The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office (hereinafter referred to as the “BCSO”) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Privacy Policy applies to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Web site, located at (hereinafter referred to as the “Web Site”) and governs data collection and usage. By using the Web Site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of Personal Information

BCSO collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. BCSO also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by BCSO. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by BCSO for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Web Site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through BCSO public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

BCSO encourages you to review the privacy statements of web sites you choose to link to from BCSO so that you can understand how those web sites collect, use and share your information. BCSO is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on web sites outside of the BCSO and BCSO family of web sites.

Use of Personal Information

BCSO collects and uses your personal information to operate the Web Site and deliver the services you have requested. BCSO also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from BCSO and its affiliates. BCSO may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

BCSO does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. BCSO may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, BCSO may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to BCSO, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

BCSO does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

BCSO keeps track of the web sites and pages our users visit within BCSO, in order to determine what BCSO services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within BCSO to users whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Web Sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  1. Conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on BCSO or the Web Site.
  2. Protect and defend the rights or property of BCSO.
  3. Act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of BCSO, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Web Site use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize BCSO pages, or register with BCSO site or services, a cookie helps BCSO to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Web Site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the BCSO features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the BCSO services or web sites you visit.

Security of Personal Information

BCSO secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. BCSO secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.

Modification of this Statement

BCSO reserves the right to modify, change, update or alter this Privacy Policy at any time without notice. Your continued use of this Web Site constitutes your agreement to comply with such modifications. BCSO encourages you to periodically review this Privacy Policy for changes.

Contact Information

BCSO welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Statement. If you believe that BCSO has not adhered to this Statement, please contact BCSO at We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

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