The Maryland Department of Planning respects and protects the privacy of our users and those who use our website. The following Privacy Statement provides details about how your personal information is collected and used. This privacy statement applies to the Smart Growth website, products and services that are located in the smartgrowth.com domain.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this privacy statement, you should first contact the Smart Growth website administrators.
The Maryland Department of Planning is the sole owner of information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others. We collect information from our users at several different points on our website.
Our website offers several opportunities for visitors to register for promotional and informational mailings, online webinars and resources, and for assistance in evaluating our products and services. These registration forms enable users to opt-in to the Smart Growth mailing lists and require users to give contact information (such as name and email address). We use this contact information to send information about our company and our products and services. Notice is given at the point of collection to enable users to choose whether or not they consent to the usage terms. Those who have signed up and subsequently wish to withdraw their participation may opt-out of receiving future mailings at any time.
We also keep track of activity on our website via log files stored on our web servers. We collect information such as IP address, browser type and version, and pages you view. We also keep track of how you got to our site and any links you click on to leave our site. We use our logs of your website activity to assist us in offering you a better Web experience, to assist you with technical support, to diagnose problems with our server, to administer our website and to tailor our product and service offerings to our users at large.