Terms of Use

 EDITORIAL CONTENT DISCLAIMER

Portions of KatieKieffer.com constitute a venue/forum for editorial content.  The views and opinions expressed on KatieKieffer.com are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of Ms. Kieffer, Katie Kieffer LLC or its affiliates, staff, licensors, sponsors or advertisers.  As an online venue, Katie Kieffer LLC is not responsible for any content posted or displayed on any page within the KatieKieffer.com website by a third party.   Any such information does not necessarily represent the viewpoints or opinions of Katie Kieffer LLC or Ms. Kieffer.  The writings, views and other intellectual property of Ms. Kieffer are expressly her own, and do not represent the view of any other person, third party or organization.  KatieKieffer.com welcomes comments from the entire range of political perspectives and parties.

TERMS OF USE

WELCOME AND THANK YOU for visiting KatieKieffer.com!  This website is owned and operated by Katie Kieffer LLC.  There are some ground rules that will be enforced for the sake of keeping this a place for professional, open-minded and rational dialogue. YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, AS THEY GOVERN YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE. Please know that we may occasionally update or revise these Terms of Use. We reserve the right to modify these Terms of Use from time to time, therefore, you SHOULD periodically review this page for updates. Your use of KatieKieffer.com on any particular date indicates your acceptance to theSE terms of use as of that same date.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOU ARE NOT GRANTED PERMISSION TO ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE THIS WEBSITE, AND SHOULD DISCONTINUE USING AND EXIT THIS WEBSITE IMMEDIATELY.

CERTAIN AREAS OF THIS WEBSITE MAY HAVE SEPARATE REGISTRATION PROCEDURES, AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

SOCIAL MEDIA

KatieKieffer.com links to various social media tools that will allow you to share and engage in lively conversations, such as Facebook® and Twitter®. We do not own, control, operate or necessarily endorse these companies, their websites, products or services.  These linked websites, along with any information you provide in accessing a linked website, are in no way subject to our Terms of Use.  Each linked website may have its own policies that could differ considerably from our policies, or the linked website may not display any privacy policy at all.  In any case, even though a linked website is accessed through this website, we cannot be responsible for any use that a linked website may make of your information.  We recommend that you take the time to read the privacy policies and user agreements of these third-party websites.  You should contact the operators of linked websites if you have any questions about their use of the information they collect.

USER COMMENTS GENERALLY

KatieKieffer.com allows you to post comments on the site, provided that you first register to do so with a valid name and e-mail address. If you fail to register with valid contact information, do not anticipate that your comments will be posted. If you fail to comply with any of these Terms of Use, even if you have already registered, your ability to post going forward may be terminated without notice.

While it is our policy to not take-down or delete comments solely because we may disagree with you, we do reserve the right to delete your posts or revoke your registration for any reason whatsoever. By posting on this site, you grant Katie Kieffer LLC the right to edit or abridge your comment for space, precision, accuracy or civility. Common reasons for why we may remove, edit or abridge one of your posts would be if you post something that we consider to be: (a) irrelevant or off-topic; (b) libelous, defamatory, pornographic, offensive, false, abusive, harassing, threatening, profane, misleading or which otherwise violates or encourages others to violate these Terms of Use or any applicable law, including intellectual property laws; or (c) “Spam,” i.e., an attempt to advertise, solicit, or otherwise promote goods and services.

We retain the right to allow as much or as little occasion for registration as we choose, in our absolute discretion, and may close particular comment threads or discontinue our general policy of allowing comments at any time.

PROTECTION OF CHILDREN

We do not knowingly request personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 without the consent of a parent or legal guardian, and we comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”).  For more information about protecting the privacy and safety of minors online, we recommend you visit the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and TRUSTe websites.  We urge parents to regularly monitor and supervise their children’s online activities; we do not proactively check age upon signup.  By registering to post comments, you affirm that you are at least 18 years old and that you are solely responsible for your activity as a user of this website.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

This website and its contents are the property of Katie Kieffer LLC and are protected by law including, but not limited to, United States copyright, trade secret, and trademark law, as well as other state, national, and international laws and regulations.  Except where otherwise indicated, all materials contained on this website are the copyrighted material of Katie Kieffer LLC, including without limitation, all text, graphics, user interfaces, visual interfaces, photographs, trademarks, logos, sounds, music, artwork and computer code, and as a collective work and/or compilation, and in the selection, coordination, arrangement, “look and feel” and enhancement of this website’s content.  Katie KiefferSM, the double-K logo, and KatieKieffer.com are among the trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, trade dress and domain names of Katie Kieffer LLC.  Other titles, logos, designs, products, services and company names displayed on this website may be trademarks and/or service marks of their respective owners.

Providing you download or print something from our site, you must not alter any copyright or related proprietary notices which the material contains. You may not mimic, reproduce, broadcast, transmit, license, sell or otherwise exploit for any purpose any content that appears on our site without our prior written consent.  The following are among the copyrighted works owned by Katie Kieffer LLC:

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ALL RIGHTS NOT EXPRESSLY GRANTED HEREIN ARE RESERVED BY KATIE KIEFFER LLC.

SUSPECTED COPYRIGHT VIOLATIONS

Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c), a copyright owner or its authorized agent (“Complainant“) may submit a complaint alleging copyright infringement to Katie Kieffer LLC if the Complainant has a good-faith belief that its works are being infringed by material subject to Katie Kieffer LLC’s control.  To ensure receipt, Katie Kieffer LLC strongly recommends that any Complainant send the complaint by overnight mail to the address indicated below, marking your correspondence: “ATTN: COPYRIGHT.”

Katie Kieffer LLC will investigate complaints and respond to proper notifications.  A proper notification MUST have at least the following information, or it may be IGNORED:

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the Complainant;
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  • 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 Katie Kieffer LLC to locate the material;
  • The Complainant’s full legal name, address, telephone number and, if available, an email address at which the Complainant may be contacted;
  • A statement that the Complainant has 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
  • A statement, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that the Complainant is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that are allegedly infringed.
  • Katie Kieffer LLC will investigate the subject of a proper notice. If appropriate, Katie Kieffer LLC will remove or disable access to the allegedly infringing material and notify the entity that submitted such material.

WARRANTY DISCLAIMER

KATIE KIEFFER LLC AND ITS OWNERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, SUPPLIERS AND CONTRACTORS (ALL OF THE FOREGOING, COLLECTIVELY, THE “REPRESENTATIVES“) MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THIS WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT OR ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE FOR ANY PURPOSE.  ALL SUCH ITEMS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.  KATIE KIEFFER LLC AND ITS REPRESENTATIVES HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT WITH RESPECT TO THIS WEBSITE AND ANY WEBSITE WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED.  KATIE KIEFFER LLC ALSO MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO WHETHER THE INFORMATION ACCESSIBLE VIA THIS WEBSITE, OR ANY WEBSITE WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED, IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE OR CURRENT.  IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY AND COMPLETENESS OF ALL INFORMATION, OPINIONS AND OTHER MATERIAL ON THIS WEBSITE OR ANY WEBSITE WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

IN NO EVENT SHALL KATIE KIEFFER LLC OR ITS REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS CAUSED BY A COMPUTER OR ELECTRONIC VIRUS, LOSS OF INCOME OR PROFIT, LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY), CLAIMS OF THIRD PARTIES, OR OTHER LOSSES OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER RELATED TO THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR ANY WEBSITE WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCT OR SERVICE OBTAINED THROUGH KatieKieffer.com, EVEN IF KATIE KIEFFER LLC OR ANY OF ITS REPRESENTATIVES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.  You specifically acknowledge that neither Ms. Kieffer nor Katie Kieffer LLC will be held liable for user comments, for monitoring any transaction between you and third-party providers of products or services or for the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of any third party and that the risk of harm or damage from the foregoing rests entirely with you.

If any part of these Terms of Use is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect.

You agree that any claim or cause of action related to your use of KatieKieffer.com must be commenced within six months after the cause of action accrues, or else it will be permanently barred.

LIMITED LICENSE GRANT; PERMISSION TO PRINT AND COPY; NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE

You may view, download and print information from this website for your personal (non-commercial) use only, but you may not remove any trademark, copyright, patent or notice appearing there.  All other uses are prohibited.  You may not copy, alter, share, reuse, resell, license, create derivative works from or transfer materials from this website for any other reason, without prior written permission from Katie Kieffer LLC.

All links to any of our websites must appear as hypertext, without use of our logos or trademarks.  You may not use a hyperlink to present materials on any of our websites as your own.  Deep-linking is strictly prohibited unless approved by Katie Kieffer LLC in writing (a deep-link is a hyperlink that bypasses a website’s home page and brings a visitor directly to an interior page).  You may not frame this website or any content provided by Katie Kieffer LLC (framing is an alternative form of linking that allows viewing of a linked web page within a “frame” of the original website).  You may not use any of our URL’s (Uniform Resource Locator), trademarks, service marks, trade names, meta tags, or other materials in the meta or alt tags of any other website (such tags provide information about a website which search engines use to prioritize results), or to effect any “matchmaking” advertising by third parties.

You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion or feature of this website, or any other systems or networks connected to this website or to any Katie Kieffer LLC server, or to any of the services offered on or through this website, by hacking, password “mining” or any other illegitimate means.

You may not probe, scan or test the vulnerability of this website or any network connected to this website, nor breach the security or authentication measures on this website or any network connected to this website. You may not reverse look-up, trace or seek to trace any information on any other user of or visitor to this website, or any other customer of Katie Kieffer LLC, including any Katie Kieffer LLC account not owned by you, to its source, or exploit this website or any service or information made available or offered by or through this website, in any way where the purpose is to reveal any information including, but not limited to, personal identification or information, other than your own information, as provided for by this website.

You agree that you will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure of this website or Katie Kieffer LLC’s systems or networks, or any systems or networks connected to this website or to Katie Kieffer LLC.

You agree not to use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of this website or any transaction being conducted on this website, or with any other person’s use of this website.

You may not use this website for any unlawful or prohibited purpose, or to solicit the performance of any illegal activity or other activity which infringes the rights of Katie Kieffer LLC or others.  You may not use the information or content provided on this website in a way that may suggest any connection with or endorsement of any product or service, or which violates any property, privacy or other rights.

ANY LICENSE GRANTED TO YOU UNDER THESE TERMS OF USE FOR THE USE OF ANY PORTION OF OUR WEBSITE REQUIRING REGISTRATION OR AN ACCOUNT WILL AUTOMATICALLY TERMINATE UPON TERMINATION OF YOUR ACCOUNT OR REGISTRATION PRIVILEGES WITH RESPECT TO SUCH PORTION(S) OF OUR WEBSITE.  Katie Kieffer LLC AND ITS THIRD PARTY SUPPLIERS HAVE THE RIGHT TO SUSPEND OR TERMINATE THE LICENSE OF ANY USER AT ANY TIME FOR ANY OR NO REASON, SOLELY IN THE DISCRETION OF Katie Kieffer LLC AND ITS THIRD PARTY SUPPLIERS.

USE OF BLOGS, BULLETIN BOARDS, CHAT ROOMS AND OTHER COMMUNICATION FORUMS

Information posted in blogs, bulletin boards, blogs, chat rooms, e-mail messages and other forums may be posted, read and collected by members of the general public – please use caution in posting and/or using any such information. Katie Kieffer LLC is not responsible for messages, images, text or other materials submitted on such forums.  You may only use these forums for appropriate, related content.  When using a forum, you may not: (a) use language to defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or violate the legal rights of others; (b) publish, post or circulate any defamatory, abusive, harmful, discourteous, infringing, obscene, pornographic, profane, indecent, malicious, threatening or unlawful material or information; (c) upload content that infringes on any copyright, trademark, patent, or other proprietary rights of others; (d) upload files that contain viruses, worms, Trojan horses, time bombs, corrupted files, or any other software or program that may damage, disable, overburden or impair the operation of another’s website, computer or network; (e) falsify the origin or source of content; or (f) advertise or offer to sell any goods and services, or conduct or forward surveys, contests or other promotions without the express written consent of Katie Kieffer LLC.  You grant Katie Kieffer LLC a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, store, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works from all content provided to KatieKieffer.com, in any form, media, software or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you authorize Katie Kieffer LLC to include the content you provide in a searchable format that may be accessed by guests of KatieKieffer.com and other websites and search engines.  You further grant Katie Kieffer LLC permission to use any information, suggestions, ideas, drawings or concepts communicated for any purpose, commercial, public or otherwise, without the need for additional compensation of any sort to you.  Katie Kieffer LLC reserves the right to: (i) review at any time and to delete any content that may be deemed inappropriate or appear to be in violation of these Terms of Use and (ii) to block an individual entirely if such individual’s use of KatieKieffer.com is deemed inappropriate by Katie Kieffer LLC in its sole discretion.

SUBMISSIONS

Katie Kieffer LLC welcomes your feedback and suggestions about how to improve this website and our products.  You hereby grant Katie Kieffer LLC permission to use any ideas, suggestions, information, know-how, material, or any other content (collectively, “Feedback”), received through this website for any purpose, commercial, public or otherwise, without the need for approval or additional compensation of any sort to you, in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed.   You hereby waive any claim to the contrary.

INDEMNITY

You hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless Katie Kieffer LLC and its Representatives, and their underlying content and service providers, from and against any and all claims, charges, demands, damages, liabilities, losses and expenses of whatever nature and howsoever arising (including but not limited to any legal or other professional fees and the costs of defending or prosecuting any claim, and any loss of profit, goodwill, and any other direct or consequential loss) due or arising, directly or indirectly, out of content you submit, post or upload to or transmit through our website, your use of our website, your connection to our website, your violation of these Terms of Use, or your violation of any rights of another.  These obligations will survive any termination of your relationship with Katie Kieffer LLC or your use of our website.

VIOLATIONS OF THESE TERMS OF USE

Katie Kieffer LLC may disclose any information we have about you (including your identity) if we determine that such disclosure is necessary in connection with any investigation or complaint regarding your use of this website, or to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) Katie Kieffer LLC’s  and/or Ms. Kieffer’s rights or property, or the rights or property of visitors to or users of this website, including Katie Kieffer LLC’s strategic alliance partners, licensees and customers.

You acknowledge and agree that Katie Kieffer LLC may preserve any transmittal or communication by you with Katie Kieffer LLC through this website or any service offered on or through this website, and may also disclose such data if required to do so by law or Katie Kieffer LLC determines that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce these Terms of Use; (c) respond to claims that any such data violates the rights of others; or (d) protect the rights, property or personal safety of Ms. Kieffer, Katie Kieffer LLC, its employees, users of or visitors to this website, and the public.

You agree that Katie Kieffer LLC may, in its sole discretion and without prior notice, terminate your access to this website and/or block your future access to this website if we determine that you have violated these Terms of Use or other agreements or guidelines which may be associated with your use of this website.  You also agree that any violation by you of these Terms of Use will constitute an unlawful and unfair business practice, and will cause irreparable harm to Katie Kieffer LLC, for which monetary damages would be inadequate, and you consent to Katie Kieffer LLC obtaining any injunctive or equitable relief that Katie Kieffer LLC deems necessary or appropriate in such circumstances. These remedies are in addition to any other remedies Katie Kieffer LLC may have at law or in equity.

You agree that Katie Kieffer LLC may, in its sole discretion and without prior notice, terminate your access to this website, for cause, which includes, but is not limited to: (a) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies; (b) a request by you (self-initiated account deletions); (c) discontinuance or material modification of this website or any service offered on or through this website; or (d) unexpected technical issues or problems.

If Katie Kieffer LLC does take any legal action against you as a result of your violation of these Terms of Use, Katie Kieffer LLC will be entitled to recover from you, and you agree to pay, all reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs of such action, in addition to any other relief granted to Katie Kieffer LLC. You agree that Katie Kieffer LLC will not be liable to you or to any third party for termination of your access to this website as a result of any violation of these Terms of Use.

SUPPORT

Nothing in these Terms of Use shall obligate Katie Kieffer LLC to provide any support or training for the use of KatieKieffer.com, including without limitation, any obligation to correct any defects or provide any updates.  You are responsible for any and all telecommunication services, Internet access, hardware and third party software necessary or helpful for you to access KatieKieffer.com.

LEGAL NOTICE AND ACCEPTANCE OF POLICY

Personal information provided or collected through or in connection with KatieKieffer.com shall only be used in accordance with this website’s Privacy Policy, which is hereby incorporated into these Terms of Use.

BY ACCESSING KatieKieffer.com, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THESE TERMS OF USE AND AGREE TO ALL ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, PLEASE DO NOT USE KatieKieffer.com.  By using KatieKieffer.com after our Terms of Use have been revised, you agree to be bound to the revisions.

These Terms of Use and any rights and licenses granted hereunder may not be transferred or assigned by you.  The heading references herein are for convenience purposes only and do not constitute a part of these Terms of Use.  KatieKieffer.com is created and/or controlled by Katie Kieffer LLC in the State of Minnesota, and these Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the State of Minnesota, without regard to any applicable conflict of laws provisions.  You agree that the exclusive jurisdiction for any and all disputes arising out of these Terms of Use or the use of KatieKieffer.com shall be in either a federal or state court located in Hennepin County, Minnesota, and you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts, and irrevocably waive any objection of lack of personal jurisdiction or inconvenient forum.  If any part of these Terms of Use is determined to be unlawful, void or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.  Nothing in these Terms of Use is intended to, or shall, create any third party beneficiary, whether intended or incidental.  Katie Kieffer LLC shall be entitled to recover its attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in enforcing any rights arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use.  The waiver by Katie Kieffer LLC of a breach of any obligation by you shall not operate or be construed as a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same provision or any other provision of these Terms of Use.  You expressly acknowledge and agree that the provisions of these Terms of Use, which by their express or implied terms, extend beyond the termination or expiration of these Terms of Use, shall continue in full force and effect notwithstanding the termination or expiration of these Terms of Use, including without limitation, provisions relating to proprietary rights, indemnification, restricted use, warranties and governing law.

These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof.

QUESTIONS

If you have questions related to these Terms of Use, you may contact us via the following link: http://katiekieffer.com/contact/.  Our mailing address is Lommen Abdo Cole King & Stageberg, PA, ATTN: KATIE KIEFFER LLC, IDS Center, Suite 2000, 80 South Eight Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402.

Thank you for using our website and for abiding by these Terms of Use. We appreciate your cooperation for the benefit of us all!

These Terms of Use were last revised August 2012

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