Terms and Conditions
(Last Revised 09/25/2014)
Acceptance of Terms
Thank you for visiting lawyersforchildren.org (the “Website”). The Website is operated by Lawyers for Children, Inc., a New York not-for-profit corporation, 110 Lafayette Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10013 (“LFC,” “we” or “us”). Your use of the Website for any purpose is subject to the Terms and Conditions of Use that follow (the “Terms and Conditions”). Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. You agree to and accept these Terms and Conditions by accessing or using the Website. If you do not agree then you should leave the Website immediately. Your breach of any of the Terms and Conditions of Use constitutes a breach of your authorization to use the Website.
LFC reserves the right to change the Terms and Conditions of Use from time to time in its sole discretion. Your use of the Website will be subject to the most current version of the Terms and Conditions of Use displayed on the Website at the time of such use. Accordingly, you should read the Terms and Conditions of Use carefully each time you use the Website as the Terms and Conditions may have changed since you last read them. The “last revised” date shown at the top of these Terms and Conditions shows the date of the last revision.
A hard copy of these Terms and Conditions of Use is available to you by printing these Terms and Conditions directly from the Website, or by e-mailing us your request for a copy of the Terms and Conditions, along with your mailing address, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Intellectual Property Rights
With certain exceptions, the materials and content on the Website, including text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio or video clips, and software, as well as their selection and arrangement, are protected by copyright and/or other intellectual property laws, including laws of the United States and other countries, treaties and international conventions and are the property of LFC, its affiliates, suppliers or licensors. Any unauthorized use of the materials or content available on the Website may violate such laws. LFC does not grant any express or implied right or license under any copyright or other intellectual property in any material or content on the Website, except as authorized in these Terms and Conditions. You may print, download and store material from the Website for personal or educational use, provided that the copyright or any other proprietary notices associated with the materials are retained.
LAWYERS FOR CHILDREN™, PROTECTING RIGHTS, CHANGING LIVES™ and certain other names or logos displayed on the Website are trademarks, service marks or trade dress owned by LFC. The foregoing intellectual property is protected by the trademark laws and other intellectual property laws of the United States and other countries, and by international treaties and conventions. Elements of the Website, including, but not limited to the “look” and “feel” of the Website, are protected by trade dress and other laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part.
All information, ideas, comments, suggestions or other communications you transmit to LFC concerning LFC or the Website shall be on a non-confidential basis and shall become the property of LFC. LFC shall be free to reproduce and use such communications without limitation, compensation to you or other obligation.
Acceptable Use of the Site
The Website is intended to be used for the purpose of obtaining information about, and supporting, the work of LFC. The Website may be used only for lawful purposes consistent with the foregoing. It is your responsibility to ensure that your use of the Website complies with these Terms and Conditions of Use. The following activities are expressly prohibited and you may not, and may not encourage or assist others to:
- use the Website for any purpose other than obtaining information about, and supporting, the work of LFC;
- modify, alter, adapt, translate, create derivative works from, reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile or decode the Website or any software used in connection therewith in any way for any reason, except as expressly permitted by applicable law:
- download, copy or reproduce all or any part of the Website or any software used in connection therewith, except as permitted by these terms and conditions of use;
- in any way interfere with the operation of the Website or use of the Website by others;
- use the Website for any illegal purpose, or to transmit any material that is defamatory, obscene, hateful, pornographic or violates the rights of any third party;
- remove, obscure or alter any copyright notice, trademark or other proprietary notice affixed to or contained within the Website or any data or information obtained therefrom;
- use any facilities of the Website to post or transmit any data or message anonymously or under a false name;
- use any facilities of the Website to post or transmit any file that contains viruses, worms, Trojan horses, harmful code or any other destructive features, regardless of whether you intend any damage;
- use any facilities of the Website to post or transmit any message that is harmful, threatening, abusive, hateful, bigoted, racially offensive or endorses or advocates illegal activity;
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless LFC and all its officers, directors, members, agents, employees and affiliates (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”) from and against any and all liability and costs incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions, including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees and costs. You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any claim. LFC reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you and you shall not in any event settle any matter without the written consent of LFC.
The Website is designed to be accessible to visitors with disabilities, and to comply with federal guidelines concerning accessibility. We welcome your comments. If you have suggestions on how to make the site more accessible, please contact us at email@example.com.
Accuracy of Website Material
LFC endeavors to provide correct information on the Website. However, LFC makes no warranty that the Website content is accurate or complete.
Copyright Infringement Notice
If you believe that any material on the Website infringes a copyright that you own or are authorized to represent, please provide LFC with a written notice (e-mail is sufficient) that includes the following information: (a) electronic or physical signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed; (c) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Website; (d) your address, telephone number, and e-mail address; (e) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (f) a statement by you, under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
The above notice should be provided to LFC’s copyright agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on the Website, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Links to Other Sites
You are prohibited from taking any actions that will violate or attempt to violate the security of the Website, including, without limitation (a) accessing data not intended for your use or logging into a server or account which you are not authorized to access; (b) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; (c) attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, by means of submitting a virus, worm or Trojan horse to, overloading, “flooding”, “mailbombing” or “crashing” the Website; or (d) sending unsolicited e-mail (other than email to us regarding the Website or LFC’s services) promoting and/or advertising products or services (all of the foregoing, the “Security Rules”). Attempts to violate, or violations of, system or network security or the Security Rules may result in civil or criminal liability. LFC will investigate occurrences which may involve any such attempts or violations, may report them to law enforcement agencies, and may cooperate with law enforcement agencies in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations or attempted violations.
LIMITATION OF WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY
EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED HEREIN, LFC HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, EFFORT TO ACHIEVE PURPOSE, QUALITY, ACCURACY, NON‑INFRINGEMENT, QUIET ENJOYMENT, TITLE OR WEBSITE AVAILABILITY. THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. LFC EXPRESSLY DOES NOT WARRANT THE OPERATION OF THE WEBSITE TO BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY MAY LAST, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO CERTAIN USERS. TO THE EXTENT PERMISSIBLE, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES THAT ARE NOT PERMITTED TO BE EXCLUDED ARE LIMITED TO NINETY (90) DAYS OR SUCH LONGER PERIOD AS APPLICABLE LAW REQUIRES.
IN NO EVENT SHALL LFC BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, exemplary or punitive damages, including without limitation, any damages based on loss of profits, loss of use, BUSINESS interruption or loss of data, even if LFC has been advised of the possibility of such damages OR WAS GROSSLY NEGLIGENT. the foregoing limitations shall apply regardless of the cause or the form of action, whether breach of contract, breach of warranty, negligence, strict liability or otherwise. TO THE EXTENT THAT the foregoing limitations of liability shall be inapplicable or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, liability hereunder shall be limited to the maximum extent permissible under the laws of such jurisdiction.
No Client Solicitation or Legal Advice
The Website is not intended to solicit clients or to provide legal advice to any person. The Website has been prepared for informational purposes only. Nothing on the Website constitutes an offer to represent you, and use of the Website will not create an attorney-client relationship. Any information on the Website concerning legal matters is general and may not apply to you or your particular situation.
All names and descriptions of children, or descriptions of situations, used on the Website are fictitious and are offered for general purposes. Any similarity to actual children or situations is purely coincidental.
By visiting the Website you agree that except to the extent governed by applicable federal law, the laws of the State of New York, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern your use of the Website, the interpretation of the Terms and Conditions of Use and any dispute of any sort relating to your use of the Website that might arise between you and LFC. LFC makes no representation that the content, materials or information available on the Website are appropriate for access outside of the United States and accessing them from jurisdictions where they, or any of them, are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this Website from outside the United States do so on their own initiative, at their own risk, and are responsible for compliance with local laws. Any action or proceeding arising out of or relating to your use of the Website shall be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction sitting in the City, County and State of New York. You irrevocably consent to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of, and venue in, such court. You agree not to move to transfer or dismiss any action or proceeding based on forum non conveniens or any similar doctrine, statute or rule
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