FORMWORK TERMS OF USE

 

FORMWORK is not affiliated with the City of Chicago or any agency or division thereof.  All processes utilized by FORMWORK in connection with populating applications are preparatory in nature.

 Additionally, this does not stand in place of submitting a permit to the City of Chicago. You must go to https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/bldgs/provdrs/stand_plan/svcs/e-permits.html

Please read these Terms of Use carefully. They contain important information about your rights and obligations.

Please note that we are privately owned and operated and are not affiliated with any city, state or federal agency.

ACCEPTANCE TO TERMS OF USE

This Website (“website” or “site”) is brought to you by FORMWORK ("we" or "us" or "our"). By visiting and/or using the website, and through purchases of our product or our services, you fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. It is your responsibility to review these Terms of Use periodically. If at any time you find these Terms of Use unacceptable or if you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not use this Site.

If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not visit or use the site. Any offer provided by us is conditioned upon your acceptance of this Terms of Use Agreement. By using this site, you represent that you lawfully consent to U.S. jurisdiction for all purposes on our site as if a resident of the U.S., and have the right, authority and capacity to enter into these Terms of Use Agreement.

FORMWORK currently provides document preparation assistance for construction permit application for the City of Chicago (“City”). We provide expedited and streamlined process of various entitlement (permit and licensing) application preparation processes. Your documents will auto fill by completing a responsive survey. Upon completion, FORMWORK will provide completed application documents so you can apply for a building permit. (collectively, the "Service"). Unless stated otherwise, every new feature that augments or enhances the current Service, including the release of new features, shall be subject to these Terms of Use.

FORMWORK may update these Terms of Use at any time by updating this page. Such changes will be effective immediately upon posting or at specified date announced in advance. It is your responsibility to periodically visit this page to review the most current version of the Terms of Use. Your continued use of the website following such change will indicate your acceptance to the Terms of Use.

FORMWORK strives to keep its documents accurate, current and up-to-date. However, because the law changes rapidly, FORMWORK cannot guarantee that all of the information on the Site or Applications is completely current. No general information or tool like the kind FORMWORK provides can fit every circumstance. Furthermore, any legal information contained on the Site is not to be considered legal advice and is not guaranteed to be correct, complete or up-to-date. Therefore, if you need legal advice for your specific problem, or if your specific problem is too complex to be addressed by our tools, you should consult a licensed attorney. 

CONDUCT

 By using this site you agree not to:

In addition, you agree not to upload, post, email or otherwise send or transmit any material that:

(1) contains viruses, worms, Trojan horses, defects, date bombs, time bombs or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment associated with the website;

(2) is abusive, illegal, libelous, defamatory, obscene, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights or otherwise objectionable or which may give rise to liability or violate any law;

(3) is in violation of a copyright, trademark or other intellectual property or other right of any person;

(4) requests personally identifiable information; or

(5) contains any advertisement, solicitations, chain letters, pyramid schemes, investment opportunities or other unsolicited commercial communication.

Our Use of Information Submitted 

In using the Service, you agree that we may use content you post to assist us in creating, modifying, developing or improving existing and new products or services, without notice, compensation or acknowledgement to you.

Trademark Violations 

You may not place or reproduce any trademarks, service marks, or logos that you do not have the legal right to use. (Words, names, and designs used to identify services or products are considered trademarks, service marks, or logos). FORMWORK has the right to reject any materials or Content which FORMWORK, in its sole discretion, considers to be obscene, defamatory, criminal, in bad taste or in any other way inappropriate (whether or not to print such materials would be illegal or unlawful).

The same policy applies for copyrights. You may not use copyrighted materials from artists, photographers, publishers, writers, composers, and other authors of original works unless they that use is authorized or licensed to you by the copyright holder. While FORMWORK does not pre-screen Content, FORMWORK shall have the right (but not the obligation) in its sole discretion to remove any Content that violates the Terms of Use or may otherwise be objectionable. FORMWORK may preserve Content (but has no obligation to do so) and may disclose any Content including if required by law or if it believes that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary.

FORMWORK does not censor any material on this website nor review material to determine whether it is in compliance with the law. Consequently, FORMWORK shall have no liability for materials that are subject to copyright or trademark protections or that is otherwise in violation of the law. FORMWORK does not control the Content posted by Customers and does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of the Content. FORMWORK shall not be liable to you for Content on our website that you may find offensive, indecent or objectionable.

If you believe that your intellectual property rights have been infringed by FORMWORK or by a user of our Service, please contact us with the following information:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other rights that have been allegedly infringed.
  2. Identification of the copyright, trademark or other rights that have been allegedly infringed.
  3. Your name, address, telephone number and email address.
  4. A statement that you have a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the rights owner, its agent or the law.
  5. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other right that is allegedly infringed.

Our Intellectual Property Rights Counsel is Richard Gurak who may be reached by mail at Advitam IP, LLC 160 N. Wacker Drive, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60606. 

SUBSCRIPTIONS AND CANCELLATIONS

FORMWORK does not check any submission for spelling, grammar, or any other errors. FORMWORK does not offer any compensation for customer errors.

Some circumstances under which we may cancel your subscription may include but are not limited to: 

(1) defects or damages found at the time of processing;

(2) errors in the product description, quantity and pricing on our website;

(3) due to any typographical error;

(4) if a form is no longer acceptable; or 

(5) if a product is in violation of copyright or infringement laws or any other legal issue.

You may cancel, downgrade or upgrade your subscription at any time on the Site.

PAYMENT

For each subscription you purchase from the Site, you agree to pay the price applicable for the subscription (including any taxes and surcharges that may apply, but less any discounts, as of the time you purchased the subscription). Payment transactions are processed securely by Stripe, using SSL technology.  Always check for the padlock in your web browser’s location bar to verify the connection is secure.

Unless agreed upon an alternative billing arrangement in writing, we will automatically bill your credit or debit card submitted as part of the order process. By using a credit or debit card you signify that you are the rightful owner of the card. We shall not be responsible for inappropriate credit or debit card use nor shall we bear the responsibility to verify credit or debit card owner. Without limiting remedies, we reserve the right to charge a late fee on all past due payments equivalent to the lesser of one and a half percent (1.5%) per month on the unpaid balance or the highest rate allowed by law. By ordering from us, you agree to pay for all collection costs, attorney’s fees, and court costs incurred in the collection of past due amounts. 

REFUNDS

FORMWORK does not offer refunds.

FORMWORK does not offer refunds for any and all customer errors. Reference ORDERS AND CANCELLATIONS.

FORMWORK does not refund, cancel or credit if the Service failure or defect is caused, in whole or in part, by acts of God, weather conditions, environmental or dangerous goods incidents, perils of the air, public enemies, public authorities acting with actual or apparent authority, acts or omissions of customs officials, authority of law, quarantine, riots, strikes, work stoppages or slowdowns, or other labor disputes or disturbances, civil commotions or hazards incident to a state of war, local or national disruptions in ground or air transportation networks or systems due to events beyond our control, disruption or failure of communication and information systems, disruption or failure of utilities, or other circumstances beyond our control.

DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS

 If a form is defective because of a FORMWORK error, then you may contact FORMWORK to request a reprint, cancellation or an extension of your subscription..  FORMWORK must be contacted via e-mail at *email address or by phone at *phone number within 30 days of receiving your order. FORMWORK is not responsible for added service fees.

INFORMATION DISCLOSURE

FORMWORK reserves the right to contact you via phone, e-mail, or post mail regarding current and/or future orders placed with FORMWORK and regarding changes to these Terms of Use. Any customer may opt out of receiving future contact from FORMWORK at any time, by unsubscribing from our email correspondence.

You may find links to third party websites from the Service, including links to our partner or affiliate websites. FORMWORK does not endorse and is not responsible for your use of or exposure to any content, advertising, products, or other materials found at or available from these websites. When clicking on such a link, you agree that you are no longer protected by our Privacy Policy. FORMWORK shall not be responsible directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss you may suffer or allege to suffer in connection with your use of or reliance upon any content, goods or services available on or through any third party website.

FORMWORK reserves the right to share contact information with its trusted and reputable corporate partners. These entities abide by their own terms of service and privacy policy. Any further information you provide to the third party and any dealings you have with the third party will be governed by the privacy and other policies of that third party. However, we will never provide your credit or debit card or other payment details to any third party, other than for the purposes of processing payment for your order.

COMPLIANCE

You agree to comply with all applicable laws, statutes and regulations regarding your use of this site and your purchase of products or services through our Site. We may, in our sole discretion report actual or perceived violations of law to law enforcement or appropriate authorities. If we become aware of any potential violation of the Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy, we may (but are not obligated to) conduct an investigation to determine the appropriate enforcement action, during which we may suspend services or terminate the account of any customer being investigated.

GENERAL LIMITATIONS

FORMWORK reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any or all of the Service without notifying you. Further, FORMWORK may without notice terminate your account (or any part) or your use of the Service, and remove and discard any Content at any time for any reason or no reason. Possible triggers for such a termination of Services include, without limitation, your failing to regularly use the Service, your violation of these Terms of Service, or changes in the strategic business plans of FORMWORK. FORMWORK shall not be liable to you for any loss or damage you may suffer due to any modification, suspension, termination or discontinuance of the Service.

The Services are controlled and operated within the United States, and are not intended to be subject to the laws or jurisdiction of any country or territory other than that of the United States. We do not represent or warrant that the Services or any part thereof are appropriate or available for use in any particular jurisdiction. Those who choose to access the Services do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules, and regulations. We may limit the Services availability, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction we choose, at any time and in our sole discretion.

If any provision of these Terms of Use is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck, and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. Headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the extent or scope of such provision. Our failure to enforce any provision of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. These Terms of Use set forth the entire understanding and agreement between you and us with respect to the subject matter hereof.

Except as otherwise expressly set forth herein, the following is the only warranty that FORMWORK gives for the Service (and products ordered through the Service):

LIMITED WARRANTY 

YOU USE THE SERVICE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, FORMWORK EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. Some states do not allow waivers of implied warranties, so to the extent that is true, such legally imposed implied warranties shall last for the shortest time permitted. Further, to the extent FORMWORK grants express limited warranties below, any implied warranties shall run only as long as the term of such limited warranty. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights, which vary from state to state or jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

FORMWORK DOES NOT PROMISE THAT:

EXCEPT FOR THE WARRANTIES CONTAINED IN THESE TERMS, NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, THAT FORMWORK MAY PROVIDE TO YOU SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY, AND THESE TERMS CONTROL OVER ANY OTHER SUCH COMMUNICATIONS.

FORMWORK (AND ITS OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, VENDORS, AFFILIATES, SUBCONTRACTORS, MEMBERS OR MANAGERS) SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF FORMWORK HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM:

FORMWORK’s entire liability to you for any matter shall be limited to the amount actually received by FORMWORK on account of your purchases from FORMWORK.

DISPUTES

Your use of the website shall be governed by the laws of Illinois, without regard to choice of law provisions. Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action directly or indirectly arising out of or relating to the website shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively in the state or federal courts located in Cook County, Illinois. Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to the website must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises, or it shall be forever barred.

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us, our members, managers, officers, directors, employees and agents harmless from and against any third-party claim or cause of action, including reasonable attorneys' fees and court costs, arising, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, out of your use of the website or your violation of these Terms of Use, any law or the rights of any third party.

EXPORT CONTROLS

Your use of this Site is subject to applicable United States export controls. You agree not to download, export, or re-export, directly or indirectly, any Content to any country to which the United States has embargoed goods, to any national or resident of any such country, to anyone on the United States Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals, or to anyone on the United States Commerce Department's Table of Denial Orders. You represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any of the countries, and you are not identified on any of the lists, described in this paragraph. 

ELECTRONIC NOTICES

By using the website, you agree to receive electronic communications from us. You agree that any notice, agreement, disclosure or other communication that we send you electronically will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including that such communications be in writing.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms of Use, please contact us at: [email protected]. Alternatively, can you contact us at

 

FormWork
20 N Wacker Dr
Suite 1840
Chicago, IL 60606