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Website Disclaimer Policy

Orange County, North Carolina, provides this website as a public service to its residents and to the general public and is subject to the following disclaimers:

DISCLAIMER OF RELIABILITY AND LIABILITY

This website has been established to serve only as a supplement to the official documents, information, and services available from the County’s governmental offices. While every effort has been made to offer the most accurate and current information available, the information included in this website has been compiled by County staff from a variety of sources and is subject to change without notice to the user.

Information is provided on this website on an “as is” basis. The County makes no representations or warranties of any kind regarding the completeness, accuracy, reliability, currency, or suitability of the information, products, services, or graphics contained herein. Users of this website are responsible for determining these characteristics in relation to official County documents and the user’s individual needs.

DISCLAIMER OF DAMAGES

The County, specifically disclaims any and all liability for claims or damages that may result from the use of this website, the information it contains, or websites maintained by third-parties that are linked to or from this website. The County, its authorized agents, and/or its authorized contractors shall not be liable for any damages, such as punitive, indirect, direct, incidental, special, or consequential damages connected with the use or misuse of this website. This includes, without limitation, lost profits or revenues arising from the inability to use this website for whatever reason, delays in the information updating process, incomplete or inaccurate information, or other problems with documents, services, or software obtained through this website or a third-party hypertext link. Even if the County and/or any of its authorized agents, contractors, affiliates, or employees have been advised of the possibility of damages, they shall not be liable for any injury or loss caused in whole, or in part, by their actions, omissions, or contingencies beyond their control, including procuring, compiling, or delivering the information, or arising out of any inaccuracies or omissions in the information regardless of how caused, or arising out of any user’s decision, or action or inaction taken in reliance upon information furnished.

EXTERNAL LINKS; THIRD PARTY CONTENT

Finally, the inclusion of hypertext links between this website and third-party websites does not imply that Orange County Government recommends or endorses the views expressed within those links. Such links are made available to users solely to provide enhanced customer service from Orange County Government. The County does not exert editorial control over third-party websites, public or private, and is not responsible for their content, opinions, or representations. Any reliance the user places on such information is strictly at the user’s own risk.

Orange County does not endorse any of the products, vendors or consultants and any mention of vendors’ products, or services if for informational purposes only.

COPYRIGHT LIMITATIONS

The County has made the content of certain pages of its website available to the public. Anyone may view, copy or distribute information found within these web pages (not including the design or layout of the pages or any images thereon) for personal or informational use without owing an obligation to the County if the documents are not modified in any respect, and unless otherwise stated on the particular materials or information to which a restriction on free use applies. The County makes no warranty, however, that the materials contained within these pages are free from copyright claims, or other restrictions or limitations on free use or display. The County disclaims any liability for the improper or incorrect use of information obtained from its website.

MONITORING AND PROTECTING THE SYSTEM FROM INTRUSION

All County computer systems are subject to monitoring to assure proper functioning of the system and to provide security for the computer system's operation. By using the computer systems you are consenting to the exercise of such monitoring practices. The County reserves the right to use any legally appropriate measures to prevent and investigate anyone attempting to modify, deface, delete or otherwise tamper with or abuse a County website, server, database, information system or other County technology asset.

LAW AND JURISDICTION

Any person who uses these systems or attempts to gain access to information or materials on these systems is subject to the jurisdiction of Orange County and/or the State of North Carolina. Any dispute arising from a person using or attempting to use information or materials on the County's website shall be determined in accordance with County laws and any applicable North Carolina laws and in the courts of North Carolina.