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Online Vendor/DBE Web Access Terms & Conditions & Privacy Notice

Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. By accessing this website you agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions below. These Terms and Conditions are subject to change. Any changes will be incorporated into the Terms and Conditions posted to this website from time to time. If you do not agree with these Terms and Conditions, please do not access this website.


As a condition of your use of the CTA website, you agree to indemnify and hold CTA and its third party contractors harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, liability, costs and expenses (including but not limited to attorneys’ fees) arising from your use of the CTA web site, or from your violation of these Terms.

Technical Information

We automatically collect and store technical information about your visit to our site including: (1) the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet; (2) your IP address; (3) the type of browser software and operating system used to access our site; (4) the date and time you access our site; and (5) the pages you visit on our site. This technical information collected may be used to personally identify you.


Please be aware that information that you send to us by e-mail is not necessarily secure.

Disclaimer of Warranties

CTA does not make any express or implied warranties about its web site, including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. The CTA site is made available to you “as is” and “as available” and CTA does not warrant that any defects or inaccuracies will be corrected.

CTA does not warrant that the CTA site will meet your needs, or that it will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free. CTA also makes no warranty that the results obtained from the use of the CTA site will be accurate or reliable, or that the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the CTA site will meet your expectations.

Limitation of Liability

Because of the possibility of human and mechanical errors as well as other factors, the website (including all information and materials contained on the website) is provided “as is” and “as available.” Neither CTA nor its third party contractors are providing any warranties or representations regarding this website. CTA and its third party contractors disclaim all warranties and representations of any kind with regard to this website, including any implied warranties of merchantability, non-infringement of third party rights, freedom from viruses or other harmful code, or fitness for any particular purpose. Further CTA will not be responsible for any delay, difficulty in use, inaccuracy of information, malicious code or other defect in this website, or for the incompatibility between this website and files and the user’s browser or other site accessing program. Nor will CTA be responsible for any other problems experienced by the user due to causes beyond CTA’s control. No license to the user is implied in these disclaimers.

Under no circumstances will CTA or its third party contractors be liable for any lost profits, lost opportunity or any indirect, consequential, incidental, special, punitive or exemplary damages arising out of any use of inability to use the website or any portion thereof, regardless of whether CTA or its third party contractors have been apprised of the likelihood of such damages occurring and regardless of the form of action, whether in contract, warranty, tort (including negligence), strict liability, or otherwise.

Liability for False Statements

Please be advised that under Illinois law, it is a felony to falsely represent the status of a person or entity as minority-owned, female-owned, or as owned by a person with a disability, in obtaining a governmental contract. In addition, any person convicted of this offense must pay a penalty equal to one and a half times the amount of the contract. 720 ILCS 5/17-29. False, fraudulent, or deceitful statements made in connection with DBE participation in federal Department of Transportation assisted programs could result in liability under 49 CFR Part 31, Program Fraud and Civil Remedies and possible prosecution under 18 U.S.C. 1001.

Password Security and Notification

If you have a user name and password for access to non-public areas of the CTA site, you are solely responsible for all activities that occur in connection with your user name and password. Accordingly, you should take steps to protect the confidentiality of your user name and password. Notify CTA immediately if you become aware of any disclosure, loss, theft or unauthorized use of your user name and password.

Privacy Policy

The CTA may use the information it collects through this website for management of CTA, compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, and the auditing of contracts and programs. Confidential business information will not ordinarily be released publicly. However, as a condition of submitting a vendor or DBE application, you acknowledge that CTA may disclose and transfer any information that you provide (i) to any person or entity under circumstances where the CTA is required or permitted to disclose such information by law; and (ii) to any other person or entity with your consent. In addition, as a condition of submitting a DBE application, you also acknowledge that the CTA may disclose and transfer any information that you provide to (i) any UCP participating entity; and (ii) the federal Department of Transportation in any certification appeal under 49 CFR §26.89 in which the disadvantaged status of the individual is in question or in connection with a appeal or challenge to DBE certification in accordance with 49 CFR §26.67(a)(2)(iv). In addition, certain information may be subject to disclosure under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq., or under other state, federal or local laws.

By accessing and using this web site, you agree to the information collection and use practices described in this statement, as modified by the CTA from time to time without further notice.

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that the CTA is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites.

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