Effective July 1, 2004, all state agencies and local government entities are required by Act 1713 of 2003 to provide standardized machine readable privacy policies on their websites in addition to human readable versions. This new requirement is commonly referred to as P3P which stands for the "Platform for Privacy Preferences Project". These privacy policies are automatically interpreted by internet browsers to compare with a visitor's personal set of security preferences. This allows a visitor to decide what private information will be recorded or saved by a particular website.
The following information outlines the three policies that have been adopted by the State of Arkansas. These policies have been reviewed by INA legal counsel and tested for compliance set forth within P3P standards from the W3C. Agencies may use these policies or provide their own policy for conversion to a machine-readable format. However, all policies must pass P3P validation to be compliant. Which policy is used is solely dependent on the content or functionality of each web page.
- Web Statistics Only Policy | See Policy
Only click-stream data, HTTP protocol elements and search terms will be recorded. This data will be used for completion and support of the current activity, website and system administration, and research and development. Cookies are not used.
- Data Collection Policy | See Policy
In addition to the same information that is collected by the Web Statistics Only Policy, this policy also collects, at the user's option, transaction information such as contact information and demographic data. This data will be used for completion and support of the current activity, website and system administration, research and development, and contacting visitors for marketing of services or products. The user must opt-in (agree or decline) to this usage. Cookies are used to track visitors and maintain information about the contents of a shopping cart. Cookies are optional.
- Payment Collection Policy | See Policy
In addition to the same information that is collected by the Web Statistics Only Policy, this policy also collects, at the user's option, transaction information such as contact information and demographic data. This data will be used for completion and support of the current activity, website and system administration, research and development, and contacting visitors for marketing of services or products. This policy also covers the recording of data required to process credit card, EFT or electronic checks through financial institutions. This data includes contact information, demographic data and purchase information in order to deliver the product or service. Depending on the service, this data may or may not be required. Additionally, users must opt-in (agree or decline) to allow use the data for marketing purposes. Cookies are used to complete the user's current activity and visitor targeting. Cookies are optional.
Security is the most important portion of customer service for any business or government entity conducting commerce on the Internet today. We take this issue very seriously. The Information Network of Arkansas (INA) utilizes Secured Socket Layer (SSL) protocol for Internet transaction security. This SSL protocol allows INA to deliver server authentication, data encryption and message integrity. Every step of the process, from the initial submission of data to the final settlement through the use of credit cards, has been built with the most advanced yet user-friendly security features available.
Visitors to external websites are advised to check the privacy statements of those sites and be cautious about providing personally identifiable information without a clear understanding of how the information will be used. Neither the State of Arkansas nor INA is responsible for the content of those websites. Links to non-governmental sites are provided as informational resources only. A link from Arkansas.gov does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of any specific commercial product, viewpoint, or service referenced on those external websites.
The State of Arkansas and INA make every effort to ensure that published information is accurate and current. Neither the State of Arkansas, nor any agency, officer, or employee of the State of Arkansas warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published on the Arkansas.gov website, nor endorses any products or services linked from this system, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of the information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at their own risk.
An Arkansas.gov GovPay account provides convenient, secure storage of banking and credit card information for online purchase of goods and services with participating state/local government entities. Arkansas.gov GovPay uses advanced encryption methods to protect identity and private information of all transactions. No stored account information will be released to any outside source. All account holders have immediate access to stored information with the ability to add, edit or delete accounts at any time. Unless otherwise indicated, Arkansas.gov GovPay accounts are optional and not are required to complete online transactions.
Child Online Privacy Protection Act
Children under the age of 13 are not eligible to use services that require submission of personal information and should not submit any personal information to us. This includes submitting personal information to the website as part of a user profile or personalization profile. If you are a child under the age of 13, you can use these services only if used together with your parents or guardians. Seek guidance from your parents or guardians if you are under the age of 13.
If we decide to begin collecting personal information from children under the age of 13, we will notify parents that it is being requested, disclose the reasons for collecting it, and disclose our intended use of it. We will seek verifiable parental consent before collecting any personally identifiable information. If we do collect such information, parents may request information on the type of data being collected, view their child's information, and, if they choose, prohibit us from making further use of their child's information. We will not provide personal information about children to third parties.
Any additional questions, concerns or statements regarding confidentiality and data usage may be directed to the Information Network of Arkansas at email@example.com.