Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the School Violence Hotline Web site and reviewing our Online Privacy Policy. This notice addresses collection, use and security of, and access to information that may be obtained through use of our Web site.

Browsing (Non-personal information)

If you do nothing during your visit but browse the Web site or download information, our operating system will automatically record the following information:

  • The Internet domain and Internet address of the computer you are using;
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access your Web site;
  • The date and time you access our Web site;
  • The pages you visit; and
  • If you linked to our Web site from another Web site, the address to that Web site.

This tracking system does NOT record information about individuals. We use this information to monitor traffic on our site and to help us improve the site.


Cookies are NOT used on any portion of this site. A cookie is a small file that a Web site 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.

Links to Other Sites

Our site provides links to other Web sites. 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.

Interactive Forms (Web Forms)

We request information when you fill out web forms, and correspond with us. Forms that request information from you will clearly indicate information that is required, such as name and mailing address, and any information that is optional. It will be clear when you are on a part of our site that requires personal information, because we will ask you for it. Information that you submit through such forms is used only for the specific purpose for which it is intended. We do not disclose, give, sell or transfer any personal information about our visitors, unless required for law enforcement or statute.

Missouri Sunshine Law

As a state governmental agency, the Department of Social Services is subject to Chapter 610 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, commonly known as the Sunshine Law. If an appropriate request is made to this office for information that is subject to disclosure by the Sunshine Law, the Department of Social Services may be required to disclose the information requested, even if it may include your personal information.

For More Information

If you have questions or comments about our privacy policy or the services we provide, contact us at:

Department of Social Services, Children's Division
School Violence Hotline
P. O. Box 88
Jefferson City, MO 65103
Toll-Free: 1-866-748-7047