TERMS OF USE


The following are the terms and conditions of a legal agreement between you and Hyatt Corporation, its parent company, subsidiaries and affiliates ( collectively referred to herein as "Hyatt"). BY ACCESSING, BROWSING AND/OR USING THIS WEBSITE (THE "WEBSITE"), YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF USE AND TO COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE, DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE. The material provided on this Website is protected by law, including but not limited to the United States Copyright Law and international treaties. This Website is controlled and operated by Hyatt from its offices within the State of Illinois, United States of America. Hyatt makes no representation that materials in this Website are appropriate or available for use outside of the United States of America, and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal or otherwise regulated is prohibited. Those who choose to access this Website from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.

1. Incorporation of the Privacy Policy. Certain features available at or through this Website may invite you to provide certain information to Hyatt. For example, you may elect to provide us with certain identifying information about you, including but not limited to your name, age, street address, telephone number, e-mail address, fax number, company name, title, and other personally identifiable information. In addition, Hyatt may collect certain non-personally identifiable information about you and about the equipment and communications method that you use to access the Internet and this Website. The use of this information is subject to Hyatt's Privacy Policy which can be access from this Website. The Privacy Policy is hereby incorporated into these Terms of Use as if fully set forth herein.

2. Restrictions on Use of the Website. The material on this site is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making significant decisions without consulting primary or more accurate, more complete or more timely sources of information. Any reliance upon the material on this site will be at your own risk. This site may contain certain historical information. Historical information necessarily is not current and is provided for your reference only. We reserve the right to modify the contents of the site at any time, but we have no obligation to update any information on this site. You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor changes to the site. The copyright in all material provided on this Website is held by Hyatt or by the original creator of such material. We authorize you to browse through the Website and print and download copies of material on the Website for your personal, non-commercial use only, unless it is expressly stated otherwise, so long as you do not remove any copyright or other notices that appear on the material you print or download. You agree that you will not otherwise copy, display or transmit any material on the site in any manner or medium. You also agree not to modify, sell, broadcast or distribute any material on the Website, including by uploading the material or otherwise making the material available online. Permission is hereby granted to reproduce, copy or distributed, provided the source is acknowledged and all such use of the material contained on the Website is in accordance with the terms set forth in these Terms of Use. This permission terminates automatically if you breach any of these Terms of Use. You further agree that you will not create, post, display, publish or distribute any hyperlink to any page of the Website other than the Website's home page, unless specifically authorized to do so in writing by Hyatt. You agree not to "frame" the content of the Website at any other website for any purpose or in any manner unless specifically authorized in writing to do so by Hyatt. Any unauthorized use of any material contained on this Website may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.

3. Website Security. You acknowledge and agree that you will not violate, or attempt to violate, the security of the Website. Accordingly, you agree that you will not (i) access any data or materials located on the Website which, by their nature, are not reasonably intended for your use or access, (ii) log into any server or user account associated with the Website which you are not authorized to access, (iii) transmit or relay through the Website or any associated server any spam or other broadly disseminated unsolicited e-mail, or use the Website or any associated server to "spoof" or otherwise disguise or conceal the identity of the party originating any e-mail, (iv) use the Website for any fraudulent or illegal purpose, (v) use the Website or any associated server to e-mail, upload or otherwise transmit any image, material or information which is unlawful, defamatory, tortious, libelous, harrassing, sexually explicit, obscene, or otherwise objectionable to any racial, ethnic or other group, (vi) probe, scan or test the Website or any associated server, or attempt to probe, scan or test the Website or any associated server, to assess its security features and procedures or to analyze security or authentication measures without proper authorization, or (vii) interfere with, or attempt to interfere with, any third party's use of the Website or any associated server, including without limitation any introduction of a virus or other computer program routine or engine that is intended to damage, destroy, disrupt or otherwise impair the Website or any associated server or network, and any effort to crash or disrupt the Website or any associated server or network by means of a volume of service requests in excess of the capacity of the Website or any associated server or network. Violation of a computer system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. Hyatt reserves the right to investigate occurrences which may involve such violations, and to report such violations to appropriate law enforcement authorities.

4. Restriction on Scraping. Hyatt strictly prohibits the use of any tools, programs, robotic algorithms or products to automatically download or "scrape" the Website or any of the pages of the Website. Any such use constitutes an infringement upon the intellectual property rights of Hyatt and its licensors. Accordingly, you acknowledge and agree that you shall not engage in any such conduct.

5. Submissions. Any messages, notes, suggestions or other material which you may submit to Hyatt through or in connection with the Website ("Submissions") will become the exclusive property of Hyatt. Accordingly, you acknowledge and agree that Hyatt shall have the right to publish any Submissions for any purpose, including without limitatin promotional and advertising purposes, in accordance with the terms of the Privacy Policy, without compensation to you of any kind. In addition, you agree that (i) you will not transmit any Submission to Hyatt which infringes upon the rights of any third party, (ii) any Submission that you transmit to Hyatt shall be truthful, accurate, not misleading, not in violation of any third party's rights, offered in good faith, and not confidential, and (iii) to the extent that any Submission which you transmit to Hyatt shall include any copyrightable material, you represent and warrant that you are the owner of such copyrightable material or have the right to grant Hyatt a license to use such copyrightable material, and you hereby grant to Hyatt a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free and worldwide license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, display and create derivative works of such Submission in any media or medium, and in any form, format or forum now known or hereafter developed. Hyatt shall have the right to sublicense such rights through multiplie tiers of sublicenses.

6. Copyrights and Trademarks. All content, materials, images and other copyrightable material on the Website, including without limitation text, graphics, button icons, audioclips and software, are the property of Hyatt, its sponsors or business affiliates, and their respective licensors, and are subject to U.S. and international copyright laws. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any of such copyrightable material by virtue of having downloaded such material from the Website. All copyrights not expressly granted hereunder are expressly reserved to Hyatt. All trademarks, service marks, logos and trade names used on this Website are proprietary to Hyatt or other respective owners that have granted Hyatt a right and license for such use, and are protected by U.S. and international trademark laws. HYATT name, design and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation and in countries where any of the trademarks, service marks, logos and trade names used on this Website are not registered, Hyatt claims other rights associated with unregistered trademarks, service marks, logos and trade names. No user of this Website is granted any rights to such trademarks, service marks, logos or trade names.

7. CERTAIN DISCLAIMERS. ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE, AND ALL MATERIAL, CONTENT AND SERVICES PROVIDED AT THE WEBSITE, ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS. ACCORDINGLY, HYATT HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, RELATING TO THE WEBSITE AND THE MATERIALS, CONTENT AND SERVICES PROVIDED AT THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUALITY, OR NONINFRINGEMENT, EXCLUSIVE OF ANY SUCH WARRANTIES WHICH ARE IMPLIED BY LAW AND ARE INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION, RESTRICTION OR MODIFICATION. HYATT DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ANY MATERIAL OR INFORMATION PRESENTED AT THE WEBSITE WILL BE ENTIRELY ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, OR THAT THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR FREE, OR FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. HYATT DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OF THE WEBSITE OR RESULTS WHICH MAY BE OBTAINED FROM SUCH USE. YOU SHOULD VERIFY ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM THE WEBSITE BEFORE ACTING UPON IT. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU IN WHOLE OR IN PART. THIS WEBSITE MAY CONTAIN LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES WHICH ARE NEITHER RELATED TO NOR MAINTAINED BY HYATT. THESE LINKS ARE PROVIDED AS A SERVICE TO THE USERS OF THIS WEBSITE, AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS HYATT'S SPONSORSHIP OR ENDORSEMENT OF ANY SUCH LINKED WEBSITE. HYATT DOES NOT MONITOR THE CONTENT OF ANY SUCH WEBSITE AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT OF SUCH WEBSITES. ACCORDINGLY, USERS OF THIS WEBSITE USE SUCH LINKS AT THEIR OWN RISK. IN ADDTION, WHILE HYATT ENDEAVORS TO PROTECT THIS WEBSITE FROM INFILTRATION BY COMPUTER VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES OR OTHER SIMILAR DESTRUCTIVE CODE PRODUCED BY THIRD PARTIES, HYATT CAN NOT PROVIDE ANY ASSURANCE THAT THE WEBSITE WILL REMAIN FREE OF INFECTION FROM ANY SUCH DESTRUCTIVE CODE. ACCORDINGLY, ALL USERS OF THIS WEBSITE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPLEMENTING ADEQUATE PROTECTIONS FOR THEIR OWN COMPUTER SYSTEMS, INCLUDING APPROPRIATE FIRE WALLS, ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE, AND DATA RECOVERY PROCEDURES. ALL USERS OF THIS WEBSITE EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THEY SHALL HOLD HYATT HARMLESS FROM ANY LOSS, COST, DAMAGE, LIABILITY OR EXPRESS WHICH ANY OF SUCH USERS MAY SUFFER OR INCUR AS A RESULT OF THE PRESENCE OF ANY SUCH DESTRUCTIVE CODE AT THIS WEBSITE.

8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE NEGLIGENCE OF ANY PARTY, SHALL HYATT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES BASED UPON OR RESULTING FROM ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS OR OPINIONS PROVIDED ON THIS WEBSITE, OR THE USE, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THIS WEBSITE, EVEN IF HYATT OR AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF HYATT SHALL HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT HYATT IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY USER OF THIS WEBSITE. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THIS WEBSITE OR WITH THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THIS WEBSITE. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED IN THESE TERMS OF USE, IN NO EVENT SHALL HYATT'S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES, LOSSES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

9. Indemnification. You agree to indemnify and hold Hyattand their respective employees, contractors, officers, directors, and agents (the "Indemnified Parties") harmless from and against any loss, cost, damage, liability or expense which any of them may suffer or incur as a result of your use of this Website in violation of these Terms of Use, or your infringement of any intellectual property right of any third party.

10. Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement. If you believe that you have a claim of copyright infringement based upon any material accessible on or through this Website, notice of such claim should be submitted in writing to Hyatt's designated copyright agent as follows:

Hyatt Corporation
Attn: __________
71 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60606
E-mail:


With a copy to:
Hyatt Corporation
Attn: General Counsel
71 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60606


11. Miscellaneous Provisions. Hyatt reserves the right to change these Terms of Use at any time without notice. These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. If any provision hereof shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms of Use, and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions hereof. The rights to use this Website granted to you hereunder are personal to you and are not subject to transfer or assignment. Any claim relating to this Website or its use shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located in Illinois, and by your use of this Website you submit yourself to the personal jurisdiction of such courts.