By visiting our website, you are accepting the policies and practices as described here. This notice covers the following topics:
Please note that the Conditions of Use reflect the Department's current business practices are subject to change without notice.
Also note that each department within the State may have additional privacy and use policies specific to the mission and needs of their work. Be sure to review those policies as you access additional State websites.
Children are not eligible to use services that require submission of personal information, and we require that minors (under the age of 18) do not submit any personal information to us. This includes submitting personal information to the Department as part of a user profile or personalization profile. If you are a minor, you can use these services only if used together with your parents or guardians. If you are a minor, you should seek guidance from your parents.
If the Department decides to begin collecting personal information from children, it will notify parents that it is being requested, disclose the reasons for collecting it, and disclose our intended use of it. The Department will seek parental consent before collecting any personally identifiable information. If it does collect it, parents may request information on the type of data being collected, view their child's information, and, if they choose, prohibit the Department from making further use of their child's information. The Department will not provide personal information about children to third parties.
The Department provides this website and the information it contains as a public service. This system is monitored to ensure proper operation, to verify the functioning of applicable security features, and for comparable purposes. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring. Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this system, to defeat or circumvent security features, or to utilize this system for other than its intended purposes are prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution.
The Department attempts to maintain the highest accuracy of content on its website. Any errors or omissions should be reported for investigation.
The Department makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the absolute accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this website and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this website. No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed, or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the contents of this website or its hyperlinks to other Internet resources. Reference in this website to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the Department, or its employees or agents.
Considered in the public domain. It may be distributed or copied as permitted by law. However, the Department does make use of copyrighted data (e.g., photographs) which may require additional permission prior to your use. In order to use any information on this website not owned or created by the Department, you must seek permission directly from the owning (or holding) sources. The Department shall have the unlimited right to use for any purpose, free of any charge, all information submitted via this site except those submissions made under separate legal contract. The Department shall be free to use, for any purpose, any ideas, concepts, or techniques contained in information provided through this site.