Terms of Service

Welcome to TCBmag.com
Welcome to TCBmag.com, Twin Cities Business site. This site is best viewed using a contemporary browser.

TCBmag.com is created, edited, and maintained by MSP Communications, publisher of Twin Cities Business, 220 S. 6th Street, Suite 500, Minneapolis, MN 55402.

Use of this site, and information distributed in conjunction with this site, is provided to you on your acceptance and indicates your acknowledgment of and agreement with these Terms of Service and our Privacy Policy, which is located on this site. These policies are governed by Minnesota State law. Please read both policies carefully and make sure that you understand and agree with both documents before using or registering with our site. If you do not agree with the rules contained in this agreement or in our Privacy Policy, please do not use this site.

This statement applies solely to the Terms of Service regarding this website, TCB mag.com.

Registration
In order to use this site, visitors are not required to complete our registration form. For more details on registration, please see our Privacy Policy.

Children
TCBmag.com is not intended for use by minors, especially children under the age of thirteen. In order to protect them, children are not permitted to register for the site; provide any personal information; purchase subscriptions; or use our public discussion areas, forums, and chats without the permission of their parents or legal guardians. We urge you to encourage your children not to use our site. For more information regarding tcbmag.com’s policy on children using the site, please refer to the "Children" section in the Privacy Policy.

Intellectual Property
You acknowledge that Twin Cities Business, MSP Communications, and tcbmag.com are trademarks and that you may not use them without written permission of MSP Communications.

The contents of TCBmag.com, including text and photography, are the intellectual property of TCBmag.com or third-party content providers. You may retrieve and display content from this website on a computer screen, print individual pages on paper (but not photocopy them), and store such pages in electronic form on disk (but not on any server or other storage device connected to a network) for your own personal, non-commercial use. You may not make commercial or other unauthorized use, by publication, distribution, or performance without the permission of MSP Communications. To do so without permission is a violation of copyright law.

User Conduct
I. Postings and general use: You are held responsible for your use of tcbmag.com, and for your conduct while on the site. You agree not to use any language that is obscene, indecent or offensive in any postings, blog comments, or discussions. You also agree not to place on the site any material that is false, defamatory, abusive, threatening, or that which constitutes harassment. These same rules apply to any photographs you post on the site. You understand that if you post text or photos in breach of the aforementioned guidelines, you and the materials posted will be subject to actions outlined in "Response to Violators of Terms" section.

II. Legal violations: Users are also prohibited from placing on TCBmag.com any material that is encrypted, constitutes junk mail or unauthorized advertising, invades another's privacy, encourages actions that would be considered a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability, or that otherwise violates any local, state, national or international law or regulation. You agree to use this site solely for lawful purposes and you acknowledge that your failure to do so may result in your termination from the site and subject you to civil and criminal liability (see the section on "Response to Violators of Terms").

III. Server interference: Other than connecting to MSP Communication’s servers by HTTP requests using a web browser, you may not attempt to gain access to TCB mag.com's servers by any means, including, without limitation, by using administrator passwords or by masquerading as an administrator while using the site.

IV. Copyright violations: TCBmag.com respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. You are accountable for ensuring that any material you provide to the site or post in a Discussion Area, including text and photographs, does not violate the copyright, trademark, or any other personal or proprietary rights of any third party.

If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on tcbmag.com in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that the website contains links or other references to another online location that contains material or activity that infringes your copyright, please contact MSP Communications.

Terms Violators
I. Access termination: TCBmag.com may, at its discretion and without providing notice to users, terminate the access of visitors, subscribers, and registered users who violate the conditions stated in this Terms of Service Statement through irresponsible user conduct, such as: posting content and photos that defy the rules on that matter, as described in part I of the "User Conduct" section; participating in activities while on the site that can be defined as "legal violations," outlined in part II of the "User Conduct" section; interfering with TCBmag.com’s web server; and committing copyright violations.

II. Removal of submitted material: tcbmag.com reserves the right to review, edit, move, or delete any material posted by users in the Discussion Areas or elsewhere on the site, in its sole discretion and without notice to the submitter, that violates the rules laid out previously in this document regarding user-submitted material, including, but not limited to, using language that is: obscene, offensive, threatening, abusive, harassing; that incites criminal activity; that consists of unauthorized advertising; and that results in copyright infringement. TCBmag.com is also permitted, but not required to, restrict or remove submitted photos of a similar inappropriate nature as the language described above.

III. Criminal liability: Site use that is unlawful may subject you to civil and criminal liability.

Posted Material
I. Postings are public: Postings to discussion areas and blogs are not private. All content submitted to such areas on TCBmag.com is done so at the risk of the person submitting it. Any information you include in a message you post to any message board, discussion group, or other public posting area on our site is available to anyone with Internet access. Please take the necessary precautions when submitting postings, photographs, etc. For example, if you don't want people to know your name or e-mail address, make sure not to include that information in any message you post publicly. All other information and material you supply or communicate to the site is governed by the Privacy Policy, which is accessible at any time on this site. Before posting information or photos to TCB mag.com, please be sure that you read, understand, and agree with the terms stated in the Privacy Policy.

II. Postings are TCBmag.com’s property: Upon posting material to the site, you immediately and automatically grant TCBmag.com a perpetual royalty-free non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, translate, transmit, distribute, and sub-license any information or material you supply or communicate to the site via discussion-area postings or blog comments, in any medium now in existence or hereafter developed, for any purpose, including commercial uses.

Non-Endorsement of Postings
MSP Communications does not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify or agree with the comments, opinions, or statements posted by users in Discussion Areas or elsewhere on the site. Any information or material placed online by users is the view and responsibility of those users and does not necessarily represent the view of TCBmag.com.

Links
Any third party website that links to this site must not: create a frame or any other browser or border environment around the content of this site; imply that TCB mag.com is endorsing it or its products or services; use the TCBmag.com trademark displayed on this website without permission from TCBmag.com; infringe on any intellectual property or other right of any person; contain in its site content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive, controversial, or unlawful.

TCBmag.com expressly reserves the right to request that any link in breach of these terms be removed and to take whatever other action it deems appropriate.

For more information on links, please see the "Links" section in the Privacy Policy.

Disclaimer
I. Use at your own risk: You acknowledge that you are using this site at your own risk. tcbmag.com hereby expressly disclaims any and all warranties, express and implied, including but not limited to any warranties of accuracy; reliability; title; merchantability; non-infringement; or any other warranty; condition; guarantee; or representation, whether oral, in writing or in electronic form, including but not limited to the accuracy or completeness of any information contained therein or provided by the service.

II. Postings: MSP Communications holds no responsibility for user-submitted text or photography featured on its site. tcbmag.com may, but is not required to, remove or edit text or photos posted to the site in violation of the rules on submitted material as explained in the "User Conduct" section of this policy. Therefore, you agree that TCBmag.com is not responsible, and holds no liability to you, with respect to any information or materials posted by others, including defamatory, offensive, or illicit material.

III. Uninterrupted service: TCBmag.com does not represent or warrant that access to this site will be uninterrupted or that there will be no failures, errors, omissions, loss of transmitted information, or that no viruses will be transmitted through our site.

IV. Damages caused by site: TCBmag.com is not liable to you or any third parties for any direct, indirect, special, consequential, or punitive damages allegedly sustained arising out of your access to or inability to access this site, including for viruses alleged to have been obtained from the site, your use of or reliance on the service or any of the information or materials available on the site, regardless of the type of claim or the nature of the cause of action, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

Policy Modifications
TCBmag.com maintains the right to modify any or all of this Terms of Service statement at any time and without notice or liability to you. If we append to or make changes concerning our privacy practices online, however, we will post those changes within this policy. The most recent version of these Terms of Service can always be found at tcbmag.com. Any changes to this policy will be effective immediately following the posting of such changes on this site. You agree that any subsequent use by you of this site following changes to these Terms of Service will constitute your acceptance of all such changes. This Terms of Service policy was last modified on August 11, 2007.

If any conflicts or disputes arise with our Terms of Service Agreement, we commit to resolve it within 24 to 48 hours. Should a situation such as this occur, users may contact us at the e-mail address, mailing address, or telephone number listed below.

If you have any general questions about our Terms of Service, please also feel free to contact us at:technicalsupport@tcbmag.com.

Twin Cities Business
MSP Communications
220 S. 6th Streer, Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-339-7571
Fax: 612-339-5806

Copyright 2012 TCBmag.com, Twin Cities Business, MSP Communications

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