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My Missouri Steps Up: Privacy & Usage Policy

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, My Missouri Steps Up collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Our purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use this website. From time to time, My Missouri Steps Up may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

In the event you believe that your personally identifiable info has been improperly disclosed, please notify mmsuinfo@health.mo.gov.

My Missouri Steps Up also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users. My Missouri Steps Up only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Visitors who register an account with My Missouri Steps Up may be required to provide personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that My Missouri Steps Up gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at to provide a username and email address. Those who subscribe to e-mail subscriptions, log activity records, or other transactions – may be asked to provide additional information required to process those transactions. In each case, My Missouri Steps Up collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with My Missouri Steps Up. This website does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below and visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

My Missouri Steps Up may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, the site may monitor the most popular activities or determine the most active cities/counties in Missouri. My Missouri Steps Up may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, My Missouri Steps Up does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

My Missouri Steps Up discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations who (i) need to know that information in order to process it on behalf of My Missouri Steps Up or to provide services available at State of Missouri websites, and (ii) who have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using the My Missouri Steps Up website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. My Missouri Steps Up will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, My Missouri Steps Up discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when My Missouri Steps Up believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of the State of Missouri, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of My Missouri Steps Up and have supplied your email address, My Missouri Steps Up may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with the website. We several media to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. My Missouri Steps Up takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. My Missouri Steps Up uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of the website, and their website access preferences. My Missouri Steps Up visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using State of Missouri websites, with the drawback that certain features of the website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Advertisements

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by My Missouri Steps Up and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Usage & Privacy Policy Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, My Missouri Steps Up may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at the State of Missouri's sole discretion. My Missouri Steps Up encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a My Missouri Steps Up account, you should also check your account dashboard for alerts to these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Account & Group Privileges 

All Groups and User Accounts are reviewed by "Site Administrators" to maintain the integrity of  "My Missouri Steps Up" and may be subject to:

1.      Approval or denial of an account or group for any reason whatsoever.

2.      Approval/denial of any entries submitted by an account or group participants.

3.      Suspension or termination of user account access and group account access to group at any time.

Group Disclaimer

Users can elect to leave the group at any time and still participate in My Missouri Steps Up as an individual.

"Groups" are a voluntary feature of My Missouri Steps Up and are managed by independent users of the My Missouri Steps Up website (referred to as the "Group Owner"). All accounts and related activities associated with the group may be visible by said "Group Owner(s)" and other user accounts associated with the voluntary My Missouri Steps Up Group.

Admittance into a private group is at the sole discretion of the group owner and it not administered by My Missouri Steps Up.  

A Group Owner has the ability to do the following:

1.      Invite users and confirm and/or deny participation requests from other My Missouri Steps Up users.

2.      Suspend or terminate a users access to a group at any time.

By electing to join a public group, users are agreeing to the following:

  • A user’s first and last initial and county of residence will be publicly visible in any public group(s) they have elected to join;

By electing to join a private group, users are agreeing to the following:

  • A user’s first and last name will be visible to other group members (including the organizer) of any private group(s) they elected to join.

Last Updated: 9/1/2017