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Privacy Policy

Last Updated: April 2017

We Respect Your Privacy

Thank you for visiting the Georgia Childcare and Parent Services Web site (the “Site”) operated by MAXIMUS Human Services, Inc. (“MAXIMUS”) for Bright from the Start: Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL). The Site, located at, is designed to make it easier for you to submit invoices and interact with Georgia Childcare and Parent Services online. It is important for you to trust your privacy is protected when visiting this Site. This privacy policy is our commitment to you.

This policy covers:

  • Information we collect about you and how we use it; and
  • The choices you have about how we collect and use your information.

This policy does not cover, except as expressly named here:

  • Privacy practices associated with any activities done outside your use of the Site;
  • Web sites other than the Site; and
  • Products and services not available or enabled through the Site.

Information We Collect and How We Use It

We do not collect any personal information on our website. We do collect IP addresses for statistical analytic reporting only.

The Way We Use Information

We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website. For example, we may report that X number of individuals from a certain county visited a certain area on our website, or that Y number of Internet Explorer users and Z number of Firefox users visited the site during a period of time, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals. We do not share this information with outside parties.


Like most websites, we employ "cookies," "web beacons," and similar devices to help you more efficiently use the Site and to track your activities. A cookie is small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by a sub server and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. It functions as your identification card and enables MAXIMUS to record your activities and preferences. It cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses. Cookies from MAXIMUS can only be read by MAXIMUS websites. A web beacon is a small transparent gif image that is embedded in an HTML page or e-mail used to track when the page or e-mail has been viewed. MAXIMUS uses cookies and similar devices to track your use of the Site, pages viewed and information downloaded, count visitors we receive daily, and our web servers automatically log the IP/Internet address of your computer. If you do not want your browser to accept cookies, you can modify the cookie option in your browser’s settings. However, some Site features or services may not function properly or be accessible without cookies.


MAXIMUS has implemented commercially reasonable technical, administrative, and physical security measures to protect your personally information from unauthorized access, modification, or use. We periodically review and update security measures in light of current technologies. Please note that despite our efforts, no security measures are completely secure.


MAXIMUS is committed to complying with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. This Site is not directed towards children under 13 years of age, nor does MAXIMUS knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. MAXIMUS appreciates your cooperation with this federally mandated requirement.


Our Site may contain links to other sites. Links do not imply endorsement by MAXIMUS. Please be aware that these other sites are not subject to the MAXIMUS Privacy Policy and we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We recommend that you review the privacy policies of those sites when you visit them.

Reviewing and Correcting Your Information

We try to keep information about you accurate and current. To change or update any personal information maintained by our program, please call us directly at 1-877-755-6522 (TTY: 1-800-817-6608). The call is free.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We will occasionally update this privacy policy. When we do, we will also revise the "last updated" date at the top of the privacy policy. Please check the Site from time to time for the most current version of our privacy policy. Your continued use of the Site after we have notified you of changes as described above means that you have accepted the changes.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy, please contact us.


1-877-755-6522 (TTY: 1-800-817-6608). The call is free.


34 Peachtree Street, NW
Suite 2400
Atlanta, GA 30303