CourthouseOnline respects and protects the privacy of the individuals that use CourthouseOnline's services ("CourthouseOnline Services"). This privacy policy (?Privacy Policy?) outlines how we handle information we learn about you from your visit to our web site. This Privacy Policy is part of our overall Terms of Service that governs the use of the CourthouseOnline web site. If you do not agree to the terms of the Privacy Policy or the Terms of Service, please do not use this web site.

What Information Do We Collect?

We collect nonpublic personal information about you from the following sources:

  • Information we receive from you on applications, registration screens or other forms in connection with various services offered on our site; and
  • Information about your transactions with us, our affiliates, or others.

CourthouseOnline does not collect any nonpublic personal information about you (such as your name, email address, etc.) except when you specifically and knowingly provide such information. CourthouseOnline uses the collected nonpublic personal information for providing personalized services, to communicate separately with you and to provide you with additional features or options.

CourthouseOnline uses cookies to track user trends and patterns to better understand our user base and to improve the quality of our service. A cookie is a small data file that web sites may write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that a web site can use to track the web pages visited by a user. CourthouseOnline may also choose to use cookies to store user preferences, user ID?s or user information such as passwords. A cookie can tell us, "This is the same computer that visited CourthouseOnline two days ago," but it cannot tell us, "This person is Joe Smith" or even, "This person lives in the United States." Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Be aware, however, that some parts of the CourthouseOnline Service may not function properly if you refuse cookies.

With Whom Does CourthouseOnline Share Information?

We may disclose the following kinds of nonpublic personal information about you, our customers and our former customers:

  • Information we receive from you on applications, registration screens or other forms, such as your name, address and e-mail address; and
  • Information about your transactions with us, our affiliates, or others, such as your payment history and credit card usage.

We may disclose nonpublic personal information about you, our customers and our former customers to the following types of third parties:

  • Non-financial companies, such as companies contractually obligated to us to provide technology services including web programmers, web designers and application service providers; and
  • Others, such as local government officials or employees having the responsibility to maintain the public records which may be accessed through this web site.

We may also disclose nonpublic personal information about you to nonaffiliated third parties as permitted by law.

CourthouseOnline may also divulge aggregate information about our users, without identifying a particular user, to advertisers, business partners, sponsors, and other third parties. For example, we may disclose how frequently the average CourthouseOnline user visits CourthouseOnline.

Your Personal Information

If you prefer that we not disclose nonpublic personal information about you to nonaffiliated third parties, you may opt out of those disclosures, that is you may direct us not to make those disclosures (other than disclosures permitted by law). If you wish to opt out of disclosures to nonaffiliated third parties you may contact us by e-mail at or by mail at:

    CourthouseOnline, Inc.
    1801 Oberlin Road
    Middletown, PA 17057

Upon request, CourthouseOnline will remove your nonpublic personal information from our databases. If you decide to use the CourthouseOnline Services in the future, you will be required to re-register and provide us with your information again. In addition, we will allow you to review any personal information we store in connection with your use of this web site and to correct any inaccurate information. To inquire about your personal information that may be stored by CourthouseOnline please contact us us by e-mail at or by mail at:

    CourthouseOnline, Inc.
    1801 Oberlin Road
    Middletown, PA 17057

By using the CourthouseOnline Services and our web site, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information from this web site as we have outlined in this Privacy Policy. CourthouseOnline may decide to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we do, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of the information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.


We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to those employees who need to know that information to provide products or services to you. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to guard your nonpublic personal information.

CourthouseOnline has security measures that protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of information under our control. Information is stored in a secure database. The web site has been designed to allow users to view only the information they have been permitted to view.

Online transactions using a credit card are protected by CourthouseOnline with the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) system. There is no external access to the information. Furthermore, CourthouseOnline will monitor the information internally. If any fraudulent activity occurs, CourthouseOnline will notify you when it becomes aware of such activity.

Other Web Sites

The CourthouseOnline web site may contain links to other web sites. CourthouseOnline is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such web sites. Any information you provide to one of these other web sites will be governed by the privacy policy of that web site. We strongly recommend that you refer to the privacy policy of a particular web site before providing any information on that web site.

Who can I ask if I have additional questions?

Feel free to contact us any time and we'll answer any additional questions you may have. Our email address is ...a better way to access public records.™ Website and Services Copyright ©2000 CourthouseOnline.Com, Inc. Copyright and ownership of courthouse data is held by each respective courthouse. All information provided on this site is believed to be reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified. I AGREE that my use of this site is governed by the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.