Minnesota International Center - A World Affairs Council



Terms of Use

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE/PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS Minnesota International Center WEBSITE.

INTRODUCTION

This Internet website, micglobe.org, is the property of the Minnesota International Center. 

By using this website, you signify your agreement to these terms of use.  If you do not agree to these terms of use, please do not use this website.  We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these terms at any time.  Please check these terms periodically for changes.  Your continued use of this website following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE

Restrictions on Use of Materials
All materials contained in this website are the copyrighted property of the Minnesota International Center, or its affiliated companies and/or third-party licensors.  All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to the Minnesota International Center, or its affiliates. 

Content Linked to the micglobe.org Website
Please exercise discretion while browsing the Internet using our website.  You should be aware that when you are on our website, you could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control.  There are links to other sites from our web pages that take you outside of our website.  For example, if you click on a search result, the click may take you off the Minnesota International Center website.  This includes links from partners and other content providers.  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.

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 our website.

Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online for example, via message boards or chat, that information can be collected and used by people you don't know.  While the Minnesota International Center 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.

Disclaimer
The materials in this website are provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind, either express or implied.  To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, we disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.  We do not warrant that the functions contained in the materials on this website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that our website or the servers that make such materials available are free of viruses or other harmful components.  We do not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials on our website in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise.  You assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair, or correction.  Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.

We explicitly disclaim any responsibility for the accuracy, content, or availability of information found on sites that link to or from our website.  We cannot ensure that you will be satisfied with any products or services that you purchase from a third-party site that links to or from our website or third-party content on our sites.  We do not endorse any of the merchandise, nor have we taken any steps to confirm the accuracy or reliability of, any of the information contained in such third-party sites or content.  We do not make any representations or warranties as to the security of any information (including, without limitation, credit card and other personal information) you might be requested to give any third-party, and you hereby irrevocably waive any claim against us with respect to such sites and third-party content.  We strongly encourage you to make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction with any of these third parties. 

The content of this website represents a free service offered by us.  Because the web changes constantly, no search engine technology can possibly have all accessible sites at any given time.  Thus, we explicitly disclaim any responsibility for the content or availability of information contained in our directories.

Indemnification
You are entirely responsible for all activities that occur under your use of our website.  You hereby indemnify, defend, and hold us and our affiliates and our officers, directors, owners, agents, information providers, affiliates, licensors, and licensees (collectively, the "Indemnified Parties") harmless from and against any and all liabilities and costs (including reasonable attorneys' fees') incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by you of this Agreement or claims arising from your use of our website.  You shall use your best efforts to cooperate with us in the defense of any claim.  We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you. 

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, our website or materials or functions on any such site, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.  Applicable law may not allow the limitation or 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 our website. 

Jurisdictional Issues
Unless otherwise specified, the materials in our website are presented solely for the purpose of promoting the Minnesota International Center available in the United States and its territories, possessions, and protectorates.  The micglobe.org website is operated from the Minnesota International Center’s offices in Minneapolis, MN.  We make no representation that materials on our website are appropriate or available for use in any particular location.  Those who choose to access our website do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

Termination
These terms are effective until terminated by either party.  You may terminate these terms at any time by discontinuing use of our website and destroying all materials obtained from any and all such sites and all related documentation and all copies and installations thereof, whether made under these terms or otherwise.  Your access to our website may be terminated immediately without notice from us if in our sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of these terms.  Upon termination, you must cease use of our website and destroy all materials obtained from such site and all copies thereof, whether made under these terms or otherwise.

General Provisions
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 shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in 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 in writing, signed by both parties.  This Terms of Use policy was last updated 30 October 2007.