Privacy Policy

The Department follows these principles in collecting and managing personal information in the Start Smart App:

  • Personal information on individuals is collected only as allowed by law. The collection of personal information is limited to what is relevant and necessary to accomplish a lawful purpose of the Department. 

    Personal information, as defined in the Information Practices Act of 1977, is information which identifies or describes an individual including, but not limited to, name, social security number, physical description, home address, home telephone number, education, financial matters, and medical or employment history.

  • Flurry Analytics are used to help improve our mobile app. The Department uses Flurry Analytics to help understand how visitors interact with our app so the app may be improved.

  • Use or disclosure of personal information is only for the specified purposes, or purposes consistent with those purposes, unless we get the consent of the subject of the information, or unless required by law or regulation. The Public Records Act exists to ensure government is open and the public has a right to have access to appropriate records and information possessed by state government. At the same time, there are exceptions in both state and federal law to the public's right to access public records. These exceptions serve various needs, including maintaining the privacy of individuals. In the event of a conflict between this Policy and the Public Records Act, the Information Practices Act of 1977, or other law governing the disclosure of records, the applicable law will control. 


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