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Terms and Conditions of Use
These terms were last modified on September 10, 2013.
We, the Operators of this Website, provide it as a public service to our users.
Please carefully review the following basic rules that govern your use of the Website.
Please note that your use of the Website constitutes your unconditional agreement to
follow and be bound by these Terms and Conditions of Use. If you (the "User") do not
agree to them, do not use the Website, provide any materials to the Website or download
any materials from them.
The Operators reserve the right to update or modify these Terms and Conditions at any
time without prior notice to User. Your use of the Website following any such change
constitutes your unconditional agreement to follow and be bound by these Terms and
Conditions as changed. For this reason, we encourage you to review these Terms and
Conditions of Use whenever you use the Website.
These Terms and Conditions of Use apply to the use of the Website and do not extend
to any linked third party sites. These Terms and Conditions,
which are hereby incorporated by reference, contain the entire agreement (the “Agreement”)
between you and the Operators with respect to the Website. Any rights not expressly granted
herein are reserved.
Permitted and Prohibited Uses
You may use the the Website for the sole purpose of sharing and exchanging ideas with
other Users. You may not use the the Website to violate any applicable local, state, national,
or international law, including without limitation any applicable laws relating to antitrust
or other illegal trade or business practices, federal and state securities laws, regulations
promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any rules of any national or other
securities exchange, and any U.S. laws, rules, and regulations governing the export and
re-export of commodities or technical data.
You may not upload or transmit any material that infringes or misappropriates any person's
copyright, patent, trademark, or trade secret, or disclose via the the Website any information
the disclosure of which would constitute a violation of any confidentiality obligations you may
You may not upload any viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other forms of harmful computer code,
nor subject the Website's network or servers to unreasonable traffic loads, or otherwise engage
in conduct deemed disruptive to the ordinary operation of the Website.
You are strictly prohibited from communicating on or through the Website any unlawful, harmful,
offensive, threatening, abusive, libelous, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful,
fraudulent, sexually explicit, racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable material of any
sort, including, but not limited to, any material that encourages conduct that would constitute a
criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state,
national, or international law.
You are expressly prohibited from compiling and using other Users' personal information,
including addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, email addresses or other contact information
that may appear on the Website, for the purpose of creating or compiling marketing and/or mailing
lists and from sending other Users unsolicited marketing materials, whether by facsimile, email, or
other technological means.
You also are expressly prohibited from distributing Users' personal information to third-party
parties for marketing purposes. The Operators shall deem the compiling of marketing and mailing
lists using Users' personal information, the sending of unsolicited marketing materials to Users,
or the distribution of Users' personal information to third parties for marketing purposes as a
material breach of these Terms and Conditions of Use, and the Operators reserve the right to
terminate or suspend your access to and use of the Website and to suspend or revoke your membership
in the consortium without refund of any membership dues paid.
The Operators note that unauthorized use of Users' personal information in connection with
unsolicited marketing correspondence also may constitute violations of various state and federal
anti-spam statutes. The Operators reserve the right to report the abuse of Users' personal
information to the appropriate law enforcement and government authorities, and the Operators will
fully cooperate with any authorities investigating violations of these laws.
The Operators do not want to receive confidential or proprietary information from you through
the Website. Any material, information, or other communication you transmit or post ("Contributions")
to the Website will be considered non-confidential. All contributions to this site are licensed by
you under the MIT License to anyone who wishes to use them, including the Operators.
User Discussion and Post Activity
The Operators may, but are not obligated to, monitor or review any areas on the Website where
users transmit or post communications or communicate solely with each other, including but not
limited to user forums and email lists, and the content of any such communications. The Operators,
however, will have no liability related to the content of any such communications, whether or not
arising under the laws of copyright, libel, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise. The Operators may
edit or remove content on the the Website at their discretion at any time.
These Terms and Conditions of Use are effective until terminated by either party.
We may suspend or terminate your access to the Site, without cause or notice, which may
result in the forfeiture and destruction of all information associated with
you. If you no longer agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, you must
cease use of the Website.
Links To Other Sites
The Website may contain links to sites owned or operated by independent third parties.
These links are provided for your convenience and reference only. We do not control such
sites and, therefore, we are not responsible for any content posted on these sites. The
fact that the Operators offer such links should not be construed in any way as an
endorsement, authorization, or sponsorship of that site, its content or the companies
or products referenced therein, and the Operators reserve the right to note its lack of
affiliation, sponsorship, or endorsement on the Website. If you decide to access any of
the third party sites linked to by the Website, you do this entirely at your own risk.
Because some sites employ automated search results or otherwise link you to sites containing
information that may be deemed inappropriate or offensive, the Operators cannot be held
responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material
contained in third party sites, and you hereby irrevocably waive any claim against us
with respect to such sites.
This Agreement (and any further rules, polices, or guidelines incorporated by
reference) shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of
Minnesota, United States, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law.
Notification Of Possible Copyright Infringement
In the event you believe that material or content published on the Website may
infringe on your copyright or that of another, please contact us.