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By using the pages in this site, you agree to these terms and conditions. If you do not agree, you should not use this site. These terms and conditions may be changed or updated from time to time.

Restrictions on Use

Except as otherwise indicated elsewhere on this web-site, with respect to a particular portion of a page, file, or informational document, any person is hereby authorized to view, copy, print, and distribute this material subject to the following conditions:

1. The document may be used for informational, non-commercial purposes only.

2. Any copy of the document or portion thereof must include Friends of Francis copyright notice as shown below.

3. Friends of Francis reserves the right to revoke such authorization at any time, and any such use shall be discontinued immediately upon notice from Friends of Francis.

Friends of Francis considers framing, the practice of intact reproduction of a page or pages of one website into another website, to be deception and a violation of Friends of Francis’ copyright rights. No authorization or permission is given for framing our content, whether in whole or in part.

The text, layouts, graphics, and logos at this site are protected by U.S. copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights and laws.

If you have any questions about Friends of Francis’ intellectual property rights, you can contact us at:

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Restrictions and Limitations of Liability

Friends of Francis will not be liable for any damages or injury caused by, including but not limited to, any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation of transmission, computer virus, or line failure.

Friends of Francis will not be liable for any damages or injury, including but not limited to, special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials in this site or a site which is linked to this site, even if there is negligence on the part of Friends of Francis or an authorized Friends of Francis representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages, or both. Because some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, Friends of Francis’ liability in such jurisdictions shall be limited to the extent permitted by law. Friends of Francis total liability to you for all losses, damages, and causes of action (in contract, tort (including without limitation, negligence, or otherwise) will not be greater than the amount you paid to access this site.

This site may be linked to other sites that are not maintained by Friends of Francis. Friends of Francis is not responsible for the content of those sites. The inclusion of any link to such sites does not imply endorsement by Friends of Francis of the sites. Friends of Francis makes no representations whatsoever about any other web site which you may access through this one.


All Stories, remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, photographs, images, or other information, as distinct from personal information provided to become a Member,  communicated to Friends of Francis through this site, (collectively, the “Submission”) will forever be the property of Friends of Francis. Friends of Francis will not be required to treat any Submission as confidential, and will not be liable for any ideas for its operations (including without limitation, advertising or promotional ideas) and will not incur any liability as a result of any similarities that may appear in future Friends of Francis operations. Friends of Francis will not sell your Submission to any entity or person, but it is entitled to use the Submission for any non-commercial purpose whatsoever, without compensation to you or any other person sending the Submission. You acknowledge that you own whatever material you submit, and use of your Submission by Friends of Francis will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party.

Privacy:  Membership Information

Friends of Francis will make a reasonable effort to maintain the confidentiality of its members, and of the information submitted to establish membership.  No such information will be sold to other parties.  But we are not in any way liable for any person or entity obtaining access to member information or lists.


The material in this site could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Friends of Francis may make changes or improvements at any time.

The Materials in this site are provided “AS IS” and without warranties of any kind either expressed or implied, to the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, Friends of Francis disclaims all warranties or merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Friends of Francis does not warrant that the functions contained in the material will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components. You assume the full and entire responsibility/risk for damage and/or loss arising from your use of this website, including but not limited to costs of repairs and/or other services, and/or to hardware and software, without limitation.  Friends of Francis does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use of or the result of the use of the material in this site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise.

This publication is distributed internationally and may contain references to Friends of Francis services, products, and programs that are not available in your country. These references do not imply that Friends of Francis intend to announce or provide the programs, products, or services in your country. All questions about activities in your country should be directed to our staff.


Friends of Francis or you may terminate this agreement at any time. You may terminate this agreement by destroying: (a) all materials obtained from all Friends of Francis sites, and (b) all related documentation and all copies and installations (together, the “Materials”). Friends of Francis may terminate this agreement immediately without notice if, in its sole judgment, you breach any term or condition of this agreement. Upon termination, you must destroy all materials.


These Terms and Conditions will be governed and be interpreted pursuant to the laws of the State of Montana, United States of America. You expressly agree that the exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or action arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions or your use of this site shall be filed only in the courts located in the State of Montana.

Any and all claims and disputes arising from the Terms and Conditions, including but not limited to torts and contracts, shall be submitted to and the outcome determined by binding arbitration.  Proceedings shall be governed by the rules of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), and the arbitration shall be conducted in Helena, Montana.

If any part of these Terms and Conditions is unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. Possible evidence of use of this site for illegal purposes will be provided to law enforcement authorities. This is the entire agreement between the parties relating to the use of this site.

Friends of Francis can revise these Terms and Conditions at any time by updating this posting.

Information on Friends of Francis website is provided with the understanding that Friends of Francis is not rendering professional advice or recommendations.

Trademark Information

The Friends of Francis name is a federally protected mark.

All other trademarks on this site or through other sites’ links are the property of the respective trademark owners.

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