TERMS & CONDITIONS OF USE
The Worth Public Library District’s website was developed for the purpose of providing useful information for its patrons, residents, businesses and others interested in the Library. The use of the Worth Public Library District’s website is offered to you, the user (“User”), conditioned on acceptance of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein, without modification. By accessing, viewing and using this website, User accepts these terms and conditions. You indicate that you understand and intend these Terms and Conditions to be the legal equivalent of a signed, written contract, and you accept and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. Worth Public Library District reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time for any reason, and your continued use of this website following any modifications will be deemed to constitute acceptance of such modifications.
User agrees to use this website as permitted by applicable local, state, and federal laws. User agrees, therefore, not to: 1) knowingly and without authorization, alter, damage, or destroy the Worth Public Library District’s or another user’s computer system, network, software, program, documentation or data contained therein; 2) use this service to conduct or attempt to conduct any business or activity or solicit the performance of any activity that is prohibited by law. In addition, taking action which results in blocking access to this website by other users will be deemed an unauthorized use.
There shall be no use of the Worth Public Library District’s seal, logos, designs, slogans, images, trademarks or service marks contained in this website without written permission from the Worth Public Library District.
Anyone using this system expressly consents to administrative monitoring at all times. System administrators may provide evidence of possible criminal activity identified during such monitoring to appropriate law enforcement officials.
Unless otherwise indicated, all content on this website, including text, graphics, images, and logos, is the property of Worth Public Library District or its content suppliers and is protected by United States and international copyright laws and regulations. In addition, Worth Public Library District owns a copyright on this website as a collective work or compilation, and in the selection, coordination, enhancement, and arrangement of the website’s content. Except as expressly provided herein, Worth Public Library District does not grant any express or implied right to you. Worth Public Library District actively and aggressively enforces its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law. The contents of this website are Copyright© Worth Public Library District, Inc. All rights reserved.
Worth Public Library District and other names, graphics, logos, and icons identifying Worth Public Library District or its products or services are the proprietary marks of Worth Public Library District. All other trademarks not owned by Worth Public Library District that appear on this website are the property of their respective owners.
These Terms and Conditions provide you with a personal, revocable, nonexclusive, nontransferable license to use this website conditioned on your continued compliance with these Terms and Conditions. You may use this website solely for your personal, noncommercial use, and you may download a single copy of the materials from this website only for personal, noncommercial home use, as long as you agree not to remove any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices from the materials downloaded. Except as expressly provided herein, you may not modify, copy, distribute, broadcast, transmit, reproduce, publish, license, transfer, sell, mirror, frame, deep link, or otherwise use any information or material obtained from or through this website without the prior written permission of the material’s owner. As a condition of your use of this website, you warrant to Worth Public Library District that you will not use this website for any purpose that is unlawful, unauthorized, or inconsistent with these Terms and Conditions, and you agree that this license to use the Worth Public Library District website will terminate immediately upon your violation of this warranty. Worth Public Library District reserves the right to terminate your access to this website and its content at any time, with or without notice, at our discretion.
Liability and Reliability
While we endeavor to keep information on our website current and to provide the most accurate, up to date materials available, all the information, materials and photographs it contains is provided “As Is” and “As Available” and may include inaccuracies, typographical errors or outdated information. The Worth Public Library District does not warrant or make any representation as to the quality, suitability, timeliness, reliability, legality in User’s jurisdiction, content, accuracy, or completeness of the information, materials, text, photographs, graphics, lists, services and other items described or contained on this website or any other website for any purpose. The Worth Public Library District disclaims any responsibility for accuracy and/or typographical errors of the information that may be contained on this website. The information and data included on the Worth Public Library District servers have been compiled by the Worth Public Library District staff from a variety of sources, and are subject to change without notice to the User. The Worth Public Library District reserves the right to add, remove or edit any material from its website and to make modifications or changes to it at any time without notice. The Worth Public Library District makes no warranties of any kind, including implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement or any representations whatsoever regarding the quality, content, completeness, suitability, adequacy, sequence, accuracy, or timeliness of such information and data. Users assume the sole risk of making use or relying on the information available on this website.
In any situation where the official printed publications of the Worth Public Library District differ from the text contained in this system, the official printed documents take precedence.
The Worth Public Library District reserves the right to revise these terms and conditions of use 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 in this website.
The Worth Public Library District makes no representations or warranties regarding the condition or functionality of this website, its suitability for use, or that this web service will be uninterrupted or error-free. The Worth Public Library District 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 or liability by the Worth Public Library District. The website may be temporarily unavailable from time to time due to maintenance or malfunction of computer equipment.
The Worth Public Library District respects the privacy of Users of its website. The Library does not share or distribute any information received from Users of its website to third parties except to the extent necessary to comply with applicable laws, police investigations or legal proceedings.
Because we care about the safety and privacy of children online, we comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA and its accompanying FTC regulation establish United States federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet. We do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13. Our website is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13. It is possible that by fraud or deception we may receive information pertaining to children under 13. If we are notified of this, as soon as we verify the information, we will immediately obtain parental consent or otherwise delete the information from our servers. If you want to notify us of our receipt of information by children under 13, please do so by contacting us.
Links to Other Websites
From time to time, there may be links and pointers to third party Internet websites contained in the Worth Public Library District’s website. These websites linked from the Worth Public Library District’s website are not under the Library’s control. The linked websites are owned and maintained by persons or entities other than the Worth Public Library District. We do not regularly review material posted or products or services offered on the website to which this website is linked. The Worth Public Library District does not assume any responsibility or liability for any information, communications or materials available at such linked websites, or at any link contained in a linked website. The Worth Public Library District does not intend these third party links to be referrals or endorsements of the linked entities by the Library, and are provided for convenience only. The Worth Public Library District 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 linked website. The Worth Public Library District expressly disclaims responsibility for the contents of any linked website, the accuracy of any information contained in a linked website, and the quality of the products and services offered at any linked website. Any decision to view the contents of any linked website is solely yours and is made at your own risk.
The Worth Public Library District reserves the right to deny links to any website for any reason, including but not limited to websites that contain obscene or objectionable images and/or text and websites that are associated with, 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.
All trademarks, servicemarks and copyrights mentioned in this website belong to their respective owners. Any commercial use of the materials stored on the Library’s website is prohibited. The User acknowledges and agrees that any name, logo, trademark, or servicemark contained on this website is owned and licensed by the Worth Public Library District and may not be used by the User without prior written approval. The intellectual property contained in this website, including but not limited to sound, graphics, charts, information, or images of places or people are either property of the Worth Public Library District or used on this website with 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.
By using the Worth Public Library District website, the User assumes all risks associated with the use of this 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 Worth Public Library District web page, link or User’s access to it. The Worth Public Library District 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 Worth Public Library District website or with the delay or inability to use this website, or from any information, documents, services, software, or other material obtained through this website, or otherwise arising out of the use of this website, whether based on contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise, even if the Worth Public Library District and/or any of its employees/affiliates has been advised of the possibility of damages. The Worth Public Library District 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.
No Library Association with User
User acknowledges that no joint venture, partnership, employment or agency relationship exists between the User and the Worth Public Library District as a result of this Agreement, the Terms and Conditions, or use of this website. User agrees not to hold himself or herself out as a representative, agent, or employee of the Worth Public Library District and the Worth Public Library District shall not be liable for any representation, act or omission of the User.
As a condition of use of the Worth Public Library District’s website, the User agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Worth Public Library District, its officers, trustees, employees and agents against any and all damages, injuries, liabilities, losses, costs and expenses (including attorney’s fees) and damages arising out of any and all claims resulting from User’s use of this 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 Worth Public Library District, its 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 Worth Public Library District website that is in violation of any law or breach of any third party rights, including but not limited to claims in respect of defamation, invasion of privacy, breach of confidence, infringement of copyright and infringement of any other intellectual property right.
The laws of the State of Illinois, United States of America, govern this Agreement. User consents to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Cook County, Illinois, USA in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this website. Use of this website is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation to this paragraph.
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. The waiver by Worth Public Library District of one breach or default under these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute the waiver of any subsequent or other breach or default.
Worth Public Library District welcomes your comments about your experiences using our website and your suggestions about how to improve this website. Any comments, ideas, suggestions, information, or any other content you contribute to Worth Public Library District or this website (including the name you submit with any content) will be deemed to include a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive right and license for Worth Public Library District to adopt, publish, reproduce, disseminate, transmit, distribute, copy, use, create derivative works from, display worldwide, or act on such content–without additional approval or consideration–in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in such content, and you waive any claim to the contrary. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you contribute to this website and that use of your content by Worth Public Library District will not infringe upon or violate the rights of any third party.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the User and the Worth Public Library District with respect to this website and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the User and the Worth Public Library District with respect to this website. This Agreement shall be deemed to include all other notices, policies, disclaimers and other terms contained in this 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. 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.