TERMS OF USE

This web page represents a legal document that serves as our Terms of Use and it governs the legal terms of our website, windycitybloggers.com, sub-domains, and any associated web-based and mobile applications (collectively, “Website”), as owned and operated by Windy City Blogger Collective.

Capitalized terms, unless otherwise defined, have the meaning specified within the Definitions section below. This Terms of Use, along with our Privacy Policy, any Membership Rules, and other posted guidelines within our Website, collectively “Legal Terms”, constitute the entire and only agreement between you and Windy City Blogger Collective, and supersede all other agreements, representations, warranties and understandings with respect to our Website and the subject matter contained herein. We may amend our Legal Terms at any time without specific notice to you. The latest copies of our Legal Terms will be posted on our Website, and you should review all Legal Terms prior to using our Website. After any revisions to our Legal Terms are posted, you agree to be bound to any such changes to them. Therefore, it is important for you to periodically review our Legal Terms to make sure you still agree to them.

By using our Website, you agree to fully comply with and be bound by our Legal Terms. Please review them carefully. If you do not accept our Legal Terms, do not access and use our Website. If you have already accessed our Website and do not accept our Legal Terms, you should immediately discontinue use of our Website.

The last update to our Terms of Use was posted on 05 January 2014.

Definitions:

The terms “us” or “we” or “our” refers to Windy City Blogger Collective, the owner of the Website.
A “Visitor” is someone who merely browses our Website, but has not registered as Member.
A “Member” is an individual that has registered with us to use our Service.
Our “Service” represents the collective functionality and features as offered through our Website to our Members.
A “User” is a collective identifier that refers to either a Visitor or a Member.
All text, information, graphics, audio, video, and data offered through our Website are collectively known as our “Content”.

Legal Compliance

You agree to comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances, and regulations regarding your use of our Website. Windy City Blogger Collective reserves the right to investigate complaints or reported violations of our Legal Terms and to take any action we deem appropriate, including but not limited to canceling your Member account, reporting any suspected unlawful activity to law enforcement officials, regulators, or other third parties and disclosing any information necessary or appropriate to such persons or entities relating to your profile, email addresses, usage history, posted materials, IP addresses and traffic information, as allowed under our Privacy Policy.

Intellectual Property

Our Website may contain our service marks or trademarks as well as those of our affiliates or other companies, in the form of words, graphics, and logos. Your use of our Website does not constitute any right or license for you to use such service marks/trademarks, without the prior written permission of the corresponding service mark/trademark owner. Our Website is also protected under international copyright laws. The copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any portion of our Website is strictly prohibited. Your use of our Website does not grant you ownership rights of any kind in our Website.

Use of Website

The content of the website has been created by Windy City Blogger Collective members and may not be republished online or offline without prior permission.

Visitor Conduct

Visitors and/or Windy City Blogger Collective Members who choose to post information in the comments or elsewhere on website must refrain from posting offensive, obscene, rude, profane, spam, off topic, personal information, or otherwise inappropriate material. The content of the website, including its comments, will be moderated and anything deemed inappropriate may be removed.

Website Content

None of the content of the website is legal advice. The best practices and opinions expressed on the site are for reference.

Links to Other Websites

Our Website may contain links to third party websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you. By linking to these websites, we do not create or have an affiliation with, or sponsor such third party websites. The inclusion of links within our Website does not constitute any endorsement, guarantee, warranty, or recommendation of such third party websites. Windy City Blogger Collective has no control over the legal documents and privacy practices of third party websites; as such, you access any such third party websites at your own risk.

General Terms

Our Legal Terms shall be treated as though it were executed and performed in Illinois, United States and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Illinois, United States without regard to conflict of law principles. In addition, you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction and venue of such courts. Any cause of action by you with respect to our Website, must be instituted within one (1) year after the cause of action arose or be forever waived and barred. Should any part of our Legal Terms be held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed consistent with applicable law and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. To the extent that any Content in our Website conflicts or is inconsistent with our Legal Terms, our Legal Terms shall take precedence. Our failure to enforce any provision of our Legal Terms shall not be deemed a waiver of such provision nor of the right to enforce such provision. The rights of Windy City Blogger Collective under our Legal Terms shall survive the termination of our Legal Terms.