Security Policy

Security Policy

The City of El Paso has taken steps to safeguard the integrity of its data and to prevent unauthorized access to information that is maintained in our computer systems. These measures are designed and intended to:

  • Prevent corruption of data
  • Block unauthorized access
  • Ensure the integrity of information transmitted from our users while in our possession
  • Monitor and audit network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload, alter, or damage information
  • Use industry-standard software tools to control access to specific applications and services
  • Protect data that is transmitted electronically between users and the City.

Some information that you submit through this site is protected by encryption technology, some is not. As a general rule, all personally identifiable information collected through this site is secured and restricted to only those employees who need to know it, who monitor the status of the computers, or who perform routine maintenance on our computers. Most Internet browsers provide visual cues to the user that a site or page is secure (see image below).

At the top of the browser window, to the left hand side of the URL, you should see a key or lock symbol. If the key icon is not broken or the lock icon appears locked, then you are on a secure site or page. If the key or lock images are not present or appear broken, that page is not secured. If you submit information to our server through a page that contains visible indicators of active encryption technology (like in the example above), we will take reasonable precautions to safeguard the confidentiality of such information in accordance with our website privacy policy.

However, no site can protect itself against all eventualities. The user of this website agrees that the City of El Paso, its officials, and employees will not be liable for any injury caused by the disclosure of your information, whether by security breach, accident, inadvertence, or any other act resulting in disclosure.


Unauthorized attempts to upload information, change information or otherwise impede the delivery of services by and on City of El Paso servers is strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law, including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act. All evidence of criminal activity or information pertaining to such activity will be provided to law enforcement officials.