Effective as of August 23, 2022
Purchase/Cancelation/Refund of CLA Memberships
CLA provides paid access to certain content on its website. Our billing system is set up to automatically renew each member on an annual recurring basis. Each year, on the anniversary date of your membership, you will be billed for the next year of membership. If you do not wish to be rebilled, you can simply cancel your membership at any time. You will still be able to access all of the content for the remaining term of your membership. If you were automatically rebilled and you did not want to be, and you do not wish to continue as a CLA member, you can visit the cancellation page to cancel your membership, and then contact us at [email protected] and we will promptly give you a refund.
Access Subject to Local Restrictions
The Site and all information and functionality contained within it are not directed at or intended for use by any person resident or located in any jurisdiction where (1) the distribution of such information or functionality is contrary to the laws of such jurisdiction or (2) such distribution is prohibited without CLA obtaining the necessary licenses or authorizations and which have not been obtained.
Limited License and Restrictions on Use
you may not:
Reputation Management and Review Functionality
Intellectual Property Rights
The Site and any and all content on the Site are protected by copyright and/or other intellectual property laws and any unauthorized use of such intellectual property or information or the Site may violate such laws related to their protection. Except as expressly provided herein, CLA does not grant any express or implied right or license of any kind to you under any patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets or other intellectual property rights.
License to CLA
When you send any emails through the Site or post any content on a Board, You grant CLA a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) license to exercise any and all copyright, trademark, publicity, and database rights you have in the emails and content, in any media known now or in the future.
The information and materials contained in the Site have been gathered by CLA from sources believed by it to be reliable. The information and materials are provided “as is” and CLA makes no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to the information and materials contained in the Site, including without limitation warranties of title, non-infringement, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Without limiting the foregoing, CLA does not warrant the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, reliability or availability of the Site or the information or results obtained from use of the Site, or that the Site is virus-free or error-free.
CLA has no obligation to audit, validate or otherwise verify any information contained in the Site.
CLA does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted access to the Site, and operation of the Site may be interfered with by numerous factors outside CLA’s control.
CLA does not assume any responsibility, and shall not be liable for any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your equipment or other property on account of your access to or use of the Site.
Electronic Communication (E-Mail)
The Internet is a universally accessible medium. Ordinary email messages sent over the Internet are neither confidential nor secure. They may be viewed by third parties, lost, intercepted, or altered. Emails may circulate across national borders, even if both sender and recipient are located in the same country. You are therefore recommended to communicate with CLA by using a secure channel if such channel is provided by CLA. In no event should you use ordinary email to transmit personal or confidential information such as any account-related data. CLA shall not be liable to you or anybody else for any damages incurred in connection with any messages sent to CLA or to other users of the Site using ordinary email or any other electronic messaging system.
You release CLA (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, contractors, suppliers and employees) from any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with any disputes you have with one or more users of the CLA Site.
Limitation of Liability
To the fullest extent permitted by law, in no event shallCLA or any of its directors, employees, agents, suppliers or others with whom it may collaborate to provide the Site have any liability whatsoever to any person for any direct or indirect loss, liability, cost, claim, expense or damage of any kind, whether in contract or in tort, including negligence, or otherwise, arising out of or related to the use of all or part of the Site, even if CLA has been advised of the possibility of such damages. HOWEVER, IN THE EVENT CLA IS FOUND LIABLE, CLA’S LIABILITY, AND (AS APPLICABLE) THE LIABILITY OF CLA’S SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SUPPLIERS AND CONSULTANTS, TO YOU IS LIMITED TO THE GREATER OF (A) THE AMOUNT OF FEES YOU PAID TO CLA IN THE 12 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ACTION GIVING RISE TO LIABILITY, AND (B) $100.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
You agree to indemnify and hold CLA and (as applicable) CLA’s parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, consultants, suppliers, agents and employees harmless from an claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys; fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of the Terms and Conditions, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.
Conflict with Additional Terms
Applicable Law and Dispute Resolution
including but not limited to any filing fees, arbitrator fees, its attorneys’ fees and other costs incurred in such proceeding, provided that if a dispute is initiated in bad faith, as determined by the arbitrator(s), the party initiating the dispute shall be responsible for all of the other party’s defense costs.
This Agreement sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions remain enforceable. CLA may assign this Agreement by providing notice to you. You may not assign this Agreement, nor any of its rights or obligations, without CLA’s prior written consent. No waiver shall be deemed a waiver of any prior or subsequent default hereunder.
The following Sections survive any termination or expiration of this Agreement: License to CLA, No Warranty, Limitation of Liability, Release, Indemnity, Applicable Law and Dispute Resolution, and General.
Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement
If You believe that your work has been copied and posted on our Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with the following information: (i) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; (ii) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (iii) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on our Site; (iv) your address, telephone number, and email address; (v) a written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; (vi) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf. CLA’s Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached via [email protected].