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Terms and conditions
Terms and Conditions of Use
The Art Institute of Chicago Museum Shop Web site ("Site") is provided to you under these terms and conditions ("Terms and Conditions"). The Art Institute of Chicago may at any time revise these Terms and Conditions by updating this posting. By accessing, browsing or using the Site, you accept and agree to, without limitation or qualification, these Terms and Conditions (and any amendments). You are encouraged to visit this page from time to time to review the current Terms and Conditions.
You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on this site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
All content included on this site is the property of the Art Institute of Chicago or its content suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of the Art Institute of Chicago and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.
THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO and other Art Institute of Chicago names, logos, trademarks, and service marks (collectively, the "Trademarks") and any variants displayed on the Site are registered and unregistered Trademarks of The Art Institute of Chicago. The Trademarks of third parties may also be displayed on this Site. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Site without the prior written permission of The Art Institute of Chicago or such third party that may own the Trademarks displayed on the Site. Any unauthorized use of the Trademarks or any other materials, is strictly prohibited.
Site Access and Links
The Art Institute of Chicago grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this site and not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with the express written consent of the Art Institute of Chicago. This license does not include any commercial use of this site or its contents; any collection or use of product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of this site or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. This Site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without the express written consent of the Art Institute of Chicago. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information of the Art Institute of Chicago without express written consent. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted herein. You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the home page of the Site so long as the link does not portray the Art Institute of Chicago, or its products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter. You may not use any Trademarks as part of the link without express written permission.
Your Account; Postings on the Site
If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. If you are under 18, you may use the Site only with involvement of a parent or guardian. The Art Institute of Chicago reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in its sole discretion.
You may post reviews, comments, and other content; and submit suggestions, ideas, comments, questions, or other information, so long as the content is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, mass mailings, or any form of "spam." You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of any content. The Art Institute of Chicago reserves the right (but not the obligation) to edit or remove such content, but does not regularly review posted content.
If you do post content or submit material, you grant the Art Institute of Chicago a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. You grant the Art Institute of Chicago and sublicensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if they choose. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify the Art Institute of Chicago for all claims resulting from content you supply. The Art Institute of Chicago takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.
For purposes of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(2), the Art Institute of Chicago has designated an agent for notification of claimed infringement as follows: The Art Institute of Chicago, Attn: Julie Getzels, Esq., Office of General Counsel, 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60603. The Art Institute of Chicago provides the above contract information for purposes of the DMCA only and reserves the right to respond only to correspondence that is relevant to this purpose.
The Art Institute of Chicago attempts to be as accurate as possible. However, the Art Institute of Chicago does not warrant that product descriptions or other content of this site is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free. If a product offered on the site is not as described, your sole remedy is to return it in unused condition.
Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability
THIS SITE AND ALL INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) AND SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED BY THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS SITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THIS SITE, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE; INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THIS SITE; ITS SERVERS; OR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS SENT FROM THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE OR FROM ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING.
CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
The Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of the State of Illinois without regard to its conflict of laws rules. For any dispute relating to these Terms and Conditions, your visit to the Site, or to any products or services sold or distributed in connection with the Site, each party hereby irrevocably consents to exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located in Cook County, Illinois.
Severance and Waiver
You acknowledge and agree that if any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and Conditions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. Furthermore, if any provision of these Terms and Conditions 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.
The Art Institute of Chicago's failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to in writing by the Art Institute of Chicago.