We are committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to our web site and governs data collection and usage. By using our website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
We respect the privacy of our visitors. We only collect personal information as needed to provide the information, service, or assistance that you request. We will collect (and may retain) any personally identifying information, such as your name, street address, email address, and phone number, and any other information you provide. All information we collect is provided voluntarily by the individual contacting the office.
We will use this information to try to fulfill your request and may use it to provide you with additional information at a later date. This information is never shared with a third party without consent, and then only as needed to provide governmental services requested by the constituent.
Use of your Personal Information
We collect and use your personal information to operate our Web site and deliver the governmental services you have requested. We also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other governmental services available from us. We may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new governmental services that may be offered.
We do not sell, rent, or lease our customer lists to third parties. We may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external government partners about a particular offering or with information that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party.
Our Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on us or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of our affiliated services; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of our affiliated services, or the public.
We are a governmental entity that seeks to provide information and services to members of the public. In order to be responsive to our constituents, we provide various methods to contact elected and appointed members of the Illinois Senate, including websites, phones, mail, email, and text messaging.
We only seek to communicate with those who wish to hear from us. All email newsletters and text messages include opt-out language. In addition, one can opt-out by responding directly to those emails and text messages, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org . Additionally, one can opt out of receiving postal mail from our office by request.
Our Web sites use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
This technology is used to improve the functionality of our websites and understand how our websites are utilized. They do not collect personal information such as name and contact information.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of our services or websites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
Our services secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. We secure the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
We will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. We encourage you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how our services are protecting your information.
We welcome your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that we have not adhered to this Statement, please contact us and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.