Terms of Use

Terms of Use 2018-03-30T18:47:37+00:00

TERMS OF USE

LEGAL NOTICES, DISCLAIMERS, AND TERMS OF USE

Access to, interaction with and use of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation website and social media is provided subject to these terms and conditions. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY AS USE OF THIS SITE CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

 

DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

Neither the State of Wisconsin, WEDC nor any of its officers, employees or agents shall be liable for any improper or incorrect use of the information described and/or contained herein and assumes no responsibility for anyone’s use of the information. In no event shall WEDC or its employees be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, procurement of substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of this system, even if advised of the possibility of such damage. This disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injury, including but not limited to those caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of record, whether for breach of contract, tortious behavior, negligence, or under any other cause of action.

 

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND ACCURACY OF DATA

Although the data found using the WEDC’s access systems have been produced and processed from sources believed to be reliable, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made regarding accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability, or usefulness of any information. This disclaimer applies to both isolated and aggregate uses of the information. WEDC provides this information on an “as is” basis. All warranties of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, freedom from contamination by computer viruses, and non-infringement of proprietary rights are disclaimed. Changes will be periodically made to the information herein; these changes may or may not be incorporated in any new version of the publication. If you have obtained information, originally created by WEDC, from a source other than WEDC, be aware that electronic data can be altered subsequent to original distribution. Data can also quickly become out-of-date. It is recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of any data associated with a file, and that the originator of the data or information be contacted with any questions regarding appropriate use. If you find any errors or omissions, we encourage you to report them to WEDC’s Web administrator; find contact information here.

 

DISCLAIMER OF ENDORSEMENT

WEDC is a distributor of content sometimes supplied by third parties and users. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, users, or others, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the state or reflect those of WEDC and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by WEDC.

 

DISCLAIMER OF EXTERNAL LINKS

The WEDC is not responsible for the contents of any off-site pages referenced. The user specifically acknowledges that WEDC is not liable for the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of other users, links, or third parties and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with the user. Links from the WEDC website or social media accounts on the Web to other sites do not constitute an endorsement from WEDC. These links are provided as an information service only. It is the responsibility of the Web user to evaluate the content and usefulness of information obtained from other sites. WEDC’s website and social media contain links to other related Internet sites and resources. Since WEDC’s website and social media are not responsible for the availability of these outside resources or their contents, you should direct any concerns regarding any external link to its site administrator or webmaster.

 

SECURITY MEASURES

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, WEDC’s computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage.

 

SOLICITATION PROHIBITED

Use of the WEDC information technology system to send unlawful faxes, any electronic communication, or email to WEDC and its employees is prohibited.

 

DISCLAIMER OF DUTY TO CONTINUE PROVISION OF DATA

Due to the dynamic nature of the Internet, resources that are free and publicly available one day may require a fee or restricted access the next, and the location of items may change as menus, homepages, and files are reorganized. The user expressly agrees that use of the WEDC website and social media is at the user’s sole risk. WEDC does not warrant that the service will be uninterrupted or error free. The documents and related graphics published on this server could contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. WEDC and/or its respective programs may make improvements and/or changes in the information and/or programs described herein at any time.

 

CHOICE OF LAW

Construction of the disclaimers above and resolution of disputes thereof are governed by the laws of the State of Wisconsin and of the United States. The laws of the State of Wisconsin and of the United States shall apply to all uses of this data and this system. By use of this system and any data contained therein, the user agrees that use shall conform to all applicable laws and regulations and user shall not violate the rights of any third parties.

 

COPYRIGHT

Any person to whom a copyright is issued shall remain the sole and exclusive owner of all rights, title and interest in and to all specifically copyrighted information created and posted for inclusion in this system. Please contact WEDC’s Web administrator for permission requests; find contact information here.

 

NAME, LIKENESS AND TESTIMONIAL AGREEMENT AND RELEASE

User Content

This site allows users to submit their own stories about their experience in or with Wisconsin as well as other user-generated content, hereinafter referred to as “Your Content.”

By submitting Your Content, you hereby grant to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and its successors and assigns, (herein collectively referred to as “WEDC”) irrevocable and permanent right to use your name, likeness, biographical information and/or testimonial.  You also irrevocably assign to WEDC all rights to use and reproduce such name, likeness, biographical information and testimonial and to secure a copyright thereon anywhere throughout the world, in accordance with this agreement.

WEDC is under no obligation to use your name, likeness, biographical information and/or testimonial.

You are not entitled to any compensation.

Acceptable Use

By contributing Your Content to the site or creating it on the site, you automatically grant us an irrevocable and perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free worldwide license, by ourselves or with others, to use, copy, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, print, publish, republish, excerpt in whole or in part, reformat, translate, modify, revise and incorporate into other works, Your Content and any works derived from Your Content, in any form of media or expression, and to license or permit others to do so.

The authority granted to WEDC includes the ownership of and the right to use your name, likeness, biographical information and/or testimonial, separately or in any combination thereof, on marketing and/or advertising or other brochures or materials in any media form, including but not limited to printed material, television, radio, internet or other medium, whether now existing or hereafter devised.  All such materials shall be the sole property of WEDC.  You acknowledge transfer of all ownership rights to WEDC.

Representations

I represent and warrant that: (i) I have the power and authority to enter into this Agreement and to perform its obligations; and (ii) Your Content will not violate the rights of any third party and will not give rise to any claim of violation of any right based upon or relating to the use of Your Content.

Intellectual Property

You own all intellectually property in Your Content that you contribute.  You must not upload or contribute any content not originally created by you, or any content which is not properly licensed by you for uploading or contributing.

Indemnification

I indemnify and hold harmless WEDC from any damage or cost (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), arising out of the use or distribution of Your Content.  Upon written request, you will defend us against any claim, demand, suit or proceeding made or brought against us by a third party alleging that Your Content, in breach of this agreement, infringes or misappropriates such third party’s intellectual property rights or violates applicable law.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, WEDC as the Indemnified Party may, in its sole and absolute discretion, engage their own attorneys and other professionals to defend or assist them, and, its attorneys shall control the resolution of the claim or proceeding.  You will indemnify WEDC from any damages, attorney’s fees and costs finally awarded against us, as a result of litigation, or for any amounts paid by us to settle a claim against us.

You release WEDC from any claims arising out of this Agreement or WEDC’s exercise of its rights under this Agreement, including but not limited to claims for invasion of privacy, infringement of any right of publicity, defamation or any other claim.

Construction/Miscellaneous

This Agreement and Release represents our entire agreement regarding the subject matter hereof and supersedes all previous representations, understandings or agreements between the parties.  No waiver, modification or cancellation of any term or condition of this Agreement and Release shall be effective unless signed in writing by WEDC and me.  This Agreement and Release shall be construed and controlled by the laws of the State of Wisconsin.  If any part of this Agreement and Release is found to be invalid, such invalidity shall not affect the remainder of this Agreement and Release.  If either party employs attorneys to enforce any rights arising out of or relating to this Agreement and Release, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, including expert witness fees.  The parties hereby consent to venue and personal jurisdiction in Dane County, Wisconsin.

 

LINKING TO THE WEDC WEBSITE

Links to the WEDC website are permissible, if not encouraged. However, we do ask that links point to the home page (https://InWisconsin.com) rather than to a specific page as those links may change.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ON WEDC’S TERMS OF USE, PLEASE CONTACT US