Privacy & Security

Copyrights and Trademarks

No part of this website or the information provided may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of the City of Decatur.

Authorized Use Policy

The City of Decatur Website is designed to provide information about the City of Decatur. Use of this site for any purpose other than that for which it was designed is unauthorized and prohibited.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

The pages posted on this website contain hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These links and pointers are provided for the user’s convenience. The City of Decatur does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information. Further, the inclusion of links or pointers to particular items in hypertext is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed, or products or services offered, on these outside sites, or the organizations sponsoring the sites.

Information Collection and Usage

The City of Decatur sometimes requires citizens who request information, and subsequently register to use our services, to provide contact information such as their name, address, phone number (in some cases) and email address. This requirement is particularly relevant for the Keeping You Informed Decatur newsletter.

The City of Decatur and their public relations agency use the collected information to contact citizens to further discuss their interest in Decatur, Alabama, our public services and to send information related to our city, as well as promotions and upcoming events. Registrants will automatically be subscribed to our email notification service as part of the set up process. All citizens and visitors have the opportunity to choose to opt out from receiving this notification and other email communications, such as newsletters and alerts. Citizen and visitor information will not be shared or distributed.

A Note to Recipients of Email Messages from The City of Decatur, Alabama

The City of Decatur does not retain email address information after our users delete their information from our servers. The City of Decatur does not monitor or limit our users from creating email messages. We do, however, quickly and fervently respond to notification of violations or abuses of The City of Decatur, including failure to honor opt-outs.

Disclosure of Data

The City of Decatur will only disclose your data, the contents of your private communications, or the contact information of your recipients if required to do so by law, or as otherwise stated in this Statement, or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on The City of Decatur; (2) protect and defend the rights or property of The City of Decatur and others; (3) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of its residents and the public; (4) to correct technical problems and malfunctions in how we provide our service to you and to technically process your information; (5) to take precautions against liability; (6) to respond to claims that information you have submitted to The City of Decatur has violated the rights or interests of a third party; or (7) as permitted by law or to provide information to law enforcement agencies. Also, certain technical processing of email messages and their content that are required for: (1) sending and receiving messages; (2) conform to connecting networks’ technical requirements; (3) conform to the limitations of the service; or (4) other similar technical connecting requirements.

Changes to This Statement

The City of Decatur reserves the right to make changes to this Statement and to our information-gathering and dissemination practices and will provide notification of the change with a minimum of thirty (30) business days prior to the changes taking effect. If as a result of this change, the users’ personally identifiable information will be used in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, they will be given choice.