Terms of Use

Please read these Conditions of Use carefully before using this Web site. By using this site, you agree to these terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please do not use this site. The Best Practices Conference (BPC) reserves the right to change the Web site terms, conditions, and notices. You are responsible for regularly viewing these terms and conditions. Your continued use of this Web site constitutes your agreement to such terms, conditions, and notices.

Restrictions on use: This site is owned and operated by BPC, which is owned an operated by English Ventures, LLC, a Minnesota corporation. Any activity on this site is subject to monitoring by BPC at any time. Anyone who uses this site consents to such monitoring and agrees that BPC may use the results of such monitoring without limitation. No material from this Web site or any Web site owned, operated, licensed or controlled by BPC or any of its related, affiliated companies, may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, without the prior written consent of BPC. Modification of the BPC material or use of the BPC material for any other purpose is a violation of BPC’s copyright, service mark, and other proprietary rights. It is a condition of your use of this Web site that you do not restrict or inhibit any other user from using this Web site. Unless otherwise specified, this Web site is for your personal and non-commercial use. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, software, products or services obtained from this Web site.

No unlawful or prohibited use: As a condition of your use of this Web site and any BPC service(s), you will not use this Web site or any BPC services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use this Web site or any BPC service(s) in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any BPC service(s) or interfere with any party’s use and enjoyment of this Web site or any BPC service(s). You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any BPC service(s), other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to this Web site or any BPC service(s) through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through means not intentionally made available through the BPC service(s).

Limitation of liability: Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall BPC or any of its related, affiliated companies be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use the BPC material. You specifically acknowledge and agree that BPC is not liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any user. If you are dissatisfied with any of the BPC material, or with any of BPC’s terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using this Web site.

Disclaimer: BPC makes no warranties or representations as to the accuracy of the content on this site and BPC assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content on the site.

The material is provided “as is” and without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, workmanlike effort, title and non-infringement, and BPC hereby disclaims all of the foregoing. Further, BPC does not warrant that the functions contained in the BPC materials will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components. BPC does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the BPC materials in this site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, timeliness, reliability or otherwise. BPC makes no representations about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, lack of viruses or other harmful components and accuracy of the information, products, services and related graphics contained within this Web site or the BPC service(s) for any purpose. You (and not BPC) assume the entire cost of all necessary maintenance, repair or correction.

To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, BPC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. BPC does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the third party materials in the third party sites in terms of their correctness, accuracy, timeliness, reliability or otherwise. You (and not BPC) assume the entire cost of all-necessary maintenance, repair or correction.

Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you. Check your local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding the exclusion of implied warranties.

While we try to keep the information on this Web site as accurate as possible, we disclaim any implied warranty or representation about its accuracy or completeness, or appropriateness for a particular purpose. You assume full responsibility for using the information at this site, and you understand and agree that BPC is neither responsible nor liable for any claim, loss, or damage resulting from its use.

Information on this Web site may be changed or updated without notice. Information may be out of date at any given time since BPC has no obligation to update information presented on this Web site. BPC may also make improvements and/or changes in products and/or services described in this information at any time without notice.

You specifically agree that BPC shall not be responsible for unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data, any material or data sent or received or not sent or received, or any transactions entered into through this Web site. You specifically agree that BPC is not responsible or liable for any content or conduct of any other party or any infringement of another’s rights, including intellectual property rights.

In no event shall BPC and/or its suppliers be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential damages or any damages whatsoever including, without limitation, damages for loss of use, data or profits, arising from or in any way connected with the use of performance of this Web site or the BPC service(s), with the delay or inability to use this Web site or the BPC service(s) or related services, or for any information, products, services and related graphics obtained through this Web site or BPC service(s), whether based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise.

Site visitorship data: BPC routinely gathers data on web site activity, such as how many people visit the site, the pages they visit, how long they stay, where they came from, etc. The data are collected on an aggregate, anonymous basis, which means no personally identifiable information is associated with the data. These data help us improve site content and overall usage. BPC may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on BPC’s behalf.

To collect the website usage data, we use “cookie” technology. Cookies are small data elements that we transfer to your browser when you visit our website. By assigning a unique data element to each web site visitor, our web site is able to recognize repeat users, track usage patterns and better serve you in the future. The cookies do not extract personal information about you, such as your name or address.

Collecting and using personal information: BPC only collects personally identifiable information from site visitors when site visitors voluntarily and explicitly provide it. This information is collected when site visitors send us e-mail, submit a Member Status Change Form, submit a Web site Visitor Survey, submit a Newsletter Registration, or fill out a registration for training or to purchase another product or service. This information is used to determine what the issues are, enable us to contact our members / prospective members, and service them in an expedient manner. Registration is required to gain access to secured areas in our web site.

Linking to other Web sites: This site contains links to other sites. BPC has no control over the content or the availability of these sites, and is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites. BPC has provided links and pointers to Internet sites maintained by third parties (“third party sites”) and may from time to time provide third party materials on this site. Neither BPC nor its related, affiliated companies operate or control in any respect any information, products or services on these third party sites. The third party materials in this site and the third party sites are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind either expressed or implied.

Social Media Policy The purpose and objective of the BPC social media channels are to share news, articles, and company information with “Visitors”, which includes our employees, consumers, clients, constituents, and the public. Social media websites include personal blogs, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Wikis, YouTube and others.

BPC Social Media Terms and Conditions of Use

  1. Online web content of BPC social media websites, including statements, opinions, comments and photographs posted by Visitors, do not represent or reflect the statements, opinions, policies, and/or ideas of BPC and/or its officers, directors, employees, and affiliates.
  2. BPC does not endorse and/or accepts no responsibility for the online content posted by Visitors on its social media websites. As a Visitor and user, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold BPC and its content providers and service providers harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, settlements, judgments, costs and expenses, including attorney’s fees, arising in any way from your use of or access to BPC’ social media.
  3. BPC discourages Visitors from commenting upon and/or publishing certain items, including but not limited to the following:
  • Commentary, content, or any material that infringes any patent, trademark, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party. Violation of any local, state, federal and international laws and regulations, including those related to copyright and other intellectual property rights (S. Copyright Officeand Intellectual Property Rights).
  • Links or connections to viruses, worms, corrupted files, spam, advertisers, pornography, or promoting the sale of personal goods, products or services.
  • Commentary and content that is defamatory, threatening, offensive, discriminatory, deceptive, harassing, unlawful and/or illegal.
  1. BPC monitors all online content, postings and commentary on its social media websites and reserves the right and sole discretion to remove, at any time, online content posted by Visitors which is deemed inappropriate, unethical, in violation of the terms of use above, or against the views of BPC.

 

Your use of any of the social media channels maintained by BPC is subject to the Terms and Conditions of Use outlined above. By accessing, viewing, posting or otherwise using any content on or available through BPC sites, you unconditionally accept the Terms and Conditions of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms and Conditions of Use, you may not use the BPC sites. By posting online content, Visitors and employees acknowledge that they are publishing information voluntarily, with no expectation of compensation, reimbursement, and/or payment. BPC may use, reproduce, modify, and/or distribute these materials for its own business purposes without compensation and in accordance with the applicable law.

BPC reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to suspend, to modify or update these Terms and Conditions at any time without advance notice. Changes will be effective when posted. A Visitor’s continued use of the BPC social media after such changes to the Terms and Conditions are posted will be considered acceptance of those changes.

The laws of the State of Minnesota, U.S.A., govern these terms and conditions. You hereby irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Hennepin County, Minnesota, U.S.A., in all disputes arising out of or relating to use of this Web site or the BPC service(s). You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and BPC as a result of this agreement or use of this Web site or the BPC service(s). You agree to indemnify and hold BPC, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees, harmless from any claim, demand, or damage, including reasonable attorneys’ fees asserted by any third party due to or arising out of your use of or conduct on this Web site or the BPC service(s). If any part of these terms and conditions is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superceded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect. Unless otherwise specified herein, these terms and conditions constitute the entire terms and conditions with respect to the this Web site or the BPC service(s) and supercede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and BPC with respect to this Web site or the BPC service(s).

Contacting our Web site: If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact BPC by e-mail through this Web site or by completing a Web Site Visitor Survey. Comments or questions sent to us via e-mail will be shared with the staff most capable of addressing your questions and concerns. We will retain your e-mail until we have made our best effort to provide you with a complete and satisfactory response and then we either discard it, or in some cases, archive it.

Copyright and trademark notices: All contents of this Web site are copyright (©) 2013 BPC. All rights reserved. “Maple Grove Firearms” and/or other BPC marks or products referenced herein may be either trademarks or registered trademarks of BPC. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

 

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