Northbrook Park District • 545 Academy Drive • Northbrook, IL 60062 • 847·291·2960 •

Copyright and Privacy Policy

Website, Privacy and General Disclaimer
Information presented on this website is collected, maintained and provided for the convenience of the visitors. While we attempt to keep information accurate and current, the Northbrook Park District does not certify the authenticity of information that originates from third parties.

Under no circumstances shall the Northbrook Park District be liable for any actions taken or omissions made from reliance on information contained here; nor shall the Northbrook Park District be liable for any other consequences occurring from reliance on the data.

External Linking Policy

Purpose and Disclaimer
The Northbrook Park District permits the establishment of external hyperlinks on its official website only if the links strictly comply with this policy. In establishing and maintaining its official website, the Northbrook Park District does not intend to create any forum or other means for public discourse. Rather, the sole and limited purpose of the permitted external links is to provide information about the Northbrook Park District and its programs for residents, businesses and visitors. The Northbrook Park District does not endorse or provide preferential treatment to any third party websites or associated organizations or individuals. Additionally, the Park District does not control third party sites and therefore does not warrant that third party sites are accurate or reliable or that they have operational links.

Linking Criteria
Consistent with the previous stated purpose, Northbrook Park District policy limits external links to the following: a) Other governmental agencies; b) Entities with which the Northbrook Park District has an existing formal, contractual relationship; c) Entities or events that receive funding from the Northbrook Park District or are otherwise sponsored by the District; d) Entities that contribute to Northbrook Park District initiatives and that the District wishes to acknowledge; e) the Northbrook  Chamber of Commerce and the Convention and Visitors Bureau; and f) Webpages that provide free access to traffic and weather information for Northbrook. In addition, the Northbrook Park District reserves the right, at any time and without notice, to: a) Deny a link that does not meet the criteria set forth in this policy; b) Deny or discontinue an external link at any time if the website provides or promotes false, slanderous, illegal, infringing or incorrect information; c) Deny or discontinue an external link at any time if a substantial purpose of the linked website is to support or oppose a candidate or ballot measure; d) Remove any external link if the nature of the organization to which the link relates no longer complies with the District’s external link policy; e) Revise this policy without prior notice when the Northbrook Park District considers a revision to be in its best interests.

Accessibility Policy
Northbrook Park District policy states that information and services on its website are designed to be accessible to people with disabilities. It is the responsibility of the District and its webpage developers to become familiar with the guidelines for achieving universal accessibility and to apply these principles in designing and creating the official Park District website.

The use of accessibility guidelines will ensure that the website created by the Northbrook Park District is developed to serve the largest possible audience. Compliance with these guidelines provides an added benefit to users with text-based browsers, low-end processors, slow modem connections and/or no multi-media capabilities on their computers.

Privacy Policy
The Privacy Policy outlines the types of information we gather when you visit our website, as well as some of the steps we take to safeguard it.

Information Collection

  • We do not collect personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information to us.
  • We collect limited non-personally identifying information your browser makes available automatically whenever you visit a website. This information includes the Internet address of your computer or network, the date, time and page you visited on our site, your browser and operating system, and the referring page (the last webpage you visited before clicking on a link to our site).
  • We use the aggregated information from all of our visitors to measure server performance, analyze user traffic patterns and improve the content of our site.
  • We sometimes track the keywords that are entered into our search engine to measure interest in specific topics, but we do not track which terms a particular user enters.
  • Some of our online services require you to register for an account. We ask you for some personal information in order to create an account (typically your name, email address and a password for your account), and we will use that information to provide the service. For certain services, such as our online payment services, we may request credit card or other payment information which may be stored temporarily in encrypted form on secure servers.

Information You Provide
Information volunteered by you through our optional online feedback form and contact us form is used to help us enhance our website and may be shared with Northbrook Park District employees and contractors for that purpose.

We use cookies when providing online services such as online payments. We use cookies to improve quality of our service and not to track any personal information. The use of cookies is a standard practice among Internet websites, and most Internet web browsers can be customized to reject cookies, to accept or reject cookies only by user intervention, or to delete cookies. However, some features may not function properly without cookies.

Information Sharing
We do not give, share, sell, rent or transfer any personal information to a third party, unless we have your consent.

The Northbrook Park District uses link and search capabilities to navigate publicly available information from dozens of agencies that are not part of the Park District website and over whom the District exercises no control.The privacy policies and procedures described here do not necessarily apply to those sites.We suggest contacting those sites directly for information on their data collection and distribution policies.

Site Security
We monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or to otherwise cause damage to the site. Anyone using this website expressly consents to such monitoring. We take appropriate security measures to protect unauthorized access, alteration or destruction of data.

Policy Changes
Please note this Privacy Policy can change from time to time. We expect changes to be minor, and we will post them as they occur.

Copyright and Trademark Notice

Use of Intellectual Property
The Northbrook Park District website and all its contents―including articles, text, photographs, images, illustrations, graphics, video and audio material, logos, software and graphics (collectively known as Intellectual Property)―are protected by copyright, trademark and other laws of the United States. The Intellectual Property is owned or controlled by the Northbrook Park District or by other parties that have provided rights to the Park District for its use.

You may not reproduce, download, license, publish, enter into a database, display, modify, create derivative works from, transmit, post, distribute or perform publicly, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, use on another computer-related environment, transfer or sell any Intellectual Property, information, software or products obtained from or through this Northbrook Park District website without the written permission of the Park District.

Other trademarks, service marks, product names and company names or logos appearing on this website that are not owned by the Park District may not be used without permission from their owners.
Websites may not hyperlink to any page beyond the homepage of this Northbrook Park District website, or frame this website, or any web page or material herein, nor may any entity include a hyperlink to any aspect of the Northbrook Park District website in an email for commercial purposes, without the written permission of the Northbrook Park District.

You can inquire about obtaining permission by writing:
Marketing and Communications
Northbrook Park District
545 Academy Drive
Northbrook, Illinois, 60062
Fax: 847·205·1154

Copyright Infringement
The Northbrook Park District respects the intellectual property rights of third parties and complies with the terms of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) regarding such rights. By submitting any material or photographs through this Northbrook Park District website, you are granting permission to have the material posted on this website and are representing that you are the rightful owner of the submitted material and that no one else may claim rights to this material. The Northbrook Park District reserves the right to remove access to infringing material. Such actions do not affect or modify any other rights the Northbrook Park District may have under law or contract.

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