Terms of Use

Terms of Use

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The Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo LLP (“Smith Duggan” or “Firm”) website (“Website”) provides information about the Firm and certain topics that users of the Website may find of interest. This information may be considered advertising under the rules of professional conduct applicable to our legal practice. The Firm does seek though this Website to represent any person or entity of any jurisdiction in which advertising by attorneys is not permitted or is restricted in ways inconsistent with the content of this Website.

Any information that the Firm receives from you prior to the formal establishment of an attorney-client relationship will not be confidential. The use of this Website is subject to terms and conditions that are set forth herein (“Terms of Use”). Use of this Website is an acknowledgement that the Terms of Use have been understood and accepted.

No Legal Advice or Assurances

The content and materials provided on the Smith Duggan Website is for informational or advertising purposes only. It is not legal advice, and should not be relied upon as such.

Information included on this Website is provided as a courtesy. It is subject to change without notice and is limited in scope and may be subject to change by new laws, regulations, decisions and rulings. Although the Firm endeavors to keep the information on this website reasonably current, it may not be current and may be outdated. The information on this Website should not be taken as an indication of future results or performance.

Smith Duggan makes no warranties, representations, or claims of any kind concerning the information available from, or the operation of, this Website. Smith Duggan and all contributing authors expressly disclaim all liability to any person or entity with respect to any consequences arising out of or related to, in whole or in part, any act or omission undertaken in reliance upon the use of this Website or contents of this Website. You should consult with a qualified attorney for specific legal advice tailored to your circumstances before you make any decision that may have legal implications.

Single Copy License

This Website and the materials on it are copyrighted and any unauthorized use of any materials at this Site may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. You may download one copy of the information or software (“Materials”) found on the Website for your personal use only or only for a purpose internal to your business, unless specifically licensed to do otherwise by the Firm in writing. This is a license, not a transfer of title, and is subject to the following restrictions: (a) you may not modify the Materials or use or publish them for any public display or performance; (b) you may not decompile, reverse engineer, or disassemble software Materials except and only to the extent permitted by applicable law; (c) you may not remove any copyright or other proprietary notices from the Materials; (d) you may not sell or rent the Materials; (e) you may not present the Materials or any part of them as your own or endeavor to make a “fair use” (as defined by U.S. Copyright law) of the Materials without proper attribution and citation; and (f) you agree to prevent any unauthorized copying, use, publication, sale, or rental of the Materials.

No Attorney-Client Relationship

Your use of the Website is not an invitation to enter into an attorney-client relationship and does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please be aware that providing information, including personal information, to the Firm, including communication by use of the Website, email, telephone, or otherwise, does not create an attorney-client relationship. The Firm cannot represent you until it determines that doing so will not create a conflict of interest and the Firm accepts a proposed engagement. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through use of the Website and should not be conveyed to the Firm until a formal attorney-client relationship has been established. Information provided to Smith Duggan will not be treated as confidential, may be disclosed to others, and will not prevent the Firm from representing someone else whose interests are directly adverse to your interests, unless the Firm already represents you or the Firm later agrees to represent you.

Website Code and Features

The Firm endeavors to ensure that this Website and the materials posted to it are not compromised by malicious computer code. The Firm, however, cannot guarantee and does not guarantee that such operations and materials are free of malicious code. The Firm disclaims responsibility for any damage or loss caused by any such code to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Photographs and other graphics on the Website may be for dramatization purposes only and may include models. Likenesses used on the Website do not necessarily imply current client, partnership or employee status.

This Website may provide links to other Internet resources and may provide access to third-party information. The Firm is not responsible for any third party content, products or services that may be accessed through the Website. The availability of links on this Website to such third party content, products or services is not, and should not be construed as, an endorsement of the linked entities or the content, products or services that those linked entities make available.

The Firm will remove any link from this Website upon request from the linked entity.

Without the Firm’s prior written consent, you may not link material on this Website with another website, or associate material on this Website with another website or with materials of any other person or entity.

You may not send by email solicitations, advertisements, or invitations to link to another website (“spam”) to any email address provided on the Website. You may not delete, modify or attempt to alter the Website or any of its Materials. You may not install any computer code on the Website or any of its Materials, whether malicious or non-malicious.

IRS Circular 230 Disclosure

The Firm, in order to ensure compliance with certain requirements of the Internal Revenue Service, informs you that any tax advice contained on this Website is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of (i) avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (ii) promoting, marketing, or recommending to another party any transaction or matter addressed on this Website.

Limitation of Liability

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE WEBSITE AND MATERIALS ON THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS” AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF ANY KIND INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NONINFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR WARRANTIES ARISING BY COURSE OF DEALING OR CUSTOM OR TRADE.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, SMITH DUGGAN, ITS PARTNERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, ASSOCIATES, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AND WEBSITE CONTRIBUTIORS DISCLAIM LIABILITY CONCERNING AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURY, OR ANY OR ALL DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, COMPENSATORY, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF INFORMATION AND LOSS OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES), WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO (1) THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE OR ITS MATERIALS, OR (2) RELIANCE ON THE CONTENT OF THE WEBSITE OR ITS MATERIALS; OR (3) ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR RELIANCE ON OTHER WEBSITES OR MATERIALS LINKED TO THE FIRM’S WEBSITE; OR (4) ANY ERRORS, INACCURACIES, OMISSIONS, DEFECTS, UNTIMELINESS, OR SECURITY BREACHES CONCERNING THE WEBSITE OR ITS MATERIALS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE TRANSMISSION OF ANY DISABLING DEVICE, MALICIOUS CODE, OR VIRUSES WHICH MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTERS OR SYSTEM.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, SMITH DUGGAN MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE WEBSITE (1) WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, (2) IS FREE OF VIRUSES, MALICIOUS CODE, UNAUTHORIZED CODE, OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, AND/OR (3) IS SECURE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING ALL PRECAUTIONS YOU BELIEVE NECESSARY OR ADVISABLE TO PROTECT YOU AGAINST ANY CLAIM, DAMAGE, LOSS OR HAZARD THAT MAY ARISE BY VIRTUE OF YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE.

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.