Privacy Policy for
The City of Madison

The City of Madison is committed to maintaining your online privacy. The City of Madison On-Line Privacy Policy applies to data collected from the City of Madison  website, including all City departments.

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 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, 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 Madison could have various applications and request forms available on-line. The City could allow on-line payment of fines. 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 will share this information with other non-profit organizations such as Madison County governmental entities or the Illinois Secretary of State.

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.

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