ILLINOIS AUDITOR GENERAL
PRIVACY, LEGAL NOTICES, AND
SECURITY NOTIFICATION


Access to the Auditor General's web pages is provided subject to the following terms and conditions. Please read these terms carefully as use of these pages constitutes acceptance of all of the following terms and conditions.


PRIVACY AND SECURITY NOTIFICATION


This World Wide Web-site is provided as a public service by the Illinois Auditor General's Office.


We do not use cookies to collect any personally identifying information on our web pages.


"Personal information" is information about an individual that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes personal identifiers such as an individual's name, address, phone number, drivers license number and social security number. A domain name, date and time of access, or Internet Protocol address is not considered personal information. We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information. Personal information you choose to provide will be used by us only for official business purposes. For example, if you send an e-mail message or complete a web form that contains personal information, we may retain your e-mail address and other information as appropriate for official business purposes. Release of personal information you choose to provide will be governed by applicable law.


If the Auditor General retains any personal information in a computerized database, appropriate security controls will be instituted to protect the information.


If you believe that personal information you provided to the Auditor General contains inaccuracies or needs to be updated, please contact the Auditor General and provide updated information.


The Auditor General is committed to complying fully with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. Accordingly, if you are under the age of 13, you are not authorized to provide us with personally identifying information. We appreciate your cooperation with this federally mandated requirement. Users are cautioned that the collection of personal information volunteered by children on-line or by e-mail will be treated the same as information given by an adult and may be subject to public access.


The server software used by the Department of Central Management Services which hosts our web-site provides the Office of the Auditor General with the capability to analyze our web-site logs. The web-site logs are not personally identifiable and we make no effort to personally identify users with log data.

 

SECURITY: The Department of Central Management Services hosts our web-site and includes a security section in its PRIVACY NOTICE (http://www.state.il.us/cms/privacy.htm). Due to the inherent limitations in Internet security, the Auditor General can not guarantee the protection of information submitted to the Office via the Internet or email.

 

The Auditor General may use software to monitor traffic and to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, to cause harm, or otherwise to damage this site. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this server are strictly prohibited. Unauthorized use, tampering with or modification of this system - including supporting hardware or software - may subject the violator to criminal and civil penalties. In the event of unauthorized intrusion, all relevant information regarding possible violation of law may be provided to law enforcement officials.


Our web-site contains links to other web-sites. Once you link to another web-site, you are no longer on our site and are subject to the privacy policies of that web-site.


This privacy notice applies to the following Auditor General's web-site URLs only:


http://www.auditor.illinois.gov/


and any specific sub-strings of the Auditor General's web-site. For example, http://www.auditor.illinois.gov/description.asp is considered a sub-string of this web-site.


LEGAL NOTICES


Disclaimer of Liability
Neither the State of Illinois, nor any of its agencies nor any of its employees or agents shall be held liable for any improper or incorrect use of the information described and/or contained herein. The State of Illinois, its agencies, employees and agents assume no responsibility for anyone's use of the information. In no event shall the State of Illinois, the Auditor General, the Auditor General's web-site or any employees or agents of the same be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, procurement or substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of this system, even if advised of the possibility of such damage. This disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injury, including but not limited to those caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of record, whether for breach of contract, tortious behavior, negligence or under any other cause of action.


Disclaimer of Warranties and Accuracy of Data
Although the data found using the Auditor General's access systems have been produced and processed from sources believed to be reliable, no warranty, express or implied, is made regarding accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability or usefulness of any information. This disclaimer applies to both isolated and aggregate uses of the information. The Auditor General provides this information on an "as is" basis. All warranties of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, freedom from contamination by computer viruses and non-infringement of proprietary rights are disclaimed. Changes may be periodically made to the information herein; these changes may or may not be incorporated in any new version of the publication. If you have obtained information from any of the Auditor General's web pages from a source other than the Auditor General's pages, be aware that electronic data can be altered subsequent to original distribution. Data can also quickly become out of date. It is recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of any data associated with a file, and that the originator of the data or information be contacted with any questions regarding appropriate use. If you find any errors or omissions, we encourage you to report them to the Auditor General.


Disclaimer of External Links
The Auditor General is not responsible for the contents of any off-site pages referenced. The user specifically acknowledges that the State of Illinois is not liable for the defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of other users, links, or third parties and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with the user. Links from the Auditor General's web pages on the World Wide Web to other sites do not constitute an endorsement. These links are provided as an information service only. It is the responsibility of the web surfer to evaluate the content and usefulness of information obtained from other sites. The Auditor General's web-site contains links to other related World Wide Web Internet sites and resources. Since neither the Auditor General nor the State of Illinois is responsible for the availability of these outside resources or their contents, you should direct any concerns regarding any external link to its site administrator or webmaster.


Disclaimer of Duty to Continue Provision of Data
Due to the dynamic nature of the Internet, resources that are free and publicly available one day may require a fee or restricted access the next, and the location of items may change as menus, homepages, and files are reorganized. The user expressly agrees that use of the Auditor General's web-site is at the user's sole risk. The Auditor General does not warrant that the service will be uninterrupted or error free. The documents and related graphics published on this server could contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically made to the information herein. The State and/or its respective agencies and programs may make improvements and/or changes in the information and/or programs described herein at any time.


Choice of Law
Construction of the disclaimers above and resolution of disputes thereof are governed by the laws of the State of Illinois. The laws of the State of Illinois, U.S.A., shall apply to all uses of this data and this system. By use of this system and any data contained therein, the user agrees that use shall conform to all applicable laws and regulations and user shall not violate the rights of any third parties. Use of this site constitutes user's assent to the terms herein set forth.


We welcome questions about this site. Please address them to oag.auditor@illinois.gov.