This page states the Terms and Conditions under which you may use the Cortese Tree Web Site ("Web Site"). Please read this page carefully. If you do not accept the Terms and Conditions stated here, do not use the Web Site. Cortese Tree may revise these Terms and Conditions at any time by updating this posting. You should visit this page periodically to review the Terms and Conditions because they are binding on you.
Section 1. Use of Material.
Cortese Tree is authorized to allow you to view and download a single copy of the material on this Web Site solely for your personal, noncommercial use. Special rules may apply to the use of certain software and other items provided on the Web Site. Any such special rules are listed as Legal Notices on this Web Site and are incorporated into this Agreement by reference.
The contents of this Web Site, such as text, graphics, images and other material ("Material"), are property of Marc Taylor Design, LLC (Knoxville, Tennessee) unless provided by other entities and/or individuals for the purpose of demonstration or display on this Web Site. All of the Material on this Web Site is protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws. Unauthorized use of the Material may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. You must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Material on any copy you make of the Material. You may not sell or modify the Material or reproduce, display, publicly perform, distribute, or otherwise use the Material in any way for any public or commercial purpose. The use of the Material on any other Web site or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited.
If you violate any of these Terms, your permission to use the Material automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of the Material.
Section 2. Cortese Tree's Liability.
The Material may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. Cortese Tree makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the Material or about the results to be obtained from using the Web Site and the Material. The use the Web Site and the Material is at your own risk. Changes are periodically made to the Web Site and may be made at any time.
CORTESE TREE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEB SITE WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR THAT THIS WEB SITE AND ITS SERVER ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES AND OTHER HARMFUL GOODS. IF YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE OR THE MATERIAL RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA, CORTESE TREE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS.
THE WEB SITE AND MATERIAL ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. CORTESE TREE AND ITS SUPPLIERS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES’ RIGHTS, AND THE WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CORTESE TREE AND ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE MATERIAL, SERVICES, SOFTWARE TEXT, GRAPHICS, AND LINKS.
Section 3. Disclaimer of Consequential Damages.
IN NO EVENT SHALL CORTESE TREE, ITS SUPPLIERS, OR ANY THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED AT THIS SITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEB SITE AND THE MATERIAL, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT CORTESE TREE IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Section 4. User Submissions.
Generally, any communication that you post to the Web Site is considered to be non-confidential. If particular Web pages permit the submission of communications that will be treated by Cortese Tree as confidential, that fact will be stated in Legal Notices on those pages. By posting communications to the Web Site, you automatically grant Cortese Tree a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the communication alone or as part of other works in any form, media, or technology whether now known or hereafter developed, and to sublicense such rights through multiple tiers of sublicensees.
As a User, you are responsible for your own communications and are responsible for the consequences of their posting. You must not do the following things: post material that is copyrighted, unless you are the copyright owner or have the permission of the copyright owner to post it; post material that reveals trade secrets, unless you own them or have the permission of the owner; post material that infringes on any other intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others; post material that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or embarrassing to another User or any other person or entity; post a sexually-explicit image; post advertisements or solicitations of business; post chain letters or pyramid schemes; or impersonate another person.
Cortese Tree does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any of communications posted by other Users or endorse any opinions expressed by Users. You acknowledge that any reliance on material posted by other Users will be at your own risk.
Cortese Tree does not screen communications in advance and is not responsible for screening or monitoring material posted by Users. If notified by a User of communications that allegedly do not conform to this Agreement, Cortese Tree may investigate the allegation and determine in good faith and its sole discretion whether to remove or request the removal of the communication. Cortese Tree has no liability or responsibility to Users for performance or nonperformance of such activities. Cortese Tree reserves the right to expel Users and prevent their further access to the Web Site for violating this Agreement or the law and the right to remove communications that are abusive, illegal, or disruptive.
Section 5. Links to Other Sites.
The Web Site contains links to third-party Web sites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by Cortese Tree of the contents on such third-party Web sites. Cortese Tree is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third-party Web sites. If you decide to access linked third-party Web sites, you do so at your own risk.
Section 6. Software Licenses.
All software that is made available for downloading from the Web Site ("Software") is protected by copyright and may be protected by other rights. The use of such software is governed by the terms of the software license agreement or designated Legal Notice accompanying such software ("License Agreement"). The downloading and use of such software is conditioned on your agreement to be bound by the terms of the License Agreement.
Section 7. Limitation of Liability.
Unless otherwise expressly provided in a Software License or Legal Notice, the aggregate liability for Cortese Tree to you for all claims arising from the use of the Materials (including Software) is limited to $100.
Section 8. Indemnity.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Cortese Tree, its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, alleging or resulting from your use of the Material (including Software) or your breach of the terms of this Agreement. Cortese Tree shall provide notice to you promptly of any such claim, suit, or proceeding and shall assist you, at your expense, in defending any such claim, suit or proceeding.
Section 9. Export Control.
The United States controls the export of products and information. You agree to comply with such restrictions and not to export or re-export the Materials (including Software) to countries or persons prohibited under the export control laws. By downloading the Materials (including Software), you are agreeing that you are not in a country where such export is prohibited or are a person or entity to which such export is prohibited. You are responsible for compliance with the laws of your local jurisdiction regarding the import, export, or re-export of the Materials.
Section 10. User Information.
Cortese Tree may use the information it obtains relating to you, including your IP address, name, mailing address, email address and use of the Web Site, for its internal business and marketing purposes and may disclose the information to third parties for such purposes.
Section 11. General.
This Web Site is based in Knoxville, Tennessee. Cortese Tree makes no claims the Materials are appropriate or may be downloaded outside of the United States. Access to the Materials (including Software) may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Web Site from outside of the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction. This Agreement is governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of Tennessee, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of this Agreement shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term. Except as expressly provided in a particular Legal Notice or Software License or Material on particular Web pages, this Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement between you and Cortese Tree with respect to the use of Web Site. Any changes to this Agreement must be made in writing, signed by an authorized representative of Cortese Tree.
Cortese Tree collects certain information relative to Users who visit the Web Site. Our Web Site categorizes this information into certain categories and the privacy level and what we do with the information that we collect on you depends upon the category in which you fall.
Cortese Tree does not make any attempt to obtain information that personally identifies our Users who visit our Web Site. It is not our policy to sell or otherwise provide access to such information to unaffiliated third parties.
Category I – Information on Users who visit www.CorteseTree.com to read or download information on our pages. From these Users, we collect and store only the following information:
1. The domain name through which you gained access to our Web Site;
2. The precise time and date that you entered our Web Site.
3. The URL of the Web page through which you linked to our Web Site
Category II – Users who send us e-mail containing personal information or identifies you, sign our guest book, or request email publications. Any information that we collect in this way is used only for purposes of responding to you and addressing the issues that you may have raised.
Any information that we collect is collected as part of our business practices in order to identify demographic information relative to Users who access our Web Site, assessing the number and type of Users accessing various sections of our Web Site, helping us determine what content and business concepts are working for us and/or are of interest to our visitors, determining technical design features and specifications and helping us assess systems performance. We also use such information in statistical form to assist us in business and marketing strategies and programs. We utilize software programs to create summary statistics that we utilize for the above purposes.
As a security measure for ourselves and our Users, we utilize certain software programs to monitor traffic to our Web Site and within our network. This software also enables us to identify unauthorized upload attempts, access to our system, and other attempts to cause damage to our systems.