Privacy Statement


Privacy Statement

The Illinois Press Association (IPA) is committed to protecting your privacy. This Statement of Privacy applies to the (Website) and the Innovative Contest Entry System (ICES) and governs data collection and usage. By using this website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Innovative Contest Entry System collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Innovative Contest Entry System. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, access times and referring web site addresses. This information is used by IPA for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Website and ICES.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through ICES, this information may be collected and used by the IPA or Contest Host. Contest Host is considered to be the managing host, or Association, of the contest whom which you have registered.

IPA is not responsible for any privacy-related promises made by Contest Hosts or for content on web sites outside of the Website and ICES family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

IPA collects and uses your personal information to operate ICES.

IPA does not sell, rent or lease your information; however, Content Host(s) may have separate agreements with their registrants. Please contact the Content Host with whom you registered, for additional information.

Use of Cookies

This Website and ICES may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you register with ICES, a cookie helps ICES recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as newspaper, circulation, and so on.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the ICES services.

Changes to this Statement

IPA will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer. IPA encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of IPA is protecting your information.

Contact Information

If you believe that IPA has not adhered to this Statement, please contact IPA at 217-241-1300.