Collection of Information by Deltastate.com.ng
In order to improve the content and usability of this website, Delta State (the "State") automatically collects several categories of information from users. This information includes the following:
1. The apparent Internet Protocol ("IP") address of your Internet Service Provider ("ISP") and/or your computer, if your computer has an IP address assigned directly to it.
2. The apparent Fully Qualified Domain Name ("Domain Name") of your Internet Service Provider ("ISP") and/or your computer, if your computer has a domain name assigned directly to it.
3. The type of browser (such as, for example Internet Explorer, Opera, Firefox, Chrome, etc.) used and the operating system resident on a user's computer.
4. The date and time a user visited the site.
5. The web pages accessed at the site, as well as any applications used and forms data.
6. The Uniform Resource Locator ("URL") of the site which a user visited prior to Deltastate.com.ng (if detectable), if such user did not connect directly to Deltastate.com.ng, or use it as a homepage or "Portal.
The State uses this information to identify site performance needs; to ensure compatibility with the technology used by Deltastate.com.ng's visitors, and to generally add and improve services offered on Deltastate.com.ng. In order to accomplish those goals, from time to time, the State may conduct statistical analysis of the data it collects.
The State does not collect data for commercial or marketing purposes, and the State does not sell, exchange or otherwise distribute the data collected by Deltastate.com.ng for commercial or marketing purposes.
Information Submitted to Deltastate.com.ng
During a session on Deltastate.com.ng, a user may affirmatively submit information to the State by, among other means, electronic mail ("e-mail"), by filling in and submitting an on-line form, or by electing to personalize Deltastate.com.ng and use it as a customized portal. Such affirmatively submitted information is stored in a secure environment, and will be used by the State in furtherance of its duties and/or obligations to its citizenry (i.e., "governmental purposes").
The governmental purposes to which affirmatively submitted information may be put include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Helping the State respond to a request for information not readily available from Deltastate.com.ng
2. Investigating a problem reported to the State via Deltastate.com.ng
3. Keeping lists of parties interested in some particular issue or facet of New York State life about which the State anticipates issuing further information in the future.
4. Disclosure of such information pursuant to a request made under Freedom of Information Law ("FOIL") or court order, if such information is not protected by federal or state law.
The State does not rent or sell personally identifiable information (i.e., information such as name, address, phone number, e-mail, etc., that identifies a user as a particular person), nor would the State exchange or trade such information with third-parties without a user's explicit permission. The State does not disclose credit card or other personally identifiable financial information other than as necessary to complete a credit card or other financial transaction, or upon explicit permission from the applicable user. All such use by the State of financial information shall be subject to the section of this policy on financial issues, set forth below.
If an Deltastate.com.ng user has elected not to receive further information from the State, Deltastate.com.ng will not send such information. If an Deltastate.com.ng user has elected to receive further communication from the State, Deltastate.com.ng will only send information in categories that have been authorized. If Deltastate.com.ng sends electronic mail ("e-mail") to a user, such e-mail is NOT confidential, and is identical in nature to that information generally available to the public and news media.
In certain instances, a user may have the opportunity to receive or create a password to access or submit personally identifiable information. One should not divulge a password to anyone, and the State will never ask a user for a password in a telephone call, fax, e-mail or other form of unsolicited communication. When a user is finished with an application or applications that are password protected, such user should exit the relevant page(s). If the browser used to access said password protected pages is a publicly-accessible browser, users should close down the entire session and, if applicable or possible, flush any temporary caches or other areas where such a password might be stored subsequent to use.
The State has integrated industry standard or better security measures and systems into the design, implementation and day to day operation of Deltastate.com.ng and its underlying servers and networks. Furthermore, the State maintains ongoing efforts to identify and/or block unauthorized intrusions into or onto Deltastate.com.ng, and to upload to or change information on or otherwise cause damage to Deltastate.com.ng or the information resident hereon or submitted hereto.
Cookies are text files, or entries in larger files, utilized to distinguish between visitors to a website, and to track information during multiple visits to a website. The State uses "temporary cookies" on some parts of Deltastate.com.ng, and such temporary cookies expire upon the end of the browsing session. This website and Deltastate.com.ng generally, do not use "persistent cookies." However, if a user registers to use Deltastate.com.ng as a customized portal, the State uses a persistent cookie to facilitate such customization. The State may also use persistent cookies to understand the distribution and patterns of unique and repeat visitors for 311 Online and other sites on Deltastate.com.ng to enhance their accessibility.
Web Bugs (a.k.a Web Beacons)
Deltastate.com.ng does not use web bugs on its web pages or in any html e-mail generated by use of the portal, or otherwise sent from Deltastate.com.ng, for any purpose other than to identify site performance needs; to ensure compatibility with the technology used by Deltastate.com.ng's visitors, and to generally add and improve services offered on Deltastate.com.ng.
No applications on Deltastate.com.ng specifically solicit information from minors or seek to determine whether the visitor is a minor. Consequently, because such information will not be specifically identified as being from minors, users of Deltastate.com.ng should be aware that personally identifiable information submitted to Deltastate.com.ng by minors will be subject to being treated in the same manner as information given by an adult and may become subject to FOIL.
The State strongly believes that parental supervision is an important factor in Internet use by minors. Therefore, Deltastate.com.ng asks parents to guide their minor children when children are asked to provide any personal information online. Deltastate.com.ng further asks that children ask for and receive their parent's permission before providing any information online.
Health Care Information
Any agency providing personally identifiable health care information via Deltastate.com.ng will be required to certify that its health care data handling and security procedures are compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA"). If such data and security services are provided to such agency(ies) by a third-party provider, the agency(ies) shall be responsible for such third party's compliance with HIPAA.
Third Party Links
The content of Deltastate.com.ng's webpages is copyrighted, and contain some third party images/graphics that are used with permission. Users are notified, therefore, that one should presume the need to obtain permission from the copyright holder before reproducing or otherwise using images/graphics from this website.
deltastate.com.ng may change this policy from time to time, and reserves the right to do so without notice.