Terms of Use

Thank you for visiting our Web site. Access to and use of DAKOTA's Web site are governed by the terms and conditions set forth below and by applicable laws, statutes, ordinances, and regulations. By browsing, visiting, or otherwise accessing or using this site, you agree to abide by the terms and conditions set forth below.

Copyright Notice
This site is protected by the copyright laws of the United States and may be protected by the copyright laws of other countries and jurisdictions. Except as specifically permitted in accordance with the terms and conditions governing the use of this site, any copy, other reproduction, display, performance, or retransmission of all or any of the contents of this site is strictly prohibited. All rights are reserved. Please see the section below entitled "Notice Concerning the Use of Documents, Images, and Information on This Site."

Trademark Notice
DAKOTA, DAKOTA Peat, DAKOTA Peat & Equipment, and Hawkes Manufacturing and the other tradenames under which DAKOTA does business are all trademarks of DAKOTA. Except as specifically permitted in accordance with the terms and conditions governing the use of this site, any use of such trademarks or tradenames is strictly prohibited absent the prior written consent of DAKOTA. In addition, the names, tradenames, and trademarks of third parties, including the clients of DAKOTA, may appear on this site from time to time. All such names, tradenames, and trademarks are proprietary to their respective owners and may be used only with the express written permission of their respective owners.

Use This Site at Your Own Risk
Every user who visits this site does so at his or her own risk. DAKOTA makes no representations or warranties of any kind as to and assumes no responsibility for (a) the accuracy or completeness of the information or materials contained in or any errors or omissions in the contents of this site (which may include factual or typographical errors and technical inaccuracies); (b) the availability for use of any copyrighted, trademarked, or otherwise proprietary materials of third parties that may appear in this site; (c) the presence or absence of computer viruses or other bugs that third parties may embed in or attach to this site without DAKOTA's knowledge or consent; (d) any software made available for downloading, copying, or other use through this site; or (e) the merchantability, fitness for use, title, and non-infringement of any or all of the contents of this site.

Regarding communications with DAKOTA through this site, DAKOTA makes no representation or warranty concerning the security of any data transmitted to DAKOTA.

Notice Concerning the Use of Documents, Images, and Information on This Site
Documents, images, and information proprietary to DAKOTA, including the contents of the descriptions of DAKOTA's businesses, biographical descriptions of its representatives and personnel, press releases, and other public notices, together with any associated graphic elements (collectively referred to as DAKOTA materials), may be copied, reproduced, downloaded, or otherwise used provided the following terms are adhered to strictly:

A copyright notice in the form © 2004 DAKOTA Peat, Inc. Used with Permission. All Rights Reserved. must appear in every copy or reproduction of DAKOTA materials. DAKOTA materials may be used solely for non-commercial purposes, such as informational, entertainment, and personal use and shall not be further copied, uploaded to any network, intranet or Internet, rebroadcast or retransmitted, or otherwise disseminated in any medium without the express written permission of DAKOTA.

DAKOTA materials may only be used in their entirety, without alteration, editing, condensation, or editorial comment, and any graphical elements contained in DAKOTA materials may not be used separately from the other elements with which they are associated. DAKOTA materials shall not be used to ridicule, disparage, harass, or annoy any client of DAKOTA.

No other use of DAKOTA materials shall be permitted.

DAKOTA materials available for use as set forth above do not include the design, layout, arrangement, or distinctive elements of this site or of any other Internet Web site maintained by DAKOTA or its divisions, subsidiaries, or affiliated companies.

Documents, Images, Information, and Other Materials Proprietary
The contents of this site may from time to time contain documents, images, information, and other materials not proprietary to DAKOTA, such as photographs; clip art; film clips; audio track or sound effect elements; or the names, tradenames, trademarks, logos, or designations of third parties (including present and past clients of DAKOTA or its featured personnel). All such materials will be referred to as non-DAKOTA materials.

Non-DAKOTA materials may also include from time to time articles, data, information, images, artwork, graphics, music, audio, or other elements published in newspapers, magazines, or other media or venues and may include the name, tradename, or trademark of the medium or venue in which such materials were published.

Any use whatsoever of any non-DAKOTA materials is strictly prohibited unless the prior written permission of the appropriate third parties has been secured.

Links
For the convenience of users of this site, one or more links to other Internet Web sites may appear from time to time. Except for Internet Web sites maintained by divisions, subsidiaries, or affiliated companies of DAKOTA, the Internet Web sites to which links are provided in this site are not under the control of DAKOTA. DAKOTA assumes no responsibility for the contents of any non-DAKOTA linked Internet Web site or for any potential damage arising out of or in connection with the use of any such link.

In addition, the existence of a link between this site and any other Internet Web site is not and shall not be understood to be an endorsement by DAKOTA of the owner or proprietor of the linked Internet Web site or of DAKOTA by the owner or proprietor of such a linked Web site.

Unsolicited Materials
Please note that it is a policy of DAKOTA not to accept or consider unsolicited creative, production-related, or other materials of any kind. DAKOTA will consider any and all materials, including proposals, ideas, concepts, drafts, rough cuts, or finished work product submitted through this site not to be confidential or proprietary and to be freely available for use without compensation or payment of any kind.

Software
Any software made available for downloading, copying, or use through this site is proprietary to the individual or entity making such software available. Downloading, copying, or other use of such software is subject to the terms and conditions of the software licensing agreement relating to such software.