These Terms and Conditions of Blog Use (“Terms and Conditions”) apply to you when you view, access, or otherwise use the Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP blog (“blog”). In exchange for your agreement to these Terms and Conditions, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP grants to you the nonexclusive, nontransferable, limited right to access and view and use the blog, provided that you comply fully with the Terms and Conditions.
1. No Legal Advice, No Attorney-Client Relationship
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP offers this blog for informational purposes only, as a service for our clients and friends. The contents of this blog are not intended as legal advice for any purpose, and you should not consider them as such advice or as legal opinion on any matters. The information on the blog is subject to change without notice, and you may not rely upon any such information with regard to a particular matter or set of facts. You should not take any action with regard to any matter based upon the information on the blog.
The use of the blog does not create, and is not intended to create, any attorney-client relationship between you and Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP or any individual lawyer in the firm. Sending an email to us, or submitting a blog comment, will not serve to form an attorney-client relationship, and no such relationship will be considered to have been formed until we have had an opportunity to resolve any conflict of interest issues and have advised you, in writing, of the nature and scope of the legal services to be provided.
2. No Confidentiality
Unless we establish an attorney-client relationship with you with regard to the particular matter, we will not treat any information that you may send to us, or submit as a comment to a blog article or entry, as confidential or privileged, and any unsolicited email communications may be disclosed to other persons without regard to confidentiality considerations. Please do not send us confidential or proprietary information until you have spoken with an individual attorney from the firm.
3. No Solicitation
The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertising. These materials may be considered advertising in your state. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience.
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP has offices in Ohio, Florida, and the District of Columbia. Our lawyers are licensed to practice only in those jurisdictions described in the attorney’s biography appearing on the blog. The firm does not intend to practice law in any state in which we do not have licensed attorneys, and the blog is not intended to solicit representation that would constitute the unauthorized practice of law in any jurisdiction.
4. Links to Other Sites, Blogs, or Materials
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP does not intend to endorse any of the sites for which we provide informational links on the blog. The links are for information only. We will remove any individual link if properly requested by the linked site or blog. The linked sites are solely responsible for the content of their sites, and the firm makes no representations whatsoever about any linked site or blog.
5. Intellectual Property
All materials published on or used on the blog are protected by copyright and are owned or controlled by or licensed to Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP. You may copy any portion of the materials on the blog for your personal, noncommercial use. All copies must include the copyright notice listed below.
“Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP”, “Porter Wright Morris & Arthur”, “Porter Wright”, “PWMA”, and other related marks are service marks of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP and are protected by law. They may be used publicly only with permission from Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.
6. Prohibited Actions
You agree not to interrupt, or attempt to interrupt, the operation of the blog in any way. You may not use the blog for anything other than lawful and legitimate purposes. You agree not to use the blog to conduct any activity that infringes on the copyright, patent, trademark, service mark or other rights of any person or entity. You shall not restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying any service conducted on the blog. We reserve the right to limit or deny your access to the blog or take other appropriate action if you violate any provision of these Terms and Conditions or if you conduct any activity that violates the rights of any person or entity, or which we in our sole discretion deem unlawful, offensive, threatening, abusive or potentially harmful or malicious.
7. Email May Not Be Used to Provide Notice.
Communications through the blog or through Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP’s email and messaging system shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal notice to Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP or any of its officers, employees, agents or representatives.
8. Disclaimer, and Limitation of Damages
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP makes no warranties of any kind regarding the accuracy or completeness of any information on the blog, and makes no representations regarding whether such information is reliable, up-to-date, or applicable to any particular situation.
PORTER WRIGHT MORRIS & ARTHUR LLP EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR ACTIONS TAKEN OR NOT TAKEN BASED ON ANY OR ALL OF THE CONTENTS OF THE PWMA BLOG, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM YOUR VIEWING AND USE OF THE PWMA BLOG. USE OF THE BLOG IS AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND THE BLOG IS PROVIDED WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, SECURITY, ACCURACY, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, PORTER WRIGHT MORRIS & ARTHUR LLP MAKES NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, THAT ACCESS TO OR OPERATION OF THE PWMA BLOG WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE.
9. Applicable Laws
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP makes no representations that materials in the blog are appropriate or available for use in all locations. The display of the blog does not subject Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP to any specific jurisdiction. Access to the blog from any territory where the content is illegal is prohibited. If you choose to access the blog from other locations, you do so at your own risk and are solely responsible for compliance with any and all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Any claim related to the use of the blog shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with, the laws of the state of Ohio. Any action arising out of or related to the access, use, content, or existence of the blog shall be filed only in the appropriate state or federal court located within Ohio.
10. Modification of Terms and Conditions of Use
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP reserves the right to revise these Terms and Conditions at any time by updating this posting. Your continued use of the blog constitutes your agreement to comply with such revisions, so you should visit this page from time to time.