The Town of Elgin knows how much of your information is used and shared. We appreciate your trust and want you to feel confident in our services and security measures. Please be informed that by visiting our website, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Notice.
- Information You Give Us: We receive and store any information you enter on our website or give us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain information, but you might not be able to take advantage of many of our features. We use the information you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, and communication with you.
- Automatic Information: We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with our website. For example, like many websites, we sometimes use “cookies,” and we obtain certain types of information when your browser accesses our website.
- E-mail Communications: We will only email you as response to a contact form submitted via our website. Your email address is only accessible by the website administrator and Town of Elgin personnel whom receives the contact form submissions.
- You can also request that we erase any of the personal data we have stored. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. In short, we cannot erase data that is vital to you being an active individual in our email base.
- We use Google Analytics on our site for anonymous reporting of site usage. So, no personalized data is stored. If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics monitoring your behavior on our website please use this link: Google Analytics Opt-out.
Pages on this site may include embedded content, like YouTube videos, for example. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you visited the other website.
Cookies are alphanumeric identifier text files that we transfer to your computers’ hard drive through your browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and provide a better user experience.
Cookies generally exist to make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the help section of your browser.
WHO HAS ACCESS TO YOUR DATA
We respect your privacy and your interest, which is why we never provide your contact information to any third-party vendor, associate or service provider unless absolutely necessary in order to provide you with a service you have requested.
It may become necessary or desirable to The Town of Elgin, for legal purposes, to release your information in response to a request from a government agency or a private litigant.
In the event that we receive a subpoena affecting your privacy, we may elect to notify you to give you an opportunity to file a motion to quash the subpoena, or we may attempt to quash it ourselves, but we are not obligated to do either. We may also proactively report you, and release your information to, third parties where we believe that it is prudent to do so for legal reasons, such as our belief that you have engaged in fraudulent activities. You release us from any damages that may arise from or relate to the release of your information to a request from law enforcement agencies or private litigants.
Any passing on of personal data for legal purposes will only be done in compliance with laws of the country you reside in.
The Town of Elgin does not currently have an account process on our website so no personal information is stored via an account registration.
All contact forms are accessible by our website administrator and the Town personnel who is a recipient of your submitted contact form.
All contact forms submitted via our ‘Contact’ page are accessible by our website administrator and the Town personnel who is a recipient of your submitted contact form.
We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you provide to us for the purchase of our products or services and website form submissions.
We do not retrieve credit card information via our website.
The information you provide on our website is only accessible by our system administrators and in-house staff that may be processing your online request.
CONDITIONS OF USE, NOTICES, REVISIONS
If you choose to visit The Town of Elgin , your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Notice and our Conditions of Use, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of the law of the state of our local state. If you have any concern about privacy of your personal information as used and collected within our website, please send us a thorough description by clicking on the “Contact Elgin” link on the navigation menu, and we will try to resolve it.
As we may find ourselves updating our policies, our Privacy Notice and the Conditions of Use will change accordingly. We may email periodic reminders of our notices and conditions, unless you have instructed us not to, but you should check our website frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Notice applies to all information that we have about you. We stand behind the promises we make; however, we will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of customer information collected in the past without the consent of affected customers.