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Terms of Use


Last Updated April 10, 2020

These Terms of Use (“Terms”) govern your use of and access to the Meister Seelig & Fein LLP (“MSF,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) website and its contents, features, and functionality (collectively, the “Website”).  These Terms include and incorporate by reference our Privacy Policy.

Please read these Terms and our Privacy Policy carefully as they may have changed since your last visit.  Your use of the Website indicates your acceptance of these Terms.  If you do not accept these Terms or the terms of our Privacy Policy, then do not use the Website.

No Legal Services

The Website is for general information only.  The information is provided without any knowledge as to your specific circumstances.  Relevant laws may vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction and there may be omissions or inaccuracies in the information contained on the Website.  The Website should not be relied upon or used as a substitute for consultation with appropriate professional advisors in the relevant jurisdiction.  MSF expressly disclaims liability with respect to actions taken or not taken based on the contents of the Website.

The Website is not intended to provide and should not be construed as professional advice, legal or otherwise, for any purpose.  The Website is not intended to be and should not be construed as a communication or solicitation concerning the availability for professional employment of the firm.

Testimonials or endorsements on this Website do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.  Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

No Attorney-Client Relationship

Neither (1) the presentation of information on the Website or the receipt of it, or the sending of an electronic communication, inquiry or any other information through the Website, nor (2) the sending e-mail or other correspondence to MSF or any of its attorneys, will create an attorney-client relationship.

If you are not currently a client of MSF, your email or other correspondence will not be privileged and may be disclosed to other persons.  Unless and until MSF has formally established an attorney-client relationship, as evidenced by a signed engagement agreement, please do not send any confidential information or any information that you would expect to be maintained in confidence.

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 email messages that are not encrypted, you accept the risks of such uncertainty and the possibility that your communications may not be confidential.

The provision of unsolicited information to us by you, even in a good faith effort to retain us, will not preclude us from representing another client directly adverse to you, and using that information against you.

Electronic Communications Not Confidential

Electronic communications through the Website are not secure and no such communication will be treated as confidential.  Accordingly, please do not send us any information that you would want us to treat as confidential unless you receive a written engagement letter from us indicating that we are agreeing to represent you.

Payment Processing

For your convenience, MSF offers a payment feature through the Website allowing you to make payments of invoices through a secure Third-Party Website (as defined below).  We do not want you to send us your credit card, bank account information, or wire instructions by e-mail or other means except where requested as part of the invoice payment process.  Please review the terms of use and privacy policies of the third-party payment processor prior to providing Personal Information to them.

Third Party Websites

The Website contains links to other websites that are owned or operated by third-parties and may be of interest to our Users (collectively, “Third-Party Websites”).  Third-Party Websites operate independently from the Website and as such are subject to different terms of use and privacy policies that govern use of your Personal Information (as defined in our Privacy Policy) by these Third-Party Websites.  When you use a link to go from our Website to a Third-Party Website, these Terms and our Privacy Policy are no longer in effect.  MSF does not investigate or monitor Third-Party Websites, and therefore is not responsible or liable for the same.  We encourage users to read and consider the terms of use and privacy policies of these Third-Party Websites before using them.

No Solicitation Permitted

Please do not use any of the information on the Website to distribute unsolicited bulk e-mail advertisements or solicitations.  Any such use of the information on the Website is a violation of these Terms of Use.

Ownership

MSF owns or has the rights to all copyrights, trademarks, service marks, and other rights to, or has rights in, all protectable text and graphics on the Website, the selection, arrangement, and presentation of all materials on the Website, and the overall design of the Website.

Copyright Infringement

We respect the intellectual property rights of others and it is our policy to respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.  For more information, please see our DMCA Policy.

Security

Communications on the internet are inherently vulnerable to interception.  MSF IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INTERCEPTION OR INTERRUPTION OF ANY COMMUNICATIONS THROUGH THE INTERNET OR FOR CHANGES TO OR LOSSES OF DATA.

Disclaimer

MSF MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OR CONTENT OF THE WEBSITE.  MSF EXPRESSLY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.  THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.  WITHOUT LIMITATION OF THE FOREGOING, WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ALL OTHER GUARANTEES, WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS AND REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WHETHER ARISING UNDER ANY STATUTE, LAW, COMMERCIAL USE OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES (I) REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, SECURITY, TIMELINESS, QUALITY, USEFULNESS, INTEROPERABILITY OR CONTENT OF THE WEBSITE; AND (II) OF TITLE, WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE REGARDING THE WEBSITE.  THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY THE WEBSITE OR AS A RESULT OF ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORD, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION.  WE DO NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THAT THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE WEBSITE WILL BE CORRECTED.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL MSF OR ANY OF ITS PARTNERS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR AFFILIATES BE LIABLE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, UNDER ANY THEORY OF LAW (CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE), TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE, FOR ANY CLAIMS, LOSSES OR DAMAGES, DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL, RESULTING FROM OR OCCASIONED BY THE (I) CREATION OF, USE OF OR RELIANCE ON THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY CONTENT, RESOURCES, INFORMATION OR MATERIAL DISPLAYED ON OR MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE, OR (II) YOUR USE OF OR RELIANCE ON ANY THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES, OR THE ANY CONTENT, RESOURCES, INFORMATION OR MATERIAL DISPLAYED ON, MADE AVAILABLE ON, OR ACCESSED THROUGH ANY SUCH THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES.

Governing Law

These Terms shall be governed by and construed under the laws of the State of New York applicable to agreements made and fully performed therein.  You consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts located in the State of New York, County of New York, for any action arising out of or relating to these Terms.

Entire Agreement

These Terms and the terms of our Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between you and us with respect to the use of the Website, and supersede all discussions, communications, conversations and agreements concerning the subject matter hereof.

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