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Terms of Service

These Terms of Service (“Terms”) govern your use of the Pro Bono Training Institute website (“Site”) and any Pro Bono Training Institute mobile applications, application programming interfaces, and other services offered by Pro Bono Training Institute, as well as services offered through third parties integrating Pro Bono Training Institute functionality (“Services”).  Pro Bono Training Institute (“we” or “us”) provides the Site and Services.  “You” refers to you as a user of the Site or Services.

BY USING THE SITE OR SERVICES, YOU ARE AGREEING TO THESE TERMS.  PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY.

  1. Eligibility

You must be at least 13 years old to use the Site or the Services.  If you are under the age of majority in your state of residence, a minor, your parent or legal guardian must agree to these Terms on your behalf and you may only access and use the Site and Services with permission from your parent or legal guardian.

  1. Additional Terms

Some of our Services have additional terms and conditions (“Additional Terms”).  Where Additional Terms apply to a Service, we will make them available for you to read through your use of that Service.  By using that Service, you agree to the Additional Terms.

  1. Acceptable Use of the Site and Services

You are responsible for your use of the Site and Services, and for any use of the Site or Services made using your account.  Our goal is to create a positive, useful, and safe user experience.  To promote this goal, we prohibit certain kinds of conduct that may be harmful to other users or to us.  When you use the Site or Services, you may not:

  • violate any law or regulation;
  • violate, infringe, or misappropriate other people’s intellectual property, privacy, publicity, or other legal rights;
  • post or share anything that is illegal, abusive, harassing, harmful to reputation, pornographic, indecent, profane, obscene, hateful, racist, or otherwise objectionable;
  • send unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or commercial communications, such as spam;
  • engage in spidering or harvesting, or participate in the use of software, including spyware, designed to collect data from the Site or Services;
  • transmit any viruses or other computer instructions or technological means whose purpose is to disrupt, damage, or interfere with the use of computers or related systems;
  • stalk, harass, or harm another individual;
  • impersonate any person or entity or perform any other similar fraudulent activity, such as phishing;
  • use any means to scrape or crawl any Web pages contained in the Site;
  • attempt to circumvent any technological measure implemented by us or any of our providers or any other third party (including another user) to protect the Site or Services;
  • attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any of the software or other underlying code used to provide the Site or Services; or
  • advocate, encourage, or assist any third party in doing any of the foregoing.
  1. User Content

The Site and some of our Services allow you to upload, submit, store, or send content and data (“User Content”),.  By uploading, submitting, storing, or sending User Content to the Site via certain technology, functionality and/or features we make available to you so you can upload and post such content for display via the Site (collectively, the “User Content Submission Features“, you agree to be bound by both these Terms of Service.

The term “User Content” includes any and all content, media and materials you submit for posting on the Site using the User Content Submission Features, including, without limitation, photographs, writings, audio, video, video recordings, audio-visual works and recordings, slides, portraits, animated and/or motion pictures, sound recordings, voices, voice reproductions, computer graphics and visual effects, as well as any accompanying documentation, packaging or other materials, tangible or intangible, and all derivative works, translations, adaptations or variations of same, regardless of the tangible medium, broadcast medium, format or form, now known or hereinafter developed or discovered, and regardless of where or how produced, alone or in conjunction with other work, in any part of the world.

Each time you upload or submit User Content (or if you attempt to do so) you will be confirming your acceptance of, and agreement to be bound by, the Terms. Instructions for uploading User Content can be found on the Site.  To be considered for posting and display to the public, User Content must meet all the specifications and requirements relating to formatting, compatibility, operating characteristics and submission which can also be found on the Site.

When you submit User Content you may also be asked to provide some information about you and your submission. This may include, without limitation, such things as a description of your Submission, some information about the User Content, some information about your career experience and/or similar information. By submitting User Content, you understand that the term “User Content” also includes, without limitation, all of the information you submit or we may receive that is related to your submission. Always keep a copy of anything you send because we are not responsible for lost, damaged, misdirected, unusable or unreadable User Content. Proof that you submitted User Content does not constitute proof that we received anything.

In connection with all User Content you submit using the User Content Submission Features, you grant to PBTI, its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, members, managers, officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives (collectively, “Representatives”), the exclusive, unqualified, unrestricted, unconditional, unlimited, worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, fully paid, and royalty free right, license, authorization and permission, in any form or format, on or through any media or medium and with any technology or devices now known or hereafter developed or discovered, in whole or in part, to host, cache, store, maintain, use, reproduce, distribute, display, exhibit, perform, publish, broadcast, transmit, modify, prepare derivative works of, adapt, reformat, translate, and otherwise exploit all or any portion of your User Content on the Site (regardless of the Device through which the Site may be accessed) and any other channels, services, and other distribution platforms (“Platforms”), whether currently existing or existing or developed in the future, of PBTI and its Representatives, for any purpose whatsoever (including, without limitation, for any promotional purposes) without accounting, notification, credit or other obligation to you, and the right to license and sub-license and authorize others to exercise any of the rights granted hereunder to PBTI and its Representatives, In our sole discretion. For the avoidance of doubt, without limiting the generality of the rights granted to PBTI and its Representatives, these rights include, without limitation, the right to re-publish, re-broadcast, re-platform, port, syndicate, route, and link to and from all or any portion of your User Content; to encrypt, encode and decode, and compress and decompress all or any portion of your User Content; to edit, mix, combine, merge, distort, superimpose, create or add special effects, illusions and/or other material to or of all or any portion of your User Content; to create reproductions from all or a portion of your User Content; and to excerpt and/or extract portions of your User Content in order to host, store, index, categorize and display your User Content on or through the Platforms.

By submitting User Content, in addition to the rights, licenses and privileges referred to above, you are also granting PBTI and its Representatives the unqualified, unrestricted, unconditional, unlimited, worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, fully paid, and royalty free right, license, authorization and permission to use and refer to your name, image, characteristic or other distinctive identification that you make available to us (pursuant to the terms in our Privacy Policy, found here), in presentations, marketing materials, and user lists, to do, perform, take advantage of and exploit any and all of the rights set forth herein in connection with the marketing, advertising and promotion of Site, and any features, functions, capabilities and/or services associated with PBTI and its Representatives and to use and otherwise exploit any ideas, concepts, content, material, expression or form of expression, in whole or in part, contained in your User Content, for any purpose whatsoever, without any credit, compensation or accounting to you, in products or services developed by PBTI and its Representatives, without limitation or restriction whatsoever.

The rights, licenses and privileges described herein and granted to PBTI and its Representatives, shall commence immediately upon submission of your User Content to or through the User Content Submission Features and continue thereafter perpetually and indefinitely, regardless of whether you continue or remain a registered user or not. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you acknowledge and agree that neither PBTI nor its Representatives, shall be required or have any obligation to host, index, display, accept or use any submitted User Content (or take advantage of any or all of the particular rights and authorities granted or otherwise available) and PBTI may, in its sole discretion, remove or refuse to host, index, display, accept, use or do anything at all with respect to any User Content. Once you submit or attempt to submit User Content you shall have no right to prohibit, restrict, revoke or terminate any of the rights granted to PBTI or its Representatives. You are not entitled to and you will not receive any compensation or other consideration for your User Content or any use made of your User Content once submitted. You also understand and agree that neither all or any portion of your User Content, nor any commercial, advertisement, promotional, marketing or other material associated with your User Content, need to be submitted for approval prior to use.

PBTI and its Representatives have the right to assign, transfer, convey, license, sub-license and otherwise transfer, sub-contract, delegate, outsource or engage third parties to perform or benefit from all or any portion of its or their rights and/or obligations to any one or more other parties, without accounting, reporting, notification or other obligation or liability to you whatsoever, now or in the future. You also forever waive and relinquish all moral rights now or hereafter recognized in connection with your User Content and the rights granted to PBTI and its Representatives hereunder.

PBTI has the right to license, authorize and/or otherwise enter into agreements and arrangements with any Representatives to do or perform any of the activities, exercise any of the rights and/or undertake any of the responsibilities granted or imposed the Terms, in whole or in part. To the extent PBTI does so, when you submit User Content each such Representative shall be entitled to exercise and benefit from the terms and conditions, rights, licenses and authorizations granted to PBTI hereunder and related thereto as if you had entered into an agreement under these Terms with such Representative directly.

PBTI retains all right, title and interest in and to the User Content Submission Features, including, without limitation, to all associated intellectual property and proprietary rights existing anywhere in the world and you acquire no ownership, proprietary or other rights, title or interest in or to the User Content Submission Features.

Except for the licenses, authorizations, consents and rights granted hereunder and described herein, PBTI acquires no title or ownership rights in or to any User Content you submit and nothing in the Terms conveys to us any ownership rights in your User Content. PBTI is acting only as a host, bulletin board or conduit for submitted User Content, with all of the specific rights granted by you hereunder. Although by your submission of any User Content you are requesting and directing us and any of our Representatives to take advantage of and exploit all of the rights and privileges granted hereunder, neither we, nor any of our Representatives have any obligation to do any of these things.

PBTI and its Representatives reserve the sole and exclusive right to sell advertising and otherwise exploit, benefit from and/or realize revenue from the conduct of its business and operating the Site, the User Content Submission Features and any and all arrangements made with respect thereto, without accounting, obligation or liability to you, notwithstanding that your User Content may be displayed on or otherwise used by or in connection with the Site or the User Content Submission Features.

You acknowledge that other persons may have submitted User Content to us, may have made public or developed, or may originate, submit, make public or develop, material similar or identical to all or a portion of your User Content or concepts contained therein, and you understand and agree you will not be entitled to any compensation because of the use or exploitation thereof and the submission of User Content, or any posting or display thereof, is not any admission of novelty, priority or originality. Even if you subsequently see or learn of any other content which appears to incorporate any idea or concept or include anything similar or identical to that contained in any User Content you or anyone else submits, that is purely coincidental and unavoidable.

You agree you will not submit or attempt to submit, and we have the right to reject, refuse to accept, remove or otherwise handle as we deem appropriate, any “Unauthorized Content” which is defined as any User Content that is or could be construed as violating any of the Terms, including, without limitation:

  • infringing on a third party’s copyright or other intellectual property rights;
  • causing harm, harassing anyone or which may prevent, prohibit, inhibit, restrict or otherwise impair others from using or enjoying the Site;
  • unauthorized access to the User Content Submission Features or information of other users;
  • the modification, impairment, disruption, alteration or interference with the use, features, functions, operation or maintenance of the User Content Submission Features; or
  • any requirements, rules, terms or conditions that may be applicable to the User Content Submission Features.

PBTI may use both automated and manual means of reviewing User Content in order to prevent Unauthorized Content from appearing and being displayed on our Site.  PBTI reserves the right to review any submitted User Content and to delete, remove, move, edit or reject, without notice to you, any User Content that we deem, in our sole discretion, abusive, defamatory, obscene, in violation of copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights, to be in violation of the Terms or to be unacceptable to PBTI, for any reason or for no reason whatsoever; provided, however, that PBTI shall have no obligation or liability to you for failure to do so or for doing so in any particular manner.  If PBTI receives notice of any claim of infringement that satisfies specific legal requirements, such as notice and takedown requirements under U.S. copyright law, we may remove User Content associated with such claim. PBTI reserves the right to provide information to law enforcement officials, governmental agencies and pursuant to judicial or regulatory compulsion, to protect PBTI’s respective interests, the Site or to comply with legal, regulatory, audit and compliance obligations.

User Content does not reflect the views of PBTI, and PBTI, its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, members, managers, officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives, do not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any User Content, or endorse or support any opinions expressed in any User Content.  In no event shall PBTI, its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, members, managers, officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives, have or be construed to have any responsibility or liability for or in connection with any User Content. If we determine, in our sole discretion, that you or any User Content you submit violates the Terms, we reserve the right, at any time, without notice and without limiting any and all other rights we may have under the Terms, at law or in equity, to (a) refuse to allow you to submit further User Content, (b) remove and delete your User Content, (c) terminate your right to use the User Content Submission Features and (d) use any technological, legal, operational or other means available to enforce the Terms, including, without limitation, blocking specific IP addresses or deactivating your registration, access using your e-mail address, your user name and password.

You warrant that you own the rights to the User Content you submit and the right to grant all of the authorizations, permissions, approvals, consents, rights and licenses as described above.  If you do not exclusively own all of these rights, you must have all necessary authorizations, permissions, approvals, consents, rights and licenses from the owner(s) to agree to these Terms and perform and comply with all of its obligations.

You hereby release PBTI and its Representatives from any and all claims of any rights, encumbrances, liens, claims, demands, actions or suits which you may or can have in connection with your User Content, including, without limitation, any and all liability for any use or nonuse of the your User Content, claims for defamation, libel, slander, invasion of privacy, right of publicity, emotional distress or economic loss.

Upon the request of PBTI, you will furnish PBTI any documentation, substantiation and releases necessary and reasonably required to verify and substantiate your compliance with any or all of the terms and conditions of the Terms, including, without limitation, the foregoing representations, warranties and covenants.  You represent and warrant that the submission of your User Content is not subject to or under the jurisdiction of any guild or union collective bargaining agreement, and you further acknowledge that PBTI and its Representatives are not signatory to any such agreement.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, you also understand and agree that PBTI and its Representatives shall not be obligated or responsible for providing any guild or residual payments in connection with the submission and exploitation of the User Content.

  1. Ownership

We own or license all right, title, and interest in and to (a) the Site and Services, including all software, text, media, and other content available on the Site and Services (“Our Content”); (b) our trademarks, logos, and brand elements (“Marks”); and (c) User Content, as described in Section 4 above.  The Site and Services, Our Content, Marks, and User Content are all protected under U.S. and international laws.

  1. Privacy

Your privacy is very important to us.  Our Privacy Policy, which may be accessed here, explains how we collect, use, and protect, and when we share, personal information and other data with others.  You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account information, including your username and password.  You are responsible for all activities that occur under your account and you agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access or use of your account.  We are not responsible or liable for any damage or loss related to any unauthorized access or use of your account.

  1. Links

The Site and Services may contain links to other websites and online resources.  A link to a third party’s website does not mean that we endorse it or that we are affiliated with it.  We are not responsible or liable for any damage or loss related to the use of any third-party website.  You should always read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of a third-party website before using it.

  1. Changes to the Site or Services

We enhance and update the Site and Services often.  We may change or discontinue the Site or Services at any time, with or without notice to you.

  1. Termination

We reserve the right to not provide the Site or Services to any person.  We also reserve the right to terminate any user’s right to access the Site or Services at any time, in our discretion.  If you violate any of these Terms, your permission to use the Site and Services automatically terminates.

  1. Disclaimer and Limitations on Our Liability

YOU USE THE SITE AND SERVICES AT YOUR OWN RISK.  THE SITE AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS.  TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, OUR COMPANY AND ITS OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, AND LICENSORS (“AFFILIATES”) DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS, AND REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING THOSE RELATED TO MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT AND THOSE ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE, OR TRADE.

IN PARTICULAR, OUR COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF CONTENT AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE SITE OR SERVICES, OR THE CONTENT OF ANY WEBSITES OR ONLINE SERVICES LINKED TO OR INTEGRATED WITH THE SITE OR SERVICES.  OUR COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY:  (A) ERRORS, MISTAKES, INCOMPLETENESS, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT; (b) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICES; (c) PROFESSIONAL INJURY LIABILITY RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICES; (d) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SERVERS OR OF ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION OR USER DATA; (e) ANY INTERRUPTION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE SITE OR SERVICES; (f) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE OR SERVICES BY ANY THIRD PARTY; OR (g) ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED OR SHARED THROUGH THE SITE OR SERVICES.

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY MATERIAL OR INFORMATION DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICES IS DONE AT YOUR OWN RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE ARISING FROM DOING SO.  NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US OR THROUGH THE SITE OR SERVICES WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE IN THESE TERMS.

TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL OUR COMPANY OR ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING FOR THE INDIRECT LOSS OF PROFIT, REVENUE, OR DATA) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE SITE OR SERVICES, HOWEVER CAUSED, AND UNDER WHATEVER CAUSE OF ACTION OR THEORY OF LIABILITY BROUGHT (INCLUDING UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHER TORT THEORY OF LIABILITY) EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages.  Accordingly, some of the above limitations and disclaimers may not apply to you.  To the extent we may not, as a matter of applicable law, disclaim any implied warranty or limit our liabilities, the scope and duration of such warranty and the extent of our liability will be the minimum permitted under such law.

  1. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless our company and its Affiliates from and against any and all claims, costs, proceedings, demands, losses, damages, and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees and legal costs) of any kind or nature, arising from or relating to, any actual or alleged breach of these Terms by you or anyone using your account.  If we assume the defense of such a matter, you will reasonably cooperate with us in such defense.

  1. Other Provisions

Under no circumstances will we be held liable for any delay or failure in performance due in whole or in part to any acts of nature or other causes beyond our reasonable control.

These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any conflict of laws rules or provisions.

You agree that any action of whatever nature arising from or relating to these Terms, the Site, or Services will be filed only in the state or federal courts located in Los Angeles, California.  You consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of any such action.

If any provision of these Terms is found to be unlawful or unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms and will not affect the enforceability of any other provisions.

The failure by us to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not prevent us from enforcing such right or provision in the future.

We may assign our rights and obligations under these Terms, including in connection with a merger, acquisition, sale of assets or equity, or by operation of law.

  1. Changes to these Terms

From time to time, we may change these Terms.  If we change these Terms, we will give you notice by posting the revised Terms on the Site.  Those changes will go into effect on the Revision Date shown in the revised Terms.  By continuing to use the Site or Services, you are agreeing to the revised Terms.

Please print a copy of these Terms for you records and PLEASE check the Site frequently for any changes to these Terms.

PBTI is a collaboration between the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, OneJustice, and Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County.

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