Privacy Policy

The Village of Bellwood is committed to maintaining your online privacy. We automatically collect non-personal information about your visit to our web site, including the date, type of browser used and technical Internet protocol data. We collect this information from our user logs, and refer to it in summary form for identifying trends. Our goal is to make our site more useful to visitors. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits.

We only collect personal information if you voluntarily provide it.  During your visit to our site, you may choose to participate in a survey, send an email or perform a transaction online. To complete a transaction, you may be asked to provide such personal information as your name, address, phone number or payment account. You always have the option to decline participation in any activity that asks for personal information. Choosing not to participate will in no way affect your ability to browse, read or download general information provided on the web site.

Information provided for a transaction is used only for the purpose of completing and recording the transaction. The Village contracts with some third parties to provide Internet-related services.  The city discloses personal information to third party service providers when required in order to ensure the accurate operation, protection, security and maintenance of the services provided to you.  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 another facility. In all cases, the city strives to collect the minimum information necessary to comply with applicable law or provide the service requested.

If you submit a question or comment that contains personal information, we will only use the information to respond to your request and analyze trends. If necessary, we may redirect your message to another government agency or person who is in a better position to answer your question.

The city does not sell or rent or otherwise distribute user information, including e-mail addresses, to any outside company or organization unless legally required. This applies to information that may be collected on the Village’s site and on that of any third party with whom the Village contracts to provide Internet related services.

The Village of Bellwood’s web site was created to provide the public with information about government services and events. The information and features included in have been compiled from a variety of sources and are subject to change at any time without notice. While we do our best to keep the web site current, users should be aware that the information available may not be timely, accurate or complete, and may not reflect official positions of the Village.   Neither the Village of Bellwood, nor any department, officer or Village employee warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published by this system and may not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his/her own risk.

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 its endorsement or recommendation by the Village of Bellwood. Trademarks contained on this web site are the property of their respective owners.

The Village has provided links to public and private web sites that may be of interest to the community. The Village does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information.  The Village does not necessarily endorse the views expressed or the facts presented on any of these sites. Furthermore, the Village does not endorse any commercial products that may be advertised or available for purchase on any of these sites.

The Village of Bellwood retains copyright protection on all text, graphic images, design, sound and other content on its web site. This means that you may not distribute the text or graphics to others without the express permission of the Village; mirror this information on your server without our permission; or modify or re-use the text or graphics on this system. You may print copies of the information for your own personal use and reference this server from your own documents. Commercial use of the materials is prohibited without advance written permission from the Village of Bellwood.