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GUTHRIE COUNTY RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE WEBSITES TERMS OF USE

 Guthrie County Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. ("Guthrie County REC") provides information through public websites which are referred to as the “Guthrie County REC Websites”.  By accessing and using the Guthrie County REC Websites, you ("User(s)" and "you") agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth herein (“Terms of Use”), without modification.  Guthrie County REC reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the Guthrie County REC Websites are offered, including but not limited to the charges associated with the use of the Guthrie County REC Websites.

PROPRIETARY INFORMATION AND RIGHTS

The Guthrie County REC Websites may contain proprietary and/or confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You may view and download materials and content from the Guthrie County REC Websites according to your authorized account permissions and use such materials and content solely for informational and non-commercial purposes or as otherwise permitted by Guthrie County REC in writing, provided that you (i) keep all copyright and other proprietary notices intact, and (ii) do not (and do not allow any third party to) copy, modify, distribute, transmit, reproduce, display, publish, license, create derivative works from, sell, lease, otherwise exploit for commercial purposes, transfer, assign, or otherwise make unauthorized or improper use of the Guthrie County REC Websites and any information and materials obtained from them.

The Guthrie County REC Websites contain trademarks of Guthrie County REC and its third party licensors. Unauthorized use of any Guthrie County REC or third party trademarks, service marks, or logos may be a violation of federal and state trademark laws. You must obtain Guthrie County REC’s written permission prior to using any trademark or service mark of Guthrie County REC. Guthrie County REC and/or its licensors own all intellectual property rights in the Guthrie County REC Websites, except as otherwise expressly indicated. The Guthrie County REC Websites are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.

NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE

It is a violation of these Terms of Use for you to (i) use the Guthrie County REC Websites for illegal purposes, in violation of any applicable laws and regulations or in violation of the rules of any Guthrie County REC service providers, (ii) use any robot, spider, or other automatic or manual process to monitor, data mine, or copy any Guthrie County REC Websites pages, content, or user information, except as expressly permitted by Guthrie County REC, or (iii)  use the Guthrie County REC Websites in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Guthrie County REC Websites or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Guthrie County REC Websites.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

The Guthrie County REC Websites may contain links to other websites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of Guthrie County REC and Guthrie County REC is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. Guthrie County REC is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. Guthrie County REC is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Guthrie County REC of the site or any association with its operators.

USE OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES

The Guthrie County REC Websites may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, "Communication Services"), you agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:

    Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
    Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
    Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
    Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer.
    Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages.
    Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
    Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
    Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
    Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.
    Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
    Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.
    Violate any applicable laws or regulations.

Guthrie County REC has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, Guthrie County REC reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. Guthrie County REC reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

Guthrie County REC reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in Guthrie County REC's sole discretion.

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. Guthrie County REC does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, Guthrie County REC specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized Guthrie County REC spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of Guthrie County REC.

Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.

LICENSE

 

By transmitting content to Guthrie County REC or the Guthrie County REC Website, you grant Guthrie County REC a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, sublicensable license to use, reproduce, cache, modify, distribute, and transmit such content for purposes related to the Guthrie County REC Websites or Guthrie County REC’s business purposes, and waive any publicity rights in such content. Guthrie County REC’s use of your personal information is described in our Privacy Policy, which is available at [insertlink to privacy policy page].

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

 

Display of a product or service offering on the GUTHRIE COUNTY REC Websites is not a guarantee that the product or service offering is currently available or that it will be available on the GUTHRIE COUNTY REC Websites when you visit again. Any description or reference to non-GUTHRIE COUNTY REC products or services in the GUTHRIE COUNTY REC Websites is for informational purposes only and shall not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation of such products or services by GUTHRIE COUNTY REC.

DISCLAIMERS, LIABILITY WAIVERS, LIMITATION OF DAMAGES, INDEMNITY, AND OTHER IMPORTANT TERMS

GUTHRIE COUNTY REC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, ACCURACY OR AVAILABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION TRANSMITTED, GENERATED OR MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE GUTHRIE COUNTY REC WEBSITES (THE "INFORMATION"), NOR FOR ANY DECISIONS OR ACTIONS THAT YOU MIGHT TAKE BASED ON INFORMATION. THE USE OF INFORMATION, OR RELIANCE ON IT, IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. ANY SUCH INFORMATION IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE EXPERT, PROFESSIONAL, FINANCIAL OR LEGAL ADVICE OR OPINION. THE GUTHRIE COUNTY REC WEBSITES AND ALL INFORMATION, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE GUTHRIE COUNTY REC WEBSITES ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN "AS IS" AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, DATA ACCURACY, AND QUIET ENJOYMENT. GUTHRIE COUNTY REC DISCLAIMS AND DOES NOT WARRANT THE OPERATION, PERFORMANCE, SAFETY OR SECURITY OF THE GUTHRIE COUNTY REC WEBSITES.

GUTHRIE COUNTY REC MAY TERMINATE, FOR ANY REASON, TEMPORARILY OR PERMANENTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART AND WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE, THE GUTHRIE COUNTY REC WEBSITES, OR YOUR ACCESS TO THEM. GUTHRIE COUNTY REC SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY MODIFICATION, SUSPENSION OR DISCONTINUANCE OF THE GUTHRIE COUNTY REC WEBSITES.

GUTHRIE COUNTY REC SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE GUTHRIE COUNTY REC WEBSITES OR ANY INFORMATION, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OBTAINED OR PROVIDED VIA THE GUTHRIE COUNTY REC WEBSITES, INCLUDING ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF DATA, OR LOSS OF PROFITS. Some jurisdictions do not allow exclusions of liability for certain types of damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations may not apply to you to the extent prohibited by law. In such cases, Guthrie County REC’s liability will be limited to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.

You agree to indemnify and hold Guthrie County REC, and its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, partners, agents and contractors harmless from any and all claims, losses, liabilities, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses) arising from or in connection with (i) your use of the Guthrie County REC Websites (including all products and services available through the Guthrie County REC Websites) and Information, (ii) your failure to comply with these Terms of Use or other Guthrie County REC Websites policies, or (iii) your violation of any rights of another person through your use of the Guthrie County REC Websites.

Guthrie County REC reserves the right to modify these Terms of Use and all guidelines, rules and policies pertaining to the Guthrie County REC Websites, from time to time, without prior notice and at our sole discretion. Your use of the Guthrie County REC Websites following any such modification constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by these Terms of Use as modified. The last date these Terms of Use were modified is the effective date set forth above. These Terms of Use are deemed to incorporate by reference all other notices, policies, disclaimers and other terms contained in the Guthrie County REC Websites. If a conflict exists between such other notices, policies, disclaimers and terms and these Terms of Use, these Terms of Use shall control. If any part of these Terms of Use is invalid, the remaining provisions or parts thereof shall remain effective. These Terms of Use, as modified from time to time and including any policies that are incorporated by reference, set forth the entire understanding and agreement between you and Guthrie County REC with respect to the subject matter hereof. Guthrie County REC shall not be liable for any delay or failure in performance under these Terms of Use or interruption of service resulting from acts of God, civil or military authority, war, labor disputes, materials provided by third parties, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of Guthrie County REC.

These Terms of Use are governed by, and will be interpreted under, the laws of the State of Iowa, without regard to choice or conflicts of law rules. Any legal action regarding these Terms of Use shall be commenced and heard in the Iowa District Court of Guthrie County or the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa. You agree to submit and consent to the jurisdiction and venue of these courts, irrevocably waive any right you may have to commence any action against Guthrie County REC in any other court and irrevocably waive any rights or defenses in any such action based on lack of personal jurisdiction or improper or inconvenient venue. The Guthrie County REC Websites are operated by Guthrie County REC from the United States of America. Guthrie County REC makes no representation that the information in the Guthrie County REC Websites is appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to the Guthrie County REC Websites from territories where the content may be illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access the Guthrie County REC Websites from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. No waiver of your breach of these Terms of Use will be a waiver of any other or subsequent breach.

TERMINATION/ACCESS RESTRICTION

Guthrie County REC reserves all rights associated with providing services and information through the Guthrie County REC Websites, including the right to terminate the use of and access to Guthrie County REC Websites for any misuse of the sites or the information contained therein.

If you have any questions about these Terms of Use please contact Guthrie County Rural Electric Cooperative, in writing, Guthrie County Rural Electric Cooperative, 1406 State Street, P.O. Box 7, Guthrie County, IA  50115-0007; or by telephoning Guthrie County REC at (641) 747-2206.

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