Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting the website of the Division of Legislative Services (DLS). The purpose of this Privacy Statement is to explain the types of information DLS obtains about visitors to our website, how the information is obtained, and how the information is used.


You do not have to provide any personal information to visit the DLS website. This means that you can visit our website without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. We collect personally identifiable contact information, such as name, electronic mail address, and U.S. mail address, only if voluntarily, specifically, and knowingly provided by you.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

As you browse through the DLS website, read web pages, or download information, we automatically gather and store certain information about your visit. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only information about the date and time you visited this website, the webpages you visited, and the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your Internet Service Provider (ISP). The IP address identifies your ISP, but it does not identify you personally.

We use this information for aggregate statistical purposes only. The statistical information allows us to count the number of visitors to the different sections of the DLS website and helps us continually evaluate and improve our website's organization and content.

Links to Other Websites

The DLS webpages sometimes contain links to other websites. DLS is not responsible for the content or the privacy practices used by other websites.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the DLS Privacy Statement, please contact Julie Smith or Kent Stigall at the Division of Legislative Services, 910 Capitol Street, Second Floor, General Assembly Building, Richmond, Virginia 23219, phone (804) 786-3591, or e-mail