OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Privacy Policy

By visiting and using this website, its sub-pages, and content, you are agreeing to our Terms of Access and Use.

Introduction

This privacy policy covers information regarding the collection and use of “personally identifiable information,” which is any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual (such as a person’s first and last name used in combination with a person’s social security number, driver’s license number, or bank account number).

To ensure site security, we monitor all unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise 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. See, Security and Monitoring Notice.

Use and Maintenance of Personally Identifiable Information

Any personally identifiable information voluntarily provided by you will be used for the purpose for which the information was provided and may be shared with staff and other government agencies to process your request, respond to your e-mail, or otherwise ensure a proper response to your request. The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (“OHA”) makes reasonable efforts to maintain accurate, complete, timely, and relevant personally identifiable information as necessary to assure fairness when using that information to make any determination regarding an individual or entity.

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, Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes, General definitions. Access, including public access, to government records is controlled primarily by Chapter 92F, Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes.

The information you provide OHA is a part of OHA’s government records, and therefore, such information is subject to Chapter 92F, Hawai’i Revised Statutes. In addition, there may be other laws that require public access to personally identifiable and other information maintained by the OHA.

Non-State Websites

This website may contain hypertext links to websites and pages containing information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These sites may not be subject to Chapter 92F, Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes, or other laws. If you decide to visit the linked sites, you should check the privacy statements of those sites. The OHA is not responsible for the content provided on those sites.

Security and Monitoring Notice

The OHA uses SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) for its internet sites, as a standard security protocol for establishing encrypted links between a web server and a browser in an online communication.

The usage of SSL technology ensures that all data transmitted between the web server and browser remains encrypted.

If you browse through this website to read, print, or download information, navigational information will be collected, such as the following:

  • The name of the domain from which you accessed this website;
  • The public Internet Protocol Address of your client;
  • The host name of your client;
  • The software client that you are using to access the site;
  • The date and time any web page on this site was accessed; and
  • The website address (also called the URL) of the “hyperlink” you clicked on to access a web page on this site.

For site security purposes, and to ensure that this website remains available to all users, all network traffic is monitored 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 this website as well as the associated computer system supporting the website from unauthorized use and to ensure that the computer system is functioning properly, individuals accessing this website and the associated computer system are subject to having all their activities monitored and recorded by personnel authorized to do so by the OHA. Anyone using this website 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, OHA personnel may provide the results of such monitoring to appropriate officials. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change the content of the website, or otherwise cause damage to this website or the computer system are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under applicable law.

Further Information

For information regarding personally identifiable information you have provided, please contact directly the office or department you provided it to. For questions about access to government records generally, visit the Hawai‘i Office of Information Practices’ website: www.hawaii.gov/oip.

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