Our Commitment to Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.
The Information We Collect
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the West Chicago Park District website. The types of personal information collected on these pages are:
The Way We Use Information
We use the information you provide about yourself to:
Fulfill the request you are making.
Register you in programs.
Answer your emails.
Send the information you request.
Send and process surveys.
Deliver West Chicago Park District services such as newsletters, meetings, events, receipts and class updates/cancellations.
We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete your request. We use return email addresses to answer emails we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties. Finally, we never use or share any personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
Our Commitment to Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
We-goparks.org is not responsible for the content or practices of third-party websites that may be linked to this site, including websites operated by companies affiliated with the West Chicago Park District, its agents or affiliates. Visitors to those websites should refer to each site's own privacy policies and practices.
Photo & Video Policy
Photos and video footage are periodically taken of people participating in a Park District program or activity, attending a class or event, or using District facilities or property. Please be aware that by registering for a program or class, participating in an activity, attending an event, or using District facilities or property, you authorize the District to use these photos and video footage for promotional purposes in District publications, advertising, marketing materials, brochures, event flyers, social media (including Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and other social media sites operated by the District), and the District’s website without additional prior notice or permission and without any compensation to you. All photos and videos are property of the District.
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Pursuant to the fundamental philosophy of the American constitutional form of government, it is declared to be the public policy of the State of Illinois that all persons are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts and policies of those who represent them as public officials and public employees consistent with the terms of this Act. Such access is necessary to enable the people to fulfill their duties of discussing public issues fully and freely, making informed political judgments and monitoring the government to ensure that it is being conducted in the public interest. – Illinois Freedom of Information Act 5 ILCS 140/1
The following are instructions on how to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the West Chicago Park District:
Please make your request for the records in writing. The West Chicago Park District does not require the completion of a standard form for this purpose. You may submit your written request by mail, fax, or e-mail. Please direct your request to:
FOIA OFFICER – Melissa L. Medeiros
West Chicago Park District
201 W. National Street, West Chicago, IL 60185
Fax (630) 231-2352
Please be as specific as possible when describing the records you are seeking.
Please tell us whether you would like copies of the requested records, or whether you wish to examine the records in person. You have the right to either option.
There is no fee for up to 50 pages of standard paper copies. For pages beyond 50, there is a .15-cent-per-page-charge. You are permitted to ask for a waiver of copying fees.
Please include your name, preferred telephone number(s), mailing address, and, if you wish, your electronic mail address.