The term “PPC” or “us” or “we” refers to Parker Poe Consulting, the owner of the Website whose registered office is 1221 Main Street, Suite 1100, Columbia, SC 29201. The term “you” refers to the user or viewer of our Website.
The use of this Website is subject to the following Terms:
No Legal Services or Attorney-Client Relationship. PPC is a separate and distinct legal entity from Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP (“Parker Poe”) that provides law-related services, or services performed in conjunction with or related to the provision of legal services, through non-lawyers. Law-related services provided by PPC are not legal services, do not involve the provision of legal advice and do not give rise to an attorney-client relationship. As such, the Rules of Professional Conduct applicable to lawyers, including conflict of interest rules, do not apply to PPC and the law-related services it provides to its clients. Our Website is not intended to be a source of legal advice, and no information on the Website should be considered or relied upon as legal advice.
Changes to These Terms. The content of the Website is for your general information and use only. PPC may modify these Terms at any time. Those modified Terms will become effective immediately after we post them on the Website. You agree to review these Terms posted on the Website each time you access or use the Website so that you are aware of any modifications made to these Terms. If you do not agree to the modified Terms, you are not authorized to access or use the Website. Your failure to comply with these Terms as they may be modified from time to time will constitute a breach of contract and may violate PPC’s copyright, trademark, and other proprietary and intellectual property rights.
Modification of the Website. PPC reserves the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Website or any part of the Website from time to time, for any or no reason and without notice. You agree that PPC will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Website. PPC may change the information and materials on the Website from time to time at its discretion.
Privacy. To access the Website or some of the resources it offers, you may be asked to provide certain registration details or other information. It is a condition of your use of the Website that all the information you provide on the Website is correct, current, and complete.
Transmission of Information and Other Materials Via the Website. PPC welcomes your comments and suggestions about the Website and PPC’s services, but does not wish for you to send any confidential or proprietary ideas, suggestions, materials, or other information relating to developing, designing, redesigning, modifying, providing, or marketing any of its services or any new services. You agree that any information, ideas, suggestions, or materials that you or individuals acting on your behalf send to PPC via the Website, including feedback, data, questions, comments, or service ideas, know-how, or suggestions (collectively, “Information”), will not be considered confidential or proprietary, even if the Information is labeled “Confidential” or “Proprietary.” Further, PPC will own all Information you submit to it via the Website, and by submitting the Information to PPC, you irrevocably assign to PPC all rights, title, and interest in and to that Information. PPC will be free to reproduce, use, disclose, and distribute Information to others without limitation or liability. PPC may use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques in the Information for any purpose whatsoever, including developing and marketing services that incorporate or otherwise embody Information, without providing any notice, compensation, or attribution to you.
About Children. The Website is not intended for use by anyone under the age of 13 without the prior consent and ongoing supervision of a parent or guardian. By using the Website, you represent and warrant to PPC that you meet the foregoing age requirement. PPC will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information via the Website from visitors under the age of 13 and will take prompt steps to delete any such personally identifiable information if notified that any has been inadvertently collected.
Intellectual Property. Parker Poe and PPC own the Website and own or have the right to use all of the content on the Website, including all text, images, appearance, graphics, photographs, video clips, audio clips, designs, icons, wallpaper, characters, artwork, sounds, information, software, data, and other materials, and all HTML design, layouts, configurations, CGI, and other code and scripts in any format used to implement the Website (the “Content”), all of which are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws. Absent Parker Poe’s and PPC’s express written permission as to particular Content on the Website, you may use the Content only for personal, noncommercial, informational purposes, and you may, subject to any stated restrictions or limitations, print a single copy of a limited amount of Content solely for these purposes subject to the conditions set forth below. Except as expressly authorized by these Terms, you may not distribute, publish, download, transmit, modify, or create derivative works from, or in any way exploit, any of the Content, in whole or in part, without Parker Poe’s and PPC’s prior written consent, provided that (a) your computer may temporarily store copies of such materials in RAM incidental to your accessing and viewing those materials, (b) you may store files that are automatically cached by your web browser for display enhancement purposes, and (c) if we provide desktop, mobile, or other applications for download, you may download a single copy to your computer or mobile device solely for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided you agree to be bound by our end user license agreement for such applications. Framing pages or parts of pages on the Website and deep linking to pages in the Website are prohibited.
The PPC logo and name are registered trademarks of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP. Parker Poe or PPC own or license all trademarks, service marks, and trade names on the Website unless stated otherwise on the Website. You may not use the PPC logo, design or service marks under any circumstances without our prior written authorization. Without limiting the foregoing, you may not use or refer to PPC or its logo, design, or service marks to identify products or services that are not ours or in a manner that implies inaccurately that we sponsor or endorse or are otherwise connected with your activities, products, or services; nor may you use our name as hidden or embedded text in webpages in an effort to cause a search of our marks or name to result in a hit on a page not maintained by PPC.
PPC claims a copyright in its works presented at this Website. PPC authorizes you to view, download and print PPC documents on this Website only under the following conditions:
- The documents may be used solely for personal, non-commercial and informational purposes
- The documents may not be reproduced, copied, or redistributed
- The documents may not be modified
- The following copyright notice must appear in each document: ©2022 Parker Poe Consulting. All rights reserved.
To request permission to reproduce, copy or redistribute any portions of the Website for commercial use, please send an email using our Contact Us page.
Except as expressly provided above, PPC is not granting you a license under any copyright, trademark, service mark, patent, or other intellectual property or proprietary right in any Content, and nothing in these Terms will be interpreted as conferring by implication, estoppel, or otherwise any license or right under any patent, trademark, copyright, or other proprietary, intellectual, or other right of PPC or any third party. You obtain no rights in the products, equipment, processes, or technology described on this Website by accessing or using the Website. Parker Poe, PPC, and any third-party owners retain all of those rights.
If you are a copyright owner and believe that your work has been copied and posted on the Website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with notice containing the following information: (i) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (ii) identification of the copyrighted work or works claimed to have been infringed; (iii) identification of the material that you claim is infringing and a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Website; (iv) your address, telephone number, and email address; (v) a written statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (vi) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. Any notification by a copyright owner or a person authorized to act on its behalf that fails to comply with these requirements will not be considered sufficient notice and will not be deemed to confer on PPC actual knowledge of facts or circumstances from which infringing material or acts are evident. You must send the written notice to:
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP Parker Poe Consulting
Attn: General Counsel Attn: Mark G. Simmons
620 South Tryon Street, Suite 800 1221 Main Street, Suite 1100
Charlotte, NC 28202 Columbia, SC 29201
If you wish to make any use of Content other than as authorized in this section, please contact us at one of the above address or by using our Contact Us page.
No Advertisement or Solicitation. As stated above, the law-related services provided by PPC are not legal services, do not involve the provision of legal advice and do not give rise to an attorney-client relationship. As such, our Website is not to be considered as a solicitation for legal services or as an invitation to establish an attorney-client relationship.
Prohibited Actions. You may use the Website only for lawful purposes in accordance with these Terms. You agree not to use the Website: (a) in any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local, or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the US or other countries); (b) for the purpose of exploiting, harming, or attempting to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information, or otherwise; (c) to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use, or re-use any material which does not comply with the section of these Terms titled “Intellectual Property”; (d) to transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional material, including any “junk mail,” “chain letter,” “spam,” or any other similar solicitation; (e) to impersonate or attempt to impersonate Parker Poe, PPC, an employee of Parker Poe or PPC, another user, or any other person or entity (including, without limitation, by using email addresses associated with any of the foregoing); (f) to engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Website, or which, as determined by us, may harm PPC or users of the Website or expose them to liability; or (g) to interfere with the proper working of the Website. You also agree not to use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, process, or means to access the Website for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on the Website.
Linking to the Website and Social Media Features. You may link to our homepage, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval, or endorsement on our part.
The Website may provide certain social media features that enable you to (a) link from your own or certain third-party websites to certain content on the Website; (b) send emails or other communications with certain content, or links to certain content, on the Website; or (c) cause limited portions of content on the Website to be displayed or appear to be displayed on your own or certain third-party websites. You agree to cooperate with us in causing any unauthorized framing or linking immediately to cease. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice, and may disable any links at any time without notice in our discretion.
Disclaimers of Warranties. PPC disclaims all responsibility and liability for the timeliness, sequence, quality, accuracy, content, completeness, legality, reliability, operability, and availability of information and material contained on the Website. The Website may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. PPC disclaims any responsibility for the deletion, failure to store, failure to update, misdelivery, or untimely delivery of any information or material on the Website. PPC does not warrant or guarantee that the Website will be error-free or virus-free or that access to the Website will be uninterrupted. PPC and its content providers cannot and do not warrant or guarantee against errors, omissions, delays, interruptions, or losses, including loss of data.
THE SITE AND THE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITH NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER. PPC DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY AND OTHER WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AS WELL AS ANY WARRANTY OF QUALITY, FUNCTIONALITY, ACCURACY, CURRENCY, COMPLETENESS, RELIABILITY, OPERABILITY, USE, PERFORMANCE, OR ABSENCE OF VIRUSES. THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
IF YOU DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN ANY MATERIAL FROM THE SITE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CLAIMS, INCLUDING ANY DAMAGES TO YOUR COMPUTING SYSTEM OR ANY LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULT FROM DOWNLOADING OR OTHERWISE OBTAINING THAT MATERIAL. YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK OF LOSS RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE.
Limitation of Liability. IN NO EVENT WILL PPC, ITS AFFILIATES, ITS DATA PROVIDERS, OR ANYONE ELSE INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, DELIVERING, OR MANAGING THE CONTENT (COLLECTIVELY, THE “SITE PROVIDERS”), BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY CLAIMS WHATSOEVER, IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST REVENUES, LOST PROFITS, LOST OPPORTUNITIES, AND LOSS OF PROSPECTIVE ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH (A) YOUR ACCESS OR USE OF THE SITE, (B) ANY COMMUNICATIONS SENT TO YOU VIA THE SITE OR OTHERWISE FROM PPC, OR ANY DAMAGES SUFFERED AS A RESULT OF OMISSIONS OR INACCURACIES IN SUCH INFORMATION, (C) THE TRANSMISSION OF CONFIDENTIAL OR SENSITIVE INFORMATION TO OR FROM THE SITE PROVIDERS, OR (D) INCONVENIENCE, DELAY, OR LOSS OF USE OF THE SITE OR ANY SERVICE, EVEN IF SOME OR ALL OF THE SITE PROVIDERS ARE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE SITE PROVIDERS ASSUME NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAMAGE OR INJURY TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY ARISING FROM ANY ACCESS OR USE OF ANY INFORMATION, IDEA, OR INSTRUCTION IN THE CONTENT.
THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
Indemnification. You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless PPC, its affiliates, licensors and service providers, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors, and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses, or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to (a) your use of the Website, (b) user content you submit, post to, or transmit through the Website, (c) your violation of any rights of any other company or person in connection with this Website, or (d) your violation of these Terms.
Electronic Communications. When you visit the Website, send emails to PPC, or subscribe to our communications, you are communicating with PPC electronically. You consent to receive communications from PPC electronically. PPC may communicate with you by email or by posting notices on the Website. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that PPC provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
Severability and Waiver. The invalidity of any term, condition, or provision of these Terms will not affect the enforceability of the remaining portions of these Terms. PPC’s failure to enforce any right or provision in these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
Updated July 27, 2022