Privacy Statement

This Web site is designed as a public service. We collect no personal information unless you voluntarily provide it by sending us e-mail or completing an online form.  Your choice to not participate in these activities will not impair your ability to browse this Web site and read or download any information provided on the site.

 As you visit our Web site, software automatically collects and stores only the following information about your visit, mostly for statistical purposes.

  • The name of the domain and IP address from which you access our Web site
  • The type of browser used to access our site
  • The date and time of access
  • The Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our site
  • The pages you visit
  • Sections of the Web site you attempted to visit but were unable to access due to programming or other technical problems.

Software programs are used to create summary statistics from this information for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.

At this time we do not use “Internet Cookies.”

If you volunteer personal information, the federal Privacy Act of 1974 may protect it.  However, this information may be considered public record, and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not protected by federal or state law.

In the State of Arizona, laws exist to ensure that government is open, and the public has a right to access most records and information possessed by state government.  At the same time, there are exceptions to the public’s right to access public records that serve various needs, including protecting the privacy of individuals.  Both state and federal laws provide exceptions.

The Office of the Auditor General is the developer and manager of this Web site and has taken steps to safeguard the integrity of its data and prevent unauthorized access to information maintained.  Software to collect statistics is used through an Internet Service Provider under contract with the Office.  Such information is released only to authorized individuals within the Office and is not made available to other entities or persons.  Likewise, we do not permit entities other than those identified above to collect or utilize this information.

Our site includes links to other Web sites that are not included under this privacy policy.