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Terms of Use

Welcome to www.aslme.org (this "Website"), maintained by the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Inc. ("ASLME"). Access to and use of this Website and the information, products, and services available through this Website (collectively, the "Services", which includes third-party Services) are subject to all of the terms, conditions, and notices contained in these Terms of Use, as well as our Privacy Policy and Copyright Policy. Please read these Terms of Use carefully. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to be legally bound by the terms, conditions, and notices contained in these Terms of Use. "We" or "us" as used in these Terms of Use refers to the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics.

This Website may contain links to other Websites, Web pages, and services also operated by ASLME or its affiliates (the "ASLME Sites"), and your use of each ASLME Site is also subject to the terms of use, if any, contained within each ASLME Site. If any of the terms, conditions, or notices contained in these Terms of Use conflict with the terms of use contained within any particular ASLME Site, then those terms of use shall control the use of that ASLME Site.

Ownership and Use of Content

We and/or our licensors exclusively own the text, data, audio, images, photographs, graphics, logos, descriptions, and other material provided on the Website (collectively, the "Content", which includes third-party Content). You may use the Content only for personal and non-commercial purposes. You may not use, reproduce, modify, transmit, display, publish, sell, create derivative works, or distribute by any means, method, or process whatsoever, now known or hereafter developed, any of the Content for commercial purposes. Nothing in these Terms of Use or on the Website shall be construed as conferring any intellectual property or other proprietary rights. You agree to observe all copyright and other applicable laws and may not use the Content in any manner that infringes or violates the rights of any person or entity.

Links To and From Other Websites

We generally welcome links to our Website. You may establish a link to the Website for non-commercial purposes, provided that the link does not state or imply that we sponsor or endorse any other website. This permission to link to our Website does not permit you to use any of our Content on any other website.

We may link to other websites as a convenience to our users, but this does not necessarily mean that we endorse any of those websites or the information, material, products, or services contained in or accessible through such websites. We are not responsible for the content or the privacy practices of those other websites. Your access to and use of those websites is solely at your own risk.

Use of Feedback

Any information provided to ASLME in connection with this Website or any ASLME Site shall be provided by the submitter and received by ASLME on a non-confidential basis. ASLME shall be free to use such feedback on an unrestricted basis.

Changes to Terms of Use or the Website

We may terminate or make improvements or changes in the Services or Content of this Website or any ASLME Site at any time without notice and without liability. We reserve the right to modify these Terms of Use at any time without notice, and you agree to be bound by such changes as soon as a new Agreement is posted to the Website. We also reserve the right to deny your access to the Website if we believe, in our sole discretion, that you have violated these Terms of Use, any applicable law, or the rights of any third party.

Warranty Disclaimer

ALL SERVICES AND CONTENT INCLUDED IN OR ACCESSIBLE FROM THIS WEBSITE AND OTHER ASLME SITES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE TO YOU. THE SERVICES AND CONTENT ARE NOT INTENDED AS AND SHOULD NOT BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL OR LEGAL ADVICE. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF CONTENT CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE OR AT OTHER ASLME SITES OR SITES TO WHICH WE LINK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ASLME DISCLAIMS ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES (EXPRESS, IMPLIED, AND STATUTORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING BY STATUTE OR OTHERWISE IN LAW OR FROM COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, OR USE OF TRADE) AS TO THE SERVICES AND CONTENT INCLUDED IN OR ACCESSIBLE FROM THIS WEBSITE AND OTHER ASLME SITES. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH OR FROM ANY SERVICE OR CONTENT SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THESE TERMS OF USE.

Liability Disclaimer

YOU AGREE TO BEAR ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF THE SERVICES AND CONTENT, INCLUDING RELIANCE ON THE ACCURACY AND/OR COMPLETENESS OF THE SERVICES AND CONTENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL ASLME OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES OR SERVICE OR CONTENT PROVIDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, RELIANCE, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, PROFITS, DATA, GOODWILL, OR OTHER INTANGIBLES, OR FOR THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, UNAUTHORIZED USE, PERFORMANCE, OR NON-PERFORMANCE OF THIS WEBSITE, ANY ASLME SITE, THE SERVICES, OR THE CONTENT, EVEN IF ASLME HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARISE IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, UNDER STATUTE, IN EQUITY, AT LAW, OR OTHERWISE. THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMERS APPLY, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TO DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR BROWSING THE WEBSITE, OR YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY CONTENT FROM THE WEBSITE, EVEN IF ASLME HAS BEEN 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. In such jurisdictions, some of the above disclaimers may not apply to you.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify ASLME, its subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, and employees, and hold them harmless from any claim or demand made by any third party arising out of Content that you have posted or otherwise transmitted using the Services, or your violation of these Terms of Use, including reasonable attorneys' fees.

General

This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, USA and you consent to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and waive any objections to venue of the state and federal courts in Massachusetts, USA. If any provision of these Terms of Use is invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall remain in force. Our failure to enforce any provision of these Terms of Use does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. This Agreement sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between us and users of the Website with respect to the subject matter hereof. If you do not agree with any of the terms of these Terms of Use, you are not authorized to use the Website.

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