Last modified: 4/23/2013


Legal Notice and Terms of Use

Thank you for visiting BWCA.COM! We hope that you enjoy your visit or stay at our site. We also would like to invite you to become an official BWCA.COM member. However, we do ask that you please read our entire Legal Notes section because it contains some very important information about BWCA.COM. Your use of BWCA.COM constitutes your agreement to these terms and conditions. If you wish to contact BWCA.COM, please visit our Contact Us! section. Thank you and please enjoy your visit!

General Information

USE BWCA.COM AT YOUR OWN RISK.

There may be delays, omissions, inaccuracies, or other errors in posted information, or other problems inherent in electronic communication. As with the internet, there are entities constently attempt to hack this website to take email addresses or worse place links to viruses or viruses themselves. BWCA.COM is not responsible for anything that occurs as a result of visiting this Web site.

The Legal Notes section of BWCA.COM may be changed or modified at any time. Your continued use of the site after any change or modification to this agreement constitutes your agreement to any changes or modifications in the terms.

IN NO EVENT WILL BWCA.COM BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, COMPENSATORY DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA OR ANY FORM OF SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT OR WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF BWCA.COM IS INFORMED IN ADVANCE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

PLEASE USE BWCA.COM AT YOUR OWN RISK!

BWCA.COM is owned and operated by Amato & Associates, LLC.

Copyright Information

Unless otherwise noted, the entire content of BWCA.COM, included but not limited to text, photographs, images, graphics, videos, audios, trademarks, logos and service marks, is owned by BWCA.COM and is protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. No portions of BWCA.COM may be reproduced without the express written consent of BWCA.COM.
Some of the material on this web site or linked to by this site may be copyrighted by others. By using BWCA.COM to upload or post text, photos, images, stories, locations, or any other information loaded to our site, you grant BWCA.COM rights for perpetuity to use this information on BWCA.COM, associated sites, and social media directly associated with the activities of BWCA.COM.

Contact us at info@BWCA.COM for permission to use or reproduce any material on this site.

Photo Journal Area

The photo area is built to allow members to share their photos with others. By uploading photos to the photo area, you are allowing these photos to be displayed by BWCA.COM or other sites connected to or controlled by BWCA.COM. Examples of this would be elylodges.com or BWCA.COM facebook fan pages or groups. If you wish to denote copywrite information on these photos, then please put this copyright in the image itself. Please do not upload photos which are pornographic in nature. Please do not upload photos in violation of a copyright. The administration of this site reserves the right to remove inappropriate photographs and to limit the number and size of photos uploaded to the site by a member. The digital photograph may be automatically modified by BWCA.COM to meet our size limits.

Trip Reports

The trip report area was built to allow members to share their trip reports with others. By posting trip reports to this site, you are allowing this report and associated photos to be displayed on BWCA.COM or BWCA.COM run website or pages such as elylodges.com or Facebook.com pages or other social network sites presenting BWCA.COM material. If you wish to denote copywrite on trip reports, then do so in the report itself. Please do not post trip reports which violate copyrights. The administration of this site reserves the right to remove inappropriate trip reports. Trip reports may be modified by BWCA.COM during display.

Online Maps

BWCA.COM provides the online maps as basic information. These maps should not be used for detailed planning or navigation purposes. The base maps are provide courtesy of the USGS. Microsoft TerraServer.net provides the image databases accessed by the BWCA.COM map application.

Online Messageboard Information

Using our BWCA.COM Online Messageboard constitutes your agreement to our Messageboard Guide. This guide serves as the official rulebook and code of conduct for our BWCA.COM Messageboard. This guide is specific and applicable to only the Messageboard area of BWCA.COM.
By using the Messageboard, you agree to abide by these rules.

Spamming Policy

BWCA.COM is totally against unsolicited commercial E-Mail messages, collectively known as Spam. We do not support or permit spam to be sent through our servers. If you believe you have received spam from BWCA.COM, please Contact Us. We will address the situation accordingly. Furthermore, in accordance with our Privacy Policy, we do no sell or release any personal information, including E-Mail addresses, to any other companies. We value our visitors' privacy.

We do not read or view everything posted by visitors and members to BWCA.COM. If you believe that a message, trip report, photo, review, or any other content posted to BWCA.COM is inappropriate, please contact us at info@BWCA.COM to notify us.

Troll Policy

BWCA.COM does not condone the behavor of what we term "trolls". "Trolls" are members or visitors who join or post on BWCA.COM with what we perceive as an intent to bother, harass, annoy, or create continued argument. If we believe a member or visitors is a troll, then we will attempt to block or remove them from the site, or otherwise take action we feel is necessary. "Trolls" have no rights or protection on this site.

BWCA.COM Privacy Policy

BWCA.COM strongly believe in the protection of our visitors' personal privacy. We take the protecting information very seriously because we realize that when our users visit BWCA.COM they place their trust in us to uphold their privacy. Therefore, we have established this Privacy Policy so our position on our visitors' privacy is absolutely clear.

How We Collect Information:

BWCA.COM collects information from our users in the following ways:

  1. When users register to become BWCA.COM members, they submit the following data: E-Mail Address, Name, Address, City, State, Zip Code, Area Code, and various other information.

  2. When users register to join the BWCA.COM Mailing List, they submit their E-Mail Address.

  3. When users enter a BWCA.COM Contest, they submit the following data: Name, E-Mail Address, Street Address, City, State, Zip Code, Phone Number.

  4. When users visit BWCA.COM, information regarding their use of BWCA.COM is gathered in aggregate and is used collectively to determine user trends. Note: None of this information is personally identifiable.

How We Use This Information:

BWCA.COM uses this information in the following ways:

  1. When users submit their E-Mail address to be included on BWCA.COM Mailing List, their E-Mail is placed on our mailing list as they requested.

  2. Information supplied during our BWCA.COM Contest registration is used to contact our contest winners. Also, this information is added to our internal BWCA.COM Database.

  3. Aggregate information collected when users visit BWCA.COM is used to help analyze and improve the quality of BWCA.COM.


Third Parties

With the exception of our public Member Directory, BWCA.COM does not release any personal information gathered from BWCA.COM users to ANYONE outside of the BWCA.COM organization with the exception being when a member on our Messageboard is attempting to defraud, damage, harass others or generally cause mischief. BWCA.COM is very much against anonymous internet behavior which is troublesome in nature. We will not protect the privacy of individuals ("trolls") who cause trouble or who create multiple member accounts. Again, we respect the privacy of our users and expect mutual respect amoung members and visitors.

Online Messageboard Extras

When a member signs up or message is posted to the BWCA.COM online Messageboard, our servers capture the originating Internet Protocol (IP) Address. This information allows us to identify the origin of posted messages. By having this information, we can track malicious posters and contact their Internet Provider if their posted messages continue to violate our Messageboard Guide. We use this IP address at our discretion to protect the site from what behavior we deem are negative to a productive online community.

Disputes

  1. You will resolve any claim, cause of action or dispute ("claim") you have with us arising out of or relating to this Statement or BWCA.COM exclusively in a state or federal court located in Minnesota. The laws of the State of Minnesota will govern this Statement, as well as any claim that might arise between you and us, without regard to conflict of law provisions. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located in Hennepin County, Minnesota for the purpose of litigating all such claims.
  2. If anyone brings a claim against us related to your actions, content or information on BWCA.COM, you will indemnify and hold us harmless from and against all damages, losses, and expenses of any kind (including reasonable legal fees and costs) related to such claim.
  3. WE TRY TO KEEP BWCA.COM UP, BUG-FREE, AND SAFE, BUT YOU USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE ARE PROVIDING BWCA.COM "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT BWCA.COM WILL BE SAFE OR SECURE. BWCA.COM IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS, CONTENT, INFORMATION, OR DATA OF THIRD PARTIES, AND YOU RELEASE US, OUR MODERATORS,DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS FROM ANY CLAIMS AND DAMAGES, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY CLAIM YOU HAVE AGAINST ANY SUCH THIRD PARTIES.