Terms of Service

IMPORTANT NOTICE. THIS IS A BINDING LEGAL DOCUMENT. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE OR SUBMITTING ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION. YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS BY USING OUR WEBSITES OR OTHERWISE ACCESSING FLORIDA JUSTICE TECHNOLOGY CENTER CONTENT.

1. Who’s who?
When “We” or “Us” or “Our” are used in these terms and conditions, it is a reference to Florida Justice Technology Center and its affiliates. For a current list of Our affiliates, click here.  Florida Justice Technology Center’s Websites are designed to comply with U.S. laws and regulations. “You” or “Your” refers to the person accessing or using services provided through Our Websites. If You are using Our Website on behalf of Your employer, “You” or “Your” also refers to Your company or employer.

2. Agreeing to these Terms
You agree to these terms and conditions (these “Terms”) by using Our Websites, by using Our services through Our Websites, by submitting personal information, or by accessing Our content through Our Websites. When You agree to these Terms, You are also agreeing to the terms and conditions in the Florida Justice Technology Center Privacy Policy (available at this link) (the “Privacy Policy”).

By accepting these Terms and the Privacy Policy, You are entering into a binding legal agreement with Florida Justice Technology Center. Any use of Our Websites will constitute acceptance of these Terms and the Privacy Policy, including, but not limited to, using Our services, providing Personal Information (as defined in the and the Privacy Policy), downloading documents or forms from Our Websites, uploading documents or forms to Our Websites, or otherwise taking advantage of the Websites (either through a web browser or other software), or clicking an “I Agree” button or checking a terms and conditions checkbox. If You do not accept these Terms and the Privacy Policy, You may not use the Websites or access any of their content other than non-downloadable content on the home page.

3. Scope

3.1 These Terms and the Privacy Policy, as they may be amended from time to time, are collectively known as the “Agreement.” The Agreement applies to all uses of Our Websites. You understand and agree that this Agreement is enforceable against You personally and any entity with which You are affiliated or employed and on whose behalf the Website is used. You hereby represent and warrant that You have CAREFULLY read and understood these Terms and the Privacy Policy, that You are of legal age under the laws of the United States, and that You accept this Agreement freely, voluntarily, and with full knowledge and understanding of its terms and conditions.

3.2 Our Websites are accessible worldwide; however, Our services are not offered to all persons or in all geographic locations. The Websites are intended for use only by persons over the age of 13, and only in the United States of America. If You are not over the age of 13 or are located outside the United States of America, You may not use Our Websites. You warrant and represent that You are legally permitted to use the Websites. We reserve the right to terminate Your access or otherwise deny You the ability or right to use Our services or the Websites at any time for any reason or no reason, including, without limitation: in the event that We determine, in Our sole discretion, that You are in violation of any these Terms, are outside the United States of America, 13 years old or younger, or that Your use of Our Websites is not consistent with these Terms and the Privacy Policy or any usage guidelines or policies available on or through Our Websites, as such may be amended from time to time.

3.3 The Websites are not intended to be used by persons in the European Union. It is intended to comply with U.S. privacy laws only and may not comply with the GDPR or any privacy or other laws of other countries.

3.4 These Terms may be modified by Us from time to time. You are responsible for periodically reviewing these Terms for any changes. Whether or not these Terms have changed will be apparent from the date at the end of this document. If You do not agree to any changes in these Terms, Your sole remedy is to cease using Our Websites and their content. Florida Justice Technology Center may, but is not required to, separately notify You that changes to these Terms or the Privacy Policy have occurred.

4. Your Information.

4.1 You warrant and represent that all information provided to Florida Justice Technology Center through Our Websites or otherwise will be truthful, accurate, and complete, and will be submitted only for lawful purposes. If You provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, or incomplete, or if We have any reason to believe that the information You provided is untrue, inaccurate, or incomplete, or was submitted in connection with any unlawful purpose, We may, without any liability to You: (a) suspend or terminate Our services; (b) if permitted by applicable law, use electronic self-help means to terminate Your ability to access Our Websites or services provided by Us; (c) terminate this Agreement; (d) remove, delete or otherwise dispose of information previously provided, uploaded or used by, for, or on behalf of You; (e) report Your activities to law enforcement agencies; (f) notify others or Our affiliates or partners of Our suspicions; and/or (g) pursue any other legal or equitable remedies that may be available.

4.2 You will grant, and hereby do grant, to Us, a nonexclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, unlimited, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable and fully sub-licensable right and license to copy, distribute, publish, perform, create derivatives from, and otherwise use any and all account and usage information, with the exception of Personal Information as outlined in the Privacy Policy, You submit to or through the Websites to monitor and improve it and its content.

4.3 In the event We determine that any information You provide to Us is incorrect, We reserve the right to cancel or suspend Our services and access to content from Our Websites at any time with, or without, notice to You. We will have no liability to You whatsoever in event We exercise Our right to remove or suspend access to such service or content.

5. Electronic Communications.
You consent to the use of electronic communications in transacting business with Us, including, without limitation, the electronic delivery of notices and other documents to You. If at any time You would like to cease doing business electronically with Us, You will need to provide Us with written notice of Your withdrawal of Your consent to do business electronically, which will then terminate this consent. Thereafter, You will not use the Websites.

6. Feedback.
From time to time, Florida Justice Technology Center or a third party engaged by Us may request feedback and other information from You about Our Websites or services (“Feedback”). Providing Feedback is optional. By providing Feedback, however, You will grant, and hereby do grant, Florida Justice Technology Center a nonexclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable and fully sublicensable right and license to use the Feedback for any lawful purpose, including, without limitation, the right to reproduce, adapt, publish, translate, distribute, and display all or parts of the Feedback in any medium whatsoever along with Your (or Your company’s or employer’s) name, in Florida Justice Technology Center’s sole discretion. Florida Justice Technology Center may also use the Feedback in anonymous and aggregate reviews.

7. Reverse Engineering and Non-interference.
In addition to any Florida Justice Technology Center information or documents containing information that constitute a “trade secret” as that term is defined in the Uniform Trade Secrets Act as of September 16, 2015, the following will be deemed trade secrets of Florida Justice Technology Center and You will treat the following as Our trade secrets to the extent they have not been made public by Us: (i) all source code, data and configuration files within or comprising Our Websites or used to receive content from, or deliver content to the Websites, and all documentation relating thereto, (ii) all financial information relating to Florida Justice Technology Center or its affiliates, (iii) all product or service development plans of Florida Justice Technology Center or its affiliates, and (iv) all security vulnerabilities and information relating to actual or alleged security vulnerabilities or breaches of the Florida Justice Technology Center. By agreeing to these Terms, You acknowledge and agree that such information has independent economic value due to it not being generally known or available to others, and that Florida Justice Technology Center takes reasonable measures to protect the confidentiality and secrecy of such information. You agree not to, and warrant and represent that You will not, engage in any activity, assist any third party in engaging in any activity, or attempt in any way, or assist any third party in attempting in any way, to (v) discover or use any trade secrets of Florida Justice Technology Center without Florida Justice Technology Center’s prior written consent, (vi) reverse engineer or otherwise discover any source code utilized by our Websites or any client or other software provided by Us, (vii) breach, discover, circumvent, disable or otherwise compromise any security, encryption, password protection, or other feature or mechanism used by Us or Our Websites to protect the Websites or any data, hardware, software or server used in connection with it, (viii) use Our Websites to provide unsolicited electronic communications (a.k.a. spam) or distribute any infringing or illegal content, (ix) use Our Websites or any client or software provided by Us for any illegal, immoral, or improper purpose, (x) prevent or inhibit access to (or use of) the Websites by any person, or (xi) publish, reproduce, or use for any purpose other than as expressly contemplated under this Agreement, any content on or available through Our Websites. You further warrant and represent that You will not use Our Websites or any client or software provided by Us to implement, develop, refine, enhance, use, or promote any website, software or service that competes with Our Websites.

8. Linking, Crawling and Framing.
You may link only to the home pages of Our Websites, and not to any other page or portion of it. You agree not to, and warrant and represent that You will not assist any third party in engaging in any activity or attempting in any way, to reproduce, in whole or in part, any content provided by the Websites through any method (including without limitation, through copying, caching or framing), unless such access is expressly permitted in a written agreement executed by Us.

9. Other Agreements and Disclosures.

9.1 All monetary transactions are pursuant to separate, written agreements and terms as set forth in relation to the product being sold. Wherever the Websites or other in-store forms present additional terms and conditions, disclosures, or other agreements, You are also bound by those additional terms and, where in specific conflict with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, those additional terms shall control over the terms in this Agreement.

9.2 The Websites may contain additional disclosures, terms and conditions including without limitation prepaid debit card, banking, and loan terms and conditions, cardholder agreements, privacy policies regarding financial services that are separate from other legal terms that apply to the services being offered through the Websites.

9.3 You warrant and represent that in entering into or executing any agreement with Us that You are not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

10. Intellectual Property Claims.
If You are a copyright owner or agent thereof and believe that content posted on Our Websites infringes upon Your copyright, please submit notice, pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512(c)) to Us with the following information: (a) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright; (b) a description of the copyrighted work that You claim has been infringed; (c) the URL of the location on Our Websites containing the material that You claim is infringing; (d) Your address, telephone number, and email address; (e) a statement by You that You have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (f) a statement by You, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in Your notice is accurate and that You are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf. For such submissions, We can be reached by email at privacy@floridajusticetechnologycenter.org, or by mail at:

Florida Justice Technology Center
Attn: DMCA Designated Agent
3122 Mahan Drive, Suite 801-202
Tallahassee, FL 32308

Please use this same contact information to report to Us any other complaint You may have regarding Our Websites, including without limitation, any complaint that such content infringes a trademark right or other intellectual property right, or defames any person or is otherwise illegal or improper, by providing (g) a signed certification that the complaint is being made in good faith by one authorized to do so, (h) an email address or physical address where You may be contacted, (i) the URL of the location where the objectionable content can be found; and (j) a reasonable description of the rights You believe are violated by the objectionable content.

11. Warranty Disclaimer.
AS BETWEEN YOU AND US, THE WEBSITES AND ALL INFORMATION WE OR THIRD PARTIES PROVIDE ON THE WEBSITES IS PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS” AND YOU USE ALL OF THE FOREGOING ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER REGARDING ITS AVAILABILITY OR THE CORRECTNESS OF ANY CONTENT THEREON, OR THAT IT WILL PROVIDE ANY FEATURE OR CAPABILITY, OR BE SUITABLE FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE HEREBY DISCLAIM, AND YOU HEREBY WAIVE, ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR ANY WARRANTY THAT MAY ARISE BY USAGE OF TRADE, COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OF THIS AGREEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT NO SOFTWARE OR WEBSITE CAN BE ENTIRELY SECURE OR FREE OF RISK OF SECURITY BREACHES OR ATTACKS BY THIRD PARTIES, AND THAT WE MAKE NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION THAT OUR WEBSITES WILL BE SECURE OR FREE FROM DATA BREACHES OR CYBER ATTACKS.

12. Limitation of Liability; Indemnification; Release

12.1 IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF REVENUE OR PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, OR LOSS OF DATA) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITES, THIS AGREEMENT OR THE SUBJECT MATTER HEREOF, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN ANY EVENT, IF FLORIDA JUSTICE TECHNOLOGY CENTER SHOULD BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, THE ENTIRE LIABILITY OF FLORIDA JUSTICE TECHNOLOGY CENTER (INCLUDING ITS AFFILIATES) WITH RESPECT TO ITS OBLIGATIONS UNDER THIS AGREEMENT OR OTHERWISE, FOR ANY REASON AND UPON ANY CAUSE OF ACTION, REGARDLESS OF THE NUMBER OF ACTIONS (AND WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) SHALL NOT EXCEED, IN THE AGGREGATE, ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00 USD) PER AFFECTED USER AND TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS ($10,000.00 USD) IN TOTAL IN CONNECTION WITH ANY CLAIM OR ACTION. NO CAUSE OF ACTION WHICH ACCRUED MORE THAN ONE (1) YEAR PRIOR TO THE FILING OF A SUIT ALLEGING SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION MAY BE ASSERTED AGAINST US OR OUR AFFILIATES.

12.2 SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO CERTAIN OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

12.3 ANY CAUSE OF ACTION AGAINST FLORIDA JUSTICE TECHNOLOGY CENTER, ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, AND DIRECTORS WITH RESPECT TO THE WEBSITES OR THEIR CONTENT MUST BE INSTITUTED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR FROM THE DATE ON WHICH THE CLAIM AROSE.

12.4 THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY IN THIS AGREEMENT SHALL SURVIVE EVEN IF ANY EXCLUSIVE OR LIMITED REMEDIES PROVIDED IN THIS AGREEMENT SHOULD FAIL OF THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

12.5 You shall indemnify, defend (including by paying reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs) and hold harmless Florida Justice Technology Center and its affiliates, and each of their board members, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives, licensees, employees and contractors (each, an “Indemnified Party”), from and against any and all claims, losses, liabilities, damages, actions, lawsuits and other proceedings, judgments and awards, and costs and expenses (including, without limitation, court costs and reasonable attorneys’ and consultancy fees), arising directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, out of any breach or threatened breach of this Agreement by You or any person under Your control in connection with Our Websites. The foregoing shall not apply, however, for any action that arises from Our violation of any law, breach of these Terms, or Our gross negligence or willful conduct. An Indemnified Party may participate in the defense by counsel of its own choosing, at its own cost and expense. You shall not settle any claim that adversely affects an Indemnified Party or imposes any obligation or liability on an Indemnified Party without the Indemnified Party’s prior written consent.

12.6 TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOU HEREBY RELEASE EACH INDEMNIFIED PARTY FROM ALL DAMAGES (WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHERWISE), LOSSES, LIABILITIES, COSTS AND EXPENSES OF EVERY KIND AND NATURE, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD PARTIES CONCERNING THE WEBSITES OR THIS AGREEMENT. IN CONNECTION WITH THE FOREGOING RELEASE, YOU HEREBY WAIVE (TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW) CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE 1542 (AND ANY OTHER APPLICABLE LAW OR STATUTE) WHICH SUBSTANTIALLY STATES:

“A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”

13. Survival.
All terms and conditions that, by their nature, should survive termination of this Agreement (regardless of the reason for termination) will survive including, without limitation, all licenses granted by You, all warranties and representations by You, all limitations of liability and disclaimers, and all terms relating to notice, choice of law, choice of venue or dispute resolution. Florida Justice Technology Center’s remedies under this Agreement are cumulative and not exclusive and are in addition to all remedies available at law or in equity.

14. Notices

14.1 Any notice to Florida Justice Technology Center that is required or permitted by this Agreement shall be deemed given: (a) if sent by email to privacy@floridajusticetechnologycenter.org, upon Your receipt of electronic confirmation thereof; or (b) if sent in writing by next day delivery service to the address identified in the “Contact Us” section of Our Websites, upon such delivery.

14.2 Any notice to You that is required by this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be deemed given: (a) if sent by email to the email address that We have in Our records for You, upon the earlier of Your receipt of the email, or two (2) business days after We sent the email (provided that We did not receive a message indicating that the delivery of the email was unsuccessful); (b) if sent by mail to mailing address that We have in Our records for You, five (5) business days after deposit in the mail, postage prepaid; or (c) if sent by next day delivery service to the address We have in Our records for You, upon such delivery.

15. Governing Law

15.1 This Agreement shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the United States and the State of Florida, without giving effect to any conflict of laws provisions, and the application to this Agreement of the United Nations Convention of Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act is expressly excluded.

15.2 Subject to Section 16 (Disputes), the exclusive jurisdiction and venue for all legal actions arising out of this Agreement shall be in an appropriate court sitting in Hillsborough County Florida, or the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts in any and all matters that may arise in connection with this Agreement, the Websites, and/or any account information or content provided by You or via the Websites; and You expressly waive any rights to contest the jurisdiction, venue or convenience of any such federal or state court. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Florida Justice Technology Center may seek injunctive or other equitable relief in any court of competent jurisdiction.

15.3 You agree and acknowledge that any breach or threatened breach by You of this Agreement may cause Florida Justice Technology Center irreparable injury for which the recovery of money damages would be inadequate. Therefore, in addition to any other remedies that may be available at law, in equity, or otherwise, Florida Justice Technology Center shall be entitled to obtain injunctive relief against the breach or threatened breach of this Agreement, without the necessity of proving actual damages, or posting a bond, even if otherwise normally required.

16. Disputes.
With the exception of injunctive relief (which either party may seek as they deem necessary to avoid irreparable damage or preserve the status quo), any dispute between the parties arising out of or related to this Agreement shall be resolved as follows:

16.1 Upon the written request of either party, each party will appoint a designated representative whose task it will be to meet for the purpose of resolving such dispute. Each designated representative shall have the authority to reach a binding resolution of the dispute through amiable discussions, the exchange of documents, and/or meetings. The designated representatives shall negotiate in good faith in an effort to resolve the dispute without the necessity of any formal proceeding relating thereto.

16.2 All disputes that have not been resolved by the designated representatives within thirty (30) days after said initial written request by one of the parties to appoint a designated representative, shall be resolved by the courts specified in Section 15, upon the filing of an action by either party with said courts.

17. Fees and Expenses.
Notwithstanding any terms and conditions of this Agreement to the contrary, the prevailing party in any proceeding arising out of or related to this Agreement or the Websites shall be entitled to recover its reasonable expenses and costs, including outside and in-house attorneys’ fees, from the other party.

18. General

18.1 Our failure or delay in the performance of any obligation under this Agreement shall be excused to the extent and for the duration that such failure or delay is occasioned by a force majeure event which shall include, without limitation, acts of God, acts of war, earthquakes, fires, floods, terrorism, riots, civil disorders, rebellions, labor disputes, or any circumstances beyond Our reasonable control. You are responsible for providing and maintaining Your own internet connection and We will have no liability whatsoever resulting from Your inability to access the internet or any connection issue that prevents connections with Our servers or data centers.

18.2 In the event of invalidity of any provision of this Agreement, the parties agree that such invalidity shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect.

18.3 This Agreement, the Privacy Policy, and any other written agreement signed by both parties and expressly referencing these Terms, set forth the entire understanding between You and Us relating to Your use of Our Websites, and supersede all prior or contemporaneous negotiations, understandings, agreements, proposals and representations, written or oral, between You and Us related to Your use of Our Websites. We reserve the right to change this these Terms at any time by posting notice of the changes on the Websites. You will be deemed to have been made aware of, and will be subject to, the changes to this Agreement after any use of the Websites after such notice has been posted. Your continued use of the Websites, or any materials or services accessible through the Website shall constitute Your acceptance of the changes. Unless otherwise expressly stated in these Terms, if You do not agree to the changes, Your sole remedy shall be to discontinue use of Our Websites. No delay or failure by Us in exercising or enforcing any rights or remedies under this Agreement, in whole or in part, and no course of dealing or performance, shall constitute a waiver by Florida Justice Technology Center of any provision of this Agreement.

18.4 This Agreement is personal to You. You shall not assign Your rights or delegate Your obligations under this Agreement, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of Florida Justice Technology Center. Any attempted assignment or delegation by You shall be voidable ab initio by Florida Justice Technology Center. This Agreement shall be binding on and inure to the benefit of the parties and their respective successors and permitted assigns.

18.5 This Agreement shall not be construed as creating any agency, partnership or joint venture between Us and You. Florida Justice Technology Center makes no promises whatsoever regarding any amount of revenue You will or should make, or any level of enrollment You will or should expect, in connection with any Course provided by or through the Websites.

18.6 The headings contained in this Agreement are intended solely for convenience of reference and are not intended to be part of or affect the meaning or interpretation of this Agreement. The words “shall,” “agree” and “will” are mandatory, the word “may” is permissive, the word “or” is not exclusive, and the singular includes the plural and vice versa.

18.7 If any part of these Terms of Use is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

19. Questions.
If You have any questions about these Terms of Use, please contact Us by e-mail at privacy@floridajusticetechnologycenter.org. If You believe that any of Our Websites contain materials that infringe a copyright or other proprietary right, please notify Us immediately.

Last updated: February 11, 2019