Terms of Use

Terms of Use

Thank you for visiting the Human Toll of Jail website of the Vera Institute of Justice, Inc., and reviewing our terms of use. Use of our website indicates that you agree with the terms stated below. We reserve the right to update our policies, and recommend that you review this page periodically. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by placing a prominent notice on our site. Your continued use of this website after any change or update will constitute your acceptance of same.

Privacy Policy

The only information about you that we collect is information you provide when you subscribe to receive information about Vera’s work or this website, or in any other way register on our site. A cookie is a text file placed on your hard disk by a web page server to track your web use habits and collect personal information. Vera may use cookies and other technologies to enhance your online experience and to learn about how you use this website in order to improve the quality of the website and our services. Vera automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, any Vera cookie information, and the page you request.

We use the information you provide to learn about who uses our site and to send information that you request or that we believe will interest you based on your previous requests, such as information about upcoming events. If you wish to unsubscribe, you can do so at any time by following the “unsubscribe” link included in each such communication.

We do not sell, transfer, or otherwise disclose your personal information to third parties for commercial purposes, and do our best to protect it from loss, misuse, and alteration.

We may provide your personal information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with Vera to help communicate with you about Vera’s work, upcoming events, and collaborations between Vera and other organizations. We require that these parties agree to process such information based on our instructions and in compliance with appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

If you have any questions about the privacy practices on this site, please contact Vera’s webmaster.


We may now or in the future allow the submission to the website of stories, communications, or other materials by users. Please note that such submissions must comply with the submission terms and conditions set forth on the website or otherwise provided to you in connection with your submission.

Intellectual Property

All material contained on the website is owned by Vera or its licensors. Other than the limited license to access the website per these terms and conditions, no other license or rights are granted to you in any intellectual property of Vera or any third party.

Disclaimer of Warranty and Liability

Vera does not make any express or implied warranties, representations, or endorsements whatsoever in connection with the Human Toll website, other websites, or the Internet generally (including, without limitation, warranties regarding the security of any information, or warranties of title or non-infringement, or the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). You understand that, except for information, products, or services clearly identified as being supplied by Vera, Vera does not review, operate, or control any material, information, products, or services on the Human Toll website or on the Internet, including electronic transmissions from users or materials connected to the Vera website through links, in any way. In no event shall Vera be liable for any injury, loss, claim, damage, or any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of or in any way connected with the Human Toll website, or any failure or delay in updating or including any materials on the website, or any use of or inability to use any materials on the website, or your use of, access to, submission of, or reliance on any materials on the website, even if Vera has been advised of the possibility of such damages. (Some states do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental and consequential damages, so the above exclusions may not apply to you. In such jurisdictions, Vera’s entire liability and your exclusive remedy with respect to your use of the website will not exceed $100).

Governing Law/Entire Agreement

This agreement has been made and will be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of New York. Any action to enforce this Agreement will be brought in the federal or state courts presiding in New York, and you agree to the jurisdiction of such courts. These terms, and any other terms provided by Vera in connection with your use of or access to the website, represent the entire agreement between you and Vera with respect to the website.