Privacy Statement

Acceptance of Terms

Thank you for visiting the Boone County website (the "Site"). Use of this Site is voluntary. By using this Site, you consent to the collection and use of your personally identifiable information (PII) and non-personal information as described in this online privacy statement. Boone County will not collect PII about you when you visit this Site unless you choose to provide that information. Boone County does not give, share, sell, or transfer any PII to a third party. This privacy statement only governs the use and disclosure of information collected through this Site.

Non-personal Information Collected and Stored Automatically

Boone County analyzes user traffic patterns on this site from non-personal information automatically provided by your Internet browser when you visit our Site.

Information automatically collected about your Internet connection, includes but is not limited to:

  1. The Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer or network;
  2. The referring web page (the last page you visited before clicking a link to this Site);
  3. The date and time you accessed the Site;
  4. The pages you visited; and
  5. The Internet browser and Operating System you used to access this Site.

This information does not identify you personally. Boone County uses the aggregated information from all our visitors to measure server performance, monitor Site effectiveness, improve the content of the Site, improve the performance of all web applications, track Site analytics and use, and to improve Site services.

Personally Identifiable Information Provided by You

Boone County does not collect any PII about you when you visit this Site unless you voluntarily provide such information. You may be requested to voluntarily provide certain PII to participate in the password-protected areas of the Site, download information, join mailing lists, engage in payment transactions, fill out and submit forms, send Boone County electronic emails, or similar purposes. You may choose not to provide PII via this Site. PII voluntarily provided by the user may be stored indefinitely.

Boone County is a local government agency, and as such, subject to the laws governing "The State and Local Records Law" – Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri (RSMo) Chapter 109.200 - 109.310. As Boone County determines is appropriate, Boone County will maintain or destroy PII you voluntarily provide.

Unless there are restrictions on the use of your PII, or unless Boone County informs you otherwise, Boone County may use your PII to:

  1. Administer your participation in this Site;
  2. Communicate information Boone County thinks may be of interest to you;
  3. Improve performance and content of the Site and applications;
  4. Fulfill your requests for services and/or information;
  5. Conduct research or surveys;
  6. Respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process; and
  7. Establish or exercise Boone County's legal rights or defend against legal claims.

Sharing Your Information

Boone County does not give, share, sell, or transfer your information to third parties without express authorization and a need to know the information collected in order to fulfill Boone County's mission. Boone County may disclose PII if required to do so by law. Boone County is a local government agency, and as such, is subject to the "Sunshine Law" – RSMo 610.011. Any information acquired through the use of the Site may be subject to public disclosure pursuant to the Missouri Sunshine Law. As Boone County determines is appropriate to do so, Boone County will disclose PII requested pursuant to this law.

Use of Cookies

Boone County sometimes transfers "cookies" to your computer's hard drive through your Internet browser to collect non-personal information about your visit to this Site. Cookies are small text files stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. They allow Boone County to enable you to sign-in, store your settings and preferences, analyze how our Site and online services are performing, and in some cases, customize content.

Cookies do not contain any Personal Information about you and therefore cannot be used to identify you personally. You can disable the use of cookies through your browser settings. However, this may limit some of the Site's more advanced functionality.

Types and Retention of Cookies

Session cookies are temporary cookie files, which are erased when you close your browser. When you restart your browser and go back to the site that created the cookie, the website will not recognize you. You will have to log back in (if login is required) or select your preferences again if the page uses these features. A new session cookie will be generated, which will store your browsing information and will be active until you leave the site and close your browser.

Persistent cookies stay in one of your browser's subfolders until you delete them manually or your browser deletes them based on the duration period contained within the persistent cookie's file. Boone County sets persistent cookies to expire after 30 minutes.

Tags are snippets of code that send information to a third party, such as Google and Cumulus, that track user behavior to determine their interest in a specific topic. Boone County uses tags through the addition of Google Tag Manager code on a very limited number of our web pages solely for the purpose of advertising Boone County jobs to job seekers and persons with an interest in targeted career fields or specialties.

Linked Sites

Boone County may provide links on this Site to other websites of interest. Your use of such linked websites is subject to the privacy statements of the providers of those websites. Boone County encourages you to be aware when you leave this Site and to read the privacy statements of each website you visit.

Site Security

Boone County maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of PII and other information transmitted to us. However, no data transmission over the Internet or other network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect information transmitted on or through the Site or services we provide, we cannot and do not guarantee the security of any information you transmit on or through the Site or services, and you do so at your own risk.

Additionally, Boone County maintains ongoing efforts to monitor network traffic in order to identify and/or block unauthorized intrusions and attempts to upload or change information on the Site. Anyone using this Site expressly consents to such monitoring.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

Boone County may occasionally make changes to this privacy statement. Changes to this privacy statement will be deemed to be effective from the date of posting to the Site. Boone County encourages you to review this privacy statement periodically.