Terms and Conditions


BWW Media Group, LLC along with its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, “BWW Media Group”) reserves the right to amend, remove, or add to the Terms at any time, and such modifications shall be effective immediately. Accordingly, whenever accessing, linking to or using this Site, please continue to review the Terms for any modifications. Your continued access, link to or use of this Site after any modifications have been posted to the Terms constitutes your acceptance of the modified Terms. If, at any time, you do not wish to accept the Terms, you are prohibited from accessing, linking to or using this Site. Any terms and conditions proposed by you which are additional to or which conflict with the Terms are expressly rejected by BWW Media Group and shall be of no force or effect.

USER CONSENT TO THE TERMS. You represent and warrant that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by the Terms, which constitute a legal agreement between you and BWW Media Group. You represent and warrant that you have full authority to accept the Terms. If you are accepting on behalf of someone else, you represent and warrant that you have full legal authority to bind that person or entity to these Terms. If you do not have full legal authority to bind your entity to the Terms, please ensure that an authorized person from your entity consents to and accepts the Terms, otherwise you are prohibited from accessing, linking to or using this Site.

LAWS AND REGULATIONS. Access to, linking to and use of this Site are subject to all applicable international, federal, state and local laws and regulations. You agree not to access, link to or use this Site in any way that violates such laws or regulations.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. You acknowledge that this Site, including, without limitation, any and all content available on or through this Site (collectively, the “Site Content”), is the property of BWW Media Group, or its licensors, and is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, international treaties and/or other proprietary or intellectual property rights and laws of the U.S. and other countries. You agree to abide by all applicable copyright and other laws, and you may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, publish, sell, license, create derivative works or otherwise use any Site Content for commercial or public purposes. The trademarks, trade names, logos, designs and service marks displayed on this Site (“Marks”) are the registered and unregistered trademarks of BWW Media Group and its licensors. You may not use the Marks for any purpose including, without limitation, for advertising or promotion, in any public medium, to imply any endorsement by or relationship with, BWW Media Group or its licensors or use as “hot links” or meta tags in other pages or sites on the World Wide Web, without the prior written approval of BWW Media Group or such licensor that may own the Mark. All future rights in and to patents, copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, know-how and other proprietary rights of any type under the laws of any governmental authority, domestic or foreign, including rights in and to all applications and registrations relating to this Site (collectively, the “Intellectual Property Rights”) shall, as between you and BWW Media Group, at all times be and remain the sole and exclusive property of BWW Media Group.

RESTRICTIONS. You agree not to use, transfer or distribute any Site Content in any manner that could compete with the business of BWW Media Group or any of its licensors. You agree not to modify, move, add to, delete or otherwise tamper with the Site Content in any way and to retain all copyright and other proprietary notices displayed on the Site Content. You also agree not to copy, disclose, post, distribute, reproduce, publish, display, transmit, perform, create derivative works of, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, link to or unlawfully use or reproduce any of the Site Content without BWW Media Group’s prior written consent. You agree to use this Site and the Site Content solely for your own noncommercial use and benefit. Moreover, you agree not to use this Site for any illegal purpose or in any manner inconsistent with the Terms.

THIRD PARTY INFORMATION. Some of the information on this Site is supplied by independent third parties. BWW Media Group makes no warranty as to the accuracy of any such information and hereby disclaims all liability for any third-party-supplied information.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES. This Site may contain links to web sites controlled or offered by third parties (non-affiliates of BWW Media Group). The links are only provided as a convenience and BWW Media Group does not endorse or recommend any products or services offered by or information contained in any of these third-party sites. BWW Media Group hereby disclaims all liability for all information, materials, products or services posted, offered or that may be accessed at any of the third-party sites linked to this Site. BWW Media Group makes no representation regarding the quality of any product or service contained at any such third-party site. Furthermore, BWW Media Group hereby disclaims all liability for any failure of products or services offered or advertised at those third-party sites.

LINKING POLICY. If you would like to link to this Site, or any other BWW Media Group Web site, you must comply with the following guidelines:
a. Do not incorporate any Site Content, or content from any other BWW Media Group site, into your web site (e.g., by in-lining, framing or creating other browser or border environments around BWW Media Group content). You may only link to this Site, or any other BWW Media Group site, by providing an underlined, textual link from your Web site to the home page of that BWW Media Group site (an “Authorized Link”). For example, www.BWW Media Group.com is the only Authorized Link to BWW Media Group’s Web site. “Home Page” means the introductory or main web page of a Web site, typically serving as a table of contents for the site. No other link to any BWW Media Group site is permitted without the express, prior written approval of BWW Media Group.?b. You may not present an Authorized Link to any BWW Media Group home page in a manner that suggests BWW Media Group has any relationship or affiliation with your site or endorses your site, products or services.?c. Your site must not present false information about BWW Media Group, its products or services.?d. You may not use any of BWW Media Group’s names, logos, designs, slogans, trademarks or service marks or any other words or codes identifying any BWW Media Group site in any “metatag” or other information used by search engines or other information location tools to identify and select sites, without BWW Media Group’s express, prior written permission for a particular use.?e. Your site must not contain content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive or controversial.?f. BWW Media Group prohibits unauthorized links to its Web sites and the framing of any information contained on its sites, or any portion of its sites, without the express, prior written approval of BWW Media Group. Furthermore, you may not archive, cache, or mirror any BWW Media Group Web page or portions of a Web page. BWW Media Group reserves the right to disable any unauthorized links or frames. BWW Media Group hereby disclaims all liability for any material on other Web sites that may contain links to this Site.?g. If you would like to use, reprint, frame, or redistribute any content on any BWW Media Group site other than as permitted herein, you must request permission from BWW Media Group by writing to [email protected] Please include: (a) your name, e-mail address, and telephone number; (b) the name of your company; (c) the Web site address(es) where the proposed use will occur; and (d) specific details about the contemplated linking or framing activities, including the content or Web page(s) of this Web site which you would like to use.NO WARRANTIES. THE SITE CONTENT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUSES. BWW MEDIA GROUP PERIODICALLY ADDS, CHANGES, IMPROVES OR UPDATES THE SITE CONTENT WITHOUT NOTICE. BWW MEDIA GROUP HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE SITE CONTENT. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR, AND ASSUME ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH, YOUR ACCESS, LINK TO AND USE OF THIS SITE AND THE SITE CONTENT.LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL BWW MEDIA GROUP BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES SUFFERED BY YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY REPUTATIONAL DAMAGES, ANY LOST PROFITS, DAMAGES FOR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, OR LOSS OF INFORMATION, PROGRAMS OR OTHER DATA) THAT RESULT FROM ACCESS TO, LINK TO, USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE OR DUE TO ANY BREACH OF SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION THROUGH THE INTERNET, REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIBAILITY AND EVEN IF FORESSEABLE OR EVEN IF BWW MEDIA GROUP WAS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

PRIVACY. Protecting the privacy of our clients and users of our sites is important to BWW Media Group. The BWW Media Group Web Site Terms & Conditions describes how we use and protect information you provide to us on our Site.

SECURITY. The security of information transmitted through the Internet can never be guaranteed. BWW Media Group hereby disclaims all liability for any interception or interruption of any communications through the Internet or for changes to or losses of data. You are responsible for maintaining the security of any password, user ID, or other form of authentication involved in obtaining access to password protected or secure areas of BWW Media Group sites. In order to protect you and your data, BWW Media Group may suspend your use of a client site, without notice, pending an investigation, if any breach of security is suspected.

TRANSMISSION AND USAGE OF PERSONAL DATA. You acknowledge and agree that by providing BWW Media Group with any personal information through this Site, you consent to the transmission of such personal user information over international borders as necessary for processing in accordance with BWW Media Group’s standard business practices and the Cookies and Other Data Collection Technologies policy below. Furthermore, you acknowledge and agree that by using any of the BWW Media Group owned web site properties, or by providing BWW Media Group with any personal information through one of the BWW Media Group sites, that BWW Media Group, its subsidiaries, affiliates and partners have the right to contact you directly.

ACCESS TO PASSWORD PROTECTED/SECURE AREAS. Access to and use of password protected and/or secure areas of this Site are restricted to authorized users only. Unauthorized access to such areas is prohibited and may lead to criminal prosecution.

PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT. Notices of claimed copyright, trademark, patent or trade secret infringement on this Site should be directed to: BWW Media Group LLC 684 S. Barrington Road Suite 227 Streamwood IL 60107 United States

INDEMNIFICATION. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold BWW Media Group and its officers, directors, agents and employees harmless, at your own expense, from any and all claims, demands, losses, costs and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees), arising out of or in connection with your access, link to or use of this Site.

JURISDICTION/GOVERNING LAW. These terms and conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Illinois, USA, and applicable federal laws without regard to conflicts of law principles. You agree that any and all proceedings relating to this Site and the subject matter contained herein shall be maintained in the courts of the state of New York or the federal district courts sitting in Illinois, which courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction for such purpose.

Cookies and Other Data Collection Technologies

When you visit our website or use our mobile applications, we collect certain information by automated means, using technologies such as cookies, pixel tags, browser analysis tools, server logs and web beacons.

When you visit our website, we place cookies on your computer. Cookies are small text files that websites send to your computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify your browser or to store information or settings in your browser. Cookies allow us to recognize you when you return. They also help us provide a customized experience and enable us to detect certain kinds of fraud. In many cases, you can manage cookie preferences and opt-out of having cookies and other data collection technologies used by adjusting the settings on your browser. All browsers are different, so visit the “help” section of your browser to learn about the privacy settings that may be available. We may also use Flash Cookies (also known as Local Stored Objects) and similar technologies to personalize and enhance your online experience. The Adobe Flash Player is an application that allows rapid development of dynamic content, such as video clips and animation. We use Flash cookies for security purposes and to help remember settings and preferences. We do not use Flash cookies or similar technologies for behavioral or interest-based advertising purposes. To manage Flash cookies, please see Adobe’s website at http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/526/52697ee8.html or visit www.adobe.com.

In connection with BWW Media Group marketing efforts, we may use pixel tags and web beacons. Pixel tags and web beacons are tiny graphic images placed on website pages or in our emails that allow us to determine whether you have performed a specific action. When you access these pages or open or click an email, the pixel tags and web beacons generate a notice of that action. These tools allow us to measure response to our communications and improve our web pages and promotions. Information collected using these technologies in our e-mails may be associated with the recipient’s e-mail address.

We collect many different types of information from cookies and other technologies. For example, we may collect information from the device you use to access our website, your operating system type, browser type, domain, and other system settings, as well as the language your system uses and the country and time zone where your device is located. Our server logs also record the IP address assigned to the device you use to connect to the Internet. An IP address is a unique number that devices use to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet. We may also collect information about the website you were visiting before you came to BWW Media Group and the website you visit after you leave our site.

In many cases, the information we collect using cookies and other tools is only used in a non-identifiable way, without any reference to Personal Information. For example, we use information we collect about all website users to optimize our websites and to understand website traffic patterns. In some cases, we do associate the information we collect using cookies and other technology with your Personal Information. This Privacy Statement applies to the information when we associate it with your Personal Information.

On some of our sites, such as www.BWWMediaGroup.com, www.Petri.com, www.Thurrott.com, www.office365engage.com, and www.sharepointunite.com BWW Media Group directly or through third parties uses Google Analytics and/or HubSpot, Inc.’s (“HubSpot’s”) web analytics to provide BWW Media Group with information about the use of BWW Media Group’s websites.

Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their website. With Google Analytics, customers can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with their website so that they can improve it. This tool is provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google may combine this information with other data held by Google pursuant to Google’s privacy policy available on Google’s website. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using the BWW Media Group websites, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

How do we protect your information?

We take reasonable steps to help prevent the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. For example, we have implemented physical, logical, and administrative procedures to protect and secure the information we process and maintain. We also use encryption and firewall technologies to protect sensitive information during online transmissions.

How can you help protect your information?

If you have registered at a BWW Media Group website or a hosted website, we recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. We will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited e-mail. Also remember to sign out of the registered site and close your browser window when you have finished your work. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if others have access to your computer.

Can we change this Privacy Statement?

From time to time, we may want to use personal information in ways that are not anticipated by this Privacy Statement. If we make a material change to this Statement, we will post and highlight the policy changes. We will also notify you via email and give you a reasonable opportunity to opt-out of the new uses that would not be contemplated by the description of use on the related website and/or this Privacy Statement.

Other sites

BWW Media Group sites may contain links to other sites, including those of our brands and business partners. While we seek to link only to sites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by other sites.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should contact us at [email protected].

These Terms & Conditions were last updated January 25, 2018.