Liability Disclaimer and Privacy Statement

Liability Disclaimer

This website is a publication of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.  Every attempt is made to ensure the information is accurate and up-to-date. However, the department makes no warranty or guarantee regarding the accuracy of information on this site.   Users requesting accuracy confirmation may contact the email address noted at the bottom of any information page. Technical questions regarding the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Web server should be forwarded to our Web manager.

The Department of Natural Resources is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any pages linked to or referenced from this server; nor does the Department necessarily endorse the pages linked to or referenced from this site.

Privacy Statement

Introduction

The department collects information from Web visitors on a daily basis. However, we collect no personal information about you unless you choose to provide that information. We do not sell personal information to a third party. However, the Missouri Sunshine Law requires the department to disclose any information we have on file unless marked confidential or excluded by law. That includes personal and other regulatory information we may have on our website, email log or within our databases.

Some of our Web pages (such as online publication order forms, conference and training registration forms, Web discussion databases) let you voluntarily submit personal information.

Non-personal Information We Record

During your visit our website's operating system will automatically record some general information about your visit:

  1. The Internet domain for your Internet service, such as "xcompany.com" or "xcompany.net" if you use a private Internet access account, or "yourschool.edu" if you connect from a college or university domain
  2. The type of browser (such as "Netscape version X" or "Internet Explorer version X") that you are using
  3. The type of operating system that you use (such as Macintosh, Unix, or Windows)
  4. The date and time you visited our site, and the Web pages that you visit on our site
  5. The address of the previous website you were visiting, if you linked to us from another website

We use this information for statistical analysis and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. This tracking system does not record information about individuals.

Cookies

On certain department Web pages, we use cookies to help you use our website interactively. A cookie is a small file that a website transfers to your computer's hard disk, usually to keep track of you while you are connected to that site.

The cookies on the department Web pages do not collect information about you, but only about your browser session. The cookie makes it easier for you to use the dynamic features of these Web pages, without having to provide the same information again as you move from one page to another.

Information Collected from Interactive Forms

On some of our Web pages we offer interactive forms that let the public voluntarily submit personal information (such as an email address, name or organization). This occurs when someone is registering for various conferences, workshops, or training sessions offered by the department, ordering publications from the department, or submitting comments to various Web discussion databases. In these cases, all submitted information is used only for the expressed purposes for which it is intended. However, when a comment is submitted to a department Web discussion database, if the name, email address, or other personal information is supplied, that information is posted along with the comment.

Links to Other Sites

Our policy discloses the privacy practices for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources website. But the department provides links to other websites. When anyone leaves the department website, they will be going to sites that are beyond our control. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information. The privacy policies and procedures described here for the department do not apply to any external links.

Site Security and Intrusion Detection

For security purposes and to make sure this service remains available to all users, we use special software programs for monitoring network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage to this government computer system. These programs collect no personally identifiable information, but they do collect information that could help us identify someone attempting to tamper with this website.

Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, we make no other attempts to identify individual users or their usage habits. We only use raw monitoring data logs for determining trends in usage patterns and for diagnosing system problems.