Who we are

Consumers Council of Missouri, a a non-governmental, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our website address is: https://moconsumers.org.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser type to help prevent spam.

Contact forms

When you communicate with us through one of the contact forms on the website, we use the information provided by you solely for the purpose for which the particular form is intended, and no other. We do not sell or trade your information, ever.

Cookies

Cookies are small bits of data that are stored on your computer from this website for various purposes. For example, if you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include third-party embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use a third-party service for tracking website analytics, which helps us to improve our website in order to best serve you the information you require. This analytics data is created and stored in aggregate form, and does not contain or store any personal information pertaining specifically to you.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, or fill out a form, the information entered and its metadata are retained indefinitely. For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit this information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. Please send any such requests to:

Data Officer Email

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Additional information

This Privacy Policy may be revised or updated over time. Your continued use of our website indicates your acceptance of this policy and any future changes. This policy was last revised August 28, 2023.

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