Terms and Conditions of Use

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The materials contained in this website do not constitute legal advice, and contact with this website or any of the attorneys in KnowConnect PLLC does not establish an attorney-client relationship. In the event that you wish to contact us, via e-mail or any other means, you should not transmit any confidential information to us until an attorney-client relationship is established. Any information sent to us before an attorney-client relationship is established will not be considered confidential by us, and e-mail addresses of our attorneys are not provided as a means for prospective clients to contact our firm or to submit information to us. By using this website and/or sending us email, you acknowledge that we have no obligation to maintain the confidentiality of any information you submit to us unless we have already agreed to represent you or we later agree to do so. Thus, we may represent a party in a matter adverse to you even if the information you submit to us could be used against you in that matter.

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY. BY USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

These Terms and Conditions of use may be changed in the future without further notice. Further, these Terms and Conditions apply exclusively to your access to, and use of, this website and do not alter in any way the terms or conditions of any other agreement you may have with KnowConnect PLLC (the Firm, we, or us) for services or otherwise.

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Introduction. This website is maintained and operated by us at least in part on a server located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States of America. While we have tried to provide accurate and timely information, there may be inadvertent technical or factual inaccuracies and typographical errors, for which we apologize.

We may at any time, at our sole discretion, revise or otherwise update these Terms and Conditions by posting changes here, which will be effective immediately. Please check this page periodically for changes; you will be able to determine if these terms have changed by checking the "Last Updated" information at the bottom of these pages.

Materials on this website are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice, legal opinion or any other advice on any specific facts or circumstances. Publication of information by us through this website, and your receipt of such information, does not create an attorney-client relationship. You should not act (or refrain from acting) upon this information without seeking professional advice.

Contacting us. Persons contacting us by email or through any online communication facility provided here should not send confidential, privileged or sensitive information. If you have a specific legal question, please provide details in the e-mail of how we can contact you and the general nature of your inquiry, without providing any confidential information. We will make reasonable efforts to have an appropriate attorney respond to your inquiry, but we reserve the right not to read or respond to any unsolicited communications. If you have an urgent need to communicate with us, please telephone us. Your use of email of any online communication facility provided here does not give rise to a lawyer-client relationship.

No Lawyer-Client Relationship. This website is not intended to be an offer to represent any person. There will be no attorney-client relationship between you and us (or any of our attorneys) unless and until all three of the following conditions have been met: (1) you have explicitly sought to retain us; (2) we have had an opportunity to check and clear any conflicts; and (3) you have received a letter from us confirming the retention and its scope.

Privacy. Please review the Privacy Policy

Commercial and Similar Uses Not Permitted. No commercial use of the information on or under this website is licensed or permitted. For example, the use of automated systems (e.g., robots, spiders, or other information scrapers) to access, acquire or download information on this website is expressly prohibited where such systems are employed in connection with commercial objectives, affect the operation of this website in any manner, or in a fashion that directly or indirectly violates the privacy interests of any person.

The Firm’s Proprietary Rights. You acknowledge and agree that this website and its content (the Materials) are and shall remain the property of us and/or its licensors, and are protected by copyright, trademark, and/or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized in advance by us, you agree not to copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform or create derivative works of the Materials, provided that the we (as part of your consent to these Terms and Conditions) grant to you a limited, personal, revocable and non-transferable license to (a) access the Materials via the internet solely for purposes of viewing such materials, and (b) to print out pages of this website for your personal, non-commercial use. Any other use of the Materials—including any commercial use, reproduction for purposes other than described above, modification, distribution, republication, display, or performance—without the prior express written consent from us is prohibited.

Trade names, trademarks, and service marks of KnowConnect PLLC or its affiliates include, without limitation, “KnowConnect", “knowconnect.com”, and associated logos. All trade names, trademarks and service marks on the website that are not owned by us or are affiliates are the property of their respective owners. The trade names, trademarks, and service marks owned by us or our affiliates, whether registered or unregistered, may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not provided by us (or authorized under separate, written license), or in any other manner that is likely to cause confusion or dilution. Nothing on the website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any right or license to use any of our trade names, trademarks, or service marks without prior express written consent. Finally, page headers, custom graphics, button icons, and scripts may be service marks, trademarks, and/or trade dress of us, and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent from us.

Submissions. Except as may be otherwise provided in a separate written agreement between us you agree that any materials, including but not limited to questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, discoveries, plans, notes, drawings, original or creative materials or other information, provided by you in the form of email or submissions to us, or postings at this website, are non-confidential and shall become the sole property of the site operator(s) to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. We shall own exclusive rights and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use of these materials for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or additional compensation to you. In the event applicable law operates to prevent us from becoming the sole owner of any such property, then this provision shall be effective as granting to us (with unfettered rights of assignment) a perpetual, worldwide, paid-in-full, non-exclusive right (including any moral rights) and license to make, use, sell, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, communicate to the public, perform and display the content (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, for the full term of any rights that may exist in any such material.

Forums, Interactive Areas, Postings and Feedback. This website may include discussion forums or other interactive areas, including chat rooms, bulletin boards or collaboration facilities. You agree not to upload to, distribute or otherwise publish through this website any content which is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable, or that would constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or otherwise create liability or violate any law. Forums and interactive areas shall be used only for non-commercial purposes. On this site you shall not, without our prior express written approval, distribute or publish promotions, advertising or solicitations for funds, goods or services. You shall remain solely liable for the content of any messages or other information posted by you on this website, and we take no responsibility and assumes no liability for the content of posted or uploaded material. Please contact us at the email address shown above concerning any mistakes, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, pornography or profanity you may encounter on this site. We reserves the right, in our sole discretion, to remove or edit any material posted by you that is determined to be harmful, offensive or otherwise inappropriate.

Copyright Infringement by Postings. By posting software or other content to this site, you warrant to us (and we rely on this warranty) that such items are known to you to be free shareware or otherwise in the public domain, and you agree to indemnify us against all claims, damages, or losses arising from an action alleging infringement of copyright or other proprietary rights in such work.

If you believe any material here infringes your intellectual property rights, please immediately contact our designated agent (under the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act) at :

Vincent Polley
5040 Deep Wood Road
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48302
United States of America
Tel: +1-248-631-6271

Claims of infringement under the DMCA must satisfy detailed requirements under 17 U.S.C. Section 512(c)(3)). Upon receipt of notice of claimed infringement, we will respond expeditiously to remove, or disable access to, the material claimed to be infringing and will follow the procedures specified in the DMCA to resolve the claim between the notifying party and the alleged infringer who provided the content at issue. Please do not send any other communications to the Designated Agent, who is appointed solely for the purposes of receiving notices of copyright claims under the DMCA.

KnowConnect Software. Any KnowConnect software, including any files, images incorporated in or generated by the software, and data accompanying the software (collectively “Software”), that may be made available on this website is licensed to you by us, and no ownership rights pass to you. You shall not copy, distribute, sell, modify, transfer, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or create derivative works from any Software.

Hyperlinks. We make no claim or representation regarding, and accept no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of websites accessible by hyperlink from this website, or websites linking to this website.

Licensure and Professional Responsibility. Our lawyers are subject to the rules of the regulatory bodies to which they are admitted. The contents of this website may constitute advertising under the applicable laws, regulations and ethical rules (the "Bar Rules") of some jurisdictions. If this website fails to comply with the Bar Rules of your State, we do not wish to represent you. Except as specifically identified, our attorneys are NOT certified by the Boards of Legal Specialization or Bars of any State.

This website may contain references to work performed by us for others, or pro bono. The results described were dependent upon the particular facts and law involved, and should not be interpreted as predictive of any other possible outcome. References here to our clients are not intended as testimonials or endorsements of us.

Disclaimer. THIS WEBSITE AND THE MATERIALS UNDER THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT MATERIALS IN THIS WEBSITE ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT, OR ERROR-FREE. WE DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THIS WEBSITE OR ITS SERVER(S) ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

We reserve the right to change any and all content contained on this website at any time without notice. Reference to any products, services, processes, or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof.

Limitation of Liability. IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS, OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR THE MATERIALS CONTAINED IN, OR ACCESSED THROUGH, THIS WEBSITE.

Applicable Law. The laws of the state of Michigan shall govern the construction and interpretation of these Terms and Conditions and the rights of the parties hereunder. By accessing and/or placing orders under this website, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agreed to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and by all applicable laws and regulations, including U.S. Export control laws and regulations. Visitors who do not agree with these Terms and Conditions should not access this website. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to your use of this website or any services provided hereunder shall be settled by binding arbitration to be held in the English language in Oakland County, Michigan in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any judgment upon the award rendered by the Arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Any award rendered by the Arbitrator(s) may include costs against either Party, but under no circumstances are the Arbitrator(s) authorized or empowered to award special, punitive or multiple damages against either Party.

Termination. Notwithstanding any of these Terms and Conditions, we reserve the right, without notice and in our sole discretion, to terminate your license to use this website, and to block or prevent future access to and use of this website.

Severability. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and Conditions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Language. It is at the express consent of the parties that the present agreement be written in English. C'est à la demande expresse des parties que cette convention soit rédigée en anglais.

Changes to these Terms. We reserve the right to change, modify, or update these terms and conditions of use, at any time without notice.  The current version is dated below, so you know when it was last updated.

Last updated: Version 1.9 29 March 2008