Personal information collected online: When you choose to make a payment through illinoisepay.com, we may ask for your name, address, phone number, email address and other personal information to fulfill and track your payment. For purposes of billing, you will need to provide your credit card type, number, expiration date and billing address for the card. This information is transferred over a Secured Sockets Layer (SSL) line, provided you are using a SSL enabled browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator. This ensures that your information is encrypted as it travels over the Internet. This secure mode is enabled before any such information is transmitted from your computer. You will know you are in a secure mode when the padlock icon in the lower right-hand or left-hand corner of the computer screen appears in the locked position. In addition, when accessing a secure server, the first characters of the site address will change from "http" to "https". After information reaches our server, appropriate security measures are applied to protect sensitive information. The Treasurer's Office does not store any credit card information on their server.
Internet Protocol (IP) Address: An IP address is a number assigned to your computer for accessing the Internet. When users request a page from our site, our servers log the user's current IP address. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems. We do not link IP addresses to any personal information about you.
Cookies: "Cookies" are small text files that a website stores on a user's computer. Cookies enable a website to keep track of a user's preferences and activities relating to that website. When you use our website, cookies will be stored on your computer's hard drive. If you do not wish to receive these cookies, you may set your browser to reject the cookies, although doing so may affect your ability to perform certain transactions on our website.
Security: Illinoisepay.com makes all reasonable attempts to safe-guard your information. Moreover, when conducting financial transactions over the Internet (whether home-based, wireless, or at a public terminal), each individual can take additional steps to help protect their information and further reduce the likelihood of a security incident from occurring. These steps include, but are not limited to, maintaining a secure firewall, utilizing anti-virus/anti-spyware software, keeping your software (such as operating system, web browser, and anti-virus/anti-spyware) up to date, and clearing out a browser's cache.