Terms of Use


Access to The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership web site is provided subject to the following terms and conditions. Please read these terms carefully as use of the site constitutes acceptance of all of the following terms and conditions:


"Personal information" is information about an individual that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes, but is not limited to, personal identifiers such as an individual's name, address, phone number, driver's license number and social security number. A domain name or Internet Protocol address is not considered personal information. We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for information. If personal information is requested on the web site or volunteered by the user, State law and the federal Privacy Act of 1974 may protect it. However, this information is a public record once you provide it, and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not protected by federal or state law.


The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership is committed to complying fully with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. Accordingly, if you are under the age of 13, you are not authorized to provide us with personally identifying information, and we will not use any such information in our database or other data collection activities. We appreciate your cooperation with this federally mandated requirement. Users are cautioned that the collection of personal information volunteered by children on-line or by e-mail will be treated the same as information given by an adult and may be subject to public access.


The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership analyzes our web site logs to continually improve the value of the materials available on our site. Our web site logs are not personally identifiable.


As you browse through The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership web site as an anonymous user and look at, print, and download information, no personally identifying information will be revealed or recorded about you. Our web server logs collect and store only the following general information about your visit:

- The domain and name of the service provider from which you accessed our web site. The domain indicates what type of service provider you are connecting from, e.g., a commercial carrier, governmental entity, or university. The name of the service provider tells us which provider you are using without disclosing any of your personal information.

- The date, time of the visit and the pages viewed identified only by the Internet address of your service provider, the Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to us and the type of browser used. No name, address, e-mail address or any personal information of any sort is collected.

- The type of web browser used (Internet Explorer, Chrome, etc.). Web pages do not always display the same on every type or version of web browser and thus must be coded for appropriate access.

This information is used to prepare summary statistics on most frequently visited and least frequently visited pages to help us decide which content is the most useful to our visitors. This information is used solely to help us improve our online services by determining how often our web site is visited and which areas of the site are visited most to gauge overall interest. Our office exclusively uses all information; none of the information we collect is disclosed to third parties except as may be required to fulfill a request made pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act.


If while visiting The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership website you participate in a survey or send e-mail, the following additional information will be collected:

- E-mail Correspondence: The e-mail address and contents of the e-mail. We may use your e-mail to respond appropriately. This may be to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to further improve our web site, or to forward the e-mail to another agency for appropriate action.

- Survey Responses: Survey responses will be completely anonymous. No specific information is collected other than standardized response options and any information you volunteer in the comments area. However, any information you volunteered in response to a survey is used for the purpose designated. The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats that you have provided.


You must have per-session cookies enabled to utilize the search capabilities of our web site. Our web server software issues a temporary session cookie that is deleted when you close your browser. This cookie is necessary to keep track of your search criteria and which page of the search results you are viewing to enable navigation through the search results. No personal information of any sort is stored in the cookie and nothing is maintained on our web site about the cookie after you close the browser session.

See your browser documentation for directions on how to enable and disable cookies. Per-session cookies are used to store state information only within a session. These cookies are cached only while a user is visiting the Web server issuing the per-session cookies and are deleted from the cache when the user closes the session. No personal information is stored or collected by our web site through the use of per-session cookies. Per-session cookies are used by Active Server Pages (ASP) running on Microsoft Internet Information Server, or as per session cookies running as a "dotnet" application. These cookies store session information as the user navigates to multiple ASP pages in a site.


Authenticated applications at The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership web site do not allow anonymous users to enter information. Authenticated applications require The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership provided user-id and password to enter information.


No personally identifying information is collected unless you are specifically prompted for such information. Information submitted via survey forms or e-mails cannot later be viewed or altered; however, information collected when authenticated to our system through The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership provided user-id and password can be reviewed and corrected by logging back in and changing the information.


Neither The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership nor any of its employees shall be held liable for any improper or incorrect use of the information described and/or contained herein and assumes no responsibility for anyone's use of the information. In no event shall The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership web site or its employees be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, procurement or substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of this system, even if advised of the possibility of such damage. This disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injury, including but not limited to those caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of record, whether for breach of contract, tortuous behavior, negligence or under any other cause of action.


Although the data found using The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership access systems have been produced and processed from sources believed to be reliable, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made regarding accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability or usefulness of any information. This disclaimer applies to both isolated and aggregate uses of the information. The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership provides this information on an "as is" basis. All warranties of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, freedom from contamination by computer viruses and non-infringement of proprietary rights are disclaimed. Changes may be periodically made to the information herein; these changes may or may not be incorporated in any new version of the publication. If you have obtained information from any of The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership's web pages from a source other than The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership pages, be aware that electronic data can be altered subsequent to original distribution. Data can also quickly become out of date. It is recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of any data associated with a file, and that the originator of the data or information be contacted with any questions regarding appropriate use. If you find any errors or omissions, we encourage you to report them to The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership via e-mail.


The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership is a distributor of content sometimes supplied by third parties and users. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, users, or others, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and do not necessarily state or reflect those of The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership.


The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership web site contains links to other related World Wide Web Internet sites and resources. The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership is not responsible for the contents of any off-site pages referenced. The user specifically acknowledges that The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership are not liable for the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of other users, links, or third parties and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with the user. Links from The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership web pages on the World Wide Web to other sites do not constitute an endorsement from The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership. These links are provided as an information service only. It is the responsibility of the web surfer to evaluate the content and usefulness of information obtained from other sites. Since The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership web site is not responsible for the availability of these outside resources or their contents, you should direct any concerns regarding any external link to its site administrator or Webmaster.


Due to the dynamic nature of the Internet, resources that are free and publicly available one day may require a fee or restricted access the next, and the location of items may change as menus, home pages, and files are reorganized. The user expressly agrees that use of The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership web site is at the user's sole risk. The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership does not warrant that the service will be uninterrupted or error free. The documents and related graphics published on this server could contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership and/or its respective agencies and programs may make improvements and/or changes in the information and/or programs described herein at any time.


Construction of the disclaimers above and resolution of disputes thereof are governed by the laws of the State of Illinois. The laws of the State of Illinois, U.S.A., shall apply to all uses of this data and this system. By use of this system and any data contained therein, the user agrees that the laws of the State of Illinois shall apply; venue shall be vested in the courts of Illinois; use shall conform to all applicable laws and regulations of the State of Illinois; and user shall not violate the rights of any third parties. This information should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided via The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership supported web sites.