Legal Notice
Certified Payments provides a service for consumers and businesses to make payments via their credit card for various types of services and taxes. By utilizing Certified Payments, you, the cardholder, are subject to the following terms and conditions.  By submitting your payment through Certified Payments, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions listed below. Please read all terms and conditions carefully. 


Misuse & Fraud 

Certified Payments has the right to refuse service, terminate users or cancel accounts at any time at the sole discretion of Certified Payments. Certified Payments also has the right to hold funds pending an investigation of fraud or misuse of this website.


Confidentiality

Certified Payments retains ownership of all data contained within this website. Certified Payments does not share or solicit any information with third parties. All payment information is retained by encryption and is only accessible by the authorized bureau to which payment has been made. If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your personal information. If you register your account information with Certified Payments, you the cardholder are responsible for maintaining a current email address and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your email address (account and password). If your email address or password has become compromised, you must notify Certified Payments immediately. User must also notify Certified Payments immediately if you believe there has been unauthorized use of your account or password or any other breach of this site's security. If you register to use this site, make a payment or contact Certified Payments through this site, you agree to provide accurate and complete information about yourself and your payment obligation(s) and, in the case of registration, to keep this information current and complete. 


Limited License & Access

Certified Payments grants each user a non-exclusive limited license to access and make personal use of this site. User is strictly prohibited from modifying it, or any portion of it, except with the express written consent of Certified Payments. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents. This license does not include any derivative use of this site or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another bureau; or any use of data mining, robots or similar data gathering and extraction tools. User is advised not to make available in any manner, software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of this Web site or any computer software, hardware or telecommunications equipment of Certified Payments or the visitors to this Web site. User is advised not to interfere with or disrupt the services of Certified Payments or the servers or networks connected to these services. User is advised not to collect or store personal data about other users of this Web site. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without the express written consent of Certified Payments. User is advised not to frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout or form) of this Web site or Certified Payments without our express written consent. User is advised not to use any meta tags or any other 'hidden text' utilizing Certified Payments' name or trademarks without our express written consent. Any unauthorized use or attempts to use this Web site in an unauthorized manner hereby terminates the permission or license granted by Certified Payments.

Copyright

All content on this Web site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons and images is the property of Certified Payments or its content suppliers and protected by United States and international Copyright laws. The selection, arrangement, and presentation of all materials on this Web site (including information in the public domain), and the overall design of this Web site is the exclusive property of Certified Payments and protected by United States and international Copyright laws. All software on this site is the property of Certified Payments or its software suppliers and protected by United States and international Copyright laws.


Trademarks

Certified Payments graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts and service names are trademarks or trade dress of Certified Payments. Certified Payments' trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not Certified Payments', in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Certified Payments, its products or services or this Web site. All other trademarks not owned by Certified Payments that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Certified Payments.


DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

THIS SITE IS PROVIDED BY CERTIFIED PAYMENTS ON AN 'AS IS' AND 'AS AVAILABLE' BASIS. CERTIFIED PAYMENTS MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS SITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON THIS SITE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND THAT YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY OF THE PERSONAL AND PAYMENT INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDE.

TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, CERTIFIED PAYMENTS DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CERTIFIED PAYMENTS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE, ITS SERVICES OR E-MAIL SENT FROM CERTIFIED PAYMENTS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. CERTIFIED PAYMENTS (AS WELL AS ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AFFILIATES) WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE, ANY CREDIT CARD COMPANY'S NON-AUTHORIZATION OF A USER'S CREDIT CARD PAYMENT, ANY GOVERNMENT ENTITY'S NON-ACCEPTANCE OF A PAYMENT FROM A PARTY USING THIS SITE OR FOR DISRUPTIONS IN SERVICE ON THIS SITE, REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE, INCLUDING (WITHOUT LIMITATION) DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. CERTIFIED PAYMENTS ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE TIMELINESS, DELETION, MIS-DELIVERY OR FAILURE TO STORE ANY USER COMMUNICATIONS OR PERSONALIZATION SETTINGS.

CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.


Applicable Law

By visiting certifiedpayments.net or certifiedpayments.com, you agree that the laws of the state of Texas, without regard to its principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Terms of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and Certified Payments.


Other Legal Terms & Conditions

Completion of a payment transaction is contingent upon both the authorization of payment by the applicable credit card company and acceptance of your payment or, by the relevant governmental authority or other entity you are attempting to pay. In the event that your credit card payment is unable to be processed, Certified Payments will attempt to notify you at least once using the contact information you have provided. In the event your payment is not processed or authorized by your credit card company or the applicable governmental authority or other entity you are seeking to pay fails to accept your payment your payment liability shall remain outstanding and unpaid and you will be subject to penalties, late fees and interest charges assessed by the relevant entity thereon, all of which obligations remain your sole responsibility.

Certified Payments reserves the right to make changes to this Web site (including, without limitation, discontinuing this Web site or the services offered on this site) and these Terms of Use at any time, with or without notice. If any of these terms and conditions shall be deemed invalid, void or for any reason unenforceable, that term or condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining term or condition.

Certified Payments requests that you not use any of the information on this site, including without limitation the e-mail addresses that are posted here, to transmit, distribute or facilitate the distribution of unsolicited bulk e-mail or other such advertisements or solicitations to Certified Payments or any of its employees or agents, and any such use of the information on this site is a violation of the terms of use of this site.

Certified Payments’ failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these terms and conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. These terms and conditions and the relationship between you and Certified Payments shall be governed by the laws of the State of Texas without regard to its conflict of law principles. With respect to any disputes or matters arising out of this Web site or use of the site, you and Certified Payments each agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located within the county of Tarrant, State of Texas.

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