Terms of Service
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LAW STREET MEDIA, LLC
TERMS OF SERVICE (“AGREEMENT”)
FOR THE ONLINE SERVICES AT LAWSTREETMEDIA.COM
IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE AGREEMENT CAREFULLY.
THESE ARE THE GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS THAT YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY GOVERNING YOUR USE OF OUR WEBSITE AND OUR SERVICES.
Welcome to the Law Street Media website! These terms of service constitute a binding legal agreement between you (“you”, “your”, “user(s)”) and Law Street Media, LLC (“Law Street Media”, “we”, “our”, “us”). Subject to your continued compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement and our Notice, Law Street Media provides the materials, information or resources located at and under the domain name lawstreetmedia.com and such other domains as Law Street Media operates or may in the future operate (collectively, the “Site”), and any other Law Street Media services offered on the Site (collectively, the “Services” ). By accessing or using the Site or the Services, you accept and agree to be legally bound by this Agreement, as it may be amended or supplemented from time to time, and agree to all operating rules, terms, conditions, policies, and procedures that may be published on this Site or in connection with the Services. All such rules, terms, conditions, policies, and procedures are incorporated into this Agreement by this reference. We may change, add or remove portions of this Agreement at any time, and if we do so, we will post such changes on the Site and the changes will become immediately effective, and your continued use of the Site will indicate your acceptance of this Agreement as it is then in effect. Accordingly, you should visit this Site from time to time to review the then-current and effective terms and conditions because they are legally binding on you.
1. USE OF WEBSITE.
1.1 GENERAL LICENSE. If you have not paid for the Subscription Services described in Section 1.2 below, Law Street Media hereby grants to you a revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable limited right and license to access and use only those portions of the Site and the Services accessible to the general public without a password or login for your own personal use, subject to your continued compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. In order to use the Services, you must have rightful access to adequate communications and computer equipment and obtain access to the World Wide Web directly or through such devices. You are responsible for paying any and all service fees associated with such access. As a condition to your use of this Site and the Services you agree that you will not: (i) use this Site or the Services to infringe the intellectual property rights of others in any way or violate any other rights of any third parties; (ii) use this Site or the Services or make any attempt to penetrate, modify or manipulate this Site or the Services or any of Law Street Media’s hardware or software for any unauthorized purpose including, without limitation, to: invade the privacy of, obtain the identity of, or obtain any personal information about (including but not limited to IP addresses of) any Law Street Media account holder or user, or modify, erase or damage any information contained on the computer of any user connected to the Services; (iii) reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile, aggregate, disaggregate or obtain unauthorized access to or use of any elements or portion of the Services; (iv) use this Site or the Services in any other inappropriate, objectionable, harmful or illegal manner; or (v) otherwise use, copy, store, reproduce, transmit, distribute, display, rent, lease, sell, modify, alter, license, sublicense, or commercially exploit the Site (or any part thereof) in any manner not expressly permitted by this Agreement.
1.2 SUBSCRIPTION ACCESS LICENSE TO PAID SERVICES.
If you are accessing the paid subscription services of Law Street Media pursuant to a Subscription and Access Agreement executed by Law Street Media and either you or the institution providing you access, then, subject to that Subscription and Access Agreement, Law Street Media hereby grants to you, a revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable limited right and license to access and use those portions of the Services on the Site made available to you pursuant to that Subscription and Access Agreement (collectively, the “Subscription Services“).
1.3 AVAILABILITY; ACCURACY.
Law Street Media may change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Site and/or the Services at any time, including the availability of any Service feature, database, or content. Law Street Media may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Service without notice or liability. Certain areas of this Site may require registration and purchase of a license to access certain content, and will therefore be subject to additional terms and conditions. The information contained on this Site is provided solely for general informational purposes and is not intended to provide a complete description of all terms, conditions and exclusions applicable to all of the products and services described. Law Street Media is not engaged in rendering legal, financial, investment or any other advice. Products and services referenced herein may not be available in all jurisdictions. The information contained on this Site was reasonably believed to be accurate at the time it was posted and Law Street Media periodically updates the information on this Site; however, Law Street Media provides all information on this Site on an “as is” and “as available” basis as set forth in Section 7 below and Law Street Media shall not be responsible or liable in any way for the timeliness, accuracy, content or applicability of the information on this Site.
Links on this Site may provide access to other Internet sites that are not maintained or controlled by Law Street Media. Such external Internet sites contain information created, published, maintained or otherwise posted by organizations and entities independent of Law Street Media. Law Street Media is not responsible for the content of those sites. Links on this Site may also provide access to other entities affiliated with Law Street Media. This Agreement applies only to the Services offered at the Site. Your use of any web site other than the Site will be subject to any terms and conditions posted on that web site. Law Street Media takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by any third party or on any other web site, nor does Law Street Media approve, endorse, verify or certify information available at any external site or linked addresses. Law Street Media takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for the privacy practices of such third parties.
2. COPYRIGHTS AND TRADEMARKS.
All content included on this Site including, without limitation, text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, the compilation of all content on this Site, and all software used on this Site are the property of Law Street Media or its content suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws. The Law Street Media name and logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, and trade names appearing on this Site (collectively, “Marks” ) are owned by Law Street Media or its licensors. Nothing in this Agreement or on the Site grants you any right or license to make any use of any materials or Marks on this Site other than as described in the following paragraph.
You are only authorized to visit, view and retain a single copy of the pages of any page of this Site solely for your own individual, noncommercial use. You may only incorporate into your own materials up to ten percent (10%) of the insubstantial portions of any of the resources, information, or other materials obtained on the Site; provided, however, that you may not duplicate, download, publish, modify, retain or otherwise distribute any material on this Site for any purpose other than your own individual, research use unless you have received prior specific authorization in writing from Law Street Media’s Rights and Permissions Department. We post various copyright notices and copyright management information, terms of service, and other legal notices as well as various credits on pages of this Site and the Services, which you may not remove from the Site or your permitted copy under any circumstances. Certain portions of this Site are protected by various technological measures that control access to and otherwise protect the rights of Law Street Media and its licensors as copyright owners. Any circumvention of such measures is strictly prohibited and subject to criminal prosecution as well as civil sanctions. Notwithstanding any copyright notices to the contrary, no copyright is claimed in the text of certain public domain documents or images available through the Services, but the selection, compilation, presentation and arrangement of such public domain materials are copyrighted by Law Street Media and subject to the terms set forth herein. Certain content and materials (collectively, “Compilation”) available through the Services are largely factual in nature and are available for copying and reuse. However, any reproduction, distribution, display or modification of all or any substantial portion of this Compilation or any subgroup thereof requires the express prior written permission of Law Street Media’s Rights and Permissions Department.
Law Street Media requires users to respect our copyrights. We likewise respect the intellectual property of others. Upon receipt of written notice alleging infringement, Law Street Media will act promptly to remove content on our Site which we reasonably determine actually or potentially infringes the copyright rights of others and will disable the access to the Site and Services by anyone who uses them to repeatedly infringe the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that our Site contains elements that infringe your copyrights, please follow our Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.
For all images or other content used on the site pursuant to Creative Commons license, please click the relevant link below to see the provisions of each license:
— Attribution (CC BY)
— Attribution-Sharealike (CC BY-SA)
— Attribution-NoDerivatives (CC BY-ND)
— Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)
— Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)
— Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (CC BY-NC-ND)
3. ACCEPTABLE USE.
3.1 RESTRICTIONS ON USE.
Except as expressly permitted by this Agreement or your separate Subscription and Access Agreement (if applicable), you may not, nor may you permit or authorize or encourage others to: (a) copy any portion of the Site or Services; (b) use the Services to provide a third party access to the Services, or any portion thereof, absent our express written permission; (c) use the Services to develop any database or other information resource for internal use, except as provided in Section 2; or (d) create compilations or derivative works of the materials on the Site or available through the Services. If you are accessing the Subscription Services described in Section 1.2 above, your use shall also be governed by the terms of your Subscription and Access Agreement.
3.2 PROHIBITED USES.
You may not, nor may you permit, authorize or encourage others to: (a) store in any information retrieval system, transfer, publish, distribute, display to others, broadcast, sell, or sublicense the Services, or any portion of the Site or the Services; (b) use the Services to develop any database, database service (online or otherwise), or other information resource in any medium (print, electronic or otherwise, now existing or developed in the future) for sale or license to or use by others; (c) remove, disable, or defeat any functionality in the Services designed to limit or control access to or use of the Services or to protect the rights of Law Street Media or its licensors as copyright owners; (d) use the Services for the benefit of any third party, including without limitation, in an outsourcing or timesharing arrangement, or in the operation of a service bureau; (e) sell, lease, sublicense, distribute, or otherwise transfer the Services to any person, firm, or entity; (f) decompile, disassemble create or attempt to create, by reverse engineering or otherwise, the source code from any object code accessible as part of the Site or Services; or (g) use, copy or otherwise access any restricted-access portion of the Site, the Services or any content or materials contained in any such area of the Services for which you have not been licensed and/or received an invoice from us for the applicable fee (if any). If for any reason or under any circumstances, you access (or permit others to access) any such content or materials which have not been licensed to you, these terms and conditions apply to your use (or any such other party’s use) of such content and materials and you agree to pay all applicable charges. If you are accessing the Subscription Services described in Section 1.2 above, your use shall also be governed by the terms of your Subscription and Access Agreement.
3.3 PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES.
You are responsible for all of your activities and those of others you permit to access the Site and the Services. You may not violate or attempt to violate the security of the Services. Accordingly, you shall not (a) circumvent or attempt to circumvent any security measures designed to control access to the Site or Services or in any way obtain or attempt to obtain unauthorized access to or use of any elements or portion of the Services; (b) attempt to or access data or materials to which you have not been granted an express license pursuant to this Agreement; (c) attempt to or log into a server or account which you are not authorized to access; (d) attempt to or probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; (e) attempt to or use this Site or the Services to infringe the intellectual property rights of others in any way – be advised that it is our policy to terminate the accounts of repeat infringers of copyright; (f) attempt to or use this Site or the Services or make any attempt to penetrate, modify or manipulate this Site or the Services or any of Law Street Media’s hardware or software in order to: invade the privacy of, obtain the identity of, or obtain any personal information about any third party; (g) attempt to or interfere with service to any user, host or network, including without limitation, by submitting any harmful code, trojan horse, worm or virus to the Services, any denial of service attack, overloading, mailbombing or attempted crashing of the Services or the software or hardware used in providing the Services; (h) attempt to or spoof or otherwise impersonate any individual or entity, or forge, delete or alter any part of TCP/IP packet header information in any e-mail or other posting; (i) attempt to or create “deep links” into pages other than the front page of the Site; or (j) attempt to or assist or permit any persons in engaging in any of the activities described above.
4. CONSEQUENCES OF UNACCEPTABLE USE.
We reserve all rights, including without limitation the right to investigate and to involve and cooperate with law enforcement authorities, and to pursue a civil lawsuit and/or criminal prosecution for any alleged or actual illegal activities involving this Site or any of the Services, as well as the right to terminate your access to the Site or the Services.
5. PRIVACY AND INFORMATION YOU SUBMIT.
6. PASSWORDS; SECURITY.
In order to access certain Services offered through the Site, you may be required to pay fees and/or accept additional terms and conditions and in such event you may be provided with a number, code or other sequence that provides access to certain restricted Services (the “ID” ) and to your account (the “Password” ). You are the sole and exclusive owner of the Password and ID combination. Maintaining the confidentiality and security of your Password and ID is solely your responsibility. You are fully responsible for the use and protection of the Password and ID and for all transactions undertaken by means of any account opened, held, accessed or used via your Password and ID. You shall notify us immediately and confirm in writing any unauthorized use of accounts or any breach of security, including, without limitation any loss, theft or unauthorized use of your Password(s), IDs and/or account number(s). If we have reasonable grounds to suspect that the security of your Password has been compromised, we have the right to suspend or terminate your account, refuse any and all current or future use of the Services, and pursue any appropriate legal remedies. We shall not be responsible for any losses incurred in connection with any misuse of any Password or ID. You shall notify Law Street Media by email at legal@LawStreetMedia.com of any known or suspected unauthorized use of the Services, of any known or suspected breach of security, including, without limitation, loss, theft, or unauthorized use of your Password or ID.
7. REPRESENTATIONS; WARRANTY DISCLAIMER.
Subject to the terms below, Law Street Media represents that it has the right to license the rights granted under this Agreement.
You represent, warrant and covenant that no materials of any kind submitted through your account will (i) violate, plagiarize, or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary rights; or (ii) contain libelous or otherwise unlawful material.
LAW STREET MEDIA MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICES OR THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LIABILITY ASSOCIATED WITH ERRORS OR OMISSIONS, LIBEL, INFRINGEMENT OR VIOLATION OF RIGHTS OF PUBLICITY, PRIVACY, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, OR MORAL RIGHTS, OR THE DISCLOSURE OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION.
MOREOVER, EXCEPT FOR THE EXPRESS WARRANTIES STATED HEREIN, THE SITE AND THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, AND LAW STREET MEDIA DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS, COVENANTS, OR REPRESENTATIONS (EXPRESS, IMPLIED, ORAL OR WRITTEN), RELATING TO THE SITE OR THE SERVICES OR TO ANY PARTS THEREOF, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. LAW STREET MEDIA ALSO MAKES NO WARRANTIES RESPECTING AND SHALL HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY HARM THAT MAY BE CAUSED BY THE TRANSMISSION OF A COMPUTER VIRUS, WORM, TIME BOMB, LOGIC BOMB OR OTHER SUCH COMPUTER PROGRAM OR OTHERWISE. LAW STREET MEDIA FURTHER EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION TO ANY THIRD PARTY.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING HEREIN TO THE CONTRARY, LAW STREET MEDIA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF DATA, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, OR LOSS OF PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR THE SERVICES (EVEN IF LAW STREET MEDIA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES). IN ADDITION, LAW STREET MEDIA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LIABILITY THAT RESULT OR ARISE FROM THE RESULTS OF YOUR USE OR YOUR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR ANY OTHER PART OF THE SERVICES. BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. BUT, TO THE EXTENT THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY ARE, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, HELD TO BE INAPPLICABLE OR UNENFORCEABLE FOR ANY REASON, THEN THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF LAW STREET MEDIA FOR ANY REASON AND UPON ANY CAUSE OF ACTION (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY AND OTHER ACTIONS IN CONTRACT OR TORT) ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE SITE, THE SERVICES OR THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE LIMITED TO YOUR DIRECT DAMAGES ACTUALLY INCURRED UP TO TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250).
You agree to indemnify and hold Law Street Media harmless, and, at Law Street Media’s request, to defend Law Street Media from and against any allegation, claim, demand, cause of action, debt, damage, loss or liability, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of, or relating to: (i) your use of (or inability to use) this Site and/or the Services; (ii) your violation of the terms and conditions of this Agreement; (iii) the infringement by you, or any other person using your Password and/or account, of any right of any person or entity; or (iv) any other activities of yours accomplished using this Site and/or the Services. You agree to cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any such claim. Law Street Media reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you. This indemnity shall be in addition to and not limited by any other indemnity.
9. ORDER OF PRECEDENCE.
This Agreement governs your use of the Site and access to the Services. To the extent that any provision of this Agreement, or any supplemental agreement offered as any part of any registration for additional Services on this Site (including any Subscription Access Agreement), conflicts with any provision of any other agreement(s) between you and Law Street Media or any of its related or affiliated entities, the terms of this Agreement, shall, as to the specific subject matter of this Agreement, take precedence over the conflicting term(s) of such other agreement(s). In the event this Agreement conflicts with any provision of your Subscription and Access Agreement, the terms of the Subscription and Access Agreement shall take precedence over the conflicting term(s) of this Agreement.
10. APPLICABLE LAWS.
This Law Street Media website is controlled by Law Street Media from its offices within the District of Columbia and/or its offices within the State of New York. The substantive laws of the District of Columbia will govern any dispute arising under this Agreement, without regard to any conflict of laws provisions.
11. DISPUTE RESOLUTION.
Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement, or the breach thereof, shall be settled by arbitration in the District of Columbia and administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its then-existing Commercial Arbitration Rules. The award rendered by the arbitrator or arbitrators shall be final, and judgment may be entered upon it in accordance with applicable law in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Each party consents to, and waives any right to object to, jurisdiction with respect to the resolution of disputes hereunder in the District of Columbia. In any legal action or other proceedings (including arbitration proceedings) between the parties, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover from the non-prevailing party all reasonable costs and expenses incurred in such action or proceeding, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the parties specifically reserve the right to seek provisional remedies or injunctive relief or other equitable remedy in a court of competent jurisdiction without waiving any right to arbitration.
Without limiting any other remedy available to us, we may suspend or terminate this Agreement and your access to the Services and/or Site under this Agreement if we have reason to believe that you have failed to comply with your obligations under this Agreement. Upon termination, cancellation or expiration of this Agreement for any reason and by either party, you agree to cease all use of the Subscription Services and/or of all of the Services. Certain provisions of these terms and conditions may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages at this Site or in conjunction with the Services. No delay or failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement will constitute a waiver of such provision by Law Street Media or act as estoppel against later enforcement. Subject to the terms of the section captioned ORDER OF PRECEDENCE, this Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and Law Street Media with respect to the specific subject matter addressed herein, and governs your use of the Services, superseding any prior agreements between you and Law Street Media relating to such subject matter, but this Agreement may be supplemented by any other agreement you enter into with Law Street Media pursuant to a registration to access certain features of the Site such as a Subscription Access Agreement. You may not assign any of your rights or delegate any of your obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of Law Street Media, which may be withheld in its reasonable discretion. You may not assert any claim or cause of action arising out of or relating to your use of the Services more than one year after the date such claim or cause of action arose. Law Street Media shall not be deemed to be in breach of this Agreement due to any delay or failure of performance or interruption in the availability of the Services resulting directly or indirectly from any act of nature or other cause beyond the reasonable control of Law Street Media. If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and that the other provisions of this Agreement remain in full force and effect. The section headings used in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
Law Street Media may terminate this Agreement for any reason at any time without any advance notice to you. Notwithstanding any such early termination, Sections 2 through 12 of this Agreement shall survive any expiration, cancellation or termination of this Agreement.
BY USING OR ACCESSING THIS SITE OR THE SERVICES, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, ACKNOWLEDGE, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO BE LEGALLY BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT AND THESE TERMS OF SERVICE.
Updated June 17, 2015.