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Privacy & Security Statement

Thank you for visiting our website and reviewing this policy.

We do not collect personal information about you unless you give us that information. We do collect and store other information automatically when you visit our web pages.

What We Collect and Store Automatically

We automatically collect some or all of the following information when you visit our site:

  • your internet domain and IP address;
  • type of browser and operating system you use to access our site;
  • date and time you access our site;
  • pages you view on our site;
  • website address from which you link to our site, if that is how you get here.

We use this information to make our site more useful, diagnose problems with our server, keep the site running smoothly, count the number and type of visitors, and improve our services.

If You Send Us Email

If you include personal information in an email to us, we may use that information to respond to your message and to improve our service. Sometimes, we forward your email to other government offices that can better help you. We do not use it to create individual profiles; we do not offer it to other public or private organizations for commercial purposes. However, because the email becomes a public record, we may disclose the email in response to a request for it as a public record. See “Public Disclosure,” below.

We may request personal information from you to help us provide services that you request; we handle that information as we would for people who call us or come to our offices.

We will share your email with various law enforcement and other government agencies if it

  • contains direct or indirect threats;
  • promotes unlawful activity, including “chain letters,” pyramid schemes, and all manner of Internet scams.

Public Disclosure

Information that we collect at this site may be public information under Oregon law; and we may be required to disclose it in a legal action if we receive a subpoena or court order to disclose.

Oregon has laws to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access certain government records and information. Both state and federal law make exceptions to public access, including exceptions respecting a person’s privacy and personal information.

"Personal information" is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that person, such as name, address, and telephone number. A domain name or Internet Protocol (IP) address is not considered personal information. Personal information may be exempt from disclosure if disclosure would unreasonably invade the person’s privacy under the circumstances. State law permits you to request that public officials not disclose your personal home address, telephone number, or email address contained in a public record under certain circumstances. ORS 192.445 specifies how to make that request.

Oregon state government works to protect the security of your information and uses a variety of security technologies and procedures (Secure Socket Layer (SSL) software, encryption, physical security, etc.) to protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure. The state's eCommerce system reveals only the last four digits of your credit card information when confirming or referencing a transaction. When transmitting your credit card information to the appropriate credit card company during order processing, the state uses Payment Card Industry (PCI) certified best practices, following payment application data security standards (PA-DSS), methods, and processes.

Links to Other Sites

Our site has many links to other sites. When you link to another site, you are no longer on our site. You are then subject to the privacy policy of the new site. We are not responsible for the contents or policies on other sites.

Security for Our Site

For our security and to ensure that this site remains available to all visitors, we monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage. We will prosecute people who make those attempts.

Oregon law governs any dispute about this site.