Privacy and Security Statement
This notice addresses collection, use, and security of and access to information that may be obtained through use of the CPW website.
CPW fully supports the protection of individual privacy and minimizes the collection of personally identifiable information to the least amount of information required to complete a particular transaction. This policy extends to the collection of all personally identifiable information, regardless of the source or the medium.
This notice covers the following topics: personal information, the Colorado Open Records Act, cookies, surveys, security, a disclaimer and contact information.
Information Collected and How it is Used
We may collect some information about your visit to our website. This information may include:
- The Internet Protocol Address and domain name used but not the email address. The Internet Protocol Address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet Service Provider or directly to your computer. We use the Internet Protocol Address to direct Internet traffic to you;
- The type of browser you used;
- The date and time that you visited this site; and
- The Web pages or services you accessed at this site.
The information we collect or store is used to improve the content of our Web services and to help us understand how people are using our services.
If during your visit to our site you send an email to us, the following information will be collected.
- The email address you used in sending the email; and
- The contents of the email.
If during your visit you send an email to us and request transaction information, the following information will be collected in addition to the above:
- Customer Identification number (CID #); and
- Date of Birth.
We use your email to respond appropriately. This may be to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to further improve our website, or to forward the email to another agency for appropriate action.
Personally identifiable information on casual visitors is not collected and retained. Visitors do not have to provide personal information to visit the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website to read, download or print information.
"Personal Information" is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes such things as an individual's name, address, phone number or email address.
We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily participate in an activity or transaction that asks for information. If you choose not to participate in these activities, your choice will not affect your ability to use any other features of our website.
Colorado Open Records Act
The Colorado Open Records Act presumes that most state records are disclosable to the public.
"It is declared to be the public policy of this state that all public records shall be open for inspection by any person at reasonable times, except as provided in Part 2 or as otherwise specifically provided by law." § 24-72-201, et seq., C.R.S.
Information contained in many kinds of documents filed with Colorado Parks and Wildlife is electronically stored and may be made accessible to the public through the CPW website.
If personal information is requested on the website or volunteered by the user, state and federal law may protect it. However, this information is a public record once you provide it, and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not protected by federal or state law.
Users are cautioned that the collection of personal information requested from or volunteered by children on-line or by email will be treated the same as information given by an adult, and may be subject to public access.
To better serve our users we may use "cookies" to customize your browsing experience with us. Cookies are simple text files stored on your computer by your Web browser. They provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to our website.
If during your visit to the State’s website you participate in a survey or send an e-mail, the following additional information will be collected:
- The e-mail address and contents of the e-mail; and
- Information volunteered in response to the survey.
The information collected is not limited to the text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats you send us.
The information is retained in accordance with Government codes.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife, in conjunction with the Governor's Office of Information Technology, has taken steps to safeguard the integrity of its telecommunications and computing infrastructure, including but not limited to authentication, monitoring and auditing. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day practices of the entire operating environment as part of its continuing commitment to risk management.
The system is monitored to ensure proper operation, to verify the functioning of applicable security features, and for comparable purposes. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring. Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this system, to defeat or circumvent security features, or to utilize this system for other than its intended purposes are prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution.
Neither CPW, nor any employee of the State of Colorado warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published by this system, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from this system, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk.
To Contact Colorado Parks and Wildlife, see the "Contact Us" page of this website.