This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.


What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?


You may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number or other details to help you with your experience.


We also use third party payment processors to process payments made to us. In connection with the processing of such payments, we do not retain any personally identifiable information or any financial information such as credit card numbers. Rather, all such information is provided directly to our third party processors, PayPal, whose use of your personal information is governed by their privacy policy, which may be viewed at We may also use Square, whose privacy policy may be viewed at


When do we collect information?


We collect information from you when you:

We only collect information you voluntarily provide with communication to the Northern Illinois Historic League administrative office by electronic message (E-Mail, or social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or LinkedIn) or by phone. This data will usually also exist on public sources of information on the internet. Any specific private information obtained will only be with your specific consent, as you would be the provider of this information.

How do we use your information?


We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

How do we protect your information?


We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.

We only provide articles and information. We never ask for credit card numbers.

We use regular Malware and antivirus Scanning.


Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.


The Northern Illinois Historic League offers a website platform to enable visitors to quickly lookup online references for groups we partner with. This partnership is free will and is only consummated with agreement from the partner to have their information shared on this platform.


The Northern Illinois Historic League encourages active participation from our partners to provide the best and most reliable information about themselves for the benefit of others who may wish to use their services. To this end, the Northern Illinois Historic League may conduct periodic mail merge campaigns showing the user or group the information that has been collected about them. We ask for confirmation on these letters from the partner that what has been collected is current and accurate. The Northern Illinois Historic League does not compel a response from the partner as a condition to continue to receive publication services. The partner needs to accept that if they choose not to respond, the previous information provided by the partner will be considered valid and correct.


The partner may request a current information profile letter from the Northern Illinois Historic League office at any time, and response will be provided to the Email address generating the request (or alternate address if one is provided). The partner may expect to receive this response within 14 days and may well receive the reply within 24-48 hours of receipt at the League office.


If at any time, the partner wishes for the Northern Illinois Historic League to not publish this information about them, they can unsubscribe from League communications by following the Unsubscribe instructions at the end of this Privacy Policy.


E-mail addresses are considered privileged information for Northern Illinois Historic League purposes, and are never shared with other organizations without specific consent and approval from that person or group.


We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information. All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.


Do we use ‘cookies’?


At this time, we do not use ‘cookies’ on the Northern Illinois Historic League website.


Our website does contain links to other websites as a directory service provided to our website visitors. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. When you go to other websites from here, we advise you to be aware and read their privacy policy.


Website analytics


Our website does not use Google Analytics at this time, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. If this practice changes, any changes will be published in the Privacy Policy of the Northern Illinois Historic League.


Third-party disclosure


We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.


Third-party links


We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.


California Online Privacy Protection Act


CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared.


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According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:


Users can visit our site anonymously;

Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website;

Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on the pages specified above;

You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes: On our Privacy Policy Page;

Can change your personal information: By emailing us;


How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?


We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place. The Northern Illinois Historic League does not track any of our site visitors.


Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?


It’s also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking


COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)


When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.


Fair Information Practices


The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.


In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:


We will notify you via email: Within 7 business days


We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.




The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.


We collect your email address in order to:


Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions


To be in accordance with CAN-SPAM, we agree to the following:

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.


Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.


Northern Illinois Historic League, Inc.
1037 Boxwood Drive
Crystal Lake, IL 60014-8398

Phone: (815) 649-1700