Terms of Use

Welcome to www.rielg.com. The website (the “Site”) comprises various web pages and materials available for print and/or download operated by RIE Law Group (“RIE”) and is offered to you subject to your acceptance of and compliance with the following Terms of Use. Please read the Terms of Use carefully.  By using the Site, you agree to be bound by the Terms of Use set forth below.

1.   Restrictions on Use.  All pages within this Site and any material made available for print and/or download are the property of RIE. The Site is protected by state common-law, federal, and international copyright and trademark laws. Except as expressly permitted herein, no portion of the materials on these pages may be reprinted, republished, modified, or distributed in any form without the express written permission of RIE. Any rights not expressly granted by these Terms of Use or any applicable end user license agreements are reserved by RIE.

2.   No Attorney-Client Relationship.  TRANSMISSION OF THE INFORMATION IN THE SITE IS NOT INTENDED TO CREATE, AND RECEIPT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE, AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP.  YOU SHOULD NOT RELY UPON THE TRANSMISSION OF ANY MESSAGES TO RIE THROUGH THE SITE TO CREATE AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP. YOU SHOULD NOT ACT UPON ANY INFORMATION ON THE SITE WITHOUT FIRST CONSULTING LEGAL COUNSEL OF THEIR OWN DIRECTLY. THE HIRING OF A LAWYER IS AN IMPORTANT DECISION THAT SHOULD NOT BE BASED SOLELY UPON AN ATTORNEY WEBSITE. THE INFORMATION IN THIS SITE IS NOT PROVIDED IN THE COURSE OF AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP AND IS NOT INTENDED TO CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE OR TO SUBSTITUTE FOR OBTAINING LEGAL ADVICE FROM AN ATTORNEY LICENSED IN THE APPROPRIATE JURISDICTION.

RIE provides general information on the Site, and this Site is for general information purposes only. Certain information on the Site may relate to legal topics, cases, and information pertaining to the legal and business community. You agree that the information on this Site does not constitute legal or other professional advice. Do not consider the Site to be a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a qualified attorney licensed in your state.

3.   Compliance.  RIE is unwilling to assume the representation of clients from those states where the marketing material does not comply with applicable State Bar requirements and where the client is generated as a result of that communication. No representation is made or intended that the quality of the legal services to be performed by RIE (if any) is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.  Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.  Each representation has unique facts and circumstances that may impact results.

4.   Electronic Communications.  Visiting the Site or sending emails to RIE or its attorneys constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that RIE or its attorneys and designees provide to you electronically, via email and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

5.   Warranty Disclaimer. THIS SITE, INCLUDING ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN IT OR ANY SITE-RELATED SERVICE, IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITH ALL FAULTS, WITH NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, SITE-RELATED SERVICES, AND HYPERLINKED WEBSITES.

RIE SHALL BE NEITHER RESPONSIBLE NOR LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE SITE, SITE-RELATED SERVICES, CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THE SITE, AND/OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF RIE OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE, SITE-RELATED SERVICES, AND/OR HYPERLINKED WEBSITES IS TO STOP USING THE SITE AND/OR THOSE SERVICES.

Although RIE attempts to ensure the integrity and accurateness of the Site, it makes no guarantees whatsoever as to the correctness or accuracy of the Site. It is possible that the Site could include inaccuracies or errors, and that unauthorized additions, deletions and alterations could be made to the Site by third parties. In the event that an inaccuracy arises, please inform RIE so that it can be corrected. Information contained on the Site may be changed or updated without notice.

6.   Trademark Notice.  The logos attributable to RIE and included in the Site are the trademarks and service marks of RIE. All other trademarks, service marks and logos used in this Site are the trademarks, service marks or logos of their respective owners.

7.   Confidential and Proprietary Information.  RIE does not want to receive confidential or proprietary information from you through the Site. Please note that any information or material sent to RIE through the Site will be deemed NOT to be confidential.

8.   Links or Pointers to Other Sites.  RIE makes no representations whatsoever about any other website that you may access though this Site. When you access a non-RIE website, please understand that it is independent from RIE, and that RIE has no control over the content on that website. In addition, a hyperlink to a non-RIE Website does not mean that RIE endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, or the use, of the linked site. Accordingly, RIE can make no representation concerning the quality, safety or suitability of the content of these sites nor can the fact that RIE has included this link(s) serve as an endorsement by RIE of any of these sites. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use or download is free of such items as viruses, worms, trojan horses, and other items of a destructive nature. RIE is providing this Site, the information, the listings, and the links contained herein only as a convenience to you.

9.   Modifications.  RIE may modify these Terms of Use by posting the revised version on this Site and you agree that each visit by you to this Site is a new transaction governed by the Terms of Use linked on this Site at that time.

10.   No Unlawful or Prohibited Purpose.  You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use the Site strictly in accordance with these Terms of Use.  As a condition of your use of the Site, you warrant to RIE that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use. You may not use the Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Site. All content included as part of the Service, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the Site, is the property of RIE or its suppliers and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto. You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site. RIE content is not for resale. Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your personal use and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of RIE and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. RIE does not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of RIE or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms of Use.

 

11.   Indemnification.  You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless RIE, its partners, employees, agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site or services, any user postings made by you, your violation of any terms of these Terms of Use or your violation of any rights of a third party, or your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. RIE reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with RIE in asserting any available defenses.

 

12.   Arbitration.  In the event the parties are not able to resolve any dispute between them arising out of or concerning these Terms of Use, or any provisions hereof, whether in contract, tort, or otherwise at law or in equity for damages or any other relief, then such dispute shall be resolved only by final and binding arbitration pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act, conducted by a single neutral arbitrator and administered by the American Arbitration Association, or a similar arbitration service selected by the parties, in a location mutually agreed upon by the parties. The arbitrator’s award shall be final, and judgment may be entered upon it in any court having jurisdiction. In the event that any legal or equitable action, proceeding or arbitration arises out of or concerns these Terms of Use, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover its costs and reasonable attorney’s fees. The parties agree to arbitrate all disputes and claims in regard to these Terms of Use or any disputes arising as a result of these Terms of Use, whether directly or indirectly, including tort claims that are a result of these Terms of Use. The parties agree that the Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this provision. The entire dispute, including the scope and enforceability of this arbitration provision shall be determined by the arbitrator. This arbitration provision shall survive the termination of these Terms of Use.

 

13.   Class Action Waiver.  Any arbitration under these Terms of Use will take place on an individual basis; class arbitrations and class/representative/collective actions are not permitted. THE PARTIES AGREE THAT A PARTY MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN EACH’S INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PUTATIVE CLASS, COLLECTIVE AND/ OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING, SUCH AS IN THE FORM OF A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION AGAINST THE OTHER. Further, unless both you and RIE agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.

 

14.   Termination of Access; Miscellaneous.  RIE reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. To the maximum extent permitted by law, these Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the State of California and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in California in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Site. Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms of Use, including, without limitation, this section. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and RIE as a result of these Terms of Use or use of the Site. If any part of these Terms of Use is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of these Terms of Use shall continue in effect.

 

Unless otherwise specified herein, these Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and RIE with respect to the Site and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between you and RIE with respect to the Site. A printed version of these Terms of Use and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms of Use to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.