Privacy Policy of the Armenian Women’s Bar Association

I.               Introduction

This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices for the Armenian Women’s Bar Association (“ArmenianWBA”) and its website  This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website, except where otherwise stated.  This page is used to inform website (including mobile website) visitors regarding our privacy policy regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data and non-personal data.  If you choose to use our website, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation with this policy.  The personal data we collect is used for providing and improving the website and our services.  We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

II.             Types of Data We Collect

The ArmenianWBA website collects information from you for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to, applying for membership, registering as a member on our site, subscribing to our newsletter, responding to a survey, filling out a form, signing-up for an ArmenianWBA event or program, purchasing ArmenianWBA products or services, or otherwise interacting with the ArmenianWBA.  This enables the ArmenianWBA to identify or contact you (“Personal Data”) to carry out its business purposes. 

The types of Personal Data we collect include, but are not limited to:

  • General data (e.g., name, home and/or business address, email address, Internet protocol addresses and business or personal telephone number that are provided by our members and/or customers)
  • Professional data (e.g., law school, State Bar ID, bar pass date and state(s))
  • Financial information (e.g., credit and debit card numbers, expiration date of card(s), security or PIN numbers) for registration fee and/or product sales


In addition, please be informed that upon visiting our website, we collect information that your browser sends to us that is called “log data.”  This log data may include information such as your computer’s internet protocol (“IP”) address, browser version, pages of our website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics.


III.            Information Use and Sharing

In addition to the uses described above, we use your personal data in a variety of ways including, but not limited to the below, in order to:

  • Identify you when you visit our website
  • Provide service communications such as bill reminders, order confirmations, program registrations, and responses to customer’s queries/messages
  • Provide information and services you request or that we think you may be interested in
  • Send periodic emails and/or respond to your emails or online requests for information, services, or products
  • Deliver and process surveys
  • Personalize your experience and/or tailor content or marketing to you
  • Improve the usability of the website
  • Fulfill and/or deliver ArmenianWBA services and products
  • Improve customer service
  • Process transactions
  • Publish membership directories, membership and/or registration lists on the website and/or in print and digital media to allow lawyers and the public to find you; such directories and lists will not include credit card information.


We may share your data in a variety of ways including, but not limited to the below:

  • Share data with third parties to fulfill service requests and to perform business functions (e.g., the ArmenianWBA contracts with third parties to provide services on our behalf such as data hosting services; packaging, mailing and delivering services/products; customer support and consulting services; and event registration services).  Said third parties are not allowed to retain, share, store, or use personally identifiable information for any purposes beyond providing the specific service requested.
  • Share data with third parties as required by law or to protect the ArmenianWBA in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to legal requirements or comply with subpoena(s) or other legal process(es) served on the ArmenianWBA.  We attempt to notify users about legal demands for their personal data when appropriate in our judgment, unless prohibited by law or court order or when the request is an emergency. We may dispute such demands when we believe, in our discretion, that the requests are overbroad, vague or lack proper authority, but we do not promise to challenge every demand.
  • Share data with third parties as required by law or to protect the ArmenianWBA in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) protect and defend the ArmenianWBA’s rights or property; or (b) protect the personal safety of the ArmenianWBA’s personnel or members of the public in appropriate circumstances. 
  • Share data with third parties to offer you products and services that may be of interest to you professionally or personally (e.g., membership renewal notices, products and services, or member product discounts).  Users can request their information to be removed from such lists by contacting us, as set forth in the “Contact Information” section below.
  • Share your email address, but only as permitted by the ArmenianWBA Email Policy, as follows:


Your email address will be used only by the ArmenianWBA, its entities and ArmenianWBA vendors performing member services, or offering products on the ArmenianWBA’s behalf.  The ArmenianWBA does not sell or rent email addresses to anyone outside the ArmenianWBA, nor does the ArmenianWBA share email addresses to unrelated third-parties, affiliates, or ArmenianWBA members.  Please understand, however, that in such cases, your email address may be visible to other attorneys, others who have interest in the legal profession and ArmenianWBA events, as well as the public through ArmenianWBA membership directories, membership lists and registration lists.  Finally, the ArmenianWBA shares email addresses with third parties as necessary for the ArmenianWBA to perform certain services on our behalf, such as packaging, mailing, and delivering products and processing event registrations and to respond to your service requests.

IV.           Your Access to and Control Over Your Information/Data

We rely on you to update and correct your Personal Data.  If you are a user of our website, an ArmenianWBA member, subscriber to ArmenianWBA publications, or a purchaser of ArmenianWBA products, you can review, update and correct your information directly on the ArmenianWBA’s website or by contacting us using the information in the “Contact Information” section below. Our processing of your data is based upon your consent, contract performance (e.g., your purchase of products or membership sign-up/renewal), or compliance with law.  You have the right to object to our processing of your data or to restrict our processing of your data.  In addition, if you have consented to the processing of your Personal Data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.  You may contact the ArmenianWBA at any time using the information in the “Contact Information” to: see what data we have about you, if any; change/correct any data we have about you, if any; request that we delete any data we have about you; and express any concern you have about our use of your data.

You can manage your member account profile and email preferences, including “opting out” of email by contacting us using the information in the “Contact Information” section below. For California residents, please consult the “California Privacy Rights” section for additional considerations. 

Typically, we retain your Personal Data for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.  This may include retaining your Personal Data indefinitely, even after you are no longer an ArmenianWBA member, in order to provide you with future applicable opportunities and other purposes, as well as to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, or enforce any of our agreements.  Please note that you can request, at any time, that we delete your Personal Data.  All requests must be directed to the contact in the “Contact Information” section below.  We can decide to delete your Personal Data if we believe that the data is incomplete, inaccurate, or that our continued use and storage are contrary to our obligations to other members, individuals, or third parties.  When we delete your Personal Data, it will be removed from our active databases or anonymized so that the data is no longer identified with you, but the data may remain in our archives if the ArmenianWBA determines that it is not practical or possible to delete it.

V.             How We Protect Personal Data

The ArmenianWBA takes precautions to protect your information both online and offline. 

The ArmenianWBA implements a variety of reasonable security measures to safeguard the personal information you submit via the website, and to help protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data.  Any personal/sensitive information you supply via the website is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way.  Except for membership directories, membership lists and registration lists, and the sharing of information as set forth in this Privacy Policy, we restrict access to Personal Data to certain companies who need the data to operate, develop, or improve our services. These individuals or partner organizations are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations. 

We also protect your information offline.  Only officers and employees who need the information to perform a specific task (e.g., billing or responding to inquiries) are granted reasonable access to personal information.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is completely and fully secure. Accordingly, and despite our reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure, the ArmenianWBA cannot guarantee or warrant the security of the Personal Data you transmit to us, or to or from our online Sites. If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.

VI.           Cookies

The ArmenianWBA may use “cookies” on our website.  A cookie is a piece of data stored on a website visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our website and identify repeat visitors to the website.  For instance, when the ArmenianWBA uses a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in more than once, thereby saving time while visiting our website.  Usage of cookies is in no way linked to any personal information on our website.  Cookie settings can be controlled in your Internet browser to automatically reject some forms of cookies.  If you view our website without changing your cookie settings, you are indicating your consent to receive all cookies from our website.  If you do not allow cookies, some features and functionality of our website may not operate as expected.

VII.         Third Party Links

Please be aware that the ArmenianWBA’s website and/or emails sent from the ArmenianWBA may occasionally contain links to other websites.  If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site.  Please be aware that these third-party sites are not operated or controlled by us and have separate and independent privacy policies. Therefore, we recommend that you review the privacy policy of these other linked websites, digital platforms, or applications. We assume no responsibility or liability for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

VIII.        Children’s Privacy

We are in compliance with the requirements of Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”).  Our website/services are not meant for and do not address anyone under the age of 13.  We do not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under the age of 13. In the case we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete this from our servers.  If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to do necessary actions.

IX.           California Privacy Rights

In addition to the rights as explained in this Privacy Policy, under California’s “Shine the Light” law, California residents who provide personal information (as defined in the statute) to obtain products or services for personal, family, or household use are entitled to request and obtain from us, once a calendar year, information about the personal information we shared, if any, with other businesses for marketing uses. If applicable, this information would include the categories of personal information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared such personal information for the immediately prior calendar year (e.g., requests made in the current year will receive information about the prior year). To obtain this information please write to us at: Armenian Women’s Bar Association, 100 W. Broadway, Ste. 1040, Glendale, CA 91210. Attn: ArmenianWBA List Sales — California Privacy Law. Please include your full name, address, email address, and telephone number.

X.             Changes to the Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time and reserve the right to amend the Privacy Policy at any time, for any reason.  Thus, we advise you to review this page periodically for any changes.  The date of the last revision to the Privacy Policy will be indicated by the “Effective Date” at the bottom of this page.

XI.           Transmission of Data to Other Countries

Your Personal Data is processed in the United States, where privacy laws may be less stringent than the laws in your country and where the government, courts, or law enforcement may be able to access your data.  By submitting your personal data or information to us, you agree to the transfer, storage, and processing of your personal data/information in the United States.

XII.         Breach Notification

In the event we determine the occurrence of a data security incident, we will notify you by email, U.S. mail, telephone, or other means as permitted by law.

XIII.        Contact Information

If you have questions, comments, or complaints concerning our privacy practices or if you wish to change, access, or remove your Personal Data, please contact us as indicated below.  We will attempt, where practical, to respond to your requests and to provide you with additional privacy-related information.

Armenian Women’s Bar Association
100 W. Broadway, Ste. 1040

Glendale, CA 91210

(844) AWBA-LAW


Effective Date:  February 9, 2023

Terms of Service


I.                Acceptance of Terms of Service


The Armenian Women’s Bar Association (“ArmenianWBA”) provides its service, subject to the following Terms of Service, which may be updated by the ArmenianWBA from time to time. The most recent version of the Terms of Service can be reviewed at any time through the use of the ArmenianWBA’s website — (the “ArmenianWBA website”). These Terms of Service constitute a legally binding agreement between you and the ArmenianWBA regarding your use and access to the ArmenianWBA website.


By accessing or using any of the ArmenianWBA’s Internet properties including, without limitation, the ArmenianWBA website, the ArmenianWBA’s profiles on social media platforms and sites, the ArmenianWBA’s Listserv and any other digital properties or services operated or used by the ArmenianWBA (collectively “the ArmenianWBA Sites”), you agree to comply with and be bound by our Terms of Service. The Terms of Service govern the ArmenianWBA, the ArmenianWBA Sites, the ArmenianWBA’s Listserv and members, vendors, clients, and/or users granted access to the ArmenianWBA website (collectively referred to as “Client(s)”).


Please read these Terms of Service carefully. If Client does not agree to the Terms of Service, Client must immediately terminate use of the ArmenianWBA Sites.


II.              Description of Service


The ArmenianWBA website currently provides Clients and other users with access to a rich collection of resources, including but not limited to, various communications tools, forums, the Listserv, file areas, and personalized content through its online interface (the “Service”). Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the current Service shall be subject to the Terms of Service.

Client is responsible for obtaining access to the Service and that access may involve third party fees (such as Internet service provider or airtime charges). Client is responsible for those fees. In addition, Client must provide and is responsible for all equipment necessary to access the Service.


III.             Proprietary Rights


The content of the ArmenianWBA Sites includes, without limitation, ( i ) the ArmenianWBA’s trademarks, service marks, logos, brands, and brand names, trade dress and trade names and other distinctive identification (collectively “ArmenianWBA Marks”); and (ii) information, data, materials, interfaces, computer code, databases, products, services, software applications and tools, text, images, photographs, audio and video material, including podcasts, and artwork, and (iii) the design, structure, selection, compilation, assembly, coordination, expression, functionalities, applications, look and feel, and arrangement of any content contained in or available through the ArmenianWBA Sites (the items identified in subsections ( i ) (ii) and (iii) shall collectively be referred to as the “ArmenianWBA Content”).


The ArmenianWBA Content is the property of the ArmenianWBA, its licensors, sponsors, partners, advertisers, content providers, or other third parties and is protected in all media now existing or hereafter developed by law, including but not limited to, copyright, trade secret, patent, and trademark law, as well as other state, national, and international laws, treaties, and regulations. The reproduction, transmission, distribution, sale, publication, broadcast, circulation, or dissemination of any ArmenianWBA Content by Client, or by Client through any other person or entity, is prohibited unless express written consent is separately obtained from the ArmenianWBA; additionally, the modification or creation of derivative works based on ArmenianWBA Marks or ArmenianWBA content is also prohibited unless express written consent is separately obtained from the ArmenianWBA. Any use of the ArmenianWBA Marks without the ArmenianWBA’s express written consent is strictly prohibited. Client may not alter, delete, obscure, or conceal any copyright or other notices appearing in the ArmenianWBA Content, including any such notices appearing on any ArmenianWBA Content.


IV.            License Grant and License Restrictions


The ArmenianWBA Sites are owned by the ArmenianWBA. Client is granted a personal, revocable, limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable right and license to access and use the ArmenianWBA Sites and the object code of its software(s) on the Client’s computer, conditioned on the Client’s continued acceptance and compliance with these Terms of Service.


Client agrees not to access the Service by any means other than through the interface that is provided by the ArmenianWBA and its representatives for use in accessing the Service. Unless otherwise expressly stated in these Terms of Service or a Client receives the ArmenianWBA’s prior express written consent, Client may not (and may not allow any third party to) copy, modify, translate, create derivative works of, distribute, market, display, remove or alter any proprietary notices or labels from, lease, sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in, clone, transfer, decompile, reverse engineer, reverse assemble, attempt to discover any source code, or incorporate into any information retrieval system (electronic or mechanical), the ArmenianWBA Sites, any ArmenianWBA Content, its software or Service, or any portion thereof. Further, Client may not ( i ) use the ArmenianWBA Sites for any unauthorized or illegal purpose or activity including, but not limited to, any activity to obtain or attempt to obtain unauthorized access to the ArmenianWBA Sites, including ArmenianWBA Content; (ii) interfere with the proper working of the ArmenianWBA Sites, including but not limited to, the transmission of any virus, worm, trap door, back door, timer, clock, Trojan horse, denial of service attack or other limiting routine, instruction or design; or (iii) interfere with any other Client’s or person’s use and enjoyment of the ArmenianWBA Sites.

Client may use the ArmenianWBA Sites and the ArmenianWBA Content (as defined in Section III) for Client’s noncommercial personal use and for no other purpose. The ArmenianWBA reserves the right to restrict, bar, or suspend any user’s access to the ArmenianWBA Sites, and/or to terminate this license at any time for any reason. The ArmenianWBA reserves any rights not explicitly granted or specified in these Terms of Service.


V.              Member Login Information


Client(s)/users will receive a username and password as part of the registration process with the ArmenianWBA Sites and/or Service. Certain features and areas of the ArmenianWBA Sites are available only with registration, login, or a paid membership and/or subscription. If Client is required to register and select a unique login and password (“Member Login Information”), Client must keep their Member Login Information confidential, including taking appropriate measures to maintain the confidentiality, such as logging off and closing the Internet browser at the end of each session, especially when Client is connected to the Internet through an unsecured network or when using a public computer. Client’s Member Login Information is personal to Client and Client may not allow any third party to use it under any circumstances. The ArmenianWBA and its representatives are not liable for any harm caused by or related to the theft, misappropriation, disclosure, or unauthorized use of Client’s Member Login Information or for any loss or damage arising from Client’s failure to comply with this Section. Client must contact the ArmenianWBA immediately if Client becomes aware of or believes there is or may have been any unauthorized use of Client’s Member Login Information, or otherwise wish to deactivate Client’s Member Login Information due to security concerns.


VI.            Member Conduct


1.     Client warrants that Client will abide by, without limitation, all applicable local, state, national, and international laws and regulations with respect to Client’s use of the ArmenianWBA Sites (including the Listserv) and will not interfere with the use and enjoyment of the ArmenianWBA Sites by other users or with the ArmenianWBA’s operation and management of the Sites. Client further warrants that Client’s use of the ArmenianWBA Sites and of any data input into or generated by the ArmenianWBA Sites shall comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. Client agrees and acknowledges that Client is solely responsible for any liabilities, fines, penalties, or forfeitures occasioned by any such violations or lack of rights.


2.     Client must, at all times , provide true, accurate, current, authorized, and complete information when submitting information or materials on the ArmenianWBA Sites, including, without limitation, information required to be provided through an online ArmenianWBA registration form. Client must maintain and update the registration data to keep it current and complete. If any false, inaccurate, untrue, unauthorized, or incomplete information is submitted by Client, the ArmenianWBA reserves the right to terminate Client’s access and use of the ArmenianWBA Sites. Client warrants that Client will not impersonate any other person or entity, whether actual or fictitious, when using the ArmenianWBA Sites, or defame or otherwise harm any party through Client’s use of the ArmenianWBA Sites.


3.     Client understands that in order to be informed of ArmenianWBA action items and events, that the ArmenianWBA will, on a periodic basis, send email-based and/or newsletter-based communications to the Client notifying them of such items and events. Client agrees that receiving these communications is a part of their use of the Service, and if they wish to not receive these emails they must terminate their account.


4.     Client understands that all information, data, text, software, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials (“Content”), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. This means that the Client, and not the ArmenianWBA or its representatives, is entirely responsible for all Content that it uploads, posts, emails, transmits, or otherwise makes available via the Service. The ArmenianWBA and its representatives do not control the Content posted via the Service and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of such Content.


5.     Client agrees that Client will not use the ArmenianWBA Sites or the Service to:


(a)            Upload, download, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content, including through any attachments thereto, that:

i.       Is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;


ii.     Harms minors in any way;


iii.    Impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent its affiliation with a person or entity;


iv.    Client dos not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (including but not limited to proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);


v.     Infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;


vi.    Includes any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of solicitation;


vii. Includes any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.


(b)            Harms minors in any way;

(c)            “Stalk” or otherwise harass another;

(d)            Collect or store personal data of other users of the ArmenianWBA Sites;

(e)            Intentionally disrupt or interfere, whether directly or indirectly, with the ArmenianWBA Sites in any manner that may adversely affect the ArmenianWBA or any user of the ArmenianWBA Sites or the Service or networks connected to the Service; and

(f)             Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law, including but not limited to regulations promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any rules of any national or other securities exchange, including without limitation, the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange, or the NASDAQ, and any regulations having the force of law.


6.     Client understands that the technical processing and transmission of the ArmenianWBA Sites and the Service, including its Content, may involve:


(a)            Transmissions over various networks; and


(b)            Changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.


7.     Client agrees not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the ArmenianWBA Sites or the Service, use of same, or access to same.


8.     Client agrees to abide by and be bound to the terms of the ArmenianWBA’s Listserv Agreement.


VII.          User/Client-Generated Content


The ArmenianWBA welcomes your views, comments, and other communications, pictures, track back URLs, or videos on our ArmenianWBA Sites which may include discussion boards, blogs posts, and other services that allow users to provide feedback, comment or content (“User- Generated Content”). By contributing User-Generated Content to any of the ArmenianWBA Sites or social media profiles, users understand and acknowledge that this information is available to the public and grant the ArmenianWBA a nonexclusive license to display, reproduce, transmit, and modify such User-Generated Content; users also understand and acknowledge that the ArmenianWBA may use the User-Generated Content for internal and external marketing purposes. You are solely responsible for the User-Generated Content you submit. If you believe any User-Generated Content infringes on your proprietary rights, contact the ArmenianWBA as identified in these Terms of Service. The ArmenianWBA does not approve, endorse, or adopt any User-Generated Content, and the ArmenianWBA assumes no liability for any User-Generated Content submitted by you or others. You agree to indemnify the ArmenianWBA against all claims and liabilities resulting from User-Generated Content. Users who do not wish to have information they have made available via these sites used, published, copied, and/or reprinted, should not post on the ArmenianWBA Sites. Please note that other participants may use posted information beyond the control of the ArmenianWBA. All User-Generated Content is read at your own risk, and the ArmenianWBA recommends that you not rely on the information or advice in any of these postings.


The ArmenianWBA retains the right to remove any content for any reason, including but not limited to, content that it deems threatening, demeaning, profane, obscene, a violation of intellectual property rights or privacy laws, off-topic, commercial or promotion of organizations or programs, or otherwise injurious or illegal. The ArmenianWBA also retains the right to ban or block a user from posting on ArmenianWBA social media profiles without notice for a pattern of inappropriate postings or as it deems necessary.


You acknowledge, consent and agree that the ArmenianWBA may access, preserve and disclose your account information and the User-Generated Content you have posted if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary in the sole opinion of the ArmenianWBA to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce this Terms of Service; (c) respond to claims that any User-Generated Content violates the rights of third parties; (d) respond to your requests for customer service; or (e) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of the ArmenianWBA, its Clients/Users, and the public.


VIII.         Links to Third Party Sites


The ArmenianWBA Sites may provide links (including any link through an online banner advertisement) to other sites on the Internet for Client’s convenience. These other sites are maintained by third parties over which the ArmenianWBA exercises no control. Client acknowledges and agrees that the ArmenianWBA and its representatives are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and is not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any Content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such third party sites or resources, or any goods or services available on or through any such site or resource. The appearance of any such third-party links is not intended to endorse any organization, company, or product. If Client decides to access any of the third-party sites linked to the ArmenianWBA Sites, Client does so entirely at Client’s own risk. The ArmenianWBA makes no representations or warranties with respect to any linked site. On such sites, Client is subject to the various terms of services associated with using such sites, including but not limited to, the third-party sites’ Terms of Service, privacy policy, copyright policy, inter alia.


Information (comments, photos, videos, etc.) that Client shares with or posts to the ArmenianWBA Sites or social media profiles is also subject to the terms of service of the host sites and may be used by the owners of the host sites for their own purposes under the host site user policies.


IX.            Sharing of ArmenianWBA’s Sites/Service/Content


Links posted by third parties to the ArmenianWBA Sites and/or ArmenianWBA Content may not use the ArmenianWBA trademark or logo and shall not suggest that the ArmenianWBA promotes or otherwise endorses any third-party products, business relationships, services, causes, campaigns, websites, content, or information. Any links to any portion of the ArmenianWBA Sites shall be the responsibility of the linking party. The ArmenianWBA reserves the right to require any linking party to disable or remove any link that violates ArmenianWBA’s policies, rights, or causes interruption or deterioration of ArmenianWBA Content or Service.


Client may download, copy, or embed ArmenianWBA Content and other downloadable items displayed on the ArmenianWBA Sites for personal use only, provided that Client maintains all copyright and other notices contained therein. Copying or storing of any ArmenianWBA Content for any purpose other than personal use is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from the ArmenianWBA. ArmenianWBA reserves the right to require any party sharing ArmenianWBA Content to disable or remove the content should its use violate ArmenianWBA’s policies, rights, or cause interruption or deterioration of ArmenianWBA Content.


X.              Special Admonition for Use Outside of the United States


The ArmenianWBA makes no claims regarding access or use of the ArmenianWBA Sites or the ArmenianWBA Content outside of the United States. Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, if Client uses or accesses the ArmenianWBA Sites or the ArmenianWBA Content outside of the United States, Client does so at Client’s own risk and is responsible for compliance with the laws and regulations of Client’s jurisdiction as well as these Terms of Service and all applicable laws of the United States regarding online conduct. Specifically, Client agrees to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which Client resides or is using/accessing the ArmenianWBA Sites.


XI.            Disclaimer of Warranties


Client expressly understands and agrees that Client’s use of the Service is at Client’s sole risk to the extent permitted by law. The ArmenianWBA Sites, ArmenianWBA Content, and Service are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis.


Neither the ArmenianWBA, its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, officers, members, or trustees nor any of its agents, representatives, suppliers, advertisers, contractors, promotional partners, or licensors (collectively “ArmenianWBA parties”) provide any express or implied representation or warranty of any kind, including without limitation, any representation or warranty that ( i ) the ArmenianWBA Sites or ArmenianWBA Content, or any results that may be obtained by you, are complete, accurate, reliable or non-infringing; (ii) access to the ArmenianWBA Sites will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free; (iii) the quality of any products, services, information or other material purchased or obtained by you through the ArmenianWBA Site will meet your expectations; or (iv) ArmenianWBA Content will remain unchanged or accessible on the ArmenianWBA Site. The ArmenianWBA and its representatives and/or parties expressly disclaim any and all warranties of any kind, express or implied, to the fullest extent permitted by law including, without limitation, any warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and/or non-infringement of intellectual property.


Client agrees and understands that any material downloaded, viewed, or otherwise obtained through the use of the ArmenianWBA Sites or the Service is done at Client’s own discretion and risk, and that Client will be solely responsible for any damage to Client’s computer systems and networks, or loss of data that results from the download, viewing, or use of any such material. Client understands and acknowledges that Client’s sole and exclusive remedy with respect to any defect in or dissatisfaction with the ArmenianWBA Site or ArmenianWBA Content is to cease using the ArmenianWBA Site and ArmenianWBA Content


XII.          Exclusion Permitted by Law


Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties, or the limitation or exclusion of liability for loss, incidental or consequential damages, damage caused by negligence, breach of contract, or breach of implied terms. Accordingly, some of the limitations provided in Section XI may not apply to Client and the Armenian WBA’s liability will be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.


XIII.         Indemnification


To the fullest extent permitted by law, the Client agrees to and shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the ArmenianWBA and its representatives, their subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees, from and against any claim or demand arising from or in any way related to Client’s use of the ArmenianWBA Sites and/or ArmenianWBA Content, a violation or breach by Client of these Terms of Service, or any other actions connected with Client’s use of the ArmenianWBA Sites and/or ArmenianwBA Content, including any liability or expense, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, reasonable attorney’s fees and litigation costs. The ArmenianWBA will provide prompt written notice of any such claims, but failure to provide such notice will not release you from any of your obligations pursuant to this Section except to the extent that you are actually prejudiced by such failure, and will not relieve you from any other liability that you may have to the ArmenianWBA other than under this Section.


XIV.        Advertisers


The ArmenianWBA Sites may contain advertisements. The inclusion of advertisements on the ArmenianWBA Sites does not imply endorsement of the advertised products or services. The ArmenianWBA shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the presence of such advertisements on the ArmenianWBA Sites. Further, the ArmenianWBA shall not be responsible or liable for the statements or conduct of any third-party advertisers appearing on the ArmenianWBA Sites. In addition, Client's correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Service, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between Client and such advertiser. Client agrees that the ArmenianWBA and its representatives shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Service or on ArmenianWBA Sites. Client shall be solely responsible for any correspondence or transactions Client has with any third-party advertisers.


XV.          Trademarks and Logos


All trademarks, service marks, trade names or other words or symbols (“Marks") identifying the ArmenianWBA and its representatives/agents will remain such Party’s exclusive property. Client agrees to not take any action that jeopardizes the other Party’s proprietary rights or acquire any rights in the Marks. Except as specifically stated otherwise in an addendum or amendment hereto, no license to use any ArmenianWBA logo, or the logos of their representatives is granted in this section.


XVI.        Notice for Claims of Intellectual Property or Copyright Infringement


The ArmenianWBA and its representatives/agents respect the intellectual property of others, and requires Client(s) to do the same. If Client believes that its work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or its intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide the following information via mail to the contact information of ArmenianWBA in Section XXII of these Terms of Service:


1.     An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;


2.     A description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that Client claims has been infringed;


3.     A description of where the material that Client claims is infringing is located on the ArmenianWBA Sites;


4.     Client’s address, telephone number, and email address;


5.     A statement by Client that Client has a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and


6.     A statement by Client, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in Client’s notice is accurate, and that Client is the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on behalf of the copyright or intellectual property owner.


Upon receipt of such information, the ArmenianWBA and its representatives/agents, at its sole discretion, may perform an investigation and may take appropriate action if it desires.


XVII.      Privacy Policy


For information about the ArmenianWBA’s data protection practices and the ArmenianWBA’s use and protection of Client’s personal information, please read the ArmenianWBA’s Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into and made a part of these Terms of Service.


XVIII.     Governing Law


These Terms of Service and all matters regarding Client’s use of the ArmenianWBA Sites shall be governed by, construed in accordance with, and enforced under the laws of the State applicable to contracts made and executed and wholly performed in the State of California, without regard to choice of law principles. Neither the Uniform Computer Information Transaction Act nor the United Nations Convention on Contracts for International Sale of Goods apply and their applicability is expressly excluded. Printed copies of any and all agreements and/or notices in electronic form shall be admissible in any legal, investigative, or regulatory proceedings.


XIX.        Waiver and Severability


The failure of the ArmenianWBA or its representatives to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms of Service is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, such provision shall be enforced to the fullest extent of the law, and the other provisions of the Terms of Service remain in full force and effect.


XX.          Statute of Limitations


Regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to Client’s use of the ArmenianWBA Sites must be filed by the Client within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.


XXI.        Arbitration and Venue


Any controversy or claim (“Claim”) that Client has arising out of or relating to these Terms of Service shall be resolved by a single impartial arbitrator pursuant to proceedings administered by the American Arbitration Association under its rules for resolution of disputes. Any such Claim shall be brought solely by Client as an individual and not as part of, or as a representative of, a class. An arbitrator shall have no authority to proceed with an arbitration on a class or representative basis. No arbitration will be consolidated with any other arbitration proceeding without the express written consent of all parties, including the ArmenianWBA. Any claim or controversy as to the enforceability of this arbitration provision’s restriction on Client’s right to participate in or pursue a class action or class-wide arbitration shall be brought only in the California courts.


The arbitration shall be held in Los Angeles, California. All submissions to the arbitrator, the proceedings and the award shall be confidential. The arbitration shall be conducted on an expedited basis with minimal discovery. The arbitrator’s award shall be final and binding.


The courts of the State of California shall have exclusive jurisdiction and venue over ( i ) any action concerning the enforcement of an arbitration award, or (ii) if arbitration is not permitted by law, then any Claim that Client has arising out of or relating to these Terms of Service. Client agrees to unconditionally and irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of such courts and you will not object to such jurisdiction and venue on the grounds of lack of personal jurisdiction, inconvenient forum or otherwise. EACH PARTY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY AND ALL RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE. The ArmenianWBA reserves all rights and remedies available to it, in law or equity, with respect to any matter relating to these Terms of Service.


XXII.      Contact Information


If you have questions, comments, or complaints concerning our Terms of Service, please contact us as indicated below. We will attempt, where practical, to respond to your query and to provide you with additional information.


Armenian Women’s Bar Association

100 W. Broadway, Ste. 1040

Glendale, CA 91210

(844) AWBA-LAW

This Terms of Service is subject to amendment or modification at any time.


Effective Date: February 9, 2023