Types of Information We Collect:
The information we gather is either information that you voluntarily supply when you register or initiate transactions (for example, your name and address), or information gathered on usage patterns and preferences as users navigate the web site, use our services such as e-mail, or read our e-mail newsletters.
Browser Level Information and IP Addresses:
Our web server automatically collects limited information about your computer configuration when you visit our web site, including the type of browser you use, the operating system you are running, the resolution of your computer monitor, the web site that referred you, and your IP address. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers connected to the Internet to identify your computer so that data such as the web pages you want to view can be transmitted to you. We use IP address information for systems administration and trouble-shooting purposes.
When you provide information via the web site, we protect the integrity and privacy of your information with appropriate technologies. However, even with these technologies, it is not always possible to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure. The County makes no representation and assumes no responsibility or liability concerning accuracy of information or for any loss that might result to the user by use of this web site. Please be aware that in the event of unauthorized access or disclosure or third party intervention, or if any loss occurs due to error, omission, or inaccurate information being displayed on this web site, the County reserves the right to recover any unpaid fees and/or taxes.
St. Charles County is subject to the Missouri Sunshine Law (RSMo. Chapter 610), which governs public records of governmental bodies. Any information acquired through the use of our web site may be subject to public disclosure pursuant to the Missouri Sunshine Law; and the Sunshine Law may limit any provisions of this Privacy Statement. You should understand that all activities on this web site may be monitored and recorded and that, by using this web site, you expressly consent to such monitoring. If such monitoring reveals possible evidence or information of criminal or suspicious activity, monitoring records may be provided to law enforcement officials. We reserve the right to release information about our users when release is appropriate to comply with law or to protect the rights, property or safety of users, the public, our customers, or our government and its employees, agents, partners and affiliates.
Terms and Conditions
St. Charles County provides this web site as a service to the public. The materials on this web site are for informational purposes only and do not constitute a representation or warranty as to the County’s status, condition or performance or a commitment as to any matter disclosed on the website. By visiting the web site, you agree that you will not use the web site for any unlawful activity or in any way that violates these Terms & Conditions. The County reserves the right to change any provisions of these Terms & Conditions at any time without notice, so it is recommended that users refer back periodically for updates.
Your ability to interface with this web site depends on a number of varying factors (e.g., the internet service provider (ISP), the line capacity (bandwidth) to your ISP (dial-up, broadband, wireless, etc.), and web browser type and patch level). Due to the vast number of combinations of Internet technologies that users may choose, we cannot ensure that this web site’s performance will meet all users’ expectations all of the time. While we will endeavor to address users’ problems interfacing with this web site, we do not provide individual detailed technical support to users for unique problems.
Accuracy and Reliability of Data Disclaimer:
We strive to ensure that the information contained herein is accurate and reliable, but it is not guaranteed or warranted. Assessing the accuracy and reliability of information is the responsibility of the user. The information is intended, but neither promised nor guaranteed, to be current or complete. For example, changes are periodically made to many County documents, and these changes may or may not be reflected in the materials or information provided on the web site. Additionally, because the web site is frequently under development, materials and information may be deleted, modified, or moved to a different part of the web site without notice.
This web site is provided on an 'as is' basis without any warranties of any kind, express or implied. The County, to the fullest extent permitted by law, disclaims all warranties, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability, title, non-infringement of third parties’ rights, and fitness for a particular purpose. The County makes no warranties about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the web site. The County does not warrant that the web site will operate error-free, that errors will be corrected, or that its web site and its servers are free of computer viruses or other harmful mechanisms. If your use of the web site results directly or indirectly in the need for servicing or replacing equipment or data, the County is not responsible for those costs. The County makes no representations or guarantees regarding the content of the sites, including without limitation broken links, inaccuracies or typographical errors. The County makes no representations or guarantees regarding the truthfulness, accuracy, legality, completeness, timeliness or reliability of any documents posted to its web site by users, or of any other form of communication engaged in by users. You agree that any reliance on documents posted by users, or on any other form of communication with users, is at your own risk.
This web site contains links to other resources on the Internet. These links are provided as aids to help users identify and locate other Internet resources that may be of interest. They are not intended to state or imply that St. Charles County is affiliated or associated with, or is legally authorized to use any trade name, registered trademark, logo, legal or official seal, or copyrighted symbol that may be reflected in those links.
Because user authentication on the Internet is difficult, this web site cannot and does not confirm that each user is who they claim to be. Because this web site does not and cannot be involved in user-to-user dealings or control the behavior of participants on the web site, in the event that you have a dispute with one or more users, you release the County from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential and direct and indirect) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.
The purpose of our interactive modules is to obtain suggestions, ideas, and feedback to benefit our community. Please avoid personal attacks, slurs, and profanity. Please make sure that your postings are relevant to the subject at hand. It is normal and expected for some topics to drift from the stated subject. However, to ensure maximum benefit for all of our users, we encourage you to keep your postings as close to the subject as possible. Impersonating a government employee or another user is prohibited. Any behavior or content related to illegal activities is prohibited. Do not post or promote any materials that could SPAM, harm, or disrupt another user’s computer. Do not link to any sites that violate these Terms & Conditions. Credit card numbers, product keys, and other confidential information, including anything covered under a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), should not be posted to any blogs, discussions, or other public areas. The St. Charles County’s logo is a registered service mark with the Missouri Secretary of State. Unauthorized use of protected images will be prosecuted.
We reserve the right to ban any user at any time whose use of the web site does not comply with these Terms & Conditions. We reserve the right to restrict usage that may compromise the performance or security of our web site, including without limitation malicious probes or attacks as well as attempts to mirror web site data using automated data retrieval programs.
Release of Liability and Indemnification:
Neither the County nor its officers, agents or employees shall be liable for any harm suffered as a result of use of this web site or reliance on information contained on this web site. To the maximum extent permitted by law, by using the St. Charles County web site the user agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the County, its officers, agents, employees and representatives, from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of the user’s use of the web site or materials and information contained on the web site.