Thank you for visiting the website of the Office of Children & Families in the Courts (OCFC). We are committed to maintaining your privacy. This policy addresses the collection, security and access to information that may be obtained through the use of our site.
As part of standard Internet practice, we collect the following information when you visit our site:
- Your IP address, a number automatically assigned to your computer when you are using the internet;
- The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
- The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site;
- The pages you visit; and
- The links made to other websites through this site.
This information is collected for statistical analysis using standard third-party software programs to create summary statistics. The statistics are used for the purpose of determining what information is of most and least interest to all visitors and identifying system performance or problem areas. This information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes. OCFC does not sell information collected online.
Any personally identifiable information that you voluntarily provide will be collected. Personally identifiable information may include an email address or any other information you submit via a website when completing an application, form or survey online.
As a general rule, OCFC does not disclose any personally identifiable information collected online except where you have given us permission, or where the information is public information under the Pennsylvania Right to Know Act 65 P.S. 66.1 et seq., or other applicable laws. Visitors should be aware that information collected by OCFC on its websites may be subject to examination and inspection, if such information is a public record and not otherwise protected from disclosure.
All pictures and images are authorized to be placed on the OCFC website. All photos used were purchased by, and/or explicitly for, OCFC.
We may customize your browsing experience by using "cookies" to store a randomly generated identifying tag on your computer. (Cookies are simple text files stored by your web browser and they provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to the websites.) You can refuse the cookie or delete the cookie file from your computer at any time by using any one of a number of widely available methods.
OCFC policy does not allow for the use of persistent cookies. Cookies created on your computer by using our website does not contain personally identifiable information and does not compromise your privacy or security.
As part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information, OCFC has taken steps to safeguard the submission of information by implementing detailed technology and security policies.
In certain instances, you may receive or create a password to access or submit personal information. You should not divulge your password to anyone. OCFC will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or e-mail. When you are finished with sites that are password-protected, you should exit the page. Information placed in password-protected areas of the site is intended only for viewing by users with the appropriate account permissions.
OCFC provides links to a number of service providers and other organizations. These links are provided as resources; a link does not constitute an endorsement of content, viewpoint, policies, products or services of that website.
Information provided on the OCFC website is intended to allow all parties involved with dependency court to access the latest information and best practices related to the subject. While all attempts are made to provide accurate, current and reliable information, we recognize the possibility of human and/or mechanical error. Therefore, OCFC, its employees, officers and agencies expressly deny any warranty of the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published by this system and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance upon the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Any person who relies upon such information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk.