These terms of use are entered into by you, the user, and Start-Up Company Counsel (“we” or “us”). The following Terms of Use and Disclaimers govern your access to and use of www.StartUpCompanyCounsel.com (the “Website”), including any content, functionality and services offered on or through the Website, whether as a guest or as a registered user.

Please read and review these Terms of Use before you use the Website. By using the Website, you accept and agree to be bound and abide by these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy, incorporated here by reference. If you do not want to agree to these Terms of Use, you must not access or use the Website.

Changes to the Terms of Use

We reserve the right to modify and update these Terms of Use from time to time on our sole discretion. All changes will be effective immediately when we post them, and will apply to all access to and use of the Website. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of modified and revised Terms of Use means that you accept and will agree to the changes.  It is the user’s responsibility to check this page from time to time so that you are aware of any changes to the Terms of Use, as they are binding on you.

Accessing the Website

We reserve the right to withdraw or amend the Website, and any service or material we provide on the Website, in our sole discretion without notice.  We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period. You agree that all information you provide to the Website through accessing the Website is governed by our Privacy Policy, and you consent to all actions we take with respect to our information consistent with our Privacy Policy.

Intellectual Property Rights

The Website and its entire contents, features, and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video and audio, and the design, selection and arrangement hereof) are owned by the Website’s owner, its licensors, or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.

These Terms of Use permit you to use the Website for your personal use. You must not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store or transmit any of the material on the Website, except as follows:

Geographic Restrictions

The owner of the Website is based in the State of California in the United States. This Website is provided for use only by persons located in the United States. We make no claims that the Website or any of its content is accessible or appropriate outside of the United States. Access to the Website may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Website from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

Disclaimer of Warranties

You understand that we cannot and do not guarantee that the Website will be free of viruses or other destructive code.  You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for anti-virus protection and accuracy of data input and output.  WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY ANY ATTACK, VIRUS, OR OTHER TECHNOLOGICAL MATERIAL THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA, OR OTHER PROPRIETARY MATERIAL DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE.

YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND  “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.  Some states do not allow the disclaimer or limitation of warranties, so the disclaimers set forth above may not apply to you.

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE WEBSITE, ITS OWNERS, PARTNERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES OR CONTENT OR SERVICE PROVIDERS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, COMPENSATORY, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES EVEN IF MADE AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION UNDER CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE, INABILITY TO USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE WEBSITE AND/OR ANY CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR SERVICES AVAILABLE AT THE SITE. Some states may not allow the disclaim or limitation of warranties, so the disclaimers set forth above may not apply to you.

No Legal Advice: The Website www.StartUpCompanyCounsel.com provides only general information and does not provide, or hold itself out as providing either general or specific legal advice. While it is intended that all information on the Website is current, we cannot guarantee that information found on the Website is accurate, complete or up-to-date. You should not act upon information on the Website without seeking advice from an attorney admitted to practice in the applicable geographic location.  You agree that you may not and should not rely upon the information on the Website for legal advice.

Links to Third Party Websites:  The Website may include links to third party websites that are controlled and maintained by others. Any link to other websites is not an endorsement of such websites and you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for any of the content or the availability of any such sites.

No Attorney-Client Relationship: Nothing on the Website should be construed as creating an attorney-client relationship between any user of the Website and the owner of the Website.  We are not giving you legal advice or a legal opinion through the Website; if you think otherwise, you should not use the Website.  You should always retain an attorney to address your questions or situation.

Confidentiality: Do not use this website to send us confidential or proprietary information. All information you submit through the Website immediately becomes our property. Do not send us any information until we have performed a conflict check for each legal issue.

Email: If you choose to contact us via e-mail, be advised that any information transmitted electronically may not be secure, may not protected by attorney-client privilege, and might be viewed by other parties.

Governing Law: Although this website may be viewed worldwide, we practice primarily in the State of California in the United States of America. Other jurisdictions may have laws and regulations that differ substantially from those of California. By using the Website, you agree that any disputes or matters arising out of or related to your viewing or use of the Website shall be governed under the laws of the State of California.

If you have any additional questions or concerns about these terms of use, please contact us via the phone number, contact form or mailing address listed on the Website. If our terms of use change in a significant way, we will post the modified terms of use here.

Effective March 1, 2016.