Web Site Terms and Conditions of Use

Website Terms & ConditionsNOTICE: PLEASE READ THIS DISCLAIMER AND STATEMENT OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING THIS WEB SITE AND ANY PAGES THEREOF, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS HEREIN. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS HEREIN, DO NOT ACCESS THIS WEB SITE, OR ANY PAGES THEREOF.

COPYRIGHT © 2013 Illinois Health Maintenance Organization Guaranty Association . ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Copyright in the pages and in the screens displaying the pages, and in the information and material therein and in their arrangement (“Web Content”) is owned and/or licensed by the Illinois Health Maintenance Organization Guaranty Association unless otherwise indicated. You may not use, reproduce, modify, transmit, distribute or publicly display this Web Content without prior written permission of the Illinois Health Maintenance Organization Guaranty Association.

Use of Information and Materials
The Illinois Health Maintenance Organization Guaranty Association is a non-profit organization and provides this Web site as a service to the public and for the convenience of its members and others in the insurance industry working on guaranty association matters. The Illinois Health Maintenance Organization Guaranty Association does not charge a fee to access materials or information on this Web site and receives no revenue in conjunction with maintaining this Web site. The information and materials on this Web site are intended to be a general information resource regarding the matters covered, but are not offered as legal, accounting or other professional advice, and are not tailored to specific circumstances. Except for making one hard copy print of limited portions of the information and materials on an ad hoc basis, the Illinois Health Maintenance Organization Guaranty Association prohibits the modification, reproduction, transmission or distribution of any portion of the content on this Web site, or the design or layout of the Web site or individual sections of it, in any form or media without prior written consent.

The information and materials contained in these pages are subject to change. The Illinois Health Maintenance Organization Guaranty Association reserves the right to modify or discontinue this Web site and the Terms and Conditions governing its access and use at any time with or without notice to you. Any modification to the Terms and Conditions will be made to this page of the Illinois Health Maintenance Organization Guaranty Association’s Web site, so please check this page and review the terms and conditions each time you use the Web site. By continuing use of this Web site after such changes are posted, you will be deemed to have accepted such changes.

Temporary interruptions of the services available through this site may occur as normal events over the Internet. You understand and agree that we have no control over third-party networks you may encounter in the course of accessing or using this Web site, and therefore, delays and disruption of transmission may occur.

Violations
The Illinois Health Maintenance Organization Guaranty Association reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to take such actions as it deems appropriate, including without limitation, blocking or terminating access from a particular Internet address to the Web site at any time with or without notice and seeking all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of the Terms and Conditions set forth in this Web site.

Privacy
The Illinois Health Maintenance Organization Guaranty Association Web site can be browsed without revealing, and we do not collect through the Web site, any personally identifiable information other than the use of cookies described below.

Use of Cookies
Cookies are small Web-generated files that are stored on your computer hard drive in order to collect information about your activities on a particular Web site. The Illinois Health Maintenance Organization Guaranty Association Web site uses cookies to allow us to recognize users when they come to the Web site and to track the pages they visit.

E-mail
E-mail submissions over the Internet may not be secure and are subject to the risk of interception by third parties. Please consider this fact before e-mailing any personal or confidential information.

Links
The Illinois Health Maintenance Organization Guaranty Association Web site contains links to other Web sites controlled or offered by third parties. These links are provided as a convenience to users of the Illinois Health Maintenance Organization Guaranty Association’s Web site. The inclusion of any link does not imply an endorsement, recommendation or sponsorship of the third-party organization, its Web site, its products and services or information contained at that Web site, nor does the Illinois Health Maintenance Organization Guaranty Association assume any responsibility for any failure of products, information, services or advice offered or advertised at those sites. The Illinois Health Maintenance Organization Guaranty Association has not reviewed and is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these third-party Web sites. You are urged to follow safe internet practices. Because the Illinois Health Maintenance Organization Guaranty Association has no control over such Web sites, you acknowledge and agree that the Illinois Health Maintenance Organization Guaranty Association is not responsible for the content, practices or your use of third party Web sites.

No Warranty
THE INFORMATION AND MATERIALS CONTAINED IN THIS WEB SITE, INCLUDING TEXT, GRAPHICS, LINKS OR OTHER ITEMS ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. THE ILLINOIS HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION GUARANTY ASSOCIATION DOES NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, ADEQUACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE INFORMATION AND MATERIALS AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE INFORMATION AND MATERIALS. NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, IMPLIED, EXPRESSED OR STATUTORY INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS, IS GIVEN IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE INFORMATION AND MATERIALS. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO ENSURE THAT ANY MATERIALS YOU MAY OBTAIN FROM THIS WEB SITE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR ANY OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

No Liability
YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. IN NO EVENT WILL THE ILLINOIS HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION GUARANTY ASSOCIATION BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DIRECT OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSSES OR EXPENSES ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THIS WEB SITE OR ANY LINKED WEB SITE OR USE THEREOF OR INABILITY TO USE BY ANY PARTY, OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, MISTAKE, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS OR LINE OR SYSTEM FAILURE, EVEN IF THE ILLINOIS HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION GUARANTY ASSOCIATION, OR REPRESENTATIVES THEREOF, ARE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, LOSSES OR EXPENSES, AND WHETHER CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY NEGLIGENCE, ACTS OF GOD, TELECOMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OF, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO THE WEB SITE OR THE MATERIALS.

Governing Law
Use of this Web site shall be governed in all respects by applicable Illinois and federal laws without reference to choice of law rules. This Web site is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to local law or regulation. Those who choose to access this Web site from such locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.