ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
Information on this website
The information contained on this website, including but not limited to news items, articles, and opinions, are given for general information and interest purposes only. At the same time, we try and ensure all the information contained on the website is accurate and up to date. We do not make any warranty or representation as to the accuracy of any such information and neither accepts any liability in connection with any incorrect information. You understand and agree that we cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies in the information. You should not rely on this information, and we recommend that you take further advice or seek further guidance before taking any action based on the information on this website.
chicagoleader.com reserves the right, but does not have an obligation, to monitor and/or review all materials posted to our website or through the site services or features by users, and is not responsible for any such materials posted by users. You understand and agree that we have no obligation to and shall not be responsible for any failure to monitor, review and/or delete any materials posted to the site or through the site’s services or features by users. However, we reserve the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary or advisable to satisfy any law, regulation, or government request; and to edit, to refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that, in our discretion, are objectionable or in violation of these Terms and Conditions, applicable law, our policies or for any reason whatsoever.
Use of User Content
You are solely responsible for all content that you upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit via or to the Site, including the submission of articles, news, commentary, and all other data, photographs, graphics, video, messages, ratings, forum postings, comments or other materials. You acknowledge that we shall not be liable for any User Content provided by its users. User Content is displayed for entertainment and informational purposes only and is not controlled by chicagoleader.com, and we cannot guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of such User Content. You understand that you may be exposed to User Content that may be offensive, indecent, or objectionable by using the Site. Under no circumstances will chicagoleader.com be liable in any way for any User Content, including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any User Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any User Content posted, emailed or otherwise transmitted via the Site.
All content posted to Chicago Leader is solely owned by Chicago Leader immediately following submission. Writers who enter but do not complete the training process are not eligible for compensation for articles submitted before or during boot camp. Only writers who complete training, become certified, and wait the initial 50 day period of the pay cycle are entitled to compensation. If a writer is terminated from the site or chooses to leave before being certified and contracted, they are not entitled to any compensation for articles submitted prior to leaving or being dismissed. Once an article is submitted to Chicago Leader, it may not be re-sold or re-used and remains the permanent property of Chicago Leader.
DISCLAIMERS & LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO RESTRICT OR TERMINATE YOUR ACCESS TO THE SITE OR ANY FEATURE OR PART THEREOF AT ANY TIME.chicagoleader.com EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND ANY WARRANTIES THAT MATERIALS ON THE SITE ARE NONINFRINGING, AS WELL AS WARRANTIES IMPLIED FROM A COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR COURSE OF DEALING; THAT ACCESS TO THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; THAT THE SITE WILL BE SECURE; THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THE SITE AVAILABLE WILL BE VIRUS-FREE; OR THAT INFORMATION ON THE SITE WILL BE COMPLETE, ACCURATE OR TIMELY. IF YOU DOWNLOAD ANY MATERIALS FROM THIS SITE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK. YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIALS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM GE OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. GE DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OF THE MATERIALS ON THIS SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR COMPLETENESS, CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, ADEQUACY, USEFULNESS, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE.
Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, materials from this site.
You acknowledge and agree that we are not liable for any user’s defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct.
Copyright and License
chicagoleader.com reserves all copyrighted and copyrightable materials on the Site, including but not limited to the text, design, manuals, product information, graphics, images, pictures, sound, and other files, and the selection, compilation, and arrangement thereof. You will not modify, adapt, translate, prepare derivative works from, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise attempt to derive source code from any of our services, software, or documentation, or create or attempt to create a substitute or similar service or product through the use of or access to the Program or proprietary information related thereto.
Changes to This User Agreement
We may edit, delete or modify any of the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement, at any time and our sole discretion, by posting a notice or a new agreement on our site. Accordingly, YOUR CONTINUED VISIT TO OUR WEBSITE FOLLOWING OUR POSTING OF A CHANGE NOTICE OR NEW AGREEMENT ON OUR SITE WILL CONSTITUTE BINDING ACCEPTANCE OF THE CHANGE.
We reserve the right to change or modify any of the terms and conditions contained in this User Agreement, or any policy of the Site, at any time and at its sole discretion. Any changes or modifications to this User Agreement or policy will be effective upon posting the revisions. YOUR CONTINUED VISIT TO OUR WEBSITE FOLLOWING OUR POSTING OF A CHANGE NOTICE OR NEW AGREEMENT ON OUR SITE WILL CONSTITUTE BINDING ACCEPTANCE OF THE CHANGE.
You agree not to disclose information you obtain from us and our clients, advertisers, suppliers, and forum members. All information submitted by an end-user customer pursuant to a Program is proprietary information of chicagoleader.com. Such customer information is confidential and may not be disclosed. Publisher agrees not to reproduce, disseminate, sell, distribute or commercially exploit any such proprietary information in any manner.
NON-ASSIGNMENT OF RIGHTS
Your rights of whatever nature cannot be assigned nor transferred to anybody, and any such attempt may result in termination of this Agreement without liability to us. However, we may assign this Agreement to any person at any time without notice.
Failure of the chicagoleader.com to insist upon strict performance of any of the terms, conditions, and covenants hereof shall not be deemed a relinquishment or waiver of any rights or remedy that we may have, nor shall it be construed as a waiver of any subsequent breach of the terms, conditions or covenants hereof, which terms, conditions, and covenants shall continue to be in full force and effect.
No waiver by either party of any breach of any provision hereof shall be deemed a waiver of any subsequent or prior breach of the same or any other provision.
Payments and Team Building Eligibility
Never expect an answer to a payroll question through email. In fact, we will ignore all questions pertaining to pay or payroll that is relayed to us through email. All payroll questions are to be handled via Skype or during our Boot-camp sessions.
Payroll payments may only be withheld from a certified Member if Member becomes inactive; or if Member/writer fails to meet their contractual obligations, especially as it pertains to meeting their monthly minimum article quota, then they forfeit the rights and privileges offered by their contract, including but not limited to the monthly stipend and the eligibility to build their own team.
Writers who sign on with the Chicago Leader at the Basic level are eligible for building their own team. However, if writers do not respond in a timely fashion to recruitment applications, those potential candidates will be assigned to the writer’s team leader directly, and the writer will forfeit any potential royalty earnings produced by the said recruit. Certified writers who fail to sign an agreement are paid a 10% royalty fee for their article submissions.
All content posted to Chicago Leader is solely owned by Chicago Leader immediately following submission. Writers who enter but do not complete the training process are not eligible for compensation for articles submitted before or during boot camp. Only writers who complete training, become certified, and wait the initial 50 day period for the pay cycle are entitled to compensation. If a writer is terminated from the site or chooses to leave before being certified and contracted, they are not entitled to any compensation for articles submitted prior to leaving or being dismissed.
Severability of Terms
In the event that any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found invalid or unenforceable pursuant to any judicial decree or decision, such provision shall be deemed to apply only to the maximum extent permitted by law, and the remainder of these Terms and Conditions shall remain valid and enforceable according to its terms.
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the substantive laws of Illinois, without any reference to conflict-of-laws principles. The Agreement describes and encompasses the entire agreement between you and us and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous agreements, representations, warranties, and understandings with respect to the Site, the contents and materials provided by or through the Site, and the subject matter of this Agreement.
Any dispute, controversy, or difference which may arise between the parties out of, in relation to, or connection with this Agreement is hereby irrevocably submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Illinois, to the exclusion of any other courts without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions or your actual state or country of residence.