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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

General

The Village of Barrington Hills respects the privacy of every individual who visits our website and requests information. This Privacy Statement outlines the information the Village of Barrington Hills will collect and how we will use that information. This Statement will also instruct you on what to do if you do not want your personal information collected or shared when you visit our website.

Personal Information

The Village of Barrington Hills will not collect any personal information about you (that is, your name, address, telephone number, or email address) unless you provide it to us voluntarily. If you do not want your personal information collected, please do not submit it to us. If you have already submitted this information and would like for us to remove it from our records, please contact us at the email address or phone number listed at the bottom of this Statement. We will use reasonable efforts to delete your information from our existing files. When you do provide us with personal information, we may use that information in the following ways: We may store that information to track interest in our services or requests for information, or we may use that information to contact you in response to your request.

Children’s Privacy

The Village of Barrington Hills intends to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) that helps to protect the safety and privacy of children online. COPPA and its accompanying FTC regulation constitutes United States Federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet. Personal information from children under 13 is not knowingly collected, nor are children under 13 knowingly contacted by the Village. No information of any kind is solicited by the Village from children under 13. It is possible that the Village may receive emails pertaining to children under 13. If the Village is notified of this, as soon as the information is verified, parental consent will be immediately obtained or the email will be deleted from the email box servicing www.barringtonhills-il.gov.

Public Records

The Freedom of Information Act (“Act”) provides that information received by the Village on the website becomes public record, subject to disclosure under the Act. Users who communicate through this website are advised that all communications are public and cannot be held in confidence. The Village captures some user and browser information on the website and may analyze the server logs to generate traffic reports that may list user origination addresses. An email directed to the Village, its officers or employees may be retained as part of the public record, and these communications will be available through release requests pursuant to the Act. Because of the public information nature of this website, a user should make no assumptions of privacy of any kind.

Other Information Collected Automatically

In some cases, we may collect information about you that is not personal. Examples of this type of information include the type of internet browser you are using, the type of computer operating system you are using, and the domain name of the website from which you linked to our site.

Site Security

We monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or to otherwise cause damage to the site. Anyone using this website expressly consents to such monitoring. We take appropriate security measures to protect unauthorized access, alteration, or destruction of data. Unauthorized attempts to upload information and/or change information on these websites are strictly prohibited and are subject to prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and Title 18 U.S.C. Sec. 1001 and 1030.

Policy Changes

Please note, this privacy statement can change from time to time. We expect most such changes to be minor, but we will post those changes as they occur.

 

Whom to Contact

If you have submitted personal information through the Village of Barrington Hills website and would like that information deleted from our records, please contact us at our village@vbhil.gov or phone us at (847) 551-3000.