While you browse the website our operating system will automatically record the following information:
This tracking system does NOT record information about individuals. This information is used to monitor traffic and improve this site.
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.
If you send us e-mail, the message will usually contain your return address. If you include personal information in your e-mail, we may use that information in responding to your request. E-mail is not necessarily secure or confidential. Send only the information that is necessary for us to answer your question or process your request.
Our website is set up not to collect any personal information about you when you visit the site unless you choose to provide that information to us. Our website has an online web form that you can use to contact us by sending an electronic mail message expressing your views or concerns. To send an e-mail, the online web form provides an option for you to leave your name and e-mail address.
Our site provides links to other websites. The privacy policies described here do NOT apply to any external sites. Read the privacy policies of other sites you visit. Be informed. You are the person best qualified to protect your own privacy. Also, the appearance of external links on this site does not constitute official endorsement on behalf of the Missouri State Auditor's Office.
The Missouri Sunshine Law (RSMo 610) requires the State Auditor's Office to preserve records created or received which are pursuant to this statute. Pursuant to this statute, emails or messages sent to the State Auditor's Office, and comments posted or messages received via an official State Auditor's Office page on a third-party website (such as an official State Auditor's Office profile on a social network) may be subject to retention under the Missouri Sunshine Law. For example, on the social media service Twitter, the State Auditor's Office may preserve posts (i.e. “tweets”) from official State Auditor's Office accounts, “direct messages” sent to official State Auditor's Office accounts, and “replies,” which are tweets from other users to official State Auditor's Office accounts (these tweets begin with @ and the username of an official State Auditor's Office account). We do not collect or archive personal or private information that is not voluntarily disclosed to the State Auditor's Office.
The State Auditor's Office enforces the following guidelines for all comments, posts or messages on this website and official State Auditor's Office profiles on social networking websites:
Comments, messages or posts that do not comply may be removed. You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username and any information provided.
Changes to this policy: We will revise or update this policy if our practices change, or as we develop better ways to keep you informed about them. You should refer back to this page often for the latest information and the effective date of any changes. If we decide to change this policy, we will post a new policy on our site and change the date at the bottom.