Terms of Use

The Wisconsin Office of Rural Prosperity is part of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and follows WEDC’s terms of use.

Legal Notices, Disclaimers, And Terms of Use

Access to, interaction with and use of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation website and social media is provided subject to these terms and conditions. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND THE PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY AS USE OF THIS SITE CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND THE PRIVACY POLICY.

Disclaimer of Liability

Neither the State of Wisconsin, WEDC nor any of its officers, employees or agents shall be liable for any improper or incorrect use of the information described and/or contained herein and assumes no responsibility for anyone’s use of the information. In no event shall WEDC or its employees be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, procurement of substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of this system, even if advised of the possibility of such damage. This disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injury, including but not limited to those caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of record, whether for breach of contract, tortious behavior, negligence, or under any other cause of action.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Accuracy of Data

Although the data found using the WEDC’s access systems have been produced and processed from sources believed to be reliable, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made regarding accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability, or usefulness of any information. This disclaimer applies to both isolated and aggregate uses of the information. WEDC provides this information on an “as is” basis. All warranties of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, freedom from contamination by computer viruses, and non-infringement of proprietary rights are disclaimed. Changes will be periodically made to the information herein; these changes may or may not be incorporated in any new version of the publication. If you have obtained information, originally created by WEDC, from a source other than WEDC, be aware that electronic data can be altered subsequent to original distribution. Data can also quickly become out-of-date. It is recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of any data associated with a file, and that the originator of the data or information be contacted with any questions regarding appropriate use. If you find any errors or omissions, we encourage you to report them to WEDC’s Web administrator; find contact information here.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

WEDC is a distributor of content sometimes supplied by third parties and users. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, users, or others, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the state or reflect those of WEDC and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by WEDC.

Disclaimer of External Links

The WEDC is not responsible for the contents of any off-site pages referenced. The user specifically acknowledges that WEDC is not liable for the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of other users, links, or third parties and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with the user. Links from the WEDC website or social media accounts on the Web to other sites do not constitute an endorsement from WEDC. These links are provided as an information service only. It is the responsibility of the Web user to evaluate the content and usefulness of information obtained from other sites. WEDC’s website and social media contain links to other related Internet sites and resources. Since WEDC’s website and social media are not responsible for the availability of these outside resources or their contents, you should direct any concerns regarding any external link to its site administrator or webmaster.

Security Measures

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, WEDC’s computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage.

Solicitation Prohibited

Use of the WEDC information technology system to send unlawful faxes, any electronic communication, or email to WEDC and its employees is prohibited.

Disclaimer of Duty to Continue Provision of Data

Due to the dynamic nature of the Internet, resources that are free and publicly available one day may require a fee or restricted access the next, and the location of items may change as menus, homepages, and files are reorganized. The user expressly agrees that use of the WEDC website and social media is at the user’s sole risk. WEDC does not warrant that the service will be uninterrupted or error free. The documents and related graphics published on this server could contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. WEDC and/or its respective programs may make improvements and/or changes in the information and/or programs described herein at any time.

Choice of Law

Construction of the disclaimers above and resolution of disputes thereof are governed by the laws of the State of Wisconsin and of the United States. The laws of the State of Wisconsin and of the United States shall apply to all uses of this data and this system. By use of this system and any data contained therein, the user agrees that use shall conform to all applicable laws and regulations and user shall not violate the rights of any third parties.


Any person to whom a copyright is issued shall remain the sole and exclusive owner of all rights, title and interest in and to all specifically copyrighted information created and posted for inclusion in this system. Please contact WEDC’s Web administrator for permission requests; find contact information here.

Linking to the WEDC Website

Links to the WEDC website are permissible, if not encouraged. However, we do ask that links point to the home page (https://WEDC.org) rather than to a specific page as those links may change.

If you have questions on WEDC’s Terms of Use, please contact us.