Terms of Use

Terms of Use

 

Uniformlaws.org is an internet website provided and maintained by the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) as a service to persons interested the work of the ULC. In addition to these terms, the ULC also maintains and publishes a Privacy Policy that describes the policies of the ULC with regard to personal information and a Cookie Policy that describes the ULC’s use of cookies.

By using this website you are agreeing to these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, then you are not allowed to use the website and should immediately terminate your use.

This site is owned and operated by ULC and contains material that is protected by copyright and trademark laws. Except as indicated below, you are authorized to view, copy, print, and distribute (but not to modify) the content on this website provided that (1) you use it only for informational, noncommercial purposes and (2) any copy, print, or distribution of the content includes the copyright notice or other appropriate attribution with the content. If you are using content on this website as part of a legislative process, you may view, copy, print, distribute and modify it provided that the use of the content includes prominent acknowledgement that it comes from the ULC. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyrighted material.

You are not authorized to copy or use separate from use on the website any software, proprietary processes, or technology embodied or described in this website.

You will comply with all applicable laws in accessing and using this website.

You acknowledge that the ULC may use your personal information and data according to its Privacy Statement and Cookie Notice, which are incorporated herein by this reference. You agree to the terms of the ULC’s Privacy Statement and Cookie Notice, including any obligations imposed on you in them.

 

Disclaimer and Limitations of Liability

THIS WEBSITE CONTAINS GENERAL INFORMATION ONLY AND THE ULC IS NOT, ON THIS WEBSITE, RENDERING PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OR SERVICES. BEFORE MAKING A LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISION, YOU SHOULD CONSULT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL ADVISOR.

This site provides links to internet sites provided by third parties. ULC does not operate or control in any respect the information, products, or services on these third-party sites. THIS WEBSITE AND THE MATERIALS ON THIRD-PARTY SITES TO WHICH IT LINKS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARITCULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, COMPATIBILITY, SECURITY, AND ACCURACY.  ULC DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONING OF THIS WEBSITE WILL BE FREE OF ERRORS OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT IT IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND YOU ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK OF LOSS RESULTING FROM YOUR USAGE. ULC WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF AN ACTION SOUNDING IN CONTRACT, STATUTE, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE, EVEN IF ULC KNEW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES.

IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THIS WEBSITE OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE WEBSITE.

 

Additional Terms

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. If a provision of this agreement is found to be unlawful, void, or unenforceable for any reason, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any remaining provisions.

ULC may revise these Terms of Use at any time in its sole discretion by posting the revised Terms of Use at the Terms of Use link (that is, the webpage that you are currently viewing). A revision shall be effective as to you and everyone upon posting, unless ULC explicitly states otherwise. It is your responsibility to be aware of any changes to these Terms of Use by checking this webpage. Your continued use of this Website following posted changed to these Terms of Use constitutes your agreement to the revised Terms of Use.

 

Privacy Statement

 

Last updated:   November 28, 2018

 

This Privacy Statement explains how the ULC collects, uses, shares, safeguards, and otherwise processes information when you use its website (uniformlaw.org) or otherwise interact with the ULC.

ULC reserves the right to change this Policy Statement at any time. If it changes the Statement, it will notify you by revising the date at the top of the statement. In some cases, the ULC may also provide you with additional notice, such as adding a statement to our website’s homepage.

 

How ULC Collects Your Information

 

Information ULC Collects From You

ULC collects information you provide directly to it. For example, ULC collects information when you request a ULC account.

The type of information collected from you includes:

  • Contact information, such as your name, email address, mailing address, and phone number.
  • Account information, such as your user ID and password.

Optional information you choose to provide, such as information about race and gender.



Information About Your Use of ULC Website

ULC automatically collects information about you when you access and use its website, including:

 

  • Log information, including the type of browser you use, access times, pages viewed, your IP address, search terms entered, and the page you visited before navigating to our website.
  • Device information about the computer or mobile device you use to access our website, including the hardware model, operating system and version, and unique devise identifiers.

Information collected by cookies and other tracking technologies. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, please see our Cookie Policy.

 

How ULC Uses Your Information

ULC uses your information to provide, maintain, and improve its services and mission. For example, ULC may use your information to:

  • Maintain and customize your account and its interactions with you.
  • Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages.
  • Send communications to you about its services and events and to provide news and information the ULC thinks will be of interest to you.
  • Monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with ULC services and its mission.
  • Detect, investigate, and prevent fraudulent transactions and other illegal activity and to protect the property rights of the ULC and others.
  • Carry out any other purpose described to you at the time the information was collected.

 


How ULC Shares Your Information

ULC does not share information about you with third parties, except as described in this statement. ULC may share your information:

  • With service providers, vendors and consultants that provide services on ULC’s behalf, such as providing payment processing and website updates.
  • To comply with a legal or regulatory obligation, protect and defend ULC’s rights and property, protect the safety of its users and the public, and protect against legal liability.
  • Between and among ULC’s current, future and past commissioners, observers and others closely connect with its services and mission.
  • With your consent and at your direction.

 

Managing your uniformlaw.org account

You may review, update, or modify your account information, including your profile and contact information, at any time by logging into your uniformlaws.org account.

 

Data Retention

ULC’s retention periods for personal data are based on its business needs and legal requirements. ULC retains personal data for as long as necessary for the processing purposes for which the data was collected and for any other permissible, related purpose. ULC may also retain certain transaction details and correspondence until the time limit for claims arising from the transaction has expired. 

 

Links to Other Websites

The ULC website contains links to third-party websites. When you click on those links, you will be subject to the privacy policies of those third parties. While ULC supports the protection of privacy on the internet, it cannot be responsible for the actions of third parties.

 

Contacting the ULC

If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Statement or ULC data protection practices, please contact the ULC’s Data Protection Officer by emailing WebMaster@uniformlaws.org or writing to:

Web Master
111 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 1010
Chicago, IL 60602

 

Cookie Policy

 

Effective November 28, 2018

 

The ULC’s Privacy Statement explains how it collects and uses information from and about you when you visit ULC’s website, create an account, or otherwise interact with it. This policy explains more about how the ULC uses cookies and your choices concerning cookies.

 

What are Cookies?

Like most websites, ULC’s website uses cookies and similar technologies to remember things about you so that the ULC can provide you with a better experience.

  • Cookies are small data files stored on your browser or device. They may be served by the entity that operates the website you are visiting (“first-party cookies”) or by other companies (“third-party cookies”). For example, the ULC partners with third-party analytics providers, like Google, which set cookies when you visit our websites. This helps ULC understand how you are using its services so that it can improve them.
  • Pixels are small images on a web page or in an email. Pixels collect information about your browser or device and can set cookies.
  • Local storage allows data to be stored locally on your browser or device and includes HTML5 local storage and browser cache.
  • SDKs are blocks of code provided by ULC’s partners that may be installed in its mobile applications. SDKs help ULC understand how you interact with its mobile applications and collect certain information about the device and network you use to access the application.

 

How We Use Cookies

The ULC uses cookies for a number of reasons, like helping it see which features are most popular, counting visitors to a page, improving user experience, keeping services secure, and generally providing you with a better experience. The cookies ULC use generally fall into one of the following categories.

Category of Cookies

Why ULC uses these cookies

Technical

These cookies are essential for ULC services to function properly. Like other cookies, technical cookies may be either first-party cookies or third-party cookies.

Preferences

ULC uses these cookies to remember your settings and preferences.

Security

ULC uses these cookies to help identify and prevent security risks.

Performance

ULC uses these cookies to collect information about how you interact with ULC services and to help it improve them.

For example, ULC may use these cookies to determine if you have interacted with a certain page.

Analytics

ULC uses these cookies to help it understand and improve its services.

For example, ULC uses these cookies to learn more about which features are the most popular with its users and where it may need to make improvements.

 

Device IDs: If you access our website using a mobile device, the advertising identifier associated with your device or other identifiers may be recorded and used for purposes similar to those of cookies. The ULC does not identify or record a device location.

 

Your Choices

You have a number of options to control or limit how ULC and its partners use cookies and similar technologies.  Although most browsers and devices accept cookies by default, their settings usually allow you to clear or decline cookies. If you disable cookies, however, some of the features of ULC services may not function properly.

To prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics, you can install Google’s opt-out browser add-on.

The ULC does not engage in targeted advertising.  Sites such as Facebook, Pinterest, and Google and setting options on your own device provide avenues for opting out of such advertising. But since the ULC does not engage in such advertising, opting out will have no effect on this website.

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about ULC’s use of cookies, please contact it at WebMaster@uniformlaws.org.

 

Code of Conduct

 

This is the code of conduct for posting user content on the Uniformlaws.org, online discussion spaces, and other sites maintained and operated by the ULC (collectively known as “ULC Sites”).

By accessing and using the ULC Sites you agree to the following Code of Conduct. If you do not agree to the Code of Conduct, Terms of Use, Privacy Statement, and Cookie Policy, you must immediately terminate use of the Sites.

By using the Sites, you agree that you will NOT post any of the following material:

 

1. Material that infringes the copyright of another person, including insufficient copyright attribution.

2. Material which defames, abuses or threatens another.

3. A statements that is bigoted, hateful or racially offensive.

4. Material that advocates an illegal activity or discusses an illegal activity with the intent to commit them.

5. Material that contains language or an image that is vulgar, obscene or indecent.

6. Unauthorized posting of personal information (name, address, phone number, email, etc.) of other users.

7. Advertising or other commercial solicitations.

8. The opinion of a fictitious or third party.

 

Additionally, you recognize the following rights of the ULC as it relates to any user-provided content:

 

1. Access to the ULC Site’s services is at the sole discretion of the ULC. The ULC retains the right to block, remove, edit or reject a posting or suspend access as it deems appropriate.

2. A posting or other material which is deemed inappropriate by the site administrator or other appropriate ULC person may be deleted upon discovery. A user who violates the Terms of Use or Code of Conduct may lose his or her account permanently.

 

This Code of Conduct is subject to amendment or modification at any time. Your use of the ULC Sites indicates your acceptance of any modification.

Effective in Current Form as of: November 28, 2018.