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Terms Of Use


AGREEMENT between you “User” and the North Carolina Department of Commerce (“Commerce”)

The Commerce website is comprised of various web pages operated by Commerce.  The Commerce website is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of the Commerce website constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices.

MODIFICATION OF THESE TERMS OF USE

Commerce reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the Commerce website is offered.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

The Commerce website may contain links to other websites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of Commerce and Commerce is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation, any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. Commerce is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. Commerce is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Commerce of the site or any association with its operators.

NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE

As a condition of your use of the Commerce website, you warrant to Commerce that you will not use the Commerce website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Commerce website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Commerce website or interfere with any other party's use of the Commerce website.

PERSONAL USE ONLY

Content on the Commerce website is provided to you AS IS. You may access this content for your information and personal use solely as intended through the Commerce website as permitted under these Terms of Use. You shall not download any content unless you see a “download” or similar link displayed on the Commerce website. You shall not copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, or otherwise exploit any content for any other purposes without the prior written consent of Commerce.

USE OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES

The Commerce website may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with other employees. You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:

Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy or publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer.
Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages.
Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.
Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.
Violate any applicable laws or regulations.

The North Carolina Department of Commerce has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, Commerce reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. Commerce also reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

Commerce reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in Commerce's sole discretion.

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your family in any Communication Service. Commerce does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, Commerce specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized spokespersons for Commerce, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of Commerce.

Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.

SERVICE CONTACT : webdev@nccommerce.com

TERMINATION/ACCESS RESTRICTION
The North Carolina Department of Commerce reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Commerce website and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice.

GENERAL
To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of North Carolina.