Terms and Conditions


Please read these Terms and Conditions ("Terms", "Terms and Conditions") carefully before using the website operated by the Teamsters Legal Defense Fund ("us", "we", or "our") - (the "Website"). Your access to and use of the Website is conditioned upon your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who wish to access or use the Website. By accessing or using the Website, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the Terms, then you do not have permission to access the Website.

Availability, Errors and Inaccuracies

We are constantly updating the Website. We may experience delays in updating information on the Website and in our advertising on other web sites. The information found on the Website may contain errors or inaccuracies and may not be complete or current. We cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information found on the Website. We therefore reserve the right to change or update information and to correct errors, inaccuracies, or omissions at any time without prior notice.

Intellectual Property

The Website and its original content, features and functionality are and will remain the exclusive property of the Teamsters Legal Defense Fund and its licensors. The Website is protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both the United States and foreign countries. Our trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product, service or website without the prior written consent of the Teamsters Legal Defense Fund.

Links to Other Websites

Our Website may contain links to third party web sites or websites that are not owned or controlled by the Teamsters Legal Defense Fund. The Teamsters Legal Defense Fund has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of, any third party websites. We do not warrant the offerings of any of these entities/individuals or their websites.

You acknowledge and agree that the Teamsters Legal Defense Fund 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 on, any content, goods or services available on or through any such third party websites. We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third party websites that you visit.


We may terminate or suspend your access to the Website immediately, without prior notice or liability, in our sole discretion, for any reason whatsoever and without limitation including, but not limited to, a breach of the Terms. All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.


You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Teamsters Legal Defense Fund and its licensee and licensors and their employees, contractors, agents, officers and trustees from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees), resulting from or arising out of a) your use of, and access to the Website or b) a breach of these Terms.

Limitation of Liability

In no event shall the Teamsters Legal Defense Fund, or its trustees, employees, partners, agents, suppliers or affiliates be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages including, without limitation, loss of profits, data, use, goodwill or other intangible losses, resulting from (i) your access to, or use of or inability to access or use the Website; (ii) any conduct or content of any third party on the Website; (iii) any content obtained from the Website; and (iv) unauthorized access, use or alteration of your transmissions or content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence) or any other legal theory, whether or not we have been informed of the possibility of such damage, and even if a remedy set forth herein is found to have failed of its essential purpose.


Your use of the Website is at your sole risk. The Website is provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis. The Website is provided without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or course of performance.

The Teamsters Legal Defense Fund, its subsidiaries, affiliates, and its licensors do not warrant that a) the Website will function without interruption, be secure or be available at any particular time or location; b) any errors or defects will be corrected; c) the Website is free of viruses or other harmful components; or d) the results of using the Website will meet your requirements or expectations.


Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the limitations above may not apply to you.

Governing Law

These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. Our failure to enforce any right granted to us under these Terms or any provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights or provisions. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Website, and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have had between us regarding the Website.


We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If a revision is material, we will provide at least 30 days notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined by us in our sole discretion.


Status of Teamster Legal Defense Fund


The Teamster Legal Defense Fund is an employee benefit plan that was established to provide participating Teamster members with legal defense coverage in the event of an incident that gives rise to a civil or criminal claim.  Unlike many other, similar employee benefit plans, the Teamster Legal Defense Fund was established under both the laws of the United States and laws of the District of Columbia and its operations are governed by the provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (“ERISA”) and are regulated by the United States Department of Labor and the United States Treasury.  If you become a participant in the Teamster Legal Defense Fund, you are entitled to certain rights under ERISA.  These rights will be spelled out for you in the Summary Plan Description of the Teamsters Legal Defense Fund, a copy of which will be given to you when you become a participant in the Teamsters Legal Defense Fund.