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Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Department of the Oregon State Police Sex Offender Registration Web site and reviewing our Privacy Policy. We remind you that if you link to a site outside of the Oregon State Police, you are subject to the policies of the new site.

Here is how we handle information about your visit to our Web site:

A. Information Collected and Stored Automatically
If you visit our site to read or download information, we do not collect or store any of the information about your visit.

B. If You Send Us Personal Information
You do not have to provide any personal information to visit this Web site. If you choose to send a message to us via e-mail, you may use your favorite e-mail application. We will use your e-mail information to respond to your message or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication.

Remember that e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception. If your communication is sensitive or includes personal information you may prefer to send it by postal mail instead.

The Department of the Oregon State Police is especially concerned about protecting children's privacy. We hope parents and teachers are involved in children's Internet explorations. It is particularly important for parents to guide their children when children are asked to provide personal information online. This website, does not require children to reveal any information that could personally identify them. If a child chooses to provide personally identifying information to us, through an e-mail or otherwise, it will only be used to enable us to respond to the writer, and will not be retained.

D. Cookies
"Cookies" are small bits of text that are either used for the duration of a session ("session cookies"), or saved on a user's hard drive in order to identify that user, or information about that user, the next time the user logs on to a Web site ("persistent cookies"). The Department's Web site and its component sites do not use persistent cookies. One or more of the Department's component sites may use session cookies to provide streamlined navigation throughout their sites. These session cookies are deleted from the component's server soon after your session ends and are not collected or saved. You can set up your Web browser to inform you when cookies are set or to prevent cookies from being set. If you "agree" to abide by the "CONDITIONS OF USE STATEMENT" then a session cookie will be set and you can use the site.

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this Government computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to appropriate law enforcement officials. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this server are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law, including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996.
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NOTE: Any use of this site implies you agree to the conditions of use statement.

This web site is made possible through generous donations by:
Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, and the National Sex Offender Public Registry.
Mapping image(s) provided courtesy of Google.
Data made available by: Oregon State Police.