Website Policy


The Maryland Access Point (MAP) website is published and managed by the Maryland Department of Aging (MDOA). The following privacy policy applies to www.marylandaccesspoint.info; and www.md.map.info. Please review the individual privacy policies of other Maryland State Government websites you visit to ensure protection.

MDOA reserves the right, at its discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of the policies and terms at any time. Please check these terms periodically for any changes.

General Privacy Policy

It is our policy to preserve the privacy of personal records and to protect confidential or privileged information. Such information will be disclosed publicly only as required by the Public Information Act or as necessary and permissible to carry out official duties. Under State law, these policies do not apply to information gathered for certain specified purposes, such as the investigation of a possible violation of law. If you have any questions about these privacy policies, please e-mail them to mdoa.marylandaccesspoint@maryland.gov.

Information Collected and How it is Used

  • The internet domain (example: aol.com) and the IP address (the number automatically assigned to your computer when surfing the Web) from which you access our portal;
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  • The date and time you access our site;
  • The pages you visit;
  • The address from which you linked to our website.

This information is used to make these web sites more useful to visitors, to learn about the number of visitors to our site, and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record identifying information about individuals and their visits.

Use of Cookies

These websites may use "temporary cookies" to track user navigation in order to make the user experience more useful. A temporary cookie is erased when the user closes the Web browser. The "temporary cookie", also called a session cookie, is stored in temporary memory in the form of a text file on your computer, and is erased after the browser session is ended. No identifying user information is collected and stored on other computers anywhere. We store no personal information based on your visit to either website.

E-mail

If you send us e-mail, we use the information you send us to respond to your inquiry, just as we do with written correspondence. E-mail correspondence, like mailed correspondence, may become a public record. As a public record, your correspondence could be disclosed to other parties upon their request, in accordance with Maryland's public records law.

Accessibility Policy

It is the intention of this website to be accessible to individuals with disabilities in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) of W3C. If you have accessibility problems on our site, please let us know (by email or online) the URL of the page and the nature of the inaccessibility. MDOA is not responsible for the accessibility practices of linked sites. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the accessibility policies of the new site.

Copyright Status

Most information at this site is in the public domain. Unless otherwise stated, these documents may be freely distributed without modification and used for non-commercial, scientific, educational or personal purposes. However, you may encounter documents or portions of documents contributed by private companies or organizations. Other parties may retain all rights to publish or reproduce these documents. Commercial use of the documents on this site may be protected under U.S. and foreign copyright laws. In no event shall materials from this Website be stored in any information storage and retrieval system without prior written permission from MDOA.

Software Quality

MDOA and/or its related, affiliated and subsidiary organizational units do not warrant that any information, software or other material accessible through one of their Web pages is free of defects, viruses, worms, trojan horses or other harmful components.

Objectionable Information and Materials

When accessing or making use of any service provided on the Web pages of Maryland Access Point you may not:

  • post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, profane, or otherwise objectionable information of any kind, including without limitation, any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any local, national or international law, including without limitation, the U.S. export control laws and regulations;
  • post or transmit any information or software which contains a virus, worm, trojan horse or other harmful component; restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Website; post, publish, transmit, reproduce, distribute or in any way exploit any information, software or other material obtained through our Web pages for commercial purposes (other than expressly permitted by the provider of such information, software or other material); or
  • upload, post, publish, transmit, reproduce or distribute in any way, information, software or other material obtained through our Web pages which is protected by copyright, or other proprietary right, or derivative works with respect thereto, without obtaining permission of the copyright owner or right holder, or upload, post, publish, reproduce, transmit or distribute in any way any component of our Web pages themselves or derivative works with respect thereto, except where expressly permitted in writing.

Disclaimer of Liability

For documents available from this site, Maryland Access Point does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

Maryland Access Point does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes, or services. Some Maryland Access sites may provide links to other Internet sites only for the convenience of World Wide Web users. MAP is not responsible for the availability or content of these external sites, nor does MDOA endorse, warrant or guarantee the products, services or information described or offered at these other Internet sites.

Medical Information: It is not the intention of MAP to provide specific medical advice, but rather to provide users with access to general information to facilitate a better understanding of public health issues. Specific medical advice will not be provided, and MDOA urges you to consult with an appropriate, qualified medical provider for diagnosis and for answers to your personal questions.

Contact Us with Any Questions

Questions about these Website Policies should be sent to the MAP Web Team at 410-767-1076 E-mail: mdoa.marylandaccesspoint@maryland.gov.


Disclaimer: Please note that because providers voluntarily list their services on this site, all providers in the state may not be listed. While we strive to ensure the accuracy of the information on this site, the inclusion of a provider listing on Maryland Access Point does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement of that services. Always use appropriate caution by consulting trusted advisers and checking references and licensure before hiring a care provider.

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