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Privacy, Legal Notices, and Security Notification

Thank you for visiting the Web site of the Office of the Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. The information we receive from your visit depends on the services you use and the information you reveal during your visit.

As you browse through this Web site and look at, print, and download information, no personally identifying information will be revealed or recorded about you. "Personal information" is information about an individual that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes personal identifiers such as an individual's name, address, phone number, driver's license number and social security number. A domain name, date and time of access, or Internet Protocol address is not considered personal information.

We collect and store only the following general information about your visit:

  • The domain and name of the service provider from which you accessed our Web site. The domain indicates what type of service provider you are connecting from, e.g., a commercial carrier, governmental entity, or university. The name of the service provider tells us which provider you are using without disclosing any of your personal information. For example, if you connected from Eastern Illinois University, we would collect the server name and domain (eiu.edu) but would not collect your individual e-mail address.

  • The date and time you accessed our site.

  • The Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to us.

This information is used solely to help us improve our online services by determining how often our Web site is visited and which areas of the site are visited most to gauge overall interest. All information is used exclusively by our office; none of the information we collect is given or sold to third parties except as could be required to fulfill a request made pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act.

When you send an e-mail from our Web site to get in touch with the Illinois Attorney General, report online child exploitation, or ask a consumer-related question, the information we receive depends on the information you reveal to us in your message. Depending on the content of your e-mail, the information you submit may be used by attorneys, investigators, and other members of the Attorney General's staff involved in carrying out the functions, programs, and responsibilities of the Illinois Attorney General.

Our web-site contains links to other web-sites. Once you link to another web-site, you are no longer on our site and are subject to the privacy policies of that web-site.

This privacy notice applies to the following Illinois Attorney General's web-site URLs only:

http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/ and any specific sub-strings of the Illinois Attorney General's web-site.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.

The Illinois Attorney General is committed to complying fully with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. Accordingly, if you are under the age of 13, you are not authorized to provide us with personally identifying information. We appreciate your cooperation with this federally mandated requirement. Users are cautioned that the collection of personal information volunteered by children on-line or by e-mail will be treated the same as information given by an adult and may be subject to public access.

Legal Notices

Disclaimer of Liability
Neither the State of Illinois, nor any of its agencies nor any of its employees or agents shall be held liable for any improper or incorrect use of the information described and/or contained herein. The State of Illinois, its agencies, employees and agents assume no responsibility for anyone's use of the information. In no event shall the State of Illinois, the Illinois Attorney General, the Illinois Attorney General's web-site or any employees or agents of the same be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, procurement or substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of this system, even if advised of the possibility of such damage. This disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injury, including but not limited to those caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of record, whether for breach of contract, tortuous behavior, negligence or under any other cause of action.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Accuracy of Data
Although the data found using the Illinois Attorney General's access systems have been produced and processed from sources believed to be reliable, no warranty, express or implied, is made regarding accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability or usefulness of any information. This disclaimer applies to both isolated and aggregate uses of the information. The Illinois Attorney General provides this information on an "as is" basis. All warranties of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, freedom from contamination by computer viruses and non-infringement of proprietary rights are disclaimed. Changes may be periodically made to the information herein; these changes may or may not be incorporated in any new version of the publication. If you have obtained information from any of the Illinois Attorney General's web pages from a source other than the Illinois Attorney General's pages, be aware that electronic data can be altered subsequent to original distribution. Data can also quickly become out of date. It is recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of any data associated with a file, and that the originator of the data or information be contacted with any questions regarding appropriate use. If you find any errors or omissions, we encourage you to report them to the Illinois Attorney General.

Disclaimer of External Links
The Illinois Attorney General is not responsible for the contents of any off-site pages referenced. The user specifically acknowledges that the State of Illinois is not liable for the defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of other users, links, or third parties and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with the user. Links from the Illinois Attorney General's web pages on the World Wide Web to other sites do not constitute an endorsement. These links are provided as an information service only. It is the responsibility of the web surfer to evaluate the content and usefulness of information obtained from other sites. The Illinois Attorney General's web-site contains links to other related World Wide Web Internet sites and resources. Since neither the Illinois Attorney General nor the State of Illinois is responsible for the availability of these outside resources or their contents, you should direct any concerns regarding any external link to its site administrator or webmaster.

Disclaimer of Duty to Continue Provision of Data
Due to the dynamic nature of the Internet, resources that are free and publicly available one day may require a fee or restricted access the next, and the location of items may change as menus, homepages, and files are reorganized. The user expressly agrees that use of the Illinois Attorney General's web-site is at the user's sole risk. The Illinois Attorney General does not warrant that the service will be uninterrupted or error free. The documents and related graphics published on this server could contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically made to the information herein. The State and/or its respective agencies and programs may make improvements and/or changes in the information and/or programs described herein at any time.

Choice of Law
Construction of the disclaimers above and resolution of disputes thereof are governed by the laws of the State of Illinois. The laws of the State of Illinois, U.S.A., shall apply to all uses of this data and this system. By use of this system and any data contained therein, the user agrees that use shall conform to all applicable laws and regulations and user shall not violate the rights of any third parties. Use of this site constitutes user's assent to the terms herein set forth.

We welcome questions about this site. Please address them to webmaster@atg.state.il.us.

 

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