RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF MATERIALS
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In the event you download software from this Site, the software, including any files, images incorporated in or generated by the software, and data accompanying the software (collectively, the “Software”) are licensed to you by us or third-party licensors for your personal, noncommercial home use only. We do not transfer title to the Software to you. You own the medium on which the Software is recorded, but we (or third-party licensors) retain full and complete title to the Software and all intellectual property rights therein. You may not redistribute, sell, de-compile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or otherwise reduce the Software to a human-readable form.
We are pleased to hear from our visitors and welcome your comments regarding our products and services. If, at our request, you send creative ideas, suggestions or materials or you send us unsolicited creative suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts or other information (collectively, the “Submissions”), the Submissions shall be deemed, and shall remain our property. None of the Submissions shall be subject to any obligation of confidence on our part and we shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Submissions. Without limitation of the foregoing, we shall exclusively own all now-known or hereafter existing rights to the Submissions of every kind and nature throughout the universe and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Submissions for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to the provider of the Submissions.
FORUMS AND PUBLIC COMMUNICATION
“Forum” means a chat area, message board, rating/comment function or e-mail function offered as part of this Site. If you participate in any Forum within this Site, you must not:
- Defame, abuse, harass or threaten others;
- Make any bigoted, hateful, or racially offensive statements;
- Advocate illegal activity or discuss illegal activities with the intent to commit them;
- Post or distribute any material that infringes and/or violates any right of a third party or any law;
- Post or distribute any vulgar, obscene, discourteous, or indecent language or images;
- Advertise or sell to or solicit others;
- Use the Forum for commercial purposes of any kind;
- Post or distribute any software or other materials that contain a virus or other harmful component; or
- Post material or make statements that do not generally pertain to the designated topic or theme of any chat room or bulletin board.
We reserve the right to remove or edit content from any Forum at any time and for any reason.
By uploading materials to any Forum or submitting any materials to us, you automatically grant (or warrant that the owner of such materials expressly granted) us a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, nonexclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and display, create derivative works from and distribute such materials or incorporate such materials into any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed throughout the universe. In addition, you warrant that all so-called “moral rights” in those materials have been waived.
When participating in a Forum, never assume that people are who they say they are, know what they say they know, or are affiliated with whom they say they are affiliated with in any chat room, message board, or other user-generated content area. Information obtained in a Forum may not be reliable, and it is not a good idea to trade or make any investment decisions based solely or largely on information you cannot confirm. We cannot be responsible for the content or accuracy of any information, and shall not be responsible for any actions taken or trading or investment decisions made based on such information.
CONTENT LINKED TO THIS SITE
Please exercise discretion while browsing the Internet using this Site. You should be aware that when you are on this Site, you could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. There are links to other sites from CentralMNLegal.org pages that take you outside of our service. For example, if you click on a link or a search result, the click may take you off the Site. This includes links from advertisers, sponsors, and content partners that may use our logo(s) as part of a co-branding agreement. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, solicit personal information, or contain information that you may find inappropriate or offensive. In addition, advertisers on this Site may send cookies to users that we do not control.
We reserve the right to disable links from third-party sites to this Site.
We make no representations concerning the content of sites listed in any of our directories. Consequently, we cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, relevancy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in sites listed in our search results or otherwise linked to this Site.
Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online – for example, via message boards or chats – that information can be collected and used by people you don’t know. While CMLS strives to protect your personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online; you make such disclosures at your own risk.
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CMLS and its employees, representatives, owners and agents accept no responsibility for any accidents, injuries, damages or deaths resulting from anyone engaging in any activities or from the use or misuse of any information contained on this Site.
We have implemented sophisticated security precautions on our site with respect to e-commerce transactions. All payment information, including your credit card number, is secured using state-of-the-art encryption technology provided by our third party credit card processing company. Any information exchanged between your web browser and our credit card processing company is secured.. Our credit card processor uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to encrypt your private data. This encryption ensures that your information is NOT available to any other party.
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LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THIS SITE OR MATERIALS OR FUNCTIONS ON THIS SITE, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT [INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE], OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THIS SITE.
Unless otherwise specified, the materials in this Site are presented solely for the purpose of promoting the goals and purposes of Central Minnesota Legal Services (CMLS). CMLS is controlled and operated from its U.S. office in Minnesota. We make no representation that materials on this Site are appropriate or available for use in any particular location. Those who choose to access this Site do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. Software from this site is further subject to United States export controls. No software from this site may be downloaded or otherwise exported or reexported (i) into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Syria, or any other country to which the U.S. has embargoed goods; or (ii) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department’s Table of Deny Orders. By downloading or using the Software, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.
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These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Minnesota, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these terms or relating your usage of the Site shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in Hennepin County, Minnesota and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. If any provision of these terms shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. This is the entire agreement between us relating to the subject matter herein and shall not be modified except by written changes submitted by us from time to time as stated in the Introduction paragraph.
NOTICE AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIM OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
We may give notice to our users by means of a general notice on the Site, electronic mail to a user’s e-mail address on our records, or by written communication sent by first-class mail to a user’s address on our records.
Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to Service Provider’s Designated Agent. See Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.
Notification must be submitted to the following Designated Agent:
Central Minnesota Legal Services
430 First Avenue North, Suite 359
Minneapolis, MN 55401-3402
Or use the website contact form.
To be effective, the notification must be a written communication that includes the following:
- A physical or electronic signature of person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or multiply copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at the Site;
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
- A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
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For submission of tournament information, news or other information for publication on the Site, please mail to CMLS, 430 First Avenue North, Suite 359, Minneapolis, MN 55401-3402 or contact us using the contact form on the website.
For any questions or request other than copyright, licensing requests or submission of information, please contact us using the contact form on the website.