Privacy Policy

The Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment (BCDHE) is committed to protecting your privacy. BCDHE will collect no personal information when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information. If you do choose to provide personal information to us, it is only used to fulfill your request for information. We do collect some technical and demographical information on this website via Google Analytics. There is an explanation below on how we use the Google Analytics service.

If you choose to provide us with personal information, such as by sending an email or by filling out and submitting a form through our website, we will use that information to respond to your message or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication. Remember that email is not necessarily secure against interception. If your communication is sensitive or includes personal information you may prefer to send it by postal mail instead.

We may share the information you give us with another government agency if your inquiry relates to that agency.

BCDHE never collects information or creates individual profiles for marketing purposes.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting, web analytics services provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

You may “opt-out” of the collection of this data by visiting Google’s current list of “opt-out” options.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.