The Charles County Department of Social Services Website has been created to provide information to citizens and to provide an efficient method to communicate with partner agencies and personnel. We take data security and the privacy of any personal information you provide very seriously. Maryland law mandates that State agencies may not create personal records unless the need for the information is clearly established and that those records are relevant to the purposes for which they were collected, that they are accurate and current, and were not obtained by fraudulent means In accordance with Maryland’s Public Information Act (State Government Article, Section 10-601, et seq.), we are notifying you that this website collects user data for purposes of monitoring system use and responding to requests for service. The information is of the type normally and automatically transmitted during the Hypertext Transport Protocol (HTTP) request process, and as voluntarily provided on online forms and email messages solely for the purpose(s) stated.   Failure to provide such information consequentially disallows provision of web content and response to Internet-based information requests. Inspection, amendment and correction of all records, along with the availability of this information to the public or any other entity, is governed by the Maryland Public Information Act and applicable State and federal law. The Department of Human Resources is committed to providing you with Internet services by which you may securely and confidently transact business with the State. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact the Webmaster.