Lake County is committed to providing a website that
is accessible to all visitors including those with
disabilities such as vision, hearing and mobility
Lake County is in the
of redesigning its website. As each major section of the
website is redesigned, it will be reviewed for
If you have questions or difficulty accessing a certain
page please contact us by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at
The following summary of guidelines is based on the
W3C Content Accessibility Priority 1 Guidelines and
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act:
- Simple, consistent page layout and standard
navigation throughout the site to assist people with
learning disabilities and others who may have
difficulty following less organized presentations.
- Use of clear and simple language appropriate for
the site's content.
- Text equivalents for non-text elements.
- Information conveyed with color also available
- When another language is used on a page, it is
identified by using the "lang" attribute.
- Pages are readable without style sheets.
- Pages will be designed to avoid causing the
screen to flicker.
- Lake County makes limited use of server-side
image maps. If they are used, redundant text links
- Client-side image maps are provided instead of
server-side image maps except where the regions
cannot be defined with an available geometric shape.
- Row and column headers are identified in data
- For data tables that have two or more logical
levels of row or column headers, markup is used to
associate data cells and header cells.
- Lake County makes limited use of frames. When
used, each frame is titled to facilitate frame
identification and navigation.
- Lake County makes limited use of client-side
scripts and applets. When used, pages are functional
when scripts, applets or other programmatic objects
are turned off or not supported.
- When possible, videos will be captioned and a
complete script will be supplied supplemented with
descriptions of the visual content. Scripts will be
available for audio files.
- Forms will be designed to allow completion by
people using assistive technologies.
- A method will be provided that permits users to
skip repetitive navigation links.
- When a timed response is required, the visitor
will be alerted and given sufficient time to
indicate more time is required.
- If a page does not comply with the above
guidelines, a link will be provided to an
alternative compliant page when possible. The
alternative page will be accessible, will have
equivalent information (or functionality) and will
be updated as often as the inaccessible (original)
- Some applications that Lake
County offers on its website are visual in nature
and can not be presented in equivalent text pages.
Mapping and GIS applications are examples. For these
applications, Lake County will present as much
information as possible in text format and will
offer a contact phone number for questions.
- Lake County will encourage all business partners
supplying applications for this website to meet the
Lake County does not approve of SPAM also know as UCE
(unsolicited commercial email). Lake County 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 Lake County, send an
email@example.com. 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.
Use of Email Addresses
On certain pages on its website, Lake County does
request email addresses. These email addresses
will be used for the requested purpose only.
If email addresses are requested for the purpose of
being added to a mailing list, Lake County will follow
- Each mailing list will describe what subscribers
will receive and how often messages will be sent.
- All new subscription requests will be verified
either by sending an email message to the subscriber
who must reply or by visiting a webpage to complete
- Subscribers can request removal from a mailing
list via a webpage or by sending an email to a
- Subscribers will be removed from a mailing list
within one week of receiving the request.
- A contact telephone number will be provided for
each mailing list.
- If email cannot be delivered to an address, the
address will be removed from the mailing list.
- Lake County will not use a mailing list for any
purpose other than what was originally intended.
- Lake County does not sell or redistribute
mailing lists that it collects to any third party.
- Lake County will not add an email address to
another mailing list other than the one requested.
Linking to Lake County's Website
You may link to any webpage on Lake County's website
without permission. We recommend that you confine these
links to Lake County's homepage or to the homepages of
individual departments. If you are going to link to
other web pages within Lake County's website, you do so
at your own risk. These pages may be removed or changed
without notice. Pages on Lake County's website that
contain time sensitive content may be removed from the
site when that information is no longer valid.
Use of Lake County Logos
If you wish to use Lake County's logos on your webpage,
please contact the Communication Department at
847.377.2550 or by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org for further
information. Written permission must be obtained to use
Links to Other Websites
Lake County provides links to:
- Other government agencies
- Special purpose districts
- Educational institutions (public & private)
- Police and fire departments
- Newspapers that serve Lake County
- Not-for-profit organizations serving the
Some links are provided to commercial websites that:
- Provide useful information related to Lake
- Provide additional information related to
services offered by Lake County departments and
- Participate in economic development partnerships
with Lake County
- Are important to Lake County's economic
Requesting a Link
You may make a request to have your company/organization
added to our main links page if your company or
organization falls into one of the categories described
above. Links are subject to review before being listed.
Lake County reserves the right to reject or remove links
to any website if the site's content is
inappropriate. Send your request to
Links to other websites are provided for convenience
and information only. Lake County assumes no
responsibility for their content and does not endorse
these web sites or their organizations. Lake County
reserves the right to remove links to other websites at
any time and without notice. Please read the
Lake County is committed to protecting individual
privacy. The county provides this policy to
explain what information is collected from you and how
it is used. To make this policy easy to find, it is
available from a link on the homepage and most of the
other pages on the website.
website. If you leave Lake County's website by clicking
that website which is not reviewed, approved or verified
by Lake County.
Statistical Information Collected
When You Visit Our Website
When you visit our website, Lake County collects and
stores statistical information about your visit. The
information does not identify what an individual
accesses on our website, but does enable us to produce
summary statistical reports. We use the statistical
information to help improve the design of our website
and to analyze how web pages are being accessed.
Information You Provide to Us
Some applications on our website allow you to enter
information on forms so that we can provide you with a
customized response. In this case, the information you
supply is not recorded or tracked. Examples include
forms that request search keywords in order to find
specific information or forms where you enter your
address or pin number to receive customized information.
Other applications on our website ask for personal
information so that we may respond to your request. This
information may be stored in a database which will be
accessed by authorized personnel in order to fulfill
your request. Examples of personal information collected
- Your name
- Phone number
- Email address
Use of Collected Information
Information collected from you will be used for the
purpose that was defined when you made the request. The
information may be given to another government agency in
order to respond to your request. We do not share the
information collected from you with other outside
parties unless the information is subject to disclosure
under the Freedom of Information Act or by court order
or subpoena or it is deemed necessary to release it to
an authorized law enforcement agency.
We do not create personal profiles containing
information about the requests you make on our website.
We use email addresses to answer the email we receive.
The addresses are not used for any other purpose and are
not shared with outside parties.
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your
computer by applications that you may use on our
website. Cookies are used to keep track of important
application specific information. If you do not allow
applications on our website that will not function.
For example, you will not be able to fill out an online
employment application or answer some of our online
Lake County protects the information you supply when
visiting our website. When a visitor is asked to
supply sensitive information online, the web page is
secured with the industry standard Secure Socket Layer
(SSL) encryption. You can tell when you are on a secure
web page because the address of the web page will start
with https and the lock at the bottom of the browser
window will be in a locked position. SSL will encrypt
your personal information while it is sent across the
Lake County also protects the personal information
that is stored on its web servers. Web
servers are kept in a locked room that is only
accessible to authorized personnel.
Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information
on our Internet servers are strictly prohibited and may
be punishable under federal or state laws.
How to Contact Us
If you have questions or concerns regarding this privacy
policy, please call us at 847.377.2550 or send an email
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability
Act (HIPAA) was enacted in 1996 to establish national
standards for electronic health care transactions. These
standards will make it easier for health plans, doctors,
hospitals, and healthcare providers, such as the Lake
County Health Department and Community Health Center and
Winchester House, to process claims and other
transactions electronically. The law also requires the
adoption of security and privacy standards to protect
personal health information.
HIPAA privacy standards limit the use and release of
protected (confidential) health information; give
patients the right to access their medical records;
restrict most disclosure of protected health information
to the minimum needed for the intended purpose; and
establish safeguards and restrictions regarding
disclosure of records for certain public
responsibilities, such as public health, research and
The Lake County Health Department and Community Health
Center and Winchester House have created the following
Notice of Privacy Practices documents. Each Notice of
Privacy Practices tells you about how we use and
disclose your medical information. It also tells you
about your rights and our responsibilities to protect
the privacy of your medical information and how to file
a complaint if you believe that we have violated any of
your rights or any of our responsibilities. The Notice
of Privacy Practices is given to all patients prior to
services being rendered, distributed to all healthcare
employees, and posted at all points of registration as
well as on this web site.
Please click on the links below to read Lake County’s
Notice of Privacy Practices documents in their entirety.