2. Accounts. To use some features of our website, you may need to create an account. To do so, you must provide correct and complete information. This means you cannot use a false or misleading name or a name that you are not authorized to use. Impersonating another person on our website is prohibited. You become entirely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account (including any and all charges incurred while your account is being used and liability for harm caused by statements made or materials posted under your account), so be sure to keep your account password secure and tell us immediately if you think there has been unauthorized use of your account.
4. Copyright. Everything on or used in connection with our website, including but not limited to text, images, graphics, logos, audio and video content, software (collectively, “Content”)—with the exception of User Generated Content as defined below—is owned by us and/or our affiliates, subsidiaries, licensors, or suppliers. This means that you cannot use the Content without our permission. Here’s what permission we do give you to use the Content. You may only use the Content online for purposes of visiting and using our website, and only for your personal, non-commercial use. This means that you may not download any of our Content, give copies to your friends, display the Content publicly, or charge anything for it. Also, you may not use the Content to construct any kind of database or your own website.
5. Community Features. Our website may contain functions such as discussion forums, bulletin boards, blogs, message boards, or other online community locations (collectively “Community Features”) where the following rules apply:
- Your Profile information. When you create an account to use our Community Features, you do not have to disclose any of the “suggested” information like your gender, birth date, and real name.
You will, however, be able to build a public profile that allows other members to see information that you submit to us. You can privatize some of the information on your public profile, such as your e-mail address. To protect your safety, please use your best judgment. We discourage divulging personal phone numbers and addresses or other information that can be used to identify or locate you.
Under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. Although you do not have to disclose your birth date, if any information is disclosed in your profile or submissions that can identify you as a child under the age of 13, we reserve the right to delete, edit, or reject such information, your entire profile or your submission.
- Etiquette. Be courteous. In a community full of opinions and preferences, people always disagree. We encourage active discussions and welcome debate in our Community Features. However, we do not tolerate personal attacks, threats, verbal abuse, defamatory, obscene, hateful, or slanderous language, or deliberate disruption of discussions with repetitive messages, meaningless messages, or “spam.” You also are prohibited from using the website to engage in any illegal conduct. Please contact our site/privacy administrators here.
6. User Content Representations and Warranties. Our website may allow you to upload or share content on the website so that other users can enjoy it. It’s great that you can upload or share content on some of our website; however, there are definitely some things we do not permit you to upload or share on our website. Do not upload or share anything on the website such as messages, posts, text, film, video, audio, photographic, other recordings or images, or any other content (collectively, “User Generated Content”) that you do not have a right to use and share on the Internet. By uploading or sharing any User Generated Content on our website, you represent and warrant that: (a) you are the original author or creator of the User Generated Content and/or have full copyright, title, and interest in and to any User Generated Content, (b) you have the full power and authority to upload and/or share the User Generated Content on the website, (c) the use of any element of the User Generated Content will not violate or infringe upon the trademarks, trade names, copyrights, patents, rights or privacy or publicity or any other personal or proprietary rights of any person or entity, and will not defame or libel any person or entity, (d) you will not publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage LPi or any third party; (e) you will not submit material that is obscene, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate, (f) you will not post or disseminate advertisements or solicitations of business, or otherwise engage in commercial activity on our website, (g) you will not impersonate another person, (h) you will not solicit any user for material gain, and (i) you will not produce spam throughout the website publicizing a product or event.
7. User Generated Content License. Please note that if you post, upload, or otherwise make available any User Generated Content on our website, you will still own the User Generated Content (assuming you have rights to own it) but you are giving us the right to use your User Generated Content. That means that if you send in, post, upload, make available, or disclose to us in any way any User Generated Content, you grant us, our affiliates, and related entities, the right to use it any way we want in any medium without getting your permission or having to pay you for it.
In legal terms, by providing us with any User Generated Content, you grant us and our affiliates and related entities a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and fully sub-licensable license to use, copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, publicly perform, publicly display, modify, adapt, translate, archive, store, and create derivative works from such User Generated Content, in any form, format, or medium, of any kind now known or later developed. Without limiting the generality of the previous sentence, you authorize us to share the User Generated Content across all websites and online media platforms, newspapers, television and radio broadcast stations, and any other media now or hereafter known affiliated with us and to use your name, likeness, and any other information in connection with our use of the material you provide. You waive any moral rights you might have with respect to any User Generated Content you provide to us. You also grant us the right to use any material, information, ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in any communication you provide or otherwise submit to us for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to, commercial purposes, and developing, manufacturing and marketing commercial products using such information. All rights in this paragraph are granted without the need for additional compensation of any sort to you.
9. Risk from User Generated Content. We try to create an environment in which users are posting and discussing content that you will find useful, interesting, and appropriate; however we cannot and do not monitor or manage all User Generated Content. Thus, we do not promise the accuracy, integrity, or quality of the User Generated Content and do not endorse it in any manner. In other words, enjoy what other members post or share, but do it at your own risk.
Also, all User Generated Content provided on the website is the sole responsibility of the person who provided it. This means that you are entirely responsible for all User Generated Content that you provide.
10. Third Party Sites. Our website may allow you to link to third-party website. Those third-party websites do not belong to us, and we have no control over, and assume no responsibility for, the content, accuracy, usefulness, safety, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party website. By using our website, you expressly relieve us and our affiliates and agents of any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website linked to our website. Enjoy the links, but at your own risk.
12. Your Copyrighted Work. Just as LPi requires users to respect our copyrights, and those of our affiliates and partners, we respect the copyrights of others. If you believe in good faith that your copyrighted work has been reproduced on our website without authorization in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify us by sending mail to:
2875 South James Drive
New Berlin, WI 53151
Or send us a message through our Contact Form.
The notice must have the following information as provided by federal law (Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 512 (c)(3)): a. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; b. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site; c. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material; d. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted; e. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and f. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
13. Limitation of Liability. Here’s more legal language that we need to protect us so that we can provide you the benefits of the website. In no event shall LPi, its officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, Operational Service Providers, affiliates, or agents be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, or consequential damages whatsoever resulting from any (a) mistakes, or inaccuracies of content on the website, (b) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to and use of the website, (c) any unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all non-secured Personal Information (d) any interruption or the cessation of transmission to or from the website, (e) any bugs, viruses, trojan horses, or the like, which may be transmitted to or through the website by any third party, and/or (f) any errors or omissions in any content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your use of any content posted, e-mailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the website, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not the company is advised of the possibility of such damages. The foregoing limitation of liability shall apply to the fullest extent permitted by law in the applicable jurisdiction.