Your privacy is one of our top priorities. This policy informs you of the information that we collect from you at this site, what we do with it, to whom it may be disseminated, and how you can access it. Based on this information, you can make an informed decision about your use of this site.
Limited Scope of this Policy
Personally Identifiable Information
We use the term "personally identifiable information" to mean any information that could reasonably be used to identify you, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, Social Security number, birth date, bank account information, credit card information, or any combination of information that could be used to identify you.
Information Voluntarily Provided by You
This site may collect voluntary information from you through email messages you choose to send to the General Court.
Any email messages sent by you to this site will contain personally identifiable information such as your email address and any other information you choose to give us to help us answer your inquiry.
Information Automatically Collected and Stored by this Site
This website does not use permanent "cookies." However, the site uses temporary "session cookies" to allow visitors to interact with the site and to use online applications. "Session cookies" do not allow us to personally identify a visitor. These cookies are stored only in memory and are deleted when the user's browser is shut down.
This site does collect and store your "Internet Protocol (IP) address" (which does not identify you as an individual) indefinitely, as well as information about the date and time of your visit, whether a file you have requested exists, and how many "bytes" of information were transmitted to you over the Web from this site. We use your IP address to assess the frequency of visits to this site and the popularity of its various pages and functions. We will not attempt to match any personally identifiable information that you provide to us with your IP address.
Dissemination of Your Personally Identifiable Information
We do not sell any personally identifiable information collected through this website.
We will collect and aggregate the information you provide through email messages for the purposes of ensuring that this website is as accurate and helpful as possible. Where appropriate, we may provide the information submitted by you through an email to the person or office responsible for the matters referred to in your communication.
Because email sent to the General Court is not encrypted, you should not send messages containing information that you consider highly sensitive to this website. We use standard security measures to ensure that information provided by you, including your personally identifiable information, is not lost, misused, altered, or unintentionally destroyed. We also use software to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits.
This policy reflects the General Court’s current practices, but is subject to change without notice.
For questions about your privacy while using the website of the General Court, please contact webmaster@MaLegislature.gov
An "Internet Protocol Address" or "IP Address" is a series of numbers that identifies each computer and machine connected to the Internet. An IP address enables a server on a computer network to send you the file that you have requested on the Internet. The IP address disclosed to us may identify the computer from which you are accessing the Internet, or a server owned by your Internet Service Provider. Because it is machine-specific, rather than person-specific, an IP address is not, in and of itself, personally identifiable information