Privacy Policy

Privacy Practices & Security Policy
The County respects your privacy! The information below explains how the County gathers information on this web site and the technology the County uses to ensure that your information is private and secure. 
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County Mailing Lists
Personal information provided to James City County in the form of email or electronic form is used solely to respond to your request, inquiry, or transaction. James City County does not sell or rent personal information to any third party organization. James City County does not provide specific information about users or other personally identifiable data to unaffiliated third parties for their independent use, except if required to do so by the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (the “FOIA”) or other law. As set forth in section 2.2-3705.1(10) of the Code of Virginia, you may request that your electronic mail address be exempt from disclosure pursuant to a FOIA request. Should you wish for your electronic mail address to be exempt from disclosure pursuant to FOIA, please send an email to the County Webmaster with the subject title “Do not disclose my email address.”

Providing External Links
The County provides some links on this web site that lead to resources outside the County's website. The County is not responsible for the privacy practices of the sites to which we link.

When a link on the County's website directs you to a third party's site, the County encourages you to read that third-party's privacy statement to learn of that party's privacy practices.

Sending Your Questions
If you have questions regarding this privacy statement, the practices of the County's web site, or your interaction with the County's web site, please contact the webmaster at

Comment Policy
The purpose of James City County’s presence on social media is to present matters of public interest in James City County for its residents, businesses, and visitors. We encourage you to submit your questions, comments, and concerns, but please note this is a moderated online discussion site.

Once posted, the County reserves the right to delete the following kinds of submissions:
  • Vulgar language
  • Personal attacks of any kind
  • Comments or content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates discrimination on the bases of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, genetics, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or intellectual disability or sexual orientation
  • include spam or links to other sites
  • Are clearly off topic
  • Advocate illegal activity
  • Promote particular services, commercial products, or political organizations
  • Infringe on copyrights or trademarks
  • Personally identifiable medical information
  • Information that may compromise the safety, security or proceedings of public systems or any criminal or civil investigations
Decisions regarding the restriction or deletion of content will be made by the Communications Director with consultation from the County Attorney.

Please note that the comments expressed on this site do not reflect the opinion and position of the James City County government or its officers and employees. If you have any questions concerning the operation of this online moderated discussion site, please contact the Communications Office by email.