Legal Notices and Privacy Statement
Last Modified: May 1, 2014
Terms and Conditions of Use and General Information
Use of this Website is subject to the terms and conditions (“Terms”) set forth below. Access to this Website is an acknowledgement that these Terms, as amended from time to time, have been read and accepted.
Robert R Rowley, PS (“The Firm”) maintains appropriate registrations in the jurisdictions in which its offices are located. The Firm is therefore subject to the rules of various jurisdictions and professional bodies depending on where each office is located. The Firm’s lawyers are subject to the rules of the regulatory bodies to which they are admitted and are admitted to practice in the jurisdictions listed on their individual resumes. The Firm maintains appropriate registrations in the jurisdictions in which its offices are located.
Location of Website Host
The host server for this Website is located in Spokane, Washington, United States of America.
Materials on this Website
The materials on this Website are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice, legal opinion or any other advice on any specific facts or circumstances. Readers should not act or refrain from acting upon this information without seeking professional advice. Transmission of information on or by use of this Website is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, a lawyer-client relationship between the sender and receiver. Such communications will not be treated as confidential. Photographs and other graphics may be for dramatization purposes only and may include models. Likenesses do not necessarily imply current client, partnership or employee status.
The information on this Website is subject to change without notice. Although we try to keep our Website current and accurate, you should not rely on this information or its applicability to any specific circumstances without first seeking professional advice. The information on this Website should in no way be taken as an indication of future developments or results. The Firm makes no warranties, representations, or claims of any kind concerning the information available from, or the operation of, this Website. The Firm and contributing authors expressly disclaim all liability to any person in respect of the consequences of anything done or omitted to be done wholly or partly in reliance upon the use or contents of this Website.
The Firm has procedures in place to check whether the operation of this Website, including materials posted to it, might have been compromised by malicious code. However, we cannot guarantee that such operation is free of malicious code and we do not accept any responsibility for any damage or loss caused by any such code.
Third Party Information and Links to Other Entities
This Website may provide links to a variety of other Internet resources and may provide access to third-party information. However, The Firm is not responsible for any third party content, products or services that may be accessed through the Website and the availability of links on this Website to such third party content, products or services should not be construed as referrals to, or endorsements of, the linked entities or the content, products or services that they make available. The Firm will remove any link from this Website upon request from the linked entity. Without our prior written consent, you may not link material on this Website with another website, or associate or frame material on this Website with another webpage or materials of any other entity.
Contacting The Firm
Persons contacting The Firm through the Internet e-mail facility provided through this Website should not send confidential, privileged or sensitive information. If you have a specific legal question, please provide details in the e-mail of how we can contact you and the general nature of your inquiry, without providing any confidential specifics. We will then endeavor to pass on your e-mail enquiry to one of our qualified lawyers. If the matter is very time-sensitive, please telephone a lawyer at any of our offices. Your use of the Internet e-mail facility on this Website does not give rise to a lawyer-client relationship. We will endeavor to respond to any question submitted through the Website’s e-mail facility but accept no liability for failure to do so.
No Lawyer-Client Relationship
This Website is not intended to be an offer to represent any person. Your use of the Internet e-mail facility on this Website does not give rise to a lawyer-client relationship. Please do not consider there to be any lawyer-client relationship between you and the Firm or any of its lawyers unless or until: (i) you have sought to retain us; (ii) we have had an opportunity to check and clear any conflicts; and (iii) you have received a letter from us confirming the retention and its scope.
Limitation of Liability
In no event shall The Firm, its partners officers, employees, agents or contributors to this Website be liable for any loss or injury, or any damages, whether direct, special, indirect, punitive, incidental, exemplary, consequential, or otherwise, whether based on breach of contract, tort (including negligence), product liability or otherwise, resulting from or occasioned by your access to or use of this Website.
IRS Circular 230 Disclosure
To ensure compliance with certain IRS requirements, we inform you that any tax advice contained on this website is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of (i) avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (ii) promoting, marketing, or recommending to another party any transaction or matter addressed on this website.
You agree that you will not use this Website for any unlawful purpose or for any purpose prohibited by these Terms. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless The Firm, its partners and contributors from any liability, loss, claim and expense (including attorneys’ reasonable fees) related to your violation of these Terms.
If any of these Terms is or becomes illegal, invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction that shall not affect: (a) the legality, validity or enforceability in that jurisdiction of any other Term or (b) the legality, validity or enforceability in other jurisdictions of that Term or any other Term.
We reserve the right to vary or amend these terms and conditions from time to time. Any changes shall take effect upon posting to this Website.
Additionally, pursuant to applicable laws and rules of professional conduct in other states, this website may constitute advertising. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you select any lawyer, you should inquire further about the particular abilities, qualifications, and experiences of the lawyer to determine if they are appropriate for your needs. If you wish to consider retaining The Firm to be your lawyers, please ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience.
Copyright and Trademark Notice
The Firm is, unless otherwise stated, the owner or licensee of all rights in this Web site and its contents, software, databases and services. The materials contained in this Web site are protected by the copyright and trademark laws and other laws of the United States. No user of this Web site has any right, title, or interest in such contents, software, databases or services not previously expressly granted in writing to such user by The Firm or by its licensor.
Other Web sites operated by The Firm, such as extranets available to clients of the Firm, are subject to agreements posted on such other Web sites. Such agreements may contain terms that differ from the terms of this Notice.
No materials from this Web site may be published, uploaded, downloaded, transmitted, posted, copied, reproduced, distributed or republished except (a) with the Firm’s express written permission, (b) in accordance with a license granted by the Firm, (c) in accordance with a contract entered into with the Firm, or (d) as permitted by applicable law. However, you may view, print or download one copy of the materials on any single computer for your personal, non-commercial use only, but only if:
(i) all proprietary notices, including copyright, trademark and other intellectual property notices, are kept intact;
(ii) the materials are not modified;
(iii) the materials, absent the Firm’s express written permission, are not used in a manner that suggests an association with any of our services; and
(iv) the materials are not incorporated in any other work or publication.
Notwithstanding the foregoing,
(i) any materials available on this Web site are subject to any additional or narrower restrictions stated in such materials or by the owners thereof;
(ii) more than one copy of brochures, announcements, registration forms, client alerts and bulletins, and similar materials may be printed or downloaded as may be necessary and reasonable under the circumstances;
(iii) you may send copies of the materials to individual third parties for their personal information, but only if you acknowledge this Web site as the source of the material and you inform the third party that the terms of this Notice apply;
(iv) no part of this Web site may be distributed or recopied for any commercial purpose or for a fee.
The Firm reserves the right at any time at its discretion to withdraw or modify the permissions set out above.
These and all other trademarks, service marks, and trade names used on this Web site and the Firm’s other Web sites are owned by the Firm or third parties, and are protected by state, federal, and/or international trademark laws. No user of any Firm Web site has any right, title, or interest in those marks or names not previously expressly granted in writing to such user by the Firm or the third party.
A cookie is an electronically transmitted file that holds small pieces of information. The cookie collects certain information about your use of our Web site and sends it back to our Web server. Cookies do not, standing alone, identify you as an individual; they merely recognize your browser. No cookie on our Web site collects personal information.
There are two types of cookies: persistent and session-based. Persistent cookies remain on your computer after you’ve closed your browser or turned off your computer. Session cookies disappear from your computer when you close your browser, turn off your computer or exit from the portion of the web site that caused the cookie to be set. For example, we may use session cookies on the online seminar registration and online publication order forms.
When you visit the general portion of our Web site (that is, the portion other than our extranets), our Web server sends a persistent cookie to your computer. We use this cookie to help us understand better how visitors use our Web site so that we can improve it. For example, the cookies allow us to collect information about how many people are visiting our Web site, what pages they are visiting and how they navigate the site. They allow us to recognize different browsers when visitors return to our site. This helps us to track trends over time.
When you visit the home page of the general portion of our Web site, you also have the opportunity to choose to display the site without Flash navigation or Flash graphics throughout the duration of your visit. If you click on the “non-Flash site” link in the lower left-hand corner of the home page, a session cookie will be set to implement your choice. Without this session cookie, you would see the Flash-version of the Web site as soon as you left the home page, even if you had selected the non-Flash version.
Our Web site does not currently use “Graphics Interchange Format” files (GIFs), web beacons or other Web tools that operate in a manner similar to cookies, although we may do so in the future. We do not allow third party cookies to be placed on our Web site. For more information about cookies including how to set your internet browser to reject cookies please go towww.allaboutcookies.org.
Website Privacy and Security Statement
Introduction: The Firm takes your privacy and the security of your personal information very seriously. Please take a moment to read this Policy and learn about The Firm’ general privacy and information security principles. This Privacy and Security Policy (“Policy”) applies to the website www.rowleylegal.com (“Website”). This Policy does not apply to other websites operated by The Firm, such as client extranets. These sites are governed by separate agreements. By using this Website or submitting your personal information to us, you agree to our using your personal information in accordance with this Policy. Please do not send us any personal information if you do not want it to be treated in accordance with this Policy.
What is “Personal Information”?
In general, your personal information means information by which you, as an individual, can be identified. It includes information such as your name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address. Your personal information includes sensitive personal data, which is information as to your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious, philosophical or similar beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual life, commission of criminal offences and/or involvement in criminal proceedings.
Information We Collect
The Firm does not currently collect personal information through this Website except for information that:
- your Internet service provider automatically provides to our web server, such as its web site address and possibly your e-mail address;
- you send to us in an e-mail message using the e-mail facility that is part of this Website’s functionality;
- you send us when you sign up on this Website for newsletters, events or the like;
- you send us via this Website in the course of an application for employment;
- you submit to us in a CGI form (for example, when you submit a search request on this Website).
How We Use Your Personal Information
The Firm may use personal information collected from this Website for the following purposes:
- providing you with legal services if you are or become a client;
- responding to and otherwise processing your requests and applications;
- monitoring and improving the performance and content of this Website, analyzing Website usage and creating internal reports; and
- contacting you and delivering information (including marketing material) to you that you have requested or that we believe may interest you, such as administrative notices, details of our services, updates on legal developments and communications relevant to your use of our Website.
We will treat your personal information in accordance with this Policy and applicable law.
Location of Processing and Data Transfer
Your personally identifiable information may be controlled and processed by any of the firm’s offices. The location of our offices may change from time to time and we may acquire offices in other countries at any time. You acknowledge and agree that we may transfer your personally identifiable information to or through any country, including countries outside the European Economic Area, which may not have privacy (data protection) legislation and regulation comparable to the law of the country in which you reside, including European law.
Disclosure to Third Parties
We may use third parties to provide a service you request and to provide data processing, hosting, storage, emergency recovery services, and similar services to us. It may be necessary for these third parties to have access to personal information you have provided on this Website. These third parties will be required to enter into confidentiality agreements with The Firm that provide adequate protections for the safety and security of your personal information. If you provide personal information directly to any of our third party service providers, then their use of your personal information is subject to their privacy and security policies.
We will not otherwise disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent, unless required or permitted to do so by law, including the exercise or defense of our legal rights. We have no obligation to monitor the use of this Website or to retain the content of any user session. However, we reserve the right at all times to monitor, review, retain, and/or disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request or to cooperate with law enforcement and other authorities in investigating a claim of illegal activity.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the Website, track users’ movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We do not link IP addresses to personal information.
Links to Other Websites
For your convenience, this Website may provide links to other websites. Please be aware that this Policy applies only to the website at www.rowleylegal.com operated by The Firm and not to any other site. We recommend you review the privacy and security policies of each website you visit before providing any personal information.
Information From Children
We do not direct this Website to children less than thirteen (13) years of age and we do not knowingly collect personal information submitted by such children. Individuals under eighteen (18) should consult with a parent or guardian about the use of this Website.
Ownership of Materials
The Firm owns the information sent to us by means of this Website. If you choose to send us an e-mail message (including submission of your résumé), we may retain the content of the e-mail, your e-mail address and our response.
Access and Rectification
You have the right to access and to rectify your personal information submitted to us, (in some circumstances, a fee may be payable to do so). You may do so by sending an email to [email protected].
We use physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your personal information, including firewalls and scanning software to detect and block malicious code and certain unsolicited commercial e-mail (UCE or “spam”). Internally, we employ encryption technologies, user authentication systems (e.g., passwords and personal identification numbers) and access control mechanisms to secure access to our computer systems and files. We do not guarantee that our safeguards will always work. Please be aware that our information security software may cause some e-mail messages sent via this Website not to be received.
You should be aware that information sent to us using this Website may not be secure in transmission. However, if you access at The Firm extranet from this Website, such extranets are maintained on secure servers, using secured sockets layer (“SSL”) encryption. No other areas of The Firm’ websites are secure. Please be aware of this when sending any communications.
Modification of Policy
We may modify this Policy at any time to ensure that it accurately reflects the regulatory environment in which we operate and our data collection and disclosure practices. Your continuing use of this Website constitutes your acceptance of any modification to this Policy in effect at the time of your access. No modification or attempted modification of this Policy by you shall be binding on The Firm.
All changes to this Policy will be posted on this Website and we encourage you to check back from time to time to review any updates that have been made.
How to Contact Us
If you have any questions about this Policy or our use of your personal information, please email us at [email protected]. If you are inquiring with respect to the following offices specifically, you may also write The Firm at the addresses given.