The purpose of this policy statement is to inform users of this site about the collection and use of personally identifiable information.

Definition of Personally Identifiable Information

For the purposes of this statement “personally identifiable information” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual who is the subject of the information.

Personally Identifiable Information Not Routinely Collected

Citizens do not have to routinely provide personal information to visit Idaho Department of Commerce Web sites or to download information. Government agencies may request personally identifiable information from you in order to provide requested specialized services, but such information is handled as it would be on an in-person visit to a government office.

Personally Identifiable Information Available From Governmental Web Sites

Access to personally identifiable information in public records at state and local levels of government in Idaho is controlled by Idaho law. Information that is generally available under Idaho law may be posted for electronic access through this website.

The Internet Protocol (IP) numbers of computers used to visit this website are noted as part of our statistical analysis on the use of our web sites so we may better design services and improve access to them. However, the site does not attempt to gain personally identifiable information on individual users and associate them with IP addresses.

E-mail addresses obtained as a result of a request to this website will not be sold or given to private companies for marketing purposes unless the user opts in to receive such communications. The information collected is subject to the access and confidentiality provisions of the Idaho Code and federal law. E-mail or other information requests sent to this website may be maintained in order to respond to the request, forward that request to the appropriate agency, communicate updates to this website that may be of interest to citizens, or provide the web designer with valuable customer feedback to assist in improving the site. Individuals will be provided with the ability to “opt-out” at any time of any communication regarding new service updates.

Data Security and Quality

IDOC is committed to data security and the data quality of personally identifiable information that is either available from or collected by governmental websites and has taken reasonable precautions to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, or alteration. Any third parties responsible for this information are committed to the same principles, and also are required by contract to follow the same policies and guidelines as the state of Idaho in protecting this information. Unless otherwise prohibited by state or federal law, rule or regulation, the individual is granted the ability to access and correct personally identifiable information whether or not the information inaccuracy was accidental or was created by unauthorized access.

Non State Web Sites

Various Web sites may be linked through this website. Visitors to those sites are advised to check the privacy statements of these sites and be cautious about providing personally identifiable information without a clear understanding of how the information will be used. Visitors may also wish to consult privacy guidelines such as those recommended by the Online Privacy Alliance.