Terms Of Use

Welcome to Carolina Transparency, a service of the John W. Pope Civitas Institute (“Institute”). By accessing the Carolina Transparency website, including but not limited to information, communications, files, documents, text, graphics and products, you agree to the following terms. By using this website, you confirm that you have read, understand and agree to both the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use.

Use of Website

As a condition of using this website, you will not use it for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use.

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The Institute’s website is for informational and educational purposes only. The information provided is believed to be accurate and is offered in good faith by the Institute. However, the Institute accepts no responsibility or liability for incorrect or misleading information or its use by third parties. Any links to external websites are created and controlled by parties other than the Institute. These links are provided as a convenience for users and in no way reflects or represents the opinions of the Institute. The Institute is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these external websites.

The user accepts all responsibility and risk for the use of this website and use of any linked external website. The Institute reserves the right to make modifications or corrections to this website, or to these Terms of Use, at any time and without further notice. Furthermore, nothing in these Terms of Use confer any right or benefit to any third party. If any of the terms or conditions are held to be illegal, invalid, or unenforceable, the remainder of these terms shall continue to be enforceable to the full extent permissible under the law.

The Institute is a non-partisan, non-profit organization. We provide research, information and training to educate and inform citizens about policy issues affecting them, enabling them to make more effective and informed decisions through the democratic process. Therefore, we do not endorse or oppose, either directly or indirectly, any candidate standing for elected public office. We do not engage in any political, partisan, or electioneering activities. Any verbal or written comments or statements made by third parties regarding the Institute are the views of the third party and do not represent or reflect the views or opinions of the Institute.