1. Intellectual Property
1.1. All content, information, text, graphics, images, logos, trademarks, audio clips, and software on the Website (“Content”) are the intellectual property of Gay Chicago Magazine, its affiliates or third parties. This Content is protected by copyright, trademarks, patents, or other proprietary rights and laws in various jurisdictions.
1.2. You may not modify, distribute, reproduce, publish, display, transmit, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the Content without prior written permission from Gay Chicago Magazine. Unauthorized use of the Content may result in legal action.
1.3. The Website may include user-generated content (UGC) which is contributed by readers. By submitting UGC, you grant Gay Chicago Magazine a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free license to display, distribute, and publish your content on the Website or its affiliated channels.
2. User Responsibilities
2.1. When using the Website, you agree to comply with all applicable laws, including those regarding defamation, discrimination, privacy, and intellectual property.
2.2. You are solely responsible for the content you submit, post, or share on the Website, including UGC. You must ensure that your content does not violate the rights of any third party or cause harm to any individual or entity.
2.3. By using the Website, you agree not to engage in any of the following activities: – Uploading or transmitting any content that is unlawful, abusive, obscene, defamatory, or harmful. – Impersonating any person or entity or falsely representing your affiliation with any person or entity. – Attempting to gain unauthorized access to the Website, its servers, or any other computer systems or networks associated with Gay Chicago Magazine. – Disrupting the normal functioning of the Website. – Engaging in any activity that could disable, overburden, or impair the Website’s infrastructure.
3. External Links
Gay Chicago Magazine may provide links to third-party websites for informational purposes only. These external links do not indicate endorsement or responsibility for the content, products, services, or practices provided by the linked websites. Accessing third-party websites is solely at your own risk.
4.1. The content provided on the Website is for informational purposes only. Gay Chicago Magazine makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the content or any linked websites.
4.2. Gay Chicago Magazine shall not be held liable for any errors, omissions, damages, or loss arising from the use or reliance on any information or Content provided on the Website. Your use of the Website is at your own discretion and risk.
If any provision of this Agreement is deemed invalid, unlawful, or unenforceable, it shall be deemed severable from the remaining provisions and shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the other provisions.
7. Modification or Termination
Gay Chicago Magazine reserves the right to modify or terminate any part of the Website or this Agreement at any time without prior notice. Your continued use of the Website after any modifications to the Agreement shall constitute your consent to the updated terms.
8. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Illinois, United States. Any dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the Website shall be exclusively resolved in the state or federal courts located in the state of Illinois.