​Privacy Notice


Thank you for visiting the Kane County Sheriff's Office Website.  The Kane County Sheriff's Office recognizes the importance of privacy while visiting our Website.  Information collected and received through the Kane County Sheriff's Office Website may become public record and therefore subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.  It is therefore, the policy of the Office that no personal information you provide to us, including, but not limited to, your name, address, telephone number, or Email address will be sold or rented to any entity or individual or disclosed to unauthorized individuals and/or entities.  The release of personal information by the Office shall be limited to, according to Illinois law, to Kane County agencies and/or to authorized Office grantees. 

If you browse our site to read or download information, we use software programs to collect and create summary statistics regarding what is most and least interesting for our visitors or to identify system performance or problem areas.  No personally identifiable information is collected.  The following types of information are collected:

  • Which pages were viewed
  • Number of visits;
  • Peak visiting times;
  • Number of unique visitors;
  • Number of new visitors;
  • Number of repeat visitors;
  • Number of unique hosts;
  • Number of error messages;
  • Length of visit;
  • Top keywords;
  • Your domain, or IP address;
  • Most popular browsers; and,
  • Most popular operating system.

If you use an online service, such as requesting a K-9 Presentation, the information will be saved for a designated period of time in order to comply with the policies of the State Records Commission.  If you send us an Email, the information may be saved for a designated period of time or shared within the Kane County Sheriff's Office and/or other designed county agency in order to facilitate a response.

The Privacy Policy is subject to change. We encourage you to check back regularly.


The Kane County Sheriff's Office has links to other Websites.  These include links to Websites operated by other governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, and/or private businesses.  When linking to another site you are no longer covered by this Privacy Notice.  When you link to another Website, you are subject to the privacy policy of that site. 

The Kane County Department of Information Technologies maintains the Kane County Sheriff's Office Website as a public service.  While effort is made to provide accurate and current information, we do not warrant that the information and materials are free from error.

Due to the dynamic nature of the Internet, resources that are free and publicly available one day may require a fee or restricted access the next, and the location of items may change as menus, home pages, and files are reorganized.  The user expressly agrees that use of the Kane County Sheriff's Office Website is at the user's sole risk.  The County does not warrant that the service will be uninterrupted or error free.  The documents and related graphics published could contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors.  Changes are periodically added to the information herein.  The Kane County Sheriff's Office and/or its programs may make improvements and/or changes in the information and/or programs described herein at any time.

Neither the Kane County Sheriff's Office nor any of its employees shall be held liable for any improper or incorrect use of the information described and/or contained herein and assumes no responsibility for anyone's use of the information.  In no event shall the Kane County Sheriff's Office Website or its employees be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, procurement or substitute goods or services, loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability.  This disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injury, including but not limited to those caused by any failure or performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation of transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction or authorized access to, alteration of, or use of record, whether for breach of contract, tortious behavior, negligence or under any other cause of action.  

Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this website is strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

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