|December 10, 2001
State of New Jersey
Department of the Treasury
The following notices apply to all web sites of the
Department of the Treasury and its divisions, other than independent state
Thank you for visiting the New Jersey Department of the Treasury web site
and reviewing our Privacy Notice. This statement addresses collection, use
and security of, and access to, information that may be obtained through
the use of the Department of the Treasury web site. This notice covers the
Section A. Information Collected
and How it is Used
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the web site, read
pages, or download information, we may gather and store certain information
about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you
personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information
about your visit:
We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors
- to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology
our visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals
and their visits.
The Internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com"
if you use a private Internet access account, or "yourschool.edu"
if you connect from a university's domain) and IP address (an IP
address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer
whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our web
The type of browser and operating system used to
access our site;
The date and time you access our site;
The pages you visit; and
If you linked to the New Jersey web site from another
web site, the address of that web site.
If You Send Us Personal Information
If you choose to provide us with personal information -- as in an e-mail
to the Treasurer or someone else, utilizing an online application, or
by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it
to us through our web site -- we use that information to respond to your
message, to help us get you the information you have requested, or to
complete your transaction. We only share the information you give us with
another government agency if your inquiry relates to that agency, or as
otherwise required by law. Moreover, we do not create individual profiles
with the information you provide or give it to any private organizations.
The New Jersey Department of the Treasury does not collect information
for commercial marketing.
If You Submit a Transaction To Us Through An Online Application
The Department of the Treasury provides a growing number of online applications
for programs such as payment of sales and use tax, business formation,
and online reporting. When used, these applications ask for personally
identifying information, including but not limited to names, addresses,
telephone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses, and social security and FID
numbers. This information is used to process your submission and may be
incorporated into one or more Department of the Treasury computer systems.
For some applications, such as New Jersey Department of Environmental
Protection payments and Department of Labor Employer Contributions, information
may be transmitted to other appropriate New Jersey State agency computer
systems. All personal information provided through Department of the Treasury
online applications is encrypted, or scrambled, so that it cannot be intercepted
by a third party in transit. All of Treasury's servers lay behind firewalls
to prevent unauthorized access to sensitive information. Please note that
your browser may need to be set to accept cookies in order to access our
information about the web page and session number only.
If You Make a Payment To Us Through an Online Application
Online payments may be made with a credit card, e-check, or electronic
funds transfer (EFT). For e-check and EFT payments, only necessary information
for the transaction is forwarded to third-party bank depositories. These
banks are bound by contract with the State to protect the privacy of information
received on the State's behalf. Credit card payments are made through
a third-party vendor, Official Payments Corporation. This third-party
vendor is bound by contract with the State to protect the privacy and
security of personal information submitted on the State's behalf. In addition,
the company follows strict policy guidelines related to privacy and security.
To view their Privacy Statement, click on Official
Section B. Personal Information
You may choose whether to provide personal information on-line.
"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, and phone number. A domain
name or Internet protocol address is not considered personal information.
We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide
it to us by sending us e-mail, participating in a survey or completing
an on-line form. You may choose not to contact us by e-mail, participate
in a survey, or provide any personal information using an online form.
Your choice to not participate in these activities will not impair your
ability to browse the Department of the Treasury web site and read or
download any information provided on the site.
e-mail is not a secure medium. Personal information sent via the Internet
can be intercepted. You may, therefore, wish to reconsider the advisability
of sending messages that contain sensitive, personal information to this
Internet address. The New Jersey Department of the Treasury does not plan
to divulge information collected or information disclosed voluntarily,
but may be required to do so pursuant to a request under the Right to
Know law, the common law Right to Know, other State or Federal law or
pursuant to court order. If you believe that your personal information
is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted,
you may contact the [position] as shown in the Contact Information Section
of this statement.
We at the Department of the Treasury are especially concerned about protecting
children's privacy. We hope parents and teachers are involved in children's
Internet explorations. It is particularly important for parents to guide
their children when children are asked to provide personal information
on line. The Division of Taxation homepage for kids encourages children
to send e-mail messages with their feedback and suggestions. We specifically
ask children to get their parents' permission before providing any information
online--at our site or any other site--and hope parents will always be
involved in those decisions. Most importantly, when children do provide
information through the Division of Taxation web site, it is only used
to enable us to respond to the writer, and not to create profiles of children.
Section C. Public Access to Information
In the State of New Jersey, laws exist to ensure that government
is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records
and information possessed by state government. At the same time, there
are exceptions to the public's right to access public records that serve
various needs including the privacy of individuals. Exceptions are provided
by both state and federal laws. Much of the information collected by the
Department of the Treasury in the course of business is determined to
be public or private by law. All the information collected at this site
becomes public records that may be subject to inspection and copying by
members of the public, unless an exemption in law exists.
Section D. Cookies
your browsing experience. Cookies are simple text files stored on your
computer by Internet web sites to help identify users and enhance customer
service. Cookies created by using the State web site do not contain personally
identifying information. The cookie feature is used only to store a randomly
generated identifying tag on your computer and does not compromise your
privacy or security. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies,
reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. (Each browser
is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to
change your cookie preferences.) To access the Department of the Treasury
online applications, however, you may be required to set your browser
to accept cookies.
Section E. Security
The State of New Jersey, Office of Information Technology,
and Department of the Treasury have taken several steps to safeguard the
integrity of its data and prevent unauthorized access to information maintained.
These measures are designed and intended to prevent corruption of data,
block unknown or unauthorized access to our systems and information, and
to provide reasonable protection of private information in our possession.
Section F. Disclaimer
The Treasury web site and materials may contain hypertext or
links to other Internet computer sites, both in and outside of State government,
which are not owned, operated, controlled or reviewed by Treasury. These
links are provided solely as a courtesy and convenience to you, the visitor.
When you link to one of these sites, you are no longer on the Department
of the Treasury web site and this Privacy Notice will not apply. When
that new site. The New Jersey Department of the Treasury, its divisions,
officers, or employees exercise no control over the organizations, views,
accuracy, copyright or trademark compliance or the legality of the material
contained on those servers and do not sponsor, endorse, or approve the
information, content, products, materials, opinions or services contained
on such external sites. The visitor proceeds to these external sites at
their own risk. The State specifically disclaims any and all liability
from damages which may result from the accessing of a third party site
which is linked to the Treasury web site, or from reliance upon any such
Section G. Contact Information
You may contact the Department of the Treasury as follows: To offer
comments about the Department of the Treasury web site or about the
information presented in this Privacy Notice Contact:
New Jersey Department of the Treasury
PO Box 760
Trenton, NJ 08625-0760