Terms of Use

 

Effective Date: December 3, 2020

 

Thanks for visiting CGL! This website (the “Site”) is owned and operated by CGL, LLP (“CGL”, “we”, “us”, and/or “our”) and is subject to the following Terms of Use (the “Terms”).  Before you access our Site or any of its content or features, please read these Terms along with our Privacy Policy (hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms) fully and carefully. By using the Site, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to these Terms which constitute the entire, exclusive agreement between you and CGL with respect to:

 

  • Your access and use of the Site or any of its features, including without limitation any email links or any articles, descriptions, forms or templates, documents, notices, or other written content (collectively, and together with the information contained therein, “Content”) found on the Site;

 

  • Any and all rights or obligations relating to or arising from the Site, the Content, and your access or use of the Site and Content; and

 

  • Any and all communications or transmissions of information made by (i) you to CGL, or (ii) CGL to you relating to or arising from your access or use of the Site or any of its features, until and to the extent that you are expressly informed otherwise by CGL or you and CGL have an operative, executed engagement letter in place.

 

Please be aware that if you have entered into an attorney-client relationship with CGL, the terms of additional agreements between you and CGL may apply and will govern in the event of a conflict with these Terms.

 

CGL may amend these Terms from time to time, along with any disclaimers, terms, or conditions you encounter on the Site (which are incorporated into these Terms). When we amend these Terms, we will post the latest version on this page and change the “Effective Date” at the top of this page. Any such amendments to these Terms will be effective as of the date the amended Terms are posted. By accessing or using the Site on or after the Effective Date, you will be deemed to have agreed to the amended Terms.

 

THESE TERMS CONTAIN A MANDATORY ARBITRATION PROVISION. BY AGREEING TO THE NOTICES AND TERMS, YOU AGREE THAT ANY DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND CGL WILL BE RESOLVED BY BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION, AND YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT, CLASS-WIDE ARBITRATION, OR ANY OTHER REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING OF ANY KIND.

 

  1. NOTICES

 

  1. No Legal Advice

 

CGL has prepared this Site to provide information about us and to provide Content (including without limitation Content discussing legal, regulatory, and industry trends and developments) for general informational purposes only. Neither this Site nor the Content is intended as legal advice, nor should you consider it such. The applicability of any Content on this Site depends on the specific facts and context and the Content may not be complete, accurate, or reflect the most current legal developments. Please do not use the Content as the basis for any decision without first consulting a qualified professional in the applicable area of law or subject matter.  CGL expressly disclaims all liability for actions taken or not taken based on any or all Content of this Site.

 

  1. No Attorney-Client Relationship

 

CGL enters into attorney-client relationships only in accordance with certain policies and procedures, including the execution of an engagement letter, a screen for conflicts of interest, and other firm policies or rules of the Bar Associations in the states in which we practice.

Neither accessing and using the Site nor communicating with us through email or otherwise creates an attorney-client relationship between you and CGL, obligates us to represent you, or precludes us from representing another person or entity. If you wish to inquire about CGL’s legal services, please contact us at info@cgl-llp.com.

 

  1. No Confidentiality

 

Unless and until CGL has informed you that it is willing and able to accept your matter, do not communicate any information to CGL (including without limitation to any attorneys or employees affiliated with CGL) that you consider private, confidential, proprietary, or otherwise sensitive. Unless an attorney-client relationship has been established, any communications you initiate with CGL through the Site or otherwise (such as through email, telephone, voicemail, text message, direct message, or any other communication) will not be treated as confidential unless explicitly and specifically indicated otherwise. Unless you are an existing client of CGL, CGL makes no guarantees or warranties with respect to the security, confidentiality, use, disclosure, or return of any information we receive.

 

  1. No Advertising or Solicitation

 

The Site is not intended to be an advertisement or solicitation, but may be deemed an advertisement in certain jurisdictions. Photographs are for dramatization purposes only and may include models. Likenesses do not necessarily imply current client, partnership, or employee status.

 

  1. No Guaranteed Outcomes

 

The Content may contain descriptions or testimonials relating to prior matters in which CGL successfully represented current or former clients. The results of such matters are dependent on their specific circumstances and any related descriptions or testimonials are not intended to, and do not, guarantee future successful outcomes, even in similar circumstances. Information pertaining to CGL clients does not imply CGL’s continued or current representation of any clients identified.

 

  1. Attorney Admissions

 

While CGL practices law in a variety of jurisdictions, each CGL attorney is licensed to practice only in those jurisdictions set forth in that attorney’s biography on the CGL Site. Except as specifically stated, each CGL attorney is not certified (including as a specialist) by any professional or government authority. The listing of CGL attorneys in practice groups is not intended to indicate any professional or government certification.

 

  1. Principal Office and Responsible Attorney

 

To the extent the State Bar Rules in your jurisdiction require us to designate a principal office and/or a single lawyer responsible for this website, CGL designates its office at 355 S Grand Avenue Suite 2450 Los Angeles, CA 90071 as its principal office and designates Hannah Genton as the lawyer responsible for the website.

 

  1. PRIVACY

 

CGL’s collection, use, and disclosure practices with respect to information submitted or collected on the Site appear in the CGL Privacy Policy, which is hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms. If you are a CGL client, additional privacy, security, and data use terms may apply pursuant to additional agreements between you and CGL. If you have any questions about CGL’s privacy and data security practices, please contact us at privacy@cgl-llp.com.

 

  1. PROHIBITED USES

 

While using the Site, you agree to comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. You further agree that you will not:

 

  • Use the Site for any commercial purpose, or for any purpose that is fraudulent or otherwise tortious or unlawful.

 

  • Harvest or collect information about other users of the Site.

 

  • Impersonate any person or entity, falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity in connection with the Site, or express or imply that we endorse any statement you make.

 

  • Interfere with or disrupt the operation of the Site or the servers or networks used to make the Site available.

 

  • Transmit or otherwise make available in connection with the Site any materials that may be (a) protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity, privacy, or any other proprietary right, without authorization; (b) defamatory, libelous, fraudulent, or otherwise tortious; (c) obscene, indecent, pornographic, or otherwise objectionable; or (d) threatening, harassing, degrading, hateful, or intimidating.

 

  • Transmit or otherwise make available in connection with the Site any virus, worm, Trojan horse, spyware, or other computer code, file, or program that is harmful or invasive or that is intended to damage or hijack the operation of, or to monitor the use of, any hardware, software, or equipment.

 

  • Reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, or otherwise exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of, use of, or access to the Site, without CGL’s express prior written consent.

 

  • Remove any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notice from the Site or materials originating from the Site.

 

  • Use the Services, the information contained therein, or any trademarks, trade names, service marks, copyrights, or logos of CGL in unsolicited mailings or spam material.

 

  • Reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble any portion of the Site, except where such restriction is expressly prohibited by applicable law.

 

  • Frame or mirror any part of the Site, or otherwise incorporate any portion of the Site into any product or service, without CGL’s express prior written consent.

 

  • Use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application or other manual or automatic device to retrieve, index, “scrape,” “data mine,” or in any way gather Site content or reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site without CGL’s express prior written consent.

 

Please note that unauthorized use of the Site, including any software used by the Site, may subject you to civil and criminal penalties (including possible monetary damages), including for copyright infringement.

 

  1. Permitted Uses; Limited Licenses

 

  1. Copyright in Site and Content

 

This Site and various elements contained therein including, without limitation, information, text, editorial content, notices, software, photographs, designs, graphics, images, sound and video recordings, animation, logos, and the “look and feel” of the Site are or may be protected by copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, or other proprietary rights. All rights are reserved.

 

If you believe a photograph, text, or other Content on our Site infringes your copyright and you would like to file a notification for copyright infringement pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, please contact us at info@cgl-llp.com.

 

  1. Marks and Domain Name

 

You may not use our trade names, trademarks, service marks, or logos in connection with any product or service that is not ours, or in any manner that is likely to cause confusion. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting any license or right to use any trade names, trademarks, service marks, or logos without express prior written consent of the owners. You are free to hyperlink to any page in the publicly available pages of the CGL Site, provided however, that you agree to remove any such hyperlink or delete any shared Content upon CGL’s written request.

 

  1. Limited License

 

Subject to these Terms, CGL grants you a limited, nonexclusive, revocable, personal license to access, view, reproduce, and distribute the Content on the Site solely for noncommercial and informational purposes. You may reproduce reasonable portions of the Content on the Site provided you do not (1) alter or modify the Content or present the portion of the Site reproduced in a false light or (2) remove or obscure any attributive, copyright, or permission notices on or contained within the Content. The permission to re-copy does not allow for incorporation of any substantial portion of the Site in any work or publication, whether in hard copy, electronic, or any other form or for commercial purposes.

 

  1. Electronic Mail

 

You may send electronic mail to those addresses made available on the Site for the purpose of requesting alerts or other news notification services; submitting voluntary survey responses;  responding to or making inquiries regarding CGL events; requesting information regarding CGL or legal or other services offered by CGL; submitting a privacy or security-related question, request, or complaint; and inquiring about employment opportunities. You agree to cease sending electronic mail to any CGL address upon CGL’s request.

 

  1. No Warranties

 

The Site is provided to you “as is” and you use and access the Site at your own risk.  CGL makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation or content of the Site. CGL expressly disclaims all other guarantees, warranties, conditions and representations of any kind, either express or implied, whether arising under any statute, law, commercial use or otherwise, including implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement.

 

  1. Links to Other Websites and Third-Party Content

 

We may provide links to third-party websites, services, and applications that are not operated or controlled by CGL. These links are provided only as a convenience. The fact that we link to a website, service, or application is not an endorsement, authorization, or representation of our affiliation with that third party. We encourage you to review the terms of use and privacy policies of any third-party service before using or accessing their sites or services or providing any information to or through them.

 

  1. Limitation of Liability

 

Your use of this Site is at your own risk. CGL is not responsible for any errors or omissions in the content available through this Site or for damages arising from the use or performance of this site.

 

In no event shall CGL or any of its partners, officers, employees, agents or affiliates be liable, directly or indirectly, under any theory of law (contract, tort, negligence, or otherwise), to you or anyone else, for any claims, losses or damages, direct, indirect special, incidental, punitive or consequential, resulting from or occasioned by the creation, use of, or reliance on this site (including information and other content) or any third party websites or the information, resources, or material accessed through any such websites. The above limitations may not apply to you to the extent prohibited by law or under the applicable rules of professional responsibility of the Bar Associations in the states in which CGL has offices.

 

  1. Arbitration

 

You agree that any legal controversy or legal claim arising out, relating to, or connected with these Terms, the Site, or any Content, other than claims brought by CGL to collect or recover damages for, or obtain an injunction relating to, intellectual property ownership or infringement, will be resolved by binding, individual arbitration pursuant to the commercial arbitration rules of Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (“JAMS”). Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in San Francisco, California, and in accordance with the “Governing Law” section below. YOU AGREE THAT, BY ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT, YOU EXPRESSLY WAIVE ANY RIGHTS YOU MAY OTHERWISE HAVE HAD TO A TRIAL BY JURY, OR TO PARTICIPATE AS A CLASS REPRESENTATIVE OR CLASS MEMBER ON ANY CLASS CLAIM AGAINST CGL INCLUDING ANY CLASS ARBITRATION, CONSOLIDATION OF INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATIONS, OR ANY PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING OF ANY KIND. This arbitration provision will be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act and not by any state law concerning arbitration. Judgment on any award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having competent jurisdiction. Any provision of applicable law notwithstanding, the arbitrator will not have authority to award damages, remedies, or awards that conflict with these Terms. Notwithstanding the foregoing obligation to arbitrate disputes, each party shall have the right to pursue injunctive or other equitable relief at any time, from any court of competent jurisdiction. You agree that regardless of any statue or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of, related to, or connected with these Terms, the Site, or any Content must be filed within one (1) year after such claim of action arose or be forever banned.

 

  1. Miscellaneous

 

You agree that any dispute arising out of or in connection with the Site, the Content, or these Terms will be governed by the laws of the State of California without reference to conflict of laws principles that would require the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction. In the event that you gain access to information not intended to be accessed by you, you agree that you will immediately notify CGL and lawfully destroy all copies of such information in your possession. These Terms are the entire agreement between you and CGL with respect to the Site and Content, and supersede any prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals between you and us with respect to the Site. If any provision of these Terms is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these Terms will otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. CGL shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond our reasonable control, including, without limitation, mechanical, electronic, or communications failure or degradation. These Terms are not assignable, transferable, or sublicensable by you except with CGL’s prior written consent. CGL may assign, transfer, or delegate any of its rights or obligations hereunder without your consent. The section and paragraph headings in these Terms are for convenience only and shall not affect their interpretation.

 

  1. Contacting CGL

 

Should you have any questions, complaints, or concerns regarding this Site, please contact us at info@cgl-llp.com.

 

 

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