Terms of Service Policy

Welcome to The Rhode Island Association for Justice'® ("RIAJ" or "Association") website - your number one online resource! This Terms of Service Policy (Policy) applies solely to information contained on this website. By accepting this policy you expressly agree to adhere to all statements made herein. RIAJ may make modifications to this Policy without notice. Such modifications are effective immediately upon being published on www.rijustice.org. We encourage visitors to review our policies periodically. This Policy will be governed by the laws of the State of Rhode Island.

 

OWNERSHIP OF NAME AND SITE

The name Rhode Island Association (RIAJ) is a registered trademark. Nothing herein grants any person or entity ownership or ongoing interest in the name or logos of The Rhode Island Association for Justice or rijustice.org for any purpose not approved by RIAJ or for any purpose subsequent to any termination of this Policy. Nothing in this Policy prohibits RIAJ from granting a license to use RIAJ's name or logos in regard to providing of services or products.

 

TITLE, PROPERTY RIGHTS

The RIAJ website, www.rijustice.org, in its entirety is the property of The Rhode Island Association for Justice. RIAJ retains ownership of all information, databases, programs and content contained on  rijustice.org and maintains editorial control over the entire content of its' website. It is understood that all lists of RIAJ's members, as well as all documents, systems, data, policies or other information contained on  rijustice.org are proprietary and shall be and remain the property of RIAJ and may be utilized by a visitor of this site only for the purposes and under the conditions set forth in this Policy. No component of this website may be replicated to reproduce another website. Member contact information may not be entered into a computer database without the prior, written permission of RIAJ.

Throughout rijustice.org there are documents for download or printing. RIAJ grants permission to any

non-member visitor to view and print any public document. Information or documents that have been designated for members, where access is only granted after logging into Member Services with a username and password, should be used for the express benefit of an RIAJ member and not shared with any non-member. RIAJ may, but a visitor may not, exercise the right to reproduce and license to others, for profit or otherwise, any such lists, documents, systems data, policies or other information contained on rijustice.org. Violators are subject to discipline under federal copyright laws.

 

INDEMNIFICATION AND HOLD HARMLESS

Any visitor to rijustice.org shall indemnify and hold RIAJ, its directors, officers, agents, employees, affiliates, successors or assigns harmless from and with respect to any loss, damage, liability, claims, costs, causes of action, judgments, payments, expenses, including expenses for investigation and attorneys' fees arising out of or relating to any information obtained by the visitor directly or indirectly through rijustice.org. Sponsorship of any rijustice.org web page or business listings in Litigation Services or links to Business.  Visitors to rijustice.org agree to hold harmless and indemnify The Rhode Island Association for Justice and its directors, officers, agents, employees, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors and assigns from and against any and all loss, damage, liability, claims, costs, causes of action, judgments, payments, expenses, including expenses for investigation and attorneys' fees, which in any way result or arise from the actions, experiences or exchange of information with any business listed or website sponsor located on rijustice.org. Web page sponsors, businesses participating in Litigation Services agree to The Association's advertising policies or terms and conditions for the service of interest, which are incorporated as part of the sponsorship contract or agreement.

 

INFORMATION COLLECTED ON rijustice.org

When you fill out an online form on rijustice.org, we collect and store any information you enter on our website. Examples of instances where we collect your information are, but not limited to, registration for CLE seminars, membership applications, pledge forms, information request forms or online dues payments. The information collected may include:

 - Your Name

 - Your RI Bar ID Number and Date Admitted

 - Your Date of Birth

 - Your Mailing or Street Address

 - Your Phone and/or Fax Number

 - Your Email Address

 - Information Pertaining to Your Practice

 - Your Political Affiliation

 - Your Gender

 - Type of Credit Card Being Used (American Express, MasterCard or VISA)

 - Name Imprinted on the Credit Card Being Used

 - The Credit Card and Verification Number

 - The Credit Card Expiration Date
Along with the above we will also collect any information you provide as it pertains to the product or service you are attempting to purchase or signup for. Some information to be provided on rijustice.org may be required in order to process requests. Where applicable, we have indicated which fields are required by popup messages upon the visitor's attempt to submit an incomplete form. The visitor always has an option to not provide information simply by electing not to use a particular service or feature.

 

YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Visitor agrees that RIAJ may use their personal information to improve marketing and promotional efforts, to analyze site usage, improve site content or product/service offerings as well as customize the site's content or layout. Use of this information assists RIAJ in an attempt to improve the site and better tailor it to meet all visitor needs while using the site.

 

USERNAME AND PASSWORD INFORMATION

Each member of The Association has their own unique website username and password. RIAJ strongly urges members to not disclose this information with anyone. The username and password gives a member the ability to update their personal information (profile), make pledges, pay dues or subscription balances, access members only [attorney] material and more through rijustice.org. To do so the member must log into Member Services with their username and password. Members are responsible for all actions taken with their username and password. Passwords can only be obtained by providing an email address and making a request from the rijustice.org  Home or Member Services Pages. If RIAJ does not have an email address on file or the member's email address has changed but not updated on rijustice.org you will not be able to obtain your username and password. Association staff will make every effort to update rijustice.org in a timely manner while ensuring that the information being provided is a valid request by a member.

Association [voting] members are offered an opportunity to "enhance" the basic contact information displaying on rijustice.org.  Rijustice.org (name, firm name, address and phone number, email address, areas of practice) by adding their website. Information obtained from any member contact record on rijustice.org that has been enhanced does not imply a referral by The Rhode Island Association for Justice nor does it imply qualifications of any member to represent you in any legal proceedings.

 

OTHER WEBSITE LINKS

There are several places on rijustice.org where visitors might encounter links to other websites. These links are intended to provide a mechanism by which members or non-members can easily access resources related to but outside the scope of information maintained on rijustice.org. RIAJ  will not be responsible for information contained, utilized on or privacy practices of other websites, including those reached through website sponsorships, businesses listed in Litigation Services or links on rijustice.org or other sites may have their own policies regarding privacy. Visitors linking from rijustice.org to another site should protect themselves by searching for and reading privacy policies located on the destination site(s) before disclosing any personal information. If a visitor accessed rijustice.org through another site, the visitor should be aware that the site linked from may collect their own information; refer to the privacy policies on those sites to see how information is collected and used. Sponsorship of any rijustice.org  web page, listings in Litigation Services on rijustice.org does not imply endorsement of sponsor/business or the products or services they provide.

 

QUESTIONS OR REQUESTS FOR MORE INFORMATION

Questions pertaining to the Terms of Service Policy of rijustice.org may be directed to:

Director of Information Technologies

Rhode Island Association for Justice

400 Reservoir Avenue, Suite 3A

Providence, Rhode Island 02907
Phone 401.273.8820

Fax 401.521.3350