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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The Maine Commission for Community Service is part of state government and housed within the Maine State Planning Office.

Individuals who visit web sites of the Commission, State Planning Office, and their affiliated sites are important. Accordingly, we do not capture personal information about them without their permission. We endeavor to collect only the minimum amount of information needed to meet the purposes for which the Web site was created.

Public Disclosure

All information collected on the State Planning Office Web site and affiliated sites will be treated the same as any written communication and is subject to the confidentiality, public disclosure, and legal discovery provisions of 1 MRSA Chapter 13.

Visitors to the State Planning Office Web Site

We may collect some or all of the following information about visitors who view or download information from our Web sites:

  • Date — Date the visit occurred.
  • Time — Time the visit occurred.
  • Client IP — Unique Internet Protocol (IP) address of the Web site visitor. The IP address recorded is normally that of the visitor’s Internet service provider, e.g., aol.com if the visitor connects from an America Online account.
  • Server IP — Unique Internet Protocol (IP) address of the Maine State Government Web server accessed.
  • HTTP Status — Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) error code. E.g., "404 Requested Page Not Found."
  • HTTP Request — URL Identifies the Web page or file requested by the Web site visitor.
  • Bytes Sent — Amount of data sent from the Web server to Web site visitor during that connection.
  • Bytes Received — Amount of data sent from Web site visitor to the Web server.
  • User Agent — Type of Web browser or other client software that made request to the Web server.
  • Referrer — Uniform Resource Locator (URL) that referred to the requested file.
  • Protocol Version — Version of HTTP used by the visitor’s Web browser software.

The information we collect is used to improve the content of our Web services and help us understand how people are using our services. We analyze our Web site logs to continually improve the value of the materials available on our site. The information in our Web site logs is not personally identifiable, and we make no attempt to link it with the individuals that browse our Web site.

Some of this statistical information, such as a running count of the number of visitors, may be displayed on the Web site or shared with other state governments to aid in the provision of better service to the public.