Official Nebraska Government Website

Security, Privacy, Acceptable Use, & Accessibility Policies

Nebraska.gov Security

Nebraska.gov SecuredThe State of Nebraska is committed to ensuring the integrity and security of the information and systems it maintains. The State has taken steps designed to safeguard its telecommunications and computing infrastructure to prevent unauthorized access to internal systems and confidential information. If you have any knowledge of a security breach or potential security breach, please contact us at 402-471-4636 or cio.help@nebraska.gov.

State of the Art SSL (Secure Socket Layer) Encryption - This enables the encryption of sensitive information during an online transaction. Information sent via SSL can no longer be read as plain text.

Cybertrust Verizon Cybertrust Security - Nebraska.gov policies and procedures have been examined, measured and validated by Verizon Cybertrust Security, the global information security specialist.

Nebraska.gov Security - Hardware and software that controls the data entering and leaving the Nebraska.gov network.

Secure Internal Networks - All data transferred between databases is done via secure FTP or Virtual Private Networks (VPN) to ensure that only authorized users can access the network and no one can intercept data.

Data Storage Policies - Unless necessary, Nebraska.gov does not permanently store financial information so it cannot be retrieved or compromised.

NICUSA Policies - Nebraska.gov evaluates and modifies security standards based on vast experience and knowledge from other NICUSA portals.

Physical Location Security - All physical locations where hardware and software are located are physically secured and only accessible by individuals with proper credentials.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) Compliant - Adherence to performance measurements outlined in the HYPERLINK https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/security_standards/pci_dss.shtml PCI DSS annual self evaluation, as well as submission to regular scans from Security Metrics to search for network vulnerabilities.

Application Security - A software tool is employed to scan for individual application vulnerabilities.

Sarbanes-Oxley Compliant - Adhere to secure change control procedures.

Privacy Policy

Please be advised that all information which is collected by state agencies is likely to be considered a public record which is available for public review under the Nebraska Public Records Statutes unless there is a specific statute which allows that information to be kept confidential. An example of a specific statute which allows certain types of information to be kept confidential may be found at Neb. Rev. Stat. Section 84-712.05.

84-712.05 Records which may be withheld from the public; enumerated.

The State of Nebraska Official Government web site is maintained by a private company, Nebraska Interactive, LLC. under contract with and management of the Nebraska State Records Board. Data gathered through the state's official web site, or through portals or data interchanges maintained by Nebraska.gov and submitted to state agencies are government records subject to the same rules of access and disclosure as they would be if submitted in paper form. As stated elsewhere in this notice, the general rule under Nebraska public records law is that all government records are open to public inspection unless expressly exempt from that requirement by law.

Nebraska.gov and state agencies may occasionally use "Cookies" to store user information subject to the following limitations:

  • Permanent Cookies
    • Will not contain personal identifying information (e.g. names, date of birth, social security number, hint answers).
    • May be used to save personalized web site settings (e.g. font size, color, text type, etc.).
    • May include an expiration date if appropriate.
  • Session Cookies
    • Will be erased when a user’s web browser session ends or the user logs out of the application.
    • Will only be accessible to the specific application(s) in use.

Acceptable Use Policy

Linking Policy

Nebraska.gov provides links to many websites that are not controlled, maintained, or regulated by Nebraska.gov or any organization affiliated with Nebraska.gov, and as such Nebraska.gov is not responsible for the content of those websites. Use of information obtained from those websites is voluntary, and reliance on that information should only be undertaken after an independent review of its accuracy. References at those websites to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Nebraska.gov.

This Web portal may contain hypertext links to external websites and pages containing information created and maintained by public and private organizations other than Nebraska.gov. These hypertext links may be created by Nebraska.gov if it determines that establishing the external link will be consistent with assisting or furthering the purpose of this Web portal, which is to significantly and diligently promote public service to citizens and businesses by:

  • Expanding business and citizen access to government services and government information;
    • Offering an easy and convenient process for these groups to conduct transactions with State government online;
    • Accelerating the development and delivery of an increased volume of quality, online government services;
    • Improving the level of customer service from State government;
    • Extending electronic government services to citizens of cities and county government.

In addition, hypertext links may be created by Nebraska.gov for informational purposes where the linked external website will provide useful and valuable information to visitors to this Web portal, or where the linked external website is required or authorized by law.

Nebraska.gov, at its sole discretion, will determine whether the external website meets the purpose of this Web portal or for the specified informational purposes. The inclusion of a hypertext link to an external website is not intended as an endorsement of any product or service offered or referenced on the linked website, the organizations sponsoring said website, or any views that might be expressed or referenced in the website.

Hypertext links to external websites and pages may be removed or replaced at the sole discretion of Nebraska.gov, at any time without notice.

In the event you discover problems with or have concerns regarding the format, accuracy, timeliness or completeness of a linked external website, please contact the organization responsible for the linked external website -- Nebraska.gov does not control, nor is it responsible for, any linked external websites, pages, or content.

Disclaimer Information

This website contains links to sites which are not maintained by or under the control of the State of Nebraska or Nebraska.gov. Technical problems with outside links, other than a link that has been moved or changed, should be reported to the entity that maintains the site, not to the State of Nebraska or Nebraska.gov. If you feel that the content of an outside link is inappropriate or to report a link that has moved or changed, please email us at support@nebraska.gov.

Accessibility Policy

Nebraska.gov makes every effort to ensure accessibility for all users to our site, including compliance with the State of Nebraska's Technology Access Policy as adopted by the Nebraska Information Technology Commission and Section 508 accessibility standards. Please notify us should you find any deviations from these standards so we can resolve the matter. For your information, the State Technology Accessibility Standards may be viewed at:

http://www.nitc.nebraska.gov/standards/2-101.html

Google Translation

The Nebraska.gov website has been translated for your convenience using translation software powered by Google Translate. Reasonable efforts have been made to provide an accurate translation, however, no automated translation is perfect nor is it intended to replace human translators. Translations are provided as a service to users of the Nebraska.gov website, and are provided "as is." No warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, is made as to the accuracy, reliability, or correctness of any translations made from English into any other language. Some content (such as images, videos, Flash, etc.) may not be accurately translated due to the limitations of the translation software.

The official text is the English version of the website. Any discrepancies or differences created in the translation are not binding and have no legal effect for compliance or enforcement purposes. If any questions arise related to the accuracy of the information contained in the translated website, please refer to the English version of the website which is the official version.