Website Policy and Disclaimer

Jo Daviess County Government Website Policy and Disclaimer


Jo Daviess County, Illinois is committed to protecting online users' privacy.  The purpose of this policy is to inform visitors about the types of information gathered when visiting this website, how that information is used, whether it is disclosed to anyone, and the choices visitors have regarding the use of the information.  The following is the privacy policy for the official Jo Daviess County Government website (all pages starting with   

Terms of Use

By visiting the Jo Daviess County website, visitors agree that they will not use the website for any unlawful activity, or use it in a way that would violate the following terms and conditions.  This website is governed and construed by the laws of the State of Illinois.  Any use of the website shall comply with all Jo Daviess County, Illinois and State of Illinois laws and regulations as well as with all federal laws and regulations.

Collection of Information

No personally identifiable information is collected about visitors who simply browse this website or who download information from it.  Information volunteered by visitors participating in a survey will be collected.  An email address and contents of the email will also be collected from users sending email.  Visitors who request services available through this website may be required to furnish additional information which may be required by law or which is necessary to provide the service requested.  The additional information collected will be no more specific than if the visitor were requesting the service by any other means, including by telephone or an in-person visit to a County facility.

This website automatically collects and stores only the following information about a visit:

  • total number of visitors to this website
  • types of computer systems used to access the website
  • web browser type and version
  • date and time of access
  • the website visited prior to coming to this website
  • information about possible system security threats
Jo Daviess County does not sell any of the information collected for any purpose.  The information is used to help make this website more useful to visitors; learning about the number of visitors to this website and the types of technology visitors use helps improve this website and the services it offers.


Occasionally, Jo Daviess County may have a survey on this website that only allows visitors to vote once.  In order to keep track of visitors who have voted, a cookie (a simple text file) will be created and stored on the visitor's computer.  This cookie is created by voting on the survey.  It will not contain personally identifying information and will not compromise the visitor's privacy or security.  The only information that is contained in the cookie is the name of the survey and how the visitor voted.  The cookie will remain on the visitor's computer for the duration of the survey.  The cookie has an expiration date and will be deleted from the visitor's computer when that date occurs.


All of the products and services, including but not limited to text, data, photographs, maps, images, graphics, audio and video clips, trademarks, logos, and service marks (collectively the "content"), are owned by Jo Daviess County or licensed to the County by third-parties, and are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws.  Jo Daviess County shall remain the sole and exclusive owner of all rights, title, and interest to all copyrighted or protected information created and posted for inclusion in this system.  Jo Daviess County retains all rights to the information provided by this service, including but not limited to, the right of reproduction.  Please email the County's website administrator for permission requests.

Use of Animated Graphics

All animated GIF images found at this website are licensed from Animation Factory, Inc. and are subject to the terms of use found at the following site:


This website provides links to other websites.  These may include links to websites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations and /or private businesses.  This Privacy Policy applies only to the Jo Daviess County Government website.  Visitors linking to any other website, are subject to the privacy policy of that website and are encouraged to examine the privacy policy of that website.

Neither Jo Daviess County, Illinois, nor any agency, officer, or employee of the County warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published on the website, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from this website, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information.  Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current.  Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this website does so at his or her own risk.

Users of the Jo Daviess County Website Application

Agencies or organizations affiliated with the Jo Daviess County Board are allowed use of the County's website application to develop informational web pages.  Approval from the Jo Daviess County Board Information & Communication Technology Committee is required prior to any use being granted to an agency or organization.  Setup and development of the affiliated web pages will be at the expense of the agency or organization.


If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy, or about the website in general, you may contact the Jo Daviess County website administrator at
Policy established on 05-21-2002
Last updated on 11-01-2004