Terms and Conditions
Thank you for visiting the Oregon COVID-19 Vaccine Information website (the ”Website”), brought to you by the State of Oregon’s Oregon Health Authority (the “OHA”). The OHA respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy.
Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Website. By accessing the Website, you accept these terms and conditions without limitation.
This policy applies to information we collect:
- On this Website.
- In email, text, and other electronic messages between you and this Website.
It does not apply to information collected by:
- Us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by the OHA or any third party; or
- Any third party, including through any application or content that may link to or be accessible from the Website.
Without limiting any of the foregoing, this Website is intended for residents of Oregon and the content of the Website is provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, including the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non- infringement. You agree that you will hold harmless and indemnify the State of Oregon and its agencies and officers from and against any damages based on your use of the content of this Website.
Children Under the Age of 13
The Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Website. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at [email protected]
Links to other sites – a disclaimer
When you follow a link to one of these sites neither the State of Oregon, nor any agency, officer, or employee of the State of Oregon warrants the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of any information published by these external sites, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from these systems, and none of those parties can be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of those sites’ information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from these external systems and websites does so at his or her own risk.
Information collected when you browse this site
If you browse or download information during your visit to this Website, we collect and store only the standard data collected by most web server software. That information is:
- The Internet Protocol (IP) address used for your connection (but not your email address). The IP address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your internet service provider or directly to your computer. We use the IP address to respond to your browser request. Example: 126.96.36.199
- The domain name assigned to your IP address (if there is one). Example: somename.com
- The type of browser and operating system used. Example: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows NT; IE4WDUS-1998101501)
- The date and time you visited this Website
- The web pages or services you accessed at this Website
- The site you visited prior to coming to this Website. (Note: this is included so that summary analysis can be done on how visitors get to our Website, i.e., from a search engine, from a link on another site, etc.)
We do not track individual user navigation choices. We do, however, use summaries of the information listed above that we collect automatically to determine:
- What organizations are our most frequent users (item 2 above) to better target our content for the audience
- What browsers are being used on our Website to determine what techniques we should use to develop pages that will work with different types of browsers (item 3 above)
- How often our pages are being visited (item 5 above)
- The traffic from organization names such as search engines that direct people to the Website (item 6 above)
The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:
- Web Beacons. Pages of our Website may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the OHA, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).
- Ad Retargeting. We use services to advertise the Oregon COVID-19 Vaccine Information Website across the Internet, including but not necessarily limited to the Google Marketing Platform and Facebook Pixel. These services will display relevant ads on their services tailored to you based on what parts of the Oregon COVID-19 Vaccine Information Website you have viewed by placing a cookie on your computer or device or utilizing a web pixel. THESE SERVICES DO NOT IN ANYWAY IDENTIFY YOU OR GIVE ACCESS TO YOU OR YOUR DEVICE. The cookies and web pixels utilized are used to say “This person visited this page, so show them ads relating to that page.” These services allows us to tailor our marketing to better suit your needs and only create ads that are relevant to you.
- If you do not wish to participate in our use of the Google Marketing Platform, you can opt out by visiting Google’s Ads Preferences Manager.
- You can learn more about the Facebook pixel functionality and control how information about you is used to personalize the ads you see from them.
All information on this Website is a public record unless an exemption in law exists. ORS Chapter 192 contains the Oregon Public Records Law.
In the state of Oregon, laws exist to ensure that the government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by the state government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public’s right to access public records based on the privacy of individuals. Both state and federal laws provide exceptions. We may request personally identifiable information from you in order to provide requested services, but such information is handled as it would be for an in-person visit to a governmental office.
For security purposes and to ensure that this Website remains available to all users, this Website may monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or to otherwise cause damage. If security monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, Website personnel may provide the results of such monitoring to appropriate officials. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under state law and federal statutes, including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996.
Personal information and nondisclosure
“Personal information” is information about a person that is readily identifiable to that individual, such as an individual’s name, address and telephone number. Such personal information may be exempt from disclosure if disclosure would constitute an unreasonable invasion of privacy under the circumstances. A domain name or Internet Protocol (IP) address is not considered personal information under Oregon law. Most information collected by state government is assumed to be open to the public unless specifically exempted. ORS Chapter 192 contains the Oregon Public Records Law. Under this law, individuals are permitted to request that public officials not disclose a public record that contains their home address and telephone number under certain circumstances. ORS 192.445 specifies how to request non-disclosure.
All information collected through this Website becomes a public record unless an exemption in law exists. ORS Chapter 192 contains the Oregon Public Records Law.
See the public disclosure section above for more information on email privacy.
Additional Disclosure of Your Information
In addition to the specific disclosures terms in the sections immediately above, we may disclose aggregated information about our visitors, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.
- To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them.
- To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it.
- For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.
- With your consent.
We may also disclose your personal information:
- To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.
- If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of the OHA, our users, or others.
Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information
We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:
- Do Not Track. We do not track visitors over time and across third party websites and therefore do not respond to Do Not Track signals.
Requesting Personal Information Inspection
You have the right to review personal information collected about you by this Website. Contact the agency that provides the service you requested.
This Website uses the industry standard encryption software Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to enable secure transmission of data. The URL in your browser will change to “HTTPS” instead of “HTTP” when this security feature is invoked. Your browser may also display a lock or key symbol on its task bar to indicate invoked secure transmission. If these indicators are not present, information may be susceptible to interception by other parties. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website. Most internet email communication is not considered secure. If you are communicating sensitive information, consider sending it by postal mail or contacting the agency by phone.
Advertising by private entities is prohibited on this Website. The State of Oregon does not endorse or sponsor the products, services or information appearing on privately owned websites.