Terms and Conditions of Use
The Law Offices of Laura A. Davis
Effective Date: July 26th, 2010
Welcome to The Law Offices of Laura A Davis website located at LauraDavisLawOffices.com and LDavisLaw.com (the "Site"). The Site provides information regarding services provided by The Law Offices of Laura A. Davis ("LOLAD", "we", "us"). Before using this Site, please review the terms & conditions of use set forth below.
This is a binding agreement. By using the Site or services provided in connection with the Site, including but not limited to any electronic transmission communicating with LOLAD employees (the "Service"), the user or viewer of our Site ("you") are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following Terms & Conditions of Use Agreement ("Agreement"), including all documents, policies, and guidelines incorporated herein. This Agreement constitutes the entire and only agreement between us and you, and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous agreements, representations, warranties and understandings with respect to the Site and the subject matter of this Agreement. If at any time you find this Agreement unacceptable, you must immediately leave the Site and cease all use of the Site. YOU AGREE THAT BY USING THE SITE YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD AND THAT YOU ARE LEGALLY ABLE TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT.
LIMITED LICENSE, PERMITTED USES
You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license (a) to access and use the Site solely in accordance with this Agreement; (b) to use the Site solely for internal, personal, non-commercial purposes; and (c) to print out discrete information from the Site solely for internal, personal, non-commercial purposes, and provided that you maintain all copyright and other policies contained therein. No print-out or electronic version of any part of the Site or its contents may be used by you in any litigation or arbitration matter whatsoever under any circumstances.
COMPLIANCE WITH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWS
When accessing the Site, you agree to obey the law and to respect the intellectual property rights of others. Your use of the Site is at all times governed by and subject to laws regarding copyright ownership and use of intellectual property. You agree not to upload, display, perform, transmit, or otherwise distribute any information or content (collectively, “Content”) in violation of any third party’s copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights. You agree to abide by laws regarding copyright ownership and use of intellectual property, and you shall be solely responsible for any violations of any relevant laws and for any infringements of third party rights caused by any Content you provide or transmit. The burden of proving that any Content does not violate any laws or third party rights rests solely with you.
NO LEGAL ADVICE OR FORMATION OF ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON OR MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE IS NOT INTENDED TO AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE, RECOMMENDATIONS, MEDIATION, OR COUNSELING UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE FOR ANY PARTICULAR MATTER. NOR DOES THE SITE AND YOUR USE THEREOF CREATE ANY ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP. IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT YOU WILL NOT TRANSMIT CONFIDENTIAL OR SENSITIVE INFORMATION THROUGH THIS SITE WITHOUT THE EXPRESS ADVANCE CONSENT OF LOLAD AND THAT THE TRANSMISSION OF ANY SUCH INFORMATION, ABSENT ADVANCE CONSENT, MAY NOT BE CONFIDENTIAL OR PRIVILEGED. WE DO NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, ADEQUACY OR CURRENCY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN OR LINKED TO THE SITE. Your use of information on the Site or materials linked to the Site is entirely at your own risk. You should not act or rely on any information on the Site without seeking the advice of a competent attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction for your particular problem. The information contained herein does not necessarily reflect the opinions of our clients.
IRS CIRCULAR 230 DISCLOSURE
In accordance with compliance requirements imposed by the Internal Revenue Service, LOLAD informs you that, to the extent the Site (or any attachment) addresses any tax matter, it was not written to be (and may not be) relied upon to (i) avoid tax-related penalties under the Internal Revenue Code, or (ii) promote, market or recommend to another party any transaction or matter addressed herein (or in any such attachment).
CERTAIN CONFIDENTIALITY ISSUES
Choosing an attorney is a serious matter and should not be based solely on information contained on the Site or in advertisements and may not be accomplished by sending us confidential information related to you and/or your company unless we have expressly authorized in advance the submission of such information by written authorization. You may send us e-mail. However, if you communicate with us in connection with a matter for which we do not already represent you, you should not send us confidential or sensitive information via e-mail because your communication will not be treated as privileged or confidential. If you communicate with us by e-mail in connection with a matter for which we already represent you, you should note that the security of Internet e-mail is uncertain. By sending sensitive or confidential e-mail messages which are not encrypted, you accept the risks of such uncertainty and possible lack of confidentiality over the Internet.
THIRD PARTY AND AFFILIATED SITES
LOLAD has no control over, and no liability for, any third party websites or content. LOLAD works with a number of partners and affiliates whose Internet sites may be linked with the Site. These links are provided for convenience only. Because neither LOLAD nor the Site has control over the content and performance of these partner and affiliate sites, LOLAD makes no guarantees about the accuracy, currency, content, or quality of the information provided by such sites, and LOLAD assumes no responsibility for unintended, objectionable, inaccurate, misleading, or unlawful content that may reside on those sites. Similarly, from time to time in connection with your use of the Site, you may have access to content (including, but not limited to, websites) that are owned by third parties. Reference herein to any products, services, processes, hypertext links to third parties or other information by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply its endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation by LOLAD. Product and service information is the responsibility of each individual vendor. You acknowledge and agree that LOLAD makes no guarantees about, and assumes no responsibility for, the accuracy, currency, content, or quality of this third party content, and that, unless expressly provided otherwise, this Agreement shall govern your use of any and all third party content.
LINKING TO THE SITE
You may provide links to the Site, provided (a) that you do not remove or obscure, by framing or otherwise, the copyright notice or other notices on the Site, (b) your site does not engage in illegal or pornographic activities, and (c) you discontinue providing links to the Site immediately upon request by us.
To the extent the Bar Rules in your jurisdiction require us to designate a single attorney responsible for this site, we designate Laura Davis, e-mail: [email protected]
USE IN OTHER JURISDICTIONS
We practice law only in jurisdictions in which we are properly authorized to do so. We do not seek to represent anyone in any jurisdiction where the Site does not comply or is in any way inconsistent with the rules governing communication of legal services in a particular state. We will not assume the representation of clients from those states where the materials do not comply with State Bar requirements and where the client is generated as a result of that communication.
THE INFORMATION, CONTENT AND DOCUMENTS FROM OR THROUGH THE SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS-IS," "AS AVAILABLE," WITH "ALL FAULTS", AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARE DISCLAIMED (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE DISCLAIMER OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE). THE INFORMATION AND SITE MAY CONTAIN BUGS, ERRORS, PROBLEMS OR OTHER LIMITATIONS. WE AND OUR AFFILIATED PARTIES HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER, EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN THE "LIMITATION OF LIABILITY" SECTION BELOW. IN PARTICULAR, BUT NOT AS A LIMITATION THEREOF, WE AND OUR AFFILIATED PARTIES ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF PROFITS, LITIGATION, OR THE LIKE), WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE NEGATION AND LIMITATION OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN US AND YOU. THIS SITE AND THE INFORMATION PRESENTED WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED WITHOUT SUCH LIMITATIONS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US THROUGH THE SITE OR OTHERWISE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTEE NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT.
ALL RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY VIRUSES CONTAINED WITHIN THE ELECTRONIC FILE CONTAINING A FORM OR DOCUMENT IS DISCLAIMED.
LOLAD'S LIABILITY TO YOU IS LIMITED. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL LOLAD BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR LOST DATA, REGARDLESS OF THE FORESEEABILITY OF THOSE DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR ANY OTHER MATERIALS OR SERVICES PROVIDED TO YOU BY LOLAD. THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF US AND ANY AFFILIATED PARTIES IN CONNECTION WITH ANY CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE SITE SHALL NOT EXCEED $100 AND THAT AMOUNT SHALL BE IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER REMEDIES WHICH YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST US AND ANY AFFILIATED PARTY. This limitation shall apply regardless of whether the damages arise out of breach of contract, tort, or any other legal theory or form of action.
LOLAD imposes certain restrictions on your permissible use of the Site. You are prohibited from using the Site in connection with any violation or infringement of privacy, copyright or third party rights, or offensive communications or conduct. You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate any security features of the Site, including, without limitation, (a) accessing content or data not intended for you, or logging onto a server or account that you are not authorized to access; (b) attempting to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the Site, or any associated system or network, or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; (c) interfering or attempting to interfere with service to any user, host, or network, including, without limitation, by means of submitting a virus to the Site, overloading, “flooding,” “spamming,” “mail bombing,” or “crashing;” (d) using the Site to send unsolicited e-mail, including, without limitation, promotions, or advertisements for products or services; (e) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or in any posting using the Site; or (f) attempting to modify, reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise reduce or attempt to reduce to a human-perceivable form any of the source code used by LOLAD in providing the Site. Any violation of system or network security may subject you to civil and/or criminal liability.
ERRORS, CORRECTIONS AND CHANGES
We do not represent or warrant that the Site will be error-free, free of viruses or other harmful components, or that defects will be corrected. We do not represent or warrant that the information available on or through the Site will be correct, accurate, timely or otherwise reliable. The law is constantly changing and in flux, and the information on the Site, Contents and Materials, and Documents may not be complete or accurate depending on your particular legal issue. Each legal issue is highly factually based, and different jurisdictions have different laws and regulations. We may make changes to the features, functionality, or content of the Site at any time. We reserve the right in our sole discretion to edit or delete any documents, information, or other content appearing on the Site.
You agree to indemnify LOLAD for certain of your acts and omissions. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless LOLAD, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, and representatives from any and all third party claims, losses, liability, damages, and/or costs (including reasonable attorney fees and costs) arising from your access to or use of the Site, your violation of this Agreement, or your infringement of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.
LOLAD does not represent that all information and content available on or accessible through this Site is appropriate for use in all geographic locations, especially some locations outside the United States, and accessing such from certain locations may be illegal and prohibited. Those who do access or use this Site from those locations act on their own initiative and LOLAD is not responsible for compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations. You will not access the foregoing where prohibited by applicable law, rule or regulation.
COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK
The content, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion and other matters related to the Site are protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary (including but not limited to intellectual property) rights. Other than as expressly permitted in the "LIMITED LICENSE; PERMITTED USES" Section above, the copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any such matters or any part of the Site, is strictly prohibited. You do not acquire ownership rights to any article, document or other materials viewed through the Site. The posting of information or materials on the Site does not constitute a waiver of any right in such information and materials. Some of the content on the Site may be the copyrighted work of third parties. Nothing contained on the Site should be understood as granting you a license to use any of the trademarks, service marks, or logos owned by LOLAD or any third party.
GOVERNING LAW AND FORUM
This Agreement is governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, United States of America, without regards to its principles of conflicts of law. In the event of a dispute arising under or relating to this Agreement, the Site or the Materials, you agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located in the State of California, and waive any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts.
The Site is controlled and operated by LOLAD from its principal office in Monterey, California, U.S.A., and is not intended to subject LOLAD to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country, or territory other than that of California and of the United States of America. LOLAD does not represent or warrant that the Site, the Content and Materials, or the Documents, or any aspect thereof, are appropriate or available for use in any particular jurisdiction. Those who choose to access the Site, the Content and Materials, and/or the Documents do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for complying with local laws. We may limit the availability of the Site to any person, geographic area, or jurisdiction we choose, at any time in our sole discretion. You agree not to transport, import, export or re-export all or any part of the Content and Materials and/or the Documents to (or to a national or resident of), or to use all or any part of the Materials from any country to which the United States has embargoed goods or any person or entity on the United States Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders, and you represent, warrant, and covenant to us that you are not located in or under the control of any such country or on any such list.
Any cause of action by you with respect to the Site must be instituted within one (1) year after the cause of action arose or be forever waived and barred. All actions shall be subject to the limitations set forth in the "NO WARRANTIES" and "LIMITATION OF LIABILITY" sections, above. The language in this Agreement shall be interpreted as to its fair meaning and not strictly for or against any party. Any rule of construction to the effect that ambiguities are to be resolved against the drafting party shall not apply in interpreting this Agreement. The headings in this Agreement are included for convenience only and shall neither affect the construction or interpretation of any provision of this Agreement nor affect any of the rights or obligations of the parties to this Agreement. Should any part of this Agreement be held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed as much as possibly consistent with applicable law and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. To the extent that anything in or associated with the Site is in conflict or inconsistent with this Agreement, this Agreement shall take precedence. Our failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement shall not be deemed a waiver of such provision nor of the right to enforce such provision. Neither the course of conduct between you and us, nor trade practice, shall act to modify any provision of this Agreement. Our rights under this Agreement shall survive any termination of this Agreement.
Any legal controversy or legal claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the Site (excluding legal action taken by us or you to collect or recover damages for, or obtain any injunction relating to, intellectual property ownership or infringement), shall be settled solely by confidential binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of JAMS. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in Monterey, California. Each party shall bear one-half of the arbitration fees and costs incurred through JAMS, and each party shall bear its own attorneys' fees.
UPDATING THIS POLICY
If you have any questions, comments, or complaints concerning this Policy, please contact us at 831-375-2200, e-mail us at [email protected], or send any correspondence to: Website Privacy, Law Offices of Laura A. Davis, 200 Camino Aguajito, Suite 200, P.O. Box 2750, Monterey, CA 93942-2750. Our representatives will seek to contact you within 7 days of receiving your inquiry.