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Privacy Policy & Disclaimers

Thank you for visiting the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD) website and reviewing our privacy policy. Please read the following important information regarding our website.

Privacy Policy

We are committed to maintaining your privacy. This privacy policy & disclaimers page addresses the collection, security, and access to information that may be obtained by RAD through your use of our site. This policy covers the following topics:

  • Information Collected
  • Public Disclosure
  • Choice
  • Cookies
  • Disclaimers

Information Collected

As part of standard Internet practice, the following information may be collected when you visit our site:

  • Your domain name; for example, "" if you use a private internet access account, or "", if you are connecting from a university domain;
  • Your IP address, a number automatically assigned to your computer when you are using the Internet;
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  • The internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site;
  • The pages you visit within the site; and
  • The links made to other websites through this site.

This information is collected for statistical analysis using standard third-party software programs (for example, Google Analytics) to create summary statistics. The statistics are used for determining what information is of interest to visitors and identifying system performance or problem areas. Where Google Analytics is used, the data are used for other limited purposes by Google. For more detail on how data is used by Google Analytics, please see here:

RAD does not sell information collected online. Any information, including personally identifiable information (PII) that you provide will be collected and retained in accordance with existing laws and policies.

Public Disclosure

As a general rule, the RAD does not disclose any personally identifiable information collected online except where you have given us permission, or where the information is public information under the Pennsylvania Right to Know Law 65 P.S. 67.101, et seq., or other applicable laws. Visitors should be aware that information collected by RAD on its websites which is not otherwise protected by law or policy may be subject to disclosure, including public disclosure if such information is a public record.


You may decline participation in any activity that asks for information (i.e., surveys or emails). Your choice to not participate will have not affect your ability to view information on RAD’s website.


We may customize your browsing experience by utilizing your browser's "cookies" to store a randomly generated identifying tag on your computer. A cookie is a small text file that is saved on your computer when you visit a website

You can refuse the cookie or delete the cookie file from your computer's browser at any time by using any one of several widely available methods. Cookies created by using our websites and stored on your computer do not contain personally identifiable information and do not compromise your privacy or security.

Session cookies allow you to move through many pages of a website quickly and easily without having to authenticate or reprocess each new area you visit. Session cookies are destroyed after successful completion of a transaction, after a few minutes of inactivity, or when the browser is closed.

Persistent cookies help websites remember your information and settings when you visit them in the future. They continue to exist after a few minutes of inactivity, after the browser is closed, or after a user completes a single session.


External Linking Policy and Disclaimer

The information posted on and within RAD’s website may include hypertext links to information created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations (external websites).

We provide these links for your information and convenience. When you select a link to an outside website, you are leaving RAD’s site ( and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside website.

Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Information Disclaimer

Information provided on RAD’s website is intended to allow for access to public information. While all attempts are made to provide accurate, current, and reliable information we recognize the possibility of human and/or mechanical error. Therefore, the Allegheny Regional Asset District, its officers, and employees expressly disclaim any warranty of the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of any information published within and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance upon the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of such information. Any person who relies upon such information obtained from this system does so at their own risk.

Social Media Policy and Disclaimer

The Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD) engages with the public through many online channels, including and several social media platforms. We encourage the public to engage with RAD through these channels and welcome all viewpoints. Please be aware that when engaging with RAD over social media, you are agreeing to the following.

Official Social Media Channels

Official RAD channels all use the handle @radworkshere. RAD is not responsible for non-official pages or content generated by users on official or non-official pages or platforms.

Terms and Conditions

RAD’s social media pages are located within platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter that have their own terms of services, privacy policies, and other rules to which users are subject when users visit those pages.

User-generated Content

RAD monitors its social media pages and reserves the right to remove posts and comments deemed inappropriate or offensive. Users are fully responsible for everything that they post or submit in their comments, and all posted material is in the public domain. RAD’s individual social media pages contain their own commenting policy statements and conditions which users are presumed to have read and understand in their use of the channels.

Contacting RAD

Social media is not considered an official channel for contacting the Allegheny Regional Asset District, its officials, or its staff. While RAD often responds to queries and comments on social media, staffing for that purpose is not 24/7. RAD encourages users to follow instructions on how to officially contact our office by visiting the “Contact Us” link on

Communications posted on RAD’s social media pages will not be construed as satisfying requirements for legal notice or service, shall not be considered official public comment, and shall not be construed as an official request for records pursuant to the Right-to-Know Law.

Intellectual Property

RAD does not claim ownership of content users submit or make available on our social media pages. We only claim rights in what official RAD users write, post, or otherwise share. If users want to use a logo, a video, a document, etc., they must obtain RAD’s express permission.


RAD may post links to other public and/or private organizations on social media. A link does not constitute an endorsement of content, viewpoint, policies, products, or services of that website. Once a user clicks a link to an external website not maintained or owned by RAD, the user is subject to the terms and conditions of that website. Read our full external linking policy and disclaimer above.

Updated July 2020