Terms of Use and Disclaimer.

This Agreement governs the use of our firm’s website. By using our firm’s website, the user agrees to comply with and be bound by all of the terms and conditions set out herein. All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Information on the site is not exhaustive and is not intended to be used as a substitute for professional advice. We disclaim any responsibility arising out of the use of information contained in this website or any links contained herein. Please contact us if you have any questions on how this information applies to your particular set of circumstances.

All information provided on our  website is provided without charge as a convenience to visitors, to be used for informational purposes only. The information is provided provided “as is”, and we make no commitment to update the information contained herein. The material provided on our website includes information about law, however such information does not constitute legal advice. Decisions based on any information contained on our website are the sole responsibility of the visitor, and in exchange for using our website, the visitor agrees to hold our firm, Jeffrey McLaughlin, and our partners, affiliates, associates and employees harmless against any claims for damages arising from any decisions that the visitor makes based on such information.

While we have attempted for this material to be accurate we make absolutely no representations as to the accuracy, reliability or content of any information. Users expressly agree to use our website at their own risk. Users agree to use the our website for lawful purposes only. Users will not post or transmit any material that violates or infringes legal rights, or gives rise to civil or criminal liability. Our website contains copyrighted material including (but not limited to) text, software, photos, video, graphics, music and sound. The entire contents of our website are copyrighted as collective work under the copyright laws of Canada and other jurisdictions. The user may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content contained on our website, in whole or in part.

The user may download copyrighted material for user’s personal use only. Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, no copying, redistribution, re-transmission, publication or commercial exploitation of downloaded material will be permitted without the prior express permission of Jeffrey McLaughlin. The user acknowledges that it does not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyrighted material. We give no warranty or other assurance as to the operation, quality or functionality of the site. Access to the site may be interrupted, restricted or delayed for any reason. We also give no warranty or other assurance as to the content of the material appearing on the site, its accuracy, completeness, timelessness or fitness for any particular purpose.

To the full extent permissible by law, we disclaim all responsibility for damages or losses (including, without limitation, financial loss, damages for loss in business projects, loss of profits or other consequential losses) arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of or inability to use our website or any material appearing on our website, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using material contained in our website. Our website contains links to external sites. We are not responsible for and have no control over the content of such sites. Information on our office, our procedures, Jeffrey McLaughlin, or any material available via hypertext link from our website, is made available without responsibility on our part. We disclaim all responsibility and liability (including for negligence) in relation to information on or accessible from our website.

Contacting our office (Jeffrey McLaughlin or any employees, staff, or associates of our office) does not mean that we are acting for the person who has contacted us or even that we have received said person’s communication, whether by email, voicemail, courier or regular mail.  Persons do not become our clients unless and until we confirm that we agree to act for such person(s), and such representation is confirmed by a retainer agreement or retainer letter signed by Jeffrey McLaughlin.

Unless you are an existing client, no correspondence – including but not limited to information provided in an e-mail – will be considered confidential, and no confidential information should be sent to us without prior agreement or written confirmation that the sender is our client.

Intellectual Property Notice
Jeffrey McLaughlin either owns the intellectual property rights in the underlying HTML, Java scripts, text, audio clips, video clips, photos and other material and services that is made available to you on our website, or has obtained the permission of the owner of the intellectual property to use the content on our website. The features of our website, and its arrangement and architecture, as well as the content, are protected by Canadian and international intellectual and industrial property rights, including copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary rights.

Limited Licence
We grant to you a limited licence to display on your computer, print, download and use the content and materials made available on our website, for your own non-commercial, personal, or educational uses only, provided that you do not modify any such content.  No other use is permitted. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you may not:

a. make any commercial use of such content;
b. include such content in or with any product that you create or distribute; or
c. copy such content onto any other website.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, to the extent that we post any legal forms or precedents, you may use them for your own business purposes, including the modification thereof, provided that you not resell them in any form and subject specifically to each of the Sections below in these Terms of Use.

Our logo on the website are the trademarks of Jeffrey McLaughlin, Barrister & Solicitor. The names of all other companies, products and services mentioned on our website are the trademarks of their respective owners. The display of trademarks or trade names on this website does not convey or create any licence or other rights in these marks or names. Any unauthorized use of them is strictly prohibited.

No Solicitor-Client Relationship
No solicitor-client, advocacy, fiduciary or other relationship is created by accessing or otherwise using the contents and materials on our website or by communicating with us by way of email or through our website.

No Legal Advice
The information provided on our website, including any sample documents or agreements, is not intended to be legal advice. Many factors unknown to us may affect the applicability of any statement or comment that we make on our website to your particular circumstances. Your use of these materials is completely at your own risk. We recommend that you always obtain legal advice before modifying or using any materials, including any sample documents or agreements, in your business.

No Warranties
While we have made reasonable efforts to ensure that the materials on this website are accurate, we do not warrant the quality, accuracy or completeness of any information or materials on our website. We do not guarantee our website will be available without interruption, errors or omissions or that the website and the servers(s) that make it available are free from viruses or other harmful components. The website and all information and materials provided on the website are provided “as is” without warranty or condition of any kind. This website may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. In no event shall Jeffrey McLaughlin be liable for any damages whatsoever, including but not limited to special, indirect or consequential damages, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of information and materials available on this website.

Communications Not Confidential
Jeffrey McLaughlin does not guarantee the confidentiality of any communication via email or this website that relates to any matter for which Jeffrey McLaughlin does not already represent you. In matters where Jeffrey McLaughlin does represent you, email is not a secure method of communication.

No Endorsement
Any reference on this website to any third party companies, products or services is provided for your convenience only and does not imply any endorsement or recommendation by Jeffrey McLaughlin.

You may link to the front page of this website at www.jrmlaw.ca. Any other link to this website is prohibited without the prior consent of Jeffrey McLaughlin, Barrister & Solicitor. We are required to protect our reputation and trademarks; therefore, we reserve the right to request removal of any link to our website. To the extent our website contains links to other websites, we do not control the availability or content of these websites. Your use of any linked website is completely at your own risk.

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