We are committed to protecting user privacy online. We believe that greater protection of personal privacy on the web will not only protect users, but also increase user confidence and ultimately their participation in online activities. We intend to give you as much control as possible over your personal information. The purpose of our policy is to inform you about the types of information we gather when you visit our site, how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone and the choices you have regarding our use of and your ability to correct the information.
We are not automatically collecting any electronically generated information about your visit to our site, such as the date, type of browser used and technical Internet protocol data. We do not store any of your private banking or credit information in our database.
We do not use "persistent" cookies to collect permanent information. (Note: A cookie file contains unique information a Web site can use to track such things as passwords, lists of pages you've visited, and the date when you last looked at a specific page or to identify your session at a particular Web site. A cookie is often used in commercial sites to identify the items selected for a specific shopping cart application.) We do use "non-persistent" cookies called Session IDs to temporarily keep track of a user, but this cookie disappears once you close your browser window, or if you leave your browser open for 20 minutes with no activity, or you logout from our website.
As a governmental agency, we are governed by open records laws. Any information that we receive through the use of our site is subject to the same provisions as information provided on paper. Otherwise, we do not share personal identifying information with any third party without your permission. We disclose only in aggregate form our statistical analyses or demographics of users to third parties.
This information is not reported or used in any manner that would reveal personally identifiable information and will not be released to any outside parties unless we are legally required to do so in connection with law enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings.
We retain copyright on all text, graphic images and other content. This means that you may not: distribute the text or graphics to others without our express written permission; "mirror" this information on your server without our permission; or modify or reuse the text or graphics on this system. You may print copies of the information for your own personal use and reference this server from your own documents. Commercial use of the materials is prohibited without our written permission. In all copies of this information, you must retain this notice and any other copyright notices originally included with such information. We reserve all other rights.