TERMS & CONDITIONS

Last updated April 15, 2020.

The Massachusetts Office of Attorney General (“AGO”) maintains this website, www.FrontlineMA.org. These Terms and Conditions, including the Privacy Policy available here, apply to your use of www.FrontlineMA.org and all its subdomains (collectively, the “Site”). The AGO may revise and update these Terms and Conditions at any time by posting a revised version online. Your usage of the Site means you accept these Terms and Conditions, including all revisions.

Information, links, resources, and references
While the AGO will use reasonable efforts to include accurate and timely information on the Site, it makes no warranties or representations as to the accuracy of information or timeliness of resources presented on the Site or through links to other websites. The AGO shall not be held responsible for any action taken that is based on the information presented on its Site, and all users agree that access and use of the Site and content presented will be solely at the user’s own risk.

This website contains references and links to information, products and services provided by third parties. These references and links are provided as aids to help you identify and locate other resources that may be of interest, and are not intended to state or imply that the AGO sponsors, endorses or is affiliated or associated with the persons or entities who provide such information, products or services, nor are the references or links intended to state or imply that the AGO is legally authorized to use any trade name, registered trademark, logo, legal or official seal, or copyright symbol that may be reflected in them.

Any communication transmitted to AGO via the Site or through mail links enabled from this Site may be accessed and viewed by other Internet users, without your knowledge and permission. Do not use links in this website to communicate private information or other information that you consider protected or confidential. When you access this Site, or submit information via this Site, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of that information as described in our Privacy Policy, which may be found here.

Copyright
Material published in this web site is copyright owned by the AGO unless otherwise noted. Such material is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws and treaties. All rights are reserved. If you find these materials useful, you may download, print out or send a copy to others but only for personal use or nonprofit uses. It is absolutely prohibited to reprint or electronically reproduce any text, document, graphic, or audio or visual material for commercial use. For special copyright permissions, please write to helpourheroes@mass.gov or FrontlineMA.org c/o Office of the Attorney General, 20
th Floor, 1 Ashburton Place, Boston, Massachusetts 02108.

Disclaimer of endorsement
The information posted on the Site includes information copyrighted by others, as well as hypertext links to other websites. These linked websites are developed and maintained independently and are not a part of the Site. When you leave the Site and travel to another website or web page, you become subject to the terms of use and privacy policies of those other websites. Neither FronlineMA.org, nor any of is sponsoring agencies (or other affiliates) controls or guarantees the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, completeness of any content found on a linked website or endorses the views expressed, or products or services offered by, any third party information or linked website.

Prohibited use of the site
By using the Site, you agree that you will not: use the Site in violation of these Terms and Conditions; copy, modify, create a derivative work from, reverse engineer or reverse assemble the Site, or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, or allow any third party to do so; sell, assign, sublicense, distribute, commercially exploit, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the Site; use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, "robots," "spiders," or "offline readers," that accesses the Site in a manner that sends more request messages in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional on-line web browser; use the Site in any manner that damages, disables, overburdens, or impairs any other party's use and enjoyment of the Site; mirror or frame the Site or any part of it on any other web site or web page; attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site; or use the Site for any purpose or in any manner that is unlawful. Any unauthorized use of the Site may violate patent, copyright, trademark, and other laws.

Disclaimer of liability and warranties
THIS SITE AND ITS CONTENTS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND, AND USE OF THE SITE AND THE PROVIDED CONTENT IS AT SOLELY YOUR OWN RISK. THE AGO DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE OR NON INFRINGEMENT WITH RESPECT TO ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED ON, ACCESSIBLE THROUGH OR DERIVED BY YOU FROM THIS SITE AND WITH RESPECT TO ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES USED OR PURCHASED BY YOU THROUGH THIS SITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE AGO, ITS LICENSORS, AND ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE PROVIDED PRODUCTS, SERVICES, CONTENT, SOFTWARE, TEXT, GRAPHICS, LINKS OR COMMUNICATIONS PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITE. THE AGO LIKEWISE DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY TO YOU ARISING OUT OF INTERRUPTION OR DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR SOFTWARE AS THE RESULT OF ACCESSING OR OTHERWISE USING THIS SITE. THE AGO WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING LOST REVENUES, LOST PROFITS OR LOSS OF DATA ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THIS SITE. IF, NOTWITHSTANDING THE TERMS OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, THE AGO IS DETERMINED TO HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY, YOU AGREE THAT THE AGO’S AGGREGATE MAXIMUM LIABILITY TO YOU SHALL BE $10.

Legal actions
You understand and agree that you are personally responsible for your behavior on the Site. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the AGO from and against all claims, losses, expenses, damages and costs resulting from or arising out of your use, misuse, or inability to use the Site, or any violation by you of these Terms and Conditions.

Legal actions
These Terms and Conditions and the associated Privacy Policy shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts without regard to conflicts of laws principles, and you agree to submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any clam or cause of action arising out of or related to this Site, or the use of this Site, must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose and must be filed in a court in Massachusetts. If a court of competent jurisdiction should find that any provision or portion of these Terms and Conditions or the Privacy Policy is unenforceable, the remainder of each document will continue in full and effect.

Modifications to Site
The AGO reserves the right, for any reason, in its sole discretion, to terminate, change or suspend any aspect of the Site, including but not limited to, content, features or hours of availability. The AGO may impose limits on certain features of the Site or restrict your access to part or all of the Site without notice to you or penalty to the AGO.

Miscellaneous
These Terms and Conditions, including the Privacy Policy, comprises the entire agreement between you and the AGO with respect to use of the Site and supersedes all prior agreements between the parties, regarding the subject matter contained herein. All provisions in these Terms and Conditions regarding representations and warranties, indemnification, disclaimers and limitation of liability shall survive any termination of this agreement. The AGO reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time by posting a revised version on the Site. Your continued use of this Site after such changes are posted will constitute your agreement with such changes.

Monitoring
You agree that the AGO has the right, but not the obligation to monitor, edit, disclose, refuse to post, or remove at any time, for any reason in its sole discretion, any material and content anywhere on the Site including, but not limited to message boards, email and other forums. Notwithstanding this right, the AGO does not and cannot review all materials posted to the Site by users and the AGO is not responsible for any such materials posted by users.

Use of Photos and Messages on Hero Wall
If you submit your contact information through the Site, you grant the AGO permission to contact you in connection with your submission. By submitting a photo and/or message to the Frontline MA Hero Wall, you grant to the AGO the right to use, copy, display and disseminate your name, image, and all other submitted content for the publication on the Hero Wall of FrontlineMA.org’s website in all forms and media, including composite or modified representations, and waive the right to inspect or approve versions of my image used for publication or the written copy that may be used in connection with the images. You release and waive any claims or rights of compensation or ownership regarding such uses.

If you submit a photo and/or message to the Frontline MA Hero Wall you agree that you have all necessary rights and permissions to provide the content to the AGO for the AGO’s use.  If you submit a photo and/or message to the Frontline MA Hero Wall you further agree not to include any content that is: (1) personal health information, (2) confidential or non-public, (3) unlawful, or (4) offensive, vulgar, or inappropriate.  You will indemnify, defend and hold the AGO harmless from any claim arising from your submission to the Frontline MA Hero Wall.

You release the AGO and the AGO’s assigns, licensees, and successors from any claims that may arise regarding the use of your name, image and submitted content including any claims of defamation, invasion of privacy, or infringement of moral rights, rights of publicity, or copyright. The AGO is permitted, although not obligated, to include your name as a credit in connection with the image.