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Terms of Use Statement

The Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education ("AZFLSE") presents the general information on this web site as a service to the general public. While this site does provide information on law-related topics, it does not provide legal advice. Moreover, due to the rapidly changing nature of the law and our reliance on information provided by outside sources, we make no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content at this site or at other sites to which we link.

1. Agreement to Terms

AZFLSE, including its AZLawHelp.org project, provides access and use of this site ("Site") subject to your agreement to the following "Terms of Use" (the "Terms"). Please read these Terms carefully before accessing or using the Site. By accessing or using the Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms.

The Terms, as well as the Site (and information contained within the Site) may be updated or revised from time to time without notice to you. You agree to periodically review these Terms, and your continued access to or use of the Site shall constitute your acceptance of the updated or revised Terms.

2. Privacy and Contact Information

If asked to provide your e-mail address during your use of the site, please provide an accurate and complete e-mail address. Any email addresses submitted are used to provide a single response and are not retained by AZFLSE. AZFLSE recognizes the need to protect the privacy of users of this Site, and to provide additional privacy protection to children. Children 12 years old and younger may visit this Site without disclosing any personally identifiable information other than an email address, which will be used to provide a single response and will not be retained.

3. Use of Information and Services.

Third parties may provide certain information displayed on the Site. Although AZFLSE believes that such information comes from trustworthy sources, the third-party information is not necessarily sponsored, endorsed, recommended, or licensed by AZFLSE. You should directly contact the third parties and/or their references for the most accurate information.

4. Advice.

Neither AZFLSE nor its information sources or users are engaged in giving legal, medical, counseling or other professional services or advice in this Site. All content in this Site is made available purely to provide general information, is not legal advice and does not replace nor substitute for the professional advice or representation of an attorney licensed to practice in your location/jurisdiction.

5. No Liability.

Under no circumstances will AZFLSE be liable for any consequence relating directly or indirectly to any action or inaction you take based on the information, services or other material on the Site. While AZFLSE will attempt to keep its Site current, accurate, and complete, AZFLSE and its suppliers cannot guarantee, and will not be responsible for any damage or loss related to, the timeliness, accuracy, or completeness of the information, services, or other material on the Site.

6. Site Conduct.

When using the Site, you agree to abide by the following rules: (a) you may not post or transmit content (information, data, text, software, graphics, sound, photographs, video, messages, etc.) ("Content") that is unlawful, harassing, libelous, defamatory, obscene, fraudulent, harmful, threatening, abusive, hateful, that violates the property rights of others (including without limitation infringing use of a copyright or trademark), that violates the privacy or publicity right of others, or are otherwise objectionable; (b) you may not interfere with other users' use of the Site; (c) you may not use the Site to conduct any activity that is illegal or that violates the rights of others; (d) you may not use the Site to advertise or sell products or services to others; (e) you may not impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; (f) you may not post or transmit Content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, confidential information, etc.); (g) you may not post Content to the Site unless the Content is freely owned by you or used with the permission of all other persons with any rights in the Content; and (h) you may not use the Site to collect or store personal data about other users.

7. Removal of Content.

AZFLSE does not do a prior review of Content posted by any party other than AZFLSE and has no responsibility for Content posted by any party other than AZFLSE to the Site. However, AZFLSE reserves the right in its sole discretion to delete any Content submitted to or appearing on the Site. Message boards, "chat rooms" and/or other information sharing locations on the Site that may contain the opinions and views of other users. AZFLSE is not responsible for the accuracy of any messages or postings on the Site. If you believe that any Content posted on the Site is infringing, defamatory, unlawful, threatening, libelous, obscene, or otherwise violates the letter or spirit of these Terms, please contact AZFLSE immediately at [email protected].

8. Submission of Content.

If you submit Content to the Site, you grant to AZFLSE, or warrant that the owner of such Content has expressly granted to AZFLSE, a world-wide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, non-exclusive and fully sublicensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such Content (in whole or part) and/or to incorporate such Content in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed.

9. Internet Links.

The Site may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other Internet sites. AZFLSE has no control over such sites; AZFLSE does not endorse, and is not responsible for, any such sites or the information, material, products or services contained on or accessible through those sites. You acknowledge that AZFLSE shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance upon any such information, material, products, or services.

10. Third Parties.

Your correspondence or business transactions with, or participation in promotions of, third parties found on, or e-commerce through, the Site and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. You agree that AZFLSE shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such transactions or as the result of the presence of such third parties on the Site.

11. Indemnification.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless AZFLSE, its affiliates, governing board, officers, agents, employees, partners, and suppliers from any liability, loss, claim, demand, and expense (including reasonable attorneys' fees) related to (a) your use of the Site; (b) your violation of these Terms; or (c) your posting of Content to the Site.

12. Modifications to Site and Terms of Use.

AZFLSE reserves the right to, from time to time, discontinue, temporarily or permanently, with or without notice, the information, services, products, and/or other Content on the Site, or to add additional Content or Terms of Use. You should visit this page from time to time to review the most current Terms of Use to which you are bound. AZFLSE makes no commitment to update the Content or services at this Site.

13. Use and Storage of Content on the Site

AZFLSE may establish general practices and limits concerning the use of the Site, including without limitation, the maximum number of days that Content will be available on, or retained by, the Site. AZFLSE, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to change these general practices and limits at any time.

14. Ownership of Content and Marks.

All information on the Site, as well as the organization and layout of the site, other than Content posted by you, is owned and copyrighted by AZFLSE or its suppliers or other Site users. Except as expressly authorized by AZFLSE, you may not copy, distribute, resell, display, sublicense or create derivative works based on any such information from the Site, in whole or in part. The Site contains various proprietary logos, service marks, trademarks, slogans and/or product designations (collectively "Marks"). "Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education" and "AZLawHelp.org" are trademarks of AZFLSE. All Marks, content, or other materials contained in this Site are protected as copyrights, trade dress, trademarks and/or other intellectual properties owned by AZFLSE or by other parties that have licensed their material to AZFLSE. AZFLSE's trademarks may be used publicly only with written permission from AZFLSE. No AZFLSE trademark or service mark may be included in a hyperlink without AZFLSE's written permission. Any unauthorized use of the Marks or content of this Site may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws, in addition to being a material breach of the Terms of Use.

15. Disclaimer of Warranty.

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THIS SITE, AND ALL INFORMATION AND CONTENT ON THE SITE, IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. AZFLSE AND ITS INFORMATION SUPPLIERS DISCLAIM ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO THE SITE AND ALL INFORMATION, SERVICES, AND MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

AZFLSE MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT: (a) THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE SITE WILL BE SATISFACTORY; (b) THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE; (c) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, AND; (d) ANY ERRORS IN THE SITE WILL BE CORRECTED. AZFLSE DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY, USE, SECURITY, VALIDITY, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF, OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF, OR OTHERWISE RESPECTING THE CONTENT OF THE SITE OR ANY OTHER WEB SITES LINKED TO OR FROM THE SITE. AZFLSE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, COSTS OR EXPENSES ARISING OUT OF ANY USE OR RELIANCE UPON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS SITE OR USE, ACCESS OR INABILITY TO ACCESS THIS SITE. ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL, OR USE OF THIS SITE.

NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM AZFLSE OR THROUGH THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS.

16. Limitation of Liability.

IN NO EVENT SHALL AZFLSE OR ITS AFFILIATES, GOVERNING BOARD, OFFICERS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, PARTNERS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, BUSINESS, DATA OR PROFITS, LITIGATION AND THE LIKE, WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. WITH RESPECT TO GOODS OR SERVICES PURCHASED DIRECTLY FROM AZFLSE THROUGH THE SITE, AZFLSE'S LIABILITY, IN ANY CASE, IS EXPRESSLY LIMITED TO REPLACEMENT OF DEFECTIVE GOODS, OR, AT AZFLSE'S ELECTION, TO THE REPAYMENT OR CREDITING TO YOU OF AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE GOODS. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THESE TERMS OF USE AND THE SITE WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED TO YOU ABSENT SUCH LIMITATIONS. If any jurisdictions do not allow the foregoing limitations of liability, the foregoing limitations may not apply to you.

17. Termination.

AZFLSE may, in its sole discretion, with or without notice, suspend or terminate your use of this Site, and remove and discard any Content on the Site, for any reason, including, without limitation if you violate these Terms. AZFLSE may also bar you from any future access to the Site. AZFLSE will not be liable to you for any such suspension, termination or prohibition on future access.

Should you object to any subsequent modifications of the terms and conditions of these Terms, your sole recourse will be to immediately notify AZFLSE of your termination of these Terms, which termination will be effective immediately. To the extent permitted by applicable law, the terms and conditions of these Terms will survive any termination of these Terms.

18. Notices.

Any notices to you by AZFLSE may be made by either e-mail or regular mail.

19. General Provisions.

These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and AZFLSE and govern your use of the Site, superseding any prior agreements between you and AZFLSE regarding the Site (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of these Terms).

Any failure to enforce any part of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of any of AZFLSE's rights under these Terms of Use, whether for past or future actions of any person. Neither the receipt of any funds by AZFLSE nor the reliance of any person on AZFLSE's actions shall be deemed to constitute a waiver of any part of these Terms of Use. Legal waiver may be effected only by an express written waiver signed by an authorized representative of AZFLSE.

These Terms and the resolution of any dispute related to these Terms or the Site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Arizona, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. AZFLSE's failure to insist upon strict enforcement of any provision of these Terms shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of these Terms will be enforced in accordance with their terms. The section headings in these Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

Regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, you hereby waive your right to bring any claim against AZFLSE more than 1 year after such claim first arose.

20. Arbitration.

Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms will be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim will be arbitrated on an individual basis, and will not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. You consent to the arbitration being conducted in the county of Maricopa, Arizona. Judgment on the arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Either you or AZFLSE may seek any interim or preliminary equitable relief from a court of competent jurisdiction in the county of Maricopa, Arizona, necessary to protect the rights or property of you or AZFLSE pending the completion of arbitration.

21. Acceptance of Terms.

You acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. You represent that you have the legal authority to accept these Terms of Use for yourself or for any party that you represent. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE SITE

QUESTIONS

  • My husband and I own a home and have rented out a room to a man under a month to month lease. After 8 months we have decided that this is no longer what we want and have served him his 30 day notice to vacate. During this period he has moved his girlfriend in who never leaves our home even when he is at work and stays the night every night for the past 2 weeks. We clearly have it stated in the lease that the tenant shall not have overnight guests for more than 2 nights in a one week period. Can I call the cops and have her escorted off our property?
  • I paid a deposit & 1st months rent weeks ago. The Manager hasn't cashed my check. He will not give me the contact info of the landlord and won't give me a lease. What do I do?
  • What is the Arizona statute of limitations for a car loan on a repossessed car? 4 years or 6 years? When does it start running? After the first missed payment, or after the car gets auctioned off? Some people say the S.O.L. is 4 years because it is a car loan, and falls under this law: "47-2725. Statute of limitations in contracts for sale A. An action for breach of any contract for sale must be commenced within four years after the cause of action has accrued." Others say it is a written contract and therefore is subject to the standard 6 year S.O.L. Which one is correct?
  • My brother has been diagnosed with stage IV cancer. Both our parents have passed away. Can I take a leave of absence under the FMLA to care for him? Would a personal leave of absence cover this situation?
  • I bought a timeshare in Nevada, but due to my husbands remission of cancer and my multiple sclerosis, we can no longer make the payments. If they foreclose on the timeshare can they garnish my wages in Arizona
  • My ex husband was ordered by the court to provide me with his address and employment information within 10 days. It's been well over the 10 days and he refuses to give me the information. What forms do I file to request contempt charges and that he be forced to give me the information?
  • Myfather was murdered and I was told that since Iam family and they have made an arrest andlet him go am I allowed to see case files?
  • I am a father of two and my wife physically and mentally abuses our kids. How can I get emergency custody of my two kids?
  • I have a 6 month old son ahd i want his last name changed to his real father but I hand my ex-boyfriend that lived with me, he wanted to be his dad so my son has his last name we thought it would work, but it didn't. Now the real father wants to give him his last name, how do I get my son's last name changed to his father's?
  • My son is almost 9 years old and has never seen or met his biological father. He does not even know about him. My fiance has been his dad since he was 2. The bio dad has never attempted to see him or take responcibility and now that he is out of prison he all of a sudden wants to stake claim. Can he do this?

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    www.pimacountybar.org
    Referral number 520-623-4625
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