Department of Fire, Building and Life Safety’s:

 

PRIVACY POLICY

 

Thank you for visiting The Department of Fire, Building and Life Safety (The Department) and reviewing our Privacy Policy statement. This statement is included to inform you solely about the information that could be collected online as a result of visiting The Department itself, and not as a result of following a link from The Department to reach another agency's website or any online service.  All individual agency web sites of the State of Arizona are required to contain a Privacy Policy Statement that describes what information is obtained online, how the agency uses that information, and what steps are being taken to ensure the security of customer data. Your rights to privacy are of utmost importance to the State of Arizona in building trust and confidence when conducting business through the Internet.

 

Online Customer Service and Alternatives

The Department of Fire, Building and Life Safety offers some services online that you might otherwise transact in person.  Our goal is to provide citizens with a more convenient and efficient means in which to interact with the Arizona government.  If at any time you choose not to proceed with a transaction offered through The Department’s  Portal, your choice will in no way affect your ability to receive benefits or services.  If you prefer to apply for benefits or services in person, you may do so at the respective State agency providing such benefits and/or services.


Information Collected and Stored Automatically

The Department does not use "cookies" to gather information during your visit. The web server that hosts The Department does gather certain information about the visit automatically in a standard log file. This information never identifies you personally and consists of only the following items:

1. The Internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com" if you use a private Internet access account, or "yourschool.edu" if you connect from a university's domain) from which you access the website;

2. The IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access the website; and

3. The date and time of your access.

 

We use this information to gather statistics about the amount of use the site receives. Again, we do not automatically record information about you as an individual. This information is not shared, sold, or otherwise disseminated by The Department.

The Department uses session variables. Browsing sessions are identified by temporary "cookies" stored on your computer. They do not contain any identifying information about you or your computer, and are used purely while browsing The Department and using its online services. These "cookies" are deleted after a short time-out period.

 

Information You Provide

Information collected from an application submitted online will be treated in the same manner as the information collected from an application submitted on a hard copy to the applicable State agency. The information you disclose to the agency (either through The Department of Fire, Building and Life Safety or directly) will generally become a matter of public record pursuant to A. R. S. §§ 39-121, et seq. This means that the agency may be required to divulge certain information in response to a public records request or in response to a warrant, subpoena, or other court order. 

 

Information Collected from Minnors

By statute, all State agencies must comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Policy Protection Act of 1998 ("COPPA"), requiring parental consent before collecting any personal information from any individual under the age of 13. The text of COPPA is available at http://www.ftc.gov/ogc/coppa1.htm.

 

Other External Links Disclaimer

The Department contains links to various other web sites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private businesses. When you link to another site, you are no longer on The

Department web site and this Privacy Statement will not apply to other sites. When you link to another web site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site.  Links to web sites outside of State government are offered solely for your convenience. The State of Arizona is not responsible for and has no control over the policies or content of any third-party sites.

Neither the State of Arizona, nor any agency, officer, employee, or contractor of the State of Arizona warrants the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of any information published by this system, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from this system, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be inaccurate or outdated. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk.

 

Privacy Policy Statement Is Subject To Change

This policy may be updated or revised from time to time, so please check back with The Department of Fire, Building and Life Safety periodically in order to receive advance notice of any substantive changes to the manner in which the information you disclose on this web site may be collected, used, or disseminated.

 

Contact Information

To offer comments about The Department, or about the information presented in this Privacy Policy, contact The Department of Fire, Building and Life Safety Webmaster: 

webmaster@ dfbls.az.gov

Phone: (602) 364-1003

Mail:   Arizona Department of Fire, Building and Life Safety

           1110 W. Washington – Suite 100

           Phoenix, AZ 85007

 

If you choose to provide us with personal information - by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it to us from this website - we will use that information to respond to your message and to help us get you the information you have requested. We only share the information you provide with another agency if your inquiry relates to that agency, or as otherwise required by law. Moreover, we do not create an individual profile with the information you provide or give it to any

private organizations. The Department of Fire, Building and Life Safety does not collect information for commercial marketing. Any comments collected are themselves subject to the protections of the privacy policy.

 

Note: This Privacy Policy is subject to change.

10/18/2012