Privacy Policy

The Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, (Circuit Court) provides you with this privacy policy in order to disclose the information gathering and dissemination practices for this website. This policy may be modified at any time without notice, so please check back periodically.

The Circuit Court respects your concerns about privacy, and is dedicated to protecting the privacy of its website visitors, as well as the security of its information systems. When visiting this website, system tools and resources may automatically collect and store specific technical information about your visit. This information does not recognize the identity of the visitor, and is not used to track or record information specific to the individual, except when required by a law enforcement investigation. We use this information to make our site more useful to visitors, to learn about the number of visitors to the site, the types of technology our visitors use, and the information they are looking for when visiting our site, as well as to diagnose problems with the website. When accessing this website, the following anonymous technical information may be collected:

  • Domain and Internet Protocol (IP) address,
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access the site,
  • The files visited and the time spent in each file,
  • The time and date of the visit,
  • The search terms entered by our visitors, and
  • If you linked to this website from another website, the Internet address of the website you linked from.

The Circuit Court will collect no personal information (such as name, address, telephone number, etc.) about visitors to this website, unless you voluntarily provide it by contacting us. If you e-mail us comments or questions, we use the information you provide only to respond to your inquiries. Please understand that personally identifiable information sent via the Internet can be intercepted.  You may, therefore, wish to carefully consider the advisability of sending sensitive, personal information via the Internet.

We do not sell, rent, trade or otherwise disclose personal information about our website visitors, except as described here. We may disclose information about you (i) if we are required to do so by law or pursuant to legal process or (ii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity.