Terms of Use

Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.
Terms of Use Agreement
for www.piedmontreit.com
August, 2007


1. Acceptance of Agreement

Use of our Web site, and information distributed in conjunction with this Web site is offered to you on your acceptance of these Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy and other notices posted on our Web site. Your use of this Web site or of any content presented in any and all areas of the Web site indicates your acknowledgment and agreement to these Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy and other notices posted on our Web 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 Web site. We suggest you print a copy of each of these documents for your records.

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 these sites, the content, products or services provided by or through these sites, and the subject matter of this Agreement.  Our Privacy Policy is incorporated by reference and is a part of this Agreement.

Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (“Piedmont”) shall have the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, add or remove any terms or conditions of these Terms of Use without notice or liability to you. Any changes to these Terms of Use shall be effectively immediately following the posting of such changes on our Web sites. The most recent version of these Terms of Use may always be found at www.piedmontreit.com. You agree to review these Terms of Use from time to time and agree that any subsequent use by you of our Web site following changes to these Terms of Use shall constitute your acceptance of all such changes. These Terms of Use were last modified on August 2, 2007.

 

2. Third-Party Links

Piedmont may link to other sites that we feel may be useful to users. Piedmont has no relationship to these sites. Piedmont makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of third-party websites or services accessible by hyperlink from our sites, or third-party Web sites linking to our sites. Such linked Web sites are not under the control of Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. and Piedmont is not responsible for the content of any such linked Web sites or any link contained in a linked Web sites, or any review, changes or updates to such Web sites. When leaving www.piedmontreit.com, you should be aware that Piedmont's terms and policies no longer govern other Web sites, and, therefore, you should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of those Web sites.

3. Applicable Laws

Piedmont may link to other sites that we feel may be useful to users. Piedmont has no relationship to these sites. Piedmont makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of third-party websites or services accessible by hyperlink from our sites, or third-party Web sites linking to our sites. Such linked Web sites are not under the control of Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. and Piedmont is not responsible for the content of any such linked Web sites or any link contained in a linked Web sites, or any review, changes or updates to such Web sites. When leaving www.piedmontreit.com, you should be aware that Piedmont's terms and policies no longer govern other Web sites, and, therefore, you should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of those Web sites.

4. Copyright & Servicemarks

The content, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion and other matters related to our sites are protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks 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. You do not acquire ownership rights to any content, document or other materials viewed through these sites. The posting of information or materials on these sites does not constitute a waiver of any right in such information and materials. Some of the content on the sites is the copyrighted work of third parties.

All trademarks, services marks, trade names, logos, and icons are proprietary to Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. Nothing contained on our Web site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark displayed on the sites without the written permission of Piedmont. Your use of the service marks displayed on our Web site, or any other content on these websites, except as provided herein, is strictly prohibited.

Images displayed on the Web site are either the property of, or used with permission by, Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. The use of these images by you, or anyone else authorized by you, is prohibited unless specifically permitted by Piedmont. Any unauthorized use of images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.

 

5. Restrictions and Prohibitions on Use

The content, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion and other matters related to our sites are protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks 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. You do not acquire ownership rights to any content, document or other materials viewed through these sites. The posting of information or materials on these sites does not constitute a waiver of any right in such information and materials. Some of the content on the sites is the copyrighted work of third parties.

All trademarks, services marks, trade names, logos, and icons are proprietary to Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. Nothing contained on our Web site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark displayed on the sites without the written permission of Piedmont. Your use of the service marks displayed on our Web site, or any other content on these websites, except as provided herein, is strictly prohibited.

Images displayed on the Web site are either the property of, or used with permission by, Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. The use of these images by you, or anyone else authorized by you, is prohibited unless specifically permitted by Piedmont. Any unauthorized use of images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.


6. Nontransferable

Your right to use the site is not transferable or assignable. Any password or right given to you to obtain information or documents is not transferable or assignable.


7. Use of Information

We reserve the right, and you authorize us, to the use and assignment of all information regarding uses by you of our site and all information provided by you in any manner consistent with our Privacy Policy. All remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, or other information communicated by you to us (collectively, a "Submission") will forever be our property. We will not be required to treat any Submission as confidential unless you have marked it so, and 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. Without limitation, we will have exclusive ownership of all present and future existing rights to the Submission of every kind and nature everywhere. 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. 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.

8. Securities Laws

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 sites, 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. The sites and the information contained therein do not constitute any offers or solicitations of offers for the sale of any securities (except for appropriately marked product prospectuses).

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us and our partners, agents, officers, directors, employees, subcontractors, successors, assigns, third party suppliers of information and documents, advertisers, product and service providers, and affiliates (collectively, "Affiliated Parties") harmless from any liability, loss, claim and expense related to your violation of this Agreement or use of our Web site.

12. Disclaimer

While Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on our Web site, errors or omissions sometimes occur.


a. We and any of our affiliated entities shall not be liable for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage of any kind resulting in any way from (1) any errors in or omissions from the site or any services or products obtainable therefrom, (2) the unavailability or interruption of the sites or any features thereof, (3) your use of the site, (4) the content contained on the site, or (5) any delay or failure in performance beyond the control of a party covered under this Agreement.

b. We also assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property as a result of your access to, use of, or browsing in the Web site or your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video, or audio from this websites.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, THE MATERIALS ON THIS WEB SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED AND PIEDMONT OFFICE REALTY TRUST, INC. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE MATERIALS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE WEB SITE OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. WE DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS ON THE WEBSITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION. THE INFORMATION AND DESCRIPTIONS CONTAINED HEREIN ARE NOT NECESSARILY INTENDED TO BE COMPLETE DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL TERMS, EXCLUSIONS AND CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, BUT ARE PROVIDED SOLELY FOR GENERAL INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES; PLEASE REFER TO THE ACTUAL POLICY OR THE RELEVANT PRODUCT OR SERVICES AGREEMENT.

13. What To Do If You Have Any Concerns

If you should have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, the Terms of Use Agreement, or anything relating to our Web site, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly Client Services Team at client.services@piedmontreit.com or 800-557-4830 to speak with a Piedmont Client Services Specialist.