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Terms of Use

These Terms of Use apply only to LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS’s website.  Once you link to an external site, you are subject to the policies of the third party’s website.  By accessing and using LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS’s website, you agree to be subject to the terms and conditions described in this Terms of Use.  Please read these policies before using the website, and if you do not agree to these terms and conditions of use, please do not use the website.

While LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS strives to make the information on the website as timely and accurate as possible, LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of the website, and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of the Website.  No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed, or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the contents of LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS’s website or its links to other Internet resources.

Your use of and browsing in this website are done at your own risk.  The LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may infect your computer equipment or other property due to your access, use, or browsing of the website or your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video, or audio from the website.

As a visitor to the website, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS, the State of Maryland, their affiliates, and their respective commissioners, officers, employees, and agents from and against any and all claims, actions, suits or proceedings, as well as any and all losses, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys fees) arising out of or related to (a) any material posted or otherwise provided by you that infringes any copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent, or other intellectual property right of any person or that defames any person or violates their rights of publicity or privacy; (b) any misrepresentation made by you in connection with your use of LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS’s website; (c) any violation by you of this Terms of Use; and (d) any claims brought by other persons or entities arising from or related to your use of the website, including information obtained through the website.  The LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS does not provide indemnification.   

Professional Advice
Information received via the website should not be relied upon for personal, legal, or financial decisions.  Visitors should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice tailored to the visitor’s individual situation.

Use of the Website
Please feel free to browse the Website.  You agree that you will not use the website or any information or services contained in or related to the Website for any unlawful purpose.  The LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS, at its sole and absolute discretion, shall determine whether any use violates this provision.

You may print or download material displayed on the website for non-commercial, personal use only, provided that you also retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials.  You may not sell, reverse engineer, distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, repost, use, or create derivative works based on the content of the website in whole or in part for any purpose without the prior written permission from LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS.

 Links to Other Websites
These policies apply only to LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS Website, so if you link to a website maintained by someone other than LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS, you would be subject to their policies. The LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS is not be responsible or liable for any material contained on third party servers or for the accuracy or legality of any information contained on websites of third parties.

The information posted on LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS Website may include hypertext links to information created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations.  Links to websites outside LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS or to other agencies of the State of Maryland, or the use of trade, firm, or corporation names within LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS’s website, are solely for the convenience of the visitor to the website.  Such use does not constitute an official endorsement or approval by LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS of any private sector website, product, or service.   Hypertext links to external websites may be removed or replaced at the sole discretion of LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS at any time and without notice.

When you select a link to an outside website, you are subject to the privacy, copyright, security, and information quality policies of that website.  The LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS is not responsible for transmissions users receive from linked websites.  Your dealings with any third parties mentioned on or found through the Website are solely between you and such third party, and are subject to any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings.  You agree that use of third party websites is at your sole risk and is without warranties of any kind by LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS, expressed or implied, including warranties of title, fitness for a particular purpose, merchantability or non-infringement.  Under no circumstances is LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS liable for any damages arising from transactions between you and third parties or for any information appearing on third party websites or any other site linked to the Website.  In the event you discover problems with or have concerns regarding the format, accuracy, timeliness or completeness of a linked external website, please contact the organization responsible for the linked external website. The LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS does not control or guarantee the accuracy, legality, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of information on, nor is it responsible for, any linked external websites, pages, or content.  The LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS cannot authorize the use of any copyrighted or otherwise protected materials contained in linked websites.

If a third party website links to LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS, it does not indicate that LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS has any responsibility for the content of that website, nor does it constitute an endorsement of that website by LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS.

Intellectual Property
The LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS reserves its rights in all intellectual property contained in the Website.  Visitors are advised that LA RUTA DE LAS ALMASmay aggressively enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law, which may include, without limitation, the seeking of criminal prosecution.

Images of people or places displayed on the website are either the property of, or used with permission by, LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS.  The use of these images by Visitors to the website, or anyone else authorized by the Visitor, is prohibited unless specifically permitted by this Terms of Use.  Any unauthorized use of the images may violate copyright and/or trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.

The trademarks and logos displayed on the Website are registered and common law trademarks of LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS and others.  Nothing contained on the website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademarks or logos without the prior written permission of LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS.  Use of the trademarks, logos, or any other content on the Website, except as provided in the Terms of Use, is strictly prohibited.

Copyrights:  The content organization, graphics, design, compilation, and other materials on or related to the Website are protected under applicable copyright, trademark, and other proprietary and intellectual property rights.  In most cases, the content is owned by LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS, but also may be the property of other government agencies or private entities.  The copying, redistribution, use, or publication of any such materials or any part of the Website is strictly prohibited.  The visitor does not acquire any ownership rights to any content, document, or other materials viewed on the Website.  The posting of information or materials on the Website does not constitute a waiver of any right in such information and materials.

Public Disclosure & Access to Public Records Act
The LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS is required to maintain public records under the Maryland Access to Public Records Act.  Electronically submitted information is maintained according to the Maryland Access to Public Records Act and other applicable laws.  When you provide personally identifiable information to LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS to receive requested services, such information is handled as it would be on an in-person visit to LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS and is subject to the laws, regulations, practices, and procedures of LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS.  To the extent that any information maintained by LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS is determined to be a public record under the laws of Maryland, such personal information may be subject to disclosure to a third party under the State’s Access to Public Records Act.  The LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS does not collect personal information for any purpose other than to respond to visitors’ inquiries and requests or for other purposes required by law.

Modification or Discontinuance of website
The LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the website (or any part thereof), with or without notice for any reason or no reason whatsoever.  You agree that LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS and its authorized agents shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the website.

These Terms and Conditions apply separately to each single donation that you make. Except as provided for in section 6, ‘Regular Donations', and unless specified by you, they do not form a contract allowing for future or successive transactions to be set up. By confirming on the Website that you wish to make a donation you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions for that donation.

(1) The donation services

We will use your donation at our discretion but within our stated objectives.


Once you confirm to us through the Website that you wish to proceed with your donation your transaction will be processed through our payment services provider, Paypal. By confirming that you wish to proceed with your donation you authorise Paypal to request funds from your credit or debit card provider. Paypal will only process your donation in US dollars or Euros.

(2) Unauthorised card use

If you become aware of fraudulent use of your card, or if it is lost or stolen, you must notify your card provider.


(3) Information from you

Before we can process a donation you must provide us with (i) your name, address and email address; and (ii) details of the credit or debit card that you wish to use to fund the donation. We will use this information to process your donation. It is your responsibility to ensure you have provided us with the correct information.


When you submit your payment details, these details will be transferred to our payment provider, Paypal, and your payment data will be collected and processed securely by them. You should make sure that you are aware of Paypal's terms and conditions, which are different from our own, to ensure that you are comfortable with how they will process your personal data before you make a donation.


We won't share your personal details with any other third party other than is set out in our Privacy Policy. Our Privacy Policy forms part of these Donation Payment Terms and Conditions and by agreeing to these Terms and Conditions you are also agreeing to the way we use and protect your personal information in line with our Privacy Policy.


(4) Refund policy

If you make an error in your donation please contact us either by email at or by phone at +1 202 262 3624 within 14 days and a full refund will be made to you.


(5) General

We reserve the right to amend these Donation Payment Terms and Conditions at any time.


These Donation Payment Terms and Conditions are governed by United States law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States courts.

The LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS is pleased to hear from users and welcomes your comments regarding LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS’s projects and activities.  If you submit any original creative ideas, suggestions, notes, concepts, or materials to LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS (“Submissions”), they shall be deemed, and shall remain, the property of LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS, and shall otherwise be subject to the provisions of the Intellectual Property section above.  None of the Submissions shall be subject to any obligation of confidence on the part of LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS, and LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Submissions.  Without limitation of the foregoing, LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS shall exclusively own all now known or hereafter existing worldwide rights to the Submissions of every kind and nature and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Submissions for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to the provider of the Submissions.

The LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS may post certain additional terms or conditions in close proximity to a particular portion or page of the Website, which shall also apply to the user’s use of that portion of the Website.  The LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS may amend this Terms of Use Agreement at any time, from time to time, without specific notice to the user.  The latest Terms of Use will be posted on the Website, and the user should periodically check this Terms of Use for any changes.  The user’s continued use of the Website shall be deemed the user’s acceptance of any such changes.

Any dispute regarding the use of LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS’s website and its privacy and use policies shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Maryland (without regard to conflict of law principles).  All legal proceedings arising out of or in connection with this Terms of Use shall be brought solely in state or federal court located in Annapolis, Maryland.  The user expressly submits to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of said courts and consents to extra-territorial service of process. 

Should any part of these Terms of Use be held invalid or unenforceable by a court, that portion shall be construed consistent with the applicable law and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. 

Prohibited Behavior 
Users are prohibited from:
·       Posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, profane, or indecent information of any kind, including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any local, state, national, or international law;
·       Accessing another person’s or entity’s materials, information, or files without the permission of that person or entity;
·       Posting or transmitting any information, software, or other material which violates or infringes the rights of others, including material which is an invasion of privacy or publicity rights or which is protected by copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right without first obtaining permission from the owner or right holder;
·       Posting or transmitting content that encourage or provides instructional activities about illegal activities;
·       Soliciting other users to join, become members of, or contribute money to any online service or other organization, advocate, or attempt to get others to join in legal or illegal schemes to plan or participate in scams involving other users;
·       Collecting personally identifying information about users, or performing any activities that LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS, in its sole discretion, determines may be harmful to LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS, LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS’s Websites, or other uses of LA RUTA DE LAS ALMAS’s Websites.


* These terms, while provided only in English, apply to any user regardless of nationality or language spoken.


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