WEBSITE TERMS OF USE AND PRIVACY POLICY

Thank you for visiting https://www.ldslawgroup.com/, the website (“Website”) of Lombardo & DeVellis LLP (“Lombardo & DeVellis”). Please read the below Terms of Use and Privacy Policy carefully. By accessing this Website, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions below. These terms and conditions are subject to change which will be incorporated herein. If you do not agree with Terms of Use and Privacy Policy below, please do not access this Website.

NO ATTORNEY/CLIENT RELATIONSHIP

This Website and the contents contained herein have been prepared by Lombardo & DeVellis solely for informational purposes. The materials contained on this Website are not guaranteed to be correct, complete or up to date. The contents of this Website should not to be considered legal advice. Neither this Website, nor access to or receipt of information therefrom, is intended to create or constitute a lawyer/client relationship. This Website is not intended as a substitute for legal counsel, and no one should act upon any information contained in this Website without seeking legal counsel. The contents of this Website do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Lombardo & DeVellis, or any of its attorneys or clients. In some jurisdictions, this Website may be considered advertising.

Please note that by emailing Lombardo & DeVellis, its attorneys, or any other Lombardo & DeVellis employee, you are not creating a lawyer-client relationship unless and until an agreement has been reached between you and the firm to handle a particular matter. Please do not convey to Lombardo & DeVellis, its attorneys, or any other Lombardo & DeVellis employee any information that you regard as confidential until such an agreement is reached and a formal lawyer-client relationship has been established. Any information conveyed by you to Lombardo & DeVellis, its attorneys, or any other Lombardo & DeVellis employees prior to establishing a lawyer-client relationship may not be privileged or confidential.

NO WARRANTIES

This Website is provided by Lombardo & DeVellis on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Lombardo & DeVellis makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of this Website, the contents contained therein or materials included on this Website. To the full extent permissible by law, Lombardo & DeVellis disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Neither Lombardo & DeVellis nor any other party involved in creating or producing content for this Website will be held liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this Website, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive and consequential damages. In no event shall Lombardo & DeVellis’s total liability to any user for all damages, losses and causes of action, whether in contract, tort (including, but not limited to, negligence) or otherwise, that result from the use of, or the inability to use, this site or the information contained on this site exceed $1.

TERMINATION OF USAGE

Lombardo & DeVellis may terminate or suspend access to all or any part of its Website, without notice, for any reason.

COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK PROTECTION

This Website and all of the information it contains, or may in the future contain, including, but not limited to, articles, memoranda, bulletins, reports, press releases, opinions, text, directories, guides, photographs, illustrations, trademarks, trade names, service marks and logos are the property of Lombardo & DeVellis, its partners, employees and certain third parties, and is protected from unauthorized copying and dissemination by U.S. copyright law, trademark law, international conventions and other intellectual property laws. Nothing contained on this Website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use this Website or any of its contents, through the use of framing or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Lombardo & DeVellis, or such third party that may own the trademark or copyright to such party’s material displayed on this Website.


LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

Clicking on certain links within this Website may take you to other websites, or may display information on your computer screen from other websites, which may not be maintained by Lombardo & DeVellis. Such websites may contain terms and conditions, privacy provisions, confidentiality provisions, or other provisions that differ from the terms and conditions applicable to this Website. Links to other internet services and websites are provided solely for the convenience of users. A link to any service or website is not an endorsement of any kind of the service or website, its content, or its sponsoring organization. Lombardo & DeVellis assumes no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the content, accuracy, reliability or opinions expressed in a website to which this site is linked, and such linked sites are not monitored, investigated, or checked for accuracy or completeness by Lombardo & DeVellis. It is the responsibility of the user to evaluate the accuracy, reliability, timeliness and completeness of any information available on a linked website. All products, services and content obtained from a linked site are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement.

To the extent permitted by law, in no event shall Lombardo & DeVellis be liable for any damages whatsoever, including any incidental, special, punitive, consequential, or indirect damages of any kind (including without limitation lost profits, cost of procuring substitute service or lost opportunity) arising out of or in connection with the use a website that is linked to this Website, or with the delay or inability to use this Website or a linked website. This limitation includes, but is not limited to, the transmission of any viruses, data or harmful code that may affect a user’s equipment, any incompatibility between this site’s files and the user’s browser or other website accessing program, any failure of any electronic or telephone equipment, communication or connection lines, unauthorized access, theft, operator errors, or any force majeure. Lombardo & DeVellis does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to this site or a linked site. Lombardo & DeVellis may make improvements or changes to the site at any time.

APPLICABLE LAW

This Website is created and controlled by Lombardo & DeVellis, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. As such, the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will govern these disclaimers, terms and conditions, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. Lombardo & DeVellis reserves the right to make changes to this website and these disclaimers, terms and conditions at any time without prior notice.

CONFIDENTIALITY OF INFORMATION

Lombardo & DeVellis has taken reasonable steps to ensure the confidentiality of information taken at this Website and transmitted via the internet. However, unexpected changes in technology may be used by unauthorized third parties to intercept confidential information and we cannot be responsible should confidential information be intercepted and subsequently used by an unintended recipient.

PRIVACY POLICY

Lombardo & DeVellis is dedicated to providing the highest level of security and privacy with regard to the collection and use of the personal information of all visitors to our Website, and we will use our best efforts to ensure that all of your information is protected and kept secure. This Privacy Policy applies to your interaction with Lombardo & DeVellis, at any online or mobile site or application that we own and/or control, unless a different online and/or mobile policy is posted at a particular site, or is made available to you and by its terms supplants this Policy.

TYPES OF INFORMATION

Lombardo & DeVellis offers users of our Website the ability to sign-up for newsletters to be automatically sent on a periodic basis. Information that we may collect about you through the sign-up process includes personal information that you input, such as your name, email address, other contact information. Other Information we collect online may include information other than personal Information that does not reveal your specific identity or does not directly relate to an individual, such as browser information or information collected through cookies (see below), tags, and other technologies. We may also gather additional information, such as the type of device and browser you are using, the IP address of your device, information about your device’s operating system, and additional information associated with your device.

ABOUT “COOKIES” AND THIRD PARTY SITES

Cookies are pieces of data stored on your device. Browser cookies are assigned by a web server to the browser on your device. When you return to a site you have visited before, your browser gives this data back to the server. Mobile applications may also use cookies. We also provide certain widgets or tools on our sites, such as tools that allow web surfers to easily share information on another platform, such as a social media platform. These widgets and tools often function through the use of third-party cookies utilized by the third-party site, such as the social media platform. As a result, these third-parties may have access to information about your web browsing on the pages of our Site where these widgets or tools are placed. You may wish to review information at third party sites, such as social media platforms where you have an account, to determine how these third parties treat data that they obtain through the use of cookies.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

We use “Google Analytics” in order to collect information about the use of this Website. Google Analytics is a service that collects information such as how often users visit the Website, what pages are visited and what other websites users visited before navigating to this Website. Google Analytics does not collect your name or other identifying information, but instead, only collects the IP address used by you when visiting this Website. Your IP address will only be used by us for the purpose of improving this Website and is never combined with personally identifiable information. When visiting our Website, Google Analytics places a cookie on your web browser in order to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit, and that cookie can only be used by Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics is limited by the Google Analytics Terms of Use as well as the Google Privacy Policy. If you wish to prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you as a unique visitor when you return to this Website, you may disable cookies on your browser.


GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION

Lombardo & DeVellis complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in connection with the collection of personal data from EU residents (“Data Subjects”). For the purposes of the GDPR, we are considered the “controller” of all personal data about which we collect through this Website. You can find more information on the GDPR from the Information Commissioner’s Office at https://ico.org.uk/. Lombardo & DeVellis has implemented generally accepted administrative, technical and physical safeguards in order to protect personal information from unauthorized use, access, theft or destruction. We will notify you in the event of any breach of your personal information that we control which could expose you to risk of identity theft. In addition, we do not sell personal information, nor will we share it with any third parties without your prior consent except where we are required to do so by law.

We may provide the personal data of Data Subjects to third parties who are our service providers for the purposes providing services to you on our behalf, such as the provision of our newsletters to you. We will only disclose the personal information that is necessary for the third party to deliver the service requested, and will have an agreement with them which requires them to keep your personal information secure and not use it for their own purposes.

Data Subjects have certain rights pursuant to the GDPR, including the right to obtain, from us, confirmation as to whether or not their personal information is being processed. The GDPR defines “processing” as any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction. Data subjects have the right to obtain from us, (i) the purposes of the processing; (ii) the categories of personal information concerned; (iii) the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal information has been or will be disclosed; (iv) where possible, the envisioned period for which the personal information will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period; (v) and the right to request from us rectification or erasure of your personal information or restriction of processing of your personal information, as well as the right to object to such processing; (vi) the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

All inquiries concerning the foregoing may be directed to plombardo@ldslawgroup.com.