Privacy Policy

REVISED AS OF APRIL 1, 2014

The website located at www.gocode.colorado.gov (the “Website”) is operated by Go Code Colorado and Colorado Secretary of State (“Go Code Colorado”) (Go Code Colorado may hereinafter be referred to as “us”, “we”, and “our”). Go Code Colorado created this privacy policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to the privacy of our visitors and users. Go Code Colorado is committed to respecting your privacy and recognizes your need for appropriate protection and management of personally identifiable information you share with us (the phrases “personally identifiable information” and “personal information” mean any information by which you, individually, can be identified, such as your name, address, telephone number, etc.). The purpose of this privacy policy is to inform you how we use such information, and the choices you have regarding our use of, and your ability to review and correct, your personal information. BY USING THE WEBSITE YOU CONSENT TO THE COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS POLICY. BY USING THE WEBSITE YOU ALSO AGREE TO BE BOUND BY GO CODE COLORADO’S TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT WANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOURSELF TO BE USED IN THE MANNER SET FORTH HEREIN, DO NOT USE THE WEBSITE.

A SPECIAL NOTICE ABOUT CHILDREN

Children (under the age of 18) are not eligible to use the Website unsupervised. If you are under the age of 18, you may only use this Website in conjunction with, and under the supervision of, your parents or guardians.

GENERAL

In general, you may visit many pages of the Website without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. We may track the Internet domain address from which people visit the Website, browser type, system type, pages you access on the Site and analyze this data for trends and statistics, but individual users will remain anonymous unless they voluntarily tell us who they are. We may use and disclose aggregate information and other non-personally identifiable information for various purposes including but not limited to internal purposes such as to administer, operate, and improve the Website.

Sometimes (such as when you register yourself or your company, register to receive information, participate in the challenge, comments, surveys, videos, blogs) we may ask you to provide personal information about yourself. If you do not provide this information it may limit the features that you are able to access through our Website. For example, some portions of the Website may only be accessible to registered users. To access and use these restricted features, if any, you would have to provide personal information and become a registered user. We also maintain a record of online transaction through the Website.

Finally, personally identifiable information shall not include information collected in furtherance of any regulatory, investigative, or criminal justice purpose; information collected in furtherance of litigation in which the state is a party; or information that is required to be collected pursuant to any state or federal statute or regulation.

If you believe that any of your personal information is incorrect, or has been changed since your registration at the Website, please contact us immediately.

PUBLIC RECORDS

The Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) is applicable to this Privacy Policy and public records are available and open for inspection by the public, except in certain limited circumstances, in accordance with CORA (Colorado Revised Statutes, Title 24, Article 72, Part 2). Under CORA, a public record is defined as “all writings made, maintained, or kept by” Colorado government entities, like the Colorado Secretary of State. Therefore, information contained on the Website are considered public information and subject to the public inspection rules. But if personal information is requested on the Website or is volunteered by the registered user, state and federal law may protect that information. However, all information, except for email addresses that are provided for the purposes of communication only, becomes a public record once it is provided and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not protected by federal or state law.

FAIR INFORMATION PRACTICE PRINCIPLES

Go Code Colorado adheres to the Fair Information Practice Principals of transparency, individual participation, purpose specification, data minimization, use limitation, data quality and integrity, security, and accountability and auditing. If you have any questions regarding this policy and our compliance with these principles, please contact us.

COOKIES

The Website uses cookie technology to improve the quality of your experience. A cookie is a small file that contains information sent by a website that is saved on your hard drive by your computer’s browser. Cookies store information that a website may need in order to personalize your experience and gather website statistical data. Any time you visit the Website to browse or to read or download information, we may collect and store the name of the domain and host from which you access the internet; the internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using; the browser software you use and your operating system; your mobile device identifier and other information about devices you use to access the Website, information about your activity while using the Website, the date and time you access the Website; and the internet address of the website from which you linked directly to the Website. We use this information to measure the number of visitors to areas of the Website, and to help us make the Website more useful and interesting to our visitors. We use information from cookies in the aggregate to analyze for trends and statistics, and then discard it. We do not track individuals, only instances of entry onto the Website.

Some users may not know that cookies are being placed on their computers when they visit websites. If you want to know when this happens, or to prevent it from happening, you can set your browser to advise you when a website attempts to place a cookie on your computer. However, without cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of all Website features.

DO WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION?

We will share your personal information with our partners and with third-party independent contractors for purposes of: (1) performing functions on behalf of Go Code Colorado; (2) providing you with information and other offerings: (3) tracking information generated through the Website.

We may transfer or otherwise disclose information collected from registered users of the Website to Go Code Colorado’s employees, independent contractors, affiliates, consultants, business associates, service providers, and suppliers, if the disclosure will enable that party to perform a business, professional, or technical support function for Go Code Colorado.

Go Code Colorado may also disclose your personal information to comply with a court order, subpoena, search warrant, or other legal process; to comply with legal, regulatory, or administrative requirements of any governmental authorities; to protect and defend Go Code Colorado, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and their officers, directors, employees, attorneys, agents, contractors, and partners, in connection with any legal action, claim, or dispute; to enforce the Terms and Conditions of the Website; to prevent imminent physical harm; and in the event that we find that your actions on the Website violate any laws, our Terms and Conditions, or any of our usage guidelines for specific products or services.

THIRD PARTY HOSTING

Go Code Colorado contracts with a third party to maintain and host the Website. Therefore, any information you submit, including personal information, will be placed and stored on a computer server maintained by this third party host. The third party has agreed to implement technology and security features and strict policy guidelines to safeguard the privacy of your personal information from unauthorized access or improper use.

 

SITE TECHNOLOGIES

Go Code Colorado does not provide the technologies used to build the Website, and therefore, neither recommends nor endorses the same. Any information regarding identified technologies, including their capabilities, limitations, and applications, should be sought directly from them. Go Code Colorado hereby disclaims any rights to trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, copyrights, patents, domain names, or other intellectual property interests of third parties.

LINKS TO OTHER MATERIALS

The Website may contain links to other sites and reference to Go Code Colorado’s Partners, including but not limited to, other federal or state agencies, private organizations, or commercial sites. Sites linked to and from the Website are not necessarily under the control of Go Code Colorado, and Go Code Colorado shall have no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the content or privacy practices of any linked sites, or any link or linking program at any time.

Go Code Colorado does not endorse, support or otherwise promote any private or commercial entity that may be reached through links on our Website including but not limited to its Partners.

DISCLAIMER AND LIABILITY NOTICE

The Website and the information it contains are provided as a public service by Go Code Colorado. This Website is monitored to ensure proper operation, to verify the functioning of applicable security features, and for comparable purposes. Anyone using this Website expressly consents to such monitoring. Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this Website, to defeat or circumvent security features, or to utilize this Website for other than its intended purposes are prohibited.

OWNERSHIP

Information presented on the Website is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Go Code Colorado shall have the unlimited right to use for any purpose, free of any change, all information submitted to Go Code Colorado via this site. Go Code Colorado shall be free to use, for any purpose, any ideas, concepts, or techniques contained in information provided to Go Code Colorado through this Website.

PUBLIC FORUM

The Website will contain a public question and comment forum, where users may actively communicate with other users and participate in interactive features of the Website as set forth in the Go Code Colorado Comment Policy.

SECURITY

The Website has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, and alteration of the information under our control including but not limited to authentication, monitoring, and auditing. Please note, however, that no data security measures can be guaranteed to be completely effective. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any personal information or other information. You transmit personal information to us at your own risk.

EFFECTIVE DATE AND CHANGES

The privacy policy is effective as of the first date above. Go Code Colorado reserves the right to modify the terms of this privacy policy at any time in its sole and exclusive discretion. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE WEBSITE WILL CONSTITUTE BINDING ACCEPTANCE OF THE PRIVACY POLICY OR ANY CHANGES THEREIN.

CONTACTING US

We reserve the right to retain your information as needed to provide you services, or for any other purpose maintained in this agreement. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at admin@gocode.colorado.gov. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this Privacy Policy, contact us at info@gocode.colorado.gov.

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