Website Policy

Effective Date 04/18/2024

The protection of individual privacy is a concern to Dewitt County and is governed by the State of Illinois. Dewitt County has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate its firm commitment to privacy.  The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this site.

Dewitt County does not keep any personal information about you or your visit to our internet site unless you have specifically supplied it to us.  For instance, you may have supplied us with information as part of a request for information or for purposes of registering or obtaining a license or permit online. Similarly, you may have sent us an email or left us a message in some other electronic format.  In cases where you have supplied us with information, including financial data, we will treat such information in accordance with the requirements of the State of Illinois.  This means that it will be treated in the same way as written forms of communication, and in many instances, it will be considered public information available to the public upon request.  To the extent allowed by law, the county will make reasonable attempts to protect personal financial information from disclosure.

Like most Internet sites, our web site reads some information from your computer that help us analyze traffic patterns, perform routine maintenance, maintain site security, and to help you navigate through our site.  Generally, the information we collect is temporary and when you leave the site this information is deleted from our system.  The only information the county automatically collects and maintains is the following:

  • Total number of visitors to our site
  • Types of computer systems used to access our site
  • Web browser type and version
  • Date and time of access
  • The web site you visited prior to coming to this web site
  • Information about possible system security threats

This privacy policy does not apply to web sites operated by third parties that you may access through a link from our web site.

The purpose of the county’s web site is to provide information about the county’s government, services and attractions.  The site may provide links to web sites outside the county’s web site that also serve this purpose.  The county is not responsible for and does not endorse the information on any linked web site unless the county’s site states otherwise. 

The following criteria will be used to decide whether to grant requests for county web site links.  If a particular request does not fit any of the following criteria, the County Board will decide whether to approve the request.  The County Board will approve the requested web site link if it serves the general purpose of the county’s web site.

Links Policy

The county’s web site may provide links to web sites for:

  • Governmental and educational institutions
  • Organizations with some relationship to the county (including but not limited to: organizations contracting with the county, organizations sponsoring county activities or programs, and organizations participating in county activities or programs)
  • Generally recognized community organizations
  • Organizations providing information about tourist attractions in the county’s area

The county’s web site will not provide links to web sites for:

  • Candidates for local, state or federal offices
  • Political organizations or other organizations advocating a position on a local, state or federal issue
  • Individuals or personal home pages

Copyright Policy

Unless a copyright is indicated, information on the Dewitt County web site is in the public domain and may be reproduced, published or otherwise used with Dewitt County’s permission.  We request only that Dewitt County be cited as the source of the information and that any photo credits, graphics, or byline be similarly credited to the photographer, author, or the Dewitt County, as appropriate.