What Information Is Collected and Stored?
When visiting the Court website, certain identifying information is collected, such as your operating system, your IP address, your site activity and the time and date of your visit. When visiting the Court website, the Court automatically collects and stores the following information about your visit:
This information is collected automatically when visiting the Court website for use in statistical information. This information is used to help improve the website’s content and to help the Court understand how users interact with and view the Court website. The information collected is used for statistical analysis, to help determine what information is of most and least interest to users of the Court website and to improve the utility of the material available on the website. This information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes, and the Court does not, and is not, authorize the sale or otherwise disclosure of the information collected from the Court website for commercial purposes.
A cookie is a small file that contains a unique ID tag; this is sent to your computer along with a web page when you visit a website. The website you are visiting also saves a complimentary file with reference to your unique ID tag. This is done so that the next time you visit the site, days or weeks later, the website can recognize you by matching the cookie on your computer with the complimentary one in the website’s system. Your computer will give the information in the cookie only to the computer that sent it, and no other website can request it. There are two types of cookies: temporary (also known as session) and permanent (also known as persistent).
Temporary cookies are stored in your browser’s memory and are automatically deleted at a set interval in your browser (either when the session ends or the web browser is shut-down or (closed) while Persistent cookies are stored as a text file on your computer’s hard drive permanently.
The Court, and all affiliated state agencies, use the information collected to improve the sites content and user experience. This information is also used to diagnose problems with our services, to learn about the number of visitors to our site, the types of technology used, and to improve the overall website content. This information does not personally identify you or record your e-mail address. The Court, in no way, tracks information about specific individuals.
Typically, personal information submitted through the Court website is used to respond to your specific messages and/or requests. This information is not collected for commercial marketing, and the Court does not use this information for any commercial or financial gain.
EXCEPTION The Court may disclose personally identifiable information in response to a request for information or service. For example, we may provide this information to a requesting party in response to a lawful court order or a subpoena, or in response to a valid request from law enforcement. We may also disclose information as necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or as otherwise required by law.
The information posted on the Court website includes hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations. These external links are provided as a convenience and are for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the Court of any of the products, services, or opinions of the corporation, organization or individual. When users select a link to an outside (external) website, they are leaving the Court website and may be subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside web site.
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|Last Updated on Thursday, 17 September 2009 10:35|