Sedgwick County is committed to safeguarding all information obtained through
our web site. Therefore, the collection and storage of information not covered
by the Kansas Open Records Act will
be governed by the following guidelines:
We make use of individual identifying information that customers provide for
the purposes of personalizing the user’s experience on our website and
fulfilling specific requests for services. We may collect and store
general information such as:
Certain user requests, like those for e-commerce, employment and tax related
services, require additional information like name, address and credit card
number in order to meet the request.
The length of time that information is retained will vary. For
instance, credit card payment information gathered through the Tax Payment system will be kept only until the
payment process is completed, whereas information gathered
through the Kansas HRePartners
site may be kept indefinitely at the discretion of the applicant. Yet
other information is channeled into non-Internet based systems where it supports
County applications such as appraiser renditions and purchasing. In each
case, Sedgwick County maintains this information only as long as necessary to
provide quality service. Generally, a means is provided in each system
that allows the user to delete personal information at any time. In other
cases, the information expires and is automatically deleted.
It is important to Sedgwick County that information we keep is accurate and
current. Customers who find information that is incomplete, inaccurate or
not current, or who desire specific details about the individual identifying
information we maintain, should email the Sedgwick County
Webmaster or call (316) 660-9809.
Queries regarding the Kansas Open Records Act should be directed to Sedgwick
County’s Freedom of Information Officer
or call at (316) 660-9846.
A cookie is a small data file that certain websites write to your hard drive
when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID
that the site uses to track the pages you've visited, but it is important to
note that the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you
supply yourself. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk nor can it
information from one page to the next (session cookies), and information we
store indefinitely will be stored in databases, and not in cookies on visitor
this to determine the usefulness of site information to our users and to see how
effective our navigational structure is in helping users reach that information.
We do not correlate this information with data about individual users, nor do we
share or sell this information.
Users can set their browser to notify them when a site attempts to add or
update a cookie. The user then has the opportunity to accept or refuse the
cookie on a case-by-case basis. Users may also set their browser to refuse all
to reject them will make some services on our website unavailable.
Sedgwick County maintains security standards and procedures to prevent
unauthorized access to confidential information about our customers. Customer’s
personal information is restricted to only those Sedgwick County employees with
a business reason to know such information. Employees are mandated by County
Policy to never divulge such information unless required to transact proper and
normal County business, or to comply with the Kansas Open Records Act.
Information may be exchanged with other organizations where it is absolutely
necessary to transact business (for instance, with the State of Kansas while
ordering a personalized vehicle tag). Information may also be provided
when legally required or permitted with criminal and civil investigations.
We may also share information to verify the existence and condition of a user’s
checking or credit card account during purchases, or when required by
independent auditors or otherwise authorized to do so. Sedgwick
County does not sell, lease or give away personal information about our
We may archive the content of email messages including email address and our
response. Users are reminded that email is not secure against
interception. Email messages with sensitive information or containing
personal data such as credit card numbers or social security numbers are
discouraged. Sedgwick County accepts no responsibility for intercepted
email messages. Customers sending such messages do so at their own risk.
Sedgwick County may make changes to this statement and to our related
procedures at any time, so users should check back periodically. We also
maintain links to other sites, and, as we do not have control over their content
or privacy procedures, users are encouraged to familiarize themselves with their
privacy policies as well.
If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy statement,
please contact us.
Sedgwick County, Kansas’ Internet web site
provides "hyperlinks" to other Internet web sites that contain information
created, published, maintained, or otherwise posted by institutions, or
organizations independent of Sedgwick County.
Sedgwick County does not endorse, approve,
certify, or control those external web sites and the County does not guarantee
the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, or timeliness of information located at
Use of any information obtained from those web sites is
voluntary, and reliance on that information should only be undertaken after an
independent review of its accuracy. Reference on Sedgwick County web site or any
"linked" to external web site to any specific commercial product, process, or
service by trade name, trademark, service mark, or otherwise does not constitute
or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Sedgwick County.
Office of the County Counselor
Sedgwick County, Kansas
525 N. Main, Suite 359
Wichita, Kansas 67203-3790
Tel: (316) 660-9340
The Mission of Sedgwick County is to provide quality public services to our community so everyone can pursue freedom and prosperity in a safe, secure, and healthy environment.
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and Notice of Privacy Practices Regarding Medical Information.