Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement

It is the policy of Stark County that no personal information you provide to us, including, but not limited to, your name, address, telephone number, driver’s license number, Social Security Number or email address will be sold or rented to any entity or individual or disclosed to unauthorized entity or individual. The release of personal information by the County shall be limited to County departments or their authorized agents of the County, City, State or Federal agencies, or as mandated by Illinois law or court order.  The County may use this information to identify site performance needs and to generally add and improve services on the website.  As such, the County may from time to time conduct statistical analysis of the data it collects.


Personal Information and Choice

“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, driver’s license number and social security number. A domain name or Internet Protocol address is not considered personal information. We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for information (e.g., sending an e-mail or participating in a survey). If personal information is requested on the website or volunteered by the user, State law and the federal Privacy Act of 1974 may protect it. However, this information is a public record once you provide it and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not protected by federal or state law.


Policies for Individuals Under 13 Years of Age

The County of Stark County 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, and we will not use any such information in our database or other data collection activities. We appreciate your cooperation with this federally mandated requirement. Users are cautioned that the collection of personal information volunteered by children online or by email will be treated the same as information given by an adult and may be subject to public access.


Information collected

If during your visit to the Stark County website you send an email, the following information may be collected: The email address and contents of the email. We may use your email to respond appropriately. This may be to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to further improve our website, or to forward the email to another agency for appropriate action.


Other information collected through use of this website is as follows:  Internet Protocol (“IP”) address of a user’s Internet Service provider (“ISP”) and/or computer; Domain name of a user’s ISP and/or computer, type of browser and operating system used; date and time a user visited the site, web pages accessed at the site, the URL of the site which a user visited prior to the County’s websites if detectable; .



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Link Privacy Disclaimer

The Stark County website has links to other websites. This includes links to websites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses. When you link to another site, you are no longer on a site covered by this Privacy Policy. When you link to another website, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site.


Changes to the Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may change from time to time at the discretion of Stark County.  Any changes will be posted on this webpage, and if the changes are significant, the County will provide a more prominent notice on this website.  Continued use of this website after the changes have been made constitute the user’s acceptance of the changes.