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Disclaimer

Thank you for visiting the Delaware Courts web site. The Judicial Branch of the State of Delaware makes every effort to ensure the dissemination of timely, accurate public information on this site, and provide it for your use and convenience. Although the information on the site is believed to be correct, its accuracy cannot be guaranteed. We revise and update our rules and schedules on a regular basis, and will update our web site as quickly as possible to reflect changes, but delays may occur. The Judicial Branch shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy or reliability.

Links to other sites

The site contains links to other sites. The Judicial Branch does not favor any one group over another, nor does the use of any link to any organization's web site herein constitute an endorsement of that organization. The Delaware Judicial Branch is not responsible for the contents, accuracy and privacy practices of those sites.

Links from other sites

The Judicial Branch specifically disclaims any and all liability for damages which may result from the accessing of a third party site, which is linked to the Delaware Courts web site, or from reliance upon any, and such information.


Information Collected at this site:

When you visit this site, your web browser may automatically send some basic information to us. This information is used solely to help us make this site more useful to visitors, to learn about the number of visitors to our site, and kinds of technology they use. All of this helps us ensure that this site is as useful as possible. Basic information that may be collected is:

  • The Internet Protocol (IP) Address and domain name used. The IP Address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer;
  • The type of browser and operating system you used;
  • The date and time you visited this site;
  • The web pages or services you accessed at this site;
  • The web site you visited prior to coming to this web site;
  • The web site you visit as you leave this web site; and
  • If you downloaded a form, the form that was downloaded.


Cookies

Use of Cookies:

Visitors to the Delaware Courts site can access the Web site without accepting cookies.

What is a Cookie?

There are two general types of cookies that web sites make use of:
Session cookies -- these are cookies created by a web site that exist only as long as your visit to that web site. They are not stored permanently on your computer.
Persistent cookies -- these cookies are stored on your computer by a web site for some period of time and are used when you return to that site in the future.

What exactly does a cookie do?

A cookie provides a way for a web site to keep track of a user's patterns and preferences. Cookies contain a range of web site addresses for which they are valid. When a user's web browser encounters those addresses again, it sends those specific cookies to the Web server. For example, if a user's specific preferences were stored as a cookie, it would save that person from typing in the same information all over again when accessing that service for the second and subsequent times.

What won't a cookie do?

Certain web-based applications may require users to establish an user ID and Password. A cookie that is stored on your computer for these applications will not incorporate these separate user ID's and passwords. Should a third party use your computer they will not have access to personal information (e.g., your name or e-mail address) simply by virtue of having cookies stored on your computer. If you do not want cookies stored on your computer, you should read carefully the information contained in the section entitled "What options do I have with respect to cookies?"

What options do I have with respect to cookies?

You can have your browser disable cookies or prompt you before accepting a cookie. Look for the cookie options in your browser in the "Options" or "Preferences" menu.

Security:

To protect the system from unauthorized use and to ensure that the system is functioning properly, system administrators monitor this system. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring reveals possible conduct of criminal activity, system personnel may provide evidence of such monitoring to law enforcement officers.

Email management

You may choose to provide us with personal information, as in e-mail with a comment or question. This information is used to improve our service to you or to respond to your request. Sometimes we share your e-mail with other State employees who may be better able to help you, and this staff may be employed by a different agency within the State. By law, we cannot share this information with individuals (including state employees) that do not require it as a normal part of their official duties. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations or, as required by law, we do not share our e-mail with any other entities without your consent.

We use your e-mail to respond appropriately. This may be to respond to you, to email to another agency for appropriate action. Once the issue or concern that is raised via e-mail is resolved, this information will not be retained unless required by state law or agency regulation.

The Delaware Judicial Branch will not distribute your information to third parties for direct marketing or e-mail marketing purposes. The information collected at this site will remain confidential to the extent permitted by state and federal law. State law may, however, require disclosure upon request of certain information collected at this site should it be deemed "public information" under the Delaware Freedom of Information Act. To learn more about requirements for requests, and information that may be disclosed in response to a request, consult the Delaware Freedom of Information Act, Title 29, Chapter 100 of the Delaware Code.

Copyright notice

Use and/or display of the Seal of Delaware is limited by law, and requires written permission from the State of Delaware as authorized by the Secretary of State and the Governor.

All rights, including any copyright or other proprietary interest of the State of Delaware, in the information and material contained in this web site are reserved. The posting of information or material on the web site does not alter or relinquish any copyright or other proprietary interest of the State in it.

To obtain any required permission to reproduce or otherwise use information (text or graphic) contained on the Judiciary web site, submit the specifics of your request to the State Court Administrator.

Privacy

It is the policy of the Judicial Branch to preserve the privacy of personal records and to protect confidential or privileged information obtained through the use of the web site.

The Privacy Policy does not cover personal or identifying information about litigants that may appear in published appellate court opinions posted on the Delaware Courts web site.