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Terms and Conditions

The Art Institute of Chicago Web site ("Site") is provided to you under these terms and conditions ("Terms and Conditions"). The Art Institute of Chicago ("AIC") may at any time revise these Terms and Conditions by updating this posting. By accessing, browsing or using the Site, you accept and agree to, without limitation or qualification, these Terms and Conditions (and any amendments). You are encouraged to visit this page from time to time to review the current Terms and Conditions.


Link-Exchange Policy

The Art Institute of Chicago is pleased to have you link from your Web site to the Art Institute of Chicago Web site, located at www.artic.edu, provided you follow the guidelines listed below.

You should identify the Art Institute of Chicago in one of the following ways:

by name with statutory trademark notice: The Art Institute of Chicago® 
by URL: www.artic.edu

You may not reproduce the Art Institute of Chicago’s logo, lion statues, or building image, which are also trademarks, without express permission from the Art Institute of Chicago.

You may not frame or transport viewers to any other location outside the Art Institute’s Web site using the Art Institute’s name, or any variation thereof, without the prior written permission of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Linking to the Art Institute of Chicago Web site does not grant you any ownership rights or interest in or to the Art Institute of Chicago name or any variation thereof.

You acknowledge that you have read and understood the rest of Art Institute of Chicago’s standard Terms and Conditions. You accept the terms and conditions set forth and agree to abide by you, including, but not limited to, obtaining, at your sole expense and based on your sole legal judgment, any copyright or other intellectual property rights from third parties required under local, state, or federal law to use any image from our Web site.

The Art Institute of Chicago has no obligation to link from its Web site to your Web site or to provide any reciprocal service of any kind.

If you have any questions about this policy, please contact the Art Institute at webmaster@artic.edu.


Copyrights and Fair Use

The text, images, data, audio and video clips, and other content on the Site ("materials") are protected by copyright and may be covered by other restrictions as well. The Art Institute of Chicago, and relevant third parties, own and expressly reserve all rights, including copyright, in whole and in part, throughout the world, in the materials on the Site.

You may use this Site and the content thereof for noncommercial educational and personal use and for "fair use" as authorized under copyright law, provided that you also retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials and cite the author and source of the materials.

You may not copy, distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, download, or use the contents of the Site for commercial purposes without the express prior written permission of the Art Institute of Chicago. For images of works of art from AIC’s collection, contact AIC’s image licensing agent, Art Resource, at requests@artres.com. For works of art from other museums or collections reproduced on this Site, contact the organization credited in the work’s caption directly. For all other materials on the Site, contact webmaster@artic.edu.

Works of art appearing on the Site, although owned by the Art Institute of Chicago, may be protected by copyright, trademark, or publicity rights or other interests that are not owned by AIC. AIC MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER WITH RESPECT TO YOUR RIGHT TO REPRODUCE OR OTHERWISE USE ANY CONTENT OR MATERIALS, INCLUDING WORKS OF ART, ON THE SITE. It is your sole responsibility to (a) determine if it is necessary or prudent to obtain any third party rights or permissions for your use and/or if the fair use doctrine or other legal defense is applicable to your use, and (b) identify and obtain whatever copyright or other permissions may be required (if any) from an artist, agent, estate, or any other third party rights holder or representative.  You agree to fully indemnify and hold harmless AIC and its trustees, officers, employees, and agents against any and all claims, demands, liabilities, damages, and/or expenses of any nature, including without limitation reasonable attorney fees, arising out of or related to your use of content or materials on the Site.


Trademarks

The institutional names, exhibition names, and other trademarks, logos, and service marks (collectively, the "Trademarks") displayed on the Site, including "The Art Institute of Chicago" and variations thereof, and the Art Institute lion statues, are Trademarks of The Art Institute of Chicago. The Trademarks of third parties may also be displayed on this Site. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Site without the prior written permission of The Art Institute of Chicago or such third party that may own the Trademarks displayed on the Site. Any unauthorized use of the Trademarks or any other materials, is strictly prohibited.


Disclaimer of Warranties

The Art Institute of Chicago assumes no liability for any errors or omissions in the content of the Site. The Art Institute of Chicago is engaged in an ongoing process of updating and revising the materials on this Site. The Art Institute of Chicago further reserves the right to withdraw any image, text, or data from the Site at its sole discretion at any time. The Art Institute of Chicago assumes no liability for any damages or losses that may occur to you or any third party based on its actions. In the event that the Site is unavailable, either on a temporary or permanent basis, the Art Institute of Chicago assumes no liability for any losses that may occur to you or any third party arising out of the unavailability of the Site.

All materials on the Site are provided "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" WITHOUT A WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE, COPYRIGHT SUBSISTENCE, COPYRIGHT OWNERSHIP AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHTS OR OTHER PROPRIETARY RIGHTS OF ANY THIRD PARTY. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT ANY DEFECTS OR WILL CORRECTED.

The Art Institute of Chicago assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your use of the Site or your downloading of any materials from the Site.


Limitation of Liability

THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, ITS AFFILIATES, TRUSTEES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, AND OTHER AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, COMPENSATORY, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF THIS SITE. YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.


Postings on the Site

From time to time, you may have an opportunity to post information, images or other materials to the Site. You agree that you will comply with all requirements and procedures for posting on the Site, including any applicable web policies that the School or the Art Institute of Chicago may provide. The Art Institute of Chicago does not endorse any opinions or recommendations posted or transmitted by you or others. Any materials posted or transmitted on the Site are the responsibility of the person or persons posting the materials. It is strictly prohibited to post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, or infringing material or any material that could constitute conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, a violation of privacy or publicity, or otherwise violate any law. The Art Institute of Chicago shall have the right, but not the obligation, to inspect, remove, refuse or delete any content for any reason whatsoever. Access and accounts of repeat infringers will, in appropriate circumstances, be terminated.

The Art Institute is under no obligation to monitor or review discussions, chats, postings, transmissions, bulletin boards, or other similar materials on the Site and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from such content or materials or for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, danger, or inaccuracy contained in any information within such locations on the Site.


Privacy 

The Art Institute of Chicago may collect personal information when you visit or use the Site, become a member, request information, or enter any promotions. The Art Institute of Chicago automatically receives and records information from your computer and browser, including your IP address, cookie information, software and hardware attributes, location information, and the page you request. The Art Institute of Chicago may use information for the following general purposes: to customize the content that you see, contact you, fulfill your requests for products and services, improve the Site, and conduct research. Like many websites, the Site uses cookies, including third party cookies. If you don’t want to receive cookies you can change your browsers to notify you when cookies are sent and then refuse cookies from certain web sites (or altogether). You can also delete cookies from your browser.


Third-Party Sites

The Art Institute of Chicago has not reviewed all of the sites linked to the Site and has no control over and is not responsible for the content or privacy policies of any off-site pages or other sites linked to the Site. Any Web sites linked to or from the Site (regardless of whether they are affiliated with the Art Institute of Chicago) are for your convenience only, and you access them at your own risk. Any information that you may provide to such third party sites are at your own risk.


Submissions

Any communications or material you transmit to the Site and/or to the Art Institute of Chicago domain by electronic mail or otherwise, including but not limited to any data, questions, comments, or suggestions will be treated as nonconfidential and non-proprietary. Anything that you transmit or post may be used by the Art Institute of Chicago or its affiliates for any purpose, including, but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast, and posting. Furthermore, the Art Institute of Chicago is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication you send to the Site and/or to the Art Institute of Chicago's domain for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, and marketing such products using such information. These terms apply unless you have a prior, written agreement with the Art Institute of Chicago in which the Art Institute of Chicago agrees to different terms with respect to particular material, provided however that any communication or transmission made by electronic mail is non-confidential and non-proprietary. You also acknowledge and agree that the Art Institute of Chicago will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose information or materials in our possession.


DMCA

For purposes of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(2), the Art Institute of Chicago has designated an agent for notification of claimed infringement as follows: The Art Institute of Chicago, Attn: Julie Getzels, Esq., Office of General Counsel, 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60603. The Art Institute of Chicago provides the above contract information for purposes of the DMCA only and reserves the right to respond only to correspondence that is relevant to this purpose.


Severance and Waiver

You acknowledge and agree that if any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and Conditions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. Furthermore, if any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision.

The Art Institute of Chicago's failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to in writing by the Art Institute of Chicago.


Choices of Law and Jurisdiction

The Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of the State of Illinois without regard to its conflict of laws rules. Each party hereby irrevocably consents to exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Cook County, Illinois.

Copyright ©2016 The Art Institute of Chicago. All rights reserved.


Memberships

Memberships are non-transferable and non-refundable.


Autorenewal Program

The membership will be renewed on or around the date of your last membership transaction at the same membership level enjoyed at the time of renewal. Your credit card will be charged with an amount equal to the then-current price of the membership.  Please note that this price may increase from year to year and will not include any discounts used to purchase the original membership.

Please also note that the benefits included in the membership may vary from year to year. The amount of your membership that is tax-deductible for federal income tax purposes is limited to the excess of the amount contributed over the value of goods or services provided.

You may cancel or alter your participation in the autorenewal program at any time by contacting Member Services at (312) 499-4111.

Valid for one year memberships only. Not valid for gift membership. Void where prohibited.