Privacy Policy & Terms and Conditions of Use

Privacy Policy

This web site, www.chicagima.org (the “Web Site”), is operated on behalf of The Chicago Interactive Marketing Association (“CIMA,” “we,” “us,” and “our”). CIMA is committed to preserving your privacy. Our Privacy Policy describes CIMA’s intentions for and usage of personal information collected on this Web Site. In accordance with this objective, access to this Web Site may be monitored. The requesting URLs, the machine originating the request, and the time of the request may be logged for access statistics and security purposes. Use of this Web Site constitutes your consent to such monitoring.

Information We May Collect From You

We automatically collect information about your Internet connection, including but not limited to:

 

This information (“Non-Personal Information”) does not identify you. We use this Non-Personal Information to monitor the effectiveness of the Web Site and to evaluate potential future improvements to our Web Site.

We request that you provide certain personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) to register for membership in the CIMA, access to the Members-only portions of the Web Site, and to use certain other features of the Web Site. We may request that you provide contact information, including but not limited to your name, address, e-mail address, and phone number. Providing such information is voluntary, and by providing such information, you consent to our collection and use of such information, as described in this Privacy Policy. We do not collect any Personal Information about you when you visit the Web Site unless you give us that information. You may choose not to provide Personal Information on the Web Site.

We may also request that you provide your credit card information (“Credit Card Information”) to purchase services and offers marketed through the Web Site, including membership fees and event tickets. We collect Credit Card Information and use it only to process such transactions. CIMA handles all of this data with the utmost confidentiality. Providing such information is strictly voluntary, and by providing such information, you consent to CIMA’s use of it, as described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not wish to provide Credit Card Information, you may select alternate means of payment if available, or you may choose not to purchase items through the Web Site.

Use of Your Personal Information

We also use your Personal Information to administer your participation in the Web Site and to communicate information to you about CIMA. This Personal Information is not made available to the general public. All users of this Web Site are prohibited from entering secured portions of the Web Site without authorization from CIMA. By providing Personal Information, you agree that we may use such information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We may use your Personal Information to provide aggregate statistics about users of our Web Site, Internet traffic patterns, and related Web Site information to sponsors and partners. Identifying information about the individual person shall not be disclosed unless he or she has given us permission to share that information.

Any Personal Information provided will not be traded, rented, sold or otherwise shared with anyone outside of CIMA or used for reasons beyond those contemplated in this Privacy Policy. From time to time, CIMA may engage third parties to process Personal Information on our behalf. However, none of CIMA’s affiliates (such as a credit card company or email subscription maintenance provider) have permission to retain, share, store or use personal information for any reason other than providing the requested service.

Use of Cookies

The use of cookies in connection with this Web Site enables us to enhance your visits to the Web Site. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that are transferred to a computer’s hard drive through your web browser. You may prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, but this could limit your ability to use certain features of the Web Site. Cookies enable CIMA to recognize your browser and provide features that are tailored to your needs. We may use information obtained from cookies for purposes of planning and tracking, as well as to assess the technical function of the Web Site. In addition, CIMA may use cookies to track information about which pages you visit within the Web Site to help evaluate the effectiveness of the Web Site.

Linked Web Sites

We may provide links on the Web Site to other web sites of interest. We do not review or endorse the content of any such linked web sites or guarantee that they will abide by this Privacy Policy. Your use of such linked sites is subject to the terms and conditions and privacy policies of those third party web sites.

Security Measures

While CIMA strives to protect your information through security measures on our system, such security cannot be guaranteed. Consequently, we do not insure or warrant the security of information you transmit, and you do so at your own risk. Some of the information submitted, including but not limited to registration for membership and events, is encrypted using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. No submission should be entered unless you have established a SSL connection with the Web Site. By submitting your information onto this Web Site, you understand and agree that some risk exists that the information could be acquired by unauthorized persons. Therefore, CIMA cannot be responsible for the integrity of any information, file or other posting available on or sent to this Web Site.

Children’s Privacy Policy

CIMA does not intend to, nor is it structured to, attract children to its Web Site. Accordingly, CIMA does not knowingly collect personal information from anyone CIMA knows to be under 13 years of age.

Reviewing Your Information

You may review your information by logging onto the Web Site. You may make changes to the information you have submitted at any time through the Web Site. In addition, you may contact CIMA via one of the contact methods described on the Web Site if you would like to discuss any issues regarding your information.

Changes to Privacy Policy
CIMA may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we do make a change, we will post the revised Privacy Policy on this Web Site. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically. Questions, comments, or complaints about CIMA’s Privacy Policy should be submitted to CIMA via the methods described on the Site.

Terms and Conditions of Use

Acceptance of Terms and Conditions of Use

Welcome to www.chicagoima.com (the “Web Site”), provided on behalf of The Chicago Interactive Marketing Association (“CIMA”). The Terms and Conditions of Use for the Web Site include any posted guidelines or rules applicable to particular Content or Services (as defined below) and, as updated by CIMA from time to time, are collectively referred to as the “Terms and Conditions” and govern the use of the Web Site. You should carefully read the Terms and Conditions before using the Web Site.

By using the Web Site, you: (i) agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions; (ii) represent and warrant that you are at least eighteen (18) years old; and, (iii) represent and warrant that you have the legal authority to accept the Terms and Conditions. This is a legally binding agreement. If you do not agree to the Terms and Conditions, you are not authorized to use the Web Site. In the event of a conflict between these Terms and Conditions and any posted guidelines or rules applicable to particular Content or Services, the posted guidelines or rules shall govern to the extent of such conflict.

Access to the Web Site

Access to certain portions of this Web Site requires login and password information provided only to members of the CIMA (the “Members”). The login and password are provided for the use of Members only and are not transferable. If you have obtained a login and password that belong to another person, you are not authorized to use that login account. Misuse of a login account, including, without limitation, unauthorized sharing of the login and password, may result in cancellation of the Member’s account and other remedies, and CIMA shall have no liability to the Member.

Content And Services

The Web Site may provide certain content (including, without limitation, documents, photographs, advertisements, job postings, marketing materials, text, graphics, and images) (the “Content” and “Services”). The Content and Services offered on the Web Site are provided solely to enable users and Members to contact and network with other users and Members and for CIMA to provide information on topics of interest. You agree that all Content and Services provided by third party users in connection with this Web Site are the responsibility of the third party providing such Content and Services.

Intellectual Property

The content of CIMA’s Web Site, including, but not limited to, all text, graphics, logos and images presented herein, as well as their arrangement or any compilation (collectively, the “Proprietary Content”), is the property of Chicago Interactive Marketing Association (hereinafter “CIMA”) and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. While CIMA makes the Content available to all users of this Web Site, CIMA retains all copyright, trademark and related proprietary rights therein. Accordingly, you may not, without the express written permission of CIMA: (1) copy, download or distribute the Proprietary Content or any portion thereof; (2) mirror or include the Proprietary Content or any portion thereof on your own server or documents; or (3) create any derivative work of the Proprietary Content, whether in electronic or hard copy format. CIMA retains all other rights in the Proprietary Content. Notwithstanding the above restrictions, you may print or download a single copy of the Proprietary Content for your own personal use, provided that you keep intact all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices. All Proprietary Content bearing the symbols ™, SM, or ® are trademarks or registered trademarks and must not be removed or altered.

Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring any license or transfer of title of any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary rights of CIMA or of any third party, except as expressly provided hereunder or in a separate agreement signed by an authorized representative of CIMA. You may refer to the URL of this Web Site without limitation, but you may not link to this Web Site without CIMA’s prior written approval. Reference to any product, process, publication, service, or offering of any third party by name, trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement or recommendation by CIMA.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notices

As required by Section 512(c)(2) of Title 17 of the United States Code, if you believe that any material on the Web site infringes your copyright, you must send a notice of claimed infringement to CIMA’s Designated Agent at the following address:

Name of Agent Designated to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement:

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Full Address of Designated Agent to which Notification Should be Sent:

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Telephone Number of Designated Agent:

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Facsimile Number of Designated Agent:

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E-mail Address of Designated Agent:

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To be effective, Section 512(c)(3)(A) of Title 17 of the United States Code requires that your notification of claimed infringement be a written communication and that it include each of the following elements:

Job Postings

CIMA is not involved in any transaction between employers and candidates and does not screen submissions or verify any information in any résumé, employment offer, or other postings entered by third parties into the CIMA database or available on this Web Site. As a result, CIMA has no control over, and does not certify, the existence, quality or legality of the jobs or résumés posted, the truth or accuracy of the listings, the ability of employers to offer job opportunities to candidates, the qualifications of candidates, or their ability to fill job openings. This Web Site and all information it contains, including information submitted by employers and candidates, are provided “AS IS.” CIMA makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of the information provided on this Web Site.

CIMA does not guarantee that any employer will ask for your résumé, ask to interview you, or hire you. CIMA does not guarantee the availability or accuracy of résumés, or that any candidate will meet your needs. By using this Web Site, you assume the risk that the information on this Web Site may be incomplete, inaccurate, out of date, or may not meet your needs and requirements.

Use of The Web Site

Some of the information submitted, including but not limited to registration for membership and events, is encrypted using SSL technology. No submission should be entered unless you have established an SSL connection with our Web Site. By submitting your information onto this Web Site, you understand and agree that some risk exists that the information could be acquired by unauthorized persons. Therefore, CIMA cannot be responsible for the integrity of any information, file or other posting available on or sent to this Web Site.

You shall not use the Web Site or Services to:

Disclaimer of Warranties

THE USE OF THE WEB SITE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE WEB SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. CIMA EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO THE WEB SITE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE CONTENT AND SERVICES OFFERED ON THE WEB SITE) WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. CIMA EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACTIONS OF ANY MEMBER OR OTHER USER WHO USES THE WEB SITE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CIMA MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE WEB SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, CURRENT, ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED BY USE OF THE WEB SITE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE. YOU UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY WITH RESPECT TO ANY DEFECT IN OR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE WEB SITE IS TO CEASE TO USE THE WEB SITE. YOU MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH MAY VARY FROM STATE-TO-STATE OR WITHIN NATIONAL JURISDICTIONS.

You further acknowledge that in any computer system and any network of computer systems there is certain to be “downtime” due to mechanical, telecommunication, software, hardware and third party vendor failures during which CIMA will be unable to provide this Web Site to you. CIMA cannot predict or control when such “downtime” may occur and cannot control the duration of such “downtime.”

Limitation of Liabilities

Although CIMA will provide certain safeguards, YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT CIMA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSS PROFITS, GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, USE (EVEN IF CIMA HAS BEEN ADVICES OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES) WHETHER CLAIMS ARE BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF, OR IN CONNECTION WITH INFORMATION THAT YOU HAVE PROVIDED TO OR ACQUIRED FROM THIS WEB SITE.

Jurisdiction And Venue

This site was created and is located and controlled by CIMA in the State of Illinois, U.S.A. You agree that these Terms and Conditions will be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois, without respect to its conflict of laws provisions and that venue with respect to any dispute between the you and CIMA will rest exclusively in the state or federal courts located in Chicago, Illinois.

Indemnification

By using this Web Site, you agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend CIMA from any claims, damages, losses, liabilities, all costs and expenses of defense, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, resulting directly or indirectly from your use of this Web Site, unless such claims, damages, losses, liabilities, costs and expenses arise from and have directly and solely been caused by the gross negligence or intentionally wrongful acts of CIMA.

Changes

CIMA may change the Terms and Conditions from time to time. If such a change is made, CIMA will post the revised Terms and Conditions on the Web Site. CIMA reserves the right to add to or change the Web Site or cease offering the Web Site (or any Content or Services on the Web Site) at any time and without liability. CIMA reserves the right to refuse to offer access to the Web Site to anyone at anytime without notice.

Events Registration

When you register for an event on the CIMA website, all information is provided by Chicago Interactive Marketing Association. Please contact Chicago Interactive Marketing Association if you have any questions. Your information is also used for communication about the event and other upcoming events. Any Personal Information provided will not be traded, rented, sold or otherwise shared with anyone outside of CIMA or used for reasons beyond those contemplated in this Privacy Policy. From time to time, CIMA may engage third parties to process Personal Information on our behalf. However, none of CIMA’s affiliates (such as a credit card company or email subscription maintenance provider) have permission to retain, share, store or use personal information for any reason other than providing the requested service.

Event Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds on any tickets purchased but not used. Tickets are transferrable but not refundable.

Event Photographic Release

Your attendance at an event sponsored by CIMA evidences your consent to grant CIMA all rights in perpetuity to use your photograph or likeness for marketing or any other lawful purposes, without limitations, at CIMA’s sole discretion. You hereby release CIMA and its respective employees, principals, representatives, and agents from any liability, loss, expense, damages, or claims arising from such use.

By agreeing to these terms, the individual also acknowledges and assume personal responsibility for any damages (to person or property) and will be responsible to pay for any and all damages caused by their actions.

Miscellaneous

The Terms and Conditions are binding upon your successors, assigns, heirs, and executors. In the event that any portion of these terms is deemed by a court to be invalid, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect. The failure of CIMA to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or condition. Any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to the Web Site or the Terms and Conditions must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose. The section titles of the Terms and Conditions are merely for convenience and will not have any effect on the substantive meaning of this Agreement. The views and opinions of employers, candidates and other users of this Web Site do not necessarily state or reflect those of CIMA.

Membership Renewal Policy

Upon joining CIMA, you agree to our policy that all memberships are set up on an annual auto-renewal basis. Any member can cancel their membership at any time through their account settings.

Membership Refund Policy

Any memberships purchased are transferable but NOT refundable

Contact Information

You may contact CIMA as follows:

Chicago Interactive Marketing Association

P.O. Box 543481

Chicago, IL 60654-0481

312-515-3330

E-mail: office@chicagoima.org

YOUR USE OF THE SITE INDICATES THAT YOU AGREE TO THE FOREGOING TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, DO NOT USE THE WEB SITE.

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