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Disclosures and Disclaimers

Disclaimers

Purpose

The Edenton Chowan Partnership website is to provide accurate, non editorial content that will inform visitors about the functions, services, activities, issues, operations and projects pertaining to Edenton and Chowan County, NC and the Edenton Chowan Partnership. Where appropriate, the website is also used to facilitate services provided by the Edenton Chowan Partnership and available community resources to its citizens and visitors.

Content

The information on the Edenton Chowan Partnership Website (Edenton.net) is:

  • Provided as a public service
  • Subject to periodic change
  • Not intended to replace official sources
  • Presented “as is” and without warranties. 

Use of information on Edenton.net is at the user’s discretion and risk. The information should not be:

  • Mistaken for legal advice
  • Considered error-free
  • Used as the exclusive basis for decision-making. 

The Edenton Chowan Partnership assumes no responsibility or liability for the future use or accuracy of  data that is extracted or obtained from our website or via other publicly available sources or processes, regardless of how the data is gathered.

Our site provides links to other websites. The Edenton Chowan Partnership does not monitor all linked resources and cannot guarantee their accuracy. Statements, views and opinions included in these resources are strictly those of their authors. These views may not necessarily represent the opinions or policies of the Edenton Chowan Partnership, its agents, officers or employees.  The Edenton Chowan Partnership does not guarantee that these external websites comply with Section 508 (Accessibility Requirements) of the federal Rehabilitation Act.

The Edenton Chowan Partnership may use limited portions of copyrighted material which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. The Edenton Chowan Partnership is making such material available for criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research.  The Edenton Chowan Partnership believes this constitutes a “fair use” of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the United States Copyright law.

Privacy Practices

  • You do not have to give us personal information to visit or use our website.
  • We will collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information to us.
  • Personal information that you provide will be used only in connection with the purposes described at the point of collection.
  • If you do nothing during your visit but browse or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We collect and store the following information about your visit:
    • Internet domain information and the IP address from which you access our website
    • The type of browser, operating system and device type you use to access our site
    • The date and time you access our site
    • The pages you visit
  • We use this information to help make our site more secure and useful to visitors.
  • As is typical with many websites, this website uses “cookies.” A cookie is a file a website places on your device to remember your use of the site and enable you to get to the information faster. This website will use cookies to improve the performance of our site and for no other purpose.

Social Media

This disclaimer pertains to social media services used by the Edenton Chowan Partnership including, but not limited to, Facebook, X, YouTube and Instagram. 

The Edenton Chowan Partnership:

  • Does not continuously monitor social media services and cannot guarantee their accuracy. Statements, comments, views and opinions included in these services are strictly those of their authors and may not necessarily represent the opinions or policies of the Edenton Chowan Partnership, its agents, officers or employees.
  • Does not control, endorse or profit from advertising presented.
  • Cannot and does not authorize the use of copyrighted materials on social media services. The user is responsible for compliance with all copyright and intellectual property laws associated with their posts.
  • Reserves the right to delete posts that contain:
    • Profane language or content
    • Content that promotes discrimination
    • Sexual content (other than educational)
    • Commerce solicitations (ads)
    • Information that will compromise public safety or endorses
    • illegal behavior
    • Information that violates or potentially violates any state or federal law, including but not limited to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). 

Users are fully responsible for the content that they post on Edenton Chowan Partnership social media services.

 

Accessability

The Edenton Chowan Partnership is committed to making this website accessible for all users including those with disabilities. We strive to present information on the Edenton Chowan Partnership website that is usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation. We are working to make our site compliant with Section 508 and by meeting the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative Priority One checkpoints.

In the event that essential information is provided, we’ve included Portable Document Format (.pdf) files for forms and official documents. For information on Adobe Acrobat PDF accessibility, please visit the Adobe Acrobat Accessibility Web page.

The complexity of some of our material may make accessibility difficult for some. If you encounter material or services on our website that you cannot use or access, please inform us so that accommodations can be made. Your comments and interest in our site help us to identify areas where we need to improve.

Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to www.Edenton.net, and Edenton Chowan Partnership and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Edenton Chowan Partnership include www.Edenton.net and Edenton Chowan Partnership. The Edenton Chowan Partnership website is a Informational and promotional site. By using the Edenton Chowan Partnership website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

In order to better provide you with products and services offered, Edenton Chowan Partnership may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:

 –          First and Last Name

 –          E-mail Address

Edenton Chowan Partnership may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your:

 –          Age

 –          Gender

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services. These may include: registering for an account, signing up for special offers from third parties, periodic email updates or requests for information, blogs.  We will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Use of your Personal Information

Edenton Chowan Partnership collects and uses your personal information to operate and deliver the services you have requested.

The Edenton Chowan Partnership may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Edenton Chowan Partnership and its affiliates.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

Edenton Chowan Partnership does not sell, rent or lease personal information or user lists to third parties.

Edenton Chowan Partnership may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Edenton Chowan Partnership, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Edenton Chowan Partnership may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Edenton Chowan Partnership or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Edenton Chowan Partnership; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Edenton Chowan Partnership, or the public.

Tracking User Behavior

Edenton Chowan Partnership may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within Edenton Chowan Partnership, in order to determine what Edenton Chowan Partnership services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Edenton Chowan Partnership to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

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Automatically Collected Information

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Edenton Chowan Partnership. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Edenton Chowan Partnership website.

Use of Cookies

The Edenton Chowan Partnership website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Edenton Chowan Partnership pages, or register with Edenton Chowan Partnership site or services, a cookie helps Edenton Chowan Partnership to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, etc. When you return to the same Edenton Chowan Partnership website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Edenton Chowan Partnership features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Edenton Chowan Partnership services or websites you visit.

Links

This website contains external links to other sites that are not provided or maintained by or in any way affiliated with the Edenton Chowan Partnership. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites.  We do not guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any information on these external sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information. The inclusion of external links on this website should not be construed as an endorsement by the Edenton Chowan Partnership of these links or their content.

Security of your Personal Information

Edenton Chowan Partnership secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.

We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.

Right to Deletion

Subject to certain exceptions set out below, on receipt of a verifiable request from you, we will:

  • Delete your personal information from our records; and
  • Direct any service providers to delete your personal information from their records.

Please note that we may not be able to comply with requests to delete your personal information if it is necessary to:

  • Complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected, fulfill the terms of a written warranty or product recall conducted in accordance with federal law, provide a good or service requested by you, or reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform a contract between you and us;
  • Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity;
  • Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;
  • Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law;
  • Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act;
  • Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when our deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research, provided we have obtained your informed consent;
  • Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with your expectations based on your relationship with us;
  • Comply with an existing legal obligation; or
  • Otherwise use your personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the information.

Children Under Thirteen

Edenton Chowan Partnership does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

E-mail Communications

From time to time, Edenton Chowan Partnership may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional information, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our Services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from Edenton Chowan Partnership or click on a link therein.

If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from Edenton Chowan Partnership, you may opt out of such communications by Clicking the unsubscribe link.

External Data Storage Sites

We may store your data on servers provided by third party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted.

Changes to this Statement

The Edenton Chowan Partnership reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our website, and/or by updating any privacy information. Your continued use of the website and/or Services available after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified privacy policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that policy.

Contact Information

The Edenton Chowan Partnership welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Edenton Chowan Partnership has not adhered to this Statement, please contact the Edenton Chowan Partnership at:

Edenton Chowan Partnership

101 W. Water Street

Edenton, North Carolina 27932

Email Address:

Info@Edenton.net

Terms of Service

Agreement between User and www.Edenton.net

Welcome to www.Edenton.net. The www.Edenton.net website (the “Site”) is comprised of various web pages operated by Edenton Chowan Partnership (“Edenton Chowan Partnership”). www.Edenton.net is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein (the “Terms”). Your use of www.Edenton.net constitutes your agreement to all such Terms. Please read these terms carefully, and keep a copy of them for your reference.

www.Edenton.net is a Non-Profit Site.

This website is designed to provide non-editorial content that will provide information to citizens and visitors about the functions and services of the Edenton Chowan Partnership.  It is created for communication and promotion in support of the town of Edenton and Chowan County.

Privacy

Your use of www.Edenton.net is subject to Edenton Chowan Partnership’s Privacy Policy. Please review our Privacy Policy, which also governs the Site and informs users of our data collection practices.

Electronic Communications

Visiting www.Edenton.net or sending emails to Edenton Chowan Partnership constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically, via email and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

Children Under Thirteen

Edenton Chowan Partnership does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information from persons under the age of thirteen. If you are under 18, you may use www.Edenton.net only with permission of a parent or guardian.

Links to Third Party Sites/Third Party Services

www.Edenton.net may contain links to other websites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under the control of Edenton Chowan Partnership and Edenton Chowan Partnership is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. Edenton Chowan Partnership is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Edenton Chowan Partnership of the site or any association with its operators.

Certain services made available via www.Edenton.net are delivered by third party sites and organizations. By using any product, service or functionality originating from the www.Edenton.net domain, you hereby acknowledge and consent that Edenton Chowan Partnership may share such information and data with any third party with whom Edenton Chowan Partnership has a contractual relationship to provide the requested product, service or functionality on behalf of www.Edenton.net users and customers.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use/Intellectual Property

You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use www.Edenton.net strictly in accordance with these terms of use. As a condition of your use of the Site, you warrant to Edenton Chowan Partnership that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. You may not use the Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Site.

All content included as part of the Service, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the Site, is the property of Edenton Chowan Partnership or its suppliers and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto.

You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site. Edenton Chowan Partnership content is not for resale. Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your personal use, and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of Edenton Chowan Partnership and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of Edenton Chowan Partnership or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms.

International Users

The Service is controlled, operated and administered by Edenton Chowan Partnership from our offices within the USA. If you access the Service from a location outside the USA, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use the Edenton Chowan Partnership Content accessed through www.Edenton.net in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations.

Liability Disclaimer

THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. EDENTON CHOWAN PARTNERSHIP AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE SITE AT ANY TIME.

EDENTON CHOWAN PARTNERSHIP AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. EDENTON CHOWAN PARTNERSHIP AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL EDENTON CHOWAN PARTNERSHIP AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF EDENTON CHOWAN PARTNERSHIP OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.

Termination/Access Restriction

Edenton Chowan Partnership reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of North Carolina and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in North Carolina in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Site. Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including, without limitation, this section.

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Edenton Chowan Partnership as a result of this agreement or use of the Site. Edenton Chowan Partnership’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of Edenton Chowan Partnership’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site or information provided to or gathered by Edenton Chowan Partnership with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.

Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and Edenton Chowan Partnership with respect to the Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and Edenton Chowan Partnership with respect to the Site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be written in English.

Changes to Terms

Edenton Chowan Partnership reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the Terms under which www.Edenton.net is offered. The most current version of the Terms will supersede all previous versions. Edenton Chowan Partnership encourages you to periodically review the Terms to stay informed of our updates.

Contact Us

Edenton Chowan Partnership welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Terms:

Edenton Chowan Partnership

101 W. Water Street

Edenton, North Carolina 27932

Email Address: info@edenton.net

Telephone number: (252)482-4436

Effective as of August 16, 2023