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By using in any manner (whether browsing, registering for or using the Customer Care Center, following a link, sending an e-mail to an e-mail address, or using any other content or materials on, you agree to all terms and conditions contained or referenced in these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use apply only to your use of and do not change or alter any other agreement or contract between you and Chicago Switchboard.

Chicago Switchboard reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify or change these Terms of Use at any time without prior notice to you. Your continued use of following the posting of any changes to the Terms of Use constitutes acceptance of those changes.

If at any time you choose not to accept these Terms of Use, please do not use this Web site or send e-mail to any e-mail address.

Jurisdictional Statement
This Web site is controlled, operated and intended for use only in the United States of America. We do not represent that materials on this Web site are appropriate or made available for use outside of the United States of America.

Privacy Policy
Our Privacy Statement describes our use and protection of nonpublic personal information ("customer information") and will help you understand how we treat the customer information that we obtain from you or other sources in the course of providing you with products and services. We urge you to read our Privacy Statement.

Ownership of Materials and Restrictions on Use
The information on this Web site, along with any materials (including, for example, press releases and product descriptions) is the copyrighted work of Chicago Switchboard and is protected under United States and worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions. Chicago Switchboard grants you permission to copy such materials so long as each copy: (i) is solely for informational, non-commercial use and is not modified or revised in any manner; (ii) plainly displays all copyright and other proprietary notices, in the same form and manner as on the original; and (iii) displays a statement that the materials are used solely with permission of Chicago Switchboard. To seek permission for any other use, please contact Chicago Switchboard.

Bulk E-Mail and Other Prohibited E-Mail
The Chicago Switchboard computer network (which includes, but is not limited to, the technology and applications which support the e-mail functionality Chicago Switchboard provides its officers, employees, independent contractor agents, and other authorized users) is the private property of Chicago Switchboard.

Chicago Switchboard prohibits any bulk e-mail transmissions to be sent, or caused to be sent, over the Internet to e-mail addresses unless Chicago Switchboard, through one of its officers, has specifically requested or authorized the sending of such bulk e-mail. For purposes of these Terms of Use, the word "bulk" shall mean an e-mail message, or group of identical or similar e-mail messages, sent to more than 10 different addresses in any 24-hour period.

Chicago Switchboard also prohibits any e-mail transmissions of the following types to be sent, or caused to be sent, over the Internet to more than 5 different e-mail addresses in any 24-hour period unless Chicago Switchboard, through one of its officers, has authorized the sending of such e-mail: (1) commercial advertising; (2) informational announcements; (3) political or religious tracts; or (4) solicitations for funds or donations.

Chicago Switchboard prohibits any e-mail transmission to be sent, or caused to be sent, over the Internet to any e-mail addresses if the e-mail is intended to, or appears intended to, harass, embarrass, threaten, defame or impersonate any person, or if the e-mail is pornographic, offensive, indecent, discriminatory or offensive on the basis of sex, color, national origin, race, age, religion, sexual orientation or disability.

Chicago Switchboard prohibits any e-mail transmission to be sent, or caused to be sent, over the Internet to any e-mail address that makes use of a forged header or deceptive addressing, or which attempts in any manner to disguise the source of the e-mail.

Chicago Switchboard prohibits the harvesting or collection of the e-mail addresses of Chicago Switchboard agents and/or personal financial representatives from the web site for the purpose of sending bulk e-mail to e-mail addresses.

Chicago Switchboard reserves the right to take all legal and technical steps available, including pursuing civil remedies and criminal prosecution, to prevent bulk or other prohibited e-mail from entering, utilizing or remaining within the Chicago Switchboard computer network.

Nothing in this policy is intended to grant any right to transmit or send e-mail to, or through, the Chicago Switchboard computer network. Chicago Switchboard's failure to enforce this policy in every instance in which it might have application does not amount to a waiver of Chicago Switchboard's rights.

Links to Other Web Site
This Web site contains links to other sites as a convenience to persons who visit the Chicago Switchboard Web site. If you choose to use the services provided by those sites, you may be asked by those sites to provide certain personally identifiable information (some of which may, on an individual or aggregated basis, be shared with Chicago Switchboard). Please be aware that Chicago Switchboard is not responsible for the privacy practices of those sites, even though Chicago Switchboard's name or logo may appear on those sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy policies of each and every Web site that you visit, as the privacy policies of those sites may differ from ours. Our Privacy Statement applies solely to this Web site.

Chicago Switchboard is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site.

Links to
Chicago Switchboard appreciates your interest in linking your Web Site (the "Linking Site") to Chicago Switchboard's Web site, located at In order to avoid misunderstandings regarding the use of Chicago Switchboard's trademarks, trade names and other proprietary information, Chicago Switchboard asks that you review and agree to the following guidelines: Third parties are authorized to include active links on Web sites they control to direct a browser to Chicago Switchboard's "home page" at However, third parties may not include on their Web sites links to any other page maintained on the Web site unless they have received prior written permission of an officer of Chicago Switchboard or unless the Linking Site is an Internet search engine. Framing. Unless you have received specific written permission from Chicago Switchboard, you may not (a) "frame" or otherwise impose editorial comment, commercial material or any type of identification on (or in proximity to) content displayed on the Chicago Switchboard Web site ("Chicago Switchboard Content"), (b) alter or modify Chicago Switchboard Content, or (c) "cut and paste" or otherwise reproduce Chicago Switchboard Content on the Linking Site. No Archiving. Your link must be to the current Chicago Switchboard site only. In permitting linking, Chicago Switchboard does not grant you the right to reproduce, modify, cache or archive the Chicago Switchboard Content for any purpose. Link At Your Own Risk. Chicago Switchboard makes no representations or warranties regarding the Chicago Switchboard Web site, which is provided "as is." Linking Sites link to the Chicago Switchboard Web site at their own risk. Chicago Switchboard is under no obligation to maintain the Chicago Switchboard Web site, provide or update Chicago Switchboard Content or otherwise support your link to the Chicago Switchboard Web site. Termination. Chicago Switchboard may revoke this license immediately if you fail to follow these guidelines. Chicago Switchboard may revoke this license upon ten (10) days notice without cause.

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