Privacy Statement

Clerk of the Circuit Court, Clay County, Missouri

It is important that you understand our position regarding your privacy as it relates to this website and our office. As a government office, the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office is a public governmental body 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 Clerk of the Circuit Court will be required to disclose the information requested, even if it may include your personally identifiable information.

Web Page Browsing

While you browse the website, our operating system will automatically record the following information:

  • The address (also called the URL) of the website from which any page on this site was linked. For example, if you clicked on a hyperlink on the Clay County website to reach the 7th Judicial Circuit of Missouri's website, that fact is recorded.
  • The type of browser being used, such as Internet Explorer Version X.X or Firefox Version X.X.
  • Your IP (Internet Protocol) address.
  • Date and time pages on this site were accessed.

This tracking system does NOT record information about individuals. This information is used to monitor traffic and improve this site.

Database Access

When you access our database without using a password, our operating system will automatically record the following information:

  • The name of the computer from which you accessed our database.
  • The date and time you are logged into the database and the time you logged out of the database.
  • The document(s) you view while logged into the database.
  • The document(s) you print while logged into the database.
  • Your search requests.

If you request, and are granted, a password to access the database, your name will be attached to the above transactions.


If you identify yourself by sending an e-mail:

When you send us personally-identifying information, (e.g., in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment), or by filling out a form that e-mails us this information, we use this information to respond to your request. We may also forward your e-mail to other government employees, who are better able to answer your questions. E-mail is not necessarily secure or confidential. Send only the information that is necessary for us to answer your question or process your request.

We want to make it clear that, except for authorized law enforcement investigations, or as otherwise required by law, we do not share any information we receive with any outside party.

Our site provides links to other websites. 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.


For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, our web server employs industry-standard methods to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on our servers are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law. In the specific context of this security monitoring, there is no expectation of privacy.