Website Privacy Policy

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is committed to protecting individual privacy. This privacy policy details how the District collects, stores and uses information about individuals who visit this website, dupageforest.org, and dupageforestgiving.org and ObserveYourPreserve.org. A link to this privacy policy is available at the bottom of each page of the website.

This privacy policy applies only to dupageforest.org, dupageforestgiving.org and ObserveYourPreserve.org. These websites are the only official websites of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. When a visitor leaves a District website, such as clicking on a link that goes to a different Web address, the user is subject to that website’s privacy policy.

Policy Contents
  • Changes to This Policy
  • Use of Cookies
  • User Information Collected
  • Disclosure of Collected User Information
  • Personal Information Provided By Users
  • No Sale of Personal Information
  • Financial Transactions
  • Contact Information

Changes to This Policy

This policy is subject to periodic review and may change at any time. The District encourages visitors to review this policy regularly.  The District’s privacy policy was last modified on January 1, 2012.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a line of computer code downloaded onto a computer by a website. The cookie can be read by the website’s browser upon return to the website. Cookies are used for many things, from making websites more personal to expediting online transactions. Cookies can also be used to track Web browsing habits.

The District utilizes Google Analytics, a third-party service provider that uses cookies to compile detailed data about website traffic and user interaction. This detailed data helps the District offer better online experiences and tools in the future. This service provider is not permitted to use the information collected on the District’s behalf. To review Google’s Privacy Policy, visit Google.com.

User Information Collected

The District’s website collects visitor information for the purpose of producing analytical reports.  These reports do not track any personally identifiable user data.  The reports help the District understand how individuals use the website and analyze how Web pages are accessed.

The information collected may include the following:
A computer’s domain name, for example xyzcompany.com
A computer’s IP address, or the number assigned to the computer on a network or the Internet
The type of device, operating system or software used to view the District’s website
The Internet address of a referring website, or the name of the website that led users to the District’s website
The length of time and pages visited on a District website

Disclosure of Collected User Information

We do not sell, trade or share personally identifiable information to other parties. This does not include trusted third parties who assist the District in operating its websites, conducting its business, or servicing its visitors, as long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. The District may release information provided by visitors to comply with the law (including the Freedom of Information Act), enforce website policies, or protect the District’s or others’ rights, property or safety. 

Nonpersonally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising or other uses.

Personal Information Provided By Users

The District does not collect personal information without permission, and visitors to the website may remain anonymous. If, during a visit to a District website, personal information is provided voluntarily, such information will be collected. Examples of personal information provided voluntarily may include the following:
Name, address or phone number
An e-mail address
Other information volunteered, such as survey information or content of e-mail sent to the District

No Sale of Personal Information

Personal information volunteered, such as e-mail addresses and phone numbers, are not sold, rented or otherwise disclosed to any governmental or commercial entities or to any other third parties unless required by law, such as to comply with the law (including the Freedom of Information Act)

Financial Transactions

The District contracts with Blackbaud Merchant Services, a third-party service provider, for charitable donations and financial transactions.

Contact Information

The Forest Preserve District welcomes feedback on its websites. Questions and comments regarding a District website or this privacy policy should be directed to the Forest Preserve District using the information below:

Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
Attention: Web Staff
P.O. Box 5000
Wheaton, Illinois 60189-5000
United States of America
website@dupageforest.org

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