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You should be aware that certain legal matters are time sensitive, and your rights may be impacted if you fail to address them in a timely manner by retaining legal counsel, whether our firm or another attorney. WE DO NOT FORM AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU OR BECOME YOUR ATTORNEY UNLESS AND UNTIL BOTH YOU AND THE FIRM SIGN AN ACCEPTABLE ENGAGEMENT LETTER. Submitting inquiries on this web site or otherwise contacting us shall not create an attorney client relationship.
Please do not send us confidential information until you speak with one of our attorneys and receive our specific authorization to send that information to us. We have no responsibility for unsolicited e-mail or fax communications, and if you send us such communications, you may not use our receipt of any such communication to seek to disqualify us from representing any other client.
The purpose of this web site is to provide general information about the firm, its attorneys, and the services we offer. NOTHING ON THIS WEB SITE, INCLUDING ARTICLES, SHOULD BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE ON ANY PARTICULAR MATTER. We provide legal advice only if and when you retain our firm by signing an engagement letter. Note that we list the areas of concentration of our attorneys for purposes of reference only; the State of Illinois does not recognize specialization of attorneys. Our attorneys are admitted to practice in Illinois, New York, and Wisconsin; we perform legal services in any such state only through the attorney(s) who are licensed in such state, and do not engage in the practice of law in any other jurisdiction.
We make no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content of this site or other sites to which we may link. Any unauthorized downloading and distribution of any copyrighted material from this site or sites to which we link, without the copyright owner’s permission, is strictly prohibited. We shall not be liable for any damages (including consequential damages) that result in any way from use of or inability to use the web site, reliance on or use of information or services provided on or through the web site, or that result from interruptions, deletion of files, errors, defects, viruses, delays in operation, or any other failure of performance.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us harmless from any and all liabilities, claims, costs, or expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) related to your violation of these terms and conditions.
What information we collect and how we use that information.
We do not collect any personally identifiable information (for example, your name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address) from you unless you choose to submit or otherwise disclose such information to us. We will not sell, trade, or rent your personally identifiable information to third parties. We will use your personally identifiable information only to respond to your requests for information or to evaluate entering into an attorney client relationship; if we do enter into an attorney client relationship, we will use such information to provide legal services to you.
We do not direct the web site to children who are under eighteen (18) years of age; they can’t hire lawyers.
We have no obligation to monitor the web site or its use, but we reserve the right at all times to monitor, review, retain, and/or disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, or governmental request or to cooperate with law enforcement and other authorities in investigating a claim of illegal activity. We may use IP addresses to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to protect the web site.
This policy only addresses our use and disclosure of information obtained through our web site. If you disclose personal information to other sites such as those linked through this web site, you are subject to the privacy customs and policies of these other sites.
How we protect your information
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. We use reasonable efforts consistent with current technology practices to protect our web site and your personal information, but we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or any information provided online, and you do so at your own risk. We are not liable for disclosures of your personal information due to errors in transmission or unauthorized acts of third parties. However, once we receive your transmission, we do our best to ensure its security on our systems by making reasonable efforts to protect the information.
Unless you advise us in writing to use some other form of communication, we use typical communication methods in the normal course (which may include wired or wireless e-mail, cellular telephones, voice-over-internet, and electronic data/document web sites) to communicate with and send or make available documents to our clients. Absent special arrangements or circumstances, we do not employ encryption technologies in our electronic communications. Although there is some security risk with the current technology, we believe the benefits from using this technology outweigh the risk of unintended disclosure. By using our web site, you consent to our use of these communication methods.
We may provide payment options on our web site through third-party providers, whom we believe to be trustworthy. If you use these services, you are subject to the security and privacy policies of such providers.