Terms & Conditions
June 2, 2023
This Website is provided solely for the use of current and future customers or clients of Northern Economic Initiatives Corporation (NI) to provide you with information about our company, to use our services for educational purposes, and to enable you to contact us with any questions or comments that you may have related to the Content of this Website. Any other use of this Website is prohibited.
Northern Initiatives provides an effective, hands-on set of training videos, tools, and templates. Exclusively available to small businesses working with participating organizations.
Initiate is an online business resource with over 300 interactive tools, templates, videos, and guides. Our user-friendly platform benefits aspiring and existing small business owners. Initiate’s tools guide you through topics that will quickly advance your knowledge in the areas of Money, Marketing, and Management.
2. User Eligibility
Use of the Website is void where prohibited. Your use of the Website and Services constitutes your representation that: (1) all information you submitted in your registration is truthful and accurate; (2) that you will update your registration information when changes occur; (3) that you are at least 13 years of age; (4) that, if you are under the age of 18, you have the authorization of your legal guardian, and (5) that your use of the Website and Services does not violate any state, federal, or other law which applies in your jurisdiction.
3. Right to Access the Software and Services
NI provides on-line software (“Software”) that may be accessed by the User in connection with our Website and Services for authorized users. NI retains all right, title, and interest in and to the Software, including without limitation all computers, other hardware, and software incorporated into or used by the Software. This Agreement does not grant User any right to reproduce, modify, distribute, or publicly display or perform the software included in the system or any other right to the Software not specifically set forth herein. You shall not alter or change the Software in any manner.
4. Accessing the Website and Obtaining the Appropriate Consents
If you choose, or are provided with, a user name, password, or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any other person or entity. You also acknowledge that your account is personal to you and agree not to provide any other person with access to this Website or portions of it using your user name, password, or other security information. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your user name or password or any other breach of security. You also agree to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. You should use particular caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information.
5. Consent for NI and its Service Providers to Process Information
NI uses third parties to assist us in operating our Website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep your information confidential.
Those trusted third-party partners may:
Provide you and our company, and its affiliated companies with various services
Provide database maintenance and security
Help us manage transactions
Help us process and fulfill orders or requests
Create an account on such third-party site to provide various services to you
By using this Website, the User consents to NI sharing the User’s information with its service providers and their service providers.
Disclosure in the Event of Merger, Sale, or Other Asset Transfers. If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, financing due diligence, reorganization, bankruptcy, receivership, purchase or sale of assets, or transition of service to another provider, then your Personal Information may be transferred as part of such a transaction, as permitted by law and/or contract. By providing your personal information to us, you consent to such a transfer.
6. User Contributions
Any User Contribution you post to the Website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. By providing any User Contribution on the Website, you grant us and our affiliates and service providers a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable right to exercise any and all copyright, trademark, publicity, and database rights you have in the content, in any media known now or in the future.
You represent and warrant that you own or control all rights in and to the User Contributions and have the right to grant the license granted above to us and our affiliates and service providers.
7. Content Standards
8. Prohibited Uses
Use the Website in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the site or interfere with any other party’s use of the Website, including their ability to engage in real time activities through the Website.
Introduce any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful.
Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage, or disrupt any parts of the Website, the server on which the Website is stored, or any server, computer, or database connected to the Website.
Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website.
9. NI Intellectual Property and Trademark Rights
The Website, its features, and functionality including but not limited to the software, displays of information (including text, audio, video, images) and the design, selection, and arrangement thereof are owned by NI and are protected by copyright and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.
All content posted by NI is protected by copyright laws and may not be reproduced, republished, distributed, transmitted, sold, displayed, broadcast or otherwise exploited in any commercial or for profit manner without the prior written consent of NI.
NI and related logos are subject to copyright and trademark protections. You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of NI.
10. Authors and Bloggers
As stated below, NI does not warrant any of the information provided on the Website. Please use common sense when reviewing articles and blogs posted by our staff or community members. You should not rely in any way on any information posted on the Website.
12. DISCLAIMER: NI Does Not Provide Legal or Professional Financial Advice
NI DOES NOT PROVIDE LEGAL OR PROFESSIONAL FINANCIAL ADVICE REGARDING MONEY, MARKETING, OR MANAGEMENT, OR OTHER MATTERS. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LAWYER OR FINANCIAL ADVISOR IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING COMPLIANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAW.
13. Cancellation and Termination
Without limiting NI’s other remedies, we reserve the right to do any of the following, at any time, without notice to you(1) to modify, suspend or terminate operation of or access to the Website, or any portion of the Website for any reason or no reason at all; (2) to modify or change the Website, or any portion of the Website, and any applicable policies or Terms; and (3) to interrupt the operation of the Website, or any portion of the Service, as necessary to perform routine or non-routine maintenance, error correction, or other changes.
14. Limitation of Liability and Claims
YOU AGREE THAT NI AND ITS PROVIDERS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE, LOSS, OR EXPENSE OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR RESULTING FROM YOUR POSSESSION OR USE OF THE MATERIALS, CONTENT, OR INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY IS BASED IN TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE. IN NO EVENT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, A NEGLIGENT ACT, SHALL NI OR ANY OF ITS PROVIDERS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, OR INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS), ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE MATERIALS, CONTENT, OR INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE OR ANY OTHER PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OR INFORMATION OFFERED, SOLD, OR DISPLAYED ON THIS WEBSITE, YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS WEBSITE GENERALLY, OR OTHERWISE IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER NI OR ANY OF ITS PROVIDERS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Any cause of action you may have with respect to your use of this Website must be commenced within one year after the claim or cause of action arises.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold NI and its partners, agents, officers, directors, employees, subcontractors, successors, assigns, third party suppliers of information and documents, advertisers, product and service providers, and affiliates, harmless from any liability, loss, claim and expense related to your violation of this Agreement or use of the Website, or violation of any proprietary or privacy right.
16. No Waiver
NI failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement does not waive future enforcement.
17. Disclaimer of Warranty
You expressly agree that use of this Website is at your sole risk. Neither NI, its affiliates, nor any of their officers, directors, employees, agents, third-party content providers, service providers, or licensors (collectively, “Providers”), or the like, warrant that this Website will be uninterrupted or error-free; nor do they make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of this Website, or as to the accuracy, completeness, reliability, security, or currency of the Content. The Content may contain errors, omissions, inaccuracies, or outdated information. Further, NI does not warrant reliability of any content displayed or distributed through the Website.
THIS WEBSITE, SERVICES, AND THE CONTENT ON THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS,” “WHERE IS,” AND “WHERE AVAILABLE” BASIS. NI MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE WEBSITE, THE CONTENT, INFORMATION, OR THE MATERIALS ON THIS WEBSITE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, NI EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF ANY KIND, WITH RESPECT TO ANY OF THE CONTENT ON THIS WEBSITE OR ANY GOODS OR OTHER PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED, SOLD, OR DISPLAYED ON THIS WEBSITE OR YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE GENERALLY, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, ACCURACY OF INFORMATION, QUALITY, TITLE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS LIMIT OR DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED OR OTHER WARRANTIES SO THE ABOVE DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT SUCH JURISDICTION’S LAW APPLIES TO THIS AGREEMENT.
18. Governing Law
The Agreement shall be governed and controlled by the laws of the State of Michigan as to interpretation, enforcement, validity, construction, and effect and in all other respects.
19. Forum Selection
Any dispute arising under or in connection with the Agreement or related to any matter which is the subject of the Agreement shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and/or federal courts located in Kent County Michigan.
20. Notice to NI
All notices to NI under this Agreement may be sent using the following information.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Postal address: 101 W. Washington St, Suite 9, Marquette, MI 49855