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AJI Online Terms of Use

Last Updated: December 5th, 2023

Acceptance of the Terms of Use  

You are entering into these terms of use (“Terms of Use”) with Allbritton Journalism Institute (“AJI”), together with NOTUS, (collectively, the “Company”, “we” or “us”). The following terms and conditions, and any other documents that they expressly refer to (all together, these “Terms of Use”), govern your access to and use of the Company’s websites and mobile applications, including any content, functionality, and services offered on such sites and applications (the “Service”).

Please read the Terms of Use carefully before you start to use the Service. By accessing and using the Service, you accept and agree to be bound by and follow these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy, you must not access or use the Service. 

This Service is offered and available to users who are 18 years of age or older. By using this Service, you represent and warrant to us that you are 18 years of age or older and that you are of legal age to enter into this binding contract with us. If you do not meet all of these eligibility requirements, you must not access or use the Service. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING ARBITRATION: THESE TERMS CONTAIN A MANDATORY ARBITRATION AGREEMENT, REQUIRING YOU TO RESOLVE ANY DISPUTE BETWEEN YOU AND COMPANY THROUGH FINAL AND BINDING INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION, SUBJECT TO LIMITED EXCEPTIONS, RATHER THAN IN COURT, AND REQUIRING YOU TO FOREGO JURY TRIALS, CLASS, COLLECTIVE, AGGREGATE, MASS, REPRESENTATIVE, OR CONSOLIDATED ACTIONS OR PROCEEDINGS, AND ALL OTHER TYPES OF COURT PROCEEDINGS OF ANY AND EVERY KIND.  YOU WILL BE BOUND BY THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT, UNLESS YOU OPT OUT OF THE ARBITRATION AGREEMENT BY FOLLOWING THE OPT-OUT PROCEDURES SET FORTH BELOW.  BY ENTERING THIS AGREEMENT, YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL OF THE TERMS OF THE ARBITRATION AGREEMENT AND HAVE TAKEN TIME TO CONSIDER THE CONSEQUENCES OF THIS IMPORTANT DECISION.

Dispute Resolution – Binding Individual Arbitration & Class Action/Jury Trial Waiver (“Arbitration Agreement”)

Mandatory Binding Arbitration of Disputes. You and Company agree that, subject to limited exceptions specified in this Arbitration Agreement, all disputes, causes of action, or claims arising out of, in connection with, or related to these Terms of Use or this Arbitration Agreement, the Company Service, or any aspect of the relationship between you, on the one hand, and Company or its suppliers or sellers, on the other hand, or the breach, termination, enforcement, interpretation, or validity of the Terms of Use or this Arbitration Agreement (collectively, “Dispute(s)”), will be resolved through final and binding, individual arbitration in accordance with the rules and procedures of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), instead of in a court in any jurisdiction by a judge or jury. You and Company agree that an arbitrator, and not any federal, state, or local court or agency, shall have exclusive authority to resolve any disputes relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability, or formation of this Arbitration Agreement, including any claim that all or any part of this Arbitration Agreement is void or voidable. The arbitrator shall also be responsible for determining all threshold arbitrability issues, including issues relating to whether the Terms of Use are unconscionable or illusory and any defense to arbitration, including waiver, delay, laches, or estoppel.

Notwithstanding this Arbitration Agreement, you and Company each retain the right to bring an individual action in small claims court if it qualifies. Each party also retains the right to seek injunctive or other equitable relief in a court of competent jurisdiction to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation, or violation of a party’s copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, or other intellectual property rights.