Terms of Use



Welcome to the Oregon State Bar Web Site. The Oregon State Bar Web Site is comprised of various web pages operated by the Oregon State Bar ("OSB"), including, without limitation, www.osbar.org, OSB Section web sites, mobile websites, microsites, mobile applications, OSB profiles on social media sites and any other digital services or properties operated or used by the OSB from time to time (collectively referred to as the "OSB Web Site"). By accessing or using the OSB Web Site you agree to comply with and be bound by these Terms of Use ("Terms of Use"). Please read these Terms of Use carefully as well as the OSB Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy, you must immediately terminate use of the OSB Web Site.

Agreement between User and OSB
The OSB Web Site is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of the OSB Web Site constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices.

Changes to Terms of Use
The OSB reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the OSB Web Site is offered, including but not limited to the charges associated with the use of the OSB Web Site and the Terms of Use.

Links to External Sites
The OSB Web Site may contain links to other external web sites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of the OSB and the OSB is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. The OSB is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. The OSB is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the OSB of the site or any association with its operatorss.

Legal Information is Not Legal Advice
The OSB Web Site includes information that is intended to help consumers find legal assistance, learn about the law and the legal system in Oregon, submit attorney complaints, and work better with attorneys. This site and the information provided, however, do not constitute legal advice and must not be used as a substitute for the counsel and services that you may require from an attorney authorized to practice law in your jurisdiction. Your reliance and use of the information contained in or linked from this site is done at your own risk. 

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use
As a condition of your use of the OSB Web Site, you warrant to OSB that you will not use the OSB Web Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the OSB Web Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the OSB Web Site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the OSB Web Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the OSB Web Sites.

Use of Communication Services
The OSB Web Site may contain listserves, bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, "Communication Services"), you agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:

  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.

  • Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.

  • Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.

  • Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer.

  • Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Services specifically allows such messages.

  • Conduct or forward surveys or contests unless such Communication Services specifically allows such messages..

  • Forward pyramid schemes or chain letters..

  • Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.

  • Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.

  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.

  • Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.

  • Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.

  • Violate any applicable laws or regulations.

The OSB has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, the OSB reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. The OSB reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

The OSB reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in the OSB's sole discretion.

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. The OSB does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, the OSB specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized OSB spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of the OSB.

Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.

License to Use Materials Submitted to the OSB
The OSB does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to the OSB (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any OSB Web Site or its associated services (collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting Submission you are granting the OSB, its affiliates and necessary sub-licensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of OSB business including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submissions; and to publish your name in connection with your Submissions.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submissions, as provided herein. The OSB is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submissions at any time in the OSB's sole discretion.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submissions you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submissions as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.

Liability Disclaimer
THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE OSB WEB SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. THE OSB MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE OSB WEB SITE AT ANY TIME. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA THE OSB WEB SITE SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, MEDICAL, LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION.

THE OSB AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE OSB WEB SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. THE OSB AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

THE LIABILITY OF THE OSB IS LIMITED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE OREGON TORT CLAIMS ACT AND THE OREGON CONSTITUTION. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE OSB AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE OSB WEB SITE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE OSB WEB SITE OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE OSB WEB SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE OSB WEB SITE.  

IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE OSB WEB SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE OSB WEB SITE..

Termination of Access to OSB Web Site
The OSB reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the OSB Web Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice.

General Terms
To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Oregon, U.S.A. and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Multnomah County, Oregon, U.S.A. in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the OSB Web Site. Use of the OSB Web Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and the OSB as a result of this agreement or use of the OSB Web Site.

The OSB's performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of the OSB's right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the OSB Web Site or information provided to or gathered by the OSB with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.

Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and the OSB with respect to the OSB Web Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and the OSB with respect to the OSB Web Site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent an d subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be drawn up in English.