Personally identifiable information is information about an individual that could reasonably be used to identify that individual. Examples of personal information include an individual’s first and last name, residential address, telephone number, and email address. The OCR fully supports the protection of individual privacy. We minimize the collection of personally identifiable information to the least amount required to complete a particular transaction.
Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Information
The OCR may collect some personally identifiable information about your visit to our website. This information may include:
- Internet Protocol (IP) address and domain name used (an IP address is a numerical identifier assigned to your Internet Service Provider or directly to your computer)
- Type of browser used
- Date and time that you visited this site
- Web pages or services that 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 the public is using these services. If you send an email message to us or complete a form during your visit to our site, the contents of that email or form will be collected to ensure we respond appropriately. For example, we may need to address issues you identify, make improvements to our website, or forward your message for appropriate action. It is our policy to collect no personally identifiable information about you unless that information is required to complete a particular action.
The OCR has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its technology 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 organization as part of a continuing commitment to risk management.