Effective: February 15, 2007

The following terms of use apply to the use of this web site at www.211taxonomy.org ("Taxonomy Website"), including without limitation all site-related services. The terms "you", "your" and "yours" refer to you, the guest/subscriber, including your employer and its employees, contractors and agents using the Taxonomy Website. The terms "we", "us" and "our" refer to Information and Referral Federation of Los Angeles County Inc. (dba 211 LA County). By using the Taxonomy Website, you agree to be bound by these terms of use. If you do not agree to be bound by these terms of use, you are not authorized to use the Taxonomy Website.

Disclaimer of Warranty for Taxonomy Website

WE PROVIDE THE TAXONOMY WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENTS ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND MAKE NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION EITHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES THAT MAY ARISE FROM COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE, WHICH ARE HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. No opinion, advice or statement from us or our affiliates, licensors, sponsors, agents, members or visitors, whether made on the Taxonomy Website or otherwise, shall create any warranty.

Content on Taxonomy Website

Despite our efforts to ensure that the content on the Taxonomy Website is accurate, complete and current, there may be instances when content is inaccurate or incomplete. We make no warranty or guarantee that the content on the Taxonomy Website is error-free, complete, or current, or that your use of the Taxonomy Website will be uninterrupted, error-free or secure, or that the Taxonomy Website is free of viruses or other harmful components. Your use of the Taxonomy Website and any materials provided through the Taxonomy Website are entirely at your own risk. We reserve the right, but shall not be obligated, to correct errors, update, add and/or remove content on the Taxonomy Website at any time without notice. You acknowledge and agree that we have no obligation to maintain or provide any updates, upgrades, enhancements, or other modifications to the Taxonomy Website.

We hope and believe that the content on the Taxonomy Website will be helpful as background reference, but they should not be construed as legal, accounting or other professional advice on any subject matter. We are not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional services or advice.

Changes

We reserve the right to change the Taxonomy Website (including any subscription pricing and/or content) without notice. In addition, we may revise these terms of use at any time effective immediately upon updating the Taxonomy Website. Your continued use of the Taxonomy Website following such changes will be deemed acceptance of such changes. Be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the current version of these terms of use. We reserve the right to limit the number of subscriptions sold, including the right to prohibit sales to re-sellers.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL WE, OUR SUBSIDIARIES OR AFFILIATES, OR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, INDIRECT, OR OTHER INDIRECT DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF DATA, USE, OR PROFITS, HOWEVER CAUSED, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHERWISE, AND WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH DAMAGES. OUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE MAXIMUM LIABILITY FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, SHALL BE THE GREATER OF (1) THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, TO ACCESS OR SUBSCRIBE TO THE TAXONOMY WEBSITE, OR (2) TWENTY DOLLARS ($20).

Code of Conduct

While using the Taxonomy Website, you agree not to:

While using the Taxonomy Website, you agree to comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.

Jurisdiction; Governing Law; Venue

These terms are governed and construed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of law rules. You agree that if any part of these terms is found to be unenforceable, the remainder of these terms will remain in full force and effect. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of any state or federal court located in the County of Los Angeles, California, United States of America, and waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to such courts.

Registration

When and if you register to become a subscriber to content made available on the Taxonomy Website, you agree to (1) provide accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by our subscription form and accompanying documents (including your email address) and (2) maintain and update your information (including your email address) to keep it accurate, current and complete. You acknowledge that, if any information provided by you is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we reserve the right to terminate your subscription and your right to use the Taxonomy Website.

As part of the registration process, you will be asked to select a username and password. We may refuse to grant you a username that impersonates someone else, is or may be illegal, is or may be protected by trademark or other proprietary rights law, is vulgar or otherwise offensive, or may cause confusion, as determined by us in our sole discretion. You will be responsible for the confidentiality and use of your username and password and agree not to transfer or resell your use of or access to the Taxonomy Website to any third party. YOU ARE ENTIRELY RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD AND FOR ANY AND ALL ACTIVITIES (INCLUDING PURCHASES, AS APPLICABLE) THAT ARE CONDUCTED THROUGH YOUR ACCOUNT.

Payment Information

You represent and warrant that all payment information that you provide to us or our third party payment processor will be accurate, current and complete. You agree to pay all charges incurred by you or any users of your account and credit card (or other applicable payment mechanism) at the price(s) in effect when such charges are incurred. We reserve the right to refuse or cancel any order containing any error or inaccuracy, including after the order has been submitted, whether or not the order has been confirmed and your credit card charged.

Taxonomy Website Announcements

Our press releases, announcements, and postings to this may site contain forward-looking statements that involve risk and uncertainties. They do not constitute an offer to sell or an obligation to buy any security.

License

If you are a subscriber, you may use the content made available on the Taxonomy Website for download to subscribers in accordance with the terms and conditions of your Taxonomy Subscription Agreement.

If you are not a subscriber, we hereby grant to you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, revocable license, subject to your compliance with these terms and conditions, to (1) access the Taxonomy Website except for portions designated for subscribers, and (2) use select portions of content made available on the Taxonomy Website for download by non-subscribers solely for your own internal evaluation of such content and not for distribution to or for the benefit of any third party. You shall not, and shall not allow any third party to: (i) access, copy or use all or any portion of the Taxonomy Website or the content contained therein except as expressly permitted above; (ii) transmit, display, make available or otherwise distribute all or any portion of the Taxonomy Website or the content contained therein to any third party; (iii) incorporate all or any portion of the Taxonomy Website or the content contained therein into any other product or service; or (iv) loan, lease, resell, sell, offer for sale, sublicense, adapt, translate, create derivative works of or otherwise modify or alter all or any portion of the Taxonomy Website or the content contained therein.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in the Taxonomy Subscription Agreement, you may use, copy, modify, distribute, and display (publicly or otherwise) the Public Domain Material available on the Taxonomy Website without restriction. The "Public Domain Material" shall consist of the Disaster Services section of the AIRS/INFO LINE Taxonomy of Human Services and any other sections that we expressly designate.

Nothing contained in these terms and conditions will be construed as conferring upon you, by implication, operation of law or otherwise, any license or other rights except as expressly set forth in this section.

Ownership/Copyright Notice

The Taxonomy and the selection, compilation, collection, arrangement and assembly thereof are protected by U.S. and international copyright, trademark and other laws, and you acknowledge that these rights are valid and enforceable. We retain and shall own all right, title and interest in and to the Taxonomy Website and any content contained therein (except for any Public Domain Material) and any derivative works or other modifications thereof, including, without limitation, all copyright, trademark, trade secret and other intellectual rights, subject only to the limited license set forth herein. You hereby assign, and agree to assign, to us all right, title and interest (including all intellectual property rights) throughout the world that you have or may have in the Taxonomy Website or any content contained therein (including with respect to any modifications suggested by, or other contributions made by, you), which assignment shall be deemed effective as to any future modifications or contributions immediately upon the creation thereof. You further irrevocably waive any "moral rights" or other rights with respect to attribution of authorship or integrity of any modifications suggested by, or other contributions made by, you under any applicable law under any legal theory.

The structure of the services index and definitions of the terms contained in the Taxonomy Website were originally published in A Taxonomy of Human Services A Conceptual Framework with Standardized Terminology and Definitions for the Field, Copyright© 1983-2011 Information and Referral Federation of Los Angeles County, Inc., PO Box 726, San Gabriel, CA 91778. No part of this listing of human services terms and definitions may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electrical, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior written permission of the Information and Referral Federation of Los Angeles County, Inc.

Trademarks

The trademarks, logos, and service marks displayed on the Taxonomy Website (collectively the "Trademarks") are the registered and unregistered trademarks of us, our licensors and suppliers, and others. You may not use the Trademarks, including without limitation in connection with any product or service, in any manner without our express written permission. Nothing contained on the Taxonomy Website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark.

External Links

The Taxonomy Website may provide links to third party web sites. Note that we have not reviewed all of the web sites that are linked on or to the Taxonomy Website, and we have no control over such sites or the content provided through such sites. All of your use of linked web sites is subject to the privacy practices and terms of use established by the specific linked site, and we disclaim all liability associated therewith. The fact that such links are offered does not indicate any approval or endorsement by us of any linked web site or any material contained on any linked web site. We strongly recommend that you review the privacy policies and terms of use of such web sites.

Termination

These terms and conditions shall remain effective until terminated in accordance with their terms. We reserve the right to immediately terminate these terms and conditions, the license granted herein and/or your access to and use of the Taxonomy Website or any portion thereof, at any time in the event of your breach or violation of these terms and conditions. Upon such termination for breach, your right to use the Taxonomy Website shall immediately cease, and you shall destroy all information or materials obtained from the Taxonomy Website and all copies thereof, whether made under these terms and conditions or otherwise.

Taxonomy Website Access and Security

You are solely responsible for providing, installing and maintaining at your own expense all equipment, facilities and services necessary to access and use the Taxonomy Website, including, without limitation, all computer hardware and software, modems, telephone service and Internet access.

If you are an employer, you shall ensure that each of your employees, contractors and agents complies with these terms and conditions, including, without limitation, the license restrictions above. You shall promptly notify us of any unauthorized copying, display, modification, transmission, distribution, or use of the Taxonomy Website or any content contained therein of which you become aware.

We reserve the right at any time and without prior notice to change the hours of operation of the Taxonomy Website or to limit your access to the Taxonomy Website for any reason, including without limitation, (1) in order to perform repairs or to make updates, upgrades, enhancements or other modifications or (2) in response to unforeseen circumstances or circumstances beyond our reasonable control.

Miscellaneous

If any of these terms and conditions are found to be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from the other terms and conditions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. This is the entire agreement between us relating to the subject matter herein and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous written or oral agreements between us with respect to such subject matter. These terms and conditions may not be modified or amended except by an instrument in writing signed by both you and us. These terms and conditions are not assignable, transferable or sublicenseable by you except with our prior written consent. No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. Any heading, caption or section title contained in these terms and conditions is inserted only as a matter of convenience and in no way defines or explains any section or provision hereof.

Questions

The Taxonomy Website is provided by Information and Referral Federation of Los Angeles County Inc. (dba 211 LA County). If you have any questions, comments or complaints regarding these terms of use or the Taxonomy Website, feel free to contact us at P.O. Box 726, San Gabriel, CA 91778 or (626) 350-1841 or info@211LA.org. Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California users are entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 400 R Street, Suite 1080, Sacramento, California 95814, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210. Current subscription pricing may be obtained at http://www.211taxonomy.org/help/subscribe or by contacting us at (626) 350-1841.

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