Terms of Use

By accessing LSC’s website (“the Site”), users acknowledge they have read, understand, and agree—without limitation or qualification—to be bound by these Terms of Use.


LSC reserves the right to modify these Terms of Use at any time. Users agree that each time they visit the Site, they will be bound by the current Terms of Use. Accordingly, users should check these Terms of Use periodically for changes prior to using the Site.

Intellectual Property 

LSC owns and operates the Site. Therefore, LSC owns the compilation of all data, images, software, documentation, text, audio and audio-visual materials, and other intellectual property the Site hosts.

Although LSC owns some of the Site’s individual content, LSC does not necessarily own each component of the Site’s content. Where third party rights owners (i.e., individuals or organizations unaffiliated with LSC) own content on this Site, LSC has secured permission from the owner to use the content. LSC may also use content in the public domain or rely on fair use of content. LSC does not warrant that its display of any content on the Site will not infringe the rights of third parties. Third party-held content under copyright may be subject to additional intellectual property notices, information, or restrictions. Users are responsible for reviewing the applicable content to identity third-party material.

User Licenses- Non-Data 

LSC manages this Site and licenses the Site’s content under a Creative Commons Attribution – ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Creative Commons Attribution

Content licensed under the CC BY-SA 4.0 allows a user to copy and redistribute the material, in any medium or format, and remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially. LSC will not revoke these freedoms provided users follow the license terms.

Users must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if they made changes when using content licensed under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license. If users remix, transform, or build upon the material, users must distribute their contributions under the same license as the original. Users may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict other from taking any actions that the license permits.

User Licenses

Unless otherwise noted, data on the Site is available with a Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication CC0 1.0 Universal license. LSC waives all rights to the data worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent applicable laws permit. Users can copy, modify, distribute, and perform the data—even for commercial purposes—without seeking LSC’s permission.

Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication

Although not required, LSC requests that users give proper credit when using data from the Site in the user’s own work.

Disclaimer and Warranty 

Neither LSC nor any person or entity involved in creating, producing, or distributing any of this Site’s content or services, nor any of their respective directors, officers, employees, or agents, makes any warrant of any kind, including without limitation that the Site will be uninterrupted or error free; nor do they make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of this Site, or as to the accuracy, reliability, quality, or content of any information, service, or product, that LSC provides through the Site.

LSC provides this Site “as is” without any warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, security, accuracy, and non-infringement, other than those warranties which are incapable of exclusion, restriction or modification under the laws applicable to these Terms of Use.  Users use this Site at their own risk, assuming full responsibility and risk of loss resulting from downloading and/or use of files, data, information, other communications, content or services accessed through or obtained by means of the Site.

To the extent permitted by law, LSC, its affiliates, and any person or entity involved in creating, producing or distributing any content contained on the Site, and any of their respective directors, officers, employees or agents, will not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages of any kind arising out of or related to the use of or inability to use the Site, or the breach of any representation or warranty, whether as a breach of contract, tortious behavior, negligence or any other cause of action, even users advise LSC of the possibility of such damages.

Accuracy of Information and Links to Other Websites and Materials 

The Site may contain links to third party website(s) (“Linked Websites”). LSC provides these links solely as a courtesy to Site users. LSC has no control over the linked sites or the materials, information, goods or services available or contained on these Linked Sites. LSC is not responsible for and does not endorse or warrant in any way any materials, information, goods or services available through Linked Websites or any privacy or other practices of such Linked Websites. If users decide to access any of the Linked Websites, they do so entirely at their own risk. LSC reserve the right to add, change, decline or remove any link at any time.

User Content 

Subject to LSC’s Privacy Policy, all content that users submit to the Site is non-confidential and non-proprietary. Other users may have access to this content.  Although LSC may from time to time monitor or review discussions, chats, postings, transmissions, bulletin boards, and the like on the Site, LSC is under no obligation to do so and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the content of any such locations nor for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger, or inaccuracy contained in any information within such locations on the Site. Users may not post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law. LSC will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing LSC to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials.

Users hereby grant to LSC a royalty-free, unrestricted, world-wide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, and fully transferable, assignable, sub-licensable right and license to reproduce, distribute, modify, copy, publish, display, transmit, adapt, upload, create derivative works of, or post any content posted by you on the Site (in whole or in part) and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed for any purpose.


LSC owns LSC and associated trademarks, servicemarks, logos and design elements. All rights reserved. Nothing contained herein should be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademarks, service marks, logos or design elements displayed in the Site, except to provide attribution as specified herein, without the express written permission of LSC or any third party that may own such marks displayed.

Copyright Claims 

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials posted on this Page infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. The notice must include the following information: 

  1. a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; 
  2. identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed (or if multiple copyrighted works located on the Page are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works); 
  3. identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or the subject of infringing activity, and information reasonably sufficient to allow LSC to locate the material on the Page; 
  4. the name, address, telephone number and email address (if available) of the complaining party; 
  5. a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and 
  6. a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed by LSC against you, the DMCA permits you to send LSC a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; visit copyright.gov for details. Notices and counter-notices with respect to the Page should be sent to:

Communications Manager
LSC Office of Government Relations and Public Affairs
Legal Services Corporation
3333 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20007

We suggest that users consult a legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice. Also, users should be aware that there can be penalties for false claims under the DMCA. Please note that the above name/address is for notifications of claimed copyright infringement only.

Governing Law 

District of Columbia’s laws, without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions, govern these Terms of Use.  Users and Legal Services Corporation agree that any legal or equitable claim or dispute relating to these Terms of Use shall be exclusively brought in the appropriate state or federal court in the District of Columbia and users agree to submit to personal jurisdiction in District of Columbia. 

Complete Agreement 

These Terms of Use, together with LSC’s Privacy Policy, form the complete and exclusive agreement between users and LSC.  They supersede all prior or contemporaneous proposals, oral or written, understandings, representations, conditions, warranties, and all other communications between users and LSC relating to the use of the Site. No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. The section headings used herein are for convenience only and shall not affect the interpretation of these Terms of Use. If any provision of these Terms of Use shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Contact Us 

If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding about these Terms of Use and/or the Website, please contact us