Please read all these provisions ("terms") carefully before using this website.
Using this website indicates your agreement and acceptance of these terms. If you do not accept these terms, do not use this website or download materials from this site.
The Mint Industry Research Council (MIRC) website is owned and provided by the Mint Industry Research Council from its offices in Salem, Oregon. The websites of MIRC's affiliated companies are each owned and provided by such companies.
For purposes herein, MIRC and its affiliated companies are collectively referred to as "MIRC." The applicable website or sites are referred to herein as the "Site." Each Site is provided for your personal information.
Please feel free to browse the Site; however, your access to and use of the Site is subject to the following Terms and all applicable laws:
You shall use the Site for lawful purposes only.
• You shall not post or transmit through the Site any information or material which violates or infringes, in any way, the rights of others, or which is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane, harassing, or otherwise objectionable.
• Nor shall you post or transmit through the Site any information or material which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to liability or otherwise violate any law or administrative ruling or guidelines, is in violation of these Terms.
Any conduct by you that, in MIRC's opinion, restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying the Site will not be permitted.
The Site contains information and material, including, but not limited to, text, software, photos, video, graphics and audio, (collectively "Materials") which are derived in whole or in part from information and materials supplied by MIRC and other sources, and are protected by copyright, trademark and other laws.
MIRC owns the copyright in the overall selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such content, and owns the rights in, or license to use, the individual components of such content.
Materials may not be copied, reproduced, republished, modified, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed in any way or decompiled, reverse engineered or disassembled, including but not limited to the text, images, audio and/or video, as well as any software (including but not limited to any images or files incorporated in or generated by the software or data accompanying such software), except that you may download one copy of the Materials on any single computer for your personal use only, provided you keep intact all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices and make no change in or deletion of author attribution.
This limited authorization is not a transfer of title in the Materials and by your use of the Site you acknowledge that you do not acquire any license, ownership or other rights to the Materials.
Modification of the Materials or use of the Materials for any other purpose is a violation of MIRC’s or such other sources' copyright, trademark and other proprietary rights and may violate other laws.
The use of any such Materials on any other website or networked computer or environment is prohibited without MIRC’s express written consent. If you breach any of these Terms, your authorization to use the Site automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed Materials.
The site and materials and related communications are provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied, of any kind, including, but not limited to, warranties of merchantability, non-infringement, or fitness for particular purpose.
Some jurisdictions do not allow for the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusions of implied warranties may not be applicable under certain circumstances. Under these circumstances, all other exclusions remain in force.
MIRC does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or completeness of any information contained on this site. Nor does it warrant or represent that any information may be suitable for use in any circumstance or application. By using this site you acknowledge that any reliance on any such materials, advice, statement or information shall be at your sole risk.
MIRC assumes no responsibility and shall not be liable for any damages of any nature caused by the use of this site. This express disclaimer includes damages caused by viruses, worms, trojans or any other computer software or anomaly that may infect, affect, or damage your computer hardware, software, memory or any other property of yours or others, as a result of your access to, use of, or browsing in this site.
MIRC may provide as a convenience to you, links to websites operated by other entities and persons, but makes no representations whatsoever about any other website which you may access through this one. Any link to a non- MIRC website does not mean that MIRC endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, or the use of such website.
If you use these sites, you do so at your own risk. MIRC makes no warranty or representation regarding, and does not sponsor or endorse, any linked websites or the information or materials appearing thereon or any of products and services described thereon.
Furthermore, links do not imply that MIRC is affiliated or associated with, or that any linked site is authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo, or copyright of MIRC.
Third Party Content
Any opinions, statements, services, offers or other information or content expressed or made available in the Site by any third party are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of MIRC.
Limitation of Liability
Your use and browsing of the Site is at your risk. If you are dissatisfied with any of the Materials contained in the Site, or with any of these Terms, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue accessing and using the Site.
Under no circumstances will MIRC, its suppliers or other third parties mentioned at, or involved in creating, producing, or delivering the site be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, special or punitive damages whatsoever (including without limitation, costs and expenses of any type incurred, lost profits, lost data or programs, and business interruption) arising out of your access to, use, inability to use or the results of use of the site any websites linked to the site, or any materials contained at any or all such sites (including but not limited to those caused by or resulting from a failure of performance; error; omission; linking to other websites; interruption; deletion; defect; delay in operation or transmission; computer virus; communication line failure; or destruction, unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of any computer or system), whether based on warranty, contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or any other legal theory and whether or not MIRC was advised of the possibility of such damages.
MIRC shall have no liability or responsibility for any acts, omissions, or conduct of any user or third party.
MIRC’s obligations and responsibilities regarding its products and services are governed solely by MIRC’s terms and conditions of sale under which such products and services are sold. Copies of such terms and conditions are available from MIRC.
Information Provided By You
By submitting information and material to the Site, you automatically grant to MIRC (or warrant that the owner of such information and material has expressly granted to MIRC) a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, unrestricted, right and license to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify, adapt, publish, translate, transmit and distribute, or otherwise make available to other such information and material (in whole or in part and for any purpose) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or hereafter developed.
As further provided above, MIRC does not want to receive, and you are deemed to covenant and agree through the use of the Site not to provide, any information or materials to MIRC that are defamatory, threatening, obscene, harassing, in violation of any law, governmental requirements or otherwise unlawful, or that incorporate the proprietary information or materials of another person or entity.
You shall not upload, post or otherwise make available on the Site any information and material protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right without the express written permission of the owner of such right(s).
You shall be solely liable for any damages resulting from any infringement of copyright, proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from such a submission.
MIRC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to revise these Terms at any time and correct any errors or omissions in any portion of the Site and Materials. Materials may also be changed, modified, added, or removed and updated without notice at any time; however, MIRC is under no obligation to update Materials.
MIRC may also make changes in the products, services, programs, or prices (if any) described in the Site at any time without notice. Your continued use of the Site after any change MIRC makes to the Site will be considered acceptance of those changes.
You should revisit these Terms from time to time to review the then-current Terms because they are binding on you.
Linking to Site
Anyone linking to MIRC's Site must comply with MIRC's guidelines for linking to MIRC's Site and all applicable laws.
The Site is administered by MIRC from its offices in the United States. Materials published at the Site may refer to products, programs, or services that are not available in your country.
Furthermore, MIRC makes no representation that the Materials at the Site are appropriate or available for use at other locations outside of the United States and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited.
You may not use the Site or export information and materials in violation of the export laws of the United States or any other country. If you access the Site from a location outside of the United States, you are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws.
These Terms shall be governed by the laws of the State of Oregon, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. If any provision of this Agreement and Terms shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable then that provision shall be severable from these Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between MIRC and you with respect to your use of the Site. Any cause of action you may have with respect to your use of the Site must be commenced within six (6) months after the claim or cause of action arises.