Terms and Conditions

Ravinia Festival Terms and Conditions

By accessing, viewing or otherwise using this Web site you are agreeing to the following. Please read these Terms of Use carefully:

1. Acceptance of Terms of Use

1.1 This Web site is owned by and under the control of Ravinia Festival Association (“Ravinia”). Access to and use of this Web site are subject to these Terms of Use, any Agreements and applicable laws and regulations (including all export and import laws, regulations and restrictions), all of which are subject to change and revision from time to time without prior notice. The terms “you” and “User” as used herein refer to all individuals or entities accessing this Web site for any reason. If you do not accept the Terms of Use stated herein, do not use this Web site. Use of this Web site constitutes consent to be bound by the Terms of Use.

1.2 From time to time, Ravinia may (a) supplement or make changes to these Terms of Use and other rules or access and use procedures, documentation, security procedures and standards for equipment, (b) change the type and location of Ravinia’s system equipment, facilities or software, or (c) modify or withdraw any particular service referred to in this Web site or any Ravinia database, material, service or system. Use of this Web site constitutes consent to be bound by the most recently updated version of the Terms of Use.

2. Web Site Content

2.1 This Web site is provided without charge as a convenience to visitors to be used for the purposes of information, entertainment and communication only. While the information contained in this Web site originating from Ravinia has been prepared and compiled from sources believed to be reliable, Ravinia makes no guarantee as to, and assumes no responsibility for, the correctness, sufficiency or completeness of the information, material, event information or recommendations contained on this Web site.

2.2 The Ravinia Web site may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. Ravinia does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any of the information or content contained on, distributed through, or linked, downloaded or accessed from this Web site, nor the quality of any information or other materials or services displayed or obtained by you as a result of your use of this Web site or any Ravinia Content (as defined in Paragraph 3.1 below). Ravinia reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without any obligation, to correct any error or omissions in any portion of this Web site or any Ravinia Content at any time, with or without notice to you. Changes are periodically made to Ravinia Sites and may be made at any time.

3. Your Use of This Web Site

3.1 Without Ravinia's prior written consent, which consent may be given or withheld in Ravinia's sole discretion, you may not: (a) resell, sublicense, rent, lease or otherwise publicly distribute any of Ravinia’s content, services, materials, information, databases and systems (“Ravinia Content”), or any part or parts thereof or information contained therein, or any access thereto; (b) copy or transfer any Ravinia Content, except as permitted by Ravinia; or (c) modify, adapt, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, translate or convert any portion of Ravinia's databases or system, or the selection, coordination or arrangement of services in any Ravinia database.

3.2 You agree not to use this Web site in order to transmit, upload, post, email, distribute, store, export, re-export or destroy material, including without limitation, Ravinia Content or any other Content:

  • (a) in violation of U.S. export control laws and regulations;
  • (b) in violation of any federal or state law or regulation, including data privacy laws and communication regulations and tariffs, whether intentionally or unintentionally;
  • (c) in a manner that infringes the intellectual property rights of a third party, is in violation of a contractual or fiduciary relationship (e.g., inside information, proprietary and confidential information, trade secret), or is made in furtherance of an illegal or fraudulent scheme or activity;
  • (d) that constitutes unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, such as junk mail, spam, chain letters or any other form of solicitation;
  • (e) that is harmful to minors; or
  • (f) that is defamatory, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, abusive, threatening, or hateful.

4. Site Security

4.1 You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of this Web site, including without limitation, the following activities: (a) accessing data, servers, accounts, databases, etc. which you are not authorized to access; (b) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; (c) attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to any Ravinia site, overloading, “flooding,” “spamming,” “mailbombing” or “crashing”; or (d) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or newsgroup posting. Violations of system or network security may result in civil and/or criminal liability. Ravinia may investigate occurrences which potentially involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting you if you are involved in such activities.

4.2 Ravinia reserves the right to terminate access to this Web site or take other actions it reasonably believes necessary to comply with the law or to protect its rights or customers. Any access or attempt to access or use this Web site for any unauthorized or illegal purpose is strictly prohibited.

5. Privacy and Personal Information

5.1 You agree to the use of your data in accordance with Ravinia’s Privacy Policy, which may be found by clicking here.

6. DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTIES

6.1 YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. ALL INFORMATION AND CONTENT ON OR OBTAINED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND YOU HEREBY WAIVE ALL OTHER WARRANTIES RELATING THERETO, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR WARRANTY AGAINST INTERFERENCE OR INFRINGEMENT. RAVINIA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT OR OTHER MATERIAL WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, THAT THE OPERATION OF ANY RAVINIA SERVICE, DATABASE OR OTHER MATERIAL OR ANY THIRD PARTY SERVICES, PROGRAMS, SYSTEMS OR DATA USED WITH OR THROUGH OR PROVIDED BY RAVINIA, OR ANY PART THEREOF, WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE OR THAT ANY DEFECTS IN SUCH INFORMATION, SERVICES, SYSTEMS, DATABASES OR MATERIALS WILL BE OR CAN BE CORRECTED. IN NO EVENT SHALL RAVINIA HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO YOU (INCLUDING LIABILITY TO ANY PERSON OR PERSONS WHOSE CLAIM OR CLAIMS ARE BASED ON OR DERIVED FROM A RIGHT OR RIGHTS CLAIMED BY YOU) WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AT ANY AND ALL TIMES ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS WEB SITE, IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

6.2 YOU ASSUME THE RESPONSIBILITY TO TAKE ADEQUATE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST DAMAGE TO YOUR SYSTEMS OR OPERATIONS WHICH COULD BE CAUSED BY DEFECTS OR DEFICIENCIES IN THIS WEB SITE, ANY RAVINIA INFORMATION, SERVICE, SYSTEM, DATABASE OR MATERIAL, OR PART THEREOF. YOU ALSO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS AND DATABASES ARE SUBJECT TO ERRORS, TAMPERING AND BREAK-INS AND THAT WHILE RAVINIA WILL IMPLEMENT REASONABLE SECURITY PRECAUTIONS TO ATTEMPT TO PREVENT SUCH OCCURRENCES, RAVINIA DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT SUCH EVENTS WILL NOT TAKE PLACE.

6.3 YOU ALSO ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THAT ANY INPUT OF INFORMATION MADE BY OR FOR YOU TO THIS WEB SITE OR ANY RAVINIA INFORMATION, SERVICE, SYSTEM OR DATABASE DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY VIRUS OR OTHER COMPUTER SOFTWARE CODE OR ROUTINE DESIGNED TO DISABLE, ERASE, IMPAIR OR OTHERWISE DAMAGE THE SITE OR ANY SYSTEM, SOFTWARE OR DATA OF OR ANY OTHER USER OF RAVINIA INFORMATION, SERVICES, DATABASES, MATERIALS OR SYSTEM. YOU HEREBY AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD RAVINIA AND ITS EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS HARMLESS FROM ANY LIABILITY, CLAIM, COST OR DAMAGE ARISING OUT OF ANY CLAIM OR SUIT BY ANY SUCH USER CAUSED BY SUCH VIRUS OR CODE OR SUBROUTINE.

7. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

7.1 NEITHER RAVINIA NOR ITS EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS SHALL IN ANY EVENT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, REVENUES, BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES OR BUSINESS ADVANTAGES WHATSOEVER, NOR FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT OR INCIDENTAL LOSSES, DAMAGES OR EXPENSES DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATING TO THE USE OR MISUSE OF THIS WEB SITE, OR WITH RESPECT TO ANY OTHER HYPERLINKED WEB SITE, OR ANY RAVINIA INFORMATION, CONTENT OR OTHER MATERIAL OR SOFTWARE USED THEREWITH, THE USE OR FAILURE, NON-COMPLIANCE OR LIMITED AVAILABILITY OF ANY RAVINIA INFORMATION, CONTENT, OR SERVICE PROVIDED BY RAVINIA THROUGH THIS WEB SITE, ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THE RAVINIA SYSTEM OR ANY OBLIGATION UNDER OR SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS WEB SITE, WHETHER SUCH CLAIM IS BASED UPON BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE, GROSS NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY IN TORT OR ANY OTHER THEORY OF RELIEF, OR WHETHER OR NOT RAVINIA IS INFORMED IN ADVANCE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

8. Indemnity.

8.1 You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Ravinia, its affiliates and subsidiaries, and all of their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives, proprietors, partners, shareholders, servants, principals, agents, predecessors, successors, assigns, and attorneys from and against any and all claims, proceedings, damages, injuries, liabilities, losses, costs, and expenses (including attorney's fees and litigation expenses) relating to or arising from your use of the Web site and any breach by you of these Terms of Use.

9. Trademarks and Copyright

9.1 Except as otherwise identified, the trademarks, trade names, logos, slogans and service marks appearing at this Web site, including RAVINIA and the RAVINIA log, and copyrights, including artwork, photographs, names and other elements, whether registered or unregistered, are the property of Ravinia. Such trademarks and copyrights are not to be copied, reproduced, published or in any way used without written permission. No part of this Web site may be published, stored or transmitted in any form or means without our express written permission. you may download Ravinia Content displayed on this Web site for non-commercial, personal use only and must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the Ravinia Content. Any use of the Web Site Content or any trademarks or copyrighted materials other than for private, non-commercial viewing purposes is strictly prohibited.

10. Miscellaneous

10.1 If any part or parts of these Terms of Use are held to be invalid, the remaining parts will continue to be valid and enforceable. Nothing in these Terms of Use affects any statutory rights of Users that cannot be waived or limited by contract.

10.2 The use by you of this Web site, Ravinia Content, and any and all other matters between Ravinia and you related hereto, shall be governed by applicable United States federal law and the laws of the State of Illinois, excluding its conflict-of-laws rules. you hereby agree to waive any right to a jury trial in any suit arising out of or relating to this Web site or any Ravinia information, content or service. Any suit or proceeding arising out of or relating hereto must be commenced within one year from the date the right, claim, demand or cause of action being asserted first came into being. Venue for all disputes arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be in the state and federal courts situated in Chicago, Illinois.

10.3 Any software which is downloaded from this Web site or other Ravinia system or service for or on behalf of the United States of America, its agencies and/or instrumentalities ("U.S. Government"), is provided with Restricted Rights. Use, duplication or disclosure by the U.S. Government is subject to restrictions as set forth in subparagraph (c)(1)(ii) of the Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software clause at DFARS 252.227-7013 or subpara¬graphs (c)(1) and (2) of the Commercial Computer Software - Restricted Rights at 48 CFR 52.227-19, as applicable.

11. Entire Agreement

11.1 These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and Ravinia with respect to the subject matter contained herein and supersede any other agreement, proposals and communications, written or oral, between you and Ravinia with respect to the subject matter hereof; except that any other terms and conditions that may be located on this Web site outside of these Terms of Use are incorporated herein by reference to the extent that they do not conflict with the Terms of Use.

12. Contact Information.

12.1 If you have any questions regarding this Web site or its contents, or these Terms of Use, contact Ravinia at webmaster@ravinia.org.

Last Modified: February 19, 2010