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Adams Law Office, LLC Terms of Service

Terms & Conditions of Use of Our Website

1. This Agreement

PLEASE REVIEW THESE TERMS OF USE BEFORE USING THE WEBSITE. This is a legal agreement (the “Agreement”) between you (“You” or “Your”) and Adams Law Office, LLC regarding Your use of Adams Law Office, LLC’s website and related non-legal services (collectively, the “Website”).

By using the Website, You represent and warrant that You have read and understood, and agree to be bound by, the Agreement and Adams Law Office, LLC’s Privacy Policy (the “Privacy Policy”). By using the Website, You further represent and warrant that You are 18 years old or older, and that You are otherwise legally qualified to enter into contracts under applicable law. IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND THIS AGREEMENT, OR DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY IT OR THE PRIVACY POLICY, OR ARE NOT LEGALLY QUALIFIED TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS, YOU MUST IMMEDIATELY LEAVE THE WEBSITE.

2. Changes

Adams Law Office, LLC may, at any time and without further notice, revise this Agreement or the Privacy Policy by posting an amended version on the Website. Any changes will be effective immediately upon posting. It is Your responsibility to review this Agreement and the Privacy Policy periodically. IF AT ANY TIME YOU FIND EITHER UNACCEPTABLE, YOU MUST IMMEDIATELY LEAVE THE WEBSITE. Unless Adams Law Office, LLC obtains Your express consent, any revised Privacy Policy will apply only to information collected by Adams Law Office, LLC after such time as the revised Privacy Policy takes effect. Adams Law Office, LLC also may, at any time and without notice, modify or discontinue the Website. You agree that Adams Law Office, LLC shall have no obligation of any sort in connection with any modification or discontinuance of the Website.

3. Informational Purposes Only

Adams Law Office, LLC hereby grants You a nonexclusive license to view the Website, and the content located thereon, in each case solely for Your personal, non-commercial use. Adams Law Office, LLC provides the Website for informational purposes only. THE WEBSITE DOES NOT CONTAIN OR CONSTITUTE, AND SHOULD NOT BE INTERPRETED AS, LEGAL ADVICE OR OPINION.

4. No Attorney-Client Relationship

YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE DOES NOT CREATE AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOU AND ADAMS LAW OFFICE, LLC SIMILARLY, THE TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION TO AND FROM ADAMS LAW OFFICE, LLC BY MEANS OF THE WEBSITE IS NOT AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT COMMUNICATION. If You would like Adams Law Office, LLC to represent You, You should contact our office for a consultation.  If Adams Law Office, LLC agrees to represent You, it will inform You after the consultation, and will provide an engagement agreement setting forth the basis of the representation. Unless and until You have executed and returned that engagement agreement, and Adams Law Office, LLC has confirmed its receipt, no attorney-client relationship exists.

Unless an attorney-client relationship exists between You and Adams Law Office, LLC, You shall not represent to any third party, either directly or by implication, that You are represented by Adams Law Office, LLC, or that Adams Law Office, LLC is in any way involved in Your matter. Without limiting the foregoing, unless an attorney-client relationship exists between You and Adams Law Office, LLC, You shall not copy Adams Law Office, LLC, or any attorney or employee of Adams Law Office, LLC, on any emails or letters in a manner that could reasonably be interpreted by any third party to mean that You are represented by Adams Law Office, LLC.

5. No Attorney-Client Privilege

BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT A CLIENT OF ADAMS LAW OFFICE, LLC INFORMATION PROVIDED BY YOU TO ADAMS LAW OFFICE, LLC MAY NOT BE PROTECTED BY THE ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE. It is possible that Adams Law Office, LLC already represents, or in the future may represent, a party whose interests are adverse to Yours. In that case, Adams Law Office, LLC may not be able to treat information received from You as privileged.

6. Communications Made to Third Parties by Means of the Website; Share this Page Feature

You acknowledge that any communications sent by You to third parties by means of the Website (e.g. through a “share this page” or “tell-a-friend” form), whether by email or otherwise, are not private, and such communications may be read by third parties with or without Your knowledge. Further, You agree that the content of any communications that You send to third parties by means of the Website shall be non-confidential and non-proprietary. Adams Law Office, LLC reserves the right to use such communication for any purpose.

7. Prohibited Uses

You represent and warrant that You will not use the Website to:
a. Upload or transmit content that violates the privacy, intellectual property, or other proprietary rights of any third party;
b. Transmit viruses, Trojan horses, worms, malicious code, or other harmful or destructive content;
c. Violate this Agreement, the Privacy Policy, or any applicable law or regulation, including without limitation laws designed to regulate unsolicited email or other electronic advertising;
d. Harm the goodwill or standing of Adams Law Office, LLC or any of its clients, partners, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, or representatives;
e. Attempt to probe, scan, test, or violate the security features of the Website or of any associated system or network, or to obtain unauthorized access to materials or other information stored thereon;
f. Attempt to interfere with the use of the Website by any other user.

Adams Law Office, LLC reserves the right to cooperate fully in any investigation by law enforcement officials of any violation of this Agreement.

8. Third-Party Websites

The Website may contain links to websites operated by third parties (“Third-Party Websites”). Adams Law Office, LLC does not have control over Third-Party Websites, each of which may be governed by its own terms of service and privacy policy. Adams Law Office, LLC has not reviewed, and cannot review, Third-Party Websites, and therefore does not warrant or endorse any Third-Party Website or the content appearing thereon. By visiting or using Third-Party Websites, You assume all responsibility and liability for all resulting harms, whether to You or to any third party, including without limitation as resulting from Your downloading or use of any content, software or other materials available therefrom.

9. Consent to Receive Email from Adams Law Office, LLC

By becoming a client of Adams Law Office, LLC, You consent to receive Adams Law Office, LLC’s periodic newsletter (the “Newsletter”), which Adams Law Office, LLC distributes by email to Your address on file with Adams Law Office, LLC. When You complete Adams Law Office, LLC’s online case submission form, You may also choose to be added to Adams Law Office, LLC’s newsletter emailing list. If You are not a client and would like to stop receiving Adams Law Office, LLC’s newsletter or other automated follow-up emails, You should click on the opt-out link contained in any of the email newsletters or other automated follow-up emails.

10. Intellectual Property

The content located on the Website, including without limitation this Agreement, is the copyrighted property of Adams Law Office, LLC or its licensors. Similarly, the Adams Law Office, LLC name, the adamslawoffice.net adamslawoffice.com, and legacylawyer.com domain names, registered service marks, and all other names and logos used by Adams Law Office, LLC in connection with the offering of Adams Law Office, LLC’s goods and services are the trademarks and service marks, or registered trademarks, or registered service marks, of Adams Law Office, LLC or its licensors. Except as explicitly permitted, neither Your use of the Website nor this Agreement grants You any right, title or interest in or to Adams Law Office, LLC and Adams Law Office, LLC’s licensors’ copyrights, trademarks and service marks. Copyright © 2017 to the present, Adams Law Office, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

11. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

ADAMS LAW OFFICE, LLC HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES. THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.” TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ADAMS LAW OFFICE, LLC EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NONINFRINGEMENT. OPERATION OF THE WEBSITE MAY NOT BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE. YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY FOR ALL HARMS, WHETHER TO YOU OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY, ARISING OR RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION AS RELATE TO ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR SYSTEMS OR DATA.

12. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

THE LIABILITY OF ADAMS LAW OFFICE, LLC IS LIMITED. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ADAMS LAW OFFICE, LLC SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, REGARDLESS OF ANY ADVICE OR NOTICE GIVEN TO ADAMS LAW OFFICE, LLC, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE. ADDITIONALLY, THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF ADAMS LAW OFFICE, LLC UNDER ALL CIRCUMSTANCES WILL BE THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO ADAMS LAW OFFICE, LLC IN CONSIDERATION OF YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR $25, WHICHEVER IS LESS. YOU AGREE THAT THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY REPRESENTS A REASONABLE ALLOCATION OF RISK AND IS A FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENT OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN ADAMS LAW OFFICE, LLC AND YOU. THE WEBSITE WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED WITHOUT SUCH LIMITATIONS.

13. Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Adams Law Office, LLC and its partners, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, and representatives (the “Adams Law Office, LLC Parties”) from and against all claims, losses, costs, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including without limitation attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to: (i) Your use of the Website; (ii) any violation by You of this Agreement; or (iii) Your submission to Adams Law Office, LLC by means of the Website of incomplete, inaccurate or untimely information or other data. The Adams Law Office, LLC Parties shall have the right, but not the obligation, to participate through counsel of their choice in any defense by You under this Section.

14. Termination

In the event of a breach by You, this Agreement and all licenses granted thereunder shall automatically terminate, except that the following provisions will survive: Sections 4 through 5, 9 through 12, and 15. Any termination of this Agreement terminates all of Your rights to use the Website. Without limiting any other provision of this Agreement, Adams Law Office, LLC reserves the right to, in its sole discretion and without notice or liability, deny use of the Website to any person for any reason or no reason at all.

15. Communication Concerning Availability of Professional Employment

The Website and certain issues of the Newsletter are “communications” within the meaning of the Maryland or District of Columbia Rules of Professional Conduct. Neither this Website nor the Newsletter is intended as, nor should they in any way be construed as, “Solicitations” as also defined by the Rules.  If You believe that the Website violates any applicable ethical rule, whether in Your jurisdiction or elsewhere, You should immediately leave the Website, and should disregard all information and other materials available thereon.

16. Choice of Law; Jurisdiction and Venue

The Website is located and operated by Adams Law Office, LLC in Bowie, MD. This Agreement shall be interpreted and enforced as though executed in Maryland, and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Maryland without regard to its conflict of law principles. THE PROPER VENUE FOR ANY JUDICIAL ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE WEBSITE OR THIS AGREEMENT WILL BE THE STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS LOCATED IN MARYLAND. YOU HEREBY STIPULATE TO, AND AGREE TO WAIVE ANY OBJECTION TO, THE PERSONAL JURISDICTION AND VENUE OF SUCH COURTS, AND FURTHER EXPRESSLY SUBMIT TO EXTRATERRITORIAL SERVICE OF PROCESS.

17. Entire Agreement; Amendment

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Adams Law Office, LLC and You concerning Your use of the Website. This Agreement may only be modified as stated in Section 2, above, or by amendment signed by an authorized representative of Adams Law Office, LLC.

18. Severability; Waiver

If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof.

19. Assignment

This Agreement and all of Your rights and obligations hereunder will not be assignable or transferable by You without the prior written consent of Adams Law Office, LLC. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors, and permitted assigns.

20. Relationship

Without limiting any other provision of this Agreement, this Agreement creates no agency, partnership, joint venture, or employee-employer relationship between You and Adams Law Office, LLC.