Policies & Statements
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Several tools, policies and protocols are used to safeguard the submission of information through the DCA website. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day operations of the entire operating environment as part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information.
For services requiring online financial transactions, the DCA site uses the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption protocol to safeguard your sensitive personal information, including your credit card number. Information is encrypted from your computer to the DCA computer processing your request.
In order to further secure your privacy, do not divulge any passwords or sensitive information (e.g. credit card number) to anyone in a phone call or email. When you are finished with those applications that are password protected or require the input of your credit card information, it is always recommended that you close or otherwise exit the browser page.
Information provided on the DCA site is intended to allow the public convenient access to services and information. While all attempts are made to provide accurate, current and reliable information we cannot guarantee that the information will be error-free. Therefore, DCA and its respective employees and officers expressly deny any warranty of the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published through this website and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance upon the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information.
Trademarks, Service Marks, and Copyrights
All trademarks, service marks or copyrights appearing on the DCA website and other linked websites are trademarks, service marks, or copyrights of their respective owners. Pursuant to 17 U.S.C. Sec. 512(c)(2), notice of claims of copyright infringement should be directed to the Webmaster or by mail to the Department of Community Affairs, 60 Executive Park South, NE, Atlanta, GA 30329-2231.
Thank you for visiting the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) website. The DCA site is designed to make it easier and more efficient for Georgia citizens and businesses to interact with their State Government. But, as with all online resources, we appreciate that many visitors to this site will be concerned about accessibility to digital government. The State of Georgia is committed to providing an accessible, satisfying experience when you visit the DCA site.
Currently, DCA makes every effort to adhere to Priority 1 requirements as set forth by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Accessibility Initiative. Validation testing is conducted with industry-recognized tools for coding and general usability.
Our goal is to provide an accessible, efficient and friendly digital government experience. If you are having difficulties accessing portions of this site, please contact the Webmaster.
Revised: January 17, 2007
Thank you for visiting the website for the Department of Community Affairs (DCA). DCA strives to provide online resources in a safe, secure manner that respects your privacy when you visit our site.
This privacy statement addresses the collection, use, disclosure, and security of information that may be obtained on the DCA site.
When visiting this site, DCA may collect some or all of the following information:
This information is collected for statistical analysis using third-party or proprietary software programs to create summary statistics. The statistics are used for the purpose of determining what information is of most and least interest to all visitors and identifying system performance or problem areas in order to better plan future site enhancements. This information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes.
If, during your visit to the DCA site, you voluntarily provide personally identifiable information, we will collect such information. Examples of personally identifiable information may include:
In general, please note the information collected, whether or not personally identifiable, is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video and other graphic formats you send us. Information is retained and used in accordance with existing laws, rules, regulations, and other policies.
For services requiring online financial transactions, DCA uses the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption protocol to safeguard your sensitive personal information, including your credit card number. Information is encrypted from your computer to the DCA computer processing your request.
In order to further secure your privacy, do not divulge any passwords or sensitive information (e.g. credit card number) to anyone in a phone call or e-mail. When you are finished with those applications that are password protected or required the input of your credit card information, it is always recommended that you close or otherwise exit the browser page.
Changes to this Privacy Statement
Our goal is to provide a private, efficient and friendly digital government experience. If you have comments or questions regarding privacy at DCA, please contact the Webmaster.
American Recovery and Re-Investment Act (ARRA)
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