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We reserve the right to revise and update these terms at any time without notice. This site is for informational purposes only. Neither the site nor its contents are an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any goods or services and do not create a client, advisory, business, fiduciary or professional relationship between you and VSA.
Copyrights and other intellectual property
Copyright in this site and its content is owned by VSA, its licensors, and/or clients. Copyright in the compilation of all content on this site is owned by VSA and is protected by U.S. copyright laws. Content may also be protected by other intellectual property laws, whether explicitly marked or not. All trademarks used or referred to in this site are the property of their respective owners. VSA, VSA Partners and all other trademarks, trade names, brand names and service marks of VSA, whether registered or unregistered, are the property of VSA. Use, reproduction, copying or redistribution of any service/trademarks of VSA or its clients is strictly prohibited without written permission. Any rights not expressly granted in these terms are reserved by VSA. Nothing on this site shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to any copyright, patent, trademark or other proprietary interest of VSA or any third party.
When using the site, you agree to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws. You may not use our site or its content except as provided in these terms without the prior written permission of VSA or the respective owners of the intellectual property on the site. We grant you permission to use the site only for your personal, non-commercial, or educational purposes. You may download or print a single copy of any portion of the content for such purposes as long as you do not remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from the content. No other use is permitted without our prior written permission. For example, you may not reproduce, modify, copy, or redistribute the design, layout or individual elements of this site design. You may not transmit or display any site content onto your website or any other web page by framing, “mirroring” or similar means. You may not create a hypertext link to any page or portion of this site without the prior written permission of VSA. VSA reserves the right to disable links from third-party sites to this website. If you violate any of these terms, your permission to use the content on this site will automatically terminate. Any unauthorized use of content on this site may violate various federal and/or state laws and regulations.
Your use of this site is at your own risk. You acknowledge and agree that you have accessed this site at your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws at your location. Information provided by VSA on this site is believed to be accurate when posted. However, VSA does not make any warranty or representation as to accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of any material on this site. Nothing that you obtain from this site shall create any warranty. VSA does not warrant that the functions of this site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the servers that make such content available are free of viruses or other harmful components. VSA also assumes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for any damages from, viruses that may infect your computer resulting from your access, downloading any materials from, or use of this site. THE SITE, INFORMATION AND CONTENT HEREIN IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
VSA may provide links to other sites that are not maintained by VSA. VSA does not monitor or endorse these sites nor does it make any representations or warranties with respect thereto. VSA explicitly disclaims any responsibility for the accuracy, content, or availability of information found on sites that link to this website. VSA does not make any representations or warranties as to the security of any information you might be requested to give any third party, and you hereby irrevocably waive any claim against VSA with respect to such sites and third-party content. VSA strongly encourages you to make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction with any of these third parties.
IN NO EVENT WILL VSA OR ANYONE INVOLVED IN THE CREATION OR DELIVERY OF THIS SITE OR WHOSE MATERIALS OR INFORMATION APPEAR ON THIS SITE HAVE ANY LIABILITY (WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STATUTE OR OTHERWISE) FOR ANY COSTS, LOSSES, DAMAGES (WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, COMPENSATORY, INCIDENTAL, LIQUIDATED, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST REVENUES, LOST PROFITS OR LOSS OF PROSPECTIVE ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE, RESULTING FROM THE USE, LOSS OF USE, OR MISUSE OF THIS WEBSITE, OR THE INFORMATION, DOCUMENTS, SOFTWARE OR CONTENT THEREOF, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY CLAIM BY ANOTHER PARTY. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THIS SITE.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold VSA, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, clients, and affiliates harmless from and against any claims, actions, or demands, liabilities, and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, or directly related to your wrongful or unlawful use of this site or your violation of these terms.
These terms may change from time to time without notice. Such changes will be effective when posted on this site. By using this site after any change to these terms, you agree to be bound by all of the changes as well. We have no obligation to update any information or content on this site, and such information or content may be out of date at any given time. We may also change the information or content contained in this site at any time without prior notice. Please contact us for complete and up-to-date information on our products and services.
You acknowledge and agree that if you send any unsolicited materials or ideas to VSA using contact information provided on the site, you will be provided no additional consideration of any sort and you are granting VSA a gratis, perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, download, reproduce, modify, distribute, publish, transfer, license, display, adapt and otherwise exploit any and all such materials and ideas in all media now known or hereafter devised. You also agree that you are waiving any claim of any nature against VSA in connection with such materials and ideas, including without limit for any alleged or actual infringement of any proprietary, privacy, publicity, attribution and other moral rights in connection with such unsolicited communication.
Governing law and venue
VSA controls this site (excluding linked sites) from its headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. VSA makes no representation that any content contained in this site is appropriate or available for use in other locations. By accessing this site, you agree that the laws of the State of Illinois, notwithstanding any principles of conflicts of law, will apply to all matters relating to use of this site. Accessing this site or using any of its content from locations where such use or content is illegal is prohibited. Any dispute relating to this site shall be litigated in the State of Illinois, in the County of Cook, and you hereby consent to the jurisdiction and venue of those courts. If any part of these terms is deemed unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. Regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of this site or these terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. The section titles herein are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
Hyperlinks are not endorsements
Any links we provide to other websites are provided as Internet navigation tools only. These other web sites contain information created, published, maintained, or otherwise posted by persons or entities independent of VSA. VSA does not control these websites, and does not guarantee the accuracy, content, completeness, or timeliness of their information. The owners/operators of these websites do not necessarily endorse VSA products or services, nor are they responsible for the content of this site. Links to other websites, or references to products, services or publications other than those of VSA on this site, do not constitute or imply an endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of such websites, products, services or publications by VSA. VSA accepts no responsibility for the content, products and/or services provided at any other web sites.
Unlawful and prohibited use
You agree that you will not use this site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms. You may not use this site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any VSA server, or the network(s) connected to any VSA server, or interfere with any other party’s use of this website. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available by VSA. You warrant to VSA that you will not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any services offered by VSA or computer systems or networks connected to any VSA server through hacking, password mining or any other means. When using the website and accessing the services available on the website (referred to as “the Services”) you agree not to:
You agree that VSA would be irreparably harmed by the use, by you or others, of VSA’s Services or facilities in connection with the transmission of spam newsgroup postings or unsolicited email in violation of these terms and that VSA is entitled to obtain injunctive relief against any such transmission (in addition to all other remedies available at law or in equity). VSA reserves the right to block, filter or delete unsolicited email.
VSA in its sole discretion may terminate your right to use this site with or without cause at any time and without notice. In the event of any such termination, the restrictions on your use of content on this site shall survive such termination, and you agree to be bound by those terms.
If you have any questions regarding the use of this site or its material please contact us via the “Contact” page. Any such communication will be considered non-confidential by VSA.
COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION ON THIS SITE
(last revised April 18, 2013)
We typically collect two kinds of information about you: (a) information that you provide that personally identifies you; and (b) information that does not personally identify you, but that we automatically collect when you visit our site or that you provide us.
Personally identifiable information
VSA will use reasonable precautions to maintain the confidentiality of your personal information, but you disclose such information to us at your own risk. The email facilities at this site do not provide a means for completely secure and private communications. VSA cannot ensure the privacy and authenticity of any information or instructions you send to us or that we send to you over the Internet. Therefore, VSA will not be responsible for any damages you may incur relating to the transmission of such confidential information over the Internet.
VSA may collect, store, and analyze aggregated or anonymous information about site use automatically and through certain electronic tools. Usually this is done to evaluate the usefulness of the site to visitors like you. For example, VSA may gather data such as the domain name of the website from which you linked to our site, the number of pages visited, the length of user sessions, etc. VSA also may use what are known as “cookies.” A “cookie” is a small text file placed on your computer’s hard drive by our website server. Cookies enable our site to recognize repeat visitors to better serve them when they return. The VSA cookie cannot be read by another website. Cookies do not collect personal information, and VSA does not combine cookie information with other personal information to determine who you are or your email address. You can set up your web browser to prevent a website from placing a cookie on your computer or notify you when a website is about to deposit a cookie file.
Protection for children
VSA does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from or about children under 13. If we discover we have received any personal information from a child under 13 in violation of this policy, we will delete that information immediately. If you believe VSA has any information from or about anyone under 13, please contact us at the address listed below.
Third parties accessible through our site, including our clients and other content providers, may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices. For example, during your visit to our site you may link to certain content that is actually created or hosted by a third party. We are not responsible for the actions or policies of such third parties. You should check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing information on a feature or page operated by a third party.
VSA Partners, Inc.
600 W. Chicago Ave, Suite 250
Chicago, IL 60654
Changes to this policy
United States of America
This site is controlled, operated and administered entirely within the United States. If you are located outside the United States, please note the information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. You freely and specifically give us your consent to export your personal information to the USA and to store and use it in the USA as specified in this policy.
This policy and the use of this website are governed by Illinois law. Any claim related to the site or this Policy shall be brought in a federal or state court in Chicago, Illinois, within one year after the claim arises. Users of vsapartners.com consent to the jurisdiction and venue of such court as the most convenient and appropriate for the resolution of disputes concerning this policy.