About The Legal Aid Society and this Website
The Legal Aid Society is an organization dedicated to advocating for the rights of all New Yorkers. Since 1876, The Legal Aid Society has been a voice for those who struggle to access justice because of poverty. This Website provides users with access to a variety of information and resources related to work that we do, including e-newsletters, upcoming events, opportunities to volunteer, information related to legal actions, defenses, claims and processes, and other relevant content (collectively, the “Content”). The Website also provides a variety of opportunities to support The Legal Aid Society, such as through donating.
Registration; Personal Information
Features and functions of The Legal Aid Society’s Website that collect personally identifying information – such as features that enable visitors to sign up to receive e-mail messages or newsletters – are intended solely for users who are 13 years of age or older. Any submission of personally identifying information, such as a name and/or e-mail address, by anyone under 13 is unauthorized.
If you reside in the European Economic Area, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, you must be 16 years of age or older to submit personally identifying information. Any submission of personally identifying information by a user under 16 who resides in the European Economic Area, Switzerland and the United Kingdom is unauthorized.
If you are under the age of 18, you should review these TOU with your parent or guardian to make sure that your parent or guardian understands them, agrees to be bound by them and you should only use the Website with their permission and under their supervision. Additionally, you must be 18 years of age or older if you want to conduct any type of financial transaction on the Website, and further provided that we reserve the right to limit certain other activities related to the work that we do – such as volunteering – to those who are at least 18 years of age.
If you reside in a jurisdiction that would restrict the use of the Website – or any of the functionalities or features offered via the Website – because of age, or restricts the ability to enter into contracts such as this one due to age, you must abide by such age limits and you must not use the Website if you are not permitted to do so by such local jurisdiction.
Limited License And Site Access; All Rights Reserved
The Legal Aid Society hereby grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this Website, but not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of The Legal Aid Society or as otherwise explicitly permitted. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this Website or the Content, or any derivative use of this Website or the Content. This Website or any portion of this Website may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without the express written consent of The Legal Aid Society. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of The Legal Aid Society without The Legal Aid Society’s express written consent. You may not use any meta-tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing any of The Legal Aid Society’s name(s) or service marks without the express written consent of their owners. We (or the respective third party owners of Content) retain all right, title, and interest in this Website and any Content on this Website, including any and all intellectual property rights. We (or the respective third party owners of Content) reserve all rights not expressly granted. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by The Legal Aid Society.
Intellectual Property Rights
Except as otherwise expressly stated, all Content appearing on this Website is the copyrighted work of The Legal Aid Society or its third party content suppliers and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. The compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement and assembly) of all Content is also the exclusive property of The Legal Aid Society and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. You may download information from this Website and print out a hard copy for your personal (non-commercial) use provided that you keep intact and do not remove or alter any copyright or other notice (e.g., trademark, patent, etc.) contained in the information. Except as otherwise expressly stated herein, you may not alter, modify, copy, distribute (for compensation or otherwise), transmit, display, perform, reproduce, reuse, post, publish, license, frame, download, store for subsequent use, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information or Content obtained from this Website, in whole or in part, including any text, images, audio, and video in any manner, without the prior written authorization of The Legal Aid Society or any applicable third party suppliers. The use of Content, including images, by you, or anyone else authorized by you, is prohibited unless specifically permitted by The Legal Aid Society. Any unauthorized use of text or images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and applicable regulations and statutes. The Legal Aid Society does not warrant or represent that your use of Content, or any other materials displayed on this Website, will not infringe rights of third parties. If you believe that any Content on this Website violates or infringes upon your intellectual property rights pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), please notify us immediately at 212-577-3300 and ask for the General Counsel; or write us at:
The Legal Aid Society
199 Water Street
New York, New York 10038
Please include all specifics necessary for us to consider and respond to your complaint. You may be asked to provide additional information and follow additional procedures for us to act on your complaint.
Trademarks and Service Marks
Certain trademarks are the service marks and trademarks of The Legal Aid Society. The Legal Aid Society name, logo, the domain name for this Website, all page headers, custom graphics, and button icons are service marks, trademarks, logos, and/or trade dress of The Legal Aid Society. All other trademarks, service marks, trade dress, company names or logos, whether registered or not, on the Website are the property of their respective owners. In addition to complying with all applicable laws, you agree that you will not use any such trademarks, service marks, trade dress, or other logos from this Website without the prior written authorization of The Legal Aid Society.
Payments And Payments Processing; Rules For All Payments
The Legal Aid Society Website provides the ability to make an online donation. The Legal Aid Society has engaged the services of third party payment services providers to process all donation/payment transactions; we also engage a variety of other third party providers to solicit and collect funds on our behalf (which third parties are involved depend upon the transaction and the venue in which such transaction is made). These third party companies manage the routing of applicable customer information through the credit card and electronic check processing networks, as applicable. The Legal Aid Society is not affiliated with these companies, and we are not responsible in any way for the actions or performance (or lack thereof) of any such company. Accordingly, The Legal Aid Society expressly disclaims responsibility and liability for all services provided by such third parties, including those related to donation/payment transactions, and you hereby agree that The Legal Aid Society shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as a result of any such services.
You hereby acknowledge and agree that, for all donations, (1) you will not use an invalid or unauthorized credit or debit card or other payment method; (2) all donations are final and non-refundable. If you have any questions regarding any payment transaction, please contact us at 212-577-3300 and ask for the Director of Development.
Links To Third-Party Websites/Materials/Content
Service Provided In United States; Compliance With Laws
The Legal Aid Society Website is hosted in the United States. If you are a non-U.S. user of the The Legal Aid Society Website, by visiting the Website you agree to comply with all applicable federal and state U.S. laws. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, if you are a user, you agree to obtain and comply with all conditions of any registrations, permits, licenses, consents or permissions that you are required to hold in order to utilize the Website and any related services, and you shall immediately notify us if any such registration, permit, license, consent or permission is terminated or revoked.
We make no representations that the Website and any and all information contained therein, including the Content, is available or legal in any particular location. This Website is not intended for access or use by any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation or which would subject The Legal Aid Society to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country. You hereby acknowledge and agree that you are choosing to access the Websites and all related services, information and/or Content on your own initiative and that you are responsible for compliance with all applicable international, federal, state, local and any other applicable laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of the thereof.
No Legal Advice
THE CONTENT, MATERIALS, INFORMATION AND RESOURCES PROVIDE ON THIS WEBSITE HAVE BEEN PREPARED BY THE LEGAL AID SOCIETY FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND ARE NOT LEGAL ADVICE. THIS INFORMATION – INCLUDING ANY INFORMATION RELATED TO LEGAL ACTIONS, REMEDIES, CLAIMS AND PROCESSES – IS NOT INTENDED TO CREATE, AND RECEIPT OF IT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE, AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP. YOU SHOULD NOT ACT UPON ANY INFORMATION WITHOUT RETAINING PROFESSIONAL LEGAL COUNSEL. PLEASE DO NOT SEND US ANY UNSOLICITED INFORMATION UNLESS YOU GET EXPLICIT AUTHORIZATION TO SEND THAT INFORMATION TO US. NO ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP IS CREATED UNLESS AND UNTIL THERE IS A WRITTEN AND SIGNED ENGAGEMENT LETTER BETWEEN YOU AND AN ATTORNEY WORKING ON BEHALF OF THE LEGAL AID SOCIETY. SOME SECTIONS OF THIS WEBSITE MAY DESCRIBE LEGAL MATTERS HANDLED IN THE PAST BY THE LEGAL AID SOCIETY; THE RESULTS FOR THESE MATTERS DEPENDED UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS, EACH UNIQUE TO ITS OWN SITUATION, AND IS NOT INDICATIVE OF THE SUCCESS OR OUTCOME OF ANY OTHER CASE.
The Content, materials, resources and other information contained on this Website has been prepared by The Legal Aid Society as a convenience to its users and is not intended to constitute advice or recommendations upon which a user may rely. The Legal Aid Society has used reasonable efforts in collecting, preparing and providing such Content, materials, resources and other information, but makes no warranty or guarantee about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the Content, materials, resources and other information contained in or linked to this Website or any other Website maintained by The Legal Aid Society.
YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. ALL CONTENT, RESOURCES, MATERIALS, AND OTHER INFORMATION ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” OR “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, AND THE LEGAL AID SOCIETY EXPRESSLY disclaims all warranties and conditions with respect to the WEBSITE AND ALL ELEMENTS THEREOF, whether implied, express, or statutory, including the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, noninfringement of third-party rights, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, quiet enjoyment and accuracy. THE LEGAL AID SOCIETY MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE WEBSITE, CONTENT, MATERIALS OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION IS ACCURATE, TIMELY, UNINTERRUPTED, VIRUS-FREE OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT ANY SUCH PROBLEMS WILL BE CORRECTED.
Limitation Of Liability
In addition to the above warranty disclaimers, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT IN NO EVENT WILL THE LEGAL AID SOCIETY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF INCOME, LOSS OF GOODWILL OR REPUTATION, DAMAGE TO OR CORRUPTION OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE (OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE), THE CONTENT, OR ANY OTHER MATERIALS, RESOURCES INFORMATION CONTAINED IN OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RESULTING FROM RELIANCE BY USER ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM THE LEGAL AID SOCIETY, EVEN IF THE LEGAL AID SOCIETY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITIES OF THOSE DAMAGES. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE IS PREDICATED UPON YOUR WAIVER OF ANY RIGHT TO SUE THE LEGAL AID SOCIETY AND ITS AFFILIATES DIRECTLY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION SUIT FOR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE.
CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
Governing Law And Jurisdiction
YOU AND THE LEGAL AID SOCIETY AGREE THAT ANY PROCEEDINGS TO RESOLVE OR LITIGATE ANY DISPUTE WILL BE CONDUCTED SOLELY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, AND THAT NEITHER YOU NOR THE LEGAL AID SOCIETY WILL SEEK TO HAVE ANY DISPUTE HEARD AS A CLASS ACTION, A REPRESENTATIVE ACTION, A COLLECTIVE ACTION, A PRIVATE ATTORNEY-GENERAL ACTION, OR IN ANY PROCEEDING IN WHICH YOU OR THE LEGAL AID SOCIETY ACTS OR PROPOSES TO ACT IN A REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY. YOU AND THE LEGAL AID SOCIETY FURTHER AGREE THAT NO PROCEEDING WILL BE JOINED, CONSOLIDATED, OR COMBINED WITH ANOTHER PROCEEDING WITHOUT THE PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT OF YOU, THE LEGAL AID SOCIETY, AND ALL PARTIES TO ANY SUCH PROCEEDING.
The Legal Aid Society shall not be liable for any failure or delay in performance due in whole or in part to any cause beyond our reasonable control, or the reasonable control of our contractors, agents or suppliers, including but not limited to utility or transmission failures, power failure, strikes or other labor disturbances, acts of God, acts of war or terror, floods, sabotage, fire, natural or other disasters.