Web Site Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

Quetico Superior Foundation Web Site Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to www.queticosuperior.org, www.queticosuperiorfoundation.org and www.wildernessnews.org (collectively the “Site”). This Privacy Policy describes the information we collect on this Site and how we use it, the choices you can make about your personal information and how the Quetico Superior Foundation (“we,” “our” or “us”) protects your personal information. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use this Site.

Information We Collect and How We Use It
We collect the following personal information: name, e-mail address, and other contact information you submit to us in the “Subscribe” portion of the Site to request a subscription to the website. We also collect any information you choose to send to us at any e-mail address provided on the Site.

Any personal information gathered on this Site may be used for research, promotional purposes and/or for future Site development. In particular, we may use information gathered about you to send you information about us; to monitor interest in our services; and to help us tailor the content of this Site to our users’ needs.

Our web servers may automatically capture the name of the domain and host from which you access the internet, the internet address of the website from which you enter our website, the pages you visit on our website and the amount of time you spend on our website. This information is not associated with your personal information and may be used to improve our website.

Disclosure of Information
We will not voluntarily share personal information that you provide on this Site with any third party, except: (1) in accordance with this Privacy Policy; (2) as required by law, regulation, warrant, subpoena or court order; or (3) in our discretion to prevent harm to us or a third party.

Your Choices About and Access To Your Personal Information
We want to keep your personal information accurate. You can correct or update the personal information you have provided. You may contact us at administrator@queticosuperior.org to request a change to your personal information.

This Site may allow you to choose to receive or stop receiving communications from us. You may opt out of or change your participation in email programs at any time by following the instructions provided in the email you receive or by contacting us at editor@queticosuperior.org. You can prevent further use of your personal information by contacting us at administrator@queticosuperior.org.

Links to Other Websites
We do not endorse and are not responsible for the information practices or privacy policies of websites operated by others that may be linked to or from this Site, including PayPal, which accepts donations on our behalf. If you decide to access a third party’s website that may be linked to or from this Site, you should consult that website’s privacy policy.

PayPal
We utilize the third-party donation website PayPal to accept donations on our behalf. Note that we are not responsible for the information practices or privacy policies of PayPal; please look at the PayPal website for information about its information practices and privacy policies. We do not receive all of the information that you provide to PayPal; the company gives us your name, e-mail address, address, telephone number and dedication (if any). We protect this information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Cookies
This Site uses a technology called “Cookies.” Cookies are small files placed on your hard drive that monitor your activity on the Site. Cookies do not collect any personal information, and the information they collect is not directly linked to you. If you like, you can set your browser to disable cookies; however, if you do so, you may not be able to access certain features on the Site.

Security
The security of your personal information is very important to us. We therefore protect your information using reasonable precautions to protect from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. However, these measures alone are not sufficient to protect your information. It is also important for you to safeguard against unauthorized access to your passwords and unauthorized use of your computer.

Children’s Privacy
This Site does not target and is not intended for use by children under the age of 13. We will not knowingly collect personal information from them. If we discover that personal information from a child has been provided through this Site, we will eliminate the data. If you are a parent or guardian who believes that we have collected personal information from your child, please contact us at administrator@queticosuperior.org so that we can eliminate the data.

Contact Us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or any questions or concerns regarding your privacy, please contact us via postal mail at Quetico Superior Foundation, 50 South Sixth Street, Suite 1500 Minneapolis, MN 55402-1498 or via email at administrator@queticosuperior.org for information.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
We may modify, alter or update this Privacy Policy at any time, so we encourage you to review this Privacy Policy frequently. We will not provide individual notice to you of changes to this Privacy Policy, but when we make updates to this Privacy Policy, we will update the date in this section and post a notice that the Privacy Policy is new on the main page of the Site. We appreciate your interest and hope that you enjoy visiting this Site.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on April 22, 2009.

Quetico Superior Foundation Web Site Terms of Use

Welcome to the Quetico Superior Foundation website, a source of information and inspiration for those committed to the protection and preservation of the north country. We hope you enjoy your visit. These Terms of Use govern the www.queticosuperior.org, www.queticosuperiorfoundation.org and www.wildernessnews.org (collectively the “Site”) owned by Quetico Superior Foundation (“QSF”). Your access or use of the Site constitutes your agreement to these Terms of Use, the Privacy Policy, and all other terms, conditions and notices on the Site. If you do not agree to the terms of these Terms of Use, please do not use the Site.

Trademarks and Copyrights
The entire content included in the Site, including but not limited to text, design, graphics, interfaces, and code and the selection and arrangement thereof, is protected under the copyright laws of the United States, international treaties and other intellectual property laws and is owned by QSF. All trademarks, service marks and trade names are owned by QSF or other respective owners.

Restrictions on Use of Site
No trademark or copyright protected material from the Site may be copied, reproduced, republished, modified, framed, uploaded, posted, performed, displayed, transmitted, distributed, licensed, transferred, sold, or used to create derivative works, in any way, except that you may download, e-mail, or print one copy of the materials on any single computer for your personal, non-commercial home use only, provided that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Use of the materials for any other purpose is a violation of these Terms of Use and QSF’s copyright and other proprietary rights. For purposes of these Terms of Use, the use of any such material on any other web site or networked computer environment is prohibited. The use of web crawlers, web robots, web scutters, ants, automatic indexers, bots, worms, and other such devices in connection with the Site is prohibited. In your use of the Site and contact with QSF, you shall not post or transmit: a) any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, inflammatory, pornographic or profane material; b) anything that interferes with or disrupts the Site, user-generated content or the operation thereof; c) unauthorized copyrighted materials or any other material that infringes on the intellectual property rights, trade secrets or privacy of another; d) anything that violates the privacy or publicity rights of any other person; e) files that contain malicious code, viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer, network or this Site; or f) any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, would give rise to civil liability, or would otherwise violate the law.

User Submissions
Except for any personal information QSF may collect from you pursuant to the Privacy Policy, any material, information, ideas, concepts, know-how, techniques, or other communication you transmit to QSF by any means (“User Submissions”) will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. QSF will have no obligations with respect to User Submissions. QSF and its designees will be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and otherwise use User Submissions and all data, images, sounds, text, and other things embodied therein for any and all commercial or noncommercial purposes.

Third-Party Links
In an attempt to provide increased value to our visitors, the Site may contain links to other sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third parties, including the PayPal, which accepts donations on behalf of QSF (the “External Sites”). However, even if a third party is affiliated with QSF, QSF has no control over the External Sites, all of which likely have separate terms of use, privacy policies and data collection practices, independent of QSF. QSF has no responsibility or liability for your use of the External Sites. Links to the External Sites are only for your convenience, and you access them at your own risk. Nevertheless, QSF wants to make your experience visiting the Site satisfying and therefore requests your feedback on the Site and on links to the External Sites (including if a specific link does not work). Please contact the Site administrator at administrator@queticosuperior.org with any feedback.

Disclaimer
This Site contains information and links regarding the Quetico Superior area. QSF uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information in the Site. QSF makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy. QSF assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the Site. However, if you are aware of an error on the Site, please contact the Site administrator at administrator@queticosuperior.org.

THE SITE AND THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION, SERVICES AND PRODUCTS IN THE SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TEXT, GRAPHICS, AND LINKS, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, QSF DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, FREEDOM FROM A COMPUTER VIRUS, AND WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE. QSF DOES NOT WARRANT THAT USE OF THE SITE OR THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, VIRUS-FREE OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS OR CODE. QSF DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE SITE OR ANY MATERIALS, CONTENT, OR INFORMATION ON THE SITE IN TERMS OF CORRECTNESS, COMPLETENESS, CURRENCY, ACCURACY, ADEQUACY, RELIABILITY OR OTHERWISE. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Limitation of Liability
QSF provides the contents of the Site for informational purposes and for your general interest only. By accessing or using the Site, you hereby agree not to rely on any of the information contained herein.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL QSF BE LIABLE FOR YOUR RELIANCE ON ANY SUCH INFORMATION NOR SHALL QSF BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, LOST PROFIT, OR OTHER DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE, THE INABILITY TO USE, OR THE PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE, THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION, SERVICES, OR PRODUCTS ON THE SITE OR THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION, SERVICES, OR PRODUCTS ON ANY SITES LINKED TO OR FROM THE SITE, EVEN IF QSF OR AN QSF AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THESE LIMITATIONS COVER CLAIMS BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, AND ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY. THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY.

APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

IN NO EVENT SHALL QSF’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING OR USING THE SITE, OR U.S. $100.00, WHICHEVER IS LESS. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY MAY NOT BE EFFECTIVE IN SOME STATES.

Indemnification
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless QSF, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors and suppliers from and against any losses, expenses, damages, costs and attorney’s fees resulting from any violation of these Terms of Use or any activity related to your Internet account (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other person accessing the Site using your Internet account.

Other
These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Minnesota, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. Any dispute related to this Site or these Terms of Use shall be litigated in the courts of Minneapolis. You agree to the venue and jurisdiction of these courts. If any provision of these Terms of Use is unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. These Terms of Use are the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter herein.

Contact Us
It is our intention that this website and its contents do no harm. If you have any questions about these Terms of Use or the Site or want to request information about QSF, please contact us via postal mail at Quetico Superior Foundation 50 South Sixth Street, Suite 1500 Minneapolis, MN 55402-1498 or via email at info@queticosuperior.org.

Changes to These Terms of Use
QSF may modify, alter or update these Terms of Use at any time, so QSF encourages you to review them frequently. QSF will not provide individual notice to you of changes to these Terms of Use, but when QSF makes updates to these Terms of Use, QSF will update the date in this section and post a notice that the Terms of Use are new on the main page of the Site. QSF appreciates your interest and hopes that you enjoy visiting the Site.

These Terms of Use were last updated on November 22, 2014.

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