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WORLD Law Direct Web Site Legal Terms
- GENERAL USE PROVISIONS
- LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
- SOFTWARE USE RESTRICTIONS
- RESTRICTED RIGHTS LEGEND
- FORUMS RULES
- LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
- LOCAL LAWS; EXPORT CONTROL
- INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY NOTICES
- LEGAL CONTACT INFORMATION
GENERAL USE PROVISIONS
All materials provided on this Web Site, including but not limited to information, documents, products, logos, graphics, text, sounds, images, software, and services ("Materials"), are provided either by WORLD Law Direct or by their respective third party manufacturers, authors, developers and vendors ("Third Party Providers") and are the copyrighted work of WORLD Law Direct and/or its Third Party Providers. Except as stated herein, none of the Materials may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means, including but not limited to electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or other means, without the prior express written permission of WORLD Law Direct or the Third Party Provider. Also, you may not "mirror" any Materials contained on this Web Site on any other server without WORLD Law Direct's prior express written permission.
Except where expressly provided otherwise by WORLD Law Direct, nothing on this Web Site shall be construed to confer any license under any of WORLD Law Direct's or any Third Party Provider's intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication, or otherwise. You acknowledge sole responsibility for obtaining any such licenses. See the "Legal Contact Information" below if you have any questions about obtaining such licenses. Materials provided by Third Party Providers have not been independently reviewed, tested, certified, or authenticated in whole or in part by WORLD Law Direct. WORLD Law Direct does not provide, sell, license, or lease any of the Materials other than those specifically identified as being provided by WORLD Law Direct.
WORLD Law Direct hereby grants you permission to display, copy, distribute and download WORLD Law Direct's Materials on this Web Site provided that: (1) both the copyright notice identified below and this permission notice appear in the Materials; (2) the use of such Materials is solely for personal, non-commercial and informational use and will not be copied or posted on any networked computer, broadcast in any media, or used for commercial gain; and (3) the Materials are not modified in any way. This permission terminates automatically without notice if you breach any of these terms or conditions. Upon termination, you will immediately destroy any downloaded or printed Materials.
Any unauthorized use of any Materials contained on this Web Site may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
This Web Site may contain links to web sites controlled by parties other than WORLD Law Direct. WORLD Law Direct is not responsible for and does not endorse or accept any responsibility for the contents or use of these third party web sites. WORLD Law Direct is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by WORLD Law Direct of the linked web site. It is your responsibility to take precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use is free of viruses or other items of a destructive nature.
SOFTWARE USE RESTRICTIONS
Any software that may be made available to download from this Web Site ("Software") is the copyrighted work of WORLD Law Direct and/or Third Party Providers. Use of the Software is governed by the terms of the end user license agreement that accompanies or is included with the Software ("License Agreement"). An end user agrees to the License Agreement terms by installing, copying, or using the Software. The Software is made available for downloading solely for use by end users according to the License Agreement. Without limiting the foregoing, the copying or reproduction of the Software to any other server or location for further reproduction or redistribution is expressly prohibited. Any reproduction or redistribution of the Software not in accordance with the License Agreement is expressly prohibited by law, and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible.
THE SOFTWARE IS WARRANTED, IF AT ALL, ONLY ACCORDING TO THE TERMS OF THE LICENSE AGREEMENT. EXCEPT AS MAY BE EXPRESSLY WARRANTED IN THE LICENSE AGREEMENT, WORLD LAW DIRECT HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, GUARANTIES, AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THE SOFTWARE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, GUARANTIES, AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT THAT SUCH DISCLAIMERS ARE HELD TO BE LEGALLY INVALID. Installation assistance, product support and maintenance, if any, of the Software is available from WORLD Law Direct and/or the Third Party Providers, as applicable.
RESTRICTED RIGHTS LEGEND
Any Software which is downloaded from this Server for or on behalf of the United States of America, its agencies and/or instrumentalities ("U.S. Government"), s provided with Restricted Rights. Use, duplication, or disclosure by the U.S. Government is subject to restrictions as set forth in subparagraph (c)(1)(ii) of the Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software clause at DFARS 252.227-7013 or subparagraphs (c)(1) and (2) of the Commercial Computer Software - Restricted Rights at 48 CFR 52.227-19, as applicable.
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LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
WORLD LAW DIRECT SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES SUFFERED AS A RESULT OF USING, MODIFYING, CONTRIBUTING, COPYING, DISTRIBUTING, OR DOWNLOADING THE MATERIALS. IN NO EVENT SHALL WORLD LAW DIRECT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF BUSINESS, REVENUE, PROFITS, USE, DATA OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE), HOWEVER IT ARISES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE FROM THIS WEB SITE, EVEN IF WORLD LAW DIRECT HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. YOU HAVE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUATE PROTECTION AND BACKUP OF DATA AND/OR EQUIPMENT USED IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEB SITE AND YOU WILL NOT MAKE A CLAIM AGAINST WORLD LAW DIRECT FOR LOST DATA, RE-RUN TIME, INACCURATE OUTPUT, WORK DELAYS, OR LOST PROFITS RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE MATERIALS. YOU AGREE TO HOLD WORLD LAW DIRECT HARMLESS FROM, AND YOU COVENANT NOT TO SUE WORLD LAW DIRECT FOR, ANY CLAIMS BASED ON OR RELATED TO THE USE OF THE WEB SITE.
LOCAL LAWS; EXPORT CONTROL
WORLD Law Direct controls and operates this Web Site from its offices in various locations in the United States of America and abroad and makes no representation that these Materials are appropriate or available for use in any specific location. You are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws including but not limited to the export and import regulations of other countries. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, all marketing or promotional materials found on this Web Site are solely directed to individuals, companies or other entities located in the United States of America. You acknowledge and agree that Materials are subject to the U.S. Export Administration Laws and Regulations. Diversion of such Materials contrary to U.S. law is prohibited. You agree that none of the Materials, nor any direct product therefrom, is being or will be acquired for, shipped, transferred, or re-exported, directly or indirectly, to proscribed or embargoed countries or their nationals, nor be used for nuclear activities, chemical biological weapons, or missile projects unless authorized by the U.S. Government. Proscribed countries are set forth in the U.S. Export Administration Regulations. Countries subject to U.S. embargo are: Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Syria, and the Sudan. This list is subject to change without further notice from WORLD Law Direct, and you must comply with the list as it exists in fact. You certify that you are not on the U.S. Department of Commerce's Denied Persons List or affiliated lists or on the U.S. Department of Treasury's Specially Designated Nationals List. You agree to comply strictly with all U.S. export laws and assume sole responsibility for obtaining licenses to export or re-export as may be required.
This Web Site may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. WORLD Law Direct and the Third Party Providers may make improvements and/or changes in the products, services, programs, and prices described in this Web Site at any time without notice. WORLD Law Direct may periodically make changes to the Web Site. Any action related to these Terms will be governed by applicable California and/or New York or European law and if applicable controlling U.S. federal law. No choice of law rules of any jurisdiction will apply. These Terms represent the entire understanding relating to the use of the Web Site and prevail over any prior or contemporaneous, conflicting or additional, communications. WORLD Law Direct has the right to revise these Terms at any time without notice by updating this posting. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by WORLD Law Direct. Content provided herein is for informational purposes only, is not legal advice, may not be viewed if such viewing would violate local laws, and in any case is subject in all regards and absolutely to the provisions of the WORLD Law Direct Disclaimer, as may be amended from time to time without notice of update. Access to and use of password protected and/or secure areas of this Web Site is restricted to authorized users only; unauthorized individuals attempting to access these areas of this Web Site will be subject to prosecution. You may at all times remain anonymous while using our Web Site but any use of a false name or false identity is strictly prohibited; you agree that damages for any such false use are difficult and cumbersome to calculate and therefore you agree that in any court of law or other proceeding, such false use will result in liquidated damages of at least 25,000 U.S. dollars. By use of this Web Site, you agree to the terms of our Disclaimer.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY NOTICES
Elements of the Web Site are protected by trade dress and other laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part. No logo, graphic, text, sound or image from the Web Site may be copied or retransmitted unless expressly permitted by WORLD Law Direct.
WORLD Law Direct, the WORLD Law Direct logo, and/or other WORLD Law Direct products referenced herein are trademarks of WORLD Law Direct and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other product names, company names, marks, logos, and symbols may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
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LEGAL CONTACT INFORMATION
If you have any questions about these Terms, or if you would like to request permission to use any Materials, please contact the WORLD Law Direct Legal Department: firstname.lastname@example.org