Terms and Conditions

Terms of Use

Terms of Use describe your use of the AGRiP website. By using AGRiP's website, you accept and agree to these conditions in full. If you do not agree and accept these terms, do not use this website.

Trademarks and Copyright: The information on this website is intended for use by AGRiP members and the public, and may be used with AGRiP identified as the owner/source. Unless otherwise noted on a specific publication, all information may be copied, excerpted, or used without permission or notice.

External Links: AGRiP links to outside resources in order to provide information to its membership. These websites include, but are not limited to AGRiP member websites; local, state, and federal-level government websites; news outlets; nonprofit organizations; industry-specific private business; and other resources useful to public entity pooling.

AGRiP is not responsible for content provided by external links. Once you follow an external link, you have left AGRiP's website and AGRiP's Terms of Use no longer apply. Instead, you must follow the terms of use associated with that site.

Accuracy of Information: The information contained in this website was accurate and complete for the purposes for which it was collected at the time of publication. AGRiP will make changes and improvements at any time and without notice and assumes no liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of errors, omissions, discrepancies, unauthorized modification of electronic data, errors in transmission, browser incompatibility and other aspects of electronic communication that are outside its control.

Information Collection, Use and Sharing: Generally speaking, AGRiP does not collect, store, or maintain personal or confidential data in conjunction with its website. You may voluntarily provide your contact information and basic information about your role or professional interests, and your organization, to AGRiP as part of your membership profile.

AGRiP may collect the following information for analysis and statistical purposes only:
  • Your Internet Protocol (IP) address and domain name. These are typically assigned to your Internet service provider. Neither will be used to identify you, directly.
  • The type of Web browser and operating system used to access this site.
  • The date and time of your visit.
  • Which pages on this site you visit.
  • Keywords used to perform internal searches.
  • The website you visited prior to coming to this website.

The electronic access data collected during your visit will be used to help improve the AGRiP website and may be reviewed both by AGRiP and owners of associated third-party sites.

Use of Cookies: To better serve visitors, this website may install “cookies” on your computer to customize your browsing experience. A cookie contains unique information that may be used to track a visitor's activity during the use of this website.

Cookies that are created and used do not contain personally identifying information. Web browsers generally accept cookies unless the visitor has turned that feature of the browser off. Refusal to accept cookies while on this website may affect your experience but will not prevent or prohibit you from gaining access to or using this site.

Information received from cookies may be reviewed by AGRiP or third-party website staff, and may be disseminated as otherwise provided by law.

If you use the log-in feature, a permanent cookie may be placed on your computer to store user information regarding who you are and what your website settings are. It does not store any account information or user-generated content.

Law and Jurisdiction: These terms of use are governed by applicable laws of the State of Illinois, where AGRiP is incorporated as a not-for-profit entity.

Discussion Forum Rules,Etiquette, and Privacy Guidelines

Thank you for being part of our discussion forum. To ensure the best possible experience for all members, we have established some basic guidelines for participation.


By joining and using this forum, you agree that you have read and will follow these rules and guidelines. You also agree to reserve discussions,shared files, and content to that best suited for this medium. This is a great medium with which to solicit the advice of your peers, benefit from their experience, and participate in an ongoing conversation. Questions should be directed to AGRiP via the Contact Us link on this site.


Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with these important guidelines. If you have questions, contact us. In order to preserve an environment that encourages both civil and fruitful dialogue, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate membership in this forum for anyone who violate these rules.


The Rules

  • Respect others. Focus on the content of posts and not on the people making them. Please extend the benefit of the doubt to newer guests and members; there’s no such thing as a stupid question.
  • Respect the purpose of the forum. Use this tool to ask questions and share ideas. If you’ve found a product or service helpful, please share your experience with the group in a respectful way.
  • Use caution when discussing products or service providers. Information posted on the discussion groups is available to others to see, and comments are subject to libel, slander, and antitrust laws.
  • All defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials are strictly prohibited. Do not post anything that you would not want the world to see or that you would not want anyone to know came from you.
  • Respect intellectual property. Post content that you have personally created or have permission to use and have properly attributed to the content creator.
  • When posting items in our collaborative environment, please indicate if the item is not available for reuse. It’s also advisable to contact the owner of any material if you would like to reuse it.
  • Post your message or documents only to the most appropriate discussion forum. This helps ensure all messages receive the best response by eliminating "noise."

Discussion Group Etiquette

  • State concisely and clearly the topic of your comments in the subject line. This allows members to respond more appropriately to your posting and makes it easier for members to search the archives by subject.
  • Keep the discussion forum string on the same topic. If you want to change topics, do so under another post with another heading.
  • Send messages such as "thanks for the information" or "great job" to individuals, not to the entire list. Do this by using the "Reply to Sender" link.
  • Do not send administrative messages, such as “remove me from the list,” to the group. Instead, use the web interface to change your settings or to remove yourself from a list. If you are changing email addresses, you do not need to remove yourself from the list and rejoin under your new email address. Simply change your settings.

Legal Terms


This site is provided as a service for the members of AGRiP. AGRiP is not responsible for the opinions and information posted on this site by others. We disclaim all warranties with regard to information posted on this site, whether posted by AGRiP or any third party; this disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall AGRiP be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of any information posted on this site.


Do not post any defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials.  Do not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner. By posting material, the posting party warrants and represents that he or she owns the copyright with respect to such material or has received permission from the copyright owner. In addition, the posting party grants AGRiP and users of this site the nonexclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such information or other material.


Messages should not be posted if they encourage or facilitate members to arrive at any agreement that either expressly or impliedly leads to price fixing, a boycott of another's business, or other conduct intended to illegally restrict free trade. Messages that encourage or facilitate an agreement about the following subjects are inappropriate: prices, discounts, or terms or conditions of sale; salaries; profits, profit margins, or cost data; market shares, sales territories, or markets; allocation of customers or territories; or selection, rejection, or termination of customers or suppliers.


AGRiP does not actively monitor the site for inappropriate postings and does not on its own undertake editorial control of postings. However, in the event that any inappropriate posting is brought to the attention of AGRiP we will take all appropriate action.


AGRiP reserves the right to terminate access to any user who does not abide by these guidelines.


Privacy Statement

This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for agrip.org. This policy applies solely to information collected by AGRiP through this website. This policy describes:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data and how you can correct any inaccuracies in the information about you.
  3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

AGRiP is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. AGRiP only collects and has access to information you voluntarily provide via this site, email or other direct contact.

AGRiP will use your information to respond to your inquiries, provide general information about public entity risk pooling to other AGRiP members, and otherwise fulfill its values of intelligence, education, networking, operational resources & best practices, and advocacy.

AGRiP does not sell or rent the information it collects.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email to tell you about AGRiP programs and services, membership issues, news and information about public entity pooling, or related purposes.

Your Access to and Control Over Information 

You may opt out of contact from AGRiP at any time. Contact AGRiP via email or by calling 518-389-2782 to:

  • Inquire what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.


AGRiP collects and maintains very little sensitive information, but we take precautions to protect what we do collect. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Any sensitive information (such as credit card data) we collect through our third party member database is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of a Web page.

Only AGRiP-assigned employees who need your information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store membership information are kept in a secure environment.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact AGRiP immediately via telephone at 518-389-2782 or by email.