Welcome to our website, which is owned and operated by Sentry Insurance a Mutual Company and/or its subsidiary and affiliated companies (collectively, “Sentry”). These website Terms and Conditions of Use (“Terms”) contain the terms and conditions upon which Sentry is willing to provide you access to and use of this Sentry website and all related pages, mobile applications, information, databases, materials, and services (collectively, the “Site”), and govern:
Sentry reserves the right, at its discretion, to change, delete, and update portions of these Terms or other policies that govern use of the Site at its discretion, at any time, for any reason, including the right to terminate the Services or any part of the Services.
You should review these Terms periodically for changes. Any amendments and modifications by Sentry will be prospective only, and unless otherwise provided in the Terms, will be effective upon being posted on the Site. The Terms can be accessed from the link at the bottom of each Site page. If you use the Site after we post changes to the Terms, you agree to the changed Terms. In the event that any of the Terms are held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, such provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these Terms shall otherwise remain in full force and effect.
You are responsible for promptly paying all fees or premiums associated with your use or purchase of the Services (the “Fees”) at the time of purchase, or in the case of payment of premiums, on or before the date such premiums are due. You are also responsible for any applicable federal, state, or local franchise fees, surcharges, sales and use taxes, and any other taxes (except those related to Sentry’s net income) related to the Services (collectively, the “Taxes”). You shall promptly pay all Taxes at the time of purchase or payment.
If you dispute any Fees related to purchase of any Services, you shall provide Sentry with written notice describing such dispute in reasonable detail and include with such notice all documentation as may be reasonably required to support your position regarding the dispute. All disputes regarding any Fees must be submitted to Sentry within 90 days of the purchase or payment of the applicable Services. If you do not dispute Fees within such time period, you waive all rights to dispute such Fees.
If the dispute is resolved in favor of Sentry and you have withheld the disputed amount, any payments withheld pending settlement of the disputed amount shall bear interest at 18 percent (18%) per annum or the highest amount permitted by law, whichever is lower, from the payment due date up to and including the date of payment. Sentry shall be entitled to recovery of all costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs) incurred in enforcing your compliance with the Terms.
Your use of the Site includes the limited right to view, bookmark, download, and print—for your non-commercial, personal use and information only—those pages of the Site that interest you. Your use of any materials or software from the Site is terminable by Sentry at any time under the circumstances described in these Terms.
Sentry or its content providers own all of the content, materials, and other intellectual property related to the Site and the Services, including—without limit—all text, graphics, photographs, music, data, images, audio and video clips, software, names, button icons, logos, images, designs, titles, words or phrases, page headers, service names, trademarks, patents, and copyrights (collectively, “Materials”). You have no rights to the Materials, except as expressly set forth in these Terms. Any use of the Materials, except as permitted by these Terms, is expressly prohibited.
The contents and use of the Site (including Sentry's name and the logos and software used in the Site) are registered and/or protected by U.S. and international copyright, trademark, and other laws. You may not delete or change any copyright or trademark notices, and cannot alter or modify the content in any manner without the express written permission of Sentry.
You further agree you may not:
Sentry reserves the right to disclose the identity of anyone posting or transmitting any information or materials violating the above prohibitions to law enforcement authorities.
Sentry does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of communications posted by users. Nor does Sentry endorse any opinions expressed by users or any third parties using the Site. Any reliance on material posted by other users shall be at your own risk.
Sentry shall have a royalty-free, irrevocable, transferable right, and license to use any comments, ideas, suggestions, information, files, images, or other materials you submit, upload, or post to Sentry or the Site (“Submissions”) however Sentry desires. This includes—without limitation—being able to copy, modify, delete in its entirety, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, and/or sell and/or distribute such Submissions and/or incorporate such Submissions into any form, medium, or technology throughout the world. Sentry is and shall be under no obligation to do the following:
You grant Sentry the right to use the name you submit in connection with any Submissions. You are and shall remain solely responsible for the content of any Submissions you make. Sentry and its affiliates take no responsibility and assume no liability for any Submissions submitted by you or any third party.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Sentry harmless from and against all third-party claims, damages, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) against or incurred by Sentry arising out of any Submissions you post or allow to be posted to the Site.
For your general informational use only, Sentry may provide access to third-party websites. These links allow you to leave the Site. Sentry is unable to verify—and takes no responsibility for—the contents of any third-party website that may be linked to the Site via hyperlink or otherwise, whether such link is provided by Sentry or by a third party (including any responsibility for the accuracy, timeliness, or suitability of the content of any third-party website to which Sentry may link). By providing access to other websites, Sentry is not recommending or supporting any third party, is not recommending the purchase or sale of any products or services of a third party, and is not endorsing or acknowledging that it is affiliated with any website’s sponsoring organization. Sentry does not expressly—or by implication—endorse, recommend, or make any representations or warranties related to any commercial product, process, or service (whether by trade name, trademark, service mark, generic description, or referral to a distributor or manufacturer) referred to on any third-party site or related to creation of links to such site. Before relying on any information contained on any third-party website, you are cautioned to undertake your own independent evaluation of its accuracy, completeness, usefulness, timeliness, and correct sequencing, and its protections against potential viruses and other malicious code in downloaded material.
Sentry may include third-party information on the Site for general informational purposes only. Sentry is unable to verify the accuracy or completeness of third-party information posted to the Site or accessible from the Site. Your acceptance of these Terms indicates that you agree Sentry does not guarantee—and is not liable to you for—the accuracy, results, completeness, authorship, or suitability of any third-party content, and Sentry is not obligated to maintain, verify, update, or post any corrections to such third-party information for any reason. Nothing in the Site referencing any third parties with whom Sentry conducts business—and nothing in these Terms—shall be deemed to create any agency relationship or affiliation with, or endorsement or sponsorship of, such third parties or make the third parties or your partners or joint venturers with Sentry, or otherwise provide you or any third parties with any rights to act on Sentry’s behalf.
This Site is for convenience and information purposes only, and is made available by Sentry with the understanding that Sentry is not engaged in the practice of law, nor is it rendering legal, tax, accounting, investment or financial advice. The information contained in this Site is of a general nature and is not intended to address the circumstances of any particular individual or entity. No one should act on the information contained in this Site without legal/financial advice from competent and licensed local professionals.
In using this Site, you acknowledge and accept there are risks, including—without limitation—the risk of harm of people acting under false pretenses. You assume all risks associated with dealing with other users with whom you come in contact through the Site and other parties that use the Site or your Personal Information for unauthorized or illegal purposes.
YOU AGREE THAT SENTRY, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, AGENTS, AND SUPPLIERS (COLLECTIVELY THE “SENTRY PARTIES”) HAVE LIMITED LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) THAT YOU CLAIM ARISE FROM THE USE OF THE SITE, AND/OR ANY LINKED WEBSITE, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, TRESPASS, OR OTHERWISE AND WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE, SERVICES AND/OR LINKED WEBSITES IS TO STOP USING THE SITE AND/OR THOSE SERVICES. TO THE EXTENT ANY ASPECTS OF THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY ARE NOT ENFORCEABLE. THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF THE SENTRY PARTIES IS LIMITED TO THE LESSER OF THE AMOUNT (IF ANY) PAID BY YOU TO SENTRY TO PURCHASE THE PARTICULAR PRODUCTS OR SERVICES WHICH FORM THE BASIS OF YOUR CLAIM, OR THE AMOUNTS PAID BY YOU TO SENTRY TO PURCHASE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES IN THE THREE (3) MONTHS PRECEDING ANY CLAIM WHERE YOUR CLAIM DOES NOT RELATE TO PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PURCHASED, OR $100 IF YOU HAVE NOT PAID ANY AMOUNTS TO SENTRY. IF YOU LIVE IN A STATE THAT DOES NOT ALLOW THE WAIVER OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, OR LIMITATIONS OR DAMAGES WAIVERS DESCRIBED IN THIS SECTION, SOME OF THESE WAIVERS AND LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. YOU AGREE TO PROMPTLY NOTIFY SENTRY IN WRITING IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE ANY CLAIM AGAINST THE SENTRY PARTIES, AND, IN ANY EVENT, YOU AGREE THAT ANY CLAIM NOT BROUGHT WITHIN ONE YEAR OF YOUR DISCOVERY SHALL BE DEEMED WAIVED AND RELEASED.
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU AGREE THAT ALL INFORMATION, SERVICES, SOFTWARE, AND CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE—AND THE SITE ITSELF—ARE FURNISHED FOR GENERAL INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND ARE FURNISHED TO YOU ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT ANY IMPLIED OR EXPRESSED WARRANTY OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SUITABILITY, SECURITY, CORRECTNESS, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT). THE SENTRY PARTIES MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY REGARDING, ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR, AND DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY FOR THE CONTINUED AVAILABILITY; RELIABILITY; ACCURACY; RESULTS OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE OR ANY MATERIAL ON THE SITE; THE PERFORMANCE OF THE INTERNET; THE DOWNLOADING COMPATIBILITY OF ANY MATERIALS OR SOFTWARE WITH YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM; THE EXISTENCE OF ANY VIRUS, WORM, MALICIOUS CODE, OR OTHER DISABLING DEVICE FROM ANY SOURCE; THE UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF YOUR INFORMATION BY A PARTY OTHER THAN SENTRY; ANY TECHNICAL FAILURES (INCLUDING HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE FAILURES), INCOMPLETE, SCRAMBLED, OR DELAYED COMPUTER TRANSMISSIONS; AND/OR TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR LOSS OR USE OF DATA, AS WELL AS UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS OF USER TRANSMISSIONS BY THIRD PARTIES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THESE TERMS. NO ONE IS AUTHORIZED TO MAKE ANY WARRANTY ON SENTRY’S BEHALF, AND YOU CANNOT RELY ON ANY OTHER STATEMENT OF WARRANTY. YOU ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY, APPROPRIATENESS, AND LEGALITY OF ANY INFORMATION YOU SUPPLY TO SENTRY.
Any references on the Site to product or service warranties provided by Sentry related to products or services already purchased by you are provided for informational purposes only. These references are not intended to extend, republish, or modify any warranties that accompanied the products or services at time of purchase or to create new warranties. When you provide Sentry with an email address for information delivery or otherwise request a non-secure delivery of information, you agree not to hold Sentry responsible for any misuse or unauthorized viewing of that information.
In consideration of your use of the Site, you hereby agree to indemnify the Sentry Parties (and any of its third-party service providers) from and against any and all claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs, and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs) arising out of or related to your:
We disclaim any responsibility or liability for third-party copyrighted materials posted on our Site. Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Sentry designates the agent below to receive notifications of claimed copyright infringement. If you reasonably believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide to Sentry’s designated agent the following information:
Sentry’s designated agent for notification may be reached at:
Sentry Insurance a Mutual Company
Attention: Shelley McEachen, Legal & Compliance Manager
1800 North Point Drive
Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54481
If a dispute arises between you and any of the Sentry Parties, it is the goal of Sentry to work in good faith with you to quickly and amicably resolve the dispute. All disputes, claims, or controversies (“Claims”) arising under or relating to these Terms, the Site, or the Services that cannot be resolved informally, will be resolved by binding arbitration as described herein.
Any dispute arising under or related to these Terms, the Site, or the Services (including the arbitrability of such a dispute and the existence, validity, interpretation, performance, termination, or breach thereof) shall be finally settled by binding arbitration by a single arbitrator in accordance with the then-current Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), with the arbitration to be commenced no later than one (1) year after such Claim accrues. If you fail to commence binding arbitration within one year after such Claim accrues, it shall be deemed forever waived. A judgment upon an arbitrator’s award may be entered by any court of competent jurisdiction. The arbitrator shall be an expert in the field of Internet services. To the extent permitted by applicable law, you agree that there shall be no class-action arbitration related to these Terms, the Site, or the Services. All parties shall bear their own expenses, except that the parties shall equally share the expenses of the arbitrator (except for the required non-refundable filing fees, which shall be paid solely by the party asserting the related Claim).
The above obligations to arbitrate shall not apply to violations of the Restrictions on Use of Sentry Materials contained above or prevent a party from seeking a preliminary injunction, temporary restraining order, specific performance, or other procedures in a court of competent jurisdiction to obtain interim relief when deemed necessary by such court to preserve the status quo or prevent irreparable injury pending resolution by arbitration of the actual dispute.
Exclusive jurisdiction and venue for arbitration or any other legal action or proceeding in any way related to the Site, the Services, or these Terms shall be in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Any matter brought before a court shall be brought solely in the state or federal courts located in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. The parties hereby waive their right to a jury trial.