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TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE

Welcome to the website of the American Samoa Government – Department of Legal Affairs. Use of this site is governed by the Terms and Conditions set forth herein.

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE

The information and materials provided by the ASG – Department of Legal Affairs website may be used for informational purposes only. By using, accessing, relying on, or downloading materials from this website, you agree to abide by the terms and provisions outlined in this legal notice, which apply to all visits to our website, both now and in the future.

Generally, we do not ask for nor collect Personally Identifiable Information (PII) from visitors to our website and provision of any PII via our website is completely voluntary. By doing so, you are giving us permission to use the voluntarily provided information for a specifically stated purpose. You are not required to register or provide PII in order to visit our website. However, in some cases, refusal to provide certain information may result in our inability to provide you with the services you desire.

If you do provide us with PII via forms on our website for services that we do offer online, said information will only be used to provide you with the services you have specifically requested. The information that you voluntarily provide to us will never be used for commercial purposes and will not be shared with any other ASG Department, State Agency, or Federal Agency unless your inquiry or service you requested relates to that agency, or as otherwise required by local, state, or federal law. Although we are neither mandated nor required to comply with applicable federal laws pertaining to protection of information you submit voluntarily, we will act consistent with the principles of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. § 552a), the E-Government Act of 2002 (44 U.S.C. § 101), and the Federal Records Act (44 U.S.C. § 31). The information you do provide voluntarily may be used to disseminate information to you and perform various administrative tasks such as contacting you.

We may, at any time, revise and update the Terms and Conditions. You are encouraged to periodically visit this page to review the most current Terms and Conditions to which you are bound. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions of Use, please do not use this website.

Restrictions

You may view, download, and copy information and materials available on this website solely for your personal, non-commercial use. You may also use such material within your organization. As a condition, you agree not to modify, alter, or revise any of the material in any manner, and to retain all copyright and other proprietary notices as contained in the original materials on any copies of the materials. No other use of the materials or information is authorized. Any violation of the foregoing may result in civil and/or criminal liabilities.

Ownership of Information and Materials

The information and any materials (including white papers, press releases, forms, data sheets and FAQ’s) available on or from this website are the copyrighted works of the American Samoa Government – Department of Legal Affairs and any unauthorized use of that information or materials may violate copyright, trademark and other laws.

Any PII you submit via our website through email or any of the forms for certain services we do provide online, will be protected consistent with the principles of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. § 552a), the E-Government Act of 2002 (44 U.S.C. § 101), and the Federal Records Act (44 U.S.C. § 31).

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Trademark Information

The ASG – Department of Legal Affairs’ trademarks may be used only with written permission from us. All other trademarks, brands, and names are the property of their respective owners. Except as expressly specified in these terms and legal restrictions, nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right under any patent, trademark, copyright or any proprietary rights of the ASG – Department of Legal Affairs or any third party.

Links to Other Websites

As a convenience and to make our website truly service oriented and user friendly, we have included links to complementary sites on the internet. These sites are owned and operated by third parties. We make no representation and are not responsible for the availability of, or accuracy of the content located on or through, these third-party sites. A third-party link from our website is not an indication that we endorse the third party or its site, or have any affiliation with or between us and the third party hosting site.

Feedback

All comments or feedback submitted to us through or in association with our website shall be considered non-confidential and therefore will be become the property of the ASG – Department of Legal Affairs. By submitting comments or feedback via our website, you agree to a no-charge assignment to us of worldwide rights to use, copy, modify, display and distribute submissions.

You will not be required to provide PII in order to comment or provide feedback regarding use of our website.

Notice

If you file an online complaint or submit information pertaining to a potential and/or pending legal matter, the information will be kept confidential and will be disclosed to the Attorney General and pertinent staff to assist us in fulfilling our official duties. The information you submit may also be sent to the person or company that is the subject of your complaint or report or to other governmental agencies involved in the administration or enforcement of the matter. Any information submitted to us via our website will not be sold, rented, or leased to third parties.

Disclaimer

The American Samoa Government – Department of Legal Affairs internet webmaster strives to provide you with useful, accurate, and timely information on our website. Accordingly, we have attempted to provide accurate information and materials on this website but assume no responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of that information or materials.

We may change the content of any information or material(s) available at this website, or to the forms provided herein, at any time without notice. However, we make no commitment to update the information or materials on this website which as a result, may be out of date. Information and opinions expressed in bulletin boards or other forums are not necessarily those of the ASG – Department of Legal Affairs. Neither the ASG – Department of Legal Affairs nor its officers, directors, employees, agents, or affiliates are responsible or liable for any damage, including but not limited to, actual, consequential, or punitive damages, liability, claim, or other injury or cause related to or resulting from any information posted on our website.

We reserve the right to revise these terms and/or legal restrictions at any time. You are responsible for reviewing this page from time to time to ensure compliance with the current terms and legal restrictions because they will be binding on you.

Certain provisions of these terms and legal restrictions may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages of this website.

ALL INFORMATION AND MATERIALS AVAILABLE AT THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED “AS-IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND THE ASG – DEPARTMENT OF LEGAL AFFAIRS DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OR ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE OR TRADE PRACTICE. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE ASG – DEPARTMENT OF LEGAL AFFAIRS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES OR THOSE RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING OUT OF THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, OR THE RESULTS OF USE OF THIS WEBSITE, ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO THIS WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY AND WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IF YOUR USE OF THE MATERIALS OR INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION OF EQUIPMENT OR DATA, YOU ASSUME ALL COSTS THEREOF.

Termination Of Use

We may, in our sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of our website, including, but not limited to any bulletin boards on its site, for any reason, including without limitation, breach of this agreement. In the event this agreement is terminated, the restrictions regarding materials appearing on this site and the representation and warranties, indemnities, and limitation of liabilities set forth in this agreement shall survive any such termination.

Governing Law: Jurisdiction and Venue

This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Territory of American Samoa, exclusive of its choice of law principles if applicable. The High Court of American Samoa shall have exclusive jurisdiction and venue over any dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement, and each party hereby consents to the jurisdiction and venue of such court.

General Provisions

If any provision of this agreement is deemed void, unlawful, or otherwise unenforceable for any reason, that provision shall be severed from this agreement and the remaining provisions of this agreement shall remain in force. This contains the entire agreement between you and the ASG – Department of Legal Affairs concerning your use of the website, and the agreement shall not be modified, except in writing, signed by both parties. If you have questions regarding the ASG – Department of Legal Affairs Terms and Conditions, please email ag@la.as.gov.

LEGAL NOTICE

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