Last Modified:  Dec 29, 2016

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Avalara, Inc. and its affiliates (together, “Avalara,” “we,” “us” or “our”) provide this website and its features to you subject to the following conditions.  If you visit, read, download, upload, access or otherwise use any of the content, tools, materials, service, files, databases, code, features, documents, links or other features available at TaxRates.com, you accept these terms of use.  We reserve the right to update these terms of use at any time without notice to you.  When we change these terms of use, we will modify the “Last Modified” date above.  We encourage you to review these terms of use periodically.

A.    DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES

TaxRates.com provides you with access to a variety of resources, including, but not limited to, the sales tax calculator, sales tax rates lookup tool, widgets, code, files, data, blogs, whitepapers, and articles (collectively “Services”).  The Services, including any updates, modifications or enhancements thereto, are subject to these terms of use.  You understand that the Services do not include any technical support services from Avalara or any of its affiliates, licensors or supplier.  Any such request for support may not receive a response or may be directed to our sales team.

B.    ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

When you visit TaxRates.com or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically.  You consent to receive communications from us electronically.  We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on this site.  You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.  You agree that any information you share with us may be used for any lawful purpose.

C.    DISCLAIMER

ANY ADVICE RECEIVED THROUGH TAXRATES.COM, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION.  YOU ACKNOWLEDGE WE DO NOT PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING, TAX OPINIONS OR TAX MANAGEMENT ADVICE SPECIFIC TO THE FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES OF YOUR BUSINESS OR ANY OTHER BUSINESS AND THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES DOES NOT CREATE ANY FIDUCIARY OBLIGATIONS ON THE PART OF AVALARA TO YOU.  ALTHOUGH WE STRIVE TO ENSURE THAT DATA, CONTENT AND INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE SERVICES ARE CURRENT AND ACCURATE, WE ARE DEPENDENT ON THIRD PARTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES, TO TIMELY UPDATE AND PROVIDE INFORMATION THAT AFFECT SUCH DATA AND INFORMATION.  AS SUCH, YOU AGREE THAT YOU USE AND RELY UPON THE SERVICES AT YOUR OWN RISK AND YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT ANY DATA AND INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE SERVICES ARE ACCURATE, CURRENT AND WILL BE UPDATED IN A TIMELY MANNER.

IN ADDITION, DUE TO RAPIDLY CHANGING TAX RATES AND REGULATIONS THAT REQUIRE INTERPRETATION BY YOUR QUALIFIED TAX PROFESSIONALS, YOU BEAR FULL RESPONSIBILITY TO DETERMINE THE APPLICABILITY OF THE OUTPUT GENERATED BY THE SERVICES AND TO CONFIRM ITS ACCURACY.  YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONDUCT DUE DILIGENCE AND SEEK THE ASSISTANCE OF QUALIFIED TAX COUNSEL OR ACCOUNTING PROFESSIONALS ON MATTERS REQUIRING PROFESSIONAL ADVICE.

AVALARA AND ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN ANY SERVICE.  THE SERVICES COULD INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS.  CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY MADE TO THE SERVICES AND THE INFORMATION IN TAXRATES.COM.  AVALARA AND ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS TO, OR CHANGES IN, THE SERVICES AND THIS SITE AT ANY TIME, IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION AND WITHOUT NOTICE TO YOU.

YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU USE ANY SERVICE AT YOUR OWN RISK.  ALL OF THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” “WITH ALL FAULTS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.  AVALARA AND ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS (IMPLIED, EXPRESS AND STATUTORY) WITH REGARD TO ALL SERVICES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.  IN NO EVENT SHALL AVALARA, ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY OTHER LOSS OR DAMAGE WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS), WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE, TORT OR OTHER ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SITE OR ANY SERVICE.

D.    ACCOUNT, PASSWORD AND SECURITY

If any of the Services requires you to open an account, you must complete the registration process by providing us with current, complete and accurate information as prompted by the applicable registration form.  You also will choose a password and a username.  You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password, username and other account information.  Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for all activities that occur under your account.  You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security.  We will not be liable for any loss or damages that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your knowledge.  However, you could be held liable for losses or damages incurred by us or another party due to someone else using your account or password.  You may not use anyone else’s account at any time, without the permission of the account holder.

E.    NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE

As a condition of your use of the Services, you will not use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms of use.  You may not use the Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any of our servers, or the networks connected to any of our servers, or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of any Service.  You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any Service, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any of our servers or to any Service, through hacking, password mining or any other means.  You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Services. You agree to abide by the acceptable use standards set forth at www.avalara.com/acceptable-use.

We have no obligation to monitor your use of the Services.  Avalara reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as we deem necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, at our sole discretion.  Always use caution when giving out any personally identifiable information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service.

Materials uploaded to the Communication Services may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction or dissemination.  You are responsible for adhering to such limitations.

F.    TERMINATION/ACCESS RESTRICTION

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to terminate your access to the site or any Service or any portion thereof at any time, immediately, and without notice to you.

G.    INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OWNERSHIP AND LICENSES

We alone (and our licensors, where applicable) own all right, title and interest, including all related intellectual property and proprietary rights, in and to the Services and any updates, modifications, or enhancements thereto or any derivative works thereof.  The rights granted under these terms of use are not a sale and do not convey to you any rights of ownership in, or related to, any of the Services or the other intellectual property rights owned by us.  The Avalara name, logo, and the product names associated with Avalara are our trademarks or those of third parties, and no right or license is granted to use them.  To the extent any content or portion of the Services is downloadable by you, we grant you the limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to copy and use that downloadable content solely for your own internal business purposes. Distribution of any downloadable content is strictly prohibited.

We do not claim ownership of the feedback or suggestions you provide to us (“Submissions”).  However, by providing your Submission, you are granting Avalara and necessary sublicensees a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, transferable, sublicenseable right to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their internet businesses, including, without limitation, the license rights to: (1) copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; (2) publish your name in connection with your Submission; and (3) sublicense such rights to any supplier of the Services.  No compensation will be paid to you with respect to the use of your Submission.

H.    INDEMNIFICATION

For the purposes of this Agreement and except in the cases of our gross negligence or intentional harm, you will defend and indemnify us against all claims and losses to the extent that such claim or loss arises under this Agreement or from your use of the Services.

I.    LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

THE LINKS IN OR ACCESSIBLE THROUGH TAXRATES.COM TO A SITE OPERATED BY A THIRD PARTY WILL LET YOU LEAVE TAXRATES.COM.  SUCH LINKED THIRD-PARTY SITES ARE NOT UNDER THE CONTROL OF AVALARA AND WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENTS OF ANY LINKED THIRD-PARTY SITE OR ANY LINK CONTAINED IN A LINKED THIRD-PARTY SITE, OR ANY CHANGES OR UPDATES TO SUCH SITES.  WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WEBCASTING OR ANY OTHER FORM OF TRANSMISSION RECEIVED FROM ANY LINKED THIRD-PARTY SITE.  WE ARE PROVIDING THESE LINKS TO YOU ONLY AS A CONVENIENCE AND THE INCLUSION OF ANY SUCH LINKS DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT BY AVALARA OF SUCH SITES.

J.    UNSOLICITED IDEA SUBMISSION POLICY

Avalara or any of its employees, affiliates or agents do not accept or consider unsolicited ideas, including, but not limited to, ideas for new advertising campaigns, new promotions, new products or technologies, processes, materials, marketing plans or new product names.  Please do not send us any original creative artwork, writings, samples, demos, other works, ideas or information (collectively, “Submissions”).  The sole purpose of this policy is to avoid potential misunderstandings or disputes when/if Avalara’s products or marketing strategies might seem similar to Submissions you provided to us.  Please do not send your unsolicited Submissions to Avalara or anyone at Avalara.  If, despite our request that you not send us your Submissions, you still send them, please understand that by providing your Submissions, you provide us with a perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, and royalty free license to all legal rights therein, including all rights to use your Submission commercially without payment to you.

K.    GENERAL PROVISIONS

You agree that the laws of the state of Washington, without regard to conflict of laws principles, will govern these terms of use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and Avalara relating to these terms of use, TaxRates.com, the Services. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts located in King County, Washington, U.S.A. for any and all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of any Service and these terms of use. Use of any Service is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including, without limitation, this paragraph. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and us as a result of these terms of use or your use of a Service.  If any part of these terms of use is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law, including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of these terms of use shall continue in effect.  Unless otherwise specified herein, these terms of use constitute the entire agreement between you and us with respect to this site and any Service, and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between you and us with respect to this site and any Service.  A printed version of these terms of use and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these terms of use to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.  It is the express wish of the parties that these terms of use and all related documents be drawn up in English.