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State of Delaware Department of Transportation Web Site Information Privacy Statement

Welcome to the Delaware Department of Transportation Web site. We are committed to maintaining the privacy and security of the personal information of all visitors to this site to the fullest extent permissible by law.

Information Collected at this site:

When you visit www.deldot.gov, some basic information may be automatically sent to us by your web browser. This information is used solely to help us make this site more useful to visitors, to learn about the number of visitors to our site, and types of technology they use. All of this helps us ensure that this site is as useful as possible. Basic information that may be collected is:

  • Internet domain and IP address from which visitor accessed our site
  • Type of browser and operating system used to access our site
  • Date and time visitor accessed our site
  • Specific pages visited
  • If visitor linked to www.deldot.gov from another Web site, the address of that Web site

Individual DelDOT Web Accounts:

In addition to the above information, visitors who select to receive certain services, such as the subscription service notification of Press Releases and Traffic Reports via email, will be required to establish a DelDOT Web Account and provide the following information:

  • User Name
  • Last Name
  • First Name
  • Password
  • Email address

Use of Cookies:

Visitors to the www.deldot.gov can access the Web site without accepting cookies. However, in order to create and utilize a DelDOT Web Account, a session cookie (see description below) will need to be stored temporarily on your computer upon login. The only information stored in this cookie is a session id, used to identify you as an individual user as you navigate the site. Personal information such as your real name, demographic information, etc. is not stored.

What is a Cookie?

There are two general types of cookies that web sites make use of:

  1. Session cookies -- these are cookies created by a web site that exist only as long as your visit to that web site. They are not stored permanently on your computer.
  2. Persistent cookies -- these cookies are stored on your computer by a web site for some period of time and are used when you return to that site in the future.

What exactly does a cookie do?

A cookie provides a way for a web site to keep track of a user's patterns and preferences. Cookies contain a range of web site addresses for which they are valid. When a user's web browser encounters those addresses again, it sends those specific cookies to the Web server. For example, if a user's specific preferences were stored as a cookie, it would save that person from typing in the same information all over again when accessing that service for the second and subsequent times.

What won't a cookie do?

Certain web-based applications operated by Delaware State agencies (e.g. Delaware Division of Revenue on-line tax filing, personalized Delaware.gov Web Portal Account) may require users to establish a user ID and password that can be different from the DelDOT Web Account. A cookie that is stored on your computer for these applications WILL NOT incorporate these separate user ID's and passwords. When accessing these applications through the Delaware.gov Portal, even with a personalized page, you will need to separately enter and/or store your user information as required by the agency operating the application. Should a third party use your computer they WILL NOT have access to personal information (e.g., your name or e-mail address) simply by virtue of having cookies stored on your computer.

What options do I have with respect to cookies?

You can have your browser disable cookies or prompt you before accepting a cookie. Look for the cookie options in your browser in the "Options" or "Preferences" menu. However, if you choose to disable cookies, you will not be able to create and use a DelDOT Web Account or sign up for associated services.

Disclosure:

The Delaware Department of Transportation will not distribute your information to third parties for direct marketing or e-mail marketing purposes. The information collected at this site will remain confidential to the extent permitted by state and federal law. State law may, however, require disclosure upon request of certain information collected at this site should it be deemed "public information" under the Delaware Freedom of Information Act. To learn more about requirements for requests, and information that may be disclosed in response to a request, consult the Delaware Freedom of Information Act, Title 29, Chapter 100 of the Delaware Code.

Security:

To protect the system from unauthorized use and to ensure that the system is functioning properly, system administrators monitor this system. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring reveals possible conduct of criminal activity, system personnel may provide evidence of such monitoring to law enforcement officers.

Privacy Policy Changes:

If the State of Delaware changes the Department of Transportation privacy policy through the course of business, notification and information on that change will be posted to this web page for review. If you have questions concerning this policy, please email the Webmaster.



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