Terms of Use

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS 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.

American Farm Bureau Federation (“AFBF”) has produced the Rural Entrepreneurship Initiative (“REI”) website (the “Site”). Your use of the Site is governed by these Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. AFBF reserves the right to modify these Terms of Use and Privacy Policy at any time by posting a notice on the home page of the Site. Your use of the Site after the notice is posted indicates you agree to the changes.

Restrictions on Use.

1. The Site contains copyrighted material, trademarks and other proprietary information, including, without limitation, text, software, photos, video, graphics, music and sound, and the contents of the Site are copyrighted under the United States copyright laws. You may not modify, publish, transmit, display, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit, any of the content, in whole or in part. No copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication, or commercial exploitation of downloaded material will be permitted without the express written permission of AFBF and the copyright owner. In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution, or publication of copyrighted material, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legend or copyright notice shall be made. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyrighted material.

2. The foregoing provisions of this Section are for the benefit of AFBF, their subsidiaries, affiliates, and their third party content providers and licensors and each shall have the right to assert and enforce such provisions directly or on its own behalf.

Disclaimer of Warranty; Limitation of Liability.

1. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. AFBF NOR IT FILIATES NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS WARRANT THAT THE WEB SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE; NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE SITE, OR AS TO THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION, SERVICE OR MERCHANDISE PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INFORMATION OR TOOLS PROVIDED ON THE SITE SUCH AS CALCULATORS, NEWS, WEATHER INFORMATION AND MARKET

2. AFBF SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST REVENUES OR LOST PROFITS, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM THE USE OF, ACCESS TO, OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE. (BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.) AFBF MAKES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATERIALS AND/OR SERVICES AVAILABLE FROM THE SITE, ALL OF WHICH ARE BEING OFFERED “AS IS.” AFBF MAKES NO WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT. AFBF ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES TO, OR VIRUSES THAT MAY INFECT, YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER PROPERTY ON ACCOUNT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR BROWSING THE WEBSITE OR YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY SOFTWARE OR MATERIALS FROM THE WEBSITE.

Copyright Infringement. Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to AFBF’s Designated Agent.

Violations of Rules and Regulations. AFBF reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of the rules and regulations set forth herein, including the right to block access from a particular Internet address to this Site.

Indemnification. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless AFBF and its affiliates, their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, successors and assigns from and against any and all claims, actions, demands, damages, costs, liabilities, losses and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of your use of the Site in violation of these Terms of Use or any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation.

Third Party Content. AFBF is the distributor (and not publisher) of content supplied by third parties and users of the Site. Accordingly, AFBF has no more editorial control over such content than does a public library, bookstore, or newsstand. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers and users, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of AFBF or GU. In many instances, the content available through the Site represents the opinions and judgments of the respective information provider or user. AFBF and GU neither endorse nor are responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on the Site by anyone other than authorized AFBF or GU employee spokespersons while acting in their official capacities. Notwithstanding the foregoing, AFBF and GU reserve the right to monitor, edit, and sort content supplied by third parties.

Linked Internet Sites. THE LINKS IN THIS SITE WILL LET YOU LEAVE OUR SITE. THE LINKED SITES MAY NOT BE UNDER OUR CONTROL, AND THE CONTENT AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET SITES LINKED TO THIS WEB SITE MAY NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT OUR OPINION. WE ARE PROVIDING THESE LINKS TO OTHER INTERNET SITES AS A CONVENIENCE TO YOU, AND ACCESS TO ANY OTHER INTERNET SITES LINKED TO THIS WEB SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE INCLUSION OF ANY LINK DOES NOT IMPLY THAT WE RECOMMEND OR ENDORSE THE LINKED SITE, OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS AS TO THE VERACITY OR RELIABILITY OF THE INFORMATION OR SERVICES PROVIDED IN THE LINKED SITE.

Governing Law; General Provisions. These Terms of Use shall be construed in accordance with applicable laws, without regard to any conflict of laws rules, and you hereby consent to exclusive jurisdiction of AFBF or GU’s choosing for any cause of action, claim, liability, demand or dispute arising out of your use of this Site or its Terms of Use. We operate this Site from our offices within the United States of America. We make no representation that the information in this Site is appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to this Site from territories where the contents of this Site may be illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. The section headings used herein are for convenience only and shall not be given any legal import.