Website Policies and Notices
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The Judicial Branch of Arizona in Maricopa County website has been translated for your convenience using translation software powered by Google Translate. Reasonable efforts have been made to provide an accurate translation, however, no automated translation is perfect nor is it intended to replace human translators. Translations are provided as a service to users of the Judicial Branch of Arizona in Maricopa County website, and are provided “as is.” No warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, is made as to the accuracy, reliability, or correctness of any translations made from English into any other language. Some content (such as images, videos, etc.) may not be accurately translated due to the limitations of the translation software.
The official text is the English version of the website. Any discrepancies or differences created in the translation are not binding and have no legal effect for compliance or enforcement purposes. If any questions arise related to the accuracy of the information contained in the translated website, refer to the English version of the website which is the official version.
Links to External Websites
The Judicial Branch of Arizona in Maricopa County (“Judicial Branch”) may provide links to government owned or sponsored and commercial websites. Links to outside websites are offered at the sole discretion and determination of the Judicial Branch. Communications Office staff evaluate all suggested links and use the following standards to determine the necessity and/or applicability of the suggested link:
- Is the recommended website government owned or supported?
- Does the website provide official government information or services as they relate to the core mission of the Judicial Branch?
- Is the recommended website accurate, current, readily accessible, applicable to wide audiences and “user-friendly”?
- Is the website's recognition of security and privacy practices consistent with established government security and privacy policies?
The Judicial Branch may provide links to various government owned or sponsored websites. Links supplied by the Judicial Branch for government-owned websites generally apply “.gov”, “.mil” and “.fed.us” domains; however, some quasi-government agency websites created by public sector/private sector partnerships, state and local government sites, and various government-sponsored websites may use domains ending in “.com”, “.org”, or “.net”.
The Judicial Branch may occasionally provide links to websites not owned or sponsored by the government. These links are only provided as a public service and are designed to offer users with additional government information or services that may not otherwise be found on official government websites. Links to websites offering commercial products or services are provided solely for the convenience of the user. The Judicial Branch neither endorses nor guarantees in any way the external organizations, services, advice or products included in associated web links. Furthermore, the Judicial Branch neither controls nor guarantees the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of the information contained in non-government owned website links.
The Judicial Branch maintains official social media accounts on third-party websites, including Facebook, Instagram, Threads, YouTube, X/Twitter, LinkedIn, EventBrite and NextDoor to provide information about the Judicial Branch to a wider audience.
When you visit official Judicial Branch social media pages, the Judicial Branch does not request, collect or record personally identifiable information. Information collected by the Judicial Branch will be used solely for the purpose of evaluating and maintaining those accounts. When you visit official Judicial Branch social media pages, the Judicial Branch does not request, collect or record personally identifiable information. Information collected by the Judicial Branch will be used solely for the purpose of evaluating and maintaining those accounts.
Retweets, likes, shared posts, media or follows of any person or organization on any social media page are not endorsements.
Social Media Comment Policy
The Judicial Branch does not endorse the comments or opinions provided by visitors to social media accounts.
Comments must not contain:
- Potentially libelous, abusive or hateful statements
- Personal attacks, harassment, insults or threats
- “Spam” – Repeated posting of identical or very similar content in a counterproductive manner
- Unintelligible or incoherent comments
- Commercial product promotions
- Judicial Branch moderators reserve the right to document and remove any comment that may be deemed inappropriate, violates these terms and conditions, or is not in line with the social media platform’s community guidelines.
Disclaimer of Endorsement
The information posted on https://superiorcourt.maricopa.gov may include hypertext links and/or pointers to information or services created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations. The Judicial Branch provides these links solely for users’ information and convenience. Users acknowledge that when selecting a link to an outside website, they are leaving https://superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/ and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside website.
In addition, the Judicial Branch does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on or within associated links.
- The Judicial Branch does not endorse the organizations sponsoring linked websites and does not endorse the views they express or the products/services they offer.
- The Judicial Branch cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked websites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked website.
- The Judicial Branch does not guarantee that non-government owned websites comply with accessibility requirements, privacy standards, or security practices.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to appropriate law enforcement officials. With the exception of authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law, including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996.
Automatically Collected Information
The Judicial Branch is dedicated to protecting the privacy of its website visitors, as well as the security of its information systems. When visiting the Judicial Branch website, system tools and resources may automatically collect and store specific technical information about the visit. This information does not recognize the identity of the visitor and is not used to track or record information specific to the individual, except when required by a law enforcement investigation. The information collected is used to provide statistical data for our website management teams who seek to determine: the information of the most/least importance to our visitors, the need for technical design enhancements, system performance issues, and specific problem areas. When accessing this website, the following anonymous technical information may be collected:
- Domain and Internet Protocol (IP) address,
- The type of browser and operating system used to access the site,
- The files visited and the time spent in each file, and,
- The time and date of the visit.
Voluntarily Provided Personal Information
The Judicial Branch does not collect personal information about its visitors, unless the information is voluntarily submitted by the visitor (e.g. sending an email or submitting a form through the website). The Judicial Branch will only use voluntarily submitted personal information for its intended purpose and in an effort to assist the visitor in providing the information or service requested. In general, the Judicial Branch highly discourages visitors from submitting personally identifiable information (i.e., full name, address, social security number, etc.). However, visitors choosing to do so acknowledge that clicking the “submit” button on various forms and emails constitutes consent to use the information for the stated purpose.
With the exception of official law enforcement investigations stemming from unauthorized use of Judicial Branch information systems, congruent with the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996, no further attempts are made to identify individual users or their browsing habits.
In an effort to enhance the web browsing experience and make sessions as seamless and efficient as possible, many websites employ “cookies.” Cookies are essentially small bits of software placed on a web user’s hard drive by the host server. Some cookies, known as “persistent cookies” are capable of storing and maintaining the personal information of visitors so they will be easily recognized by the host site whenever they return. The Judicial Branch does not use “persistent cookies.” The Judicial Branch limits its use to “session cookies” that do not permanently collect any personally identifying information from users or to track user activities beyond the website. These cookies are temporarily stored in the visitor's computer memory and are normally deleted when the user leaves the site, exits their browser, or logs off the computer.
Disclosure of Public Records
Pursuant to Arizona Supreme Court Rule 123, certain documents including emails and other correspondence, may be considered a matter of public record and be subject to disclosure when requested. For more information on what may be considered a public record under Rule 123, please see https://www.azcourts.gov/portals/21/scr123.pdf