Privacy Policy

Public disclosure

All information collected through OSBA websites becomes a public record unless an exemption in law exists. ORS 192 is the Oregon Public Records Law and there are other program-specific statutes and administrative rules regarding public records. In the State of Oregon, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by state government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public’s right to access public records that serve various needs, including the privacy of some individuals. Both state and federal laws provide exceptions.

Non-personal information we record

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the websites, read pages, or download information, our website’s analytics system will automatically record some general information about your visit.

During your visit, our website’s analytics system will record:

  1. The Internet Protocol (IP) address used for your connection. Example:;
  2. The domain name assigned to your IP Address. Example:;
  3. The type of browser and operating system you used.
  4. The date and time you visited;
  5. The web pages you accessed; and
  6. The web site you visited prior to coming to this web site.

We use this information for statistical analysis, to help us make our sites more useful to visitors. This tracking system does not record personal information.


All information collected at this site becomes a public record unless an exemption in law exists. ORS Chapter 192 contains the Oregon Public Records Law.

See Public Disclosure section above for more information on email privacy.


On certain OSBA web pages, we use “cookies” to help you use our websites interactively. A cookie is a small file that a website transfers to your computer’s hard disk, usually to keep track of you while you are connected to that site.

The cookies on OSBA web pages may store your name and pertinent information that helps us know if you are associated with a particular subscription service (if you provided this information by logging in).

To protect your privacy, be sure to close your browser completely after you have finished conducting business with a website that uses cookies. If you are concerned about the potential use of information gathered from your computer by cookies, you can set your browser to prompt you before it accepts a cookie. Most Internet browsers have settings that let you identify and/or reject cookies.