We are Committed to your Privacy

Park District of Park Ridge, Illinois (the Park District) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Park District Website and governs data collection and usage. By using the Park District Website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement. Your use of the Website further indicates your understanding and intent to comply with, and intent to be bound by, the terms and conditions in this Privacy Statement. The Park District reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time for any reason, and your continued use of the Website following any modifications will be deemed an acceptance of any such modifications.

Collection of your Personal Information

The Park District collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. The Park District also collects indirect identifying information, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by the Park District. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by the Park District for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide aggregate statistics regarding use of the Park District Website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Park District public message boards, such as those on the Park District’s social media pages, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: The Park District does not read any of your private online communications.

From time to time, there may be links to third-party websites (“Linked Sites”) posted on the Park District’s Website. The Park District encourages you to review the privacy statements of Linked Sites you choose to visit to from Park District computers or that are accessible via links on the Park District Website so that you can understand how those Linked Sites collect, use, and share your information. The Park District is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Linked Sites outside of the Park District Website. The Park District does not intend any links to Linked Sites to be referrals or endorsements of the linked entities or information by the Park District, and these links are provided for convenience only.

Use of your Personal Information

The Park District collects and uses your personal information to operate the Park District Website and deliver the services you have requested. The Park District also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from the Park District and its affiliates. The Park District may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

The Park District does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. The Park District may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering 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. In addition, the Park District may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to the Park District, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

The Park District does not use or disclose other personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

The Park District keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit on Park District computers in order to determine what Park District services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within the Park District network to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

The Park District Websites 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) comply with local, State, and federal law; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of the Park District; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of patrons of the Park District, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Park District Website uses "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.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Park District pages, or register with the Park District Website or online services, a cookie helps the Park District to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Park District Website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Park District features that you customized.

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 the Park District online services or Websites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

The Park District secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The Park District secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Contact Information

The Park District welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that the Park District has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Park District of Park Ridge, Illinois.