San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office


Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the County of San Mateo and reviewing our privacy policy. We will collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information to us. We do not give, share, sell, or transfer any personal information.

Your Personal Information

Information that you voluntarily provide to us through our optional online feedback form is used to help enhance our website. It may be used internally by the County of San Mateo employees and contractors for that purpose alone.
We do not use cookies to track information. A cookie is a file that is placed on your hard drive from some websites that you may visit, sometimes without the knowledge of the user. If you would like to guarantee that no cookies are being used, you can turn off cookies in your browser’s preferences.


Traffic Analysis and Security

We do analyze user traffic patterns on our website automatically through your browser. This information includes the I.P. address of your computer or network, current date, current time, your browser and operating system, the page(s) you visited on our website, and the referring page (page that you came from). At times, we may track the keywords entered into our search engines from all users to find out which topics are popular although we don’t keep track of specific words that any one user enters.

We only use this information to measure server performance, to improve the content on our website, and to guarantee a high level of security for all users. Unauthorized attempts to upload or modify information in any way are forbidden. Users who are visiting the County of San Mateo website are also expressly consenting to this monitoring of network traffic.


External Link Policies

The County of San Mateo uses link and search capabilities to navigate public information posted on the Internet. The privacy policies here do not necessarily apply to those websites. You may either contact them or read their Privacy Policies or Statements to find out what their data collection and distribution polices are.