Social Security Numbers: Transfers and Sales of Public Records That May Contain Social Security Numbers (GAO-08-1004SP, September 2008), an E-supplement to GAO-08-1009

Fees and Types of Access

13.
Does your office charge any fees for providing records in bulk or remotely through a subscription service or web site?
(Check only one answer.)
1.
2. (Click here to go to Question 15.)
3.

14.
What fees does your office charge for providing records in bulk or remotely through a subscription service or web site?
(Check all that apply.)
    In bulk Subscription service Web site Don't charge this type fee No response
14a.
A flat fee or rate for access to as many records as desired
14b.
A fee based on the total number of records accessed or viewed
14c.
A fee based on the total number of pages in the accessed records
14d.
Additional fees for printing or downloading records
14e.
Reimbursement for fees or expenses incurred to collect payments, including credit card service fees
   

 
14f. What other fees, if any, does your office charge for access to public records in bulk or through a subscription service or web site?

15.
Does your office require recipients or users of public records to enter into any contract or user agreement?
(Check only one answer.)
1.
2. (Click here to go to Question 19.)
3.

16.
Which, if any, of the following stipulations on how records may be used are typically included in your office's contracts or user agreements with recipients or users of public records?
(Check all that apply.)
    In bulk Subscription service Web site Don't charge this type fee No response
16a.
Must explain the reasons for which records will be used
16b.
May not use records for commercial purposes (such as marketing)
16c.
May not resell or share information with any entity based outside the U.S. or its territories
16d.
May not resell or share information with any entity
16e.
Must safeguard sensitive information, including full or partial social security numbers
   

 
16f. What other stipulations, if any, on how records may be used are typically included in your office's contracts or user agreements with recipients or users of public records?

17.
Does your office monitor subscription service or web site user activity for contract or user agreement violations?
(Check only one answer.)
1.
2.
3. (Click here to go to Question 19.)
4.

18.
Since January 1, 2007, which, if any, of the following actions has your office taken in response to contract or user agreement violations?
(Check one for each.)
    Took this action Did not take this action Not permitted to take this action No response
18a.
Inquired or obtained explanation from user
18b.
Blocked access, suspended or terminated service
18c.
Referred to law enforcement authorities
   

 
18d. What other actions, if any, has your office taken in response to contract or user agreement violations or suspicious activity?


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