TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
Last Updated: October 1, 2022
Welcome to the website (the “Website”) for St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (“VLAA”), a Missouri nonprofit organization, which helps the arts community obtain legal and accounting assistance and sponsors a wide variety of affordable educational programs.
The material on this Website is designed to provide general information. It should not be utilized as a substitute for professional legal and/or accounting services. If legal, accounting, or other professional advice is required, please consult a professional.
Please read these Terms and Conditions of Use (“Terms and Conditions”) carefully.
1. Acceptance of Terms
These Terms and Conditions, along with any other terms and conditions that may appear on the Website from time to time, set forth the terms and conditions under which you may use and access the Website. BY ACCESSING THE WEBSITE AND/OR BY CHECKING A BOX SIGNIFYING YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOU AGREE WITHOUT LIMIT OR QUALIFICATION TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS (WITHOUT MODIFICATION), YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE THE WEBSITE AND YOU SHOULD EXIT THE WEBSITE NOW. VLAA provides this Website resource to you subject to these Terms and Conditions, which may be updated by us at any time.
2. Contact Us
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about these Terms and Conditions, please contact VLAA via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at 3301 Washington, St. Louis, MO 63103.
3. Description of Service / Permitted Uses
The Website provides users with information on various accounting and legal topics and the arts community and allows a user to register as a volunteer or apply for accounting and/or legal assistance (including accounting/legal referrals). Unless expressly stated otherwise, any new Website features shall be subject to these Terms and Conditions.
Subject to these Terms and Conditions, VLAA authorizes you to use the Website solely for (a) your personal or internal business use, (b) applying for accounting and/or legal assistance, (b) applying to volunteer to provide accounting or legal assistance, and (d) as expressly stated on the Website. You agree not to use the Website for any other purpose.
4. General Practices Concerning the Website
You agree and understand that all information provided on the Website is solely for your general knowledge and that the information provided may not apply to particular factual or legal circumstances.
WHILE CERTAIN INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE CONCERNS LEGAL ISSUES, IT IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE. MOREOVER, USE OF THE WEBSITE IS NOT INTENDED TO CONSTITUTE, AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE, A SOLICITATION FOR THE FORMATION OF AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP; NO ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP IS CREATED THROUGH YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE. ANYONE ACCESSING INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE SHOULD NOT ACT WITHOUT FIRST SEEKING LEGAL COUNSEL.
5. Your Obligations / Restrictions on Use
You agree to:
- provide true, accurate, current, and complete information about yourself (or the entity on whose behalf you are acting) when completing the Website’s registration or contact forms, if applicable (the “Registration Data”);
- maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current, and complete;
- not interfere with or disrupt the Website or servers or networks connected to the Website, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to the Website;
- not attempt to access any secure portion of the Website, unless expressly permitted by VLAA in writing prior to such access;
- comply with all applicable laws and rules;
- refrain from objectionable, defamatory, or disruptive behavior;
- abide by, and refrain from attempting to override or circumvent, usage rules for content made available via the Website.
VLAA (or its licensors) own the copyright in all the content on the Website, including text, graphics, logos, button icons, audio clips, photographs, and software, and those rights are protected by United States and international copyright laws and other intellectual property laws. Any unauthorized reproduction, publication, modification, distribution, performance, or public display of the content provided on the Website, in whole or in part, is strictly prohibited.
7. Trademark Information
The VLAA logo is a trademark of VLAA. You agree not to display or use the VLAA logo without obtaining VLAA’s prior written permission.
8. Disclaimer of Warranties
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS.
VLAA EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, REASONABLE CARE, AND/OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE (WHETHER OR NOT WE KNOW, HAVE REASON TO KNOW, HAVE BEEN ADVISED, OR ARE OTHERWISE IN FACT AWARE OF ANY SUCH PURPOSE), IN EACH INSTANCE IN RESPECT OF THE WEBSITE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE). VLAA MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE USE OF THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, OR THAT THE WEBSITE WILL BE SECURE OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE WEBSITE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv)THE QUALITY, ACCURACY OR TIMELINESS OF ANY SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER CONTENT OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, AND (V) ANY ERRORS ON THE WEBSITE WILL BE CORRECTED.
VLAA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY CONTENT FROM THE WEBSITE.
FURTHERMORE, VLAA MAKES NO REPRESENTATION THAT CONTENT AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE IS APPROPRIATE OR AVAILABLE FOR USE OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES.
9. Disputes & Governing Law
The Website is hosted on servers located in the United States and is intended to be viewed only by residents of the United States. These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of the State of Missouri, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. In the event you desire to initiate any suit against VLAA arising out of or related to the Website (including, without limitation, the content of the Website) and/or these Terms and Conditions, you agree to bring such suit in the federal courts sitting in St. Louis, Missouri, unless no federal subject matter jurisdiction exists, in which case you agree to bring such suit in the state courts sitting in St. Louis, Missouri. You further agree that VLAA may initiate a suit against you arising out of or relating your use of the Website and/or these Terms and Conditions in such courts, and you hereby waive all rights you may have or which may hereafter arise to contest jurisdiction or venue in such courts.
Any claim or cause of action you allege arising out of or related to use of the Website or these Terms and Conditions must be filed within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
You agree to indemnify and hold VLAA and its officers, agents, employees, partners, volunteers, and licensors harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your unauthorized use or misuse of the Website, your connection to the Website, your violation of these Terms and Conditions, or your violation of any rights of another person or entity.
11. Limitation of Liability
VLAA, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND/OR AGENTS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF VLAA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE; (ii) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE WEBSITE; (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE WEBSITE; OR (v) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO, OR ANY CONTENT ON, THE WEBSITE. IN ALL EVENTS, VLAA’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY FOR CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND/OR THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE WEBSITE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY CONTENT THEREON), WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, SHALL BE LIMITED TO A MAXIMUM OF $50 (FIFTY U.S. DOLLARS). SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF SOME TYPES OF DAMAGES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
12. Links, Frames and Metatags
Subject to the provisions of this section, you may link to any publicly-available page of the Website as long as the link does not cast VLAA in a false or misleading light. If you want to establish a permanent link to the Website, please e-mail us at email@example.com for further details. You shall, under no circumstances, directly link to, or in any other manner provide information from, any secured portion of the Website. You may neither frame any content on the Website, nor use meta tags or any other “hidden text,” that incorporates VLAA’s trademarks or its name without its express prior written consent.
13. Third Party Links on the Website
VLAA reserves the right at any time and from time to time to (a) modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Website or any part thereof, and/or (b) terminate your right to use the Websites, all with or without notice to you. VLAA will not be liable to you or to any third party for any such modification, discontinuance, or termination.
The failure of VLAA to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of the right or provision. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions 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 the other provisions of these Terms and Conditions remain in full force and effect.