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From time to time we may revise this User Agreement including its Online Privacy Statement, so be sure to check these web pages occasionally. If we do make material changes, we will post a notice on our home page that the User Agreement has been modified and provide a link to the revised User Agreement. When you continue to use the ACLU of Alaska Website after we post a change, it means you agree to the new rules.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska and the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska Foundation are separate organizations that are each engaged in the same mission of defending the rights guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution, including First Amendment freedoms, equality, privacy rights and fundamental fairness. To learn more about the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska and the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska Foundation and the different activities carried on by each organization, click Learn more about the distinction between these two components of the ACLU at the bottom of this page.

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ALTHOUGH WE TAKE REASONABLE STEPS TO PREVENT THE INTRODUCTION OF VIRUSES, WORMS, “TROJAN HORSES” OR OTHER DESTRUCTIVE MATERIALS TO THE ACLU OF ALASKA WEBSITE, WE DO NOT GUARANTEE OR WARRANT THAT THE ACLU WEBSITE OR MATERIALS THAT MAY BE DOWNLOADED FROM THE ACLU WEBSITE ARE FREE FROM SUCH DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR HARM ATTRIBUTABLE TO SUCH FEATURES.

WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, LOSS OR INJURY BASED ON ERRORS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN THE ACLU OF ALASKA WEBSITE, NOR FOR ANY CLAIM, LOSS OR INJURY THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR USE OF THE ACLU OF ALASKA WEBSITE OR YOUR BREACH OF ANY PROVISION OF THIS USER AGREEMENT.

We reserve the right to terminate the ACLU of Alaska Website and this User Agreement at any time without notice for any reason, including, in the case of the User Agreement, for your violation of any of its provisions. The Limitation of Liability and Governing Law Sections of this User Agreement survive any such termination.

This User Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Alaska applicable to contracts made and performed there without regard to its conflicts of law principles. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Alaska State Courts in the Third Judicial District at Anchorage, and/or the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska at Anchorage, and waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to such courts.

 

Effective as of November 1, 2013.

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