Terms of Use

Terms of Use

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY. BY USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS DESCRIBED HEREIN AND ALL POLICIES AND GUIDELINES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE.

This Terms of Use Agreement (“Site Terms”) is a binding legal contract between you (“You” or “Your” either an individual or a legal entity) and The Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. (“LALDEF”). These Site Terms govern Your access to and use of the websites and media offered by LALDEF, including without limitation https://laldef.org/ (collectively, the “Sites”), and any media, software, programs, services, tools, features, databases, materials, content, features, products, apps, in-app services, or information available or sold on or through it or used in connection with it (collectively, the “Services”). By downloading, accessing, or using any part of any Site or Service You have accessed, You agree to be bound by these Site Terms. If You do not agree to these Site Terms, LALDEF is not willing to grant You any right to use or access the Sites or any Service provided therein. In such event, You are not granted permission to access or otherwise use the Sites and/or Services and are instructed to exit the Site(s) immediately.

LALDEF reserves the right to amend at any time any policies governing our Sites and Services, including these Site Terms and LALDEF’s Privacy Policy, by posting the amended terms and indicating the date of the last revision. The amended terms shall be effective immediately after posted on this Site. If you do not accept the amended terms, you must cease using this Site.

If you have any questions regarding the use of the Sites, please direct such questions to the email address info@laldef.org or call us at 609-688-0881.

Privacy Policy

LALDEF believes strongly in protecting user privacy. Please refer to our Privacy Policy (available here: https://laldef.org/privacy-policy/) for information on how LALDEF collects and uses information from users of our Sites.

Grant of License

Subject to Your acceptance and compliance with the Site Terms, LALDEF grants You a personal, revocable, nontransferable, non-exclusive license to access our Sites and use our Services for personal, non-commercial purposes.

Limitations on License

The license granted to You does not include:

(a) any commercial use of our Sites, Services, or other content provided therein;
(b) the collection and use of any product listings, pictures or descriptions;
(c) making derivative uses of any Site or such Site’s contents;
(d) use of any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering or extraction methods; or
(e) any use of a Site other than for its intended purpose.

Except as expressly provided herein, You are not conveyed any right or license by implication, estoppel, or otherwise under any patent, trademark, or proprietary right of LALDEF or any third party.

You may use and access our Sites and Services solely for Your personal, non-commercial use. All use of our Services must be in accordance with these Site Terms. You may not use, copy, store, reproduce, transmit, distribute, display, modify, alter, license, sublicense, or commercially exploit our Sites or Services, or any contents, information, data, or materials provided through our Sites or Services in any manner not expressly permitted by these Site Terms. You may not assign, sublicense, rent, timeshare, loan, lease, or otherwise transfer any Site or Service, or directly or indirectly permit any third party to use or copy any of our Sites or Services.

You may not use our Sites or Services in an unlawful manner, or in a manner that could damage, disparage, or otherwise negatively impact LALDEF.

Copyright

Unless otherwise indicated, all Site and Service materials and content, including, without limitation, the LALDEF logo, and all designs, text, graphics, other files, and the selection and arrangement thereof are the proprietary and copyrighted property of LALDEF or its licensors. You may download and/or print to hard copy portions of our Sites for the sole purpose of using the materials and content therein for informational, non-commercial, personal use only. You may not remove any proprietary notices, including copyright and trademark notices, or labels from any materials accessed through any Site and/or Service. Any other use of our Sites or Services – including any commercial use, reproduction for purposes other than described above, modification, distribution, republication, display, or performance – without the prior written permission of LALDEF is strictly prohibited.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Notice

LALDEF is committed to complying with intellectual property laws, and requires all users of the Sites and Services to comply with these laws. Accordingly, You may not store any material or content or use or disseminate any material or content though the Sites or Services in any manner that constitutes an infringement of a third party’s intellectual property rights, including rights granted by copyright law.

You may not post, modify, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information belonging to others without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. Upon receipt of proper notification to LALDEF by a copyright owner or the copyright owner’s legal agent, LALDEF may restrict access and/or terminate use privileges of any user who repeatedly infringes the copyright rights of others.

If you believe that any material on our Sites and/or Services infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, or that any link on a Site or Service directs users to another website that contains material that infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, please contact us as at info@laldef.org with subject line “DMCA” or call us at 609-688-0881.

Trademarks

All LALDEF federally registered and common law trademarks, service marks, and trade names, including but not limited to THE LATIN AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATION FUND, INC. (collectively, “Site Marks”), may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of LALDEF. In addition, the look and feel of the Sites and Services, including all page headers, custom graphics, button icons, and scripts, is the service mark, trademark, and/or trade dress of LALDEF, and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of LALDEF. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names, and company names or logos mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

Third-Party Content & Services

LALDEF may provide links to websites, content, and/or services of third parties (collectively, “Linked Third-Party Sites”). LALDEF is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement, or adoption by LALDEF of any Linked Third-Party Site or any information contained therein. LALDEF does not monitor or have any control over any Linked Third-Party Site, and therefore LALDEF makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for the quality, content, nature, or reliability of any Linked Third-Party Sites accessible via hyperlink from any Site, or any Linked Third-Party Sites linking to any Site. Additionally, LALDEF expressly disclaims any responsibility for the content, materials, accuracy of information, and/or quality of the products or services provided by, available through, or advertised on any Linked Third-Party Sites.

No Legal Relationship

This Site contains general information about LALDEF and topics selected for dissemination to the general public. The content is offered on a blind basis, without any knowledge as to Your identity or specific circumstances. You should not consider information on this Site to be an invitation for any attorney-client relationship. The content of, or interactions on, this Site do not convey legal, accounting, tax, career or other professional advice of any kind. You should not rely on the information provided on or through this Site as legal advice for any purpose. No user of this Site should act or refrain from acting on the basis of information provided by this Site, and this Site should not be relied upon or used as a substitute for consultation with professional advisors. LALDEF expressly disclaims all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on any contents of this Site.

Your use of this Site does not create a lawyer-client relationship between You and LALDEF, nor will any information You submit to us via this Site or by electronic mail be considered a lawyer-client communication or otherwise be treated as confidential or privileged in the absence of a pre-existing express agreement by us to the contrary. The content of this Site may be considered advertising for legal services under the laws and rules of professional conduct of the jurisdictions in which we practice.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless LALDEF, its independent contractors, service providers, and consultants, and their respective directors, employees, volunteers, and agents, from and against any third-party claim, damages, costs, and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of Your use of our Sites and/or Services, including without limitation any actual or threatened suit, demand, or claim made against LALDEF and/or its independent contractors, service providers, employees, directors, consultants, or volunteers, arising out of or relating to Your conduct, Your violation of these Site Terms, or Your violation of the rights of any third party.

Disclaimer

THE SITES AND THE MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. LALDEF DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. LALDEF DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT MATERIALS IN OUR SITES OR SERVICES ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT, OR ERROR-FREE. LALDEF DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THIS SITE OR ITS SERVER(S) ARE FREE OF VIRUSES, WORMS, “TROJAN HORSES,” OR OTHER MALICIOUS SOFTWARE. LALDEF DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE SITES AND/OR SERVICES, OR ENDORSE, RECOMMEND, OR MAKE ANY WARRANTIES AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OF ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, MATERIALS, USER CONTENT, FEATURES, SERVICES, PRODUCTS, OR STATEMENTS AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE SITES OR THROUGH LINKS ON THE SITES AND/OR SERVICES. THE USE OF THE SITES AND/OR SERVICES IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Limitation of Liability

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL LALDEF, OR ITS TRUSTEES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, HOWEVER CAUSED, REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY AND WHETHER OR NOT LALDEF HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO (A) THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE OUR SITES AND/OR SERVICES; (B) ANY CONTENT, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE OR SOLD ON OR THROUGH OUR SITES AND/OR SERVICES; OR (C) ANY THIRD-PARTY CONTENT OR MATERIALS (INCLUDING USER CONTENT) OR THE DEFAMATORY, INFRINGING, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY. WHILE CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SUCH LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN ANY CASE, THE ENTIRE LIABILITY OF LALDEF, AND ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS, AND AGENTS, UNDER THESE SITE TERMS FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE) IS LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESS TO THE SITES AND/OR SERVICES.

Applicable Law

These Site Terms and Your use of our Sites shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey, without resort to its conflict of law provisions. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Site Terms shall be filed only in the state and federal courts located in Trenton, New Jersey. You hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts over any suit, action, or proceeding arising out of these Site Terms.

Termination

Notwithstanding any of these Site Terms, LALDEF reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate your license to use our Sites and/or Services, and to block or prevent future access to and use of our Sites and/or Services.

Severability

If any provision of these Site Terms shall be deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Site Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Questions & Contact Information

Questions or comments about LALDEF’s Sites or Services may be sent via email to info@laldef.org or you can call us at 609-688-0881.