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We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to deny use of our website to anyone for any reason. You acknowledge and agree that we, in our sole discretion, at any time and with or without notice, may block or terminate your or any other party’s access to all or part of our website, or change or discontinue any aspect or feature of our website (including, without limitation, discontinuing our website in its entirety); and that, without limitation of any other provisions of this Agreement, we reserve the right to take any actions at law or in equity that we deem appropriate in connection with our website or this Agreement, or any threats to the personal safety of our employees, other website users, or the public.
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If you submit or otherwise provide information to NLCHP, such information must be true, accurate, current, and complete, and you shall maintain and promptly update such information to keep it true, accurate, current, and complete, and the truth, accuracy, currency, and completeness of such information is a condition to your use of our website. If we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, we may suspend or terminate your use of our website (or any portion thereof).
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You acknowledge and agree that NLCHP may, but is not obligated to, review, monitor, display, archive, maintain, accept, profit from, delete, move, re-format, edit, alter, distort, remove, block, or use User Content at any time and without notice to you as it deems fit. You also agree and understand that NLCHP is not obligated to use User Content and that you will not receive any additional consideration or compensation for your User Content or for any further or derivative use of it. Your access to our website shall be the sole consideration for your User Content. You represent and warrant that: (a) you own or control all rights in and to the User Contributions and have the right to grant the license granted above; and (b) all of your User Contributions do and will comply with these Terms.
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NLCHP takes claims of infringement of intellectual property rights, defamation, and violation of rights of privacy or publicity very seriously and complies with the complaint procedures of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. We also reserve the right to disclose your identity or other information about you to any third party who claims that material posted by you violates their rights, including their intellectual property rights or their right to privacy.
If you believe that any of the material that is or was on our website infringes or has infringed any rights, including copyrights or trademarks, owned by you, or by an owner for which you are authorized to act, please e-mail email@NLCHP.org.
You may notify us pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing our designated agent with all of the following information:
1. The electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner, or the person or entity authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
2. A specific description of the copyrighted work claimed to be infringed. If multiple copyrighted works exist on a single online site, you may provide a representative list of such works at that site.
3. A specific description of where the copyrighted work claimed to be infringed exists (including the specific web page address on this site).
4. A specific description where the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work exists (including, for example, a specific Web page address not on this site).
5. Your name, address, telephone number and, if available, your e-mail address.
6. A written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, the person or entity authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner, or the law.
7. A written statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that all of the above information is accurate, and that you are the copyright owner or the person or entity authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
NLCHP’s designated agent for notices of claims of copyright infringement may be reached at: Copyright Agent, NLCHP, address, phone number, and email.
You should be aware that under the DMCA claimants who make misrepresentations concerning copyright infringement may be liable for damages incurred as a result of the removal or blocking of the of the alleged infringing material, court costs, and attorney’s fees.
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Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. To the extent that we may not, as a matter of applicable law, disclaim any implied warranty or limit our liabilities, the scope and duration of such warranty and the extent of our liability will be the minimum permitted under such applicable law.
Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and that the other provisions of these Terms remain in full force and effect.
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The Law Center Social Media Community Guidelines
The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (“The Law Center”) social media pages are intended for you to connect with other people concerned about homelessness. They are for informational—and social—purposes, and we want everyone to feel welcome here.
To ensure that everyone may enjoy their experience on our social media pages, we ask that you do not post any comments or content (including photos, videos, or other media) which fall into any of the categories listed below:
- Comments or content containing spam or commercial promotional information, including links to third parties or their products or services;
- Comments or content which are off topic or unrelated to homelessness or The Law Center, such as comments or content relating to political or religious views;
- Comments posted anonymously or using a pseudonym;
- Comments or content which infringes or may infringe upon third party intellectual property, privacy, or publicity rights;
- Comments or content which are discriminatory, racist, sexually explicit, vulgar, or otherwise reasonably offensive;
- Comments or content which are false, fraudulent, or otherwise harm the community by being defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, violent (or inciting violence), or otherwise criminal or reasonably offensive to others;
- Comments or content containing viruses or other malware;
The Law Center does not intend to convey any legal advice on its social media sites. This material is not intended as a substitute for proper legal advice.
The Law Center does not endorse and disclaims responsibility for the accuracy of any remarks, opinions, comments, suggestions and other information expressed or included in user comments and posts on our social media pages.
Should you spot any content or comments posted on our social media pages which you believe is not in accordance with either these Community Guidelines, please report it to us.
The Law Center agrees to make good faith efforts to investigate any such reports and will take action as we decide is appropriate in the circumstances.
The Law Center may change these Community Guidelines (in whole or in part) at any time and without prior notification to social media users.
Finally, please be aware that The Law Center reserves the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose without compensation to you any content or comments that you post on our social media pages, including any ideas or information relating to The Law Center products.
We are excited to have you visit our social media sites, and we look forward to future conversations.