This page states the Terms and Conditions under which you may use this Web Site. Please read this page carefully. If you do not accept the Terms and Conditions stated here, do not use the Web Site. The Government of the Turks & Caicos Islands (TCIG) 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. If you violate any of these Terms or Conditions, your permission to use the Web Site automatically terminates.
SCOPE OF USE
The TCIG invites you to view and download a single copy of the material on this Web Site for your personal, non-commercial use. Special rules may apply to 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 WEB SITE AND ALL CONTENT IS PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS” “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANT-ABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE TCIG MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENCY, OR RELIABILITY OF ANY CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEB SITE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING ANY INFORMATION BEFORE RELYING ON IT. USE OF THE WEB SITE AND THE CONTENT AVAILABLE ON THE WEB SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
THE TCIG MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT USE OF THE WEB SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING ALL PRECAUTIONS NECESSARY TO ENSURE THAT ANY CONTENT YOU MAY OBTAIN FROM THE WEB SITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
THE TCIG SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE WEB SITE, EVEN IF THE TCIG HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO RELIANCE BY ANY PARTY ON ANY CONTENT OBTAINED THROUGH USE OF THIS WEB SITE, OR THAT ARISES IN CONNECTION WITH MISTAKES OR OMISSIONS IN, OR DELAYS IN TRANSMISSION OF, INFORMATION TO OR FROM THE USER, INTERRUPTIONS IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONNECTIONS TO THE WEB SITE, OR VIRUSES, WHETHER CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY NEGLIGENCE, ACTS OF GOD, TELECOMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, OR DESTRUCTION OF, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO THE WEB SITE, OR RELATED INFORMATION OR PROGRAMS.
You may not reproduce, distribute or otherwise use any TCIG trademarks, service marks, or logos, or any trademarks, service marks, or logos which are confusingly similar to those of the TCIG, without prior written permission from the TCIG. Unauthorized use of any of the TCIG’s trademarks, service marks, or logos may be a violation of trademark laws of the TCIG, the United Kingdom, and other countries.
This Web Site is protected by U.K. copyright laws and international copyright treaties. You may not modify, reproduce, or distribute the content, design, or layout of the Web Site, or individual sections of the content, design, or layout of the Web Site without prior written permission from the TCIG. The use of the material on the Web Site on any other web site or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited.
The TCIG reserves the right to modify the Web Site, and the rules and regulations governing its use, at any time. Modifications will be posted on the Web Site, and users are deemed to be apprised of and bound by any changes to the Web Site. The TCIG may make changes in the products and/or services described in this Web Site at any time.
VIOLATION OF RULES AND REGULATIONS
The TCIG reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of the rules and regulations set forth in this Web Site, including the right to block access from a particular Internet address to the Web Site.
Generally, any communication which you post to the Web Site is considered to be non-confidential. If particular Web pages permit the submission of communications which will be treated by the TCIG as confidential, that fact will be stated in “Legal Notices” on those pages. By posting communications to the Web Site, you automatically grant the TCIG a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable non-exclusive 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 sublicenses.
As a user of the Web Site (“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 any person or entity; post sexually-explicit image(s); post advertisements or solicitations of business; post chain letters or pyramid schemes; or impersonate another person.
The TCIG 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.
The TCIG 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 which allegedly do not conform to this Agreement, the TCIG may investigate the allegation and determine in good faith and its sole discretion whether to remove or request the removal of the communication. The TCIG has no liability or responsibility to Users for performance or non-performance of such activities. The TCIG reserves the right to expel Users and prevent their further access to the Web Site for violating this Agreement or any law and the right to remove communications which are abusive, illegal, or disruptive.
The TCIG may use the information it obtains relating to you, including without limitation 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.
LINKED INTERNET SITES
FROM TIME TO TIME, THE TCIG MAY POST LINKS ON THE WEB SITE THAT WILL ALLOW YOU TO LEAVE THE TCIG’S WEB SITE. THE LINKED SITES ARE NOT UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE TCIG, AND THE CONTENT AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET SITES LINKED TO THIS WEB SITE DOES NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THE OPINION OF THE TCIG. THE TCIG IS PROVIDING THESE LINKS TO OTHER INTERNET SITES AS A CONVENIENCE TO YOU, AND ACCESS TO ANY OTHER INTERNET SITES LINKED TO THIS WEB SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE TCIG ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CONTENT OF SUCH LINKED INTERNET SITES. THE INCLUSION OF ANY LINK DOES NOT IMPLY A RECOMMENDATION OR ENDORSEMENT BY THE TCIG OF THE LINKED SITE.
GOVERNING LAW AND GENERAL PROVISIONS
This Web Site is operated by the TCIG from its offices within the Turks & Caicos Islands. The TCIG makes no representation that the information in the Web Site is appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to the Web Site from territories where the contents of the Web Site may be illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this Web Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. Any claims relating to the information available on this Web Site will be governed by the laws of the United Kingdom, excluding the application of its conflicts of law rules. 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,” this Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement between you and the TCIG with respect to the use of the Web Site.