Legal Agreement 2019-06-12T14:48:38-05:00

LEGAL AGREEMENT

Updated 3-23-2019

The following general conditions are applicable to any contract for services as provided by Chalk Mountain LLC dba Nationwide Water Resource Engineering (hereinafter referred to as “NWRE”).  NWRE is licensed as an engineering company (Firm Number 19516) with the Texas Board of Professional Engineers.  Please review thoroughly before agreeing to our contract for services and print a copy of this document if you prefer, for your record keeping purposes.

NWRE reserves the right to change these Terms and provide you with notice of such change by posting the revised draft of the Terms on the Site or by other reasonable means selected by us. You can determine when these Terms were last revised by referring to the LAST UPDATED legend at the top of these Terms. Your continued use of the Site after such changes will indicate your acceptance of such changes.

  1. PARTIES AND SCOPE OF WORK: NWRE, shall include said company or its particular division, subsidiary or affiliate performing the work. “Work” means the analysis of complex technical tasks, design and preparation of plans, specifications and studies or other service to be performed by NWRE as set forth in NWRE’s Proposal for Services (hereinafter referred to as proposal), Client’s acceptance thereof and these General Conditions. Additional work ordered by Client shall also be subject to these General Conditions. “Client” refers to the person or business entity ordering the work to be done by NWRE. If Client is ordering the work on behalf of another, Client represents and warrants that it is the duly authorized agent of said party for the purpose of ordering and directing said work. Unless otherwise stated in writing, Client assumes sole responsibility for determining whether the quantity and the nature of the work ordered by the client is adequate and sufficient for Client’s intended purpose. Client shall communicate these General Conditions to each and every third party to whom Client transmits any part of NWRE’s work. NWRE shall have no duty or obligation to any third party greater than that set forth in NWRE’s proposal, Client’s acceptance thereof and these General Conditions. The ordering of work from NWRE, and/or the reliance on any of NWRE’s work, shall constitute acceptance of the terms of NWRE’s proposal and these General Conditions, regardless of the terms of any subsequently issued document.

  2. TERMS OF PAYMENT: Client shall pay any retainer amount as specified upon acceptance of its proposal and contract prior to start of work. Client shall pay all invoices upon demand and per the terms as specified in the contract. Client further agrees to pay interest on all amounts invoiced and not paid or objected to for valid cause in writing within said fifteen (30) day period at the maximum interest rate permitted under applicable law until paid. Client agrees to pay NWRE’s cost of collection of all amounts due and unpaid after thirty (60) days, including, but not limited to court costs and reasonable attorney’s fees. NWRE shall not be bound by any provision or agreement requiring or providing for arbitration of disputes or controversies arising out of this agreement, any provision wherein NWRE waives any rights to a mechanics lien, or any provision conditioning NWRE’s right to receive payment for its work upon payment to Client by any third party or based upon approval of work prepared by NWRE. These General Conditions are notice, where required, that NWRE shall file a lien whenever necessary to collect past due amounts. Failure to make payment within 60 days of invoices will result in a stop of work notice and constitute a release of NWRE from any and all claims which Client may have, whether in tort, contract or otherwise, and whether known or unknown at the time. Should NWRE take these actions, NWRE will provide an invoice to client for all services not invoiced prior to stop of work notice.  Client is responsible for payment of all invoiced amounts prior to and after any stop of work notice, including time required to respond to depositions, court cases and litigation support on behalf of client or other parties pertaining to the client or client’s project(s).

  3. You or your means you personally (i.e., the individual who reads and agrees to be bound by these terms), and, if you access this Site on behalf of a corporation or other legal entity (including, but not limited to, a partnership, LLC or LLP), collectively, you and such corporation or its successors, or any other legal entity on whose behalf you represent.

  4. NWRE cannot, and does not, guarantee or otherwise warrant that the regulatory approval/permit sought by client can or will be received. NWRE will work diligently in support of such approval, based on the physical and regulatory parameters associated with the project. However, NWRE does not have control over agency decisions.

  5. NWRE is not responsible for payment of any application, review fees, processing fees or payments required by any other third party on behalf of the Client. NWRE will not be responsible for any future increases in application, processing or review fees associated with the regulatory support services.

  6. NWRE does not offer legal or financial services to clients. Client agrees to pay for these services directly to the service provider.

  7. NWRE does not offer land surveying services to clients. Client agrees to pay for these services directly to the service provider unless specifically stated within a contract.

  8. NWRE’s reimbursable expenses include fees for Outsourced Services, Travel Expenses, Meals during Travel, Plan printing, long-distance telephone calls, delivery, meeting of any type as well as time required to prepare and testify on behalf of client or others in legal matters. These fees are paid by client and shall be payable upon a monthly basis.

  9. In no event shall NWRE and/or its respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers and licensors and its and their directors, officers, employees, agents and representatives be liable for any special, indirect, exemplary, incidental, consequential or punitive damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, flooding of properties or other acts of god, loss of data, loss of income, revenue or profits, loss of other intangibles due to the use of our products and services, whether in an action of equity, contract, negligence, or other tortious action, arising out of or in connection with the use of any products and services made available by NWRE, even if advised in advance of such damages or losses. in particular, and without limitation, NWRE and/or its respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers and licensors and its and their directors, officers, employees, agents and representatives will not be liable for damages of any kind resulting from your use of engineering works, work products, software, contents of email or other communication, website, software and digital data and/or other content as provided NWRE or any third party. The maximum liability of NWRE for all damages, losses and causes of action, whether in contract, tort (including without limitation negligence) or otherwise, shall be determined and included within each unique contract between NWRE and client.

  10. NWRE further reserves the right to seek all remedies available by law and in equity for any violation of these Terms. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by NWRE.

  11. If you are using this Site on behalf of a corporation or other legal entity, you represent that you are authorized to accept these terms and conditions on behalf of such corporation or other legal entity. Further, you acknowledge that you are 13 years of age or older, and, if under the age of 18, are using this Site under the active supervision of a parent, legal guardian, or other responsible adult. Individuals who are under the age of majority in their jurisdiction are not allowed to use this Site or transmit or otherwise submit personally identifiable information to NWRE.

  12. S.-Based Website. The Site is controlled and operated by NWRE from the United States, and, except as expressly set forth herein, is not intended to subject NWRE to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than that of the United States. NWRE does not represent or warrant that the Site or any part thereof is appropriate or available for use in any particular jurisdiction other than the United States. In choosing to access the Site, you do so on your own initiative and at your own risk, and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations. You are also subject to U.S. export controls and are responsible for any violations of such controls, including any U.S. embargoes or other federal rules and regulations restricting exports. NWRE may limit the Site’s availability, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction NWRE chooses, at any time and in NWRE’s sole discretion.

  13. Information Submitted Through the Site. We keep all information submitted Site confidential and do not share this information with third parties. You represent and warrant that any information that you provide in connection with your use of the Site is and shall remain true, accurate, and complete, and that you will maintain and update such information regularly. You agree that if any information that you provide is or becomes false, inaccurate, obsolete or incomplete, NWRE may terminate your use of the Site.

  14. Registration; User Names and Passwords. You may be required to register with NWRE in order to access certain areas of the Site. With respect to any such registration, NWRE may refuse to grant you, and you may not use, a user name (or e-mail address) that is already being used by someone else; that may be construed as impersonating another person; that belongs to another person; that personally identifies you; that violates the intellectual property or other rights of any person; that is offensive; or that NWRE rejects for any other reason in NWRE’s sole discretion.

  15. Your user name and password are for your personal use only, and not for use by any other person. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any password you may use to access the Site, and agree not to transfer your password or user name, or lend or otherwise transfer your use of or access to the Site, to any third party. You are fully responsible for all interaction with the Site that occurs in connection with your password or user name. You agree to notify NWRE immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or user name or any other breach of security related to your account or the Site, and to ensure that you log off/exit from your account with the Site (if applicable) at the end of each session. NWRE is not liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with any of the foregoing obligations.

  16. If you pay for products and services provided by NWRE, for your convenience, we may provide links via our Invoice or our Web Site to a third party payment system where you can make payments. Please be aware that the payment system is operated by a third party, and is governed by such third party’s website terms and conditions, not by these Terms and for which NWRE is in no way responsible or liable. We encourage you to read the terms and conditions of the web store prior to making any purchases. These terms do not govern, and we are not responsible or liable for, your interaction with third party payment systems.

  17. Any software that is made available to download by or through this Site (“Software”) is the copyrighted work of NWRE, its suppliers and/or its licensors. Use of the Software may be governed by the terms of the end user license agreement or other agreement applicable to the Software (each, a License Agreement). You may not install any Software that is accompanied by or includes a License Agreement unless you have agreed to the applicable License Agreement terms.

  18. The Software is made available for downloading solely for use by end users in accordance with the License Agreement and/or these Terms.

  19. Except to the extent expressly permitted in any applicable License Agreement, or expressly authorized under applicable law overriding any of the following restrictions, you agree that you will not sell, lease, lend, convey, transmit, modify, adapt, translate, prepare derivative works from, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or attempt to derive source code from the Software.

  20. Any reproduction, redistribution or other use or exploitation of the Software not in accordance with the License Agreement and/or these Terms is expressly prohibited by law, and may result in civil and criminal penalties. Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent permitted under law and equity.

  21. Without limiting the foregoing, copying or reproduction of the software to any other server or location for further reproduction or redistribution is expressly prohibited, unless such reproduction or redistribution is expressly permitted by any license agreement accompanying such software.

  22. Any Software and documentation for such Software that are downloaded from this Site for or on behalf of an agency or instrumentality of the United States Government are commercial computer software” and commercial computer software documentation”, and pursuant to FAR 12.212 or DFARS 227.7202, and their successors, as applicable, use, reproduction and disclosure of the Software and such documentation are governed by the terms and conditions set forth in these Terms.

  23. Proprietary Rights. The information and materials made available through the Site, including the Software, are and shall remain the property of NWRE, its subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors and/or suppliers, and are protected by copyright, trademark, patent, and/or other proprietary rights and laws. Subject to your compliance with these Terms, solely for so long as you are permitted by NWRE to access and use the Site, and provided that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices, you may (a) view any content on the Site to which we provide you access hereunder on any single computer solely for personal, informational, non-commercial purposes, and (b) download and print one (1) copy of materials that NWRE specifically makes available for downloading (such as white papers) (the “Documents”) from this Site solely for personal, informational, non-commercial purposes, provided that the Documents may not be modified or altered in any way. You may not use, download, upload, copy, print, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, post, transmit, rent, lease, modify, loan, sell, distribute, or create derivative works based (whether in whole or in part) on, the Site or any information from this Site, in whole or in part, without the express prior written authorization of NWRE. Elements of the Site are protected by copyright, trade dress, trademark, unfair competition, and/or other laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part. No logo, graphic, sound, or image from the Site may be copied or retransmitted unless expressly permitted in writing by NWRE. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any of NWRE’s or its affiliates or suppliers trade names, trademarks or service marks without NWRE’s express prior written consent.

  24. Disclaimer of Warranties. NWRE and/or its respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers and licensors and its and their directors, officers, employees, agents and representatives make no representations about the site, any products and services contained on the site or the suitability of the information contained in the materials, information, content, documents, and related graphics published on this site for any purpose. the site, any products or services (including without limitation, third party products and services) obtained through the site, and all such information, content, documents, and related graphics are provided for your use at your own risk and “as is” without warranty of any kind. NWRE and/or its respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties and conditions with regard to this site, such products and services and such information, content, documents, and related graphics, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infingement.Please note that the license agreement applicable to any software available through the site may contain express (but not implied) warranties applicable to software, which will govern that particular software. except as expressly warranted by NWRE in such license agreement, the software is governed by the disclaimer of warranties set forth in the previous paragraphs.

  25. Claims of Copyright Infringement. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the DMCA) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials available on the Site infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send NWRE a notice requesting that NWRE remove the material or block access to it. If you believe in good faith that someone has wrongly filed a notice of copyright infringement against you, the DMCA permits you to send NWRE a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA. See http://www.copyright.gov/ for details. Notices and counter-notices should be sent to:

E-mail: customersupport@nwre.us

NWRE suggests that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice.

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    6. Use the Site for any fraudulent or unlawful purpose.

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    12. Reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or otherwise exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of, use of, or access to the Site (including any content, Software and other materials available through the Site).

    13. Modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Site (including any content, Software and other materials available through the Site), except as and solely to the extent expressly authorized under applicable law overriding any of these restrictions.

    14. Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notice from the Site or content, Software and other materials originating from the Site.

    15. Frame or mirror any part of the Site without NWRE’s express prior written consent.

    16. Create a database by systematically downloading and storing all or any Site content.

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  5. In addition, NWRE and/or its respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers and licensors and its and their directors, officers, employees, agents and representatives have no control over, and shall have no liability for, any damages resulting from, the use (including without limitation republication) or misuse by any third party of information voluntarily made public through any Forum or any other part of the Site. If you choose to make any of your personally identifiable or other information publicly available in a forum or otherwise on the site, you do so at your own risk.

  6. By uploading, emailing, posting, publishing or otherwise transmitting content to any Forum or submitting any content to NWRE, you acknowledge that such Submission is non-confidential and automatically grant (or warrant that the owner of such rights has expressly granted) to NWRE a perpetual, royalty-free, fully paid-up, irrevocable, nonexclusive, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, perform and display (whether publicly or otherwise), transmit and distribute such Submission in any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed. In addition, you warrant that all so-called moral rights in the content have been waived. For each Submission, you represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary for you to grant the licenses granted in this section, and that such Submission, and your provision thereof to and through the Site, comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.

  7. You acknowledge and agree that NWRE reserves the right (but has no obligation) to do one or more of the following in NWRE’s discretion, without notice or attribution to you: (i) monitor Submissions as well as access to the Site; (ii) alter, remove, or refuse to post or allow to be posted any Submission; and/or (iii) disclose any Submissions, and the circumstances surrounding their transmission, to any third party in order to operate the Site; to protect NWRE, its affiliates and their respective employees, officers, directors, shareholders, affiliates, agents, representatives, suppliers or licensees, and the Site’s users and visitors; to comply with legal obligations or governmental requests; to enforce these Terms; or for any other reason or purpose. NWRE disclaims any responsibility for content submitted by users on or through any area of the Site.

  8. You agree that NWRE may, in its sole discretion, at any time for any reason or no reason, terminate your access to this Site and any account(s) you may have in connection with this Site, including if NWRE believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these Terms. Upon any such termination, your right to use the Site will immediately cease. You agree that any termination of your access to or use of the Site may be affected without prior notice, and that NWRE may immediately deactivate or delete your password and user name, and all related information and files associated with it, and/or bar any further access to such information or files. You agree that NWRE, its affiliates, subsidiaries and their respective employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives, suppliers or licensees shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Site or to any such information or files, and shall not be required to make such information or files available to you after any such termination. Sections 2, 3, 8-13, 16 and 19-24 shall survive any expiration or termination of these Terms.

  9. Governing Law; Forum. If you have an existing contractual relationship with NWRE, the governing law and forum with respect to any disputes arising under or in connection with these Terms (including any of our policies referred to herein) and/or the Site will be the law and forum set forth in your existing contract with NWRE. If you have more than one existing contract with NWRE, the governing law and forum with respect to any disputes arising under or in connection with these Terms (including any of our policies referred to herein) and/or the Site will be the law and forum set forth in your most recent contract with NWRE.

  10. If you do not have an existing contractual relationship with NWRE, then (a) you agree to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of an appropriate state court in Tarrant County, Texas, or an appropriate federal court located in Fort Worth, Texas for any action or proceeding arising out of or related to these Terms; and (b) except to the extent expressly provided in the following paragraph, any disputes arising under or in connection with these Terms (including any of our policies referred to herein) and/or the Site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas in the United States without regard to applicable conflict of law provisions. Specifically excluded from application to these Terms is that law known as the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods.

  11. If (i) you do not have an existing contractual relationship with NWRE; (ii) you are not a U.S. citizen; (iii) you do not reside in the United States; (iv) you are not accessing this Site from the United States; (v) the dispute between you and us is unrelated to your access to or use of the U.S. version of the Site and (vi) you are the citizen of a European Union country who is using the Site for purposes other than for your trade, business or profession, you hereby agree that any disputes arising under or in connection with these Terms (including any of our policies referred to herein) and/or the Site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States, without regarding to applicable conflict of law provisions. Nothing herein shall be deemed to constitute consent by NWRE to the jurisdiction of any court or other forum of any country for the purpose of resolving any dispute hereunder (other than an appropriate state court in Tarrant County, Texas, or an appropriate federal court located in Fort Worth, Texas).

  12. You shall defend or settle at your sole expense any claim or suit, including without limitation any proceeding, investigation or claim by a self-regulatory organization, state or federal securities agency or commission, (collectively, an “Action”) against NWRE and/or each of its affiliates, and their respective employees, officers, directors, shareholders, affiliates, agents, representatives, suppliers or licensees (each, an “Indemnitee”) to the fullest extent permitted by law arising out of or in connection with: (1) an assertion that the information, content, or other materials or services provided or made available by you, or the use thereof, may infringe any copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights of any individual or entity, or are a misappropriation of any individual or entity’s trade secret, or contain any libelous, defamatory, disparaging, pornographic, or obscene materials; (2) any breach by you of your obligations under these Terms; (3) your unlawful and/or unauthorized use of, or activities in connection with this Site, including the information, content, services, and/or products provided on the Site; and (4) any Submission provided by you in a Forum. You shall indemnify and hold harmless the Indemnitee from and against any and all damages, costs, liabilities, and attorneys’ fees incurred in defending and/or resolving such Action. The foregoing indemnities shall survive expiration or termination of these Terms.

  13. Notices to NWRE under these Terms shall be sufficient only if in writing and transmitted via personal delivery or delivered by a major commercial rapid delivery courier service or by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested, to: NWRE, Attention: NWRE LLC Legal Department, 6221 Southwest Blvd. Suite 100 Fort Worth, Texas 76132. Notices to you may be made via posting to the Site, by e-mail, or by regular mail, in NWRE’s discretion. The Site may also provide notices of changes to these Terms or other matters by displaying such notices or by providing links to such notices. Without limitation, you agree that a printed version of these Terms and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

  14. These Terms contain the entire agreement between you and NWRE with respect to this Site and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between you and NWRE with respect to this Site. You hereby acknowledge that you shall have no power or authority to assume or create any obligation or responsibility on behalf of NWRE. A party may only waive its rights under these Terms, by a written document executed by both parties. Any failure to enforce any provision of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver thereof or of any other provision hereof. If any provision of these Terms is found to be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provision. You may not assign, transfer or sublicense any or all of your rights or obligations under these Terms without NWRE’s express prior written consent. No provision of these Terms is intended for the benefit of any third party, and the parties do not intend that any provision should be enforceable by a third party either under the Contracts (Rights or Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise. Any heading, caption or section title contained herein is inserted only as a matter of convenience, and in no way defines or explains any section or provision hereof. NWRE will not be responsible for failures to fulfill any obligations due to causes beyond its control.

  15. Contact NWRE. If you have any questions regarding the meaning or application of these Terms, please direct such questions to copyright.agent@nwre.us. Please note that e-mail communications will not necessarily be secure; Accordingly, you should not include credit card information or other sensitive information in your e-mail correspondence with NWRE.

  16. NWRE hereby notifies you that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. Information identifying current providers of such protections is available on the websites GetNetWise (http://kids.getnetwise.org/) and OnGuard Online (http://onguardonline.gov/). Please note that NWRE does not endorse any of the products or services listed at such sites.

  17. When you visit the Site or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. For contractual purposes, you consent to receive communications electronically from us and 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. This condition does not affect your statutory rights.

  18. Information or Complaints. This notice is for our Texas users: If you have a question or complaint regarding the Site, please send an e-mail to copyrightagent@nwre.us.You may also contact us by writing to:

Copyright Agent
NWRE
6221 Southwest Blvd. Suite 100
Fort Worth, Texas 76132

Phone: (800) 610-4541

copyrightagent@nwre.us