LAST UPDATED ON JANUARY 2008
ABOUT THE INFORMATION ON THIS SITE. The content available on the Website is intended to be a general information resource and is provided solely on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis. You are encouraged to confirm the information contained herein. You should not construe SPOP’s publication of the content on the Website as a warranty or guarantee of the quality or availability of any goods or services.
COMMUNICATIONS WITH THIRD PARTIES. Your dealings or communications through the Website with any party other than SPOP are solely between you and that third party. Under no circumstances will SPOP be liable for any goods, services, resources or content available through such third party dealings or communications, or for any harm related thereto.
NO PROFESSIONAL ADVICE. You acknowledge that, while we strive to provide useful information, the SPOP Website does not provide professional advice, and you agree that you will not use the Website as a substitute for or supplement to advice from a qualified professional, whether they be a medical, legal or other professional.
USE OF MATERIALS ON THIS SITE. SPOP invites you to view and use a single copy of the Website for your personal, non-commercial use. You agree not to license, create derivative works from, transfer, sell or re-sell any information, content, or services obtained from the Website.
LINKS TO THIS SITE AND USE OF MARKS. The Website may contain links to websites operated by other parties. SPOP provides these links to other websites as a convenience, and use of these sites is at your own risk. The linked sites are not under the control of SPOP, and SPOP is not responsible for the content available on the other sites. Such links do not imply SPOP’s endorsement of information or material on any other site and SPOP disclaims all liability with regard to your access to and use of such linked Websites.
LINKS TO SPOP.ORG. Unless otherwise set forth in a written agreement between you and SPOP, you must adhere to SPOP’s linking policy as follows: (i) the appearance, position and other aspects of the link may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with SPOP’s names and trademarks, (ii) the appearance, position and other attributes of the link may not create the false appearance that your organization or entity is sponsored by, affiliated with, or associated with SPOP, (iii) when selected by a user, the link must display the SPOP Website on full-screen and not within a “frame” on the linking Website, and (iv) SPOP reserves the right to revoke its consent to the link at any time and in its sole discretion.
DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. ALL CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS” “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. SPOP MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING ANY INFORMATION BEFORE RELYING ON IT. USE OF THE WEBSITE AND THE CONTENT AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
SPOP MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT USE OF THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO ENSURE THAT ANY CONTENT YOU MAY OBTAIN FROM THE WEBSITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL CODE.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, SPOP DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, AND FURTHER DISCLAIMS ALL LOSSES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE WEBSITE, EVEN IF SPOP HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, SPOP’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT AND YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO SPOP DURING THE SIX (6) MONTHS PRIOR TO THE DATE THE APPLICABLE CAUSE OF ACTION AROSE.
INDEMNITY. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold SPOP, its subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their respective officers, agents, partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, due to or arising out of your use of the Website and/or breach of this Agreement.
COPYRIGHT. The Website is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. Except for your use as authorized above, you may not modify, reproduce or distribute the content, design or layout of the Website, or individual sections of the content, design or layout of the Website, without SPOP’s express prior written permission.
LOCATION. The SPOP Website is operated by SPOP from its offices in the United States. Those who choose to access the SPOP Website from locations outside the United States do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.
CHILDREN. The SPOP Website is not directed toward children under 13 years of age nor does SPOP knowingly collect information from children under 13. If you are under 13, please do not submit any personally identifiable information to SPOP.
EMAIL. Email submissions over the internet may not be secure. Please do not email SPOP any personal or confidential information.
CHOICE OF LAW/FORUM. All claims arising out of this Agreement or relating to the Website will be governed by the laws of the State of New York, excluding the application of its conflicts of law rules. Any legal action or proceeding arising out of this Agreement or relating to the Website shall be brought exclusively in a federal or state court of competent jurisdiction sitting in New York, New York. YOU AGREE THAT NO CLAIM ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT OR YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE MAY BE BROUGHT AS A CLASS ACTION.
VIOLATIONS AND ADDITIONAL POLICIES. SPOP reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of this Agreement and/or the rules and regulations set forth on the Website, including without limitation the right to block access from a particular internet address.