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User Agreement

This website is operated by Shields O’Donnell MacKillop LLP (“SOM”). The SOM website is offered to you on the condition that your acceptance is made without any modification to the terms of use contained herein. By using the SOM website, you have agreed to all such terms of use.

SOM Retains the Right to Modify its Terms of Use

SOM retains the right to modify any terms of use under which the SOM website is offered. You agree to review the terms of use periodically. By continuing to use the SOM website, you agree to abide by the terms of use contained herein.

If you do not wish to abide by the terms of use, please do not access or use the SOM website.

Web Page Content

The materials and information provided by SOM on this website are for general informational purposes only. They should not be relied on as legal advice or opinion. No person should act or refrain from acting in reliance on any information found on this website without first obtaining appropriate professional advice.

Content Ownership

The information and content used and displayed on the SOM website is the property of SOM and is protected by copyright, trade-mark and other laws.


The information on SOM’s website does not constitute legal advice. This site and its content are provided “as is” without warranty or condition of any kind. Access to, and use of, the site or its content is at your own risk. Neither SOM nor any SOM personnel makes any representation, warranty or condition about the quality, accuracy, reliability, completeness, currency, timeliness, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement of intellectual property or related rights, of the site or its content.

Neither SOM nor any SOM personnel assume any responsibility for any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in the site or its content. Any person who acts or refrains from acting in reliance on material from this website does so at their own risk; in so acting, the person releases SOM, its lawyers and employees from any resulting liability. To the fullest extent permitted by law, SOM and SOM personnel disclaim all warranties, representations and conditions of any kind with respect to the site and its content whether express, implied or collateral, including, without limitation, the implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement of intellectual property and related rights or that the site or its content are or will be error-free or will operate without interruption.

In no event will SOM or any SOM personnel be liable, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or any other legal theory, for any damages of any kind, including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, exemplary, punitive damages, lost profits, loss of use, loss of data, personal injury, fines, fees, penalties or other liabilities, whether or not SOM or any SOM personnel is advised of the possibility of such damages, resulting from the use, or the inability to make use of, the site or the content.

Website Communications Are Not Confidential

SOM cannot guarantee the privacy or confidentiality of any communications made through the SOM website. If you wish to provide information on a confidential basis to a member of our firm, please contact a member of the firm directly by telephone.

Solicitor-Client Relationships

No solicitor-client or other relationship is created by any person accessing or otherwise using this website, nor by any person sending an e-mail to any member or employee of SOM. Persons do not become clients unless SOM agrees to act for them and such agreement is confirmed in a retainer agreement in accordance with SOM policies.

Permitted Use

As a condition of your use of the SOM website, you agree that you will not use this site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms of use.

You may access and use the site and its content only in accordance with all applicable laws and the terms of use. Subject to the terms, SOM grants to you a non-exclusive, non-transferable and revocable licence to access and use the site and its content only to display and save on your own computer, download and print a copy of the content for your use, provided that the content is not modified. By accessing or using the site or its content, or by displaying, saving, downloading or printing a copy of any content, you do not acquire any other right or licence to the site or its content.

Prohibited Activities

You may not access the site or use the site or its content in any way or for any purpose that is unlawful. Without the prior written consent of SOM, you may not access the site or use the site or its content for any purpose that is outside the scope of the terms of use, or that violates the rights of SOM, any SOM personnel or any other person. Without such consent, you may NOT engage in, or perform, directly or indirectly, any of the following activities with the site or the content or any portion thereof:

No distribution. Making available, distributing, displaying, posting, disseminating, publishing, republishing, retransmitting, communicating to the public, or broadcasting; No modification. Creating a derivative work, modifying, translating, selecting, arranging, merging, compiling or otherwise combining with other data or other content or framing from or on another website; No scraping. Scraping, whether screen scraping, database scraping, or any other activity intended to collect, store, reorganize, summarize or manipulate any content, whether by an automatic program or a manual process; No transaction. Selling, licensing, sublicensing or engaging in any other commercial transaction relating to the site, the content or any reproduction of all or any portion thereof in any medium; No decompilation. Decompiling, disassembling, reverse engineering or other exploitation of the site, its architecture or the underlying software or code; and No outside permitted uses. Any activity that is outside the scope of activity permitted by the terms of use.

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