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User Agreement

Updated: October 26th, 2017

Welcome! Please read these Terms of Site (the “Agreement”) carefully, as they contain the legal terms and conditions that govern your use and access of the website, https://lawandcrime.com/ (“Site” or “Law & Crime”). This Agreement governs your use of the Site and constitutes a legally-binding agreement between each user (“you,” “your,” “user,” or “member”) and LawNewz, Inc. (“we,” “us,” or “our”). If you do not agree to the terms of this Agreement, you may not access or use our Site. If you have any questions about this Agreement please contact us at office@lawnewz.com.

OVERVIEW

This overview section is a user-friendly guide to help you understand our Terms of Site. When reviewing this document, know that you are accepting the entire Agreement and not just this overview section.

  • We are a law and crime site that provide real-time news updates along with live courtroom coverage of the most fascinating trials and legal stories.
  • We’re trying to build a supportive community. As a result, when using Law & Crime, you agree that you will not participate in any activities that will harm us or other users and will not violate the law or any rights of any third parties. If you do, we reserve the right to terminate your account.
  • We incorporate various third-party services into Law & Crime. When you use these third-party services, you agree to be bound by their terms of service and privacy policies. We have no control over these third-party services.
  • To the extent permitted by law, all risks involved in using Law & Crime fall on your shoulders.

 

ACCEPTANCE OF THIS AGREEMENT

By using our Site, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to this Agreement and the accompanying Privacy Policy: https://lawandcrime.com/privacypolicy.

Please note that we reserve the right to revise and amend this Agreement from time to time at our sole discretion. Any changes to this Agreement will be posted on our website at https://lawandcrime.com/terms and we will do our best to give you notice of any such changes. If you do not agree to any modifications to this Agreement, your sole remedy is not to accept the revised Agreement and to stop using the Site.

 

SITE

Law & Crime by Dan Abrams focuses on the biggest courtroom dramas, crime investigations and judicial rulings dominating conversations around the country. From Bill Cosby to the hit show Making of a Murderer, from police officers on trial to legal debates over parenting, LawandCrime.com is the source for news and analysis.

 

USER ACCOUNT

To receive newsletter emails, you will need to create a user account and provide us with your first and last name, email address, and password, By creating an account you affirm that you are over eighteen (18) years of age and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in this Agreement. You further agree to abide by and comply with this Agreement and not transfer your Law & Crime account. In addition, you affirm that:

  • you have not been previously suspended or removed from the Site;
  • the information you provide to us is accurate and complete;
  • you will keep your password secure; and
  • you will notify us of any suspected breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.

 

PROPRIETARY RIGHTS

We’ve worked hard to build and develop Law & Crime. The graphic elements, design elements, presentations, logos, layout, and source code of Law & Crime are owned by us and are protected by copyright, trademark, or other laws. You acknowledge and agree that nothing in this Agreement provides you with any rights or ownership in our copyrights or trademark (“IP Rights”). The IP Rights are our exclusive property and this Agreement does not transfer any IP Rights to you or vest any IP Rights in you.

 

NON-EXCLUSIVE LICENSE TO USE LAW & CRIME

We’re really happy that you’re using our Site. And, so long as you’re using Law & Crime (and have not had your account terminated), we grant you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-assignable, non-transferable, non-sublicensable license to use the Site.

Any use of the Site other than as specifically authorized in this Agreement, without our prior written permission, is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license to use Law & Crime granted in this Agreement.

 

PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES

We’re trying to build an amazing and supportive community at Law & Crime. In order to do that, it’s important that you take responsibility for all of your activity on the Site and agree not to:

  • Sell, assign, or otherwise transfer your rights in or to the Site;
  • Impersonate any person or entity, including any of our employees or representatives;
  • Engage in any harassing, intimidating, or predatory behavior, or stalk any other user of Law & Crime;
  • Make unsolicited offers, advertisements, proposals, or send junk mail to users; or
  • Otherwise sublicense, distribute, or use Law & Crime outside the scope of the license granted in this Agreement.

In addition, you agree not to impede our ability to run the Site and:

  • Copy, modify, adapt, translate, prepare derivative works from, reverse engineer, disassemble, or decompile Law & Crime or otherwise attempt to discover any source code or trade secrets related to the Site;
  • Build, or authorize another party to build, a competitive product to the Site;
  • Recruit or otherwise solicit any user of the Site to join third-party services or websites that are competitive to Law & Crime, without our prior written approval;
  • Use, post, transmit, or introduce any device, software, or routine which interferes or attempts to interfere with the operation of the Site;
  • Take an action that imposes or may impose (as determined by us in our sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large burden or load on Law & Crime’s infrastructure;
  • Interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of Law & Crime or any activities conducted using the Site;
  • Introduce any malicious software, viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other harmful code onto the Site that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, limit, or interfere with the proper function of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any system, data, password, or other information of Law & Crime;
  • Circumvent any security-related features of the Site;
  • Bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to Law & Crime (or other accounts, computer systems, or networks connected to the Site);
  • Use manual or automated software, devices, or other processes to “crawl” or “spider” any page of the website;
  • Remove, obscure, or alter any notice of copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights appearing in or on any item included with Law & Crime;
  • Use our trademarks, trade names, service marks, logos, or other distinctive brand features or exploit any copyright or other proprietary rights associated with Law & Crime, unless we provide our express written consent;
  • Register, attempt to register, or assist anyone else to register any trademark, trade name, service marks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features, copyright or other proprietary rights associated with Law & Crime or our company;
  • Violate any applicable local, state, national, and international laws or regulations;
  • Upload any content that violates the rights of any third parties, including, but not limited to, copyright, trademark, statutory, and other proprietary rights; or
  • Use Law & Crime for any illegal or unauthorized purpose or engage in, encourage, or promote any activity that violates this Agreement.

Registration

To access certain features of our Site, you may be asked to register with us on the form provided and such registration may require you to provide personally identifying information such as your name, address and email address, and also may ask you to provide certain demographic information such as your gender and date of birth. You agree that you will register only if you are 13 years or older. You agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the applicable registration form. If we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate or incomplete, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Site (or any portion thereof).

RIGHT TO TERMINATE YOUR ACCOUNT OR BLOCK ACCESS TO THE SITE

If you fail to abide by these restrictions, we may terminate your account or otherwise prevent you from using the Site at our discretion, with or without cause, at any time and without notice, and without any liability to you for doing so. We further reserve the right to block access to the Site to anyone for any reason at any time.

If we terminate your account, you must immediately stop using Law & Crime and you agree not to attempt to regain access to the Site without our express permission. Such termination will result in the suspension or deletion of your account and access to your account. In the event of termination of your account, the provisions of this Agreement shall remain in effect.

Of course, you also reserve the right to terminate your account at any time by emailing us at office@lawnewz.com. In the event of termination of your account, the provisions of this Agreement shall remain in effect.

 

THIRD-PARTY SERVICES AND CONTENT

Like most online services, we utilize various links and other tools to connect users to third-party services and features in order to maintain the Site (“Third-Party Sites”). We have no control over the content or policies of these Third-Party Sites, and in no event shall we be held responsible or liable for the accuracy, reliability, or currentness of any third party’s content or policies. Users who access or use a Third-Party Site through Law & Crime are solely responsible for complying with the terms and policies of these third parties.

In no event shall a description or reference to a third party’s product or service (including, but not limited to, providing a description or reference via hyperlink) be construed as an endorsement of such third-party product or service by us. We retain the exclusive right to add to, modify, or cancel the availability of any Third-Party Site.

We also do not operate, control, or endorse any information, products, or services on the Site or accessible through the Site in any way. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating, and we do not warrant the offerings of, any of these businesses or individuals or the content of their websites. We do not assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, product, and content of all these and any other Third-Party Sites.

 

DISCLAIMER AND RELEASE

ALL PRODUCTS OFFERED VIA LAW & CRIME ARE OFFERED AND PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES, NOT LAW & CRIME. YOUR PURCHASE OF ANY PRODUCT OFFERED ON LAW & CRIME IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. IN NO EVENT SHALL LAW & CRIME BE LIABLE FOR ANY INJURY, LOSS, CLAIM, DAMAGE, OR ANY SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, WHICH ARISES OUT OF OR ARE IN ANY WAY RELATED TO LAW & CRIME, OR THE PERFORMANCE OR NON-PERFORMANCE OF ANY RETAILER IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES.

IN ADDITION, YOU SPECIFICALLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY THIRD-PARTY DIRECTING USERS TO THE SITE BY REFERRAL, LINK, OR ANY OTHER MEANS IS NOT LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES OR LOSS ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF THE SITE, LAW & CRIME, OR ANY CONTENT ON THE SITE.

LAW & CRIME IS NEITHER CONNECTED WITH ANY RETAILER WITH WHICH A USER HAS PURCHASED A PRODUCT, OTHER THAN AS THE PROVIDERS OF THE SITE. WITHOUT LIMITING ANYTHING HEREIN, LAW & CRIME DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER STATUTORY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, RELATED TO ANY PRODUCT OFFERED VIA LAW & CRIME.

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE OR ANY OTHER SOFTWARE REFERENCED IN THIS AGREEMENT, ALL OF WHICH ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.” TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, COMPATIBILITY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, WITH RESPECT TO ALL SUCH SOFTWARE.

OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, REPRESENTATIVES, AGENTS, SERVANTS, COUNSEL, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, AND OTHER PERSONNEL AUTHORIZED TO ACT, ACTING, OR PURPORTING TO ACT ON OUR BEHALF (THE “LAW & CRIME” PARTIES) DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR THAT DEFECTS WITH THE SITE WILL BE CORRECTED. MOREOVER, YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE AND ANY THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE ON THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.

NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED FROM US WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN.

SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMERS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS PARAGRAPH GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.

 

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SITE, ITS PRODUCTS, REMAINS WITH YOU. NEITHER LAW & CRIME NOR THE LAW & CRIME PARTIES WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, OR LOSS OF GOODWILL, SITE INTERRUPTION, COMPUTER DAMAGE OR SYSTEM FAILURE, OR THE COST OF SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES FOR PERSONAL OR BODILY INJURY OR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE AGREEMENT, FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, FROM ANY COMMUNICATIONS, INTERACTIONS, OR MEETINGS WITH RETAILERS, OR OTHER PERSONS WITH WHOM YOU COMMUNICATE OR INTERACT AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR FROM ITS PRODUCTS, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE, EVEN IF A LIMITED REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

IN NO EVENT WILL OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE AGREEMENT AND YOUR USE OF THE SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, FROM ITS PRODUCTS OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY INTERACTIONS WITH ANY RETAILERS, EXCEED TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS ($25). SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY.

 

INDEMNIFICATION

To the extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Law & Crime and the Law & Crime Parties from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorneys’ fees) arising from or relating to: (i) your use of and access to the Site; (ii) your violation of any term of this Agreement; (iii) any infringement or misappropriation of a third party’s intellectual property rights; (iv) your violation of any law, rule or regulation, or the rights of any third-party; and (v) any Retailer products, including but not limited to any damages, injuries, or losses (compensatory, direct, incidental, consequential, or otherwise) of any kind.

 

TIME LIMITATION ON CLAIMS

You agree that any claim you may have arising out of or related to your relationship with us must be filed within one year after such claim arose; otherwise, your claim is permanently barred.

 

MODIFICATION

We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Site (or any part thereof) with or without notice.

 

NOTICE

We may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to this Agreement. Such notices may not be received if you violate this Agreement by accessing Law & Crime in an unauthorized manner. You acknowledge that under this Agreement by using the Site you are deemed to have received any and all notices that would have been delivered had you accessed Law & Crime in an authorized manner.

 

ENTIRE AGREEMENT

This Agreement sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between you and Law & Crime as to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes any and all prior discussions, agreements and understandings of any kind (including without limitation any prior versions of this Agreement), and every nature between us. Except as provided for above, any modification to this Agreement must be in writing and must be signed by both parties.

 

CHOICE OF LAW

This Agreement shall be governed by, subject to, and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, and the federal laws of the United States, without regard to conflict of laws principles. You waive any objection based on lack of personal jurisdiction, place of residence, improper venue, or forum non conveniens in any such action.

 

ARBITRATION AND WAIVER OF CLASS ACTION

You agree to arbitrate any dispute with us arising from this Agreement or your use of the Law & Crime on an individual basis. That means that you cannot sue us in court or have a trial by jury. You and the owners of Law & Crime further agree that: (i) any arbitration will occur in New York, NY; and (ii) the arbitration will be conducted confidentially by a single arbitrator in accordance with the rules of American Arbitration Association for arbitration of consumer-related disputes, in the English language, and with limited discovery.

At your request, hearings may be conducted in person or by telephone and the arbitrator may provide for submitting and determining motions on briefs, without oral hearings. Other than class procedures and remedies discussed below, the arbitrator has the authority to grant any remedy that would otherwise be available to a court or other tribunal. THE PREVAILING PARTY IN ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING TO ENFORCE THESE TERMS SHALL BE ENTITLED TO COSTS AND ATTORNEYS’ FEES. THE ARBITRAL DECISION MAY BE ENFORCED IN ANY COURT. WHETHER THE DISPUTE IS HEARD IN ARBITRATION OR IN COURT, YOU AND LAW & CRIME WILL NOT COMMENCE AGAINST THE OTHER A CLASS ACTION, CLASS ARBITRATION, OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PROCEEDING.

 

FORCE MAJEURE

We will not be held liable for any delays, failure in performance, or interruption of the Site which result directly or indirectly from any cause or condition beyond our reasonable control, including, but not limited to, any delay or failure due to any act of God, act of civil or military authorities, act of terrorism, civil disturbance, war, strike or other labor dispute, fire, interruption in telecommunications or Internet services or network provider services, failure of equipment and/or software, or other catastrophe or any other occurrence which is beyond our reasonable control and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

 

NO LEGAL ADVICE

None of the services provided by Law & Crime are, nor are intended to be, legal, accounting or other professional advice or a substitute for advice of an attorney, accountant or any other professional. You agree and acknowledges that the content of the services is intended only as news and general legal information and is not intended to be, and should not be relied upon as, legal advice. Law & Crime shall not be liable, and shall be held harmless, for any errors or omissions in the Services, and you assume all risks and liabilities in relying on the Services, contributing to a third party’s reliance on the Services, or inducing a third party to rely upon the Services. All content of the services should be independently verified by you. If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, you will obtain the services of a competent, professional person, and will not rely on information provided on the services as a substitute for such advice or assistance. No attorney-client relationship exists or shall be deemed to exist between you (or any user), Law & Crime, or Dan Abrams.

 

NO WAIVER

Our failure to exercise or delay in exercising any right, power, or privilege under this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver; nor shall any single or partial exercise of any right, power, or privilege preclude any other or further exercise thereof.

 

SEVERABILITY

If any provision or term of this Agreement shall be determined to be invalid or unenforceable under any rule, law, or regulation or any governmental agency, local, state, or federal, such provision will be changed and interpreted to accomplish the objectives of the term or provision to the greatest extent possible under any applicable law and the validity or enforceability of any other provision of this Agreement shall not be affected.

 

NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL USERS

Law & Crime is hosted in the United States. If you’re a user accessing the Site from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from U.S. laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the Site, which is governed by U.S. law, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer.

 

QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS

We welcome comments, questions, concerns, or suggestions. Please contact us at: office@lawnewz.com.

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 14, 2015

SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE, PAYMENT OR DONATION IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN ANY SWEEPSTAKES/PRIZE DRAW OFFERED VIA THE LAW & CRIME WEBSITE 

OVERVIEW: Law & Crime (the “Site”) hosts multiple sweepstakes/prize draws (each a “Sweepstakes”). Each Sweepstakes is separate. Entry into one Sweepstakes is not entry for any other Sweepstakes. Details on the exact dates for any Sweepstakes, along with the prize(s) available in that Sweepstakes will be listed on the article post of each individual Sweepstakes. These Official Rules apply to each separate Sweepstakes; provided that if the Sweepstakes Page for any particular Sweepstakes references its own separate set of Official Rules for that Sweepstakes, then those Official Rules will apply.

ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes are open to all natural persons who are legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia, who are at least 18 years old at time of entry. Void outside the USA, in Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and other United States territories and possessions. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: Each Sweepstakes will begin and end at the dates & times listed on the Sweepstakes Page for that particular Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes Period”). All times are measured by Eastern Standard Time (EST) in the United States, which is the time in New York.

HOW TO ENTER: There are two ways to enter any Sweepstakes.

  1. Newsletter Signup. Simply sign up for Law & Crime’s weekly newsletter to be eligible for the applicable Sweepstakes.
  2. By E-Mail.To enter any Sweepstakes without signing up for the newsletter, simply send an email to info@lawnewz.com with the subject line listed in the applicable Sweepstakes page. All emails must be received by the end of the applicable Sweepstakes period to be eligible

By participating in any Sweepstakes, you unconditionally accept and agree to comply with and abide by these Official Rules, the additional details on the applicable Sweepstakes Page, and all decisions of the judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects. All electronic entries for any Sweepstakes Monthly Period must be received during that Sweepstakes Period. Proof of transmission is not proof of receipt.

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION/RANDOM DRAWING: Each Sweepstakes drawing will be chosen at random among the eligible entries received during the applicable Sweepstakes Period for that drawing per the “How to Enter” rule above. Each potential winner will be notified via telephone and/or email using the contact information supplied at the time of entry. The notification will include instructions how to contact Sponsor to provide name, address or other information that may be necessary to complete validation of eligibility and delivery of prize. No liability is assumed for any winner notification that is lost, intercepted, or not received by a potential winner for any reason. If a potential winner does not respond within forty eight (48) hours after the first notification attempt, or if the prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to such potential winner, such potential winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected. If a potential winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines a prize for any reason prior to award, such potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected.

PRIZES/ODDS: The prize(s) and value(s) available for any Sweepstakes will be listed on the Sweepstakes Page for that Sweepstakes. The odds of winning in any Sweepstakes depend on the number of eligible entries received for that Sweepstakes.

General Prize Conditions: Prizes are non-transferable, and no cash alternative or prize substitution will be allowed, except in Sponsor’s discretion. A substitute of comparable or greater value may be awarded if any prize listed becomes unavailable for any reason. Allow 4-6 weeks after validation for delivery or arrangement for delivery of prize. Potential winner (a) is responsible for any taxes due as a result of acceptance of the prize, and for any other fees or costs associated with acceptance or use of any prize not expressly included in the prize description, and (b) may be required to execute an Affidavit/Declaration of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and (where legal) a Publicity Release.

RELEASE OF LIABILITY: By participating, to the extent allowed by applicable law, you release Sponsor and its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, employees, directors, and agents, including advertising agencies, as well as the beneficiary charity, and any named prize provide (“Released Entities”), from any and against any and all injury, loss or damage caused or claimed to be caused by your participation in any Sweepstakes and/or the acceptance, awarding, receipt, use and/or misuse of any prize, and you agree that Released Entities are not responsible for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relating to any Sweepstakes and/or the awarding of any prize, except as expressly set forth in these Official Rules; you further agree that (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with any Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved per the procedures set forth in the Law & Crime’s User Agreement.

ADDITIONAL RULES: Acceptance of a prize constitutes winner’s permission for Sponsor to use winner’s name, photograph, likeness, voice, biographical information, statements and address (city and state) for advertising and/or publicity purposes worldwide and in all forms of media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, without further compensation except where prohibited by law.

Sponsor reserves the right to suspend, modify or terminate any Sweepstakes, or any individual drawing(s), if Sponsor believes, in its sole discretion, that malfunction, error, disruption or damage is impairing or will impair the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes or such drawing(s), in which case Sponsor will attempt, if possible, to award the prize among the eligible entries received that were not affected by the problem. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the entrant, any online entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account provided to Law & Crime at the time of entry and/or registration, provided such account holder must still meet the eligibility requirements for the applicable Sweepstakes. The authorized account holder shall be the natural person to whom the applicable email address has been assigned by the Internet access provider, service provider, or other online organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

Sponsor may conduct a background check to confirm any potential winner’s eligibility and compliance with these rules. By entering, you agree to cooperate reasonably with any such background check. Failure to cooperate may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. If the prize includes the opportunity to meet a celebrity, attend a special event, or participate in any similar activity, or if Sponsor intends to publicize the winner in any way, and if a background check reveals that a potential winner (or guest) has engaged in conduct that could damage the reputation or business on any sponsor, as determined by Sponsor in its discretion, the potential winner may be disqualified and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner, time permitting.

WINNER LIST: The first name, last initial, city and state of the winner(s) in each Sweepstakes might be available on home page of the Site for at least ninety (90) days after the end of the applicable Sweepstakes.

DATA: Any information submitted by you will be subject to our Privacy Policy, posted at https://lawandcrime.com/privacy/

SPONSOR: LawNewz, Inc. and the entity listed on Sweepstakes page.

 

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