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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy addresses the collection, use, disclosure, and security of information that may be obtained by the Cook County Department of Public Health (“CCDPH”) through the use of, , and (collectively the “CCDPH websites”).


CCDPH may, from time to time, modify this Privacy Policy to reflect legal, technological and other developments. In that event, the changes will appear at this location.  This Privacy Policy is maintained by: Cook County Department of Public Health, 7556 Jackson Boulevard​, Forest Park, IL 60130, 708-836-8600 .


If you visit the CCDPH websites, CCDPH may collect some or all of the following information:

  • The name of your domain; for example, “” if you use a private Internet access account;
  • An IP address (a number automatically assigned to your computer when you are using the Internet);
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  • The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site;
  • The pages you visit within CCDPH websites; and
  • The links made to other websites through CCDPH websites.

This information is collected for statistical analysis using third-party or proprietary software programs to create summary statistics of web traffic. The statistics are used for the purpose of determining what information is of most and least interest to all visitors and identifying system performance or problem areas in order to better plan future site enhancements. This information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes. We currently collect no other personal information.

What Personally Identifiable Information is Collected

Individuals that sign up to receive CCDPH e-communications voluntarily provide us with contact information (such as name and e-mail address). We may use this information for specific, limited purposes. You may always “opt out,” either now or at any time in the future, if you do not wish to receive our messages.

IP addresses

CCDPH uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer, and for statistical metrics used to track website visitor traffic.

Cookies uses “cookie” messages to automatically help provide better services. They remind us who you are and your preferences for our website based on what you’ve done and told us before. The “cookie” is placed in your computer and is read when you come back to our website. Cookies let us take you to the information and features you’re particularly interested in. They also let us track your usage of, so we know which parts of our sites are most popular. You can reject cookies or cancel them by instructing your Web browser accordingly.

How Your Information May Be Used

We use your personal information to provide you with personalized service; to send e-mail alerts to you; to answer your requests; to process your membership application; etc. You may choose to opt out at any time, which will cease all communications from us. We may also use your information to track visitor of our website. This lets us see which of our features are the most popular so we can better serve our users’ needs. It also lets us provide aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying you personally, but showing how many visitors used which features, for example) to outside parties

Email Privacy

Cook County Department of Public Health does not provide, sell, or rent email addresses to anyone outside the organization.


We do not collect personal information without your permission. Any information that you volunteer or that we send to you in response is transferred using industry standard encryption technologies. If, during your visit to this website, you voluntarily provide personally identifiable information, we will collect such information. Examples of personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Your name, address, or phone number;
  • An e-mail address if you are communicating to us through e-mail;
  • Information you voluntarily submit to CCDPH for the purposes of completing or submitting a form online;
  • Other information volunteered, such as vendor profile/contact information, survey information or content of e-mail.

However, you should be aware that when you give us your personal information for purposes of communicating with or requesting information from CCDPH, that communications becomes a part of the public record and may be subject to disclosure under applicable Illinois and Federal statute(s). As a general rule, we will not disclose any personally identifiable information collected online to entities outside of Cook County departments and agencies except where you have given us permission.


E-mail addresses or any personally identifying information about individuals are not sold or rented to any governmental or commercial entities.


The CCDPH websites provide links to other websites. These include links to web sites operated by other County agencies and officials, other government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private businesses. When you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site

The Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) places a high priority on protecting your privacy. This privacy policy was created in order to demonstrate the CCDPH firm commitment to the privacy of our website users. This policy explains what types of information is collected by the Council of Nonprofits’ website,, and how this information is used.


Updated June 14, 2024, 2:14 PM