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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization. By using, browsing or accessing our website located at www.VOTE411.org (the “Site”) and the services offered on the Site (collectively with the Site, the “Services”), you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use and the terms of Privacy Policy (as described below), as in effect at the time you access the Site.

Use Guidelines

You agree to use the Services solely for personal, not-for-profit or educational purposes. You shall not reproduce, use on behalf of others as a service offering, sell, resell, distribute or exploit for any other purpose except as expressly provided above, any portion of the Services. Without limiting the foregoing, you shall not (a) use the Site or Services on behalf of corporations, associations or non-profit organizations to distribute information available through the Site or Services to a third party without written consent from the League of Women Voters, (b) send automated queries of any sort to the Site or Services without express permission in advance from the League of Women Voters, (c) reformat and display the information available through the Site or Services, or mirror the Site or Services on your internet website.

You agree not to use the Services to: (a) violate any law, or (b) disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Services, or interfere with or disrupt the Services, the Site or servers or networks connected to the Site.

Proprietary Materials

All materials contained on the Site are Copyright 2006 League of Women Voters, are licensed or otherwise published by the League of Women Voters with the permission of the owner of the material, or are licensed by the individuals posting such materials on the Site. All rights in such materials are reserved to the respective owners.

No materials contained on the Site may be copied, modified, published, broadcast, or otherwise distributed without the prior written permission of the League of Women Voters. Any reproduction permitted under these Terms of Use must contain the following notice: "Copyright 2006 League of Women Voters. All rights reserved."

The information contained on the Site, as well as the design and layout of the Site, contains elements protected by trademark, trade dress, copyright, or other laws, and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part. No text, logo, graphic, sound, or image from the Site may be copied or retransmitted without the express written permission of the League of Women Voters (except as incidentally necessary to use this Site).

Warranties

THIS SITE AND THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND ANY WARRANTIES THAT MATERIALS ON THIS SITE ARE NONINFRINGING; THAT ACCESS TO THIS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; THAT THIS SITE WILL BE SECURE; THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THIS SITE AVAILABLE WILL BE VIRUS-FREE; OR THAT INFORMATION ON THIS SITE WILL BE COMPLETE, ACCURATE OR TIMELY. IF YOU DOWNLOAD ANY MATERIALS FROM THIS SITE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK. YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIALS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OR THROUGH OR FROM THIS SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.
IN CERTAIN STATES, THE LAW MAY NOT PERMIT THE DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Limitation of Liability

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT NEITHER THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS, NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES OR THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES RELATING TO OR RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE OR ANY OTHER SITE YOU ACCESS THROUGH A LINK FROM THIS SITE, FROM YOUR USE OF ANY INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE OR SERVICES, OR FROM ANY ACTIONS WE TAKE OR FAIL TO TAKE AS A RESULT OF EMAIL MESSAGES YOU SEND US. THESE INCLUDE DAMAGES FOR ERRORS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DEFECTS, DELAYS, COMPUTER VIRUSES, YOUR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO AND ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS AND DATA, AND OTHER TANGIBLE AND INTANGIBLE LOSSES.

THIS LIMITATION APPLIES REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARE CLAIMED UNDER THE TERMS OF A CONTRACT, AS THE RESULT OF NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE ARISE OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, OR PERFORMANCE OF THE INFORMATION, SERVICES, PRODUCTS OR MATERIALS AVAILABLE FROM THIS SITE, AND EVEN IF WE OR OUR REPRESENTATIVES HAVE BEEN NEGLIGENT OR HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, ALL OR A PORTION OF THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

External Links, Users, Sponsors and Advertisers

Links provided to other locations or sites are made available for your convenience only and do not indicate endorsement by the League of Women Voters of such other location or site or it’s information. The existence of a link to another site does not imply that the organization or person publishing at that site endorses any of the materials at the Site. The League of Women Voters is not responsible for the materials contained at any Web site linked to the Site. You agree that the League of Women Voters is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage incurred as a result of any interaction or relationship with other users, sponsors, or advertisers, or as a result of such parties’ access to and use of the Services.

Privacy

If you provide personal information to us, all uses of your personal information will be treated according to our Privacy Policy located here. By using the Site and the Services, you are accepting the terms and conditions of our Privacy Policy. If you object to having your information used as describedin the Privacy Policy, your sole recourse is to discontinue using the Services.

Modification to the Services and Terms of Use

The League of Women Voters reserves the right to modify or discontinue the Services with or without notice or liability to you or any third party. The League of Women Voters may change these Terms of Use from time to time and will notify you of any such changes by posting a notice of such changes on the Site.

If you object to any such changes, your sole recourse shall be to cease using the Services. Continued access to and/or use of the Services following notice of such modifications or changes shall indicate your assent to and acceptance of the Terms of Use, including, but not limited to, all posted changes.

Termination

The League of Women Voters reserves the right to terminate your use of any or all of the Services at any time, for any reason, including, without limitation, violation of these Terms of Use. You agree that the League of Women Voters shall not be liable to you or any third party fortermination of your access to the Services.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the League of Women Voters, its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, trustees, employees, independent contractors and agents from and against any losses, liabilities, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to any claim, suit, judgment, or proceeding brought or asserted by any third party arising out of or relating to (a) your violation of these Terms of Use or the rights of any other user, (b) your use of the Services and any information available through the Services or the Site, (c) any information submitted or transmitted by you through the Services, (d) your transmission of computer viruses, worms, harmful program routines or other similar items into the Site, or (e) your use of the Services to access, without authorization, any other computer or machine. The League of Women Voters shall have sole control over any such defense.

Governing Law

These Terms of Use shall be governed by the laws of the District of Columbia, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions.

Miscellaneous

These Terms of Use contain the entire terms between the parties. In the event any provision of these Terms of Use is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, then such provision shall be severed from these Terms of Use while the remaining terms shall remain binding on the parties hereto. The League of Women Voters’ failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action brought by you arising out of or related to the use of the Services, or specified in these Terms of Use, must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose, or shall be forever barred.

Privacy Policy

When you visit the League’s VOTE411.org Web site, your browser automatically sends us an Internet Protocol ("IP") address and certain other information (including the type of browser you use). We will use this IP address and other information to manage our Web site.

We will ask you to provide additional contact information, which may include your name, street address, city, state, zip code, phone number and billing information, depending upon which of the following you wish to do:

  • find your polling place;
  • receive our monthly electronic newsletter The LeaguE-Voice;
  • order our publications or other products; or,
  • make a contribution.

The League may, from time to time, share the name and mailing address of its non-member financial supporters with other non-profit organizations. Members and supporters, (such as donors and LeaguE-Voice recipients) may also receive additional communications from the League, such as occasional news and alerts about the issues on which we work.

The League will not rent, sell or trade your email address or phone number with any third party.

Like many Web sites, we use "cookie" technology. A "cookie" is a piece of data stored on the user's machine that enables the browser to store and recall information and only has meaning to the League's Web site. This cookie is used to facilitate access to www.VOTE411.org. Some portions of the League's Web site are hosted by vendors providing services to the League, such as our online voter registration tool (VoteNet). Read VoteNet's and e-thepeople's privacy policies.

For general information on cookies, you may want to consult http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/c/cookie.html


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