NOTE: If you don't use your Logon for 26 months it may be deleted
without warning, following security best practices. If you need a Logon after the original is
deleted, you will need to create a new Logon and request the required access.
Many State agencies provide information and services by the Internet. Much of
the information and many of the services do not include personal or confidential
information, and are available to anyone accessing the State's Portal or agency
Web sites. When access to information or services is restricted to protect your
privacy or the privacy of others, you may be asked to provide a DWD/Wisconsin
Logon, consisting of a Username and Password. Your DWD/Wisconsin Logon allows us
to provide you with access to your information and services, while restricting
access by unauthorized individuals.
If you choose to accept the conditions of this user acceptance agreement, you
will be prompted to provide the basic information that is required to issue a
DWD/Wisconsin Logon. The information you provide will be stored in your Logon
Profile and will be managed according to the State's policy, as described below.
To create your DWD/Wisconsin Logon, you will be asked for your name, e-mail
address (optional but required for self-service if you forget your Password),
telephone number (optional), mailing address (optional), your desired Username
and Password, and a security question and answer. The security question and answer
is required to look up your Username or Password if you forget them. You will also
have the ability to review, delete or update the information stored in your Logon
Some State Internet services may require additional information in order to validate
your identity. For example, some services may require additional forms of identification
such as date of birth or social security number. You will always have the choice to opt
out and not provide the requested information. However, if you do so, you may not be able
to complete your transaction over the Internet. Your Logon Profile will never contain this
information, nor will your Profile contain records such as driving history, tax
information, unemployment compensation, vehicle registrations, or prison records.
Your Username and Password are your keys to doing secure
business with the State of Wisconsin over the Internet. They should be
considered as important as your signature. Do not share your
Username or Password with anyone. You are the only person who will know your
Password. It will be secured and unavailable to anyone, including State
security officers and administrators. It is your obligation to protect it by
keeping it confidential and known only to you.
Information systems, and the data that is stored and managed by the State of
Wisconsin, are governed by State and Federal laws, rules and regulations.
Violators may be subject to prosecution, fines or other sanctions.
The information collected for user access to State Web services is limited to what is
required to provide secure delivery of those services. This information may include
Personal information is information about an individual that is readily
identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes
identifiers such as an individual's name, address and telephone number. A
domain name or Internet Protocol (IP) address is not considered personal
information. We do not collect any personal information about you, unless you
voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for the information.
A Logon Profile will not be created for you unless you request a DWD/Wisconsin
Logon. Individuals who have requested a DWD/Wisconsin
Logon may ask to have their Logon Profile removed from the system.
Individuals who do not request a DWD/Wisconsin Logon, or request
to have their Logon Profile removed, will not be denied services but may not be able
to access those services by the Internet.
Much of the information that is collected by the State of Wisconsin is confidential and is
managed accordingly. The State has taken appropriate steps to safeguard the integrity of this
information and to prevent access by unauthorized persons.
The Wisconsin Public Records Law (Wis. Stat. § 19.31 - 19.39) exists to ensure that government
is open and that the public has access to appropriate records and information that are in the
possession of the State government. At the same time, there are exceptions to this law that serve
various needs, including the privacy of individuals. Certain information that the State manages
is confidential. This includes identity and security data that is used to control access to
information and to protect the privacy of individuals and organizations that receive services
from, or are regulated by, the State. The State will make every effort to secure this information
and to protect the privacy of individuals who have personally identifiable information stored
in their Logon Profile.
The State may aggregate user Logon information and usage to determine trends and to facilitate
sound decisions regarding system design and future application deployments. However, the State will
not sell the information managed in your Logon Profile, in either a specific or a generalized format.
Individuals will be allowed to view personal information relating to their Logon
Profile and to update the contact information in their Logon Profile (address,
telephone, or e-mail address). Passwords will be secured and will be stored in
an encrypted format.
A cookie is a small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique
identifier, that is sent to your browser from a Web site's computers and may
either be used during your session (session cookie) or may be stored on your
computer's hard drive (persistent cookie). Cookies may contain data about a
user's movements during their visit to the Web site. If your browser software
is set to allow cookies, a Web site can send its own cookie to you. A Web site
that has set a cookie can only access those cookies it has sent to you, it
cannot access cookies sent to you by other sites.
When you request a DWD/Wisconsin Logon, and when you use your
Logon to access State services over the Internet, a session
cookie will be sent to your browser and stored in your computer's memory. The
cookie will be used to maintain session information, so that you do not have to
re-enter your Username and Password when you navigate different
pages and/or services. Your privacy is best protected if you close your browser
after you are done using applications that use session cookies.