Terms of Service

(Last Updated on March 16, 2016)

This page explains the terms and conditions (the “Terms”) that govern your access to and use of ladaconfidential.com (the “Site”). By accessing or using the Site, you signify that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these Terms, the rules governing the Forums as set forth in the Code of Conduct, and the collection and use of your information as set forth in the Privacy Policy. Please feel free to send any questions via the contact form.

1. DEFINITIONS

A. Parties

“You” and “your” refer to you, as a user of the Site. A “user” is someone who accesses, browses, crawls, scrapes, or in any way uses the Site. “We,” “us,” and “our” refer to the Site.

B. Content

“Content” means text, images, photos, audio, video, location data, and all other forms of data or communication. “Your Content” means Content that you submit or transmit to, through, or in connection with the Site, such as posts, messages, comments, and information that you publicly display or displayed in your account profile. “User Content” means Content that users submit or transmit to, through, or in connection with the Site. “LADA Confidential Content” means Content that we create and make available in connection with the Site. “Third Party Content” means Content that originates from parties other than the Site or its users, which is made available in connection with the Site. “Site Content” means all of the Content that is made available in connection with the Site, including Your Content, User Content, Third Party Content, and LADA Confidential Content.

2. CHANGES TO THE TERMS OF SERVICE

We may modify the Terms from time to time. The most current version of these Terms will be located here. You understand and agree that your access to or use of the Site is governed by the Terms effective at the time of your access to or use of the Site. If we make material changes to these Terms, we will notify you by email or by communications through the Site prior to the effective date of the changes. We will also indicate at the top of this page the date that revisions were last made. You should revisit these Terms on a regular basis as revised versions will be binding on you. Any such modification will be effective upon our posting of new Terms. You understand and agree that your continued access to or use of the Site after the effective date of modifications to the Terms indicates your acceptance of the modifications.

3. USING THE SITE

A. Eligibility

To access or use the Site, you must be a deputy district attorney with LADA (Grades I-IV), 18 years or older and have the requisite power and authority to enter into these Terms. This Site is not available to any person who has been banned or whose account has been previously removed due to a violation of these Terms, or any person who is not currently in a Grade I-IV assignment.

B. Permission to Use the Site

We grant you permission to use the Site subject to the restrictions in these Terms. Your use of the Site is at your own risk, including the risk that you might be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent, inaccurate, objectionable, or otherwise inappropriate.

C. Site Availability

The Site may be modified, updated, interrupted, suspended or discontinued at any time without notice or liability.

D. User Accounts

You must create an account and provide certain information about yourself in order to use some of the features that are offered through the Site. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account password. You are also responsible for all activities that occur in connection with your account. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your account. We reserve the right to close your account at any time for any or no reason.

Your account is for your personal, non-commercial use only. In creating it, you must provide complete and accurate information about yourself. You may not impersonate someone else, regardless of permission, create or use an account for anyone other than yourself, provide an email address other than your own, or create multiple accounts. If you use a pseudonym, take care to note that others may still be able to identify you if, for example, you include identifying information in your posts, use the same account information on other sites, or allow others to share information about you. Please read our Privacy Policy for more information.

E. Communications from the Site and other Users

By creating an account, you agree to receive certain communications in connection with the Site. For example, you might receive messages from other Users. You may also receive an e-mail newsletter about issues relating to the Site, LADA or ADDA.

F. Privacy

You represent that you have read and understood the Privacy Policy. Note that we may disclose information about you to third parties if we have a good faith belief that such a disclosure is reasonably necessary to (i) take action regarding suspected illegal activities; (ii) enforce or apply our Terms and Privacy Policy; (iii) comply with legal process, such as a search warrant; or (iv) protect our rights, reputation, and property, or that of our users or the public. If you use the Site outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.

4. CONTENT

A. Responsibility for Your Content

You alone are responsible for Your Content, and once published, it cannot always be withdrawn. You assume all risks associated with Your Content, including anyone’s reliance on its quality, accuracy, or reliability, or any disclosure by you of information in Your Content that makes you personally identifiable. You represent that you own, or have the necessary permissions to use and authorize the use of Your Content as described herein.

You may expose yourself to liability if, for example, Your Content contains material that is false, intentionally misleading, or defamatory; violates any third-party right, including any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, privacy right, right of publicity, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right; contains material that is unlawful or pornographic; exploits or otherwise harms minors; or otherwise violates the law.

B. Our Right to Use Your Content

We may use Your Content in a number of different ways, including publicly displaying it, reformatting it, incorporating it into other works, creating derivative works from it, promoting it, and distributing it. As such, you hereby irrevocably grant us world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, assignable, sublicensable, transferable rights to use Your Content for any purpose. Please note that you also irrevocably grant the users of the Site and any Other Media the right to access Your Content in connection with their use of the Site and any Other Media. Finally, you irrevocably waive, and cause to be waived, against this Site and its users any claims and assertions of moral rights or attribution with respect to Your Content. By “use” we mean use, copy, publicly perform and display, reproduce, distribute, modify, translate, remove, analyze, and prepare derivative works of Your Content.

C. Ownership

As between you and this Site, you own Your Content. We own the LADA Confidential Content, including but not limited to visual interfaces, interactive features, graphics, design, compilation, including, but not limited to, our compilation of User Content and other Site Content, computer code, products, software, aggregate user review ratings, and all other elements and components of the Site excluding Your Content, User Content and Third Party Content. We also own the copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade names, and other intellectual and proprietary rights throughout the world (“IP Rights”) associated with the LADA Confidential Content and the Site, which are protected by copyright, trade dress, patent, trademark laws and all other applicable intellectual and proprietary rights and laws. As such, you may not modify, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works or adaptations of, publicly display or in any way exploit any of the LADA Confidential Content in whole or in part except as expressly authorized by us. Except as expressly and unambiguously provided herein, we do not grant you any express or implied rights, and all rights in and to the Site and the LADA Confidential Content are retained by us.

D. Other

User Content does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Site. We reserve the right to remove, screen, edit, or reinstate User Content from time to time at our sole discretion for any reason or no reason, and without notice to you. We have no obligation to retain or provide you with copies of Your Content, nor do we guarantee any confidentiality with respect to Your Content, except as otherwise described in the Privacy Policy .

5. RESTRICTIONS

We are under no obligation to enforce the Terms or Code of Conduct on your behalf against another user. While we encourage you to let us know if you believe another user has violated the Terms or Code of Conduct, we reserve the right to investigate and take appropriate action at our sole discretion.

A. You agree not to, and will not assist, or enable others to use the Site to:

i. Violate any applicable law;

ii. Violate any third party’s rights, including any breach of confidence, copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, privacy right, right of publicity, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right;

iii. Use the Site for commercial purposes; or

iv. Submit or transmit pornography.

B. You also agree not to, and will not assist, or enable others to:

i. Violate the Terms or Code of Conduct;

ii. Use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other automated device, process or means to access, retrieve, scrape, or index any portion of the Site or any Site Content;

iii. Reverse engineer any portion of the Site;

iv. Remove or modify any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notice that appears on any portion of the Site or on any materials printed or copied from the Site;

v. Record, process, or mine information about other users;

vi. Access, retrieve or index any portion of the Site for purposes of constructing or populating a searchable database;

vii. Reformat or frame any portion of the Site;

viii. Take any action that imposes, or may impose, in our sole discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on LADA Confidential’s technology infrastructure or otherwise make excessive traffic demands of the Site;

ix. Attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site, user accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Site through hacking, password mining or any other means;

x. Use the Site or any Site Content to transmit any computer viruses, worms, defects, Trojan horses or other items of a destructive nature (collectively, “Viruses”);

xi. Use any device, software or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Site, or otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site;

xii. Use the Site to violate the security of any computer network, crack passwords or security encryption codes; disrupt or interfere with the security of, or otherwise cause harm to, the Site or Site Content; or

xiii. Remove, circumvent, disable, damage or otherwise interfere with any security-related features of the Site, features that prevent or restrict the use or copying of Site Content, or features that enforce limitations on the use of the Site.

The restrictions above only apply to the extent permissible under applicable law.

6. SUGGESTIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS

By sending us any ideas, suggestions, documents or proposals (“Feedback”), you agree that (i) your Feedback does not contain the confidential or proprietary information of third parties, (ii) we are under no obligation of confidentiality, express or implied, with respect to the Feedback, (iii) we may have something similar to the Feedback already under consideration or in development, and (iv) you grant us an irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide license to use, modify, prepare derivative works, publish, distribute and sublicense the Feedback, and you irrevocably waive, and cause to be waived, against the Site and its users any claims and assertions of any moral rights contained in such Feedback.

7. THIRD PARTIES

The Site may include links to other websites or applications (each, a “Third Party Site”). We do not control or endorse any Third Party Site. You agree that we are not responsible for the availability or contents of such Third Party Sites. Your use of Third Party Sites is at your own risk.

8. INDEMNITY

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold the Site, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, any related companies, suppliers, licensors and partners, and the officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives of each of them (collectively, the “Site Entities”) harmless, including costs, liabilities and legal fees, from any claim or demand made by any third party arising out of or relating to (i) your access to or use of the Site, (ii) your violation of the Terms, (iii) any products or services obtained by you in connection with the Site, or (iv) the infringement by you, or any third party using your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.

9. DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

A. The Site is made available to you for free on an “as is”, “with all faults” and “as available” basis, with the express understanding that the site entities have no duty to monitor, control, or vet user content.  As such, your use of the site is at your own discretion and risk.  According, the Site Entities are not liable to you for any loss or damage that might arise, for example, from the Site’s inoperability, unavailability or security vulnerabilities or from your reliance on the quality, accuracy, or reliability of the content made available through the Site.

B. The Site Entities make no claims or promises with respect to any third party or the Site’s users.  Accordingly, the Site Entities are not liable to you for any loss or damage that might arise from their actions or omissions,  including, for example, if another user misuses your content, identity or personal information.

C.  Your sole and exclusive right and remedy in case of dissatisfaction with the Site, related services, or any other grievance shall be your termination and discontinuation of access to, or use of the site.

D.  The Site Entities’ maximum aggregate liability to you for losses or damage that you suffer in connection with the Site or these terms is limited to $0.02.

E.  The Site Entities disclaim liability for any (i) indirect, special, incidental, punitive, exemplary, reliance, or consequential damages, (ii) loss of profits, (iii) business interruption, (iv) reputational harm, or (v) loss of information or data.

10. CHOICE OF LAW AND VENUE

California law will govern these Terms, as well as any claim, cause of action or dispute that might arise between you and the Site (a “Claim”), without regard to conflict of law provisions. For any claim brought by either party, you agree to submit and consent to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction in, and the exclusive venue of, the state and federal courts located within Los Angeles County, California.

11. TERMINATION

A. You may terminate the Terms at any time by discontinuing your use of the Site and requesting the closure of your account through the contact form.  To confirm your identity, please provide your username, email address, and password.

B. We may close your account, suspend your ability to use certain portions of the Site, and/or ban you altogether from the Site for any or no reason, and without notice or liability of any kind. Any such action could prevent you from accessing your account, the Site, Your Content, Site Content, or any other related information.

C. In the event of any termination of these Terms, whether by you or us, Sections 1, 4, 5, and 7 to 11 will continue in full force and effect.

12. GENERAL TERMS

A. We reserve the right to modify, update, or discontinue the Site at our sole discretion, at any time, for any or no reason, and without notice or liability.

B. We may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to the Terms by email or communications through the Site.

C. Except as otherwise stated in Section 7 above, nothing herein is intended, nor will be deemed, to confer rights or remedies upon any third party.

D. The Terms contain the entire agreement between you and us regarding the use of the Site, and supersede any prior agreement between you and us on such subject matter. The parties acknowledge that no reliance is placed on any representation made but not expressly contained in these Terms.

E. Any failure on the Site’s part to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder.

F. If any provision of the Terms is found to be unenforceable or invalid, then only that provision shall be modified to reflect the parties’ intention or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the Terms shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable.

G. The Terms, and any rights or obligations hereunder, are not assignable, transferable or sublicensable by you, but may be assigned or transferred by us without restriction. Any attempted assignment by you shall violate these Terms and be void.

H. The section titles in the Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.