Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Terms of Use

This web site represents a legal document and is the Terms of Use (Agreement) for our Website, Barriozona.com and any subdomains. By using our Website, you agree to fully comply with and be bound by the following Agreement each time you use our Website. Please review the following terms carefully.

Our Services
Barriozona.com offers multi-media, bilingual information for our visitors about social issues, education, history, Internet trends and other topics.

Definitions
The terms “us” or “we” or “our” refers to the Hispanic Institute of Social Issues, Inc., the owner of this Website. A “Visitor” is someone that only browses our Website. A “User” is someone who has registered with our Website to post comments. The term “Reader” is a collective identifier that refers to either a Visitor or a User.

All text, information, graphics, design, and data offered through our Website or Services, whether produced by our contributors or by us, are collectively known as our “Content”. We distinguish content posted by our Contributor as “Contributor Content”.

Acceptance of Agreement
This Agreement is between you and the Hispanic Institute of Social Issues, Inc.

THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS AND OTHER PROVISIONS THAT LIMITS OUR LIABILITY TO YOU. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY, AS USING, ACCESSING AND/OR BROWSING OUR WEBSITE CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND TO EACH AND EVERY TERM AND CONDITION SET FORTH HEREIN, PLEASE EXIT OUR WEBSITE IMMEDIATELY AND DO NOT USE, ACCESS AND/OR BROWSE IT FURTHER.

Except as otherwise noted, this Agreement constitutes the entire and only Agreement between you and the Hispanic Institute of Social Issues, Inc., and supersedes all other Agreements, representations, warranties and understandings with respect to our Website, Services, and the subject matter contained herein. However, in order for you to use our Website and/or Services, you may also be required to agree to additional terms and conditions. Those additional terms and conditions will be incorporated into this Agreement unless otherwise stated.

We may amend this Agreement at any time without specific notice to you. The latest Agreement will be posted on our Website, and you should review this Agreement prior to using our Website. After any revisions to this Agreement are posted, you agree to be bound to any changes to this Agreement. Therefore, it is important for you to visit this page periodically to review the Agreement. Please read this Agreement carefully and save it. If you do not accept this Agreement, do not access and use our Website. If you have already accessed our Website and do not accept this Agreement, you should immediately discontinue use of our Website and Services.

Limited License
The Hispanic Institute of Social Issues, Inc. grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use our Website and Services strictly in accordance with this Agreement. Your use of our Website and Services are solely for internal, personal, non-commercial purposes, unless otherwise provided in this Agreement. No print out or electronic version of any part of our Website or Services may be used by you in any litigation or arbitration matter whatsoever under any circumstances.

Legal Compliance
You agree to comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of our Website, Content, Services, and any software provided therein.

Our Relationship to You
This Agreement in no way creates any agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchisor-franchisee relationship between you and the Hispanic Institute of Social Issues, Inc.

Our Intellectual Property
Our Website may contain our service marks or trademarks as well as those of our affiliates or other companies, in the form of words, graphics, and logos. Your use of our Website or Services does not constitute any right or license for you to use our service marks or trademarks, without the prior written permission of the Hispanic Institute of Social Issues, Inc.

Our Content, as found within our Website and Services, is protected under United States and foreign copyrights. The copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any such Content, is strictly prohibited. Your use of our Website and Services does not grant you any ownership rights to our Content.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act Compliance
Our Website will respond quickly to claims of copyright infringement as found in our Content, according to the terms of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA) as found under United States law (17 USC. § 512). If you believe any of your copyrights are infringed by our Content, please provide us with a written notice via mail, fax, or email that contains the following information:

1) An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;

2) A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;

3) A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on our Website;

4) Your address, telephone number, and email address;

5) 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

6) 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.

We are only required to respond to those notices that substantially comply with the above requirements. We will investigate your claim and will notify by the method of contact you used to file your notice with us.

Content Disclaimer
The opinions expressed on our Website are not necessarily the opinions of the Hispanic Institute of Social Issues, Inc. Any content provided by our contributors are of the contributor’s opinion, and is not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything.

The Content may be changed or deleted without notice and is not guaranteed to be complete, correct, timely, current or up-to-date. Similar to any printed materials, the Content may become out-of-date.

We undertake no obligation to update any Content on our Website. Members are responsible for their own content, where applicable, and may update their Content at any time without notice and at their sole discretion. We reserve the right to make alterations or deletions to the Content at any time without notice.

Errors, Corrections and Changes
We do not represent or otherwise warrant that our Website will be error-free, free from viruses or other harmful components, or that we will correct any errors. We do not represent or otherwise warrant that the information available on or through our Website will be correct, accurate, timely or otherwise reliable.

We may make changes to the features, functionality or content of our Website or Services at any time. We reserve the right in our sole discretion to edit or remove any documents, information or other content appearing on our Website or Services.

Financial, Legal and Other Advice Disclaimer
You hereby acknowledge that nothing contained in our Website shall constitute financial, investment, legal and/or other professional advice and that no professional relationship of any kind is created between you and the Hispanic Institute of Social Issues, Inc. or our Members. You hereby agree that you shall not make any financial, investment, legal and/or other decision based in whole or in part on anything contained in our Website or Services.

Advertisers and Sponsors Disclaimer
Our Website may contain advertising and sponsorships. Advertisers and sponsors are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on our Website is accurate and complies with applicable laws. We are not responsible for the illegality or any error, inaccuracy or problem in the advertiser’s or sponsor’s materials.

THE INCLUSION OF THIRD PARTY ADVERTISEMENTS DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN ENDORSEMENT, GUARANTEE, WARRANTY, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE HISPANIC INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL ISSUES, INC. AND WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE CONTAINED THEREIN.

Warranty Disclaimer
The Hispanic Institute of Social Issues, Inc., is not responsible or liable in any manner for any Content posted on our Website or in connection with our Services, whether posted or caused by Members of our Website, or by the Hispanic Institute of Social Issues, Inc.

Our Website or Services may be temporarily unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons. The Hispanic Institute of Social Issues, Inc. assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Member communications.

The Hispanic Institute of Social Issues, Inc., is not responsible for any technical malfunction or other problems of any telephone network or service, computer systems, servers or providers, computer or mobile phone equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or any combination thereof, including injury or damage to Member’s or to any other person’s computer, mobile phone, or other hardware or software, related to or resulting from using or downloading materials in connection with the our Website or Services, including without limitation any software provide through our Website or Services.

Under no circumstances will the Hispanic Institute of Social Issues, Inc. be responsible for any loss or damage, including any loss or damage or personal injury or death, resulting from anyone’s use of our Website or Services, or any interactions between Users of our Website or Services, whether online or offline.

The Hispanic Institute of Social Issues, Inc., reserves the right to change any and all Content, software and other items used or contained in our Website or Services, at any time without notice. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, and supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof, or any affiliation therewith, by our Website, by third parties or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized by our Services.

Limitation of Liability
The Hispanic Institute of Social Issues, Inc., shall not be liable for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage of any kind resulting in any way from (a) any errors in or omissions from our Website or Services, (b) any product liability issues to the extent that we are not involved with the manufacturer of the product(s) giving rise to liability, (c) the unavailability or interruption of our Website or Services, (d) your use of our Website our Content, (e) the content contained on our Website or Services, or (f) any delay or failure in performance of OUR WEBSITE AND SERVICES BEYOND OUR CONTROL.

IN NO EVENT WILL THE HISPANIC INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL ISSUES, INC. OR ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PERSON FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR LOST DATA ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF OUR WEBSITE, CONTENT, SERVICES, OR ANY RELATED SOFTWARE, ACCESSED THROUGH OR DOWNLOADED FROM OUR WEBSITE OR SERVICES, EVEN IF THE HISPANIC INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL ISSUES, INC. IS AWARE OR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, THE HISPANIC INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL ISSUES, INC.’s LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER, AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO US FOR WEBSITE AND/OR SERVICES ACCESS DURING THE PREVIOUS MONTH OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP PRIOR TO THE EVENT

Privacy Policy
Our Privacy Policy is considered part of this Agreement. You must review this Privacy Policy by clicking on this link.

Unlawful Activity
We reserve the right to investigate complaints or reported violations of this Agreement and to take any action we deem appropriate, including but not limited to reporting any suspected unlawful activity to law enforcement officials, regulators, or other third parties and disclosing any information necessary or appropriate to such persons or entities relating to your profile, email addresses, usage history, posted materials, IP addresses and traffic information.

Linking to Our Website
You may provide links to our Website, provided (a) that you do not remove or obscure, by framing or otherwise, any portion of our Website, (b) your website does not engage in illegal or pornographic activities, and (c) you discontinue providing links to our Website immediately upon request by us.

Links to Other Websites
Our Website may, from time to time, contain links to third party websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you. By linking to these websites, we do not create or have an affiliation with, or sponsor such third party websites. Inclusion of links for any website on our Website does not mean that we endorse, guarantee, warrant, or recommend the services, information, content and/or data of such third party websites. The Hispanic Institute of Social Issues, Inc. has no control over the legal documents and privacy practices of third party websites; as such, you access any such third party websites at your own risk.

Indemnification
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us and our partners, agents, officers, directors, employees, subcontractors, successors, assigns, third party suppliers of information and documents, attorneys, advertisers, product and service providers, and affiliates harmless from any liability, loss, claim and expense, including reasonable attorney’s fees, related to your violation of this Agreement or use of our Website or Services.

Arbitration
Any legal controversy or legal claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement and/or our Service, excluding legal action taken by us to collect or recover damages for, or obtain any injunction relating to, website operations, intellectual property, and our Service, shall be settled solely by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party.

The arbitration shall be conducted in Phoenix, AZ, and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered into any court having jurisdiction thereof. Either you or us may seek any interim or preliminary relief from a court of competent jurisdiction in Phoenix, Arizona, necessary to protect the rights or property of you and us pending the completion of arbitration. Each party shall bear one-half of the arbitration fees and costs.

General Terms
This Agreement shall be treated as though it were executed and performed in Phoenix, Arizona, and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Arizona without regard to conflict of law principles. In addition, you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction and venue of such courts. Any cause of action by you with respect to our Website or Service must be instituted within one (1) year after the cause of action arose or be forever waived and barred. Should any part of this Agreement be held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed consistent with applicable law and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. To the extent that any Content is in conflict or inconsistent with this Agreement, this Agreement shall take precedence. Our failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement shall not be deemed a waiver of such provision nor of the right to enforce such provision. Our rights under this Agreement shall survive any termination of this Agreement.