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Thank you for visiting FloridaGovernmentOnline.com (the "Company"). The Company respects the privacy of every individual that visits our website and seeks to make its information collection and use practices transparent to every user. This Privacy Policy and Terms of Use ("Policy") outlines the information we collect on this website (collectively with any and all sub-domains, "Website") and the manner in which we use and disclose that information. By visiting, using and/or submitting information via this Website you accept the practices described in this Policy and agree to the terms and conditions published herein.

Please note that other Company Web sites may be governed by separate policies. When visiting any other Company site, please refer to its Terms of Use.

Copyright Notice

Our Web site, in its entirety, including but not limited to all site design, text, data, interfaces, logos, button icons, legends, images, photographs, music, audio or video clips, titles, page headers, graphics, software and the selection, arrangement, coordination, enhancement and presentation of said elements is the sole property of Company and/or its affiliates and content suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws. All software used on our Web site is the property of Company or its software suppliers (or is used under license from the owner) and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. You acknowledge that these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media, and technologies existing now or hereinafter developed.

Trademarks

The trademark Government Online ServicesTM is the trademark of Company. All other designs, graphics, logos, slogans, product names and service names are trademarks or servicemarks of Company All other trademarks not owned by Company or its affiliates that appear on our Web site are the property of or are used under license from their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to or sponsored by Company or its affiliates.

Using Our Web Site

Our Web site and its contents are intended for your personal, non-commercial use. Any use of our Web site or its contents other than for your personal, non-commercial purposes - without our written permission - is strictly prohibited. Our Web site or any portion of our Web site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, transmitted, disassembled, sold, resold or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose that is not expressly permitted under these Terms of Use. Any information copied from our Web site in accordance with the foregoing must include the appropriate copyright notice and trademark notices and may not be altered in any way.

Except as specifically permitted by these Terms of Use, using our Web site does not confer, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any ownership right or license to our Web site as a whole or to any individual elements of our Web site, without regard to whether such elements are subject to copyright or trademark protection. Access to our Web site does not authorize anyone to use any name, logo, slogan or mark in any manner. The application of our Web site, into any other site, is strictly prohibited unless pre-approved in writing by Company. Company reserves the right to refuse access in its sole discretion, including, without limitation, if Company believes that a customer's conduct violates applicable law or these Terms of Use or is harmful to the interests of Company or its affiliates.

By using our Web site, you certify that you are 18 years of age or older. If you are under the age of 18 but at least 13 years of age you may use our Web site only under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian who agrees to be bound by these Terms of Use. Company does not intentionally collect personal information about children under the age of 13. Children under the age of 13 may not use our Web site and parents or legal guardians may not agree to these Terms of Use on their behalf. If you are a parent or legal guardian agreeing to these Terms of Use for the benefit of a child between the ages of 13 and 18, be advised that you are fully responsible for his or her use of our Web site. If you do not agree to (or cannot comply with) any of these terms and conditions, do not use our Web site.

All billing and registration information provided by you through this Web site must be truthful and accurate. Providing any untruthful or inaccurate information may constitute a breach of these Terms of Use.

Conduct

Any conduct by you that, in our sole discretion, restricts, inhibits or interferes with the ability of any other person to use or enjoy our Web site will not be permitted. Our Web site may only be used for lawful purposes. You are prohibited from posting on or transmitting through our Web site any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, adult-oriented, profane, hateful, fraudulent, prejudiced or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including, but not limited to, any material encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international laws. You agree not to access our Web site by any means other than through the interface that is provided by us for use in accessing our Web site. You agree not to access or use this site in order to collect information about site visitors or registered users of this site. We reserve the right to terminate or suspend your access to and use of this Web site, without notice, if we believe, at our sole discretion, that it is in violation of these Terms of Use, it is in violation of any applicable law, or that it is harmful to our interests or the interests (including intellectual property or other rights) of another user or third party. Upon any termination of the Agreement by either you or Company, you must promptly destroy all materials downloaded or otherwise obtained from this Site, as well as all copies of such materials, whether made under the Terms of Use or otherwise. Company's right to any submissions shall survive any termination of this Agreement.

Site Security

You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of our Web Site, including, without limitation, (a) accessing data not intended for you or logging onto a server or an account that you are not authorized to access; (b) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; (c) attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, by submitting a virus to the Site, overloading, "flooding," "spamming," "mailbombing" or "crashing;" (d) sending unsolicited email, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services; or (e) forging any packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. Company may investigate occurrences that may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations. You agree not to use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of this Site or any activity being conducted on this Site. You agree, further, not to use or attempt to use any engine, software, tool, agent or other device or mechanism (including without limitation browsers, spiders, robots, avatars or intelligent agents) to navigate or search this Site other than the search engine and search agents available from Company on this Site and other than generally available third party web browsers (e.g., Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Explorer).

E-mail

By using this Web site and providing your e-mail address, you are consenting to receive e-mail from us unless you advise us in writing or by e-mail that you do not desire to receive e-mail from us. By sending us an e-mail and providing your e-mail address, you are consenting to receive responses via e-mail.

Submissions

Some portions of our Web site may offer you the opportunity to make submissions, to offer comments or to post or exchange messages, ideas, notes, suggestions, information or materials with Company or one another (collectively "Submissions").

We welcome your Submissions to our Web site. However, any Submissions sent to Company shall be and remain the exclusive property of Company. Any Submissions to our Web site shall constitute an irrevocable, perpetual assignment to Company of all worldwide rights, titles and interests in all copyrights and other intellectual property rights in such Submissions. Company will be entitled to use, reproduce, disclose, publish and distribute any material you submit for any purpose whatsoever, without restriction and without any compensation or attribution to you at all. For this reason, you should not send us any comments that you do not wish to assign to us, including any confidential information or any original creative materials such as stories, product ideas, computer code or original artwork. Further, if you post on our Web site or provide to Company through our Web site (such as by e-mail or FTP) any copyrighted or copyrightable works of authorship, proprietary information, trade secrets or other information or material in which you have intellectual property rights, moral rights or other proprietary rights (each individually, a "Work" and collectively, the "Works"), you will be deemed to have: (a) granted Company an exclusive, perpetual, worldwide and royalty-free license of all right, title and interest in the Works, as well as all intellectual property and proprietary rights associated with the Works, and (b) waived all rights of attribution and integrity with respect to the Works. You also agree to grant Company, without any obligation of Company to pay or otherwise compensate you, all rights to use any ideas contained in any material provided by you for new or improved products and services for Company, its affiliates, or others, and you agree that your posting to or disclosure of those ideas on our Web site places such ideas in the Public Domain.

While reserving the right to delete information and materials that we deem, in our sole discretion, to be indecent, obscene, defamatory, infringing upon the intellectual property or proprietary rights of others, or otherwise harmful, unlawful, inappropriate or objectionable ("Objectionable Materials"), Company assumes no responsibility and makes no warranty that it will undertake responsibility to screen or remove such objectionable materials. You agree to hold harmless Company and its affiliates and the respective shareholders, officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors and suppliers of Company and its affiliates from any and all claims based upon information and materials posted by others. Further, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Company and its affiliates and the respective shareholders, officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors and suppliers of Company and its affiliates from and against any and all claims, suits, losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees arising from any material posted by you on our Web site. This includes but is not limited to, claims for defamation, invasion of privacy, invasion of rights of publicity, copyright, trademark, patent or intellectual property infringement, unfair competition and any and all claims arising in tort.

Colors

Company has made every effort to display the colors of our products that appear on the Web Site as accurately as possible. However, as the actual colors you see will depend on your monitor, we cannot guarantee that your monitor's display of any color will be accurate.

Links

You may provide a hypertext link to our Web site on another Web site, provided that: (a) the link must "point" to the URL "http://www.FloridaGovernmentOnline.com" or a page within our Web site and not to graphics or images within our Web site, (b) the appearance, position and other aspects of the link may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with the name and trademarks of Company and its affiliates, (c) the appearance, position and other aspects of the link may not create the false appearance that any person or entity other than Company and its affiliates is associated with or sponsored by Company or its affiliates, (d) the link, when activated by a user, must display our Web site on a full screen and not within a "frame" on the linking Web site, and (e) you do not directly or indirectly cause any portion of this Site to appear on a user's computer screen with any material (e.g., URL, text, graphics, pop-up window, audio, or other) supplied by or associated with you or any third party. Company and its affiliates reserve the right to revoke consent to link at any time in their sole and absolute discretion by amending these Terms of Use or providing notice to the operator of a Web site containing the link. You agree that all other hypertext links to our Web site must be expressly approved in advance, in writing, by Company.

Third Party Sites:

Company may provide links on our Web site to other Web sites that are not under the control of Company or its affiliates. In general, any Web site that has an address (or URL) without the name "Florida Government Online" is such a Web site. These links are provided for convenience or reference only and are not intended as an endorsement by Company or its affiliates of the organization or individual operating such Web site, or a warranty of any type regarding that Web site or the information on that Web site. Company does not control such sites and, therefore, does not assume any responsibility for the content or privacy practices of such third party sites or the technology they implement. All use by you of such third party sites is at your own risk. Company reserves the right to terminate such links at any time without notice. You should review the privacy policy and terms of use for each third party site and confirm that they are acceptable to you before you register on or use that site. Because some web sites employ automated search results or otherwise link users to sites that contain information that may be deemed inappropriate or offensive, Company cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, legality or decency of material contained on such third party web sites.

Monitoring

Company further reserves the right, but not the obligation, to monitor areas of our Web site electronically. Company further reserves the right to disclose any content, records, or electronic communication of any kind if we are required to do so by any law, regulation, or court order, or if such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to operate the Web site or to protect Company's rights or property, or the rights of the other Web site users, or our partners, affiliates, sponsors, providers, licensors, or merchants. In the event that Company is advised of the existence of defamatory, infringing or illegal content, Company may investigate such claims and determine in our sole discretion whether to remove such content from our Web site.

Disclaimers

ALTHOUGH COMPANY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CORRECT ANY ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR INACCURACIES, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE INFORMATION ON OUR WEB SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS," WITHOUT REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, COMPANY DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE INFORMATION ON OUR WEB SITE IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, USEFUL, TIMELY OR CURRENT OR THAT OUR WEB SITE WILL OPERATE WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR ERROR.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES DISCLAIM ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO ANY INFORMATION, SERVICES, PRODUCTS, AND MATERIALS DISPLAYED ON OUR WEB SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENCY, RELIABILITY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUSES, AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSES OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE.

COMPANY MAY OBTAIN INFORMATION FROM OTHER WEBSITES OR GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. WE DO NOT INVESTIGATE THESE MATTERS TO DETERMINE IF THE INFORMATION IS ACCURATE, NOR CAN WE PROVIDE ASSURANCE THAT ALL DATA ENTRY WAS DONE WITHOUT ERROR. ACCORDINGLY, THE INFORMATION DISPLAYED ON OUR WEB SITE IS NOT GUARANTEED TO BE 100% ACCURATE.

COMPANY DISCLAIMS ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOSS, INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM, ARISING OUT OF, OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO ANY THIRD PARTY WEB SITES OR CONTENT THEREIN DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ACCESSED THROUGH LINKS TO THIS WEB SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY ERRORS IN OR OMISSIONS THEREFROM.

Limitation of Liability

COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES WILL IN NO EVENT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES RESULTING FROM OR CAUSED BY YOUR USE OF OUR WEB SITE, YOUR MISUSE OF ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN, OUR WEB SITE'S CONTENT, ANY THIRD PARTY WEB SITES ACCESSIBLE THROUGH LINKS ON OUR WEB SITE, OR ANY SERVICES OR PRODUCTS DELIVERED, PURCHASED OR USED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF OUR WEB SITE. COMPANY ALSO WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR TECHNICAL FAILURES OR FOR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO USER TRANSMISSIONS BY THIRD PARTIES.

THIS IS A COMPREHENSIVE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY THAT APPLIES TO ALL LOSSES AND DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (WHETHER GENERAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF DATA, INCOME OR PROFITS), WHETHER IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, EVEN IF AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF COMPANY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH OUR WEB SITE OR ANY CONTENT ON THE SITE, OR WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING OUR WEB SITE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE, BY YOUR USE OF OUR WEB SITE, THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SET FORTH ABOVE, SO THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF ANY PART OF THIS LIMITATION ON LIABILITY IS FOUND TO BE INVALID OR UNENFORCEABLE FOR ANY REASON, THEN THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF COMPANY UNDER SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES FOR LIABILITIES THAT OTHERWISE WOULD HAVE BEEN LIMITED SHALL NOT EXCEED ONE HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS ($100).

Indemnities

You agree that you will hold harmless Company, its affiliates and the respective shareholders, officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors and suppliers of Company and its affiliates from any and all claims arising out of or related to your access or use of, or your inability to access or use, our Web site or from the services rendered by Company in conjunction with your use of our Web site. This includes but is not limited to, claims that you have found something you have heard, viewed or downloaded from our Web site or another site to which it is linked to be obscene, offensive, defamatory or infringing upon your intellectual property rights. This also includes claims by third parties arising out of your use of the content on this Web site, your use of this Web site, your connection to this Web site, your violation of these Terms of Use, or your violation of any rights of any other third party. In no event will Company, its affiliates or the contributors of content to our Web site be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you in reliance on such information or for any consequential, special or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

Export

The U.S. export control laws regulate the export and re-export of technology originating in the United States. This includes the electronic transmission of information and software to foreign countries and to certain foreign nationals. You agree to abide by these laws and their regulations - including, but not limited to, the Export Administration Act and the Arms Export Control Act and not to transfer, by electronic transmission or otherwise, any content derived from our Web site to either a foreign national or a foreign destination in violation of such laws.

Applicable Law

Our Web site is created and controlled by Company in the State of Florida, U.S.A. As such, you agree that the substantive laws of the State of Florida will govern the interpretation and enforcement of these Terms of Use, without giving effect to any principles of conflict of laws which might otherwise result in the application of the substantive laws of another jurisdiction.

Disputes

Any dispute relating in any way to your visit to our Web site shall be submitted to confidential binding arbitration in Orlando, Florida, except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate the intellectual property rights of Company or its affiliates, Company may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in the state of Florida, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts. Arbitration under this agreement shall be conducted under the rules then prevailing of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitrator's award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under this Agreement shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to this Agreement, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise.

Miscellaneous

These Terms of Use incorporate by reference any notices contained on this Web site and constitute the entire agreement with respect to your access to and use of our Web site. Headings used in these Terms of Use are for reference purposes only and in no way define or limit the scope of the section. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any part of these Terms of Use is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, it is agreed nevertheless that the court should endeavor to give effect to the intention of such provision by making reasonable modifications in such provision if practicable and by continuing to honor all other terms and provisions of these Terms of Use, which are intended to remain in full force and effect. Company makes no representation that materials on our Web site are appropriate or available for use in other locations or jurisdictions, and accessing our Web site from jurisdictions where the contents of our Web site are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access our Web site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

Contact Us

Please let us know if you have any questions about, or would like a copy of, our Terms of Use. A copy will be provided to you free of charge. Simply send us an e-mail.

 
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