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Terms of Use

Terms of Use

Last Updated: April 26, 2018

These Terms of Use (“Terms”) govern your access to and use of this website (“Site”), made available to you by

Cities and Villages Mutual Insurance Company (“CVMIC,” “we,” “us,” or “our”).

By accessing or using the Site, you agree on behalf of yourself and any municipality or organization that you represent (together, “you”) that you have read and understand these Terms and our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with these Terms or our Privacy Policy, do not access or use the Site.

We reserve the right to modify these Terms at any time. All changes will be effective immediately upon posting to the Site and, by accessing or using the Site after changes are posted, you agree to those changes. Material changes will be conspicuously posted on the Site or otherwise communicated to you.

  1. Privacy Policy. We may collect certain information about you and from your use of the Site as described in our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into these Terms. Your use of the Site constitutes your consent to the information collection, use, and sharing described in our Privacy Policy.
  1. Intellectual Property Rights. The Site, including its text, audio, video, graphics, charts, photographs, interfaces, icons, software, computer code, data, trademarks, logos, slogans, names of products and services, documentation, other components and content, and the design, selection, and arrangement of content, is exclusively the property of CVMIC or, as applicable, its suppliers and licensors, and is protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. Any unauthorized use of any trademarks, trade dress, copyrighted materials, or any other intellectual property belonging to CVMIC or any third party is strictly prohibited and may be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. The Site may contain references to third-party marks and copies of third-party copyrighted materials, which are the property of their respective owners. Except as expressly described in these Terms, no licenses or other rights, express or implied, are granted by CVMIC to you under any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property right of CVMIC. Copyright © 2017-2018 Cities and Villages Mutual Insurance Company. All rights reserved.
  1. Compliance with Laws. In connection with your access to and use of the Site,you are responsible for complying with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies of all relevant jurisdictions, including all applicable rules regarding online conduct.
  1. Restrictions on Your Use of the Site.
  • You may download and print one copy of the Site’s visible content for your own internal use, provided you do not modify or delete any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices.
  • You will not otherwise copy, reproduce, display, duplicate, sell, publish, post, license, rent, distribute, modify, translate, adapt, reverse-engineer, or create derivative works of the Site or any part of the Site without the prior written consent of CVMIC.
  • You will not use the Site for unlawful purposes.
  • You will not submit inaccurate, incomplete, or out-of-date information via the Site, commit fraud or falsify information in connection with your use of the Site, or act maliciously against the business interests or reputation of CVMIC.
  • You will not engage in data mining or similar data gathering or extraction activities or retrieve data or other content from the Site for purposes of creating or compiling that content for any purpose other than your authorized use of the Site as permitted by these Terms.
  • You will not access, use, or copy any portion of the Site, including any of its content, through the use of indexing agents, spiders, scrapers, bots, web crawlers, or other automated devices or mechanisms.
  • You will not use the Site to post, transmit, input, upload, or otherwise provide any information or material that contains any viruses, worms, Trojan horses, logic bombs, time bombs, cancelbots, malware, ransomware, adware, or other harmful computer code or programming routines, including those designed to or that reasonably may disable, damage, impair, interfere with, surreptitiously intercept, or expropriate the Site or any computers, hardware, software, system, data, or networks.
  • You will not engage in activities that aim to render the Site or associated services inoperable or to make their use more difficult.
  1. Event Registration; Payment Information. Fees forCVMIC trainings and other event registrations must be paid by credit or debit card. Information about our collection and use of event registration and payment-related information is described in our Privacy Policy. If the credit or debit card information that you submit is incorrect or invalid, your payment will not be processed. We have no responsibility or liability if your credit or debit card is declined by your financial institution. Payments are processed by our PCI-compliant third-party payment processor and software supplier. Refunds, if available, are solely the responsibility of CVMIC and are at CVMIC’s sole discretion.
  1. CVMIC Member Portal. The Site may include links to the CVMIC Member Portal. All access to and use of the CVMIC Member Portal is governed by the CVMIC Member Portal Terms of Service, these Terms (as applicable), and the CVMIC Member Portal Privacy Policy.
  1. Job Postings. The Site may include descriptions of job openings at third parties and instructions on how to apply for those job openings. Links to third-party websites on the job board are provided as a convenience. CVMIC is not responsible for the content or accuracy of, and does not warrant or endorse, any job descriptions or third parties. You should read the terms of use and privacy policy for each website that you visit. Job descriptions on the Site are subject to change at our sole discretion without notice.
  1. Availability.Any programs, materials, products, or services (for example, training materials) that may be mentioned on or made available through the Site are subject to availability and terms not described in these Terms may apply. CVMIC may change the programs, materials, products, and services mentioned on the Site at any time without notice.
  1. NO WARRANTY. THE SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE,” AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. CVMIC MAKES COMMERCIALLY REASONABLE EFFORTS TO ENSURE THAT ALL MATERIAL, DATA, AND OTHER INFORMATION ON THE SITE IS ACCURATE AND RELIABLE, BUT NEITHER ACCURACY NOR RELIABILITY CAN BE GUARANTEED. CVMIC DOES NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THE QUALITY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, OR AVAILABILITY OF THE SITE. CVMIC DOES NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THAT THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, THAT ANY DEFECTS IN THE SITE WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE THE SITE AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL CONDITIONS OR COMPONENTS. CVMIC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS ON THE SITE.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, CVMIC EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THOSE REGARDING AVAILABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR ANY USE OR PURPOSE, COMPATIBILITY WITH ANY STANDARDS OR USER REQUIREMENTS, TITLE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT. CVMIC HAS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE TIMELINESS, DELETION, MISDELIVERY, OR FAILURE TO STORE ANY USER COMMUNICATION.

WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATION THAT THE SITE IS APPROPRIATE OR AVAILABLE FOR USE IN LOCATIONS OTHER THAN THE UNITED STATES. IF YOU CHOOSE TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITE FROM LOCATIONS OTHER THAN THE UNITED STATES, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK AND YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLYING WITH APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS.

YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND YOU, ALONE, ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, SYSTEMS, AND NETWORKS, ANY LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY INFORMATION FROM THE SITE, AND ANY OTHER DAMAGE THAT MAY BE INCURRED.

NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM CVMIC OR IN ANY MANNER FROM THE SITE CREATES ANY WARRANTY.

  1. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL CVMIC OR ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, OWNERS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, REPRESENTATIVES, CONSULTANTS, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, OR LICENSORS (TOGETHER, “CVMIC PARTIES”) BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS OR DAMAGE, OR ANY OTHER LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE OR YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE, THE SITE (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE INPUT OF PERSONAL AND OTHER INFORMATION INTO THE SITE), WHETHER THE CLAIM IS BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY, WARRANTY, OR OTHERWISE, AND EVEN IF A CVMIC PARTY HAS EXPRESS KNOWLEDGE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THE LOSS OR DAMAGE.

YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO STOP ACCESSING AND USING THE SITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT WILL CVMIC PARTIES’ LIABILITY TO YOU EXCEED $100, EVEN IF THIS REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

  1. Third-Party Websites. The Site may link to, or be linked to, websites not maintained or controlled by CVMIC. Those links are provided as a convenience and CVMIC is not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy of, and does not warrant or endorse, any third-party website or any products or services made available through those websites. Please take care when leaving the Site to visit a third-party website. You should read the terms of use and privacy policy for each website that you visit.
  1. Linking to the Site. If you operate a website and are interested in linking to the Site: (a) the link must be a text-only link unless you request a graphic badge from CVMIC, in which case you may use any graphic badge provided by CVMIC to link to the Site, and, in any case, the link must be and clearly marked; (b) the link must “point” to the URL “http://www.cvmic.com” and not to any other page; (c) the link and its use must be in connection with a website of appropriate subject matter; (d) the link and its use must not, nor have the potential to, damage or dilute the goodwill associated with CVMIC’s names and trademarks; (e) the link and its use must not create the false appearance that any program, person, or entity is associated with or sponsored by CVMIC; and (f) the link, when activated by a user, must display the Site full-screen and not within a frame. CVMIC reserves the right to revoke consent to link to the Site at any time in its sole discretion, either by amending these Terms or through other notice.
  1. Feedback. CVMIC welcomes comments regarding the Site. If you submit comments or feedback to us regarding the Site, they will not be considered or treated as confidential. We may use any comments and feedback that you send us in our discretion and without attribution or compensation to you.
  1. Disputes. These Terms are governed by the laws of the state of Wisconsin, without regards for its conflict of law principles. Venue is exclusively in the state or federal courts, as applicable, located in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, with respect to any dispute arising under these Terms unless otherwise determined by CVMIC in its sole discretion. The parties expressly agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of those courts. Any cause of action or other claim with respect to the Site must be commenced within one year after the cause of action or claim arises.
  1. Assignment. We may assign our rights and delegate our duties under these Terms at any time to any party without notice to you. You may not assign these Terms without our prior written consent.
  1. Interpretation. These Terms, including our Privacy Policy and, as applicable, the CVMIC Member Portal Terms of Service and the CVMIC Member Portal Privacy Policy, are the entire agreement between you and CVMIC with respect to your access to and use of the Site. CVMIC’s failure to enforce any provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of that provision or any other provision. Any waiver of any provision of these Terms will be effective only if in writing and signed by CVMIC. If any provision of these Terms is held invalid, void, or unenforceable, that provision will be severed from the remaining provisions and the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect. The headings in these Terms are for convenience only and do not affect the interpretation of these Terms. These Terms inure to the benefit of CVMIC’s successors and assigns.
  1. Survival. Any provisions of these Terms that are intended to survive termination (including any provisions regarding limitation of our liability or dispute resolution) will continue in effect beyond any termination of these Terms or of your access to or use of the Site.
  1. Electronic Communications. These Terms and any other documentation, agreements, notices, or communications between you and CVMIC may be provided to you electronically to the extent permissible by law. Please print or otherwise save a copy of all documentation, agreements, notices, and other communications for your reference.
  1. Contact Us. Please direct any questions and concerns regarding these Terms to us by email at info@cvmic.com, by telephone at (262) 784-5666, or by mail at Cities and Villages Mutual Insurance Company, 9898 W. Blue Mound Road, Wauwatosa, WI 53226-4319.