Copyright and Privacy Policy

Vernon Hills Park District Copyright and Privacy Policy


Terms of Use


The Vernon Hills Park District website was created to provide the public with information about the Park District’s services, events and general operations. By using this website, the user agrees to all the conditions stated in the following paragraphs. The Park District reserves the right to amend these terms at any time and without further notice.



Information presented on this website is collected, maintained and provided for the convenience of the visitors. Use of this site is at the user’s own risk. While we attempt to keep information accurate and current, the Vernon Hills Park District, to the fullest extent allowed by law, disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose regarding the suitability of information available on this website, the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the content, services, products, text, graphics, links, or other items contained within this site, or the results obtained from accessing and using this site and/or the content contained herein. Additionally, the Vernon Hills Park District does not certify the authenticity of information that originates from third parties. Under no circumstances shall the Vernon Hills Park District be liable for any actions taken or omissions made from reliance on information contained here; nor shall the Vernon Hills Park District be liable for any other consequences occurring from reliance on the data. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this website does so at his/her own risk.

The Park District does not warrant that the functions contained in the materials will be uninterrupted or error-free, nor that defects will be corrected, nor that this site or the server that makes it available, are free of viruses or other harmful components.


Endorsements External Linking Policy

Purpose and Disclaimer

The Vernon Hills Park District permits the establishment of external hyperlinks on its official website only if the links strictly comply with this policy. In establishing and maintaining its official website, the Vernon Hills Park District does not intend to create any forum or other means for public discourse. Rather, the sole and limited purpose of the permitted external links is for the convenience of users to access information about the Vernon Hills Park District and its programs for residents, businesses and visitors. The Vernon Hills Park District does not endorse or provide preferential treatment to any third-party websites or associated organizations or individuals. User assumes sole responsibility for use of third party links. The Park District does not control third party sites and therefore does not warrant that third-party sites are accurate or reliable or that they have operational links and shall have no liability for damages or injury resulting from content at other sites.


Linking Criteria

Consistent with the previous stated purpose, Vernon Hills Park District policy limits external links to the following: a) other governmental agencies; b) entities with which the Vernon Hills Park District has an existing formal, contractual relationship; c) events that receive funding from the Vernon Hills Park District or are otherwise sponsored by the Park District; d) entities that contribute to Vernon Hills Park District initiatives and that the Park District wishes to acknowledge; e) the Green Oaks, Libertyville, Mundelein, Vernon Hills (GLMV) Chamber of Commerce and the Convention and Visitors Bureau; and f) webpages that provide free access to traffic and weather information for Vernon Hills. In addition, the Vernon Hills Park District reserves the right, at any time and without notice, to: a) deny a link that does not meet the criteria set forth in this policy; b) deny or discontinue an external link at any time if the website provides or promotes false, slanderous, misleading, illegal, infringing or incorrect information, or provides obscene, pornographic, profane, abusive, discriminatory or hateful materials on account of race, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability or sexual orientation; c) deny or discontinue an external link at any time if a substantial purpose of the linked website is to support or oppose a political candidate or ballot measure; d) remove any external link if the nature of the organization to which the link relates no longer complies with the District’s external link policy; and e) revise this policy without prior notice when the Vernon Hills Park District considers a revision to be in its best interests.

Reference to any product, process, publication, or service of any third party by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply the Vernon Hills Park District’s ownership, endorsement or recommendation. Trademarks contained on this website are the property of their respective owners.


Accessibility Policy

Vernon Hills Park District policy states that information and services on its website are designed to be accessible to people with disabilities. It is the responsibility of the District and its webpage developers to become familiar with the guidelines for achieving universal accessibility and to apply these principles in designing and creating the official Park District website.

The use of accessibility guidelines will ensure that the website created by the Vernon Hills Park District is developed to serve the largest possible audience. Compliance with these guidelines provides an added benefit to users with text-based browsers, screen readers, low-end processors, slow modem connections and/or no multi-media capabilities on their computers.


Privacy and Security Policy

The Vernon Hills Park District is committed to maintaining a user’s online privacy in compliance with all laws. This Privacy and Security Policy outlines the types of information the Park District gathers when users visit the Park District’s website, as well as some of the steps we take to safeguard it.


Information Collection

The Park District does not collect personal information about you when you visit the Park District website unless you choose to provide that information to the Park District.

The Park District collects limited non-personally identifying information your browser makes available automatically whenever you visit a website. This information includes the Internet address of your computer or network, the date, time and page you visited on the Park District site, your browser and operating system, and the referring page (the last webpage you visited before clicking on a link to our site).

The Park District uses the aggregated information from all of visitors to measure server performance, analyze user traffic patterns and improve the content of the Park District site.

The Park District tracks the keywords that are entered into a search engine to measure interest in specific topics, but the Park District does not track which terms a particular user enters.

Some Park District online services require you to register for an account. As part of this registration, you will be asked for some personal information to create an account (typically your name, email address and phone number), and that information will be used to provide the service. For certain services, such as the Park District’s online payment services and registration system, your credit card or other payment information may be requested which may be stored temporarily in encrypted form on secure servers.

We may use third party services, such as Google Analytics and Facebook, to provide us with information on how users interact with the content on our websites. We may also allow social plug-ins with third parties, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. When you visit a webpage that contains a social plug-in, your web browser sends information to that social plug-in. The third-party plug-in sends content directly to your web browser which enables it to gain information that you have accessed a page on one of our websites. The Vernon Hills Park District does not collect Personal Information from a third party’s use of social plug-ins on our websites.”

Information provided for a transaction is used only for the purpose of completing and recording the transaction. The Vernon Hills Park District contracts with some third parties to provide Internet related services. Personal Information may be disclosed to such third-party service providers when required to ensure the accurate operation, protection, security and maintenance of the services provided to users. Information requested will be no more specific than if a visitor were engaging in the transaction by other means, including by telephone or in-person while visiting a Park District facility. In all cases, the Park District strives to collect the minimum information necessary in compliance with applicable law.

The Park District does not sell or rent or otherwise distribute user information, including electronic mail addresses, to any outside company or organization, unless legally required to do so or with user consent. This applies to information that may be collected on the Park District’s website and on that of any third party with whom the Park District contracts to provide Internet related services.


User’s Online Feedback

Information volunteered by users through the Park District’s optional online contact us form is used to help us enhance our services and may be shared with Vernon Hills Park District employees and contractors for that purpose.


How User Information is Protected

Online payment transactions are allowed only under tightly controlled circumstances, where there are appropriate technological and other safeguards in place to protect financial and other sensitive data. The Park District uses industry standard practices to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal information, including encryption using secure sockets layer (SSL). The Park District will take all reasonable precautions to safeguard the confidentiality of such information, but may NOT be held liable for any injury caused by the disclosure of that information, whether caused by security breach, accident, inadvertence, or any other act resulting in disclosure.

The Park District uses cookies when providing online services such as online payments. The Park District uses cookies to improve the quality of our services and not to track any personal information. The use of cookies is a standard practice among Internet websites, and most Internet web browsers can be customized to reject cookies, to accept or reject cookies only by user intervention, or to delete cookies. However, some features may not function properly without cookies.


Site Security

The Park District monitors network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or to otherwise cause damage to the site. Anyone using this website expressly consents to such monitoring. The Park District takes appropriate security measures to protect unauthorized access, alteration or destruction of data. These measures are designed and intended to prevent corruption of data, block unknown or unauthorized access to our systems and information, and to provide reasonable protection of private information in our possession.



The Vernon Hills Park District uses link and search capabilities to navigate publicly available information from dozens of agencies that are not part of the Park District website and over whom the District exercises no control. The privacy policies and procedures described here do not necessarily apply to those sites. We suggest contacting those sites directly for information on their data collection and distribution policies.


Policy Changes

Please note this Privacy and Security Policy can change from time to time. We expect changes to be minor, and we will post them as they occur.


Copyright and Trademark Notice

Use of Intellectual Property

The Vernon Hills Park District website and all its contents―including articles, text, photographs, images, illustrations, graphics, video and audio material, logos, software and graphics (collectively known as Intellectual Property)―are protected by copyright, trademark and other laws of the United States. The Intellectual Property is owned or controlled by the Vernon Hills Park District or by other parties that have provided rights to the Park District for its use.

You may not reproduce, download, license, publish, enter into a database, display, modify, create derivative works from, transmit, post, distribute or perform publicly, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, use on another computer-related environment, transfer or sell any Intellectual Property, information, software or products obtained from or through this Vernon Hills Park District website without the written permission of the Park District.

Other trademarks, service marks, product names and company names or logos appearing on this website that are not owned by the Park District may not be used without permission from their owners.

Websites may not hyperlink to any page beyond the homepage of this Vernon Hills Park District website, or frame this website, or any web page or material herein, nor may any entity include a hyperlink to any aspect of the Vernon Hills Park District website in an email for commercial purposes, without the written permission of the Vernon Hills Park District.

You can inquire about obtaining permission by writing:

Marketing and Communications
Vernon Hills Park District
635 North Aspen Drive
Vernon Hills, Illinois, 60061
Fax: 847-996-6928


Copyright Infringement

The Vernon Hills Park District respects the intellectual property rights of third parties and complies with the terms of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) regarding such rights. By submitting any material or photographs through this Vernon Hills Park District website, you are granting permission to have the material posted on this website and are representing that you are the rightful owner of the submitted material and that no one else may claim rights to this material. The Vernon Hills Park District reserves the right to remove access to infringing material. Such actions do not affect or modify any other rights the Vernon Hills Park District may have under law or contract.