Legal Disclaimer

IMPORTANT: PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE NOTICES AND TERMS OF USE (“NOTICES AND TERMS”) BELOW BEFORE ACCESSING THIS WEBSITE.

These Notices and Terms create a legal agreement between you (“You”) and Polaris Law Group LLP (“Polaris”) that governs: (1) the information of Polaris (“Information”) made available through this website; (2) the nature of the relationship between You and Polaris; (3) certain other matters of professional responsibility; (4) Polaris’ use of Your information gathered by it through this website; and (5) Your use of this website, related systems, and the Information (collectively, the “Polaris Site”). By accessing any portion of the Polaris Site, You are indicating that You have read and understood, and that You assent to be bound by, these Notices and Terms, which may be amended from time to time by Polaris pursuant to the terms herein. If You do not agree to these Notices and Terms, please do not access the Polaris Site.

1. NO LEGAL ADVICE.

The Information is made available for general informational purposes only, and is not intended to constitute specific legal advice or to be a substitute for advice from qualified counsel. Without limiting the foregoing, the Information may not reflect recent developments in the law, may not be complete, and may not be accurate in or applicable to Your jurisdiction. Because the Information is general in nature and may not pertain to Your specific circumstances, You should not act or refrain from acting based on any Information without first obtaining advice from professional counsel qualified in the applicable subject matter and jurisdictions.

2. NO ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP.

You agree that Your access of the Polaris Site or receipt of the Information, or Your transmission of electronic mail to addresses on the Polaris Site, does not create an attorney-client relationship between You and Polaris.

3. OTHER MATTERS OF PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY.

3.1 No Advertising or Solicitation. The Polaris Site is not intended to be an advertisement or solicitation, but may be deemed such in certain jurisdictions.

3.2 Sensitive Communications. You agree that electronic mail sent by You to Polaris will not be treated as confidential or invoke an attorney-client privilege; provided, that if You are an existing client of Polaris and You send an electronic mail to Polaris pertaining to a matter in which Polaris then represents You, such electronic mail may be entitled to be treated as confidential or privileged. Notwithstanding the foregoing, You acknowledge that electronic mail and the Internet are generally insecure media of communication, and Polaris cannot guarantee the confidentiality of any electronic mail sent to or received by it or any information submitted by You to Polaris through the Polaris Site.

3.3 Authorized Jurisdictions; Certifications. While Polaris practices law in the jurisdictions in which its offices are located as well as other jurisdictions, each Polaris attorney is licensed to practice only in those jurisdictions set forth in that attorney’s biography on the Polaris Site. Except as specifically stated, each Polaris attorney is not certified (including as a specialist) by any professional or government authority. The listing of Polaris attorneys in practice groups is not intended to indicate any professional or governmental certification.

3.4 Principal Office. To the extent the requirements of the Bar Association in Your jurisdiction require such designation: Polaris’ principal office is its Hollister, California office.

3.5 No Warranty of Results. The Information may contain descriptions of matters in which Polaris successfully represented its clients. The results of these matters were dependent on their specific circumstances, and are in no way intended to be predictive of future results, even in similar circumstances, or offer any type of guarantee or assurance of outcome. Information pertaining to Polaris clients may not reflect the opinions such clients.

4. PRIVACY.

With respect to information submitted or collected on the Polaris Site, You accept Polaris’ privacy policy as set forth in this Section 4. This Section 4 does not pertain to, and Polaris is not responsible for the privacy practices of, any third party websites to which the Polaris Site hyperlinks. Certain areas of the Polaris Site may be subject to additional privacy-related provisions, links to which will be posted in those areas.

4.1 Activity Logging. When You use the Polaris Site, which may be hosted in part or its entirety by a third party, the Polaris Site will collect information indirectly and automatically (through, for example, the use of “cookies” or Your “IP address”) about Your activities. Polaris uses this activity information (the “Activity Information”) for internal purposes such as to administer the Polaris Site, improve the Polaris Site, and help Polaris understand how the Polaris Site is being used including the demographics and “clickstreams” of its visitors. “Cookies” are small pieces of information stored on Your hard drive, not on the Polaris Site. You are always free to decline cookies if Your browser permits, but in that case, some portions of the Polaris Site may not operate properly. An “IP address” is a number that is automatically assigned to Your computer when You use the Internet.

4.2 Personally Identifiable Information. The Polaris Site is designed so that You may generally browse it without providing any Personally Identifiable Information (defined below). Certain areas of the Polaris Site, however, may require or allow the voluntarily submission of Personally Identifiable Information (for example, registration to receive Polaris publications). Polaris uses Your Personally Identifiable Information for the purposes for which it was submitted by You to Polaris and for Polaris to send you publications and invitations that may be of interest to you. Except as otherwise set forth in this Section 4, Polaris does not share Your Personally Identifiable Information with third parties. “Personally Identifiable Information” means information that would allow someone to identify or contact You, such as Your name, physical or electronic mail address, and telephone number; provided, however, that Personally Identifiable Information does not include aggregated information that, by itself, does not permit the identification of individual persons and does not include the Activity Information.

4.3 Removal of Personally Identifiable Information. Polaris will use reasonable efforts to remove Your Personally Identifiable Information from our then current Polaris Site at any time upon Your written request to webmaster@Polaris.com. Such removal of Personally Identifiable Information will not ensure the permanent removal of such Personally Identifiable Information from the Polaris Site. For example, such Personally Identifiable Information may remain in Polaris’ archival or backup copies of the Polaris Site.

4.4 Additional Disclosure Of Personally Identifiable Information. Polaris may share Personally Identifiable Information with third parties, including affiliated firms and third parties performing services for or on behalf of Polaris. Such services may include communications, database, event management, hosting, mailing, and marketing services. Additionally, Polaris cannot fully ensure that Your Personally Identifiable Information will not be disclosed to third parties. For example, Polaris may be legally obligated to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, third parties may circumvent Polaris’ security measures to unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, or an error may occur in the administration of the Polaris Site. In the unlikely event that Polaris needs to investigate or resolve possible problems or inquiries, Polaris may, and You authorize Polaris to, disclose any information about You to government officials as permitted by applicable law.

4.5 Miscellaneous Privacy Terms. Polaris has implemented and follows appropriate technical measures to protect against the risks of unauthorized access to, erroneous disclosure of, and unlawful interception of Personally Identifiable Information. You should know, however, that Polaris cannot fully eliminate such risks. Polaris hopes this Section 4 clarifies Polaris’ procedures regarding its collection, use and disclosure of Your information including Personally Identifiable Information. From time to time, Polaris may modify this Section 4. Such modifications will be effective on the date that Polaris posts the modified statement to the Polaris Site. Questions or concerns regarding the privacy policy in this Section 4 may be submitted to info@polarislawgroup.com.

5. GENERAL TERMS OF USE.

5.1 Prohibited Uses. You will not use the Polaris Site in violation of any applicable law. Without limiting the foregoing, You will not use the Polaris Site in connection with (a) the infringement of intellectual property rights including Polaris’ rights in its marks and its articles and alerts; (b) the unauthorized transmission of unsolicited commercial electronic mail; (c) the transmission of defamatory materials; or (d) fraud. You will not violate, attempt to violate, or knowingly facilitate the violation of the security (including access control or authentication systems) or integrity of the Polaris Site.

5.2 Copyright in Information. The Polaris Site including the Information is protected by United States and international copyright laws. All rights are reserved. Subject to the terms of these Notices and Terms, Polaris grants to You a limited, nonexclusive, personal license to access, view, download and print the Information solely for noncommercial and informational purposes. You may not modify the Information in any way and You may not remove or obscure any copyright or permission notices provided on or in connection with the Information. Polaris does not grant to You any rights in its marks. You are free to hyperlink to any page in the publicly available pages of the Polaris Site; provided, however, that You agree to remove any such hyperlink upon Polaris’ written request.

5.3 Electronic Mail. Subject to Section 5.1, You may send electronic mail to those addresses made available on the Polaris Site for the purposes of requesting alerts or other news notification services, submitting voluntary survey responses, responding to or making inquiries regarding Polaris events, requesting information regarding Polaris or legal or other services offered by Polaris, and inquiring about employment opportunities. You agree to cease sending electronic mail to any Polaris address upon Polaris’ request.

5.4 No Warranties. THE POLARIS SITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS.” YOUR ACCESS AND USE OF THE POLARIS SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY THE LAW AND RULES OF PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION, POLARIS DISCLAIMS ALL CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, ACCURACY OF INFORMATIONAL CONTENT, SYSTEM INTEGRATION, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, QUIET ENJOYMENT, AND UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE OPERATION.

5.5 Disclaimer of Liability. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY THE LAW AND RULES OF PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION, POLARIS DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR INCOME, LOST BUSINESS, OR LOST DATA, OR FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THE POLARIS SITE.

5.6 Third Party Information. Polaris may hyperlink to or otherwise make third party information available on the Polaris Site. This is done solely for the purposes of convenience. Polaris does not endorse or approve of any such third party information or such third parties.

5.7 Miscellaneous. You agree that any dispute arising out of or in connection with the Polaris Site or these Notices and Terms will be governed by the laws of the State of California without reference to conflict of laws principles that would require the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction, and You submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located in San Benito County, California. In the event that You gain access to information not intended to be accessed by You, You agree that You will immediately notify Polaris and lawfully destroy all copies of such information in Your possession. Polaris may be contacted at info@polarislawgroup.com.