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Illinois General Assembly Website
Privacy, Security, and Legal Notices

(April 2002)

These notices apply only to the Illinois General Assembly website.  The home page URL is http://ilga.gov. All sub-strings are part of this website. An example of a sub-string is http://www.ilga.gov/commission/lis/lis_home.html.

This website is provided as a public service. Access is subject to the following terms and conditions, which you expressly accept by using this site. Please read this document carefully.

Privacy and Security Notice

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, and phone number. A domain name, Internet Protocol address, or date and time of access is not considered personal information. We will not obtain any personal information about you when you visit this site unless you voluntarily choose to provide that information. Personal information you choose to provide will be used by us only for official business purposes. For example, if you send an e-mail message or complete a web form that contains personal information, we may retain your e-mail address and other information as appropriate for official business purposes. Release of personal information you choose to provide to us will be governed by applicable law. Personal information you provide to us will not be sold or leased and will not be disclosed to any unauthorized person. Any personal information retained by the Illinois General Assembly will be protected by appropriate security controls.

Policies for Individuals under 13 Years of Age

The Illinois General Assembly 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.

Website Logs

The Illinois General Assembly has the capability to monitor, log, and analyze website traffic. This information is not personally identifiable, and no effort is made to personally identify users with log data. The Illinois General Assembly may use various tools to monitor traffic and to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, to cause harm, or to otherwise damage this site. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this site are strictly prohibited. Unauthorized use, tampering with, or modification of this site, including supporting hardware and software, may subject the violator to criminal and civil penalties. If there is an unauthorized intrusion, all relevant information may be provided to law enforcement officials.

Cookies

The Illinois General Assembly uses cookies on this website to provide general usage statistics for management purposes and to make the My Legislation feature easier for you to use. In the latter case, a session variable (cookie) containing only the user ID is used to maintain the user's connection to their stored data for the duration of that session. Any usage of cookies by this site is in compliance with the State Agency Web Site Act (5 ILCS 177).

Disclaimer of Liability

The Illinois General Assembly, its agencies, and its employees (i) are not liable for any improper or incorrect use of the information on this site, (ii) assume no responsibility for anyone's use of the information, (iii) are not liable for any damages (of any type, for any reason, however caused, or under any theory of liability) arising in any way out of the use of this site, even if advised of the possibility of that damage. Use of this site is governed by the laws of Illinois.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Accuracy of Data

Although the information found on this site is believed to be reliable, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made regarding the accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability, or usefulness of any information, either isolated or in the aggregate. The information is provided "as is". 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; these changes may or may not be incorporated into this site. If you have obtained information from any of the Illinois General Assembly web pages from a source other than the Illinois General Assembly website directly, be aware that electronic data can be altered after its original distribution. Data can also quickly become out of date. If you find any errors or omissions, we encourage you to report them by e-mail to: webmaster@ilga.gov

Disclaimer of Endorsement

The Illinois General Assembly website may sometimes refer to or offer content supplied by a third party. Any opinion, advice, statement, service, offer, information, or content expressed or made available by a third party is that of the third party and does not necessarily reflect that of the Illinois General Assembly. Reference to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the Illinois General Assembly.

Disclaimer for External Links

The Illinois General Assembly is not responsible for the content of any referenced or linked off-site page and is not liable for that content. The risk of injury rests entirely with the user. Links from the Illinois General Assembly web pages to other sites do not constitute an endorsement from the Illinois General Assembly. These links are provided as an information service only. It is the responsibility of the user to evaluate the content and usefulness of information obtained from other sites. You should direct any concerns regarding any external link to its site administrator or webmaster. If you choose to follow one of these links, the policies of that outside site take effect until you return to this site.

Disclaimer of Duty to Continue to Provide Data

Due to the dynamic nature of the Internet, resources that are free and publicly available one day may require a fee or may have access restricted the next, and the location of items may change as menus, homepages, and files are reorganized. Use of the Illinois General Assembly website is at the user's sole risk. The Illinois General Assembly does not warrant that the service will be uninterrupted or error free. The documents and related graphics published on this site could contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes may be made to the information on this site at any time.