General Terms & Conditions
1. Access to the Site
We make the Site available to you without requiring you to register any details with us.
2. General Copyright, Trademark and Service Mark Terms
The Site, data, images, audios, text, photographs, videos, custom graphics, button icons, logos, descriptions, and all other material provided, and the collection and compilation and assembly thereof, are the exclusive property of the Firm, except as indicated otherwise, and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.
The contents of the Site may be used for informational purposes only. Any other use of such contents, including the reproduction, distribution, modification, republication, transmission, display or performance of the contents without our prior written consent is expressly forbidden.
Any trademarks or service marks appearing anywhere on the Site are the property of their respective owners. The Firm asserts, retains and reserves any and all copyrights, trademark rights, service mark rights, and all other applicable intellectual property rights with respect to the names, logos, marks, content or work product belonging to the Firm (“Firm CST-IP”) that is provided, displayed or located on the Site or outside the Site. To the extent that any Firm CST-IP does not appear with a copyright, trademark or service mark symbol (e.g., ©, ™, ™, ℠) does not constitute a waiver, release or abandonment of any or all copyrights, trademark rights, service mark rights, or any other intellectual property rights belonging to the Firm with respect to such Firm CST-IP. It is understood and agreed that, according to common usage of such terms and symbols, the word “trademark” and the trademark symbol (™) by themselves are each sufficient to indicate a claimed trademark, service mark, or both.
You may not use, reproduce, modify, transmit, display, publish, sell, create derivative works, or distribute by any means, method, or process whatsoever, now known or hereafter developed, any content of this Site for commercial profit or gain. Nothing in these Terms or on the Site shall be construed as conferring any intellectual property or other proprietary rights to you. You agree to observe copyright and other applicable laws and may not use the content in any manner that infringes or violates the rights of any person or entity. We hold and reserve all rights to the content on this Site.
Other terms herein or incorporated by reference may provide further terms regarding copyright, trademarks, service marks and other intellectual property.
3. Use of the Site
As a condition of your use of the Site, you will not use the Site, or any contents or services, for any purpose that is unlawful in any applicable jurisdiction where the Site is being used, or prohibited by these Terms, and you agree to abide by the terms and conditions provided in the “User Conduct” section. You may not use the Site contents or services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any of our equipment or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site, or any contents or services. You may not attempt to gain access to any portion of the Site, or any of its contents or services, other than those for which you are authorized.
While every effort is made to ensure the timeliness and accuracy of the Site content and services, we make no warranties either express or implied, and assume no liability or responsibility for the completeness, use, accuracy, reliability, correctness, timeliness, or usefulness, of any of the results obtained from its use.
We make no representation or warranty, express or implied, with respect to the content of the Site, or links to other sites, including but not limited to accurateness, completeness, correctness, timeliness, or reliability. We make no representation or warranty regarding the merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or use with respect to any content or services whatsoever that may be accessed through this Site, or the results to be obtained from using the Site. We make no representation or warranty that the Site or content is free from defects or viruses. Your use of external links and third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use applicable to such links and sites.
While reasonable efforts are made to ensure that all content provided on the Site does not contain computer viruses and/or harmful materials, you should take reasonable and appropriate precautions to scan for computer viruses or otherwise protect your computer and you should ensure that you have a complete and current backup of the applicable items on your computer. We disclaim any liability for the need for services or replacing equipment or data resulting from your use of the Site. While reasonable efforts are made to ensure smooth and continuous operation, we do not warrant the Site will operate error-free.
4. Site Availability
We take reasonable steps in an effort to ensure that the Site may be available all day, every day, 365 days per year. However, websites do sometimes encounter downtime due to server failures or other technical issues. Therefore, we will not be liable if the Site is unavailable at any time. The Site may be temporarily unavailable due to issues such as system failure, maintenance or repair, or for reasons beyond our control. We may give our users advance warning of maintenance issues, but shall not be obligated to do so.
5. User Conduct
When using the Site, you shall not post or send to or from the Site:
content for which you have not obtained all necessary consents;
content that is discriminatory, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, liable to incite racial hatred, in breach of confidentiality or privacy, which may cause annoyance or inconvenience to others, which encourages or constitutes conduct that would be deemed a criminal offense, give rise to a civil liability, or otherwise is contrary to the law in any applicable jurisdiction where the Site is being used;
content that is harmful in nature including, and without limitation, computer viruses, Trojan horses, corrupted data, or other potentially harmful software or data.
We will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requiring us to disclose the identity or other details or any person posting materials to the Site in breach of the this Section.
You shall not use the Site while distracted or preoccupied, such as when operating a motor vehicle. You should access the Site only with due regard for your own safety and the safety of others.
6. Links to and from Third-Party Websites
Any links furnished on the Site may allow you to leave the Site. These third-party websites are not under our control and we disclaim any responsibility for the contents of such linked websites or any link(s) contained in any such linked site(s) or any changes or updates to any of these websites. We further disclaim any responsibility for any form of transmission received from any linked third-party website or advertising. If we provide these links to you, it is done simply as a convenience to you and inclusion of any link herein shall in no way be construed as an endorsement by us of the website(s). Additionally, the Firm did not produce and is not responsible for the content of third-party legal resources.
If you would like to link to the Site, you may only do so on the basis that you link to, but do not replicate, any page of the Site, and subject to the following conditions:
you do not in any way imply that we are endorsing any services or products unless this has been specifically agreed with us;
you do not misrepresent your relationship with us or present any false information about us;
you do not link from a website that is not owned by you; and
your website does not contain content that is offensive, controversial, infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person, or does not comply in any way with the law of the United States of America.
If you choose to link the Site in breach of this Section, you shall fully indemnify us for any loss or damage suffered as a result of your actions.
All information on the Site is of a general nature and is furnished for your knowledge and understanding and as an informational resource only. Nothing on the Site should be construed as legal advice. The material posted on this Site is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute, a lawyer-client relationship, and users should not act upon it without seeking professional counsel. The documents and any related graphics published on this server could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information contained on the Site. We may make improvements and/or changes to any of the products depicted or described herein at any time. We expressly disclaim any responsibility or liability for any adverse consequences or damages resulting from your use of the Site or reliance on the information from either.
The materials on this Site may constitute advertising under various state ethics rules. This Site contains attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. None of the attorneys listed on this website is certified as an “expert” or a “specialist” pursuant to any authority governing the practice of law in New York. The Supreme Court of Washington does not recognize certification of specialties in the practice of law and any certificate, award, or recognition identified herein is not a requirement to practice law in the state of Washington.
THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REPRESENTATIONS, OR ENDORSEMENTS WHATSOEVER WITH REGARD TO ANY PRODUCTS, INFORMATION, OR SERVICE PROVIDED THROUGH THIS SITE, INCLUDING, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY, CONDITION, GUARANTY, OR REPRESENTATION, WHETHER ORAL OR IN WRITING, OR IN ELECTRONIC FORM.
8. Limitation of Liability
YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE TO YOU OR TO ANY THIRD PARTIES FOR ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OR LOSSES OR INJURY YOU MAY INCUR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR THE PRODUCTS, OR YOUR RELIANCE ON OR USE OF THE SITE, THE INFORMATION, OR SERVICES PROVIDED, OR THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETIONS, OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, OR ANY OF THE DATA OR OTHER MATERIALS TRANSMITTED THROUGH OR RESIDING ON THE SITE, REGARDLESS OF THE TYPE OF CLAIM OR THE NATURE OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION, EVEN IF WE HAVE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE OR LOSS.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless, and upon request defend, us, our officers, directors, employees, volunteers, agents, licensors, and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from or alleged to result from, your use of and access to the Site or your violation of these Terms and Conditions or your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation any trademark, copyright, or other proprietary or privacy right.
These Terms, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you.
11. Applicable Law
We make no representations that the content or the Site are appropriate or may be used or downloaded outside the United States. Access to the Site and/or the content may not be legal in certain countries outside the United States. If you access the Site from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of the jurisdiction from which you access the Site.
Our Site is created and controlled in the State of New York, United States of America. The Site, and its contents, and any disputes arising therefrom shall be construed and interpreted under the laws of the State of New York and applicable United States federal laws. Use of the Site constitutes agreement of the user to the jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located therein.
Our Site is subject to the United States export control laws and regulations, and may be subject to export or import regulations in other countries. You agree to strictly comply with all such laws and regulations and acknowledge that you have the responsibility to obtain authorization to export, re-export, or import of any data on the Site, as may be required.