Thank you for visiting a website maintained by the DeKalb County Board of Health. Our websites are designed to make it easy and efficient to interact with DeKalb County’s public health system.  As with all online resources, we appreciate that many visitors to our sites will be concerned about their privacy. The Board of Health is committed to preserving your privacy when you visit our sites.

This privacy statement addresses the collection, security and disclosure of information that may be obtained through the use of websites maintained by the DeKalb County Board of Health.

The statement covers the following topics:

  • Information Collected
  • Medical Reserve Corps Application
  • Public Disclosure
  • Cookies
  • Security
  • Standard Orders
  • Birth and Death Record Orders
  • Return Policy
  • Link Disclaimer
  • Information Disclaimer
  • Trademarks, Service Marks and Copyrights
  • Use of this Website
  • Live Discussions
Information Collected

If you visit a website maintained by the DeKalb County Board of Health to read or download information, we may collect some or all of the following information:

  • Internet Protocol (IP) address, which is a number automatically assigned to your computer when you use the internet.
  • The type of browser and operating system you used to access our site.
  • If you used a private internet access account, the name of the domain (for example, “”) from which you accessed the internet.
  • If you used a link to reach our site, the internet address of the website from which you linked to our site.
  • The pages you visited within Board of Health’s website.
  • The links you followed from this site to other websites.

This information is collected to create summary statistics by using third-party or proprietary software programs. The information is not identifiable by person and is only used cumulatively for statistical purposes. The statistics are used to determine the information that is of most interest and least interest to visitors, to assess system performance and to identify problem areas. This information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes.

If, during your visit to a website maintained by the DeKalb County Board of Health, you voluntarily provide personally identifiable information, we will collect this information. Examples include:

  • An e-mail address if you are communicating with us through e-mail.
  • The information you voluntarily submit on an application or other online forms.
  • Other information you volunteer, such as vendor profile/contact information, survey responses or e-mail content.

In general, please note that the information collected, whether or not it is personally identifiable, is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video and other graphic formats. Information is retained in accordance with existing laws, rules, regulations and other policies.

Medical Reserve Corps Application

The following is provided in compliance with the Privacy Act of 1974:
The collection of information requested by the Medical Reserve Corps volunteer application is authorized by 5 U.S.C. 301 and Section 2 of Executive Order 13254 (issued January 29, 2002), which established the USA Freedom Corps. Providing the information is voluntary.

The primary purpose of the Medical Reserve Corps application is to allow individuals to indicate their interest in volunteering with the corps. Users may also elect to receive information about other DeKalb County Board of Health volunteer opportunities. All information submitted by an individual is available to the DeKalb County Board of Health’s Office of Emergency Preparedness and Office of Volunteer Services.

Public Disclosure

As a general rule, the DeKalb County Board of Health does not disclose any personally identifiable information collected online except where you have given us permission, or where the information is public information under the Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. §50-18-70 et seq.) or other applicable laws. Visitors should be aware that information collected by the Board of Health on its websites may be subject to examination and inspection, if such information is a public record or not otherwise protected from disclosure. Additional information regarding personally identifiable data can be found in the Policy for the Release of Protected Health. Click on this link for more information on the Georgia Open Records Act.


The DeKalb County Board of Health may occasionally use “cookies” to tailor your browsing experience. Cookies are simple text files stored by your web browser. They provide a method to distinguish among visitors to the websites and to allow customized features such as a shopping cart for online purchasing. Cookies created on your computer by using our websites do not contain personally identifiable information and do not compromise your privacy or security. can refuse a cookie or delete a cookie file from your computer at any time by going into your browser settings and viewing the options under the “cookies” tab.


Several tools, policies and protocols are used to safeguard the submission of information through websites maintained by the DeKalb County Board of Health. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day operations of the entire operating environment as part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content and the electronic transmission of information.

In certain instances, you will have the opportunity to receive or create a password to access or submit information. You should not divulge your password to anyone in an unsolicited phone call or e-mail. When you are finished with an application that is password-protected, it is always recommended that you close or otherwise exit the browser page.

We take precautions to protect your information.  When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), it is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way.  You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the top of your web browser near the site’s domain name or by looking for “https” at the beginning of the web page’s address.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information that is transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only Board of Health employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information.  The computers and servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Standard Orders

When you make an online purchase from the DeKalb County Board of Health, we request information from you on our order form. To purchase from us, you must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number and expiration date). This information is used for filling your order and for billing purposes. If we have trouble processing an order, we’ll use your contact information to reach you.

For questions about the contact information collected on standard orders, email

For questions about financial information collected on standard orders, call 404-294-3700.

Birth and Death Certificate Orders

We will require proof of identification of the person making a request before we can release a certified copy of a birth or death certificate.

Return Policy

In online purchases, only items that are identified on the site as eligible for return can be returned to the DeKalb County Board of Health for a refund.

Fees related to ordering birth and death certificates can be returned under certain conditions.  For more information, call 404-294-3857 or email

Link Disclaimer

Websites maintained by the DeKalb County Board of Health may contain links to other websites, including those owned or maintained by other entities or by non-profit or for-profit organizations. Such links are provided for convenience and/or information purposes only. A link does not constitute an endorsement of content, viewpoints, policies, products or services.  Once you link to a website that is not maintained by the DeKalb County Board of Health, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that website, including but not limited to its privacy policy.

Information Disclaimer

Information provided on websites maintained by the DeKalb County Board of Health is intended to allow the public convenient access to public information. While all attempts are made to provide accurate, current and reliable information, we cannot guarantee that the information will be error-free. Therefore, the DeKalb County Board of Health and its employees and board expressly deny any warranty of the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published through its websites.  The Board of Health shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance upon the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Any person who relies upon such information obtained from these websites does so at his or her own.

pages on this site contain hypertext pointers to information created and maintained by other organizations. Please be aware that we do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of this outside information. Further, the inclusion of hypertext pointers to particular items is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed or products or services offered by the author of the reference or the organization operating the site on which the reference is maintained.

Translation of any materials into a language other than English is intended solely as a convenience for the non-English-reading public. We have attempted to provide an accurate translation of the original material in English, but due to the difficulties of translation, slight differences may exist. References identifying the original document in English are available in most non-English documents.

Trademarks, Service Marks and Copyrights

All trademarks, service marks and copyrights appearing on this website and other linked websites are trademarks, service marks or copyrights of their respective owners. Notice of claims of copyright infringement should be directed to

Use of this Website

The contents of this website are published for information purposes only and subject to change without notice.

Live Discussions

You agree, through your use of this that you will not use any section of our website to post any material that is knowingly false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person’s privacy or otherwise violative of any law. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or the owner has given you written permission to use the material.

Please remember that the DeKalb County Board of Health is not responsible for any messages that are. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message and are not responsible for the contents of any message. Each message expresses the views of its author, not necessarily the views of the DeKalb County Board of Health. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact the webmaster immediately by email. We can remove objectionable messages and, if we determine that removal is necessary, will make every effort to do so within a reasonable. Email us at

For More Information

For more information about the DeKalb County’s Board of Health privacy policy, call 404-294-3788 or email