Terms of Use

Welcome to this official website of the Chicago NATO Host Committee (the “Committee”), a committee of World Business Chicago (“WBC”; collectively, the Committee and WBC shall be referred to herein as the “Company”.)  The following terms of use (the “Terms of Use”) govern your use of this site.  Please read these Terms of Use carefully.  By using this site, you acknowledge that you accept these Terms of Use and that you agree to be bound by them.  Check often for updates, as we reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to modify these Terms of Use at any time.

  1. Intended Audience.

Children under 18 must obtain parental permission to use this site, and children under the age of 13 should not submit any personal information to this site.  The Company and its affiliates, officers, directors, members, employees, consultants, agents and representatives will not be held responsible or incur any liability for any user under the age of 13 or any adult responsible for such a user.

  1. Materials.

Unless otherwise noted, the content on this site, including, but not limited to, all information, text, articles, data, images, screens, web pages, trademarks, tradenames, service marks, logos or other materials (collectively, the “Materials”) is the exclusive property of the Company, or others as indicated, and is subject to copyright, trademark, service mark, trade dress, patent and other intellectual property rights under United States and foreign laws and international conventions.  The Company grants you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive license, with no right to sublicense, to use, access and display the Materials only in connection with your use of this site for personal, educational and non-commercial purposes.  The Materials may not be copied, displayed, distributed, downloaded, licensed, modified, published, reposted, reproduced, reused, sold, transmitted or used to create derivative works, except as provided in these Terms of Use. You may not use any content contained in the Materials in any manner that may give a false or misleading impression or statement.  

Address any inquiries concerning usage of the Company’s trademarks, copyrights or other intellectual property to info@chicagonato.org, Attention:  General Counsel.

  1. User Content.

Any information, data, text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, musical works, works of authorship, profiles (including your name, image, and likeness), reviews, messages, notes, text and other content that you submit on or to this site (“User Content”) will be subject to these Terms of Use.  With respect to any User Content submitted by you on or through this site, you represent and warrant that: (i) you own or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth below in this section with respect to such User Content, (ii) such User Content does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, intellectual property rights, confidentiality rights, contract rights or any other rights of any person and (iii) you agree to pay any and all royalties, fees and any other monies owing to any person arising in connection with such User Content appearing on this site.  If a third party claims that the posting or submission of any User Content by you is unlawful, you will bear the burden of establishing that it is lawful.

By submitting any User Content on or through this site, you hereby grant to the Company a limited, non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, fully paid-up, royalty-free, sublicensable right and license to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, create derivative works of and distribute such User Content together with your name and location (city, state and/or country) for any purpose, including, but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure to third parties, broadcasting, transmission, promotion, posting or otherwise in any media format or channel now known or hereafter developed.  This license does not entitle you to any payment from the Company for any reason.  Submitting User Content on or through this site does not obligate the Company to publish, display or post such User Content publicly.

You further agree that you will not submit any User Content on or through this site that is contrary to applicable local, federal or international laws and regulations.

  1. Copyright Policy.

If you own or represent the owner of any Materials or User Content that you believe in good faith has been used in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please send written notice to the Company Copyright Agent at info@chicagonato.org, Attention: General Counsel.

Any such notice must include the following: (i) identification and description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (ii) the exact URL or location of the material that is claimed to be infringing; (iii) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; (iv) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest that is claimed to be infringed; (v) your name, address, telephone number and email address; and (vi) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner. 

  1. Links To Third Party Sites.

Any third party websites that are accessible via links on this site are not under the control of the Company.  We are not responsible for and have no control over the content of any such site or any link contained in such a site or any changes or updates to the information contained in such sites.  Linked sites are not owned by the Company and are subject to the terms of use of their respective operators.  You should review the terms of use of each website you visit.  The Company provides links to these sites as a convenience, and the provision of such a link on this site does not imply the Company’s endorsement of such site, the organization operating such site or any products or services of that organization.

Your linking to any off-site pages or other sites is entirely at your own risk.  Under no circumstances will we be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage that is caused or alleged to have been caused to you in connection with your use of, or reliance on, any content, goods or services available on any other site.  We further disclaim all liability for any legal or other consequences (including for infringement of third party rights) of links to this site made by users of this site.

  1. Access to Site.

The Company may refuse, restrict or suspend your access to this site at any time, without warning or notice, for any reason, in our sole discretion.  The Company reserves the right to modify, suspend or terminate this site or any feature or portion thereof at any time, without warning or notice, for any reason, in our sole discretion.  The Company shall not be liable to you or any third party for modification, suspension or termination of your access to this site or any modification, suspension or termination of this site or any feature or portion thereof.

  1. Representation And Warranty.

You represent and warrant that (a) any material you submit to this site does not and will not violate these Terms of Use and (b) your use of this site complies with these Terms of Use.

  1. Indemnity.

You agree that you will indemnify and hold harmless the Company and its respective directors, officers, employees, members and licensees from any and all claims, liabilities, cost or expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising from (1) your breach of any of the above representations and warranties, (2) your use of this site, (3) the materials you have submitted on or through this site or (4) the Company’s publication, distribution or use of such materials.

  1. Third Party Content.

This site may contain information provided by third parties.  The Company makes no representation or warranty regarding the accuracy, truth, quality, suitability or reliability of such information and is not responsible for any errors, omissions or inaccuracies contained in any information provided by such third parties.  The Company does not endorse, warrant or guarantee any opinions, products or services offered on this site. We are not a party to, and do not monitor, any transaction between users and third party providers of products or services.

  1. Disclaimer Of Warranties.

The contents of this site, including, without limitation, the Materials, are provided “as-is,” and the Company makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, with respect to this site.  The Company disclaims all representations and warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and noninfringement.  The Company does not represent or warrant that the information accessible via this site is accurate, complete or current.  This site could contain typographical errors or technical inaccuracies.

Use of this site is at your own risk.  The Company does not warrant that the function or operation of this site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected or that this site or the server that makes it available will be free of viruses or other harmful elements.  We are not responsible for any damage to your computer or loss of data that results from the download of material or information from this site.  You assume full responsibility for any costs associated with servicing of equipment used in connection with your use of this site.

Information on this site is provided to the public as a source of general information and should not be used as the basis for formulating business decisions.  This information is not comparable to, and should not be used in substitution for, professional advice given with full knowledge of the specific circumstances of each case and proficiency in the laws of the relevant jurisdiction.  Information included on this site may not be relevant to or accurate for all jurisdictions.

  1. Limitation Of Liability.

Neither the Company nor any of its respective officers, members, directors, affiliates, employees or other representatives will be liable for any direct, incidental, indirect, special, consequential or exemplary damages or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with the use of this site or any information contained herein even if advised of the possibility thereof. This limitation of liability is comprehensive and applies to all damages of any kind, including, without limitation, loss of data, income or profit, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties.

You have sole responsibility for adequate protection and backup of data and/or equipment used in connection with this site and agree, by using this site, that you will not make any claim against the Company for lost data, re-run time, inaccurate output, work delays or lost profits resulting from the use of the Materials. As a visitor to and a user of this site, you agree that all access and use of this site and its contents are at your own risk.

  1. Submissions.

While we welcome your comments and feedback regarding this site, the Company is under no obligation to respond to correspondence received through this site, to maintain your submitted comments in confidence or to pay compensation of any kind for your comments or submissions.  We do not wish to receive any confidential or proprietary ideas, suggestions, materials or information via this site or any e-mail connection.  All comments, feedback, ideas, suggestions and other submissions that are disclosed or submitted to the Company through this site shall become and remain the property of the Company.  Any such submission by you is a declaration of the full release of all proprietary claims and/or intellectual rights regarding your submission.

  1. Privacy.

All uses of your personal information will be treated in accordance with the Company’s privacy policy for this site (the “Privacy Policy”). If you use this site, you are accepting the terms and conditions of the Privacy Policy.

  1. Changes To These Terms Of Use.

The Company reserves the right to modify these Terms of Use at any time without notice by updating this posting.  Your continued use of this site after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of these Terms of Use as modified.  You should check this page periodically, accessible via a link from the homepage, for any modifications.

  1. Governing Law.

These Terms of Use will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois and the United States of America, without regard to any principles of conflicts of law.  You agree that any action at law or in equity that arises out of or relates to these Terms of Use will be filed only in the state or federal courts located in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America.

  1. Complete Agreement.

These Terms of Use, together with the Privacy Policy, represent the entire understanding relating to the use of this site and prevail over any prior or contemporaneous, conflicting or additional communications.

  1. Severability.

If any provision of these Terms of Use shall for any reason and to any extent be determined by any tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use shall be interpreted so as best to reasonably effect the intent of the parties.  The parties further agree that any such invalid or unenforceable provisions shall be deemed replaced with valid and enforceable provisions that, to the extent possible, are coextensive with the business purposes and intent of such invalid and unenforceable provisions.

  1. International Users.

This site is controlled and operated within the United States.  The Company makes no representation that content, materials or products available on or through this site are appropriate or available for use outside of the United States. If you access this site from a location outside of the United States, you are responsible for compliance with applicable laws, including U.S. export laws and regulations.  By using this site, visitors from outside of the United States acknowledge that this site is subject to U.S. law, consent to the transfer of personal data to the U.S. and waive any claims that may arise under their own national laws.

Additionally, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable User Content.  Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.

  1. Contacting Us.
If you have any questions or comments concerning our Terms of Use, please contact us via e-mail at info@chicagonato.org.