State Retirement Systems of Illinois

PRIVACY NOTICE

Thank you for visiting the State Retirement Systems (SRS) of Illinois web site. This notice applies to the SRS website. Polices related to the SRS interactive Member website can be viewed upon accessing that site.

Information Collected and How it is Used

This site collects no personal information about you when you visit our web site unless you voluntarily choose to send us an E-mail.

Browsing and Data Collection

As you browse through this site, print and download forms, read pages and look at print, SRS will gather and store certain information automatically. Your web browser transmits most of this information to us. This information does not identify you personally.

We automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:

This information is used to make the web portal more useful to visitors, to learn about the number of visitors to our site, and to learn the types of technology visitors use. None of this information collected is used for tracking or recording personal information about their visits. We do not use cookies to collect any personally identifying information on our web pages. All information is used exclusively by SRS, except as may be shared with other State agencies to perform the duties and obligations imposed by the Illinois Pension Code.

Central Management System gathers all of SRS web page information. Please visit CMS web site to view their privacy policy

E-mail Messages

If you participate in an E-mail during your visit, the information we receive depends on the information you reveal to us in your message. The information collected is not limited to text. We may use your E-mail to respond appropriately, either by responding to you, by addressing issues you identify, by making improvements to our web site or forwarding your E-mail to another agency for appropriate action.

Security

SRS safeguards the integrity of its communications and infrastructure through reasonable and appropriate means. E-mail communications to and from SRS are not protected by these security measures. SRS does not warrant the security of information on other web sites that you may visit by linking to a different web address.

Freedom of Information Act

Illinois laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by state government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public's right to access public records that serve various needs including the privacy of individuals. Exceptions are provided by both state and federal laws. Information collected at this site may become public record and may be subject to inspection and copying the public, unless covered by such an exemption in law. Exemptions are listed in 5 ILCS 140/7.

In the event of a conflict between this Privacy Notice and the Freedom of Information Act or other law governing the disclosure of records, the Freedom of Information Act or other applicable law will control.

Accuracy of Data

We make every effort to provide you with the most current and accurate information. It is our policy to comply with all applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations. If there is a conflict between information contained on this Web site and the applicable law, rule, or regulation, the law, rule, or regulation prevails.

Unauthorized Use

This Web site is the official site of the State Retirement System of the State of Illinois. We are an agency of the State of Illinois subject to all the protections afforded agencies of the state. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this Web site, tampering with or modification of this system, including supporting hardware or software, are strictly prohibited and may be subject to criminal prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Illinois Computer Crime Prevention Law.

If you are under the age of 13, you are not authorized to provide us with personally identifying information. Collection of information volunteered by children online or by E-mail will be treated the same as information given by an adult.

September 7, 2016