Thank you for visiting a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania website. We are committed to maintaining your privacy. This policy addresses the collection, security and access to information that may be obtained through the use of our site. This policy covers the following topics:
- Information Collected
- Public Disclosure
- Access to User Profiles
- Link Disclaimer
Information Collected: As part of standard Internet practice we collect the following information when you visit our sites:
- Your domain name; for example, "xcompany.com" if you use a private Internet access account, or "yourschool.edu", if you are connecting from a university domain;
- Your IP address, a number automatically assigned to your computer when you are using the Internet;
- The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
- The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site
- The pages you visit within the commonwealth’s site; and
- The links made to other websites through this site.
This information is collected for statistical analysis using standard third-party software programs to create summary statistics. The statistics are used for the purpose of determining what information is of most and least interest to all visitors and identifying system performance or problem areas. This information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes. The Commonwealth does not sell information collected online.
Any personally identifiable information that you voluntarily provide will be collected. Personally identifiable information may include an e-mail address or any other information you submit via a website when completing an application, form, or survey online.
The information collected, whether or not personally identifiable, is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video and other graphic formats you send us. Information is retained in accordance with existing laws and other Commonwealth policies.
The material provided on this website (“Site”) is for general educational and informational purposes only and is not intended to serve as legal advice or legal opinions on any specific matters.
Any use of the Site does not create or constitute an attorney-client relationship between PennDOT or any user.
Information provided on the Commonwealth’s websites is intended to allow the public immediate access to public information. While all attempts are made to provide accurate, current and reliable information we recognize the possibility of human and/or mechanical error. Therefore, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, its employees, officers and agencies make no representations or warranty of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or availability, with respect to the information contained on this website.
In no event will PennDOT be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with use of this website.
As a general rule, the Commonwealth does not disclose any personally identifiable information collected online except where you have given us permission, or where the information is public information under the Pennsylvania Right to Know Act 65 P.S. 66.1 et seq., or other applicable laws. Visitors should be aware that information collected by the Commonwealth on its websites may be subject to examination and inspection, if such information is a public record and not otherwise protected from disclosure.
Access to User Profiles
Any personally identifiable information you enter in a user profile will be open and accessible to you for review and modification.
You may decline participation in any activity that asks for information (i.e., surveys or e-mails). Your choice to not participate will have no effect on your ability to view information on the Commonwealth’s websites.
We may customize your browsing experience by using “cookies” to store a randomly generated identifying tag on your computer. (Cookies are simple text files stored by your web browser and they provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to the websites.) You can refuse the cookie or delete the cookie file from your computer at any time by using any one of a number of widely available methods.
Commonwealth policy does not allow for the use of persistent cookies. Cookies created on your computer by using our websites do not contain personally identifiable information and do not compromise your privacy or security.
As part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information, the Commonwealth has taken steps to safeguard the submission of information by implementing detailed technology and security policies, which can be viewed at the Office of Administration, Office for Information Technology website. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day operations of the entire operating environment.
In certain instances, you may receive or create a password to access or submit personal information. You should not divulge your password to anyone. The Commonwealth will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or e-mail. When you are finished with sites that are password protected, you should exit the page.
Link, Third-Party Website Disclaimer
You may be able to link from the website to third party websites and third party websites may link to the website ("Linked Sites"). You acknowledge and agree that the Commonwealth and PennDOT have no responsibility for the information, content, products, services, advertising, code or other materials which may or may not be provided by or through Linked Sites. Links to Linked Sites do not constitute an endorsement or sponsorship by us of such websites or the information, content, products, services, advertising, code or other materials presented on or through such websites. The inclusion of any link to such sites on our Site does not imply PennDOT’s endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation of that site.
PennDOT disclaims any liability for links (1) from another website to this website and (2) to another website from this website. PennDOT cannot guarantee the standards of any website to which links are provided on this website nor shall PennDOT be held responsible for the contents of such sites, or any subsequent links. PennDOT is not responsible for or any form of transmission received from any linked website. Any reliance on the contents of a third party website is done at your own risk and you assume all responsibilities and consequences resulting from such reliance.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold the Commonwealth and PennDOT harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, costs and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising in any way from your use of the website, your placement or transmission of any message, content, information, software or other materials through the website, or your breach or violation of the law or of these Terms and Conditions.