Please note that the privacy policy outlined below is subject to change. If the Illinois Digital Heritage Hub (IDHH) does make changes to this privacy policy, the IDHH will update this page accordingly. Please check this page periodically for any changes.

Digital Public Library of America Privacy Policy

The IDHH website is powered by the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and is thus subject to the DPLA’s privacy policy as outlined on the DPLA website.

Google Analytics Cookies

The Illinois Digital Heritage Hub (IDHH) website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics saves "cookies" on user computers that allow the IDHH to gather anonymous statistics regarding how our website is used in order to understand and improve the site’s usability. The statistics gathered are cumulative and any specific information about a particular user is not retained by Google or the IDHH.

Google Analytics Opt-Out

Visitors who wish to opt out of Google Analytics tracking may do so by installing the opt-out add-on for their browser, available from Google.

What data is Google Analytics collecting?

The data collected is general website usage and statistical information. No user-identifiable data is collected. IP addresses, if collected, are anonymized. For more information about IP Anonymization in Google Analytics, see Analytics support.

Examples of data collected include:

  • number of sessions, visitors, views
  • location and language information
  • client information (OS, browser, device)
  • click-throughs or referrals to and from the IDHH website

How will data collected with Google Analytics be used and how will it benefit me as a site user or visitor?

The IDHH may use the information collected via Google Analytics for the following purposes:

  • to monitor performance of the website
  • to identify and correct poorly performing website elements and bottlenecks
  • to support continuous improvement of the service offering
  • to gather and report metrics to system leaders
  • to identify popular and unpopular resources
  • to improve user experience in terms of navigation, layout, and features

Disclaimer of Endorsement

The IDHH is a distributor of content often supplied by third parties. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information provided by users, or others, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and do not necessarily state or reflect those of the IDHH or the state of Illinois and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the IDHH or the state.

Disclaimer for External Links

The IDHH is not responsible for the contents of any off-site pages referenced. The user specifically acknowledges that the IDHH is not liable for the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of other users, links, or third parties and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with the user. Links from the IDHH’s web pages on the World Wide Web to other sites do not constitute an endorsement from the IDHH or the State of Illinois. These links are provided as an information service only. It is the responsibility of the website user to evaluate the content and usefulness of information obtained from other sites. The IDHH website contains links to other related World Wide Web Internet sites and resources. Since the IDHH’s website is not responsible for the availability of these outside resources or their contents, you should direct any concerns regarding any external link to its site administrator or webmaster.