Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

In May 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the existing 1995 EU Data Protection Directive (European Directive 95/46/EC). ChicagoPride.com currently complies with applicable data protection regulations and is committed to GDPR compliance across its relevant services.

Any reproduction, distribution, retransmission, modification, public display, and public performance of materials found on ChicagoPride.com is prohibited without the prior written consent of ChicagoPride.com.

We respect the intellectual property of others and ask you to do the same.  If you believe that any material contained in this site infringes your copyright, you should contact us.

By accessing this site, you agree to abide by all the applicable laws, and to the Terms of Use which constitute an agreement between you and ChicagoPride.com.  Please thoroughly read the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Publication of the name, photograph or likeness of any person, organization or business on this website is not to be construed as an indication of the sexual orientation or preference of that individual, organization or business.

The opinions expressed by writers, contributors and message board users are their own and are not necessarily those of ChicagoPride.com.  ChicagoPride.com is not liable for any content provided by volunteers or users of this site. ChicagoPride.com reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the site (or any part thereof) with or without notice.

If submissions, of any kind, are sent to ChicagoPride.com via this site or email these submissions become the property of ChicagoPride.com and may be used, copied, adapted, transmitted, distributed, publicly performed, published, displayed or deleted as ChicagoPride.com sees fit. By submitting content, you agree that you are not entitled to any compensation, credit or notice whatsoever. Submissions, of any kind, sent to ChicagoPride.com are not guaranteed to be displayed on this site and are used as ChicagoPride.com sees fit.  ChicagoPride.com has the right to remove or refuse, without explanation, any content or submission that it finds objectionable. ChicagoPride.com respects the intellectual property of others and asks you to do the same.  When making a submission or message board post, you understand that the content is the sole responsibility of the person making the submission.  The submitter, not ChicagoPride.com, is entirely responsible for the content submitted.  You agree to indemnify and hold GoPride Corporation, ChicagoPride.com, it's owners and editors, harmless from any claim or demand made by any third party due to content you submit.

Many pages in our web site feature links to other sites, some of which are operated by companies unrelated to ChicagoPride.com.   Because ChicagoPride.com has no control over these sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that ChicagoPride.com does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or materials on such sites. All users should use discretion when departing ChicagoPride.com through links found on our site.

Health and medical content posted and links on ChicagoPride.com are for education and informational purposes only and should never take the place of consultation with your health care professional.  It is your responsibility to consult your medical provider.  ChicagoPride.com accepts no responsibility. Advice columns provided are for entertainment purposes only and is general in nature and does not take into account your personal circumstances.

ChicagoPride.com columnists are not licensed or professional counselors and are not liable for any advice given, or any observation they may make. You are the ultimate and final arbiter of the information you receive and should act accordingly. ChicagoPride.com and its contributors and columnists are not liable for any effect caused or decision that was, is, or will be influenced by the content.

Information within blogs and opnion columns are gathered from a variety of sources and we can not guarantee the accuracy of all reports. Contact us with questions or concerns related to this column. Views expressed are not necessarily those of ChicagoPride.com.

Your business dealings with advertisers found on or through ChicagoPride.com, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and the advertiser. You agree that GoPride Corporation and ChicagoPride.com shall not be responsible or liable.

For all images captured by ChicagoPride.com or a representative of the same, we will limit our use of them to that which is allowed under the principles of "fair use." If at any time you would like your image removed from the public viewing areas, please email the Editor. Publication of a photo in the public viewing areas on this website is not to be construed as an indication of the sexual orientation or preference of that individual.

You may become a Member of the Matchmaking, Personals, or Classfieds Ad Services at no cost. ChicagoPride.com may refuse to accept or delete any Member ID for any reason, including that the Member ID impersonates someone else, is or may be illegal, is or may be protected by trademark or other proprietary rights law, is vulgar or otherwise offensive, or may cause confusion, as we determine in our sole discretion. You are responsible for the confidentiality and use of your Member ID and password and for any and all activities that are conducted through your account. ChicagoPride.com is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of the Website. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of the Website ChicagoPride.com reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Users, arising from or related to the Website. ChicagoPride.com reserves the right to contact site visitors, regarding account status and changes to subscriber agreements, privacy policy, or any other policies or agreements relevant to site visitors.

ChicagoPride.com recognizes the privacy concerns of our users. ChicagoPride.com only collects personally identifiable information that you give voluntarily through newsletter subscriptions, or other submissions made through this site. ChicagoPride.com does not rent, sell or otherwise share any personally identifiable information about our users. We will not transfer any personal information to any third parties, unless we state otherwise at the point the information is collected. We use analytics tools (Google Analytics) for analytical data. Personally-identifiable information in the form of e-mail addresses is only used to send newsletters.  We will not spam. You may update or delete the personal information we have for you (including newsletter subscriptions), by emailing the Editor.

You assume full responsibility and risk for your use of the Website and any Services on the Website. Under no circumstances will ChicagoPride.com be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, resulting from anyone's use of the Website or the Matchmaking Service, any Content posted on the Website or transmitted to Members, or any interactions between users of the Website, whether online or offline. ChicagoPride.com and its affiliates are not liable to you or any third person for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages arising from your use of the Web site or the Matchmaking Service, even if ChicagoPride.com has been advised of the possibility of such damages. If you live in a state whose laws prevent you from taking full responsibility for your use of the service, our liability is limited to the greatest extent allowed by law.