Terms of Use/Privacy Policy

TERMS OF USE & PRIVACY POLICY FOR THE WEBSITE OF THE
COALITION FOR ONLINE ACCOUNTABILITY  (COA)

 

Welcome to the website of the Coalition for Online Accountability (COA).  This page outlines the terms and conditions for the use of this Website, www.onlineaccountability.net.

 

Copyright
 

All the materials on this website are protected under copyright and other laws of the United States, international conventions, and similar laws abroad.  Please respect the copyrights of the authors and publishers of this Website.  There is no charge for the use of the materials contained on this Website.

 

Copyright in the materials contained on this Website, including, but not limited to, the textual material, artwork, photographs, computer software, audio and visual elements, is owned or controlled separately (and as a collective work exclusively) by Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP: 

© 2016 Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP.

 

In addition, copyright in the selection, arrangement and coordination of materials on this Website is owned exclusively by Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP:

© 2016 Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP.

 

Terms of Use and Limitations on Use
 

The contents of this Website may be viewed, browsed and/or downloaded, provided the use of the material is for non-commercial purposes.  Users are not, however, permitted to store in electronic form, any significant portion of this Website.  Except as provided by law, the contents of this Website may not be modified or adapted (including adaptations/displays such as by "framing"), published, sold in whole or in part, used to create derivative works, incorporated into a database, or in any way exploited without prior written permission from the Coalition for Online Accountability.  To request permission, contact info@onlineaccountability.net.

 

Third-party links are provided as a convenience to our users.  The COA does not control and is not responsible for any of those sites or their content.  Furthermore, the COAis obligated to protect its reputation and trademarks and we reserve the right to request removal of any link to our website.

 

If you are dissatisfied with any portion of this website or with any of these terms of use, your exclusive and sole remedy is to discontinue using this website.

 

Privacy Policy
 

The Coalition for Online Accountability does not collect or use personally identifiable information on this website, except in responding to website visitors who voluntarily provide such information.  The COA does not sell or distribute personally identifiable information collected on this website to third parties.  The COA may use non-personal information supplied by you or your browser to monitor the popularity and usefulness of this website’s links, features, and content.

 

Non-personal information may be automatically collected by the webmaster through the use of "cookies," which are small text files used to recognize repeat visitors and facilitate access to this website.  The COA does not use such non-personal information for commercial marketing.

 

The Coalition for Online Accountability reserves the right to change its privacy policy at any time without advance notice.  If there is a change in policy, the new policy will go into effect once it is posted.  The COArecognizes its responsibility for protecting the online privacy of your personal information.  If you have questions or comments about our administration of your personal information, please contact us at info@onlineaccountability.net.

 
Representations, Warranties and Covenants

 

The user of this Website represents, warrants, and covenants that nothing downloaded and further distributed, made available, or published in connection with or taken from these materials, even if such act is done with the permission of the Coalition for Online Accountability, will be used in a manner that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive or that invades the rights of privacy or other personal or property rights or infringes the copyright or trademark of any person or entity. The user of this Website shall indemnify, defend and hold the COA and its member associations harmless from any damages, expenses and costs (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of any breach or alleged breach of these representations and/or warranties herein, by the Website user or any third party to whom Website user shares or otherwise makes available these materials.  The Website user shall cooperate in the defense of any claim brought against COA.

 

THE COALITION FOR ONLINE ACCOUNTABILITY PROVIDES THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE, INCLUDING LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES, "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. THE COA HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COA AND RELATED PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, THAT ARISE OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION TO ANY ERRORS, INACCURACIES, OMISSIONS, OR DEFECTS IN ANY MATERIALS IN THIS WEBSITE, OR THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE OR ANY CONTENT THEREIN.

 

The COA does not warrant that the functions contained in the materials of this website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components. You assume the entire cost of all necessary maintenance, repair, or correction.

 

Legal Advice
 

The information on this website has been prepared by counsel and staff representing the Coalition for Online Accountability.  Information may contain inaccuracies and errors.  Information contained in this website should not be relied upon for personal or legal decisions.  It should not be construed as legal advice.  You should consult an appropriate legal professional for your specific situation. 

 

Endorsement Prohibition
 

Any use of "Coalition for Online Accountability", "COA", the logo, or of any text or other material, in whole or in part, contained in this Website in any manner to express or imply endorsement, sponsorship, affiliation, connection, or association of the user by or with COA, or to cause confusion, to cause mistake, or to deceive as to the origin, sponsorship or approval of the user's goods, services or commercial activities with the Coalition for Online Accountability, is strictly prohibited.

 

Questions / Comments
 

If you have any questions about this website’s operation or design, please contact our Webmaster at (email) webmaster@onlineaccountability.net.

 

For additional questions or comments about the Coalition for Online Accountability, please contact us:

 

Address:    Coalition for Online Accountability

                      c/o Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

                      1818 N Street, NW

                      8th Floor

                      Washington, DC 20036-2604

                      U.S.A.

Telephone:  +1 (202) 355-7900

Fax:               +1 (202) 355-7899

Email:           info@onlineaccountability.net

 

This website was last updated July 2016.