Introduction

The website of the Village of Riverwoods (“Village”), www.riverwoods-il.net (“Website”), is offered to you, the user (“User”), conditioned on acceptance of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein, without modification (“Terms and Conditions”). You represent and warrant that you are at least eighteen (18) years old and that you have the legal authority to accept these 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 Website. User access and use of the Website constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

Privacy and Protection of Personal Information

See the Privacy Statement disclosures relating to the collection and use of your information at the end of these Terms and Conditions.
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.

Purpose

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.

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 representationswhatsoever 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.

External Websites and Links

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.

License

All trademarks, servicemarks, and copyrights identified the Website belong to their respective owners and appear on the Website at their 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.

NOTICES AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, 17 U.S.C. 512(c)(2), the Village’s designated agent for notice of alleged copyright infringement in connection with the Website is:

Attention: Village President
Village of Riverwoods
300 Portwine Road
Riverwoods, Illinois 60015
Telephone: 847-945-3990
Email: info@riverwoods-il.net

To file a notice of infringement with Linea Apartments, the requirements specified in Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 must be fulfilled. The text of this statute can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office web site, located at www.copyright.gov.

Disclaimer of Damages

By using the Village web pages, the User assumes all risks associated with the use of the Website, 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 and its officials, officers, employees or agents 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 Website 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 and its officials, officers, employees or agents 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 Other 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 Interactive Platforms, only to send and receive messages and material that are related to the narrow topical, temporal, and/or user group for which such Interactive Platform was created. In addition to any Interactive Platform-specific limitations, the User agrees that when using an Interactive 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 Interactive 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 an Interactive Platform.

The User acknowledges that chats, conferences, bulletin boards, discussion webs and any other such Interactive Platforms hosted by this Website are public and not private communications and are limited to the topic, time, or user group identified in the particular Interactive 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.

Indemnity

As a condition of use of the Website, the User agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Village, its officials, 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 officials, 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 Village reserves the right to participate in and control its defense and reserves the right to require reimbursement for the costs, expenses and fees of its defense from you.

Jurisdiction

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.

Severability

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.

General Provisions

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 an 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.

PRIVACY POLICY

This web site, www.riverwoods-il.net (the “Website”), is operated on behalf of the Village of Riverwoods, Illinois (the “Village,” “we,” “us,” and “our”). Your privacy is important to us. It is our policy to protect your Personal Information (as defined below) and to use it only in accordance with this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy only governs our use and disclosure of information collected through this Site.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM YOU

We collect information from you when you register on our site, submit information through a contact form or other web form, or subscribe to our email list. When registering on our site you may be asked to enter your name, e-mail address or zip code. You may, however, visit our site anonymously. We automatically collect information about your Internet connection, including but not limited to:

• The name of the Internet domain you used to access the Internet;
• The IP address of the web site from which you linked directly to our Website;
• The date and time you accessed our Website; and
• The pages you visited

This information (“Non-Personal Information”) does not identify you personally. We use this Non-Personal Information to monitor the effectiveness of the Website and to consider potential improvements to the Website. We request that you provide certain personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) to use certain other features of the Website. We request that you provide contact information, including but not limited to your name, address, email address, and phone number. Providing such information is voluntary, and by providing such information, you consent to our collection and use of it, as described in this Privacy Policy. We do not collect any Personal Information about you when you visit the Website unless you give us that information. You may choose not to provide Personal Information via the Website, and you may choose not to participate in the Website.

USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We also use your Personal Information to administer your participation in the Website and to communicate information we think may be of interest to you. By providing Personal Information, you agree that we may use it in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We may use your Personal Information to provide aggregate statistics about our users, traffic patterns, and related site information to our sponsors and partners.
Identifying information about the individual person shall not be disclosed unless that person has given us permission to share that information.

SHARING YOUR INFORMATION

We may use your Personal Information

• To administer a survey or other site feature
• To send periodic emails
• To contact you by mail, phone or text message

We will not divulge your Personal Information to the extent it is protected from disclosure under applicable law, including the Freedom of Information Act. We may use third-party service providers and suppliers to facilitate the Website and the services we provide, and they may have access to Personal Information. We may also disclose Personal Information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety. Requests to change your Personal Information may be submitted via one of the contact methods described on the Website. We may send email regarding our services. If you wish us to discontinue such communications, follow the directions contained in the email to remove a name from our mailing list.

USE OF COOKIES

The use of cookies enables us to enhance your visits to the Website. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that are transferred to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser. The help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, but this may limit your ability to use some features of the Website. Cookies enable us to recognize your browser and provide features that are tailored to your needs. We may use information from cookies for purposes of planning and tracking, as well as assessing the technical function of the Website. We may also use cookies to track information about which pages you visit within the Website to help us gauge the effectiveness of the Website or our content.

LINKED SITES

We may provide links on the Website to other sites of interest or to sites that perform services for us. We do not review or endorse the content of these 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 the providers of those sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our Website and to read the privacy statements of each website that collects Personal Information.

SECURITY MEASURES

While we strive 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.

CHILDREN AND PARENTS

We do not offer or provide products and services for children. If you are under thirteen (13) years of age, you may not use our Site. We do not intend to collect Personal Information from children. If your child has submitted Personal Information and you would like to request that such information be removed, you may contact us via one of the contact methods described on the Website and we will promptly remove such information and shall not use such information. Users under the age of thirteen and their parents or guardians are advised that any Personal Information voluntarily entered by children may be available for public access until the Village becomes aware that a user is under the age of thirteen and has had a reasonable opportunity to remove the information from the Website.

REVIEWING INFORMATION

You may review your information at any time by logging into the Website. You may make changes to the information you have submitted at any time through the Website. You may contact the Village via one of the contact methods described on the Website if you wish to discuss any issues regarding your information.

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

We may change this Privacy Policy from time-to-time. If we do make a change, we will post the revised Privacy Policy on this Site. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically. Questions, comments, or complaints about our privacy policies should be submitted to us via the methods described on the Website.

CONTACT INFORMATION

You may contact the Village as follows:

Attention: Website Manager
Village of Riverwoods
300 Portwine Road
Riverwoods, Illinois 60015
Telephone: 847-945-3990
Email: info@riverwoods-il.net

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