Privacy Policy

Privacy and Security

The District of Columbia is committed to protecting the privacy of all visitors to any of our websites through the following practices.

Collection and Use of Online Information

When you visit our website, certain data, such as your computer’s unique Internet protocol (IP) address, will be automatically collected and sent to the servers that support our website system to help us provide better service and a more effective website. In addition, as part of these efforts, sections of this site may place a small text file (typically only a few bytes) on your hard drive to allow us to identify your computer. We will not attempt to read any additional information on your hard drive, and we do not combine collected information with other personal information to determine your identity or your email address.

Protection of Personal Information

Your individual identifying information will not be shared, sold, or transferred to any third party without your prior consent, or unless it is required by law. It is available to District web development employees only for the purpose of maintaining the DC.Gov web portal and improving the site visitor experience.

Other Sites

The District of Columbia’s privacy policy extends to District government websites only. If you access another organization’s website, you should read that organization’s privacy policy to determine its website practices.