Privacy Policy

The Cole County Collector's Office recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of visitors to this website and views this site as a tool for providing pertinent information and interactive services to the general public and to our members. We collect no personal information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide that information to us. We do not give, share, sell, or transfer any personal information to third parties.

Should you provide the Cole County Collector's Office with personal information such as sending an e-mail or by filling out and submitting an online form located on the Cole County Collector's Office website, the information may be used to respond to you and to assist in providing you with the information or service requested.

The Cole County Collector's Office does not create individual profiles with the information provided by users of this site, nor does it give such personal information to third parties or private organizations. The Cole County Collector's Office does not collect information for commercial marketing from its website. We will not send you unsolicited email regarding any commercial offers or advertisements at any time.

Pursuant to the Federal C.O.P.P.A. Act (April 21, 2000) the Cole County Collector's Office does not solicit or collect online information from children under the age of 13.

The Cole County Collector's Office provides links to information of interest to its users and, as such, there may be links to information that originates at sites not controlled or reviewed by the County. The County is not responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of such information. It is the responsibility of the user, or in the case of a minor, the parent/guardian, to restrict access to the Internet, to evaluate the value of any product or service described or offered therein.

Information We Gather
The Cole County Collector's Office does analyze user traffic patterns on our website from information automatically provided by your browser when you visit our site. This information is used to gather statistics about visitors as a whole and in no way points to individuals. This information includes:
  • The Internet domain name (for example, “” if you use a private Internet access account or “” if you connect from a university’s domain)
  • The IP address from which you access this website
  • The date, time and pages you visited on our site
  • Your browser and operating system
  • The referring page (the last web page you visited before clicking on a link to our site)
The Cole County Collector's Office monitors network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to access, change or destroy information. Anyone using this website expressly consents to such monitoring.

Notwithstanding the provisions listed previously in this section, information submitted to the Cole County Collector's Office may be subject to disclosure to third parties pursuant to various provisions of U.S. law. The Cole County Collector's Office will only disclose such information as required by applicable state and federal laws.

How to Contact Us
If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy, please contact us using our online form.