ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
The use of this website constitutes your agreement to abide by these terms and conditions.
The Howell County Sheriff's Office non-profit website was created and designed for the purpose of educating and offering transparency of information to users of the Internet by electronic means pursuant to USC Title 17 §107 Fair Use Doctrine and RSMo §610.029 Information by Electronic Services. The Howell County Sheriff's Office does not guarantee the accuracy, reliability, or confidentiality of any such communications. The internet should not be used to transmit any sensitive or confidential information to the Howell County Sheriff's Office as such information may be easily intercepted.
The Howell County Sheriff's Office website should not be relied upon for emergency services and is in no way designed to serve as an alternative to the emergency services provided by 911 telephone service. If you have an emergency or important time-sensitive crime information, communicate this information with the Howell County Sheriff's Office by 911 emergency telephone services.
Communications made through this website’s e-mail and messaging system shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal notice to the Howell County Sheriff's Office or any of its staff offices, divisions, deputies, employees, or representatives, with respect to any existing or potential claim or cause of action against the Howell County Sheriff's Office or any of its staff offices, divisions, deputies, employees, or representatives, where notice to the Howell County Sheriff's Office is required by any federal, state or local laws, rules, or regulations.
This website is an official Howell County Sheriff's Office government system, which may be used only for authorized purposes. Unauthorized modification or breach of any information stored on this system may result in criminal prosecution under Federal, State, and local law. The Howell County Sheriff's Office and its designated personnel may monitor and audit the usage of this system, and all persons are hereby notified that use of this system constitutes consent to such monitoring and auditing.
Use of the name, initials, or seal of the Howell County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) is restricted by law and may be used only with written permission of the Howell County Sheriff's Office. You may download or copy any downloadable materials displayed on the website for home, noncommercial and personal use only, provided that you maintain all copyright, trademark and other notices contained in such material and you agree to abide by all additional copyright notices pursuant to USC Title 17, information or restrictions contained in any material accessed through the website.
You shall not upload, transmit, distribute or otherwise publish on the website any unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane or indecent materials; any materials which infringe any intellectual property right of any third party or advertise or otherwise solicit funds or is a solicitation for goods and services; or any materials containing a virus or other harmful component.
While the Howell County Sheriff's Office has no obligation to monitor the website and is not responsible for the content of any messages, information or files transmitted on the website, the Howell County Sheriff's Office reserves the right to delete, move, edit, refuse to post or take other appropriate action with respect to such messages, information or files which the Howell County Sheriff's Office, in its sole discretion, deems objectionable or otherwise in violation of these terms and conditions.
The information provided on this website, and links to other related websites, are provided as a courtesy to website visitors only, and are in no manner an endorsement, recommendation or approval of any person, any product or any service contained on any other website. The Howell County Sheriff's Office is neither responsible nor liable for any viruses or other contamination of your system nor for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions arising out of your use of the website.
This agreement shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Missouri as applied to agreements made and to be performed entirely therein. Any action brought to enforce the agreement or in connection with this website shall be brought in either the state or federal courts. For information regarding our social media platforms, please click the button below.