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Terms and Conditions

Please read the following terms and conditions before using the The Chicago Network Web site. By accessing and using the site, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to comply with the terms and conditions.
 
The Chicago Network may amend these terms and conditions at any time. Your continued use of this Web site is conditioned on the terms and conditions stated at the time of your use. You should visit this page prior to using this Web site to determine the current terms and conditions to which you are bound.

Use Restriction

The Chicago Network gives you permission to electronically copy and print in hard copy portions of the Web site for your incidental personal use. However, The Chicago Network retains the copyright on all texts and graphics. This means that any other use, including, but not limited to, modification, distribution or re-publication without The Chicago Network' prior written permission is prohibited.

Corporate Identification and Trademarks

The Chicago Network is a trade name for The Chicago Network. The trademarks expressly listed as such in this Web site and all other marks on the Web site (except the marks of companies of our members or sponsors) are trademarks of The Chicago Network. You may not use, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute or modify these marks in any way without The Chicago Network' prior written permission. The use of The Chicago Network' trademarks on any other Web site without The Chicago Network' prior written permission is prohibited.

Links

The Chicago Network prohibits the use of The Chicago Network' trademarks as a "link" on or to any other Web site unless The Chicago Network has approved the link in writing in advance.

Site Context

The Chicago Network provides this site content “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWABLE BY LAW. THIS INCLUDES THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. The Chicago Network does not warrant that the functions contained in this site or its content or that the Web site or its server will be uninterrupted, error free, or are free of viruses or other harmful components.

Limitation of Liability

The Chicago Network makes reasonable efforts to place accurate information on this Web site. However, The Chicago Network assumes no liability for any errors or omissions in the Web site content. Under no circumstances shall The Chicago Network be liable for direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or punitive damages resulting from the use or inability to use this site, whether The Chicago Network has been advised of the possibility of these damages. This includes damages for negligence or gross negligence.

Jurisdiction and Governing Law

This site is intended and directed to residents of the United States and all claims contained in this site are valid only in the United States. Any claim relating to this Web site and the materials contained in this Web site is governed by the laws of the state of Illinois without reference to its conflicts of law rules. Your use of this site constitutes your consent to jurisdiction in courts of competent jurisdiction in the state of Illinois to resolve any interpretation or disputes arising from your use of this site.

Copyright

All designs, graphics, texts, arrangements and software that make up this Web site are (with the exception logos our members’ companies and our sponsors) copyright of The Chicago Network. All rights reserved.

Online Privacy Policy

The Chicago Network supports the highest standards of integrity for every online visitor. When you register at the The Chicago Network Web site, our goal is to respect your privacy. This Privacy Policy sets forth how we handle information we obtain from you and learn about you when you visit our Web site, including:
  • The information we collect;
  • The choices that are available to you regarding how the information is used and to whom it is disseminated;
  • Your rights to access and correct or update your personally identifiable information; and Our pledge to have reasonable security procedures that are in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control.

NOTICE: Information We Collect and How We Use It

The Chicago Network collects two types of information about you when you visit our site: personal information (including, by way of example only, your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address) and non-personal, aggregate information (such as information regarding the pages on our site that you have visited and your IP address).
  1. Personally-Identifiable Information And What We Collect

The only personally identifying information we collect and store about you is the information that you choose to provide to us. By registering or providing any of your personal information on this site, you consent to the collection, use and transfer of your information under the terms of this policy.

  1. Electronic Mail

We will also gather your personally identifiable information when you send us an e-mail. We will use this information to respond to your e-mail.  We may also use the information to send you notifications about our services.  

  1. Sharing Your Information/Disclosure of Information

The information you provide to us will be held on our computers in the United States and may be accessed by or given to our staff working in the United States and third located in the United States who process information and provide support services on our behalf.  Unless required to do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us without your consent.

  1. Non Personally-Identifiable Information:
What We Collect
The Chicago Network Web site may collect non-personally identifiable information during your visit, such as type of browser, operating system, domain name or IP address. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you're surfing the Web. Web servers -- the big computers that "serve" up Web pages -- automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When you visit pages on The Chicago Network' Web site, our servers log your IP address. We do not link IP addresses to any personally identifiable information. This means that your session will be logged, but you remain anonymous to us. IP address information is used only to improve the service of the The Chicago Network' site, and is then discarded at the end of each session on our site.
The Chicago Network also collects information through "referrers" and various environmental variables. A "referrer" is information the Web browser passes along to The Chicago Network' Web server that references the URL from which you came. "Environmental variables" include, among other things, the domain from which you access the Internet, the time you accessed our Web site, type of Web browser and operating system or platform used, the Internet address of the Web site you left to visit The Chicago Network, the names of the pages you visit while at our Web site, and the Internet address of the Web site you then visit. We collect all of this information to allow us to detect broad demographic trends, to provide information tailored to your interests and to enhance your experience on The Chicago Network' Web site. The Chicago Network may store "referrer" information for a limited period of time prior to deleting this information.

Profiling

To help us improve our Web site and to ensure that we make every effort to provide you with information and offers that are of interest to you, we may develop a non-identifiable profile on you based on the pages within our site that you visit.

Links

This Web site may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that they visit. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected when you visit our Web site.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our home page so you will always be aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

Choice

The Chicago Network provides the following choices regarding the use of your information. You may choose not to provide us with any contact information.

Security and data retention

We make every effort to have reasonable security procedures in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control.
We will permit only authorized employees, who are trained in the proper handling of member information, to have access to that information. Employees who violate our security and privacy policies will be subject to our normal disciplinary process. We employ security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorized persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage. We will retain your information for a reasonable period or as long as the law requires.

Accessing and updating

You are entitled to see the information held about you and you may ask us to make any necessary changes to ensure that it is accurate and kept up to date.  If you wish to do this, please contact us. We are entitled by law to charge a fee to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.