Terms of Use

Web Site Terms of Use, Disclaimers and Privacy Notice

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING this website.

By using this web site you are agreeing to these Website Terms of Use and Privacy Notice (“Terms”). If you do not agree to these Terms, please do not use the site. We may revise these Terms at any time without prior notice by updating this page and such revisions will be effective upon posting to this page. Please check this page periodically for any changes. Your continued use of this web site following the posting of any revisions to these Terms will mean you accept those changes.

Disclaimers

The information contained in the this web site is solely for informational purposes, does not create an attorney-client relationship, and does not in any way substitute for professional consultation and advice, generally or in a particular case. The law is constantly changing and the information may not be complete or correct depending on the date of the information and your particular legal issues. Each legal issue depends on its individual facts and different jurisdictions have different laws and regulations. Because of these differences, you should not act or rely on any information on this web site without seeking the advice of a competent attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction for your particular issues. Additionally, any examples or hypotheticals provided on this site are unique to the facts presented. Thus, just because a case that might be similar to yours came out one way does not mean your case will come out the same way. Every case is unique and based on its own facts, so you should not rely on any example provided to make a decision about your case or what your case might be “worth.”

Perry Smith and the other attorneys mentioned on this site are admitted to practice only in California. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision and you should consider the information contained on this web site as well as other relevant factors in making such decisions. Perry Smith and the other attorneys on this site have endeavored to comply with all legal and ethical requirements in developing this Web site and does not desire to represent clients based upon their review of any portions of this web site which do not comply with the legal or ethical requirements of the jurisdiction in which the client is located.

Although we attempt to keep our web site as current and accurate as possible we have also included older materials on our site for general informational purposes. We cannot assure you that any or all of the information will be applicable to your situation, accurate, complete, or up to date. We cannot assure you that our web site always will be available or free of functional defects. We disclaim any and all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on any of the contents of this web site.

Our web site may also contain links to materials prepared by others and available at other web sites. Our inclusion of these links does not indicate our affiliation with the linked entity or an endorsement of the information available at those web sites, and we are not responsible for any third-party contents that are accessible through our web site.

THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEB SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS. TO THE EXTENT THAT APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

ANY RESULTS POSTED ON THIS WEB SITE REGARDING CASES HANDLED BY OUR FIRM OR OTHERS DO NOT INDICATE IN ANY WAY HOW YOUR PARTICULAR CASE MAY RESOLVE.

Submissions to Us/ Attorney Client Relationship

If you send us an e-mail through the facilities provided at our web site, please be advised that e-mail communications are not secure. If you communicate with us in connection with a matter for which we do not already represent you, you should not send us confidential or sensitive information via e-mail because your communication will not be treated as privileged or confidential. If you communicate with us by e-mail in connection with a matter for which we already represent you, you should note that the security of Internet e-mail is uncertain. By sending sensitive or confidential e-mail messages which are not encrypted you accept the risks of such uncertainty and possible lack of confidentiality over the Internet.

By sending an e-mail to us through the facilities provided at our web site, you are not creating an attorney client relationship with our firm and there is no guarantee that you will receive a response to your inquiry. We will not enter into an attorney client relationship with you unless a written agreement is signed by you and by Perry Smith stating the scope of your engagement of our firm. Thus, you should not rely on receiving a response from Perry Smith or any other person or attorney regarding your inquiry, but should seek counsel to determine what deadlines might apply to your potential legal claims, so that you are certain not to lose any rights.

Privacy Policy

We do not share, rent or sell any of the information that you provide through this web site to third-parties and use it only for the purpose for which it was submitted.

We do not send our users “cookies,” which are programs designed to track web site visitors and monitor web surfing habits. We do, however, log IP addresses for systems administration purposes to track a visitor’s session, which gives us an idea of which parts of our site you are visiting. We do not link IP addresses to any personally-identifying information.

General

These terms of use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California and the laws of the United States, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these terms shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in Orange County, California, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. If any provision of these terms of use shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these terms of use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Copyright Notice

Except as otherwise indicated, this web site and its entire contents are owned by Perry Smith and are protected by domestic and international copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. All copyrightable text and graphics are Copyright Perry Smith 2011. All rights reserved. This copyright notice applies to the entire contents of this website. You may not modify the materials nor use the materials in a manner that suggests an association with Perry Smith. The contents of this site should not be reproduced, copied, distributed, posted, or used in any other way without the express written permission of Perry Smith. The use of any Perry Smith material on any other Web site or computer environment is prohibited.