Terms of Use

Accessibility Statement

Accessible Web design provides benefits to both those using assistive technology, as well as others. It provides benefit to users with text-based browsers, low-end processors, slow modem connections, or users who do not have state-of-the-art computer equipment. It also allows for easier access to the Internet via technologies such as internet-enabled phones or personal digital assistants. Tennessee executive branch agency Web sites are subject to the same accessible Web standards as federal agencies. Section 508 of the Federal Register establishes requirements for federal electronic and information technology, and the federal Access Board has issued the standards to meet those requirements. We are committed to making TN.gov accessible to all users and we have included several features designed to improve accessibility for all users. We welcome comments on how to improve the site's accessibility for users with disabilities. If you use assistive technology and the format of any material prevents your ability to access the information, please contact us for assistance. In order to respond in a manner most helpful to you, please note the nature of your accessibility concern, the preferred format in which to receive the online material, the Web page address of the requested material, and the best way to contact you. Hard copy documents are available for those unable to access or view the downloadable files on this Web site. Simply contact us by mail, phone, fax, or e-mail to make your request. NICUSA, Tennessee - a partnership with TN.gov 330 Commerce St., Suite 100 Nashville, TN 37201 Phone: (615) 313-0300 E-mail: help@egovtn.org

Linking Policy

Permission to link to the state of Tennessee Web site is not required, but such links may not capture TN.gov pages within the site owner's frames, present TN.gov content as that of the site owner, misrepresent TN.gov's content, or misinform users about the origin or ownership of TN.gov's content. Site owners should not link directly to individual TN.gov graphics, especially in an effort to place the downloading burden on the TN.gov servers. Such an action may be considered a misuse of state resources. Site owners should contact the appropriate state agency to request permission to use a copy of the graphic within the site owner's pages. The information posted on a TN.gov Web site may be copied so long as it is presented in a non-misleading way and does not imply that either the site owner or the information, as it is presented on the site owner's Web site, is endorsed by the State. Use of the information must identify the state agency that is the source of the information, and the agency's Web address.

Links from TN.gov to Other Web Sites

In the course of providing the best service to the public, the state of Tennessee may provide links to content not controlled by the State of Tennessee. In such cases, the link must meet one of the following criteria:

  1. 1) Link leads to a site owned by the federal government, a state government, or a local government. The extension of the URL (e.g., .org, .com) does not preclude a site from being linked to as long as the site is under the ownership of one of the above entities.
  2. 2) Link leads to a non-profit or non-partisan organization. The extension of the URL (e.g., .org, .com) does not preclude a site from being linked to as long as the site is under the ownership of the approved entity.
  3. 3) Link leads to additional information about government services.
  4. 4) Link leads to a Web site owned by an entity that has a contractual relationship with the state of Tennessee.

No endorsement is intended or made of any link, product, service, or information either by its inclusion or exclusion from the state of Tennessee Web site. We are not responsible for the content of Web sites not controlled by the State of Tennessee, nor does the State's Privacy Statement apply to external sites. Use of information obtained from such Web sites is voluntary and should be independently verified.

See more at: http://tn.gov/main/article/linking

Security Statement

This site uses the highest standards of security in the industry. We use secure server software over a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) 128-bit encryption line to protect transmitted information. We encrypt all personal information so that this data cannot be read as it travels to and from our system, encrypt stored data, and routinely delete unnecessary data. We also undergo annual security reviews that scrutinize our physical and network security using active methods such as penetration testing and on-site inspections.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)

If you believe that any material contained on the TN.gov site (the "Site") infringes your copyright or other intellectual property rights, you may notify TN.gov of your copyright infringement claim in accordance with the following procedure. TN.gov will process notices of alleged infringement which it receives, and may take action as authorized by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and/or other applicable intellectual property laws if it has the ability to do so. The DMCA requires that notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to this Site's Designated Agent:

  • By mail: TN.gov DMCA Agent c/o Stinson Leonard Street Stinson IP Administrator, 1201 Walnut, Suite 2900, Kansas City, MO 64106
  • By phone: 816-842-8600
  • By fax: 816-691-3495
  • By email: DMCA@stinsonleonard.com

To be effective, the notification must be in writing and contain the following information (DMCA, 17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3)):

  • - Physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  • - Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  • - Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or claimed to be the subject of infringing activity and that is sought to be removed or access to which is sought to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the location of the material;
  • - Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
  • - A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • - A statement, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

E-mails sent to DMCA@stinsonleonard.com for purposes other than communication about copyright claims may not be acknowledged or responded to.

Child Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

Children under the age of 13 are not eligible to use services that require submission of personal information and should not submit any personal information to us. This includes submitting personal information to the website as part of a user profile or personalization profile. If you are a child under the age of 13, you can use these services only if used together with your parents or guardians. Seek guidance from your parents or guardians if you are under the age of 13. If we decide to begin collecting personal information from children under the age of 13, we will notify parents that it is being requested, disclose the reasons for collecting it, and disclose our intended use of it. We will seek verifiable parental consent before collecting any personally identifiable information. If we do collect such information, parents may request information on the type of data being collected, view their child's information, and, if they choose, prohibit us from making further use of their child's information. We will not provide personal information about children to third parties.

See more at: http://tn.gov/main/article/coppa