Privacy Policy and Disclaimer

The City of Wheaton is committed to maintaining your online privacy. The City of Wheaton Privacy Policy applies to data collected from the City of Wheaton website, www.wheaton.il.us.

Information Collected Automatically

If you do nothing during your visit to the City of Wheaton’s website but browse or download information, the City will automatically collect and store the following information about your visit. This information does not identify you personally.

  1. The internet domain (for example, “zcompany.com”) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web) from which you access our website,
  2. The type of browser and operating system you used to access our site,
  3. The date and time you accessed our site,
  4. The web pages you visit, and
  5. The website you visited prior to coming to this website.

We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors – to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use.  We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits.

The City does not collect data for commercial or marketing purposes, and the City does not sell, exchange or otherwise distribute the data collected by the website for commercial or marketing purposes.

Email addresses may be subject to Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) disclosure. The City is unable to distinguish between commercial and non-commercial email addresses. Consequently, if the City receives a Freedom of Information Act request for email addresses, it will have to comply with the FOIA, leading to disclosure of email addresses to the FOIA requestor.

Cookies

A cookie is a small text file placed on your computer’s hard drive. Some of our applications might use cookies to identify returning users or remember previously entered information. Accepting a cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any of your personal information.

If You Send Us Personal Information

If you choose to provide us with personal information by sending an email to any city employee's email, or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it through our website, we use that information to respond to your message and to help us provide you with information that you request. We do not collect personal information for any other purpose.

We would share your email with another government agency only if your inquiry related to that agency or if we were required to do so by law.

The City of Wheaton provides residents with more current information through our Email Updates subscription service. Email addresses are collected in this instance only to distribute Email Updates and will not be used for any other purpose.

Use of Information

The City of Wheaton strives to provide accurate and current information on www.wheaton.il.us. However, the City of Wheaton does not represent, guarantee or warranty that the information provided by the City is free from errors , inaccuracies or is not subject to misinterpretation , as it is collected from various internal and external sources. By use of the City website you agree not to hold the City of Wheaton, its employees or agents liable for any losses caused by the use or reliance on any information on www.wheaton.il.us. You are encouraged to use any other means you deem fit to verify any information before relying on it.  Information is always subject to change without notice from the City of Wheaton.

Copyright

The City of Wheaton’s text, images and other content on this site may not be used without permission from the Corporate Authorities of  City of Wheaton.

Other Websites

The City has provided links to other websites that may be of interest to our users. The City does not necessarily endorse the views expressed or the facts presented on any of these sites.

Accessibility

The City of Wheaton strives to meet the needs of all of its users regardless of physical ability, age or the technology/equipment used. The City has made every effort to design the site in compliance with section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. If you have a suggestion for how we can improve accessibility on our site, please contact us.