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County of Hawai‘i Web Site Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting the County of Hawaii web site. This web site is provided as a public service. You can visit our home site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. We do not sell, exchange, or otherwise make available information gathered by our site to others.

USAGE STATISTICS

We may gather certain non-personal data from web site visits that will enable us to later determine usage trends such as which pages are visited most often, what hours of day experience the greatest use, session duration, etc. None of this information identifies you personally. We use the information in aggregate only to enable us to improve our web site and make it more informative.

E-MAIL INFORMATION

If you choose to communicate with us through the by e-mail features provided on our web site, certain personal information will be requested from you (name, address, phone number, e-mail address).  This is to allow County officials the opportunity to validate you as the sender of an e-mail message and to respond appropriately to your e-mail.  This information will not be used for other purposes

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

As a convenience to our visitors, we may provide links from within our web site to other web sites where related information may be found that may be of interest to our visitors. If you link to any of these external web sites, our policy will not apply to your use of those sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statement posted on those sites. We will assume no responsibility or liability for the content or for the data collection and use practices of those sites. Links to external sites are provided solely at the discretion of the County of Hawaii and may be revised at any time.

ON-LINE SERVICES

If you take advantage of an electronic government transaction service, you will be required to enter personal information and to pay for services via credit card. This information will be used only to process your transaction. The County government and the Internet providers we work with to make these services available will maintain the confidentiality of your personal information.

The County of Hawaii on-line Camping Permit System is currently hosted by the State of Hawaii’s Internet web site (www.ehawaiigov.org). Please refer to that site for additional information regarding privacy policies.

The privacy policy for that site is at: portal.ehawaii.gov/privacy-policy.html

The terms of use for that site is at: portal.ehawaiigov.org/terms-of-use.html

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

Parents and guardians are responsible for controlling access to our web site for their children and for overseeing use of our web site by their children. This includes monitoring of children while giving out any information about themselves through use of our on-line government service features or our e-mail features.

LEGAL REQUIREMENTS

Should a situation arise where we are required by law or legal process to provide information that we may have about you, we must cooperate.