Last Revised on December 29, 2021
Online Services this ToU Covers
Alyce Zawacki Law PLLC is a law firm. This ToU applies to our online services, including our website www.azawackilaw.com, our social media pages, and any future online services we develop (collectively the “Online Services”). Please note that our legal services are controlled by separate service agreements provided to you upon engaging us for such services.
Services This ToU Doesn’t Cover
At times we may link to third-party websites and services or use third-party services and platforms to allow for you to interact with our Online Services. When you click on one of these links or use one of these platforms, you are leaving Alyce Zawacki Law, PLLC, and this ToU no longer applies. The way these third parties do business is out of our hands, and we assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party website or service. When using such third-party services, you agree to their services policies, and this ToU is in addition not in place of such agreements.
Acceptance of ToU
We know these ToU’s can be tedious to get through. However, by accessing our Online Services, it is understood that you agree to comply and be legally bound by the terms set out in this ToU, which is why you really should stick it out and read the whole thing.
Changes to Terms
From time to time, we may need to make changes to this ToU and may do so at any time. The date at the top of this ToU represents when this ToU was last revised. It is important to check this ToU from time to time to ensure that you are all caught up to date. By continuing to access or use our Online Services after a change has occurred, you agree to be bound by our updated ToU.
Conditions Before You Access Our Online Services
Our Online Services are not targeted or intended to be used by people under 18. All children between the ages of 13 and 17 must have permission from their parent or guardian before accessing our Online Services. If you live outside of the United States, your country may apply stricter age limits. In some cases, even if you are older than 13, you may not be legally allowed to access our Online Services regardless of having parental permission. You must be authorized to use our Online Services and enter into this ToU if you are acting on behalf of a company.
No Client-Attorney Relationship
Interaction and receipt of information via our Online Services do not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Alyce Zawacki Law, PLLC. We will not render legal services without entering into a client-attorney agreement with you. Any information you provide that is not subject to a separate executed client-attorney agreement between us is not privileged or confidential.
Educational & Informational Purposes Only
The information available on our Online Services is for general educational and information purposes only. Nothing provided on our Online Services should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. You should not act, or refrain from acting, based on information provided by us via our Online Services. We make no guarantee or warranty that information provided on our Online Services is complete, error-free, accurate, or current. Information that we provide is in no way a substitute for professional legal advice from a lawyer authorized to practice in your jurisdiction.
Service Pricing & Availability
Any advertised prices for legal services are not guaranteed until you have signed a client-attorney agreement with us and been invoiced for such services. We reserve the right to change advertised prices at any time. We cannot guarantee that we will be available or suitable to fulfill any advertised services upon your request and the rendering of legal services is entirely at our discretion.
General Intellectual Property & Grant of License to Use Online Services
Our Online Services contain content, such as the “Alyce Zawacki Law, PLLC”, and “Attorney for Creatives” name and logo, our website design, our website code, videos, and photos that are protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other laws. We own and retain all rights in such content. We may also use some open source and licensed third-party content in our Online Services, such as fonts, photos, and graphics. We do not make any claim of ownership to this third-party content, and no user is permitted to use third-party content in a way that violates third-party licensing agreements. We do not grant or transfer any other rights, title, or interest to you other than the following limited license: Alyce Zawacki Law, PLLC grants to you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use Alyce Zawacki Law, PLLC’s Online Services for non-commercial personal purposes only. Alyce Zawacki Law, PLLC reserves the right to terminate this license at any time if your use of our Online Services is not in strict compliance with this ToU.
You grant to us a perpetual, worldwide, payment-free, irrevocable license to use, repost, republish and share any public reviews, posts, or comments posted on any third-party platform (including Instagram, Facebook, and Google Reviews) that you make about Alyce Zawacki Law, PLLC for our publicity and marketing purposes.
Copyright Policy & DMCA Claims
We respect the intellectual property rights of others. Our policy is to respond to and investigate any claim that content used in connection with our Online Services infringe on any person or entity’s copyright or other intellectual property rights. If you are a copyright owner or an authorized agent of a copyright owner, and you believe that content on our Online Services infringes on another copyrighted work, please submit your claim via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line: “Copyright Infringement” and include in your claim a detailed description of the alleged infringement. Per 17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), your claim must include:
- an electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner or the person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner;
- a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, including the URL (i.e., web page address) of the location where the copyrighted work exists or a copy of the copyrighted work;
- identification of the URL or other specific location on our Online Services where the material that you claim is infringing is located;
- your address, telephone number, and email address;
- a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized agent permitted to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
Please be aware that you may be held accountable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) for misrepresentation or bad-faith claims relating to content that you report as being allegedly infringing in nature.
Representations and Warranties
Our Representations and Warranties
OUR ONLINE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS.” WE MAY USE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO CORRECT ERRORS AND OMISSIONS IN OUR ONLINE SERVICES. HOWEVER, WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND OR NATURE, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT THAT THE LAW OF THE JURISDICTION PERMITS. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT USE OF OUR ONLINE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, SECURE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT DATA WILL NOT BE LOST. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THAT YOU COMPLY WITH ALL OF OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY ACTIONS THAT RESULT FROM YOUR NON-COMPLIANCE.
User Representations and Warranties
By using our Online Services, you represent and warrant that:
- You are free to enter into and comply with this ToU and are not under any disability, restriction, or prohibition, contractual or otherwise, that prevents you from entering into this ToU;
- You will provide accurate and truthful information regarding your personal identification and will not use any other person’s information;
- You have read and agree to this ToU and will not use our Online Services for any fraudulent or inappropriate purpose or in a way that violates these terms and conditions;
- You will not try to reverse engineer our site or software to circumvent access to our Online Services;
- You will not circumvent or hack any technology used by us to protect our Online Services and our users;
- You will not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature; and
- You will not copy or fraudulently reproduce our content or violate our intellectual property rights.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT WILL WE BE LIABLE FOR YOUR FAILURE TO PROVIDE ACCURATE OR COMPLETE INFORMATION, YOUR FAILURE TO KEEP PERSONAL INFORMATION CONFIDENTIAL, YOUR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ANY OTHER LAWS, OR YOUR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THIS TOU. WE WILL ALSO NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF DATA, CHANGES TO THE ONLINE SERVICES OR PLATFORM, TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT SUSPENSION OF ONLINE SERVICES, DAMAGE TO COMPUTER OR HARDWARE, SECURITY BREACHES, INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS, LOST PROFITS, BREACH OF A THIRD-PARTY CONTRACT, OR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER RESULTING FROM AN ACTION UNDER CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE. IN NO EVENT WILL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF US UNDER THIS TOU EXCEED THE AMOUNT (IF ANY) PAID BY YOU TO US FOR OUR ONLINE SERVICES. IF APPLICABLE LAW DOES NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY ABOVE, OUR LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT SUCH LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS REFLECT A FAIR AND REASONABLE ALLOCATION OF RISK AND HAVE BEEN REACHED DUE TO FUNDAMENTAL BARGAINING BETWEEN YOU AND ALYCE ZAWACKI LAW, PLLC.
You agree to indemnify and hold Alyce Zawacki Law, PLLC harmless from any and all claims, losses, liability, damages, expenses, and costs (including attorney fees, mediation, arbitration, and court costs) resulting from or arising from any breach by you of this ToU and any activity related to your engagement with our Online Services.
Privacy, Cookies, and Data Protection
Our Online Services are controlled, operated, and administered from our offices within the United States of America and are not intended to be subject to the laws or jurisdiction of any country outside of the United States of America. WE DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT OUR ONLINE SERVICES ARE APPROPRIATE, LEGAL, OR AVAILABLE FOR USE IN ANY PARTICULAR JURISDICTION OTHER THAN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Those who choose to access our Online Services outside of the United States of America do so on their own initiative and assume all risks associated with such access, including but not limited to any compliance with their particular jurisdictions’ laws and regulations and any United States export controls. We reserve the right to limit our Online Services, in whole or in part, to any geographic location or jurisdiction we choose.
THIS SECTION OF OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECTS YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING YOUR RIGHT TO FILE A LAWSUIT IN COURT AND YOUR RIGHT TO BE PART OF A CLASS ACTION. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THIS SECTION BEFORE USING AND ACCESSING OUR ONLINE SERVICES. THIS SECTION WILL SURVIVE TERMINATION OF THIS TOU AND TERMINATION OR EXPIRATION OF ANY ONLINE SERVICES PROVIDED BY US.
- Letting Us Know About Complaints
At Alyce Zawacki Law, PLLC, we hope that we can work out any complaints or differences that we may have with you respectfully and calmly. If you have any concerns about our Online Services, please reach out to us to let us know. If we cannot work out our differences together, then the following mandatory binding arbitration will apply to resolve the dispute.
- Mandatory Binding Arbitration
If any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to Online Services provided under this ToU cannot be amicably resolved, such controversy or claim will be determined by binding arbitration rather than in a court of law. Except that mandatory binding arbitration will not apply with respect to any claims relating to infringement or misuse of intellectual property or any legal dispute that falls into the jurisdiction of a small claim court and would be more efficiently and cost-effectively resolved in a small claims court. The binding arbitration will be governed by the Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes of the American Arbitration Association (the “AAA”) and administered by the AAA in Harris County, Texas. Arbitration must be commenced by filing a demand for arbitration with the AAA within one (1) year after the claim occurs or within one (1) year of the party asserting the claim becoming reasonably aware of the act or omission giving rise to the claim. If applicable law prohibits a one-year statute of limitations for asserting claims, claims must be asserted within the shortest period of time permitted by the applicable law. Except for attorney fees, all other costs associated with the arbitration will be shared equally between the parties, except where the AAA Rules provide otherwise.
- Prevailing Party
If an arbitrator or court of law determines a claim against Alyce Zawacki Law, PLLC to be frivolous or an opinion is found in our favor by the arbitrators or court, you agree to reimburse Alyce Zawacki Law, PLLC for all fees associated with the arbitration and/or court case, including attorneys’ fees and arbitration/court costs.
- Class Action Waiver
You agree to waive any right to participate in a class or representative action or proceeding and warrant that any claims brought against Alyce Zawacki Law, PLLC, will be initiated only in your individual capacity. Any relief awarded by an arbitrator or court of law will not affect other users of our Online Services.
You are not entitled to assign this ToU, in whole or in part, to another person, without the prior written consent of Alyce Zawacki Law, PLLC. We reserve the right to assign this ToU, in whole or in part, to any third party at any time without notice, including but not limited to any individual or entity acquiring all or substantially all of the Alyce Zawacki Law, PLLC’s business or assets.
Survival of Terms Beyond Termination
All provisions in this ToU that specifically state or logically ought to survive the termination of this ToU, or the termination of a user’s account, will survive such termination, including but not limited to payment obligations, intellectual property rights, warranties, indemnities, and limitation on liability clauses.
Waiver and Severability
No waiver by us of any term or condition in this ToU will be deemed or construed to be a waiver of such term or condition in the future, or of any preceding or subsequent breach of the same or any other term or condition of this ToU or any other agreement. If any term or condition in this ToU is declared to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, for any reason, the remainder of the provisions will remain in effect and will be enforceable to the fullest extent possible.
Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
P.O. Box 41420, Austin TX 78704
(512) 240 2938