This Public Notice Database (www.publicnoticeillinois.com), which serves as repository for such notices, is hereby established pursuant to Illinois Public Act 96-1144 as the statewide website established and maintained as a joint venture of the majority of Illinois newspapers.
The capability of placing notices to the Public Notice Database on this site is one component of the publication requirements for Legal and Public Notices under Illinois law.
1. ACCEPTING & UPDATING THESE TERMS
By using the Public Notice Database you agree to these Terms. IPA may update those Terms from time to time. The updated Terms shall be effective once posted. If you have any questions about these Terms or the Public Notice Database, please contact IPA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. THIRD PARTY CONTENT
The Public Notice Database consists of public notices submitted by newspapers in Illinois. Because content is submitted by third parties directly, IPA exercises no control over that content or its accuracy, nor does IPA assume any responsibility for the timely publication of these notices. You agree that IPA shall not be responsible or liable for any loss caused or alleged in connection with use of the Public Notice Database.
Illinois newspapers, both members of the IPA and non-members, are required by law to upload notices to this website. The IPA charges these newspapers a fee to upload these notices. Any newspaper uploading notices agrees to pay upload fees as established and modified by the IPA Board from time to time.
3. USE OF CONTENT ON SITE
PublicNoticeIllinois.com grants you permission (which may be revoked at any time for any reason or no reason) to view this site and to download or print individual pages of this site solely for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided you do not remove any trademark, copyright or other notice contained in such content. No other use is permitted. You may not, for example, incorporate the content in any database, compilation, archive or cache. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, reuse, resell, trade, license, create derivative works from, transfer, sell, or otherwise exploit for any commercial purposes any information, software, products or services obtained from this site. You may not engage in any screen scraping, database scraping, or spidering, or collection of personally identifiable information, or use of any other automated means to collect information from the site. You may not use any software, tool, or other device (such as browsers, spiders, or avatars) to search the site, other than the search functionality offered through the site or other generally available web browsers. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
4. DISQUALIFICATION AND TERMINATION
You agree that IPA, in its sole discretion, may disqualify you from using the Public Notice Database if IPA believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the Terms or Illinois’ Public Notice laws. IPA shall not be liable to you or any third party for termination of your access to the Public Notice Database. IPA may terminate a user’s smart search subscription, if that user fails to pay for this enhanced search feature.
IPA may terminate a user’s smart search subscription for any reason and refund the remaining prorated balance.
We reserve the right to block IP addresses that exhibit bot like activity including the opening of multiple legal notices in a manner inconsistent with average human data consumption.
The Illinois Press Association has required that each newspaper, as a condition of uploading notices to this site, certify that the newspaper meets the requirements of chapter 715 of Illinois Compiled Statutes. The IPA takes no responsibility for that certification, and each person or public body placing a notice for publication with a newspaper is responsible for selecting a newspaper which meets the specific requirement for each notice. The requirements of each statute which requires the publication of the notice should be reviewed to determine which newspaper or newspapers are eligible to publish the notice. The IPA assumes no responsibility for the selection of the appropriate newspaper for publication.
Except for smart search subscribers, IPA does not collect names or addresses of Public Notice Database users. Unless required by law, IPA does not sell, rent, barter mailing lists of users or disclose users' names, addresses, or other personally identifying information.
6. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:
YOUR USE OF THE PUBLIC NOTICE DATABASE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE PUBLIC NOTICE DATABASE IS PROVIDED "AS IS." IPA EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION OBTAINED BY WAY OF THE PUBLIC NOTICE DATABASE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY BINDING IPA.
You agree to indemnify and hold IPA, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, agents or other partners, and employees, harmless for any claim, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party arising out of (a) your breach of any of your representations, warranties or obligations hereunder, (b) your use of the Public Notice Database.
8. ATTORNEYS' FEES
You agree that if the IPA brings a lawsuit against you for breach of these Terms and if IPA wholly or partly prevails in such lawsuit, you shall pay IPA its reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in connection with such lawsuit.
9. LIQUIDATED DAMAGES
You agree that if you violate the Terms, or you encourage or induce or otherwise aid and abet others to do so, you will be jointly and severally liable to IPA for liquidated damages as follows: (a) for incorporating the site content in any database, compilation, archive or cache--$100 per public notice affected or $10,000 per incident, whichever is greater; (b) modifying, copying, distributing, transmitting, displaying, performing, reproducing, publishing, reusing, reselling, trading, licensing, creating derivative works from, transferring, selling, or otherwise exploiting for any commercial purposes any information, software, products or services obtained from this site--$100 per public notice affected or $10,000 per incident, whichever is greater; and/or (c) engaging in any screen scraping, database scraping, or spidering, or collection of personally identifiable information, or use of any other automated means to collect information from the site or using any software, tool, or other device (such as browsers, spiders, or avatars) to search the site, other than the search functionality offered through the site or other generally available web browsers--$100 per public notice affected or $10,000 per incident, whichever is greater. You will be liable for these damages or, if it can be calculated, the actual costs and actual damages for breach of these Terms, whichever is greater. You agree these amounts are: (i) not a penalty, (ii) because actual damages can be difficult to calculate, a reasonable estimate of IPA’s damages, and (iii) do not otherwise limit IPA’s ability to recover under any legal theory or claim. You also agree that copying the public notices will irreparably harm IPA and entitle IPA to injunctive or equitable relief, in addition to monetary damages.
10. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT IPA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF IPA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (a) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE PUBLIC NOTICE DATABASE; (b) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (c) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE PUBLIC NOTICE DATABASE; OR (d) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE PUBLIC NOTICE DATABASE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL IPA BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGES, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, FROM THE USE OF, OR RELIANCE ON THE USE OF THE PUBLIC NOTICE DATABASE.
11. GOVERNING LAW & JURISDICTION
The Public Notice Database is compiled and made available to the public by IPA from its offices in Springfield, Illinois, United States of America. If you choose to access this database from outside Illinois you alone are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. Any legal dispute relating to the Public Notice Database shall be governed by Illinois law and adjudicated by the Sangamon County, Illinois Circuit Court or the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, and you consent to the personal jurisdiction of those courts.
12. OTHER GENERAL PROVISIONS
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between IPA and you and govern your use of the Public Notice Database, superseding any prior agreements between you and IPA. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall remain in force. IPA's failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive IPA's right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. By using the Public Notice Database, you represent that you can form legally binding contracts. These Terms and all writings incorporated by reference into the Terms set forth the entire agreement between us with respect to the Public Notice Database.