Terms of Use

Please read these terms and conditions of use carefully before using this site.

This Terms of Use applies to your use of the website(s) owned or operated by Young Americans for Liberty, Inc., and/or its affiliated 501(c)(3) entity Young Americans for Liberty Foundation, (collectively “we”, “us” or “our”). Your use of our website(s) is governed by the terms and conditions outlined in this Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy and use of our website(s) constitutes acceptance of all terms contained therein. If you do not accept any of the terms contained therein, you must cease use of our website(s) immediately.

We may revise and update these Terms of Use at any time. Your continued usage of this Site, as defined below, will mean you accept those changes. As used herein, the term “Site” refers to https://www.yaliberty.org/ worldwide web location, and mobile-optimized versions of the same to which this Terms of Use is linked along with any subpages or other websites or online accounts owned or operated by us.

Use of Content

This Site and any and all content on or available throughout the Site, including without limitation, text, graphics, images, software, audio, video, information, data materials, products, and services (collectively, the “Content”) is owned by us or our content providers. Subject to these Terms of Use, the Content is protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws and international treaties. Any use of the Content not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use is a breach of these Terms of Use and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws or the rights of third parties. Content and features are subject to change or terminate without notice at our sole and exclusive editorial discretion. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to us. If you violate any of these Terms of Use, your permission to use the Content automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the Content.

Children’s Privacy

We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. You should be aware this Site is not intended or designed to attract children younger than 13. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person we actually know is a child younger than 13. To further learn about our privacy commitment, please refer to the Privacy Policy.

Limitation on Liability

When using the Site, information will be transmitted using a medium and jurisdiction beyond our control and that of our suppliers. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any delay, failure, interruption or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of this Site.

This Site and the Content are provided on an “AS IS” basis. WE AND OUR AFFILIATES, LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES’ RIGHTS, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE, OUR AFFILIATES, LICENSORS/LICENSEES, AND SUPPLIERS ALSO MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO WHETHER THE INFORMATION ACCESSIBLE VIA THIS SITE, OR ANY WEB SITE WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED, IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, TRUTHFUL OR CURRENT. It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy and completeness of all information, opinions and other material on this Site or any website with which it is linked. Price information and promotions are subject to change without notice.

In no event shall we, our affiliates, licensors/licensees, suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on this Site be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, personal injury/wrongful death, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use or inability to use the Site or the Content, or damage to your computer system due to viruses or other defects, whether based on warranty, contract, tort or any other legal theory, whether or not we advised you of the possibility of such damages. We are not liable for any personal injury, including death, caused by your use or misuse of the Site, Content or Communities (as defined below) or for any other breach by you of these Terms of Use. Any claims arising in connection with your use of the Site, any Content or the Communities must be brought within one (1) year of the date of the event giving rise to such action occurred, regardless of when such event becomes known. Any action not brought within one year from the date of the triggering event shall be barred, without regard to any other statute of limitations established by law. Your remedies under these Terms of Use are exclusive and are limited to those expressly provided for in these Terms of Use.

User Submissions

By voluntarily submitting any information, communications, or content (including, but not limited to, photos, videos, personal stories, anecdotes and jokes) (each a “Submitted Item”) to this Site and/or Communities (as defined below), you agree such submissions are non-confidential for all purposes and you grant us and our affiliates and partners worldwide an irrevocable, nonexclusive, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, fully sub-licensable, right and license to use, display, publicly perform, modify, reproduce, publish, distribute, adapt, make derivative works of, sublicense and otherwise commercially and non-commercially exploit your Submitted Items and all copyright, trade secret, trademark or other intellectual property rights therein, in any manner or medium now existing or hereafter developed (including but not limited to print, film or electronic storage devices), without compensation of any kind to you or any third party, and the right to include your name and city of residence in connection with any such use. Each Submitted Item is also subject to such other terms and conditions as any of the affiliates and partners may specify for particular submissions. By submitting material to us, you represent and warrant you have full authority to grant the rights set forth above and your material will not, in whole or in part, infringe the intellectual property rights, rights of privacy or publicity, or any other rights of any third party. You further represent and warrant you have attained the legal age of majority in your state/province (18 in most states/provinces); A parent or guardian must submit on behalf of any minor. The submission of any Submitted Item in no way creates any obligation or duty on our part or the part of any affiliate and partner to post or use such Submitted Item or, if we do so, to give you credit. We may contact you via phone, email or mail regarding your submission.

DMCA Notice and Care 

You agree you will not upload or transmit any communications or content of any type that infringe or violate any rights of any party. It is our policy not to permit materials known by us to be infringing to remain on the Site. You should notify us promptly if you believe any materials on the Site, including advertisements, or materials available on or through links, frames, indexes and directories linked to this Site, infringe a third-party copyright. Upon our receipt of a proper notice of claimed infringement under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”), we will respond expeditiously to remove, or disable access to, the material claimed to be infringing and will follow the procedures specified in the DMCA to resolve the claim between the notifying party and the alleged infringer who provided the content at issue.

Please contact us at contact@yaliberty.org or the address listed at the bottom of this section for copyright infringement notices, if you have a question about us, a general inquiry, or need to contact us for any reason.

Young Americans for Liberty

P.O. Box 2751

Arlington, Virginia 22202

The Online Communities

We are happy to introduce within or linked to the Site various online communities, such as mail lists, comments, and/or other public forums, including but not limited to our social network sites (collectively, the “Communities”). The Communities are a service intended to provide you with forums for the free-flowing exchange of information and opinions. With your help, the Communities can be an informative experience for all. We encourage your participation but asks you to remember you are solely responsible for the content of messages you post. We do not and cannot review every message posted (but reserve the right to do so).

Please read carefully the policies below. If you cannot comply with these policies and the Terms of Use, please do not use the Communities. As a member of the Communities provided by us, you acknowledge and agree to the following:

  1. You are 13 years or older to participate.
  2. The information you submit to the Communities shall not be deemed confidential, and shall be publicly available to third parties. You agree not to reveal any private information, including but not limited to health, financial and personally identifiable information, if you do not wish this information to be published. Furthermore, you agree not to reveal the health or other private information of third parties without their knowledge and consent.
  3. Content available through the Communities is provided “AS IS,” and you are solely responsible for your reliance on and use of such content. We are not responsible for the consequences of any communications made through the Communities. In cases where you feel threatened or believe someone else is in danger, you should take appropriate action such as contacting your local law enforcement agency immediately. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.
  4. You agree not to upload to or distribute or otherwise publish through the Communities any content that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, slanderous, threatening, harassing, or abusive, to any other person or entity, or is otherwise inappropriate or unlawful. You are solely responsible for the content of the messages that you post.       While we reserve the right to remove any objectionable posts that are in violation of these Terms of Use, we cannot review every post to ensure compliance. Any post that is removed by us is done in our sole discretion and may not be appealed.
  5. You agree not to use the Communities for any purpose in violation of local, state, or federal laws or regulations.
  6. You agree not to upload to or distribute or otherwise publish through the Communities any content that violates or infringes the copyright, trademark, or any other personal or proprietary rights of any third party.
  7. The Communities may be used only for non-commercial purposes. You agree not to, without our express approval, distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation of funds, advertising or solicitation for goods or services.
  8. Messages, information, or other materials posted to the Communities are subject to use by us and our licensees in any medium (now in existence or hereafter developed), for any purpose, in perpetuity without further notice or any compensation of any kind to you or any third party. The submission of such materials in no way creates any obligation or duty on our part to post or use such materials, or to give you any credit.
  9. Your participation in the Communities is solely at your own risk. In addition to your obligations under the Indemnity section of these Terms of Use, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless us, our affiliates, licensors and suppliers, and the directors, officers, employees, agents, licensees, representatives and independent contractors of the foregoing from any and all claims, liabilities, costs, damages or losses they may incur (including, without limitation, attorney’s fees) arising out of a violation or alleged violation by you of these policies or arising from content posted by you in the Communities. You agree to cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any such claim.
  10. You agree not to post chain letters or pyramid schemes; impersonate another person or allow another person or entity to use your identification for posting or viewing comments; distribute viruses or other harmful computer code; harvest or otherwise collect information about others (including email addresses) without their consent; or post the same note more than once or “spam.”
  11. You agree not to disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, or post comments not related to the topic being discussed (unless it is clear the discussion is free form), or otherwise engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Communities or the Site, or which, in our sole judgment, exposes us or any of our affiliates, licensors, licensees, customers or suppliers to any liability or detriment of any type.
  12. If you become aware of a violation of these policies, please notify us by sending a detailed email message to contact@yaliberty.org.

We reserve the right (but are not obligated) to do any or all of the following:

  1. Record the dialogue submitted through the Communities.
  2. Investigate any allegation a communication(s) does not conform to these policies and/or the Terms of Use and determine in its sole discretion to remove or request the removal of the communication(s).
  3. Delete, move or edit communications determined, in our sole discretion, to be abusive, defamatory, obscene, in violation of copyright or trademark laws, otherwise illegal, disruptive, or otherwise unacceptable for any reason.
  4. Terminate a user’s access to any or all of the Communities and/or this Site upon any breach of these policies and/or the Terms of Use.
  5. Monitor, edit or disclose any communication posted in the Communities.
  6. Edit or delete any communication(s) posted in the Communities or anywhere on this Site, regardless of whether such communication(s) violate these standards.

We reserve the right to take any action we deem necessary to protect the personal safety of our users or the public. We have no liability or responsibility to users of this Site or the Communities or any other person or entity for performance or nonperformance of the aforementioned activities.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless us, our affiliates, licensors and suppliers, and the directors, officers, employees, agents, licensees, representatives and independent contractors of the foregoing from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your violation of these Terms of Use, your submissions to the Site, your violation of any rights of another or applicable laws and regulations, or your use of any content on or accessible through the Site.

Advertisements and Links to Other Sites

We do not endorse the content on any third-party websites. We are not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites, indexes or directories, sites framed within this Site, or third-party advertisements, and do not make any representations regarding their content, accuracy or non-infringement. We do not endorse any product advertised on this Site. Your use of third-party web sites is at your own risk and subject to the terms of use of use for such sites. You should be aware both the terms of use and the privacy policies of linked sites may differ from ours.

Trademarks

The tradenames, logos, titles, designs and trademarks under which we and our affiliates operate are trademarks of us, our affiliates or licensors and are all proprietary to their respective owners. Except as may be specifically permitted in accordance with these Terms of Use, any use of such names, tradenames, logos, titles, designs and trademarks is strictly prohibited without the prior written consent of their respective owners.

General

If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition. The following provisions survive the expiration or termination of these Terms of Use for any reason whatsoever: Limitation on Liability, User Submissions, The Online Communities, Indemnity, General, Jurisdiction, and Complete Agreement.

Jurisdiction

We are based in Arlington, Virginia, in the United States of America. We make no claim the Content is appropriate or may be downloaded outside of the United States. Access to and contact or input to the Content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Site from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.

You expressly agree exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with us, or in any way relating to your use of the Site, resides in the courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia in connection with any such dispute, including any claim involving us and/or any of our affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers and content providers.

These Terms of Use, the Site, and the use of information (including personally identifiable information) provided or accessible through the Site, are governed by the internal substantive laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without respect to its conflict of laws principles.

Complete Agreement

Except as expressly provided in a particular “legal notice” on the Site, these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy constitutes the entire agreement between you and us with respect to the use of this Site, and Content.

Thank you for your cooperation. We hope you find this Site helpful and convenient to use.

Last Updated August 2017