Terms of Service
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING OUR WEBSITE.
The Site is available only to users who are at least 18 years old and residents of the United States. The Site is intended for use only in the United States, its territories and its possessions. You agree to use the Site only in such locations.
Modifications of this Agreement
THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SITE OR ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED OR REFERENCED THEREIN. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES’ RIGHTS AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. NO COMMUNICATION, INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY US OR ANY REPRESENTATIVE OF OURS SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY. THIS DISCLAIMER CONSTITUTES AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THIS AGREEMENT.
Site is a Secondary Tool
The Site is intended as a helpful tool to submit housing violations to Los Angeles City agencies. You should not and must not rely on the Site as your primary tool for reporting violations, especially with regard to any life or health threatening situations or where a medical attention is needed. As further described under “Technology; Support” below, the Site may not function as intended. If you are in the United States and are experiencing a medical or life/health threatening emergency, please immediately call 911 for emergency medical help.
Third-Party Websites and Materials
References or links within the Site to any third parties or their websites or information are provided only as a convenience to you and do not in any way mean that we endorse, sponsor or recommend any third-party material, product or service. We do not make any representations regarding the content, accuracy, completeness, decency, legality, non-infringement, quality or any other aspect of material on such third-party websites, content, data, information, applications or materials. We are not responsible for and do not assume any liability with respect to the content, privacy practices or otherwise of third parties.
We do not warrant or guarantee that the Site will function as intended. Information will be transmitted over a medium that will be beyond our control and jurisdiction; many factors could interfere with the operation of the Site. We do not warrant or guarantee against, and therefore assume no liability for or relating to, any errors, omissions, delays, failures, interruptions, or corruption or loss of any data or other information transmitted in connection with your use of the Site, particularly relating to any failure of the system to notify LAHD or other relevant governmental entities.
Without limiting the foregoing, we make no representations or warranties about (1) the availability, accuracy, reliability, completeness, quality, performance, suitability or timeliness of the Site, including software, text, graphics, links, or communications provided on or through the use of the Site; or (2) the satisfaction of any government regulations or the approval or compliance of any software tools with regard to the Site.
We have no obligation to provide technical support or maintenance for the Site. At any time and for any reason, without notice or liability, we may modify or discontinue the Site or any part of it or impose limits on your use of or access to the Site.
Although we take reasonable measures to keep the Site free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that contain destructive properties, we do not warrant or guarantee that files available for downloading through the Site will be free of such contaminations.
If you submit any information to us through or related to the Site or send us any business information, idea, concept or invention to us by e-mail, you represent and warrant to us that such information is not confidential and that you have all necessary permission to submit or otherwise make available such information. In addition, you grant us a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the communication or content in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed, including the right to sublicense through multiple tiers of sublicenses.
You further agree that:
• you will not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, or exploit the Site, its content , its software or any portion of any of the foregoing;
• you will not use the Site for any purpose in violation of local, state, national or international laws; and
• you will not impersonate another person or entity or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.
You agree not to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or to disrupt the operations or violate the security of the Site. Violations of system or network operation or security may result in civil or criminal liability. We will investigate potential occurrences of such violations, and we may involve and cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting anyone involved with such violations.
We hereby grant to you a limited, non-exclusive, non-assignable, non-sublicensable license to access and use our Site, and any user guides, specifications or related documentation (the “Documentation”), subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. This license is only for your personal and non-commercial use and only for the term of this Agreement.
We retain all rights to the Site that are not specifically granted to you in this Agreement. We do not transfer to you any title to or any proprietary or intellectual property rights in or to the Site, any updates or derivative works of any copyrights, patent rights, or trademarks embodied or used in connection with the Site.
Copyright and Trademarks
You agree that the Site contains proprietary content, information and material that are protected by intellectual property and other laws in the United States and internationally. Therefore, service marks, trade names, trade dress and products are the property of their respective companies. No trademark or service mark license is granted to you with regard to materials contained in the Site. Your access to the Site does not authorize you to use any name, logo or mark in the Site in any manner. Furthermore, all Site software is the property of us or our suppliers and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. No software license is granted to you with respect to any Site software.
Except as authorized by U.S. law and the laws of the jurisdiction in which the Site was obtained, you may not use, export or re-export the Site. Specifically, and without limiting the foregoing, the Site may not be exported or re-exported into any U.S. embargoed countries or to anyone on the U.S. Department of Commerce Denied Person’s List or Entity List or the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals. You represent and warrant that you are not on any such list or located in any such country and that you will not use the Site for any purposes prohibited by U.S. law.
Limitations on Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNDER NO LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, WHETHER IN TORT, CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, SHALL WE, OUR AFFILIATES, OR ANY OF OUR OR THEIR EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AGENTS, VENDORS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURY, INCLUDING DEATH, OR FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY NATURE ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, WORK STOPPAGE, ACCURACY OF RESULTS, OR COMPUTER OR DEVICE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, EVEN IF A REPRESENTATIVE OF OURS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT WILL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS ($25). Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for certain damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations and disclaimers may not apply to you. To the extent that we may not, as a matter of applicable law, disclaim any implied warranty or limit liabilities, the scope and duration of such warranty and the extent of our liability will be the minimum permitted under such applicable law.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless us, our officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors and suppliers, any of our affiliated companies or organizations, and any successors, assigns or licensees, from and against any claims, actions or demands, damages, losses, liabilities, judgments, settlements, costs or expenses (including attorneys’ fees and costs) arising from or relating to your use of the Site or your breach or violation of this Agreement.
The following provisions survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement for any reason whatsoever: Limitations on Liability, Indemnity, Choice of Law and Forum, Complete Agreement and Severability.
Choice of Law and Forum
This Agreement shall be governed in all respects under the laws of the state of California, exclusive of its choice of law or conflict of laws provisions. YOU HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVE ALL RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY ACTION, PROCEEDING OR COUNTERCLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT.
If any of the provisions of this Agreement are held to be not enforceable by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction, then such provisions shall be reformed, limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement shall otherwise remain in full force and effect.
All notices to you relating to this Agreement shall be posted on the Site or sent to you at the e-mail or physical address, if any, that you provided to us. All notices to us relating to this Agreement shall be in writing and sent to the following:
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[Fax Number, if applicable]
Notice shall be deemed given when notice is posted on the Site or when the e-mail is sent, unless the sending party is notified that the e-mail address is invalid. Unless the regular mail is returned to the sender, notice shall be deemed given three days after the regular mail is sent, in the case of domestic mail, or seven days after the regular mail is sent, in the case of international mail.
Last updated: May 14, 2013