1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
2. RIGHT TO TERMINATE SERVICES AND/OR USE
Law Bulletin Media reserves the right, at its sole discretion, with or without prior notice and without liability, to discontinue any aspect of its websites and/or to discontinue, suspend, or terminate your access to any or all of its websites and/or services at any time, for any or no reason. You agree that Law Bulletin Media shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of its websites.
Law Bulletin Media posts materials (including, but not limited to, text, photographs, graphics, video and audio content) that are protected by copyright both as a collective work and individually under the copyright laws of the United States. The copyrights individually and collectively are owned by or licensed to Law Bulletin Media. You must abide by these laws and by any additional copyright notices or restrictions contained on Law Bulletin Media’s websites.
Just as Law Bulletin Media expects you to respect its copyrights, it intends to respect the copyrights of others. If you believe in good faith that your copyrighted work has been reproduced on our site without authorization in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify our designated copyright agent under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (”DMCA”), 17 U.S.C. § 512 at firstname.lastname@example.org. This contact information is only for suspected copyright infringement. Contact information for other matters is provided elsewhere on this site.
When notifying Law Bulletin Media’s copyright agent of potential infringement, you must provide: (1) a signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed, (2) identification of the allegedly infringed work or works; (3) identification of the material claimed to be infringing and that is to be removed, sufficient to allow Law Bulletin Media to locate the material; (4) contact information for the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and e-mail address; (5) a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (6) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. Please also be aware that, pursuant to Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.
Law Bulletin Media owns various trademarks, including but not limited to Chicago Daily Law Bulletin® and Chicago Lawyer®, that are used on Law Bulletin Media’s websites. All other trademarks appearing on Law Bulletin Media’s websites are trademarks of their respective owners and Law Bulletin Media’s reference to them does not imply or indicate any approval or endorsement of or by their owners unless such approval or endorsement is expressly made. Law Bulletin Media’s websites provide news and information, and references to other names and trademarks are necessary in the course of providing news and commentary about the subjects that this site covers. Law Bulletin Media will enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law.
5. USE OF Law Bulletin Media CONTENT
Except for your comments and/or other submissions to Law Bulletin Media’s websites, as discussed below, or unless you receive express permission from Law Bulletin Media, you may not copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, enter into a database, display, perform, modify, create derivative works, or in any way exploit the content of Law Bulletin Media’s websites, except that you may download one copy of material or print one copy of material for personal interest only. You may not distribute any part of Law Bulletin Media’s content over any network nor offer it for sale, nor use it for any other commercial purpose.
6. REGISTERED USERS
In order to submit comments and/or other submissions to Law Bulletin Media’s websites, you must become a registered user. If you register with Law Bulletin Media, you agree to provide Law Bulletin Media with accurate information and to update your information to keep it accurate and current.
As a registered user, you will be solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You agree to immediately notify Law Bulletin Media if you suspect any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security. As a registered user, you remain responsible for all statements made or materials posted under your registered user account, including liability for any harm caused by such statements or materials. You may not transfer, sell, or otherwise assign your rights or obligations under this User Agreement. Any attempt to do so will be void and may result in the cancellation of your account.
7. USER SUBMISSIONS
As stated in Paragraph 6, Law Bulletin Media allows registered users to provide comments and/or other submissions for its websites. By submitting any comment and/or other submission to Law Bulletin Media, you grant Law Bulletin Media a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, exclusive, and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, incorporate into other works, distribute, display, and otherwise exploit such content, in whole or in part, in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. You further agree that any comment or submission sent or submitted by you is sent or submitted for the purpose of posting it on Law Bulletin Media’s websites.
Law Bulletin Media reserves the right to: (1) delete your comment or other submission at its discretion, (2) publish or not publish your comment, at its discretion, on its website, (3) retain your comment for perpetuity or to remove it at any time; or (4) otherwise utilize your comment in any manner it deems appropriate. Law Bulletin Media may use such comment and/or other submission for any purpose, including but not limited to promotional and marketing purposes. Law Bulletin Media is also free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication in your comment or other submission for any purpose. Under no circumstances will Law Bulletin Media sell your comment to any third party.
Any comments or other material sent by you to Law Bulletin Media regarding the site, including without limitation questions, suggestions, criticisms, etc., shall be deemed non-confidential, non-private, and free from any claims of proprietary or personal rights unless you explicitly state in the correspondence that the comment or other correspondence is “not for publication” and “private.”
You further agree that any comment and/or other submission sent or submitted by you to Law Bulletin Media’s websites: (1) does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property rights of any person, including the privacy and publicity rights of any person; (2) is not libelous or defamatory; (3) is not obscene, pornographic, or sexually explicit; (4) does not violate the privacy rights of another; (5) does not violate any local, state, national, or international law; (6) does not advocate illegal or violent acts; (7) does not degrade on the basis of race, gender, class, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual preference, disability or other classification; (8) is not predatory, hateful, or intended to intimidate or harass; (9) does not contain advertising or solicitation of any kind; and (10) does not misrepresent your identity or affiliation or impersonate another. You further certify that you have the written permission of any others who have contributed to or are featured in any content you submit, including the consent of the parent or guardian of anyone under the age of 18.
Law Bulletin Media does not endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify, or agree with the comments, opinions, or statements posted by users of Law Bulletin Media’s websites. Nor does Law Bulletin Media make any warranties with respect to any comments, opinions or statements posted by users of Law Bulletin Media’s websites. Any information or material posted to Law Bulletin Media’s website by users, including advice and opinions, are the views and responsibility of those individual users who post the statements and do not necessarily represent the views of Law Bulletin Media.
8. REPORTING OF VIOLATIONS
Any violation of the terms of this User Agreement can be reported by email at email@example.com.
8. RIGHT TO REPUBLISH Law Bulletin Media MATERIALS
To request permission to republish an article or other material on the Law Bulletin Media web site or in the Law Bulletin Media archives, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title, author, and date of publication and the forum in which republication is intended. Law Bulletin Media reserves the right to refuse any requests for permission to republish Law Bulletin Media articles or other materials for any reason, including but not limited to a lack of right to sublicense. Law Bulletin Media generally will not give permission to republish for purposes of (1) sales, marketing, or promotion; (2) fund-raising; and (3) other commercial purposes.
To request permission to republish an article or other material that appeared in an Law Bulletin Media print publication, including but not limited to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin® and the Chicago Lawyer®, please contact email@example.com.
Without requesting permission, you may post a text link only that links back to Law Bulletin Media’s website. Law Bulletin Media reserves, however, the right to revoke permission at any time for such text link.
10. CONTACT WITH ADVERTISERS AND OTHER WEBSITES
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Law Bulletin Media’s websites may provide or include links to other websites or resources. Law Bulletin Media has no control over such sites and resources, and you acknowledge and agree that Law Bulletin Media is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, accuracy, quality, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that Law Bulletin Media shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with your use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.
11. CHILDREN ONLINE PROTECTION ACT NOTIFICATION
12. INTERNATIONAL USERS
Law Bulletin Media and its websites are controlled, operated, and administered from Law Bulletin Media’s offices within the United States. Law Bulletin Media makes no representation that materials available through its websites are appropriate or available for use outside the United States and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. You may not use Law Bulletin Media’s websites or export its content in violation of U.S. export laws and regulations. If you access Law Bulletin Media’s websites from a location outside the United States, you are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws.
Law Bulletin Media provides its websites “as is” and disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and noninfringement. Law Bulletin Media does not guarantee that its websites will meet your requirements; that its websites will be uninterrupted, timely, or error-free; or that any errors in the software will be corrected. Law Bulletin Media reserves the right to make any corrections as necessary.
Law Bulletin Media also is not responsible for the availability or content of other services that may be linked to its websites and does not make any warranties, express or implied, including without limitation, those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to any information or goods made available, or advertised, on or through its websites.
Further, although Law Bulletin Media intends to take reasonable steps to prevent the introduction of viruses or other destructive materials, Law Bulletin Media does not guarantee or warrant that its websites or materials that may be downloaded from its websites do not contain such destructive features. Law Bulletin Media is not liable for any damages or harm attributable to such features. If you rely on Law Bulletin Media’s or materials available through Law Bulletin Media’s websites, you do so solely at your own risk.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Law Bulletin Media and its directors, officers, managers, employees, shareholders, agents, and licensors, from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of this User Agreement or any submission and/or other materials provided by you to Law Bulletin Media that give rise to a claim by a third party. Law Bulletin Media reserves the right to take over the exclusive defense of any claim for which it is entitled to indemnification under this section of the User Agreement. In such event, you agree to provide Law Bulletin Media with such cooperation as is reasonably requested by Law Bulletin Media.
If any provision of this User 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. In such event, the other provisions of this User Agreement also remain in full force and effect.
17. STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS
You agree to file any claim regarding any aspect of Law Bulletin Media’s websites or this User Agreement within a year of the time in which the events giving rise to such claim began or to waive such claim.
18. CHOICE OF FORUM AND LAW
This User Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the United States and the State of Illinois. Any dispute arising from the terms of this User Agreement or breach of this User Agreement will be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois, and you agree to personal jurisdiction by the state and federal courts sitting in Chicago, Illinois. All claims brought with respect to this User Agreement shall be brought in the federal or state courts in Chicago, Illinois.
19. ENTIRE AGREEMENT
This User Agreement and any other terms and conditions of service on Law Bulletin Media’s websites constitute the entire agreement between you and Law Bulletin Media and govern your use of Law Bulletin Media’s websites. The section titles in this User Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.