Terms of Use

Jackson County Tourism Development Authority Terms of Use Agreement

November 9, 2016

The Jackson County Tourism Development Authority welcomes you. JCTDA maintains this website, DiscoverJacksonNC.com, in furtherance of its mission of promoting tourism in the Jackson County, NC region.

This Terms of Use Agreement (the “Terms”) governs your use of the DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM Sites, including the web content, products, technology and services provided by DiscoverJacksonNC.com. Please carefully read these Terms before accessing the DiscoverJacksonNC.com services as they govern use of the DiscoverJacksonNC.com services by all visitors, users and any others who access the DiscoverJacksonNC.com services (each a “User”), and constitutes an agreement between you and DiscoverJacksonNC.com.

By accessing the DiscoverJacksonNC.com services, you signify that you have read the Terms and agree to be bound by them and the DiscoverJacksonNC.com Privacy Policy, which is incorporated herein and available at www.discoverjacksonnc.com/privacy, as well as any applicable laws and regulations. We may update these Terms from time to time. Each time you use any of the DiscoverJacksonNC.com services, the current version of the Terms will apply. Accordingly, when you use the DiscoverJacksonNC.com services, you should check the date of the Terms (which appears at the top of this page) and review any changes. If you do not agree with the Terms, do not access or otherwise use the DiscoverJacksonNC.com services. Where applicable under law, these Terms constitute a writing signed by you. Your continued use of the DiscoverJacksonNC.com services following the posting of changes to these Terms will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

JCTDA reserves the right to take any legal or technical remedies to prevent the violation of the Terms and to protect the DiscoverJacksonNC.com services, DiscoverJacksonNC.com, Users, and the rights and property of JCTDA and its affiliates.

1. Intellectual Property

We respect the intellectual property rights of others and we ask that you do the same. Except for any third party content used as part of DiscoverJacksonNC.com, the data and materials on DiscoverJacksonNC.com, including without limitation text, software, graphics, logos, photos, music, videos, and all other audible, visual or downloadable materials, as well as the selection, organization, coordination, compilation and overall look and feel of DiscoverJacksonNC.com are the intellectual property of JCTDA . DiscoverJacksonNC.com content is protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. All ownership rights remain with us, unless stated otherwise. We reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to DiscoverJacksonNC.com content. Except as provided in these Terms, DiscoverJacksonNC.com content may not be distributed, downloaded, modified, reused, copied, reproduced, transferred, displayed, reposted, transmitted, disseminated, sold, published, broadcast or circulated or otherwise used without the express written permission of JCTDA . If you violate these Terms, your permission to use the DiscoverJacksonNC.com services automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of the DiscoverJacksonNC.com content.

2. Limited License to Use DiscoverJacksonNC.com Content

Copyrighted Material.
DiscoverJacksonNC.com content, including but not limited to copyrighted material such as text, photos and videos, may not be reproduced, copied or redistributed without the express written authorization of JCTDA . JCTDA reserves all rights to take vigorous legal action in the event of any unauthorized use of the DiscoverJacksonNC.com content.

Without limiting the generality of the foregoing and subject to the conditions set forth herein, JCTDA hereby grants Users a non-exclusive, non-transferable limited right to use DiscoverJacksonNC.com content for newsworthy, editorial and personal uses only (the “DiscoverJacksonNC.com Limited License”), provided that such use adheres to the following guidelines:
All copyrighted material must include a clearly visible copyright notice;
The copyright notice must be followed with a link to the source of the copyrighted material on DiscoverJacksonNC.com; and
Use of text obtained from the DiscoverJacksonNC.com services is limited to a maximum of 250 words.
In no event does the JCTDA Limited License authorize the use of DiscoverJacksonNC.com content in connection with advertising or promotions, or in items or products offered for sale. Permission to reproduce, copy and redistribute copyrighted material does not extend to any third party materials that appear on DiscoverJacksonNC.com. Any use of JCTDA content that does not comply with the JCTDA Limited License and has not otherwise been authorized by JCTDA may result in legal action by JCTDA .

Trademarks. JCTDA owns certain registered and common law trademarks and displays these trademarks on DiscoverJacksonNC.com. Use of any JCTDA trademarks without express written authorization of JCTDA is prohibited.

If you have questions about whether your intended use of DiscoverJacksonNC.com content is consistent with these Terms, or wish to request permission to use any DiscoverJacksonNC.com content in a manner otherwise prohibited under these Terms, please contact: [email protected] Requests may be granted or denied in JCTDA’s sole discretion.

3. User Submitted Content

You are solely responsible for your conduct, and for any messages, notes, data, text, information, graphics, photos, audio and video clips, advertisements, listings, links, content posted on DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM Social Medial properties and other content, in any form (“User Submitted Content”) that you submit, upload, publish, post or display on or through DiscoverJacksonNC.com services. You may not post, transmit or share User Submitted Content on DiscoverJacksonNC.com services that you did not create or that you do not have permission to post. While JCTDA has the right to monitor activity and content associated with DiscoverJacksonNC.com services, and may choose to prescreen or remove User Submitted Content, we are not obligated to do so. You acknowledge and agree that JCTDA may use certain automated filters and other tools to block spam and to categorize and arrange User Submitted Content on DiscoverJacksonNC.com services. While we respect and encourage free speech and discourse, we may, but will have no obligation to, remove or limit access to User Submitted Content originating from any User we believe in our sole discretion to be unlawful, fraudulent, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable, or that infringes or violates any party’s intellectual property or other proprietary rights or these Terms. Further, under no circumstances does JCTDA have any obligation to verify the accuracy, timeliness or truthfulness of any User Submitted Content, nor to monitor any User on DiscoverJacksonNC.com. You are responsible at your sole cost and expense for creating backup copies and replacing any User Submitted Content that you post or store on DiscoverJacksonNC.com services.

The DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM Services may include various forums, blogs and bulletin boards where you can post your observations and comments on designated topics. JCTDA does not guarantee that other Users will not use ideas and information that you share. Therefore, if you have an idea or information that you would like to keep confidential and/or don’t want others to use, do not post it on DiscoverJacksonNC.com services. JCTDA and JCTDA affiliates are not responsible for Users misuse or misappropriation of any content or information that you post anywhere on DiscoverJacksonNC.com services.

You understand and agree that in using DiscoverJacksonNC.com services, you may be exposed to User Submitted Content that you find offensive, indecent and objectionable. You can contact us at: [email protected] to let us know of content that you find objectionable. We may investigate the complaints and violations of our policies that come to our attention and may take action that we believe is appropriate, including, but not limited to, issuing warnings, removing the content or terminating User accounts. However, because situations and interpretations vary, we also reserve the right not to take any action. Under no circumstances will JCTDA be liable in any way for any User Submitted Content, including but not limited to errors or omissions in any User Submitted Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of, access to, or denial of access to, any User Submitted Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via DiscoverJacksonNC.com services.

In posting any User Submitted Content, you represent that you have all rights necessary to post such User Submitted Content without violation of any intellectual property or other rights or any laws or regulations. You further understand and agree that by posting any User Submitted Content on DiscoverJacksonNC.com services, or otherwise providing any User Submitted Content to DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM, including without limitation suggestions, feedbacks, testimonials or other materials you submit to JCTDA through DiscoverJacksonNC.com services, you are granting JCTDA a world-wide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, publish, translate, modify, adapt and distribute that content (in whole or in part) for use in connection with or related to DiscoverJacksonNC.com services, or any part thereof, for the full term of any copyright that may exist in such User Submitted Content, and that the foregoing license includes a right for JCTDA to make such User Submitted Content available to third parties, in each case without any compensation or obligation to you, subject to the DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM Privacy Policy, which is available at: www.discoverjacksonnc.com/privacy. You hereby further grant JCTDA the right to edit, copy, publish and distribute any User Submitted Content made available on or through DiscoverJacksonNC.com by you, for any lawful purpose. You also permit any other User to access, view, store or reproduce any content or links posted by you, subject to the Terms. JCTDA does not assert any ownership over any User Submitted Content. Rather, as between you and us, subject to the rights granted to us in these Terms, you retain full ownership of all of your User Submitted Content and any intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights associated with your User Submitted Content.

You understand that JCTDA cannot and does not guarantee the identity of any other User with whom you interact in the course of using DiscoverJacksonNC.com services. Additionally, we cannot and do not guarantee the authenticity of any data or information that Users may provide about themselves or any other User Submitted Content that is posted or otherwise made available on DiscoverJacksonNC.com services. You agree that you must evaluate, investigate and bare all risks associated with the use of any User Submitted Content, including reliance on the accuracy, completeness or integrity of such User Submitted Content.

You further understand and agree that DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM may preserve User Submitted Content, and may also disclose User Submitted Content, including personally identifiable information (notwithstanding the Privacy Policy), if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce the terms or any other applicable agreement or policy; © respond to claims that any User Submitted Content violates the rights of third parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM, its Users and the public. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, JCTDA may be required to disclose information pertaining to User Submitted Content to individuals asserting rights under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and you expressly authorize JCTDA to comply with any and all lawful notices, subpoenas, court order or warrants without prior notice to you.

4. User Conduct

You agree to abide by all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations and are solely responsible for all acts or omissions that occur under your User account. By using DiscoverJacksonNC.com services, you agree that you will not, and that you will not encourage, solicit, assist or enable any third party to:

Use DiscoverJacksonNC.com services for any unlawful purpose, including but not limited to conspiring to violate law

Upload, post, transmit or otherwise make available any content, or engage in communication, that is unlawful, fraudulent, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, libelous, inappropriate, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, or that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships;

Create a false or misleading identity, including, but not limited to, impersonating a JCTDA employee, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity, for the purpose of misleading others as to the identity of the sender or the origin of a message or to harvest or otherwise collect information about others;

Transmit, email or post any content that contains any software viruses or similar programs including, but not limited to, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancel-bots, spyware, malware, computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;

Use DiscoverJacksonNC.com services in any unlawful manner or in any other manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair DiscoverJacksonNC.com services, including but not limited to interfere with or disrupt the DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM servers or networks connected to DiscoverJacksonNC.com, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to DiscoverJacksonNC.com;

Attempt to gain unauthorized access to DiscoverJacksonNC.com, User accounts, computer systems or networks connected to DiscoverJacksonNC.com services, through password mining or any other means;

Attempt to modify, adapt, translate, hack, decompile or reverse engineer any portion of DiscoverJacksonNC.com services;

Register for more than one User account, register for a User account on behalf of an individual other than yourself, or register for a User account on behalf of any group or entity;

Impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent yourself, your age or your affiliation with any person or entity;
Use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other device to retrieve, scrape or index any portion of DiscoverJacksonNC.com, except as expressly authorized by JCTDA, provided that, unless otherwise determined by JCTDA, the foregoing restrictions generally will not apply to automated processes used solely for indexing and hyperlink purposes by general purpose search engines or for indexing and archiving purposes by non-commercial public archives;

Copy any part of DiscoverJacksonNC.com services without the express permission of JCTDA unless permitted to do so under these Terms, remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices from DiscoverJacksonNC.com or any copy thereof without the express permission of JCTDA, or cause, permit or authorize the modification, creation of derivative works, or translation of DiscoverJacksonNC.com without the express permission of JCTDA;

Reformat or frame any portion of the web pages that are part of DiscoverJacksonNC.com services;

Upload, post or disseminate content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, rights of privacy or publicity, or other proprietary right of any party or infringes any intellectual property law or any other applicable law;

Disseminate, upload or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of such solicitation;

Interfere with another User’s use and enjoyment of DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM Services;

Harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information of Users, including usernames, from DiscoverJacksonNC.com services by electronic or other means;

Sell, lend, lease, trade, rent, barter, sublicense, assign, transfer, or grant rights in any manner to your User account or password, including, without limitation, on or through the use of any third party web site or service;

Take any steps to interfere with or in any manner compromise or circumvent any of DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM’s privacy or security measures;

Allow usage by others in such a way as to violate these Terms, the Privacy Policy or any other applicable agreements or policies in effect from time to time;

Use DiscoverJacksonNC.com services for any unauthorized purpose or in any manner not expressly permitted by the Terms.

5. Links to Third Party Websites and Third Party Transactions

DiscoverJacksonNC.com contain links to websites other than our own, including to vendors that offer their services (each a “Vendor) through DiscoverJacksonNC.com. JCTDA has no control over any third party sites or their content and does not assume responsibility or liability for any content, opinions, materials, or services available on them. JCTDA does not control or endorse the content of any third party site, nor does JCTDA warrant that a third party site will be free of computer viruses or other harmful code that can impact your computer or other Web-access device. If you decide to leave DiscoverJacksonNC.com services and access a third party site or use or install any third party applications, software or content, you do so at your own risk and you should be aware that our Terms may no longer govern. You should review applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any third party site to which you navigate from DiscoverJacksonNC.com services, or relating to any applications from a third party site that you access through DiscoverJacksonNC.com services. If you choose to enter into a transaction with a Vendor, including but not limited to a hotel booking with World Choice Travel, you should be aware that such transactions do not take place on DiscoverJacksonNC.com and that JCTDA is not responsible for the processing or security of such transactions.

6. JCTDA Social Media

JCTDA has numerous accounts across social media platforms that are accessible on or through DiscoverJacksonNC.com, as well as directly through the social media platforms themselves (“JCTDA Social Media”). These social media platforms may have their own policies and procedures that govern your use. To the extent that a social media platform does not have its own policies and procedures in place or the policies and procedures do not address topics covered under these Terms, the Terms shall govern your use of all JCTDA Social Media. Without limiting the foregoing, uploading, publishing, posting or displaying the following is expressly prohibited on all JCTDA Social Media:

Unlawful, fraudulent, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, libelous, inappropriate, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, or material, or material that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships;
• Flame messages, spam and trolling;
• Political or religious discourse;
• Intentionally false or misleading statements;
• An offer to sell or buy any product or service;
• Material that infringes on a third party’s intellectual property rights, including copyright, trademark and other proprietary rights;
• Any content that contains in any form software viruses or such files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of DiscoverJacksonNC.com services or damage any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
• Information that you know to be confidential or sensitive or otherwise in breach of the law; and
• Comments that are intended to or have the appearance of being intended to intimidate JCTDA employees.
JCTDA reserves the right, but does not have the obligation, to monitor JCTDA Social Media and delete any postings that violate the permitted uses of JCTDA Social Media as described in these Terms.

JCTDA’s use of social media does not confer and should not be construed to confer, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right under any copyright, trademark or other proprietary right to any material whatsoever that is owned or licensed by JCTDA.

JCTDA Social Media includes web pages within the following social media properties. The list of JCTDA Social Media is not comprehensive and is subject to change from time to time:
• Facebook: facebook.com/MountainLoversNC
• Twitter: twitter.com/NC_Mountains
• Instagram: instagram.com/nc_mountains/
• YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCH8zpHdyjcgCFFwI07Tqqng
• Pinterest: pinterest.com/MountainsNC/outdoor-adventure/

7. Third Party Website Links to DiscoverJacksonNC.com Sites

Users are encouraged to link third party websites to DiscoverJacksonNC.com for purposes of promoting tourism in the Jackson County, NC region. JCTDA does not control the content of third party sites and takes no responsibility for their content. It should not be implied that JCTDA endorses or otherwise recommends such sites or the products or services offered or that JCTDA has any control over these party links. We do not assume responsibility or liability for any content, opinions, materials, or services available on them. We encourage you to review the terms of use of any third party sites or services before utilizing their services. These Terms apply only to DiscoverJacksonNC.com services.

8. Passwords and Account Security

We may make certain DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM Services accessible only to those Users that have created an account with us. If we do so, and if you create an account, you acknowledge that we will treat anyone who uses your account as “you.” We will provide this User with all of the privileges that we provide to you, and we will hold you responsible for all activities that occur under your account with or without your knowledge. Therefore, we recommend that you maintain your user ID and password in confidence and that you refrain from disclosing this information to anyone. You agree to notify us immediately at: [email protected] of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security.

9. Modification or Termination

JCTDA reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify, suspend or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, DiscoverJacksonNC.com services (in whole or in part) with or without notice to you.

JCTDA may terminate your account and may suspend or remove you from DiscoverJacksonNC.com services without prior notice for any reason or no reason whatsoever at our sole discretion. You agree that JCTDA will not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of DiscoverJacksonNC.com services.

10. Indemnification

By accepting these Terms, you agree to indemnify and otherwise hold harmless JCTDA , its directors, officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and other partners from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, costs, liabilities, losses and damages of any kind (including reasonable attorney’s fees) in connection with: (i) any claim due to or arising out of your violation of these Terms, including but not limited to a claim arising out of a breach of your representations or warranties made hereunder; (ii) your use of and access to DiscoverJacksonNC.com; or (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right. JCTDA reserves the right to assume, at its sole expense, the exclusive defense and control of any claim, action or other matter for which you are required to indemnify us, and all negotiations for settlement or compromise thereof, and you agree to fully cooperate with JCTDA in the defense of any such claim, action, settlement or compromise negotiations, as requested by JCTDA .

11. Disclaimers

Any new feature, tool or information added to or that enhances DiscoverJacksonNC.com services will automatically become part of DiscoverJacksonNC.com services and will be subject to these Terms. In using DiscoverJacksonNC.com services, you acknowledge and agree that DiscoverJacksonNC.com services may also include third party advertisements and marketing tools. While DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM makes a reasonable effort to provide accurate and useful information to its Users, JCTDA makes no warranties, representations or guaranties as to the accuracy, completeness of quality of any information on DiscoverJacksonNC.com or available through DiscoverJacksonNC.com services.

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND THAT DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITH NO WARRANTY. JCTDA AND OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS AND THE PARTIES INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DELIVERING DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM SERVICES (THE “RELEASED PARTIES”) EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARISING BY STATUTE OR OTHERWISE IN LAW OR FROM A COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OR TRADE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

THE RELEASED PARTIES CANNOT GUARANTEE AND DO NOT PROMISE ANY SPECIFIC RESULTS FROM USE OF DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM SERVICES. DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM SERVICES MAY INCLUDE INCORRECT OR INACCURATE MATERIALS, WHETHER POSTED BY JCTDA , ITS USERS, OR RESULTING FROM ANY OF THE EQUIPMENT OR PROGRAMMING ASSOCIATED WITH, OR UTILIZED IN, DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM SERVICES. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE RELEASED PARTIES DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES AS TO THE SECURITY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS AND/OR PERFORMANCE OF DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM AND DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM SERVICES, AND ANY MATERIALS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE OR OFFERED AT OR THROUGH DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM SERVICES.

THE RELEASED PARTIES MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (a) DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (b) DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, © THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (d) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED THROUGH DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, (e) DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM SERVICES AND/OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES SAME AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES, CLOCKS, TIMERS, COUNTERS, WORMS, SOFTWARE LOCKS, DROP DEAD DEVICES, TROJAN-HORSES, ROUTINGS, TRAP DOORS, TIME BOMBS OR ANY OTHER HARMFUL CODES, INSTRUCTIONS, PROGRAMS OR COMPONENTS, AND (f) ANY ERRORS IN THE DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM SERVICES WILL BE CORRECTED.

ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM SERVICES IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.

NO INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM OR THROUGH OR FROM DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM SERVICES WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THESE TERMS.

FURTHER, AND WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF ANY OF THE FOREGOING, THERE IS NO WARRANTY THAT DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR NEEDS OR REQUIREMENTS OR THE NEEDS OR REQUIREMENTS OF ANY OTHER PERSON. SERVICES MAY BE LIMITED BY MANY FACTORS, INCLUDING INHERENT RISKS OF THE INTERNET.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS, THE RELEASED PARTIES’ LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Third party websites that are accessible through DiscoverJacksonNC.com services may provide warranties and applicable disclaimers in their terms of use and related documents. We encourage you to review their terms of use for more information on their warranties and applicable disclaimers.

12. Limitations on Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL THE RELEASED PARTIES BE LIABLE IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF: (a) DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM SERVICES OR YOUR ACCESS, USE OR INABILITY TO USE DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM; (b) ANY FAILURE OR PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS OR LINE OR SYSTEM FAILURE (INCLUDING LOSS PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR DATA, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, AND DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM INACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION OR INCONVENIENCE, DELAY, OR LOSS OF THE USE OF DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM SERVICES); © PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM SERVICES, (d) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM SERVICES BY ANY THIRD PARTY.

JCTDA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ALTER, REMOVE OR DISCONTINUE ANY PORTION OF DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM SERVICES OR THE CONTENT ON DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM OR TO SUSPEND OR TERMINATE YOUR USE IN ANY WAY, AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY REASON, WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION, AND WILL NOT BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCES OF SUCH CHANGES.

THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS APPLY WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER BASIS, EVEN IF THE RELEASED PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

YOUR ONLY RIGHT WITH RESPECT TO ANY PROBLEMS OR DISSATISFACTION WITH DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM SERVICES IS TO TERMINATE YOUR USER ACCOUNT AND CEASE USE OF DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM SERVICES AND DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM.

NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THE TERMS, YOU AGREE THAT IN NO EVENT WILL JCTDA’S CUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY ACTION OR CLAIM ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM SERVICES, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, OR ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY, EXCEED $100 US DOLLARS.

BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, THE RELEASED PARTIES’ LIABILITY IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

13. Contact for Alleged Copyright Infringement

If you believe that your work has been copied and posted on DiscoverJacksonNC.com or through DiscoverJacksonNC.com services in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please notify our agent, designated under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. §512) (the “DMCA”) to respond to such concerns, with the following information: an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on DiscoverJacksonNC.com; your address, telephone number, and email address; a written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf. Repeat infringers will have their User accounts terminated and may face legal action.
Upon receipt of notice as described above, JCTDA will take whatever action, in its sole discretion, it deems appropriate, which may include removal of the challenged content from DiscoverJacksonNC.com, in accordance with applicable law.

14. Contests, Promotions or Games
JCTDA may, from time to time, announce contests, promotions or games available on or through DiscoverJacksonNC.com services (“DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM Contests”). You must meet any designated age and/or residency requirements to participate in any DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM Contests. Additional rules will be posted for DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM Contests on a case by case basis and are hereby incorporated into these Terms.

15. Additional Terms for Certain Services
Pressroom. The DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM Pressroom, which is available at DiscoverJacksonNC.com, contains press materials (press releases, fact sheets, photos, videos, etc.) that have been issued by JCTDA (unless otherwise noted). The DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM Pressroom is intended for use by magazines, newspapers, broadcast media, by Internet news sites, and by other members of the media, as a resource to promote the Jackson County, NC region as a tourism destination. Any use of the DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM Pressroom is subject to these Terms. Without limiting the foregoing, third party use of the DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM Pressroom in connection with advertising or promotions, and in items or products offered for sale, without the express written authorization of JCTDA is strictly prohibited.

JCTDA reserves all rights to take vigorous legal action in the event of any unauthorized use of the
DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM Pressroom and the content that is available therein.

Any use of DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM Pressroom content must include the following provision: “For more information about travel to Jackson County, NC, visit www.DiscoverJacksonNC.com.” In addition, all photos must be accompanied by a photo credit.

If you have questions about whether your intended use of the DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM Pressroom is consistent with these Terms or wish to request permission to use the DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM Pressroom in a manner otherwise prohibited under these Terms, please contact us: [email protected] Requests may be granted or denied in JCTDA ’s sole discretion.

Note: While press releases are fact checked as of the date released, JCTDA does not guarantee the accuracy of information contained in the press releases. You assume liability for your use of and reliance upon any information obtained from the DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM Pressroom.

16. Children Under the Age of 13
DiscoverJacksonNC.com services are not directed at children. Children under the age of 13 should not attempt to use or access DISCOVERJACKSONNC.COM Services.

17. Privacy Policy
These Terms must be read in conjunction with our Privacy Policy, and the provisions of our Privacy Policy are incorporated herein. For information on how information is collected, used or disclosed by us in connection with your use of DiscoverJacksonNC.com services, please consult our Privacy Policy at:www.discoverjacksonnc.com/privacy-policy/.

18. Applicable Laws
JCTDA makes no representation that materials on the Website are appropriate or available for use outside the United States, and access to them from territories where their content are illegal is prohibited. You may not use, export or re-export the DiscoverJacksonNC.com content or any copy or adaptation in violation of any applicable laws or regulations including, without limitation, U.S. export law and regulations. If you choose to access DiscoverJacksonNC.com services from outside the United States, you do so at your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.The Terms and the Privacy Policy shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, excluding its conflicts of law rules. You and JCTDA agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of state and federal courts located in Jackson County, NC.

19. Miscellaneous
The section titles of the Terms are displayed for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. The failure of JCTDA to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms or any incorporated documents are found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should attempt to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect. You agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in these Terms, there will be no third-party beneficiaries to this agreement.

JCTDA reserves the right to take any legal or technical remedies to prevent the violation of these Terms and to protect DiscoverJacksonNC.com services, Users, and the rights and property of JCTDA and its affiliates.

We may assign our rights and delegate our obligations under these Terms, in whole or in part, at any time with or without notice to you. You may not assign any of your rights or delegate your obligations under these Terms to any other person. Any attempt by you to do so is void. You further understand and agree that your User account is non-transferable by you and any rights to your password or other contents of your User account terminate upon your death notwithstanding any applicable state or federal law.

You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of DiscoverJacksonNC.com services or the Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

20. Changes to the Terms
We reserve the right to update or modify these Terms at any time and without prior notice, by posting the revised version of the Terms on DiscoverJacksonNC.com. Please review our Terms periodically. We may provide you additional notice of modification as appropriate, either through email or an updated “date,” on the Terms that we post on DiscoverJacksonNC.com services. Your continued use of the DiscoverJacksonNC.com Services after any modification of the Terms will constitute your acceptance of these modifications.

21. Contact Us
Please send any questions, concerns or comments, or report violations of the Terms to us at [email protected].

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