The Kansas Department of Commerce (KDC) is the state’s economic development agency. We help foster Kansas growth through business, workforce and community development. This growth is provided with the information on program and services provided by the Kansas Department of Commerce and through partnerships. Pertinent information is provided to businesses on starting, relocating, or expanding in Kansas. The health of Kansas workforce is addressed though partnership with KANSASWORKS. In addition, there are to numerous avenues for community growth though the arts, grants and/or programs.
The Kansas Department of Commerce automatically collects IP addresses and web site usage information when you visit our site and may share this information with a data analytics partner. This helps us assess how our site is used, such as the number and frequency of visitors to each page and the length of their visits. The Kansas Department of Commerce collects cumulative data such as the number of website searches performed or the number of times a web page is viewed. This data contains no personal information and is only used to evaluate site performance. Finally, the Kansas Department of Commerce error logging system will collect your username with any error that occurs to help our technical staff resolve the error.
We use your information to better assist you in meeting your goals and to improve your experience on our website. We also use it to comply with state and federal reporting requirements. Please note that due to these requirements, personal data are retained unless you request it to be deleted, or per state data retention requirements. Requests to delete personal data should be sent to [email protected].
We will not use this data for any commercial purpose.
The Kansas Department of Commerce includes a live chat feature so that job seekers can reach out to staff for assistance. When a KDC staff member is not available to respond to your chat, messages may be sent from an automated response system (chatbot). Any automated responses will be identified as computer generated. These computer-generated messages are not moderated by KDC staff. You can verify any information provided to you by the chatbot service by submitting questions to [email protected].
You may be asked to provide information such as your first and last name or email address so that staff can assist with answering your requests. We will never ask for, nor should you ever provide, specific PII such as your full Social Security number. Chat message histories will be stored and secured consistent with industry standard practices.
When using the Kansas Department of Commerce website, we may pass cookies to your computer or mobile device. Cookies are information files that your web browser places on your device’s hard drive or temporarily in its memory when you visit the website. Cookies cannot damage your device nor can they read information from your hard drive. At the Kansas Department of Commerce, cookies are used to maintain your session as you move through our pages. When you visit our site, the Kansas Department of Commerce sets a cookie that works like an identification card. Every time you visit a page from that point on, this “Identification (ID) Card” cookie is sent back to us. We can then use this “ID Card” to customize the site to best meet your needs.
To protect the information that the Kansas Department of Commerce collects, we maintain industry-standard security measures such as the following:
Remember that you also play a key role in security. When you are done using the Kansas Department of Commerce, log off and close your browser so no one can access your account. If you leave the Kansas Department of Commerce, remember that other websites have their own privacy policies or data collection practices, which may be different from ours. Review the privacy policies and data collection practices of those websites.
Be aware that if you voluntarily share information such as email address or messages from the Kansas Department of Commerce, it may result in unsolicited contact from third parties. Such activities are beyond our control. Also, if you send your information to a KDC partner or affiliate, the Kansas Department of Commerce is not responsible for the retention, use, or privacy practices of that partner or affiliate. For more information on how you can protect yourself on the internet, read our Protect Yourself page. the Kansas Department of Commerce may update this policy from time to time. If we make major changes in the way we use or protect your personal information, we will post a clear announcement on our pages. If you have any questions about this policy, please email [email protected].