Disclaimers & Terms
Law Office of Melisa J. Brown
Thank you for visiting the website of The Law Office of Melissa J Brown. ("Firm.") Our website provides general information about the legal services that we offer and/or other general information and resources. The information provided is offered for informational purposes only. It is not offered as, and does not constitute, legal advice. Your visit to Firm's website does not constitute a legal consultation. The website of The Law Office of Melissa J Brown, may be considered as advertising under the rules of the Supreme Judicial Court for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. You should not base legal hiring decisions solely on brochures, advertising, or other promotional materials.
Legal and Ethical Requirements
The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. 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.
Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
"Contingent attorneys' fees" refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client. The percentage fee will be computed before or after expenses are deducted from the recovery, in accordance with state laws.
It is the Firm's intention to fully comply with all legal and ethical requirements related to this website. To the extent that the professional responsibility requirements of any jurisdiction require us to designate a principal office or an attorney responsible for this website, the Firm designates its office located at 309 Rogers Street, Lowell, Massachusetts 01851.
Legal Notices and Disclaimers
No Client-Lawyer Relationship is Created by Your Use of This Website
No client-lawyer relationship between you and the Firm is or may be created by your access to or use of our website or any information contained on it. The only way to become our client is through a mutual agreement in writing as described below. Further, none of the information on this website constitutes legal advice, nor does it necessarily reflect the opinions of the Firm, our attorneys, or our clients.
Please Contact Us If You Would Like Us to Represent You
If you are interested in asking us to represent you, please call us, email us, or otherwise contact us so we can determine whether the matter is one for which we are willing or able to accept professional responsibility. The telephone numbers for our offices are listed on our website. If you submit information to us by email or otherwise, you acknowledge that it will not be considered to be confidential, absent an express written agreement by the Firm to maintain your information in confidence. We reserve the right to decline any representation and may be required to decline representation if it would create a conflict of interest with any of our current or former clients.
Information Contained in the Website is General and Not Specific to You
Your legal situation is unique to you. The information provided on the website is general in nature and does not apply to any particular factual, legal, medical, financial, insurance, or other situation. As such, you should not rely on any information on our website, and should seek professional advice as you determine to be appropriate.
In addition, although we try to provide accurate and complete information, we make no commitment or express or implied warranty that the factual, legal, medical, financial, or any other information contained on our website, or on any linked websites, is accurate, complete, error-free, or current. We assume no liability if it is not, and your use of our website is solely at your own risk.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, we are not responsible for any content, communications, information, or other materials posted, submitted, communicated, shared, discussed, or otherwise generated through blogs, discussion boards, or other public areas of our website ("User Generated Content",) nor do we guarantee its truthfulness, accuracy, or completeness. Any actions you take or do not take based on or related to User Generated Content are solely at your own risk.
Third Party Websites
User Generated Content
Any public areas of the website are intended to facilitate open communication and discussion. If you post, submit, share, disseminate, or respond to User Generated Content, however; you agree that:
- " Your User Generated Content will not (i) be defamatory, harassing, threatening, obscene, pornographic, or invasive of privacy, (ii) be illegal, encourage illegal activity, violate of the rights of others, or otherwise give rise to liability, (iii) be confidential or proprietary, or infringe any third-party intellectual property rights, and (iv) in particular, be copyright protected (unless you have full permission to publish it under the terms hereof from the copyright owner.)
- " You are solely responsible for the User Generated Content and your failure to comply with the foregoing.
- " We have the right (but assume no obligation) to monitor, delete, move, or edit any User Generated Content that we consider inappropriate or unacceptable for any reason.
- " You grant to us, and to each user of the website, a global, nonexclusive, unlimited license to publish, reproduce, sell, display, perform, disclose, distribute, use, edit, or modify the User Generated Content, and any ideas, concepts, or techniques embodied in the User Generated Content, for any purpose whatsoever, and you waive any and all moral rights you may have in the foregoing.
Ownership, License & Limitations On Use
Ownership by the Firm
As between you and the Firm, all right, title, and interest in this website (including all copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights) belongs to the Firm or its licensors. In addition, the names, images, pictures, logos, icons, and other marks identifying our products and services in many countries are proprietary marks of the Firm. Except as expressly provided below, nothing contained herein should be construed as conferring any license or right, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, under copyright or other intellectual property rights.
Limited License and Right to Use the Website and Content
You are hereby granted a nonexclusive, nontransferable, limited license to view and use information from the website (i) solely for your personal, informational, non-commercial purposes, (ii) on the terms herein, (iii) provided that you do not modify or alter the content in any way, you accredit the source, and (iv) provided that you do not delete or change any copyright or trademark notice.
Except as expressly provided herein, no part of this website, including but not limited to materials retrieved and the underlying code, may be reproduced, republished, copied, transmitted, or distributed in any form or by any means. In no event should materials from this website be stored in any information storage and retrieval system without prior written permission from the Firm.
In addition, you may only use the website if you agree not to take any action that might (i) interfere with their proper working, (ii) impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on their infrastructure, (iii) compromise their security, (iv) render them or their features inaccessible to others, (v) cause other damage to the websites or any content, or (vi) launch any automated system, including without limitation, any "robot," "spider," or "offline reader" that sends more requests to their server(s) in a given period of time than a human can reasonably generate using a conventional web browser.
Use, duplication, or disclosure by or for the United States Government is subject to the restrictions set forth in DFARS 252.227-7013(c)(1)(ii) and FAR 52.227-19.
Other Disclaimers, Limitation of Liability, and Indemnity
"Covered Parties" means the Firm (including affiliated and other related entities,) its listees, business partners, and other entities participating in these websites, and its and their officers, directors, partners, principals, managers, members, employees, contractors, agents, successors, and assigns.
THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS AND THE COVERED PARTIES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF OTHER TERMS HEREIN, THE COVERED PARTIES ALSO DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY FOR ANY LOSS, INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY, OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM, ARISING OUT OF, OR ANY WAY RELATED TO (A) ANY ERRORS IN OR OMISSIONS FROM THE WEBSITES AND THEIR CONTENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO TECHNICAL INACCURACIES AND TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, (B) USER GENERATED CONTENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY ERRORS IN OR OMISSIONS THEREIN, (C) ANY THIRD PARTY WEBSITES OR CONTENT THEREIN DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ACCESSED THROUGH LINKS IN OUR WEBSITES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY ERRORS IN OR OMISSIONS THEREIN, (D) THE UNAVAILABILITY OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, (E) YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, (F) VIRUSES OR OTHER DAMAGING FACTORS, OR (G) YOUR USE OF ANY EQUIPMENT OR SOFTWARE IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE.
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