PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE (THE “TERMS”) CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEB SITE (THE “SITE”) AND OTHER WEBSITES (THE “SITES”), INCLUDING ANY SUBDOMAINS THEREOF, OPERATED BY LEADING FOR CHILDREN (“LFC”). THE TERMS GOVERN YOUR USE OF THE SITES AND ARE BINDING BETWEEN YOU AND LFC.
1. Acceptance of Terms and Subsequent Amendments
2. Electronic Communications
When you visit the Site or send e-mails to LFC, you are communicating with LFC electronically. You consent to receive communications from LFC electronically and that such communications are equivalent to those in writing. LFC may communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on the Site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that LFC provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
3. Limited Authorization to Use Protected Material
Images of people or places displayed on the Site are either the property of, or used with permission. The use of these images by you, or anyone else authorized by you, is prohibited unless specifically permitted by the Terms or by specific permission provided elsewhere on the Site or in a separate writing signed by an authorized officer of LFC. Any unauthorized use of the images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and potentially other statutes and regulations.
4. Participation in the Site
LFC reserves the right to treat any and all materials you provide to LFC in connection with the Site as non-proprietary and not confidential. For any and all materials you post or otherwise provide to LFC in connection with the Site, you grant LFC an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free worldwide license to use, copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, modify, prepare derivative works of or incorporate into other works, and otherwise exploit such materials in any and all media or distribution formats, methods, and channels (now known or later developed). You expressly agree that you waive all moral rights in connection with the information posted or shared on the Site. You acknowledge and agree that LFC may sublicense these rights. You shall not post or transmit to the Site any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, profane, or otherwise objectionable information of any kind, including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any local, state, national or international law.
5. Monitoring the Site
LFC has no obligation to monitor, screen, edit, or otherwise review the information that you or any other user post or transmit to or on the Site. However, LFC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to monitor the information posted or transmitted to or on the Site to ensure compliance with these Terms as well as applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Further, LFC may review, edit, remove, or refuse to post information you post or transmit to or on the Site.
6. Accuracy; Limitation of Liability and Exclusion of Warranties
LFC makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that all information contained on the Site is accurate and up to date. Nevertheless, you must evaluate the information and content of the Sites. Your use and browsing of the Site is exclusively at your own risk and the Site is provided to you AS-IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. LFS MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE USE OF THE SITE AND THE MATERIALS CONTAINED HEREIN. LFC EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. OEIS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT (A) THE WEBSITE WILL BE ERROR-FREE, UNINTERRUPTED OR SECURE, (B) DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, (C) YOUR USE OF THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR (D) ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION ON THE SITE IS CORRECT, RELIABLE, CURRENT OR COMPLETE.
LFC ALSO EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE TO OR VIRUSES THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER PROPERTY AS YOU ACCESS OR BROWSE THE SITE OR DOWNLOAD MATERIAL FROM THE SITE.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL LFC, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE AND STRICT LIABILITY) RESULTING FROM ITS PERFORMANCE OR ANY FAILURE TO PERFORM UNDER THE TERMS EVEN IF LFC HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
8. Links to Third Party Sites
The Site may contain links to other Web sites or frame information from other Web sites that are not under the control of LFC. LFC is providing these links and/or frames to you only as a convenience. LFC MAKES NO ENDORSEMENTS, WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER REGARDING THOSE WEB SITES, INCLUDING THE PRODUCTS, SOFTWARE, MATERIALS, SERVICES, CONTENT OR ACCURACY OR APPROPRIATENESS OF CONTENT ON SUCH LINKED WEB SITES. YOUR DECISION TO ACCESS ANY SUCH OTHER WEB SITES SHALL BE ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK AND DISCRETION. IN PARTICULAR, PLEASE NOTE THAT THE POLICIES OF OTHER WEB SITES LINKED TO THE SITE MAY BE MATERIALLY DIFFERENT THAN THE TERMS, ESPECIALLY WITH RESPECT TO THE USE AND COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION AND WITH RESPECT TO THE USE OF PROPRIETARY INFORMATION POSTED ON THAT WEB SITE.
9. Intended Audience; Obligations
10. Local Laws; Dispute Resolution
The Site (excluding any linked Web site) is controlled by LFC from its offices within the State of New Jersey, United States. By accessing the Site, you agree that all matters relating to access to, or use of, the Site or any other linked Web site, shall be governed by the laws (both substantive and procedural) of the State of New Jersey and the laws of the United States of America, without regard to the conflicts of laws principles. You also agree, and by using the Site hereby submit, to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of any New Jersey State court located in the County of Middlesex and any federal court of the United States of America located in the District of New Jersey.
Your use of the Site is void where prohibited by laws in jurisdictions to which you are otherwise subject, and you agree that you shall not visit or use the Site in any such circumstances. Those who choose to access these sites from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
11. Statute of Limitations
You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Site or the Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
12. Restrictions on Content and Site
13. Limitations of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL LFC BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, LOSS, OR EXPENSE OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITES, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY IS BASED IN TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE. IN NO EVENT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION A NEGLIGENT ACT, SHALL LFC BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, OR INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS), ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE SITES, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER ANY LFC PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS LIMIT OR DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES OR DAMAGES SO THE ABOVE DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT SUCH JURISDICTION’S LAW APPLIES TO THESE TERMS.
By using the any of the Sites you acknowledge and agree that you release, remise, and forever discharge LFC, its subsidiaries, its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees, suppliers, licensors and agents (and its and their successors, officers, directors and employees) from any and all claims, complainants, demands, causes of action, proceedings, liabilities, obligations, legal fees, costs, and disbursements of any nature whatsoever, whether known or unknown that arise out of or are in any way related to your use of this Website and/or Services. If you are a California resident, you waive California Code Section 1542, which says: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which, if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.”
16. Digital Millennium Copyright Act Compliance
LFC respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects users of this Website to do so as well. If you believe that your work has been copied and has been posted to this Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide LFC’s copyright agent the following written 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 upon; (iii) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site; (iv) your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and an email address; (v) a statement that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use of the material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (vi) a statement made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf. LFC reserves the right to remove any content posted to the Site at our sole discretion. Please contact our copyright agent to provide us notice of alleged copyright infringement at firstname.lastname@example.org.
18. Contacting LFC