Acceptance of the Terms and Conditions
The Firm’s website provides general information about the Firm. Your use of this website does not create an attorney-client relationship with the Firm. If you do not already have an attorney-client relationship with an attorney at the Firm, any information or other communication you have with any attorney at the Firm, whether via e-mail or otherwise, will be treated as public information and will not be treated as confidential or secret. If you are unsure whether you have such an attorney-client relationship with the Firm, please call one of our attorneys before you send any information to our firm.
All Content is for informational purposes only and may not reflect the most current legal developments. The Content of this Site may be considered advertising for legal services under the laws and rules of professional conduct of the jurisdictions in which we practice. The Content is not offered as legal or any other advice on any particular matter. Any opinions expressed through the Content of this Site are the opinions of the particular author and may not reflect the opinions of the Firm or any individual attorney. The transmission and receipt of information contained on the Site, in whole or in part, or communication with the Firm via the Internet or e-mail through this Site is not intended to create and does not constitute an attorney-client relationship between you and the Firm. You should not send us any confidential information in response to this Site. Such responses will not create an attorney-client relationship, and whatever you disclose to us will not be privileged or confidential unless we have agreed to act as your legal counsel and you have executed a written engagement agreement with the Firm. You should not act or refrain from acting on the basis of any Content included in the Site without seeking the appropriate legal or professional advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue.
Intellectual Property Rights
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Linking and Framing
We prohibit the use of any links to the Site from any other Web sites unless establishment of such a link is approved in advance by us in writing. You may not frame any elements of this Site with any other Web site without our prior written permission.
Communications with THE FIRM
Please be advised that we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to us via the Site or via electronic mail. Accordingly, we suggest that you use caution when transmitting any information to us via the Internet. The Firm expressly disclaims any liability for damages resulting from third party interception of your communications with us via the Internet. If you choose to send us any information via the Site or via e-mail, you do so solely at your own risk.
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Disclaimer of Warranties
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Limitation of Liability
Under no circumstances will any of the Firm’s parties be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information obtained through this site. It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of this site. In no event shall any of the Firm’s parties be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of or relating to the site or this agreement, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory. Because some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for negligence, consequential, incidental or other damages, in such jurisdictions the Firm’s parties’ liability is limited to the greatest extent permitted by law. Your sole remedy for dissatisfaction with this site is to stop using this site.
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