Agreement Concerning Copyright, Trademark and Terms and Conditions for Use of this Web Site

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1. Copyright. Contents of this site copyright 1995-2017 Curtis Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. Any and all copying, modification, distribution, publication or other use of the content of this web site by a user of this web site is strictly prohibited unless written permission is obtained from Curtis Communications, Inc. One copy of content in this web site can be made for internal business use only by authorized users. All rights reserved.

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The select U.S. State laws from Curtis Communications, Inc. are a general overview of the subjects covered. The focus of this coverage is the statutory laws on these topics. In addition, only portions of the statutes are covered. Although some agency rules may be covered, rules, regulations and executive orders are not generally covered here. These laws are updated quarterly, but because not all aspects of these topics are covered here, you should contact an attorney if you need information on a particular topic. Neither Curtis Communications nor its writers are rendering legal advice or other professional service.

The HR Discussion Forum is intended for the open discussion of issues, procedures, policies, legislation, judgments, and other topics of interest to users of this site. Individuals should select and seek the opinion of a qualified professional before taking any action. Information presented in this forum is a reflection of the individual opinions of users of this site, and neither the information nor the posting individuals are endorsed by Curtis Communications, Inc. Curtis Communications, Inc. reserves the right to remove any posting at any time without the prior consent of the posting party and does not strictly moderate the content or validity of any information posted to this discussion area. Curtis Communications, Inc. makes no claims to the credibility, legitimacy, or reliability of any information presented in this area.

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12. Hot links/frames. This site contains hot links/frames that will bring you to the web page of third parties. Curtis Communications has no control over the information that you may receive through such hot links/frames and does not endorse your use of such third-party web pages. Curtis Communications is not responsible for: (1) the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, reliability, content or availability of any information received by you as a result of your use of this site; (2) loss or damage to your records or data; or (3) your use of or results achieved from any information received by you as a result of your use of the site.

13. Indemnity. User agrees to indemnify Curtis Communications, Inc. against all claims, liability, damages, costs and expenses, including but not limited to reasonable attorneys' fees, arising out of or related to use of this web site by User.

14. Waiver. Failure of any party to insist upon strict compliance with any of the terms and conditions hereby shall not be deemed a waiver or relinquishment of any similar right or power at any subsequent time.

15. Entire Agreement. No provision of this agreement may be changed or waived except by an agreement in writing and signed by the party against whom enforcement of any such waiver or change is sought.

16. Severability. The provisions of this agreement are severable. If any provision is found by any court of competent jurisdiction to be unreasonable and invalid, that determination shall not affect enforceability of the other provisions.

17. Governing Law and Venue. This agreement shall be deemed to have been executed and delivered within the State of Iowa, and the rights and obligations of the parties hereunder shall be construed and enforced in accordance with, and governed by, the laws of the State of Iowa without regard to principles of conflict in laws. Any dispute concerning the use of this web site or the HR Care® publications shall be heard by the Polk County, Iowa District Court or Small Claims Court, or the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa.