MAA Website Terms of Service
All material contained within this website is intended solely for educational purposes. the Michigan Auctioneers Association (MAA) (Formerly Michigan State Auctioneers Association / MAA) will not collect any personal information about individuals except when specifically and knowingly provided by such individuals. Examples of such information are: name, address, e-mail address, phone number, etc.
Your submitted information is for internal use only and will not be distributed to any other parties. We will not sell, rent, or loan any identifiable information regarding its customers to any third party. Any information you give us is held with the utmost care and security, and will not be used in ways to which you have not consented.
Terms and Conditions of Using the MAA Membership Directory
The Michigan Auctioneers Association (MAA) is a professional association for Auctioneers. The MAA is not an auctioneer, legal or licensing entity or policing agency. As a professional association, MAA has individual Auctioneers as members. The fact that an Auctioneer is a member of the MAA does not mean or imply that the Auctioneer is affiliated with any other MAA member. Some members are omitted from this directory by request.
The listing of any area of expertise by an MAA member does not indicate any certification or expertise therein, nor does it represent that the quality of services to be performed would be greater than the quality of services performed by other auctioneers. It is merely an indication by the member of an area or areas in which he or she practices. Membership in the MAA does not mean that a auctioneer is a specialist or an expert in a field. MAA membership does not indicate anything about the quality or competency of any auctioneer. A description or indication of limitation of practice by an auctioneer does not mean that any agency or board has certified such auctioneer as a specialist or expert in any indicated field of practice, nor does it mean that such auctioneer is necessarily any more expert or competent than any other auctioneer. All potential clients are urged to make their own independent investigation and evaluation of any auctioneer being considered.
The information in this directory is provided by our members. MAA does not warrant the accuracy or validity of the information, and hereby disclaims any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions in this directory. The determination of the need for auction services and the choice of an auctioneer are extremely important decisions and should not be based solely upon advertisements or self-proclaimed expertise. MAA also is not responsible for any material or information contained in the linked sites provided by our members.
MAA can offer no legal advice, recommendations, mediation or counseling under any circumstance. This site is not a Auctioneer Referral Service, but merely assists you in narrowing your choices in selecting your auctioneer. You are totally and solely responsible for your own selections and actions. MAA never receives any portion of any fees and any arrangements made are strictly between you and your auctioneer and do not involve MAA in any way.
The on-line MAA Member Directory contains valuable MAA property and is provided to MAA.org/FindMichiganAuctions.com users under the following terms and conditions. The MAA Member Directory may be used to locate MAA members who may be able to provide you with legal services. You may contact MAA members on an individual basis.
The on-line MAA Member Directory may not be used for any of the following purposes: Information from it may not be added to, loaded into or transcribed into any database, information or text retrieval system, bulk mailing list or e-mail list server, any form of merge document, including but not limited to word processors, spreadsheets, databases, contact management systems, auto-dialers, address lists by any means including but not limited to electronic, mechanical or manual. Information from it may not be used for any form of solicitation or promotion regardless of whether or not such solicitation or promotion is for a commercial, charitable, or other nonprofit use. Information from it may not be used for any commercial purpose whatsoever.
If MAA believes information from the on-line Member Directory is being used for any proscribed purpose, MAA will attempt to identify you and if we are successful, we will charge you $10.00 per name per use. Upon discovery of any proscribed use, MAA will calculate fees owed and you will be notified of and held liable for this amount. The MAA does not sell its membership directory or member listing under any circumstances. Any fees you are charged as a result of your misuse of our directory are fines and not to be deemed as purchase rights.
By using the directory I agree that I understand the fees for using the on-line Member Directory for any of the proscribed uses and agree to pay in full, any amount that MAA bills me for such uses.
Links to Other Web Sites
Links to other Internet Sites are provided for your convenience only and the presence of such links does not mean that the MAA endorses, recommends or represents them in any way. MAA does not control and is not responsible for any such sites or their content. MAA disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, legality, reliability or validity of any content of such sites.
Use of Site
This Site is provided for your personal and non-commercial use only. All content included in this Site, including but not limited to any text, graphics, images, logos, button icons, data compilations, software, audio and video (collectively, “Materials”), is the property of MAA or its content suppliers, and you may not distribute, exchange, modify, reproduce, perform, sell or transmit the Materials for any business, commercial or public purposes. The Materials are protected by applicable laws, including the USA and international copyright and trademark laws, and any unauthorized use of any Materials may violate copyright, trademark, and other applicable laws. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any portion of this Site or any Materials without express written consent of MAA. You are granted a revocable and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to this Site so long as the link does not portray MAA, its affiliates, or their products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive manner. You may not use any MAA logo or other Materials as part of the link without express written consent of MAA. If you breach any of these Terms, your authorization to use this Site automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed Materials herefrom.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold MAA and its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, owners, agents, information providers, and licensors (collectively, the “Company Parties”) harmless from and against any and all claims, liability, losses, costs, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) incurred by any Company Party in connection with any use or alleged use of the Service under your password by any person, whether or not authorized by you. MAA reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, and in such case, you agree to cooperate with MAA defense of such claim.
Site Access; Interference with Services; Monitoring; Compliance with Laws.
You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy our web pages or the content contained herein without our prior expressed written permission. You agree that you will not use any device, software, or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or the Services, or any transaction being conducted on or through the Site or Services. You agree that you will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the server infrastructure of the Site.
Articles, Submissions and Opinions
The views and opinions expressed are those of the contributing authors and editors and do not necessarily represent the views of the the Michigan State Auctioneers Association or its advertisers
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES.
NEITHER MAA, GOTOAUCTION NOR ANY PROVIDER OF THIRD PARTY CONTENT OR THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS WARRANTS THAT THE SITE OR SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR FREE; NOR DOES MAA, GOTOAUCTION, ANY THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDER, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE SITE, SERVICES OR THE CONTENT. THE SERVICES AND THE CONTENT ARE DISTRIBUTED ON AN “AS IS, AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. NONE OF MAA, GOTOAUCTION, THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE, SERVICES, ANY CONTENT OR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES SOLD THROUGH THE SERVICES. NEITHER MAA, GOTOAUCTION NOR ANY THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDER WARRANTS THAT ANY FILES AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOADING THROUGH THE SITE OR SERVICES WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR SIMILAR CONTAMINATION OR DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICES AND THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE CONTENT IS ASSUMED SOLELY BY YOU. WITHOUT LIMITING ANY PROVISION HEREIN, GOTOAUCTION MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT ANY PARTICULAR COMPUTER SYSTEM CONFIGURATION WILL BE COMPATIBLE WITH THE SITE. IT IS YOUR SOLE RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM HAS THE RECOMMENDED HARDWARE, OPERATING SOFTWARE, AND INTERNET BROWSER SOFTWARE VERSIONS TO ACHIEVE THE SITE’S FULL FUNCTIONALITY AND CAPABILITIES.
Some states do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties or limitation on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above disclaimer or limitation may not apply to you. You may have other rights, which vary from state to state.
The Site includes an extensive collection of auction records that might be used as tools in the process of estimating values. MAA or GOTOAUCTION Content is only one of several elements that you should consider in estimating value of an antique or other artistic work and depends upon the accuracy and timing of information which MAA or GOTOAUCTION itself receives. MAA/GOTOAUCTION strongly recommends that its Content only be used in conjunction with other specialists such as Auction Houses, Personal Property Appraisers, Museums, and Dealers.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION 10 APPLY TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY 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. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT GOTOAUCTION IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD PARTIES AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL GOTOAUCTION, THE MAA OR ITS AFFILIATES, OR ANY OF ITS SHAREHOLDERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY YOUR RELIANCE ON INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH EITHER THE CONTENT OR THE SERVICES, OR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY YOU BEING EXPOSED TO INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE SITE. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION, OPINION, ADVICE OR OTHER CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE. PLEASE SEEK THE ADVICE OF PROFESSIONALS, AS APPROPRIATE, REGARDING THE EVALUATION OF ANY SPECIFIC INFORMATION, OPINION, ADVICE OR OTHER CONTENT, INCLUDING OPINIONS OR ADVICE REGARDING THE IDENTIFICATION, VALUATION OR CARE OF ANTIQUES.
NEITHER MAA, GOTOAUCTION, ANY THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDER NOR THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITE OR SERVICES, EVEN IF SUCH PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. OUR LIABILITY, AND THE LIABILITY OF OUR SUPPLIERS, TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTIES IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE IS LIMITED TO THE GREATER OF (A) THE AMOUNT OF MEMBERSHIP FEES YOU PAY TO US IN THE 12 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ACTION GIVING RISE TO LIABILITY, AND (B) $100.00.
Some states do not allow exclusion of implied warranties or limitation of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. In such states, the liability of MAA / GOTOAUCTION, third party content providers and their respective agents shall be limited to the greatest extent permitted by law. Some states do not allow the limitation of liability, so the foregoing limitation may not apply to you.