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Privacy & Security Policy

Information Routinely Collected and Stored


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 site.    
  • The pages you visit.    
  • If you linked to 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

This is a restricted government system for official judiciary business only. All activities on this system for any purpose, and all access attempts, may be recorded and monitored or reviewed by persons authorized by the federal judiciary for improper use, protection of system security, performance of maintenance, and appropriate management by the judiciary of its systems. By using this system or any connected system, users expressly consent to system monitoring and to official access to data reviewed and created by them on the system. Any evidence of unlawful activity, including unauthorized access attempts, may be reported to law enforcement officials.

Visiting Official Federal Judiciary Pages on X

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

When you visit the official Eastern District of Missouri's X 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 X may not be the same as the privacy policy governing 

Reposts, likes, or follows of any person or organization on any social media page are not endorsements. Promoted posts on X are not authorized or controlled by the Court.

X 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 X .

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

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