The City of Medford offers services online as a means to improve services and to make them more accessible. Such transactions are allowed only under tightly controlled circumstances, where there are appropriate technological and other safeguards in place to protect financial and other sensitive, personally identifiable data. Under statue, the City is responsible for properly securing communications that are exempt from public disclosure including financial information. Wherever possible, the City does not see or collect financial information. Instead, designated banks and financial institutions route the data, transfer the funds, and confirm payment to both you and the City. Additional measures, including but not limited to encryption, are used to ensure the integrity and security of your financial information.