Thank you for visiting the Brown & Varnado, LLC web site (the “Web site”). Following are the policies of Brown & Varnado, LLC, (“B&V”) governing e-mail sent by members and employees of B&V, confidential information provided to B&V, and the Web site. Your receipt of e-mail from B&V and your use of the Web site is subject to the following terms and conditions. By accessing the Web site, you acknowledge that you have read and accept these terms and conditions of use. B&V reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at anytime, effective immediately upon posting on the Web site.
E-Signatures and E-Mail
This policy applies to all e-signatures and e-mails sent by B&V and are the conditions under which B&V authorizes B&V shareholders, employees and agents to use electronic signatures.
CIRCULAR 230 DISCLAIMERS:
UNLESS EXPRESSLY STATED OTHERWISE, (1) NOTHING CONTAINED IN A MESSAGE IS INTENDED OR WRITTEN TO BE USED, CAN BE USED BY ANY TAXPAYER OR MAY BE RELIED UPON OR USED BY ANY TAXPAYER FOR THE PURPOSE OF AVOIDING PENALTIES THAT MAY BE IMPOSED ON THE TAXPAYER UNDER THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1986, AS AMENDED, (2) ANY WRITTEN STATEMENT CONTAINED IN A MESSAGE RELATING TO ANY FEDERAL TAX TRANSACTION(S) OR MATTER(S) MAY NOT BE USED BY ANY PERSON TO SUPPORT THE PROMOTION OR MARKETING OF OR TO RECOMMEND ANY FEDERAL TAX TRANSACTION(S) OR MATTER(S) ADDRESSED IN THIS MESSAGE, AND (3) ANY TAXPAYER SHOULD SEEK ADVICE BASED ON THE TAXPAYER’S PARTICULAR CIRCUMSTANCES FROM AN INDEPENDENT TAX ADVISOR WITH RESPECT TO ANY FEDERAL TAX TRANSACTION OR MATTER CONTAINED IN THIS MESSAGE.
ALL ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS, INCLUDING ANY ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES OR IDENTIFIERS OF THE SENDER, ARE BEING TRANSMITTED SOLELY FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES. BY MAKING THE ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION, THE SENDER, INCLUDING B&V, SPECIFICALLY DOES NOT INTEND TO AGREE, BIND, OR OTHERWISE CONSENT TO ANY MATTER FOR ANY PURPOSE WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING ANY AND ALL CLIENT REPRESENTATIONAL MATTERS, AND DOES NOT INTEND THAT THE ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION, OR ANY RELATED OR ASSOCIATED ELECTRONIC MEDIA OR DATA, TO CONSTITUTE, OR TO BE DEEMED TO CONSTITUTE, AN ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE PURSUANT TO ANY STATE OR FEDERAL LAW OR REGULATION THAT AUTHORIZES THE USE OF ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES. IT IS THE STATED POLICY OF B&V TO UTILIZE ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES ONLY WHEN ACCOMPANIED BY A STATEMENT AUTHORIZED BY B&V TO THE EFFECT THAT THE SENDER SPECIFICALLY AND INTENTIONALLY INTENDS THAT THE ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE OR OTHER IDENTIFIER OF THE SENDER IS BEING TRANSMITTED AS AN ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE PURSUANT TO FEDERAL OR STATE LAWS OR REGULATIONS THAT AUTHORIZE ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES.
E-mails sent by B&V are intended only for the use of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed and may contain information that is privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader is not the intended recipient or the employee or agent responsible for delivering the message to the intended recipient, it is hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of the communication is strictly prohibited. If you receive a communication in error, please notify the sender of the communication immediately.
If you are an existing client of B&V, the purpose of this notice is to explain what B&V will be doing with the financial information you provide to it, and the ways that it will protect your privacy. If you are not an existing client of B&V, this notice does not apply to you.
Types of Nonpublic Personal Information B&V May Collect
B&V may collect nonpublic personal information about you that is provided by you or obtained by B&V in the course of providing you with legal services that you have requested. This information, in some cases, includes information about your personal finances and property.
Disclosure of Information
B&V may disclose nonpublic personal information about you only to individuals or entities necessary in order to provide you with the legal services that you have requested. For instance, B&V staff may have access to your nonpublic personal information in order for it to efficiently provide you with the legal services you have requested. In some situations we may provide information to another organization (such as your accountant, your realtor, or insurance company) in order to obtain information or assist in providing the legal services you have requested.
B&V will not disclose any nonpublic personal information about you to anyone, except as is necessary in order to provide you with the legal services that you have requested.
You Have the Right to Prohibit Disclosure
If for any reason you do not want B&V to provide nonpublic personal information about you to other parties in the course of providing you with legal services, you may direct B&V not to make those disclosures. If you wish to direct B&V not to disclose information, please call the attorney representing you. In order to guard your nonpublic personal information, we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with the Code of Professional Responsibility that governs our profession. Please call the attorney representing you with any questions that you have about protecting your privacy.
Web Site Informational Purposes Only
The materials on the Web site have been prepared by B&V and are for informational purposes only to permit you to learn about B&V attorneys and the services B&V offers. The information presented on the Web site does not constitute legal advice and should not be used as such. The information on the Web site is not a substitute for advice from qualified counsel licensed in your state or jurisdiction and should not be relied upon as such.
The information on the Web site is not intended to be advertising or solicitation. B&V has endeavored to comply with all applicable legal and ethical requirements in creating the Web site. B&V does not seek to represent anyone by means of the Web site in a state or jurisdiction where the Web site may not comply with all legal and ethical requirements of that state or jurisdiction.
The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you make a decision, we would be pleased to send you written information about B&V’s qualifications and experience.
No Attorney-Client Relationship
Transmission, use, and receipt of the information on the Web site and communications sent via e-mails or other transmissions are not intended to create and do not create an attorney-client relationship between you and B&V. Unsolicited or confidential e-mails or other transmissions sent to B&V in connection with a matter for which we do not represent you may not be subject to an attorney-client privilege and may not be treated as privileged or confidential. Please do not send B&V any confidential or sensitive communications without first speaking with and obtaining prior authorization from one of B&V’s attorneys to send such communications.
Information contained on the Web site is provided “as-is” without any warranty, expressed or implied, including but not limited to, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, and merchantability. B&V disclaims any warranty or representation that information contained on the Web site is or will be always accurate, complete, or current. As the law is constantly changing, the information on the Web site may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. Your use of the Web site is at your own risk. You agree that B&V may modify the Web site at any time without notice and that B&V is not responsible for any errors or omissions or for any damages from the use of the Web site under any circumstances. This includes any direct, incidental, or consequential damages, or other expenses, losses, or costs arising through use of the Web site including but not limited to, computer system viruses or bugs, hardware or software malfunctions, and network connection errors.
Intellectual Property Rights
All materials on the Web site, including but not limited to, text, images, designs, photographs, illustrations, and other materials, are protected by intellectual property laws and are the copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual properties owned, controlled, or licensed by v. Except as provided herein, none of the materials on the Web site may be copied, reproduced, distributed, downloaded, displayed or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written consent of B&V. However, you may copy, reproduce, distribute, download, display, or transmit materials on the Web site for your personal, non-commercial, or temporary use within your organization only, provided you do not modify the materials or create derivative works based on the materials, and provided that you retain all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices contained in the materials. B&V will enforce its intellectual property rights to the full extent of the law.
If you are not an existing client of B&V and choose to provide B&V with personal information about yourself, by sending us e-mail or filling out our Web site form, we may collect and use that information to contact you or to send you additional information. We may also collect information your browser provides to us regarding your use of the Web site, including time of visit, duration, and areas of interest. We may use this information to identify levels and areas of interest in B&V which enables B&V to improve and refine the content of the Web site. B&V does not sell any of this personal information to third parties.
Please remember that if you are not an existing client of B&V, any communication you send to B&V will not be treated as confidential unless you have prior authorization from one of our attorneys. Even if you receive such authorization, we cannot guarantee the security of your electronic communication. Therefore you should consider other means of sending confidential or sensitive information.
Although B&V uses security to protect any personal or confidential information disclosed on the Web site, B&V does not guarantee that such security will protect against, and B&V expressly disclaims any liability for, any loss, misuse, or modification of such personal or confidential information.
By accessing the Web site, you agree that any disputes or matters arising out of or related to your viewing or use of the Web site shall be governed by the laws of the State of South Carolina.
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