What information do we collect from you?
Some of the information we collect is personal to you. Other information is anonymous. During registration or when you initiate a transaction or request, if applicable, we may ask for your name, email address, mailing addresses, phone number, Social Security number/FEIN, state ID, and bank account information. We collect this information to use in our provision of services to you. In addition to the information that you provide to us, we collect your IP address, transaction history information and other related information.
When you report a problem with our Sites or services, we will collect your contact information along with a description of your problem.
When you contact us via the Contact Us page, we will collect your contact information and any information you include in your email.
To customize our service for you, the STO may collect location data, including the real-time geographic location of your computer or mobile device. This location data is collected anonymously in a form that does not personally identify you.
When you visit and navigate our Sites, use our applications or third party sites, or open our emails, we may collect technical information about your use of our Sites including IP address, device identifiers and viewing information.
How do we collect information from you?
We collect much of the information listed above directly from you when you submit it on our Sites. This includes information such as registration information, contact information, user submissions, and public postings. If you do not want to share your information, you can choose not to participate in a particular service or activity.
Indirect Collection – Cookies and Other Technology:
The types of technologies we use include:
A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies enable us to identify your browser as a unique user. Cookies may involve the transmission of information from us to you and from you to us. The Help feature on most browsers will tell how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Additionally, you can disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on’s settings or visiting the Sites of its manufacturer. You may lose some features or functionality when you disable cookies.
Like most standard websites servers, we may track website analytics. Web analytics track Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, data/time stamp, and number of clicks. We utilize this information to analyze trends, administer the Sites, prevent fraud, track website navigation in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
How do we use your information?
Our main goal in collecting information is to improve the Sites and provide you with the best possible experience on the Sites.
We may also use your personal information to:
Who is collecting information?
Links of other websites
With who does STO share my information?
We will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or under the circumstances described below.
What security precautions are in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of my information?
Providing security for the personally identifying information you submit via our Sites is a priority for us. We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect your personal information. When we collect sensitive information such as Social Security Number/FEIN and Bank account, we use industry standard methods to protect that information. However, no website, database or system is completely secure or “hacker proof.” You are also responsible for taking reasonable steps to protect your personal information against unauthorized disclosure or misuse.
What else should I know about my privacy?
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose information online, that information may be accessible to other customers and users. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online.
When you end your customer relationship with us, we will treat the information we have about you as if you were still our customer.
Disclosure and Updates
If you need further assistance, please send an email from our Contact Us page to Kansas State Treasurer with your questions or comments to: Office of the Kansas State Treasurer, 900 SW Jackson, Suite 201, Topeka, KS 66612.