Effective Date: September 16, 2019
PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCESSING OR USING THE WEBSITE AND ASSOCIATED SERVICES. BY ACCESSING OR USING THE WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT.
TRAVERSE LEGAL MAY, FROM TIME TO TIME, AND RESERVES THE RIGHT, IN ITS SOLE AND ABSOLUTE DISCRETION, TO MODIFY, LIMIT, CHANGE, DISCONTINUE, OR REPLACE THE WEBSITE OR THIS AGREEMENT. IN THE EVENT TRAVERSE LEGAL MODIFIES, LIMITS, CHANGES, OR REPLACES THE WEBSITE OR THIS AGREEMENT, YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE AFTER SAID MODIFICATION, LIMITATION, CHANGE, OR REPLACEMENT CONSTITUTES YOUR MANIFESTATION OF ASSENT TO THE MODIFICATION, LIMITATION, CHANGE, OR REPLACEMENT.
About The Website
TraverseLegal.com is a website associated with the law firm Traverse Legal, PLC intended to assist prospective clients in identifying our focused practice areas and provide basic information with respect to different issues within those areas.
Warranties and Representations
You warrant and agree that you have the right and legal capacity to enter into this Agreement and to adhere to its terms and conditions. You warrant that you are a human individual that is eighteen (18) years of age or older. If you are under eighteen (18) years of age but at least thirteen (13) years of age, you must present this Agreement to your parent or legal guardian for their review. You warrant that you are not prohibited from assenting to this Agreement by any preexisting Agreement.
You warrant and represent that any and all information that you provide to Traverse Legal and the Website is accurate and valid. You agree to comply in good faith with the terms of this Agreement.
You will not use the Website in any way that violates the rights of third parties, and you agree to comply with any and all applicable local, national, state, provincial, and international laws, treaties, and regulations. Given the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all laws and rules where you reside or where you use the Website. The Website is operated in the United States and Traverse Legal makes no representation that its Website or services or products are appropriate, lawful, or available for use in other locations.
Ownership of Website and License
You acknowledge and agree that Traverse Legal is the owner of, or has rights in and to, the Website and its associated content, including but not limited to all intellectual property rights inherent therein. The Website is protected by all applicable laws, intellectual property or otherwise, and you are expressly prohibited from using the Website for any purposes not explicitly stated in this Agreement. Specifically, and except where otherwise allowed under this Agreement, you are prohibited from framing, scraping, aggregating, hacking, reverse engineering, crawling, reproducing, preparing derivative works of, distributing, performing publicly, or displaying publicly the Website, whether in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of Traverse Legal.
Traverse Legal hereby grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-sub licensable, royalty free, non-assignable, and revocable license to use the Website for its customary and intended purposes. Violation of the terms of this Agreement or use of the Website for a use outside of its customary and intended purposes, such as, but not limited to downloading (other than page caching) or modifying the Website or any portion of it will result in the termination of this license. Absent prior written permission from Traverse Legal, you are not permitted to reproduce, prepare derivative works, distribute copies, perform, display, or use for commercial purposes the Website or its content. This license is revocable at any time, and any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to Traverse Legal.
All trademarks (common law or registered) and copyrights (common law or registered) displayed on this Website are the property of their respective owners. Specifically, all photographs featured on the Website are copyrighted and owned by Traverse Legal, unless otherwise stated. All Traverse Legal marks are the property of Traverse Legal, including, but not limited to TRAVERSE LEGAL; CHANGING THE WAY LAW IS PRACTICED; TRAVERSEGC; and the “Traverse Legal” logo; as well as all other related Traverse Legal marks and logos. The Website, including its look and feel, color selections, layout, and arrangement, is the trade dress of Traverse Legal. You are prohibited from using Traverse Legal’s trademarks, service marks, and trade dress, or any colorable imitation thereof, to indicate the source of, sponsorship of, approval of, affiliation with, connection with, or association with your goods or services without the prior written consent of Traverse Legal.
You expressly agree that you will not use the Website to violate any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or treaty, to violate the rights of third parties, or for a use outside of the customary and intended purposes of the Website.
Specifically, you are prohibited from:
• Posting or transmitting content that:
• Infringes upon the intellectual property rights of others;
• Threatens or encourages bodily harm and/or destruction of property or that is offensive, defamatory, derogatory, pornographic or obscene;
• Promotes hate, violence, harassment, stalking, discrimination, terrorism, or intolerance of any kind based upon race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or disability;
• Incites any illegal activity or unlawful sexual solicitation;
• Relates to weaponry, controlled substances, gambling, or debt collection;
• Raises support or defense of anyone alleged to be involved in criminal activity;
• Impersonates another or is fraudulent, inaccurate, or misleading;
• Constitutes an unwanted commercial solicitation, a phishing scam, a pyramid scheme, or a chain letter;
• Intends to collect personal or personally identifiable information from others;
• Violates any term or condition of this Agreement;
• Using a robot, spider, scraper, or other automated technology to access the Website;
• Imposing a disproportionate load on the Website or its server infrastructure or otherwise attempting to interfere with the operation of the Website;
• Attempting to gain access to the private data or personal information of a Website user or third party;
• Circumventing Traverse Legal’s technological and physical security measures;
• Suggesting an affiliation with or endorsement by Traverse Legal.
If you encounter content or witness behavior that you believe is inappropriate and violates this Agreement, you may report it to Traverse Legal by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Website is fully accessible via a mobile device. To the extent you access the Website through a mobile device, your wireless carrier’s standard charges, rates, and fees may apply. Traverse Legal is not responsible for any fees or errors that occur while accessing the Website via mobile device.
Section 230 of Communications Decency Act
You acknowledge and agree that Traverse Legal is an interactive computer service provider under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Though Traverse Legal may edit, remove, or control the content displayed through the Website, you agree that Traverse Legal will not be considered an information content provider and will not be held liable for the republication of defamatory or tortious content created by third parties, whether through the Website or otherwise.
Third Party Links
You understand that the Website may contain links to third party websites, applications, or services that Traverse Legal does not own or control. You agree that Traverse Legal will not be held responsible or liable for the content of third party websites, applications, or services and that Traverse Legal’s inclusion of those websites, applications, or services within its Website does not constitute Traverse Legal’s endorsement of, recommendation of, or affiliation with any of those websites, applications, or services.
Sometimes the Website will refer to third-party commercial products, processes, services, names, and/or websites. Any reference is not intended to be an endorsement or statement that the information provided by the third-party is accurate. Traverse Legal does not endorse any commercial product, process, service, name, or website. We are not responsible for the practices or policies of such third parties – link to third parties at your own risk.
Term and Termination
This Agreement will remain in full force and effect so long as the Website is in operation. Traverse Legal may terminate this Agreement without liability at any time, without notice, and for any reason, including but not limited to for your violation of a term or condition of this Agreement.
Disclaimer of Warranties
TRAVERSE LEGAL DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY HARM OR LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE. TRAVERSE LEGAL PROVIDES THE WEBSITE AND THE SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH THE WEBSITE ON AN AS-IS BASIS AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR QUALITY. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW AN EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES. IF YOU ARE LOCATED IN SUCH A JURISDICTION, THIS EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY.
TRAVERSE LEGAL WILL NOT BE HELD LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CONTENT POSTED ON THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY ADVICE OR MARKETING PROVIDED BY ANY THIRD PARTY, ANY THIRD-PARTY LINKS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE, OR ANY CONTENT TRANSMITTED THROUGH THE WEBSITE. TRAVERSE LEGAL IS A SERVICE PROVIDER AND DOES NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, ALTERATION, AND/OR DESTRUCTION OF IDENTITY. TRAVERSE LEGAL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISCONTINUE THE WEBSITE AT ANY TIME.
TRAVERSE LEGAL WILL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR NETWORK, INTERNET, COMPUTER, HARDWARE, OR SOFTWARE PROGRAM MALFUNCTIONS, FAILURE, DELAYS, OR DIFFICULTIES WITH THE WEBSITE AT ANY TIME.
Limitation of Liability
TRAVERSE LEGAL WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY FOR ANY DAMAGES, CLAIMS, INJURIES, JUDGMENTS, COSTS, OR LIABILITIES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OR MISUSE OF THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF INCOME, SPECIAL DAMAGES, INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT THAT TRAVERSE LEGAL CAN BE HELD LIABLE TO YOU UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE IS THE AMOUNT THAT YOU PAID, IF ANY, FOR SERVICES THROUGH THE WEBSITE, AND IN NO CASE WILL THAT AMOUNT EXCEED $100. IF NO AMOUNT IS PAID BY YOU TO TRAVERSE LEGAL, YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL BE LIMITED TO INJUNCTIVE RELIEF ONLY UNLESS OTHERWISE PERMITTED BY LAW.
THE WEBSITE MAY CONTAIN TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS. TRAVERSE LEGAL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SUCH TYPOGRAPHICAL, TECHNICAL, OR PRICING ERRORS LISTED ON THE WEBSITE.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF DAMAGES. IF YOUR JURISDICTION DOES NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF DAMAGES, YOU SHOULD SEEK LEGAL COUNSEL TO UNDERSTAND YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS UNDER THE LAW.
You agree to hold harmless, indemnify, and defend Traverse Legal, its officers, employees, agents, successors, and assigns, from and against any and all claims, demands, losses, damages, rights, and actions of any kind, including, but not limited to, property damage, infringement, personal injury, and death, that either directly or indirectly arise out of or are related to your use of the Website, your use or provision of any services made through the Website, your reliance upon advice provided through the Website, your submission of User Generated Content to the Website, your violation of any term or condition of this Agreement, your violation of any applicable law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or treaty, whether local, state, national, or international, or your violation of the rights of a third party.
Your obligation to defend Traverse Legal under the terms of this Agreement will not provide you with the right to control Traverse Legal’s defense, and Traverse Legal reserves the right to control its defense and choose its counsel regardless of your contractual requirement to indemnify Traverse Legal.
You acknowledge and agree that you are prohibited from assigning your rights and obligations under this Agreement. Traverse Legal may assign its rights and obligations under this Agreement at any time, including but not limited to in a sale of the Website.
Jurisdiction, Governing Law, and Resolution of Disputes
This Agreement will be interpreted, governed, construed, and enforce in accordance with the laws of the United States of American and the State of Michigan without giving effect to any conflicts of laws principles. The parties submit to and agree to personal jurisdiction in Michigan, with venue proper in Traverse City, Michigan or in the Federal District Court for the Western District of Michigan.
YOU AND TRAVERSE LEGAL AGREE THAT ARBITRATION WILL BE THE EXCLUSIVE FORUM AND REMEDY AT LAW FOR ANY DISPUTES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, OR THE PURCHASE OF SERVICES FROM TRAVERSE LEGAL, INCLUDING ANY DISPUTES CONCERNING THE VALIDITY, INTERPRETATION, VIOLATION, BREACH, OR TERMINATION OF THIS AGREEMENT. ARBITRATION UNDER THIS AGREEMENT WILL BE HELD IN TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MOST RECENTLY EFFECTIVE COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION RULES OF THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION. THE ARBITRATION PROCEEDING WILL BE DECIDED BY A SINGLE ARBITRATOR AND THE ARBITRATOR WILL DECIDE THE ARBITRATION PROCEEDING BY APPLYING THE LAWS AND LEGAL PRINCIPLES OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN AND THE FEDERAL LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES. THE LOSING PARTY WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY THE PREVAILING PARTY’S REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES. YOU AND TRAVERSE LEGAL AGREE THAT THE SITUS OF THIS AGREEMENT IS IN THE STATE OF MICHIGAN. YOU AND TRAVERSE LEGAL AGREE TO SUBMIT TO THE EXCLUSIVE PERSONAL JURISDICTION OF ANY SUCH ARBITRATOR OR ARBITRATION PROCEEDING.
If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason whatsoever, the remaining provisions will remain valid and unimpaired and will continue in full force and effect.
You understand and agree that no term or provision of this Agreement will be deemed to have been waived and no breach will be deemed to have been consented to unless said waiver or consent is in writing and signed by the party to be charged.
Child Online Privacy Protection Act
The Website is not directed to persons under the age of eighteen (18) and Traverse Legal will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of eighteen (18). If Traverse Legal inadvertently collects such personally identifiable information, Traverse Legal will delete the personally identifiable information in accordance with its security protocols.
Limitation on Actions
TRAVERSE LEGAL AND YOU BOTH AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES PURCHASED THROUGH THE WEBSITE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. FAILURE TO ASSERT SAID CAUSE OF ACTION WITHIN ONE YEAR WILL PERMANENTLY BAR ANY AND ALL RELIEF.
YOU WILL ONLY BE PERMITTED TO PURSUE CLAIMS AGAINST TRAVERSE LEGAL ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PROCEEDING AND YOU WILL ONLY BE PERMITTED TO SEEK RELIEF (INCLUDING MONETARY, INJUNCTIVE, AND DECLARATORY RELIEF) ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS.
Reservation of Rights
All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to Traverse Legal.
Any notice required by this Agreement must be in writing, and must be emailed to: email@example.com.
This Agreement is enforced by the Internet lawyers of Traverse Legal, PLC.