This notice addresses collection, use, security
of, and access to information that may be obtained through your use of the
shopMDOT.ms.gov site. This notice covers the following topics:
information collected is not limited to text characters and may include
audio, video, and graphic information formats you send us.
We use your email address to respond
appropriately. This may be to respond to you, to address issues you
identify, to further improve our web site, or to forward the email to
another agency for appropriate action.
Personally Identifiable Information and Choice
Identifiable Information" is information about a natural person that is
readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personally Identifiable
Information includes, but is not limited to, such things as an
individual's name, address, and phone number. A domain name or Internet
Protocol address is not considered personal information.
We collect no Personally Identifiable
Information about you unless you voluntarily participate in an activity
that asks for information (i.e. sending an email, accessing a fee-based
service etc.). If you choose not to participate in these activities, your
choice will in no way affect your ability to use any other functions of
Identifiable Information is requested on the web site or volunteered by
the user, state law and the federal Privacy Act of 1974 may protect it.
However, this information is a public record once you provide it, and may
be subject to public inspection and copying if not protected by federal or
A special note about
children: Children should only use our fee-based services with their
parent or guardian's verifiable permission and/or supervision.
In accordance with
the laws of the State of Mississippi, shopMDOT.ms.gov will ensure that
government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate
records and information possessed by the state. At the same time, there
are exceptions to the public's right to access public records that serve
various needs including the privacy of individuals. Both state and federal
laws provide exceptions.
information collected at this site becomes public records that may be
subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless an exemption in
MDOT, in accordance
with published rules, shall make available for public inspection and
copying all public records unless the record falls within the specific
exemptions. See Section 25-61-1 and following of the Mississippi Code
Annotated for the Mississippi Public Records Act.
In the event of a conflict between this Privacy Notice and
the Public Records Act or other law governing the disclosure of records,
the Public Records Act or other applicable law will control.
Access and Correction of Personal Information
You can review any
personal information we collect about you. You may recommend changes to
your personal information you believe in error by submitting a written
request that credibly shows the error. If you believe that your personal
information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when
submitted, you may contact us. In all cases, we will take reasonable steps
to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections. See
Contact Information section.
The Mississippi Department
of Transportation (MDOT), as manager of shopMDOT.ms.gov, has taken
several steps to safeguard the integrity of its telecommunications and
computing infrastructure, including but not limited to authentication,
monitoring, auditing, and encryption. Security measures have been
integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day practices of
the entire portal operating environment. One of the key features is the
use of SSL (Secure Socket Layer) for transmission of confidential
This information should
not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice, or
warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided at
shopMDOT.ms.gov could provide links to other web sites.
These include links to web sites operated by other government agencies,
nonprofit organizations, and private businesses. When you link to another
site, you are no longer on shopMDOT.ms.gov and this Privacy Notice will
not apply. When you link to another web site, you are subject to the
shopMDOT.ms.gov Contact Information
your Personally Identifiable Information we collect, if any, or to request
correction of factual errors in your Personally Identifiable Information