Privacy Policy

Overview

Our privacy policy is designed to help you understand what/how we collect and use information when you visit the Idaho State Legislature’s website (https://legislature.idaho.gov). We take your privacy seriously and will use your personal information only to administer your account(s) and to provide services you have requested from us. Your information will not be sold or rented to any outside company or organization. The Idaho State Legislature does not reveal specific information about subscribers or other personally identifiable information to unaffiliated third parties for their independent use, except if required to do so by law.

Personally identifiable information

We use the term “personally identifiable information” to mean any information that could reasonably be used to identify you, including your name, address, telephone number, 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.

What we collect

We collect personally identifiable information voluntarily disclosed by you through participating in an activity on our website that asks for information (i.e. sending e-mail, registering to testify before a committee via remote testimony, or subscribing to one of our other services such as Bill Tracker or Committee Agenda/Minutes). If you choose to provide personal information (like your name or address) when you visit https://legislature.idaho.gov, that information is used only to fulfill your request for information or a service.

As part of the Legislative Newsletter subscription service, a third party, Granicus, collects limited personal information, specifically e-mail addresses. All information obtained is stored and used on Granicus’s servers.  No information is stored on the Idaho State Legislature servers.  We use Granicus’s GovDelivery e-mail product to distribute information about legislation, the legislative process, and other related news and information.  The Granicus Privacy Policy is available here: https://granicus.com/privacy-policy/.

As part of the Capitol Gift Shop online purchasing service, a third-party service, Access Idaho (the state’s contracted internet portal), collects personally identifiable information.  All information obtained is stored and used on Access Idaho’s servers. No information is stored on the Idaho State Legislature servers.  Access Idaho’s Privacy Policy is available here: https://www.idaho.gov/about-us/privacy-policy/.

We use a third-party service, Google Maps, within our website. The information does not enable Google to identify an individual user and does not include unique device identifiers associated with individual users. The address information entered is not collected, saved or stored on the Idaho State Legislature servers.  Google’s Privacy Policy is available here: http://www.google.com/polices/privacy.

In the event a person requests personally identifiable information from our website, state law and the federal Privacy Act of 1974 may protect it from disclosure.  However, this information may be a public record once you provide it, and it may be subject to public inspection and copying if not protected by federal or state law.

Users are cautioned that the collection of personally identifiable information requested from or volunteered by children online or by e-mail will be treated the same as information given by an adult and may be subject to public access.

Children under the age of 13 are not eligible to use services that require submission of personally identifiable information and should not submit any personal information to us.  This includes submitting personal information to the website as part of a user profile. If you are a child under the age of 13, you can use these services only if used together with your parent or guardian. Seek guidance from your parent or guardian if you are under the age of 13.

Public disclosure

In the state of Idaho laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by state government.  At the same time, there are exceptions to the public’s right to access public records that serve various needs: the privacy of individuals is included among these exceptions in both state and federal laws.

We strive to protect personally identifiable information by collecting only information necessary to deliver our services.  All information collected at this site https://legislature.idaho.gov becomes a public record that may be subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless an exemption in law exists.

In the event of a conflict between the Idaho Legislature’s Portal Privacy Notice and laws governing the disclosure of records, the applicable laws will control.

Technical information collected and how it is used

When someone visits https://legislature.idaho.gov we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns. We do this to find out information such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is processed in a way that does not identify any personal information.

Information gathered may include:

  • Device, browser, and operating system used to access the site.
  • User behavior, such as how many times a user visits the site or how much time is spent viewing a page.
  • IP address.
  • Dates and times users access the site.
  • Referring website(s) through which users come to the Legislature’s site.
  • Search terms used when finding the site on a search engine.

Google’s Privacy Policy is available here: http://www.google.com/polices/privacy.

Links to other sites

Our site provides links to other websites as a convenience. The privacy policy described here does not apply to any external sites. Read the privacy policy of any other sites you visit.  Be informed.  You are the person best qualified to protect your own privacy.

What we do with your information and when might we share it

The personally identifiable information we collect is located on servers within the Idaho State Legislature.  No third parties have access to your personal information unless previously mentioned in this Privacy Policy or unless the law allows them to do so. We may transfer and disclose the information we collect about you to comply with a legal obligation, including responding to a court order, to prevent fraud, to comply with an inquiry by a government agency or other regulator, to address security or technical issues, to respond to an emergency, or as necessary for other legal purposes. We have a data protection regime in place to oversee the effective and secure processing of your personally identifiable information. We do not share information with other agencies/organizations.

Contact us

If you have any question about this statement, please contact us at webupdaters@lso.idaho.gov.