Privacy Policy for the DGS Website

This privacy statement has been created in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. Your privacy, and the privacy of all users of ww.dgs.maryland.gov is of the highest priority.

What personal information is gathered by the Dept. of General Services?

Any information we gather helps us personalize and continually improve our website. Here are the types of information we gather.

Information You Give Us

When you request information from our website, we ask for and store the business related information you provide to assist us in responding to your request. That information may include the company name, contact person, email and phone number. This information is used for business contacts only. We will not sell or distribute information to third parties.

Automatic Information

This web site does not use "cookies" to automatically obtain information from you. A cookie is a file that a web site puts on your computer, either to store account or other information or to track how you move through one or more web sites.

E-mail Communications

We retain the content of your emails, your email address, and our response so that we can more efficiently handle any follow-up questions that you may have. In addition, your email address helps us identify you and your needs.

What security measures are in place to protect you?

To protect sensitive information, we may encrypt it using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. SSL protects information as it crosses the Internet by encrypting it.

You can tell if you are visiting a secure area within our web site by looking at the symbol on the bottom of your browser screen. If you are using Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer, you will see either a key or a lock, respectively. When the symbol appears unbroken or the lock is in the locked position, your session connection is taking place via a secure server.

Privacy Notice

This web site is provided by the Department of General Services.  If we request personal information from you, we are obligated under state law to provide you with the following information:

1. The purpose for which the personal information is collected;
2. Any specific consequences to the person for refusal to provide the personal information;
3. Your right to inspect, amend, or correct personal records, if any;
4. Whether the personal information is generally available for public inspection; and
5. Whether the personal information is made available or transferred to or shared with any entity other than the official custodian.

 

  • We request only the information necessary to insure secure and successful use of our website in accordance with Maryland state law.
  • Certain information may be made available through the Maryland Public Information Act.
  • We do not give, share, sell or transfer any personal information collected on this site to a third party, unless otherwise specified.

This privacy policy applies only to www.dgs.maryland.gov.  You should be aware that through links you may be directed to other sites that we do not control. DGS has no control over the privacy policies or practices of these other sites, and is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of Web sites to which we link, list, rank or identify by means of a search. We encourage you to be aware when you are leaving our site and to read the privacy policies of each Web site you visit.

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please e-mail them to our webmaster.