Last Update: July 10, 2019
Your privacy is important to
Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The information that is required to be submitted to use the CPW Fishing application is in many instances subject to protection against general public disclosure by exceptions found in the Colorado Open Records Act.
Users of the CPW Fishing application may choose to post personal information regarding their use of the CPW Fishing application and by doing so voluntarily make the information provided available for public review. However, such public posting is not required as part of using the CPW Fishing application. It is a voluntary activity that may be undertaken by users of the CPW Fishing application.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife does not otherwise release or sell information for the purpose of a third party’s marketing program or solicitations.
How we collect and the types of personal information collected
Use of the personal record keeping or public reporting features of the CPW Fishing application requires the submission of a name and email address for the creation of a user account.
As part of the creation of a user account, users of the CPW Fishing application also have the opportunity to voluntarily provide additional information such as fishing skill level, interest in family-friendly locations, age range, gender and CPW customer identification number (CID), but the provision of such information is in all respects up to the user, as is its disclosure through posting, and is not otherwise required to use the CPW Fishing application.
Each time you use the CPW Fishing application, usage information is collected by Colorado Parks and Wildlife servers. This information includes:
Which platform you use (android, iPhone)
Voluntary profile info
Fishing Journal entry
Voluntary submitted content (Master Angler, Catch of the Week)
The information collected is not intended to personally identify individual users.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife and its contractors use this information in an aggregated form (without personally identifying individual users) to help it develop new or more appropriate content for users of the CPW Fishing application, or, for management and planning purposes.
When we disclose personal information
Unless the user of the CPW Fishing application voluntarily chooses to make their information public through posting, the personal information submitted by the user of the CPW Fishing application to Colorado Parks and Wildlife will only be publicly disclosed as required under the Colorado Open Records Act or as otherwise required by law.
Specifically, email addresses provided to the state or its agencies, such as Colorado Parks and Wildlife, for the purpose of future electronic communications, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of users of recreational services owned and operated by the state or its agencies are generally protected from public disclosure under the Colorado Open Records Act. See sections 24-72-204(2)(a)(VII) and (3)(a)(IX), Colorado Revised Statutes.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife, as the owner and operator of the CPW Fishing application, has access to all information submitted to or stored on the CPW Fishing application, but only uses such information to communicate with users of the CPW Fishing application regarding their use of the application or in furtherance of the development and implementation of Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s other wildlife, parks and outdoor recreation programs. Colorado Parks and Wildlife only discloses information to its employees or contractors that have a need to know that information and that have otherwise agreed not to publicly disclose it.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife follows industry standard security practices and undertakes its best efforts to ensure that its computer systems and user personal information are secure. Colorado Parks and Wildlife safeguards its computer systems and the personal information you provide to it with physical, electronic and managerial procedures.
While Colorado Parks and Wildlife continuously works to protect the personal information of users of the CPW Fishing application, it should be noted that no service is 100% secure and Colorado Parks and Wildlife cannot ensure or warrant the absolute security of any information provided as part of using the CPW Fishing application.