Pat Quinn, Governor
The Illinois Traffic Alert System respects your privacy rights. Any information gathered on this site will be kept strictly confidential. IDOT will never sell, re-use, rent, loan or otherwise disclose any information on you to any third party. We will never use the information you provide in any ways to which you have not specifically consented. We will use the utmost care in protecting the sanctity and security of your information.
The guidelines at this site are applicable only to this domestic web site. Information submitted solely in a business capacity is not covered by these guidelines.
IDOT does not sell, rent, loan, trade, lease or otherwise transfer any personal information collected on our site, including membership forms or e-mail lists, to any third party. we will treat any information you provide as confidential information and will not disclose it to any third party.
Information is collected as part of the sign up process and consists of your Email address and your Illinois Traffic Alert System reporting preferences.
As part of the operation of this site by and on behalf of IDOT, IDOT and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) maintain server logs regarding visits to this web site. Most companies and web sites maintain such server logs as a function of operating web sites. IDOT and/or UIC analyze such logs in an effort to constantly improve the value of materials on the site. The logs do not contain personally identifiable information. Neither IDOT nor UIC makes any attempt to link the traffic information on the site with the individuals who actually visit the site. From time to time, IDOT may break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser). Again, we make no efforts to associate this information with individual users.
A cookie is a small data file that certain web sites write to your Web browser (your computer's hard drive) so it can later be read back from that browser. A cookie file can contain certain information such as a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you have visited on that site. If you are interested, more information on cookies can be found by visiting the Cookie Central web site at http://www.cookiecentral.com/.
The Illinois Traffic Alert System uses session cookies, which are removed by your browser when the browser closes and which contains only a unique ID, which is not associated with any Personally Identifiable Information. The cookie is placed on your system only after your log on and allows us to identify which services you are entitled to use during that session.
We will only use your Email address to send your requested reports, or to respond to an Email from you with a question or comment.
No part of this site is directed to children. We will never knowingly collect information from users under the age of 13.
If you wish to completely delete any information you have submitted to the Illinois Traffic Alert System, you may do so by logging on to your account and using the "Remove Account" button. Please note that it may be impossible to erase all trace of your information due to backups and records of deletions.
Unless you request that we delete any of the information you submitted when you registered, we will store such information for a period of one year. At the conclusion of that time, all such information will be automatically deleted. We will make reasonable efforts to contact you before such deletion occurs.
The Illinois Traffic Alert System will use industry-standard measures to protect the security of all personal information.
Effective Date: Dec. 1, 2005.