Privacy Policy

Welcome to the Delaware State Parks website. We are committed to maintaining the privacy and security of personal information submitted by all visitors to this site.

Is information collected when I visit DNREC's Delaware State Parks website?

When you visit, some basic information may be collected from your web browser. 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 the kinds of technology they use. Basic information that may be collected is:

  • The Internet Protocol (IP) Address and domain name used from which you accessed our Portal. 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 used to access our site
  • The date and time you visited our site
  • The web pages or services you accessed at this site
  • The website you visited prior to coming to this website
  • The website you visit as you leave this website
  • If you downloaded a document, the document that was downloaded

What if I send you an email?

You may choose to provide us with personal information, as an 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 agencies and employees who may be better able to help you, and these staffs 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 distribute, share, sell, or lease e-mail to any other entities without your consent.

We use your e-mail: to address issues you identify, to further improve our website, or to forward the e-mail to another agency for appropriate action. Once the issue or concern is resolved, this information will not be retained unless required by state law or agency regulation.

Does DNREC's Delaware State Parks website require me to accept cookies?

Visitors to can access the site without accepting cookies, however, the Delaware State Parks website does use cookies to improve information to users.

What is a Cookie?

There are two general types of cookies that websites make use of:

  1. Session cookies — these are cookies created by a website that exist only as long as your visit to that website. They are not stored permanently on your computer.
  2. Persistent cookies — these cookies are stored on your computer by a website for some period of time and are used when you return to that site in the future.

A cookie provides a way for a website to keep track of a user's internet browsing patterns and preferences. Cookies contain a range of website 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 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 under the "Options" or "Preferences" menu.

Will my information be disclosed to third parties?

We will not distribute, share, sell, or lease 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 or 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.

Third-party services and privacy

To deliver dynamic services and enhanced functionality to site visitors, the Delaware State Parks website uses third-party add-ins on some of its Web pages. When third-party add-ins are used or embedded, the third party's Terms of Service apply. For your convenience, links to each service's Terms of Service page are provided in the next section.

What if the Privacy Policy changes?

Changes to the Delaware State Parks privacy policy will be posted to this web page for review without expressed prior notification to its visitors. If you have questions concerning this policy, please contact us.

NOTE: Other sites that you can reach from may have different privacy statements. You may wish to review the individual policy statements utilized by these entities. In the event that a link to the privacy statement is not provided, you may want to e-mail the Webmaster and inquire as to the privacy policy employed by that site.