to Massachusetts Workforce Investment Act web site that is supported by
DCS/DUA. Thank you for taking a moment to review our
privacy and security statement. We are strongly committed to maintaining
the privacy of your personal information and the security of our computer
DCS/DUA does not
automatically collect any personal identifying information about you when
you visit our site. This site may collect voluntary information from you
through email that you send through the web site. An email sent by you to
this site will contain personal identifying information.
We use the term
"personal identifying information" to mean any information that
could reasonably be used to identify you, including your name, address,
e-mail address, Social Security number, birth date, bank account
information, credit card information, or any combination of information
that could be used to identify you.
Containing Personal Information:
you decide to send us personal identifying information, such as a mailing
address for the purpose of receiving further information on a program or
service, the personal information received is used solely for responding
to your requests. We may also forward your email to other employees within
the Agency who may be better able to assist you.
With respect to the
collection, use and disclosure of personal information, DCS/DUA makes every effort to ensure compliance with the Public
Records Law, the Fair Information Practices Act (Massachusetts General
Laws Chapter 66A), Executive Order 412, and other applicable laws and
DCS/DUA does not encrypt incoming e-mail, therefore you should not
send information that you consider highly sensitive (Social Security
number, birth date, bank account information, credit card information)
through this web site. We use standard security measures to ensure that
your personally identifiable information is not lost, misused, altered, or
Automatically Collected and Stored by this Site
DCS/DUA does collect
and store some information automatically in our database. When you visit our
web site to read or download information, we collect and store the
- Your Internet
Protocol (IP) address
- Date and time you
accessed our site
- Internet address of
the web site from which you linked directly to our site
- Your internet
browser and operating system
- Name of the web page
We use this collected
information to create summary statistics and to assess the frequency of
visits to our site and the popularity of the various pages. This
information allows us to make our site more useful for our viewers.
DCS/DUA uses "cookies" on a limited number of our web pages. These cookies
allow us to provide better service to our viewers. Division of Career
information from users or to track user activities beyond our web site. We
do not maintain copies of cookies on our web site after you leave our web
uses only "session cookies". Session cookies are temporarily stored in
your computer's memory. They are normally deleted from a user's computer
when the user logs off the computer or exits the browser.
For security purposes
and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, our web
site also employs software programs to monitor network traffic in order to
identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or
otherwise cause damage.
to other sites outside DCS/DUA:
Web site has many links to other web sites. When you link to any of these
web sites, you are no longer on our site and are subject to the privacy
policy of the new site.
are small pieces of temporary data that are exchanged between a web site
and a user's computer which enable a "session", or
"dialog", to be established between the two machines. A cookie
file contains unique information that a web site can use to track such
things as a password, a lists of web pages you have visited, and the date
when you looked at a specific web page, or to identify your session at a
particular web site.
session establishes the selected information (IP Address, date and
time, name of web page visited, browser and operating system information)
and it is recorded in a database. The session is broken when the web
server does not receive further requests from your computer or you simply
exit your browser.
Internet Protocol Address (IP Address) is a series of
numbers that identifies each computer and machine connected to the
Internet. An IP address enables a server on a computer network to send you
the file that you have requested on the Internet. The IP address disclosed
to us might identify the computer from which you are accessing the
Internet, or a server owned by your Internet Service Provider. Because it
is machine-specific, rather than person-specific, an IP address is not, in
and of itself, personal identifying information.