Illinois Medical District Commission
PRIVACY NOTICE

Thank you for visiting the Illinois Medical District Commission (IMDC) website. This website does not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily choose to provide that information to us by sending us an email or responding to our feedback survey. Our website contains links to other websites.  Once you link to another website, you are no longer on our site and are subject to the privacy policies of that website.

Information Collected and How it is Used

Emails and Feedback
If you send us an email, the following information will be collected:

Date and Time you submitted feedback information; Browser Type and IP Address; The email address and contents of the email; and Information volunteered in response to a survey.

The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats you send us. The information is retained in accordance with the State Records Act (5ILCS 160).

We use your email to respond appropriately. This may be to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to further improve our website, or to forward the email to another agency for appropriate action. Feedback information is used only for the purpose designated.

Personal Information and Choice
“Personal information” is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes such things as an individual’s name, address, and phone number. A domain name or Internet Protocol address is not considered personal information.

We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for information (i.e. sending an email or participating in our feedback survey). If you choose not to participate in these activities, your choice will in no way effect your ability to use any other feature of the IMD website.

If personal information is requested on the website or volunteered by the user, state law and the federal Privacy Act of 1974 may protect it. However, this information is a public record once you provide it, and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not protected by federal or state law.

Users are cautioned that the collection of personal information volunteered by children on-line or by email will be treated the same as information given by an adult, and may be subject to public access.

Freedom of Information Act
Illinois laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by state government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public’s right to access public records that serve various needs including the privacy of individuals. Exceptions are provided by both state and federal laws. Information collected at this site may become public record and may be subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless covered by such an exemption in law. Exemptions are listed in 5ILCS 140/7.

In the event of a conflict between this Privacy Notice and the Freedom of Information Act or other law governing the disclosure of records, the Freedom of Information Act or other applicable law will control.

Access and Correction of Personal Information
You can review any personal information we collect about you. You may recommend changes to your personal information you believe in error by submitting a written request that credibly shows the error. If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact us. In all cases, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections. See Contact Information section.

Cookies
We do not use cookies to collect information at this time. Note: A cookie is a file containing unique information a website can use to track such things as passwords, the date when you last looked at a specific page, or to identify your session at a particular website. A cookie is often used in commercial sites to identify the items selected for a specific shopping cart application.

Security

The Illinois Medical District Commission, Information Technology Department, as developer and manager of this website, has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its communications and computing infrastructure, including but not limited to authentication, monitoring, auditing, and encryption. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day practices of the entire Illinois Medical District Commission’s operating environment as part of its continuing commitment to risk management.

This information should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided via the Illinois Medical District Commission’s supported websites.

Contact Information
The Illinois Medical District Commission may be contacted about any of the information above at:

Webmaster
Illinois Medical District Commission
2100 W Harrison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612-3706

(312) 738-5800 (Phone)
(312) 738-5801 (FAX)
(312) 738-5804 (TDD)

webmaster@medicaldistrict.org

Updated: December 29, 2008