1. Acceptance of Terms
2. Description of Services
HickoryGov.com currently provides users with access to a rich collection of online resources, including various communications, government records, and online information, administrative services, personalized content, and branded programming through its network of properties ("the Site"). You understand and agree that the Site is provided "as is," and that HickoryGov.com and its authorized agents and contractors assume no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery, or failure to store any user communications or personalization settings.
In order to use the Site, you must obtain access to the World Wide Web, either directly or through devices that access Web-based content, and pay any service fees associated with such access or utilize free public access available through public libraries or other sources. In addition, you must provide or obtain access to all equipment necessary to make such connection to the World Wide Web, including a computer and modem or other access device. HickoryGov.com and its authorized agents and contractors maintain this Site for online services, information, education, and communication.
Please feel free to browse the Site. You may print or download material displayed on the Site for noncommercial; personal use only, provided you also retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials. You may not, however, sell, reverse engineer, distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, repost, use, or create derivative works based on the content of the Site in whole or in part for any purpose, without written permission from HickoryGov.com, its authorized agents and contractors, or the owner of such content in each instance.
3. Your Obligations
When using HickoryGov.com, you agree to:
(a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by various forms and
If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, or HickoryGov.com or its authorized agents and contractors have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, HickoryGov.com or its authorized agents and contractors have the right to suspend and refuse any and all of your current or future use of the Site.
You, not HickoryGov.com or its authorized agents and contractors, are solely responsible for all content (i.e., information, data text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video or messages or other) you upload, post, email or otherwise transmit.
You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, harassing, pornographic, or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law.
You further agree not to upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any confidential information, trade secrets, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," any other form of solicitation, or software viruses.
HickoryGov.com and its authorized agents and contractors do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of content posted or transmitted by others. HickoryGov.com and its authorized agents and contractors are under no obligation to monitor or review discussions, chats, postings, transmissions, bulletin boards, and the like on the Site and assume no responsibility or liability arising from content nor for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger, or inaccuracy contained in any information within such locations on the Site. HickoryGov.com and its authorized agents and contractors will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing HickoryGov.com and its authorized agents and contractors to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials. Any unauthorized use of this Site may be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
4. Account Password and Security
Certain fee-based services may require a password and account designation. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password and account. You agree to:
(a) immediately notify HickoryGov.com of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and
HickoryGov.com and its authorized agents and contractors cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this section.
Our Privacy Statement informs you about the types of information we gather online when you visit HickoryGov.com or any of our associated web sites, how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and your choices regarding our use of, and your ability to correct, that information. For more information, please see our full Privacy Statement.
Our Accessibility Statement informs you about our efforts for inclusion and universal access to all of our services and programs. For more information, please see our Web Accessibility Statement.
7. Intellectual Property
HickoryGov.com reserves its rights in all intellectual property contained in the site. You are advised that HickoryGov.com will aggressively enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law, which may include, without limitation, the seeking of criminal prosecution. Examples are listed below.
7.1 Copyright Information
7.2 Use Of Images
7.3 Trademark Information
8. Links and Advertisers
It is the policy of HickoryGov.com to prohibit any advertisements. However, HickoryGov.com and its authorized agents and contractors have not reviewed the sites linked to the Site and are not responsible for the content of any off-site pages or any other sites linked to the Site. Your linking to the Site, off-site pages or other sites is at your own risk and without the recommendation, endorsement, or liability of HickoryGov.com or its authorized agents and contractors. Your correspondence or business dealings with or participation in promotions of advertisers found on or through the Site, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings are solely between you and such advertiser. HickoryGov.com and its authorized agents and contractors shall not be liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Site.
Any reference made by this Site or any affiliated web site to any specific commercial product, process, or service (or provider of such product, process or service) by trade name, trademark, hyperlink, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply an endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by HickoryGov.com or its authorized agents and contractors. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers or other information expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, users or others, are those of the respective authors or distributors and do not necessarily state or reflect those of HickoryGov.com or its authorized agents and contractors.
HickoryGov.com and its authorized agents and contractors make no warranties or representations as to the accuracy of content on the site. HickoryGov.com and its authorized agents and contractors assume no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content or operation of the Site.
11. Disclaimer of Warranties
Your use of and browsing in the Site are at your risk. You understand and agree that HickoryGov.com and its authorized agents and contractors assume no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery or failure to store any communications, payments or personal settings. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE SHALL HickoryGov.com, ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, ITS AND THEIR BOARD, OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, ITS AUTHORIZED AGENTS AND CONTRACTORS, AND ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE SITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE EVEN IF HickoryGov.com OR A HickoryGov.com AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THE SITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT. Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you. HickoryGov.com and its authorized agents and contractors also assume no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may infect your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing in the Site or your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video or audio from the Site.
HickoryGov.com and its authorized agents and contractors reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Site (or any part thereof) with or without notice for any reason or no reason whatsoever. You agree that HickoryGov.com and its authorized agents and contractors shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Site.
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