The terms “you” and “your” refer to any visitor to the Website, including casual visitors who wish to learn more about our services, clients, co-counsel, and others who choose to receive information from the Website. The terms “we” and “us” refer to Homer Bonner Jacobs.
1. Your Consent
2. The Website.
The Website is designed to provide users with a range of general information concerning (i) the services we offer; (ii) our attorneys and their experience; (iii) the geographic and legal subject matter areas in which we practice; (iv) employment opportunities; and (v) other materials concerning Homer Bonner Jacobs.
4. The Types Of Information You May Provide.
Information you may provide while visiting the Website might be personal information. We use the term “Personal Information” to mean any information you provide to us over the Website that could reasonably be used to identify you, including your name, address, email address, birth date, and telephone number. “Anonymous Information” is information that does not identify you, and may include statistical information concerning, for example, the pages on the Website that users visit most frequently.
5. Our Uses Of The Information You Provide.
We use your email address to send you newsletters, bulletins, announcements concerning Homer Bonner Jacobs, legal developments, notifications, and other information. In addition, we may use your email address to invite you to presentations or other functions we believe may be of interest to you. You will have the ability to “opt out” of receiving these materials, as provided in Section 7 (Changing or Removing Information, Opting Out).
We use Anonymous Information to analyze the effectiveness of the Website, and for other similar purposes. In addition, from time to time, we may undertake or commission statistical and other summary analyses of the general behavior and characteristics of users of the Website, and may share Anonymous Information with third parties for this purpose. Rest assured, though, that Anonymous Information provided to third parties will not allow anyone to identify you, or determine anything personal about you. We may collect Anonymous Information through features of the software that supports the Website, through cookies, and through other means described herein.
We may automatically receive and record information in our server logs from your browser, including your IP address (the Internet address of your computer), your computer’s name, the type and version of your web browser, referrer addresses, where the computer is routing from, and other generally-accepted log information. We may also record page views (hit counts) and other general statistical and tracking information, which will be aggregated with that of other users in order to understand how the Website is being used, and for security and monitoring purposes.
A “cookie” is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, which is sent to your browser from a website’s computer and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies can be used to provide you with a tailored user experience and to make it easier for you to use a website upon a future visit. We may include cookies on the Website and use them to recognize you when you return to the Website.
We may send email messages which use a “click-through URL” linked to content on the Website. When you click one of these URLs, you pass through our web browser before arriving at the destination web page. We track this click-through data to help determine users’ interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our customer communications. If you prefer not to be tracked, simply do not click text or graphic links in the email, or notify us in accordance with Section. 7 below.
6. Disclosures To Third Parties.
As an exception to the policies set out in Section 5 above, we will disclose your Personal Information to third parties without your express consent if we employ other companies to perform functions on our behalf, such as maintaining the Website, providing services related to the Website, collecting information, responding to and sending electronic mail, or other functions necessary to our business. In order to obtain these services, we may need to share your Personal Information with these companies (“Site Vendors”). We will provide Site Vendors with only that information necessary to perform their duties with respect to the Website, and we do not authorize them to use your Personal Information for any other purpose. We also will reveal your Personal Information on a case-by-case basis in order to comply with applicable ethics rules or in the ordinary course of an attorney-client relationship that may be formed.
7. Changing Or Removing Information; Opting Out.
If we send you newsletters, bulletins, announcements, legal developments, notifications, or other information, we will provide you with the ability to decline or “opt out” of receiving such communications. Please understand that you will not be allowed to “opt out” of formal notices concerning operation of the Website or legal and other related notices concerning your relationship to the Website.
Homer Bonner Jacobs cannot promise, warrant or represent that the Website will be error-free or uninterrupted, or that the Website will provide specific results from your use of any content, search, or link on the Website. Homer Bonner Jacobs disclaims all express or implied warranties, including any implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to the functionality of the Website.
The information provided on the Website is provided as a courtesy by Homer Bonner Jacobs. The Website is not intended to be a substitute for professional legal advice. If you have or suspect that you may have a legal problem, you should consult with a lawyer to obtain legal information and recommendations specific to your problem. Homer Bonner Jacobs expressly disclaims any representation or warranty, express or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness or fitness for a particular purpose of the information contained on the Website. Persons accessing the Website assume sole and full responsibility for the use of the information and understand and agree that Homer Bonner Jacobs is not responsible or liable (in whole or in part) for any claim, loss or damage arising from or relating to the use of the information.
You agree that your use of the Website does not create or constitute in any manner an attorney-client relationship with Homer Bonner Jacobs. Please do not send any information to us until you speak with one of our lawyers and receive authorization to send information to us.
The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience. The information presented herein is intended and designed for general information only and should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer-client relationship.
We have implemented security systems designed to prevent unauthorized access to or disclosure of Personal Information you may provide to us, and we take reasonable steps to secure and safeguard this information. Employees of Homer Bonner Jacobs and employees of our Site Vendors are required to acknowledge that they understand and will abide by our policies with respect to the confidentiality of Personal Information.
Our security systems are structured to deter and prevent hackers and others from accessing information provided to us. We also use software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Please understand, though, that this information should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided by or submitted to the Website. Due to the nature of internet communications and evolving technologies, we cannot provide, and specifically disclaim, that the information provided to us will remain free from loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties who, despite our efforts, obtain unauthorized access.
If we detect, despite the safeguards set out above, an intrusion or other unauthorized access to or use of Personal Information, we will (i) notify affected users of the intrusion if the information at issue is sensitive, as determined by law; (ii) deliver such notice by the means we deem most efficient under the circumstances; (iii) use contact information for each affected user that is current in our files; and (iv) use commercially reasonable efforts to accomplish these steps and effect this notice in a timely manner. To the extent applicable law requires steps in addition to those specified herein, we will under all circumstances comply with applicable law.
11. Relationship To Terms And Conditions Of Use.
12. Administration Of The Website.
If you have questions or comments about the administration of the Website, you may contact us.
13. Copyright And Legal Notice.
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