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.
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.
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.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.
We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
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According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously;
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.
CAN SPAM Act
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
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
Northern Illinois Historic League, Inc.
1037 Boxwood Drive
Crystal Lake, IL 60014-8398
Phone: (815) 649-1700