Terms & Conditions
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Terms and Conditions
The documents, court forms and other materials (the "Materials") published by the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County (“Clerk’s Office”), First Judicial District, may only be used as permitted by the right-of-use license detailed in the terms and conditions. The Materials are only intended for personal use by the individuals who sign onto this website pursuant to the Clerk’s Office non-exclusive, non-transferable license for printing. The user is not permitted to commercially use the information or transfer it to any third party. Any reprinting, sublicensing, copying, modifying, publishing, assignment, transfer, sales, or other distribution, text-based, electronic, or other physical or virtual distribution, of the Materials is prohibited without the prior written consent of the Clerk’s Office. Copies of the Materials may only be held in local storage systems for personal use only in an archival format. The user may not copy, reverse engineer, translate, port, modify, or make derivative works of the Materials. The user may not rent, disclose, publish, sell, assign, lease, sublicense, market, or transfer the Materials. The user may not derive or attempt to derive the source code or structure of all or any portion of the Materials by reverse engineering, disassembly, decompilation, or any other means. The user may not use the Materials to operate an information bureau. The Materials may not be copied, even if modified or merged with other data or software. The user may not alter or remove any copyright notice or proprietary legend contained in or on the Materials.
Limitation of Liability.
Without waiving any other defenses or immunities provided by law, the Clerk shall not be liable for any demand or claim, regardless of form of action, arising out of or incident to the posting of information and/or the acts or omissions of any person or entity accessing information on this website. Although the Clerk’s Office strives to maintain accurate records and updated forms on this website, some materials may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Users should verify the information contained on this website with official court information from the court files (i.e., pleadings, orders, half sheets, file jackets and the contents thereof, etc.) before usage. The Clerk’s Office reserves the right to update the Materials or other information provided on this website without prior notice.
Clerk's Disclaimer or Warranties
The Clerk provides no warranties of any kind or nature, express or implied, and specifically disclaims any and all warranties with regard to any computer programs, materials or services in connection with this website. The Clerk diligently strives to maintain accurate, complete and timely data on this site but shall not be liable for any consequential, exemplary, incidental or special damages arising from or in connection with data or information accessed via this site.
THE USER OF THIS SYSTEM ASSUMES ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR THE USE OF THE MATERIALS AND THE INTERNET GENERALLY. THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT AND ITS AFFILIATES DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, OR ENDORSEMENTS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH REGARD TO THE MATERIALS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT. THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT DOES NOT ASSUME ANY LEGAL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY MATERIAL ON THIS SITE. THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY COMPENSATORY, SPECIAL, DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY DAMAGES OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE MATERIALS. IF THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY OR THE EXCLUSION OF WARRANTY IS HELD INAPPLICABLE OR UNENFORCEABLE FOR ANY REASON, THEN THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT'S MAXIMUM LIABILITY FOR ANY TYPE OF DAMAGES SHALL BE LIMITED TO U.S. $100.00.
THE MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. NO INFORMATION GIVEN BY THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, ITS AFFILIATES, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY.
Clerk of Circuit Court
Information Collected and Stored
When you visit our website, we collect and store the following information:
- The name and domain from which you accessed the Internet
- The IP address from which you accessed the Internet
- The date and time you accessed our website
- The type of browser and operating system used to access our site
- The pages you visited
This information does not personally identify you and is used for the purpose of evaluating and improving our website.
If you choose to identify yourself by sending us an e-mail or by using our online forms, we will use your information solely for the purpose of responding to the inquiry or processing the form. However, if you become a registered user on our eFile site, your e-mail address may be used by the Clerk’s Office for court-related notices. The Clerk’s Office will not share your information with a third party or collect the information for commercial marketing without your consent. If you contact our office with an inquiry but fail to provide any contact information, the Clerk's Office may ask for your e-mail address in order to respond to your request.
You will always be given the option as to whether or not to perform a transaction on this website because all of the activities are voluntary, however, in order to open an online service account or perform a service transaction, you will be required to provide some personal information. Please note that we do not collect credit card information or other financial information.
Personally Identifiable Information Available From Governmental Agencies Over the Web
The Clerk's Office may already have, or may acquire, personally identifiable information through the normal functions of this office such as keeping and maintaining records of proceedings in the Circuit Court of Cook County. In most cases, this information is part of a public record. In the case of public records, the Clerk's Office may make the record available in paper format or pursuant to the Office of the Illinois Courts’ Electronic Access Policy for Circuit Court Records of the Illinois Courts.
Links to Other Sites
Neither the Clerk nor the Clerk’s Office is responsible for the contents or operation of any off-site pages referenced and the external links are solely provided for the convenience of our customers.
Children’s Safety and Privacy
This website is not targeted at children and the Clerk’s Office does not knowingly collect personal information from children.
Clerk of Circuit Court
Richard J. Daley Center
50 West Washington Street, Room 1001
Chicago, IL 60602