Web Policy

PLEASE NOTE: This site is no longer being managed by the Council on Virginia's Future (2004-2017). If you have any questions regarding site Web policies, contact the Virginia Department of Planning and Budget.

Disclaimer | Linking Policy | Plug-ins | Privacy | Use and Collection | Cookies | Copyright | FOIA

Disclaimer   back to page top

The Council on Virginia's Future (henceforth "The Council") makes every effort to ensure that the information presented on this site is accurate, reliable and timely. However, we do not make any claim that such is 100 percent true 100 percent of the time and therefore we cannot be held liable for the ultimate accuracy, reliability or timeliness of the content found on this site.

Similarly, this site may reference specific commercial products, processes, or services by trade name, trademark, or manufacturer, but this does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the Council.

The Virginia Performs site has links to other Web sites. These include links to Web sites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations, private businesses, and networking sites. When you link to another site, you are no longer on our site and so this policy will not apply. When you link to another Web site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site. Similarly, any references on these Web sites to specific commercial products, processes, or services does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the Council.

Linking Policy  back to page top

This Web site contains links to external Web sites and pages containing information created and maintained by public and private organizations other than the Council, which alone determine what external Web sites are linked to. These links are offered to be helpful to our site visitors, but just because we link to another Web site does not mean we explicitly or implicitly endorse, recommend or especially favor these entities.

Links to external Web sites and pages may be removed or replaced at the sole discretion of the Council at any time without notice.

If a link on the Virginia Performs site is not working, please contact the Department of Planning and Budget.

See also this policy's Disclaimer section above regarding off-site content and policies.

Plug-ins   back to page top

The Virginia Performs site may provide content in several formats that require plug-ins, or separate browser components, to properly view. All required plug-ins are free to use.

The plug-ins used are:

Mac users may want to download the latest version of NeoOffice, which will convert Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents to an open source format.

Privacy   back to page top

Your personal privacy is important to us, and our privacy policy is clear: We do not collect any personal information when you visit our Web site unless you choose to provide that information to us.

During your visit to this site, we do automatically gather and store certain information about your visit. This information does not identify you personally and is limited to:

  • The IP address (a number automatically assigned to your computer in order to browse the Web) and Internet domain of your computer (for example, "company.com" if you connect from work, "school.edu" if you connect from school);
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our Web site;
  • The date and time you access our Web site;
  • The pages you visit; and
  • If you linked to this Web site from another Web site, the address of that Web site.

This information is used to track site usage and user technology; it also helps us to make our site more useful to visitors.

Use and Collection of Personal Information   back to page top

Other than the information listed above, personal information is only collected if you send an e-mail to staff in the Council, or fill out a form with your personal information and submit it through our Web site. These communications are automatically logged for tracking purposes, and will be used to follow-up on your comments, questions, or requests.

We do not collect personal information for any other purposes. The information that you provide is not given to any private organizations or private persons. The Council does not collect or use information for commercial marketing.

Cookies   back to page top

"Cookies" are small files either stored on a server or sent back to a visiting computer. In certain applications user information is stored as "cookies," which are then sent back to and stored on the user's computer.

Some sections of this Web site may use cookies to customize the information presented to you.

See also this policy's Privacy section regarding information gathered by this site and the use of that information.

Copyright   back to page top

The copyright to the Virginia Performs Web site is owned by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Permission is granted to every person visiting this site to make fair use of its contents. All site pages are marked with the notice “Copyright CoV 2018.” If you are in doubt about whether your use constitutes fair use, please send a request to our webmaster for explicit permission to copy the contents.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)   back to page top

The Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), located at § 2.2-3700 et. seq. of the Code of Virginia, guarantees citizens of the Commonwealth and representatives of the media access to public records held by public bodies, public officials, and public employees.

For more information, visit the Council on Virginia's Future FOIA page.