Terms and Conditions


Introduction


This document outlines the terms and conditions that govern your use of the information, materials, resources, links, services, and mobile applications ("mobile apps") made available from time to time, found at granitere.com (the "website" or "site") and provides additional information regarding Granite Re, Inc. and its affiliates ("Granite," "We," "Our"). Your use of this website is conditioned upon acceptance of these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the terms below, please do not use this website or send e-mail to anyone at granitere.com. You agree to regularly review these terms and conditions and agree that continued use of this website following any changes will constitute acceptance of such changes.


For users of the website who are only accessing public information, your use of the website shall be deemed acceptance of these Terms of Use. Users are required to enroll in order to gain access to secured information. For enrolled users, your use of the website shall be subject to the terms contained in the Terms of Use.


Granite reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify without prior notice: 1) this website, including the content and design of this site, 2) the services, materials and mobile apps provided on this website, and 3) the Terms of Use. Your continued use of the site is acceptance of any changes to the Terms of Use.


Use of Website


Granite owns and operates this site and the materials located at this domain name (granitere.com) for your use. This site is directed to persons and entities conducting business in the United States. It is not directed at any person or entity for whom our services or products are unavailable or are otherwise contrary to laws or regulations, whether due to nationality, citizenship, residence, location, or otherwise. We do not warrant or represent that the content or materials contained in this site are available or appropriate outside of the United States.


You may not use this site to conduct illegal activity, including defamatory, libelous, malicious, or harassing behavior. You agree not to use the site, or any links or mobile apps included in this site, to: (a) transmit any material that infringes or misappropriates any third party's copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent or other proprietary rights; (b) transmit any material that is false, inaccurate, fraudulent, or misleading, (c) distribute computer viruses, worms, or software intended to damage or alter a computer system without the owner's consent, (d) transmit any private, unlawful, harmful, defamatory, pornographic, obscene, vulgar, threatening, harassing or otherwise objectionable material, (e) send or relay any unsolicited advertising or chain letters, (f) exceed your permitted access or attempt to gain unauthorized access to the website, link, or mobile apps, or any part thereof, or other accounts, computer systems or networks, through login password mining or any other means, (g) resell use of, or access to, the site to any third party without Granite's prior written consent. Granite reserves the right to terminate your access to the website, at any time without notice if we determine, in our sole discretion, that you have abused or violated any of these terms and conditions. You agree that the information you provide will be accurate and truthful.


Except as otherwise provided, you may view, use, download, or print small portions of the content of the website for your informational, non-commercial use, provided you leave all copyright notices intact. You may not store, modify, reproduce, transmit, reverse engineer, or distribute significant portions of the content of this website, or the design or layout thereof, except as otherwise provided. Some sections of the website may be reproducible for enrolled users as provided below.


This website provides general information about Granite's products and services, and on occasion services of third parties that may be of interest to you. This information is not an offer to sell insurance or bond or a solicitation to buy. The materials and information are not a complete description of the terms and conditions of a particular product or service. Granite is not engaged in the rendering of legal or other advice. You are not a client of Granite merely by visiting this website. Granite does not intend to provide information on this website to suit your specific circumstances and needs. Please contact a Granite representative by calling 1-800-440-5933 or 405-752-2600 to further discuss your needs.


We take measures to provide you with accurate information. If you believe that any personal information we have about you is not accurate, please contact Granite Re via e-mail or phone: 1-800-440-5953 or 405-752-2600. Any questions regarding the use of this site should be directed to the same.


Privacy Policy


Granite's Online Privacy Policy may be viewed online. Granite is committed to abiding by all laws regarding privacy and consumers' privacy interests. If you are a bond principal entitled to notice of our privacy policies, such notice is provided in connection with the surety bond issued to you. The privacy notice and/or privacy policy, if any, provided to you in connection with your surety bond is in addition to this Online Privacy Policy. Changes to this Online Privacy Policy may be made at any time as provided above.


E-Mail


E-mail submissions over the Internet may not be secure and are subject to possible interception by third parties. Consider this as you transmit messages over the Internet. You are not authorized to submit or transmit e-mails through the Web site that: 1) are numerous, unsolicited, or commercial, 2) are defamatory, threatening, obscene, or harassing, 3) contain a virus, worm, Trojan horse, or other harmful component, 4) incorporate copyrighted or other proprietary material for which you do not have permission, or 5) violate other applicable laws.


Information You Submit


We use the information you submit to Granite by e-mail, through our website, and other pages we may add periodically, to respond to your inquiries for information and services. Our use of this information is subject to our Online Privacy Policy including the Notice of Privacy Practices. However, Granite reserves the right to disclose information it determines, in its sole discretion, to be necessary to satisfy any law, regulation, or governmental request or to avoid liability for Granite or any third party.


You agree to provide current, true, accurate information in connection with your use of this website. You agree to not use a false or misleading name for which you are not authorized.


This website may use "cookies" to store some personal preferences for your future use of our website as well as collect anonymous traffic data. Among other functions, cookies tell Granite whether you have visited the website before. Cookies allow the website to recognize you more quickly and provide you quicker access to the information you need.


Copyrights/Trademarks


The Granite logo, the terms Granite, Granite Re, and Granite Surety Insurance Company, as well as all logos and graphics using Granite’s name are the intellectual property of Granite. Granites's logo and marks may not be used without express written permission.


Except as otherwise noted, all materials on this website, including text, graphics, design, layout, audio, and video are the property of Granite or are used with permission of third party licensors and are protected by copyright or other intellectual property laws. Except as provided above in the section "Use of Website," you may not use, reproduce, transmit, or distribute any of the information or material on any other site, in the metatags of any other site, or in any other material. You are not permitted to modify, create derivative works, distribute, or otherwise use any material within this website, except as provided herein.


Links and Third-Party Sites


Granite provides links to other sites via this website for your general information. Because these other websites are not under our control, Granite cannot confirm, verify, guarantee or edit the content of any third party website or application. Any third party website or application is subject to the terms and conditions of the relevant third party provider. All services obtained by you through these third party websites or providers are provided for your convenience only and are not an endorsement of the company, products or services to which this website links. Granite does not control and is not responsible for these sites, the accuracy of the content, or the privacy or security of the sites. You are encouraged to conduct your own evaluation of the appropriateness, applicability and usefulness of the third party website or mobile app. Qualified professional advisors should be sought regarding questions specific to your circumstances. Your access to and use of any other websites linked to or from the Granite website is at your own risk and we assume no obligation or liability in connection therewith. We may disable a link at any time.


Please refer to the separate terms of use, privacy policies, and other rules posted on these third party linked sites before you use them. GRANITE DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, TO ANY SUCH LINKED SITES OR THEIR SERVICES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY TERMS AS TO THE ACCURACY, OWNERSHIP, VALIDITY, OR LEGALITY OF ANY CONTENT OF A LINKED SITE.


You agree to contact Granite at granitere.com to advise us that you are linking to our website. You may not place Granite's pages in a frame on your own site. Nor may you attempt to pass off Granite's content as your own. If you wish to republish a major portion of any Granite content, contact Granite at granitere.com to obtain permission.


Disclaimer of Warranties


This website and its content, including services (including third party services), materials, information, and tools are provided to you "as is" without any warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability, accuracy, systems integration, non-infringement, and fitness for a particular purpose. Granite makes no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness, currency, or reliability of the content of this or any linked site. Nor will Granite be liable for delay in updating the website. We do not warrant that the website will operate error-free or uninterrupted. Any risk arising from the use or performance of the services, information, materials, software, or other items remains entirely with you, and Granite shall not be liable for any damages arising from your use of the website.


Governing Law and Severability Provisions


This website is governed by the laws of the State of Minnesota without giving effect to any principles of conflict of laws and any legal action must be filed in the State of Minnesota. If any provision of this agreement shall be held invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the validity, legality, and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall remain intact and enforceable.


These Terms of Use apply to your use of this website and do not change or alter any other contract or agreement you may have with Granite.


Termination


Granite reserves the right to terminate the right of any user to access the website at any time, with or without cause, and without notice.


Changes to this Document


The content of this website and these Terms of Use or other policies that govern the use of this website are subject to change without notice including termination of the Services or any part of the Service. You should review these Terms periodically for changes. If you use the site after we post changes to the Terms, you agree to the changed Terms.


Limit of Liability


To the extent permitted by law, Granite disclaims liability, whether based in contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or otherwise, for damages of any kind (including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive, or exemplary damages) in any way arising out of functionality or use of this website or its services, or any other link we provide to another site even if Granite is expressly advised of the possibility of such damages.


We will not be liable for any delay, difficulty in use, incompleteness of information, computer viruses, malicious code, loss of data, or compatibility issues that you may encounter while using this website. You use this website at your own risk. You assume full responsibility for using this site, which is provided without warranty of any kind, express or implied.


In the event the foregoing or any portion thereof is deemed unenforceable, Granite's aggregate liability for any cause of action arising out of or related to the use of the website shall be limited to direct damages actually incurred up to $300.00. Since some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you.


Indemnity


You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold Granite harmless, and at our request, to defend us from and against all claims, demands, causes of action based upon or arising out of: 1) your use of the website, 2) your violation of the terms and conditions of this Terms of Use, 3) the infringement, by you or anyone using your password, of the intellectual property rights of any person or entity and 4) your use of third party websites or mobile apps that may be linked to the Granite website.


Additional Information about Granite Re, Inc.


Granite Re, Inc. is licensed in all states except Alaska, Haiwaii, and New York, NAIC Code 26310. Granite Re, Inc. conducts business in California as Granite Surety Insurance Company. Its Home Office is located at 14001 Quailbrook Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73134.


Not all products and services are available in all states. You may not be eligible for all products, and Granite reserves the right to determine your eligibility as permitted by law. Some products and services may be subject to specific terms and conditions. Contact Granite directly for further information on specific products and services.


No Professional Advice


The information available on this website is intended for general information regarding the matters covered and is not tailored to your unique situation. Discuss your unique circumstances with a trusted legal or other business advisor.


Additional Terms


  • Granite operates and controls this website in the State of Minnesota. You agree that with regard to all matters related to use of this website, the laws of the State of Minnesota shall govern.
  • If any provision of these Terms is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms, which shall remain in full force and effect.
  • No failure to exercise and no delay in exercising, by Granite, any right, power or privilege hereunder shall operate as a waiver, except as expressly provided herein. Any waiver by Granite of a breach of any provision of these Terms of Use shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any other or subsequent breach and shall not be construed to be a modification of the Terms of Use unless and until agreed to in writing by Granite.
  • These Terms of Use and the other policies and terms posted on the website set forth the entire agreement between you and Granite on this subject matter.