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Q. Is there any requirement for reading or copying the legislation I view via www.LatinLaws.com?

A. The majority of the links to the laws only require the computer you are using to have Internet access.  Some of them may require you to have Word and or Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.  With respect to legal requirements for using the LatinLaws site, please see the Terms & Conditions and Copyright pages.  Please keep in mind that these terms do not govern other websites, so we recommend that you review the terms and conditions of any websites to which you are redirected from the LatinLaws site, particularly before copying any of the content you may find on those third party sites.

Q. Can I be sure that the legislation I find via www.LatinLaws.com is really the correct and accurate version of the law? 

A. We do our best to offer on our site only links to reliable sources and websites.  However, we offer no guarantee as to the content of external or third party sites, so we recommend that you use the content of those sites and the legislation listed on those sites for informational purposes only.  If you wish to obtain an official, complete copy of any laws or legislation, you should contact the appropriate authorities in the jurisdiction and sector governing that area of law.   

Q. Is the legislation I find via www.LatinLaws.com current and regularly updated?

A. After the title of each rule or law you will see a reference to whether the rule or law has been passed and/or published and on what date.  Also, most of the information made available on our site has been obtained from governmental or other official sites, meaning that the entity that maintains that site ensures that the information is current.  However, we cannot guarantee, nor do we represent or guarantee that the version of the law that is available via or site (whether the content is located on our site or on a third party site) is the current law in force as of the date you view it.

Q. If the link does not work, does this mean that the law is no longer in effect?

A. No.  A link may not be working for various reasons.  First, please check your internet connection to make sure there is no problem with your connection, and if the problem persists, please notify us immediately so that we can address the issue.  In order to report a broken link please click "Report Broken Link" underneath the description of the link. In the meantime, if the broken link is a link to laws or legislation, please consult with the appropriate authorities in the relevant jurisdiction and sector regarding such laws or legislation for the information you need.

Q. Are there laws for a sector within a country other than those that are listed on www.LatinLaws.com

A. The laws made available on LatinLaws are not exhaustive.  We always aim to provide links to the principal and most relevant laws for the referenced sectors; however, there may be laws and regulations that we have elected not to include.  In order to obtain any laws or regulations that are not available via our site, we recommend contacting the authorities in the jurisdiction and sector in which you are interested.  You may find links to the websites of some of these authorities in our "Recommended Sites".

LatinLaws makes no representations that the laws available via our site are all of the laws for the jurisdictions listed on the site.

Q. Why are there two dates listed for when a law has gone into effect?

A. In some countries, the date for the passing of a law and/or the date of publication is different from the date on which the law goes into effect.  We have tried to include both dates for your reference.  However, for accurate information about these dates, please consult the governing authority in the jurisdiction and sector in which you are interested.    

Please note that with respect to International Treaties and Agreements, the relevant dates will be different for each country depending on when any given country has ratified a treaty and completed its national requirements for becoming a party to the treaty or agreement.    

 Q. If I have any other questions, how can I reach someone at LatinLaws? 

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