CARDEROCK WEB SITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE

IMPORTANT: IN ORDER TO ACCESS THIS SITE, YOU MUST REVIEW CAREFULLY AND AGREE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH BELOW

Welcome to the Carderock Consulting web site ("Site"). your use of and access to the Site are governed by these terms and conditions, which form a binding legal agreement between you and Datamark Services, Inc. d/b/a Carderock Consulting ("Carderock"). If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, your permission to access or use the site is automatically and immediately revoked. EACH TIME YOU USE THIS SITE, THE MOST RECENT VERSION OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS WILL GOVERN YOUR USE. ACCORDINGLY, WHEN YOU USE THE SITE YOU SHOULD CHECK THE DATE OF THIS AGREEMENT AND REVIEW ANY CHANGES SINCE THE LAST VERSION.

USE OF CONTENT

The Site, including all text, images, graphics, media, content, data, and information contained thereon ("Content"), is protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, and other applicable laws. Except as expressly set forth herein, all rights in the Content and the Site are reserved to Carderock and its licensors. Any use of the Content not expressly permitted by these Terms and Conditions is a breach of these Terms and Conditions and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. Content is subject to change without notice in the sole discretion of Carderock. Carderock authorizes you to view and make a reasonable, limited number of copies of particular Content for uses permitted under these Terms and Conditions of Use if you include the following copyright notice, in addition to any other copyright and proprietary rights notices originally contained in the Content: "©right; 2011 Datamark Services, Inc. d/b/a Carderock Consulting. All rights reserved."

DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

The use of the Site and the Content is at your own risk. When using the Site, information will be transmitted over a medium that is beyond the control and jurisdiction of Carderock. Accordingly, Carderock assumes no liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption, or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of the Site.

THE SITE AND THE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED "AS IS." TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, CARDEROCK EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND OF NON-INFRINGEMENT. CARDEROCK DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED ON THIS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR FREE FROM ERROR, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THIS SITE AVAILABLE TO YOU ARE FREE FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. CARDEROCK DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE CONTENT OR ITS ACCURACY, ADEQUACY, USEFULNESS, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE.

In no event shall Carderock be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, personal injury/wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use of or inability to use the Site or the Content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not Carderock is advised of the possibility of such damages. In the event that Carderock is found to be liable to you for any form of damages,Carderock’s liability shall be limited to US $500. You agree that Carderock shall not be liable for any personal injury, including death, caused by your use or misuse of the Content or the Site. Some states may not allow the limitation or exclusion of incidental or consequential damages; so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.Your remedies are exclusive and limited to those expressly provided for herein.

SUBMISSIONS

You agree that you will not transmit any communications or content of any type that infringe or violate any rights of any party. By submitting communications to Carderock via the Site or via e-mail, you agree that all such submissions and communications are non-confidential for all purposes. If you make any such submission, you hereby grant to Carderock, or warrant that the owner of such content has expressly granted to Carderock all right, title, and interest in and to such submission, including without limitation all rights of copyright therein, including the rights to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the communication or content in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed. Carderock may freely assign or sublicense these rights.

You agree that the following actions are prohibited and constitute a material breach of these Terms and Conditions:

  1. Using the Site for any purpose in violation of local, state, national, or international laws;
  2. Taking any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Site's infrastructure;
  3. Engaging in any other which, in the judgment of Carderock, exposes Carderock or any third party to any liability or detriment of any type;
  4. Aggregating, copying or duplicating in any manner any of the materials or information available from the Site;
  5. Unauthorized framing of or linking to any of the materials or information available from the Site;

Carderock reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to deny access to the Site for any violation of these Terms and Conditions.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES.

Carderock does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and expressly disclaims any warranties of any kind as to content on any third-party websites, including without limitation linked third-party sites, sites of third-party advertisers on the Site, and sites framed within the Site. Your use of third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such sites. Carderock does not endorse any product advertised on the Site.

INDEMNITY

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Carderock, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your violation of these Terms and Conditions.

GENERAL

If you access the Site, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature are intended to survive the termination of this Agreement (including without limitation the provisions captioned Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability, Indemnity) shall survive such termination.

PRIVACY

Carderock takes seriously the issue of privacy. Except as set forth herein, Carderock collects on the Site only the personal information that you voluntarily provide. We use such information only as provided herein.

Personal Information and Security

"Personal Information" means any information relating to your use of the Site that specifically and personally identifies you. We may collect, generate, retain and use your Personal Information in connection with the facilitation, recording and processing of any requests, communications, or interactions you may have via our Site.

Use of Cookies and IP Addresses

"Cookies" are small files commonly generated and stored by many web sites on the computer hard drives of their visitors. IP addresses provide information about the computer you use to access the Site and may be saved in our web server’s site log to help diagnose server problems and to understand Site user activity. We may use cookies and IP addresses to track your visits to the Site, but this information does not identify you personally, and you remain anonymous unless you have otherwise provided Personal Information to Carderock.

Automated E-Mail

You may request to join our mailing list and receive occasional e-mails regarding new site content or event information. To unsubscribe from this e-mail service, send an e-mail to with the word "remove" in the subject box. We will make reasonable efforts to delete your personal information from our database, but this may not be possible because of backups and records of deletions.

Children's Privacy

You should be aware that the Site is not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 13. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person we actually know is a child under the age of 13.

POLICY CHANGES

Carderock reserves the right to make changes to the Site and to these Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Policy at any time by posting changes on the Site as appropriate.

GENERAL INFORMATION

These Terms and Conditions of Use constitute a binding agreement between you and Carderock and govern your use of the Service. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions if you have licensed software or purchased services from Carderock. The Terms and Conditions of Use and the relationship between you and Carderock shall be governed by the laws of the State of North Carolina without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and CARDerock agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in North Carolina. The failure of Carderock to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms and Conditions of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms and Conditions of Use is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms and Conditions of Use remain in full force and effect. 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 the Service or the Terms and Conditions of Use must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. The section titles in the Terms and Conditions of Use are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

QUESTIONS

If you have any questions regarding our Terms and Conditions of Use or the Privacy Policy, please e-mail us at