Terms of Use

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING OR ACCESSING ANY PAGES ON THIS WEB SITE AS THEY AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS. By using or accessing this Web site you signify your acknowledgment and assent to the terms and conditions of use set forth below. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please do not use this Web site. Schiff Hardin can revise these terms of use at any time by updating this posting, and your use after such change signifies your acceptance of the changed terms. Please check these terms of use periodically for changes.

Ownership and Use of our Web site content.

This Web site is owned and operated by Schiff Hardin LLP (collectively "Schiff Hardin," "we," or "us"). In connection with viewing and using this Web site you are permitted to temporarily download one copy of the materials posted on this Web site for your personal, reference and/or informational use. You may not screen scrape or frame this Web site or its content in any way. Except as otherwise specifically provided elsewhere on this Web site, redistribution, retransmission, republication or commercial exploitation of the contents of this Web site are expressly prohibited. All content on our Web site is copyrighted. © 2017 Schiff Hardin LLP. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Our Web site content is not legal advice.

Schiff Hardin has prepared the materials on our Web site for informational purposes only. Such content is not legal advice and should not be construed nor relied upon as such. This website should not be understood as a substitute for personal legal advice.

No lawyer-client relationship created.

Our Web site content is not intended to create, and receipt of it by visitors to our Web site does not create a lawyer-client relationship. Internet browsers and online readers should not act upon this information without first seeking professional and properly licensed legal counsel.

Please do not send us information about your matter without speaking to us first.

Please do not send us information about your matter until you speak with one of our lawyers and obtain our advance and express authorization. No duty of confidentiality is owed to any persons who send unsolicited e-mail messages, mail, or facsimiles to our firm, lawyers, or other employees listed on this Web site without our advance and express authorization. There is no lawyer-client relationship duty or obligation created with respect to unsolicited inquiries or contacts without our mutual agreement. Further, absent such mutual agreement, our receipt of unsolicited information will not preclude us from representing any actual or potential adverse party. When you sign and send us an unsolicited e-mail, mail or facsimile, you are agreeing that you will not use our receipt of any information you send us to disqualify us from representing any other party.

Compliance with state ethical and legal requirements.

We do not accept any representation that comes to us through our Web site, if our Web site does not comply with the legal or ethical requirements of the state in which the client or prospective client is located. Schiff Hardin attorneys do not seek to practice law in states, territories and foreign countries where we are not properly authorized to do so. This publication, or parts of it, may be considered advertising material under professional rules applicable to lawyers in some states in which we practice.

Matter descriptions should not be relied upon to predict outcomes of matters we handle.

Information on our Web site about matters we have handled is only to illustrate our experience. Such descriptions should not be relied upon as a prediction as to the outcome of any client representation we undertake. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

No responsibility for hyperlinks.

This Web site contains hyperlinks to third party Web sites which are the sole responsibility of such independent third parties, and use thereof is solely at your own risk. Schiff Hardin has no control over the content or policies (including privacy policies) of such third party Web sites, and we are not responsible for (and under no circumstances shall be liable for) the contents, accuracy or reliability of any Web sites hyperlinked to this Web site. A description or reference to a product, service or publication on this Web site (including any description or reference via hyperlink) does not represent or imply an endorsement by Schiff Hardin. Those who choose to access information from this Web site (including any information obtained through any hyperlink) are solely responsible for the compliance of such information with any applicable law.

Newsletters and Mailings.

Information and content provided in newsletters, alerts and other correspondence you may receive from us is considered Web site content, and your receipt and use of such information is covered by these terms.

No representations or warranties made.

Schiff Hardin makes no representations or warranties that this Web site is free of defects, errors, viruses or other harmful components. We shall not be responsible for any damages or loss that may result from the hacking or infiltration of this Web site or Schiff Hardin's computer systems. The pages on this Web site may contain technical inaccuracies, outdated information and typographical errors. YOU HAVE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ADEQUATE PROTECTION AND BACKUP OF DATA AND/OR EQUIPMENT USED IN CONNECTION WITH THIS WEB SITE AND YOU AGREE TO HOLD SCHIFF HARDIN HARMLESS FROM, AND YOU COVENANT NOT TO SUE US FOR, ANY CLAIMS BASED ON USE OF THIS WEB SITE OR ITS CONTENTS, INCLUDING CLAIMS FOR LOST DATA, WORK DELAYS OR LOST PROFITS RESULTING FROM USE OF MATERIALS OR CONTENT FROM THIS WEB SITE.

EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING BY US, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THIS WEB SITE AND ALL INFORMATION, CONTENT, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS." SCHIFF HARDIN DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR MERCHANTABILITY, NOR DOES IT IN ANY WAY GUARANTEE THE QUALITY, DATA CONTENT, ARTISTIC WORTH, OR LEGALITY OF INFORMATION, CONTENT, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT ARE MADE AVAILABLE OR OBTAINED BY WAY OF THIS WEB SITE. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THIS WEBSITE WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Limitations of our liability.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, SHALL SCHIFF HARDIN BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR LOST PROFITS ARISING FROM THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS WEB SITE OR FROM ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEB SITE, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL SCHIFF HARDIN'S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT OR OTHERWISE) ARISING OUT OF, CONNECTED WITH, OR RESULTING FROM, THESE TERMS OF USE OR THE WEB SITE EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THIS WEB SITE OR $100, WHICHEVER IS GREATER. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Jurisdiction and choice of law.

These terms of use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, U.S.A. without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. Any suits or actions filed by you with respect to these terms or the Web site must be filed in Cook County, Illinois. You and Schiff Hardin irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts located in the state of Illinois in connection with any action arising out of or related to these terms of use or this Web site. You and Company waive any objection based on lack of personal jurisdiction, place of residence, improper venue or forum non conveniens in any such action.

Your privacy and personal information.

Please see our Privacy Policy for information regarding the collection and use of personal information from this Web site. Despite any representations concerning privacy, Schiff Hardin reserves the right to disclose without notice to you any information in its possession if required to do so by law or upon a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with the law, to protect or defend our rights or property, or to respond to an emergency situation. Specific areas or pages of this Web site may include additional or different terms relating to the use of personal information collected from such areas or pages.

Additional terms.

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

Any unauthorized access, modification or change of any information, or any interference with the availability of or access to this Web site is strictly prohibited. Our failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any of these terms shall not be deemed a waiver of any provision or right.

Specific areas or pages of this Web site may include additional or different terms relating to the use of this Web site or the rights or obligations of you or Schiff Hardin. In the event of a conflict between such terms and these terms of use, such specific terms shall control.

Attorney advertising.

To the extent the rules of a jurisdiction require us to designate a principal office and/or a single lawyer responsible for this website, Schiff Hardin designates its office in Chicago, Illinois as its principal office and designates Charles H.R. Peters as the lawyer responsible for the website.

For further information:

Please contact LegalNotices@schiffhardin.com.

Policy Effective as of July 8, 2015.