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1. Site Description
a. Description. The Site is proprietary to Baker Donelson and is protected by intellectual property laws and international intellectual property treaties. Your access to the Site is licensed and not made available unconditionally to You. Subject to the terms and limitations set forth in this Agreement, Baker Donelson agrees to provide You with a personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive right to access, view and use the Site.
b. Accessibility. You agree that from time to time the Site may be inaccessible or inoperable for any reason, including, without limitation:
(i) equipment malfunctions; (ii) periodic maintenance procedures or repairs which Baker Donelson may undertake from time to time; or (iii) causes beyond the control of Baker Donelson, whether or not foreseeable.
c. Equipment. You shall be solely responsible for providing, maintaining and ensuring compatibility with the Site, all hardware, software, electrical and other physical requirements for your use of the Site, including, without limitation, telecommunications and Internet access connections and links, web browsers or other equipment, programs and services required to access and use the Site.
a. Security. You shall be solely responsible for the security, confidentiality, integrity, and use of all messages and/or the content that You transmit to the Site.
b. Privacy. When reasonably practicable, Baker Donelson will attempt to respect your privacy. Baker Donelson will not monitor, edit, or disclose any personal information about You, including your use of the Site, without your prior consent unless Baker Donelson has a good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
(i) comply with legal process or other legal requirements of any governmental authority; (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of Baker Donelson; (iii) enforce this Agreement; (iv) protect the interests of users of the Site other than You or any other person; or (v) operate or conduct maintenance and repair of Baker Donelson’s services or equipment, including the Site as authorized by law. You have no expectation of privacy with respect to the Internet generally or this Site in particular.
c. Nature of Site Content. Baker Donelson makes information available on this Site as a service to our clients and other friends for informational purposes only. The materials on this Site are not intended to constitute advertising, solicitation or legal advice, and transmission of the information from this Site is not intended to, nor does it, create an attorney-client relationship between Baker Donelson and You or anyone else. This Site is not intended to be used as a substitute for specific legal advice, nor should You consider it as such. You should not act (or refrain from acting) based upon information in this Site without obtaining professional advice regarding your particular facts and circumstances.
d. Creation of an Attorney-Client Relationship. Use of this site by You or Your contact Baker Donelson by email or otherwise will not establish an attorney-client relationship between You and Baker Donelson unless and until a shareholder in Baker Donelson expressly and explicitly agrees IN WRITING that the firm will undertake an attorney-client relationship with You. As a result, You should not transmit any confidential or sensitive information to us until a formal attorney-client relationship has been established. BAKER DONELSON DOES NOT UNDERTAKE TO REPRESENT ANY PERSON OR ENTITY WITHOUT OBTAINING ALL NECESSARY INFORMATION CONCERNING POTENTIAL CONFLICTS OF INTEREST AND EVALUATING THAT INFORMATION, AND UNTIL SUCH A CONFLICTS CHECK IS COMPLETED AND EVALUATED, BAKER DONELSON WILL NOT UNDERTAKE AN ATTORNEY CLIENT RELATIONSHIP WITH A PERSON OR ENTITY, AND EVEN IF SUCH A CONFLICTS CHECK REVEALS NO CONFICTS UNDER APPLICABLE ETHICS RULES, BAKER DONELSON MAY, IN ITS DISCRETION, DECLINE TO ACCEPT AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP WITH ANY PERSON OR ENTITY. BAKER DONELSON MAY USE YOUR INFORMATION TRANSMITTED VIA EMAIL FOR THIS SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE, IF YOU ARE NOT A CLIENT AND IF YOU HAVE NOT ESTABLISHED AN ATTORNEY/CLIENT RELATIONSHIP PERSUANT TO THE PARAGRAPH ABOVE.
e. Confidentiality of Information Transmitted to Baker Donelson. You also should be aware that if You send messages to Baker Donelson (or any of its attorneys, staff, employees, agents or representatives) through Internet electronic mail or through the Baker Donelson home page, such means are not secure, and Baker Donelson does not guarantee the confidentiality of such communications. Baker Donelson does not agree to accept and/or maintain the secrecy of any unsolicited information You send to Baker Donelson except if an attorney-client relationship currently exists between us. No attorney-client relationship is created unilaterally by your sending to Baker Donelsonany information whether or not You consider such information to be confidential. Although Baker Donelson makes reasonable effort to read emails that we receive, Baker Donelson reserves the rights not to read or respond to any unsolicited communications.
f. Attorney Advertising. The contents of this Site may constitute advertising under the applicable laws, regulations and ethical rules (the “Bar Rules”) of some jurisdictions. If this Site fails to comply with the Bar Rules of the state in which You are viewing this Site, Baker Donelson does not wish to represent You. Unless otherwise noted, Baker Donelson attorneys are NOT certified by the Boards of Legal Specialization of any State.
g. Changes. Baker Donelson reserves the right to change, modify, add or remove any portion of this Agreement, in whole or in part, at any time in our sole and absolute discretion. Changes in this Agreement will be posted on this Site. Your continued use of this Site after any changes are made, shall be deemed your acceptance of the changes.
The Site is protected by copyright pursuant to US copyright laws, international conventions and other copyright laws. The contents of the Site are only for your personal, informational and noncommercial use. All materials contained on the Site are protected by copyright and are owned or controlled by us or the party credited as the provider of the content. You agree to abide by any and all additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any part of the Site.
4. Prohibited Uses
You are solely responsible for any and all of your acts and omissions that occur when using the Site, and You agree not to engage in unacceptable use of the Site, which includes, without limitation, use of the Site to: (a) transmit unsolicited messages, chain letters or unsolicited commercial email; (b) transmit material that, to a reasonable person may be abusive, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, harassing, grossly offensive, vulgar, threatening or malicious; (c) transmit files, graphics, software or other material that actually or potentially infringes the copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or other intellectual property right of any person; (d) transmit viruses, trojan horses or any other malicious code or program; (e) engage in systematic retrieval of data or other content from this Site to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database or directory without written permission from Baker Donelson by use of scrapers or other tools; or (f) engage in any other activity deemed by Baker Donelson to be in conflict with the spirit or intent of this Agreement.
This Agreement is effective upon your access or use of the Site and shall continue in full force until terminated. Baker Donelson reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without notice, at any time and for any reason, to:
(a) remove or disable access to all or any portion of the Site; (b) suspend Your access to or use of all or any portion of the Site; and (c) terminate this Agreement.
THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT. Ben C. Adams is Chairman and CEO of Baker Donelson and located in our Memphis office at 165 Madison Avenue, Suite 2000, Memphis, Tennessee 38103; phone 901.526.2000. William S. Painter is an attorney in our Jackson office located at Meadowbrook Office Park, 4268 I-55 North, Jackson, Mississippi 39211; phone 601.351.2400. D. Keith Andress is an attorney in our Birmingham office located at 1400 Wells Fargo Tower, 420 20th Street North, Birmingham, Alabama 35203; phone 205.328.0480. Gary A. Barnes is an attorney in our Atlanta office located at Monarch Plaza, Suite 1600, 3414 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30326; phone 404.577.6000. Roy C. Cheatwood is an attorney in our New Orleans office located at St. Charles Avenue, Suite 3600, New Orleans, Louisiana 70170; phone 504.566.5200. Bradley E. Chambers is an attorney in our Houston office located at 1301 McKinney Street, Suite 3700, Houston, Texas 77010; phone 713.650.9700. Donald E. Christopher is an attorney in our Orlando office located at 200 South Orange Avenue, Suite 2900, Orlando, Florida 32801; phone 407.422.6600. Scott Campbell is an attorney in our Washington office located at 901 K Street N.W., Suite 900, Washington D.C. 20001; phone 202.508.3400.
No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.
Mr. Lewis R. Donelson, III, Mr. Leo Bearman, Jr. and Mr. Ben C. Adams are licensed in the state of Tennessee. Mr. Painter is licensed in Mississippi. Mr. Andress is licensed in Alabama. Mr. Barnes is licensed in Georgia. Mr. Cheatwood is licensed in Louisiana. Mr. Chambers is licensed in Texas. Mr. Christopher is licensed in Florida, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Mr. Campbell is licensed in Texas.
FREE BACKGROUND INFORMATION AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
BAKER DONELSON DOES NOT REPRESENT, WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THAT THE MATERIALS ARE COMPLETE, ACCURATE OR UP-TO-DATE. NOR IS BAKER DONELSON RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY THIRD PARTY CONTENT THAT MAY BE ACCESSED THROUGH THIS SITE, AND REFERENCE TO THIRD PARTY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES AT THIS OR ANY LINKED SITE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OR ENDORSEMENT BY BAKER DONELSON. WHEN YOU LINK TO ANOTHER SITE FROM THIS SITE, YOU LEAVE THIS SITE AND SERVER CONTROLLED BY BAKER DONELSON AND ENTER INTO THE JURISDICTION OF THE LINKED SITE UNDER THE CONTROL OF A THIRD PARTY FOR WHICH BAKER DONELSON HAS NEITHER RESPONSIBILITY NOR CONTROL.
7. Limitation of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL BAKER DONELSON BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES FOR ANY MATTER ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, THE SITE, ANY LINKED SITE OR THE INTERNET GENERALLY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, ANY CHANGES TO OR INACCESSIBILITY OF THE SITE, DELAY, FAILURE, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF ANY TRANSMISSION OR DATA, ANY MATERIAL OR DATA SENT OR RECEIVED OR NOT SENT OR RECEIVED, ANY TRANSACTION OR AGREEMENT ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE SITE OR ANY LINKED SITE, OR ANY DATA OR MATERIAL FROM A THIRD PERSON ACCESSED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE OR ANY LINKED SITE, WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY IS ASSERTED ON THE BASIS OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE EVEN IF BAKER DONELSON HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND NOTWITHSTANDING THAT ANY EXCLUSIVE REMEDY SHALL FAIL OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OR OTHERWISE BE UNAVAILABLE. IN NO EVENT SHALL BAKER DONELSON’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY IS ASSERTED ON THE BASIS OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE EXCEED THE TOTAL AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $5.00. SOME STATES PROHIBIT THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, THUS THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY SHALL BE FOR YOU TO DISCONTINUE USE OF THE SITE.
You agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend Baker Donelson, its shareholders, directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any action, cause, claim, damage, debt, demand or liability, including reasonable costs and attorneys’ fees, asserted by any person, arising out of or relating to: (a) your use of the Site, including any data or work transmitted or received by You; and (b) any unacceptable use of the Site, including, without limitation, any statement, data or content made, transmitted or republished by You which is prohibited as unacceptable at Section 4.
a. Waiver. No waiver of any term, provision or condition of this Agreement, whether by conduct or otherwise, in any one or more instances, shall be deemed to be, or shall constitute, a waiver of any other term, provision or condition hereof, whether or not similar, nor shall such waiver constitute a continuing waiver of any such term, provision or condition hereof. No waiver shall be binding unless executed in writing by the party making the waiver.
b. Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is determined to be illegal or unenforceable, then such provision will be enforced to the maximum extent possible and the other provisions will remain fully effective and enforceable.
c. Notice. All notices shall be in writing and shall be deemed to be delivered when sent by e-mail to either parties’ last known e-mail address. You hereby consent to notice by email.
d. Law. This Agreement is made in and shall be governed by the laws of the State of Tennessee without reference without reference to its choice of law provisions. All actions, claims or disputes arising under or relating to this Agreement shall be brought in the federal or state courts within County of Shelby, Tennessee. The parties irrevocably submit and consent to the exercise of subject matter jurisdiction and personal jurisdiction over each of the parties by the federal and/or state courts within County of Shelby, Tennessee. The parties hereby irrevocably waive any and all objections which any party may now or hereafter have to the exercise of personal and subject matter jurisdiction by the federal or state courts within the County of Shelby, Tennessee and to the laying of venue of any such suit, action or proceeding brought in any such federal or state court within County of Shelby, Tennessee.
e. Attorney’s Fees. If any action in law or in equity is necessary to enforce the terms of this Agreement, Baker Donelson shall be entitled to reasonable fees of attorneys, accountants, and other professionals, and costs and expenses in addition to any other relief to which such prevailing party may be entitled.
f. Headings. The captions and headings of this Agreement are included for ease of reference only and will be disregarded in interpreting or construing this Agreement.
g. Force Majeure. If the performance of any part of this Agreement by either party is prevented, hindered, delayed or otherwise made impracticable by reason of any flood, riot, fire, judicial or governmental action, labor disputes, act of God or any other causes beyond the control of either party, that party shall be excused from such to the extent that it is prevented, hindered or delayed by such causes.
h. Survival. The terms and provisions of Sections 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 9 shall survive any termination or expiration of this Agreement.
i. Entire Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the complete and exclusive statement of the agreement between the parties with respect to the Site and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous communications, representations, statements and understandings, whether oral or written, between the parties concerning the Site.
YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO THE FOREGOING TERMS & CONDITIONS OF USE SET FORTH IN THE ABOVE AGREEMENT.