Terms & Conditions of UTLA Website Use
Welcome to the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) Website. By using, accessing, and/or visiting the UTLA website, social media platforms, or other UTLA online activity (collectively the “Website”),you signify your agreement to these terms and conditions (“User Agreement”). Please read the complete Terms & Conditions before using this Website. Thank you.
If you do not agree to be bound by all of these terms and conditions, you are not authorized to use the Website. UTLA may modify the terms and conditions at any time. Your use of the Website after a change has been posted will be subject to the modified terms and conditions.
You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth herein, and to abide by and comply with this User Agreement. In any case, you affirm that you are over the age of 13, as the Website is not intended for children under 13 nor is any content aimed at children under 13.
Disclaimer Of Liability
UTLA presents the information on this Website as a service to members of the general public. To the extent the information and publications on the Website are about legal issues related to the agreements that UTLA collectively bargains with employers, they are not intended to provide, nor are they the equivalent of, legal or professional advice. You should not act or rely on any information that you obtain from the Website without first seeking the advice of our professional staff regarding the facts of your specific situation. People seeking specific legal advice or assistance should contact an attorney, either by contacting a bar association Lawyer Referral Service, such as the services operated by the Los Angeles County Bar Association, or another source. Anyone reviewing the publications on the Website should also consult the relevant collective bargaining agreements, statutes, and court decisions when relying on cited material.
Similarly, UTLA provides links to other sites UTLA believes may be informative. These links to third party sites or information are not intended, and you should not interpret them, as constituting or implying our endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation of the third party information, products or services found there. UTLA does not maintain or control those sites.
THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS.” YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, UTLA, AS WELL AS ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY, “THE UTLA PARTIES”), DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE AND YOUR USE THEREOF. THE UTLA PARTIES CANNOT AND DO NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE WEBSITE’S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE. NOR DO THE UTLA PARTIES GUARANTEE THAT THE WEBSITE WILL BE ERROR FREE, OR CONTINUOUSLY AVAILABLE, OR THAT THE WEBSITE WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE UTLA PARTIES DO NOT WARRANT, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE PROVIDED, ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING.
Trademark And Tradename
The terms “UTLA,” “United Teachers Los Angeles,” our logo and other trademarks, trade names, service marks and indicia of source (Marks) are owned by UTLA. You may not use our Marks in connection with any product or service that does not belong to us, nor in any manner likely to cause confusion about whether UTLA is affiliated with or the source, sponsor, or endorser of the product or service or in any manner that disparages UTLA.
Conditions Of Use
As a condition of your use of the Website, you warrant to UTLA that you will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms and conditions. You may not use the Website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Website or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Website. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Website.
You agree not to transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited advertising, promotional information, bulk e-mail or other solicitation.
You agree not to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, macros, “robots,” “spiders,” or “offline readers,” that accesses the Website in a manner that sends more request messages to the Website servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional web browser. Notwithstanding the foregoing, UTLA grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the site for the sole purpose of and solely to the extent necessary for creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials. UTLA reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases.
You agree not to transmit or otherwise make available any content containing any “virus,” “worm,” “trojan horse,” or any other computer code, file, or program designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.
You agree not to alter or modify any part of the Website.
You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Website or our sites or servers (or networks connected to our Website).
You agree not to harass, threaten, embarrass, defame, or cause distress to a person or entity on or through the Website.
You agree not to transmit or otherwise make available on or through the Website any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, hateful, discriminatory, or racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable, as solely determined by UTLA.
This list of permissions and restrictions, along with the other terms discussed herein, is not intended to be complete, but merely illustrative. UTLA reserves the right in our sole and final judgment to determine whether conduct violates conduct requirements for the Website. UTLA reserves the right, without limitation or prejudice, to suspend or terminate a user’s access to the Website, without prior notice and at UTLA’s sole discretion.
Through the Website, UTLA provides users with access to a variety of resources, including personalized content. UTLA reserves the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue the Website, or any part of the Website, at any time, for any reason without prior notice to you. You agree that UTLA shall not be liable for any such modification, suspension, or discontinuance.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
UTLA collects your Personal Information only when you provide it to us voluntarily through various activities on the Website, via phone calls, or by mail. “Personal Information” includes your name, employee number, social security number, mailing address, home and cell phone numbers, school name, school type, employment type, credit card information and e-mail address. If at any time you prefer to provide such information by phone, fax, or in writing, please visit the Contact Us section of the Website.
The Website also contains pages where you can join our e-mail newsletter, and may contain pages where you can register for a seminar or clinic, fill out an application for group legal services, apply for an job, or send an email inquiry.
UTLA reserves the right to disclose your Personal Information to respond to a subpoena, court, search warrant, or other legal process, to defend UTLA against legal claims, or for other reasons that UTLA determines in good faith are necessary or appropriate. UTLA may transfer Personal Information to its successors or assigns, if permitted by and done in accordance with applicable law.
To provide us with updates in your Personal Information, to modify your preferences regarding supplying your information to third parties, to be removed from mailing lists, or to have your Personal Information removed from our database, contact us with your information or request as described in the Contact Us section of the Website.
At any time, you can contact us if you need to correct your information or want to be removed from any of our lists.
Cookies and other Aggregate Information
“Cookies” are small text files that a website can use to recognize repeat users, facilitate ongoing access to and use of the website, and allow a website to track usage and collect aggregate data in order to improve the website. The Website may set “cookies” to automatically track data and non-personal information about users.
UTLA may use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the Website, track volume of usage, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to any user’s personal information. UTLA uses this information to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of the Website and to help make the Website more useful.
UTLA uses reasonable precautions to host and maintain the Website in a secure manner and to safeguard it from unauthorized access. No transmission through the Internet, however, can be guaranteed to be completely secure, so you submit information at your own risk. If you send us an e-mail, it is not necessarily secure against interception.
Effective Date of Policy
This User Agreement shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of California, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Any claim or dispute between you and UTLA that arises in whole or in part from the Website shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in California. This User Agreement, together with any other legal notices published by UTLA on the Website, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and UTLA concerning the Website and supersedes prior agreements, if any, between you and UTLA relating to any matter dealt with in the User Agreement. If any provision of this User Agreement is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this User Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of this User Agreement shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and UTLA’s failure to assert any right or provision under this User Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. This User Agreement, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by UTLA without restriction. This User Agreement and the rights and obligations created hereunder shall be binding upon and inure solely to the benefits of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns, and nothing in this User Agreement, express or implied, is intended or should be construed to confer upon any other person any right, remedy or claim under or by virtue of this User Agreement. You and UTLA agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to the Website must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues. Otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.