Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

Privacy Policy Acceptance
Privacy Generally
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
E-mailing us
Registering and Requesting Specific Information
Privacy Statements for Other County Department or Agency Websites
Links to Third Party Websites
Cookies
Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
Restrictions on use

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office (MCAO) recognizes the public’s concern about privacy on the Internet. This privacy statement (“Privacy Policy”) establishes how the information gathered about you from your visit to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office website (“Website”) will be used by this Website’s operators. This Privacy Policy describes how the information may be collected and used depending on your activities at this Website:

Privacy Policy Acceptance

Your use of this website constitutes your agreement to the terms of use of this Privacy Policy, and the Limitation of Liability described herein. By accepting this Privacy Policy, you expressly consent to our use and disclosure of your personal information in the manner described below.
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Privacy Generally

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, as a governmental entity, conducts public business. Documents that are public records may be subject to disclosure under Arizona’s public records law or other applicable laws and regulations. As a visitor to the website, you should be aware that any information submitted to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office is considered public information under the laws of the State of Arizona. Under certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose such information in accordance with Arizona’s public records law or pursuant to other legal disclosure requirements.
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Information Collected and Stored Automatically

The information we collect and store depends on what you do when you visit our Website. Information captured or downloaded when you visit our Website may be used for statistical purposes. For example, we may count the number of visitors to the different sections of our Website to help us make them more useful. The information collected may include such items as the name and domain of the host from which you access the Internet, the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using or your browser software and operating system. This information does not identify you personally.
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E-mailing us

By sending us an electronic mail message using our online contact forms you may be sending us personal information (i.e., your name, address, e-mail address, etc.). We may store this personal information of the requester in order to respond to the request or otherwise resolve the subject matter of your email. You should know that e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception and is subject to the disclosure requirements of the public records law or other legal disclosure requirements. We will not sell your information to anyone outside the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, except for the use of an MCAO email subscription. Our email subscriptions are handled by Listrak. Listrak does not sell or make available the email lists provided by their clients. For more information, you can review Listrak’s Privacy Policy.
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Registering and Requesting Specific Information

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office may ask visitors who request specific information, sign up to receive information, or who request to participate in volunteer activities to provide their names, addresses, email addresses and other pertinent information to ensure that we can process and deliver the information requested. Other information may be collected through questionnaires, feedback forms, or other means to enable us to determine a visitor’s interests with the goal of providing better service. This information is considered a public record and is subject to disclosure on request.
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Privacy Statements for Other County Department or Agency Websites

This Privacy Policy describes the information gathering practices and procedures of the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office only. This Website may be linked to the websites of other Maricopa County departments and agencies. Each department or agency with Maricopa County is governed by its own information gathering practices, privacy policy, and terms of use. When visiting a website of another County department or agency, you will be subject to the privacy policy and terms of use of that website.
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Links to Third Party Websites

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office may provide links to internet sites and data maintained by third parties. Because we do not operate or control any of these sites, we cannot be responsible for the availability of these sites or for their content. Moreover, an external link should in no way be considered any form of endorsement by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office makes no warranties or endorsements with regard to products, services, or advertising on third party websites linked to this Website. Once you link to another website, you are subject to the privacy policy and terms of use of that new website.
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“Cookies”

A “cookie” is a small text file that a website can place on your computer’s hard drive to collect information about your activities on the site during your visit to the site. The “cookie” transmits this information back to the website’s computer, which, generally speaking, is the only computer that can read it. Most users do not know that “cookies” are being placed on their computers. If you want to know when this happens or to prevent it from happening, you can set your browser to warn you when a website attempts to place a “cookie” on your computer. This Privacy Policy covers the use of “cookies” by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office only and it does not cover the use of “cookies” by any third party sites linked to this Website.
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Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

The information and data included in this Website have been compiled by the staff of the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office or its contractors from a variety of sources, and may be changed at any time without notice to its users. The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and its officers, employees, authorized agents and contractors, make no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the quality, content, suitability, adequacy, accuracy, completeness, usefulness or timeliness of information on the Website. The services, information, data and products made available at this Website are provided “as is” without warranties of any kind. The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and its officers, employees, authorized agents and contractors, make no representations or warranties regarding the condition or functionality of this Website, its suitability for use for any purpose, or that the operation of this Website will be uninterrupted or error-free. Additionally, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office reserves the right to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the Website, temporarily or permanently, with or without notice to you. Maricopa County Attorney’s Office provides this Website as a public service.

This Website is used to provide many types of information. BY USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE MARICOPA COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY MODIFICATION, SUSPENSION OR DISCONTINUANCE OF THE WEBSITE, OR FOR THE QUALITY, CONTENT, SUITABILITY, ADEQUACY, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, USEFULNESS, OR TIMELINESS OF INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE WEBSITE. ADDITIONALLY, BY USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WHATSOEVER SHALL THE MARICOPA COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE AND/OR ITS STAFF EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, CONTRACTORS, OR OTHERS WHO MAY PROVIDE WEBSITE CONTENT (COLLECTIVELY “RELEASED PARTIES”), BE HELD LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT DAMAGES THAT ARISE OUT OF, RESULT FROM, OR RELATE IN ANY WAY TO YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SAID DAMAGES ARE CAUSED BY THE SOLE NEGLIGENCE OF RELEASED PARTIES. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, OR FOR ANY OTHER INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, HOWEVER CAUSED, WHETHER BASED UPON CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY IN TORT, WARRANTY, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY.
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Restrictions on use

The content of this Website, including all text, graphics, compilations, data, and other documentation, is protected by copyright law. By using this Website, you agree to these terms of use and agree to abide by all applicable laws in connection with our property rights. You may not publish, display, distribute or commercially exploit any of the Web content or the Website without the prior written permission of the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.
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