Mug-Shots.us mission: To inform the public of arrests and hold government accountable.
About Mug-Shots.us Site Policies
Mug-Shots.us acknowledges the sensitive,
emotional, yet perfectly legal activity of posting mugshots and arrest
records gathered through the various agencies that post or make
accessible this sensitive public information. The information
provided on and obtained from this site does not constitute an official
record. This information is provided as a service to the general public.
Any user of this information is hereby advised that it is being
provided "as is". The information provided may be subject to errors or
omissions. Visitors to this site agree that Mug-Shots.us is not liable
for errors or omissions or any of the information provided. Mug-Shots.us
may deny access to a member of the public for failure to comply with
our Site Policies.
Publishing License Agreement
consideration for receipt of a completed application acceptable to
Licensor and stated appropriate fee for the amount of content being
licensed, the Licensor (“The Mug-Shots.us Database”) grants the Licensee
(“Payee”, “Publisher”) a non-transferable license to Permanently
Publish(1), Edit(2), or Halt Publication (Unpublish)(3) of one
arrest record(s) per one paid application within Licensor’s
publicly-available database. The Limited License described herein must
be used within 24 hours from issuance of the license. Once License is
issued, Licensee may instruct Licensor and/or its agents to permanently
publish or alternatively; halt publication (unpublish) of the chosen
licensed content. Failure to use the limited license within the 24 hour
term of the limited license shall be considered a waiver of rights and
under no circumstance give rise to a claim for a refund of the license
fee paid by licensee or its agents, assigns or successors. Licensor may
revoke any license at any given time by issuing a full refund to
Licensee. An application may be declined, or reversed, for any reason,
by Licensor in its sole discretion. If a license is declined or reversed
by Licensor, the Licensor shall issue a full refund of the fee charged.
In the event of any dispute regarding the limited license described
herein, the Licensee agrees that same shall be solely and exclusively
resolved by mediation which shall be venued in Nevis, West
Indies. In any event the limitation of liability arising from the
transaction described herein shall be limited to the amount paid by
Licensee, its agents, successors, or assigns for the limited license
purchased by licensee.
Publishing License herein may be used by victims (or other individuals)
who may wish to ensure that a specific arrest record be accessible
permanently within The Mug-Shots.us Database, arrestees (or other
individuals) who may wish to halt publication (unpublish) of a record
for personal and/or professional reasons, or arrestees (or other
individuals) who may wish to update a record to reflect latest case
(1) Permanently Publish: Disable any ability for others to Unpublish.
(2) Edit: Ability to add information to current entry in order to reflect better accuracy or latest case status
(3) Halt Publication (Unpublish): Make an entry publicly unavailable to view by others.
(Last updated: 9/02/2013)
service: Once an unpublishing order is approved and processed, Licensor
and/or its agents will submit a “link removal” request to Google. The
time frame that each Search Engine utilizes to perform the task of
removal of inactive links (“Dead links”) will vary according to their
own schedule. Major Search Engines such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing
update their entire index regularly. Each of the major search engines
tend to crawl the web and automatically find new pages, remove inactive
links, and reflect updates to existing pages and websites, keeping the
Search Engine indices fresh and as up-to-date as possible. Licensor and
its agents have no control of the speed of which Search Engines may act
on link removal requests.
APPLICATIONS ARE SERVICED BY LICENSOR’S PRE-SCREENED VENDORS AND ARE
THOROUGHLY REVIEWED BY LICENSED U.S ATTORNEYS AND/OR LICENSOR’S
RESERVES THE RIGHT TO APPROVE OR DECLINE ANY APPLICATION IN ITS SOLE
DISCRETION. IN MOST INSTANCES LICENSOR’S EXERCISE OF DISCRETION WILL BE
INFLUENCED BY CIRCUMSTANCES WHERE THE PUBLIC INTEREST OR OTHER FACTORS
ASSOCIATED WITH PUBLISHING OUTWEIGH AN APPLICANT’S PERSONAL INTEREST IN
EXISTENCE OF UNPUBLISHING SERVICES IS POSTED DUE TO REPEAT REQUESTS OF
SUCH A SERVICE AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO SELL. BY HEREBY
SUBMITTING A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION AND/OR SUBSEQUENT UNPUBLISHING
APPLICATION THROUGH ONE OF THE LICENSOR’S AUTHORIZED AGENTS YOU ARE
ACTING AS THE SOLE INITIATOR OF A POSSIBLE TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND
THE LICENSOR AND/OR ITS AGENTS.
(“PUBLISHER”) IS NOT PART OF ANY UNPUBLISHING TRANSACTIONS THAT MAY
OCCUR BETWEEN LICENSOR (“THE Mug-Shots.us DATABASE”) OR THEIR AUTHORIZED
AGENTS AND CONSUMERS WHO REQUEST SUCH SERVICE/S. THE Mug-Shots.us
ALL TERMS ON THIS PAGE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
Last Updated on March 3, 2013
privacy practices for Mug-Shots.us (Company), a Licensee and publisher
of The Mug-Shots.us Database (collectively “Mug-Shots.us”) and to any
services that display this notice. The Company mission is to serve the
public interest by providing private, public and government Users a
free, searchable resource for law enforcement information and related
noted, all references to Mug-Shots.us includes our mobile messaging
services, mobile sites and applications.
Mug-Shots.us may contain links to
other Web sites for your convenience and information. Authorized service
providers and advertisers on Mug-Shots.us maintain separate privacy
policies of their own. We are not responsible for the privacy practices
or the content of those sites.
Non Solicitation Policy
Approved agents are authorized to
submit licensing applications for permanent unpublishing, permanent
publishing and content editing and perform their services based on
inbound requests received from the public or law enforcement officials
only. Mug-Shots.us agents are expressly forbiden from soliciting
and do not initiate contact with individuals appearing in “The
Mug-Shots.us Database” and abides by a non-solicitation policy
established by Licensor. Agents will only respond to inbound
inquiries where the Licensor of “The Mug-Shots.us Database”, or the
disseminator of “The Mug-Shots.us Database” content, communicates with
the agent that an individual is requesting services or the
individual personally establishes communication via telephone or
electronically with an authorized agent.
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE GATHER ABOUT YOU?
The information Mug-Shots.us gathers
falls into two categories: 1) Personal information, which includes
personal information you supply when you subscribe, order, complete a
survey, register for services provided by one of our authorized vendors,
enter a contest or provide your e-mail address and 2) Non-personal
information collected through technology, which includes tracking
information collected as you use Mug-Shots.us.
Billing and Credit Card Information
To enable payment on one of the sites
associated with one of our authorized vendors, they collect and store
billing and credit card information. This information will only be
shared with third parties who perform tasks required to complete the
purchase transaction. Examples of this include fulfilling orders and
processing credit card payments.
User Generated Content and Public Activities (Including Comments, Reader Reviews and Mug-Shots.us blogs)
We offer you opportunities to engage
in public activities on Mug-Shots.us. "Public activities" are any
actions you take on Mug-Shots.us that are designed to be visible to
other users, including comments, information links, recommendations,
reader reviews, ratings or any other items that you submit. Any
information you disclose in your public activities, along with your
screen name or ID, or any image or photo, becomes public and may be used
by Mug-Shots.us for online and offline promotional or commercial uses
in any and all media. If you choose to engage in public activities, you
should be aware that any personal information you submit there can be
read, collected, or used by other users of these areas, and could be
used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the
personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums
and Mug-Shots.us has no responsibility to publish, take down, remove or
edit any of your public activities or any of your submissions that are a
result of your public activities. When you share or recommend (with or
without adding your own comments) any Mug-Shots.us articles or content
to your Facebook profile, that action is governed by the Facebook
actions. By choosing to participate in public activities, you are
electing to share and display such public activities via Mug-Shots.us.
Also, public activities may be included in RSS feeds, APIs and made
available to other Web sites via other formats. As a result, your public
activities may appear on other Web sites, blogs, or feeds. Keep in mind
that we are not responsible for any personal information you choose to
make public via your public activities, and you agree that such sharing
will be deemed to have been done by you, not Mug-Shots.us.
Contests, Sweepstakes and Special Offers
Mugshots collects personal information
from you in connection with optional sweepstakes, contests or special
offers. If this information is also being collected by a third party
other than Mug-Shots.us, we will notify you at the same time. If you do
not want any personal information shared, you may always decline to
participate in the sweepstakes, contest or special offer.
User Surveys and Market Research
Mug-Shots.us may collect personal
information from you in connection with voluntary surveys. Data may be
collected through Mug-Shots.us, on the phone or through the mail. The
information you provide in response to optional survey questions may be
shared, but only in the aggregate, with advertisers and partners unless
we notify you otherwise at the time of collection.
Non-Personal Information Collected Using Technology
Information Collected by Us Using Technology
Device Information. We may collect
non-personal information about the computer, mobile device or other
device you use to access Mug-Shots.us, such as IP address, geolocation
information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language
and other transactional information.
In providing Mug-Shots.us, we use
"cookies," Web beacons and other similar technologies to recognize you
and provide personalization, as well as to help us understand where our
visitors are going and how much time they spend there. You will not be
able to access certain areas of our Web sites, including Mug-Shots.us,
if your computer does not accept cookies from us.
We have hired third parties to provide
us information, reports and analysis about the usage, browsing patterns
of users of Mug-Shots.us. These third parties track and analyze
non-personally identifiable usage and volume statistical information
from our visitors and customers on Mug-Shots.us. All data collected by
third parties on our behalf is owned and used by us.
Mug-Shots.us logs Internet Protocol
(IP) addresses, or the location of your computer on the Internet, for
systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We use this
information in an aggregate fashion to track access to our Web sites and
mobile applications.Log Files and Your Reading History. We
automatically log certain usage information about your use of
Mug-Shots.us. This information includes a reading history of the pages
Some of our mobile applications can
deliver content based on your current location if you choose to enable
that feature of the app. If you enable the location-based feature, your
current location will be stored locally on your device, which will then
be used by the app. If you elect to have a location-based search saved
to your history, we will store that information on our servers. If you
do not enable the location-based service, or if an app does not have
that feature, the app will not transmit to us, and we will not collect
or store, location information. Ads may be displayed within our apps.
The ads you see may betargeted to you based on your current GPS
location, or may be targeted to you based on your device's IP address or
Information Collected by Third Parties Using Technology
Some of the services and
advertisements included in Mug-Shots.us, and within our mobile apps, are
delivered or served by third-party companies that may place or
recognize cookies, Web beacons or other technology to track certain
non-personal information about our Web site users. For example, in the
course of serving certain advertisements, some advertisers may place or
recognize a unique cookie on your browser in order to collect certain
information about your use of Mug-Shots.us. In many cases, this
information could be used to show you ads based on your interests on
other Web sites. We do not have access to, nor control over,
technologies or how they may be used. You have choices about the
collection of information by third parties on our Web site:
2) If you would like to opt-out of
having interest-based information collected during your visits to this
or other sites please opt-out.Your access to our Web sites should not be
affected if you do not accept cookies served by third parties.
WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE GATHER ABOUT YOU?
Providing the Services You Request
We use the information we gather about
you to enable your use of the Mug-Shots.us services, fulfill your
requests for certain products and services, such as sending out
information and enabling you to participate in paid services, polls,
contests, and message boards.
We perform statistical, demographic
and marketing analyses of users of Mug-Shots.us, and their subscribing
and purchasing patterns, for product development purposes and to
generally inform advertisers about the nature of our subscriber base. We
use this information for analysis purposes, including analysis to
improve customer relationships.
Customizing Your Experience
We use the information that we collect
to allow advertising to be targeted to the users for whom such
advertising is most pertinent. We also use this information to customize
certain features of Mug-Shots.us to provide you with an enhanced
experienced based on the type of device you are using to access
Mug-Shots.us, and in certain cases, provide you with requested services.
We may use demographic and preference
information to allow advertising on Mug-Shots.us to be targeted to the
users for whom they are most pertinent. This means users see advertising
that is most likely to interest them, and advertisers send their
messages to people who are most likely to be receptive, improving both
the viewer's experience and the effectiveness of the ads. We disclose
information to third parties only in aggregate or de-identified form.
WITH WHOM DO WE SHARE THE INFORMATION THAT WE GATHER?
We also share information about our
audience in aggregate or deidentified form. Nothing in this Privacy
Policy is intended to restrict Mug-Shots.us use of aggregated or
de-identified information in any way. In the future, we may sell, buy,
merge or partner with other companies or businesses. In such
transactions, we may include your information among the transferred
We may contract with other companies
to provide services to you directly, or on our behalf, including
unpublishing services, background check information, credit-card and
billing processing, shipping, e-mail distribution, list processing and
analytics or promotions management. We provide these companies only with
the information they need to perform their services. These service
providers are restricted from using this data in any way other than to
provide services for Mug-Shots.us, and they may not share, resell or use
the data for their own direct marketing purposes unless such use is
to disclose your opt-out information to third parties so they can
suppress your name from future solicitations, in accordance with
applicable laws. We may occasionally release personal information as
required by law, for example, to comply with a court order or subpoena.
(For more information, see the "Compliance with legal process" section
of this policy.)
WHAT IS OUR E-MAIL POLICY?
Mug-Shots.us reserves the right to
send you e-mail relating to your interactions with us. This includes
order confirmations, notices of credit-card problems, other
transactional emails and notifications about major changes to the
registered for online discussions or other services, you may receive
e-mail specific to your participation in those activities.
E-Mails From You
If you send us e-mails, you should be
aware that information disclosed in e-mails may not be secure or
encrypted and thus may be available to others. We suggest that you
exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal or confidential
information in e-mails. We will use your e-mail address to respond
directly to your questions or comments.
E-Mail This Article Feature
Mug-Shots.us readers may use this
feature to e-mail links to articles (or other content such as
slideshows). The e-mail addresses that you supply to this service are
saved for your convenience for future articles you may wish to e-mail;
these addresses are not used for any other purpose, and will not be
shared with any third parties.
IS MY INFORMATION PROTECTED?
Data Security: To prevent unauthorized
access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of
information, we have put in place commercially reasonable physical,
technical and administrative controls to protect the information. Please
note that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of
electronic storage, is 100% secure.
Compliance With Legal Process
We may disclose personal information
if we are required to do so by law or we have a good faith belief that
such action is necessary to (1) comply with the law or with legal
process; (2) protect and defend our rights and property; (3) protect
against misuse or unauthorized use of Mug-Shots.us; or (4) protect the
personal safety or property of our users or the public (among other
things, this means that if you provide false information or attempt to
pose as someone else, information about you may be disclosed as part of
any investigation into your actions).
COPPA Compliance: Mug-Shots.us does not knowingly collect or store any personal information about children under the age of 13.
Changes to This Policy
from time to time. Any such changes will be posted on this page. If we
make a significant or material change in the way we use your personal
information, the change will be posted on this page thirty (30) days
prior to taking effect and registered users will be notified via e-mail.