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A. Upon written request, the Village may inspect the books, records, maps and other documents in the control or possession of the company that directly pertain to the franchise when reasonably necessary: 1) to enforce this Chapter or to assess compliance with the franchise; 2) to exercise any lawful regulatory power of the Village; or 3) as may otherwise be necessary or appropriate in connection with any proceeding the Village may or must conduct under applicable law with respect to the company's cable system. The company shall produce the requested books, records and maps at the company's local office in the Chicago metropolitan area not later than thirty (30) days after the request for production. Requests for extensions of time to respond shall not be unreasonably denied. Records shall be exempt from inspection pursuant to this Section to the extent required by applicable laws regarding subscriber privacy.
B. To the extent provided herein, trade secrets and proprietary, privileged or confidential information obtained from or provided by the company that would cause competitive harm to the company if disclosed will not be publicly disclosed by the Village, subject to the provisions of subsection D of this Section.
C. Any such information claimed to be so privileged, and that part of any document claimed to contain such privileged information ("confidential information"), shall be appropriately marked by the company as a trade secret, or as privileged, confidential or proprietary commercial information, and shall be accompanied by a written request for nondisclosure upon submission of the information to the Village. Nondisclosure requests shall identify the portion of the materials claimed to be privileged from disclosure and shall contain a plain statement of the reasons for withholding the information from public inspection.
D. The Village shall protect the confidential information from disclosure to third parties with the same degree of care afforded to its own confidential and proprietary information. Information shall not be considered to be privileged, confidential or proprietary to the extent that: 1) it is or becomes publicly available other than through the Village; 2) it is required to be disclosed by a governmental or judicial order; 3) it is required to be disclosed by statute or other applicable law. Upon request, the Village shall enter into a written confidentiality agreement incorporating these conditions prior to inspection of any records claimed to be privileged from disclosure as provided in subsection C of this Section. (Ord. 00-05-10)