DLA PIPER CLELIBRARY (THE “SITE”) TERMS OF USE

THESE TERMS OF USE (THE “TERMS”) ARE A LEGAL CONTRACT BETWEEN YOU AND DLA PIPER LLP (US) AND DLA PIPER UK LLP (COLLECTIVELY, “DLA PIPER”). THESE TERMS EXPLAIN HOW YOU ARE PERMITTED TO USE THE SITE. BY USING THIS SITE, YOU ARE AGREEING TO ALL THE TERMS; IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS, DO NOT ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE THIS SITE, ANY SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS SITE OR ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS SITE.  YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS ALSO SUBJECT TO SEPARATE TERMS OF DLA PIPER’S THIRD-PARTY PROVIDER AND YOUR AGREEMENT TO THOSE THIRD-PARTY TERMS SHALL BE A CONDITION TO YOUR USE OF THOSE SERVICES.

Changes.

DLA Piper may make changes to the content available on the Site at any time. DLA Piper can change, update, add or remove provisions of these Terms, at any time, by posting the updated Terms on this Site. By using this Site after DLA Piper has updated the Terms, you are agreeing to all the updated Terms; if you do not agree with any of the updated Terms, you must stop using the Site.

General Use.

DLA Piper provides content through the Site that is copyrighted and/or trademarked work of DLA Piper or DLA Piper’s third-party licensors and suppliers (collectively, the “Materials”). Materials may include logos, graphics, video, images, software and other content.

Subject to the terms and conditions of these Terms, and your compliance with these Terms, DLA Piper hereby grants you a limited, personal, non-exclusive and non-transferable license to use, view, print, display and download the Materials for the sole purpose of viewing them on a stand-alone personal computer or mobile device and to use this Site solely for your personal use. Except for the foregoing license, you have no other rights in the Site or any Materials and you may not modify, edit, copy, reproduce, create derivative works of, reverse engineer, alter, enhance or in any way exploit any of the Site or Materials in any manner.

If you breach any of these Terms, the above license will terminate automatically and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed Materials.

No Legal Advice; No Attorney-Client Relationship; No Guarantee of CLE Credit

This Site and the Materials made available through this Site are intended as a general overview and discussion of the referenced subjects. It is not intended, and should not be used, as a substitute for taking legal advice in any specific situation. The Materials provided on the Site are current as of the date on which each presentation was created. Relevant law may have changed in the meantime.  DLA Piper will accept no responsibility for any actions taken or not taken on the basis of these presentations. Your use of the Site does not create or constitute the formation of an attorney-client relationship with DLA Piper.

The availability of continuing legal education credit shall be subject to the requirements of the states in which you are admitted.  DLA Piper makes no guarantees about the availability for CLE credit for any Materials in any amount, or that credit will be available at all.  You alone are responsible for ensuring that you meet all the requirements to receive CLE credit.

Links to Third-Party Sites.

This Site may be linked to other web sites that are not sites controlled or operated by DLA Piper (collectively, “Third-Party Sites”).  Certain areas of the Site may allow you to interact and/or conduct transactions with such Third-Party Sites, and, if applicable, allow you to configure your privacy settings in your Third-Party Site account to permit your activities on this Site to be shared with your contacts in your Third-Party Site account and, in certain situations, you may be transferred to a Third-Party Site through a link but it may appear that you are still on this Site.  In any case, you acknowledge and agree that the Third-Party Sites may have different privacy policies and terms and conditions and/or user guides and business practices than BEL, and you further acknowledge and agree that your use of such Third-Party Sites is governed by the respective Third-Party Site privacy policy and terms and conditions and/or user guides.  You hereby agree to comply with any and all terms and conditions, users guides and privacy policies of any of Third-Party Sites.  DLA Piper is providing links to the Third-Party Sites to you as a convenience, and DLA Piper does not verify, make any representations or take responsibility for such Third-Party Sites, including, without limitation, the truthfulness, accuracy, quality or completeness of the content, services, links displayed and/or any other activities conducted on or through such Third-Party Sites. YOU AGREE THAT BEL WILL NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FOR ANY GOODS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, RESOURCES AND/OR CONTENT AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH ANY THIRD-PARTY SITES AND/OR THIRD-PARTY DEALINGS OR COMMUNICATIONS, OR FOR ANY HARM RELATED THERETO, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSS CAUSED OR ALLEGED TO BE CAUSED BY OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OR RELIANCE ON THE CONTENT OR BUSINESS PRACTICES OF ANY THIRD-PARTY.  Any reference on the Site to any product, service, publication, institution, organization of any third-party entity or individual does not constitute or imply DLA Piper’s endorsement or recommendation.

Electronic Communications.

By using the Site and/or the Services provided on or through the Site, you consent to receiving electronic communications, including electronic notices, from DLA Piper. These electronic communications may include notices about applicable fees and charges, transactional information and other information concerning or related to the Site and/or Materials provided on or through the Site. These electronic communications are part of your relationship with BEL. You agree that any notices, agreements, disclosures or other communications that we send you electronically will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including that such communications be in writing.

Privacy Policy.

Please review the DLA Piper Privacy Policy, which is available at the “Privacy Policy” which explains how we use information that you submit to DLA Piper.

Unauthorized Activities.

When using this Site, you agree not to:

  • Use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Site.
  • Take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure.
  • Post anything contrary to our public image, goodwill or reputation.

This list of prohibitions provides examples and is not complete or exclusive. DLA Piper reserves the right to terminate access to your account and your ability to post to this Site (or use the Materials) with or without cause and with or without notice, for any reason or no reason, or for any action that DLA Piper determines is inappropriate or disruptive to this Site or to any other user of this Site and/or Materials. DLA Piper may report to law enforcement authorities any actions that may be illegal, and any reports it receives of such conduct. When legally required or at DLA Piper’s discretion, DLA Piper will cooperate with law enforcement agencies in any investigation of alleged illegal activity on this Site or on the Internet.

Proprietary Rights.

Trademarks, names and logos on this Site are the property of their respective owners.

Unless otherwise specified in these Terms, all information and screens appearing on this Site, including documents, services, site design, text, graphics, logos, images and icons, as well as the arrangement thereof, are the sole property of DLA Piper. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. Except as otherwise required or limited by applicable law, any reproduction, distribution, modification, retransmission, or publication of any copyrighted material is strictly prohibited without the express written consent of the copyright owner or license.

Disclaimer of Warranties.

Your use of this Site is at your own risk. The Materials have not been verified or authenticated in whole or in part by DLA Piper, and they may include inaccuracies or typographical or other errors. DLA Piper does not warrant the accuracy or timeliness of the Materials contained on this Site. DLA Piper has no liability for any errors or omissions in the Materials, whether provided by DLA Piper, our licensors or suppliers or other users.

DLA PIPER, FOR ITSELF AND ITS LICENSORS, MAKES NO EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SITE OR ANY MATERIALS RELATING TO THE QUALITY, SUITABILITY, TRUTH, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL CONTAINED OR PRESENTED ON THIS SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE MATERIALS. UNLESS OTHERWISE EXPLICITLY STATED, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THIS SITE AND MATERIALS CONTAINED OR PRESENTED ON THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE” AND “WHERE-IS” BASIS WITH NO WARRANTY OF IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS. DLA PIPER DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY WARRANTIES AGAINST VIRUSES, SPYWARE OR MALWARE THAT MAY BE INSTALLED ON YOUR COMPUTER.

Limitation of Liability.

DLA PIPER SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM YOUR DISPLAYING, COPYING OR DOWNLOADING ANY MATERIALS TO OR FROM THIS SITE. IN NO EVENT SHALL BEL BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, EXTRAORDINARY, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOSS OF DATA, REVENUE, PROFITS, USE OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE) HOWEVER ARISING, EVEN IF DLA PIPER KNOWS THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

Local Laws; Export Control.

DLA Piper controls and operates this Site from its headquarters in the United States of America and the Materials may not be appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you use this Site outside the United States of America, you are responsible for following applicable local laws.

If you send or transmit any communications, comments, questions, suggestions or related materials to DLA Piper, whether by letter, email, telephone or otherwise (collectively, “Feedback”) suggesting or recommending changes to the Site or Materials, including, without limitation, new features or functionality relating thereto, all such Feedback is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. You hereby assign all right, title and interest in, and DLA Piper is free to use, without any attribution or compensation to you, any ideas, know-how, concepts, techniques or other intellectual property and proprietary rights contained in the Feedback, whether or not patentable, for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, having manufactured, licensing, marketing and selling, directly or indirectly, products and services using such Feedback. You understand and agree that DLA Piper is not obligated to use, display, reproduce or distribute any such ideas, know-how, concepts or techniques contained in the Feedback, and you have no right to compel such use, display, reproduction or distribution.

Applicable state and U.S. federal law, without regard to the choice or conflicts of law provisions, will govern these Terms. Foreign laws do not apply. The United Nations on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and any laws based on the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA) shall not apply to this Agreement. Any disputes relating to these Terms or this Site will be heard in the courts located in Maryland. If any of these Terms is found to be inconsistent with applicable law, then such term shall be interpreted to reflect the intentions of the parties, and no other terms will be modified. DLA Piper’s failure to enforce any of these Terms is not a waiver of such term. These Terms are the entire agreement between you and DLA Piper and supersede all prior or contemporaneous negotiations, discussions or agreements between you and DLA Piper about this Site. The proprietary rights, disclaimer of warranties, representations made by you, indemnities, limitations of liability and general provisions shall survive any termination of these Terms.

Contact Us.

If you have any questions about these Terms or otherwise need to contact DLA Piper for any reason, you can reach us here.