1) A repudiation or denial of responsibility or
2) Law. A renunciation of one's right or claim.
We do not guarantee that this record shows the world's
longest disclaimer, but did our best to find out what it was.
Having said that, here is what we found:
The world's longest disclaimer is from American
Airlines AA Advantage enrolment form. It consist of 3,478 words, 18,776
characters or 22,310 characters counting spaces.
And here it is:
Thank you for visiting the American Airlines web site titled "aa.com" (the
"Site"). In return for gaining access to the Site and using it, you agree to be
bound by the following Agreement without limitation or qualification, so please
carefully review this Agreement before proceeding. If you do not intend to be
legally bound by these terms and conditions, do not access and use the Site.
American Airlines reserves the right to change this Agreement and to make
changes to any of the products or programs described in the Site at any time
without notice or liability. Any such revisions are prospectively binding on you
and therefore you should periodically visit this page when you use the Site to
review the then current Agreement that binds you. American Airlines also
reserves the right in its sole and unfettered discretion to deny you access to
the Site at any time. American Airlines enters into agreements with third
parties from time to time to provide our customers with the opportunity to
obtain special services, products or prices offered by the third party. You will
not be deemed to be violating this agreement when acting in accordance with the
terms and conditions of any such program. Likewise, the terms and conditions in
this agreement will be considered broadened to the extent needed to permit such
third parties to operate within the terms of a written agreement they have
entered into with us. The titles in this Agreement are provided only for your
convenience and are not to be used in interpreting the Agreement.
Intellectual property notifications
Unless otherwise noted, all information, AAdvantage account information,
articles, data, images, passwords, Personal Identification Numbers ("PINs"),
screens, text, user names, web pages, or other materials (collectively
"Content") appearing on the Site are the exclusive property of AMR Corporation
or American Airlines, Inc., or their subsidiaries and affiliates:
A. All information, products, services and software contained on or used in the
Site ("Content") is Copyright 2003 by American Airlines, Inc. All rights
reserved. Please assume that everything you see or read on the Site is
copyrighted to, or used with permission by, American Airlines unless otherwise
B. The trademarks, logos, service marks, and trade dress (collectively the
"Trademarks") displayed on the Site are registered and unregistered Trademarks
of American Airlines, Inc. or others.
C. Images of people, objects, or places displayed on the Site are either the
property of, or used with permission by American Airlines, Inc., American Eagle
Airlines, Inc., AMR Corporation, AMR Training Group, TWA Airlines LLC or AMR
D. American Airlines owns or uses by permission all software contained on the
Site, including without limitation all HTML code and Active X controls.
Copyright and other laws and international treaty provisions protect this
software. The law expressly prohibits any modification, redistribution, or
reproduction of the software, and such actions could result in severe civil and
criminal penalties. American Airlines will seek and support prosecuting
violators to the maximum extent possible.
E. You may not copy, display, distribute, download, license, modify, publish,
re-post, reproduce, reuse, sell, transmit, use to create a derivative work, or
otherwise use the content of the Site for public or commercial purposes. Nothing
on the Site shall be construed to confer any grant or license of any
intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, by implication, or otherwise.
F. For additional information regarding American's intellectual property, please
click on the "Copyright" link at the bottom of any page.
Your representations and warranties
By using the Site, you represent and warrant that you are 18 years of age or
older and possess the legal right and ability to enter into this Agreement and
to use the Site in accordance with all of the terms and conditions of this
Agreement. You accept financial responsibility for all use of the Site under
your name or account, including without limitation all uses of your account by
others, including minors living with you. You may allow other members of your
household to use the Site under your name or account only if you agree to pay
all charges that they incur and to be responsible for all other aspects of their
usage. You further agree to supervise all minors who use the Site under your
name or account. You agree not to assign, transfer, or sublicense your rights
pursuant to this Agreement.
Your indemnity obligation
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless American Airlines and its
affiliates from and against any and all claims, demands, proceedings, suits and
actions, including any related liabilities, obligations, losses, damages,
deficiencies, penalties, taxes, levies, fines, judgments, settlements, expenses
(including legal and accountants' fees and disbursements) and costs
(collectively, "Claims"), based on, arising out of or resulting from your use of
the Site, including without limitation any Claims alleging facts that if true
would constitute your breach of this Agreement.
Limitations on your use
American Airlines provides the Site solely to permit you to determine the
availability of goods and services offered on the Site and to make legitimate
reservations or otherwise transact business with American Airlines, and for no
other purposes. The Site is for your personal, non-commercial use. You agree
that you will use the Site's services only to make legitimate reservations or
purchases for you or for another person for whom you are authorized to act both
legally and under the terms of this Agreement.
You agree that without limitation you shall not make any false reservation or
any reservation in anticipation of demand. If American Airlines determines that
you have confirmed multiple reservations to one or more destination on or about
the same date, American Airlines may without notice cancel all confirmed space
associated with the multiple reservations. You agree to abide by the terms and
conditions of purchase American Airlines imposes including, but not limited to,
payment of all amounts when due and compliance with all rules regarding
availability of fares, products, or services. You are completely responsible for
all assessments, charges, duties, fees, and taxes arising out of your use of the
Your account information is owned by and proprietary to American Airlines. While
you may access your account information through the Site, you may not give
access to your account to any person or entity other than a member of your
household or a person that you directly supervise as part of your career or
employment. You may not give access to your account to any third party on-line
service, including, but not limited to any mileage management service, mileage
tracking service, or mileage aggregation service.
You must access your account information directly through the Site and not
through a third party web site, including but not limited to any mileage
management service, mileage tracking service, or mileage aggregation service.
You also violate this Agreement if you enable an AAdvantage member to access
account information without visiting the Site.
You agree that you will not Misuse the Site. "Misuse" includes, but is not
limited to, using the Site to do any of the following:
A. Distribute, disseminate, post, or publish any information or material that
degrades, embarrasses, harasses, humiliates, intimidates, or threatens any
individual or group of individuals on the basis of their age, ancestry, color,
ethnicity, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability,
national origin, race, sex, sexual orientation, union or nonunion affiliation,
or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance.
B. Abuse, defame, harass, stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate others' legal
rights, including but not limited to rights of privacy and publicity.
C. Download or upload files that may damage the operation of another's computer,
such as computer viruses, corrupt files, or similar software.
D. Download or upload files that contain materials, including but not limited to
software that violate the intellectual property, privacy, or publicity rights of
others unless you own, control, or have been authorized to exercise such rights.
E. Misrepresent or omit the origin or source of any file you download or upload.
F. Download or upload files that do not contain the posted proprietary language,
author attributions, and/or copyright, patent, or trademark notices.
G. Distribute, disseminate, post, or publish any indecent, infringing, obscene,
or unlawful information or material.
H. Engage in any commercial purpose including but not limited to:
1) Advertising or offering to sell any goods or services.
2) Conducting contests or surveys.
3) Distributing chain letters, or advertising with respect to any Ponzi scheme
or pyramid scheme.
4) Advertising or offering to sell any business opportunities, direct sales
opportunities, employment, independent contractor positions, multi-level
marketing opportunities, or securities.
I. Post, send, or otherwise disclose confidential information, trade secrets, or
other confidential and/or protected proprietary data of any entity or person,
including but not limited to AMR Corporation, American Airlines, Inc., American
Eagle Airlines, Inc., AMR Investment Services, AMR Training Group or TWA
Airlines LLC, or any of their affiliates.
J. Download or upload files that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be
legally distributed through the Site.
K. Upload, download, or otherwise export or re-export software from the Site:
(1) to a national or resident of or into any country the U.S. has embargoed,
including without limitation, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Syria, or
Yugoslavia; (2) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's Specially Designated
Nationals list, or (3) to anyone on the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of
L. Copy or create derivative works from, display, distribute, license, perform,
publish, recreate, reproduce, sell, transfer, or transmit any information,
products, services, or software obtained by, from, or through the Site.
M. Monitor or copy any Content by using any manual process, or any robot,
spider, or other automatic device, without first obtaining American Airlines'
prior written consent.
N. Act as an agent or attorney in fact for any person who is not:
1) A member of your immediate household; or
2) Your direct supervisor at your place of employment.
O. Take any action that will or could impose an unreasonable or
disproportionately large load on our site infrastructure.
P. Act as a mileage management service, mileage tracking service or mileage
aggregation service for any AAdvantage member.
Q. Access information about any AAdvantage member protected by site log-in and
post it on any other web site, with or without that AAdvantage member's consent.
R. Utilize an AAdvantage member's password or personal identification number
during log-in, unless you are:
1. The AAdvantage member to whom that password or personal identification number
is assigned (the "Authorized AAdvantage member");
2. A family member of the Authorized AAdvantage Member, acting with the
Authorized AAdvantage Member's permission; or
3. An employee of the Authorized AAdvantage Member's employer, acting with the
Authorized AAdvantage Member's permission.
S. Engage in any other conduct that is, or that American Airlines deems to be,
in conflict with this Agreement.
American Airlines forbids such Misuses, and access of the Site for any such
Misuses or other similar purposes is an unauthorized use of the Site.
No warranty by American Airlines
The Content may contain inaccuracies and/or typographical errors. American
Airlines may alter, change or improve the Content at any time and without
notice. American Airlines makes no representations or warranties as to the
Content's completeness or accuracy, and makes no commitment to update the
Content. American Airlines makes no representations about the Content's
suitability for any purpose.
YOU USE THE SITE AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE CONTENT IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT
WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF EXPECTATION OF PRIVACY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE, MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR TITLE. IN NO EVENT SHALL AMERICAN
AIRLINES OR ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES (WHETHER CONSEQUENTIAL,
DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL OR OTHERWISE) ARISING OUT OF, OR
IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH, THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR FOR ANY OF
THE CONTENT OBTAINED THROUGH OR OTHERWISE IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE, IN EACH
CASE REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARE BASED ON CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY,
TORT OR OTHER THEORIES OF LIABILITY, AND ALSO REGARDLESS OF WHETHER AMERICAN
AIRLINES WAS GIVEN ACTUAL OR CONSTRUCTIVE NOTICE THAT DAMAGES WERE POSSIBLE.
American Airlines neither warrants nor represents that your use of information
and material on the Site will not infringe upon the intellectual property rights
of third parties. American Airlines shall not be liable for any virus or other
damage to your computer equipment or other property due to your accessing,
browsing, or using the Site or due to your downloading any audio, data, images,
materials, pictures, text or video from the Site.
Because American Airlines provides services and products in many parts of the
world, the Site may refer to certain goods, products, and/or services that are
not available in your area. A reference to goods, products, and/or services
without limiting their geographic scope does not imply that American Airlines
offers or intends to offer those goods, products, and/or services in all
Use of information you provide American Airlines
with certain information when you purchase travel or when you take advantage of
certain personalized services. You agree that when you provide such information,
the information will be accurate. Under no circumstances will you provide false
or misleading information. We agree to use this information in a manner
For use of certain services, we may provide you with a pass code. This pass code
is proprietary to and the property of American Airlines. However, you must take
precautions to insure the security of your pass code. American Airlines assumes
no responsibility for and will not be liable in the event that another person
learns your pass code or uses your pass code to cause damage to you.
While American Airlines takes reasonable steps to safeguard and to prevent
unauthorized access to your private information, we cannot be responsible for
the acts of those who gain unauthorized access, and we make no warranty,
express, implied, or otherwise, that we will prevent unauthorized access to your
private information. IN NO EVENT SHALL AMERICAN AIRLINES OR ITS AFFILIATES BE
LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES (WHETHER CONSEQUENTIAL, DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT,
PUNITIVE, SPECIAL OR OTHERWISE) ARISING OUT OF, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH, A
THIRD PARTY'S UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER
SUCH DAMAGES ARE BASED ON CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, TORT OR OTHER THEORIES OF
LIABILITY, AND ALSO REGARDLESS OF WHETHER AMERICAN AIRLINES WAS GIVEN ACTUAL OR
CONSTRUCTIVE NOTICE THAT DAMAGES WERE POSSIBLE.
No offer to sell or buy securities
The information on the Site does not constitute an offer to sell, or the
solicitation of an offer to buy any securities and must not be relied upon in
connection with any investment decision.
Links to other sites and to the Site
The Site may provide hyperlinks or references to other sites. While American
Airlines endeavors to provide links only to sites that are reputable and safe,
we take no responsibility for the information, products, or services obtained on
such other sites and will not be liable for any damages arising from your access
to such sites. American Airlines provides any such links to other sites merely
for your convenience and our inclusion of such links and frames in the Site does
not imply an endorsement of the linked or framed sites, their content, or the
persons or entities operating those sites. Therefore, you assume sole
responsibility for using links or pointers to third parties.
American Airlines specifically denies you permission to hyperlink or provide
references to the Site, unless you are allowed to do so under a separate written
agreement with American Airlines. You are also denied permission to use any
trademarked or copyrighted material to provide such hyperlinks or references,
unless you are allowed to do so under a separate written agreement with American
Airlines. American Airlines bears no responsibility for sites that provide
hyperlinks or references to the Site unless those sites are operated by American
Your communication with us
American Airlines will not treat as confidential any communications you send to
us by electronic mail or otherwise. American Airlines has no obligation to
refrain from publishing, reproducing, or otherwise using your communications in
any way and for any purpose.
American Airlines does not accept or consider unsolicited proposals related to
its business, including but not limited to proposals for advertising campaigns,
logos, names, processes, products, promotions, services, slogans, and
technologies. American Airlines therefore requests that you not send such
proposals. Please also refrain from sending original creative artwork,
blueprints, demonstratives, designs, layouts, photographs, or samples. American
Airlines has adopted this policy to prevent claims that we have copied such
unsolicited ideas without authorization, when, in fact, we developed the idea
independent of or even long before receiving the unsolicited proposal. If you do
send us unsolicited proposals, then do so with the understanding that American
Airlines may use any concepts, ideas, inventions, know-how, or techniques that
you disclose in those communications for any purpose, including the developing,
manufacturing, and/or marketing of goods, products, or services. American
Airlines may do so free of any obligation to compensate you for that use.
Comparison monitoring of on-line chats or telephone conversations with American
The Site may provide you the ability to have an on-line chat session with
American Airlines or with information as to how you can contact American
Airlines by telephone. You may use these functions only for business purposes
related to the Site. For quality assurance purposes, American Airlines may
monitor, record, and/or transcribe the contents of these communications. By
contacting American Airlines, you agree that the communication may be monitored,
recorded, and/or transcribed and you consent to the monitoring, recording,
and/or transcribing. Such records may be kept indefinitely or disposed of at our
Your use of Forums
You agree to use any bulletin boards, chat rooms, conferences, or other
communication or message facilities ("Forums") contained on the Site only to
send and receive material and messages that are proper and related to the
particular Forum. You further agree that you will use the Forums in conformity
with all applicable laws and this Agreement. You agree that you will not Misuse
American Airlines reserves the right to remove at will and without notice any
Content on the Site, including anything you post in a Forum. You understand that
any use by you of a Forum constitutes a public communication. You understand
that American Airlines owns any and all information or material that you post on
a Forum. You agree that you waive all of the rights you have to any information
or material that you post on a Forum. American Airlines has the right to do
whatever it wishes with that information or material, including but not limited
to deleting or editing for any reason any posting by you. You further
acknowledge that American Airlines does not endorse or sponsor any information
or material posted by Forum users, and that American Airlines has no
responsibility to approve, review, or screen such information or material.
Forum for actions, governing law, and procedural restrictions
You agree that this Agreement is made and entered into in Tarrant County, Texas.
You agree that Texas law governs this Agreement's interpretation and/or any
dispute arising from your access to, dealings with, or use of the Site, without
regard to conflicts of law principles. Any lawsuit brought by you related to
your access to, dealings with, or use of the Site must be brought in the state
or federal courts of Tarrant County, Texas. You agree and understand that you
will not bring against AMR Corporation, American Airlines, or any of its
affiliated entities, agents, directors, employees, and/or officers any class
action lawsuit related to your access to, dealings with, or use of the Site.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement governing your access to,
dealings with, and use of the Site. Of course, separate agreements may attach to
any goods, products, or services you obtain, purchase, or use from the Site. In
the case of a conflict between this Agreement and any agreement specific to any
goods, products, or services that you obtain, purchase, or use from the Site,
the terms of the specific agreement shall govern.
Any failure of American Airlines to assert any rights it may have under this
Agreement does not constitute a waiver of our right to assert the same or any
other right at any other time or against any other person or entity. If any
provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid or unenforceable, then the
invalid or unenforceable provision will be stricken from this Agreement without
affecting the validity or enforceability of any other provision.
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