Privacy Policy

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Introduction

The City of Granite City is committed to maintaining your online privacy. The City of Granite City On-Line Privacy Policy applies to data collected from the City of Granite City website, including all City departments. This Policy does not apply to the City's sister agencies, including the Granite City Park District, the Granite City Public Schools, the Granite City Township, the Granite City Housing Authority and the Tri-City Regional Port Authority. 

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. 

The following explains the City's privacy policy for all visitors to the granitecity.illinois.gov domain.


Information Gathering and Cookies

If you visit our website to read or download information, such as events schedules, business license forms or building permits, we capture and store only the domain name of your computer (for example, aol.com) and other related information to speed up the performance of web page delivery. All information is deleted from your cache memory when you close the session and leave our site. We collect no other personal information. 

Cookies or other technology may transfer information from this web site to your hard disk for record-keeping purposes. Cookies or similar technology can make the Internet more useful by storing information about your preferences on a particular site. The use of cookies or similar technology is an industry standard, and this web site, like many other web sites, uses them to provide useful features for our users. Cookies in and of themselves do not personally identify you, although they do identify your computer. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can set your browser to refuse cookies. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of this web site if you do so. 

A cookie is a very small text file inserted onto your computer by a website that you visit. When you return to the website, the cookie is then read by the site's web server. Cookies are used for many things, from making web sites more personal to tracking your web browsing habits.


On-line Transactions

The City of Granite City currently has various applications and request forms available on-line. The City also allows on-line payment of fines for your convenience. Any information submitted online for these activities is subject to the same safeguards as if you had engaged in these activities in person rather than over the Internet.


Sending the City of Granite City E-mail

We value your feedback. If you send the City an e-mail with questions or comments about our programs or services, we do collect your email address and any other information that you volunteer. We do this to improve the content of our website, and occasionally, to customize its content for the individual user. We occasionally may share this information with other government organizations such as Madison County governmental entities or the State of Illinois as necessary to respond to inquiries or as otherwise needed.


Sale of Data

We do not sell data for direct mail or advertising purposes.


Other Web Sites

This site contains links to other sites. The City of Granite City is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites, which include the Granite City Park District, the Granite City Public Schools, the Granite City Township, the Granite City Housing Authority and the Tri-City Regional Port Authority among others.