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Ponca City Wi-Fi Privacy Policy

The Ponca City Privacy Policy describes how we treat personal information when you use Ponca City's products and services, including information provided when you use Ponca City Wi-Fi. In addition, the following describes our privacy practices that are specific to Ponca City Wi-Fi.


General Information About Connecting to the Internet via Ponca City Free Wifi

Ponca City Free WiFi allows you to connect to the Internet wirelessly from available access points. Once connected, you can do all of the Internet activities wirelessly that you do through tradition wireline access via another Internet Service Provider (ISP). As with wireline Internet access, there are security issues whenever you connect to the Internet. Connecting wirelessly presents special security challenges, so please read this policy, the Ponca City Privacy Policy carefully.

Once connected to the Internet via Ponca City Free WiFi, you can visit any web sites. The Ponca City Privacy Policy and any product-specific privacy notices apply to such usage.

Ponca City does not exercise control over the sites you may visit and products you may use while using Ponca City Free WiFi. These other sites and services may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data, or solicit personal information from you. You should read the privacy policies of these sites and services to learn how they handle your personal information.

Your Security

Ponca City Free WiFi works by transmitting data over the air via radio waves. Wireless Internet access presents challenges for protecting your information from illegal data interception by third parties. You should consult with a computer technician to ensure your computer is configured correctly for secure wireless access to the Internet and that you have the latest security software and hardware installed. Security threats are constantly evolving, so you should regularly check to be sure that your security protection is up to date.

You should still take other security steps to protect yourself. You have a wide range of choices among security products and services. We recommend, for example, that you use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) whenever you connect to the Internet wirelessly if you have data that needs tobe protected. Generally, VPNs work by creating a secure connection between your wireless device and the network you are accessing, thus reducing the risk that someone else might gain access to the information you are transmitting. You can download and use any VPN software of your choosing, for use with the Ponca City Free WiFi service.


Information Collected

We may record information about your usage of Ponca City Free WiFi, such as when and for how long you use the network and the frequency and size of data transfers.

We may collect information about the geographic locations of the Ponca City WiFi nodes through which you connect to the network.

On a regular basis, we delete the above account usage information associated with your use of Ponca City WiFi from our logs.

Content of communications

Ponca City WiFi does not store the content of any of your online communications or data transfers. Ponca City employees do not access the content of any communications or files users send or receive, except under certain circumstances as described by the Ponca City WiFi Privacy Policy.


Cookies

When you use Ponca City WiFi, we send one or more cookies -- small strings of characters -- to your computer. These cookies uniquely identify your browser, thus enabling us to improve the quality of our service by storing user preferences and tracking user trends. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some Ponca City WiFi features and services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.


Uses

We use the above information to maintain the Ponca City WiFi network and deliver the best possible service to you. We may use the locations of the nodes through which you connect to Ponca City Free WiFi to provide you with information relevant to those locations.


More Information

Ponca City adheres to the US Safe Harbor privacy principles. For more information about the Safe Harbor framework or our registration, see the Department of Commerce's web site.

If you have additional questions, please contact us any time. Or write to us at:

Privacy Matters
c/o City of Ponca City
Attn City Attorney
P.O. Box 1450
Ponca City, OK (USA)

516 E. Grand, Ponca City, OK 74601
PO Box 1450, Ponca City, OK 74602
Ph. (580) 767-0339
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