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Terms of Use:

Access to McHenry County web sites is provided subject to the following terms and conditions. Please read these terms carefully as use of these sites constitutes acceptance of all of the following terms and conditions:

Disclaimer of Liability: 

Neither McHenry County, nor any of its employees or elected officials shall be responsible or held liable to users of McHenry County websites for any improper or incorrect use of the information described or contained on McHenry County websites. In no event shall McHenry County or elected officials or its employees 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, computer hacker, 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 on McHenry County websites has been produced and processed from sources believed to be reliable, no warranty, expressed 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 County and elected officials provide 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 or hackers 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 County web pages from a source other than the County 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, 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 webmaster@co.mchenry.il.us via e-mail.

Disclaimer of Endorsement: 

McHenry County websites are a distributor of content sometimes supplied by third parties and users. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, links, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, users, or others, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and do not necessarily state or reflect those of the County or its elected officials and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the County.

Disclaimer of External Links:

McHenry County websites contain links to other related World Wide Web Internet sites and resources. McHenry County is not responsible for the contents or operation of any off-site pages referenced. The user specifically acknowledges that the County 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 County web pages on the World Wide Web to other sites do not constitute an endorsement from the County. 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. Since McHenry County websites are not 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, home pages, and files are reorganized. The user expressly agrees that use of the County's websites is at the user's sole risk. The County does not warrant that the service will be uninterrupted or error free. The documents and related graphics published could contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. The County and/or its programs may make improvements and/or changes in the information and/or programs described herein at any time.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, home pages, and files are reorganized. The user expressly agrees that use of the County's websites is at the user's sole risk. The County does not warrant that the service will be uninterrupted or error free. The documents and related graphics published could contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. The County and/or its 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.

These terms apply to the following McHenry County website URLs, their subsequent pages, and links to other McHenry County information.

Privacy Policy

The McHenry County Internet Privacy Policy,guides how McHenry County collects, stores and uses information about citizens who visit this website, and it will be assessed periodically. McHenry County government strives to provide online resources in a safe, secure manner that respects your privacy when you visit our website. This Privacy Policy addresses the collection, use, disclosure, and security of information that may be obtained by the County of McHenry through the use of our website. This Privacy Policy only applies to McHenry County's website. If users leave McHenry County's website by clicking on a link, users are then subject to the privacy policy of that website which is not reviewed, approved or verified by McHenry County.

County Website Limited Purpose

The limited purpose for the County's website is to provide online governmental services, education and access to information regarding County services, meetings, programs, activities, policies, documents, and facilities provided by the County that promote the community's public health, safety and welfare. County website content and links shall be consistent with the County Website's Limited Purpose.

Statistical Information From Users

If you visit the McHenry County website, the County may collect some or all of the following

  • Your domain name if you use a private internet access account
  • An IP address; a number automatically assigned to your computer when you are using the internet
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our site
  • The internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site
  • The pages you visit within the County website
  • he links made to other websites through the County website

This information is collected for statistical purposes only. The statistics are used for the purpose of determining what information is of most and least interest to all visitors and identifying system performance or problem areas in order to better plan future site enhancements. This information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes.

Voluntarily Provided Information

McHenry County does not collect personal information without your permission. Any information that you volunteer or that we send to you in response is transferred using industry standard encryption technologies. If, during your visit to this website, you voluntarily provide personally identifiable information, the County will collect such information. Examples of personally identifiable information may include:

  • Your name, address, or phone number
  • An e-mail address if you are communicating to us through e-mail
  • Information you voluntarily submit to McHenry County for the purposes of completing or submitting an application or form online
  • Other volunteered information, such as vendor profile/contact information, survey information or content of e-mail

YOU SHOULD BE AWARE THAT WHEN YOU PROVIDE THE COUNTY WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION FOR PURPOSES OF COMMUNICATING WITH OR REQUESTING INFORMATION FROM MCHENRY COUNTY, THOSE COMMUNICATIONS BECOME PART OF THE PUBLIC RECORD AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO DISCLOSURE UNDER APPLICABLE STATE AND FEDERAL STATUTES (INCLUDING THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT), OR BY COURT ORDER OR SUBPOENA, OR IF IT IS DEEMED NECESSARY TO RELEASE THE INFORMATION TO AN AUTHORIZED LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY. As a general rule, however, the County will not disclose any personally identifiable information collected online to entities outside of McHenry County departments and agencies except where you have given the County permission.

Sale of Data

E-mail addresses or any personally identifiable information about individuals are not sold or rented to any governmental or commercial entities.

Cookies

McHenry County currently does not use or set cookies on our website. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on the user's computer. Cookies are used for a variety of things, including making websites more personal and expediting on-line transactions.

Security

McHenry County protects user information. When a visitor is asked to supply certain information online, the web page is secured with the industry standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption. McHenry County also protects the personal information that is stored on its web servers. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on our internet servers are strictly prohibited and are punishable under federal or state laws.

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