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\nBidAlachua.com\nUSER AGREEMENT

\nThe most recent Amendments to this User Agreement (the \"Agreement\")\nwere posted on April 22, 2019
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\n\nIntroduction/Authority/Parties
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\n\nYou represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age.
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\n\nIf you are acting on behalf of another person or entity, such as an\nemployer or principal, you represent and warrant that you are duly\nauthorized to act on behalf of such person or entity in connection with\nthe transactions to be undertaken using this Web Site and that you have\nthe authority to bind such person or entity to the terms of this\nAgreement.
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\n\nThis Agreement is between you (or you on behalf of the person or entity\nthat you represent, such entity hereafter referred to as \"You,\" and in\nthe possessive as \"Your\"), the Alachua County Tax Collector (the \"Tax\nCollector\") with whom You transact business through this site, and\nGrant Street Group (“Grant Street”) as the designated service provider\nof the Tax Collector. BidAlachua.com is a web site (the \"Web Site\")\nused for tax lien auctions.
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\n\nYou acknowledge that you have read and understood the terms of this\nAgreement.  Upon acceptance of the terms of this Agreement, You\nwill be granted access to BidAlachua.com for the sole purpose of\nparticipating in the Tax Collector’s tax lien auctions.
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\n\nUse/License
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\n\nYou acknowledge and agree that Your use of the Web Site is permitted\npursuant to a limited license (the \"Limited License\") granted to You\nunder this Agreement and that the web pages and features of the Web\nSite (the \"Proprietary Information\") constitute valuable intellectual\nproperty and proprietary materials (including without limitation trade\nsecrets) owned by Grant Street.
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\n\nUnauthorized use of the Web Site, including but not limited to\nunauthorized entry or attempted entry into any systems, misuse of\npasswords, misuse of any information posted to the Web Site, or illegal\nconduct is strictly prohibited.  Except as expressly provided in\nthis Agreement, You agree not to copy (except for downloads permitted\nby the Web Site tools), save, print, reveal to any third party,\npublish, post on the Internet, permit access to, disseminate,\ndistribute, disclose or modify any Web Site Proprietary Information\nwithout Grant Street’s prior written consent.  You further agree\nthat You will not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or\ninformation through any means not intentionally made available or\nprovided for through the Web Site.
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\n\nYour license to use the Web Site is limited to Your participation in\ntax lien auctions conducted by the Tax Collector. As a\nfurther condition of this Limited License, You hereby agree that You\nwill not, nor will You attempt to (i) modify, reproduce, decompile, or\nreverse-engineer any part of the Web Site, (ii) resell or redistribute\nany part of the information obtained from the Web Site, or (iii) permit\nor attempt to permit any third party to access, view or use any part of\nthe Web Site.
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\n\nYou agree not to interrupt or attempt to interrupt the operation of the\nWeb Site or in any way attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Web\nSite, any portion thereof or to any other computer systems through the\nWeb Site.  You further agree that You will not use any device,\nsoftware or program to interfere with proper operations of the Web Site\nnor will you use the Web Site in any manner that could damage,\noverburden, or impair the Web Site or interfere with any other party’s\nuse of the Web Site.  You further agree that You will not use, nor\nallow anyone to use on your behalf, any robot, spider or other similar\ndevice to monitor or copy any pages of the Web Site or any content or\ninformation accessible through this Web Site.
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\n\nYou agree to use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that any\nelectronic files or information You transmit through the use of the Web\nSite will be free from viruses or other code designed to interfere with\nthe proper functioning of data information systems.
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\n\nWhen accessing the Web Site, You must use software, including a web\nbrowser, that supports a data security protocol compatible with the\nprotocol required for the Web Site.
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\n\nWith the exception of web browsers, You agree to use the software made\navailable to all users through the Web Site to perform the following\nfunctions:
\n\n\n\nYou agree that the information you provide through the Web Site will be\naccurate and reliable.
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\n\nYou agree that, each time You submit a qualified bid for a tax\ncertificate on the Web Site, You are making a binding offer to the Tax\nCollector to purchase such tax certificate, which, if accepted by the\nTax Collector, will form a binding purchase contract between You and\nthe Tax Collector.
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\n\nYou agree that You will comply with all rules, requirements,\nprocedures, advisories, instructions and other directives promulgated\nby the Tax Collector regarding the purchase of tax certificates via the\nWeb Site, including, without limitation, the Tax Collector's\nrequirements with respect to payment deadlines and procedures for any\ntax certificates You are awarded.
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\n\nNeither the Tax Collector nor Grant Street makes any representation or\nwarranty that the features or appearance of the Web Site will remain\nunchanged for any period of time.  You acknowledge that the Tax\nCollector and Grant Street may change, suspend or discontinue any\naspect of the Web Site.
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\n\nUser IDs/Passwords/Use Restrictions
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\n\nYou shall be solely responsible for the confidentiality and use of the\nUser ID and password assigned to You for the purpose of accessing the\nWeb Site and for any acts or omissions that occur through the use of\nsuch User ID and password. You agree to ensure that You exit from Your\naccount at the end of each session.  You agree to indemnify,\ndefend and hold the Tax Collector and Grant Street harmless from and\nagainst any damages, financial or otherwise, resulting from Your use of\nthe Web Site or use by persons using Your User ID and password with or\nwithout Your knowledge or permission. You are hereby instructed by the\nTax Collector to notify Grant Street immediately via email sent to\nLienAuction@GrantStreet.com, if You have reason to believe, or have\nbecome aware of: (i) loss or theft of Your User ID and/or password, or\n(ii) any unauthorized use of Your User ID and/or password.
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\n\nEmails sent to the Tax Collector or Grant Street over the Internet are\nsusceptible to detection, decryption, eavesdropping or tampering. Thus,\nyou agree to indemnify, defend and hold the Tax Collector and Grant\nStreet harmless from and against any harm, financial or otherwise, that\nresults from such detection, decryption, eavesdropping or tampering of\nemails.
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\n\nPursuant to Chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes, (hereinafter the “Florida Public Records Act“), certain information which You provide in the course of Your use of the Web Site, and which is in the public domain pursuant to the Florida Public Records Act, will not be treated as confidential. If You participate in an auction utilizing Proxy Bidding, you may submit Minimum Acceptable Rates (MARs) on the Bid page. The Tax Collector does not have access to MARs, and consequently, the Tax Collector will not be able to supply MARs pursuant to “right to know“ or “freedom of information“ requests. Grant Street will keep MARs confidential and will not divulge such information to third parties, including the Tax Collector, unless mandated to do so by a court of competent jurisdiction.
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\n\nInformation about You and Your use of the website is handled according to Grant Street's Privacy Policy.
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\n\nYour use of the Web Site must be in conformance with this Agreement and\nthe User Instructions on the Web Site.
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\n\nGrant Street and the Tax Collector each reserve the right\nto suspend or revoke Your User ID in the event You violate the terms of\nthis Agreement.
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\n\nCompliance with Laws
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\n\nYou agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations in\nconnection with Your use of the Web Site and the transactions conducted\nthereon, including without limitation any laws applicable to the\nhandling or processing of individually identifiable information\nconcerning individual persons. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold\nthe Tax Collector and Grant Street harmless from and against any\ndamages, financial or otherwise, resulting from Your breach of any such\napplicable laws.
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\n\nAdditional Terms for Payment Processing
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\n\nThe additional terms set forth in this Section apply to Your use of\nGrant Street’s payment processing services through the Web Site. \nBy submitting a payment through Grant Street’s payment processing\nservices on the Web Site, You agree:
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\n\nExclusion of Warranties
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  1. Grant Street is not responsible for the accuracy or completeness\nof the information provided or transmitted through the Web Site, which\nwas obtained from third parties or the Tax Collector. You rely upon the\naccuracy of such information at your own risk. Grant Street will not be\nliable for any harm, financial or otherwise, that may befall users who\nact in reliance on such information.
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  3. The Web Site is provided \"AS-IS\", and You accept all risks\nassociated with Your use of the same.
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  5. Neither the Tax Collector nor Grant Street shall have any\nliability, contingent or otherwise, for the accuracy, completeness,\ntimeliness or formatting of any data or information obtained from or\nthrough the Web Site, or for any decision made or action taken by You\nin reliance upon such information or data.
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  7. Neither the Tax Collector nor Grant Street is responsible for\ntechnical difficulties that result in loss of an Internet connection\nwith the Web Site, slowness in transmission, or any other technical\nissues, including without limitation connectivity issues, network\nissues, computer failures, and the like.
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  9. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, GRANT STREET AND THE TAX\nCOLLECTOR DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR\nIMPLIED, WITH REGARD TO THE WEB SITE AND ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED\nTHEREON, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF\nMERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE AND\nNON-INFRINGEMENT.
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\n\nLimitation of Liability
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  1. In no event will the Tax Collector or Grant Street or any of\ntheir directors, officers, employees or agents be liable to You or\nanyone else for any indirect, consequential, incidental, special,\nexemplary or punitive damages (including but not limited to lost\nprofits) that result, arise from or relate to Your use of the Web Site,\nthe transactions conducted on the Web Site, or any other matter\nrelating to the Web Site. You agree that the cumulative liability of\nthe Tax Collector and Grant Street arising out of any kind of legal\nclaim (whether in contract, tort or otherwise) in any way connected\nwith the Web Site, or the transactions conducted on the Web Site, will\nnot exceed $1,000.
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  3. Neither the Tax Collector nor Grant Street will be liable for any\nloss or damage resulting from voluntary shutdown of the Web Site to\naddress computer viruses, denial-of-service attacks, or other similar\nproblems.
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  5. Neither the Tax Collector nor Grant Street will be responsible\nfor any damage to Your computer, software, modem, telephone or other\nproperty resulting from Your use of the Web Site or Licensed\nInformation.
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\n\nTax Certificate Purchase Disclaimer
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  1. Neither Grant Street Group nor the Tax Collector makes any representation with respect to the suitability for purchase of tax certificates offered on the Web Site.
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  3. The tax and property information provided through this Web Site are provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as any recommendation, value or endorsement of any particular tax certificate.
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  5. You alone assume sole responsibility for reviewing and determining the risks and merits associated with the purchase of tax certificates in tax lien auctions. Neither Grant Street nor the Tax Collector has any responsibility or liability with respect to any purchase decisions you make utilizing the Web Site.
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\n\nForce Majeure
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\n\nNeither the Tax Collector nor Grant Street shall be liable for any loss\nresulting from (i) a cause over which neither has direct control; or\n(ii) any events which are beyond their reasonable control.
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\n\nEntire Agreement/Governing Law
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\n\nThis Agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties\nrelating to Your use of the Web Site and transactions conducted\nthereon, and supersedes all prior written or oral communications\nbetween the parties on related subjects. In the event any one or more\nof the provisions of this Agreement shall be held to be invalid,\nillegal or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall remain valid\nand enforceable.  This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of\nthe State of Florida without regard to its choice of law\nprovisions.  All disputes arising out of or related to this\nAgreement or the transactions completed on the Web Site shall be\nsubject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the State and Federal Courts\nlocated in Alachua County, Florida, and You waive any defense to the\njurisdiction of such courts based on personal jurisdiction or forum non\nconveniens. Any failure by Grant Street or the Tax Collector to\nexercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not\nconstitute a waiver of such right or provision.
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\n\nAmendments
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\n\nThis Agreement may be amended at any time (as indicated by the date\nshown above). It is Your responsibility to review it from time to time\nto keep abreast of new amendments.
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