SNAP Path to Work is committed to preserving and maintaining the privacy of visitors to its web site. The information below applies to the SNAP Path to Work web site, a service of the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance and the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
When you access the SNAP Path to Work Home Page (www.snappathtowork.org), and all pages within the site, signified as those pages beginning with the Web address www.snappathtowork.org, your visit is not tracked by individual name or any other identifiable mark.
The SNAP Path to Work web site uses technology which has the capacity to store first-party cookies. Unless programmed differently, a session cookie only lasts for the duration of users using the website and session cookies are normally deleted when at the end of the session. These cookies are used to store information, such as what time the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before, and what site referred the visitor to the web page. Browsers do not share first-party cookies across domains.
Every computer and device connected to the Internet is assigned a unique number known as an Internet protocol (IP) address. Since these numbers are usually assigned in country-based blocks, an IP address can often be used to identify the country, state, and city from which a computer is connecting to the Internet. The SNAP Path to Work site collects the IP address of website visitors in order to provide website owners a sense of where in the world their visitors come from. This method is known as IP geo-location.
SNAP Path to Work does not report the actual IP address information to others. Additionally, using a method known as IP masking, website owners that use similar technology have the option to only use a portion of the IP address, rather than the entire IP address, for geo-location.
Collection and Use of Your Personal Information
Some computer information and automatic and optional information is collected. Automatic information includes:
- Client information: the Internet domain and Internet address of the computer you are using.
- Essential technical information: identification of the page or service you are requesting, type of browser and operating system you are using; and the date and time of access.
- Optional information is collected only if you choose to send it. For example, if you choose to complete an online form, this may include:
- The time that you sent a message
- Your name, phone number, and the content of your message
We collect this personal information only if you provide it to us voluntarily through contact forms. Personal information is kept confidential and will not be disclosed to third parties except as may be required by law.
All information provided to SNAP Path to Work is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of thewww.snappathtowork.org site that is accessible only by certain qualified employees of the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance and UMass Medical School. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.
By using this site, you signify your consent to SNAP Path to Work’s online privacy statement. If you do not agree to this privacy statement, please do not use this site. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to update, change, modify, add, or remove portions of this privacy statement from time to time.
This website is not intended for use by minors. If you are under eighteen years of age, you may not use the services within this website and you should not provide information to SNAP Path to Work without the supervision and consent of a parent or guardian.
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