Terms of Use Agreement

Updated as of August 20, 2016

 

ACCEPTANCE OF AGREEMENT

Use of this website, and information distributed in conjunction with this website (this “Site”) is offered to you subject to your acceptance of these Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy and other notices posted on our Site. Your use of this Site or of any content presented in any area of the Site indicates your acknowledgment and agreement to these Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy and other notices posted on this Site. If you do not agree to be bound by and comply with all of the foregoing, you may not access or use our information, services, or Site. 

This Agreement constitutes the entire and only agreement between us and you, and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous agreements, representations, warranties and understandings with respect to this Site, the content, products or services provided by or through this Site, and the subject matter of this Agreement.

Columbia Property Trust, Inc. [and its affiliates (collectively, “Columbia,” “we” or “us”)] may modify, add or remove any terms or conditions of these Terms of Use from time to time. If we do so, we will update the date shown on this page. We may, in our discretion, also announce the change on the front page or elsewhere on the Site. Any changes to these Terms of Use shall be effective immediately following the posting of the revised Terms of Use. The most recent version of these Terms of Use may always be found at columbia.reit.  You should review these Terms of Use from time to time. If you continue to use our website following any changes to these Terms of Use, the revised Terms of Use shall govern such continued use.

 

THIRD-PARTY LINKS

This Site may link to other external websites that we feel may be useful to users. Columbia has no relationship to these websites and makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of any third-party websites or services accessible by hyperlink from our Site, or third-party websites linking to our Site. When leaving columbia.reit, you should be aware that Columbia's terms and policies no longer govern, and, therefore, you should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of that website.

 

REGISTERED SHAREHOLDERS

As part of the services offered to you if you are a registered (or direct) holder of Columbia shares, you may be directed to the website of our transfer agent, American Stock Transfer and Trust Company, LLC (“AST”). While AST acts as our agent, we do not accept any responsibility for the content on their website. Your use of AST’s website will be subject to AST’s terms of use and privacy policy. We encourage you to review their terms and policies before using their website.

 

APPLICABLE LAWS

This Site is controlled and operated by Columbia from its offices in Atlanta, Georgia. Columbia makes no representation that materials at its Site are appropriate or available for use outside the United States, and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited.  You may not use or export or re-export the materials on our Site or any copy or adaptation in violation of any applicable laws or regulations including, without limitation, U.S. export laws and regulations. If you choose to access our Site from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. The information provided in or accessible through the Site is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation or which would subject us to any registration, penalty or other requirement within such jurisdiction or country. All actions shall be subject to the limitations set forth under the "Disclaimer" below. To the extent that anything in or associated with the Site are in conflict or inconsistent with this Agreement, this Agreement shall take precedence. 

 

COPYRIGHT & SERVICE MARKS

The content, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion and other matters related to our Site are Columbia’s property and are protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, icons, and other proprietary (including but not limited to intellectual property) rights. The copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any such matters or any part of this site, except as allowed in our marketing material download area, is strictly prohibited. Some of the content on the Site is the copyrighted work of third parties. All trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, and icons are proprietary to Columbia. Nothing contained on our Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark displayed on the Site or any other intellectual property right relating to the Site, without the written permission of Columbia. Any unauthorized use of images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.

 

RESTRICTIONS AND PROHIBITIONS ON USE

Your license for access and use of the Site and any information, materials or documents (collectively defined as “Content and Materials”) therein are subject to the following restrictions and prohibitions on use:

You may not:

  • copy, print (except for the express limited purpose permitted in these Terms of Use), republish, display, distribute, transmit, sell, rent, lease, loan or otherwise make available in any form or by any means all or any portion of our Site or any Content and Materials retrieved from it;
  • use the Site or any materials obtained from the Site to develop, or as a component of, any information, storage and retrieval system, database, information base, or similar resource (in any media now existing or hereafter developed), that is offered for commercial distribution of any kind, including through sale, license, lease, rental, subscription, or any other commercial distribution mechanism
  • create compilations or derivative works of any Content and Materials from the Site;
  • use any Content and Materials from the Site in any manner that may infringe upon any copyright, intellectual property right, proprietary right, or property right of Columbia or any third parties;
  • remove, change or obscure any copyright notice or other proprietary notice or terms of use contained in the Site;
  • remove, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any software of the Site or use any network monitoring or discovery software to determine the Site’s architecture;
  • use any automatic or manual process to harvest information from the Site;
  • use the Site for the purpose of gathering information for or transmitting unsolicited commercial email; email that makes use of headers, invalid or nonexistent domain names, or other means of deceptive addressing; or unsolicited telephone calls or facsimile transmissions;
  • use the Site in a manner that violates any state or federal law regulating email, facsimile transmissions or telephone solicitations; or
  • export or re-export the Site or any portion thereof, or any software available on or through the Site, in violation of the export control laws or regulations of the United States.

 

USE OF INFORMATION

We reserve the right, and you authorize us, to use, without restriction, all information provided by you in any manner consistent with our Privacy Policy. All suggestions, ideas or similar information you communicate to us with respect to our products, services or operations (collectively, a "Submission") will forever be our property, and you hereby assign to us of all of your rights and interest therein and thereto. We will not be required to treat any Submission as confidential unless you have marked it as such and we have separately agreed to be bound by an obligation of confidentiality to you. We will not be liable for any ideas (including without limitation, product, service or advertising ideas) and will not incur any liability as a result of any similarities that may appear in our future products, services or operations. We will be entitled to use the Submission for any commercial or other purpose whatsoever, without compensation to you or any other person sending the Submission. If we request your assistance in obtaining, recording or otherwise documenting our ownership of a Submission you have made, you will provide such assistance, and we will reimburse any actual costs you incur. You acknowledge that you are responsible for whatever material you submit, and you, not us, have full responsibility for the message, including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality, and copyright. Please refer to our Privacy Policy to understand how we use your information.

 

SECURITIES LAWS

This Site is limited to the dissemination of general information about the products and services provided by Columbia. This Site and the description of Columbia’s products and services on this Site are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute (and should not be construed as) an offering of investment advice or an offer to sell or solicitation to buy any securities or other financial instruments in any jurisdiction. If we respond to any inquiry that may involve the rendering of personalized investment advice or effecting or attempting to effect transactions in securities, such response will not be made absent compliance with applicable laws or regulations (including broker dealer, investment adviser or applicable agent or representative registration requirements), or applicable exemptions or exclusions therefrom.

 

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENT DISCLOSURE

Our Site may include statements concerning our operations, prospects, strategies, financial condition, future economic performance and demand for our products or services, as well as our intentions, plans and objectives (particularly with respect to product and service offerings), that are forward-looking statements. These statements are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates which are subject to significant uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control. When used on our Site, words like "anticipates," "expects," "believes," "estimates," "seeks," "plans," "intends," "will" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements designed to fall within securities law safe harbors for forward-looking statements. Undue reliance should not be placed on any forward-looking statements, as these statements are always based on current expectations. The Site and the information contained therein do not constitute any offers or solicitations of offers for the sale of any securities (except for any appropriately-marked product prospectuses).

 

INFORMATION AND PRESS RELEASES

The Site may contain information and press releases about us. We disclaim any duty or obligation to update this information or any press releases. Information about companies other than ours contained in the press release or otherwise, should not be relied upon as being provided or endorsed by us.

 

LEGAL COMPLIANCE

You agree to comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of the Site and the Content and Materials provided therein.

 

INDEMNIFICATION

Decisions based on information contained in the Site are the sole responsibility of the visitor, and in exchange for using the Site, the visitor agrees to hold Columbia, and its directors, officers, members, partners, principals and employees harmless against any claims, liabilities, costs and expenses including, without limitation, reasonable attorney’s fees, arising from (i) your use of the Site, (ii) your breach or violation of law or any provisions contained herein, or (iii) any decision you make based on this Site. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, and in such case, you agree to cooperate with any such defense.

 

DISCLAIMER

While Columbia Property Trust, Inc. uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on our Site, errors or omissions sometimes occur. We believe that the information on this Site has come from reliable sources, but neither Columbia nor any of its affiliates gives any assurances or warranties or makes any representations, express or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of the information, text, graphics, links or other items contained on this Site. Columbia expressly disclaims all liability for errors and omissions in these materials and for the use or interpretation by others of information contained on this Site. We also assume no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing in this Site or your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video, or audio from this Site, whether by negligence or a third party’s malicious act.

WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING AND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY THE LAW, THE SITE AND ALL OF ITS CONTENT AND MATERIALS ARE MADE AVAILABLE BY COLUMBIA "AS-IS," WITH ALL FAULTS, AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, UNINTERRUPTED USE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, SYSTEM INTEGRATION, ACCURACY, SECURITY OF INFORMATION, OR RELIABILITY, ARE SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDED AND DISCLAIMED. COLUMBIA MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITE, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, WILL MEET USERS’ REQUIREMENTS. USERS OF THE SITE ASSUME ALL RISK AS TO THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, SUITABILITY, AVAILABILITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE AND ITS CONTENTS AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE SITE AND ITS CONTENTS MAY BE REVISED, ALTERED AND CHANGED FROM TIME TO TIME IN THE SOLE DISCRETION OF COLUMBIA. WE DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT ANY SITE CONTENT WILL OPERATE CONTINUOUSLY OR WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT ANY DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR ANY WEBSITE REFERRED OR LINKED TO HEREIN IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

 

GOVERNING LAW 

YOU AGREE THAT THESE TERMS AND YOUR USE OF THIS SITE ARE GOVERNED BY THE PROCEDURAL AND SUBSTANTIVE LAWS OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA, U.S.A. WITHOUT REGARD TO ANY CONFLICT OF LAWS PROVISIONS. ANY CLAIM OR CONTROVERSY ARISING OUT OF, RELATING TO, OR CONCERNING THIS SITE OR THESE TERMS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO AND SETTLED UNDER BINDING ARBITRATION IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA, U.S.A. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RULES OF THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION. SUBJECT TO THE RULES OF THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION, THE DECISIONS OF THE ARBITRATORS WILL BE BINDING AND CONCLUSIVE UPON ALL PARTIES INVOLVED, AND JUDGMENT UPON ANY DECISION OF AN ARBITRATOR MAY BE ENTERED IN THE HIGHEST COURT OF ANY FORUM, FEDERAL OR STATE, HAVING JURISDICTION. YOU HEREBY CONSENT TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION AND VENUE OF THE COURTS, TRIBUNALS, AGENCIES, AND OTHER DISPUTE RESOLUTION ORGANIZATIONS IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA, U.S.A. IN ALL DISPUTES NOT RESOLVED BY THESE ARBITRATION RULES THAT (A) ARISE OUT OF, RELATE TO, OR CONCERN THIS SITE, THESE TERMS, OR OUR PRIVACY POLICY (B) IN WHICH THIS SITE OR THESE TERMS IS AN ISSUE OR A MATERIAL FACT, OR (C) IN WHICH THIS SITE OR THESE TERMS IS REFERENCED IN A PAPER FILED IN A COURT, TRIBUNAL, AGENCY, OR OTHER DISPUTE RESOLUTION ORGANIZATION. 

 

SEVERABILITY

If any provision of these Terms is found to be invalid, unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. 

 

NO LEGAL RELATIONSHIP

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Columbia, solely as a result of your acceptance of these Terms or your use of this Site. 

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS

If you have any questions regarding the Terms of Use Agreement, our Privacy Policy or anything relating to our Site, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@columbia.reit.

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800-899-8411