Statement of Privacy
The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to MAG, the MAG website, azmag.gov, and its affiliate sites and other activities (collectively, MAG). This policy governs data collection and usage. By using MAG’s websites, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
Through these websites, MAG collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. AZMAG also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by MAG. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by MAG for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the MAG website(s).
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through MAG public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: MAG does not read any of your private online communications.
MAG encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from our site(s) so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. MAG is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the MAG website(s).
Use of your Personal Information
MAG collects and uses your personal information to operate the MAG website(s) and deliver the services you have requested. MAG also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from MAG and its affiliates. MAG also may contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
MAG does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. MAG may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, MAG may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to MAG, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
MAG does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
MAG keeps track of its website(s) and pages our customers visit within MAG in order to determine what MAG services are the most popular. These data are used to deliver customized content and information to MAG customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
MAG will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on MAG or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of MAG; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of MAG or the public.
The MAG website(s) use "cookies," pixels, and other technologies on our websites to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize MAG pages, or register with MAG sites or services, a cookie helps MAG to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, etc. When you return to the same MAG website(s) the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the MAG services or websites you visit.
We implement Google Analytics to track, monitor, and report website traffic. In addition, we use Google Signals, which collects session data from sites and apps via Google advertising cookies that Google associates with users who have signed into their Google accounts, and who have turned on Ads Personalization. This association of data with these signed-in users is used to enable cross-device reporting, cross-device remarketing, and cross-device conversion and may include end-user location, search history, YouTube history, and data from sites that partner with Google. These data are used to provide aggregated and anonymous insights into the users’ cross-device behaviors. Such data may be accessed and/or deleted by end users via Google My Activity.
In addition, users can opt out of the Google Analytics Advertising Features through their Google Ads Settings, Ad Settings for mobile apps, Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on, and the NAI’s consumer opt-out.
Security of your Personal Information
MAG secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. MAG secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Public Records Law
MAG is governed by Arizona law and other laws governing the use and disclosure of public records. MAG, in some circumstances, is required by law to disclose records to people who request them. To the extent that any portion of this policy conflicts with or would prevent compulsory disclosure under an applicable public records law or compulsory legal process, MAG will follow the public records law or compulsory legal process.
Changes to this Statement
MAG will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect agency and customer feedback. MAG encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how MAG is protecting your information.
MAG welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that MAG has not adhered to this Statement, please contact MAG at [email protected]. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.