This privacy notice contains the following sections:
In the State of New Hampshire, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has access to appropriate information obtained and held by the government. At the same time, the State recognizes that personal information collected by the State should be used only for the purpose for which it is collected. Except as authorized by law, such information will not be disclosed to other persons or organizations. Therefore, it is the policy of the State of New Hampshire that all personal information collected by state government websites shall be subject to the following principles:
What information is collected automatically?
The following information is collected and stored automatically from all users accessing State of New Hampshire websites:
This information is used for purposes such as assessing what information is of most interest to users and system enhancements.
Unless you choose to do so (i.e. sending an E-mail, participating in a survey, responding to a feedback or "contact us" form, or applying for benefits or State services), State of New Hampshire websites do not obtain personally identifying information.
We consider any information that could reasonably be used to identify you as "personally identifying information." This may include, but is not limited to:
Government agencies may request personally identifying information from you in order to provide requested services, but such information is handled as it would be on an in-person visit to a government office.
If personal information is requested on the website or volunteered by the user, State law and the federal 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, distribution and copying if not protected by federal or State law.
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.
The State does not disclose any personal information except when: permission has been granted by the individual; where the information is considered public information under the New Hampshire Right to Know Law, RSA 91-A, and is not otherwise protected from disclosure by applicable State or federal laws; or, we are required to do so by law, subpoena, court order or legal process.
The State of New Hampshire has instituted security measures to protect the information and systems that we maintain. These measures are designed to ensure that this service remains available to all users by blocking unauthorized access to our systems and preventing corruption of data, thus providing reasonable protection of personal information in our possession.
State of New Hampshire websites may contain links to or data from other, non-State websites. When linking to another site, this State of New Hampshire Privacy Notice no longer applies. The State of New Hampshire does not endorse any products or services linked from or supplied to this site. In addition, some State agencies may have policies specific to their agency that augment or supersede this policy.
While the State of New Hampshire's websites are intended to provide current and accurate information, neither the State nor any of its employees, agencies, and officers can warranty the information contained on the site and shall not be held liable for any losses caused on the reliance of information provided. Relying on information contained on these sites is done at one's own risk.
Additional questions or concerns about this Privacy Notice should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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