§ 37.061  PRIVACY EXPECTATION.
   (A)   Employees forfeit any expectation of privacy with regard to anything published or maintained through file-sharing software or any internet site open to public view (e.g., Facebook, MySpace).
   (B)   The village also reserves the right to access, audit, and disclose for whatever reason all messages, including attachments, and any information transmitted over any technology that is issued or maintained by the village, including the village’s email system, computer network, or any information placed into storage on any department system or device.
   (C)   (1)   All messages, pictures, and attachments transmitted, accessed, or received over department networks are considered department records and, therefore, are the property of the village.
      (2)   The village reserves the right to access, audit, and disclose for whatever reason all messages, including attachments, that have been transmitted, accessed, or received through any department system or device, or any such information placed into any department storage area or device. This includes records of all key strokes or web browsing history made at any department computer or over any department network.
      (3)   The fact that access to a database, service, or website requires a user name or password will not create an expectation of privacy if it is accessed through a village computer or network.
(Ord. 2012-O-5, passed 4-17-2012)