Effective Date: June 22, 2023
I. Visitor Code of Conduct
This website is provided by the Federal Communications Bar Association (“FCBA” or “we” or “us” or “our™), a volunteer organization of professionals, including attorneys, engineers, consultants, economists, government officials and law students in the study, development, interpretation and practice of communications and information technology law and policy.
Your access and use of this website indicates that you have read and understand the Terms and agree to be bound by this Agreement; if you do not desire to be bound by any of these Terms or the Agreement, do not use this website. FCBA retains the right to deny access, in our sole discretion, to any visitor for any reason, including for any violation of this Agreement and to restrict access to portions of our website to current FCBA members or authorized visitors only.
If necessary, and in accordance with applicable law, FCBA will cooperate with local, state and/or federal governmental authorities as required or to protect our website, visitors, affiliates and third-party providers or to prevent unauthorized use of the site or violations of law.
The failure of FCBA to exercise or enforce any right or remedy or any provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right, remedy, provision or cause of action.
II. Participation Eligibility
This website is intended for use by attorneys and other communications industry professionals. We will not knowingly collect Personal Information from visitors under eighteen years of age for activities or features on our website. Upon discovery of the participation of a person under eighteen years of age in such activities, their registration or participation will be canceled immediately, and all Personal Information will be deleted from our files.
Visitor may be required to select a password, user name, and/or other security item for certain website features. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and any other registration or security information. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or other registration information and further agree to indemnify and hold FCBA, governing board(s), officers, employees, members, affiliates, agents and any third-party provider harmless for any improper or illegal use of your password or registration information.
Visitor may request changes, updates or deletion of certain information either by operation of this site or by contacting us via e-mail. If your e-mail address is canceled, becomes inactive or inaccessible for an extended period of time, we may cancel your registration and delete all or part of your profile, to the extent allowed by law and in accordance with our Security Measures noted below.
Any conduct that violates this Agreement, or any additional posted policies, requirements or applicable laws, in any way may result in the suspension or termination of Visitor’s registration and access to the site, at FCBA’s sole discretion, in addition to any other remedies.
III. Restrictions on Visitor’s Use of Website Content
This website contains materials supplied by FCBA and its affiliates and third-party providers, as well as other sources, and is protected by copyrights, trademarks, servicemarks, patents, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights and laws. Material on this site may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. We have the right to make changes and update any material and/or information contained on this site without prior notice.
Except as expressly authorized by FCBA, Visitor may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, sell, license, rent, publicly display or perform, edit, adapt or create a derivative work of, in any manner, any material, content or design elements obtained from this site, including photographs, code and software (“Material”). Notwithstanding the above, Visitor may print or download the Material from this site only for personal or non-commercial use, provided that Visitor does not republish the Material and keeps intact all copyright, trademarks, servicemarks, patent and other proprietary notices.
Use of the Material for any purpose not expressly permitted in this Agreement is prohibited. As noted above, reproduction, copying, or redistribution for commercial purposes of the Material on this site is strictly prohibited without the express written permission of FCBA.
Visitor is also prohibited from framing FCBA’s website or linking to any other page except FCBA’s homepage without the express written permission of FCBA. For information on requesting such permission, please send a written request to FCBA at 1020 19th Street, NW, Suite 325, Washington, DC 20036; Attn: Executive Director. Decisions to grant, deny, or not respond to, such requests for permission are within the sole discretion of FCBA.
You represent and warrant that you are the owner or otherwise have the right to provide any information or materials (including pre-existing materials) that you post, upload or transmit for use in public or private areas on the website. You are responsible for all content that you post, e-mail, transmit, upload or otherwise make available through our website. You agree not to
use this website to make available any content that:
- is unlawful, harmful to adults or minors, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
- infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any person;
- contains unauthorized advertising or solicits other visitors;
- is intended to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality or integrity of any computer software, hardware or Materials on this website; or
- that otherwise violates the prohibitions contained in other FCBA policies or violates the rules of professional conduct applicable to a member of the bar making such statement.
Visitor hereby grants FCBA, its affiliates and third-party providers an irrevocable, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive worldwide license to use, copy, display, modify, edit and create derivative works from and distribute any information or materials that visitors post, upload or transmit in areas on our website. FCBA, and governing board(s), officers, employees, members, and agents will not be responsible for the action of Visitor or third parties with respect to any information, material or content posted, uploaded or transmitted via our website. Visitor agrees to indemnify and hold FCBA, governing board(s), officers employees, members, affiliates, agents, and third-party providers harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorney fees, made by any party arising out of information or materials that Visitor posts, uploads, transmits or submits on our website.
If you believe in good faith that Materials we host infringe on your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice, in accordance with the requirements set forth in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (“DMCA”), requesting that we remove or block access to the infringing Material. If you believe in good faith that someone has wrongfully filed a notice of copyright infringement against you, the DMCA permits you to send us a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see http://www.loc.gov/copyright. Notices and counter-notices should be sent to:
Federal Communications Bar Association
1020 19th Street, NW, Suite 325
Washington, DC 20036-6101
V. Choice of Law and Forum
FCBA org originates and is located in the United States, and this Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia, excluding its conflicts of law rules. Any dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement or your access or use of this website will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the District of Columbia, and you hereby submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts. If any provision in this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect the original intent of the provision, and the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.
VI. Access to Interactive Areas such as Chat Rooms, Bulletin Boards and Auditoriums
Currently, FCBA does not provide an interactive part to this website such as chat rooms, bulletin boards (also known as message boards), blogs or auditoriums (collectively identified as |“Interactive Areas”). We may, however, provide such service in the future. At that time, any submissions by visitors to Interactive Areas will be public and posted in public areas on the website. We will not be responsible for any information or materials posted by visitors in these Interactive Areas. We will post a specific code of conduct if we decide to provide Interactive Areas.
VII. Third-Party Links
Our website may contain links and pointers to other sites and resources on the Internet controlled by third parties. These links are provided solely as a convenience to our visitors and do not constitute an endorsement by, or affiliation with, FCBA, governing board(s), officers, employees, members, affiliates, agents, or third-party providers of any third-party resources or content. Any concerns regarding external links or websites should be directed to the respective website administrator or system operator. FCBA reserves the right, in our sole discretion, to terminate links with any third parties or other websites that we deem inappropriate or inconsistent with our website.
VIII. Disclaimer of Warranties
THE INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS.” FCBA DOES NOT WARRANT, EITHER EXPRESSLY OR BY IMPLICATION, THE ACCURACY OF ANY MATERIALS OR INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE SITE OR THEIR SUITABILITY FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ALTHOUGH THE INFORMATION PROVIDED TO VISITORS ON THIS SITE IS OBTAINED OR COMPILED FROM SOURCES WE BELIEVE TO BE RELIABLE, FCBA CANNOT AND DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, VALIDITY, TIMELINESS, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OR DATA MADE AVAILABLE TO VISITORS OR ITS SUITABILITY FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NONE OF THE INTERACTIONS WITH THIS WEBSITE SHALL CREATE AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOU AND EITHER THE FCBA OR ANY MEMBER OF THE FCBA. NONE OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS WEBSITE SHALL BE DEEMED THE PROVISION OF LEGAL ADVICE, AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT WITH YOUR ATTORNEY TO OBTAIN SUCH ADVICE.
NEITHER FCBA, NOR GOVERNING BOARD(S), OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, MEMBERS, OR AGENTS ARE LIABLE OR SHALL HAVE RESPONSIBILITY OF ANY KIND TO VISITOR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE THAT VISITOR INCURS IN THE EVENT OF (I) ANY FAILURE OR INTERRUPTION OF THIS SITE; (Il) ANY ACT OR OMISSION OF ANY THIRD PARTY INVOLVED IN MAKING THIS SITE OR THE DATA CONTAINED HEREIN AVAILABLE TO VISITOR; (II) ANY OTHER CAUSE RELATING TO VISITOR’S ACCESS OR USE, OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE, ANY PORTION OF THIS SITE OR MATERIALS ON THIS SITE; (IV) VISITOR’S INTERACTION OR SUBMISSIONS ON THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, RESUME OR EMPLOYMENT SUBMISSIONS; OR (V) FROM VISITOR’S FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ANY TERM OF THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER OR NOT THE CIRCUMSTANCES GIVING RISE TO SUCH CAUSE MAY HAVE BEEN WITHIN THE CONTROL OF FCBA OR ANY THIRD-PARTY PROVIDER PROVIDING SOFTWARE, SERVICES OR SUPPORT. IN NO EVENT WILL FCBA, GOVERNING BOARD(S), OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, MEMBERS, OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO VISITOR FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES OR COSTS, OR ANY OTHER LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND EVEN IF FCBA, GOVERNING BOARD(S), OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, MEMBERS, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, OR THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OR ANY OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY THEREOF.
IX. Security Measures
Agreement last modified June 22, 2023.