Phone: (919) 784-0010
Last Revised: April 1, 2014
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE. YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND DISCLAIMERS.
Welcome to www.EpperlyLaw.com (hereinafter the “Website”). Michael R. Epperly, PLLC d/b/a Epperly Law Firm (hereinafter referred to as “Firm,” “us,” “we,” and “our”) provides access to the Website, and the services offered through the Website, to you subject to the following terms and conditions. In return for gaining access to the Website, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions of use without limitation or qualification. If you do not intend to be legally bound by these terms and conditions of use, do not access or use the Website. If you visit the Website, you accept these terms and conditions of use. Please read them carefully.
1. Privacy and Cookies
2. Location and Geographic Scope
The Website is physically located in, and operated from, the United States of America. The Website may be viewed throughout the United States and internationally, and may contain references to products or services not available in all states or countries. Any reference to a particular product or service does not imply that the Firm intends to make such product or service available in such states or countries. Firm will not, and does intend to, provide any product or service in any state or country where doing so would violate the laws and ethical rules of that jurisdiction, or where the Firm and its attorneys are not licensed to practice.
3. Electronic Communications
When you visit the Website or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on the Website. Unless otherwise required by law or agreed to by us in writing, you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically via e-mail or by posting notices on the Website satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
Unless otherwise indicated, all content included on the Website, including, but not limited to, text, design, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, interfaces, data compilations, software, and code, is property of the Firm, its affiliates, or its content suppliers, and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of the Firm, its affiliates, or its content suppliers, and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All software used on this site is the property of the Firm, its affiliates, or its software suppliers and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. For purposes of these terms and conditions of use, the term “affiliates” means any entity or person, directly or indirectly, owning a controlling interest in, or under common ownership control with, the Firm, or any entity or person in which Firm, directly or indirectly, owns a controlling interest. Nothing contained on the Website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any of the copyrighted works displayed or contained in the Website without the express, written consent of the Firm.
The Firm or one of its affiliates is the owner (in the United States and other countries) of certain registered and unregistered trademarks, service marks, trade names, graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, trade dress, or other indicia of trade origin that appear on this Website. The registered and unregistered trademarks, service marks, trade names, graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, trade dress, or other indicia of trade origin of the Firm or its affiliates may not be used in connection with any business, product, or service whose source is not the Firm or one of its affiliates, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, the trade, or the public, or in any manner that disparages or discredits the Firm or any of its affiliates.
All other trademarks, service marks, trade names, and logos not owned by the Firm or its affiliates that appear on the Website are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by the Firm or its affiliates. Nothing contained on the Website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any of the trademarks, service marks, trade names, graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, trade dress, or other indicia of trade origin of the Firm or its affiliates displayed or contained in the Website without the express, written consent of the Firm or its affiliates.
To the extent that one or more patents apply to the Website and to the features, products, and services accessible via the Website, nothing contained on the Website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any of the foregoing patents, licensed patents, or the patentable inventions contained therein without the express, written consent of the Firm and/or the patent owner.
7. License and Site Access
This license does not include any rights of resale or commercial use of the Website or its contents; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of the Website or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. The Website or any portion of the Website may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without the express, written consent of the Firm. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including, without limitation, images, text, page layout, or form) of the Firm or its affiliates without its or their respective express, written consent. You may not use any metatags or any other “hidden text” utilizing the Firm’s (or its affiliates’) name or trade names, trademarks, or service marks without the express, written consent of the Firm. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by the Firm.
You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the home page of Firm so long as the link does not portray the Firm, its affiliates, or their products or services, in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter. You may not use any proprietary graphic, trade name, trademark, or service mark of Firm or any of its affiliates as part of the link without the express, written consent of the Firm.
8. Your Account
We may require users to establish accounts before accessing some areas of the Website and/or purchasing some products or services through the Website. If you establish an account to use the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account, username and/or password, and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account, username and/or password.
Children under the age of 18 are not authorized to use the Website without their parent’s or guardian’s permission. By using the Website, you certify that you are either over the age of 18, or have your parent’s or guardian’s permission to access the Website.
10. Reviews, Comments, Communications, and Other Content
The Firm and its affiliates reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in their sole discretion.
Visitors may not post reviews, comments, and other content, send e-cards and other communications, or submit suggestions, ideas, comments, questions, or other information, any of which is illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable, or which consists of or contains software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of “spam.” You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of a card or other content. The Firm reserves the right (but has no obligation) to remove or edit such content, but does not regularly review posted content.
If you do post content or submit material, and unless we indicate otherwise, you grant the Firm and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media, including, without limitation, any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communications, content, or materials you send to the Website for any purpose whatsoever, including, without limitation, developing, manufacturing, providing, or promoting new products or services using such information and things. You grant the Firm and its affiliates and sub-licensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if they choose. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate the Terms and Conditions of Use and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify the Firm, its related entities and its affiliates for all claims resulting from content you supply.
From time to time, the Firm may monitor and edit or remove any activity or content, but it has no obligation to do so. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any content posted by you or any third party. Harassment in any manner or form on the Website, including via e-mail or chat or by obscene or abusive language is strictly forbidden. Impersonation of others, including a Firm employee, host, or representative or other members or visitors to the Website is prohibited. You may not upload to, distribute, or otherwise publish through the Website any content that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal, or otherwise objectionable, or that constitutes or encourages a criminal offense, violates the rights of any party, or otherwise gives rise to liability or violates any law. You may not upload commercial content on the Website or use the Website to solicit others to join or become members of any commercial online service or other organization.
Consistent with the Rules of Professional Conduct regulating attorneys, we reserve the right to disclose your personal information to comply with a court order, subpoena, search warrant, or other legal process; to comply with legal, regulatory, or administrative requirements of any governmental authorities; to protect and defend Firm, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and their officers, directors, employees, attorneys, agents, contractors, and partners, in connection with any legal action, claim, or dispute; to enforce the Terms and Conditions of Use of the Website; to prevent imminent physical harm; and in the event that we find that your actions on the Website violate any laws, our Terms and Conditions of Use, or any of our usage guidelines for specific products or services.
These terms and conditions of use apply only to this Website, and not to the websites of any other person or entity. We may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other worldwide websites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of such external websites or resources, and do not endorse (and are not responsible or liable for) any content, advertising, products, services, or other materials on or available from such other websites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that, under no circumstances, will we be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage that is caused or alleged to have been caused to you in connection with your use of, or reliance on, any content, advertisements, products, services or other resources available from any other website (regardless of whether we directly or indirectly link to such content, advertisements, products, services, or other resources). You should direct any concerns with respect to any other websites to that website’s administrator or webmaster.
12. Copyright Complaints
We respect the intellectual property rights of others, and we ask our users to do the same. In appropriate circumstances and in our discretion, we may terminate the rights of any user to use the Website (or any part thereof) who infringes the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or if you are aware of someone so infringing on your rights, please provide the following information to the “Copyright Agent” specified below:
- 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 upon;
- 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 that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, and 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 authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
You may send any notices, including notices of copyright infringement under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, to the Firm’s designated agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on the Website at the following addresses:
Epperly Law Firm
201 Shannon Oaks Circle, Suite 200
Cary, North Carolina 27511
(919) 784-0010 phone
(855) 810-8293 fax
Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying the Firm and its affiliates that your copyrighted materials have been infringed.
THIS POLICY IS INTENDED TO COMPLY FULLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE ONLINE COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT LIABILITY LIMITATION ACT.
13. Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability
The Website is provided by Firm on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Firm makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of the Website or the information, content, materials, or products included on the Website. You expressly agree that your use of the Website is at your sole risk.
To the fullest extent permissible by applicable law, Firm disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Firm does not warrant that the Website, its servers, or e-mail sent from Firm are free of viruses or other harmful components. Firm will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of the Website, including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages.
14. Governing Law
The Website was developed in the United States of America in accordance with and shall be governed by the laws of the State of North Carolina, United States of America. By visiting the Website, you agree that the laws of the State of North Carolina of the United States, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these terms and conditions of use, and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and the Firm or its affiliates.
Except as otherwise agreed in writing (between us and you), any dispute relating in any way to your visit to the Website or to products you purchase through the Website shall be submitted to confidential arbitration in Raleigh, North Carolina, of the United States of America, except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate the Firm’s intellectual property rights, Firm may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts. Arbitration under these terms and conditions of use shall be conducted under the rules then prevailing of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitrator’s award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under these terms and conditions of use shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to these terms and conditions of use, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise.
16. Site Policies, Modification, and Severability
17. Suggestions and Feedback
You may contact the Firm at the address provided below. While we appreciate and welcome your suggestions and feedback, you are under no obligation to provide either. If you do submit suggestions or feedback, you agree that the Firm will be entitled to use them to the same extent as any other communications, content, or materials you send to the Website, as outlined in Section 10 of this policy.
18. Our Address
Epperly Law Firm
201 Shannon Oaks Circle, Suite 200
Cary, North Carolina 27511
(919) 784-0010 phone
(855) 810-8293 fax