Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

HIAS Pennsylvania presents the information on this web site as a service to Internet users, including members of the general public.  While the information on this site may concern legal issues, it is not intended as legal advice or as a substitute for the particularized advice of an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction.  Anyone seeking specific legal advice or assistance should contact an attorney.

These Terms of Use apply to HIASPa.org, HIAS Pennsylvania subdomains; and any other HIAS Pennsylvania sites, applications, or services; or any features of these sites, applications, or services (collectively, the “Web site”).  By accessing or using this Web site, you signify that you have read, understand, and agree to be bound by the terms of this policy.  If at any time you do not agree to abide by these or any future terms, do not use or access this Web site.  HIAS Pennsylvania reserves the right to change this and any other policy on the HIAS Pennsylvania Web site at any time, without any notice to you, by posting updated Terms of Use and/or an updated Privacy Policy.  Any modifications, additions, or deletions to these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy shall be effective immediately upon posting.  Your continued use of the HIAS Pennsylvania Web site following the posting of updated Terms of Use or an updated Privacy Policy will mean that you agree to those changes.

1. Personal Information

HIAS Pennsylvania is committed to protecting your privacy.  HIAS Pennsylvania does collect personal information from users, including, but not limited to, an individual’s name, address, telephone number, credit card information, or e-mail address, in association with donations, inquiries, and other activities, when relevant.  Additionally, when a user visits the HIAS Pennsylvania Web site some information is automatically collected, including, but not limited to, the user’s computer operating system and browser type, version, and capabilities.  HIAS Pennsylvania also uses personal information to communicate with registered users.  For example, HIAS Pennsylvania might use your personal information to send you newsletters or to solicit funds.

HIAS Pennsylvania does not sell or rent personal information to third parties.  Occasionally, HIAS Pennsylvania does share personal information with similar non-profit organizations.

2. Proprietary Rights of HIAS; Web site Content

All content on the HIAS Pennsylvania Web site including marks, logos, text, pictures, video, audio, and other materials, and their selection, arrangement, and compilation (“Content”) are the property of HIAS Pennsylvania.  Content of the HIAS Pennsylvania Web site cannot be downloaded, modified, copied, distributed, displayed, or transmitted other than for your personal non-commercial use without the express, written consent of HIAS Pennsylvania.  You are granted a limited license to download or print a portion of HIAS Pennsylvania Web site Content for your own personal, non-commercial use only, provided that (a) you include without modification all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the content, (b) you do not modify the content, (c) you do not use the content in a manner that suggests HIAS Pennsylvania promotes or endorses your, or any third party's, causes, ideas, Web sites, products or services, and (d) you do not use the content in any way that is unlawful or harmful to any other person or entity.  This license is revocable at any time without notice or cause.

Any other use of Content requires express prior written permission from HIAS Pennsylvania.

3. Content

HIAS Pennsylvania uses reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and correctness of the Content of the HIAS Pennsylvania Web site, but HIAS Pennsylvania makes no representations or warranties as to this Content.

4. Links to Other Web sites

The HIAS Pennsylvania Web site might provide links or references to other non-HIAS Pennsylvania Web sites and resources.  HIAS Pennsylvania is not responsible, and makes no representations, warranties, or commitments, nor does HIAS Pennsylvania accept any liability whatsoever, for the policies, practices, or content of these Web sites.  A link to a non-HIAS Pennsylvania Web site does not mean that HIAS Pennsylvania endorses the content or use of such Web site or owner.  In addition, HIAS Pennsylvania is not a party to, nor responsible for, any transactions you may enter into with third parties, even if you learn of such parties (or use a link to such parties) from the HIAS Pennsylvania Web site.

5. Disclaimer of Warranties

THE HIAS PENNSYLVANIA WEB SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITH NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  HIAS PENNSYLVANIA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ANY INFORMATION IS COMPLETE OR ACCURATE OR THAT THE HIAS PENNSYLVANIA WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR FREE, OR FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT IF YOU DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN MATERIALS, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SOFTWARE, PROGRAMS, OR SERVICES, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES THAT MAY RESULT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF DATA OR DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM.

6. Limitation of Damages

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL HIAS PENNSYLVANIA, OR ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, OR MEMBERS, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT MAY RESULT FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE HIAS PENNSYLVANIA WEB SITE OR ANY SITE OR RESOURCE LINKED TO, REFERENCED, OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE HIAS PENNSYLVANIA WEB SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, USE OF OR RELIANCE ON INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THE HIAS PENNSYLVANIA WEB SITE OR ANY SITE OR RESOURCE LINKED TO, REFERENCED, OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE HIAS PENNSYLVANIA WEB SITE; INTERRUPTIONS; ERRORS; DEFECTS; MISTAKES; OMISSIONS; DELETIONS OF FILES; DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION; NON-DELIVERY OF INFORMATION; DISCLOSURE OF COMMUNICATIONS; OR ANY OTHER FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE.

7. Release and Indemnity

YOU HEREBY RELEASE AND WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AND/OR LIABILITY AGAINST HIAS PENNSYLVANIA ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE HIAS PENNSYLVANIA WEB SITE.  YOU ALSO AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS HIAS PENNSYLVANIA FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS OR LIABILITY, INCLUDING COSTS AND ATTORNEYS FEES, ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE OR FAILURE TO ABIDE BY APPLICABLE LAW.

8. Choice of Law

The state and federal courts of the state of Pennsylvania are the exclusive forum and venue to resolve any and all disputes arising out of use of the HIAS Pennsylvania Web site.  Users of the HIAS Pennsylvania Web site consent to personal jurisdiction and venue by the state and federal courts of the state of Pennsylvania.  Furthermore, the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania govern any disputes arising from use of the HIAS Pennsylvania Web site.

9. Questions and Opting Out

If you have any questions or comments concerning any content on the HIAS Pennsylvania Web site; or would like to change, update, or delete your personal information, please contact HIAS Pennsylvania at: jBernsteinBaker@hiaspa.org

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