Terms of Use

By accessing or using the J.L. Smith Law Office (“Law Office”) website, the Law Office service, or any applications (including mobile applications) made available by Law Office, however accessed, you agree to be bound by these terms of use (“Terms of Use”). The Service is owned or controlled by J. L. Smith Law Office, LLC (“Law Office”). These Terms of Use affect your legal rights and obligations. If you do not agree to be bound by all of these Terms of Use, do not access or use the website.

There may be times when we offer a special feature that has its own terms and conditions that apply in addition to these Terms of Use. In those cases, the terms specific to the special feature control to the extent there is a conflict with these Terms of Use.

Basic Terms

  1. You must be at least 18 years old to use the website.
  2. You may not post violent, nude, partially nude, discriminatory, unlawful, infringing, hateful, pornographic or sexually suggestive photos or other content on the website.
  3. You agree that you will not solicit, collect or use the login credentials of other website users.
  4. You must not defame, stalk, bully, abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate people or entities and you must not post private or confidential information via the website, including, without limitation, your or any other person’s credit card information, social security or alternate national identity numbers, non-public phone numbers or non-public email addresses.
  5. You may not use the website for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. You agree to comply with all laws, rules and regulations (for example, federal, state, local and provincial), including but not limited to, copyright laws.
  6. You are solely responsible for your conduct and any data, text, files, information, usernames, images, graphics, photos, profiles, audio and video clips, sounds, links and other content or materials (collectively, “Content”) that you submit, post or display on or via the website.
  7. You must not change, modify, adapt or alter the website or change, modify or alter another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with the website.
  8. You must not create or submit unwanted email, comments, likes or other forms of commercial or harassing communications (a/k/a “spam”) to any website0 users.
  9. You must not use domain names or web URLs in your username without prior written consent from the website.
  10. You must not interfere or disrupt the website or servers or networks connected to the website, including by transmitting any worms, viruses, spyware, malware or any other code of a destructive or disruptive nature. You may not inject content or code or otherwise alter or interfere with the way any website page is rendered or displayed in a user’s browser or device.
  11. You must not attempt to restrict another user from using or enjoying the website and you must not encourage or facilitate violations of these Terms of Use or any other website terms.
  12. Violation of these Terms of Use may, in the website owner’s sole discretion, result in termination of your ability to post comments. You understand and agree that the website cannot and will not be responsible for the Content posted on the website and you use the website at your own risk. If you violate the letter or spirit of these Terms of Use, or otherwise create risk or possible legal exposure for the website we can stop providing all or part of the website to you.

General Conditions

  1. We reserve the right to modify or terminate the Service or your access to the Service for any reason, without notice, at any time, and without liability to you. Upon termination, all licenses and other rights granted to you in these Terms of Use will immediately cease.
  2. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change these Terms of Use (“Updated Terms”) from time to time. Unless we make a change for legal or administrative reasons, we will provide reasonable advance notice before the Updated Terms become effective. You agree that we may notify you of the Updated Terms by posting them on the website, and that your use of the website after the effective date of the Updated Terms (or engaging in such other conduct as we may reasonably specify) constitutes your agreement to the Updated Terms. Therefore, you should review these Terms of Use and any Updated Terms before using the website. The Updated Terms will be effective as of the time of posting, or such later date as may be specified in the Updated Terms, and will apply to your use of the website from that point forward.
  3. We reserve the right to refuse access to the website to anyone for any reason at any time.
  4. We reserve the right to force forfeiture of any post, comment, or email for any reason.
  5. We may, but have no obligation to, remove, edit, block, and/or monitor Content or accounts containing Content that we determine in our sole discretion violates these Terms of Use.
  6. YOUR CORRESPONDENCE AND BUSINESS DEALINGS WITH THIRD PARTIES FOUND THROUGH THE WEBSITE ARE SOLELY BETWEEN YOU AND THE THIRD PARTY. You may choose, at your sole and absolute discretion and risk, to use applications that connect the website with a third-party service (each, an “Application”) and such Application may interact with, connect to or gather and/or pull information from and to your Service profile. By using such Applications, you acknowledge and agree to the following: (i) if you use an Application to share information, you are consenting to information about your profile on the Service being shared; (ii) your use of an Application may cause personally identifying information to be publicly disclosed and/or associated with you, even if Instagram has not itself provided such information; and (iii) your use of an Application is at your own option and risk, and you will hold the Instagram Parties (defined below) harmless for activity related to the Application.
  7. You agree that you are responsible for any and all data charges you incur through use of the website.

Rights

  1. The website does not claim ownership of any Content that you post on or through the website.
  2. You represent and warrant that: (i) you own the Content posted by you on or through the website or otherwise have the right to grant the rights and licenses set forth in these Terms of Use; (ii) the posting and use of your Content on or through the website does not violate, misappropriate or infringe on the rights of any third party, including, without limitation, privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademark and/or other intellectual property rights; (iii) you agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owed by reason of Content you post on or through the website; and (iv) you have the legal right and capacity to enter into these Terms of Use in your jurisdiction.
  3. The J. L. Smith Law Office, LLC name and logo are trademarks of the J.L. Smith Law Office, LLC, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of J. L. Smith. In addition, all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts are service marks, trademarks and/or trade dress of J.L. Smith Law Office, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without prior written permission from J. L. Smith Law Office.

Reporting Copyright and Other IP Violations

  1. We respect other people’s rights, and expect you to do the same.
  2. We provide you with tools to help you protect your intellectual property rights.
  3. If you repeatedly infringe other people’s intellectual property rights, we will disable your account or ability to post on the website when appropriate.