Website Policy

Website Policy

The following is the website policy for the Virginia Department of Corrections’ (VADOC) website, located at VADOC.virginia.gov. We reserve the right to change these practices and procedures at any time without prior notice.

The following is not intended and should not be interpreted as a contract of any nature, either stated or implied.

Privacy Policy

As a visitor to the VADOC website, you are important to us. We do not capture personal information about you without your permission and endeavor to collect only the minimum amount of information needed to fulfill the requested service.

Personal Information

To fulfill a request for a service or for legal requirements, we may be required to collect personal information. This may include:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Identification numbers

Currently on the VADOC website, personal information is only collected at the following locations:

  • Visitation application
  • Contact form

Fostering and maintaining the public's trust is a cornerstone of VADOC.virginia.gov. We appreciate the trust and confidence that you place in us by providing requested personal information.

Use of Cookies

"Cookies" are small files stored on your computer. These files may contain information about your interactions or preferences with our website. No user information is gathered through cookies except for those needed to run the specific application.

Session and Browser Information

In order to better understand our visitors’ needs and technical requirements, the VADOC website may also collect and aggregate session and browser information as part of our website analytics. This may include:

  • IP address
  • Browser type and version
  • Session duration
  • Referral source (e.g. search results, other state agencies)

This information is used for improving the organization and performance of the website as well as troubleshooting web page or server issues.

Links to External Websites

This website may contain hyperlinks to external websites containing information created and maintained by public and private organizations other than the VADOC. The VADOC does not control nor is it responsible for any linked external website, page, or content.

Use of information obtained from those websites is voluntary, and reliance on that information should only be undertaken after an independent review of its accuracy. References in those websites to any specific commercial product, opinion, process, or service by trade name, trademark, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by VADOC.virginia.gov.

The VADOC, at its sole discretion, will determine whether the external website meets the purpose of this website or for the specified informational purposes. Hyperlinks to external websites and pages may be removed or replaced at any time without notice.

In the event you discover problems with or have concerns regarding the format, accuracy, timeliness, or completeness of a linked external website, please contact the organization responsible for that website.

The privacy and information collection practices on any linked external website will be different from VADOC.virginia.gov. If you have any concerns or questions, we encourage you to review the respective policies on those websites.

Freedom of Information Act

For more information on your Freedom of Information (FOIA) rights and the VADOC’s responsibilities in responding to your requests, please visit our FOIA page.

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