Thank you for visiting theOffice of Jury Commissioner's Massachusetts Juror Service Website.
The Office of Jury Commissioner (OJC) is committed to protecting your privacy, and
We strive to protect your privacy to the greatest
In plain language, our policy is to
gather only the information you deliberately send to us, such as change-of-address
forms you complete, e-mail you send to us, requests that you make, and the like.
We handle this data just as we do when
you complete it and mail it to us on our paper forms.
Bear in mind that most of the
personally identifiable information* on
this website is publicly available from other sources.
The Office of Jury Commissioner obtains this information from the 351 cities
and towns of the Commonwealth, which collect it as part of the annual municipal
*Personally identifiable information
is any information that could reasonably be used to identify you personally, including
your name, address, e-mail address, birth date, financial information, or any combination
of types of information that could be used to identify
The Office of Jury Commissioner does
not collect or maintain Social Security numbers or financial information.
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
We do not automatically collect any
personally identifiable information at this website, only information that you submit
to us. This website uses temporary non-persistent cookies to uniquely identify your
session while you are connected to the website.
There is no personally identifiable information stored within these cookies. We recommend that you delete these temporary
cookies at the end of your session by logging out, which you can do by closing your
Although you can prevent websites from
placing cookies on your computer by using your browser's preference menu, disabling
cookies will prevent you from using the Juror Service website and may affect
your ability to view or interact with other websites.
After you use the website, we store information
about your transactions for an indefinite period of time.
We may use this data to compare information for accuracy, resolve disputes,
or troubleshoot problems.
Our server logs track the
Internet Protocol ("IP") addresses* of individuals who view our web pages, the
names of pages viewed, the date and time of access, the referring website, and the
type of browser. This detailed information may be reviewed to assess the frequency
of visits to this website. The information is purged regularly, after aggregate statistics
for hit counts are generated.
Internet Protocol Address or IP Address
is a series of numbers that identifies each computer and machine connected to the
Internet. An IP address enables a server on a computer network to send you the file
that you have requested on the Internet.
The IP address disclosed to us may identify
the computer from which you are accessing the Internet, or a server owned by your
Internet Service Provider. Because it is machine-specific, rather than person-specific,
an IP address is not, in and of itself, personally identifiable information.
Personal Information You Send to Us by E-mail
that you voluntarily submit will be disclosed only to OJC employees or court employees
with a "need to know" for purposes of fulfilling their job responsibilities.
will only use the information to manage your jury service, respond to any requests
for assistance, and fulfill the OJC’s business purposes.
We do not sell
any personally identifiable information collected through this website, or distribute
it except to court personnel in the normal course of OJC business.
Security. Because this site does not encrypt incoming e-mail, you should
not send information that you consider highly sensitive through this website.
use standard security measures to ensure that your personally identifiable information
is not lost, misused, altered, or unintentionally destroyed. We also use software
programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload
or change information, or otherwise cause damage. No attempts are made to identify
individual users or their usage habits.
Confidential Juror Questionnaire
Please note: The Confidential Juror
Questionnaire is to be printed and brought to court, not submitted to us.
If you complete
the Confidential Juror Questionnaire on the website, the information you include
will not be transmitted to OJC or stored in any way.
Links to Other Sites
Our website contains links to external
sites. Upon following these links, you are subject to the privacy policies of other
sites, over which we have no control. You can tell when you are still on our site
by looking at the address in your browser's location box.
It will begin with
We will post changes to this policy
at least 30 days before they take effect if possible. Any information gathered under
any changes take effect, all new information gathered, if any, will be subject to
the new policy.
Office of Jury Commissioner for the Commonwealth
560 Harrison Avenue, Suite
Boston, MA 02118
Juror Helpline: 1-800-THE-JURY (1-800-843-5879). Out of state: call (617) 338-6409
If you have any questions or concerns,