Oregon DOJ Privacy Policy

Public Disclosure

All information collected at this site becomes a public record unless an exemption in law exists. ORS 192 is the Oregon Public Records Law and there are other program specific statutes and administrative rules regarding public records. In the State of Oregon, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by state government. 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. We may request personally identifiable information from you in order to provide requested services, but such information is handled as it would be on an in-person visit to a governmental office.

Personal Information and Nondisclosure

“Personal information” is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that individual, such as an individual’s name, address and telephone number. Such personal information may be exempt from disclosure if disclosure would constitute an unreasonable invasion of privacy under the circumstances. A domain name or Internet Protocol (IP) address is not considered personal information. Most information collected by state government is assumed to be open to the public unless specifically exempted. ORS 192 contains the Oregon Public Records Law. Under this law, individuals are permitted to request that public officials not disclose a public record that contains their home address and telephone number under certain circumstances. ORS 192.445 specifies how to request nondisclosure.

Online Forms

Filling out Oregon DOJ online forms results in the information being sent to us as an e-mail message. We will only use the information needed to respond to your request.

The information collected is subject to the access and confidentiality provisions of the Oregon law including ORS 192.

E-mail used to convey the form input is not secure. If you are communicating sensitive information, you might want to consider sending it in via postal mail.

Requesting Personal Information Inspection

You have the right to review information collected about you.