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Cook & Boardman Group, LLC Terms of Service

Effective Date: 08/08/2018

This Terms of Service and our Privacy Policy (together, this “Agreement”) describe the terms and conditions on which Cook & Boardman Group, LLC, a North Carolina limited liability company, with offices at 3916 Westpoint Blvd., Winston-Salem, NC 27103 (“Cook & Boardman,” “we,” “us” or “our”) offers you access to http://www.cookandboardman.com or any related website or service in or to which this Agreement is linked or referenced (collectively, the “Services”).

Before accessing and using the Services, please read this Agreement carefully because it is a legal agreement between Cook & Boardman and you.

BY ACCESSING AND USING THE SERVICES, YOU AFFIRM THAT:

  • YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS AGREEMENT;
  • YOU WILL COMPLY WITH THIS AGREEMENT; AND
  • YOU ARE AT LEAST THE AGE OF LEGAL MAJORITY IN YOUR PLACE OF RESIDENCE AND OTHERWISE LEGALLY COMPETENT TO ENTER INTO A LEGAL AGREEMENT

IMPORTANT NOTE
Please read carefully the sections titled “DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES,” “LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY” and “DISPUTE RESOLUTION.” These provisions limit Cook & Boardman’s liability to you and affect how disputes are resolved.

If you do not agree to any term of this Agreement, please do not use the Services.

1. CHANGES TO TERMS

The Effective Date of this Agreement is set forth at the top of this webpage. As we add new features, we may revise or supplement this Agreement. We will provide you with advance notice of material revisions to this Agreement. We will not make revisions that have a retroactive effect unless we are legally required to do so or to protect other users of the Services. Your continued use of the Services after the Effective Date constitutes your acceptance of this Agreement, as amended. As of the Effective Date, the amended Agreement supersedes all previous versions of or agreements, notices or statements about this Agreement.

2. ADDITIONAL TERMS

Certain features of the Services may be subject to additional terms (“Additional Terms”) presented in conjunction with them. Regardless of how they are presented to you, you must agree to Additional Terms before using the features of the Services to which they apply. Unless otherwise specified in Additional Terms, all Additional Terms are incorporated into this Agreement. If you do not agree to Additional Terms, then you may not use the Services to which they relate. This Agreement and Additional Terms apply equally but, if any Additional Term is inconsistent with any provision of this Agreement, the Additional Term will prevail for the Services to which the Additional Terms apply.

3. COOK & BOARDMAN CONTENT

Cook & Boardman and its licensors retain full and complete title to all information and materials provided on or through or submitted to the Services, including any artwork, graphics, text, video and audio clips, trademarks, logos and other content (collectively, “Cook & Boardman Content”). The name "Cook & Boardman" and the Cook & Boardman Logo, and other trademarks used in the Services are trademarks of Cook & Boardman or its affiliates and may not be used in connection with the products or services of others in any manner that is likely to cause confusion. All other trademarks not owned by Cook & Boardman that appear in the Services are the property of their respective owners.

If you agree to this Agreement (as well as any Additional Terms), then you may download, print and/or copy Cook & Boardman Content solely for your own personal use.

Except for content that is in the public domain or unless Cook & Boardman provides you with written authorization to do so, you may not:

  • Incorporate any Cook & Boardman Content into any other work (such as your own website) or use Cook & Boardman Content in any public or commercial manner;
  • Copy, modify, reproduce, adapt, reverse engineer, distribute, frame, republish, upload, display, post, transmit, transfer, license or sell Cook & Boardman Content in any form or by any means;
  • Change any of the notices about copyright, trademarks or other intellectual property rights that may be part of the Cook & Boardman Content; or
  • ‘Deep link’ to any of the Services (i.e., link to any page other than the home page of one of the Services).

EXCEPT FOR COOK & BOARDMAN CONTENT PROVIDED BY US OR OUR AGENTS, WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION ON THE SERVICE OR ENDORSE THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE, OR STATEMENT MADE BY ANY THIRD PARTY. COOK & BOARDMAN IS AN INDEPENDENT, NONPARTISAN ORGANIZATION. COOK & BOARDMAN TAKES NO INSTITUTIONAL POSITIONS ON POLICY ISSUES. REFERENCES TO SPECIFIC NONPROFIT, PRIVATE, OR GOVERNMENT ENTITIES ARE NOT AN ENDORSEMENT.

4. USING THE SERVICES

Age of Eligibility: You must be the age of legal majority or older in your place of residence to use the Services.

Accessing the Services: You are responsible for the software, hardware and Internet service needed to access and use the Services. If you access and use the Services on your smartphone, tablet or other mobile device (“Mobile Device”), you are solely responsible for any and all data and other fees related to use of the Services through your Mobile Device.

We do not guarantee availability of the Services at all times of the day. Cook & Boardman may from time to time perform upgrades, updates or otherwise make the Services unavailable. To the maximum extent authorized under applicable law, we reserve the right to change, remove, delete, restrict, block access to, or stop providing any or all of the Services at any time and without notice. Except as provided in our customer agreements, Cook & Boardman has no obligation to provide access to or support for the Services.

Restrictions on Your Use of Services: You may use the Services for lawful, non-commercial purposes only.

You agree that you will not (and you agree not to encourage or allow any third party to):

  • Breach, test, circumvent (or attempt to breach, test or circumvent) any security, copy protection or rights management feature in the Services or otherwise attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Services or Cook & Boardman’s computer systems or networks,
  • Copy, modify, translate, adapt or otherwise create derivative works or improvements (whether or not patentable) of any part of the Services;
  • Decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or decode the Services or otherwise attempt to derive or gain access to the source code of any part of the Services (unless applicable laws specifically prohibit such restriction);
  • Remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark or other intellectual property or proprietary notices contained in the Services;
  • Use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other automated device, process or means to access, retrieve, scrape or index any portion of the Services;
  • Use the Services to advertise, buy or sell any products or services;
  • Distribute, rent, sublicense, lease, lend, sell, resell, assign, transfer, transmit, stream, broadcast or otherwise make available or exploit any features or functionality of the Services including though time-sharing, use of service bureau or by otherwise making the Services available on a network on which it is accessible by more than one device at any time;
  • Reformat or frame any portion of the web pages that are part of the Services without Cook & Boardman’s written consent;
  • Cause or launch any programs or scripts for the purpose of scraping, indexing, surveying, or otherwise data mining any portion of the Services or unduly burdening or hindering the operation and/or functionality of any aspect of the Services; or
  • Collect or store Personal Data (as defined in the Privacy Policy) about any other user without his or her express prior written consent.

7. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

Cook & Boardman warrants that Cook & Boardman has validly entered into this Agreement and has the legal power to do so. You warrant that you have validly entered into this Agreement and have the legal power to do so.

EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED ABOVE, THE COOK & BOARDMAN SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. Cook & Boardman specifically disclaims all warranties and conditions of any kind, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, non-infringement, freedom from defects, uninterrupted use and all warranties implied from any course of dealing or usage of trade. Cook & Boardman does not warrant that (a) the Services will meet your requirements, (b) operation of the Services will be uninterrupted or virus- or error-free or (c) errors will be corrected. Any oral or written advice provided by Cook & Boardman or its authorized agents does not and will not create any warranty. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES WHICH MEANS THAT SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.

8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES

YOU FURTHER WAIVE AND AGREE NOT TO ASSERT AGAINST COOK & BOARDMAN ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INDIRECT DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA OR PROGRAMS, SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS AND PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE SERVICES, EVEN IF COOK & BOARDMAN KNOWS OR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, IN EACH CASE, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE OR TO THE CONDUCT OF YOU OR ANY OTHER REGISTERED USER IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE SERVICE.

The foregoing disclaimer of liability will not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law in the jurisdiction of your place of residence. You acknowledge and agree that the above limitations of liability together with the other provisions in this Agreement that limit liability are essential terms and that Cook & Boardman would not be willing to grant you the rights set forth in this Agreement but for your agreement to the above limitations of liability.

9. DISPUTE RESOLUTION

If you have a complaint about the Services, please contact Cook & Boardman via email at privacy@cookandboardman.com

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you and Cook & Boardman agree that any dispute resolution proceedings will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class, consolidated or representative action. Except where prohibited, this Agreement is governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the internal laws of the State of North Carolina, without giving effect to the principles of conflicts of laws of such state, and is binding upon the parties hereto in the United States and worldwide.

YOU AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE SERVICES MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES; OTHERWISE, THE CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.

If you are a resident of the US: Any dispute between you and Cook & Boardman and its agents, employees, officers, directors, principals, successors, assigns, subsidiaries or affiliates arising from or relating to this Agreement and its interpretation or the breach, termination or validity thereof, the relationships which result from this Agreement is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts in North Carolina, other than for actions to enforce any order or judgment entered by such courts.

If you are not a resident of the US: If local law requires, you may bring an action against Cook & Boardman in the local courts of your place of domicile and nothing in this Agreement is intended to limit your rights to do so. All disputes arising under the Agreement between you and Cook & Boardman are subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in your place of domicile and you and Cook & Boardman hereby submit to the personal jurisdiction and venue of these courts.

10. NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS

BY USING THE SERVICES, YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542, WHICH SAYS "A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH, IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR."

If the Services are at any time deemed an electronic commercial service (as defined under California Civil Code Section 1789.3), California residents are entitled to the following specific consumer rights information:

The provider of the Services is:

Cook & Boardman Group, LLC
3916 Westpoint Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
(336) 768-8872

If the Services are deemed as electronic commercial service, you may file a complaint regarding the Services or to receive further information regarding use of the Services by sending a letter to the attention of “Legal Department” at the above address.

11. INTERNATIONAL USE

If you are not a United States resident and you are accessing our Services from outside the United States, you agree to transfer certain information outside your home country to us and that you will follow all the laws that apply to you.

Cook & Boardman’s servers and operations are located primarily in the United States and our policies and procedures are based primarily on United States law. Because of this, the following provisions apply specifically to users located outside of the United States: (i) you consent to the transfer, storage, and processing of your information (including Personal Data) to and in the United States and/or other countries; (ii) if you are using the Services from a country embargoed by the United States, or are on the United States Treasury Department’s list of “Specially Designated Nationals,” you are not authorized to access or use the Services; and (iii) you agree to comply with all local laws, rules, and regulations including all laws, rules, and regulations in effect in the country in which you reside and the country from which you access the Services. The Services are not intended for distribution to or use by any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation, or which that would subject Cook & Boardman or its affiliates to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country.

12. TERMINATION

Cook & Boardman reserves the right immediately to suspend or terminate your access to the Services without notice if Cook & Boardman believes you violated this Agreement.

Termination will not limit any of Cook & Boardman’s other rights or remedies. The sections titled Cook & Boardman Content, Submissions, Disclaimer of Warranties, Limitation of Liability, Dispute Resolution, General Terms and any other provision that is intended to survive termination shall survive termination of this Agreement.

13. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES AND SERVICES

The Services contain links to other websites and services that we think may interest you, including social networking (collectively, “Linked Services”). Linked Services are not under the control of Cook & Boardman and Cook & Boardman is not responsible for Linked Services or for any information or materials on, or any form of transmission received from, any Linked Service. The inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement by Cook & Boardman of the Linked Services or any association with the operators of the Linked Services. Cook & Boardman does not investigate, verify or monitor the Linked Services. Cook & Boardman provides links to Linked Services for your convenience only. You access Linked Services at your own risk.

14. GENERAL TERMS

  • This Agreement (i) inures to the benefit of and will be binding upon Cook & Boardman’s and you and your successors and assigns, respectively and (ii) may be assigned by Cook & Boardman but you may not assign them without the prior express written consent of Cook & Boardman.
  • This Agreement, together with our Privacy Policy contain the entire understanding by and between Cook & Boardman and you with respect to the matters contained herein.
  • If any provision of this Agreement is or becomes unenforceable or invalid, the remaining provisions will continue with the same effect as if such unenforceable or invalid provision had not been inserted herein.
  • If Cook & Boardman fails or you fail to perform any term of this Agreement and you do not enforce the term, the failure to enforce on any occasion will not constitute a waiver of any term and will not prevent enforcement on any other occasion.
  • Nothing contained in this Agreement will be deemed to constitute Cook & Boardman or you as the agent or representative of the other or as joint venturers or partners.
  • If Cook & Boardman is or you are prevented from performing or unable to perform any obligation under this Agreement due to any cause beyond the reasonable control of the party invoking this provision, the affected party's performance will be extended for the period of delay or inability to perform due to such occurrence.
  • The headings and captions contained herein are for convenience only.
  • This Agreement and all related documentation will be drafted in English. While certain text in this Agreement may be made available in languages other than English (whether translated by a person or solely by computer software), the English language version controls.

15. QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SERVICES

If you have a question about the Services, please contact Cook & Boardman via email at privacy@cookandboardman.com

Cook & Boardman Group, LLC
3916 Westpoint Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
(336) 768-8872
privacy@cookandboardman.com

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