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Terms of Use Agreement

This site (NCNotices.com), which serves as a repository for public notices in North Carolina, is a statewide website established and maintained by the North Carolina Press Association (NCPA). This site allows North Carolina newspapers to publish online public notices that first appear in their print newspaper editions. NCPA provides the NCNotices.com website as a public service to make public notices easily accessible on the internet.

Disclaimers and Terms of Use

These disclaimers and terms of use ("terms") explain the contractual agreement between you and NCPA regarding your use of the site NCNotices.com and the public records within the Public Notice Database. NCPA provides the site in an effort to make public notices easily accessible in North Carolina. NCPA provides access to the site free of charge to members of the public and at no additional cost to government.

1. ACCEPTING & UPDATING THESE TERMS
By using the site, you agree to these terms. NCPA may update these terms from time to time. The updated terms shall be effective once posted. If you have any questions about these terms or the site, please contact NCPA at phil@ncpress.com. Subject to your compliance with the terms, NCPA grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, terminable, limited right to access and use this site for your personal, non-commercial use only. You agree (a) not to copy, reproduce, republish, upload, create derivative works, post, transmit or distribute (or facilitate someone else in copying, reproducing, uploading, creating derivative works, posting, transmitting or distributing) any content on the site for commercial purposes; (b) not to alter the site content in any manner or use such site content in a manner not authorized by the terms; (c) not to interrupt or attempt to interrupt the operation of this site in any way; and (d) except with NCPA’s written consent, not to frame, link, associate with advertisements or commercially exploit this site or site content.

2. THIRD PARTY CONTENT
The site consists of public notices submitted by newspapers in North Carolina. Because content is submitted by third parties directly, NCPA exercises no control over that content or its accuracy, nor does NCPA assume any responsibility for the timely publication of these notices. You agree that NCPA shall not be responsible or liable for any loss caused or alleged in connection with use of the site. North Carolina newspapers are not required by law to upload notices to this site. NCPA reserves a right to charge these newspapers a fee to upload these notices. Any newspaper uploading notices agrees to pay any applicable upload fees as established and modified by the NCPA Board from time to time.

3. USE OF THE SITE AND CONTENT ON SITE
NCNotices.com grants you permission (which may be revoked at any time for any reason or no reason) to view this site and to download or print individual pages of this site solely for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided you do not remove any trademark, copyright or other notice contained in such content. No other use is permitted. You may not, for example, incorporate the content in any database, compilation, archive or cache. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, reuse, resell, trade, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell, or otherwise exploit for any commercial purposes any information, software, products or services obtained from this site. You may not engage in any screen scraping, database scraping, or spidering, or collection of personally identifiable information, or use of any other automated means to collect information from the site. You may not use any software, tool, or other device (such as browsers, spiders, or avatars) to search the site, other than the search functionality offered through the site or other generally available web browsers. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

4. DISQUALIFICATION AND TERMINATION
You agree that NCPA , in its sole discretion, may disqualify you from using the site if NCPA believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the terms of use. NCPA shall not be liable to you or any third party for termination of your access to the site.

5. PRIVACY
Except for Smart Search subscribers, NCPA does not collect names or addresses of site users. Unless required by law, NCPA does not sell, rent or barter mailing lists of users or disclose users' names, addresses or other personally identifying information.

6. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:

YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS." NCPA EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION OBTAINED BY WAY OF THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY BINDING NCPA .

7. INDEMNIFICATION
You agree to indemnify and hold NCPA , and its subsidiaries, affiliates, agents or other partners, and employees, harmless for any claim, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party arising out of (a) your breach of any of your representations, warranties or obligations hereunder, (b) your use of the site.

8. ATTORNEYS’ FEES
You agree that if the NCPA brings a lawsuit against you for breach of these Terms and if NCPA wholly or partly prevails in such lawsuit, you shall pay NCPA its reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in connection with such lawsuit.

9. LIQUIDATED DAMAGES
You agree that if you violate the Terms, or you encourage or induce or otherwise aid and abet others to do so, you will be jointly and severally liable to NCPA for liquidated damages as follows: (a) for incorporating the site content in any database, compilation, archive or cache--$100 per public notice affected or $10,000 per incident, whichever is greater; (b) modifying, copying, distributing, transmitting, displaying, performing, reproducing, publishing, reusing, reselling, trading, licensing, creating derivative works from, transferring, selling, or otherwise exploiting for any commercial purposes any information, software, products or services obtained from this site--$100 per public notice affected or $10,000 per incident, whichever is greater; and/or (c) engaging in any screen scraping, database scraping, or spidering, or collection of personally identifiable information, or use of any other automated means to collect information from the site or using any software, tool, or other device (such as browsers, spiders, or avatars) to search the site, other than the search functionality offered through the site or other generally available web browsers--$100 per public notice affected or $10,000 per incident, whichever is greater. You will be liable for these damages or, if it can be calculated, the actual costs and actual damages for breach of these Terms, whichever is greater You agree these amounts are: (i) not a penalty, (ii) because actual damages can be difficult to calculate, a reasonable estimate of NCPA’s damages, and (iii) do not otherwise limit NCPA’s ability to recover under any legal theory or claim. You also agree that copying the public notices will irreparably harm NCPA and entitle NCPA to injunctive or equitable relief, in addition to monetary damages.

10. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT NCPA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF NCPA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (a) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SITE; (b) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (c) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SITE; OR (d) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SITE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL NPA BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGES, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, FROM THE USE OF, OR RELIANCE ON THE USE OF THE SITE.

11. GOVERNING LAW & JURISDICTION
The site is compiled and made available to the public by NCPA from its offices in Raleigh, North Carolina. If you choose to access this database from outside Nebraska North Carolina, you alone are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. Any legal dispute relating to the site shall be governed by Nebraska North Carolina law.

12. OTHER GENERAL PROVISIONS
These terms constitute the entire agreement between NCPA and you and govern your use of the site, superseding any prior agreements between you and NCPA . If any provision of these terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall remain in force. NCPA’s failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive NCPA ‘s right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. By using the site, you represent that you can form legally binding contracts. These terms and all writings incorporated by reference into the terms set forth the entire agreement between us with respect to the public notice database.