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Privacy Statement

This privacy policy sets out how City Guide to Chicago uses and protects any information that you give while using

This policy may change from time to time. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from February 20, 2022.

Your information

You may choose to provide your contact information including, but not limited to, name, email address, and social media handles. If you choose to leave comments on this website, they will be publically visible.

Some information is automatically collected. This information is unidentifiable and includes IP address, referring website, pages viewed, browser type, links clicked, demographic information, preferences, and interests may be collected automatically.

We use this information to improve the website, facilitate giveaways, place ads, send newsletters, and post comments on the site. Anonymous data may be provided to third parties for marketing or advertising purposes – this includes analytics information and data collected by cookies.

At no time should you submit your sensitive personal information, including your social security number, race, ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, or criminal background.

This website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16.  If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at  and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

How your information will be used

We use the information we collect to run this website, send newsletters, response to comments, and to track and measure advertising on the website.

Third party use of your information

This website uses third party service providers including Google Analytics, Disqus, and Mail Chimp. Except when required by law, we do not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business.


A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

How we use cookies

The Website may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site.

This website may engage in remarketing efforts with third party companies including Google, Facebook, or Instagram. This companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the website.

Affiliate programs

The website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by tracking links embeded in this website. When you click on an affiliate link, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for commission purposes.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Contact information

You can email with any questions about this policy.

last updated: February 20, 2022