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American Lawyer Media Terms And Conditions Of Use

The Terms and Conditions of Use set forth herein apply to the Web site owned, operated, licensed, or controlled by American Lawyer Media, Inc. ("ALM")

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEB SITE.

By using this Web site (the "ALM Web site"), you signify your assent to these terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please do not use the site. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these terms at any time. Please check these terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of this site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF MATERIALS.

Unless otherwise noted, all materials, including images, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, video clips, and written and other materials that are part of this Web site or any other ALM Web site are copyrights, trademarks, trade dress and/or other intellectual properties owned, controlled or licensed by ALM. No material from this Web site may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, except that you may download one copy of the materials on any single computer for your personal, non-commercial home use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.

Modification of the materials or use of the materials for any other purpose is a violation of ALM's copyright and other proprietary rights. For purposes of these terms, the use of any such material on any other Web site or networked computer environment is prohibited. All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to ALM.

FORUMS AND PUBLIC COMMUNICATION.

"Forum" means a discussion group, chat area, bulletin board, or e-mail function offered as part of this the ALM Web site. You shall not upload to, distribute through, or otherwise publish through a Forum on the ALM Web site any content which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal, or otherwise objectionable that would constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise give rise to liability or violates any law.

The Forums shall be used only in a noncommercial manner. You shall not, without our express approval, distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation of funds, promotion, advertising, or solicitation for goods or services. You specifically acknowledge that soliciting other guests of the ALM Web site to join or become members of any commercial online service or other organization is expressly prohibited.

It is our policy to respect the privacy of all guests. Therefore, in addition to the privacy of registration data, we will not monitor, edit, or disclose the contents of a guest's e-mail unless required in the course of normal maintenance of ALM Web site and its systems or unless required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) comply with the law or comply with legal process served on law.com; (2) protect and defend the rights or property of law.com; or (3) act in an emergency to protect the personal safety of our guests or the public. Guests shall remain solely responsible for the content of their messages.

By uploading materials to any Forum or submitting any materials to us, you automatically grant (or warrant that the owner of such rights has expressly granted) us a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from and distribute such materials or incorporate such materials into any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed throughout the universe. In addition, you warrant that all so-called "moral rights" in those materials have been waived.

JURISDICTIONAL ISSUES.

Unless otherwise specified, the materials in ALM Web site are presented solely for the purpose of promoting the publication which is available in the United States, its territories, possessions, and protectorates. The ALM Web site is controlled and operated by ALM from its offices within the State of New York, the State of California, the State of Delaware, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the District of Columbia, the State of Texas, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the State of Florida, the State of New Jersey, and/or the State of Connecticut, United States of America. ALM makes no representation that materials in any ALM Web site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access the ALM Web site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

TERMINATION.

These terms are effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate these terms at any time by destroying all materials obtained from any and all ALM Web site(s) and all related documentation and all copies and installations thereof, whether made under these terms or otherwise. These terms will terminate immediately without notice from ALM if in ALM's sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of these terms. Upon termination, you must destroy all materials obtained from this ALM Web site(s) and all copies thereof, whether made under the terms of these terms or otherwise.

DISCLAIMER.

THE MATERIALS IN THE ALM WEB SITES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, ALM DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

ALM DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE MATERIALS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT ALM WEB SITE OR THE SERVER(S) THAT MAKES THE ALM WEB SITES AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. ALM DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS IN THIS WEB SITE "ALM" IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT ALM) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL ALM BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE MATERIALS IN THE ALM WEB SITE, EVEN IF ALM OR AN ALM AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL ALM'S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THIS SITE OR ANY OTHER ALM WEB SITE(S).

NOT LEGAL ADVICE.

The information contained at this Web site and any other ALM Web site has been prepared by ALM as a service to its readers and the Internet community and is not intended to constitute legal advice. ALM has used reasonable efforts in collecting, preparing and providing quality information and material, but does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, adequacy or currency of the information contained in or linked to the ALM Web site. Users of information from the ALM Web site or links do so at their own risk.

LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES AND SERVICES.

To the extent that the ALM Web site(s) contain links to outside services and resources, ALM does not control the availability and content of those outside services and resources. Any concerns regarding any such service or resource, or any link thereto, should be directed to the particular service or resource.

OTHER.

These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these terms shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in New York County and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. If any provision of these terms shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. This is the entire agreement between us relating to the subject matter herein and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by both parties.

LAST UPDATED: 01/12/2000

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