Terms and Conditions
The Village of Bannockburn (“Village”), www.bannockburn.org (“Website”), is offered to you, the user (“User”), conditioned on acceptance of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein, without modification (“Terms and Conditions”). User access and use of the Website constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
The Website is provided for public convenience. Government personnel and the general public may use the Website to review and retrieve publicly available government information. User agrees to use the Website in compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal laws. User agrees, therefore, not to: 1) knowingly and without authorization, alter, damage, or destroy Website content, the Village’s or another user’s computer systems, hardware, networks, servers, software, programs, and documentation or data contained therein; 2) use the Website to conduct or attempt to conduct any business or activity or solicit the performance of any activity that is prohibited by law; and 3) take any action which results in blocking access to the Website by other users.
By accessing the Website, User expressly consents to administrative monitoring at all times. You (User) are further advised that system administrators may provide evidence of possible criminal activity identified during such monitoring to appropriate law enforcement officials. If you (User) do not wish to consent to monitoring, exit this system now.
Disclaimer of Liability And Reliability
In preparation of this Website, every effort has been made to offer the most current, correct, and clearly expressed information possible. Nevertheless, inadvertent errors in information may occur. In particular but without limiting anything herein, the Village disclaims any responsibility for accuracy and/or typographical errors of the information that may be contained on the Website, and shall not be liable for any injury or damages which may result therefrom. The information and data included on the Village servers have been compiled by the Village staff from a variety of sources, and are subject to change without notice to the User. The Village makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the quality, content, completeness, suitability, adequacy, sequence, accuracy, or timeliness of such information and data.
In any situation where the official printed publications of the Village differ from the text contained on the Website, the official printed documents take precedence. Any commercial use of the content on the Website is prohibited.
The Village reserves the right to revise this legal notice and disclaimer at any time and for any reason, and reserves the right to make changes at any time, without notice or obligation, to any of the information contained in this legal notice and disclaimer and/or to any of the information contained on the Website. By entering the Website, you (User) acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by any such revisions.
The services, information, and data made available on the Website are provided “as is” and “as available” without warranties of any kind. The Village makes no representations or warranties regarding the condition or functionality of the Website, its suitability for use, compatibility with any software or browser, or that the Website will be available uninterrupted or error-free. The Village reserves the right to modify, suspend, discontinue, or restrict the Website, including the availability of any portion of the content at any time, without notice to the User or liability to the Village. The Website may be temporarily unavailable from time-to-time due to maintenance or malfunction of computer equipment, servers, or network components.
Links to Third Parties’ Websites
From time-to-time, the Village may include on the Website links and pointers to third party Internet websites (“External Websites”), pursuant to additional terms and conditions that may be established, and revised by, the Village from time-to-time (“External Link Policy”). External Websites and their contents are not under the Village’s control. The Village does not assume any responsibility or liability for any information, communications, or materials available at External Websites, or at any link contained in an External Website. By providing links to the External Websites, the Village does not endorse the content or safety of, and products or services offered by, such External Website. The links to External Websites are provided for convenience only. The Village does not intend these External Websites to constitute an association between the Village and such External Websites or the content, products, advertising or other materials or information presented on such Websites. The Village makes no representation or warranty whatsoever regarding the completeness, accuracy, currency, or adequacy of such facts, views, opinions, statements, and/or recommendations contained in any External Website. Each External Website has its own set of policies about what information is appropriate for public access, which the Village has not reviewed and over which the Village has no control. User assumes sole responsibility for his or her use of, or harm resulting from accessing, External Websites. By clinking on a link to an External Website, User is accessing such External Website at his or her own risk.
The External Link Policy will limit the character, number, and scope of External Website links that are included on the Website. The Village reserves the right change, or discontinue, External Link Policy for any reason and at any time. In compliance with state law, the Village will not post External Website links that are sponsored by or serving a candidate for elected office, any political party or organization supporting or seeking to defeat any candidate for elective office or ballot proposal.
All trademarks, servicemarks, and copyrights identified the Website belong to their respective owners and appear on the Website at the owners request and consent. The User acknowledges and agrees that any name, logo, trademark, or servicemark contained on the Website, whether owned and licensed by the Village or an External Website operator, may not be used by the User without prior written approval. The intellectual property contained in the Website, including but not limited to sound, graphics, charts, information, or images of places or people are either property of the Village or used on this website with the owner’s permission. Any unauthorized use of these materials may subject the User to penalties or damages, including but not limited to those related to violation of trademarks, copyrights, privacy and publicity rights.
Disclaimer of Damages
By using the Village web pages, the User assumes all risks associated with the use of this site, including any risk to User’s computer, software or data being damaged by any virus, software, or any other file which might be transmitted or activated via a Village web page, link or User’s access to it. The Village shall not in any event be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, special, incidental, or consequential damages, including, without limitation, lost revenues, or lost profits, arising out of or in any way connected with the use or misuse of the information or lack of information on the Village web site or with the delay or inability to use this web site, or from any information, documents, services, software, or other material obtained through this web site, or otherwise arising out of the use of this website, whether based on contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise, even if the Village and/or any of its employees/affiliates has been advised of the possibility of damages. The Village shall not be liable for any loss or injury caused in whole, or in part, by its actions, omissions, or contingencies beyond its control, including in procuring, compiling, or delivering the information, or arising out of any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the information regardless of how caused, or arising out of any user’s decision or action taken or not taken in reliance upon information furnished.
Disclaimer of Association with User
User acknowledges that no joint venture, partnership, employment or agency relationship exists between the User and the Village as a result of this Agreement or use of the Website. User agrees not to hold himself or herself out as a representative, agent, or employee of the Village and the Village shall not be liable for any representation, act, or omission of the User.
Use of Bulletin Board, or any Other Communication or Interactive Platforms
To the extent that the Website contains or may in the future contain bulletin boards, discussion webs, chat rooms, or other message, interactive or communication facilities involving the Village and other users (“Interactive Platforms”), the User agrees, in participating in such Interact Platforms, only to send and receive messages and material that are related to the narrow topical, temporal, and/or user group for which such Interact Platform was created. In addition to any Interact Platform-specific limitations, the User agrees that when using a Interact Platform, the User shall refrain from:
- Violating any federal, state, or local law;
- Defaming, abusing, harassing, stalking, threatening or otherwise violating the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others;
- Publishing, posting, distributing, or disseminating any defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material or information;
- Uploading or downloading files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy or publicity) unless the User owns or controls the rights thereto or has received all necessary consents;
- Deleting any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in any file that is uploaded;
- Falsifying the origin or source of any material contained in a file that is uploaded;
- Knowingly introducing viruses, corrupted files or any other similar software or programs that may damage, alter or destroy this website or the operation of another’s computer system, network, software, program, documentation or data contained therein;
- Knowingly accessing or attempting to access or use the Village’s computer system, computer network, or any part thereof, including the Website, for the purpose of devising or executing any scheme or artifice to defraud;
- Obtaining money property or services by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations or promises; or
- Committing theft, including but not limited to theft of proprietary information.
User agrees to (as available) send and receive electronic mail, engage in conferences and chats, download and upload files, and otherwise use the Website only as permitted by these Terms and Conditions, any additional policies or procedures published in this web site from time to time by the Village, and applicable law.
The Village reserves the right to remove any contents of this website received from users for violations of the Village’s Interact Platform use policies, as may be established from time-to-time, and other applicable regulations and laws, including violations of others’ legal rights. The Village reserves the right to edit any notices or postings for length if and when such length interferes with other users’ access to and use of a Interact Platform.
The User acknowledges that chats, conferences, bulletin boards, discussion webs and any other such interactive or communications’ Interact Platforms hosted by the Website are public and not private communications and are limited to the topic, time, or user group identified in the particular Interact Platform’s use policy. Further, the User acknowledges that chats, posting conferences, discussion webs and other communications by any users are not endorsed by the Village, and such communications shall not be considered reviewed, screened, endorsed, or approved by the Village.
The User acknowledges that any communications or material submitted on this Website by electronic mail, interactive forms or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like is and will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. Anything that the User transmits or submits: 1) may be used by the Village for any purpose, including but not limited to reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast, and posting, 2) may be archived and maintained pursuant to the Village’s document retention policy, and 3) may be made publicly available pursuant to applicable requests for records under the Freedom of Information Act. User agrees that the Village is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication the User transmits or submits to the Village by electronic mail, Interactive Platforms or otherwise, for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to disseminating such information.
As a condition of use of the Website, the User agrees to indemnify the Village, its officers, employees and agents against any and all liability, expenses (including attorney’s fees) and damages arising out of any and all claims resulting from User’s use of the Website or any External Website, including without limitation any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach by User of these terms and conditions. The User further agrees to indemnify the Village, its officers, employees and agents against any and all liability, expenses (including attorney’s fees) and damages arising out of any and all claims that information or material that User has submitted to the Website is in violation of any law or any third party rights, including but not limited to claims of defamation, invasion of privacy, breach of confidence, infringement of copyright, and infringement of any other intellectual property, personal privacy, or publicity right.
The laws of the State of Illinois, USA, govern this Agreement. User consents to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Lake County, Illinois, USA in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Website. Use of the Website is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph.
The Village’s performance of this Agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this Agreement is in derogation of the Village’s right to comply with law enforcement requests or requirements relating to the User’s use of the Website or information provided to or gathered by the Village 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 limitation 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.
Closing of Agreement
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the User and the Village with respect to the Website and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the User and the Village with respect to this Website; provided however that the terms of any agreement between the Village and owner or operator of a External Website shall control in the event of any conflict related to any such agreement. This Agreement shall be deemed to include all other notices, policies, disclaimers and other terms contained in the Website; provided, however, that in the event of a conflict between such other terms and the terms of this Agreement, the terms of this Agreement shall control, except as related to owners and operators of External Websites as identified above. A printed version of this Agreement and of any notice given in electronic form will 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. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.