Terms and Conditions of Use


1.  Ownership: This web site (“Web Site”) is solely owned and operated by the Center for Communication Compliance, LLC (“CCC”) (we), a New York limited liability company, and is maintained by CCC and/or its affiliates and third-party contractors (collectively known as “Company”). Detailed contact information for CCC is available on the site at the Contact Us tab. Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully, as your use of the Web Site is expressly subject to these Terms and Conditions, as well as all applicable laws and regulations. If you do not accept and agree to be bound by any of these Terms and Conditions, you are not authorized to access or otherwise use the Web Site or any information, Content (as defined below) or Services (as defined below) contained on the Web Site. Your access to and use of the Web Site constitute your acceptance of and agreement to abide by each of these Terms and Conditions set forth below. You are encouraged to review the Web Site and these Terms and Conditions periodically for updates and changes.

2.  Limited License and Site Access: Company hereby grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this Web Site but not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of CCC. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this Web Site or its Contents or Software; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of this Web Site or its contents; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. This Web Site or any portion of this Web Site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without the express written consent of CCC. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of Company without CCC’s express written consent. You may not use any meta-tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing any of Company’s name(s) or service marks without our express written consent. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by Company.

3.  Prohibited Use: Any use or attempted use of this Web Site (i) for any unlawful, unauthorized, fraudulent or malicious purpose, or (ii) that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any server, or the network(s) connected to any server, or (iii) interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Web Site, or (iv) to gain unauthorized access to any other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any server or systems through hacking, password mining or any other means, or (v) to access systems, data or information not intended by the Company to be made accessible to a user, or (vi) attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available by the Company, or (vii) any use other than the business purpose for which it was intended, is prohibited.

4.  Disclaimer: All material on this Web Site is presented for educational and commercial purposes only, and is not meant to substitute for legal advice on any matter provided to any user, their company, or any other organization visiting or using this site, by a qualified, licensed attorney or other legal professional. Company has used reasonable efforts in collecting, preparing and providing quality information and material, but makes no warranty or guarantee about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to this Web Site or any other web site maintained by the Company. CCC, its owner, agents, and Advisory Board, are not engaged in the profession of providing legal advice or counsel of any type through this Web Site, despite whether some members of the CCC Advisory Board are engaged in this profession through organizations other than CCC, or as individual legal professionals in their own right. Users relying on information from this Web Site do so at their own risk.

This Web Site may provide you with planning and educational tools. Such tools may allow you to model "what-if" scenarios, the results of which are illustrative and are based on the information and assumptions identified. There is no guarantee that the results shown are necessarily accurate or will be achieved. In addition, these tools are not part of any planning report for which you may have paid a fee, even if the tools include information derived from or contained in a report.

YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. ALL SERVICES, CONTENT AND SOFTWARE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" OR "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, AND THE OWNER EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE OWNER MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICES, CONTENT AND SOFTWARE ARE ACCURATE, TIMELY, UNINTERRUPTED, VIRUS-FREE OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT ANY SUCH PROBLEMS WILL BE CORRECTED.

5.  Timeliness and Accuracy of Information: All reasonable attempts have been taken by Company to ensure that the information on this Web Site, and any links to external information or web sites from this Web Site, are accurate and timely as of the time of inclusion on this Web Site. However, since information, and Internet addresses, change so quickly, Company is unable to make any warranties or representations as to the accuracy and timeliness of information and external links on this Web Site, or of information on other referenced web sites.

6.  Privacy Policy: Company’s Privacy Policy can be accessed by clicking on "Privacy Policy" at the bottom of any page on this Web Site. If you believe that this Web Site is not abiding by, or has violated, its stated privacy policy, contact CCC at the address listed in the "Contact Us" tab.

7.  Security: Although Company takes all reasonable precautions to safeguard and protect any information transmitted between this Web Site and its users, it is not possible for Company, or any web site, to guarantee that there will never be unauthorized access to such information by third parties. Visitors to this Web Site acknowledge this risk when using the Web Site, and hold Company completely harmless for any unauthorized use of their information. Further information about security of this Web Site is included in the CCC Privacy Policy.

8.  Links: Although there are links to numerous other sites from this Web Site, such hyperlinks are provided only for ready reference and ease of use. Company does not control such web sites and cannot be held responsible for their content or accuracy and do not endorse these sites unless we specifically so state. Moreover, we have no responsibility for the privacy and security practices of these other sites. All due diligence has been taken by Company to link only to web sites that are generally regarded as reliable and ethical in their Internet policies and business practices. We accept no liability for any information, products, advertisements, content, services or software accessible through these third party web sites or for any action you may take as a result of linking to any such web site. Any such web sites are likely to set forth specific terms of use and privacy policies that you should review.

9.  Features of Web Site: Company reserves the right to modify or discontinue, at any time, at its sole discretion, any feature or other aspect of this Web Site; this includes, but is not limited to, any content, products, services, prices, tests, or technical or other requirements for accessing or using this site. Company will not be liable to you or any third party for any modification or discontinuance of any of the Content, Products, Services, prices, tests, or other aspects of this Web Site.

10.  Changes in Terms and Conditions of Use: Company reserves the right to modify this statement of Terms and Conditions of Use for any reason whatsoever. We will only inform you on the Web Site of any such changes. Using the Web Site after such changes have been posted will be taken as constituting the user’s acceptance of all such changes.

11.  Limitations of Liability: YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT COMPANY WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PRODUCTS, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, EVEN IF THE OWNER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITIES OF THOSE DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEB SITE, SERVICES, CONTENT OR SOFTWARE, THE COST OF OBTAINING SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY LOSS OF DATA, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OBTAINED FROM PURCHASES OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE WEB SITE, OR STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY, OR ANY OTHER MATTER RELATED TO THE WEB SITE, SERVICES, CONTENT OR SOFTWARE. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE IS PREDICATED UPON YOUR WAIVER OF ANY RIGHT TO SUE THE OWNER OR ITS AFFILIATES DIRECTLY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION SUIT FOR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE.

CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

By using this Web Site, a user agrees that his or her use of the Web Site is at his or her own risk. In no event shall Company or an third party involved in the creating, producing, or delivering of the Web Site be liable for any damages, direct or indirect, arising from accessing or using this Web Site, its products or services, or any external web sites linked to from this Web Site.

12.  Copyright Notice: Except as otherwise expressly stated, all Content and Software appearing on this Web Site are the copyrighted work of Company, including but not limited to: text, photos, tests, etc. The compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement and assembly) of all Content and Software is also the exclusive property of Company and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.

You may download information from this Web Site and print out a hard copy for your personal use provided that you keep intact and do not remove or alter any copyright or other notice (e.g., trademark, patent, etc.) contained in the information. Except as otherwise expressly stated herein, you may not alter, modify, copy, distribute (for compensation or otherwise), transmit, display, perform, reproduce, reuse, post, publish, license, frame, download, store for subsequent use, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information or Content obtained from this Web Site, in whole or in part, including any text, images, audio, and video in any manner, without the prior written authorization of CCC or any applicable third party suppliers. The use of Content, including images, by you, or anyone else authorized by you, is prohibited unless specifically permitted by CCC. Any unauthorized use of text or images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and applicable regulations and statutes. Neither the Owner nor its affiliates warrant or represent that your use of Content, Services, Software or any other materials displayed on this Web Site will not infringe rights of third parties.

Content at external sites linked to from this Web Site is the property of the owners of those sites; there are exceptions to this, such as for U.S. government web sites, whose content is "in the public domain."

13.  Trademarks and Service Marks: Certain trademarks, including CENTER FOR COMMUNICATION COMPLIANCESM, are pending and/or registered service marks of Company. The domain name for this Web Site and the Company and Company logos, all page headers, custom graphics, and button icons are all service marks, trademarks, logos, and/or trade dress of Company. All other trademarks, service marks, trade dress, product names, company names or logos, whether registered or not, on the Web Site are the property of their respective owners. In addition to complying with all applicable laws, you agree that you will not use any such trademarks, service marks, trade dress, or other logos from this Web Site without the prior written authorization of the owner.

14.  Proprietary Software: Any Software accessible through this Web Site is the property of the Owner or its suppliers and is protected by U.S. patent, trade secret, and copyright laws and international treaties. Any use of the Software by you other than as required to navigate and to utilize the intended functionality offered through this Web Site is prohibited. You agree not to copy, distribute, publicly display, alter, modify, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the Software. Further, you agree not to access the Services or Content by any means other than the interface provided by the Company through this Web Site for your use in accessing the Services and Content.

The Software provided on this Web Site is owned by or licensed to Company, and may contain technology that is subject to strict controls pursuant to export control laws and regulations of the United States of America and other countries and jurisdictions. You shall not copy, transfer or export such Software in violation of such applicable export laws and regulations. Company does not authorize the downloading or exportation of any software or technical data from this Web Site to any jurisdiction prohibited by such export controls laws and regulations.

15.  Patent Rights: A Patent is pending related to the System and Method of this Web Site. No license under these patent rights is granted or licensed to you, excluding the limited use in connection with the Web Site.

16.  Connection Requirements: You are responsible for providing and maintaining, at your own risk, option and expense, any hardware, software and communication lines required to access and use the Web Site, and Company reserves the right to change the access configuration of the Web Site at any time without prior notice.

17. Certification Tests: This Web Site makes available for sale Company’s copyrighted and web-based Regulatory Compliance Tests, and provides users who pass these tests with Certificates stating that they have done so. However, Company makes no claims, as to any other aspects of the knowledge, skills, or proficiency of such users in any other regard, nor do we endorse any individual third party that has successfully passed the Certification Test(s). We do not maintain any on-going relationship or affiliation with third parties that successfully pass the test and, therefore, Company will not be held liable for or indemnify any actions (or failure to act) taken by third parties that pass the Certification Test. Furthermore, third-party users are limited to only making claims (e.g., on a resume) that they have received certification in Regulatory Compliance from Company as of the date issued and nothing more.

18.  Dispute Resolution: Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use, our Privacy Statement, or use of this Web Site shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association, except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate the owner’s or any member of Company's intellectual property rights, the owner may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in New York, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in New York, NY, and claims regarding the judgment of the arbitrator (including entry of judgment on the arbitration award) may be brought and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the State and federal courts located in New York, NY, and you waive any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts. Either you or the owner may seek any interim or preliminary relief from a State or federal court of competent jurisdiction in New York, NY, as may be necessary to protect the rights or property of you or the Owner pending the completion of arbitration. You agree that any action to enforce this arbitration provision will be brought in the federal or state courts located in New York, NY.

19.  Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Venue; Severability of Provisions: The Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the State of New York, USA and controlling United States Federal Law without regard to any conflicts of law provisions. If any provision is deemed by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unlawful or unenforceable, it will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions. The section headings are for convenience only and do not have any force or effect.

20.  Entire Agreement: These Terms of Use, the Privacy Statement, and other policies the Owner may post on this Web Site constitute the entire agreement between the Owner and you in connection with your use of this Web Site and the Content, Services and Software, and supersedes any prior agreements between the Owner and you regarding use of this Web Site, including prior versions of these Terms of Use. The Owner may update these Terms of Use from time to time by posting revised Terms of Use on this Web Site, without notice to you, and your subsequent use of the Web Site indicates your acceptance of and is governed by those new Terms of Use. These Terms of Use are effective until terminated or updated by the Owner, at any time without notice. In the event of termination, the disclaimers and limitations of liabilities set forth in the Terms of Use will survive. These Terms of Use will be deemed to include all other notices, policies, disclaimers and other terms contained in this Web Site; provided, however, that in the event of a conflict between such other terms and the terms of these Terms of Use, these Terms of Use will control.