TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
PURPOSE OF THE SITE
This Site is intended to provide general legal and general information and not legal advice. At LND we do our best to insure that the information on the Site is accurate and up to date, but the law changes rapidly. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that any information on the Site is completely current. The law is different from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and even similar laws may be interpreted differently in different courts or in different places. The law is a personal matter, and no general information like the kind provided on this Site can fit every circumstance, therefore you should consult a licensed lawyer to get specific advice for your legal matters. In short, nothing on this Site, whether expressed or implied including our Ask a Lawyer feature, should be considered legal advice in any manner. This Site should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice, legal matters or for any matter relating to the practice law, law enforcement or the law in general or overall. The Site regularly posts bylined columns on various locations on the Site. The views represented in these columns are the views of the columnists and do not necessarily represent the views of LND or BuffaloLawyers.com.
LAWYER'S and LISTINGS
The information in the directory of lawyers is provided by the listees. LND does not warrant the accuracy of the information, nor does it guarantee the quality of the work product. 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 or self-proclaimed expertise. LND is not responsible for the content of the listings which is provided by the listees. LND is not responsible for any material or information contained in the linked sites or provided by listees.
A description or indication of limitation of practice by a lawyer does not mean that any agency or board has certified such lawyer as a specialist or expert in any indicated field of law practice, nor does it mean that such lawyer is necessarily any more expert or competent than any other lawyer. Anyone requiring the service of a lawyer is urged to make their own independent investigation and evaluation of any lawyer being considered.
NO LEGAL ADVICE PROVIDED
LND and this Site whether expressed or implied does not in any manner offer legal advice, recommendations, mediation or counseling under any circumstance. LND, this Site or its listees whether expressed or implied are not responsible to provide a response to any inquiry submitted on the Site for any reason. Although, you have the ability to e-mail a Lawyer to a Friend via the Site, the Site itself is not a lawyer referral service, but merely assists you in potentially narrowing your choices in selecting a lawyer. If you so choose, you are totally and solely responsible for your own selections and actions. LND never receives any portion of any lawyer’s fees and any arrangements made are strictly between you and your lawyer and does not involve LND in any way.
OWNERSHIP, LICENSE & RESTRICTIONS ON USE
All rights, title and interest (including all copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights) on this Site belong to LND, its licensors, or listees. In addition, the names, images, pictures, logos and icons identifying LND or the Site products and services in many countries are proprietary marks of LND and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. Except as expressly provided below, nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring any license or right, by implication, estoppels or otherwise, under copyright or other intellectual property rights.
You are hereby granted a nonexclusive, nontransferable, limited license to view and use information retrieved from this Site provided solely for your personal, informational, non-commercial purposes, and provided you do not remove or obscure the copyright notice or other notices. Except as expressly provided above, no part of this Site, including but not limited to materials retrieved therefrom and the underlying code, may be reproduced, republished, copied, transmitted, or distributed in any form or by any means and in no event shall materials from this Site be stored in any information storage and retrieval system without prior written permission from LND.
LINKING POLICY AND PROCEDURE
LND will review and consider all link requests that we may or may not want to be associated with. In any such event, you may submit a link/ link exchange request in writing to LND, Inc. PO Box 873 Williamsville, NY 14231 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon receipt of such request, LND may respond and provide you with (a) Authorization to link or (b) Decline to link notification. Any unauthorized links in part or in whole to any of LND’s web sites will be viewed as a violation to United States copyright laws and will be prosecuted accordingly.
Use of this Site, including "Ask a Lawyer", may require that you provide your name along with other personal information. The Site compiles two types of information from users, aggregate and personal information. The Site uses both the aggregated and personal information that we collect for multiple purposes and may share information gathered with third parties for both advertising and promotional purposes. We may also ask for other demographic information about you, but providing such information is optional. The information we collect allows us to serve you better and answer your questions more effectively. When you enter a contest or other promotional feature, we may ask for your name, address, and e-mail address and other pertinent information so we can administer the contest and notify winners. We may also use the information we collect to occasionally notify you about important functionality changes to the Site, new services, and special offers we think you'll find valuable. The Site will undertake to provide users with an opportunity to decline having personal information shared when such information is requested from you online. The Site also uses a standard feature of browser software called "cookies" to assign each visitor an individualized number that resides on your browser. We use the cookie as a form of identification to identify the computer that a visitor uses to access our site. The cookie does not identify the particular user and unless you voluntarily provide us with personal information through registration for one of our services, we will not know who you are even if we assign a cookie to your browser. Our cookie cannot read data off of your hard drive. It is important to note that the Site contains links to various other sites and that those sites may not follow the same privacy policies as BuffaloLawyers.com. For instance, if you click on an advertisement on the Site it will redirect you away from the Site to an entirely different site. This can include links from advertisers, content providers and partners who may use the Site as a result of a co-branding or adverting and listing arrangements. These sites may send their own cookie to you, and may collect information and make uses of it.
Cookies enable us to deliver personalized services to you and they allow us to improve and modify our site if we know the path that visitors are taking when visiting us. They also allow us to the ability to know what pages of our site are being visited and how often. Our ISP’s secure server protects information we collect.
DISCLAIMERS/LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
This site is provided on an "as is", "as available" basis and LND expressly disclaims all warranties, including the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. LND disclaims all responsibility 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 this site and its content, including but not limited to technical inaccuracies and typographical errors; (b) any third party websites or content therein directly or indirectly accessed through links on this site, including but not limited to any errors in or omissions therefrom; (c) the unavailability of this site or any portion thereof; (d) your use of this Site; (e) your use of any equipment or software in connection with this site; and (f) for any damages associated with or between you and any lawyer or law firm you may have found and/or secured as a result of using this Site or any of its links.
A covered party (as defined below) shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever (including, without limitation, attorneys' fees and lost profits or savings) in any way due to, resulting from, or arising out of or in connection with this Site, including its content, regardless of any negligence of any covered party. A covered party ("Covered Party") means LND, its shareholders, officers, directors, employees, listees, subcontractors, agents, successors, or assigns of LND or its affiliates.
GOVERNING LAWS IN CASE OF DISPUTE; JURISDICTION
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, USA, as they apply to agreements made and solely performed therein. Disputes arising hereunder shall be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the federal courts of the United States of America and/or the state courts of New York and jurisdiction therefor shall rest solely in New York, USA.
CHANGES TO THE SITE AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS USE
From time to time and as may be prescribed by law, LND will make changes to this Site and these Terms and Conditions of Use with or without notice. Please review this link and page on a regular basis for changes. Continued use of this Site following any change constitutes your acceptance of the change.
ENTIRE AGREEMENT; SEVERABILITY
These Terms and Conditions incorporate by reference any notices contained on this Site and constitute the entire agreement with respect to your access to and use of this Site. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is unlawful, void or unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from the remaining provisions and shall not affect their validity and enforceability.
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