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Jefferson County,
Est. 1818
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County Website Privacy Statement


Information Privacy

Jefferson County (the County) recognizes the importance of privacy and is dedicated to protecting your privacy on-line. The following policy statements describe how individual information will be handled by the County while using our services. The compilation (collection and arrangement) of all use of this site is the exclusive property of Jefferson County.


Terms of Use

By visiting the website of Jefferson County, Missouri, users agree that they will not use this site for any unlawful activity or use it in any way that would violate the following terms and conditions.  Users further agree that they will not hold Jefferson County, Missouri, its agents, officers and/or employees legally liable for any and all incidents which arise from said use of the County website or occurrences thereof and as set forth herein.


Site Security

The County reserves the right to restrict usage that may compromise the performance or security of our website.Such usage may include but is not limited to malicious probes or attacks as well as attempts to mirror web site data using automated data retrieval programs.


Applicable Law

Jefferson County, Missouri is subject to chapter 610 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri, commonly known as the Sunshine law, which governs public records of governmental bodies. Any information acquired through the use of the County’s website may be subject to public disclosure pursuant to the Missouri Sunshine Law; and the Sunshine Law may limit any provisions of this Privacy Statement.


Statistical Information

The County may monitor certain statistics such as  how many times people visit the County site, which pages are visited on the County web site, which domains users reach our site, and which browsers users utilize. These statistics are used for aggregation purposes only.



The Jefferson County web server may place a “cookie” on the hard drive of the user’s computer.  The cookie itself does not contain any personally identifying information. It enables the County’s web server to manage communications between the server and the browser.


Online Payments

When you use your credit card to do business on the Jefferson County website we protect the integrity and privacy of your account information with appropriate technologies. Our systems may use internet data encryption technology, known as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol, Secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol (SHTTP) and others as we deem appropriate.


However, even with these technologies, it is not always possible to prevent unauthorized access or unauthorized disclosure. The County makes no representation and assumes no responsibility or liability concerning the accuracy of the information or for any loss that might result to the user by the use of this web site. Please be aware that in the event of unauthorized access, unauthorized disclosure, 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.


Data Disclaimer

Jefferson County presents the information on this web site as a service to the public. The County will work to ensure that the information contained herein is accurate and reliable, but it is not guaranteed or warranted. Assessing accuracy and reliability of information is the responsibility of the user.  Jefferson County, its officers, agents and employees shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for any damages that might occur in connection with the use of the information contained herein.


External Links

This website includes links to external websites. Links to external sites are being provided as a convenience and for information purposes only and are not intended to state or imply that the 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 the links. The County is not responsible for the content or privacy of any external website. While the County is cautious to link only to safe websites, users are encouraged to use caution when visiting any external website.


Changes to this Privacy Policy

Jefferson County may change this policy from time to time, and reserves the right to do so without notice. It is recommended that individuals refer back to this statement periodically.