• Privacy Policy

    Askthejudge.info/ Privacy Policy and Terms of Use Statements

    This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for Askthejudge.info.

    Information Collection and Use

    Askthejudge.info is the sole owner of the information collected on this website. We will not sell, share or rent this information to others in ways other than those discussed in this Statement. Askthejudge.info collects information from our users at different points on the website. Any personal information gathered is voluntarily submitted and will only be disclosed with prior individual consent. At any time you may request to delete any or all information we have retained from this website by sending an email to the askthejudge.info Contact page.


    Some features of this website require completion of a registration form [i.e. the askthejudge.info Newsletter]. Registration may require the user to provide contact information such as the user’s email address. This information is used to contact the user about the topics on this site for which the user has expressed interest and for the user to receive a lost password. Demographic information such as the user’s mailing address, position, etc. may be provided at the user’s discretion.

    Privacy of Teens and Children

    Askthejudge.info is committed to protecting the online privacy of children and making the Internet safe for all of our visitors. We encourage parents of all children and teens to regularly monitor their children’s use of email, blogs and other online activities. Parents are encouraged to consider using parental control tools available from online service providers and software manufacturers. These tools may be used to prevent children from disclosing their name, address, and other personal information online.

    Website Statistics

    We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the website, track user movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use for reporting and sponsorship purposes. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. Information from our visitors is collected via web access logs, scripting languages, email and html forms. Information collected may include log generated statistics and computer configuration such as your operating system type, browser type, etc. Information collected is used for reporting statistics, business improvement, account maintenance and website improvement.


    Askthejudge.info reserves the right to share aggregated demographic information with our partners, sponsors and donors. This information is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. We share this information so that we can demonstrate site activity to secure funding to continue providing this site free of charge.

    Askthejudge.info reserves the right to use or disclose any information with your permission or in special circumstances, such as when such disclosure is believed to be necessary to comply with the law or regulations, to protect the integrity of the website, to fulfill your requests, to cooperate in any law enforcement investigation or an investigation on a matter of public safety, or to respond to claims that any files or data violate the rights of third parties, or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of askthejudge.info, its users, or the public. For example, askthejudge.info will make such disclosures necessary under the reporting procedures of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.


    This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that askthejudge.info does not claim any responsibility for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the Privacy Statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Statement applies solely to information collected by this website, askthejudge.info.


    Askthejudge.info website takes every precaution to protect our users’ stored information. Security measures are in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.

    Askthejudge Newsletter

    If a user wishes to subscribe to our email newsletter, we ask for an email address only. We do not require names or other personal information. However, the user may choose to provide optional demographic information [name, mailing address, position, etc.] while signing up for the email Newsletter.


    Askthejudge.info may occasionally request information from users via Web surveys. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary. The user has a choice whether or not to disclose this information that may include demographic information such as zip code, age and grade level, etc. but no information will be collected that can identify any individual person. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring and improving the use and educational value of this site.

    Correction and Updating Personal Information

    If a user’s personally identifiable information changes [such as the zip code or email address], or if a user no longer desires the services [awareness and education only – not legal advice] of askthejudge.info, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update, or remove the user’s personal data provided to us. Users can askthejudge.info under “Contact” on the home page to change, correct or remove information.

    Notification of Privacy Policy Changes

    If askthejudge.info changes its privacy policy, the changes will be posted on the home page so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, that we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, users will be notified by email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not their information is used in this different manner. Information will be used in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

    Acceptance of Privacy Terms and Conditions

    Your access to and use of askthejudge.info is subject to these privacy terms, to the current Terms of Use available on this site, and to all applicable laws. Such access and use indicates that you fully accept, without reservation, these terms and conditions. From time to time, it may be necessary for askthejudge.info to revise this Privacy Policy. We suggest that you check this Policy periodically as you are bound by such revisions. Any changes, however, will not be retroactively applied and will not alter how we handle previously collected information.

    Questions or Comments

    If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact askthejudge.info under “Contact” on the home page.


    The information contained in askthejudge.info is made available to the general public free of charge. It is not intended to serve as legal advice. You and your parents should consult a trained legal professional for questions you may have about the laws affecting children and teenagers or for any legal interpretations.

    Terms of Use Statement

    Askthejudge.info [ATJ] presents the information on this website as a service to  teenagers, parents, teachers, legal consumers and other Internet users. While ATJ provides information on law-related topics, it does not provide legal advice. Due to the rapidly changing nature of the law and our reliance on information provided by outside sources, ATJ makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content of this site or at other sites to which we link.

    Agreement to Terms

    ATJ provides access and use of this site [“Site”] subject to your agreement to the following Terms of Use [“Terms”]. Please read these Terms carefully before accessing or using the Site. By accessing or using the Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms. The Terms as well as the Site [and information contained within the Site] may be updated from time to time without notice to you. You agree to periodically review these Terms, and your continued access to or use of the Site shall constitute your acceptance of the updated or revised Terms.

    Privacy and Contact Information

    If asked to provide your e-mail address during your use of the Site, please provide an accurate and complete e-mail address. ATJ recognizes the need to protect the privacy of users of this Site. Please see the Privacy Statement above for additional privacy information.

    Use of Information and Services

    Third parties may provide certain information displayed on the Site. Although ATJ believes that such information comes from trustworthy sources, the third-party information is not necessarily sponsored, endorsed, recommended, or licensed by ATJ. You should directly contact the third parties and/or their references for the most accurate information.


    Neither ATJ nor its information sources or users are engaged in giving legal, medical, counseling or other professional services or advice in this Site. Except as described otherwise, all content in this Site is made available only to provide information.

    No Liability

    Under no circumstances will ATJ be liable for any consequences relating directly or indirectly to any action or inaction you take based on the information, services or other material on this Site. While ATJ will attempt to keep its Site current, accurate, and complete, ATJ and its suppliers cannot guarantee, and will not be responsible for any damage or loss related to, the timeliness, accuracy, or completeness of the information, services, or other material on the Site.

    Site Conduct

    When using the Site, you agree to abide by the following rules:

    1] you may not post or transmit content [information, data, text, software, graphics, sound, photographs, video, messages, etc.] (“Content”) that is unlawful, harassing, libelous, defamatory, obscene, fraudulent, harmful, threatening, abusive, hateful, that violates the property rights of others [including without limitation infringing use of a copyright or trademark], that violates the privacy or publicity right of others, or are otherwise objectionable;

    2] you may not interfere with others’ use of the Site;

    3] you may not use the Site to conduct any activity that is illegal or that violates the rights of others;

    4] you may not use the Site to advertise or sell products or services to others;

    5] you may not impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;

    6] you may not post or transmit Content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships [such as inside information, confidential information, etc.];

    7] you may not post Content to the Site unless the Content is freely owned by you or used with the permission of all other persons with any rights in the Content; and

    8] you may not use the Site to collect or store personal data about other users.

    Removal of Content

    ATJ does not do a prior review of Content posted by any party other than ATJ and has no responsibility for Content posted by any party other than ATJ to the Site. However, ATJ reserves the right in its sole discretion to delete any Content submitted to or appearing on the Site. Blog content, message boards, chat rooms and/or other information sharing locations on the Site may contain the opinions and views of other users. ATJ is not responsible for the accuracy of any messages or postings on the Site. If you believe that any Content posted on the Site is infringing, defamatory, unlawful, threatening, libelous, obscene, or otherwise violates the letter or spirit of these Terms, please contact ATJ immediately at www.askthejudge.info/ under “Contact.”

    Submission of Content

    If you submit Content to the Site, you grant ATJ, or warrant that the owner of such Content has expressly granted to ATJ, a world-wide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, non-exclusive and fully sub-licensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such Content [in whole or part] and/or to incorporate such Content in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed.

    Internet Links

    The Site may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other Internet sites. ATJ has no control over such sites. ATJ does not endorse, and is not responsible for, any such sites or the information, material, products or services contained on or accessible through those sites. You acknowledge that ATJ shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance upon any such information, material, products, or services. 

    Third Parties

    Your correspondence or business transactions with, or participation in promotions of, third parties found on, or e-commerce through, the Site and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. You agree that ATJ shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such transactions or as the result of the presence of such third parties on the Site.


    You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless ATJ, its affiliates, governing board, officers, agents, employees, partners and suppliers from any liability, loss, claim, demand, and expense [including reasonable attorneys’ fees] related to: [1] your use of the Site; [2] your violation of these Terms; or [3] your posting of Content to the Site.

    Modifications to Site and Terms of Use

    ATJ reserves the right to, from time to time, discontinue, temporarily or permanently, with or without notice, the information, services, products, and/or other Content on the Site, or to add additional Content or Terms of Use. You should visit this page from time to time to review the most current Terms of Use to which you are bound. ATJ makes no commitment to update the Content or services on this Site.

    Use and Storage of Content on the Site

    ATJ may establish general practices and limits concerning the use of the Site, including without limitation, the maximum number of days that Content will be available on, or retained by, the Site. ATJ, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to change these general practices and limits at any time.

    Ownership of Content and Marks

    All information on the Site, as well as the organization and layout of the Site, other than Content posted by you, is owned and copyrighted by ATJ or its suppliers or other Site users. Except as expressly authorized by ATJ, you may not copy, distribute, resell, display, sub-license or create derivative works based on any such information from the Site, in whole or in part. The Site contains various proprietary logos, service marks, trademarks, slogans and/or product designations [collectively “Marks”]. All Marks, content or other materials contained in this Site are protected as copyrights, trade dress, trademarks and/or other intellectual properties owned by ATJ or by other parties that have licensed their material to ATJ. ATJ’s trademarks may be used publicly only with written permission from ATJ. No ATJ trademark or service mark may be included in a hyperlink without ATJ’s written permission. Any unauthorized use of the Marks or Content of this Site may violate federal and/or state copyright, trademark and other laws, in addition to being a material breach of the Terms of Use.

    Disclaimer of Warranty

    You expressly understand and agree that this Site, and all information and Content on the Site, is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. ATJ and its information suppliers disclaim all express and implied warranties with regard to the Site and all information, services, and materials contained on the Site, including without limitation any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.

    ATJ makes no warranty that: [1] the Site will meet your requirements or that the results that may be obtained from the Site will be satisfactory; [2] the Site will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free; [3] the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the Site will meet your expectations, and; [4] any errors in the Site will be corrected. ATJ does not warrant or make any representations regarding the availability, use, security, validity, accuracy, completeness or reliability of, or the results of the use of, or otherwise respecting the Content of the Site or any other websites linked to or from the Site. ATJ will not be liable for any damages, costs, or expenses arising out of any use or reliance upon the information contained on this Site or use, access or inability to access this Site. Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the Site is done at your own discretion and risk and you are solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material, or use of this Site.

    No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from ATJ or through the Site shall create any warranty not expressly stated in the Terms.

    Limitation of Liability

    In no event shall ATJ or its affiliates, governing board, officers, agents, employees, partners or suppliers be liable for any special, indirect, punitive, incidental, exemplary or consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, business, data or profits, litigation and the like, whether based on breach of contract, tort [including negligence], product liability or otherwise, even if advised of the possibility of such damages with respect to goods or services purchased directly from ATJ through the Site. ATJ’s liability, in any case, is expressly limited to replacement of defective goods, or, at ATJ’s election, to the repayment or crediting to you of an amount equal to the purchase price of the goods. You acknowledge and agree that the limitations set forth above are fundamental elements of these Terms of Use and the Site would not be provided to you absent such limitations. If any jurisdictions do not allow the foregoing limitations of liability, the foregoing limitations may not apply to you.


    ATJ may, in its sole discretion, with or without notice, suspend or terminate your use of this Site, and remove and discard any Content on the Site, for any reason, including, without limitation if you violate these Terms. ATJ may also bar you from any future access to the Site. ATJ will not be liable to you for any such suspension, termination or prohibition on future access.

    Should you object to any subsequent modifications of the terms and conditions of these Terms, your sole recourse will be to immediately notify ATJ of your termination of these Terms, which termination will be effective immediately. To the extent permitted by applicable law, the terms and conditions of these Terms will survive any termination of these Terms.


    Any notices to you by ATJ may be made by either e-mail or regular mail.

    General Provisions

    These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and ATJ and govern your use of the Site, superseding any prior agreements between you and ATJ regarding the Site [including , but not limited to, any prior versions of these Terms].

    Any failure to enforce any part of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of any of ATJ’s rights under these Terms of Use, whether for past or future actions of any person. Neither the receipt of any funds by ATJ nor the reliance of any person on ATJ’s actions shall be deemed to constitute a waiver of any part of these Terms of Use. Legal waiver may be effected only by an express written waiver signed by an authorized representative of ATJ.

    These Terms and the resolution of any dispute related to these Terms or the Site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Laws of the State of Arizona, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. ATJ’s failure to insist upon strict enforcement of any provision of these Terms shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of these Terms will be enforced in accordance with their terms. The section headings in these Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

    Regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, you hereby waive your right to bring any claim against ATJ more than one [1] year after such claim first arose.


    Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms will be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim will be arbitrated on an individual basis, and will not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. You consent to the arbitration being conducted in the county of Coconino, Arizona. Judgment on the arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Either you or ATJ may seek any interim or preliminary equitable relief from a court of competent jurisdiction in the county of Coconino, Arizona, necessary to protect the rights or property of you or ATJ pending the completion of arbitration.

    Acceptance of Terms

    You acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. You represent that you have the legal authority to accept these Terms of Use for yourself or for any party that you represent. If you do not agree to these Terms, please do not use the Site.

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