Terms of Use

WSMA Terms of Usage

These terms and conditions (these “Terms”) sets forth the terms and conditions which govern your access to and use of https://www.wamicrobiz.org (our “Website”). These Terms are subject to change by Washington State Microenterprise Association (referred to as “us,” “we,” “our,” or “WSMA” as the context may require) without prior written notice at any time, in our sole discretion. Any changes to the Terms will be in effect as of the “Last Updated Date” referenced on the Website. You should review these Terms prior to using any services that are available through this Website. Your continued use of this Website after the “Last Updated Date” will constitute your acceptance of and agreement to such changes.

We shall not provide any services or provide any benefit to the extent that the provision of such services or benefit would violate applicable laws or regulations.  

As between Washington State Microenterprise Association and you, and subject to your right, title, and interest in data you submit through this Website or otherwise provide or submit to us, we own all right, title, and interest in and to the services, including all related intellectual property rights subsisting therein. Subject to the limited rights expressly granted hereunder, we reserve all rights, title, and interest in and to the services, including all related intellectual property rights subsisting therein. We grant no rights to you hereunder other than as expressly set forth herein.

The Website may contain message boards, profiles, forums, bulletin boards, and other interactive features (collectively, “Interactive Services”) that allow users to post, submit, publish, display, or transmit to other users or other persons (hereinafter, “post”) content or materials (collectively, “User Contributions”) on or through the Website.

Further, 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, and each of our respective licensees, successors, and assigns.

·               All of your User Contributions do and will comply with these Terms.

You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for any User Contributions you submit or contribute, and you, not WSMA, have full responsibility for such content, including its legality, reliability, accuracy, and appropriateness.

We are not responsible or liable to any third party for the content or accuracy of any User Contributions posted by you or any other user of the Website.

These “Content Standards” apply to any and all User Contributions and use of Interactive Services. User Contributions must in their entirety comply with all applicable federal, state, local, and international laws and regulations. Without limiting the foregoing, User Contributions must not:

·               Violate the legal rights (including the rights of publicity and privacy) of others or contain any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable laws or regulations or that otherwise may be in conflict with these Terms and our Privacy Policy.

·               Be likely to deceive any person.

·               Impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or organization.

·               Give the impression that they emanate from or are endorsed by us or any other person or entity, if this is not the case.

In addition, you agree not to:

(a)        Use or access the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms  or display, transmit, or otherwise make available on or through the Website material that is infringing, threatening, harassing, libelous, hateful, racially or ethnically objectionable, unlawful, tortious, harmful to children, invasive of another’s privacy, or violation of third party privacy rights;

(b)       Reverse engineer, decompile, modify, or create derivative works from any software or materials accessible by or on the Website;

(c)        Frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of WSMA without express written consent;

(d)       Make any commercial or non-fair use of the copyrights, trademarks, logos, symbols, or any other mark, device, or commercial identifier of WSMA or any of our third party licensors without the express written consent of WSMA;

(e)        Use or access the Website in a manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any WSMA server or the networks connected to any WSMA server;

(f)        Interfere with any third party’s use and enjoyment of the Website;

(g)       Attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Website, accounts, computer systems, or networks connected to any WSMA server through hacking, password mining, or any other means;

(h)       Sublicense any license granted in or to materials on the Website (whether or not any of such acts are for commercial gain or advantage); or

(i)        Access the Website in order to build a competitive product or service, or copy any features, functions, or graphics of the Website.

Any controversy or claim arising out of, or relating to, these Terms, or breach thereof, shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the governing law as determined by these Terms, the Federal Arbitration Act (insofar as it governs the arbitrability of such controversy or claim), and the Commercial Arbitration Rules (excluding Expedited Procedures) of the American Arbitration Association in Washington. Three qualified arbitrators shall be appointed in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules (excluding Expedited Procedures) of the American Arbitration Association and these Terms. Such qualified arbitrators shall be members of the Washington State bar and shall have at least five years of experience in the law relevant to the dispute in question. Each party shall have the right of discovery as set forth in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. A stenographer shall be present at the arbitration proceedings and the stenographic record shall be the official record of the proceeding. The arbitrators shall provide written findings of fact and conclusions of law in justification of any arbitration award. WSMA shall have the right of appeal of any decision by the arbitrators by filing a request for reconsideration of any arbitration decision with the American Arbitration Association. Upon receiving such a request, the American Arbitration Association shall reconsider the matter de novo using the foregoing procedures. Should the arbitration award be inconsistent with the governing law as specified by these Terms, WSMA may immediately appeal the arbitration award to any court of competent jurisdiction over WSMA. Judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrators may be entered in any court having competent jurisdiction over the parties, unless a subsequent request for reconsideration has been filed by WSMA under this Section, or the award has been appealed to a court of competent jurisdiction under this paragraph.

The parties waive any right to bring representative claims on behalf of a class of individuals, on behalf of the public, as a private attorney general, or otherwise (the “class action waiver”). Except for this class action waiver, this clause may be severed or modified if necessary to render it enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act.

This Website is operated from the US. All matters arising out of or relating to these Terms are governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Washington without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the State of Washington or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than those of the State of Washington.

Disclaimer / Google Translate

Our Website may be translated for your convenience using Google Translate. Google Translate is a free, third-party service, which is not controlled by Washington State Microenterprise Association or our officials, employees, and/or agents. Google Translate cannot translate all types of documents, and may not provide an exact translation. Website translation by Google Translate may be inaccurate and relying on such a translation is done at one’s own risk. No representation, warranty, or endorsement of any kind is made as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of any information translated by Google Translate. Any discrepancies or differences created in a computer-based translation of this website from English into any other language are not binding and have no legal effect. Washington State Microenterprise Association, its officials, employees, and/or agents shall not be liable for damages or losses of any kind arising out of, or in connection with, the use or performance of such translated information, including but not limited to, damages or losses caused by reliance upon the accuracy of any such information, or damages incurred from the viewing, distributing, or copying of such materials.

Copyright and Requests to Redistribute

All content on this Website is copyrighted by the Washington State Microenterprise Association.

You may not download, modify, copy, reproduce, republish, post, resell, upload, transmit, or distribute any materials or content, without the express written permission from WSMA. To request permission to redistribute any material found on this Website, please contact us at: lisa@wamicrobiz.org.

Please state specifically what information – text, graphic, photography, etc. – you wish permission to reuse and describe the manner in which you intend to reuse it. Also include the URL of the content you wish to use and a daytime phone number and contact name.

Information on our website

All information provided is believed to be accurate, current and reliable. However, the Washington State Microenterprise Association warrants that the information is complete or accurate. WSMA cannot be held liable by any person for loss caused by errors or omissions in the information on this Website.