This agreement ("Agreement") is between Dina B. Ross Law Offices (collectively, "DBR", "we" or "ours") and you and your agents ("you" or "yours") for the use of this web site (the "Site"). This Agreement includesany guidelines or rules posted and updated on the Site by DBR from time to time. Please read this Agreement carefully before using the Site. By using the Site, you agree to this terms and conditions Agreement. If you do not agree to this Agreement, please do not use the Site.
The use of any Content (as defined below) provided on this Site and your provision or submission of any information while using this Site will not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Dina B. Ross Law Offices. Please be aware that any information that you provide by reason of your use of this Site is not privileged or confidential. Do not send any confidential or sensitive information via this Site.
The content of this site is provided solely for informational purposes: it is not intended as and does not constitute legal advice. The information contained herein should not be relied upon or used as a substitute for consultation with legal, accounting, tax, career and/or other professional advisors. The information contained on this Site is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. Accordingly, information on this Site is not promised or guaranteed to be correct or complete. Dina B. Ross Law Offices expressly disclaims all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all the contents of this Site.
THE USE OF THE SITE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS.
Ownership of Site and Restrictions on Use of Content
The Site is owned by DBR. You acknowledge that this Site may contain information, communications, software, photos, text, video, graphics, music, sounds, images and other material and services (collectively "Content"), which is generally provided by DBR or by licensors of DBR. You agree and acknowledge that, notwithstanding that DBR permits access to the Content, the Content or its use or the use of this site is protected by patents, copyrights, trademarks, and other proprietary rights (including intellectual property rights), that these rights are valid and protected in all media now existing or later developed, and that except as specifically provided in this Agreement, your use of the Content shall be governed and constrained by applicable patent, copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. Modification or use of the Site and/or the Content for any commercial purpose is a violation of patent, copyright and other proprietary rights owned by DBR and third parties.
In addition to DBR's and its licensors' rights in individual elements of the Contents, DBR owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of the Content as well as patent protection on the concept of creating and delivering the product as well as in the in configuration of the package. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display, incorporate into another website, or in any other way exploit the Site and/or any of the Content, in whole or in part.
Use of the Site
To use the Site, you will need access to the World Wide Web, and you must pay any fees associated with your use of such access. You will also need equipment and a modem or other access device. DBR may alter, augment or terminate the Site in whole or in part at any time and from time to time in its sole discretion. DBR reserves the right to modify, deny or suspend your access to the Site at any time without notice to you.
Third Party Property
You agree that you may upload to the Site files or otherwise transmit on or through this website only Content that is not subject to any rights of any third parties, or Content in which any holder of such rights has given you express authorization for distribution on the Internet. By submitting Content to DBR including, without limitation, any text or message in any transmission, you automatically grant, or warrant that the owner of such Content has expressly granted, the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such Content (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in such Content.
Prohibited Conduct and Use
You agree to use the Site only for lawful purposes. You are expressly prohibited from placing any message in any part of the Site or otherwise transmitting through Siteany unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including without limitation, any material that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law (collectively, "Prohibited Conduct"). You agree and acknowledge that DBR is not responsible or liable to you or any other party for any Prohibited Conduct by any user of the Site at any time.
Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, DBR is in no way obligated to monitor any user's use of the Site or to monitor, retain, review and/or edit the contents of any message transmitted through or otherwise uploaded to the Site. However, DBR does reserve the right, at any time, to monitor, review, retain, edit and/or disclose any information as we determine necessary, in our sole discretion, to: (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; (ii) protect and defend our rights and property; (iii) enforce this Agreement; (iv) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Site; and (v) protect the interests of our users or the public.
You are expressly prohibited from using a false e-mail address or other identifying information. Further, you may not send communications to people or other entities on mailing lists that you do not have full rights to use.
This Site may contain links to other websites solely for your convenience. DBR does not endorse nor make any warranties or representations about any website you may access through a link from the Site. You agree and acknowledge that you (and not DBR) assume all risk for any dealings or transactions of any nature, including without limitation, the purchase of any products or services from, or the reliance upon any information or materials contained in, such linked sites. You understand that such linked sites may have policies, including privacy policies, that are different from Site’s and you are advised to review such linked site’s policies prior to using such sites or providing personal information to them.
Limitation of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL DBR LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM ANY USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
If you contact DBR with information including, without limitation, feedback data (e.g., questions, comments, suggestions or the like) regarding this Site, the Content or any item on this Site (collectively, "Submitted Information"), the Submitted Information shall be deemed to be non-confidential and DBR shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such Submitted Information. In addition, you agree and acknowledge that DBR shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, display, exhibit, transmit, perform, create derivative works and distribute the Submitted Information to others without limitation, and to authorize others to do the same. Further, DBR shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in the Information for any purpose whatsoever, including, without limitation, developing, manufacturing and marketing products and other items incorporating the Information. DBR shall not be liable or owe any compensation for the use or disclosure of the Submitted Information.
As noted above, the use of any Content provided on this Site and your provision or submission of any information while using this Site will not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Dina B. Ross Law Offices. Please be aware that any information that you provide by reason of your use of this Site is not privileged or confidential. Do not send any confidential or sensitive information via this Site.
Usage by Children
DBR does not solicit the use of the Site by minors. However, DBR cannot prevent such use and cannot prevent minors from visiting the Site. Parents, guardians and those responsible for supervising minors are solely responsible for determining what materials, websites and services are suitable for such children to view and/or purchase. If we learn that we have collected information from children, other than as provided herein, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to delete such information.
DBR requires that use of this Site be made either by: (a) individuals 13 years old or older; or (b) individuals under 13 years of age under the direct supervision of a parent, guardian or other responsible individual with such parent, guardian or other responsible individual's verifiable permission for such use, including the collection by DBR of certain information in accordance with this Agreement.
Changes and Modifications
DBR may change, add or delete programs, products, materials, services and the like that are described on the Site at any time without notice. DBR reserves the right to update, modify, revise or otherwise change this Agreement at any time with or without prior notice. Your use of the Site at any time after such update, modification, revision or change constitutes your acceptance of such update, modification, revision or change. You are encouraged to review this Agreement periodically.
Your privacy is important to us. We do not rent or sell any email address or other information you provide via this Site. We employ commercially reasonable security measures, including the use of firewalls and SSL technology to adequately protect your information, but you understand that no security system is fool-proof.
DBR may also collect non-personally identifiable information including, without limitation, information regarding your operating system, browser, domain name, and your navigation through and from the Site. This information is collected in the aggregate and use to improve the Site and for other business purposes. DBR may provide such aggregate information to third parties. DBR may also store information on your computer in the form of a "cookie" or similar file. Your web browser may allow you to erase or block such files, or notify you when such file is stored, but you may not be able to fully use the features and functions of the Site if “cookies” are blocked or removed. Please check your browser's instructions for further information about such functions.
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. Venue and personal jurisdiction shall lie solely in the state and federal courts located in this State of Illinois. If any provision of this Agreement shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. This is the entire Agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter herein and shall not be modified except in accordance with the provisions herein.
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