Digital Office Hours Disclaimer

I agree that by accessing this website and participating as a user in New York City Economic Development’s (“NYCEDC”) digital office hours platform (the “Program”), I agree to the following terms below.

Any support or advice I receive during the Program is solely for the purpose of providing non-professional good faith recommendations. I understand this relationship is an informational resource to voluntarily discuss general matters and issues. I understand that, as a user, I will not rely upon any volunteer Program advisor (“Advisors”) statements as legal, financial, business or professional advice.

I understand that the information provided in this Program is not to be perceived or relied upon in any way as legal, financial, business or professional advice. The information provided through this Program is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice that can be provided by a private accountant, lawyer, financial or business advisor. NYCEDC, through its initiative and individual Advisors are not giving financial or legal advice in any way. All users are hereby advised to consult with your own accountant, lawyer or financial advisor for any and all questions and concerns you have regarding your own income and taxes pertaining to your specific financial and/or legal situation. I understand and agree that NYCEDC and individual Advisors are not responsible for user earnings, the success or failure of user business decisions, the increase or decrease of user finances or income level, or any other result of any kind that any user may have as a result of information presented through this Program.

I understand and agree that I will not rely upon any of the information that I receive during the Program as a substitute for my own independent judgment or professional opinions.

I understand that NYCEDC and individual Advisors cannot and do not guarantee that any user will attain a particular result, positive or negative, financial or otherwise, through any relationship or use of this Program, and users accept and understand that results differ for each individual. NYCEDC and individual Advisors also expressly disclaim responsibility in any way for the choices, actions, results, use, misuse or non-use of the information provided or obtained through this Program. I agree that my results are strictly my own and NYCEDC and Advisors are not liable or responsible in any way for any users’ results.

I hereby agree and consent that the information I may provide to NYCEDC in connection with this Program can be used for economic development purposes.

I hereby agree that I have read and I accept NYCEDC’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

I understand that in connection with the Program, I acknowledge that I will be using certain third-party software or platforms to conduct the office hour sessions, specifically, Zoom and Booknetic. I acknowledge that the terms of use and privacy policy for Zoom or Booknetic may differ from NYCEDC’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and I will review and agree to abide by those policies in connection with my participation with this Program.

I hereby agree that in no event will I begin legal proceedings or otherwise attempt to hold liable for damages, NYCEDC, any Advisor, member, staff or agent of NYCEDC as a result of my participation in this Program. As a user, I agree to indemnify and hold harmless the operators of the Program and this website from any and all claims, suits, actions or proceedings of any kind arising out of, or in connection with, any advice or guidance derived from any relationship created or this Program.