INFORMATION ON THE STATE OF UTAH’S COMPUTER SYSTEMS IS MADE AVAILABLE AS A PUBLIC SERVICE, WITHOUT EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, AND IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING DISCLAIMERS:
ACCURACY, CHANGES, AND CONTINUITY OF SERVICEThe State of Utah (State) tries to ensure that the information made available on Utah.gov Web sites is accurate and complete. Due to factors beyond the control of the State, however, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of information or errors made in inputting and posting data. The State may make changes to a Web page at any time to update, add, or correct the information made available. The State may elect to charge a fee for accessing or using information from the State’s computer system, or may suspend or discontinue making the information available.
NO WARRANTIESThe State disclaims any express or implied warranties related to making its computer system available for public use, and for any materials, information, graphics, products, or processes contained within its computer system. It makes no warranty, express or implied, nor assumes any responsibility for the use of information on the State’s Web sites or computer system/s, or for the computer system’s fitness for any general or particular purpose. Nor does the State warrant that the use of information on the State’s system will not infringe or violate the rights of others. The public is granted access to information on the State’s computer system on a strictly “as is” basis. The State denies responsibility for the conduct of its users.
SUBMISSIONSCertain Utah.gov websites invite users to submit content to Utah.gov that Utah.gov may include on Utah.gov websites. In these circumstances, Utah.gov invites users to submit content solely for the purpose of identifying content that Utah.gov can use to communicate Utah.gov’s and the State’s messages. Utah.gov is not a public forum and users should not expect that content submitted will be posted on Utah.gov websites. If Utah.gov chooses to post any content, it does so solely at its own discretion and for the purpose of communicating the messages of Utah.gov and the State of Utah. Utah.gov exercises final approval authority over any content it chooses to post to Utah.gov and may remove submitted content at any time at its discretion.While Utah.gov may choose to post submitted content for the purpose of communicating Utah.gov’s and the State’s messages, the State disclaims any responsibility for any information, materials, opinions, endorsements of products or services, or any other content located or made available on external sites.
EXTERNAL LINKS; PERSONAL OPINIONSUtah.gov may choose to provide hypertext or other links to non-Utah.gov websites. As with circumstances where Utah.gov chooses to post content submitted by users, Utah.gov posts these links for the purpose of communicating Utah.gov’s and the State’s messages. If Utah.gov chooses to provide a link to any non-Utah.gov website, it does so solely at its own discretion. Utah.gov is not a public forum and users submitting links to Utah.gov should not expect that any link submitted will be posted on Utah.gov websites. Utah.gov exercises final approval authority over any links to non-Utah.gov websites it chooses to post and may remove links at any time at its discretion. While Utah.gov may provide a link to these sites for its own purpose of communicating Utah.gov’s and the State’s messages, the State disclaims legal responsibility for any information, materials, opinions, endorsements of products or services, or any other content located or made available on external sites.No other sections of this disclaimer statement are applicable to external sites beyond the control of the State.
COPYRIGHT LIMITATIONSThe State has made the content of certain pages of its Web sites available to the public. Anyone may view, copy, or distribute information found within these web pages (not including the design or layout of the pages) for personal or informational use without owing an obligation to the State if the documents are not modified in any respect, and unless otherwise stated on the particular materials or information to which a restriction on free use applies. The State makes no warranty, however, that the materials contained within these pages are free from copyright claims, or other restrictions or limitations on free use or display. The State disclaims any liability for the improper or incorrect use of information obtained from its Web sites.
ASSUMPTION OF RISK OF USEOne who uses the information available for public use on the State’s computer system assumes the risk of using or relying on such information. Neither the State, its employees, nor its agents shall be liable for any damages, including indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages a user incurs as a result of viewing, distributing, or copying materials on the sites made available to the public, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
MONITORING AND PROTECTING THE SYSTEM FROM INTRUSIONAll State computer systems are subject to monitoring to assure proper functioning of the system and to provide security for the computer system’s operation. By using the computer systems you are consenting to the exercise of such monitoring practices. The State reserves the right to use any legally appropriate measures to prevent and investigate anyone attempting to modify, deface, delete, or otherwise tamper with or abuse a State Web site, server, database, information system, or other State technology asset.
UTAH LAW AND JURISDICTIONThe materials made available for public use on the State’s Web sites are from computer systems located within the State, and are for the use and benefit of the citizens of Utah. Any person who uses these systems or attempts to gain access to information or materials on these systems is subject to the jurisdiction of the State of Utah. Any dispute arising from a person using or attempting to use information or materials on the State’s Web sites shall be determined in accordance with Utah laws and in the courts of Utah.
The State of Utah (State) is committed to protecting the privacy of those accessing its Web sites. The purpose of this policy is to inform those accessing State Web sites about the collection and use of the personally identifiable information of its users.
For the purposes of this policy “personally identifiable information” means any information collected online that could serve to identify an individual, such as:
First and last name
Social Security number
Credit card information
Bank account information
Any combination of personal information that could be used to determine identity
Collection of Information
The following information may be automatically collected and retained if you look or search through our web pages, or download information:
The Internet domain and Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using to access our site;
The type of browser and operating system used to visit our site;
The date and time of when you access our site; and
Which portions of the website you visit
The data collected serve as part of our statistical analysis about the use of our Web sites so we may better design online services and improve access to them. We do not attempt to gain personally identifiable information about individual users and associate it with IP addresses unless explicitly stated as part of a government agency service. The State does not use the information automatically collected to ascertain your personally identifiable information. The State of Utah may detect user IP addresses for providing location based user information and services. The State does not maintain or collect user IP addresses, or disclose such addresses to any third parties.
Except where specified, you do not have to provide personally identifiable information to visit or download information from State Web sites. Unless you choose to make your personally identifiable information available to us, the State does not collect such information from you. The State does not use or place spyware on your computer. Be aware that government agencies may request personally identifiable information from you in order to perform requested specialized services.
How Personally Identifiable Information Is Used by the Governmental Entity
Email or other information requests sent to a State Web site may be saved and used to respond to the request, forward the request to the appropriate agency, communicate updates to the State site that may be of interest to citizens, or provide the State web designer with valuable customer feedback to assist in improving the Web site.
Any personally identifiable information an individual provides to a State site will be used solely by the State of Utah, its entities, and third party agents with whom it has contracted to perform a state function on its behalf, unless the information is designated as public record by an individual State agency as authorized under the “Government Records Access and Management Act” (GRAMA), and the State agency’s Web site provides conspicuous notice that such information is subject to public access.
Collection and Use of Information – Children’s Personally Identifiable Information
Except as otherwise permitted by law, the State does not knowingly collect and use or disclose the personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 13.
Personally Identifiable Information Available or Collected from Governmental Web Sites
Information collected is subject to the access provisions of GRAMA and other applicable sections of the Utah Code, federal regulations, and federal law. Consequently, certain communications may be subject to public disclosure. However, in these instances you will be notified on either the Utah.Gov portal or on the agency Web site under the conditions described below in “State Agency Privacy Policies and How They Relate to This Policy.”
All records that are prepared, owned, received, or retained by a governmental entity that may be reproduced by certain means are considered public, unless they are private, controlled or protected as outlined in GRAMA, or are records to which access is restricted according to court rule, other State law, federal law, or federal regulation. Information that is generally considered public record under GRAMA – and not made confidential elsewhere in the Utah Code or by federal law – may be subject to electronic access through Utah.Gov Web sites.
Personally Identifiable Information is used by the governmental entities for the purpose of conducting official state business. A governmental entity may share Personally Identifiable Information with another governmental entity if it is designated as a record that is private, controlled, or protected as described in Section 63-2-206 unless such data sharing is expressly prohibited, authorized or required by federal law, state law, or federal regulation. In some instances a Governor’s directive or executive order may limit or prohibit data sharing even though Section 63-2-206 may permit such data sharing.
Data Security and Quality
The State of Utah is committed to data security and the data integrity of Personally Identifiable Information available from or collected by State government Web sites. The State has taken precautions to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, or alteration. Any authorized third parties responsible for this information are committed to the same principles, and are required by contract to follow the same policies and guidelines as the State of Utah in protecting this information. Visitors should be aware, however, that even though protections are in place, the State cannot guarantee against the occurrence of hardware failure, unauthorized intrusion, or other technical problems.
Procedures for Access by the User To View Or Correct Personally Identifiable Information
Unless otherwise prohibited by State law, federal law, or federal regulation, an individual may access and correct Personally Identifiable Information whether or not the inaccuracy was created by accident, unauthorized access, or a change in circumstances. The State also reserves the right to use any legally appropriate measures to prevent, monitor, and investigate any attempt to deface, delete, or otherwise tamper with or abuse a State Web site, server, database, information system, or other State technology asset. For a description of the individual processes used by agencies to view or correct Personally Identifiable Information please use Utah.Gov’s Live Help section. See also Security Measures section.
State Agency Privacy Policies and How They Relate to This Policy
A full description of how agencies are to inform you if your personal information is treated any differently than as described in this policy is provided in R895-8 of the Utah Administrative Code, which governs the actions of state agencies.
Non-State Web Sites
Visitors may link to various Web sites from State Web pages. The State is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of external sites. Many of these sites, particularly those in the private sector, may not be subject to GRAMA, other sections of the Utah Code, or federal law. Those visiting external sites are advised to check the applicable privacy statement and be cautious about providing personally identifiable information without a clear understanding of how the information will be used.