We appreciate your interest in Minnesota Intellectual Property Association(“MIPLA,” “we,” “us,” and “our”) and thank you for visiting our website located at mipla.net (the “Site”). This Site was created to provide you with information on MIPLA. These Terms of Use govern your access to and use of the Site. Your use of the Site for any purpose indicates your acceptance of, and agreement to be bound by, these Terms of Use.

These Terms of Use apply to your access to and use of the Site and do not alter in any way the terms and conditions of any other agreement you may have with MIPLA. If you breach any of these terms and conditions, your authorization to use the Site automatically terminates and you must immediately discontinue use of the Site.

Information On Our Site. The information provided through the Site is intended for general informational purposes only, and is not intended to constitute advertising, an offer of, or a solicitation to provide, services. MIPLA does not represent or guarantee this information is up-to-date, complete or correct. MIPLA reserves the right to change or update information at any time without notice.  We assume no liability for the interpretation and/or use of any information provided through the Site, nor do we offer warranties of any kind, either express or implied, with respect to the information on the Site.

Not Legal Advice. The information provided through the Site is not intended to constitute legal advice nor should it be relied upon as legal advice. Any information available through the Site is provided without knowledge of your identity or your specific circumstances. Accordingly, the Site should not be relied upon or used as a substitute for consultation with an attorney or other professional licensed in your jurisdiction. The application and impact of relevant laws changes over time and vary from state to state and jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and the applicability of any legal principles discussed may differ substantially in your individual situations.

Collection of Visitor Information on this Site.  Any information collected at or through this Site is governed by our Privacy Policy.

Other Websites.  The Site may contain links to other websites. Additionally, other web sites may contain links to this Site. We do not review or monitor the web sites linked to this Site and are not responsible for the content or policies of any other web sites.  Links from the Site to any third-party websites are not an endorsement or recommendation of those websites, and MIPLA is not responsible for any content found on or through those sites.  Use of those sites may be subject to different and additional terms and conditions and privacy policies.

Legal Notices. These Terms of Use are governed and interpreted pursuant to the laws of the State of Minnesota notwithstanding any principles of conflicts of law. Any claims arising out of these Terms of Use must be brought exclusively in the state or federal courts located in Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA. If any provision of these Terms of Use is found unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that provision will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions. Any failure by MIPLA to enforce any provision of these Terms of Use shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or the right to enforce same.  Section headings are provided for informational purposes only. This is the entire agreement between you and MIPLA relating to your use of the Site.

Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give full effect to all provisions of these Terms of Use, including without limitation this paragraph and the warranty disclaimers and liability exclusions above.  Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction where all or any portion of the Site may violate any legal requirements or bring MIPLA or its attorneys or personnel within the scope of laws or regulations within such jurisdiction and you agree not to access the Site in any such jurisdiction.  You are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws in your use of the Site.

Disclaimer of Warranties.  THIS SITE AND ALL CONTENT available through THE SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS, WITH ALL DEFECTS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE.  WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, ACCURACY OF INFORMATIONAL CONTENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF ANY COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE, BY YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, THAT SUCH USE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

Limitation of Liability. IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, WARRANTY, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH DAMAGES.

CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

Under no circumstances whatsoever shall our aggregate liability resulting from or relating to your use of this Site exceed Five United States Dollars (USD $5.00).

Prohibited Activities. As a visitor to or user of this Site you shall not:

  • violate any applicable law, rule, or regulation;
  • use the Site to disseminate any information or content, including by e-mail, that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, false, inaccurate or information or content that could otherwise be considered to be objectionable;
  • use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to “screen scrape,” monitor, “mine,” or copy the web pages on the Site or the content contained therein without our prior, express, and written permission;
  • impersonate or use the identity of another person or organization, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or organization; or
  • disrupt or interfere with the security of, operation of, or otherwise cause harm to, this Site.

Submissions.  Any and all questions, comments, ideas, suggestions, and similar information that you send to us through the Site (collectively, “Submissions”), shall become our property; and you hereby transfer, sell, and assign to us all of your right, title, and interest in and to any such Submissions, including without limitation, any and all related patent, copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property rights.  We shall be free to use them without providing you notice or receiving your consent, and without restriction or compensation.

Changes To These Terms of Use. We may revise these Terms of Use at any time without prior  notice. You expressly agree that MIPLA shall have no obligation to provide you with notice of any changes, and you hereby expressly waive any right to receive notice of any changes to these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy. Any use of the Site, following the date on which changes to these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy are published, shall constitute your acceptance of all such changes. Accordingly, you are encouraged to revisit this page regularly.

Contact. For questions or comments related to the Site or these Terms of Use, please contact us.

Last Updated January 22, 2018

4816-0196-6170, v. 1