Terms and Conditions

By using this Site, you indicate that you have read and understand these Terms and Conditions and agree to always abide by them.


Intellectual Property
All content published and made available on our Site is the property of the Minnesota Logger Education Program and the Site's creators. This includes, but is not limited to images, text, logos, documents, downloadable files, and anything that contributes to the composition of our Site.

Acceptable Use
As a user of our Site, you agree to use our Site legally, not to use our Site for illegal purposes, and not to:

  • Harass or mistreat other users of our Site;
  • Violate the rights of other users of our Site;
  • Violate the intellectual property rights of the Site owners or any third party to the Site;
  • Hack into the account of another user of the Site;
  • Act in any way that could be considered fraudulent; or
  • Post any material that may be deemed inappropriate or offensive.

If we believe you are using our Site illegally or in a manner that violates these Terms and Conditions, we reserve the right to limit, suspend or terminate your access to our Site. We also reserve the right to take any legal steps necessary to prevent you from accessing our Site.

When you create an account on our Site, you agree to the following:

  1. You are solely responsible for your account and the security and privacy of your account, including passwords or sensitive information attached to that account; and
  2. All personal information you provide to us through your account is up to date, accurate, and truthful and that you will update your personal information if it changes.

We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your account if you are using our Site illegally or if you violate these Terms and Conditions.

Sale of Goods And Services
These Terms and Conditions govern the sale of goods and services available on our Site.

The following goods are available on our Site:

  • Incidental industry related supplies and materials; and
  • Publications.

The following services are available on our Site

  • Workshops;
  • Conferences;
  • Directories
  • Trainings; and
  • Online Courses and content.

The services will be paid for in full when the services are ordered.

These Terms and Conditions apply to all the goods and services that are displayed on our Site at the time you access it. This includes all products listed as being out of stock. All information, descriptions, or images that we provide about our goods and services are as accurate as possible. However, we are not legally bound by such information, descriptions, or images as we cannot guarantee the accuracy of all goods and services we provide. You agree to purchase goods and services from our Site at your own risk.

We reserve the right to modify, reject or cancel your order whenever it becomes necessary. If we cancel your order and have already processed your payment, we will give you a refund equal to the amount you paid. You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor your payment instrument to verify receipt of any refund.

Third Party Goods and Services
Our Site may offer goods and services from third parties. We cannot guarantee the quality or accuracy of goods and services made available by third parties on our Site.

Electronic Communications
Your submission of names, mailing addresses, email addresses, and/or telephone or mobile telephone numbers indicate your expressed permission to communicate with users using any or all methods. MLEP will not sell or share membership data for commercial purposes. MLEP may share contact information with researchers, trade associations, landowners, and other forest products industry professionals. Any user may select "Opt-out of directory" which will cause your data to be excluded from public shares of data. MLEP uses a variety of third-party communication vendors includes specific unsubscribe or opt-out links. 

Directory Data Solicitation and Sales
MLEP maintains two online directories of membership data. The public facing directory is available to any online user. Any firm or member or employee may opt-out of publication in the public directory. The Qualified Logging Professional (QLP) Directory is available to subscribing firms such as mills, governmental agencies, and certifying organizations. The Subscription based QLP directory is necessary for MLEP to maintain and share on a need-to-know basis to facilitate your status as a QLP.

Memberships (Subscriptions)
Your membership does not automatically renew. You will be notified before your next payment is due and must authorize that payment for your membership (subscription) to continue.

As a condition of renewing the membership for my company, I affirm that:

  • I am aware of:
    • Federal and State Tax laws and regulations and am in compliance with the same;
    • that MLEP does not provide accounting, tax, or legal advice;
    • that if I have employees, Unemployment Insurance and Worker Compensation Insurance are required and that, if required, the appropriate insurance policies are in place;
    • that if I have one or more employees, an AWAIR Company Safety Policy and a Substance Abuse Company Policy are in place for my company and available to all employees.
  • My business is enrolled or participates in a drug & alcohol testing program as required for commercial drivers.
  • My business is properly registered with the Minnesota Secretary of State 
  • I agree to the terms and conditions of membership renewal and the policies and procedures of MLEP.
  • I subscribe to the Code of Ethics for MLEP Logging Professionals and require the same of all my QLPs.
  • The information I have provided in any application or renewal is accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand that intentional falsification of applications or renewals can result in denial of MLEP membership, that application and renewal fees are non-refundable, and that materials submitted with an application or renewal will not be returned.

To cancel your membership (subscription), please notify Minnesota Logger Education Program in writing to info@mlep.org

MLEP Memberships are for a calendar year, are not transferable and are not refundable.

We accept the following payment methods on our Site:

  • Credit/Debit Card; and
  • Invoice with check payment (Invoices will be sent upon online renewal and via USPS for those without active email addresses on file)

When you provide us with your payment information, you authorize our use of and access to the payment instrument you have chosen to use. By providing us with your payment information, you authorize us to charge the amount due to this payment instrument.

If we believe your payment has violated any law or these Terms and Conditions, we reserve the right to cancel or reverse your transaction.

Code of Ethics for MLEP Logging Professionals

I recognize that maintaining professionalism in logging requires maintaining a professional attitude and following a code of ethics, just as it is true in any other profession.  By accepting the designation of "MLEP Logging Professional", I agree to maintain a professional attitude and abide by the following code of ethics.

For the MLEP Logging Professional, safety on the worksite is the number one priority.  The MLEP Logging Professional abides by and actively promotes safety standards.

MLEP Logging Professionals take pride in their profession, perform all activities in a responsible and professional manner and encourage others to do the same.

The MLEP Logging Professional is aware of and complies with all laws and regulations relating to the logging profession.

The MLEP Logging Professional will not perform any service for which he or she is not qualified, and will advise clients to seek other professional assistance when appropriate.

The MLEP Logging Professional will provide services that are specifically related to the objectives and requirements of his or her clients.

The MLEP Logging Professional will not malign the work, reputation, or business of other professional loggers.

The MLEP Logging Professional recognizes that landowners, wood buyers, and other professionals are part of the forest products industry and cooperates with affected parties to maintain high standards of professionalism.

The MLEP Logging Professional will strive to increase his or her knowledge of and skills within the logging profession.

Minnesota Logger Education Membership Policy:
Employees of new member will be designated as “Provisional Members” once they have applied, registered for and completed Forest Management Guidelines (FMG)  training, either electronically or in-person along with the LogSafe requirements for the year in which they apply. They have until December 31 of the year of application to complete the requirements and will become full members as soon as requirements are met.
Renewals will be sent to current members in good standing in November for the following year (Example: 2019 membership renewals will be sent in November of 2018). Members who do not remit their membership renewal payment by February 15 of the subsequent year will not be included in the annual directory for that year. Further, they will not be included in the training reports made available to industry and public land management agencies or listed as a member on the website until their membership is paid in full. Employees/staff/owners of member firms will not be able to register for any MLEP (SFI) training course until current year dues are paid in full. 
Membership dues outstanding after the February 15 grace period may result in dismissal from membership. Failure to pay membership dues by September 1 could result in the loss of bidding rights with companies and agencies that require MLEP training and will require re-application to the MLEP program which includes a reapplication fee. Re-application must be made via phone to MLEP at 218-879-5633.

MLEP member companies can be dismissed from membership for any of the following reasons:
1. Failure to timely remit membership dues. (lapsed membership)
2. Failure to complete training requirements during a calendar year. Training requirements are detailed in the MLEP Membership Requirement Policy. All training required must be completed by December 31, and
3. Other reasons for dismissal as voted upon by the Board of Directors.
A member who is dismissed from the program, may be required to re-apply to the program as a “Provisional Member” and pay a $50 re-application fee in addition to their non-refundable application fee. If dismissed from the program they must also bring their accounts current (pay any outstanding workshop fees, no-show fees, etc.)
They will be considered a provisional member until they have completed the required training. In the event a company is dismissed due to non-payment of dues and they re-apply for membership during the initial dismissal year, their re-application and reapplication fee will be for the remainder of that calendar year. Membership dues will not be pro-rated.
Company A did not timely pay their membership renewal. They are dismissed from membership. Company A re-applies for membership on October 15, 2018. The re-application fees and membership dues cover membership for calendar year. They will be considered a provisional member until they complete the re-application training requirements. 2019 dues will be assessed for their membership and due by February 15, 2019.

Membership Certificates:
MLEP participant companies will be recognized as a member and included on training rosters shared with interested parties after receipt of member’s membership renewal payment and completion of the required training from the previous year.
A member must have paid their 2019 membership renewal and at least one primary contact for the company must have completed all the required training during 2018 in order to access a certificate through the Member Portal at www.mlep.org .

Qualified Logger Professional (QLP) Certificates:
MLEP Qualified Logging Professional (QLP) status will be designated to appropriate individual participants who meet the Qualified Logging Professional (QLP) requirements for member companies after receipt of the member company’s renewal payment. Qualified Logging Professional (QLP) status will expire on December 31 of the following year 
Non Member Qualified Logging Professional status will be designated to appropriate individual participants who submit proof of completion of approved reciprocal or outside credit courses to MLEP. A recording and reporting fee may be assessed to non-member Qualified Logging Professionals.
A member company’s individual participant must be a primary contact or identified as a Qualified Logging Professional (QLP) in the MLEP system and have taken all required QLP training in 2018 to receive a QLP designation. This designation would expire on December 31, 2019.

Qualified Logging Professional (QLP) and Other Member Training Requirements
Qualified Logging Professional Training requirements are defined by the Minnesota SFI State Implementation Committee and can be found at: https://www.mlep.org/mlep/Education_Requirements.asp 

A qualified Logging Professional who does not maintain a current course track who later wishes to regain QLP status must meet the "Initial QLP Training Requirements." Specifically this means that the individual must retake the Minnesota Forest Management Guidelines Course, either online or in person.

Shipping and Delivery
When you purchase goods from our Site, the goods will be delivered through one of the following methods:

  • Standard Delivery to events or conferences, or via common carrier such as USPS, UPS, SpeeDee, or FedEx. Delivery may take up to 7 days.

Delivery will take place as soon as reasonably possible, depending on the delivery method selected. Delivery times may vary due to unforeseen circumstances. Please note that delivery times do not include weekends and statutory holidays.

You are required to provide us with a complete and accurate delivery address, including the name of the recipient. We are not liable for the delivery of your goods to the wrong address or wrong person because of you providing us with inaccurate or incomplete information.

Refunds for Goods
All goods sold on our Site are non-refundable.

Refunds for Services
We provide refunds for services sold on our Site as follows:

  • Event (Conferences, trainings, workshops, etc.) registrations are refundable with ten (10) day's notice to info@mlep.org or 218-879-5633. Seats at conferences and workshops can be transferred to others.

Consumer Protection Law
Where any consumer protection legislation in your jurisdiction applies and cannot be excluded, these Terms and Conditions will not limit your legal rights and remedies under that legislation. These Terms and Conditions will be read subject to the mandatory provisions of that legislation. If there is a conflict between these Terms and Conditions and that legislation, the mandatory provisions of the legislation will apply.

Links to Other Websites
Our Site contains links to third party websites or services that we do not own or control. We are not responsible for the content, policies, or practices of any third-party website or service linked to on our Site. It is your responsibility to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of these third party websites before using these sites.

Limitation of Liability
Minnesota Logger Education Program and our directors, officers, agents, employees, subsidiaries, and affiliates will not be liable for any actions, claims, losses, damages, liabilities and expenses including legal fees from your use of the Site.

Except where prohibited by law, by using this Site you indemnify and hold harmless Minnesota Logger Education Program and our directors, officers, agents, employees, subsidiaries, and affiliates from any actions, claims, losses, damages, liabilities and expenses including legal fees arising out of your use of our Site or your violation of these Terms and Conditions.

Applicable Law
These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of the State of Minnesota.

Dispute Resolution
Subject to any exceptions specified in these Terms and Conditions, if you and Minnesota Logger Education Program are unable to resolve any dispute through informal discussion, then you and Minnesota Logger Education Program agree to submit the issue first before a non-binding mediator and to an arbitrator in the event that mediation fails. The decision of the arbitrator will be final and binding. Any mediator or arbitrator must be a neutral party acceptable to both you and Minnesota Logger Education Program. The costs of any mediation or arbitration will be shared equally between you and Minnesota Logger Education Program.

Notwithstanding any other provision in these Terms and Conditions, you and Minnesota Logger Education Program agree that you both retain the right to bring an action in small claims court and to bring an action for injunctive relief or intellectual property infringement.

If at any time any of the provisions set forth in these Terms and Conditions are found to be inconsistent or invalid under applicable laws, those provisions will be deemed void and will be removed from these Terms and Conditions. All other provisions will not be affected by the removal and the rest of these Terms and Conditions will still be considered valid.

These Terms and Conditions may be amended from time to time to maintain compliance with the law and to reflect any changes to the way we operate our Site and the way we expect users to behave on our Site. We will notify users by email of changes to these Terms and Conditions or post a notice on our Site.

Contact Details
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Our contact details are as follows:

(218) 879-5633
100 N Central Ave., Duluth, MN 55807-2462

Revised: 11/14/2023

Effective Date: 10/27/2022

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