Information about our Organization and Web site

Modern information and communication technologies play a fundamental role in the activities of an organization like the Clinton County ILGenWeb Project. We are based in the USA. We are a group of volunteers working together to provide free genealogy websites for genealogical research for Clinton County, Illinois. This project is non-commercial and fully committed to free genealogy access for everyone.

Our privacy policy covers Clinton County ILGenWeb Project and its Web site:

Organization Name:     Clinton County ILGenWeb Project
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See this url for further information about us: /misc/about.php.

Providing Visitors with Anonymous Access

You can access our Web site home page and browse our site without disclosing your personal data.

The services and links of our Web site

Our Web site enables you to communicate with other visitors and to post information to be accessed by others. When you post information about yourself, other visitors may collect that information.

Our Web site does not link to third party Web service providers, advertisers, or emailers.

Our Web site does subscribe to a service called Project Honey Pot. This service allows us to track, block, and collect information on harvesters, spammers, dictionary attackers, and comment spammers. The service also provides a "black list" that we use to block access to this web site.

Automatic Collection of Information

We automatically log the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses that access our site. The IP address is a series of numbers that is assigned to your connection by your Internet Service Provider. If you voluntarily provide your name and email address, we sometimes link the IP address with your name and email address. We collect this information for the technical administration of the web site.

We automatically log IP addresses of users that visit our Honey Pots. Honey Pots are web pages designed to collect information about users attempting to abuse the services provided by the web site. We collect this information for the technical administration of the web site.

We automatically log IP addresses of users that attempt to visit our website if their IP address is identified on the Project Honey Pot blacklist as a suspicious or malicious web address.

We do not use cookies to store personal data nor do we link non-personal information stored in cookies with personal data about specific individuals. We do use cookies to store information that allows you to access our Photo Gallery and Guestbook. We also use cookies to temporarily store your IP address status with Project Honey Pot. Cookies are files stored by our web site on your computer. They are only used for technical administration of the web site.

Data Collection and Purpose Specification

We collect the personal data that you may volunteer while using our services.

We do not collect information about our visitors from other sources, such as public records or bodies, or private organizations.

We collect individual's names, e-mail addresses, and IP addresses and use them for the technical administration of the web site. We collect names and e-mail addresses and, when given permission, make them available to other users of the web site to facilitate establishing connections between individual researchers.

We may also collect information on individuals other than users of the web site from other sources, such as public records or bodies, or private organizations for the purpose of providing that information for genealogical research.

We do not collect or use personal data for any purpose other than that indicated above.

Children's Privacy

We do not knowingly collect personal data from children and will not display data collected from children.

Disclosure and Visitor Choice

We do not disclose your personal data to other organizations. Should we disclose your personal data for purposes which are different from those indicated above, we would offer you the opportunity to consent to disclosure.

Information collected from public records, etc. is only displayed if the subject individual is deceased or has a birth date of 1940 or earlier. Exceptions to this are published obituaries which may contain the names of living relatives. There is also the possibility information about living individuals may be contained in articles and photographs voluntarily provided by our visitors. Please see our Privacy Policy, Cemeteries for the rules we follow for posting cemetery listings and photos.

Confidentiality / Security

We have implemented security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from:

All our volunteers and data processors, who have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of our visitors' personal data.

We ensure that your personal data will not be disclosed to State institutions and authorities except if required by law or other regulation.

Access to the personal data we may hold about you

You can ask us, by following the instructions on this url /misc/contact/ whether we are keeping personal data about you. Upon request, we will provide you with a readable copy of the personal data which we keep about you, normally within a week. - although we may require proof of your identity before releasing this information to you -. We will provide the information without any charge.

We allow you to challenge the data that we hold about you or a relative and, where appropriate, you may have the data:

Please note that when data is transcibed from a historical record, we cannot and should not change the historical record, even if it is known to be in error. When known, if possible, we will post notes and links to other sources with rectified or amended data.

Privacy Compliance

There are no national laws or self-regulatory schemes applicable to our web site or organization.

There are no global or regional regulatory or self-regulatory schemes applicable to our web site or organization.

Privacy Support

If you have an inquiry or concern about our privacy policy, please contact us through the mechanisms described on our Contact Us page

If you are not satisfied with our response to your concern you may wish to contact the ILGenWeb Project (