Terms & Conditions
- User’s Acknowledgement and Acceptance of Terms
- Legal Notices and Disclaimers
(A) No attorney–client relationship through site use, form submission, or call. No attorney-client relationship between you and the Firm is or may be created by your access or use of the website, the information contained on it, submitting a form, or otherwise contacting us. The only way to become our client, is through agreeing to engagement terms. You may choose to become a client of the Firm through this site, but, in order to do so, you must expressly agree to engagement terms that will be displayed to you if you seek to become a client. Unless you agree to engagement terms, use of this site alone will not make you our client.
(B) No Expectation of Confidentiality. Our site includes submission forms through which you can seek representation by the Firm. Unless you seek representation by the Firm through these submission forms, the Firm will not consider representing you and no information provided on this site will be considered confidential by the Firm. Please do not send us, or attempt to send us, any confidential information in any other way.
(C) Do Not Rely on the Information Contained on this site. The information provided on the website is general in nature and does not apply to any particular situation, whether it be factual, legal, financial, insurance, or otherwise. Although we strive to keep the content on the website relevant and useful, laws are often changing, and we cannot guarantee that all of the content is complete, accurate, or current. As such, you should not rely on any information on our website, and should seek professional advice.
(D) Some photos on the website may be of models and not of clients or firm personnel and may be simulations. Services performed by our Firm may be performed by professionals other than those pictured.
- Third-Party Sites
This site may contain links to third-party sites or include references to information, documents, software materials or services provided by other parties. These other sites and these references are not under our control, and you acknowledge that we are not responsible for the quality, delivery, accuracy, legality, or any other aspect of the content of such sites, nor are we responsible for errors or omissions in any reference to other parties or their products or services, including sites owned or operated by third parties that have business relationships with the Firm. Any activities you engage in with any third party are subject to the privacy and other policies, terms and conditions of use or sale, and rules issued by the operator of the third-party site. Any interactions, correspondence, transactions, and other dealings that you have with any third parties found on or through the website are solely between you and the third party, including issues related to the content of third-party advertisements, payments, delivery of goods, warranties, and data security and privacy.
- Content Ownership & Limited License
The website and the content contained on it is owned or controlled by the Firm and certain other agents, third parties, or affiliates. Such content includes, but is not limited to all information, text, data, files, images, scripts, instructions, illustrations, photographs, articles, books, audio clips, music, sounds, pictures, videos, advertising copy, URLs, technology, software, interactive features, the “look and feel” of the website, and the compilation, assembly, and arrangement of the materials of the website and any and all copyrightable material, as well as trademarks, logos, trade names, service marks, and trade identities of various parties, including those of the Firm. All right, title, and interest in and to the content available through the website is the property of the Firm or our licensors or certain other third parties. Subject to your strict compliance with these Terms, you are granted a non-exclusive, revocable, non–assignable, and nontransferable license to display, view, use, or play the content (excluding source and object code in raw form or otherwise, other than as made available to access and use to enable display and functionality) on a device solely for your personal, informational, noncommercial purposes only. Except as expressly provided herein, no part of the website, including, but not limited to, content retrieved and the underlying code, may be reproduced, republished, copied, transmitted, or distributed in any form or by any means.We respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement and terminate accounts of repeat infringers according to the process set out in the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act.If you believe that any material on the Website infringes upon any copyright which you may own or control, you may file a DMCA Notice of Infringement with our Designated Copyright Agent:
You may contact those responsible for the site by emailing [email protected].
- Use Restrictions
(A) Website Use Restrictions. You agree to use this site and services solely for your personal, noncommercial use. You agree further that you will not engage in any activity that interferes with the site, its operation, security, or attempt to reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, or modify any of the website’s source or object code or any software or other products, website, or processes accessible through any portion of the website.
(B) Content Use Restrictions. You also agree that you will not monitor, gather, copy, or distribute website content (except as may be a result of standard search engine activity or use of a standard browser) on the website by using any ‘bot’ or similar tool, or manual process of any kind. You agree that you will not modify any website content, keep intact all trademark, copyright, and other intellectual property notices concerning any content on the site and will not use such content in a manner that suggests an unauthorized association with any of our or our licensors’ products, websites, or brands.
(C) Availability of Website and Content. The Firm may immediately suspend or terminate the availability of the website and any content available on it, in whole or in part, for any reason, in the Firm’s sole discretion, and without advance notice or liability.
- Disclaimer of Warranties
YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SITE AND SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH IT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR THE WARRANTY OF NONINFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICES AND MATERIALS WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT THE SERVICES AND MATERIALS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE. ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THIS SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN RISK AND DISCRETION AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL. NO WRITTEN OR ORAL INFORMATION OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US OR THROUGH US OR FROM THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
- Governing Law
These Terms are to be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Texas, United States, without regard to choice of law principles.
- Arbitration and Class Action Waiver
(A) Consent to Arbitration. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this agreement, or the breach thereof, shall be settled by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association in Houston, Texas, under its Commercial Arbitration Rules, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.
(B) Venue. Except to the extent that arbitration is required in Section 8(A), and except as to the enforcement of any arbitration decision or award, any action or proceeding relating to any Dispute may only be instituted in state or federal court in Brazoria County, Texas. Accordingly, you and the Firm consent to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of such courts for such matters.
(C) Injunctive Relief. The provisions of Section 8(A) and 8(B) will not apply to any legal action taken by the Firm to seek an injunction or other equitable relief in connection with, any loss, cost, or damage (or any potential loss, cost, or damage) relating to the website, any content, and/or the Firm’s intellectual property rights (including such that we may claim that may be in dispute), or the Firm’s operations.
(D) WAIVER OF CLASS ACTIONS AND CLASS ARBITRATIONS. YOU AND THE FIRM AGREE THAT EACH PARTY MAY BRING DISPUTES AGAINST THE OTHER PARTY ONLY IN AN INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION FEDERAL OR STATE CLASS ACTIONS, OR CLASS ARBITRATIONS.
- Limitations of Our Liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL WE OR OUR AFFILIATES. OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, OR ANY LOSS OR PROFITS OR REVENUES, WHETHER INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, SITE PERFORMANCE, SITE SECURITY, ERRORS OR OMMISSIONS IN THE SITE’S TECHNICAL OPERATION, DISCLOSURES OF ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION SUBMITTED THROUGH THE SITE, WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR EVEN IF THE CONSEQUENCES WERE FORESEEABLE, AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THIS SITE OR OF ANY WEBSITE REFERENCED OR LINKED TO FROM THIS SITE. SOME JURISDICTIONS PROHIBIT THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF THE SORT DESCRIBED ABOVE, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU, FOR ALL POSSIBLE DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE WEBSITE AND YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THESE TERMS, EXCEED $100.
- Questions and Customer Service
If you have a question regarding using our website, you may contact us by email at [email protected].
We may revise the Terms provided herein at any time by updating this page. By using the website, you agree to be bound by any such revisions. Users of the website are encouraged to check this document frequently to stay informed of the website’s Terms.
Upon request, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless, us, our agents and affiliates, and their directors, officers, agents, employees, or third party contractors, from all liabilities, claims, expenses, including attorney’s fees, that arise from your use or misuse of this site, your connection to this site, your violation of these Terms, or your violation of the rights of another person. We reserve the exclusive right to settle, compromise, and pay claims or losses resulting from your use or misuse of our site and to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate in asserting any available defenses. In any event, you agree to not settle any claims without the prior written consent.
If any provision of these Terms is deemed invalid, unlawful, void, or unenforceable by a court or arbitrator of competent jurisdiction, then that provision shall be severed from these Terms, and the invalidity of the provision will not affect the validity or enforceability of the remainder of these Terms.
(A) International Disclaimer. The Firm controls and operates the website from its U.S.-based office, and the Firm makes no representation that the website are appropriate or available for use beyond the United States. If you use the website from other locations, you are doing so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws regarding your online conduct and acceptable content.
(B) Interpretation. The summaries of provisions and section headings are provided for convenience only and shall not limit the full Terms. To the extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to waive, and you hereby waive, any applicable statutory and common law theory that may permit a contract to be construed against its drafter. Wherever the word “including” is used in these Terms, the word will be deemed to mean “including, without limitation.”
(C) Communications. When you communicate with us electronically, you consent to receive communications from us electronically. Please note that we are not obligated to respond to inquiries we receive. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
(D) Assignment. The Firm may assign its rights and obligations under these Terms, in whole or in part, to any party at any time without any notice. These Terms may not be assigned by you, and you may not delegate your duties under them, without the prior written consent of the Firm.
(E) No Waiver. No failure or delay by the Firm in exercising any of its rights, powers, or remedies will operate as a waiver of that or any other right, power, or remedy.
(F) Entire Agreement. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and the Firm with respect to the subject matter of these Terms, and supersede and replace any prior version of these Terms. These Terms create no third party beneficiary rights.
Effective Date: These Terms were last revised on May 24, 2018.