Terms of Use

PIETRANTONI MÉNDEZ & ALVAREZ LLC

WEBSITE LEGAL NOTICES AND TERMS OF USE

IMPORTANT: Please read these Legal Notices and Terms of Use (these “Notices and Terms”) carefully before accessing this website.


Agreement with these Notices and Terms are a condition to access and use Pietrantoni Méndez & Alvarez LLC’s (“PMA”) website and govern: (1) the information of PMA (the “Information”) made available through this website; (2) the nature of the relationship between you and PMA; (3) certain other matters of professional responsibility; (4) PMA’s use of your information gathered by it through this website; and (5) your use of this website, related systems, and the Information (collectively, the “PMA Site”). By accessing any portion of the PMA Site, you are indicating that you have read and understood, and that you assent to be bound by these Notices and Terms, which may be amended from time to time by PMA as provided herein. If you do not agree to these Notices and Terms, you are not permitted to access the PMA Site.


1. No Legal Advice


The Information is made available for general informational purposes only, and is not intended to constitute specific legal advice or to be a substitute for advice from qualified counsel. The Information may not reflect recent developments in the law, may not be complete, and may not be accurate in or applicable to your jurisdiction. Because the Information is general in nature and may not pertain to your specific circumstances, you should not rely on or act or refrain from acting based on any Information without first obtaining advice from professional counsel qualified in the applicable subject matter and jurisdictions.


2. No Attorney-Client Relationship


PMA has a policy of entering into attorney-client relationships with its clients only after certain procedures have been completed, including executing an engagement letter and addressing professional responsibility conflicts as required by Puerto Rico law. You agree that your access to the PMA Site or receipt of the Information, or your transmission of electronic mail to addresses on the PMA Site, does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and PMA.


3. Other Matters Of Professional Responsibility


3.1 No Advertising or Solicitation. The PMA Site is not intended to be an advertisement or solicitation.


3.2 Sensitive Communications. You agree that electronic mail sent by you to PMA will not be treated as confidential or invoke an attorney-client privilege; provided, however, that if you are an existing client of PMA and you send an electronic mail to PMA pertaining to a matter in which PMA then represents you, such electronic mail may be entitled to be treated as confidential or privileged. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you acknowledge that electronic mail and the Internet are generally insecure media of communication, and PMA cannot guarantee the confidentiality of any electronic mail sent to or received by it or any information submitted by you to PMA through the PMA Site.


3.3 Authorized Practice. Each PMA attorney is licensed to practice only in those jurisdictions set forth in that attorney’s biography on the PMA Site. Except as specifically stated, each PMA attorney is not certified (including as a specialist) by any professional or government authority. The listing of PMA attorneys in practice groups is not intended to indicate any professional or governmental certification.


3.4 No Warranty of Results. The Information may contain descriptions of matters in which PMA successfully represented its clients. The results of these matters were dependent on their specific circumstances, and are in no way intended to be predictive of future results, even in similar circumstances, or offer any type of guarantee or assurance of outcome. Information pertaining to PMA clients does not reflect the opinions of such clients.


4. Privacy


With respect to information submitted or collected on the PMA Site, you accept PMA’s privacy policy as set forth in this section. PMA is not responsible for the privacy practices of any third party websites to which the PMA Site hyperlinks. When you use the PMA Site, which may be hosted in part or its entirety by a third party, the PMA Site will collect certain information indirectly and automatically (through, for example, the use of “cookies” or your “IP address”) about your activities. PMA uses this activity information (the “Activity Information”) for internal purposes only.


The PMA Site is designed so that you may generally browse it without providing any personally identifiable information. Certain areas of the PMA Site, however, may require or allow the voluntarily submission of personally identifiable information. PMA uses information for the purposes for which it was submitted by you to PMA.


PMA may share your personally identifiable information with third parties, including third parties performing services for or on behalf of PMA. Such services may include communications, database, event management, hosting, mailing, and marketing services. PMA cannot fully ensure that your personally identifiable information will not be disclosed to third parties. However, PMA has implemented and follows appropriate technical measures to protect against the risks of unauthorized access to, erroneous disclosure of, and unlawful interception of your personally identifiable information. You should know, however, that PMA cannot fully eliminate such risks.


5. General Terms of Use


5.1 Prohibited Uses. You will not use the PMA Site in violation of any applicable law. Without limiting the foregoing, you will not use the PMA Site in connection with (a) the infringement of intellectual property rights including PMA’s rights in its marks and its articles and alerts; (b) the unauthorized transmission of unsolicited commercial electronic mail; (c) the transmission of defamatory materials; or (d) fraud. You will not violate, attempt to violate, or knowingly facilitate the violation of the security (including access control or authentication systems) or integrity of the PMA Site.


5.2 Copyright in Information. The PMA Site including the Information is protected by United States and international copyright laws. All rights are reserved. Subject to the terms of these Notices and Terms, PMA grants to you a limited, nonexclusive, personal license to access, view, download and print the Information solely for noncommercial and informational purposes. You may not modify the Information in any way and you may not remove or obscure any copyright or permission notices provided on or in connection with the Information. PMA does not grant to you any rights in its marks. You are free to hyperlink to any page in the publicly available pages of the PMA Site; provided, however, that you agree to remove any such hyperlink upon PMA’s written request.


5.3 Electronic Mail. Subject to Section 5.1, you may send electronic mail to those addresses made available on the PMA Site for the purposes of requesting alerts or other news notification services, submitting voluntary survey responses, responding to or making inquiries regarding PMA events, requesting information regarding PMA or legal or other services offered by PMA, and inquiring about employment opportunities. You agree to cease sending electronic mail to any PMA address upon PMA’s request.


5.4 No Warranties. THE PMA SITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS.” YOUR ACCESS AND USE OF THE PMA SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. PMA DISCLAIMS ALL CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, ACCURACY OF INFORMATIONAL CONTENT, SYSTEM INTEGRATION, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, QUIET ENJOYMENT, AND UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE OPERATION.


5.5 Disclaimer of Liability. PMA DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR INCOME, LOST BUSINESS, OR LOST DATA, OR FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THE PMA SITE.


5.6 Third Party Information. PMA may hyperlink to or otherwise make third party information available on the PMA Site. This is done solely for the purposes of convenience. PMA does not endorse or approve of any such third party information or such third parties.


5.7 Miscellaneous. You agree that any dispute arising out of or in connection with the PMA Site or these Notices and Terms will be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico without reference to conflict of laws that would require the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction, and you submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico’s Court of First Instance, San Juan Part, located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In the event that you gain access to information not intended to be accessed by you, you agree that you will immediately notify PMA and lawfully destroy all copies of such information in your possession.