Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting a website maintained by the DeKalb County Board of Health. Our websites are designed to make it easier and more efficient for Georgia citizens and businesses to interact with their State Government. But as with all online resources, we appreciate that many visitors to our sites will be concerned about their privacy. DCBH is committed to preserving your privacy when you visit our sites.

This privacy statement addresses the collection, security and disclosure of information that may be obtained through the use of websites maintained by the DeKalb County Board of Health. This statement covers the following topics:

Information Collected

If you visit a website maintained by the DeKalb County Board of Health to read or download information, we may collect some or all of the following information:

The name of your domain; for example, “www.xyzcompany.com” if you use a private Internet access account;

  • An IP address; a number automatically assigned to your computer when you are using the Internet;
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  • The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site;
  • The pages you visit within DCBH’s website(s); and
  • The links made to other websites through this site.

This information is collected for statistical analysis using third-party or proprietary software programs to create summary statistics. The statistics are used for the purpose of determining what information is of most and least interest to all visitors and identifying system performance or problem areas. This information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes.

If, during your visit to a website maintained by The DeKalb County Board of Health, you voluntarily provide personally identifiable information, we will collect such information. Examples of personally identifiable information may include:

  • An e-mail address if you are communicating to us through e-mail;
  • Information you voluntarily submit to DCBH for the purposes of completing or submitting an application or form online; and
  • Other information volunteered, such as vendor profile/contact information, survey information or content of e-mail.

In general, please note the information collected, whether or not personally identifiable, is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video and other graphic formats you send us. Information is retained in accordance with existing laws, rules, regulations, and other policies.

Volunteering and MRC

In compliance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the following information is provided:
The collection of this information is authorized by 5 U.S.C. 301 and Section 2, Executive Order 13254, January 29, 2002. The primary purpose of the form is to provide a means that allows individuals to indicate their interest in volunteer services. Users may also elect to be provided with additional information about other service opportunities. Providing this information is voluntary. All information submitted by a user is available to DeKalb County Board of Health’s Volunteer Services.

Public Disclosure

As a general rule, the DeKalb County Board of Health does not disclose any personally identifiable information collected online except where you have given us permission, or where the information is public information under the Georgia Open Records Act O.C.G.A. § 50-18-70 et seq., or other applicable laws. Visitors should be aware that information collected by DCBH on its websites may be subject to examination and inspection, if such information is a public record or not otherwise protected from disclosure. Additional information regarding personally identifiable data can be found in the Policy for the Release of Protected Health Information

Cookies

The DeKalb County Board of Health may occasionally use “cookies” to customize your browsing experience. Cookies are simple text files stored by your web browser and they provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to the websites, and allowing customized features such as a “shopping cart” feature for online purchasing. Cookies created on your computer by using our websites do not contain personally identifiable information and do not compromise your privacy or security. You can refuse the cookie or delete the cookie file from your computer at any time by using any one of a number of widely available methods.

Security

Several tools, policies and protocols are used to safeguard the submission of information through websites maintained by the DeKalb County Board of Health. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day operations of the entire operating environment as part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information.

In certain instances, you will have the opportunity to receive or create a password to access or submit certain information. You should not divulge your password to anyone in an unsolicited phone call or e-mail. When you are finished with those applications that are password protected, it is always recommended that you close or otherwise exit the browser page.

Link Disclaimer

Websites maintained by the DeKalb County Board of Health may contain links to other websites, including those owned or maintained by other government, private, or not-for-profit entities. Such links are provided for convenience and/or information purposes only. A link does not constitute an endorsement of content, viewpoint, policies, products or services of that website. Once you link to a website not maintained by the DeKalb County Board of Health, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that website, including but not limited to its privacy policy.

Information Disclaimer

Information provided on websites maintained by the DeKalb County Board of Health is intended to allow the public convenient access to public information. While all attempts are made to provide accurate, current and reliable information we cannot guarantee that the information will be error-free. Therefore, DCBH, the DeKalb County Board of Health, and their respective employees, officers and agencies expressly deny any warranty of the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published through their websites and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance upon the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Any person who relies upon such information obtained from these websites, does so at his or her own risk.

The documents on this site contain hypertext pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. Please be aware that we do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information. Further, the inclusion of pointers to particular items in hypertext is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed or products or services offered by the author of the reference or the organization operating the site on which the reference is maintained.

Translations of any materials into language other than English is intended solely as a convenience to the non-English-reading public. We have attempted to provide an accurate translation of the original material in English, but due to the difficulties of translation slight differences may exist. References identifying the original document in English are available in most non-English documents.

Trademarks, Service Marks, and Copyrights

All trademarks, service marks or copyrights appearing on this website and other linked websites are trademarks, service marks, or copyrights of their respective owners. Notice of claims of copyright infringement should be directed to dekalbbohwebmaster@dhr.state.ga.us.

Usage of This Website

The contents of this website are published for information purposes only and subject to change without notice.

Live Discussions

Please remember that we are not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of the Board of Health. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary. You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use any section of our website to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person’s privacy, or otherwise violative of any law. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or sited by its proper author.