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privacy policy

Privacy Statement

Links to Other Sites - A Disclaimer
This site includes links to other websites for the convenience of our customers. These links connect to sites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses. Once you leave our site, this Privacy Notice no longer applies. You are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.

The State of Oregon, its agencies, officers, and employees do not guarantee the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of information on these external sites, nor do they endorse any content, viewpoints, products, or services offered. Any reliance on the information from these sites is at your own risk, as some information may be incorrect or outdated.

Information Collected When You Just Browse
When you visit this website and simply browse or download information, we automatically collect and store standard data, including:

  • The Internet Protocol (IP) address

  • The type of browser and operating system used.

  • The date and time of your visit.

  • The web pages or services accessed.

  • The website you visited prior to ours (for analysis of referral sources).

We do not track individual user navigation choices. We summarize this information to:

  • Identify frequent users to better target our content.

  • Determine browser usage to improve compatibility.

  • Monitor page usage frequency.

  • Assess the effectiveness of referral sources.

For site security, network traffic may be monitored to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or cause damage. Evidence of abuse or criminal activity may be reported to appropriate officials. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no attempts are made to identify individual users or their habits. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information are prohibited and may be punishable under state and federal laws.
Public Disclosure
Information collected on this site becomes a public record unless exempted by law (ORS Chapter 192 - Oregon Public Records Law). Oregon laws ensure government transparency and public access to records, with certain exceptions to protect individual privacy. Both state and federal laws provide these exceptions. We may request personally identifiable information to provide services, and it is handled as it would be during an in-person visit to a government office.
Personal Information and Nondisclosure
"Personal information" refers to details that identify an individual, such as name, address, and phone number. This information may be exempt from disclosure if it would constitute an unreasonable invasion of privacy. Domain names or IP addresses are not considered personal information. Most state government-collected information is public unless specifically exempted. Under ORS 192.445, individuals may request nondisclosure of their home address and phone number.
Information collected through this site becomes a public record unless exempted by law. ORS Chapter 192 - Oregon Public Records Law ensures government transparency and public access to records, with exceptions for privacy. Both state and federal laws provide these exceptions. Personally identifiable information requested for services is handled as it would be during an in-person visit to a government office.
Each electronic form collecting personal information on this site will include a specific privacy statement or a link to one, explaining the conditions under which information may be shared.
Requesting Personal Information Inspection
You have the right to review information collected about you by this site. Contact the agency that provides the service you requested.
Secure Transmission
This site uses industry-standard encryption software, Secure Socket Layer (SSL), for secure data transmission. When this feature is active, the URL changes to "HTTPS," and a lock or key symbol may appear on your browser's task bar. If these indicators are not present, information may be intercepted by others. Most Internet email communication is not secure; for sensitive information, consider using postal mail.
A cookie is a small text file a website creates on your computer to store unique information such as passwords, pages visited, or session identifiers. Cookies are often used in commercial sites for shopping carts. If cookies are used on this site, their use will be clearly indicated. Most browsers allow you to control cookie usage, but some features may not be available if cookies are turned off. Each application start page where cookies are used will include a statement explaining their use and whether information is deleted or retained after your session. We do not currently use cookies.

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