Legislative Counsel Book Policies
Book Shipping Policy
Your credit card will be charged as soon as the transaction is verified.
Defective Book Policy
If you receive a defective book, please call the Legislative Counsel’s office
at (503) 986-1243 to receive a replacement book.
Book Return Policy
You may return a book that is in new condition within one week after you receive
the book. There will be a 10 percent restocking charge on returns. A letter explaining
the reason for the return or a copy of the packing list must accompany the return.
Books must be shipped to the following address:
Legislative Counsel Committee
c/o DAS Property Distribution Center
1655 Salem Industrial Dr. NE
Salem OR 97303-4238
Delivery Methods and Delivery Time Frame Policy
Orders are generally filled within 10 business days but during heavy distribution
fulfillment may take up to four weeks. If an item is out of stock, we will notify
you and give you the opportunity to cancel your order
If you ordered multiple publications, you may receive the publications in separate
All shipments are by UPS or FedEx Ground. We ship to street addresses only. We do
not deliver to P.O. Boxes.
This site has links to other websites as a convenience to our customers. When you
Legislative Counsel does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of
any information published by these external sites and does not endorse any content,
viewpoints, products or services linked from these systems. Legislative Counsel
cannot be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability
or timeliness of the information on these external sites. Information may be incorrect
or not current. You rely on any information obtained from these systems at your
Information Collected When You Browse This Site
If you do nothing during your visit to this website but browse or download information,
we automatically collect and store the standard data collected by all web server
software. That information is as follows:
- The Internet Protocol (IP) address and domain name used (but not the e-mail address).
The IP address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service
provider or directly to your computer. We use the IP address to respond to your
browser request. Example: 188.8.131.52;
- The domain name (DNS) assigned on the Internet to your IP address (if there is one).
- The type of browser and operating system you used. Example: Mozilla/4.0
(compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows NT; IE4WDUS-1998101501);
- The date and time you visited this site;
- The web pages or services you accessed at this site; and
- The website you visited prior to coming to this website. (Note: this is included
so that summary analysis can be done on how visitors get to the site, i.e., from
a search engine, from a link on another site, etc.)
This site does not track individual user navigation choices. It does, however, summarize
the information listed above to determine:
1. What organizations are the most frequent
users (item 2 above) to better target content for the audience.
2. What browsers are being used on the site to determine
what techniques to use to develop pages that will work with different browsers (item
3. How often the pages are being used (item
4. By the traffic from organization names, such things
as the search engines that are good at directing people to the site (item 6 above).
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to
all users, this site may monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts
to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage. If security monitoring
reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, system personnel may provide
the results of such monitoring to appropriate officials. Except for authorized law
enforcement investigations, no attempts are made to identify individual users or
their usage habits. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information
on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under state and federal
laws, including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information
Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996.
All information collected at this site becomes a public record unless an exemption
in law exists. ORS chapter 192
contains the Oregon public records law.
In the State of Oregon, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the
public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by state
government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public's right to access
public records that serve various needs, including the privacy of individuals. Both
state and federal laws provide exceptions. We may request personally identifiable
information from you in order to provide requested services, but that information
is handled as it would be on an in-person visit to a government office.
Personal Information and Nondisclosure
"Personal information" is information about a natural person that is readily
identifiable to that individual, such as an individual's name, address and telephone
number. Such personal information may be exempt from disclosure if disclosure would
constitute an unreasonable invasion of privacy under the circumstances. A domain
name or IP address is not considered personal information. Most information collected
by state government is assumed to be open to the public unless specifically exempted.
ORS chapter 192 contains
the Oregon public records law. Under this law, individuals are permitted to
request that public officials not disclose a public record that contains their home
address and telephone number under certain circumstances. ORS 192.445 and
OAR 137-004-0800 specify how to request nondisclosure.
If you send us an electronic mail message with a question or comment that contains
personal information or fill out a form that e-mails us this information, we will
only use the information needed to respond to your request. We may redirect your
message to another government agency that is in a better position to answer your
The information collected is subject to the access and confidentiality provisions
of state and federal law.
Each electronic form that collects personal information on this site will have a
specific privacy statement or a link to the privacy statement that explains the
conditions (if any) under which information may be shared with other parties.
Requesting Personal Information Inspection
You have the right to review information collected about you by this site. Contact
For secured-data transmission, this site uses industry-standard encryption software,
Secure Socket Layer (SSL). The URL in your browser will change to "HTTPS"
instead of "HTTP" when this security feature is invoked. Your browser
may also display a lock or key symbol on its task bar to indicate invoked secured-data
transmission. If these indicators are not present, any information is susceptible
to interception by other parties. Most Internet e-mail communication will not be
secure. If you are communicating sensitive information, you might want to consider
sending it by postal mail.
A cookie file is a small text file created by a website on your computer hard drive
that contains unique information the site can use to track such things as passwords,
lists of pages you've visited or the date when you last looked at a specific page
or to identify your session at a particular website. A cookie is often used in commercial
sites to identify the items selected for a specific shopping cart application. If
cookies are used on the website, their use will be clearly marked. While most browsers
some features that cannot be used if cookies are turned off. Each application start
page where cookies are used will have a specific statement that explains the use
of the cookies, what information is being stored and whether the information is
deleted or retained for future use when you complete your session.
Public Records Statement
Information reported to the Legislative Counsel is subject to the Oregon public
records law contained in ORS chapter
192, and may be made available on our website and to other parties upon
System Availability Policy
In order to provide you with the most up-to-date information possible, some of our
services may be unavailable between the hours of 11:30 PM and 3:00 AM Pacific Time.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience and ask that you check back with us
at a later time.
Asking questions about these policies
If you have any questions about these policies, please contact the Legislative Counsel
Customer Service Contact Information
Legislative Counsel Committee
900 Court St. NE S-101
Salem, OR 97301-4065