Last Updated: August 19, 2010
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
HIGHLIGHT OF TERMS
The information in this web site is presented by PIIPA as a service to its members and the public. PIIPA makes no warranty or guarantee that the information on this web site is correct, complete, or up-to-date.
You should not rely upon or construe the information in this Web site as legal advice. Nor does the transmission and receipt of information contained on the web site form or constitute an attorney-client relationship. PIIPA recommends seeking professional counsel before undertaking any legal action. PIIPA has not verified whether professionals listed in the Web Site are lawyers or have been certified as an "expert" or "specialist" pursuant to any authority governing the practice of law. Members of PIIPA's IP corps of volunteers may be prohibited from representing applicants if these materials are inconsistent with the rules governing attorney or professional communications in the jurisdiction of the applicant and/or the volunteer.
You acknowledge and agree that PIIPA, in its sole and absolute discretion, may, without notice to you, suspend or terminate your account or your use of, or access to, the PIIPA Internet Services for any reason including when PIIPA believes that you have violated any of these Terms. PIIPA may also remove and discard any information or content related to the PIIPA Internet Services (and your use thereof), for any reason. You further agree that PIIPA shall not be liable to you or to any other person as a result of any such suspension or termination. If you are dissatisfied with the PIIPA Internet Services or with any terms, conditions, rules, policies, guidelines, or practices of PIIPA in operating the PIIPA Internet Services or with any terms, conditions, rules, policies, guidelines, or practices of PIIPA, we welcome your comments, but your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the PIIPA Internet Services.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
THE PIIPA INTERNET SERVICES ARE DISTRIBUTED ON AN "AS IS, AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. ANY MATERIAL THAT YOU DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN THROUGH OUR SERVICES IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES CAUSED TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL. PIIPA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY, OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND RESULTING IN ANY WAY FROM (A) ANY ERRORS IN OR OMISSIONS FROM THE PIIPA INTERNET SERVICES OR ANY MATERIALS AVAILABLE OR NOT INCLUDED THEREIN, (B) THE UNAVAILABILITY OR INTERRUPTION OF THE PIIPA INTERNET SERVICES OR ANY FEATURES THEREOF, (C) YOUR USE OF THE PIIPA INTERNET SERVICES, (D) THE CONTENT OF THE PIIPA INTERNET SERVICES, OR (F) ANY DELAY OR FAILURE IN PERFORMANCE BEYOND THE REASONABLE CONTROL OF PIIPA.
BY USING THE PIIPA INTERNET SERVICES YOU AGREE TO WAIVE ALL CLAIMS AGAINST PIIPA. IF A COURT SHOULD EVER FIND THIS WAIVER INAPPLICABLE THEN THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF PIIPA IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE PIIPA INTERNET SERVICES SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF YOUR ACTUAL DIRECT DAMAGES. YOUR RIGHT TO MONETARY DAMAGES IN THAT AMOUNT SHALL BE IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER REMEDIES THAT YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST PIIPA. FURTHER, PIIPA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ATTORNEYS' FEES) IN ANY WAY DUE TO, RESULTING FROM, OR ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE PIIPA INTERNET SERVICES.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY; LIMITED LICENSE TO USERS
PIIPA Internet Services includes content created by PIIPA, its staff, partners, users, freelancers, volunteers and other third parties. The PIIPA Internet Services are protected by copyright, trademark, patent, and/or other intellectual property laws, and any unauthorized use of the PIIPA Internet Services may violate such laws and these Terms. Except as expressly provided herein, PIIPA does not grant any express or implied rights to use the PIIPA Internet Services. You agree not to copy, republish, frame, download, transmit, modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, assign, distribute, license, sublicense, reverse engineer, or create derivative works based on the PIIPA Internet Services or their selection and arrangement, except as expressly authorized herein.
The trademarks, logos, and service marks ("Marks") displayed in the PIIPA Internet Services are the property of PIIPA or other third parties. You are not permitted to use the Marks without the prior written consent of PIIPA or such third party that may own the Marks. PIIPA and the PIIPA logo are trademarks of Public Interest Intellectual Property Advisors.
YOUR USE OF THIRD PARTY SITES
PIIPA's Internet Services may contain links to other Internet sites owned by third parties. Your use of each of those sites is subject to the conditions, if any, of each individual web site. PIIPA has no control over third party sites and is not responsible in any way for the content on them. PIIPA's inclusion of any third party content or a link to a third party site is not an endorsement of that content or third party site, nor a statement of sponsorship or association with that third party site.
REQUESTS TO REMOVE CERTAIN CONTENT FROM OUR SITES
If you believe that content from the Internet Services violates your intellectual property rights, then PIIPA encourages you to please review our Copyright notice.
You and PIIPA agree that the PIIPA Internet Services, these Terms, and any disputes hereunder shall be governed in all respects by and construed in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia, United States of America, excluding its conflict of laws rules. You and PIIPA each agree to submit to exclusive subject matter jurisdiction, personal jurisdiction and venue of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia for any disputes between us under or arising out of these Terms. If there is no jurisdiction in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia for any disputes between us under or arising out of this Agreement, you and we agree that jurisdiction shall be in the courts of the District of Columbia.
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