Terms and conditions of use

  1. General Terms of Use

    1.1 This Agreement and General Terms of Use constitutes the agreement between the author ("Author") and you as a user who accesses or establishes a connection ("user," "you," or "your") to this Web Site ("Site").

    1.2 If you do not agree to the provisions of this Agreement or are not satisfied with the Arrangement, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue your use of this Site.

  2. Content of This Site

    2.1 All content provided is protected by patent, copyright, trademark, and other applicable intellectual property and proprietary rights laws.

    2.2 You may search, retrieve, view, download, and print content provided on this Site for your personal use (but not for third parties), and shall make no other use of such content, without the express written permission of the Author. You will not modify any such content that you are permitted to use under this Agreement, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or intellectual property notices in any content. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any such content that you use. You further agree that all rights in any of the content found on this Site are not granted to you under this Agreement and are expressly reserved to the Author. Any other use of the information in this Site is expressly prohibited.

  3. Disclaimer of Warranties

    The author makes no representations about the suitability of the information contained in the documents and related graphics published for any purpose. All such documents and related graphics are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. The author hereby disclaims all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. In no event shall the author be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tortious action, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of information available from this site.

  4. Indemnification

    To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you will defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Author from and against all claims, liability, and expenses, including attorneys' fees and legal fees and costs, arising out of your use of this Site or your breach of any provision of this Agreement. The author reserves the right, in his sole discretion and at your own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you. You will cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any claim.

  5. Links to Third Party Sites

    The Author is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to the information contained in such sites. The Author provides the linked sites only as a convenience. Linking to any other sites and using the content therein is entirely at your own risk.

  6. User Input

    Any communication or feedback with regard to contents on this site transmitted by a user via electronic mail or otherwise, including any data, questions, or comments regarding the content of any information contained on this site, shall be deemed to be non-confidential and the Author shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such information.

  7. Complete Agreement

    You agree that the Terms of Use on this Site represent the entire understanding relating to the use of the Site and prevail over any prior or contemporaneous, conflicting or additional, communications. You also agree that the Author can revise these Terms of Use at any time without notice by updating this page, and you will consider any new Terms of Use as a complete agreement.

  8. Change of Terms of Use

    The Author in its sole discretion, may change any or all of the provisions of this Agreement at any time. Any changes to this Agreement will be effective immediately upon your use of this Site. Your use of this Site after any changes to this Agreement have been made will be deemed your acceptance of the changes. You agree it is your responsibility to periodically check these terms for changes.

  9. Disclaimer
    The Disclaimer page on this Site is expressly incorporated herein by reference into and made a part of this Agreement.

  10. Privacy statement

    The Privacy Statement page on this Site is expressly incorporated herein by reference into and made a part of this Agreement.

  11. Copyrights and trademark

    The Copyrights and Trademarks page on this Site is expressly incorporated herein by reference into and made a part of this Agreement.

  12. Site Content

    You will use the Site and any content, material, or information found on the Site solely for lawful purposes. You shall not upload to, distribute to, or otherwise disseminate through the Site any material or information of any kind that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, or otherwise violates any law or infringes or violates any rights of any other person or entity (including copyright, trademark, other proprietary rights, rights of publicity or privacy). The Author shall have the right, but not the obligation, to remove any user posting that the Author deems inappropriate or in response to complaints of defamation, infringement, obscenity, or violation of any third party rights.

  13. Updates to Site Content

    To the extent any topics are discussed, they are provided as general educational information only, which may or may not reflect the most current developments. The content at this Site may not be updated to reflect current developments. The Author is under no obligation to update any of the content on this Site.

  14. Law Governing Performance and Disputes

    This Agreement, and any disputes arising under it shall be governed exclusively by the laws of the United States of America and the State of Illinois, without giving effect to Illinois's conflict of laws principles. You expressly consent to the exclusive forum, jurisdiction, and venue of the Courts of the State of Illinois and the United States District Court in any and all actions, disputes, or controversies relating to this Agreement.