Personally identifiable information is information about an individual that could reasonably be used to identify that individual. Examples of personal information include an individual’s first and last name, residential address, telephone number, and e-mail address.
The Colorado Attorney General fully supports the protection of individual privacy. We minimize the collection of personally identifiable information to the least amount required to complete a particular transaction. This policy extends to the collection of all personally identifiable information, regardless of the source or the medium.
- Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Information
- Public Records
- Contact Information
Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Information
The Colorado Attorney General may collect some personally identifiable information about your visit to our Web site. This information may include:
- Internet Protocol (IP) address and domain name used (an IP address is a numerical identifier assigned to your Internet Service Provider or directly to your computer)
- Type of browser used
- Date and time that you visited this site
- Web pages or services that you accessed at this site.
The information we collect or store is used to improve the content of our web services and to help us understand how the public is using these services. In addition, we use your IP address to direct the selected department web pages back to you.
If you send an e-mail message to us during your visit to our site, the following information will be collected:
- E-mail address used to send the e-mail message
- Contents of the e-mail.
We collect this information to ensure we respond appropriately. For example, we may need to address issues you identify, make improvements to our Web site, or forward your e-mail message to another agency for appropriate action.
It is our policy to collect no personally identifiable information about you unless that information is required to complete a particular transaction. In addition, we collect no personally identifiable information about you unless you voluntarily participate in activities that ask for information. Choosing not to participate in these activities will not affect your ability to use any other features of our Web site.
If personal information is requested on the Web site or is volunteered by the user, state and federal law may protect that information. However, all information becomes a public record once it is provided and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not protected by federal or state law.
Furthermore, the information filed with the Attorney General may be stored electronically and may be made accessible to the public through the Attorney General’s Web site. Except where disclosure is protected by law, the information that is electronically stored may be purchased by private individuals and entities.
Users are cautioned that the collection of personal information requested from or volunteered by children online or by e-mail will be treated the same as information provided by an adult and may be subject to public access.
The Information Services division, as developer and manager of the Colorado Attorney General’s Web site, has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its telecommunications and computing infrastructure, including but not limited to authentication, monitoring, and auditing. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day practices of the entire operating environment as part of a continuing commitment to risk management.