The PII you provide on The Saltz website will be used only for the purpose for which you provided it. We will protect your information and will not surrender any information voluntarily without the issuance of a court order.
Personally Identifiable Information
As a general rule, The Saltz does not collect PII about you when you visit our website, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Submitting PII through our website is voluntary. By doing so, you are giving The Saltz your permission to use the information for a specific, stated purpose. However, not providing certain information may result in The Saltz inability to provide you with the service you desire.
If you choose to provide us with PII on The Saltz website, through such methods as completing a web form, we will use that information to help us provide you the information or service you have requested. The information we may receive from you varies based on what you do when visiting our site.
We only share the PII you give us with a court in the manner of criminal purposes only and accompanied by a signed Court Order. We never create individual profiles or give your PII to any private organizations.
If we store your PII in a record system designed to retrieve information about you by personal identifier (name, personal email address, home mailing address, personal or mobile phone number, etc.), so that we may contact you, we will safeguard the information you provide to us.
Many of our programs and websites allow you to send us email messages. We will use the information you provide to respond to your inquiry. We will only send you general information via email. You should be reminded that email may not necessarily be secure against interception. Therefore, we suggest that you do not send sensitive PII (such as your Social Security number) to us via email. If your intended email communication is sensitive, e.g., it includes information such as your bank account, charge card, or Social Security number, you should instead send it by U.S. mail. Another alternative may be submission of data through a secure program website, if available.
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
When you browse through any website, certain information about your visit can be collected. We automatically collect the following types of information about your visit:
- Domain from which you access the Internet;
- IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to a computer when surfing the Internet);
- Operating system and information about the device or browser used when visiting the site;
- Date and time of your visit;
- Content you visited or downloaded; and,
- website (such as google.com or bing.com) or referral source (email notice or social media site) that connected you to the website.
The Saltz uses a variety of different Web measurement software tools.
The Saltz uses Google Analytics measurement software to collect the information listed above. The data are automatically sent to Google’s system and the system immediately aggregates the data. Neither The Saltz nor Google ever have access to the specifics of your particular site visits. The staff can only see the aggregate data from all users for a particular time period.
The Saltz gathers this information to improve our websites and has chosen to not share the aggregate data with Google. We may use the aggregated data to share with our partners and contractors to help improve visitor experiences.
The Saltz staff conducts, analyses and reports on the aggregated data. The reports are only available to website managers, members of their communications and web teams, and other designated staff who require this information to perform their duties.
The Department retains the data from Google Analytics, survey results only as long as required by law or needed to support the mission of The Saltz website.
When you visit any website, its server may generate a piece of text known as a “cookie” to place on your computer. Placing cookie text allows websites to “remember” visitors’ preferences, surfing patterns and behavior while they are connected.
The cookie makes it easier for you to use the dynamic features of web pages. Cookies from The Saltz web pages only collect information about your browser’s visit to the site; they do not collect any personal information about you.
There are two types of cookies, single session (temporary), and multi-session (persistent). Session cookies last only as long as your Web browser is open. Once you close your browser, the cookie disappears. Persistent cookies are stored on your computer for longer periods.
Session Cookies: We use session cookies for technical purposes such as to enable better navigation through our site. These cookies let our server know that you are continuing a visit to our site.
Persistent Cookies: We use persistent cookies to differentiate between new and returning visitors to our site. Persistent cookies remain on your computer between visits to thesaltz.com for six months.
3rd party software, modules, or add-ins being leveraged on The Saltz websites may or may not use persistent cookies or similar technology; however, no data collected in this manner is accessible, viewable, or retained by the third party.
If you do not wish to have session or persistent cookies stored on your machine, you can disable cookies in your web browser. You will still have access to all information and resources at The Saltz websites. However, turning off cookies may affect the functioning of some parts of The Saltz website. Be aware that disabling cookies in your browser will affect cookie usage at all other websites you visit as well.
Third-Party Websites and Applications
The Saltz uses social media websites and other kinds of third-party websites. The Saltz uses social media websites to engage in dialogue, share information and media, and collaborate with the public. The Saltz may also use these websites to make information and services widely available, while promoting transparency and accountability, as a service for those seeking information about or services from The Saltz.
The Saltz does use third-party websites to solicit and collect PII from individuals. Any PII collected by the third-party website will be transmitted and stored by The Saltz; no PII will be disclosed, sold or transferred to any other entity outside The Saltz, unless required for limited law enforcement purposes.
The Saltz takes the security of all PII very seriously. We take precautions to maintain the security, confidentiality, and integrity of the information we collect at this site. Such measures include access controls designed to limit access to the information to the extent necessary to accomplish our mission. We also employ various security technologies to protect the information stored on our systems. We routinely test our security measures to ensure that they remain operational and effective.
Interaction with Children Online
The Saltz is committed to the protection of children’s online privacy. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) governs information gathered online from or about children under the age of 13. Verifiable consent from a child’s parent or guardian is required before collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from a child under age 13. If The Saltz website intends to collect information from children under 13 years old, COPPA-required information and instructions will be provided by the specific Web page that collects information about the child. The Web page will specify exactly what the information will be used for, who will see it, and how long it will be kept.
Visiting Other Websites
Our website contains links to our third party vendors. These websites are not within our control and may not follow the same privacy, security, or accessibility policies. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the policies of that site.