As a visitor to our website, you are important to us. For this reason, we do not capture personal information about you without your permission. Our goal is to collect only the minimum amount of information needed to serve your needs. This website (“site”) is owned by the Finance Authority of Maine (“FAME” or “we” or “our” or “us”) and maintained and administered by Vont LLC (“Vont”). For more information about FAME, please visit FAMEmaine.com.
The material contained at this site is, unless otherwise noted, copyright of the Finance Authority of Maine. Nevertheless, so long as not indicated to the contrary, the information may be used and freely distributed, provided it is not substantively modified, is used for non-commercial, educational or personal purposes, and is properly attributed to the Finance Authority of Maine. Any information or documents contained in this site that are property of other public or private organizations are further subject to the rights of and limitations imposed by such other parties. Before linking to this site, request permission from FAME. Please contact email@example.com with any questions or for additional information.
Collection of Information by Others
All information collected on this site will be treated the same as any written communication and is subject to the confidentiality, public disclosure, and legal discovery provisions of 1 MRS Chapter 13 as well as the confidentiality provisions of 10 MRS Chapter 110.
Third-Party Analytics, Cookies, and Internet Advertising
This site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer, to help us analyze how users use this site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the site and other information (including your Internet Protocol [“IP”] address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on their servers. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating how the site is used, compiling reports on site activity for us, and providing other services related to site activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties when required to do so by law, or where third parties process the information for Google.
By using this site, you consent to the collection and processing of data about you in the manner and for the purposes set forth above.
Personally Identifiable Information
When you visit this site, you are not required to provide any personal information unless you choose to do so. Our web server will recognize the domain name/Internet Protocol (IP) address from which you are accessing this site and certain other technical facts (such as the operating system and web browser that you are using), but not your email address or other personally identifying information. By using this site, you consent to the recognition of your domain name/IP address.
Personally identifiable information will not be collected unless you voluntarily send an email message, or fill out and return an online form, or fill out and return a survey. Your choice not to participate in these activities will not impair your ability to browse. However, it may impair your ability to access certain information or obtain a service online. Unless specifically protected by Maine law, any information provided may be inspected by the public or disclosed in a legal proceeding.
Email messages, sent to any Finance Authority of Maine address, will be treated the same as any other written communication. They may be subject to public inspection or legal disclosure and may be saved for a period of time before they are destroyed. The email will be used to respond appropriately. The email message and address may be forwarded to another state agency, or partner providing services, for appropriate action.
Electronic Form Filers
Any other information provided by a visitor at the request of FAME, such as the completion and electronic filing of a form, will be considered to be voluntarily provided by the visitor and will be treated in the same manner as information provided in written form or in person during a visit to the agency. Information provided may be subject to public inspection and legal disclosure and may be saved for a period of time before it is destroyed. It may be shared with another state agency, or partner providing services, for appropriate action.
Surveys will be used for the purpose stated. If personally identifiable information is collected, it may be subject to public inspection and legal disclosure and may be saved for a period of time before it is destroyed.
FAME does not discriminate in the administration of any of its programs or in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, marital status or sexual orientation. FAME is an equal opportunity employer, provider and lender.