and how to better design services and facilitate access to them. No marketing databases are created, nor are any commercial use made of any such data.

douglascountyks.org also collects certain information about your computer hardware and software. This information may include: your IP address, browser type, operating system, domain name, access times and referring web site addresses. No databases are created, and no commercial use is made of any such data. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of douglascountyks.org.

This site does not contact you without your explicit permission. This site does not share your personally identifiable information with third parties.

Access to your Personal Information
douglascountyks.org will provide you with the means to ensure that your personal information is correct and current.

If you register for the Online Employment Application on douglascountyks.org, you can review and edit your personal information at the main Online Employment Application page 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will be asked to enter your User ID and Password before viewing your personal information.

At your Online Employment Application home page, you can:

  • View and edit personal information you have already given us at douglascountyks.org;
  • Add one or more "Current Job Openings" to your application;
  • Submit your application to the Personnel Division

If you have any questions or problems with the Online Employment Application, you may contact the Webmaster Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm CST via phone at (785) 832-5184, or via email at webmaster@douglas-county.com.

Control of your Personal Information
When you register, or otherwise give us personal information, www.douglascountyks.org will not share that information with third parties without your permission, other than for the limited exceptions already listed. It will only be used for the purposes stated above.

Security of your Personal Information
douglascountyks.org is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. We do not currently collect or transmit sensitive information (such as a credit card number) for payments over the internet.

Protection of Children's Personal Information
douglascountyks.org is a general audience site and does not knowingly collect any personal information from children.

Privacy Policy

Douglas County, Kansas utilizes the privacy policies of each social media site that it belongs to as its own privacy policy. To view the privacy policy for each of these social media sites, please refer to the links below:

Comments and Vulgar Language Policy

Douglas County, Kansas prohibits users/followers of our social media sites from making posts/comments containing language that:

  • Is sexually explicit, vulgar or obscene
  • Is racially or ethnically offensive
  • Exploits a minor (any person under the age of 18)
  • Defames, abuses or threatens physical harm or death to others or oneself
  • Represents violence

We reserve the right to delete posts/comments that contain any language contrary to the policy above at any time without consent or warning. Determination of whether there has been a violation of this policy, and whether any action is warranted, is made at our sole discretion. We also reserve the right to make changes to these guidelines at anytime, and you agree to be bound by any changes. Please check periodically for updates.