Privacy Policy

This website is published and managed by the Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR) at the University of Maryland, College Park funded by grant number MDSS-2014-0013 from the Governorís Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP). This privacy policy applies to the Maryland Community Services Locator ( website.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

When you browse these websites, read pages, or download information, certain information about your visit is automatically gathered and stored. This information does not identify you personally, and includes the following:

  • The internet domain (example: and the IP address (the number automatically assigned to your computer when surfing the Web) from which you access our portal
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our site
  • The date and time you access our site
  • The pages you visit
  • The website address from which you linked to our website
  • The origin address/county entered into the search tool on the main MDCSL page
  • The services checked in the search tool on the main MDCSL page

This information is used to make these websites more useful to visitors, to learn about the number of visitors to our site, and the types of technology our visitors use. Aggregated statistics using non-identifiable information may be used internally to better provide services to the public. We do not track or analyze identifying information about individuals and their visits.


These websites use "temporary cookies" to track user navigation in order to make the portal experience more useful. A temporary cookie is erased when the user closes the web browser. The "temporary cookie", also called a session cookie, is stored in temporary memory in the form of a text file on your computer, and is erased after the browser session is ended. No identifying user information is collected and stored on other computers anywhere. We store no personal information based on your visit to our website.

Confidentiality of Information Provided to the MDCSL

It is our policy to preserve the privacy of personal records and to protect confidential or privileged information. Personal information, such as your name, postal and e-mail address and/or telephone number, will be held as private and confidential. Accordingly, the personal information you provide is stored in a secure location, is accessible only by designated staff, and is used only for the purposes for which you provide the information.

If you indicate on our website that you would like to receive information about MDCSL programs and services, your personal information will be added to appropriate MDCSL mailing lists but will not be disseminated to third parties without your permission. You can unsubscribe from our email list at anytime by contacting us and asking that your email address and/or any other contact information be removed from our records.

If you have any questions about these privacy policies, please contact us.

General Privacy Policy

Personal information will not be released to third parties without your consent except to further the purpose for which you provide the information, or if release is required by law or is pertinent to judicial or governmental investigations or proceedings. There are no other circumstances under which we will provide or sell personal information to third parties.

MDCSL search queries and website data are processed using Mapquest servers. MDCSL program data accessed through is stored on Mapquest servers. We encourage you to review Mapquest’s privacy policy, which can be found at:   

Privacy Policy Changes

Changes to our website may necessitate changes to our privacy statement. You can view our privacy policy at any time by visiting this page. You should review the individual privacy statements at any linked site that you visit.