City of Galena

Privacy Policy

The City of Galena is committed to maintaining your online privacy.

Information Collected and Why it is Collected

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the City of Galena website, read pages, or download information or blank forms, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically.  However, this information will not identify you personally.  We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit: 
  • The Internet domain (for example, ABC if you use a private Internet access account,) and IP address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our website
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our site
  • The date and time you access our site
  • The pages you visit
  • If you linked to our website from another website and the address of that website

We use this information to help make our site more useful to visitors; learning about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use helps us improve the website and the services we offer.


Generally, this website does not use cookies. Cookies are computer files (or entries in a computer file) to help track information during multiple visits to a website. However, we do use temporary session cookies on some parts of the site. These cookies are set to expire upon the end of your browsing session. For example, we require users to enter particular pages of the website through certain other pages, rather than jumping to them directly. You may set your browser to reject cookies. However, rejecting cookies will cause you to lose some functionality on those pages requiring them.

Use of Voluntarily-Provided Information

If you voluntarily send us information, it will be used for governmental purposes. These purposes may include, without limitation, helping us respond to your request for information; looking into a problem you are bringing to our attention; or keeping lists of interested people (e.g. prospective employees). 

We will not rent or sell information identifying you as a particular person (name, address, phone number, etc.) to third parties without your permission. We will also not disclose credit card information, except for purposes related to your credit card transaction, or with your permission, or as required by law.


We ask parents to guide their children when children are asked to provide personal information online. We ask children to get their parents' permission before providing any information online. Visitors should be aware that the collection of personal information requested from or volunteered by children online or by email will be treated in the same manner as information given by an adult and may be subject to public access.

Site Security

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, the City employs commercial software designed to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage. 

Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law.

Unless a particular web page on the City of Galena’s website indicates that encryption technology is being used, the user should not assume that information uploaded through that web page to the City of Galena's web server will be treated as confidential.


City of Galena does not approve of SPAM also known as UCE (unsolicited commercial email).  City of Galena does not send SPAM and it does not act as a relay point for SPAM from other mail servers.  To report SPAM problems related to City of Galena, send an email to City of Galena.  Please attach the email in question in order to preserve all headers from the original message and send the message from an email account with a valid reply address.
Any questions regarding the website privacy policy should be directed to:
City Administrator
City of Galena
P.O. Box 310
101 Green Street
Galena, Illinois 61036
T  815.777.1050
F 815.777.3083

The information in this statement and the policies described here may change at any time, without prior notice to any visitor.


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