Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices for and, which are sites owned by Illinois Public Health Institute (“us” or “we”). This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by these two websites. Links from these sites to other sites are merely for information and in no way imply endorsement or control of the content of such third party sites. This privacy policy does not apply to these linked sites.

Personal Information Collection and Use

We only receive your personal information from the website if you voluntarily provide such information to us. We will use your personal information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us. In addition, we will add your email address to our constituent management database and/or other mailing lists to send you e-newsletters, action alerts and other information that we believe may be of interest to you from Illinois Public Health Institute, Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity and/or other organizations with which we work. If you wish not to receive such emails, you may unsubscribe by following the unsubscribe option at the bottom of any email we send you, or by sending an email to with the subject “Unsubscribe.” Upon receipt of a request to opt-out of receiving communications from us, we will promptly remove you from our lists.

Your Access to and Control over Personal Information

You may contact us at any time at to:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information Collection and Use

We may collect non-personally identifiable information about you whenever you visit one of our websites. Such information may include your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your Internet service provider, the browser you used, the length of time you visited the site and which pages you viewed. In addition, we may use “cookies” to enhance your experience. We may also use cookies to measure aggregate web statistics, such as collecting the number of users to our sites, the number of repeat users and the most popular webpages, and for advertising purposes. We do not use cookies to track user activity on an individual basis. You may choose to set your web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you do so, some parts of the sites may not function properly.

How We Protect User Information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to help protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information. For example, only authorized employees are permitted access to personal information of our users and they may do so only for permitted business purposes.

Sharing of Information

We do not sell, trade, or rent users’ personally identifiable information with others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personally identifiable information regarding users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the sites or to administer certain activities on our behalf. We may share user information with these third parties for those limited purposes but we require that such third parties protect the confidentiality of your information and use it for no other purpose.

We may also release personal information if required to do so by law, or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws or to respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant.

Compliance with Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect information at our site from those we know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13. If we become aware of our having information about anyone under 13, we will promptly delete the information.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about what information we collect and how we use that information. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy periodically and become aware of any modifications since your last visit.

Your Acceptance of These Terms

By using one of our sites, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our sites. Your continued use of one of our sites following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contact Us

If you ever have any questions about our privacy policy or your data, or if you believe we have done something to violate this policy, please contact us immediately at 312-850-4744 or at

Last Updated: November 2014