Terms of Use

These Terms of Use govern your access to and use of the website www.effectivesanctions.org (the “Website”). We reserve the right to update and change these Terms of Use from time to time without notice. Any new features that augment or enhance the current Website shall be subject to these Terms of Use. Your continued use of the Website after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes.

  • As you interact with the Website, we may collect information about your use of the Website.  Please review the Privacy Policy if you wish to know more about what data is captured.
  • Unless otherwise specified, the Website and the content thereon are intended for your lawful, personal, non-commercial use only. You are solely responsible for all usage of, or activities on, the Website by you and by those you authorize or allow to use, or provide access to, the Website (for example, by authorizing or allowing access to any computer, mobile or other device on which the Website resides or is accessible).  Note that if you access the Website on a mobile device, you are solely responsible for any associated fees you incur from your mobile network provider associated with such use.
  • Content on the Website that is provided by us, our licensors, vendors and/or service providers, including, without limitation, literary works, visual works, audio works, audiovisual works, trademarks, trade names, website marks and other brand identifiers is protected by local, state, federal, provincial, national, international, and foreign copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws, rules, and regulations, and is the property of us or our licensors, vendors and/or service providers.
  • You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless us, the Website operators, owners and their principals, directors and affiliates from any and all claims, damages or liability that arise or could arise from your use of the Website, your breach of these Terms of Use or any third party rights or your violation of any law.
  • It is a violation of these Terms of Use to use the Website to violate the law or relevant regulations in any manner, including, without limitation, publication of content which, in our opinion:  (i) is capable of disruption of systems in use by other Internet users or website providers (i.e., viruses or malware); (ii) seeks or apparently seeks authentication or login details used by operators of other Internet sites (i.e., phishing); (iii) or may mislead or deceive visitors to the Website that the Website has an affiliation with the operator of another Internet site.
  • You shall ensure that all equipment, hardware, software, products and/or websites you use to access, visit, or use the Website does not disturb or interfere with our operation of the Website, or impede or interfere with others’ access, visitation and/or use of the Website. We reserve the right, in addition to our other remedies, with or without notice, to immediately terminate your access to the Website if such access is causing interference with the Website, our vendors, or our users.
  • We may, in our sole discretion, suspend, transfer, or terminate a user’s access to the Website for violation of any of the requirements or provisions of these Terms of Use on receipt of a complaint if we believe:
  1. a violation of these Terms of Use has or may have occurred; and/or
  2. suspension and/or termination may be in the public interest.

We may delegate our right to take any action or may act upon any report from such a delegee without prior notification to the user.

  • You acknowledge that we have not reviewed and do not necessarily endorse the content of sites, applications, destinations or services linked to or accessible from the Website and are not responsible for the content or actions of any such other sites, applications, destinations or services. Your linking to or accessing any other site, application, destination or service is at your sole risk.
  • If you have reason to believe that your content has been copied and/or is accessible on the Website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that the Website contains links or other references to another site, application, destination or service that contains content or activity that infringes your copyright rights, you may notify us by providing the following information:
  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if multiple copyrighted works at the Website are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at the Website;
  • Identification of the copyrighted work that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate such copyrighted work;
  • Information reasonably sufficient to enable us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
  • A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted work in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Please send notices to [email protected]

  • YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE USING THE WEBSITE AT YOUR OWN RISK AND IT IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, “WITH ALL FAULTS” AND ON AN “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, AND WE HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, AND GUARANTEES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY, CONDITION, GUARANTEE OR REPRESENTATION, WHETHER ORAL, IN WRITING OR IN ELECTRONIC FORM, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN OR PROVIDED BY US OR THE WEBSITE. WE DO NOT REPRESENT, WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THAT ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, OR ERROR FREE, OR THAT THERE WILL BE NO FAILURES, DELAYS, INACCURACIES, ERRORS OR OMISSIONS OR LOSS OF TRANSMITTED CONTENT, OR THAT NO SOFTWARE DISABLING DEVICES, TIME BOMBS, VIRUSES, WORMS, BUGS, OR DEVICES OR DEFECTS OF SIMILAR NATURE WILL BE TRANSMITTED ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE, AND WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE IN THE EVENT OF ANY SUCH OCCURRENCE.
  • IN NO EVENT SHALL WE, OUR AFFILIATES, OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, MEMBERS, PARTNERS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS OR SERVICE PROVIDERS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELEASED ENTITIES”), BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, EVEN IF THE PROTECTED ENTITIES HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION UNDER CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, OR ANY OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, OR PERFORMANCE OF ANY SITE OR THE INFORMATION, WEBSITES, PRODUCTS, AND MATERIALS AVAILABLE FROM ANY SITE. THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE PROTECTED ENTITIES BE LIABLE FOR OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY CONTENT POSTED, TRANSMITTED, EXCHANGED OR RECEIVED BY OR ON BEHALF OF ANY USER OR OTHER PERSON ON OR THROUGH A SITE. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE PROTECTED ENTITIES FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) IN THE AGGREGATE, ARISING FROM THESE TERMS OF USE OR YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, EXCEED, IN THE AGGREGATE, $10 (TEN UNITED STATED DOLLARS).
  • You agree that any cause of action or claim brought against us must commence within one (1) year after the underlying issue first arose; otherwise, you waive any right to bring such cause of action and such cause of action is permanently barred.  You agree that, regardless of where you access, visit and/or use the Website, all issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States and the District of Columbia, without regard to any principles of conflict of laws. Any disputes that result in court action will be resolved exclusively by a state or federal court located in the District of Columbia and you specifically consent to the personal jurisdiction of such courts and waive any claim of forum non-conveniens. To the extent permitted by applicable law, all judgments or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket damages (excluding attorneys’ fees) and shall not include any indirect, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages.
  • If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms of Use to be invalid or unenforceable, that provision or portion will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of the parties, and the remainder of these Terms of Use will continue to be valid and enforceable in full force and effect.
  • The Website is operated out of the United States and is intended for United States based users. The Website may not be available to users outside of the United States. We make no representation that materials or information on the Website are appropriate or available for use outside of the United States, and access to them from jurisdictions where their content is illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access the Website outside of the United States do so at their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. You may not use or export any materials produced by the Website in violation of United States’ or any other jurisdiction’s export, re-export, or import laws and regulations.

Last updated: January 30, 2020