Web Policies

 

Thank you for visiting a Web site maintained by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Our Web site is designed to make it easier and more efficient for Georgia citizens and businesses to interact with their State Government. But as with all online resources, we appreciate that many visitors to our sites will be concerned about their privacy. The State of Georgia is committed to preserving your privacy when you visit our sites.
This privacy statement addresses the collection and disclosure of information that may be obtained through the use of the DNR Web site. This statement covers these topics:

 

Third-Party Content Disclaimer

In an effort to foster confidence in government through openness to the public, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources provides opportunity through this web-site for viewing information or comments related to Department activities that is submitted by third-parties who are not associated with the Department.
All such third-party submissions posted on, transmitted through, or linked from this web-site are the sole responsibility of the persons from whom the content originated. The Department shall not be liable for such third-party content, including situations where it may be erroneous, offensive, or controversial.
The Department reserves the right to refuse to post or to remove third-party content from this web-site at its sole discretion. However, the Department is not obligated to remove third-party content and is not responsible for any failure or delay in removing.
Any third-party submission that is removed from this web-site is available for public inspection at the Department’s offices in accordance with the Georgia Open Records Act.
 

Information We Collect

If you visit the DNR Web site to read or download information, we may collect some or all of this information:
  • The name of your domain (for example, "xyzcompany.com" if you use a private Internet access account)
  • An 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 Web site from which you linked directly to our site
  • The pages you visit within the DNR Site
  • The links made to other Web sites through this site
This information is collected for statistical analysis using third party or proprietary software programs to create summary statistics. The statistics are used to determine 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.
If, during your visit to the DNR Web site, you voluntarily provide personally identifiable information, we will collect such information. Examples of personally identifiable information may include:
  • An e-mail address if you are communicating to us through e-mail
  • Information you voluntarily submit to the State of Georgia for the purposes of completing or submitting an application or form online
  • Other information volunteered, such as vendor profile/contact information, survey information, or content of e-mail
In general, please note 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, rules, regulations, and other policies.
 

Public Disclosure

As a general rule, DNR 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 Georgia Open Records Act O.C.G.A. § 50-18-70 et seq., or other applicable laws. Visitors should be aware that information collected by The State of Georgia on its Web site may be subject to examination and inspection, if such information is a public record or not otherwise protected from disclosure.
 

Cookies

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources may occasionally use "cookies" to customize your browsing experience. Cookies are simple text files stored by your Web browser and they provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to the Web site, and allowing customized features such as a “shopping cart” feature for online purchasing. Cookies created on your computer by using our Web site do not contain personally identifiable information and do not compromise your privacy or security. 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.
 

Links Disclaimer

The DNR Web site may contain links to other Web sites, including those owned or maintained by other government, private, or not-for-profit entities. Such links are provided for convenience and/or information purposes only. A link does not constitute an endorsement of content, viewpoint, policies, products or services of that Web site. Once you link to a Web site not maintained by DNR, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that Web site, including but not limited to its privacy policy.
 

Security

Several tools, policies and protocols are used to safeguard the submission of information through the Portal. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day operations of the entire operating environment as part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information.
For services requiring online financial transactions, the georgia.gov portal uses the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption protocol to safeguard your sensitive personal information, including your credit card number. Information is encrypted from your computer to the Portal computer processing your request.
In order to further secure your privacy, do not divulge any passwords or sensitive information (e.g. credit card number) to anyone in a phone call or e-mail. When you are finished with those applications that are password protected or required the input of your credit card information, it is always recommended that you close or otherwise exit the browser page.
 

Information Disclaimer

Information provided on georgia.gov portal Web sites is intended to allow the public convenient access to state government services and information. While all attempts are made to provide accurate, current and reliable information we cannot guarantee that the information will be error-free. Therefore, the State of Georgia, the Georgia Technology Authority, and their respective employees, officers and agencies expressly deny any warranty of the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published through their Web sites and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance upon the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information.
 

Safe Shopping Policy

Because your credit card security is a high priority, we have taken numerous steps to ensure that your payment information is processed confidentially, accurately and securely. The Georgia State Parks Web site uses encryption technology, such as Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), to protect your credit card information during data transport. SSL encrypts ordering information such as your name, address, and credit card number. Our web stations operate over a private, secure network.
Although we cannot guarantee against any loss, misuse, unauthorized disclosure, alteration or destruction of data, we take reasonable precautions to prevent such unfortunate occurrences. Georgia State Parks cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us by email and you do so at your own risk.
 

If You Make a Reservation

If you make a reservation on this Web site, the information below that you provide to us at the time you are making your reservation is collected and stored in the database for future reference (in case of cancellation of that reservation or if you wish to make additional reservations).
Personal Information:
      Name
      Address
      City/State/ZIP Code/Country
      Phone number
      Fax number (Optional)
      Beeper (Optional)
      Email Address
Reservation Information:
      Park for which the reservation is made
      Facilities for which the reservation is made
      Date of arrival/departure
      Number of people for whom reservations are made
      Equipment type (for campground reservations)
Other Information:
      Credit Card Number
      Credit Card Expiration Date
      Amount Charged on Credit Card
      Approval Code
 

Trademarks, Service Marks, and Copyrights

All trademarks, service marks or copyrights appearing on this Portal Web site and other linked Web sites are trademarks, service marks, or copyrights of their respective owners.