Terms of Use

TERMS OF USE (Effective Septemter 22, 2008)

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY. By using this website, you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (the "Terms of Use"). This website is owned and operated by Northern Technologies International Corporation.  As used in this Terms of Use, "NTIC," "we," "us" and "our" all refer to the owner of this website, including any of the companies that it controls, such as its subsidiaries and affiliates.

We may change the Terms of Use at any time without notice to you.  Please review the Terms of Use each time you visit the website. By using this website, it means you accept and agree to be bound by the most recent version of the Terms of Use.  If you do not agree to be bound by the Terms of Use, you may not view, access or use this website.

COPYRIGHTS AND TRADEMARK. We or our licensors own the content on this website, including but not limited to all trademarks, logos, software, services, resources, information, data, graphics, video and audio clips, text and images (the "Content"). The Content is protected by United States and foreign copyright and trademark laws.  

LICENSE TO USE. We hereby grant you a non-exclusive, limited and revocable license to view, access and use the Content on this website solely for your personal, noncommercial use. We reserve the right to revoke this license at any time.  Your right to use the Content includes the right to e-mail, download or print portions of the Content, solely for your personal, noncommercial use, provided you retain all copyright and other proprietary rights notices included or associated with any each portion of the Content. All rights not expressly granted are reserved.  If you use any portion of the Content in a way that is not clearly allowed by the Terms of Use, your license will be automatically and immediately revoked. 

LIMITATIONS ON USE.  You may not use any network monitoring or discovery software to determine the website architecture or extract information about usage or users.  You may not remove, disable, defeat or change any functionality or appearances of the website.  You may not use the website for gathering information for or transmitting any form of unsolicited commercial communication.  You may not use the website for any illegal purpose.  Any unauthorized use of the website is prohibited.  

LINKS TO THIS WEB SITE AND USE OF NTIC MARKS. You are hereby granted a non-exclusive, limited and revocable license to link to this website. NTIC reserves the right to revoke this license generally, or your right to use specific links, at any time. If NTIC revokes this license, you agree to remove and disable any and all of your links to this website immediately.

You agree not to present the link to this website in such a way that it is associated with advertising or appears to be an endorsement of any organization, product or service. You agree that the link will not appear on a website that a reasonable person may consider obscene, defamatory, harassing, grossly offensive or malicious. Under no circumstances may you "frame" this website or any of its content or copy portions of this website to a server. You agree not to display or use the NTIC logo or trademark in any manner without our prior written permission. 

LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES. This website may contain links to websites not operated by NTIC. We provide these links for your convenience since the information on such websites may be of interest or of use to you, but we do not review, approve, endorse, control or monitor the content of any other websites. We are not responsible for the performance of those websites or for your business dealings with them. Your use of other websites is subject to the terms of use of those websites, including the privacy policies of those websites.

YOUR FEEDBACK, COMMENTS AND IDEAS. While we are pleased to receive feedback, comments and ideas from visitors to this website, we want you to understand that any information that you submit through this website will be considered non-personal, non-confidential and non-proprietary. If you transmit any ideas, information, concepts, know-how or techniques or materials to us through this website, you hereby grant NTIC an unrestricted, royalty-free, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify, transmit and distribute them in any medium, and agree that NTIC is free to use them for any purpose.  You agree that we shall not be under any obligation whatsoever to return any unsolicited submissions from you. You agree that we shall be entitled to the unrestricted use of the unsolicited submissions for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to you or any other provider of the unsolicited submissions. 

NO WARRANTIES. ALL CONTENT ON THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. NTIC HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. NTIC MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENCY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE. 

NTIC MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT USE OF THIS WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, RELIABLE, SUITABLE, ERROR-FREE, FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS OR OTHERWISE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING ALL PRECAUTIONS NECESSARY TO ENSURE THAT ANY CONTENT YOU MAY OBTAIN FROM THIS WEBSITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES AND ANY OTHER POTENTIALLY DESTRUCTIVE COMPUTER CODE.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. YOU AGREE THAT NEITHER NTIC NOR ANY PERSON OR COMPANY ASSOCIATED WITH NTIC SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT ON THIS WEBSITE. THIS PROTECTION COVERS CLAIMS BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY AND ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY. THIS PROTECTION COVERS NTIC, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND SUPPLIERS MENTIONED ON THIS WEBSITE. THIS PROTECTION COVERS ALL LOSSES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES, PERSONAL INJURY/WRONGFUL DEATH, LOST PROFITS OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION.

THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF NTIC, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, IF ANY, FOR LOSSES OR DAMAGES SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT OF YOUR ACTUAL DAMAGES, NOT TO EXCEED U.S. $ 100.00. IN NO EVENT SHALL NTIC, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGES OTHER THAN THE AMOUNT DESCRIBED ABOVE. ALL OTHER DAMAGES, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE, RESULTING FROM ANY USE OF THE WEBSITE OR CONTENT ARE EXCLUDED EVEN IF NTIC HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

INDEMNIFICATION.  You agree to indemnify and hold harmless NTIC, its affiliates, subsidiaries, parent, officers, agents, partners and employees from any alleged claim or demand, including reasonable attorney fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the website, your violation of the Terms of Use, or your violation of any rights of another person or entity.

OTHER RULES ABOUT THIS WEBSITE
Your obligations under this section and the sections called "Your Feedback, Comments and Ideas," "No Warranties" and "Limitation of Liability" will survive termination of these Terms of Use. 

We reserve the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of these Terms of Use, including but not limited to the right to block access from a particular internet address to our website and its features.

Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provisions of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provisions. 

You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action brought by you arising out of or related to use of this website or the Terms of Use must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. 

If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect.  No waiver of any of these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.  The provisions of these Terms of Use shall be binding on and inure to the benefit of both your successors and assignees and our successors and assignees.

If you violate these Terms of Use in a way that causes harm to others, you agree to hold NTIC harmless against any liability for that harm. 

By using this website, you agree that the only proper jurisdiction and venue for any dispute with NTIC, or in any way relating to your use of this website, is in the state and federal courts in the State of Minnesota, U.S.A. You further agree and consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in these courts in connection with any dispute involving NTIC or its affiliates, employees, officers, directors, agents or suppliers. 

These Terms of Use are governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of Minnesota, without respect to its conflict of laws principles, and the federal laws of the United States.

These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and NTIC related to your use of the website and its content.