Terms of Service

Ijmāʿ-on-Slavery (ijma-on-slavery.org) Terms of Service effective December 7, 2020

These terms govern your access to and use of our services at ijma-on-slavery.org as well as any of the content originally published on this site. By using the services, you agree to be bound by these terms.

See our Privacy Policy for information on how Ijmāʿ-on-Slavery collects and uses information.

For any questions regarding these Terms, use the Inquire form to reach out to us.

Updates to Terms of Service

We may add, remove, or update portions of these Terms of Service at any time and without limitation. Such changes will become effective immediately upon posting and will not be retroactive unless otherwise indicated. New updates will appear on this page and always at this URL address: ijma-on-slavery.org/terms-of-service. Your use of the Service after the effective date of the changes constitutes your acknowledgment and agreement to the Terms of Service, as modified. Archived versions of previous Terms of Service are available upon request. 

Use the Inquire form to request Archived Versions.

 

Language and Definitions

  • You, a User, is general term for anyone who visits ijma-on-slavery.org for any purpose at any point in time. This refers to those who visit the site once, repeat visitors, and Scholar-Contributors. Users also include individuals accessing ijma-on-slavery.org and using our services on behalf of an entity. In this case, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to accept these Terms on behalf of that entity.
  • Scholar-Contributors are Users with access to the Scholar-Contributor Portal, the restricted section of this website. Scholar-Contributors hold accounts with ijma-on-slavery.org, share content in the Portal in the form of posts, and engage in discussion in the comments section of posts.
  • We, the Website Administrators, also referred to as Web Admins, Admins, include the webmaster, organizer, and other individuals such as contractors and licensors, who are responsible for the creation and ongoing maintenance of ijma-on-slavery.org
  • The Scholar-Contributor Portal, or Portal, is the private section of ijma-on-slavery.org restricted to registered Scholar-Contributors and Website Administrators.
  • Content refers to all materials published or made available to any User on ijma-on-slavery.org, including, but not limited to, text, photographs, images, illustrations, videos, audio clips, metadata, and graphic designs. 
  • User Content refers to all Content put forth by Users who are not Website Administrators, including the input sent through any input form, any information provided to create a Scholar-Contributor bio, the posts contributed by Scholar-Contributors in the Portal, and the comments made by Scholar-Contributors in the Portal.
  • The Service refers to the ijma-on-slavery.org website, the Scholar-Contributor Portal, all associated applications, including mobile applications, and all associated content and services, including Content and User Content.

 

Approved Use

You may use the Service only in accordance with these Terms of Service and only so long as you satisfy each of the criteria listed in this section.  Failure to comply with any of the requirements of this section may result in termination of your access to the Service, in whole or in part, at ijma-on-slavery.org’s sole discretion.

  • You must be at least eighteen (18) years old to access the Service.
  • You represent that you have the legal right and capacity to agree to these Terms of Service under applicable law.
  • You represent that any and all information you provide to ijma-on-slavery.org upon registration and at all other times will be true, accurate, current, and complete and you agree to update your information as necessary to maintain its truth and accuracy.  You are solely responsible for keeping your login information secret and secure.
  • With the exception of people or businesses that are expressly authorized to create accounts on behalf of their employers or clients, ijma-on-slavery.org prohibits the creation of, and you agree that you will not create, an account on behalf of anyone other than yourself.
  • The information and content provided using the Service is not intended for distribution to or use by any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation or which would subject ijma-on-slavery.org to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country. We reserve the right to limit the availability of the Service or any portion of the Service to any person, geographic area, or jurisdiction, at any time and in our sole discretion, and to limit the quantities of any content, program, product, service or other feature that ijma-on-slavery.org
  • You are responsible for all activity that occurs through your access to the Service and you agree you will not sell, transfer, license or assign your access to the Service.  You agree to indemnify and hold ijma-on-slavery.org and its affiliates, related entities, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, partners, and licensees harmless from and against any and all claims that may arise from any activity that occurs through your access to the Service.
  • You agree that no other individual or entity shall access the Service using your account. You agree that you will be responsible for any and all activities, charges, claims, liabilities, losses, damages, costs, and expenses that arise from any unauthorized access of the Service using your account.  You agree that you will notify ijma-on-slavery.org immediately (using the Inquire form) upon becoming aware or suspicious of any unauthorized use of the Service through your account.
  • You may not transfer, rent, lease, grant a security interest in, or otherwise encumber in any way any portion of the Service or of your access to the Service.
  • You agree that you will not change, modify, adapt, or alter the Service, or attempt to do so, in any manner, unless expressly authorized by ijma-on-slavery.org. You also agree that you will not affect any other website in such a way so as to falsely indicate or imply any association with the Service or with ijma-on-slavery.org.
  • You are solely responsible for all data and other network charges you incur as a result of your use of the Service.
  • You agree to comply with all laws and regulations applicable to your use of the Service and with all rules adopted by ijma-on-slavery.org governing use of the Service. You are responsible for reading and complying with all rules, regulations, warnings, notices, and instructions ijma-on-slavery.org notifies you of concerning the Service.  You warrant that you will not use the Service for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Service.

 

Prohibited Use

You may use the Service only in accordance with these Terms of Service and only for lawful purposes. You agree not to use the Service:

  • in any way that violates any local, state, federal, or international law or regulation
  • to send, upload, download, or use any content that does not comply with these Terms 
  • to share any advertising materials, promotional materials, or solicitations, including but not limited to “junk mail” and “spam.”
  • to defame, stalk, bully, abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate other Users, people, or entities
  • in a way that restricts, inhibits, or prevents anyone else’s use or enjoyment of this website
  • to publish any non-public or confidential information about any person or entity, unless ijma-on-slavery.org, in its sole discretion, deems it necessary to accomplish the objectives of the Service
  • to solicit, collect, or otherwise obtain any non-public, personal information from other Users of the Service

We do not permit any form of commercial use of the Service or its Content. 

 

License

Your use of the Service is predicated upon ijma-on-slavery.org granting you a non-exclusive, non-assignable, limited license to use the Service in accordance with these Terms of Service, which license ijma-on-slavery.org may modify or terminate at any time, for any reason, without notice, and at ijma-on-slavery.org’s sole discretion.  Upon termination of this license, your right to use the Service and all other licenses and rights granted to you in these Terms of Service are terminated.  ijma-on-slavery.org reserves the right to refuse access to the Service for any person who fails to comply with any provision of these Terms of Service or for any other reason, at its sole discretion. Maintenance, Modification, or Termination of Service

ijma-on-slavery.org reserves the right to modify or terminate the Service or your access to the Service for any reason, without notice, at any time, and at ijma-on-slavery.org’s sole discretion.  You acknowledge and accept that the Service may not be available or accessible during scheduled downtimes for maintenance and during other Service interruptions.  ijma-on-slavery.org shall not be liable for any damage or loss incurred due to any modification, suspension, or discontinuation of the Service, whether for maintenance or otherwise. 

 

Support

ijma-on-slavery.org may provide technical support for difficulties Users may have accessing the Service.  ijma-on-slavery.org’s technical support will not include support for any aspect of your computer’s or device’s hardware or software, configurations, means of gaining access to the Internet, ability to browse the Internet, or ability to access any facet or portion of the Service. ijma-on-slavery.org shall not be liable for any damage or loss resulting from its ability or inability to provide technical support or from resolving or failing to resolve any User difficulties accessing the Service.

 

Intellectual Property

All Content accessible through the Service is protected by copyright and other intellectual proprietary rights under U.S. and international laws. You are not allowed to publish, reproduce, or distribute any of our Content in whole or in part aside from personal use, provided that you maintain all other copyright notices. Any commercial use of this Content is strictly prohibited without the express, written permission of ijma-on-slavery.org, and nothing in these Terms of Service or elsewhere on the Service should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, such permission.

All trademarks, service marks, trade names, and logos displayed on the Service, including without limitation the ijma-on-slavery.org name and logo, all page headers, custom graphics, button icons, and scripts, (collectively referred to as the “Marks”) are proprietary to ijma-on-slavery.org and are protected by U.S., foreign, and international trademark laws.  Any use of the Marks is strictly prohibited without the express, written permission of ijma-on-slavery.org and may result in liability for trademark infringement.  Nothing in these Terms of Service or elsewhere on the Service should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, permission to use the Marks.

All software and applications available through use of the Service are the property of ijma-on-slavery.org and its affiliates and my not be reverse engineered, modified, or otherwise affected in any way without ijma-on-slavery.org’s express, written permission, and nothing in these Terms of Service or elsewhere on the Service should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, such permission. 

 

Links and References

Links and references to the content provided by external providers are distinguished from the content of ijma-on-slavery.org. Embedding links to other websites does not constitute an endorsement of these websites, their opinions, or their products/services. We have no influence over these websites and assume no responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or legality of their content. In the event ijma-on-slavery.org becomes aware of a violation of these Terms of Service by a link or reference, it will immediately be removed from this site. 

Certain functions of the Service may also permit interactions between the Service and a third-party web site or feature, including applications that connect the Service or your account with a third-party web site or feature.  For example, the Service may include features that enable Users to share Content from the Service with a third party and/or through a third party’s service or application (“Third-Party “Application”). Using this functionality typically requires you to login to the Third-Party Application, and you do so at your own risk. ijma-on-slavery.org does not control any Third-Party Application or its content. You expressly acknowledge and agree that ijma-on-slavery.org is in no way responsible or liable for any such Third-Party Application. YOUR CORRESPONDENCE AND BUSINESS DEALINGS WITH THIRD PARTIES FOUND THROUGH THE SERVICE ARE SOLELY BETWEEN YOU AND THE THIRD PARTY. If you choose to use features that connect the Service or your account with Third-Party Applications, the Third-Party Application may interact with, connect to, or gather information from your account. By using such Third-Party Applications, you acknowledge and agree to the following: (i) if you use a Third-Party Application to share information, you may be consenting to information about your account on the Service being shared; (ii) your use of a Third-Party Application may cause personally identifying information to be publicly disclosed and/or associated with you, even if ijma-on-slavery.org has not itself provided such information; and (iii) your use of a Third-Party Application is at your own option and risk, and you will hold ijma-on-slavery.org and its affiliates, related entities, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, partners, and licensees harmless for activity related to the Third-Party Application.

 

Data Security

ijma-on-slavery.org uses its best efforts to maintain the security of User information and User Content available through the Service (see our Privacy Policy for more details).  However, attacks on network security are ever-evolving, and ijma-on-slavery.org cannot not guarantee the security of your information and shall not be liable for any data breach. Accordingly, you acknowledge that your information may not be secure and you hereby waive any legal claim or cause of action against ijma-on-slavery.org for any data breach, to the maximum extent allowable by law.

 

User Interactions

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Users of the Service, whether online or otherwise.  You agree that ijma-on-slavery.org shall not be responsible or liable for the conduct of any User or any User Content.  User interactions that violate these Terms of Service are prohibited, and ijma-on-slavery.org asks that you exercise common sense and your best judgment when interacting with other Users.

 

Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitations of Liability

IJMA-ON-SLAVERY.ORG MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR GUARANTIES AS TO THE AVAILABILITY OR RELIABILITY OF THE SERVICE OR ITS CONTENT. IJMA-ON-SLAVERY.ORG MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF THE SERVICE FOR ANY PURPOSE. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED “AS IS, AS AVAILABLE” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. IJMA-ON-SLAVERY.ORG DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THE SERVICE, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL IJMA-ON-SLAVERY.ORG OR ITS AFFILIATES, RELATED ENTITIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, PARTNERS, OR LICENSEES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF OR ACCESS TO THE SERVICE OR ITS CONTENT, OR WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE OR ACCESS THE SERVICE OR ITS CONTENT, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR ACCESS TO THE SERVICE, THE INABILITY TO USE OR ACCESS THE SERVICE, OR THE FAILURE TO PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR OR RESOLVE ANY SUPPORT ISSUES REGARDING THE USE OF OR ACCESS TO THE SERVICE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF IJMA-ON-SLAVERY.ORG HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES.

 

Arbitration

For any dispute you may have with ijma-on-slavery.org, you agree to first contact us and try to resolve the dispute informally. If we need to contact you, we will do so with the email address provided through the Inquire form or the email address on your Scholar-Contributor account. We each agree that any claim, dispute, or controversy will be resolved through binding arbitration or in small claims court, if ijma-on-slavery.org is not able to resolve the issue with you informally. 

Arbitration is a process where both parties meet with a qualified arbitrator who works similarly to a judge in a courtroom by deciding which party’s argument and case has more merit, and which party should prevail. Binding arbitration means that whatever decision the arbitrator makes will be considered final.

In the event arbitration is necessary, you agree that the dispute shall be referred to the American Arbitration Association for arbitration in accordance with its applicable arbitration rules.  All arbitration proceedings shall be held in New York, New York before a single, neutral arbitrator agreed upon by the parties to the dispute or appointed by the American Arbitration Association if the parties to the dispute cannot agree.  You agree that judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered by any U.S. court of competent jurisdiction and you agree to be subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of the State of New York in the United States for purposes of entering and enforcing any such arbitration award.

This provision and any arbitration conducted pursuant to this provision shall be governed by the United States Federal Arbitration Act (9 U.S.C. §§ 1-307).

 

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless ijma-on-slavery.org and its affiliates, related entities, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, partners, and licensees from and against any and all claims, suits, proceedings, liabilities, losses, damages, costs, and expenses whatsoever, including reasonable attorney fees and disbursements, court costs, or arbitration costs, arising out of your use of or access to the Service or out of your breach or violation of these Terms of Service. Your obligations to indemnify ijma-on-slavery.org shall survive termination of your access to the Service. 

 

Translation

These Terms of Service were originally written in English. The English version will remain the standard in the event of conflict between the English and any version translated into any other language.

 

Contact

If you have any questions regarding these Terms of Service or wish to notify us of any violation or other concern, please contact us using the Inquire form found at https://ijma-on-slavery.org /inquire/.

Scholar-Contributor Portal

Creating an Account

When creating a Scholar-Contributor account, you agree to provide us with accurate and complete information and you agree to update your information as necessary to maintain its accuracy. You are not allowed to impersonate anyone else or otherwise misrepresent your identity. You are solely responsible and liable for any activity that occurs on your account, and you are responsible for keeping your password and login credentials secure. You agree to notify ijma-on-slavery.org immediately upon becoming aware or suspicious of any unauthorized use of the Service through your Scholar-Contributor account.  You agree to indemnify and hold ijma-on-slavery.org and its affiliates, related entities, officers, directors, employees, representatives, agents, partners, and licensees harmless from and against any and all claims that may arise from any activity that occurs through your access to the Service.  

If any of these Terms or future changes to these Terms are unacceptable to you, you can delete your account at any time by sending an email to admin@ijma-on-slavery.org or by filling out the Contact Admin form at ijma-on-slavery.org/portal/contact-admin.


Rights of Content

You retain all the ownership rights in, and are solely responsible for, the User Content you post using the Service. You hereby grant ijma-on-slavery.org and its assigns a non-exclusive, unrestricted, perpetual, royalty-free license to display, publish, and otherwise use any and all User Content you post using the Service, subject to these Terms of Service and the terms of ijma-on-slavery.org’s Privacy Policy. ijma-on-slavery.org is not responsible for, and does not endorse, User Content posted using the Service and does not have any obligation to prescreen, monitor, or edit any User Content.

You acknowledge and agree that all User Content you post using the Service is accessible by ijma-on-slavery.org at all times, and ijma-on-slavery.org reserves the right to remove any User Content from the Service for any reason, without notice, and at its sole discretion, although ijma-on-slavery.org is under no obligation to do so except as required by law and shall not be liable to you or to any other person for doing so or for failing to do so.  ijma-on-slavery.org may continue to store User Content removed from the Service, as required by law or for other reasons, but the User Content may not be retrievable by a User without a valid court order. Consequently, ijma-on-slavery.org encourages you to maintain your own backup of your User Content. ijma-on-slavery.org will not be liable for the loss of any User Content.

If your User Content violates these Terms of Service, you may bear legal responsibility. You agree to indemnify and hold ijma-on-slavery.org and its affiliates, related entities, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, partners, and licensees harmless from and against any and all claims that may arise from the User Content that you post using the Service. 

You must have permission from ijma-on-slavery.org before publishing User Content posted in the Scholar-Contributor Portal outside of the Service. Such authorized use outside of the Service must properly attribute ijma-on-slavery.org, and Users must notify and receive permissions from all other Users referenced in the post or impacted by it’s publication outside of the Service.


Terms of Privacy

User Content submitted for publication in the Scholar-Contributor Portal is private until published through the Service. The only Users with authorized access to this User Content are the Scholar-Contributors and the Website Administrators. ijma-on-slavery.org will not share with the general public any User Content published to the Scholar-Contributor Portal. Any unauthorized User who gains access to the Portal by any unauthorized means is not allowed to view, duplicate, or share User Content in any way and will be pursued to the maximum extent allowed by law. 

You acknowledge and agree that your User Content will be accessible to Scholar-Contributors upon publication through the Service and that ijma-on-slavery.org is not subject to any obligations of confidentiality with respect to your User Content and shall not be liable for the dissemination of User Content that contains confidential or proprietary information.

Scholar-Contributors agree to the following terms in order to restrict access to User Content and User information:

  • Scholar-Contributors are not allowed to reproduce, share, or store any User Content they obtain by accessing the Service’s Scholar-Contributor Portal. This includes: downloads, screenshots, prints, pictures, or anything of a similar nature.
  • Scholar-Contributors agree to maintain the privacy of the User Content and the information disclosed on the Service’s Scholar-Contributor Portal.
  • Scholar-Contributors agree to follow the proper Log In and Log Out procedures and other security measures to prevent unauthorized access.
  • Scholar-Contributors agree to prevent any access to User Content by unauthorized persons by any means. 

 

Submitting a Post

When submitting a post to the Website Administrator, Scholar-Contributors are allowing their post submission to be published to the Portal on their behalf. Additionally, Scholar-Contributors agree to the following terms:

  • Scholar-Contributors agree that all content will be appropriate.
  • Scholar-Contributors agree that all of the content is their own, unless otherwise stated.
  • Any references or use of third party content in a post is clearly labeled and cited. 
  • Scholar-Contributors will not post any confidential or proprietary or any other content that may infringe upon any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity, including without limitation trademark rights, copyrights, or rights of publication in any form or format, without the express written authorization of the owner of such content.  Scholar-Contributors expressly authorized in writing to post such content shall not remove, delete, or otherwise obscure any author attributions, legal notices, or proprietary designations or labels on any such content without the express, written authorization of the owner of the content.
  • Scholar-Contributors will not send any malicious emails of any nature, including phishing attempts, spam, and viruses. 

 

Comment Moderation

Users agree to the following terms when commenting on posts:

  • Users can only share original content.
  • Any content shared from another source must include accurate and complete reference information and attribution.
  • Users cannot share intentionally incorrect information.
  • Users must use respectful language and are not allowed to threaten or verbally abuse other Users.
  • Users cannot share advertising materials, solicitations, or spam.
  • Users cannot share anything deemed as slanderous or intended to cause harm to any other individual.
  • Users cannot share any content deemed as obscene, abusive, pornographic, defamatory, libelous, or otherwise illegal.

We reserve the right to remove any comment that violates these terms. If any of your comments are removed, you will be notified by email using the email address associated with your account. 

 

General Scholar-Contributor Conduct

Scholar-Contributors are not allowed to use this website in any manner that is unlawful or in any manner that could inhibit or otherwise negatively affect other Users from enjoying the website. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Users cannot upload, transmit, or distribute any computer viruses. 
  • Users cannot attempt to gain unauthorized access to another User’s account.
  • Users cannot use this website to violate any applicable law.
  • Users cannot use this website to infringe on any person or entity’s intellectual property or any other proprietary rights.

 

Termination

We reserve the right to terminate your account with ijma-on-slavery.org if any of these Terms are violated. Following termination of your account, or if any of your content is removed from the Scholar-Contributor Portal, ijma-on-slavery.org may keep your User Content and account data for a reasonable period of time to effectuate the Service’s business objectives.

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