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Privacy & Security Policy

Information Routinely Collected and Stored

Website

If you visit our website to view or download information, we collect and store the following information:

  • The name of the domain from which you accessed the internet, such as a web search engine.    
  • The IP address from which you accessed the Judiciary's website. An IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are accessing the internet.    
  • The date and time you accessed our site.    
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access the uscourts.gov site.    
  • The pages you visit.    
  • If you linked to uscourts.gov from another website, the address of the originating site.    

This information is used solely for the purpose of evaluating and maintaining our site. From this information, we learn what users like and need; what kind of technology they are using; how often they visit; and other valuable information that helps us to offer our visitors the best site possible. 

Information You Provide

If you choose to provide us with personal information, perhaps to be placed on our mailing list or to request additional information via our webmaster e-mailbox, it will be used only for the purpose(s) you state. We collect such information only to respond to your requests. We do not share that information with others, and we do not collect information for commercial marketing.

Security Notice

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to appropriate law enforcement officials.

Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this server are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law, including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996.

If you have any questions or concerns about the above policies, please contact us.

Visiting Official Federal Judiciary Pages on Twitter

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri maintains an official social media account on the third-party website Twitter to broadcast information about the federal Judiciary to a wider audience.

When you visit the official Eastern District of Missouri's twitter page, the Court does not request, collect, or record personally identifiable information. Information collected by the Court will be used solely for the purpose of evaluating and maintaining this account. Please be aware that privacy policies for Twitter may not be the same as the privacy policy governing www.moed.uscourts.gov. 

Retweets, likes, or follows of any person or organization on any social media page are not endorsements. Promoted tweets on Twitter are not authorized or controlled by the Court.

Twitter and Comment Policy

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri does not control, moderate, endorse, or respond to the comments, direct messages, or opinions provided by visitors to Twitter.

Comments that contain threatening language will be forwarded to law enforcement.

If you have any questions or concerns about our Twitter policies, please contact us.