TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Your use of this website, www.pepperlaw.com (the Website) is subject to the following terms and conditions. By accessing this Website, you acknowledge that you have read and accepted these terms and conditions. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOU MUST EXIT THIS WEBSITE IMMEDIATELY AND DISCONTINUE ANY USE OF INFORMATION OR SERVICES AVAILABLE AT THIS WEBSITE.

Introduction
Pepper Hamilton LLP (Pepper) is delighted for you to explore this site, learn about our firm, our attorneys and areas of practice; read our articles and announcements; and sign up for our alerts and newsletters. We invite you to print, download or copy in reasonable quantities the articles, updates and other documents available at this site, but only for your own personal or internal business use, or for non-commercial distribution. We welcome your suggestions for how we can make this site more valuable to you and other visitors.

We devote the rest of these terms and conditions to the various restrictions, disclaimers and legal notices that affect how you may use this site.

Copyright Notice
Pepper Hamilton LLP claims a copyright in all proprietary and copyrightable text, graphics and computer code on this Website, the overall design of this site, and the selection, arrangement and presentation of all materials on this site, including information in the public domain. All trademarks, service marks, trade names and trade dress, whether registered or unregistered (collectively the “Marks”) that appear on this Website are proprietary to Pepper or another owner.

You are not authorized to modify any material on this site, incorporate the material in whole or part into another work, or remove any copyright notices, trademarks or trademark notices, or other proprietary rights notices. Reproduction or distribution of any material from this Website for commercial purposes requires the express written permission of Pepper, which you may request by e-mailing phinfo@pepperlaw.com.

Disclaimers
No Legal Advice or Attorney-Client Relationship
The Website is intended to provide information (not advice) about the firm, its lawyers and legal developments. Visitors to this Website should not act upon this information without consulting with legal counsel licensed in the relevant state or country. The content of this Website may not reflect current legal developments, verdicts or settlements. These materials may be changed, improved, or updated without notice. Pepper is not responsible for any errors or omissions in the content of this Website or for damages arising from the use or performance of this Website under any circumstances.

Transmission and receipt of the materials provided by the Website are not confidential communications, and are not intended to and do not create an attorney-client relationship. The act of sending an e-mail to an attorney at Pepper will not create an attorney-client relationship. If you are not currently a client of Pepper, your e-mail will not be privileged and may be disclosed to other persons.

Links to Third-Party Resources
Third-party resources that can be accessed with hypertext links from this Website are not under the control of Pepper and the firm is not responsible for the contents of any of these third-party resources. The third-party hypertext links presented on this site are provided for your convenience only. The inclusion of any link on this site does not imply any recommendation, approval or endorsement of that site by the firm.

No Warranties
This Website is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Pepper, its affiliates, subsidiaries or its or their partners, officers, directors, employees or agents (collectively the “Pepper Hamilton Parties”) do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, reliability, suitability or usefulness of any portion of this Website. The Pepper Hamilton Parties do not warrant that this Website will be uninterrupted or error free, that any specific information that is requested will be provided or that this Website or the computers hosting this Website are or will be free of computer viruses or other harmful elements. You expressly agree that the entire risk as to the quality and performance of this Website and the accuracy, timeliness or completeness of the content is assumed solely by you. Pepper Hamilton Parties do not make any, and hereby specifically disclaim any and all representations and warranties, express or implied, regarding this Website, including without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement of third-party rights. You understand and agree that any content, material and/or data downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of this Website is used at your own risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of such content, material and/or data.

Limitation of Liability
Under no circumstances will any of the Pepper Hamilton Parties be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information obtained through this Website. It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of this Website. In no event shall any of the Pepper Hamilton Parties be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of or relating to this Website, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory. In the event a jurisdiction does not allow any of the foregoing exclusions or limitations of liability, in such jurisdiction(s) the Pepper Hamilton Parties’ liability is limited to the greatest extent permitted by law. Your sole remedy for dissatisfaction with this Website is to stop using this Website.

IRS Circular 230 Disclosure
To comply with certain U.S. Treasury regulations, we inform you that unless expressly stated otherwise, any U.S. federal tax advice contained in this communication, including attachments, was not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, by any taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding any penalties that may be imposed on such taxpayer by the Internal Revenue Service. In addition, if any such tax advice is used or referred to by other parties in promoting, marketing or recommending any partnership or other entity, investment plan or arrangement, then (i) the advice should be construed as written in connection with the promotion or marketing by others of the transaction(s) or matter(s) addressed in this communication and (ii) the taxpayer should seek advice based on the taxpayer's particular circumstances from an independent tax advisor.

Copyright Complaints
If you believe this Website contains content that infringes your copyright, please provide the information listed below to our designated agent for claims of copyright infringement:

  • an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest
  • a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed
  • a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Website
  • your address, telephone number and e-mail address
  • a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law, and
  • a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or duly authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

Our designated agent may be contacted as follows:

Timothy C. Atkins
Partner and Chair, Technology Committee
Pepper Hamilton LLP
3000 Two Logan Square
Eighteenth and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2799

Indemnification
You agree to make Pepper Hamilton LLP, its affiliates, partners, directors, officers, subsidiaries, parents, employees and agents, whole for any and all claims, losses, liabilities, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) arising from your use of this Website or any violation of these terms and conditions.

Please note, the attorney responsible for this Website is Timothy C. Atkins.