Terms of use

ZIHMER LAW FIRM, LLC

 

Website Terms of Use

 

Introduction

 

Zihmer Law Firm, LLC (the “Firm”) is a law firm located in in Western Pennsylvania.  The Firm’s website address is www.zihmerlaw.com (the “Site”).

By accessing and using the Site, you accept, without limitation or qualification, these Terms of Use (“Terms”) and you acknowledge by such access and continued use that you have read, understood and agreed to be bound by these Terms.  If you do not accept and agree to these Terms you must not access any information available on the Site and must immediately leave the Site.

If you make use of the Site in a manner that violates these Terms of Service (or otherwise violate the terms of any agreement between you and the Firm), we may terminate or restrict your access to the Site.

Changes and Amendments to the Terms of Service

We may make changes to these Terms at any time and from time to time.  We will post any changes on the Site.  By using or accessing the Site after any changes to these Terms have been made, you agree that you have read, understood and agreed to be bound by these Terms as they have been changed.

Ownership and Use of Information Found on the Site

All content on the Site, including but not limited to designs, text, graphics, pictures, video, information, software, music, sound and other files and their selection and arrangement (the “Site Content”), is the exclusive property of the Firm, with all rights reserved, except where specifically noted otherwise on the Site.  You may not republish Site Content on any Internet, intranet, or extranet site or incorporate any information from the Site Content in any other database or compilation and any other use of the Site Content is strictly prohibited. 

No Site Content may be modified, copied, distributed, framed, reproduced, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted, transmitted or sold in any form or by any means, in whole or in part, without the Firm’s prior written permission.  There is one exception to these prohibitions:  If you are otherwise in compliance with these Terms, you may access and use the Site and download or print any of the Site Content solely for your personal use.  If you make use of this exception, you must preserve all copyright or other proprietary notices appearing in the Site Content intact.  This exception does not include use of any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods. 

The information and materials appearing on the Site are provided for your informational purposes only.  You may not disclose, distribute, publish or transmit such information or materials for any purpose, or use such information or materials for any purpose, other than your own, non-commercial, informational purposes.  You may, however, disclose such information and materials to such of your professional advisors as may be necessary in order to enable such advisors to provide professional services to you.

The Firm’s graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts and service names are trademarks or service marks of the Firm in the U.S. and/or other countries.  None of the Firm’s marks may be used, including as part of trademarks, service marks and/or as part of domain names, in connection with any product or service in any manner that is likely to cause confusion and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of the Firm.

Privacy

The Firm’s Privacy Policy is incorporated and made part of these Terms.  Any personal data (for example, your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address) that you transmit to the Site electronically or otherwise will be used by the Firm in accordance with the Firm’s Privacy Policy.  Any other communication or material you transmit to the Site, such as questions, comments, suggestions or the like, will be treated as non-confidential and nonproprietary.

Linked Sites and Third Party Content

The Site may contain links to third party sites and their content.  Third party content and links to third party sites are provided only as a convenience.  The Firm does not investigate or monitor or check for accuracy, appropriateness, or completeness any third party content and links to third party sites.  The Firm is not responsible for third party content and links to third party sites.  The inclusion of any third party materials or links is not, and shall not be construed to imply, an affiliation, sponsorship, endorsement, approval, investigation, verification, or monitoring by the Firm. 

If you decide to leave the Site and access any third party site, you do so at your own risk and you should be aware that our terms and policies no longer govern.  You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which you navigate from the Site.

Disclaimers

Maintenance and unforeseen events may render the Site temporarily unavailable from time to time.  The Firm assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, the Site and all user interactions with the Site.  The Firm is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any data network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment or software or any failure of email due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or on the Site.  The Firm is also not responsible for any injury or damage to users of the Site, their computer equipment or to any other person's computer equipment related to or resulting from participating or interacting with or downloading materials from the Site.  Under no circumstances will the Firm be responsible for any loss or damage, including any loss or damage to any User Content or personal injury or death, resulting from anyone's use of the Site, any User Content or third party content posted on or through the Site or transmitted to users, or any interactions between users of the Site, whether online or offline.

Reference on the Site to any products, services, processes or other information, whether by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise, does not constitute or imply any endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation of or any affiliation with any such item.

Limitation of Liability

EXCEPT IN JURISDICTIONS WHERE SUCH PROVISIONS ARE RESTRICTED, IN NO EVENT WILL THE FIRM OR ITS MANAGERS, MEMBERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR LOST DATA ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR ANY OF THE SITE CONTENT OR OTHER MATERIALS ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE, EVEN IF THE FIRM IS AWARE OR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE FIRM’S LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY MATTER, CAUSE OR CLAIM WHATSOEVER WILL IN NO CASE EXCEED $1,000.

CERTAIN FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES OR LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES.  IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

Scope of Legal Services

An attorney-client relationship with prospective clients is established only after an attorney of Zihmer Law Firm has expressly communicated, in writing, the ability to accept representation of your matter.  The materials at this web site have been prepared by Zihmer Law Firm, LLC for information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice or legal opinion on any specific facts or circumstances. These materials do not, and are not intended to, constitute legal advice AND NO ATTORNEY CLIENT RELATIONSHIP HAS BEEN FORMED.

Additional Terms and Conditions

You agree that the rights, responsibilities, and obligations created by these Terms and any disputes arising out of these Terms shall be governed by, and interpreted in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, without regard to conflict of laws principles.  Any state or federal court located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, shall have exclusive jurisdiction of all disagreements and/or disputes between you and the Firm.  Any action to resolve such disagreements or disputes must be brought exclusively in such courts.  You hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction of these courts for the purpose of resolving such disagreements or disputes, and you waive all objections to the jurisdictions of such courts.

You hereby waive the right to trial by jury in connection with any disagreement or dispute resulting from, or in connection with, these Terms and/or any transaction between us.

You agree to indemnify and hold the Firm, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and each of their managers, members, directors, officers, agents, contractors, partners and employees, harmless from and against any loss, liability, claim, demand, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees, arising out of or in connection with your User Content, any third party content you post or share on or through the Site, your use of the Site, your conduct in connection with the Site or with other users of the Site, or any violation of these Terms or of any law or the rights of any third party.

 You may not assign your rights or your obligations under these Terms without the Firm’s prior written consent.  These Terms shall be binding on all permitted assigns and successors.

 The Firm’s failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision in that or any other instance.