Terms of Use

Last updated: January 16, 2024

You are strongly encouraged to read our Terms of Use below.  The Terms of Use govern your use of our website. Your continued use of our website is your agreement to our Terms of Use.

The American Law Institute (ALI) may update these Terms of Use  from time to time without notice. You are strongly encouraged regularly to review these Terms of Use. If you have questions, please send them to us at website@ali.org.

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Intellectual Property Rights
All material contained on this website, unless otherwise indicated, is protected by law, including, but not limited to, United States copyright and trademark law. Except as expressly provided herein, ALI does not grant any express or implied rights to users of this website. ALI may enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law.

ALI owns a copyright in its publications, including, but not limited to, its project drafts. To request permission to distribute or reproduce ALI material, you may use the form on the ALI website.

ALI also owns a copyright in this website as a collective work and/or compilation, and in the selection, coordination, and arrangement of the website’s content.

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Links to Other Sites
ALI is not responsible for links to other sites and resources on the Internet or for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources.

Password Confidentiality
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password for the ALI website and for all activities that occur using your password or account.

Content Submitted by Users; User Conduct

1. By submitting comments on a project, you authorize ALI to retain the submitted material in our files and archives, and to copy, distribute, publish, and otherwise make it available to others, with appropriate credit to the author.

2. Comments and Discussion in the Projects section of the ALI website are visible to project participants and ALI members. The name of the person who signed in to post, upload, or submit content will be listed with the content. ALI does not permit content to be posted, uploaded, submitted, or displayed anonymously.

3. When commenting on and discussing ALI projects, you should “check your clients at the door” in accordance with Council Rule 4.02, which provides as follows:

To maintain the Institute’s reputation for thoughtful, disinterested analysis of legal issues, members are expected to leave client interests at the door. In communications made within the framework of Institute proceedings, members should speak, write, and vote on the basis of their personal and professional convictions and experience without regard to client interests or self-interest. It is improper for a member to represent a client in Institute proceedings and such conduct constitutes good cause for termination of Institute membership under Rule 5.02. If, in the consideration of Institute work, a member’s statements can be properly assessed only if the client interests of the member or the member’s firm are known, the member should make appropriate disclosure, but need not identify clients.

4. You may not reproduce, transmit, or otherwise use any content posted in the Comments or Discussion areas by other members or project participants unless they give you permission to do so.

5. You may not (a) share your sign-in information with others in order to provide access to the Member Directory, Comments and Discussion areas, or project materials, or (b) harvest or otherwise collect information about members or project participants, including but not limited to email addresses.

6. You may not post, upload, or submit any content that infringes any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or other proprietary rights of another party, or any content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships.

7. You may not post, upload, or submit any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, or otherwise inappropriate.

8. ALI is not responsible for the opinions, information, or other content posted in the Comments and Discussion areas by or on behalf of members and project participants. We do not actively monitor the site for inappropriate content or edit content posted by others. However, in the event that any potentially inappropriate content is brought to our attention, we may remove the content.