Arizona Department of Child Safety Privacy Statement
Collection and Use of Information
Use of Information Provided by the Visitor
When you elect to receive information, the contact information you provide is used for the sole purpose of sending you the requested information. Your contact information is not shared, sold, or otherwise disseminated by Arizona Department of Child Safety. Your information may, however, be shared with DCS contracted providers for the purpose of fulfilling your request, for instance if expressing an interest in becoming a foster or adoptive parent. All DCS contracted providers are bound by a confidentiality clause in their contract not to share any contact information provided to them by DCS.
Information collected from an online application will be treated in a similar manner as if you submitted the information in-person at a DCS office. This information will become a matter of public record pursuant to A.R.S. § 39-121. This means the Department may be required to divulge certain information in response to a public records request or in response to a warrant, subpoena, or other court order. However, if personal information is requested on the website or volunteered by the user, state law and the federal Privacy Act of 1974 may protect it. If you have any questions about how we keep or use these records, please contact DCS directly.
Subscribing to the monthly AZ Thrive Newsletter
Using a sign-up form, Arizona Department of Child Safety requires the email address of visitors who wish to receive the monthly AZ Thrive newsletter. All other form fields are optional.
Unsubscribing to the monthly AZ Thrive Newsletter
You may opt out of the AZ Thrive newsletter at any time by clicking on “unsubscribe”, which is located at the bottom of the email sent to the subscriber.
Subscribing to the weekly Career Opportunities at DCS email
Using a sign-up form, Arizona Department of Child Safety requires the email address, first name and last name of visitors who wish to receive the weekly Career Opportunities at DCS email. All other form fields are optional.
Unsubscribing to the weekly Career Opportunities at DCS email
You may opt out of the Career Opportunities at DCS any time by clicking on “unsubscribe”, which is located at the bottom of the email sent to the subscriber.
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
You have the ability to set your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being used.
For embedded videos on the website, cookies are set by third-party providers when you click to play the video.
The web service that hosts Arizona Department of Child Safety does gather certain information about the visit automatically in a standard log file. This information never identifies you personally and consists of only the following items:
- The Internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com" if you use a private Internet access account, or "yourschool.edu" if you connect from a university's domain) from which you access the website;
- The IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access the website; and
- The date and time of your access.
We do not automatically record information about you as an individual.
The Department of Child Safety has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its computer systems and networks, including, but not limited to: individual authentication; the security of transmitted data; security monitoring; auditing; and encryption of your information. Security methods and measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day practices of the entire DCS website.
External Links Disclaimer
Neither the State of Arizona, nor any state agency, officer, employee, or contractor of the State of Arizona warrants the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of any information published by external sites and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be inaccurate or outdated. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from external sites does so at his or her own risk.
To offer comments about the Arizona Department of Child Safety, or about the information presented in this Privacy Statement, contact the Arizona Department of Child Safety’s Communications Department:
Privacy Statement Is Subject To Change
This Privacy Statement may be updated or revised from time to time, so please check back periodically in order to receive advance notice of any substantive changes to the manner in which the information you disclose on this web site may be collected, used, or disseminated.
Last updated July 2020