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Terms of Use

1. Terms

By accessing Dordt College’s web site AgriSummit.org (the “Site”), you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing the Site. The materials contained in the Site are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law. The Terms of Use may be updated by us from time to time by posting such changes on the Site. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Use at any time at the Site.

2. Limited Use License

You should assume that everything that you read or see on the Site is copyrighted or otherwise protected and owned by us or some third party who licensed to us the right to use such material. We grant you permission to print, use, distribute and upload content from the Site, unless otherwise expressly noted, for non-commercial and educational purposes. No other permission is granted to you. This grant of permission is not a transfer of title, and under this permission you may not: use the materials for any commercial purpose or remove any copyright, or other proprietary notations from the materials.

This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by us at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

3. Submissions

If you submit any information to us, including any comments, remarks, suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, graphics, concepts, or other information (excluding Personal Information (as defined in our Privacy Policy)) (the “Content”), you are giving the Content to us free of charge, and the Content will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary and may be used by us for any purpose, without your consent or any compensation to you or anyone else. This is true whether you submit such Content to us by e-mail, through a form on the Site, on a bulletin board, message board, blog or in any other manner. For purposes of clarification, you and Dordt College will be co-owners of the Content, unless otherwise expressly agreed to by us in writing. As co-owners of the Content, we acknowledge and agree that we both have the right to use and exploit the Content in any manner without any obligation to account to each other for a share in any profits or seek the other’s permission regarding use and exploitation.

We may from time to time monitor, review and, in our sole discretion, modify or delete any postings you make on the Site however, we are not obligated to do so. Whether or not we modify or remove such material, you remain solely responsible for any material you submit to us.

4. Conduct and Responsibility

By using this Site you agree that you will not:

  • promote any illegal activity or transmit through the Site any unlawful, harassing, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, tortuous, or otherwise objectionable content;
  • use the Site to defame our service or any of our officers, directors, employees, agents, information providers or partners;
  • post a request for or solicitation of money, goods, or services for private gain;
  • post a photograph without the permission of each person in the photograph;
  • post any content about an identifiable person without that person’s permission;
  • transmit any content that might infringe the intellectual property rights, privacy rights, rights of publicity, or other proprietary rights of others;
  • upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation;
  • collect information about others without their consent;
  • collect or store personal data about other users of the Site for business purposes;
  • reveal personally identifiable information about children;
  • interfere with or disrupt the Site, services, computer systems, servers or networks, or violate the regulations or policies of such networks;
  • transmit any content containing viruses, trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, or any other harmful programs;
  • attempt to gain unauthorized access to our Site or services, others’ accounts or computer systems or networks connected to the Site, through password mining or otherwise;
  • engage in any systematic extraction of data or data fields, including without limitation e-mail addresses;
  • provide false information on your registration form, impersonate any person, or otherwise attempt to mislead others about your identity or the origin of a message or other communication;
  • sell access to or use of any services available on the Site; or
  • interfere with anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Site.

5. Warning

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of the Site. You understand that Dordt College does not conduct criminal background checks or similar screenings of its registered users. Further, Dordt College does not verify statements made by its registered users or events planned or organized through the Site. You agree to take reasonable precautions in all interactions with other users of the Site, particularly if you decide to meet in person. If you are going to meet another registered user in person, we encourage you to meet in a public location. Dordt College makes no representations or warranties as to the conduct of its registered users or any events or programs planned, promoted or organized through the Site.

6. User Registration

To obtain full access to the Site, you may be required to complete a registration. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer. You accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password and such use shall be deemed to be use by you. You will ensure that all use of your account fully complies with these Terms of Use. Transfer of the account by you to any other person or entity is prohibited.

7. Trademarks, Trade Names, and Service Marks

Unless otherwise indicated, all logos, names, and marks on the Site (the “Trademarks”) are trademarks or service marks owned or used under license by Dordt College. The use or misuse of any of these marks or other information is strictly prohibited. Nothing contained in the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right in and to the Trademarks without the express written permission of Dordt College or the applicable third party.

8. Linked Internet Sites

The Site may provide links and pointers to Internet sites maintained by others (“Third Party Sites”). We have not reviewed all of the Third Party Sites linked to the Site and are not responsible for the content of or any products or services offered on such Third Party Sites. These Terms of Use apply only to the Site, and not to the Third Party Sites. We do not endorse or take responsibility for the content, advertising, products or other materials made available through any Third Party Site. Use of any Third Party Site is at the user’s own risk. Permission must be granted by us for any type of link to be posted to the Site, by users, commenters, or any other party.

9. Right of Modification and Termination

We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this Site (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that we will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of this Site. Additionally, we may terminate this agreement at any time, without notice to you, if we believe, in our sole discretion, that you have breached or may breach any term or condition of this agreement, or we may terminate this agreement for our convenience. You may terminate this agreement at any time by destroying all materials received from our Site and ceasing to use our Site.

10. Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy describes the information we collect when you and others use this Site. It also describes how we use the personally identifiable information you provide and some of the steps we take to protect your privacy. Our Privacy Policy is part of these Terms of Use. By agreeing to these Terms of Use, you are also consenting to our use of your information in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Please review our Privacy Policy.

11. Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

ALL MATERIAL ON THIS SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. DORDT COLLEGE MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR SUITABILITY OF ANY OF THE MATERIAL ON THIS SITE, OR ON ANY SITE OR SITES “LINKED” TO THIS SITE. DORDT COLLEGE DOESN’T MAKE ANY WARRANTY THAT THE SITE WILL BE AVAILABLE, UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR FREE, OR FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL DORDT COLLEGE OR ITS LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, CONTRACTORS OR THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO YOU FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES) (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT OR OTHERWISE) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, SITE CONTENT OR ANY PROGRAMS OR SERVICES, OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, EFFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, LINE SYSTEM FAILURE, LOSS OF DATA, OR LOSS OF USE RELATED TO THE SITE OR ANY WEB SITE OPERATED BY ANY THIRD PARTY. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH US, ANY OF OUR SERVICES OR THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USE OF THE SITE. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU BY US OR ANY OF OUR LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS OR CONTRACTORS FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO US, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THE SITE.

12. Jurisdiction and Venue

This Site is controlled and operated from within the United States of America. We make no representation that the material on the Site is appropriate or available for use in other locations. If despite these conditions, you use the Site from outside the United States, you are solely responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. The Terms of Use shall be governed by the laws of the State of Iowa without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law or rule (whether of the State of Iowa or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Iowa, provided, however, that disputes concerning patent, federal trademark, or federal copyright matters shall be governed by federal law. You consent to jurisdiction in the State of Iowa. Our failure to strictly enforce any right against you shall not constitute a waiver thereof. If any provision of these Terms of Use is deemed invalid, illegal, or unenforceable such provision will be deemed amended to conform to the applicable laws and the remainder of the Terms of Use shall remain in full force and effect. This represents the full understanding of the parties with respect to this subject matter. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action by you against us arising out of or related to your use of the Site must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose.

13. Contact

Any questions may be directed to us: by e-mail at web@agrisummit.org, or write to us at: Dordt College, Attention: Global Agriculture Summit, 498 4th Avenue NE, Sioux Center, Iowa 51250-1606.

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