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The Department of the Treasury's Policies Regarding this Website



Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Virginia Department of the Treasury website and reviewing our privacy policy. Our privacy policy is clear:  we will collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information to us.

Here is how we handle information about your visit to our website:

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:

  1. The Internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com" if you use a private Internet access account, or "yourschool.edu" if you connect from a university's domain) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our website;
  2. The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  3. The date and time you access our site;
  4. The pages you visit; and
  5. If you linked to the Treasury website from another website, the address of that website.

We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors -- to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits.

If You Send Us Personal Information

If you choose to provide us with personal information -- as in an e-mail to the Treasurer, Deputy Treasurer, or someone else, or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it to us through our website -- we use that information to respond to your message and to help us get you the information you have requested. We treat emails the same way we treat letters sent to the Department. We maintain our records in accordance with our obligations as defined by applicable Virginia statutes, including, but not limited to, the Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act, the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, and by any applicable U.S. federal laws. We are required to maintain many documents under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act for historical purposes, but we do not collect personal information for any purpose other than to respond to you. We only share the information you give us with another government agency if your inquiry relates to that agency, or as otherwise required by law. Moreover, we do not create individual profiles with the information you provide or give it to any private organizations.

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Web Site Security

We maintain security standards and procedures regarding unauthorized access to ensure that this service remains available to all users, and to prevent unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Information on individuals attempting to cause damage to this website or to circumvent any security feature will be recorded and released to the appropriate legal authority for investigation and prosecution. If you have any questions or concerns about the Department's policy please contact the Web Administrator.

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Use of Google Analytics

This website 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 the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. 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 this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

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Links to Other Sites

Our Website has links to many other state agencies. In a few cases we link to private organizations, with their permission. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.

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Information Provided for Unclaimed Property Search

The information you provide us is used solely to search on our unclaimed property database and provide you with a list of properties that may belong to you.

During the Inquiry phase, you are asked to provide us with more information. The Inquiry Form is designed to provide us with the information required to identify any of the property which may belong to you. This information is used only to respond to your inquiry and get you the information you need to make a claim.

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Downloads & Plug-Ins

The Department of the Treasury website provides content is several formats which may require seperate browser components or plug-ins to view properly. All required plug-ins (except the non-trial version of Win-Zip) are free to use.