What information is collected about me automatically?
All Senate Sites:
The Senate servers which host the official Senate websites of all Senators’ offices collect certain information about visitors automatically. This information is used to determine which items are most accessed by constituents and also assist in determining technical site design specifications, monitoring system performance and identifying areas for upgrade or improvement. The information automatically collected includes:
- Domain name (example: aol.com if you access the Internet via America Online)
- The pages of the Senate site that you visit
- The date and time of your visit
- Any link through which you came to the site
Further information about the Senate’s privacy policies
Senator Rafferty’s Site:
This site does not use a cookie and makes no attempt to track overall Internet usage of any visitor. Individuals who access this site are not personally identifiable unless they choose to supply contact information on the webform.
What happens to the information I put on the webform?
Information supplied in Senator Rafferty’s webform is used to respond to your inquiry. Your name and address are used to verify that you are a constituent and in my district to reply to you.
On select occasions, you may receive an unsolicited mail item based on previous correspondence to Senator Rafferty. For example, constituents who wrote to the Senator about veterans issues have at times received additional updates related to issues of concern to veterans.
Your comments may also be quoted in speeches or otherwise be used in debate before the Pennsylvania Senate since the views and experiences of constituents play an important role as Senators make decisions and casts votes about various issues.
If you email Senator Rafferty’s office seeking personal assistance, your email may be referred to other government agencies as part of the resolution process.
Links to Other Sites
Links are provided for constituent convenience in navigating sites involved in the public policy process. When such a link takes you to the site of a non-Senate entity, you may encounter inappropriate or offensive material.
Any email that constitutes a threat against the safety of Senator Rafferty, his family, his staff, or any other person will be referred to appropriate law enforcement agencies.