April 27, 2001
Thank you for visiting the DAS web
site. DAS is committed to
protecting your privacy and to making your on-line experience enjoyable,
secure, comfortable, and valuable.
DAS policy is to respect and protect the privacy of our website users,
consistent with the applicable laws of the United States and the State of
Connecticut, including the Connecticut
Freedom of Information Act and the Connecticut Personal Data
Act. We do not collect, use or disclose any information about our
users without their knowledge and approval. We do not share user information
with third parties unless we have informed users about the disclosures or when
we have prior consent.
Visitors should be aware that the State of Connecticut could be required to
disclose personal information in response to valid legal process, such as a
search warrant, subpoena, or court order, pursuant to the Connecticut
Freedom of Information Act. All record keepers face the possibility
that disclosure of their records may be compelled in some civil, criminal, or
administrative matters. Disclosures may also be necessary to protect the
State’s legal rights or during emergencies if physical safety is believed to
be at risk. We think that these events are unlikely, but they are
Policy Revision and Notification of
DAS will update this policy as new services and
features are added. We will tell our users about policy changes through
notices on this page, which will always contain a version number and date. Any
information collected under the current policy will remain subject to these
terms. Information collected after any changes take effect will be subject to
What Information About Users Does The State Of
A. Automatic Information
The following information may be collected and stored
automatically from all users accessing the DAS web site to browse or
- The Internet domain and Internet Protocol
address from which you access our site;
- The type of browser and operating system used to
access our site;
- The date and time you access our site;
- The pages you visit; and
- If you linked to DAS from another website,
the address of that website.
This information is used to create summary
statistics, which are used for purposes such as assessing what information is
of most interest to users, determining technical design specifications, and
identifying system performance or problem areas.
This information is not reported or used in any
manner that would reveal personally identifiable information, and will not be
released to any outside (third) parties unless legally required.
B. Personal Information You Provide to
DAS does not retain personally identifiable
information about you when you visit our web site unless you choose to
provide such information to us (i.e. sending an e-mail, participating in a
survey, responding to a feedback or "contact us" form, etc.)
We consider any information that could reasonably
be used to identify you as "personally identifying information." This
includes, but is not limited to:
- Your name
- Your address
- Your e-mail address
- Your Social Security number
- Your password
- Bank account information
- Credit card information
- Any combination of data that could be used to
identify you such as your birth date, your zip code and your gender.
Connecticut state government agencies,
organizations and institutions may request personally identifiable information
from you in order to provide requested services, but such information is
handled as it would be on an in-person visit to
that same agency, organization or institution.
If personal information is requested on the web
site or volunteered by the user, state law and the United States Privacy Act of 1974
may protect it. However, this information is a public record once you provide
it, and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not protected by
federal or state law..
E-Mail Communications and Web
If you send us an electronic mail message with a
question or comment that contains personally identifying information, or fill
out a form that e-mails us information, we will only use this personally
identifying information to respond to your request. We may redirect your
message to another government agency or person who is in a better position to
answer your question.
All e-mail messages collected by DAS contain
the e-mail addresses of persons who voluntarily communicated with or requested
information from us. E-mail addresses are not sold, leased or shared with any commercial entities without the user's consent. When a user
has given us their e-mail address for purposes of communicating with or
requesting information from DAS, that communication becomes part of the
public record and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not
protected by federal or state law.
About a User?
on the DAS site. A cookie is a text file, not a program, which is sent to
your computer when you access a site. Cookies do not disclose your name or
e-mail address to a web site. They can only tell a web site if you have
visited before and can pass short bits of information from the web site back
to itself the next time you visit.
Does The State Of Connecticut Share The
Information It Receives With Anyone?
Except as provided by applicable state and
federal laws, we do not collect, use or disclose user information without the
user’s knowledge and approval. We do not share user information with third
parties unless we have informed users about the disclosures or have prior
Can I Access and Correct My Personal
Persons concerned about information
contained in their personal records should contact the custodian of the
record, which typically is the state agency or other governmental entity that
collects and maintains the information.
DAS does not collect any personally identifiable information other than
what you provide in your e-mail correspondence. The automatic data recorded is
not matched with any of that personally identifiable information. Therefore,
information cannot be provided about your visit.
Do I Have a Choice About Whether or Not My
Personal Information is Provided to Others?
DAS does not obtain personally
identifiable information about you when you visit our web sites unless you
choose to provide such information to us (i.e. sending an e-mail,
participating in a survey, responding to a feedback or "contact us" form,
etc.). We do not disclose, sell, lease or provide any personal information
about our users to any commercial entity for any
There may be instances where we send ongoing updates or announcements to
interested parties. In such cases, visitors will have the choice whether or
not to receive these updates or announcements.
However, it is important to understand that under applicable state and
federal law, various forms of correspondence and other communications may be
subject to public disclosure.
Commitment to Security
The Department of Information Technology,
which manages the computers that support DAS, has put into place
appropriate safeguards to ensure that any personal information is secure from
destruction, corruption, unauthorized access and breach of confidentiality.
This effort includes an ongoing review of safety measures, implementation of
changes, and regular training for their personnel.
Disclaimer/Links to other Sites
DAS contains links to other web sites. These
may include links to web sites operated by other government agencies,
non-profit organizations and private businesses. When you link to another
site, you are no longer on the DAS web site and this privacy notice does
not apply. When you link to another web site, you are subject to the privacy
policy of that web site.