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Terms of Use

Access to Lake County Forest Preserve District (District) websites is provided subject to the following terms of use. Please read through these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy carefully as use of any of the District’s websites constitutes acceptance of all terms and conditions.

Content Accuracy and Timeliness

The District makes a reasonable effort to ensure that its websites are accurate and updated on a regular basis. The District makes no guarantees that this website is error free or that it will be displayed uninterrupted or be unaffected by outside influences such as power interruptions. The District makes a reasonable effort to monitor its website in accordance with normal business hours, 8:30 am–5 pm, Monday–Friday, excluding holidays. In addition, the District monitors and responds to email received via its websites during normal business hours.

Users should note that District information obtained from a source other than the District may have been electronically altered from its original state.

Disclaimer of Liability

Neither the District nor any of its elected officials, officers, employees or agents shall be held liable for any incorrect or improper use of the information on its websites, including but not limited to maps, images, videos, and all other content.

Fair Use

In general, information presented on the District's websites, unless otherwise indicated, is considered in the public domain. It may be distributed or copied as permitted by law. However, use of copyrighted data such as District logos, videos, images, maps, graphics, and photographs require additional permission prior to use. The District asks for appropriate attribution for any non-copyrighted content used from our websites.

Copyright, Trademarks, Service Marks

The Lake County Forest Preserve District is the property and copyright owner of all text, photographs, logos, trademarks, graphics, maps, videos, and all other images and materials contained on all District websites. Other agencies’, organizations’ and businesses’ trademarks and services marks that may be referred to are the property of their respective owners. Nothing on this website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark without the District’s written permission. The Lake County Forest Preserve District's name and logo may not be used in any way, including in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of materials on a District website, without prior written permission. Visitors are not authorized to use the District’s logo as a hyperlink to a District website without written permission in advance. Those seeking to publish information contained on any of the District’s websites must submit a request.

Links to our Website

Creating a link to the District's website does not require permission.

Links from our Website

The District has entered into agreements with certain third party vendors and associates that may include related third party websites, such as software modules or graphics programs. These third party websites have separate and independent privacy policies and terms of use. The District does not sponsor or operate those websites and does not sponsor, insure or produce any of the non-District products or services referred to on such websites. The District assumes no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of those linked sites. Nonetheless, the District seeks to protect the integrity of its online presence and welcomes any feedback about those websites.

Links from a District website to third party websites, other than vendor websites required by contractual agreement, are provided solely for the convenience of visitors. The contents of any such websites are under the control of third parties, and the District does not have any association whatsoever with such websites or with the third parties for purposes of such websites, unless expressly stated.

The District reserves the right to terminate a link to any website at any time.

Visitor Consent

By using the District’s website, visitors consent to these terms of use.

Notification of Changes

The District reserves the right to change these terms of use and conditions as it sees fit and your continued use of the site will signify your acceptance of any adjustment to these terms. You are therefore advised to review this statement on a regular basis


If you have questions or concerns regarding these terms of use, please contact us.

Purchasing & Bids

Terms and Conditions

1. ENTIRE AGREEMENT. All specifications, drawings, data, and standards submitted to Vendor with this order or the solicitation for this order are hereby incorporated herein and made a part hereof. This order contains the entire agreement of the parties. No change to this order will be effective unless approved in writing by the District and Vendor, except for increases or decreases in the work or products described on the front side of this order, which may be made unilaterally in writing by the District, subject to paragraph 3 below. Any terms and conditions proposed by Seller different than or in addition to the terms and conditions of this order are deemed rejected by the District.

2. INDEMNIFICATION. Vendor shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the District, its agents, officials and employees from and against all injuries, losses, claims, suits, costs and expenses (including attorney's fees) ("Claims") which may be asserted against the District related to Vendor's performance under this order, including without limitation any Claims for (a) infringement of any patent, copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights or (b) royalties, license fees, or related damages, fees, or costs.

3. PRICE CHANGE. The District may, by written order, increase, decrease, or otherwise change the work or products described on the front side of this order. If such change causes an increase or decrease in Vendor's costs or in the time required for performance of the Contract, or if Vendor believes it is otherwise entitled to an equitable adjustment in the contract price, then Vendor shall (a) assert its claim to the District for an equitable adjustment within five (5) calendar days after it receives the order and (b) complete and provide the work or products provided for in this order, as changed, pending a decision by the District regarding such equitable adjustment, which decision will be final.

4. DEFAULT. Time is of the essence of this order. If Vendor fails to deliver or provide acceptable work or products within the time promised herein, the District may, in addition to its other rights and remedies, terminate this order by written notice effective when received by Vendor as to work or products not yet shipped or rendered, and to purchase substitute work or products elsewhere and charge Vendor with any difference in price.

5. TRANSPORTATION CHARGES. Unless otherwise specifically provided in this order, (a) Vendor shall prepay transportation expenses for all shipments to their final destination, (b) the District will not accept shipments sent C.O.D. or freight collect and, at Seller's risk and expense, may return such shipments to Vendor, and (c) the District will pay no charges for transportation, packing, cartage or containers.

6. UNAVOIDABLE DELAY. If Vendor is delayed in delivering the products or work purchased under this order, Seller (a) must immediately, upon learning of such delay, give written notice to the District of such delay and (b) may, for a delay caused by a cause beyond its reasonable control, request an extension of time for delivery.

7. QUANTITY. If Vendor delivers quantities of products or work in excess of those specified in this order, the District, at its option, may either (a) reject such excess and hold it, ship it back to Vendor, or discard it, all at Vendor's risk and expense or (b) accept such excess at no further cost to the District.

8. INSPECTION. The District has the right to inspect and approve the products or work and reject any that does not comply with this order. Vendor shall remove any rejected products or work promptly after rejection. If it fails to do so, the District may return any rejected products or work to Vendor at Vendor's risk and expense.

9. WARRANTY. Vendor warrants that all products and work furnished hereunder will conform in all respects to the terms and conditions of this order, including any drawings, specifications, data, or standards incorporated herein, and that they will be free from latent and patent defects in materials, workmanship and title and will be free from such defects in design. In addition, Vendor warrants that said products and work are suitable for, and will perform in accordance with, the purposes for which they are purchased, fabricated, manufactured and designed or for such other purposes as are expressly specified in this order. The District may return any nonconforming or defective product to Vendor and may require correction or replacement of any nonconforming or defective product or work all at Vendor's risk and expense. The District's acceptance of any product or work delivered pursuant to this order shall not relieve Vendor of its warranty.

10. REGULATORY COMPLIANCE. Vendor represents and warrants that the products and work furnished hereunder (including all labels, packages and container for said goods) will comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules, regulations, and standards. Without limiting the preceding sentence, Vendor shall comply with (a) the Occupational Safety and Health Act, (b) the Illinois Toxic Substances Disclosure to Employees Act (which compliance must include furnishing '"Material Safety Data Sheets" where required) and (c) all applicable federal, state, and local labor laws, including but not limited to the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act, if applicable. All contractual provisions required to be incorporated in this order are deemed incorporated herein by this reference.

11. ROYALTIES AND PATENTS; OWNERSHIP. Vendor shall pay all royalties and license fees required for the use of the products or services. Any and all products or services provided by Vendor shall become the property of the District.

12. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY. The Equal Employment Opportunity Clause of Title 44, Subtitle B, Chapter X, Part 750 of the Illinois Department of Human Rights Rules and Regulations is hereby incorporated herein in its entirety as a material term of this contract.

13. PAYMENT. The District shall make payments in accordance with the terms on the front of this order, or Vendor's invoice, whichever are more favorable to the District. Unless otherwise provided in this order, the due date for payment shall be calculated from the later of (a) the date the District receives an invoice from Vendor that complies with this order and (b) the date upon which the District accepts all products or work.

14. IDENTIFICATION. Vendor's invoices to the District shall (a) be in duplicate, (b) clearly identify all prices, (c) clearly identify the correct Purchase Order Number, and (d) be sent to the address shown on the front of this order. Vendor shall place the correct Purchase Order Number on all invoices, boxes, packages, shipping documents and correspondence related to this order. Vendor shall enclose a list of contents in each box or package.

15. TERMINATION. District may, at any time and for any reason, terminate this order in whole or in part by written notice or oral notice confirmed in writing. The District will pay for any conforming products or work delivered or rendered prior to the date of its written or oral notice of termination, less any damages that the District has incurred or that the District reasonably anticipates incurring.

16. TAXES. District is exempt from any state or local sales, use, or excise taxes. District's exemption number is printed on the front of this order. The Contract Price includes all applicable federal, state, and local taxes applicable to the products or work.

17. LAW GOVERNING. This order shall be governed by and construed according to the internal laws (but not the conflict of laws rules) of the State of Illinois.


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