Your privacy is critically important to us.
At The Office of the Public Defender we have a few fundamental privacy principles:
– We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
– We will never share or sell your personal information submitted through this website.
– We don’t collect or store sensitive information on our website hosting servers.
The Office of the Public Defender (herein referred to as “PD4”) operates pd4th.org. It is PD4’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, PD4 collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. PD4’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how PD4 visitors use its website. PD4 also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses with website form submissions. PD4 only discloses IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that form submission IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrator of the website.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to PD4 websites choose to interact in ways that require PD4 to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that PD4 gathers depends on the additional information provided through the “Message” or “Question” textarea on our website forms. In each case, PD4 collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with PD4. PD4 does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from submitting certain website forms.
PD4 may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites through services such as Google Analytics. However, PD4 does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
PD4 discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on company’s behalf or to provide services available at PD4 websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. By using the PD4 website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. PD4 will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.
Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, PD4 discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when PD4 believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of PD4, third parties or the public at large. If you are a user of a PD4 website and have supplied your phone number and/or email address, PD4 may communicate with you via these methods. PD4 takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.