TERMS OF SERVICE AND PRIVACY STATEMENT

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Terms of Service

Terms of Service

AGREEMENT BETWEEN USER AND COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS

The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Web Site is comprised of various Web pages operated by Community Foundation of Northern Illinois.

The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Web Site is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Web Site constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices.

MODIFICATION OF THESE TERMS OF USE

Community Foundation of Northern Illinois reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Web Site is offered, including but not limited to the charges associated with the use of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Web Site.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Web Site may contain links to other Web Sites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under the control of Community Foundation of Northern Illinois and Community Foundation of Northern Illinois is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. Community Foundation of Northern Illinois is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. Community Foundation of Northern Illinois is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Community Foundation of Northern Illinois of the site or any association with its operators.

NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE

As a condition of your use of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Web Site, you warrant to Community Foundation of Northern Illinois that you will not use the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Web Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Web Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Web Site or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Web Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Web Sites.

USE OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES

The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Web Site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, “Communication Services”), you agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:

Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer.
Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages.
Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.
Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.
Violate any applicable laws or regulations.
Community Foundation of Northern Illinois has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, Community Foundation of Northern Illinois reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. Community Foundation of Northern Illinois reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

Community Foundation of Northern Illinois reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in Community Foundation of Northern Illinois’ sole discretion.

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. Community Foundation of Northern Illinois does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, Community Foundation of Northern Illinois specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized Community Foundation of Northern Illinois spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of Community Foundation of Northern Illinois.

Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.

MATERIALS PROVIDED TO COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS OR POSTED AT ANY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS WEB SITE

Community Foundation of Northern Illinois does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Web Site or its associated services (collectively “Submissions”). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting Community Foundation of Northern Illinois, its affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. Community Foundation of Northern Illinois is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in Community Foundation of Northern Illinois’ sole discretion.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS WEB SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS WEB SITE AT ANY TIME. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS WEB SITE SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, MEDICAL, LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION.

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS WEB SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS WEB SITE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS WEB SITE OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS WEB SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS WEB SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS WEB SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS WEB SITE.

SERVICE CONTACT: ddineen@cfnil.org

TERMINATION/ACCESS RESTRICTION

Community Foundation of Northern Illinois reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Web Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. GENERAL To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Illinois, U.S.A. and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Winnebago County, Illinois, U.S.A. in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Web Site. Use of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Web Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Community Foundation of Northern Illinois as a result of this agreement or use of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Web Site. Community Foundation of Northern Illinois’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of Community Foundation of Northern Illinois’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Web Site or information provided to or gathered by Community Foundation of Northern Illinois with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect. Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and Community Foundation of Northern Illinois with respect to the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Web Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and Community Foundation of Northern Illinois with respect to the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Web Site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be drawn up in English.

COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK NOTICES:

All contents of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Web Site are: © 2011 by CFNIL – 946 North Second Street, Rockford, IL 61107 – 815-962-2110 and/or its suppliers. All rights reserved.

TRADEMARKS

The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

The example companies, organizations, products, people and events depicted herein are fictitious. No association with any real company, organization, product, person, or event is intended or should be inferred.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

NOTICES AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement under United States copyright law should be sent to Service Provider’s Designated Agent. ALL INQUIRIES NOT RELEVANT TO THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE WILL RECEIVE NO RESPONSE. See Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.

Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

Community Foundation of Northern Illinois is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Community Foundation of Northern Illinois collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home, or work address or telephone number. Community Foundation of Northern Illinois also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Community Foundation of Northern Illinois. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Community Foundation of Northern Illinois for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Community Foundation of Northern Illinois public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Community Foundation of Northern Illinois does not read any of your private online communications.

Community Foundation of Northern Illinois encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Community Foundation of Northern Illinois so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Community Foundation of Northern Illinois is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois and Community Foundation of Northern Illinois family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Community Foundation of Northern Illinois collects and uses your personal information to operate the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Community Foundation of Northern Illinois also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Community Foundation of Northern Illinois and its affiliates. Community Foundation of Northern Illinois may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Community Foundation of Northern Illinois does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Community Foundation of Northern Illinois may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Community Foundation of Northern Illinois may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Community Foundation of Northern Illinois, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Community Foundation of Northern Illinois does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Community Foundation of Northern Illinois keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Community Foundation of Northern Illinois, in order to determine what Community Foundation of Northern Illinois services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Community Foundation of Northern Illinois to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Community Foundation of Northern Illinois or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Community Foundation of Northern Illinois; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Community Foundation of Northern Illinois, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Web site use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Community Foundation of Northern Illinois pages, or register with Community Foundation of Northern Illinois site or services, a cookie helps Community Foundation of Northern Illinois to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois features that you customized.

You have the ability 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. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Community Foundation of Northern Illinois secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Community Foundation of Northern Illinois secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Community Foundation of Northern Illinois will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Community Foundation of Northern Illinois encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Community Foundation of Northern Illinois is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Community Foundation of Northern Illinois welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Community Foundation of Northern Illinois has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Community Foundation of Northern Illinois at 815-962-2110. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

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