Privacy Policy

The material contained in the VDEM website is provided for the official use of our local and state government partners and as a public service to the citizens of Virginia. This notice addresses collection, use, security and access to information that may be obtained through your use of the site.

Information Collected and How it is Used

If you browse or download information, we automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:

  • The Internet domain and IP address from which you access our site.
  • The type of browser and operating system you used.
  • The date and time you visited this site.
  • The pages visited.
  • If you linked from another website, the address of that website.

We continually analyze usage trends for our website to better understand how our customers find and use information. The data in our web logs is not personally viewable and no attempt is made to link it with the individuals who browse our site.

If you send an email message during your visit, the email address and message contents (including audio, video, and graphic information formats) will be collected. We will then use your email address to respond to your query, improve or enhance our website content or distribute electronic news releases to you as a VDEM Email News Release Flash subscriber.  We will not provide it to any other organization.

Public Disclosure

VDEM does not collect personal information, but is subject to the requirements for administering information systems as established in the Virginia Privacy Protection Act, Chapter 26 of Title 2.1 of the Code of Virginia. Pages that appear after you click on a link may be controlled by a different agency or entity, whose practices are not under VDEM’s control.


In certain applications user information is stored as “cookies,” which are then sent back and stored on the user’s computer. No user information is gathered through cookies on the VDEM website. If cookies are used at any time in the future, VDEM will acknowledge that practice here.

Website Security

Our Internet web hosting provider maintains security standards and procedures regarding unauthorized access to ensure that this service remains available to all users, and to prevent unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Information on individuals causing damage to the site will be traced and released to the appropriate legal bodies (such as the State Police) to investigate suspected or alleged criminal activity.


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VDEM makes every effort to include the most accurate and up-to-date information and to correct any errors brought to our attention. Though the information on this site has been compiled from sources deemed to be reliable, VDEM makes no guarantee as to, and assumes no responsibility for, its accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness.

Hyperlinks to other sites are included in a good-faith effort to provide visitors with further information or more complete information. Inclusion of a link is not intended as an endorsement of views, products or services offered by the author or organization operating the site. If you find that a link no longer functions, please notify us by e-mail at

While we will make every effort to keep sensitive information submitted via this website confidential, no expectation of privacy is guaranteed or should be inferred. It is also important to note that this Privacy Notice no longer applies when you link to another site as you will be subject to the privacy policy of the new site.

Information presented on the VDEM website is considered to be in the public domain and may be distributed or copied. However, we do request appropriate credit.

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