State of South
Site Privacy Statement
privacy, confidence, and trust of individuals who visit
the State of South Dakota web site are important to us. No
personal information is collected at this site unless
provided voluntarily by an individual while participating
in an activity that asks for the information.
State only collects the personal information that is
necessary to provide the information or services requested
by an individual. "Personal information" refers
to any information relating to an identified or
identifiable individual who is the subject of the
information. This is the same information that an
individual might provide when visiting a government office
and includes such items as an individualís name,
address, or phone number. We also collect statistical
information that helps us understand how people are using
the web site so we can continually improve our services.
The information collected is not associated with any
specific individual and no attempt is made to profile
individuals who browse the web site. You may be asked to
participate in surveys at this site. Participation is
optional, and the choice to participate or not to
participate will have no effect on your ability to use
other features of the site.
State uses the collected information to respond
appropriately to requests. This may be to respond directly
to you or to improve the web site. E-mail or other
information requests sent to the State web site may be
maintained or forwarded to the appropriate agencies in
order to respond to the request. Survey information is
used for the purpose designated in the survey.
needed to support State program functions are retained,
managed, and accessible in record-keeping or filing
systems in accordance with established records disposition
authorizations approved by the Stateís Public Records
Commission. Records transmitted to this site will be
identified, managed, protected, and retained as long as
they are needed to meet historical, administrative,
fiscal, or legal requirements.
Cookies are short and simple text files that are stored on
a userís computer hard drive by web sites. They are used
to keep track of and store information so the user does
not have to supply the information multiple times. The
information that is collected through cookies at this site
is handled in the same manner as other information
collected here. You can configure your web browser to
to send you a cookie. You can also check your hard drive
for cookie files and delete them from your computer.
State of South Dakota is committed to the security of the
information that is either available from or collected by
this web site. The State has taken multiple steps to
safeguard the integrity of its telecommunications and
computing infrastructure, including but not limited to,
authentication, monitoring, auditing, and encryption.
to Other Sites
web site has links to many other web sites. These include
links to web sites operated by other government agencies,
nonprofit organizations, and private businesses. The State
of South Dakota is not responsible for the content or
privacy practices of these sites and suggests you review
their privacy statements.