The privacy, confidence, and trust of individuals who visit State of South Dakota websites are important to us. No personal information is collected unless provided voluntarily by an individual while participating in an online activity that requests the information.
The State only collects the personal information necessary to provide the information or services requested by an individual. "Personal information" refers to any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual who is the subject of the information. This is the same information that an individual might provide when visiting a government office and includes such items as an individual's name, address, or phone number. We also collect information to help us understand how people are using state government websites so we can continually improve our services. The information collected is not associated with any specific individual and no attempt is made to profile individuals who browse state government websites.
The State uses the collected information to respond appropriately to requests. E-mail or other informational requests sent to the State website may be maintained or forwarded to the appropriate agency in order to respond to the request. Survey information is used for the intended purpose of the survey. Informational records needed to support State functions are retained, managed, and accessible in record-keeping or filing systems in accordance with the State's Public Records Commission. Records transmitted to this site will be identified, managed, protected, and retained as long as they are needed to meet historical, administrative, fiscal, or legal requirements.
The State of South Dakota is committed to the security of the information that is either available from or collected by state agency websites. The State continues to safeguard the integrity of its information, technology and computing infrastructure, including but not limited to: authentication, monitoring, auditing and encryption.
Cookies, Web Beacons, and Similar Technologies
This website may also use web beacons or pixel tags and other similar technologies, which are not placed on your computer, but are instead embedded on certain pages of the website or in emails. When you visit a page or read an email with a pixel tag, web beacon, or other similar technology, a generic notice of your interaction is generated.
Opting Out of Cookies, Web Beacons, and Similar Technologies
You can manage cookie preferences and opt out of having cookies and other similar collection technologies used by adjusting the settings on your web browser. If you do not want cookies stored on your computer, you can change the settings on your browser to notify you when a cookie is about to be saved or block cookies entirely. How to access these settings, which settings are available, and how to turn on these settings varies by browser type, and we encourage you to further investigate your browser’s privacy settings if you wish to opt out or adjust these settings in any way. If you choose to decline or block cookies, you may not be able to fully utilize all of the interactive features of the website.
You cannot decline web beacons; however, setting your browser to decline cookies or to prompt you for a response, or installing an ad-blocker, may keep web beacons from tracking your activity.