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Terms and Conditions

Last updated: March 10, 2021

Please read these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”, “Terms and Conditions”) carefully before using the website https://thesouthernc.com/ (the “Service”) operated by The Southern Coterie (“us”, “we”, or “our”).

Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the Service.

By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access the Service.

1. Updates to these Terms of Use

We may modify these Terms of Use from time to time. If you do not agree with the changes, you should discontinue your use of the Service prior to the time the new Terms of Use take effect.  If you continue using the Service after the new terms take effect, you will be bound by the modified Terms of Use.

2. Affirmative Representations Regarding Your Use of the Service

When you use the Service, you represent that: (a) the information you submit is truthful and accurate; (b) your use of the Service does not violate any applicable laws or regulations; (c) you are of sufficient legal age or otherwise have legal capacity to legally enter into these Terms of Use.

3. User Registration and Accounts

If you sign up to become a registered user of the Service, you agree: (i) to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Service’s registration form (the “Registration Data”); and (ii) to maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete.

4. Prohibited Activities

(i) use the Southern Coterie name, logo, trademark or branding in a way that confuses people about your affiliation or relationship with Southern Coterie;

(ii) transmit chain letters, bulk or junk email or interfere with, disrupt, or create an undue burden on the Service or the networks or services connected to the Service, including without limitation, hacking into the Service, or using the system to send unsolicited or commercial emails, bulletins, comments or other communications;

(iii) impersonate any other person or entity, provide false or misleading identification or address information, or invade the privacy, or violate the personal or proprietary right, of any person or entity;

(iv) circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security related features of the Service or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Materials (as defined in Section 6) or enforce limitations on use of the Service or the Materials on the Service.

5. Social Media Guidelines

If you access or use any of the The Southern Coterie social media pages on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube, or post any reviews or comments regarding your use of the Service on these social media services or other third party websites, we ask you to follow the following guidelines:

(i) Please be polite and courteous. Excessive name calling, profanity, fighting words, discriminatory epithets, sexual harassment, bullying, gruesome language or the like, are not acceptable.

(ii) Please verify that all information submitted is accurate and factual.  Negative comments and complaints posted by you could be construed as claims about The Southern Coterie or an individual and may be subject to libel laws and other legal claims.

(iii) We would like to hear about your complaints or concerns regarding the Service before you share them publicly with others so that we can help resolve them for you. If you are a user and have a customer service comment, complaint, concern or idea, please email us at teamtsc@thesouthernc.com.

6. Our Intellectual Property Rights

All of the content on the Service (“Materials”) and the trademarks, service marks, and logos contained on the Service, are owned by or licensed to us and are subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under United States and foreign laws and international conventions.  The Service and the Materials are for your information and personal use only and not for commercial exploitation. We reserve all rights in and to the Service and the Materials. If you download or print a copy of the Materials for your own personal use, you must retain all trademark, copyright and other proprietary notices contained in and on the Materials.

7. Our Management of the Service; User Misconduct

A. Our Right to Manage the Service.  We reserve the right, but do not undertake the obligation to: (i) monitor or review the Service for violations of these Terms of Use and for compliance with our policies; (ii) report to law enforcement authorities and/or take legal action against anyone who violates these Terms of Use; (iii) manage the Service in a manner designed to protect our and third parties’ rights and property or to facilitate the proper functioning of the Service; (iv) screen our users, or attempt to verify the statements of our users and/or (v) monitor disputes between you and other users or to terminate or block you and other users from using the Service.

B. Interactions with other Users.  Please choose carefully the information you share through the Service and that you give to other users of the Service. You assume all risks associated with dealing with other users with whom you come in contact through the Service.

C. Our Right to Terminate UsersWithout limiting any other provision of these Terms of Use, we reserve the right to, in our sole discretion, and without notice or liability, deny access to and use of the Service to any person for any reason or for no reason at all, as permitted by applicable law, including, without limitation, for breach of any representation, warranty or covenant contained in these Terms of Use, or any applicable law or regulation.

8. Third Party Sites

The Service may contain links to websites operated by third parties (“Third Party Sites”), and you may be able to share information with Third Party Sites through links on the Service; however, we do not own or operate the Third Party Sites, and we have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including goods or services, made available through Third Party Sites. The availability of these links on the Service does not represent, warrant or imply that we endorse any Third Party Sites or any materials, opinions, goods or services available on them. Third party materials accessed through or used by means of the Third Party Sites may also be protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. These Terms of Use do not apply to Third Party Sites.  Before visiting a Third Party Site through links or other means provided on or through the Service, you should review the Third Party Site’s terms and conditions and privacy policy, and inform yourself of the regulations, policies and practices of these Third Party Sites.

9. Warranty Disclaimer; Limitation on Liability

A. Disclaimer of Warranties  

(i) To the extent permitted by applicable law, all material or items provided through the Service are provided “as is” and “as available,” without warranty or conditions of any kind.  By operating the Service, we do not represent or imply that we endorse any materials or items available on or linked to by the Service, including, without limitation, content hosted on Third Party Sites, or that we believe any materials or items to be accurate, useful or non-harmful.  We cannot guarantee and do not promise any specific results from use of the Service. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from us shall create any warranty not expressly stated in these Terms of Use. You agree that your use of the Service will be at your sole risk.  To the fullest extent permitted by law, we and each of our advertisers, licensors, suppliers, officers, directors, investors, managers, members, partners, affiliates, employees, agents, service providers and other contractors disclaim all warranties, express or implied, in connection with the Service and your use thereof.

(ii) To the extent permitted by applicable law, we make no warranties or representations about the accuracy, reliability, timeliness or completeness of the Service’s content, the content of any site linked to the Service, or information or any other items or materials on the Service or linked to by the Service.  We assume no liability or responsibility for any (a) errors, mistakes or inaccuracies of content and materials, (b) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to and use of the Service, (c) any unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all personal information stored therein, (d) any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from the Service, (e) any bugs, viruses, Trojan horses, or the like, which may be transmitted to or through the Service by any third party, and/or (f) any errors or omissions in any content and materials or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, transmitted or otherwise made available through the Service.

B. Limited Liability.  To the extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall we be liable to you or any third party for any indirect, consequential, incidental, special or punitive damages, including lost profit damages arising from your use of the Service, materials or any other content therein.

C. Exceptions to Disclaimers and Liability Limitations.  Some states or jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of certain warranties, or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages.  If you reside in one of these states or jurisdictions, the limitation or exclusions in Sections 9(A) and 9(B) may not apply to you.

10. Indemnity

You hereby agree, at your expense, to indemnify, defend and hold harmless, The Southern Coterie, its officers, directors, investors, members, managers, partners, affiliates, employees, agents, service providers and other contractors from and against any loss, cost, damages, liability and/or expense, including reasonable attorney fees, arising out of or relating to third party claims, actions or allegations brought against The Southern Coterie arising out of your use of the Service.

11. Notice to International Users

The Service is controlled and operated by The Southern Coterie from its offices in the United States.  We do not make any representations that the Service or any Materials are available or appropriate for use in your location.  You agree to comply with all local rules applicable to you regarding user conduct on the Internet and acceptable content.  You also agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.

12. Assignment

We may assign our rights under these Terms of Use without your approval.

13. Entire Agreement

These Terms of Use constitute the complete and exclusive understanding and agreement of the parties relating to the subject matter hereof and supersede all prior understandings, proposals, agreements, negotiations, and discussions between the parties, whether written or oral.

14. Contact Information

If you have any questions about the Service or these Terms of Use, you can contact The Southern Coterie by email at teamtsc@thesouthernc.com