Condition of Use
Acceptance of this Agreement is an express condition of authorization to use the Portal. Users manifest their assent to the terms of this Agreement by using the Portal.
The Portal is the property of the Leonine Forum and/or its third-party vendors and is protected by copyright and other applicable law. Content or data from the Portal may not be reproduced, distributed, sold, or transferred without the express written permission of the Leonine Forum.
Users agree not to upload, post, or otherwise distribute copyrighted material on the Portal which they do not have authority to distribute. Users agree to hold harmless the Leonine Forum for any claim of copyright infringement, defamation, or other legal claim related to content they provide.
Users agree and acknowledge that content submitted to the Portal will be displayed on the Portal, and by uploading or otherwise submitting content to the Portal, Users assign the right to the Leonine Forum to display such content on the Portal. The Leonine Forum reserves the right to add, change, or delete user generated content at any time with or without notice.
Information and data on the Portal, whether by the Leonine Forum or by Users, is intended solely for the use of the Leonine Forum and Users of the Portal. Users agree to keep such information and data confidential.
The Leonine Forum has established rules for acceptable use of the Portal in order to promote an edifying online environment. Violation of these rules may result in suspension or termination of Users’ access to the Portal and removal of content provided by Users, at the discretion of the Leonine Forum and with or without notice. The Leonine Forum reserves the right to take any other appropriate action in connection with misuse of the Portal.
Prohibited uses include:
Granting access to anyone other than the account-holder;
Attempting to gain access to others’ accounts;
Obscene or offensive material, including pornography;
Illegal or copyrighted material;
Disparaging, harassing or abusive conduct;
Commercial activity or advertising;
Political activity, including solicitation of contributions to political campaigns or other political organizations or advocacy for or against particular candidates or legislation; and
Any other use that is inconsistent with the mission of the Leonine Forum and its status as a non-profit organization.
The Leonine Forum also reserves the right to remove, modify, or limit distribution of content that raises concerns about acceptable use.
This Agreement shall be effective on the date the User acknowledges the terms of this Agreement or first accesses the Portal, whichever comes first, and shall remain in effect for so long as the User maintains access to the Portal. Any terms that create obligations beyond the use of the Portal shall survive termination of the Agreement.
This Agreement and any issue arising under this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the District of Columbia.
If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be deemed several, and the remaining provisions shall be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Except as otherwise provided under this Agreement and to the fullest extent of the law, all warranties either express or implied are excluded.
In no event will the Leonine Forum be liable for any special, incidental, indirect, or consequential damages arising from your access or use of, or inability to access or use, the Portal. In no event will the Leonine Forum be liable for any damages arising from any act or omission by any other person including any content provided, or representation made, by another User.
This Agreement represents the entire agreement between the parties with respect to use of the Portal and supersedes any prior agreements. This Agreement cannot be amended except by the mutual written consent of the Leonine Forum and the User.