The State of Alaska websites are committed to protecting visitor privacy and developing technology that gives them a safe and secure online experience. By using the State of Alaska websites, visitors consent to the data practices described in this statement. This statement addresses the collection, use, security of, and access to information that may be obtained through use of the State of Alaska’s websites.
Our Commitment to Data Security
We are serious about the integrity of the information and systems we maintain. We have appropriate security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information that has been collected from visitors so they can feel comfortable and secure with online transactions.
For more information, please visit the State Security Office website.
We collect no personal information about visitors unless they voluntarily participate in an activity on SOA websites that asks for information. These activities may include, but are not restricted to: sending an email, registering or participating in an email list, or participating in a voluntary application or form. If visitors choose not to disclose their personal information in these activities, their choices will in no way affect the ability to use any other areas of SOA websites.
If website visitors browse, read, or download information, we automatically collect and store certain information about their visit so that we can better maintain statistics on SOA websites and in turn provide them with better services and data, better ease of site navigation, and a more enjoyable website experience overall. The type of information collected includes:
- The IP address used
- The version of browser and operating system used
- The date and time the site was visited
- The web pages or applications accessed
- The name of the referring website
- Any search terms used
We log web visitor information under AS 40.21 as required by state law in order to provide better customer service and information security.
Use of Personally Identifiable Information
If visitors choose to identify themselves when they contact us electronically via email, online forms or applications, we use the information they provide to respond appropriately to the situation. This may be to:
- Respond directly back
- Address issues identified
- Participate in a program or computer application
- Share comments, with attribution, to others
- Analyze and track comments and feedback to further improve SOA websites
- Forward the information to another agency for appropriate action
Most of visitors’ communications with the State of Alaska are considered part of the public record and may be subject to disclosure under AS 40.25.110 - 40.25.120. Personal information obtained through the State of Alaska web site is governed by AS 40.25.300 – 40.25.350. It requires notice when collecting personal information that may become part of the public record.
Within specific agencies, the use and disclosure of personal information may have additional State statues or regulations that apply. In those situations, the specific statue or regulation that authorizes or regulates the information collection or use should be cited.
State of Alaska web sites use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a simple text file stored on your computer by your web browser. They provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to a web site. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by the web server that issued the cookie to you.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the State of Alaska web site services or web sites you visit.
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics to collects and processes data from site visitors, please read “How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites.”
The State of Alaska web site welcomes your comments regarding this privacy statement. If you believe that a State of Alaska web site has not adhered to this statement, please contact:
State of Alaska
Department of Administration
P.O. Box 110208
Juneau, AK 99811-0208
If you do not believe the personal information concerning yourself maintained by a state agency is accurate or complete, you may file a written request with the specific state agency for the information to be changed. The request must provide the details required in AS 40.25.310.