Effective Date: February 2017
Please Read Carefully Prior to Using This Website
About this Notice
M&S is committed to safeguarding the privacy of visitors to our website and the security of personal information they provide us online. This notice describes the kind of information we may collect related to you when you visit our website, and it explains how we use that information and the steps we take to protect it. The notice also describes the choices you have regarding the collection and use of your data when visiting our website.
govern all matters between you and M&S with respect to your use of this website.
In general, you can visit our website without revealing any personal data about yourself. We do not collect personal information about you (such as your name and contact details) when you visit this website unless you voluntarily submit the data using one of the forms available for a specified purpose (referred to herein for convenience as “Contact Us” page) and give your consent to the collection and use of your personal data for the specified purposes. On these this page, we may collect various pieces of your personal information including, for example, your name, address, email address, phone number, and ways we can assist you. We might collect this information if and when you elect to sign up to receive periodic newsletters on legal developments via email with one or more of our attorneys if you are requesting to be contacted.
Protecting Your Information
As a law firm, we take the security of our information systems very seriously and have implemented generally accepted technical standards and operational security measures to prevent unauthorized access to data and otherwise protect the integrity of our systems. We will continue to take reasonable steps to ensure the security of any personal data that you provide us online by employing appropriate security measures. Despite the security procedures we employ, you should be aware that it is impossible to guarantee the security of information that you transmit to us via the Internet.
Retaining Your Information
We will keep the information that you provide us for as long as is reasonably necessary to achieve the purpose for which you provided it to us, or to the extent necessary for the firm to protect its rights, or as required by applicable laws.
Changing or Removing Your Information
We want to be sure that the contact details and other personal information you provide to us are as up to date as possible, and we hope you will help us in that effort. You may review, correct and update the personal information about you that has been submitted to us, and you may withdraw your consent to our future use of your personal data at any time (allowing 10 business days for processing of your request). If you wish to review or revise the information about you that has been submitted to us, you may do so at any time by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you subscribe to any of our newsletters or other online services and wish to remove your contact details with one or more subscriber lists or delete your personal information held in our database, you can do so by sending an email to email@example.com. Please help us by being as specific as possible about the types of communications, publications or other information that you no longer wish to receive. If you choose to unsubscribe, we will retain sufficient information in our files to ensure that we are able to honor your request in accordance with your instructions.
If you would like to change your information, send an email detailing the changes you would like to make to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that it may take up to 10 days beginning on the date of receipt for us to process any change, unsubscribe or delete requests. It is possible that you will receive another email communication during the change period.
THE CHOICE OF A LAWYER IS AN IMPORTANT DECISION AND SHOULD NOT BE BASED SOLELY UPON ADVERTISEMENTS.
No Legal Advice
M&S makes the information available on this Website for informational purposes only. Any information contained on this Website is not intended to be and does not constitute legal advice. The information provided on this Website may not apply to your particular facts or circumstances; therefore, you should seek legal counsel prior to relying on any information that may be found on this Website. Furthermore, information provided on this Website may not
reflect the most recent developments in the law and may not be applicable in your particular jurisdiction. Therefore, you should not act on any of the information contained on this Website until you obtain legal counsel with a qualified individual in your jurisdiction. Unless otherwise stated, our attorneys claiming certification in an area of law are not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
No Attorney-Client Relationship
M&S has established procedures in place for accepting representation of a new client and establishing an attorney-client relationship, which include obtaining a signed copy of an engagement letter and clearing conflicts in accordance with the rules of professional ethics in each jurisdiction in which we operate. Therefore, if you submit an unsolicited email or other communication or information to M&S via this Website, understand that no attorney-client relationship is created. Because no attorney-client relationship is created in these instances, any
This Website and the information contained herein are not intended to be an advertisement or solicitation of business, but it may be considered an advertisement in some jurisdictions.
Intellectual Property Rights
Authorized and Prohibited Uses
Intellectual Property Rights in Connection with Such Submissions
It is your obligation to determine the extent to which User Content you submit is protected by applicable intellectual property laws. You agree that M&S shall have, and hereby grant to M&S, a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicenseable, non-exclusive right and license to translate, reproduce, sell, publish, distribute, modify, adapt, display, perform, promote, link to or use, in any form or media, any User Content that you submit to this Website or to us. M&S does not endorse any User Content, or third party product or service that may appear on this Website.
Website and Registration Administration
Access Arrangements and Fees
Your use of this Website shall be in accordance with any and all procedures, forms, formats, displays and operating times that may be determined, specified or modified by M&S in its discretion. You are responsible for all software, hardware, interconnections, fees, expenses, costs and taxes for you to access or use this Website.
At this time, we do not charge a fee to use this Website, but we reserve the right to impose or modify fees in connection with use of this Website (or portions of this Website) at any time without liability. Payment of any such fees shall be due and payable thirty (30) days beginning on the date of invoice unless otherwise agreed by you and M&S or unless otherwise required by us. M&S shall endeavor to issue a general notice on this Website with regard to any imposition of fees or modifications to this Website.
You may link to any page of this Website, but no framing is permitted. Any link to this Website must be immediately followed by notice to M&S via email at email@example.com.
In the event we deem your linking practices in relation to this Website to be inappropriate, we may provide you with notice concerning removal or modification of the inappropriate link, and you agree to comply with any and all requirements of M&S relating thereto.
Authority of Website Administrator
Good Samaritan Policy
It is our policy not to tolerate any acts of intellectual property infringement or violations of federal or state law. We will, in good faith, make our best efforts to remove, disable or restrict access to the availability of Content on the Website that, in our subjective view, is obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing or otherwise objectionable, whether or not such material is constitutionally protected. This provision does not impose upon M&S any contractual obligation to undertake, or refrain from undertaking, any particular course of conduct, or to monitor the Website.
If you believe that someone has violated this policy, we ask you to promptly notify us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You must use this address if you want to ensure that the complaint is actually received by the appropriate party who is responsible for investigating alleged violations of this policy.
You agree not to submit any Content to this Website or commit any act involving the transfer of information relating to any Content in violation of applicable import/export control, espionage or national security laws.
You agree to comply with all applicable laws in connection with your use of this Website (including the Network).
Unsuitable Content and Conduct
You will not engage in conduct or submit to this Website any Content or other material that is illegal, inaccurate, misleading, misappropriated, infringing, dilutive, defamatory, obscene, offensive or otherwise objectionable. You will not cause damage, embarrassment or adverse publicity to M&S.
Functional Compatibility and System Abuse
Your Cooperation and Notification
Third Party Sites and Other Information
This Website may contain, as a convenience to you, Content, links and other information submitted by third parties over whom M&S has no control or responsibility, as well as translations thereof that we may arrange. M&S has no obligation to monitor, control or restrict the use of this Website (including the network) or third party websites accessible via links on this Website. These third party sites are not under our control, and you acknowledge that (whether or not such sites are affiliated in any way with M&S) M&S is not responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency or any other aspect of the content of such sites. The inclusion of such a link does not imply endorsement of any site by M&S or any association with its operators. Moreover, we have no obligation to verify any User Content submitted by a user or to provide any registration or other information to you concerning any Content.
THIS WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT AND ITS LINKS ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS AND ARE USED ONLY AT YOUR SOLE RISK, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW. M&S DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF ANY KIND, REGARDING THIS WEBSITE (INCLUDING ITS CONTENT, HARDWARE, SOFTWARE AND LINKS), INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES AS TO FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, RESULTS, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, ACCESSIBILITY, COMPATIBILITY, SECURITY AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS. IF APPLICABLE LAW DOES NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE IMPLIED WARRANTIES TO APPLY TO YOU, THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS WILL APPLY TO YOU TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
Limitations on Liability and Remedies
M&S’ ENTIRE LIABILITY AND YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY WITH RESPECT TO ANY DISPUTE WITH M&S (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE) IS TO DISCONTINUE YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE. M&S AND ITS VENDORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGE ARISING WITH YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR FOR ANY OTHER CLAIM RELATED IN ANY WAY TO YOUR USE OR REGISTRATION WITH M&S. THESE EXCLUSIONS FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES INCLUDE, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, OR ANY OTHER COMMERCIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES, EVEN IF M&S HAD BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY THEREOF AND REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY UPON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED. BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH STATES OR JURISDICTIONS M&S AND ITS VENDORS’ LIABILITY IN SUCH STATE OR JURISDICTION SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. IN ANY EVENT, IF ANY OF THE ABOVE PROVISIONS IN THIS SECTION ARE NOT ENFORCEABLE IN AN APPLICABLE JURISDICTION, THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF M&S WILL BE LIMITED TO, IN THE SOLE DISCRETION OF M&S, EITHER THE (1) CORRECTION OR DELETION OF ANY INACCURATE CONTENT OR LINK, OR (2) REFUND OF ANY FEES FOR THIS WEBSITE RECEIVED BY M&S FROM YOU.
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