This policy is effective starting from June 2006
The State of Alaska Department of Public Safety web site is committed to
protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you a safe and secure online experience. By using the State of Alaska web site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement. This statement addresses the collection, use and security of, and access to, information that may be obtained through use of the State of Alaska's web site. This statement covers:
- Information Collected;
- Use of your Personal Information;
- Our Commitment to Data Security;
- Contact Information.
If you visit our web site to browse, read, or download information we automatically collect and store certain information about your visit. This information does not identify you personally. The type of information collected includes:
- The Internet Protocol Address and domain name used. This is the numerical address assigned to your computer as you use the Internet and the associated name (e.g. xyServiceProvider.com or your.school.edu);
- The type of browser and operating system you used;
- The date and time you visited the site;
- The web pages or applications you accessed; and
- The Internet Protocol Address of the web site from which you visited prior to coming to this site (such as www.yahoo.com), typically called the referrer address.
If you choose to identify yourself when you contact us electronically via email, online forms, or applications we may collect personally identifiable information including, but not limited to:
- Your email address;
- Address; and/or
- Telephone number.
The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats you send us.
Use of Your Personal Information
If you visit our web site to browse, read, or download information, the information is collected so that we can better maintain statistics on our web site and in turn provide you with better services and data, better ease of site navigation, and a more enjoyable web site experience overall.
If you choose to identify yourself when you contact us electronically via email, online forms, or applications we use the information you provide to respond appropriately to the situation. This may be to:
- Respond directly back to you;
- Address issues you identify;
- Participate in a program or computer application;
- Share your comments with attribution with others;
- Analyze and track user comments and feedback to further improve our web site; or
- Forward the information to another agency for appropriate action.
Most of your communications with the State of Alaska are considered part of the public record and may be subject to disclosure under AS 40.25.110 - 40.25.120. Personal information obtained through the State of Alaska web site is governed by AS 40.25.300 - 40.25.350. It requires notice when collecting personal information that may become part of the public record.
Within specific agencies, the use and disclosure of personal information may have additional State statutes or regulations that apply. In those situations, the specific statue or regulation that authorizes or regulates the information collection or use should be cited.
We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily participate in an activity on this web site that asks for information. These activities include, but are not restricted to sending an email, registering or participating in an email list, or participating in a voluntary application or form. If you choose not to participate in these activities, your choice will in no way affect your ability to use any other area of our web site.
The State of Alaska web site may use "cookies" to help you personalize your
online experience. A cookie is a simple text file stored on your computer by
your web browser. They provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to
a web site. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to
your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by
the web server that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature
to save you time. For example, if you personalize State of Alaska web site
pages, or register with a State of Alaska web site or services, a cookie
helps recall your specific information on subsequent visits or keeps track
of your current visit status. This simplifies the process of recording your
personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so
on. When you return to the same State of Alaska web site, the information
you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features
that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the State of Alaska web site services or web sites you visit.
Our Commitment to Data Security
We take the integrity of the information and systems we maintain very seriously. We have appropriate security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information that we have collected from you so you can feel comfortable and secure with online transactions.
We use Secure Sockets Layering (SSL) to encrypt your personal credit information, including your credit card number, in the online collection and
transaction processing. SSL technology is the industry standard for secure online transactions. Because we use SSL, providing personal credit information over our web site is just as safe as giving your credit card number over the phone.
Our homepage on the Internet is located at http://www.dps.state.ak.us and/or http://www.dps.alaska.gov
State of Alaska
Department of Public Safety
5700 E Tudor Rd
Anchorage, Alaska 99507
You may contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you do not believe the personal information concerning yourself maintained by a state agency is accurate or complete, you may file a written request with the specific state agency for the information to be changed. The request must provide the details required in AS 40.25.310.
Disputes will be handled by applicable law.
Applicable law will act as dictated by law.