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Website Terms and Conditions

This website is an online service provided by Community Service Society of New York (“CSS”) subject to your agreement with all of the terms and conditions offered below. Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the website. By accessing or using this website, you agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions below. CSS may modify this Agreement at any time, and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting the modified Agreement. You agree to review the Agreement periodically to be aware of such modifications and your accessing or using this website constitutes your acceptance of the Agreement as it appears at the time of your access or use.


The information provided in this website is provided “as is” without warranties of any kind. CSS does not make any express or implied warranties, representations or endorsements whatsoever (including without limitation warranties of title or noninfringement, or the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose) with regard to this website, or any information or service provided through this website. Except as otherwise expressly specified, CSS does not warrant the accuracy, completeness or correctness, timeliness, or usefulness of any opinions, advice, services, or other information provided through this website or on the Internet generally. In no event will CSS or the provider be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you or anyone else in reliance upon the information provided through this website. This includes any and all information provided on this website regarding the activities of the Legal Counsel Department of CSS. The information is provided for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended to provide legal advice and should not be relied on in that respect.

You understand that CSS cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading through our website will be free of viruses or other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties. Each user is responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy his or her particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to this website for the reconstruction of any lost data. CSS does not assume any responsibility or risk for your use of this website.

This website may be linked to other sites which are not maintained by CSS. CSS is not responsible for the content of those sites. The inclusion of any link to such sites does not imply endorsement by CSS of the sites.

Restriction of Liability

CSS will not be liable for any damages or injury, including but not limited to special or consequential damages, that result from the use, publication, distribution or republication of any materials submitted to, downloaded from, or related to this website at any time now or in the future of, or the inability to use the materials in this website or a site which is linked to this website, even if there is negligence on the part of CSS or an authorized CSS representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages, or both. The above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you to the extent that applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. CSS’s total liability to you for all losses, damages, and causes of action (in contract, tort, or otherwise) will not be greater than the amount you paid to access this website.

Restrictions on Use

Except as otherwise indicated elsewhere on this website, with respect to a particular portion, file, or document, any person is hereby authorized to view, copy, print, and distribute this document subject to the following conditions:

  1. The document may be used for informational, non-commercial purposes only.
  2. Any copy of the document or portion thereof must include CSS copyright notice.
  3. CSS reserves the right to revoke such authorization at any time, and any such use shall be discontinued immediately upon notice from CSS.

The text, layouts, graphics, and logos at this website are protected by U.S. copyright laws.


All remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics or other information communicated to CSS through this site (collectively, the “Submissions”) will forever be the property of CSS. CSS will not be required to treat any Submission as confidential, and will not be liable for using the Submissions for its business (including, without limitation, product or advertising ideas) and will not incur any liability as a result of any similarities that may appear in its future operations. CSS may edit the Submissions now or in the future and CSS will be entitled to use the Submissions for any commercial or other purpose whatsoever, without compensation to you or any other person sending the Submissions. You acknowledge that you are responsible for whatever material you submit, and you, not CSS, have full responsibility for the message, including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality, and copyright. You represent that you are at least 18 years of age.

Choice of Law

This Agreement is entered into and performed in the State of New York, United States of America, and is governed by and shall be construed in all respects under the laws of New York exclusive of its choice of law or conflict of laws provisions. In any claim or action directly or indirectly arising under this Agreement or related to this website, each party irrevocably submits to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the New York Supreme Court sitting in New York County, New York or if such court does not have subject-matter jurisdiction, then each party irrevocably submits to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the United States Court for the Southern District of New York, and whichever of those two courts has jurisdiction each party waives any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such court.

If any of the provisions of this Agreement are held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction not to be enforceable, then such provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement shall otherwise remain in full force and effect. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties pertaining to its subject matter. It may not be modified except as described elsewhere in this Agreement. Anything in this website inconsistent with or conflicting with the terms of this Agreement is superseded by the terms of this Agreement.


CSS may terminate this Agreement at any time.