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PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS OF SERVICES & LEGAL NOTICES (“THIS AGREEMENT”) CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE WEBSITE CHICAGOPERSONALINJURYLAWYERCONNECT.COM (“THE SITE,” “chicagopersonalinjurylawyerconnect.com” or “The Site”). The terms tell you about your (and our) rights under this Agreement, explain how we protect your privacy, and make certain disclosures required by the law. By using the Site, you give your assent to the terms of this Agreement.

If you do not agree to these terms, you may not use the Site. ChicagoPersonalInjuryLawyerConnect.com (“We” or “Our”) has the right, in our sole discretion, to modify, add or remove any terms or conditions of this Agreement without giving individual notice to you, by posting the changes on the Site. Your continuing use of the Site signifies your acceptances of any such changes.

1. Background & Purpose

ChicagoPersonalInjuryLawyerConnect.com is maintained on behalf of Jacobs Kolton, Chtd. to facilitate the public’s ability to learn about plaintiffs personal injury lawsuits and settlements and its ability to interact with personal injury attorneys and lawyers.  In addition to educating the general public about personal injury lawsuits and settlements, the Site provides users with the ability to search pending personal injury investigations, to submit new potential claims for possible investigation by lawyers and to request to be contacted by Jacobs Kolton, Chtd. and/or other lawyers, attorneys, and law firms who may work with us (all collectively, the “Lawyers”) to discuss particular investigations and/or potential claim(s).  Jacobs Kolton, Chtd. may, from time to time, jointly prosecute cases advertised on the Site with other lawyers, attorneys and law firms, and such cases may be referred to other attorneys and law firms for principal responsibility and participation.

2. You Should Not Rely on the Information On The Site

The materials and information on the Site are provided for informational purposes only. The information in the Site is not guaranteed to be correct, complete or up to date. The information provided is general in nature and does not apply to any particular factual, legal, medical, financial, insurance, or other situation. You should not rely on any information on the Site, and should seek professional advice as you determine appropriate.

YOU SHOULD NOT ACT OR RELY ON THE BASIS OF ANY INFORMATION ON THE SITE.

Nothing on the Site should be construed as legal advice or used as a substitute for legal advice. The Site does not provide legal advice. Information on this Site may not reflect current legal developments or variances in the law of different jurisdictions. You agree and understand that your use of this website does not create an attorney-client relationship, and that the contents of the website does not constitute legal advice. The Site is not intended to, and does not, constitute or create an attorney-client relationship between you and any attorney or such attorney”s partners, employees, agents or affiliates, or any other attorney associated with the Site. Additionally, the mere receipt of an e-mail or a “post” on the Site does not create an attorney-client relationship. This website should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed attorney in your state.

Nothing on the Site should be construed as medical advice or used as a substitute for medical advice. Any health information furnished on this site and the interactive responses are not intended to be professional advice and are not intended to replace personal consultation with a qualified physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. You should always seek the advice of a professional for questions related to a disease, disease symptoms, and appropriate therapeutic treatments. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem or condition, please contact a qualified healthcare provider immediately. You should never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this site.

Nothing on the Site should be construed as financial, insurance or tax advice. You should consult appropriate financial or insurance professionals for advice related to any financial, tax or insurance matters.

The information and comments provided through the website are exclusively the personal views of the authors only, unless otherwise attributed. Information and comments provided by third-parties through this website do not necessarily represent our views and should not be attributed to us. The posting of an item on this website does not mean that we approve or disapprove of the selection or contents of that item.

3. Submission of Information

By submitting information to us, you agree that we may release your contact information and all information that may be submitted by you to lawyers, attorneys and/or law firms who may have an interest in possibly pursuing your potential claim(s) and you further agree and understand that such lawyers and/or law firms may contact you directly should they have any interest in discussing your potential claim(s) with you, notwithstanding the listing of your telephone number and/or e-mail address in any applicable do-not-call registries, unless you request in writing your desire not to be contacted. In no event, however, shall we be obligated to release any submitted information to lawyers and/or law firms, including contact names, but rather may or may not do so at our sole discretion. Furthermore, in no event is any lawyer and/or law firm obligated to contact you with regard to your potential claim(s), but rather may or may not do so at its sole discretion. Please be advised that because of the nature of the Internet, our contact forms may not be received in a timely manner or at all. Therefore, do not rely on the submission of any such forms. By submitting your contact information to us, you also expressly consent and agree to receive future advertisements, communications and announcements from the Site and lawyers and/or law firms, unless you request in writing your desire not to be contacted.

By accepting the submission of your information, we do not offer any advice on whether you may have any remedy, legal or otherwise, for your potential claim(s), issue(s) or complaint(s), and make no representation or guarantee that you will obtain satisfaction, justice or compensation, and we do not offer any opinion whatsoever concerning the merits of any potential claim, issue or complaint you might have. If, after discussing your specific case with an attorney, the attorney is willing to represent you in the specific matter you have presented to them, they will provide you a retainer agreement that you and they will need to sign before they can represent you in that specific matter. Unless both you and the attorneys agree in writing to create an attorney-client relationship, none will exist. Since your potential claim(s) may require advice regarding your home state, you agree that local counsel in your state may be contacted for referral of your potential claim(s).

You are encouraged to seek and retain the advice of other counsel if you intend to pursue any potential claims to avoid having your potential case barred by relevant statutes of limitation, statutes of repose, and/or other similar deadlines by which you must bring a lawsuit or lose the right to do so.

4. Privacy Policy

We strongly value your privacy. This statement explains what information we collect from you, the limited circumstances under which we share your information, and the steps we take to keep your information secure. This privacy statement is effective as of June 30, 2015.

If you are under 18 years old, or reside in a country other than the United States of America, you may not use this site. If any change to our privacy policy occurs, we will post a new version of our policy on our website.

There are three primary instances in which we may collect information from you:

  • If you sign up for a newsletter, we may ask for your e-mail address.
  • If you submit information through one of our forms, we may ask for your contact information (name, address, phone, website address, e-mail, etc.) as well as a description of your issue.
  • If you register on our site, we may require that you provide us with your contact information.

We may also collect IP addresses to help us understand how visitors use our site and to enable us to make changes to the site. We may collect certain information about visitors, even when they are not logged in. We may record the URLs of the websites and pages you visit (before, during and after your visit to our Site), the times and dates of such visits, information about the computer hardware and software you use and other information that may be available. Also, we may place “cookies” on your computer to recognize you on return visits to enable us to enhance your browsing experience, as well as to collect additional information about you. You may adjust your browser settings or use other means to prevent cookies from being placed on your computer, but doing so may result in reduced functionality and a less personalized browsing experience.

We also may use third party advertisements to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing Chicago or Illinois personal injury ads to someone in Chicago or Illinois, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

We only disclose any personally identifiable information about individual users, in accordance with this Privacy Policy and our Terms and Conditions, or when we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with applicable laws, valid legal process, a court order, a current judicial proceeding, or to protect our rights or property.

We may disclose personally identifiable individual information and the other information you provide us to lawyers or law firms associated with or affiliated with the Site who may be interested in determining whether your complaint or posting could form the basis of a lawsuit or entitle you to relief under a pending lawsuit. As part of that process, those lawyers or law firm agree to keep your information confidential and agree not to share it with any third party without your express permission, except as provided above.

 

We may also provide aggregate statistical information (such as the city or state you live in) to third parties to describe our services to prospective partners, advertisers, and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes. We will not, however, disclose any personally identifiable information to these parties. Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online – for example on message boards, blogs posts or comments through e-mail, or in chat areas – that information can be collected and used by others. You should not disclose any confidential and/or personally identifiable individual information online.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy, or if you wish to update or remove your information from our database, you should contact us at info@ChicagoPersonalInjuryLawyerConnect.com.

This Website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

5. Modifications to the Site

We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Site (or any part of it) with or without notice. In the event of a modification or discontinuance, all information submitted by you and others may be lost. You agree to keep a permanent record of all information provided to us, and you agree that all information submitted to us is at your sole risk. You agree that we have no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any Content maintained or transmitted by the Site including without limitation messages and other communications. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.

6. Participation in the Site

By submitting information to, reading, participating, or otherwise using the Site, you agree that you will abide by the following rules:

  1. The Site may only be used in good faith and may not be used
    to transmit or otherwise make available any information that
    is false or that you do not have a right to make available under
    any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such
    as inside information, proprietary and confidential information
    learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or
    under nondisclosure agreements), to threaten, abuse, harass,
    or invade the rights of any person or entity, to infringe on
    any person or entity’s intellectual property rights, or in any
    other way that could reasonably be deemed unethical, illegal,
    or offensive.
  2. You may not misidentify yourself or impersonate any person
    or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation
    with a person or entity (e.g., pretend to be a different person
    or from a different company or organization.).
  3. Unless you have our prior written consent, you will not post
    advertisements or promotional materials, solicit participants
    and/or visitors of the Site, reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell,
    resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of
    the Site or its Services, use of the Site or it Services, or
    access to the Site or its Services.
  4. You are prohibited from using any type of computer “worm,”
    “virus” or any other device that is intended or is
    likely to disrupt, overload, or otherwise impair the workings
    of any part of the Site. If you do engage in such conduct, the
    resulting damage will be hard to quantify as a dollar amount
    and thus you hereby agree to pay us liquidated damages in the
    amount of $5,000 for each day that the Site is damaged until
    the Site is completely repaired. This amount is derived by estimating
    the value of (1) the loss of good will caused by an inoperable
    site, (2) the time and money it will take to repair the Site
    and to address the concerns of visitors. We are required to
    use reasonable efforts to repair the Site as quickly as possible.
    This clause will not prohibit us from seeking additional compensation
    if your conduct injures us in a way not expressly contemplated
    herein.
  5. You are not permitted to collect or store personal data about
    other users.
  6. You are not permitted to access the Site for the purpose of
    data mining or extracting content from the Site beyond your
    personal end use.
  7. You may not forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers
    in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through
    the Site.
  8. You agree to not harm minors in any way.
  9. You shall not intentionally or unintentionally violate any
    applicable local, state, national or international law, including,
    but not limited to, regulations promulgated by the U.S. Securities
    and Exchange Commission, any rules of any national or other
    securities exchange, including, without limitation, the New
    York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ,
    and any regulations having the force of law.
  10. In the event you submit information through the Site, you
    agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information
    and agree to promptly update the information to keep it true,
    accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information
    that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, and/or
    we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information
    is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we have the
    right to suspend or terminate your participation in the Site
    and/or refuse any and all current or future use of the Site
    or its services (or any portion thereof).
  11. You understand and agree that all information, statistical
    data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video,
    messages or other materials (Content), whether publicly posted
    or privately transmitted by you and other users of our service,
    are the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content
    originated. This means that you, and not us, are entirely responsible
    for all Content that you upload, post, email or otherwise transmit
    via the Site. We do not control all of the Content posted via
    the Site and, as such, do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity
    or quality of such Content. You understand that by using the
    Site, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent
    or objectionable. Under no circumstances will we be liable in
    any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, for
    any errors or omissions in any Content, or for any loss or damage
    of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted,
    emailed or otherwise transmitted via the Site.
  12. You acknowledge that we may or may not pre-screen Content,
    but that we and our designees shall have the right (but not
    the obligation) in our sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse,
    or move any Content that is available via the Site. Without
    limiting the foregoing, we and our designees shall have the
    right (but not the obligation) to remove any Content that violates
    this agreement or is otherwise objectionable.

7. Intellectual Property Rights

You acknowledge and agree that the Site and any necessary software used in connection with the Site may contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. Except for the limited license contained in paragraph 7 below, nothing in these Terms and Conditions grants or should be construed to grant any licenses or rights, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, under copyright or other intellectual property rights. You agree that all right, title and interest (including all copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents and other intellectual property rights) in this Site and its content belong to us, or our licensors, as applicable. No part of the materials including graphics or logos, available in this site may be copied, photocopied, reproduced, translated or reduced to any electronic medium or machine-readable form, in whole or in part, without specific permission. Except as expressly authorized by us, you further agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Site or the software, in whole or in part.

8. Limited License; Permitted Uses

You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license (1) to access and use the Site strictly in accordance with these Terms and Conditions; (2) to use the Site solely for internal, personal, non-commercial purposes; and (3) to print out discrete information and search results from the Site solely for internal, personal, non-commercial purposes and provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained therein.

8. Restrictions and Prohibitions on Use

Your license to access and use the Site and its services are subject to the following additional restrictions and prohibitions on use. You may not (1) copy, print (except for the express limited purpose permitted by paragraph 7, above), republish, display, transmit, distribute, sell, rent, lease, loan or otherwise make available in any form or by any means all or any portion of the Site, or any information or materials retrieved therefrom; (2) use the Site or any other materials from the Site to develop, or as a component of, an information storage and retrieval system, database, infobase, or similar information resource (in any media now existing or hereafter developed), that is offered for commercial distribution of any kind, including through sale, license, lease, rental, subscription, or any other commercial distribution mechanism; (3) create compilations or derivative works of the Site or any other materials from the Site; (4) use the Site or any other materials from the Site in any manner that may infringe any copyright, intellectual property right, proprietary right, or property right of this Site or any third parties; (5) remove, change, or obscure any copyright notice or other proprietary notice or terms of use contained in the Site; (6) make any portion of the Site available through any timesharing system, service bureau, the Internet, or any other technology now existing or developed in the future, without our express written consent; (7) remove, disable, defeat or change any functionality or appearance of the Site; (8) decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any Site software or use any network monitoring or discovery software to determine the site architecture; (9) use any automatic or manual process to harvest information from the Site; (10) use the Site for the purpose of gathering information for or transmitting (a) unsolicited commercial email; (b) email that makes use of our name or trademarks, including in connection with invalid or forged headers, invalid or nonexistent domain names, or other means of deceptive addressing; and (c) unsolicited telephone calls or facsimile transmissions; (11) use the Site in a manner that violates any state or federal law regulating commercial email, facsimile transmissions or telephone solicitations; and (12) export or re-export the Site or any portion thereof, or any software available on or through the Site, in violation of the export control laws and regulations of the United States.

10. No Solicitation

You shall not distribute on or through the Site or to any persons or entities identified via the Site any content or material containing solicitations or advertising of any kind without our express prior written permission.

11. Registration

Certain sections of this Site may require you to register. If registration is requested, you agree to provide us with accurate, complete registration information. Your registration must be done using your real name and accurate information, even if the feature permits you to post a question anonymously or interact using a screen name. It is your responsibility to inform us of any changes to that information by emailing info@ChicagoPersonalInjuryLawyerConnect.com. Each registration is for your personal use only, unless specifically designated otherwise on the registration page. We do not permit (a) any other person using the registered sections under your name; or b) access through a single name being made available to multiple users on a network. You are responsible for preventing such unauthorized use. If you believe there has been unauthorized use, you must notify us immediately by emailing info@ChicagoPersonalInjuryLawyerConnect.com.

12. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold us, and our subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, agents, third party contractors and employees, harmless from all damages, costs, liabilities, and any claim or demand made by any third party, including reasonable attorney’s fees due to, arising out of, or relating to, Content you submit, post to or transmit through the Site, your use of the Site, your connection to the Site, your violation of this agreement, or your violation of any rights of another person, or due to or arising from such activities carried out by a person using your account or password, with your knowledge.

13. Errors and Corrections

We do not represent or warrant that the Site will be error-free, free of viruses or other harmful components, or that defects will be corrected. We do not warrant or represent that the information available on or through the Site will be correct, accurate, timely, or otherwise reliable. We may (but are not obligated to) make improvements and/or changes to its features, functionality or content of the Site at any time. In no event shall we be liable for any such errors or defects.

14. Termination

By using the Site, you do not acquire any rights to the Site other than the limited license to use the Site (as set forth in paragraph 7 above) that can be terminated in accordance with this section. You agree that we, in our sole discretion, may terminate your password, account (or any part thereof) or use of the Site, and remove and discard any Content within the Site, for any reason, including, without limitation, non-payment, for lack of use, or if we believe that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of this agreement. We may also in our sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing the Site, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your access to the Site under any provision of this agreement may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that we may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related Content information and files in your account and/or bar any further access to such files or the Site. Further, you agree that we shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Site.

15. Third-Party Content

Third-party content may appear on this Site or may be accessible via links from this Site. We shall not be responsible for and assume no liability for any mistakes, misstatements of law, defamation, omissions, falsehood, obscenity, pornography or profanity in the statements, opinions, representations or any other form of content contained in any third-party content appearing on the Site. You understand that the information and opinions in the third-party content represent solely the thoughts of the author and is neither endorsed by us nor does it reflect our beliefs.

Opinions, advice, statements, offers, or other information or content made available through this Site are those of their respective authors and not our’s, and should not necessarily be relied upon. Such authors are solely responsible for the accuracy of such content. We do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information on this Site and neither adopt nor endorse nor are responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made. Under no circumstances will we be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from anyone’s reliance on information or other content posted on this Site.

16. Dealings with Advertisers

Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Site, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser. You agree that we shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Site.

17. Links to Other Websites

The Site may contain “hyperlinks” to websites neither owned nor controlled by us and we are not responsible for, and, unless otherwise noted specifically, make no representations or endorsements with respect to these sites or with respect to any service or product associated with these sites. By including these hyperlinks, we do not mean to state or imply that we sponsor, are affiliated with, or are legally authorized to use any trade name, registered trademark, service mark, logo, legal or official seal, or copyrighted symbol that may be reflected in the hyperlinks.

18. Disclosures Regarding Attorney Advertising

Some jurisdictions may consider this website to be a form of advertising for legal services and require specific disclosures.

Please read the following carefully:

THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask the lawyer to send you free written information about his or her qualifications and experience. No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers. The determination of the need for legal services and the choice of a lawyer are extremely important decisions and should not be based solely upon advertisements of self-proclaimed expertise.

Memberships and offices in legal fraternities and legal societies, technical and professional licenses, and memberships in scientific, technical and professional associations and societies of law or field of practice do not mean that a lawyer is a specialist or expert in a field of law, nor do they mean that such a lawyer is necessarily any more expert or competent than any other lawyer. A description or indication of limitation of practice does not mean that any agency or board has certified such lawyer as a specialist or expert in an indicated field of law practice, nor does it mean that such lawyer is necessarily any more expert or competent than any other lawyer.

All potential clients are urged to make their own independent investigation and evaluation of any lawyer being considered. Anyone considering a lawyer should independently investigate the lawyer’s credentials and ability, and not rely upon advertisements or self-proclaimed expertise.

FREE BACKGROUND INFORMATION AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST Before you decide to hire any lawyer or law firm, ask them to send you free written information about their qualifications and experience. Additional information about the lawyers or firms may also be obtained by contacting the Bar Association in the State in which such lawyers or law firms are licensed.

The Supreme Court of Illinois does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and the certificate, award or recognition is not a requirement to practice law in Illinois. The fact that certain attorneys or firms concentrate their practices in personal injury cases (or any other field) is not meant to imply that they have gained any specific type of certification in these areas.

 

To the extent that this site does not comply with the laws or regulations of any jurisdiction in which it may be received, the lawyers and/or law firms do not wish to, and will not, not accept legal representation based on this site from a person located in that jurisdiction. This Site is not intended for the purpose of advertising legal services to be performed in any state solely by lawyers and/or law firms, unless they are specifically licensed to practice in that respective State. Through use of co-counsel and local attorneys, cases may be reviewed nationwide, but may not be accepted in every state.

Attorneys responsible for the content of this site are John G. Jacobs and Bryan Kolton of the law firm Jacobs Kolton, Chtd. 55 West Monroe Street, Suite 2970, Chicago, Illinois 60603.

Within this site, we may have descriptions of successful lawsuits brought by attorneys. No attorney can guarantee the success of a case and past successes even in a very similar suit does not mean that success in a subsequent case is guaranteed. Past success in litigation does not guarantee success in any new or future lawsuit. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Every legal matter is different. The outcome of each legal case depends upon many factors, including the facts of the case, and no attorney can guarantee a positive result in any particular case.

The material on this site is not intended to, and does not, include any advertisements for legal services that contain dramatizations, testimonials or endorsements. This site is intended to provide useful, factual information presented in a non-sensational, objective and understandable manner. The images and pictures on this site are not meant to represent or depict actual persons, clients or events, but rather are merely provided for illustrative purposes only.

19. Disclaimer of Warranties

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:

YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. ALL CONTENT AND SERVICES ON THE SITE IS PROVIDED SOLELY ON AN “AS-IS/AS-AVAILABLE” BASIS.

TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT (i) THE CONTENT AND SERVICE OF THIS SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE CONTENT AND SERVICE OF THIS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, OR (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SITE IS ACCURATE OR WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS.

WE DO NOT GUARANTY THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY CONTENT OR SERVICES AND WE DO NOT GUARANTY IN ANY SERVICES OR GOODS ASSOCIATED WITH THE SITE WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, OR THAT ANY SERVICE OR GOOD WILL CONTINUE TO BE AVAILABLE.

ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK 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 INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT.

20. Limitation of Liability

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF REVENUES, PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA, FAILURE TO REALIZE EXPECTED SAVINGS, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SITE; (ii) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SITE; (iii) INVALID DESTINATIONS, TRANSMISSION ERRORS, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SITE; (v) YOUR FAILURE TO RECEIVE ANY THIRD PARTY SERVICES OR PRODUCTS REQUESTED THROUGH THE SITE OR (vi) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SITE. IN NO EVENT ARE WE LIABLE TO YOU FOR AN AMOUNT IN EXCESS OF THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO US FOR THE SERVICES IN QUESTION, IF ANY.

21. Exclusions And Limitations

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OF SECTIONS 18 AND 19 MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

22. Entire Agreement

This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and us and governs your use of the Site, superseding any prior agreements between you and us. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use or purchase certain other services, affiliate services, third-party content or third-party software.

23. Choice of Forum

Any disputes arising out or related to use of this Site, this agreement and/or the relationship between you and us shall be submitted to arbitration in Chicago, Illinois carried out in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association.

24. Waiver and Severability of Terms

Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the agreement shall remain in full force and effect.

25. Statute of Limitations

You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of this Site, this agreement and/or the relationship between you and us must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

26. Attorney Ethics Notice

If you are an attorney, participating in any aspect of this Site, you acknowledge that rules of professional conduct apply to all aspects of your participation and that you will abide by such rules. The rules include, but are not limited to, the rules relating to advertising, solicitation of clients, unauthorized practice of law, and misrepresentations of fact. We disclaim all responsibility for your compliance with these rules.

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