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Copyright Notice

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The information provided in this website is for general guidance only. This information is not intended to constitute legal advice and you should use it at your own risk. ELI accepts no responsibility or liability for damages arising from use of this information.


Terms and Conditions of Use


1.1. These terms and conditions ("the Terms and Conditions") are binding on all persons who access the website ("the Website") without qualification or exception. By entering the Website, the person accessing the Website ("the User") agrees to be bound by and shall be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions, which the User acknowledges to have read and understood. If the User does not agree to any of the Terms and Conditions, the User may not enter, view, or make use of the Website.

1.2. ELI may from time to time amend these Terms and Conditions without notice to the User. The User's continued use of this Website shall constitute the User's agreement to the amended Terms and Conditions.

Intellectual Property

The Website is owned by ELI and the User acknowledges that ELI or its licensors are the proprietors of all intellectual property subsisting in, pertaining to, or used on the Website, including, without limitation, copyright, trademarks, patents, inventions, goodwill, and trade secrets ("the Intellectual Property").

Website Use

3.1. Subject to the exceptions listed in the Copyright Notice above, the User may not, without ELI’s written prior consent, use, reproduce, adapt, distribute, publish or in any other way deal or interfere with the Website's contents.

3.2. Access to this Website is made available for information purposes only. No content, information, statement, or opinion on this Website should be construed as legal advice. The User should consult an attorney if he or she seeks legal advice.

3.3. ELI reserves the right to make any changes to the Website and its content and/or services offered through the Website at any time and without notice.

3.4. The Website may contain links to other websites, including links to purchase or complete a purchase through third-party sites. ELI has no control over such websites, does not review their content, and is not liable for their content or accuracy. The User accesses such websites at the User's own risk and discretion.

No Warranties or Liabilities

4.1. ELI makes no warranties, whether express or implied, with regard to the Website or its contents, accuracy, or availability. ELI does not warrant that the Website or any files that may be downloaded from it are free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or any other code that has malicious, contaminating, or destructive properties.

4.2. The User assumes all responsibility and risk for his or her use of the Website. ELI shall not be liable for any loss, injury, damage, cost, penalty, or claim resulting from use of the Website, whether direct or indirect, and whether or not ELI has been advised of or has knowledge of the possibility of such loss, injury, damage, cost, penalty, or claim.

4.3. The User hereby indemnifies and holds harmless ELI and its officers, directors, employees, and agents against any and all liability, loss, damage, penalty, cost, or claim of whatsoever nature suffered by any third party, in relation to any act or omission by the User in relation to the Website and its use by the User.

Privacy Policy

5.1. Certain information regarding the User can be obtained automatically as the User navigates through the Website. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to the User's internet protocol address, internet browsing software and domain. This assists ELI to manage the Website and provide functionality. ELI may use this information for internal purposes but will not provide it to any third parties.

5.2. The User may provide ELI with the User's personal information. The User consents to ELI using such information for the purpose for which it is disclosed. ELI will not make it available to third parties without the User's consent.

5.3. By requesting or indicating that the User would like to receive the Environmental Law Reporter's e-newsletters on the Website, the User consents to ELR and ELI sending to the User such e-newsletter and any other information or material which ELR and ELI deem may be of interest to the User. Users have the option to opt out at any time.

Governing Law

These Terms and Conditions and the User's use of the Website shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Washington, D.C. The User irrevocably and unconditionally consents to the jurisdiction of the courts of Washington, D.C., in regard to all matters arising from these Terms and Conditions or the User's use of the Website.