The office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth makes every effort to ensure that the information presented on this site is accurate, reliable and timely. However, we do not make any claim that such is 100 percent true 100 percent of the time and therefore we cannot be held liable for the ultimate accuracy, reliability or timeliness of the content found on this site.
Similarly, this site may reference specific commercial products, processes, or services by trade name, trademark, or manufacturer, but this does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the Board or the Commonwealth of Virginia.
This site contains links to external Web sites and pages containing information created and maintained by public and private organizations other than the Secretary of the Commonwealth , which alone determines which external Web sites are linked to. These links are offered to be helpful to our site visitors, but just because we link to another Web site does not mean we explicitly or implicitly endorse, recommend or especially favor these entities.
Links to external Web sites and pages may be removed or replaced at the sole discretion of our office at any time without notice.
During your visit to this site, we do gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally and is limited to:
The IP address (a number automatically assigned to your computer in order to browse the Web) and Internet domain (for example, "company.com" if you connect from work, "school.edu" if you connect from school) of your computer;
The type of browser and operating system used to access our Web site;
The date and time you access our Web site;
The pages you visit; and
If you linked to this Web site from another Web site, the address of that Web site.
This information is used to track site usage and user technology; this information in turn helps us to make our site more useful to visitors.
Use and Collection of Personal Information
Other than the information listed above, personal information is only collected if you send an e-mail to staff in the Governor Kaine administration, or fill out a form with your personal information and submit it through our Web site. These communications are automatically logged for tracking purposes, and will be used to follow-up on your comments, questions, or requests.
We do not collect personal information for any other purposes. The information that you provide is not given to any private organizations or private persons. Neither the Secretary of the Commonwealth nor the Governor Kaine administration collects or uses information for commercial marketing.
"Cookies" are small files either stored on a server or sent back to a visiting computer. In certain applications user information is stored as "cookies", which are then sent back to and stored on the user's computer.
See also this Policy's Privacy section regarding information gathered by this site and the use of that information.