Terms
of Use

IMPORTANT!
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING OUR SITES
AND
SERVICES. THESE TERMS AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS.
THEY
ALSO GOVERN YOUR USE OF OUR SITES AND SERVICES. IF YOU DO NOT
AGREE
TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS, DO NOT USE OUR SITES AND SERVICES.

1.
Acceptance
of Terms

We
are the Chicago Reader. These
Terms cover your use of our sites and services and you agree to
these
Terms by accessing this site, any of our other sites and/or
registering with us. From time to time, we may change these
Terms.
We will post changes here, so check back every now and then. If
you
continue to use this site and our services after we post any
changes
to these Terms, you agree to be bound by those changes. If you
do not
accept these changes, you must stop using this site, our other
sites
and our services. If at any time you do not comply with the
Terms,
you must immediately stop using this site, our other sites and
our
services.
You agree that you do not have rights in this
site,
our other sites
or to our services. You agree that we
will
not be liable to you if we shut down any of our sites or services,
or
end your access to our sites and services.

Sometimes,
both these Terms and another set of guidelines may apply to our
services or products. We call these Additional Terms. If these
Terms and any Additional Terms conflict, you must follow the
Additional Terms, unless we tell you otherwise. From time to
time,
we may also change these Additional Terms.

Our
Privacy Policy describes how we collect and use your
information. You
can find this Privacy Policy
here.


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2. General

The
information, features and content on our sites come from many
sources. We may add, change, or remove this content without
notice.
By accessing or linking to our sites, you assume the risk that
the
information on this site, any other of our sites or in our
products
may be incomplete, inaccurate, or out-of-date. You also
recognize
that it may not meet your needs. Only use this content and our
sites
for noncommercial and personal use. Do not use this content or
our
sites for anything other than informational and entertainment
purposes.

YOU
MAY NOT USE THIS SITE, ANY OTHER OF OUR SITES OR OUR SERVICES
FOR ANY
PURPOSE THAT WE PROHIBIT IN THESE TERMS OR ANY ADDITIONAL TERMS.
WE
HAVE DISCRETION TO END YOUR ACCESS TO OUR SITES AND SERVICES,
WITH OR
WITHOUT NOTICE. FOR EXAMPLE, WE MIGHT END YOUR ACCESS IF YOU DO
NOT
COMPLY WITH THESE TERMS OR OUR ADDITIONAL TERMS.


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3.
Your Use of Our Sites and Our
Services

As
a user of our sites and services, you agree to certain
restrictions
on your conduct:

  • You will not use our sites, our services,
    Our Chicago Reader Content or any User Content for any
    unlawful purposes.
    You
    will not violate any laws, rules, or regulations. These laws
    may come from your local, state, or federal government. You
    also will not violate international laws.
  • You will not violate these Terms or any
    Additional Terms.
  • You will not passively or actively
    collect and transmit information, or try to do so.
    For example, you may not upload or transmit
    clear graphics interchange formats or 1×1 pixels. You also
    may not upload or transmit web bugs, cookies or other
    similar devices. These tools are sometimes referred to as
    “spyware” or “passive collection mechanisms.” These tools
    are prohibited on our site.
  • You will not harvest or collect
    information about others.

    For example, you may not collect email addresses.
  • You will not use or launch any automated
    system.
    For example, you
    may not launch any spiders, robots (or “bots”). You may not
    use any scrapers or offline readers that access our site and
    services. You may not use or launch any unauthorized script.
  • You will not cover or obscure any part of
    our site.
    This also
    means you may not frame our site. Do not use plugins or
    programs that place any image or window over our site.
  • You will not modify, impair, or interfere
    with the operation or maintenance of our site, or try to
    do so.
    This means you
    will not overburden or disrupt our site. Do not ruin our
    site and services for others.

  • You will not interfere with or circumvent
    any security feature of our site.
    This includes features that restrict or
    limit use of or access to our site. This also includes
    features that protect Our Chicago Reader Content and the
    User Content. You will not obtain or try to obtain our
    Chicago Reader Content or User Content without our
    authorization.
  • You will
    not impersonate another person or entity.
    This means you
    will not misrepresent your affiliation with any person or
    entity. You also will not adopt a false identity to mislead,
    deceive, or defraud another person. You will not change
    identifiers or disguise your posts on our site.

You
also agree to certain rules that cover our intellectual property
and
your User Content. These rules are described below in Section 4
and
Section 5.


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4.
Ownership
of Intellectual Property and Restrictions

Our
Chicago Reader Content

Our
sites and products contain articles and opinions. You may also
find
photographs, graphics, directories, guides, databases and
artwork. Sometimes we also post video and audio clips. Our sites
and products
also have code that we use to set up and run our site. We refer
to
all of this as Our Chicago Reader Content. In some cases the
content
on our site is owned by third parties. The third-party content
might
come with trademarks, logos, and names that may identify its
owner or
creator. We and our licensors own all of the content on our
sites
and products. Our Chicago Reader Content is also protected from
unauthorized use or copying by many laws. These include
copyright,
trademark, and publicity laws. Our Chicago Reader Content is
also
protected by the laws of other countries, international
conventions,
and treaties.

Through
these Terms, we grant you a very limited license to Our Chicago
Reader Content as described here. This license is contingent on
your
compliance with these Terms and any Additional Terms. This
license
is limited, personal, non-exclusive, non-commercial, revocable,
non-assignable and non-transferable. It gives you limited rights
to
download, view, use or play a single copy of Our Chicago Reader
Content. This right is only for materials that are publicly
available on our sites. There are certain additional
restrictions on
this license:

  • You must keep all trademark, copyright
    and other notices we put in Our Chicago Reader Content.
    You must also keep these notices in any
    copy you may make of Our Chicago Reader Content.
  • Do not copy or adapt our site’s software,
    HTML, JavaScript, or other code.
  • Do not attempt to discover any of our
    sites’ source code.
    This
    includes trying to reverse engineer, decompile, reverse
    assemble, or otherwise modify the code. You also may not do
    any of the forgoing to any of our other software, products
    or processes accessible through our sites. You may also not
    help anyone else do so.
  • Do not try to affect any user’s
    experience with our sites or Our Chicago Reader Content.
    This includes inserting any code or product
    to manipulate Our Chicago Reader Content or our sites.
  • Do not hyperlink to any
    page besides our homepage on your website.
    Do not
    hyperlink to our sites for commercial purposes without our
    express written permission.

You
have no license or right to use any of Our Chicago Reader
Content in
any manner other than as set forth in these Terms. To make other
uses, you will need our prior written consent. You can send us a
request at
copyrightagent@chicagoreader.com. You may also need consent from a third party
that may own some of
the content we display. ANY UNAUTHORIZED USE OF ANY OF OUR
CONTENT IS
STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

Software

We
may offer software for you to view or download on our sites.
This
software may include podcasts, audio streaming, or video
streaming.
This software is owned or controlled by us, our affiliates, or
our
licensors. This software is also protected by copyright laws.
You may
only use the software for private, non-commercial use. When you
use
the software, you must comply with these Terms and the terms of
the
end user license agreement, if any, that comes with the
software. We
are not liable for any software owned or controlled by third
parties.


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5. Content
You Submit to Us

We
may allow you to comment on and participate in interactive
features
on our sites. These might include blogs and other social
communities. We may also allow you to submit content and
materials on
our sites. For example, you might be able to post photographs,
messages, music, or videos. The things you post are your User
Content.

You
agree that your User Content is accurate and complete. You also
agree that:

  • Your User Content is created exclusively
    by you
    . This means that
    you did not copy it from any other source. If you did not
    create your User Content, anyone that created it or helped
    create it must give you permission to submit your User
    Content to us. You must obtain consent and a release from
    any person (or the legal guardians of any persons) depicted
    in your User Content before you submit it with full
    knowledge from these persons that we may exploit it in any
    manner whatsoever. Anyone you get consent from must
    understand that we will use the content you submit in any
    manner we think is appropriate.
  • Your User Content does not threaten or
    disparage others
    . This
    includes not harassing or intimidating other users. It also
    includes not defaming or libeling anyone. Your User Content
    does not use hateful language. This includes not making
    negative comments connected to race, national origin or
    religion. You also cannot disparage someone because of their
    gender, age, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
  • Your User Content does not instigate
    violence
    . This means that
    your User Content will not describe how to perform a violent
    act.
  • Your
    User Content does not include depictions of minors
    . This
    means not including the image or likeness of individuals who
    are under 18 years of age.
  • Your User Content does not disclose
    confidential or personal information about others
    . Your User Content will only disclose
    personal information with the other person’s consent. This
    also means that your User Content does not include
    information you must keep confidential under contract. This
    also means that your User Content does not violate anyone’s
    privacy or publicity rights.
  • Your User Content does not and will not
    contain advertising
    . You
    may, however, submit advertising that conforms to our
    advertising guidelines and process, as described
    below.
  • Your User Content does not contain
    harmful materials that harm our site or services
    . This includes viruses, Trojan horses,
    spyware, spiders, or other passive collection mechanisms.

You are
responsible and liable for posts on our sites and services made on
your account. If you violate any of these provisions, we may shut
down your account. We may also take legal action against you.

We
may cancel your account and delete your User Content at any
time, and
without notice, for any reason or no reason. We are not liable
for
any information removed from our site or services.

6. License
to
User Content

You
grant us an unrestricted, unconditional, unlimited, worldwide,
irrevocable, perpetual and royalty-free right and license to all
or
any portion of your User Content. We may use this license to
exploit
your User Content in any manner and for any purpose. This might
include hosting, caching, or storing your User Content. We might
also copy, distribute, or sell your User Content. From time to
time
we might also display, perform, publish, broadcast, or transmit
User
Content. You also understand that we may modify, edit, reformat,
or
translate your User Content.

We
may use and publish your User Content in any format and in all
media
that exists now, or may exist in the future. You agree that we
may
use any part of your User Content, including any of your ideas,
concepts, or techniques for any purpose. For example, we may use
your
User Content to develop, manufacture and market products. We may
sub-license any of these rights to other third parties. These
third
parties may benefit from the rights and licenses granted to us
under
these Terms and any Additional Terms. Your User Content may be
searched and accessed by others.

You
represent and warrant that you own your User Content and have
the
right to grant the license described above. You further
represent
and warrant that our use of your User Content will not violate
anyone’s intellectual property rights or other rights of any
person
or entity.


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7.
Our Sites and Services and
Children

Our
sites are not intended for minors. You represent and warrant
that
you have the legal right and capacity to agree to and comply
with
these Terms. If you are a minor, your parent or legal guardian
must
read and agree to these Terms for you. You must always hold all
rights necessary to enter into and perform your obligations
under
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8.
User Interactions and Disputes

You
are solely responsible for your interaction with other users of
our
sites and services, both online and offline. We are not
responsible
or liable for the conduct of any user. We reserve the right to
monitor or become involved in disputes between you and other
users,
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9.
Copyrights and Copyright Agents

We
respect the intellectual property of others and we ask that you
do
the same. In accordance with the Online Copyright Infringement
Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright
Act, 17
U.S.C. § 512, we have designated a copyright agent. You should
send
any claims of copyright infringement on this site by e-mail to copyrightagent@chicagoreader.com, or by mail to Copyright Agent, Chicago Reader, 2930 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 102, Chicago, IL 60616.

If
you believe that your work has been copied in a way that
constitutes
copyright infringement, we call you a complaining party. The
Digital
Millennium Copyright Act requires that you give our copyright
agent
certain information.

  • You must give us a physical or electronic
    signature that shows you own the allegedly infringed
    exclusive right.
    If you
    are not the owner, this signature must show you are
    authorized to act on the owner’s behalf.
  • You must identify the copyright work
    claimed to have been infringed.
    If there are many such works, you must give
    us a representative list.
  • You must identify the material that is
    claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of
    infringing activity.
    We
    need this information before we can remove the material or
    disable access to it. We also need enough information to
    locate the material.
  • You must give us your contact
    information.
    For example,
    you can give us your street address, email address, and
    phone number.
  • You must make certain affirmations in
    your complaint.
    You must
    affirm that you believe, in good faith, that the use you
    complain about is not authorized by the copyright owner, its
    agent or the law. You must affirm that the information in
    the notification is accurate. Under penalty of perjury, you
    must affirm that you are authorized to act on behalf of the
    owner of the allegedly infringed exclusive right.


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10.
Disclaimers

In
this section, when we say “we” and “us,” we mean our company,
our parent companies and our affiliates. We also mean the
directors,
managers, officers, employees, partners, equityholders, agents
and
assigns of each of the above companies.

a. General Disclaimers

We
make absolutely no representations or warranties about the
completeness, accuracy, timeliness or adequacy of any
information,
facts, views, opinions, statements or recommendations on our
sites.

Any information or opinion someone posts on our sites is not
necessarily our opinion. Posts also do not contain the opinions of
our content providers, advertisers and sponsors. We
do not represent or guarantee that any posts are accurate, or
reliable. We do not determine whether any posts violate the
rights
of others. You rely on material posted by others at your own
risk. We do not give tax or legal advice. We do not advocate the
sale or
purchase of any investment.

The
Internet is not a completely safe place. Sometimes there are
security breaches. We are not responsible for any damage to any
user’s computer from any security breach. We are not responsible
for
unauthorized interventions. This may include viruses, bugs, or
tampering. E-mail and posts on the Internet are not always
secure. Do
not e-mail or post any sensitive information on our sites and
services.

From
time to time, our sites and services may be unavailable while we
conduct maintenance. We are not responsible for any
malfunctions,
technical or otherwise. This may include fraud, errors,
omissions or
delays. We make absolutely no representations or warranties
about the
suitability, functionality, or performance of our sites and
services.

b. Disclaimers for Your User Content

You
acknowledge and agree that we have no obligation to review or
monitor
User Content. You agree that we may delete, re-format, or edit
User
Content without notice. You agree that we will not be liable to
you
for such acts. You understand that we will not pay you for your
User
Content or for our use of your User Content. Except as
prohibited by
law, you waive any moral rights you may have in any User Content
you
submit, even if your User Content is altered or changed in a
manner
not agreeable to you. You understand that we do not endorse any
User
Content.


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11.
Limitations on Our Liability

In
this section, when we say “we” and “us,” we mean our company,
our parent companies and our affiliates. We also mean the
directors,
managers, officers, employees, partners, equityholders, agents
and
assigns of each of the above companies.

a. Warranties

We
make our site, our services, Our Chicago Reader Content and all
User
Content available to you on an “as is,” “as available,” and
“with all faults” basis. This means that we disclaim all
warranties, express or implied. For example, this includes the
implied warranties of merchantability, quality or workmanlike
effort. This includes the implied warranties of accuracy,
fitness for a
particular purpose, title, and non-infringement. This includes
any
warranties that may arise from our course of dealing, course of
performance or usage of trade. Some jurisdictions do not allow
us to
exclude implied warranties, so the above exclusions may not
apply to
you.

b. Limitations on Our Liability for Damages

YOU
AGREE THAT WE AND OUR AFFILIATES ARE NOT LIABLE TO YOU FOR
DAMAGES OF
ANY KIND. FOR EXAMPLE, WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR DAMAGES IN TORT,
CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE. WE ARE ALSO NOT LIABLE
FOR
ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL,
EXEMPLARY,
OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES. WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE
DAMAGES
ARISING FROM: (I) OUR SITES, OUR SERVICES, OUR CONTENT OR THE
USER
CONTENT; (II) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE TECHNICAL OPERATION
OR
CONTENT OF OUR SITES OR SERVICES; (III) ANY ACTION TAKEN IN
CONNECTION WITH AN INVESTIGATION BY US, LAW ENFORCEMENT OR OTHER
AUTHORITIES REGARDING YOUR USE OF OUR SITES, OUR SERVICES, OUR
CONTENT OR THE USER CONTENT; (IV) ANY ACTION TAKEN IN CONNECTION
WITH
COPYRIGHT OWNERS; (V) THE CONDUCT, ACTIONS OR INACTIONS OF USERS
OR
YOUR INTERACTIONS OR RELATIONSHIPS WITH USERS; OR (VI) ANY ACT,
OMISSION, FAILURE TO PUBLISH, MISTAKE, OR ERROR IN THE PRINTING
AND
PUBLISHING OF ADVERTISING. WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY OF THE
ABOVE
DAMAGES EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
DAMAGES, WHETHER CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY NEGLIGENCE, ACTS
OF
GOD, TELECOMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, OR THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OF, OR
UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, OUR SITE OR ITS RELATED INFORMATION OR
PROGRAMS.

NOTWITHSTANDING
ANY OTHER PROVISION IN THESE TERMS, WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY
AMOUNT
OF DAMAGES OTHER THAN ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES INCURRED, IF
ANY. YOU AGREE THAT ATTORNEYS’ FEES WILL NOT BE AWARDED OR
RECOVERABLE. YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO HAVE DAMAGES
MULTIPLIED OR
OTHERWISE INCREASED. YOU AGREE THAT YOUR REMEDIES ARE LIMITED TO
A
CLAIM FOR MONEY DAMAGES (IF ANY) AND YOU IRREVOCABLY WAIVE ANY
RIGHT
TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR EQUITABLE RELIEF.
Some
jurisdictions do
not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential
damages, so the above may not apply to you.

c. Limitations on Our Liability for Loss or Injury

IN
NO EVENT WILL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY LOSS OR
INJURY. FOR EXAMPLE, THIS INCLUDES DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY.
THIS
ALSO INCLUDES LOST PROFITS.

The
above provisions in these Terms limit our liability, disclaim
warranties, or exclude damages. These provisions are intended to
allocate the risks between us. This allocation is an essential
element of our agreement and the basis of our bargain. Each of
the
above provisions is independent of all other provisions in these
Terms. The limitations in this Section 11 will apply even if any
limited remedy fails of its essential purpose.


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12.
Indemnification

In
connection with your use of our sites, our services, Our Chicago
Reader Content and/or User Content, you agree to indemnify,
defend
and hold us harmless from and against any actual or alleged
claims,
demands, causes of action, judgments, damages, losses,
liabilities,
and all costs and expenses of defense (including reasonable
court
costs) arising out of or relating to: (a) your violation of
these
Terms or any Additional Terms; (b) your dependents’ violation of
these Terms or any Additional Terms; (c) your violation of any
local,
state, federal or international law, rule or regulation; (d) a
claim
by a third party; (e) your User Content; (f) information or
material
posted or transmitted through your computer or account, even if
not
submitted by you; (g) any misrepresentation made by you; (h) any
dispute between you and another user of our site and services,
(i)
the theft, misappropriation or disclosure of your password; or
(j)
your authorization of anyone else to use your password. When we
say
“us” and “our,” this includes our parent companies,
affiliates, officers, equityholders, employees, and website
contractors. This also includes each of their managers,
officers,
employees and agents. If we ask you to do so, you must give us
any
documents, support or releases necessary to prove you comply
with
these Terms and any Additional Terms.

You
will cooperate fully and as reasonably required in our defense
of any
claim. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the
exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to
indemnification by you. You will not settle any matter without
our
written consent.


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13.
Arbitration and Governing
Law

a. General Arbitration Procedures

We
will settle any controversy or claim arising out of or relating
to
our site, services and products using binding arbitration. We
will
arbitrate in a location determined by the arbitrator, as long as
that
location is reasonably convenient for you. We may arbitrate at
another location if we both agree. We will use the current
procedural rules in the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and
Procedures of JAMS (“JAMS Rules and Procedures”). If the
arbitrator enters an award, we may enter it in any court with
jurisdiction. We will follow the JAMS Rules and Procedures to
select
an arbitrator. The arbitrator shall apply Illinois law
consistent
with the Federal Arbitration Act and the applicable statutes of
limitations. The arbitrator shall honor claims of privilege
recognized at law. The costs of arbitration may be too high and
prevent you from bringing your claim. If you show evidence of
this to
the arbitrator, and the arbitrator agrees, we will pay some of
your
arbitration fees. The arbitrator will decide how much we must
pay.
We both have the right of discovery in any arbitration.
Discovery
must be completed within sixty (60) days after the demand for
arbitration is made. We may agree to extend the deadline. You
agree
to all of the provisions in Section 11 that limit our liability
for
damages.

b. Class Actions

YOU
AGREE TO ARBITRATE ALL DISPUTES IN YOUR INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY. YOU
SHALL NOT ARBITRATE AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY
PURPORTED
CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT
CONSOLIDATE OR JOIN THE CLAIMS OF OTHER PERSONS OR PARTIES WHO
MAY BE
SIMILARLY SITUATED. BY USING OUR SITES AND SERVICES, YOU AGREE
TO
THE FOREGOING. DO NOT USE OUR SITES OR SERVICES IF YOU DO NOT
AGREE
TO THE FOREGOING.

If
any part of this arbitration provision is found invalid,
unenforceable or illegal (other than that claims will not be
arbitrated on a class or representative basis), or otherwise
conflicts with the JAMS rules, then the remaining arbitration
provisions shall remain in effect. The remaining arbitration
provisions shall be construed as if the invalid, unenforceable,
illegal or conflicting provision were not included. If, however,
the
provision that claims will not be arbitrated on a class or
representative basis is deemed invalid, unenforceable or
illegal,
then this entire arbitration provision shall be null and void.

c. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

Your
use of our sites and services, Our Chicago Reader Content and
the
User Content are governed by U.S. law. Your use of the foregoing
is
also subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and
regulations. All issues and questions about these Terms, or our
rights and obligations in connection with our sites and
services,
shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws
of
the State of Illinois without giving effect to the Illinois
conflict
of laws rules. Any matters or proceedings that are not subject
to
arbitration as set forth in Section 13 of these Terms, and any
proceeding to enter any judgment on an arbitration award, shall
take
place in the courts in Cook County, Illinois.

14. Links

We
may link to websites operated by third parties. We do not
monitor or
control third party sites. We are not liable or responsible for
any
of the content, products, or services available at these sites.
You
access any third party site at your own risk. If we link to a
third-party site, that does not mean we endorse, sponsor, or
recommend the third party or its content, products, or services.


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15.
Third Parties

Third
parties advertise goods and services on our sites. Your dealings
with
these third party advertisers are between you and the
advertiser. You
agree that we are not liable for any loss or damage from your
dealings with third parties, or the goods and services they
offer on
our sites. You agree that we are not responsible for any terms
and
conditions, warranties, or representations associated with your
dealings with third parties.

Descriptions
of, or references to, any third party’s products or publications
within our sites and services do not mean we endorse that
product or
publication.

Please
review all third parties’ policies and practices carefully
before
you deal with a third party. Send your complaints and questions
about
third party materials directly to that third party.


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16.
Membership & Registration

From
time to time, we may require registration or ask for your
information. For example, we may ask for information before you
post
on a message board or access certain of Our Chicago Reader
Content.
You may choose not to give us any information. If you decide not
to
give us any information, you may not be able to access certain
content or features of our sites. When you provide information
to us,
you agree it is accurate and complete. It is your job to keep
your
information accurate and complete.

If
you register with us, you are responsible for your account or
password. You agree you will not sell, transfer or assign your
membership or your rights. You are responsible for protecting
your
password. You must prevent others from using your account
without
your permission. We are not liable for any loss or damage if
someone
else uses your password or account, with or without your
knowledge.
We may terminate your account or deny you access to any part of
our
site without notice and without liability.


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17. Fees
&
Payments

We
may charge fees for access to all or part of our sites and
services
at any time. We will ask for your consent to pay any charges.
All
fees and charges must be billed to and paid by you. You will pay
all
applicable taxes.

18. Terms
of
Sale

Deals
you purchase through our website as a Real Deal Chicago Reader
account holder are promotional offers made available by
participating
merchants through the Real Deals service. The Deals are
redeemable
for specific goods, services and/or experiences offered by the
merchant identified in the Deal. Each merchant is solely
responsible
for redeeming the Deal, including the goods, services and/or
experience provided to you. We are in no way responsible for
fulfilling the Deal, and are not responsible for any injury,
illness,
damages, claims, liabilities and/or costs (“Claims”) in
connection with your purchase and/or use or misuse of any Deal,
in
full or in part. You agree to release and hold harmless, Chicago
Reader, its parent companies, its affiliates and each of their
subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers, directors,
employees
and agents from any Claims arising from or related to any act or
omission of a merchant in connection with your use of a Deal or
the
services/goods provided in connection with it.

By
purchasing any Deal you agree to these Terms and these Terms of
Sale.
By purchasing, printing, accepting, using or attempting to use
any
Deal, you agree to these Terms of Sale specifically (“Rules”)
the
terms on the Deal itself and any additional, deal specific terms
advertising the Deal at the time of purchase (collectively, the
“Fine
Print” regardless of how labeled). These rules apply to all
Deals
that we make available, unless a particular Deal’s Fine Print
states otherwise, and except as otherwise required by law. In
the
event of a conflict between these Rules and a Deal’s Fine Print,
the Deal’s Fine Print will control.

The
merchant identified on the Deal is the sole issuer of the Deal.
Deals
have two separate values: (a) the “amount paid” and (b) the
promotional value. The “promotional value” is the additional
value beyond the amount paid. Together, the amount paid and the
promotional value equals the “full offer value” of the Deal. For
example, if you pay $30 for a Deal that gets you $80 of goods or
services from a merchant, the full offer value is $80, the
amount
paid is $30 (this amount does not expire until it is used or is
refunded), and the promotional value is $80 (this amount expires
on
the date stated on the Deal unless expiration of the promotional
value is prohibited by law).

If
a merchant or venue refuses to honor any Deal, we will refund
the
amount paid upon request in the original form of payment, or
will
credit the Real Deal account of the purchaser for future
purchases on
the Real Deal website. Need a refund or have a question? Contact
us
at
realdealsupport@chicagoreader.com.
Deals are not redeemable for cash, unless required by law.
Unauthorized or unlawful reproduction, resale, modification or
trade
of Deals is prohibited. The promotional value of a Deal may not
be
combined with other offers and no portion of its value is
intended to
cover tax or gratuity.

From
time to time we may offer Deals for admission to a Chicago
Reader
Exclusive Event on a specific date and venue (“Event Deal”).
Event Deals do not have any value once the respective event date
and
time has passed. Event Deals will only be refunded to the
purchaser
if the event is canceled and not rescheduled. Event Deals may
not be
combined with other offers and are not valid for credit at any
of the
participating merchants.


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19.
Promotions

From
time to time, we may offer a sweepstakes or other promotion. Our
promotion may be governed by a separate set of rules that
describe
the promotion. Our promotion may have eligibility requirements.
For
example you may have to be a certain age or live in a certain
state
to participate. Read those rules to determine whether you are
eligible.


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20. Real Simple Syndication (“RSS”)
Services

We
offer an RSS service. If you use RSS aggregators, our RSS
service
gives you feeds of headlines and other content (“RSS Content”)
in
XML format. You may only use our RSS service for private,
non-commercial use. Any other use is prohibited. For example,
you may
not charge others a fee to view the RSS Content or incorporate
advertising into the RSS Content. We may stop offering the RSS
Content at any time and for any reason. We are not liable for
your
use of RSS Content or our service.

You
may only use our RSS service on a platform that links directly
to the
full article on our site. Any display of our RSS Content must
mention
our name. You may not modify, edit or otherwise alter the RSS
Content.

We
retain all ownership and intellectual property rights in and to
the
RSS Content. We grant you a non-exclusive license to use the RSS
service only if you comply with these Terms.

21.
Advertising

All
advertising orders must comply with these Terms and our
Privacy
Policy
. You may submit
an ad to
us, but this does not guarantee that we accept your material or
agree
to publish it. Advertisements are not published immediately, so
there
may be some delay in publishing your ad. All advertising on our
site
or in our publications is also subject to payment policies and
payment procedures. We may edit or decline your ad or your copy.
We
may cancel or reject your ad without notice or reason. We may
also
properly classify your ad. You agree that our liability for any
act,
omission, failure to publish, mistake, or error in the printing
or
publishing of any advertisement shall not exceed the amount you
paid
for your ad, and this is your only remedy.

You
agree that you will abide by the following restrictions on
advertising:

  • You may not order any ad that creates
    liability for us under any law
    .
  • You may not order any ad that sells or
    offers anything illegal.
  • You may not order any ad that is
    fraudulent.
    This includes
    ads that are false, inaccurate or misleading.
  • You may not order an ad that
    discriminates against any person for any reason.
    For example, your ad may not discriminate
    based on race, color, or religion. Your ad may not
    discriminate based on sex, disability, or age. Your ad may
    not discriminate based on ancestry or national origin. Your
    ad may not discriminate based on familial or marital status
    or sexual orientation. Your ad may not discriminate based on
    source of income, housing status, or military discharge
    status.
  • You may not order any ad that is damaging
    or harmful in any way
    .
    For example, this includes ads that are threatening, abusive
    or harassing. This also includes ads that are tortuous,
    defamatory or obscene. This includes ads that are libelous,
    hateful, or invasive of another’s privacy.
  • You may not order any ad that infringes
    any third party’s property rights.
    For example, you may not order an ad that
    violates copyrights, trademarks, or trade secrets.
  • You may not order any ad about any person
    that contains unsolicited promotional information.
    For example, this includes any spam.

In
addition to the provisions in Section 12, you agree to indemnify
and
hold us harmless from all liability, loss or expense arising
from any
claims related to our publication of your advertising. For
example,
this includes claims of unfair competition or unfair trade
practices. This also includes any intellectual property claims.
For example,
this may include claims of libel, plagiarism, or infringement of
trademark. This may also include claims related to trade names,
patents, or copyrights. This may also include violation of third
party privacy rights.


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22.
Location

We
operate our site and services in the United States. Our Chicago
Reader Content may not be appropriate or available in other
countries. Do not access our sites or services where they are
illegal. Do not access our sites and services where Our Chicago
Reader Content or your User Content may be illegal. If you
access our
sites and services from other locations, you do so at your own
risk.
You are solely responsible for compliance with applicable local
laws.
Do not use or export our sites and services, Our Chicago Reader
Content or your User Content in violation of U.S. export laws
and
regulations on exports. These Terms shall not be governed by the
United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International
Sale of
Goods, if it applies.


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23.
Violations of These Terms and
Termination

We
will determine whether you comply with these Terms and any
Additional
Terms. If you violate these Terms or any Additional Terms we may
restrict your access to our sites and services. We may also
contact
law enforcement. We will only waive these Terms in writing with
an
authorized Company officer’s signature.

We
reserve the right to discontinue or terminate any of our sites
and
services without notice and in our sole discretion. We reserve
the
right to terminate your right to use our sites and services at
any
time. We reserve the right to restrict or block your access to
and
use of our sites and services at any time. Any termination will
not
limit our other remedies we may have against you at law or
equity. If we terminate your access to our sites and services,
you must
destroy all materials you took from our sites and services. You
must
also destroy any copies you made or software you installed. We
will
aggressively enforce our rights to the fullest extent of the
law,
including criminal laws.


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24.
No Agency

We
are independent contractors for all purposes. These Terms and
your
access to our sites do not create an agency or partnership
relationship. These Terms and your access to our sites also do
not
create a joint venture, employee-employer or
franchisor-franchisee
relationship. You agree that any notices or communications that
we
send you electronically will satisfy any legal requirements for
notices in writing. If any provision of these Terms or any
Additional
Terms is found to be invalid by any court with competent
jurisdiction, the remaining provisions will remain valid and in
force. The section titles in these Terms are for your
convenience
only and do not have any legal or contractual effect.

25.
Events Beyond Our Control

Sometimes
events occur that are beyond our reasonable control. For
example, an
act of God, war, fire, riot, terrorism, or an earthquake could
force
us to violate these Terms. A federal, state or local
governmental
could require us to violate our Terms. We might not comply with
these Terms because of those events. This will not mean that we
breached these Terms.

26. Entire
Agreement

These
Terms are the entire agreement between us for your use of our
sites
and services. All earlier agreements between us that cover the
subjects in these Terms are no longer valid.


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27.
Contact Us

Contact
us with comments or questions at
copyrightagent@chicagoreader.com.

These
Terms were last updated on November 20, 2014.