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terms of use

These are the terms of use that apply to your use of this Site and our services. 

introduction and general information

These Terms of Use apply to your use of our website. Before using our website you must agree to these Terms of Use. Orange County Paralegal Association (OCPA) may change these Terms of Use from time to time and by continuing to use our website you accept and agree to be bound by all changes.


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intellectual property rights

All copyright, trademarks, design rights, patents and other intellectual property rights (registered and unregistered) in and on our website and all content (including any applications) located on the site shall remain the sole property of OCPA or its licensors (which includes other users) may not be used in any commercial manner without the prior written consent of OCPA.

You must not:

  • Republish material from our website without prior written consent.
  • Sell or rent material from our website
  • Provide a public performance of any of our websites content
  • Reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on our website content in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use
  • You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any of our content except for your own personal, non-commercial use
  • Redistribute any content from our website, including onto another website

If any content is made available for user redistribution, it may only be redistributed within your place of work / organization.

what we consider acceptable use of our website

You agree to use our website for lawful purposes only and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else's use and enjoyment of the website. Prohibited behavior includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any other user, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within our website.

You may not use our website to send unsolicited commercial communications.

You may not use the content on our website for any marketing related purpose without our express written consent.

restricted access

We have restricted access to certain areas of our website. We may in the future need to restrict access to parts (or all) of our website and reserve full rights to do so. If, at any point, we provide you with a username and password for you to access restricted areas of our website, you must ensure that both your username and password are kept confidential.

We also reserve the right to disable your user account at our sole discretion without explanation.

user contribution to our website

By sharing any contribution (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) with Orange County Paralegal Association, Inc. you agree to grant to Orange County Paralegal Association, free of charge, permission to use the material in any way we want (including modifying and adapting it for operational and editorial reasons).

Copyright of your contribution will remain with you and this permission is not exclusive and you can continue to use the material in any way including allowing others to use it.

In order that Orange County Paralegal Association can use your contribution, you confirm that your contribution is your own original work, is not defamatory and does not infringe any US or California laws, that you have the right to give Orange County Paralegal Association, Inc. permission to use your contribution.

limited warranties

OCPA exercises its best efforts to maintain the timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of the contents herein. While all information presented on this web site is deemed reliable, OCPA makes no representations or warranties as to its content. To the extent permitted by the applicable law, we disclaim all representations and warranties with respect to the Site and any Material thereon, either express or implied, including but not limited to any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose; in no event will we be liable for indirect, special, incidental or consequential loss or damage which may arise in respect of the Site, its use, or in respect of other equipment or property, or for loss of profit, business, revenue, goodwill or anticipated savings, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such loss.

This web site is accessible by users worldwide. It may contain references to goods and services that are not available at the user's locale. This web site also contains links to third party web sites. These links are provided as a convenience for its members, sponsors and site visitors. OCPA makes no representation or warranties, express or implied, as to the content of any linked web site and is not responsible for the content or the privacy practices employed by these sites. Reference to any company, products, services, processes, hypertext links to third parties, publications or other information by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier, or otherwise does not constitute or imply an endorsement, sponsorship, approval or recommendation by OCPA. Product and service information is the sole responsibility of each individual vendor.

limitations of our liability

OCPA does not exclude liability for death or personal injury to the extent only that the same arises as a result of negligence for which we are liable or otherwise, will be limited as follows:

  • We will not be liable for any loss or damage due to the use of the information or products sold from this website
  • In the event that any exclusion or other provision contained in these Terms of Use be held to be invalid for any reason and we become liable for loss or damage that could otherwise have been limited, such liability shall be limited to $1
  • We do not warrant that functions available on the website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that the server that makes the website available is free of viruses and / or bugs. You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to implement sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements


Without prejudice to our other rights under this terms of use, if you fail to abide by these terms of use when using our website, we will take all necessary measures to ensure our protection including, but not limited to, informing relevant third parties such as your internet provider about the infringement(s). We will also inform law enforcement on any serious violation.

revision and change to these terms of use

OCPA may change these terms from time to time and so you should check these terms regularly. Your continued use of our website will be deemed acceptance of the updated or amended terms. If you do not agree to the changes, you should cease using our website immediately.

If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of California, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall survive and continue to be binding and enforceable.

entire agreement

These terms of use, together with our Privacy Policy, make the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website.

law and jurisdiction

These Terms of Use and all use of our Site are governed by the laws of California. By using this web site and any information contained therein, the user submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state courts of Orange County, California, to resolve disputes of any kind arising out of the user's reliance on the information on this web site, or any interaction with the sponsors involving said site.

The information contained in this web site, and any associated web sites, is provided as a service to the members of OCPA and the Internet community, and does not constitute legal advice. OCPA presents this web site with a good-faith representation that the information it contains is generally reliable. However, it makes no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to this web site or any associated sites and information on this site should be not relied upon for legal purposes. If you seek legal guidance, we encourage you to seek the advice of competent counsel.

contacting OCPA about these terms of use

The full name of our organization is: Orange County Paralegal Association

Our address is: OCPA, 2549-B Eastbluff Drive, #399, Newport Beach, California 92660

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