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THE — USE OF MERNALAW.COM, HEREIN KNOWN AS THE “WEB SITE”, CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF — USE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF — USE, YOU MUST NOT — USE OR MUST IMMEDIATELY TERMINATE YOUR — USE OF THIS WEB SITE.

PURPOSE OF WEB SITE:This Web Site is a service made available by The Merna Law Group, P.C. (“Provider”). This web site is an advertisement and the materials herein are provided for informational purposes only. The web site materials ARE NOT LEGAL ADVICE. Any representations contained in the web site are intended to be correct, complete and current. None of the representations are promised or guaranteed. This web site is not intended to be a source of solicitation or legal advice; thus, the reader should not consider this information an invitation for an attorney-client relationship, binding relationship or contractual agreement. The information contained on this site is intended to educate members of the public generally and is not intended to provide solutions to individual problems. The use of or reliance on information contained in this web site does not constitute the establishment of a lawyer client relationship. Readers are cautioned not to attempt to solve individual problems on the basis of information contained herein and are strongly advised to seek competent legal counsel before relying on information in this site. Readers should not act or rely upon any information contained in this web site and should always seek the advice of an attorney in the reader’s state. This Web Site should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed professional attorney.

You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license (1) to access and use the Web Site strictly in accordance with these Terms and Conditions of Use; (2) to use the Web Site solely for internal, personal, non-commercial purposes; and (3) to print out discrete information from the Web Site solely for internal, personal, non-commercial purposes and provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained therein.

Your license to access and use the Web Site are subject to the following restrictions and prohibitions on use. You may not (1) copy, print (except for the express limited purpose permitted by paragraph 3, above), republish, display, transmit, distribute, sell, rent, lease, loan or otherwise make available in any form or by any means all or any portion of the Web Site or any information or materials retrieved therefrom; (2) use of any materials from the Web Site to develop, or as a component of, an information storage and retrieval system, database, infobase, or similar information resource (in any media now existing or hereafter developed), that is offered for commercial distribution of any kind, including through sale, license, lease, rental, subscription, or any other commercial distribution mechanism; (3) create compilations or derivative works of the web site or any other materials from the Web Site; (4) use the web site or any materials from the Web Site in any manner that may infringe any copyright, intellectual property right, proprietary right, or property right of Provider, affiliated attorneys or any third parties; (5) remove, change, or obscure any copyright notice or other proprietary notice or terms of use contained in the Web Site; (6) make any portion of the Web Site available through any timesharing system, service bureau, the Internet, or any other technology now existing or developed in the future; (7) remove, disable, defeat or change any functionality or appearance of the Web Site; (8) decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any Web Site software or use any network monitoring or discovery software to determine the site architecture; (9) use any automatic or manual process to harvest information from the Web Site; (10) use the Web Site for the purpose of gathering information for or transmitting (a) unsolicited commercial email; (b) email that makes use of Provider’s name or trademarks, including in connection with invalid or forged headers, invalid or nonexistent domain names, or other means of deceptive addressing; and (c) unsolicited telephone calls or facsimile transmissions; (11) use the Web Site in a manner that violates any state or federal law regulating commercial email, facsimile transmissions or telephone solicitations; and (12) export or re-export the Web Site or any portion thereof, or any software available on or through the Web Site, in violation of the export control laws and regulations of the United States.

Provider does not authorize the use of the Web Site for purpose of gathering information for or transmitting unsolicited bulk commercial email over the Internet to Listees, affiliated attorneys or other third parties. Internet email sent to or through Provider’s computer systems or to Listees, affiliates or other third parties containing invalid or forged headers, invalid or non-existent domain names or other deceptive addressing is deemed counterfeit; the sending or attempt to send counterfeit email to or through the Provider’s computer systems is strictly prohibited. Email that is relayed to or through the Provider’s computer systems from a third party’s mail servers without permission of such third party, or which employs a similar device to hide the real source of the email is also strictly prohibited. Provider prohibits anyone from sending email to or through its computer systems that violates these Terms and Conditions of Use. Provider prohibits the harvesting of email addresses from the Web Site for the purpose of sending unsolicited bulk commercial email.

Information contained on or made available through the Web Site is not intended to and does not constitute legal advice, recommendations, mediation or counseling under any circumstance and no attorney-client relationship, legal contract or warranty is formed. Nothing submitted to this Web Site is treated as confidential. Provider does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, adequacy or currency of the information contained in or linked to the Web Site. Your use of information on the Web Site or materials linked from the Web Site is entirely at your own risk. Any arrangements subsequently made by you and any lawyer or law firm are strictly between you and such party and do not involve Provider in any way.

Except for the limited license contained above, nothing in these Terms and Conditions of Use grants or should be construed to grant any licenses or rights, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, under copyright or other intellectual property rights. You agree that all right, title and interest (including all copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents and other intellectual property rights) in this Web Site and its content belong to Provider, its licensors, or Listees, as applicable.
This Web Site may contain advertising and sponsorship. Advertisers and sponsors are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on the Web Site is accurate and complies with applicable laws. Provider will not be responsible for the illegality of or any error or inaccuracy in any advertiser’s or sponsor’s materials.

Certain sections of this Web Site may require you to register. If registration is requested, you agree to provide Provider with accurate, complete registration information. Your registration must be done using your real name and accurate information, even if the feature permits you to post a question anonymously or interact using a screen name. It is your responsibility to inform Provider of any changes to that information by emailing customerservice@mernalaw.com . Each registration is for your personal use only, unless specifically designated otherwise on the registration page. Provider does not permit (a) any other person using the registered sections under your name; or b) access through a single name being made available to multiple users on a network. You are responsible for preventing such unauthorized use. If you believe there has been unauthorized use, you must notify Provider immediately by emailing customerservice@mernalaw.com .

Provider does not represent or warrant that the Web Site will be error-free, free of viruses or other harmful components, or that defects will be corrected. Provider does not warrant or represent that the information available on or through the Web Site will be correct, accurate, timely, or otherwise reliable. Provider may make improvements and/or changes to its features, functionality or content of the Web Site at any time.

Third-party content may appear on this Web Site or may be accessible via links from this Web Site. Provider shall not be responsible for and assumes no liability for any mistakes, misstatements of law, defamation, omissions, falsehood, obscenity, pornography or profanity in the statements, opinions, representations or any other form of content contained in any third-party content appearing on the Web Site. You understand that the information and opinions in the third-party content represent solely the thoughts of the author and is neither endorsed by nor does it reflect the belief of Provider.

DISCLAIMER. THE WEB SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS ” BASIS. PROVIDER EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. PROVIDER DISCLAIMS ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOSS, INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY, OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM, ARISING OUT OF OR ANY WAY RELATED TO (A) ANY ERRORS IN OR OMISSIONS FROM THIS SITE AND ITS CONTENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO TECHNICAL INACCURACIES AND TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, (B) ANY THIRD PARTY WEB SITES OR CONTENT THEREIN DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ACCESSED THROUGH LINKS IN THIS SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY ERRORS IN OR OMISSIONS THEREFROM, (C) THE UNAVAILABILITY OF THIS SITE OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, (D) YOUR — USE OF THIS SITE, OR (E) YOUR — USE OF ANY EQUIPMENT OR SOFTWARE IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SITE.

PROVIDER SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY, OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM YOUR — USE OF THE WEB SITE. PROVIDER SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ATTORNEYS’ FEES) IN ANY WAY DUE TO, RESULTING FROM, OR ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH (A) THE — USE OF OR INABILITY TO — USE THE WEB SITE OR THE CONTENT; AND (B) YOUR PARTICIPATION IN A CHAT ROOMS, MESSAGE BOARDS OR EMAIL FORUMS. TO THE EXTENT THIS LIMITATION ON LIABILITY IS PROHIBITED, PROVIDER’S SOLE OBLIGATION TO YOU FOR DAMAGES SHALL BE LIMITED TO $100.00. FOR THE PURPOSE OF ANY LEGAL DISPUTE IT IS AGREED THAT THE CONTRACTUAL LEGAL VENUE WILL BE THE CITY OF VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA.

Provider reserves the right to investigate complaints or reported violations of our Terms and Conditions of Use and to take any action we deem appropriate, including but not limited to, reporting any suspected unlawful activity to law enforcement officials, regulators, or other third parties and disclosing any information necessary or appropriate to such persons or entities relating to your profiles, e-mail addresses, usage history, posted materials, IP addresses and traffic information.

You are solely liable for any content, messages or other information you transmit, provide or upload to the Web Site. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Provider from any third party claim, action, demand, loss, or damages (including attorney’s fees and costs) arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms and Conditions of Use, your use of the Web Site, or your violation of any rights of a third party.

Provider reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of these Terms and Conditions of Use, including but not limited to the right to block access from a particular Internet address to any of the Provider’s Web Sites and their features.

These Terms and Conditions of Use are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Virginia and any action arising out of or relating to these terms shall be filed only in state or federal courts located in Virginia and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such action. The failure of either party to enforce any rights hereunder shall not constitute a waiver of any terms or conditions of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

Your use of the Web Site is also subject to Provider’s Privacy Policy, which you link to by clicking here: Privacy Policy.

These Terms and Conditions of Use incorporate by reference all notices and disclaimers contained on the Web Site, including the Privacy Policy, and constitute the entire agreement between you and Provider with respect to access to and use of the Web Site. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use is found unlawful, void or unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from the remaining provisions and shall not affect their validity and enforceability.

Provider reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions of Use at any time. Updated versions of the Terms and Conditions of Use will appear on this Web Site and are effective immediately. You are responsible for regularly reviewing the Terms and Conditions of Use. Continued use of the Web Site after any such changes constitutes your consent to such changes.

Limited exception to sharing of information: User who provides information via forms on this website permits the sharing of the information submitted for the limited purpose of referring user to an attorney in their area, in a specialty this firm does not practice, at your request or in any other circumstance The Merna Law Group feel you might benefit from the services of the referred attorney.  To revoke this authorization please email jmerna@mernalaw.com.

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