Effective August 29, 2016
This website provides general information about Ruttle Law for the convenience of visitors to the site and does not constitute legal advice. The website, its contents, and any affiliate sites (including, but not limited to: the firm’s website and/or Ruttle Law’s blog, if any, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+, or other social media) will not establish an attorney-client relationship and should not be relied upon for any purpose without first consulting an attorney. This website may be considered attorney advertising under the rules of some states. No statements on this website are intended to provide, nor do they provide, any guarantees regarding services and their outcomes. The information provided may or may not reflect the most current legal environment, thus the information on this website and any affiliate sites (including, but not limited to: the firm’s website and/or Ruttle Law’s blog, if any, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+, or other social media) may or may not be correct or complete. Ruttle Law expressly disclaims all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all of the contents on this website. Furthermore, messages containing confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent via the aforementioned mediums, in addition, said messages do not constitute an attorney-client relationship and will not be treated as privileged or confidential. If you communicate with us by email regarding an issue in which represent you, you should be aware that the use of the Internet and email systems may not be secure.
Privacy and Security
Effective August 29, 2016
Ruttle Law, PC (“Ruttle Law”) operates RuttleLaw.com and may operate other websites and social media brands, including, but not limited to: the firm’s website, Ruttle Law’s blog, if any, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+, or other social media. It is Ruttle Law’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites. Your privacy and security are very important to us when it comes to your personal information; however, we are unable to guarantee the security of the information you transmit via the Internet if it is not encrypted. We take the security of your personal information very seriously and only collect information you voluntarily provide us or that which is collected by our third party web-hosts.
Like most website operators, Ruttle Law collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Ruttle Law’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Ruttle Law’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Ruttle Law may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Ruttle Law also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on ruttlelaw.com blogs/sites. Ruttle Law only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Ruttle Law’s websites choose to interact with Ruttle Law in ways that require Ruttle Law to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Ruttle Law gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at ruttlelaw.com to provide their name and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Ruttle Law are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Ruttle Law collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Ruttle Law. Ruttle Law does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Ruttle Law may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Ruttle Law may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Ruttle Law does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Ruttle Law discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Ruttle Law’s behalf or to provide services available at Ruttle Law’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Ruttle Law’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Ruttle Law will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Ruttle Law discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Ruttle Law believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Ruttle Law, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Ruttle Law website and have supplied your email address, Ruttle Law may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Ruttle Law and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Ruttle Law takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Ruttle Law, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Ruttle Law goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Ruttle Law may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Effective August 29, 2016
Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by Ruttle Law, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. The Website is available only to individuals who are at least 18 years old.
No Attorney-Client Relationship
Use of this website, RuttleLaw.com, its contents, and any affiliate sites (including, but not limited to: the firm’s website, Ruttle Law’s blog, if any, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+, or other social media) will not establish an attorney-client relationship. Furthermore, simply contacting us by email, phone or by other means will not establish an attorney-client relationship between you and Ruttle Law. Transmission of information between Ruttle Law and/or any of its social media platforms is not intended to, and will not create, an attorney-client relationship between Ruttle Law and you. An attorney-client relationship will not be formed unless and until the Principal Attorney expressly and explicitly agrees in a written engagement letter with you that the firm will undertake an attorney-client relationship, or as provided by law. The information and content contained on the website or any of Ruttle Law’s affiliated social media platforms is not intended to constitute legal advice, and you should contact an attorney before relying on any information or content on the website.
This website may constitute advertising in some jurisdictions. If this website fails to comply with the State Bar Rules of the jurisdiction from which you access or use this site, Ruttle Law does not wish to represent you. Unless specifically indicated on the website, our attorneys are not certified by the boards of legal specialization of any state.
Our site is not directed to children under the age of 18. Please contact us if you are aware that a child has provided information to us via the firm’s website and/or Ruttle Law’s blog, if any, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+, or other social media and it will be deleted.
Intellectual Property and Content Restrictions
This Agreement does not transfer from Ruttle Law to you any Ruttle Law or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with Ruttle Law. All material included on this Website and those included on Ruttle Law’s blog, if any, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+, or other social media platforms, including, but not limited to: graphics, images, logos, videos, and text, and all related intellectual property (trademarks, service marks, trade dress, and copyrights), are owned by Ruttle Law or are displayed by Ruttle Law with the permission of its owners or as permitted by applicable law. You agree not to copy, reproduce, display, modify, transmit or distribute such materials without prior written consent of Ruttle Law. These restrictions apply to content in all adaptations or transformations and in all media and forms, now existing and hereafter developed. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any Ruttle Law or third-party trademarks.
Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy
As Ruttle Law asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by Ruttlelaw.com violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify Ruttle Law in accordance with Ruttle Law’s Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Policy. Ruttle Law will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. Ruttle Law will terminate a visitor’s access to and use of the Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Ruttle Law or others. In the case of such termination, Ruttle Law will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to Ruttle Law.
Responsibility of Website Visitors
Ruttle Law has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted to the Website, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects. By operating the Website, Ruttle Law does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Website may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Website may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. Ruttle Law disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.
Content Posted on Other Websites
We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which Ruttlelaw.com links, and that link to Ruttlelaw.com. Ruttle Law does not have any control over those non-Ruttle Law websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-Ruttle Law website or webpage, Ruttle Law does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. Ruttle Law disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-Ruttle Law websites and webpages.
Responsibility of Contributors
If you operate a blog, comment on a blog, post material to the Website, post links on the Website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, “Content”), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:
The downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;
If your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content;
You have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;
The Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;
The Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
The Content is not pornographic, does not contain threats or incite violence towards individuals or entities, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;
Your blog is not getting advertised via unwanted electronic messages such as spam links on newsgroups, email lists, other blogs and web sites, and similar unsolicited promotional methods;
Your blog is not named in a manner that misleads your readers into thinking that you are another person or company. For example, your blog’s URL or name is not the name of a person other than yourself or company other than your own; and
You have, in the case of Content that includes computer code, accurately categorized and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so by Ruttle Law or otherwise.
By submitting Content to Ruttle Law for inclusion on your Website, you grant Ruttle Law a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting your blog. If you delete Content, Ruttle Law will use reasonable efforts to remove it from the Website, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable.
Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, Ruttle Law has the right (though not the obligation) to, in Ruttle Law’s sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in Ruttle Law’s reasonable opinion, violates any Ruttle Law policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in Ruttle Law’s sole discretion. Ruttle Law will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.
IRS Circular 230 Disclosure
Disclosure In compliance with the requirements of the IRS pertaining to the publication of Circular 230, we inform you that any advice contained on this website or in any communication originating from this website or this law practice which is related to U.S. federal tax advice is not intended or created to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of 1) either avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or promoting, marketing or 2) recommending to another party any transaction or matter that is contained on this website or in any communication originating from this law practice.
General Representation and Warranty
The content on this website is provided “as is.” Ruttle Law does not represent that the content will be error-free, timely, free of viruses or other harmful elements, or that defects will be corrected. Neither Ruttle Law nor any of its affiliates makes any representation, express or implied, with respect to the timeliness, accuracy or completeness of any of the contents of this website, and expressly disclaim any liability of warranties, express or implied, including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or use, or non-infringement. Ruttle Law expressly disclaims any liability for any action, or failure to take action, in reliance on any of the contents of the website. Your sole remedy for any dissatisfaction with any of this websites contents is to refrain form using the website or its affiliates.
Limitation of Liability
In no event will Ruttle Law, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this Agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to Ruttle Law under this Agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. Ruttle Law shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.
California Use Only
The website and its affiliates are controlled and operated by Ruttle Law from its offices in the State of California. We make no representation that any of the materials or the services to which you have been given access are available or appropriate for use in other locations. Your use of the website should not be construed as Ruttle Law purposefully availing itself of the benefits or privilege of doing business in any state or jurisdiction other than California.
Reviewing and Correcting Information
You may contact us at Contact@RuttleLaw.com if you wish to change or update any of your information. In addition, you may contact us at Contact@RuttleLaw.com if you would no longer like to receive our newsletters or blog updates.
Ruttle Law may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement, you may simply discontinue using the Website. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
Claims for injunctive or equitable relief or claims regarding intellectual property rights (which may be brought in any competent court without the posting of a bond), any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be finally settled in accordance with the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service, Inc. (“JAMS”) by three arbitrators appointed in accordance with such Rules. The arbitration shall take place in Fairfield, California, in the English language and the arbitral decision may be enforced in any court. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement shall be entitled to costs and attorneys’ fees.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Ruttle Law and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of Ruttle Law, or by the posting by Ruttle Law of a revised version. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; Ruttle Law may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assignees.