This statement pertains exclusively to the collection of personal information on the MaineHousing web site, which is controlled, operated and maintained by the MaineHousing personnel. MaineHousing understands the importance of protecting the privacy of the visitors to our web site, and therefore does not collect personally identifying information about you, such as your name, address or telephone number, unless you voluntarily provide the information to us.
The information you provide voluntarily will be treated in the same manner as information provided in written form and is subject to the general confidentiality, public inspection, and legal discovery provisions of 1 MRSA Chapter 13.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
MaineHousing may collect some or all of the following information, from server logs, about visitors who view or download information from our web site. This information does not identify you personally. Below are definitions of the information that we do collect.
- Date: Date the visit occurred.
- Time: Time the visit occurred
- Client IP: Unique Internet Protocol (IP) address of the web site visitor. The IP address is normally that of the visitor's Internet service provider.
- Server IP: Unique Internet Protocol (IP) address of the web server that was accessed.
- HTTP Request URL: Identifies the web page or file requested by the web site visitor during that connection.
- Bytes Sent: Amount of data send from the web server to the web site visitor during that connection.
- Bytes Received: Amount of data sent from the web site visitor to the web server.
- User Agent: Type of web browser or other client software that made the request to the web server.
- Referrer: Uniform Resource Locator (URL) that referred to the requested file.
- Protocol Version: Version of HTTP used by the visitor's web browser software.
MaineHousing collects this information to help us analyze trends and make our site more useful to visitors. The information on the web site logs is not personally identifiable, and we make no attempt to link it with the individuals that browse our web site.
PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
"Personally identifiable information" is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. It includes, for example a person's name, street address, email address, fax number, or telephone number. We will not collect any personally identifiable information about you through our web site, unless you voluntarily use our site to send us an e-mail message, participate in a survey, or fill out and send an on-line form.
Your choice not to engage in these activities will not impair your ability to browse our web, read or download any information provided on the site.
IF YOU SEND US AN EMAIL
You may choose to provide us with personally identifiable information in an email message. Your email message and address may be forwarded to another agency for response or other action if appropriate. We strongly discourage visitors from including identifying information, such as federal employer identification numbers, etc. Email addresses obtained as a result of making a request to our site will not be sold or given to private companies for marketing purposes.
While MaineHousing has instituted security measures to protect the information and systems that we maintain, it cannot guarantee that all transmissions to and from the MaineHousing web site are secure. Emails that you send to MaineHousing may be subject to interception. If your communication includes personal information that you do not wish to provide electronically, please contact MaineHousing by postal mail or telephone.
DISCLAIMER FOR EXTERNAL LINKS
Our web site contains links to other web sites that are not owned, operated, controlled, or reviewed by MaineHousing. When you link to another site, you are no longer on our site and are subject to the data collection activities and private policies of that web site. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of web sites reached through the use of links from the MaineHousing site. Specific questions regarding information on off-site pages should be directed to the appropriate organization.
Links from MaineHousing web site to other web sites do not constitute or imply an endorsement or recommendation by MaineHousing.
DISCLAIMER AND LIABILITY NOTICE
This web site is intended to provide general information to the public. The information in this web site is dynamic and will change over time. Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current.
MaineHousing shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the information contained in this web site. Neither MaineHousing nor any of its employees makes any warranty, expressed or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would in infringe on privately-owned rights.
Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this site does so at his or her own risk.
CHANGES TO PRIVACY STATEMENT
Advances in technology, legal developments, and new policies and practices may necessitate the need to change or update this privacy statement from time to time. We reserve the right to change this statement without notice. It is the responsibility of the user to check this page for any changes.
QUESTIONS OR COMPLAINTS
If you have specific questions about this privacy statement or complaints about the MaineHousing web site, please contact:
353 Water Street
Augusta, Maine 04338
Voice: (207) 626-4605