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Maryland Transportation Authority Website Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting BayBridge.com. This website is published and managed by the Maryland Transportation Authority. Please read the following privacy policy to understand how your personal information is collected and used.

Information Collected

The Maryland Transportation Authority (the Authority) gathers only the information necessary to serve you. The Authority collects certain information from BayBridge.com in order to make the website more useful to visitors, inform visitors of offers, and to consider ways on how to improve the agency and the William Preston Lane, Jr. Memorial Bridge (the Chesapeake Bay Bridge).

BayBridge.com may automatically collect and store certain information about your visit to the website. This information is not personally identifiable and includes the visitor's operating system, browser, domain name, and the specific websites on BayBridge.com that a visitor may access. This information is used to improve BayBridge.com.

The Authority limits access to information collected from BayBridge.com to those staff members who require the information to carry out their business functions. Staff members are educated about practices and policies to safeguard that information, and those policies are carefully enforced. In addition, information is collected only from visitors who voluntarily provide it. Visitors may decline the use of their personally identifiable information.

The Authority has no intention of collecting personally identifiable information from children, including names, addresses, telephone numbers, or email addresses. Children are asked not to submit such information. If a child has provided the Authority with personally identifiable information, the child's parent should request the removal of the child's information from existing files.

Security

The Authority is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. The Authority makes all reasonable efforts to accurately and securely maintain information collected from BayBridge.com. Therefore, the Authority employs applicable technologies designed to aid in the accuracy and security of collected information. Personal information is disclosed only as required by the Public Information Act or as necessary and permissible to carry out official duties. In addition, Maryland law restricts state agencies from creating personal records unless certain information is required for a specific purpose, such as the investigation of a possible violation of the law. State officials who request personal data from citizens must notify the citizens regarding the purposes for which the information is collected, the consequences to the citizen for refusing to provide the personal information, the citizen's right to inspect and correct personal records, whether the information is available for public inspection, and whether the information is made available to other entities.

The Authority is also committed to ensuring that you can securely and confidently conduct online business with the State. Therefore, your online transactions and personal financial information is protected with appropriate security safeguards. Your personal information transmissions, including your payment information, will be encrypted by SSL technology.

In addition, third parties that support the Authority must agree to safeguard personal information in the same manner. Only third parties that require information collected from BayBridge.com in order to support the Authority are provided with such information.

The Authority does not rent, sell, or exchange information submitted to BayBridge.com, and use of such information is restricted to the Authority for marketing purposes.

Cookies

The Authority may store some information on a visitor's computer in the form of a "cookie" or similar file. These files allow the Authority to tailor BayBridge.com to reflect the visitors listed or historical preferences. Most Internet browsers notify a visitor when a cookie or similar file is stored and allow the visitor to erase or block such files, according to the browser's instructions. In addition, the websites use "temporary cookies" to track user navigation in order to make the portal experience more useful. A temporary cookie is erased when the visitor closes the Internet browser.

Email

If you send the Authority an email, the information may be used to respond to your inquiry. Email correspondence, like mailed correspondence, may become a public record. As a public record, your correspondence could be disclosed to other parties upon request, in accordance with Maryland's Public Information Act.

If you have provided your email address and wish to remove it from the Authority's mailing lists, please send a message to unsubscribe@baybridge.org and the Authority will make reasonable efforts to delete your email from existing files.

Privacy Policy Changes

Changes to BayBridge.com may necessitate changes to this privacy statement. The Authority will post notifications of changes to the privacy statement on its website in the "What's New" Section. The information contained in this privacy statement applies only to BayBridge.com. You should review the individual privacy statements at any linked site that you visit.

If you have any questions about these privacy policies, please email them tomdta@mdtransportationauthority.com . The Department of Budget and Management (DMB) website also contains additional information on information technology policies in Maryland.

Content Accuracy Statement

BayBridge.com is provided as a public service. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information presented on this website, the visitor may wish to contact the Authority to insure that the information is current and accurate.

For your convenience, BayBridge.com provides links to other sites, but the Authority is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of those websites.

In addition, visitors should confirm the language of statutes and regulations referenced on this website with the actual text of the law.

Disclaimer Statement

The Authority provides information on BayBridge.com for the benefit of the citizens of Maryland. The information contained on this website is not all inclusive and may not meet the needs of everyone. The site may also periodically experience functional deficiencies.

The Authority is committed to quality service to its customers and makes every attempt to ensure accuracy, and reliability of the data contained in this site. Changes in circumstances after the time of publication, however, may impact the quality and accuracy of this information. Confirmation of any information should be sought from the originating bodies or departments providing the information.

BayBridge.com contains links to other websites not directly affiliated with the Authority. The Authority does not endorse any linked sites nor does it assume any responsibility for the content of those sites.

Copyright Information

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[BayBridge.com, its content, and images are protected by United States copyright laws. Any unauthorized reproduction of these materials is strictly prohibited.]