Tech Month Chicago Terms of Service
Use of Service. You confirm that, in agreeing to accept these Terms, you have not relied on any representation that is not expressly included in these Terms.
Severability. If any part of these Terms shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed to be severable from these Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any of the remaining provisions of the Terms. If any provision of the Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision.
Listing Service. Tech Month Chicago is not the organizer or owner of the events listed on the Website and, except as otherwise explicitly stated, is not affiliated with such events. Tech Month Chicago provides the Website solely to help users find, list, and promote events. Tech Month Chicago is not responsible for the events. It is the event organizer’s sole obligation to ensure that any event meets all applicable local, state, provincial, national and other laws, rules and regulations, and that the goods and services described in any event page posting are actually delivered in a satisfactory manner. Tech Month Chicago cannot ensure that users will be satisfied with any events, products or services promoted on our Website or on another website via a third-party link. Tech Month Chicago also expressly disclaims any and all liability for events listed on the Website, and for the actions or omissions of the organizer or owner of such events, including but not limited to, liability for (a) an event organizer’s failure to hold or correctly list the date of an event, (b) any discrepancies between the event description on the Website and the actual event, and (c) any and all disputes or claims arising out of or related to the event.
Tech Month Chicago cannot ensure that users will be satisfied with any products or services offered and/or purchased from such third-party web sites. Tech Month Chicago does not endorse any of the products or services offered in any third-party web sites. Further, Tech Month Chicago has not taken any steps to confirm the correctness, accuracy, inoffensiveness, or reliability of any information contained in any third-party web sites. Before proceeding with any transaction with any third-party web site, whether the transaction is online or off-line, it shall be the sole responsibility of the User to conduct whatever investigation such User deems necessary and appropriate.
Warning About Content. You understand that by using the Website, you may encounter content that may be considered indecent or otherwise objectionable. Consequently, you agree to use the Website at your sole risk and you agree that Tech Month Chicago shall have not any liability to you for any such content that may be found to be indecent or otherwise objectionable.
Tech Month Chicago does not verify the accuracy, truthfulness or reliability of any information posted by users or contained in Linked Websites, endorse any opinions, or confirm the credentials of any users who may post information. You should always exercise caution and not rely or act upon any information available on the Website, particularly information that relates to your legal rights, financial arrangements or health.
You acknowledge that when using the Website, you may be exposed to Contributed Content (as defined below) from a variety of sources, and that we are not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such Contributed Content. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to Contributed Content that is inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against us and our affiliates and owners with respect thereto.
WHILE TECH MONTH CHICAGO ENDEAVORS TO PROVIDE ACCURATE AND TIMELY INFORMATION, THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. MOREOVER, TECH MONTH CHICAGO MAY MAKE MODIFICATIONS AND/OR CHANGES IN THIS SITE OR IN THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY REASON. YOU, THE USER, ASSUME THE SOLE RISK OF MAKING USE OF, AND/OR RELYING ON, THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THIS SITE. TECH MONTH CHICAGO MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY, LEGALITY IN YOUR JURISDICTION, OR ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THIS SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE.
ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM, LOSS OF DATA, OR FINANCIAL LOSS THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.
NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM TECH MONTH CHICAGO OR THROUGH OR FROM THE WEBSITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS.
Events Beyond Tech Month Chicago’s Control. Users expressly absolve and release Tech Month Chicago from any claim of harm resulting from a cause beyond Tech Month Chicago’s control including, but not limited to, failure of electronic or mechanical equipment or communication lines, telephone or other interconnect problems, computer viruses, unauthorized access, theft, operator errors, severe weather, earthquakes, natural disasters, strikes or other labor problems, wars, terrorism, or governmental restrictions.
No Resale Of Service. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Website, use of the Website, or access to the Website. If you operate a website and wish to link to the Website, you may do so provided you agree to cease such link upon request from us.
Contributed Content. We may now or in the future allow Users to submit materials to the Website. Such submissions include, but are not limited to, uploading, posting, transmitting, or otherwise making available to the Website any text, images, audio files, video clips, or any audio-visual content to the Website (collectively, “Contributed Content”).
By posting Contributed Content using the Website, you agree that Tech Month Chicago, its authorized agents, designees, licensees, vendors, owners, successors and assigns may, but are not obligated to, use the Contributed Content and you grant Tech Month Chicago a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, paid up right and license to reproduce, exhibit and otherwise use or authorize the use of the Contributed Content and any portion thereof at any time and to distribute the same by any medium, for any purpose, including but not limited to the promotion of Tech Month Chicago. Additionally, each User of the Website is granted an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, free of charge, license to access the User Submissions through the Website. You further grant Tech Month Chicago the right to use your name, image, likeness, appearance, voice, sounds, video or digital recordings, audio clips and the like, or that of your minor child, as such is embodied in the Contributed Content. In addition to and without limiting the foregoing, you understand that the Contributed Content may be used in advertising and promotion materials created on behalf of Tech Month Chicago and may be displayed and shared in such locations and mediums that include, but are not limited to, online in various social media sites, websites owned by or on behalf of Tech Month Chicago, email or other potential offline channels such as newspapers.
You acknowledge that you are not due any credit, acknowledgement or compensation in connection with this license or use of the Contributed Content and that you do not have any rights of review, editing or approval regarding the Contributed Content. You also acknowledge that you have no claim (including, without limitation, claims based upon invasion of privacy, defamation, right of publicity, or copyright infringement) arising out of any use, blurring, alteration, editing, distortion, faulty reproduction, or use in any composite form of the Contributed Content and you irrevocably waive in favor of Tech Month Chicago any and all so called moral rights, “droit moral,” rights of attribution or similar rights you may have to the Contributed Content.
You represent and warrant that (i) the Contributed Content does not violate any applicable laws or regulations, including without limitation any third party copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right; (ii) you are the sole and exclusive owner of all right, title and interest in and to the Contributed Content and there is no contract, option or any other right of any person, now or at any time in the future, that may prohibit you from granting this license to Tech Month Chicago; (iii) you (or your parent or guardian granting such right) are 13 years of age or older; and (iv) you have all necessary permissions and trademarks for use of any content, names, trademarks, logos, uniforms, designs, works of art or images of any person depicted in the Contributed Content.
You hereby release and discharge Tech Month Chicago, and its respective agents, designees, licensees, successors, assigns, officers, directors, and employees from any and all claims, demands, liabilities or expenses that you may now or hereafter have or incur that arise out of or relate to us, exhibition or distribution of the Contributed Content, or the names, likeness, images, or appearances embodied therein, including without limitation, claims based on rights of privacy or publicity. Under no circumstances will Tech Month Chicago be liable in any way for any Contributed Content, including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Website.
Contributed Content must comply at all times with these Terms and with any separate terms and conditions relating to such Contributed Content that we may publish on the Website from time to time.
We do not endorse any Contributed Content, or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and we expressly disclaim any and all liability in connection with Contributed Content. We do not permit copyright infringing activities or any infringement of any other intellectual property rights on the Website. We reserve the right to remove the Contributed Content without notice for any reason in our absolute discretion, including, without limitation, breach of the Terms, and/or breach of any intellectual property rights.
You acknowledge that when using the Website, you may be exposed to Contributed Content from a variety of sources, and that we are not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such Contributed Content. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to Contributed Content that are inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against us with respect thereto.
Tech Month Chicago hereby disclaims any responsibility or liability with respect to any information or materials posted by others, including defamatory, offensive or illicit material, or other material or information that violates the Terms herein.
Age Restrictions. Tech Month Chicago is concerned about the safety and privacy of children. For this reason, you must be at least eighteen (18) years of age, or the legal age of majority where you reside, to use the Website. Otherwise you may use the Website only with the involvement of a parent or guardian. In any event, you may not use the Website if you are under the age of thirteen (13).
Code of Conduct. You agree not to use the Website to upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available any content that:
- is unlawful, threatens or incites violence, physical intimidation or other unlawful action or otherwise creates a genuine risk of imminent harm or direct threat to safety;
- consists of or depicts obscene material as defined by applicable state, provincial or national law;
- contains profanity, threats, prejudiced comments, hate speech, sexually explicit language, or other content that is not appropriate for other users;
- harms minors in any way;
- is defamatory, libelous, unlawfully threatening, unlawfully harassing, disparaging, grossly inflammatory, false, misleading, fraudulent, inaccurate, unfair, contains gross exaggeration or unsubstantiated claims, violates the privacy rights of any third party, is unreasonably harmful or offensive to any individual or community;
- collects any user content or information, or otherwise accesses the Website using automated means (such as harvesting bots, robots, spiders, or scrapers) without our prior permission;
- attempts to scrape or collect any personal or private information from other users or from the Website;
- pretends to come from someone other than you, or where you are impersonating someone else;
- intercepts or monitors, damages, or modifies any communication not intended for you;
- violates any laws regarding unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising;
- constitutes unlawful multi-level marketing, such as a pyramid scheme;
- constitutes unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, solicitations, promotional materials, junk mail, spam and/or chain letters for commercial or personal gain;
- is private information about or belonging to any third party, including, without limitation, home addresses, home phone numbers, personal email addresses, personal identification numbers and credit card numbers, the disclosure of which would constitute an invasion of privacy or otherwise be prohibited under applicable law;
- contains software viruses, worms, or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, gain illegal access, destroy or limit the functionality of any data, software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment;
- restricts or inhibits any other authorized User from using and enjoying the Website;
- infringes upon or violates the rights of any individual or entity under applicable state, provincial or national law including without limitation, intellectual property rights and/or trademarks; or
- constitutes, encourages or provides instructions for a criminal offense or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law.
Using a name other than your own legal name in association with the submission of Contributed Content is prohibited (except in those specific areas of the Website that may specifically ask for unique, fictitious names).
You agree not to disrupt, overwhelm, attack, modify or interfere with the Website or its associated software, hardware and/or servers in any way, and you agree not to hinder or interfere with others’ use of the Website. You further agree not to alter or tamper with any information or materials on or associated with the Website.
Reviews. Users may be able to post reviews of events, businesses, and other features listed on the Website. Reviews do not reflect the views of Tech Month Chicago or its respective employees, owners, officers, or directors. Tech Month Chicago hereby disclaims any responsibility or liability for any review or for any claims, damages, or losses resulting from any use of the Website or the materials contained therein.
Contributed Content Screening and Removal. You acknowledge that the Website and/or its designees may or may not pre-screen Contributed Content, and shall have the right (but not the obligation), in their sole discretion, to move, remove, block, edit, or refuse any Contributed Content for any reason, including without limitation that such Contributed Content violates these Terms or is otherwise objectionable.
Contests, Promotions Or Games. From time to time, Tech Month Chicago may offer as part of the Website, either on or through the Website, contests, promotions or games (collectively, “Games”). To participate in Games, participants (each a “Participant,” and collectively “Participants”) may be required to submit Contributed Content. Participants aged 13 and over may submit the Contributed Content themselves; Participants may also submit Contributed Content on behalf of someone under the age of 13. Upon submission, all Contributed Content becomes the exclusive property of Tech Month Chicago. Tech Month Chicago, at its sole discretion, may suspend or revoke the participation of any Participant.
Participants agree to release Tech Month Chicago and its agents, advertisers, sponsors or promotional partners, from all liability arising from participation in any of Game located on, or accessed through, the Website. Tech Month Chicago is not responsible for technical, hardware, or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions which may limit any Participant’s ability to participate in any Game. Each Participant agrees to be bound by the rules of any Game. A Participant who violates any of the rules or guidelines for behavior published on the Website, or the site where the Game is conducted, are subject to immediate disqualification and revocation of their registration. Tech Month Chicago is under no obligation to award any prize to any Participant who violates a published rule or guideline.
Some Games may offer prizes to Participants. All prizes are subject to the official game or contest rules published with that Game.
Intellectual Property Rights. All material contained on this Website, unless otherwise indicated, is protected by law to the fullest extent possible including, but not limited to, United States copyright, trade secret, and trademark law, as well as other state, national, and international laws and regulations. Except as expressly provided for in these Terms, nothing contained on this Website shall be construed as granting a license or other rights to you in any intellectual property of Tech Month Chicago or any third party.
Notices, Communications, And Electronic Signatures. You agree to accept all communications from Tech Month Chicago regarding use of the Website at the addresses you provide to Tech Month Chicago. Tech Month Chicago is entitled to rely on the e-mail address and mailing address that you last provided to us. You agree to waive all claims resulting from failure to receive communications because of changes in your e-mail address or mailing address not communicated to Tech Month Chicago. You agree to be bound by any affirmance, assent or agreement you transmit through the Website. You agree that, when in the future you visit Website, your agreement or consent to these Terms will be legally binding and enforceable and the legal equivalent of your handwritten signature.
Assumption of Risk. Use of the Internet and this Website is solely at your own risk and is subject to all applicable local, state, national, and international laws and regulations. While Tech Month Chicago has endeavored to create a secure and reliable Website, please be advised that the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to/from this Website over the Internet cannot be guaranteed. Accordingly, Tech Month Chicago and its employees, agents, directors, officers, owners, partners, representatives, shareholders, attorneys, predecessors, successors, and assigns are not responsible for the security of any information transmitted via the Internet. The User assumes sole and complete risk for using this Website and must make his or her own determination as to these matters.
International Users. Tech Month Chicago, makes no representations that the Website is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Website from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law. You warrant that it is legal for you to view this Website in the jurisdiction to which you are subject. You are responsible for compliance with all laws of that jurisdiction, in viewing or using the Website.
Website Monitoring and Law Enforcement. Tech Month Chicago reserves the right to view, monitor, and record activity on the Website without notice or permission from you. Any information obtained by monitoring, reviewing, or recording is subject to review by law enforcement organizations in connection with investigation or prosecution of possible criminal activity on the Website. Tech Month Chicago will also comply with all court orders involving requests for such information.
You acknowledge that we have no obligation to monitor any users’ access to or use of the Website, or to review or edit any Contributed Content, but we have the right to do so in our sole discretion: (i) for the purpose of operating and improving the Website (including without limitation for fraud prevention, risk assessment, investigation and customer support purposes); (ii) to ensure your compliance with these Terms; (iii) to comply with applicable law or the order or requirement of a court, administrative agency or other governmental body; or (iv) to address content that we determine is otherwise objectionable or violates these Terms. We reserve the right, at any time and without prior notice, to remove or disable access to any Contributed Content that we, in our sole discretion, consider to be objectionable for any reason, in violation of these Terms, otherwise harmful to the Website, or for any other reason that we deem appropriate.
You acknowledge and agree that Tech Month Chicago may preserve Contributed Content and account information and may also disclose Contributed Content and account information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) comply with legal process; (b) respond to claims that any of Contributed Content violates the rights of third parties; (c) enforce or administer the Terms, and/or (d) protect the rights, property and/or personal safety of Tech Month Chicago, its users and/or the public, including fraud prevention. You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Website, including Your Content, may involve transmissions over various networks and/or changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.
You shall notify us immediately upon becoming aware of the commission by any person of any restricted uses of the Website by sending an email to Melanie@techmonthchicago.com, and you shall provide us with reasonable assistance in any investigations we conduct in light of the information you provide in this respect. In order to protect the integrity of the Website, we also reserve the right at any time in our sole discretion to block users from certain IP addresses from accessing and using the Website.
Limitation of Liability. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, TECH MONTH CHICAGO SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE, ANY DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE, ANY DELAY OR INABILITY TO ACCESS YOUR ACCOUNT, UNAUTHORIZED USE OR MISUSE OF YOUR ACCOUNT, ANY INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE, STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE WEBSITE OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANOTHER THEORY OF LAW, EVEN IF TECH MONTH CHICAGO HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF DAMAGES SUCH AS CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS, TECH MONTH CHICAGO’S ENTIRE LIABILITY AND YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY WITH RESPECT TO YOUR USE OF THIS SITE SHALL NOT EXCEED $100. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE REMEDIES STATED IN THESE TERMS ARE EXCLUSIVE AND ARE LIMITED TO THOSE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED FOR IN THESE TERMS.
Disclaimer of Warranties. THE INFORMATION ON THIS SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” AND TECH MONTH CHICAGO TECH MONTH CHICAGO DOES NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING ANY REPRESENTATIONS RELATED TO INFORMATION THAT MAY BE OBTAINED BY USING THE WEBSITE. ALL USE OF THE WEBSITE IS AT THE SOLE RISK OF THE USER. TECH MONTH CHICAGO DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, INCLUDING IMPLIED AND/OR STATUTORY WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND/OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES’ RIGHTS, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
TECH MONTH CHICAGO MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE WEBSITE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, AND (V) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.
Limitation of Liability and Disclaimer of Warranties are Material Terms of these Terms. You agree and acknowledge that the provisions of these Terms that limit liability and disclaim warranties are essential terms of these Terms.
Statute of Limitations. You agree to file any claim regarding any aspect of this Website or these Terms within twelve (12) months of the time in of the existence of the alleged facts giving rise to the action or claim.
Choice of Law and Forum. The Terms and the relationship between you and Tech Month Chicago shall be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and Tech Month Chicago agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Cook, Illinois.
You agree that the Website shall be deemed a passive website that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over Tech Month Chicago, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than Illinois.
Indemnity. You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Tech Month Chicago and its affiliates (as well as its officers, directors, members, agents, representatives, attorneys, employees, contractors, agents, licensors predecessors, successors and assigns) from and against any third party claims, actions, or demands (including, without limitation, suits, proceedings, injuries, liabilities, losses, costs, damages and reasonable legal and accounting fees) alleging or resulting from, or in connection with (i) your use of this Website, (ii) your use of the Website to provide a link to a Linked Website or to upload content or other information to the Website. (iii) any breach by you of these Terms, a warranty, representation, covenant, or agreement made herein; (iv) your violation of any third-party right, including, without limitation, any copyright, property or privacy right; and (v) any claim that your content caused damage to a thirty-party.
This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms and your use of the Website. You shall not in any event settle any matter without the prior written consent of Tech Month Chicago, to be withheld at Tech Month Chicago’s sole discretion.
Advertising. The Website may be supported by advertising revenue and may display advertisements and promotions. These advertisements may be targeted to the content of information stored on the Website, queries made through the Website or other information. The manner, mode and extent of advertising by Tech Month Chicago on the Website are subject to change without specific notice to you. In consideration for Tech Month Chicago granting you access to and use of the Website, you agree that Tech Month Chicago may place such advertising on the Website.
Errors in Advertisements. On occasion, a product or service may not be available at the time or the price as it appears in an advertisement or other material in the Website. In such event, or in the event a product is listed at an incorrect price or with incorrect information due to typographical error, technology error, error in the date or length of publication, error in pricing or product information received from our advertisers or suppliers, or for any other reason, you agree the Website is not responsible for such errors or discrepancies.
Dealings With Advertisers. Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Website, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser. You agree that Tech Month Chicago shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Website.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Tech Month Chicago abides by the federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) by responding to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the DMCA and other applicable laws. As part of our response, we may remove or disable access to material residing on the Website that is claimed to be infringing, in which case we will make a good-faith attempt to contact the person who submitted the affected material so that they may make a counter notification, also in accordance with the DMCA.
Tech Month Chicago does not control content hosted on third party websites, and cannot remove content from sites it does not own or control. If you are the copyright owner of content hosted on a third party site, and you have not authorized the use of your content, please contact the administrator of that website directly to have the content removed.
Before serving either a Notice of Infringing Material or Counter-Notification, you may wish to contact a lawyer to better understand your rights and obligations under the DMCA and other applicable laws. The following notice requirements are intended to comply with Tech Month Chicago’s rights and obligations under the DMCA and, in particular, section 512(c), and do not constitute legal advice.
To file a notice of infringing material on the Website, please provide a notification containing the following details:
- Reasonably sufficient details to enable us to identify the work claimed to be infringed or, if multiple works are claimed to be infringed, a representative list of such works (for example: title, author, any registration or tracking number, URL);
- Reasonably sufficient detail to enable us to identify and locate the material that is claimed to be infringing (for example a link to the page that contains the material);
- Your contact information so that we can contact you (for example, your address, telephone number, email address);
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the material identified in (2) is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
- A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is alleged to be infringed.
- Your physical or electronic signature.
Then send this notice to:
Tech Month Chicago LLC
1908 S. Halsted Street #1F
Chicago, IL 60608
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If material that you have posted to the Website has been taken down, you may file a counter-notification that contains the following details:
- Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or disabled;
- A statement, under penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material in question;
- Your name, address and telephone number;
- A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for judicial district in which your address is located or, if your address is outside of the USA, for any judicial district in which Tech Month Chicago may be found and that you will accept service of process from the person who submitted a notice in compliance with the section (c)(1)(C) of the DMCA, as generally described above;
- Your physical or electronic signature.
Then send this notice to:
Tech Month Chicago LLC
1908 S. Halsted Street #1F
Chicago, IL 60608
By email: email@example.com
Compliance with Law. You agree to use the Website in strict compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. You shall take no actions which would cause Tech Month Chicago to be in violation of any laws, rulings or regulations applicable to Tech Month Chicago.
Assignment. You may not assign these Terms or any of your interests, rights, or obligations under these Terms. Tech Month Chicago may at any time transfer rights and obligations under these Terms to any Tech Month Chicago affiliate, subsidiary or business unit, or any of their affiliated companies or divisions, or any entity that acquires the Website or any of their respective assets.
Discontinuation of Service. The Website may modify, suspend, discontinue or restrict the use of any portion of the Website, including the availability of any portion of the Website at any time, without notice or liability. The Website may deny access to any registered member or other user at any time for any reason, or no reason at all in our sole discretion.
Waiver. Failure to insist on strict performance of any provision of the Terms will not operate as a waiver of any subsequent default or failure of performance. No waiver by Tech Month Chicago of any right under these Terms will be deemed to be either a waiver of any other right or provision or a waiver of that same right or provision at any other time. Any waiver of any portion of these Terms or of any right or remedy of Tech Month Chicago must be in writing in order to be effective.
Relationship. No joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between a User and Tech Month Chicago as a result of these Terms or User’s use of this Website.
No Third-Party Beneficiaries. You agree, except as expressly provided in these Terms, there shall be no third-party beneficiaries to these Terms.
Construction. In these Terms, unless the context requires, (i) the words “include,” “includes,” and “including,” and derivative or similar words, are deemed to be followed by the words “without limitation;” (ii) the word “or” includes both the conjunctive and disjunctive; (iii) the phrase “to the extent” means the degree to which a subject or other thing extends, and such phrase shall not mean simply “if;” (iv) words expressed in the singular number include the plural and vice versa; words expressed in the masculine include the feminine and neuter gender and vice versa; (v) with respect to any determination of any period of time, the word “from” means “from and including,” the word “to” means “to but excluding” and the word “through” means “through and including;” and (vi) any reference to any law is a reference to the law as amended, modified, supplemented or replaced from time to time (and, in the case of statutes, includes any rules and regulations promulgated under the statute) and any reference to any section of any statute, rule, or regulation includes any successor to the section.
Section Titles. The section titles in the Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
Complete Agreement. Except as expressly provided in a separate written agreement between you and Tech Month Chicago, these Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and Tech Month Chicago with respect to your use of the Website ad material available on or through this Website, and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written between the User and Tech Month Chicago with respect to this Website. Any rights not expressly granted herein are expressly reserved.
Last Updated: Aug. 18, 2017