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IMEC - Downstate
1501 W. Bradley Avenue
Peoria, IL 61625

IMEC - Chicago Region
1177 S. Dee Road
Park Ridge, IL 60008

1-888-806-4632
Fax: 309-677-3289

E-mail: info@imec.org

Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center (IMEC) Terms and Conditions


By using this website, YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

Terms of Use

We may change these policies from time to time by updating this page. Your continued use of this site after we post any revised policy means that you accept our revised policy.

The Company

The Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center (IMEC) is an Illinois Not for Profit Corporation headquartered at Bradley University, 1510 W. Bradley Avenue, Peoria, IL 61625; telephone 888-806-4632, email info@imec.org.

Ownership, License, Use

This website is owned and operated by IMEC. IMEC owns all trade names, trademarks, and service marks and reserves all rights to such marks. This website and all materials appearing on it are protected by copyright and may not be used without our prior written permission. Any other trademarks or copyrighted materials appearing on the website are the property of their respective owners and may not be used without permission.

You may access and use the materials and information on our website as it appears there for your own personal use, educational advancement, or professional development. Any materials that you download for your own use must maintain all copyright or other notices. Except as we expressly permit, redistribution, retransmission, commercial exploitation, linking, or other uses are strictly prohibited.

You shall not copy or edit the materials, or integrate them into any other media. You shall not claim ownership or authorship, or otherwise use the materials except as we expressly permit. You shall not hack into our website, or otherwise gain unauthorized access to or make improper use of our content or website.

No Representations or Warranties

We provide you access to the information and materials on our site "AS IS" basis without any representations or warranties. IMEC EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. We reserve the right to amend or withdraw our information, materials, and services at any time without notice. We are not responsible or liable for any interruption or discontinuation of the website. We also have the right to terminate your access to all or part of our website without notice. While we offer a wide variety of useful information, materials, and services, we make no promises about the content, your ability to secure a position, or advance in your career. By using this site, you confirm that you have not relied on any of its content.

Exclusion of Liability

IMEC shall not be liable for any damages, including special, incidental or consequential damages, or lost profits that are in anyway related to the distribution, use, or inability to use the information or materials on this website, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. In all events, our total liability is limited to the amount, if any, that you actually paid us for accessing this website.

Third Party Links

We occasionally link to third party sites. This is to provide you with additional information but does not mean that we endorse or are otherwise affiliated with such websites. We have no responsibility for the content or activities on those sites.

Your Responsibility

You are responsible for complying with the laws of the jurisdiction wherever you are located, and you agree that you will not access or use this site, its information, or materials in violation of such laws.

General

We may revise these terms at any time without notice. By continuing to access and use this site, you consent to these policies. Your obligations may not be sublicensed or assigned without our prior permission. These policies constitute the entire agreement between us governing your access and use of our site and its information and material. If any provision of these policies is unenforceable, it shall be modified to provide IMEC with the greatest protection possible. Your obligations to respect our intellectual property (trademarks, copyrights, website content) continue even after you stop using the site or our materials. These policies are governed by the laws of Illinois, and any dispute between us shall be brought in the state or federal courts located in Chicago, Illinois. You consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of those courts. If you have violated or threatened to violate these policies, we may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief against you; this is in addition to any claims for damages that we may have. You agree to pay all of our costs of enforcement, including reasonable attorney fees.

Privacy Policy

IMEC is committed to protecting your personal information, per separate Privacy Policy.

What We Collect

When you register with us, we collect selected limited information. First, the site collects contact information such as your name, e-mail address, mailing address, and phone and fax numbers. Second, the site collects information about the type of work you do (i.e. advertising, marketing research, student, etc.) and your marketing responsibilities.

How We Use the Information

We use your information to provide you with a better experience at our site.

Access Privileges

We use information collected during registration to verify that you have the rights to access IMEC-member only content, and that you qualify for various IMEC-member discounts and promotions.

Site navigation

In order to guide you to relevant content on the site, the personal information from site registration is used to build a Personal Home Page. For example, a market researcher's Personal Home Page includes links to market research Best Practice papers, articles, and other such resources.

Use of IP Address

We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our website.

Site Monitoring & Maintenance

We use your registration information to measure the user traffic of various sections of the site. This information is used on an aggregate level only, and the site does not record the specific content viewed by any individual user.

Resumes

We operate a Career Center that enables you to store your resume in our database. When you create a resume, you have the option of making the resume searchable or non-searchable and confidential or non-confidential. Not allowing your resume to be searchable means that you can use it to apply for a job online, but employers and recruiters will not have access to search it through our resume database product. If you choose to make your resume searchable, then all employers and recruiters who pay for access to our resume database product will have access to your resume. In addition to making your resume searchable or non-searchable, you may designate specific information contained within your resume as confidential. Such confidential information will not be shared with employers and recruiters who search the resume database or to whom you deliver your resume.

We use our best efforts to grant access to the resume database only to paying employers, recruiters, hiring managers, and human resource professionals, but cannot guarantee that other parties will not, without our consent, gain access to this database. You may remove your resume from our searchable database at any time. However, employers and recruiters who have paid for access to the database, and other parties who have otherwise gained access to the database, may have retained a copy of your resume in their own files or databases. We are not responsible for the retention, use, or privacy of resumes in these instances, or for the use or privacy of resumes by any of such parties while resumes are in the database.

E-Commerce

We offer a wide variety of products and services which may be offered either directly, through an affiliate acting on our behalf, or by third parties to whom we have established links from our website to make their products and services available to you.

Your personal information collected during site registration will not be sold to third parties for e-mail marketing or telemarketing campaigns.

Advertisers

Advertisers on our website, which may include traditional banner-style ads, listings in directories, or advertisements in the newsletter, are responsible for their own policies and procedures during e-commerce transactions. We recommend that you review the advertiser's policy regarding e-commerce transactions on such advertiser sites. We are not responsible for products and services transactions that are conducted at advertiser websites.

Use of Cookies

When you view our website we might store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a "cookie" or similar file. Cookies are small pieces of information, collected by a web browser and stored on your hard drive, not on our site. Cookies do not spy on you or otherwise invade your privacy, and they cannot invade your hard drive and steal information. Rather, they help you navigate a website more easily.

We use cookies to enhance your experience in using our website, display registered user names on their Personal Home Page, confirm users' access rights to certain "access restricted" areas of the site, display their content preferences, and improve search functionality. We also use cookies to track visitor traffic by visitor type (aggregated, not individual) for the purpose of understanding what content users find most valuable.

Because we use cookies, we can deliver faster service, consistent, updated results, and a more personalized site experience. You have the option of setting your browser to reject cookies. However, doing this will hinder performance and negatively impact your experience on our site.

Public Forum

This website may make public chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to you from time to time. We may impose separate terms of use regarding content and activity at such public areas. Further, we may monitor and/or edit posts to those areas. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding whether to disclose any personal information.

Security

This website has industry standard security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. While there is no such thing as "perfect security" on the Internet, we will take reasonable steps to insure the safety of your personal information.

E-Mail Communications from IMEC

We offer educational programs and events that may be of use to individual marketers to develop new skills or advance their careers. Information from registration is used to determine whom to contact, typically via e-mail, with an invitation to participate.

For our email communications, IMEC members, registered users of IMEC.org and other IMEC customers may opt out at any time by using the "Unsubscribe" mechanism within the e-mail, which allows email recipients to manage their subscription preferences regarding IMEC e-newsletters, e-mail alerts and special offers. This mechanism does not allow a user to opt out of receiving transactional e-mail, such as registration confirmation, product, service, or membership benefit updates, and responses to direct requests.

Additionally, IMEC members and website registered users may opt out of receiving e-mail communications or change their preferences via the Subscription Center accessible from "My Profile" located on the IMEC website, ConstructionMarketingAssociation.org.

E-newsletter subscription preferences are displayed within the IMEC member's or site registrant's profile located on marketingpower.com. Upon log-in to the website, members and registrants may view their e-newsletter preferences by clicking the My Profile link, followed by the View link within the Subscriptions area of their profile. Other e-mail communication preferences can be updated within the Professional Information area of the Profile.

Changes to subscription preferences will be updated immediately, but it may take up to 14 days for the changes to be active, during which time IMEC members, site registrants, and customers may still receive emails.

Links to Other Websites

This Website contains links to other websites. The IMEC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. If you want to know the privacy policies of the other websites, please refer to the organization sponsoring such website.

Consent

By registering on the IMEC website for an IMEC online event, you expressly consent to our collection and use of personally identifiable information according to this Privacy Policy. We or our designated site partners may use the information to send you information and services that we think will be useful to you.

Opting Out of Receiving Communications

We allow you to correct or update your online information. Unfortunately, to the extent that such information is also stored in other databases, we cannot always ensure that such corrections or deletions will reach the other databases. We will use all reasonable efforts to ensure that your information is removed from or corrected in our records.

How to Contact Us

You can contact us by using the Contact Us form or send a letter to the mailing address listed below. Please include your contact information and a detailed description of your request or privacy concern.

The Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center (IMEC) is an Illinois Not for Profit Corporation headquartered at Bradley University, 1510 W. Bradley Avenue, Peoria, IL 61625; telephone 888-806-4632, email info@imec.org.