Below are policies that have been adopted by FAME. To offer comments about FAME's Web site, information presented in these policy statements, or to review or request correction of your personal information, please contact: info@famemaine.com.

 

FAME Web Site Privacy Statement

 

Introduction

As a visitor to our web site, you are important to us. For this reason, we do not capture personal information about you without your permission. Our goal is to collect only the minimum amount of information needed to serve your needs.

 

Terms of Use

The material contained at this web site is, unless otherwise noted, copyright of the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME). Nevertheless, so long as not indicated to the contrary, the information may be used and freely distributed provided it is not substantively modified, is used for non-commercial, educational or personal purposes, and is properly attributed to the Finance Authority of Maine. Any information or documents contained in this site that is property of other public or private organizations is further subject to the rights of and limitations imposed by such other parties. If you wish to establish a link to our web site, we routinely approve such arrangements contingent upon execution of a form agreement that is available upon request. Please contact info@famemaine.com with any questions or for additional information.

 

Public Disclosure

All information collected on this web site will be treated the same as any written communication and is subject to the confidentiality, public disclosure, and legal discovery provisions of 1 MRSA Chapter 13 as well as the confidentiality of 10 MRSA Chapter 110.

 

Google Analytics

This web site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help us analyze how users use this web site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on their servers. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the site, compiling reports on site activity for us, and providing other services related to site activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties when required to do so by law, or where third parties process the information for Google. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of the site. The information generated by the cookie may also be aggregated and accessed by third parties who provide services related to the site to us. By using this site, you consent to the processing of such data about you by Google and such third parties in the manner and for the purposes set forth above.

 

Personally Identifiable Information

When you visit this site, you are not required to provide any personal information unless you choose to do so. Our web server will recognize the domain name/Internet Protocol (IP) address from which you are accessing this site and certain other technical facts (such as the operating system and web browser that you are using), but not your e-mail address or other personally identifying information. By using this site, you consent to the recognition of your domain name/IP address.

 

Personally identifiable information will not be collected unless you voluntarily send an e-mail message or fill out and return an online form or fill out and return a survey. Your choice not to participate in these activities will not impair your ability to browse. However, it may impair your ability to access certain information or obtain a service online. Unless specifically protected by Maine law, any information provided may be inspected by the public or disclosed in a legal proceeding.

 

E-Mail Senders

E-mail messages, sent to any Finance Authority of Maine address, will be treated the same as any other written communication. They may be subject to public inspection or legal disclosure and may be saved for a period of time before they are destroyed. The e-mail will be used to respond appropriately. The e-mail message and address may be forwarded to another state agency or partner providing services for appropriate action.

 

Electronic Form Filers

Any other information provided by a visitor at the request of the Finance Authority of Maine, such as the completion and electronic filing of a form, will be considered to be voluntarily provided by the visitor and will be treated in the same manner as information provided in written form or in person during a visit to the agency. Information provided may be subject to public inspection and legal disclosure and may be saved for a period of time before it is destroyed. It may be shared with another state agency or partner providing services for appropriate action.

 

Surveys

Surveys will be used for the purpose stated. If personally identifiable information is collected, it may be subject to public inspection and legal disclosure and may be saved for a period of time before it is destroyed.

 

The Privacy Statement does not apply to non-Finance Authority of Maine web sites linked to the Finance Authority of Maine web site.

 

 

 

 

Non-Discrimination Policy

 

The Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) does not discriminate in the administration of any of its programs or in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, marital status or sexual orientation. FAME is an equal opportunity employer, provider and lender.