Conditions of Use

Last Updated October 17, 2017

Welcome to Disability Rights Washington. The www.disabilityrightswa.org website is the “Site.” By using the Site and its related features, services, and content, you agree to be bound by these terms (“Conditions of Use”). You also accept the Conditions of Use when you download any materials, submit any content, or make a donation via the Site. Additional or separate terms may apply to your interactions with other Disability Rights Washington websites, locations, and to your use of individual services or features available on a Site, such as submission of content. To the extent that the provisions of any additional terms conflict with these Conditions of Use, the provisions of the additional terms will govern. The Site is owned by Disability Rights Washington, and references “DRW,” “our,” “we,” or “us” refer to Disability Rights Washington and its affiliates, subsidiaries, and designees. We may make changes to the Site and the Conditions of Use at any time. It is your responsibility to review the Conditions of Use for updates or changes. If you do not agree with the Conditions of Use, you should not use the Site.

Use of the Site

You may use the Site for your personal, noncommercial use only. You may not use any Site if you are under the age of 13. If you are between the ages of 13 and 18, you may use the Site only with involvement of a parent or guardian.

Privacy

Your use of the Site is subject to our Privacy Notice. Please review the notice for more on how we collect and use information.

Information on Our Site

We try to be as accurate as possible. However, we do not warrant that video, podcast, blog, or other Site content is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free.

Proprietary Rights

All content included on or comprising the Site, including audio podcasts, photographs, blog posts, videos, typefaces, graphics, music, sounds and other material (collectively “Content”) is protected by copyright, trademark, patent or other proprietary rights, and these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media and technologies existing now or developed in the future. All Content is protected as a collective work under U.S. and international copyright laws, and Disability Rights Washington owns, to the fullest extent allowed by such laws, the copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement, and enhancement of all Content. You may not remove or modify any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notice contained in any Content you use, and you may not modify or alter the Content, copy or post the Content on any network computer, or broadcast the Content in any media. You may not copy, scrape, frame, modify, remove, delete, augment, add to, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, lease or rental of, create derivative works from or in any way exploit any of the Content, in whole or in part. The Disability Rights Washington logos and other trademarks on the Site are the property of their respective owners and are owned by, licensed to, or, where required, used with permission by Disability Rights Washington and may not be reproduced, copied, or manipulated in any manner without the express, written approval of the trademark owner.

Comments, Communications, and Other Content

You may interact with the Site in numerous ways, including comments, blog idea suggestions, and e-mail communication. You hereby grant Disability Rights Washington a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, transferable right and license to use, modify, reproduce, transmit, publish, display, delete, and distribute any information or materials you send to us throughout the world in any media. You also grant us the right to use the name you use when you submit content to us, in connection with that content. When you submit content to us, you will disclose any affiliation you have and you will not submit anything that contains harmful computer code, references other websites, or is false, misleading, illegal, defamatory, libelous, hateful, racist, biased, threatening, or harassing.

Notification of Copyright Infringement Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)

If you believe that your copyrighted material may have been infringed, please provide Disability Rights Washington’s Copyright Agent with the following information in writing:

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material.
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, your e-mail address.
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Disability Rights Washington’s designated agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement can be reached by:

Mail:
DMCA Agent
Disability Rights Washington
315 5th Ave. S., Suite 850
Seattle, WA  98104

E-mail: dmca.agent@rootedinrights.org

Phone: (206) 324-1521

Fax: (206) 957-0729

For additional information regarding this procedure, please reference 17 USC §512.

Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

THE SITE AND ALL INFORMATION, CONTENT, FEATURES, AND OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE SITE ARE PROVIDED BY DISABILITY RIGHTS WASHINGTON ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND HEREUNDER, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SITE, OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, FEATURES, OR OTHER SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE. YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE, INFORMATION, CONTENT, FEATURES, OR OTHER SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE, OR OUR SERVERS OR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. CERTAIN STATE LAWS DISALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES IN CONSUMER CONTRACTS, SO SOME OR ALL OF THE DISCLAIMERS IN THIS SECTION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THE SITE, OR FROM ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, FEATURES, OR OTHER SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. THE LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION WILL NOT LIMIT OR EXCLUDE LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE CAUSED BY RiR’S GROSS NEGLIGENCE, INTENTIONAL, WILLFUL, RECKLESS OR MALICIOUS MISCONDUCT, OR FRAUD.

Links to Third-Party Websites

The Site may contain links to other sites operated by third parties (“Third-Party Site(s)”). These links are available for your convenience and are intended only to enable access to these Third-Party Sites and for no other purpose. We do not warrant or make any representation about the substance, quality, functionality, accuracy, fitness for a particular purpose, merchantability or any other aspect of any Third-Party Site or its content, products, or services. A link to a Third-Party Site on the Site does not constitute sponsorship, endorsement, approval, or responsibility for any Third-Party Site. The conditions of use and privacy notice of any Third-Party Site may differ substantially from these Conditions of Use. Please review the conditions of use for all Third-Party Sites for more information about the terms and conditions that apply to your use of Third-Party Sites.

Security

You may use the Site only for lawful purposes. Activities including, but not limited to, tampering with the Site, misrepresenting the identity of a user, and conducting fraudulent activities on the Site are prohibited.

You may not violate or attempt to violate the security of the Site, including by, without limitation, (a) accessing data not intended for you or logging on to a server or an account which you are not authorized to access; (b) using the Site for unintended purposes or trying to change the behavior of the Site; (c) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; (d) attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including without limitation via means of submitting a virus to any Site, overloading, “flooding,” “spamming,” “mailbombing” or “crashing”; (e) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or newsgroup posting; or (f) forging communications on behalf of Disability Rigths Washington (impersonating Disability Rigths Washington) or to the Site (impersonating as a legitimate user). You may not send unsolicited or unauthorized e-mail on behalf of Disability Rigths Washington, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services. We may prosecute you to the full extent of the law for any violation of these Conditions of Use. You may not use any device, software or routine or data to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any activity being conducted on the Site. You may not use or attempt to use any engine, software, tool, agent, data or other device or mechanism (including without limitation browsers, spiders, robots, avatars or intelligent agents) to navigate or search any Site other than the search engine and search agents we provide and generally publicly available browsers and screen readers.

Disputes

The use of the Site and any claim relating to the Site or the Content is governed by the laws of the State of Washington and the United States, without regard to their principles on conflicts of laws. You consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in King County, Washington. A printed version of these Conditions of Use will be admissible in judicial and administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Conditions of Use to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

Termination of Use

We may, in our sole discretion, terminate your use of the Site at any time. We may change, suspend or discontinue all or any aspects of any Site at any time without prior notice.