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The Office of the State’s Attorney for Howard County, Maryland is committed to preserving the privacy of personal records and to protect confidential or privileged information. Such information will be disclosed publicly only as required by the Public Information Act or as necessary and permissible to carry out the duties of this Office. By using this website, you hereby consent to the data practices described in this Statement.

Browsing this Website

If you visit this site to read, print or download information, the only information the office collects about your visit is “navigational information:” the name of the domain from which you accessed the website (i.e. google.com), the date and time any page on the site was accessed and the website address of any website from which you linked to our site. No personal identifying information is collected from you.

E-Mail

Any e-mail sent to the Office of the State’s Attorney for Howard County, Maryland is not encrypted. Thus, you should never send messages that contain highly sensitive information by e-mail. If you need to submit such information, please do so by telephone or U.S. mail. If you do send an e-mail, we use this information to respond to your inquiry. Also, any e-mails sent to our Office may become public record and could be disclosed pursuant to any Public Information Act.

Use of “Cookies”

Our website uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A “cookie” is a text file that is placed on your hard drive by a web page server. “Cookies” cannot be used to run malicious software 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 issues the “cookie” to you (i.e. google.com). One of the primary purposes of “cookies” is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. A “cookie” tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. When you return to the same website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved.

Changes

Our office will occasionally update the Statement of Privacy to reflect office and customer feedback. We encourage you to periodically review this Statement to be informed how and why our office uses your information.

Contact Information

If you believe that the Office of the State’s Attorney for Howard County, Maryland has not adhered to this Statement, please contact us at sao@howardcountymd.gov.