Terms of Use

Willmar Lake Area Convention and Visitors Bureau operates the willmarlakesarea.com website (the “website“). You may use this website only if you comply with and agree to be bound by this Privacy Statement and Terms of Use (collectively, these “Terms of Use“).

Please take a few minutes to review these Terms of Use before using the website. By browsing, or otherwise using or contributing to the website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, you may not access, use, or contribute to the website.

Terms of Use


We are continually improving and adding to the features and functionality of the website and the content we offer through the website. As a result of these changes (or changes in the law), we may need to update or revise these Terms of Use, and we reserve the right to make any such modifications at any time, without prior notice, by posting the revised version of these Terms of Use of behind the link marked “Privacy” at the bottom of each page of the website. Your continued use of or contributions to the website after we have posted the revised Terms of Use constitutes your agreement to be bound by the revised Terms of Use. You may access the current version of these Terms of Use at any time by clicking the link marked “Privacy” at the bottom of each page of the website.

  • We will link to external sites that help us perform our mission – “to promote and facilitate travel to and within the state of Minnesota.”
  • Willmar Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau provides links to individual tourism-related businesses and organizations mainly within Kandiyohi County, Minnesota. In addition, we reserve the right to provide links to external servers with whom Willmar Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is partnered or conducting promotional activities; or to sites that offer non-biased information that may be useful to those who travel in Minnesota.
  • Links to external servers do not imply any official Willmar Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau endorsement of the opinions or ideas expressed therein, or guarantee the validity of the information provided. Links to commercial sites are in no way an endorsement of any vendor’s products or services.
  • Links will be provided to external servers that are managed in a professional manner (i.e., it is fully operational, is available most of the time, does not serve inaccurate information or obscene graphics, etc.).
  • This server will not link to external servers if such a link would appear to provide an official endorsement of a commercial product or business.
  • All requests for links will be reviewed by Willmar Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau’s communications manager prior to approval.
  • Placement of any link is at the discretion of Willmar Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Because WLA has no control over such external sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that WLA is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that WLA will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.


Willmar Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau makes no representations or warranties expressed or implied, with respect to the use of maps or geographic data provided herewith regardless of its format or the means of its transmission. There is no guarantee or representation to the user as to the accuracy, currency, suitability, or reliability of this data for any purpose. The user accepts the data “as is.” The Willmar Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau or Kandiyohi County assumes no responsibility for loss or damage incurred as a result of any user reliance on this data. All maps and other material provided herein are protected by copyright.


Information on businesses and organizations within exploreminnesota.com is provided by those organizations. Such information is not verified or endorsed by Willmar Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Users of this information are encouraged to call individual businesses to verify prices, amenities, features, dates and all other important details before traveling. Additionally, Willmar Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau provides links to websites which provide Minnesota travel information, but does not verify or endorse the content of any of those sites.


All information on willmarlakesarea.com is protected by copyright by Willmar Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Individuals are granted permission to view or print information on this website for travel planning or personal use, and may distribute this information to friends, family members or personal acquaintances for travel planning or personal use. Other uses of this information, including republication on the World Wide Web, in print publications, or in other formats/media, are not allowed without permission from Willmar Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Webmasters are welcome and encouraged to link to this website from their own sites. Logos and suggested language for such links is available below.


The website, including all of the content on the website is owned by WLA or by third parties who have licensed their copyrights to WLA. No right, title or interest in the website or any content on the website is transferred to you under these Terms of Use. With respect to content you submit to us, you grant us the non-exclusive, royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, sublicensable, worldwide license to reproduce, distribute, perform, and display such content or any part thereof, in any and all media or form of communication whether now existing or hereafter developed. If you believe that any content on the website infringes upon the intellectual property rights of yourself or any third party, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by sending notice in accordance with our Copyright Policy.


WLA welcomes your comments and feedback regarding the website. All information and materials submitted to WLA through the website, such as any comments, reviews, photos, feedback, ideas, questions, designs, data or the like (collectively, “Feedback”), will be considered NON-CONFIDENTIAL and NON-PROPRIETARY. For this reason, we ask you not to send us any information or materials that you do not wish to assign to us, including, without limitation, any confidential information or any original creative materials such as product ideas, computer code, or original artwork.

By submitting Feedback to WLA through the website, you assign to WLA, free of charge, all worldwide rights, title and interest in all copyrights and other intellectual property rights in the Feedback you submit. WLA will be entitled to use any Feedback you submit through the website, and any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in any such Feedback, for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing and marketing products and services using such Feedback without restriction and without compensating you in any way.

You are responsible for the information and other Content contained in any Feedback you submit to us through the website, including, without limitation, their truthfulness and accuracy.


WLA reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the website (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that WLA will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the website.


To the fullest extent permitted by law, WLA expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind with regard to the website and all content thereon or products and services offered through the website, whether express, implied or statutory, including, but not limited to, any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement.

You expressly understand and agree that your use of the website and all content, products and services offered through the website is at your sole risk, and that all of the foregoing are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis.

Under no circumstances, will WLA, its sponsors, content providers, service providers, or licensors, nor its or their respective officers, directors, employees or agents, be liable to you or to any person or entity claiming through you for any loss, injury, liability, damage or damages arising out of or in connection with your access of, use of, inability to use, or reliance on the website or any content, product or service provided to you through or in connection with the website, including, without limitation, any content submitted by you to the website. This is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all losses and damages of any kind whatsoever, whether direct or indirect, general, special, incidental, consequential, exemplary or otherwise, including without limitation, loss of data, goodwill, revenue or profits. This limitation of liability applies whether the alleged liability is based on contract, negligence, tort, strict liability or any other basis; even if an authorized representative of WLA has been advised of or should have known of the possibility of such damages; and without regard to the success or effectiveness of other remedies.

If any part of this limitation of liability is found to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, then the aggregate liability of WLA, its sponsors, content providers, service providers and licensors, and its and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents, under such circumstances to you or any person or entity claiming through you for liabilities that otherwise would have been limited will not exceed the one hundred dollars.

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for certain types of damages. Accordingly, some of the above disclaimers of warranties and limitations of liability may not apply to you.


You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold WLA, its officers, directors, employees, and affiliates harmless from and against any claims, actions or liabilities and settlements including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees resulting from, or alleged to result from your violation of these Terms of Use or the MFM Site Community Guidelines, or from any claims made by third parties arising out of your use of or posting to the website, including claims regarding ownership, copyright, plagiarism, slander, libel, rights abuse, right to submit, or privacy violation with regard to Content created or submitted by you.


General Terms


Individuals using the website must understand that the Internet is inherently insecure and no website operator can guarantee that a website is secure. WLA does not warrant that the website is secure or “hackerproof”; you use the website solely at your own risk.


These Terms of Use and the relationship between you and WLA will be governed by the laws of the State of Minnesota without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and WLA agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Kandiyohi, Minnesota.


All waivers must be in writing and signed in ink on behalf of WLA. The failure of WLA to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms of Use is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of these Terms of Use remain in full force and effect.


You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the website or these Terms of Use must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.


These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and WLA and govern your use of the WLA Site, superseding any prior understandings or agreements between you and WLA. This Agreement may be amended or modified only as set forth above.

Effective Date: November 15, 2010