The National Women’s Law Center (“NWLC”) welcomes you to its web sites, nwlc.org, action.nwlc.org, nominationwatch.org, womenstake.org, and fairplaynow.org (“the Sites”). The purpose of these Sites is to support NWLC’s mission of protecting and advancing women’s rights in education, employment, family economic security, and health – with special attention given to the needs of low-income women and their families. NWLC encourages you to visit its Sites; however, to keep the experience enjoyable and interesting for all involved, NWLC requires you to abide by the terms and conditions set forth below (“Terms of Use”).

TERMS OF USE

1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

The Sites are provided by NWLC. By using the Sites you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions, which supplement any additional guidelines or other terms posted by NWLC in relation to specific site-related services or content. Violation of these rules may result in temporary or permanent revocation of participation privileges.

NWLC reserves the right to change these Terms of Use at any time. You are responsible for checking these terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Sites after changes have been posted signifies your acceptance of the new terms. You also acknowledge and agree that we may discontinue or change the Sites at any time, without notice. You further acknowledge and agree that we may discontinue or restrict your use of the Sites at any time, for any reason, without notice.

2. NO ATTORNEY/CLIENT RELATIONSHIP
NWLC provides the Sites as a service for your information and education. Neither NWLC nor its staff purport to be providing legal advice through the Sites. You acknowledge and agree that your use of and access to the Sites in no way creates an attorney/client relationship.

3. POLITICAL AFFILIATION
As a tax-exempt organization, NWLC is prohibited from supporting attempts to influence the outcome of any election for public office. Accordingly, with the Sites, NWLC seeks to provide information on as well as gain support for women’s issues – not to advance the interests of any particular political party or candidate for office.

4. PRIVACY POLICY
NWLC’s Privacy Policy explains the practices that apply to your information when you use the Sites. Your ongoing use of the Sites signifies your consent to the information practices disclosed in NWLC’s Privacy Policy. You can review the Privacy Policy by clicking on the “Privacy Policy” link located at the bottom of each web page.

5. RIGHTS IN CONTENT
NWLC invites you to post comments, ideas, or other information to the Sites, subject to your agreement to comply with these Terms of Use. Please be aware that by posting material to the Sites, or otherwise transmitting material to us, you grant NWLC and its designees a worldwide, non-exclusive, sublicenseable, assignable, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use, reproduce, distribute, adapt, publish, create derivative works based on, perform, and display such material (in whole or in part) and to incorporate it in any works, in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, without compensation to you or any third party or any obligation to provide attribution to you or any third party.
When posting a contribution that includes any material from another source, you must obtain all necessary permissions from the author, publisher or owner of the material in advance of the posting and include all required copyright notices as well as clear and conspicuous attribution to such third party source.
By posting material, you represent and warrant that you have the right to post such material and you grant NWLC the rights set forth herein with respect to such material.

6. USER CODE OF CONDUCT
All users of the Sites must abide by the Code of Conduct set forth below. NWLC has adopted this Code of Conduct to ensure that information and views can be shared in a productive and enjoyable manner for everyone involved. If you believe that another user has violated the Code of Conduct, it is your right and responsibility to report the violation via e-mail to info@nwlc.org. Please reference “Terms of Use” in the subject line of any emails.

1. Postings of marketing, commercial, defamatory, abusive, profane, racist, sexist, hateful, threatening, offensive, obscene, or illegal materials are prohibited.
2. Posted messages should be relevant to, and intended for, the Sites. Messages which are intended for specific individuals or messages that are personal or commercial in nature or are unrelated to the Sites’ primary purpose are not permitted.
3. Users agree to respect other participants and will not threaten, abuse, intimidate, or harass other users.
4. Users agree not to infringe or misappropriate any third party’s intellectual property or other rights when posting content.
5. Users agree not to upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.
6. Users agree not to use the Sites for any unlawful purpose, or transmit or otherwise make available in connection with the Sites any material that would give rise to criminal or civil liability.
7. Users agree not to impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent their affiliation with any person or entity.
8. Users agree not to imply that NWLC endorses any of their statements or positions.

7. DISCLAIMER ON THIRD PARTY CONTENT

NWLC is not responsible for any content posted by third parties. The responsibility for posted content lies entirely with the poster. NWLC is not in any manner endorsing the content of the materials posted to the Sites and cannot and will not vouch for the reliability of said materials. You acknowledge and agree that you will not knowingly post content, including graphics or images, that violates the copyright, patent or other intellectual property right of any third party and that you will remove the same should you discover that you have violated this provision. You further acknowledge and agree that NWLC is not required to pre-screen postings or monitor the Sites. However, NWLC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to edit, refuse a post, or to remove, any material and/or to restrict or exclude any individual from further use of the Sites.

8. LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

The Sites may link to other web sites and resources. NWLC has no control over these web sites and resources. Such hyperlinks are provided for your reference and convenience only. You acknowledge and agree that a hyperlink from the Sites to another web site does not imply or mean that NWLC endorses the content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from that web site. You further acknowledge and agree that a hyperlink from the web site to another web site does not imply or mean that NWLC endorses the operator or operations of that site. Additionally, you are solely responsible for determining the extent to which you may use any content at any other web sites to which you might link from the Sites. NWLC reserves the right, but not the obligation, to block links from or to the Sites at any time.

9. INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify and hold NWLC harmless from any claims, damages, losses, or costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) that arise out of or relate to any of your postings or any information or material contained therein, including, without limitation, any claims that NWLC’s use of such information or material infringes or misappropriates any intellectual property or other right of any third party. NWLC reserves the right, at its expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with NWLC in asserting any available defense.

10. DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTIES

NWLC PROVIDES THE SITES “AS IS”, “WITH ALL FAULTS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.” NWLC DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NWLC LIKEWISE DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY TO YOU ARISING OUT OF INTERRUPTION OR DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR SOFTWARE AS THE RESULT OF ACCESSING OR OTHERWISE USING THE SITES. NWLC DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE SITES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, ARE ERROR-FREE, RELIABLE, WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES. YOU AGREE THAT YOU MUST EVALUATE AND BEAR ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF THE SITES, AND ANY RELIANCE ON THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS THEREOF.

11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

IN NO EVENT SHALL NWLC BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFIT DAMAGES, ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITES (OR YOUR INABILITY TO USE THE SITES), EVEN IF NWLC KNEW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITES, CONTENT, SERVICES OR ANY LINKED SITE IS TO STOP YOUR USE OF IT.

12. CHOICE OF LAW AND LOCATION FOR RESOLVING DISPUTES

These Terms of Use shall be governed by the laws of the District of Columbia, without regard to its conflicts of laws principles and any dispute arising from or relating to the Sites shall be brought before a state or federal court located in the District of Columbia. All parties participating in the Sites consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction by such forum with respect to all matters relating to the Sites and the content posted hereon.

13. SEVERABILITY AND INTEGRATION

This agreement constitutes the entire agreement. This agreement is intended as a complete and exclusive statement of the promises, representations, negotiations, discussions, and other agreements that may have been made in connection with the use of the Sites. If any provision in these Terms of Use is held to be unenforceable by a court of law or equity, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intention of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.

14. TERMINATION

NWLC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to all or part of the Sites, for any reason, with or without notice, including if NWLC believes you have violated or acted inconsistently with the spirit of these Terms of Use.

15. Contacting the sites

If you have any questions about these Terms of Use, the practices of the Sites, or your dealings with the Sites, you can contact:

National Women’s Law Center
11 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 588-5180

You can also send an email to: info@nwlc.org. Please reference “Terms of Use” in the subject line of any emails.