Office of Jury Commissioner

Privacy Policy

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 want you to be aware of our privacy policy as you use this website.  We strive to protect your privacy to the greatest extent possible.


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 census.


*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 you.  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 browser window.


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.


*An 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


  • The information 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.  They 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.  We 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 https://juryduty.majury.gov.

Policy Changes

We will post changes to this policy at least 30 days before they take effect if possible.  Any information gathered under the current privacy policy will remain subject to the terms of this policy.  After 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 600
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, please contact ojc.webmaster@jud.state.ma.us