Loop Chicago

Privacy & Terms


Privacy Statement

Chicago Loop Alliance (“CLA”) is committed to protecting the privacy of all individuals who utilize the www.loopchicago.com website (the “Site”).  Please read the following policy to understand how we collect, use and safeguard the information you may provide to us via this Site.  This Privacy Statement may be revised from time to time, so please revisit this page often to remain fully informed of our policies.

What Information Does CLA Collect From You?

Via the Site, CLA collects from you: (i) personally identifiable information, and (ii) technical and other information.

  • General Web Site Visitors.  When you browse the Site, you do so anonymously; no personally identifiable information is collected. 
  • Contacting Us.  The Site permits you to reach out to us via our Contact Us form. Whenever you send an email via the Contact Us form on the Site, you may be providing us with your first name, last name, email address, telephone number and any information you choose to provide in the text of your message. For example, you may choose to provide your mailing address or other information necessary or helpful for us to address your query or concern.
  • Newsletter.  The Site also permits you to subscribe (at no charge) to our newsletter, which we will periodically send to you along with other information regarding the City of Chicago and CLA’s services.  In order to sign up to receive the newsletter, you need only provide us your email address. 
  • Technical and Other Information.  While you are browsing the Site, we automatically log your IP address (a number assigned to your computer when you use the Internet) and your activity while using the Site.  Additionally, in order to personalize and enhance your experience on the Site, we may also collect information through “cookies.”  Cookies are small strings of text that are sent by the Site to your browser and then stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive.  We use cookies to help diagnose problems with our servers and to administer the Site.  We also use cookies to gather broad demographic information and to help identify you in respect to visits to the Site so that we may improve your user experience, and to determine whether you visited the Site from a particular Internet link or advertisement.  While a code in the cookie file enables the Site to label you as a particular user, including identifying you by name or other personally identifiable information, such cookie files are encrypted in order to protect your information.  Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but it is possible to change your browser setup so that it does not accept cookies.  However, rejecting cookies may prevent you from taking advantage of certain portions of the Site.

Tracking

We do not engage in the collection of personally identifiable information about your online activities over time and across third party websites or online services.  Accordingly, we do not currently process or comply with any web browser’s “do not track” signal or other mechanisms that provide consumers with the ability to exercise choice regarding the collection of personally identifiable information about your online activities over time and across third party websites.  However, we allow third party companies (such as AdRoll, as described below) to collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit our Site which can be combined with non-personally identifiable information during your visits to other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you.  These companies typically use a cookie or a third party web beacon to collect this information.  To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice, you can visit www.networkadvertising.org.

As noted, the Site allows AdRoll to utilize web tags and cookies via the Site to collect non-personally identifiable information from Site users enabling us to present you with retargeting advertising on other sites based on your previous interaction with the Site.  You may opt-out of AdRoll and their partners’ targeted advertising activities by visiting http://support.adroll.com/privacy-policy or www.networkadvertising.org/choices.

How is your information used?

  • Our Use of Information.  We collect, retain, and use your personally identifiable information for legitimate business purposes only, including without limitation the following: to respond to an inquiry from you or address a request submitted by you (including contacting you directly to request additional information to process your inquiry or request); to contact you and to provide you information regarding CLA and/or our services; to operate or improve the Site; to correspond with you regarding the Site or our services; to inform you of developments in CLA or about services, projects or events we believe may be of interest to you; to monitor Site visitor traffic patterns and Site usage; to comply with applicable laws, regulations and rules, and requests of relevant law enforcement and/or other governmental agencies; to enforce our Terms of Use; and/or to protect the rights, property, or safety of CLA, our users, and others.
  • Sharing Information.  We do not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to third parties.  We share your information only with our service providers or as otherwise described herein in order to provide you with information regarding our services.  Also, we may share in aggregate, statistical form, non-personal information regarding the visitors to the Site, traffic patterns, and Site usage with our partners or advertisers.  In addition, we will disclose information we maintain, including personally identifiable information: (i) when required to do so by law, or may disclose such information in response to a request from a law enforcement agency or authority or any regulatory authority; (ii) to protect the integrity or security of the Site or the interests, rights, or property of CLA; or (iii) to enforce the Site’s Terms of Use.

Modifications

We strive to maintain the accuracy of any personally identifiable information that may be collected from you, and will use our commercially reasonable efforts to respond promptly to update our database when you tell us the information in our database is not accurate.  It is your responsibility to ensure that such information is accurate, complete and up-to-date.  You may obtain from us, by mail or email, the information in our records.  If you wish to make any changes to any personally identifiable information you have provided to us, you may do so at any time by contacting us at info@chicagoloopalliance.com.

Opt Out

You may opt out of receiving materials or other communications from us by following the opt-out link provided in any email received, or by contacting us at info@chicagoloopalliance.com.

Children

In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 6501-06 and 16 C.F.R. §§ 312.1-312.12, we do not knowingly collect information from children.  By using the Site, you represent that you are not under 13 years of age.

Third Party Websites

CLA may reference or provide links to third party websites.  We are not responsible for the third party websites, and you should review the privacy policies posted on such sites.  Please be aware that CLA does not control, nor are we responsible for, the privacy policies or information practices of third parties or their websites.

Protecting Your Personally Identifiable Information

Because security is important to both CLA and you, we make reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems.  Please be aware, however, that Internet data transmission is not always secure and we cannot and do not guarantee that information you transmit utilizing the Site is secure.

Business Transfer

CLA may, in the future, sell or otherwise transfer some or all of its assets to a third party.  Your personally identifiable information and/or technical information we obtain from you via the Site may be disclosed to any potential or actual purchasers of such assets and/or may be among those assets transferred.

Acceptance of These Terms

This Privacy Statement is incorporated into and subject to the terms of the CLA Terms of Use.  CLA Terms of Use.  By using the Site and voluntarily providing your personally identifiable information to us, you consent to the collection and use of such personally identifiable information as set forth in this Privacy Statement.  If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Statement, please do not provide us with any information and do not use the Site.

Effectiveness

This Privacy Statement is effective as of July 1, 2014.  We reserve the right, at any time, to modify, alter, or update this policy, and any such modifications, alterations, or updates will be effective upon posting.  In the event we modify this Privacy Statement, your continued use of the Site will signify your acceptance of the modified Privacy Statement.

Questions?

Questions regarding this Privacy Statement should be directed to info@chicagoloopalliance.com. CLA may also be contacted directly at the following address and phone number: 

Chicago Loop Alliance
27 East Monroe Street
Suite 900 A
Chicago, Illinois  60603
Phone:  312-782-9160

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Terms of Use

The www.loopchicago.com website and the services offered via the www.loopchicago.com website (collectively, the “Site”) are provided by Chicago Loop Alliance (“CLA”) and are subject to the terms set forth herein.  If you visit the Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use.

CLA reserves the right to make changes at any time to these Terms of Use.  Any modifications to these Terms of Use will be effective upon posting. Your continued use of the Site following posting of any revised Terms of Use will constitute acceptance of the modified Terms of Use.

Trademarks and Copyrights

CHICAGO LOOP ALLIANCE, the CHICAGO LOOP ALLIANCE logo, CLA, #CITYSEATS, WINTER WONDERLOOP, WINTER WONDERLOOP CHICAGO LOOP ALLIANCE and Design, ACTIVATE, the ACTIVATE logo, THE GATEWAY, LIGHTSCAPE, THE LIVING LOOP, POP-UP ART LOOP and other marks displayed on our Site are the proprietary trademarks or service marks of CLA or third parties.  CLA’s marks may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not CLA’s, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among consumers, or to disparage or discredit CLA.  All other trademarks and service marks not owned by CLA that appear on this Site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by CLA.  You may not use, copy, modify or display any of the trademarks, service marks, names or logos appearing on the Site without the express written permission of the respective owner thereof.

All content contained on this Site, including, but not limited to, works of authorship, articles, blogs, software, design, text, graphics, photos, logos, button icons, audio clips, digital downloads, videos, images and data compilations; any improvements or modifications to such content; any derivative works based thereon; and the collection, arrangement and assembly of all content on this Site, are the property of CLA or its licensors and are protected by United States and international copyright and other intellectual property laws.

Nothing in these Terms of Use shall be deemed to grant to you or any other user of the Site any license or right in or to any copyright, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary right of CLA or any other person.

Use of the Site

The Site may include information regarding CLA and its services and/or other materials proprietary to CLA, including without limitation, information, articles, blogs, press releases, maps and photographs, as well as links to third party websites.  You may download, view, copy and print such information and materials and any other aspect of this Site (i) solely for your personal, non-commercial informational purposes; and (ii) provided that neither the information or materials, nor any proprietary notices or disclaimers therein, are modified, obscured or altered.

You agree you will not interfere, in any way, with others’ use of or access to the Site and will not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the computer system of any other Site user.  You further agree not to take any other action in connection with your use of the Site which violates any applicable local, state, national or international law, rule, regulation or order of any court in conjunction with your use of the Site.

You agree that you will not use any robot, spider or other automatic device, manual process or application or data mining or extraction tool to access, monitor, copy or use the Site. You also agree not to take any other action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Site.

Except as expressly provided herein, you may not use, download, upload, reproduce, copy, duplicate, print, display, perform, republish, sell, license, post, transmit, disseminate, redeliver using “framing technology,” otherwise distribute, or commercially exploit in any way, the Site or any portion thereof or any information or content on the Site, without the prior written permission of CLA.

Unauthorized Use of the Site

CLA reserves the right to investigate and take legal action against any perceived illegal and/or unauthorized use of the Site.  CLA’s decision not to pursue legal action for any violation of these Terms of Use shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision of these Terms of Use or any legal rights of CLA.

Privacy

The terms of the CLA Privacy Statement are hereby incorporated as part of these Terms of Use. CLA Privacy Statement.

Feedback

Except to the extent otherwise expressly provided by CLA, any and all comments, feedback, reviews, information or other materials submitted to CLA through or in association with the Site (collectively, “Feedback”) shall be considered non-confidential and CLA’s property. By submitting such Feedback to CLA, you agree that you assign to CLA, without charge, all worldwide rights, title and interest, including copyrights and any and all other intellectual property rights, in and to such Feedback, and that CLA shall be free to use such Feedback in any manner or media whatsoever, on an unrestricted basis and without any attribution, compensation or royalties to you.

Third Party Advertisements and Links to Third Party Sites

You acknowledge that, at any time, CLA may provide links to the websites of third parties via the Site.  Additionally, the Site may display advertisements from third parties, such as banner advertisements and pop-up texts, and links to the sites of such advertisers.  CLA is not responsible for the content of such advertisements or any links, or any products, services or other materials relating to such advertisements, any linked site, or any link contained in a linked site. The display of any advertisement or link does not imply endorsement by CLA of the advertisement or linked site or any content therein.  IN NO EVENT WILL CLA BE LIABLE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, TO ANYONE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO ANY USE, CONTINUED USE OR RELIANCE ON ANY ADVERTISMENT DISPLAYED ON THE SITE, OR ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR OTHER MATERIALS RELATING TO ANY SUCH ADVERTISEMENT, ANY LINKED THIRD PARTY SITE, OR ANY LINK CONTAINED IN A LINKED SITE.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE, OR ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, SERVICES AND MATERIALS CONTAINED IN, ACCESSED VIA, OR DESCRIBED ON THE SITE, IS AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND THAT ALL SUCH INFORMATION, CONTENT, SERVICES AND MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS.  TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, CLA MAKES NO, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL, REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE AVAILABILITY, OPERATION AND USE OF THE SITE, OR ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS OR SERVICES ON OR ACCESSED VIA THE SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE.  IN ADDITION, CLA DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE INFORMATION ACCESSIBLE VIA THE SITE IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE OR CURRENT, AND CLA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS THEREIN OR FOR ANY ADVERSE CONSEQUENCES RESULTING FROM YOUR RELIANCE ON SUCH INFORMATION OR ANY OTHER ASPECT OF THE SITE.  FURTHER, CLA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR FREE OF ERRORS, VIRUSES, OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

IN NO EVENT SHALL CLA, OR THE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, AGENTS OR REPRESENTATIVES OF CLA (CLA AND ALL SUCH PERSONS, COLLECTIVELY, THE “CLA PARTIES”) BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF, ACCESS TO, RELIANCE ON, INABILITY TO USE OR IMPROPER USE OF THE SITE, OR ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, SERVICES OR MATERIALS AVAILABLE THEREON (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL OR REVENUE, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, OR LOSS OF DATA), EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE.

CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT PERMIT LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN TYPES OF DAMAGES, AND THUS SOME OR ALL OF THE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold the CLA Parties harmless from and against any and all damages, liabilities, actions, causes of action, suits, claims, demands, losses, costs and expenses of any nature whatsoever (including without limitation attorneys’ fees, disbursements and court costs) arising from or in connection with (i) your use of the Site, or any content, information, services or materials contained, displayed or available therein; (ii) your violation of these Terms of Use; (iii) any Feedback provided by you to CLA; and/or (iv) your violation of any rights of any third party.

Modification or Discontinuance of the Site by CLA

At any time, without notice to you, and for any or no reason, CLA may modify or discontinue the Site or any content thereof. CLA shall in no way be held liable for any consequence which results from CLA’s decision to modify or discontinue providing the Site or any content thereof.

Denial of Access

CLA may prohibit you from using or accessing the Site, in whole or in part, for any or no reason, at any time, in its sole discretion, without notice to you.

Governing Law

The laws of the State of Illinois will govern these Terms of Use, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. You agree that any action arising out of these Terms of Use or your use of the Site shall be brought in state or federal court located in Illinois, and you consent to the jurisdiction of such courts.

Miscellaneous

You may not assign or otherwise transfer these Terms of Use or any rights or obligations hereunder. CLA’s failure to act on any breach of any provision hereof shall not be construed as a waiver of the enforcement of any provision unless CLA agrees to such waiver in writing.

If any portion of these Terms of Use is deemed unlawful, void or unenforceable, that portion will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions. These Terms of Use set forth the entire understanding between you and CLA with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersede any prior or contemporaneous communications, representations, or agreements, whether oral or written, between you and CLA with respect to such subject matter.

Contact

If you have any questions relating to these Terms of Use, the Site or CLA, please contact: info@chicagoloopalliance.com.

Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Intellectual Property Infringement

CLA respects the intellectual property rights of others.  If you believe that any content on this Site may infringe your copyrights or other intellectual property rights, please provide CLA the written information specified below. Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying CLA that your intellectual property rights have been infringed.

  • An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the intellectual property interest; 
  • A description of the intellectual property right that you claim has been infringed; 
  • A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site; 
  • Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address; 
  • A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the intellectual property owner, its agent, or the law; 
  • A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the intellectual property owner’s behalf.

CLA’s agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement or other intellectual property infringement on the Site can be reached as follows: 

Intellectual Property Agent
Chicago Loop Alliance
Suite 900 A
27 East Monroe Street
Chicago, Illinois  60603
Phone:  312-782-9160

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