Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Missouri Department of Economic Development 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 website.

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 website;
  • The date and time you access our website;
  • The pages you visit; and
  • If you linked to our website from another website, the address to that website.

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 may be used on portions of this site to assist you in interacting with us. The Missouri Department of Economic Development does NOT use persistent cookies. A persistent cookie may also be known as a permanent cookie, or a stored cookie, and is stored on a user’s hard drive until it expires (persistent cookies are set with expiration dates) or until the user deletes the cookie. Persistent cookies are used to collect identifying information about the user, such as Web surfing behavior or user preferences for a specific Web site. However, we may use session cookies (also called a transient cookie). These are erased when the user closes their Web browser. The session cookie is stored in temporary memory and is not retained after the browser is closed. Session cookies do not collect information from the user’s computer. They typically will store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user. Users can set their browser to accept all cookies or to alert them every time a cookie is offered.


If you send us email, the message will usually contain your return address. If you include personal information in your email, we may use that information in responding to your request. Email 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 many 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

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 Missouri Department of Economic Development 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 Missouri Department of Economic Development may be required to disclose the information requested, even if it includes your personally identifiable information.

For More Information

If you have any questions or comments about our online privacy policy, contact the Webmaster.