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Web Site Terms and Conditions of Use of Travel Iowa

1. Terms

By accessing this web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this web site are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law.

2. Rules of Use

Iowa Tourism Office, a division of the Iowa Economic Development Authority requires those submitting articles who live outside of the United States to choose PayPal as their payment method. All bloggers must be at least 18 years of age. By agreeing to these Terms & Conditions of Use and submitting articles to the site you are also agreeing that you meet these requirements. Iowa Tourism Office, a division of the Iowa Economic Development Authority insists that any material placed upon or within this site be original and have been created by the submitter. Iowa Tourism Office, a division of the Iowa Economic Development Authority also insists any material placed upon or within this site be respectful and considerate. Any material that in the opinion of and sole discretion of Iowa Tourism Office, a division of the Iowa Economic Development Authority is considered to not comply with this basic requirement may be removed or modified from the site. No compensation will be proffered for any removed articles. Iowa Tourism Office, a division of the Iowa Economic Development Authority retains the right to terminate accounts for any reason. The actions most likely to lead to termination of an account are the posting of plagiarized material, the posting of inappropriate or hateful material, the posting of consistently of low-quality material, and being hateful or disrespectful while commenting on the posts of others. Iowa Tourism Office, a division of the Iowa Economic Development Authority retains exclusive online rights to the blog posts, which means that Iowa Tourism Office, a division of the Iowa Economic Development Authority has the right, title and license to use all posted material online. However, the author of each post retains offline rights to the articles they submit and they may be used in future books, magazines, trade journals, or similar publications. In this event, Iowa Tourism Office, a division of the Iowa Economic Development Authority requires the following text to appear somewhere in proximity to the article, "This article originally appeared on blog.traveliowa.com". Employees of the Iowa Economic Development Authority, the Iowa Tourism Office, ZLR Ignition, and GoodBlogs are not eligible to receive payment for blog posts.

3. Disclaimer

The materials on Iowa Tourism Office, a division of the Iowa Economic Development Authority's web site are provided "as is". Iowa Tourism Office, a division of the Iowa Economic Development Authority makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, Iowa Tourism Office, a division of the Iowa Economic Development Authority does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

4. Limitations

In no event shall Iowa Tourism Office, a division of the Iowa Economic Development Authority or its suppliers, advertisers and sponsors be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption, nor for physical injury, property damage or other losses, inconveniences or disruptions) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Iowa Tourism Office, a division of the Iowa Economic Development Authority's Internet site, even if Iowa Tourism Office, a division of the Iowa Economic Development Authority or a Iowa Tourism Office, a division of the Iowa Economic Development Authority authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

5. Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on Iowa Tourism Office, a division of the Iowa Economic Development Authority's web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Iowa Tourism Office, a division of the Iowa Economic Development Authority does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. Iowa Tourism Office, a division of the Iowa Economic Development Authority may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. Iowa Tourism Office, a division of the Iowa Economic Development Authority does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

6. Links

Iowa Tourism Office, a division of the Iowa Economic Development Authority has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Iowa Tourism Office, a division of the Iowa Economic Development Authority of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user's own risk.

7. Use License

a. Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on Iowa Tourism Office, a division of the Iowa Economic Development Authority's web site for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:

  1. modify or copy the materials;
  2. use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
  3. attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on Iowa Tourism Office, a division of the Iowa Economic Development Authority's web site;
  4. remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
  5. transfer the materials to another person or "mirror" the materials on any other server.

b. This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Iowa Tourism Office, a division of the Iowa Economic Development Authority at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

8. Site Terms of Use Modifications

Iowa Tourism Office, a division of the Iowa Economic Development Authority may revise these terms of use for its web site at any time without notice. By using this web site you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

9. Governing Law

Any claim relating to Iowa Tourism Office, a division of the Iowa Economic Development Authority's web site shall be governed by the laws of the State of Iowa without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

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10. Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Iowa Tourism Office, a division of the Iowa Economic Development Authority respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects users to do the same. Pursuant to 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) (Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998), Iowa Tourism Office, a division of the Iowa Economic Development Authority's designated agent for notice of alleged copyright infringement is:

Goodblogs, Inc.
PO Box 114
Decorah, Iowa 52101
contact@goodblogs.com

To file a notice of infringement with us, you need to fulfill the requirements specified in Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998. The text of this statute can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office website, http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/pl105-304.pdf (visited February 26, 2014). Those accused of copyright infringement are informed that repeated violation could be permanently suspended result in permanent suspension from the Site. Our DMCA contact information can also be found on the Copyright Office’s Directory of Service Provider Agents for Notification of Claims of Infringement.

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