TERMS AND CONDITIONS
These Terms and Conditions (the “Agreement”) are between us, Carr, Chelovich, Skadberg & Kazmierczak LLC dba Counsel of Carr, Skadberg & Kazmierczak LLC and CCSK Law (“CCSK Law LLC”), and you. Please read this Agreement carefully before using our website or downloads. If you use or visit our website, you have agreed to this Agreement. So please do not use our website if you disagree with this Agreement or if you do not understand this Agreement. Any other disclaimers on our website are a part of this Agreement. We may modify or change this Agreement without notice to you, and any changes or modifications are effective immediately when published.
THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS A CLASS ACTION WAIVER PROVISION AND A JURY WAIVER PROVISION.
The Website and Services
Our website includes any information and subpages within. The term “website” does not mean third party links or websites. We provide you with information and the ability to communicate with us. None of this information will constitute the rendering of legal, tax, or other professional advice or services.
Using our website does not create any relationship, either as attorney/client, employee/employer, joint venture, partnership, or any other agent relationship.
If you send us a message through the contact us form, we will return our communication at our discretion. We may contact you through phone, email, or newsletter. If you wish to unsubscribe from emails or newsletter, please let us know by emailing us. You may unsubscribe at any time, and we may retain your account to be re-activated if you re-subscribe.
WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT OUR SERVICES, COMMUNICATIONS, INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, OR OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF OUR WEBSITE OR PRODUCTS, OR FROM ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
You may post reviews, questions, comments, and other content (individually a “post” or collectively “posts”), so long as the content is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights (including publicity rights), or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable, and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of “spam” or unsolicited commercial electronic messages. You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise provide misleading information or content. We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to remove or edit such content.
If you submit a post, you grant us a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, perform, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media, such as use of a testimonial. Further, you grant us and any sublicensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all the rights to the content that you post, that the content is accurate, that use of the content you supply does not violate this Agreement and will not cause injury to any person or entity, and that you will indemnify us for all claims resulting from content you supply. We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. We have no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.
Ownership and Use
The following lists are examples of protected material and information, and we just want to make sure you have no questions about who owns what. All technology, programs, software, information, products, processes, data, developments, designs, artwork, formulae, other copyrightable and/or patentable works and techniques related to or associated with the website, (the “Company Technology”) is retained and owned by us at all times. All material on the website, including, but not limited to, text, data, graphics, logos, button icons, images, sound bites, audio clips, videos, video clips, links, digital downloads, data compilations, and software is owned, controlled by, or licensed to us and is protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property rights. You may not edit, develop, make changes to, transfer, sell, or use any Company Technology or any material on the website, unless we expressly give you permission to do so.
Subject to this Agreement, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable license to access and make use of our services and website. This license does not include any resale or unauthorized use of any services, website, products, descriptions, or prices. Further, you are not permitted to gain any derivative use of our services or website; download, copy, or other use of account information for the benefit of any third party; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. All other rights not expressly granted to you in this Agreement are reserved by us. None of our service, products, trademarks, copyrights, proprietary information, or website may be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without our express written consent. You must not use our services, website, or products for any illegal or obscene activities.
You may provide links to our website, so long as you do not change, remove, or obscure the copyright notice or other notices on our website. Your website or other source of links must not engage in illegal or obscene activities. Finally, you may link provided you understand that you must stop linking to our website immediately if we request.
Liability & Indemnification
We recognize that we are not perfect. The content on the website may have inaccuracies or typographical errors. Further, we will not warrant that our website will operate without mistakes or delays, or that any third party websites will be free of viruses or other harmful components. Even if we provide a link to a third-party website, we do not endorse the third-party and we are not responsible for the contents of any linked site, or any link contained in a linked site.
OUR WEBSITE AND ALL INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, AND OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF OUR SERVICES OR PRODUCTS OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU. THEREFORE, TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF OUR WEBSITE, SERVICES, AND PRODUCTS ARE AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
As such, in no event will we, or any third parties we work with, be liable for any incidental, consequential, indirect or other damages. Because some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. In such states, liability is limited to the greatest extent permitted by law, resulting in the smallest dollar amount permitted for the aggregate liability for both our website and affiliated parties for a claim deriving from or related to our website. This is in place of any and all other remedies otherwise available.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us and our agents harmless for all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any use of the website or violation of this Agreement by you or any other person affiliated with you. Further, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold us and our agents harmless for all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from enforcement of this Agreement, including this indemnification clause.
Dispute Resolution & Waivers
This Agreement is governed by the laws of the United States and the State of Indiana. If there is a dispute between you and us with anything related to this Agreement, including services or payments, then we agree to initially attempt to resolve the issues to the mutual satisfaction of the parties and in good faith through negotiation. If we cannot resolve the dispute through negotiation, then that party may submit a claim to the state court located in Porter County, Indiana. If CCSK Law LLC prevails, we will be entitled to recover attorneys’ fees and costs.
Please read the next part carefully because it contains a class action waiver and a jury waiver.
Class Action Wavier. YOU WAIVE THE RIGHT TO LITIGATE IN COURT OR ARBITRATE ANY CLAIM OR DISPUTE AS A CLASS ACTION, EITHER AS A MEMBER OF A CLASS OR AS A REPRESENTATIVE, OR TO ACT AS A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL.
Jury Wavier. You waive your respective rights to a trial before a jury in connection with any Dispute between you and us. If a Dispute is brought before a court of law or equity, the Dispute shall be resolved by a judge sitting without a jury. If a court determines that this provision is not enforceable for any reason and at any time prior to trial of the Dispute, but not later than thirty (30) days after entry of the order determining this provision is unenforceable, any party shall be entitled to move the court for an order compelling an alternative to litigation, including mediation or arbitration and staying or dismissing such litigation pending the alternative dispute resolution.
This Agreement represents the entire understanding of both Parties, so it supersedes all previous agreements and understandings and discussions. If we make any exceptions to what has been described in this Agreement, we are not waiving our rights to seek remedies. Whenever possible, each provision of this Agreement will be interpreted to be effective and valid under the law, but if any provision of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable, the rest of this Agreement is still in full force and effect.