CCGISC Terms and Conditions

This web page represents a legal document that serves as our Terms and Conditions and it governs the legal terms of our website,, sub-domains, and any associated web-based and mobile applications (collectively, "Website"), as owned and operated by Champaign County GIS Consortium ("CCGISC").

Capitalized terms, unless otherwise defined, have the meaning specified within the Definitions section below. This Terms and Conditions, along with our Privacy Policy, any mobile license agreement, and other posted guidelines within our Website, collectively "Legal Terms", constitute the entire and only agreement between you and Champaign County GIS Consortium, and supersede all other agreements, representations, warranties and understandings with respect to our Website and the subject matter contained herein. We may amend our Legal Terms at any time without specific notice to you. The latest copies of our Legal Terms will be posted on our Website, and you should review all Legal Terms prior to using our Website. After any revisions to our Legal Terms are posted, you agree to be bound to any such changes to them. Therefore, it is important for you to periodically review our Legal Terms to make sure you still agree to them.

By using our Website, you agree to fully comply with and be bound by our Legal Terms. Please review them carefully. If you do not accept our Legal Terms, do not access and use our Website. If you have already accessed our Website and do not accept our Legal Terms, you should immediately discontinue use of our Website.


  • The terms "us" or "we" or "our" refers to Champaign County GIS Consortium, the owner of the Website.
  • A "Visitor" is someone who merely browses our Website, but has not registered as Member.
  • A "Member" is an individual that has registered with us to use our Service.
  • Our "Service" represents the collective functionality and features as offered through our Website to our Members.
  • A "User" is a collective identifier that refers to either a Visitor or a Member.
  • All text, information, graphics, audio, video, and data offered through our Website are collectively known as our "Content".

Legal Compliance

You agree to comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances, and regulations regarding your use of our Website. Champaign County GIS Consortium reserves the right to investigate complaints or reported violations of our Legal Terms and to take any action we deem appropriate, including but not limited to canceling your Member account, reporting any suspected unlawful activity to law enforcement officials, regulators, or other third parties and disclosing any information necessary or appropriate to such persons or entities relating to your profile, email addresses, usage history, posted materials, IP addresses and traffic information, as allowed under our Privacy Policy.

Intellectual Property

Our Website may contain our service marks or trademarks as well as those of our affiliates or other companies, in the form of words, graphics, and logos. Your use of our Website does not constitute any right or license for you to use such service marks/trademarks, without the prior written permission of the corresponding service mark/trademark owner. Our Website is also protected under international copyright laws. The copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any portion of our Website is strictly prohibited. Your use of our Website does not grant you ownership rights of any kind in our Website.

Use License

Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software or image) on CCGISC’s Website for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:

  • Modify or copy any of the materials;
  • Use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
  • Attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on CCGISC’s Website;
  • Remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials;
  • Transfer the materials to another person or "mirror" the materials on any other server.

This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by the Champaign County GIS Consortium at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.


The materials on CCGISC’s Website are provided "AS IS". Champaign County GIS Consortium makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, CCGISC does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Website or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

Mapping applications are prepared with geographic information system (GIS) data created by the Champaign County GIS Consortium, or other CCGISC member agencies. These entities do not warrant or guarantee the accuracy or suitability of GIS data for any purpose. The GIS data within these applications are intended to be used as a general index to spatial information and not intended for detailed, site-specific analysis or resolution of legal matters. Users assume all risk arising from the use or misuse of these applications and information contained therein. The use of these applications constitutes acknowledgement of this disclaimer.

In no event shall CCGISC or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on the Champaign County GIS Consortium’s Website.

Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on CCGISC’s Website could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. CCGISC does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. CCGISC may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. CCGISC does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

Links to Other Websites

Our Website may contain links to third party websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you. By linking to these websites, we do not create or have an affiliation with, or sponsor such third party websites. The inclusion of links within our Website does not constitute any endorsement, guarantee, warranty, or recommendation of such third party websites. Champaign County GIS Consortium has no control over the legal documents and privacy practices of third party websites; as such, you access any such third party websites at your own risk.

General Terms

Our Legal Terms shall be treated as though it were executed and performed in Illinois, USA, and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Illinois, USA, without regard to conflict of law principles. In addition, you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction and venue of such courts. Any cause of action by you with respect to our Website, must be instituted within one (1) year after the cause of action arose or be forever waived and barred. Should any part of our Legal Terms be held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed consistent with applicable law and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. To the extent that any Content in our Website conflicts or is inconsistent with our Legal Terms, our Legal Terms shall take precedence. Our failure to enforce any provision of our Legal Terms shall not be deemed a waiver of such provision nor of the right to enforce such provision. The rights of Champaign County GIS Consortium under our Legal Terms shall survive the termination of our Legal Terms.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Terms and Conditions, the practices of this website, or your dealings with this website, please contact us at:

Champaign County GIS Consortium

1776 East Washington Street
Urbana, IL 61802
Phone: 217-819-3555

This document was last updated on June 17, 2013