You are entering the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs web site (“DCCA web site”, an official State of Hawai`i web site, which may be used for authorized purposes only. Unauthorized modification of any information on this web site is prohibited, and may result in criminal prosecution. The State of Hawai`i may monitor or audit the use of this web site, and all persons are hereby notified that use of this web site constitutes consent to such monitoring and auditing.
THE COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
If you browse through the DCCA web site to read, print, or download information, certain kinds of navigational information may be collected, such as:
- The name of the domain from which you accessed the web site;
- The date and time any web page on this site was accessed; and
- The web site address (also called the URL) of the "hyperlink" you clicked on to access a web page on this site.
This information is used to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of the web site, and to help us make the web site more useful to visitors. Generally, except as may be noted on a particular web page, this web site does not employ "Cookies."
For site security purposes and to ensure that our Internet services remain available to all users, we monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage or conduct criminal activity. In connection with authorized law enforcement investigations and pursuant to required legal process, navigational information may be used to assist in obtaining personally identifiable information.
Furthermore, to protect the DCCA web site as well as the associated computer system supporting the DCCA web site from unauthorized use and to ensure that the computer system is functioning properly, individuals accessing this web site and the associated computer system are subject to having all of their activities monitored and recorded by personnel authorized to do so by the State of Hawaii. Anyone using the DCCA web site and the associated computer system expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, State of Hawaii personnel may provide the results of such monitoring to appropriate officials. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change the content of the DCCA web site, or otherwise cause damage to the DCCA web site or the computer system are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under applicable law.
USE AND MAINTENANCE OF
PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
If you request services, government agencies may request personally identifiable information from you in order to respond to your request. Any personally identifiable information voluntarily provided by you will be used for the purpose of which the information was provided and may be shared with staff and other state agencies in order to process your request, to respond to your e-mail, or to otherwise ensure a proper response to your request. Each agency will make reasonable efforts to maintain personally identifiable information which is accurate, complete, timely, and relevant as reasonably necessary to assure fairness when using that information to make any determination affecting the subject individual.
Your personally identifiable information will not be disclosed or used for purposes other than those specified without your consent, except as authorized by law. Please note that the fact that information provided by you is personally identifiable does not mean that it will remain private in all circumstances. Personally identifiable information maintained by the government is a "government record" as defined in Chapter 92F, Hawaii Revised Statutes, General definitions www.state.hi.us/oip/uipa.html. Access, including public access, to government records is controlled primarily by Chapter 92F, Hawaii Revised Statutes. In addition, there may be other laws that require public access to personally identifiable information. For example, personally identifiable information contained in certain documents submitted to the Documents Registration Branch of the DCCA is accessible to the public.
Measures to guard against loss, misuse, alteration, or unauthorized access to personally identifiable information have been instituted by DCCA.
FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING
PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
NON-STATE WEB SITES
The DCCA web site may contain hypertext links to web sites and pages containing information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These sites may not be subject to Chapter 92F, Hawaii Revised Statutes, or other laws. If you decide to visit these linked sites, you should check the privacy statements of these sites.
The DCCA web site is provided as a public service. The information contained on this web site is dynamic and will change over time. Users of the DCCA web site are therefore fully responsible for determining the accuracy, completeness, currency and/or suitability of the information. The DCCA, the State of Hawai`i, nor any agency, officer, or employee of the State of Hawai`i, makes any representations, guarantees, or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness, currency, or suitability of the information found on the DCCA web site.
The DCCA and the State of Hawai`i, including its agencies, officers, and employees :
- specifically disclaim any and all liability for any claims or damages that may result from accessing the DCCA web site or the information found on the web site ;
- give no warranty, expressed or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, as to the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or usefulness of the information found on this web site ; and
- do not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or usefulness of such information, nor represent that its use would not infringe on privately-owned rights.
The DCCA web site also contains hypertext links to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These links are provided for your convenience. The responsibility for content rests with the organizations that are providing the information. The DCCA and the State of Hawai`i do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of this outside information. Further, the inclusion of links to particular items in hypertext are not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed or products or services offered or referenced on the linked sites, or the organizations sponsoring such sites.
DISCLAIMER OF ENDORSEMENT
Any reference in this WEB SITE to any specific commercial products, processes, or services by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Hawai`i.
Duplication or use of any images or text from this web site for commercial purposes or in any manner likely to give the impression of official DCCA or State of Hawai`i approval is strictly prohibited. All web pages Copyright © 2004-2007 State of Hawai`i.
NOTICE ON USE OF STATE SEAL AND SYMBOLS
Use of the great seal of the State of Hawai`i or the State of Hawai`i coat of arms is restricted by law, and any improper use may be criminally prosecuted. See, Hawai`i Revised Statutes §5-6.
POLICY ON LINKS TO THE DCCA WEB SITE
If you want to create a link to the DCCA web site, please fill in your portion of this Linking Agreement and fax or mail to:
By fax: (808) 586-2755
By Mail: King Kalakaua Building
335 Merchant Street
Honolulu, Hawai`i 96813
Upon DCCA's agreement, the completed agreement will be returned to you.