PII includes information that is personal in nature and which may be used to identify you. You may provide PII to us when you send us an e-mail message or a request for information, when you fill out a questionnaire or survey, when you participate in online activities, etc. We do not require you to register or provide PII to visit our website. We do collect some technical information that does not include PII when you visit to make your visit seamless. The section below explains how we handle and collect information when you visit www.bcpo.net.
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This statement is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using the Bergen County Prosecutor's web site. It will be continuously assessed against new technologies, business practices and the needs of our visitors.
A. Information Collected and How it is Used
When you visit our Web site you may provide us with two types of information: Web site use information collected automatically on an aggregate basis as you browse our Web site, and personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis.
Information Collected and Store Automatically
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the Web site, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:
The Internet domain and IP address from which you access our Web site;
The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
The date and time you access our site;
The pages you visit; and
If you linked to the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Web site from another Web site, the address of that Web site.
We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors - to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits. IP addresses are not linked to identifiable information.
If You Send Us Personal Information
If you choose to provide us with personal information - by sending an e-mail or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it to us through our Web site - we use that information to respond to your message and to help us get you the information you have requested. We share the information you give us with another government agency only if your inquiry relates to that agency, or as otherwise required by law. Moreover, we do not create individual profiles with the information you provide or give it to any private organizations. The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office website does not collect information for commercial marketing or sell any information provided by users through this Web site to third parties.
The use of, and access to your personal information is restricted to those employees who need to know that information to provide services or support to you. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect your personal information.
B. Personal Information and E-mail Privacy Warning
You may choose whether to provide personal information online.
Personal information" is information about a natural person that identifies a specific individual. Personal information includes such things as an individual's name, address, and phone number. A domain name or Internet protocol address is not considered personal information.
We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us by sending us e-mail, participating in a survey, paying for a permit/class/fee online, or completing an online form. You may choose not to contact us by e-mail, participate in a survey, or provide any personal information using an online form. Your choice not to participate in these activities will not impair your ability to browse the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Web site and read or download any information posted on the site.
E-mail Privacy Warning
C. Public Access to Information
All the information posted on the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Web site is public information that is subject to inspection and copying by members of the public, unless an exemption in law exists.
The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, as developer and manager of this Web site has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its data and prevent unauthorized access to information maintained. These measures are designed and intended to prevent corruption of data, block unknown or unauthorized access to our systems and information, and to provide reasonable protection of private and personal information in our possession. This Web site takes every precaution to protect users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the Web site, their information is protected both online and offline. When we ask users to enter personal information (such as credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected with encryption software -SSL (secure sockets layer). While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also protect user information offline.
The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office exercises no control over the organizations, views, accuracy, copyright or trademark compliance or the legality of the material contained on those servers and does not sponsor, endorse, or approve the information, content, products, materials, opinions or services contained on such external sites. The visitor proceeds to these external sites at their own risk. The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office specifically disclaims any and all liability from damages that may result from the accessing of a third party site which is linked to the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Web site, or from reliance upon any such information.
G. Unauthorized Modifications
Unauthorized attempts to modify or otherwise alter any information or image stored on any Bergen County Prosecutor's Office website may result in criminal prosecution.
H. Contact Information
To offer comments about the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Web site, or about this privacy statement:
Bergen County Prosecutor's Office
Bureau of Information Technology
Two Bergen County Plaza
Hackensack, New Jersey 07601