WEBSITE TERMS OF USE 

 1. Acceptance of Terms and Revisions

All use of the Shapiro Cohen LLP (”Shapiro Cohen”) website at www.shapirocohen.com (the “Website”) is subject to the following Terms and Conditions (the “Terms”). By using or visiting the Website, you agree to the Terms as set out below. If you do not agree with the Terms, please do not access or use the Website.

Shapiro Cohen may, in its sole discretion, revise the Terms at any time without notice to you. You are bound by such revisions by continuing to use or visit the Website after such revisions are posted.

2. Disclaimers

The information, images, artwork, text, video, audio, pictures and other materials posted on this Website (the “Content”) are for information purposes only. The Content does not constitute legal or professional advice, and should not be relied upon as such. If you require legal advice, you should retain competent legal counsel to advise you.

If you would like to retain the services of Shapiro Cohen, please call (613) 232-5300 and we will be pleased to direct you to one of our professionals to discuss whether our firm can assist you.

A solicitor-client relationship will only arise between you and our lawyers if Shapiro Cohen specifically agrees to act for you. Sending Shapiro Cohen an e-mail will not make you a client of the firm. Unless and until we specifically agree to act for you on a matter, you should not provide us with confidential information. Unsolicited information and material provided to Shapiro Cohen may not be treated as confidential and may not be protected by solicitor-client privilege.

The Website and Content is provided “as is” and without express or implied warranties or conditions of any kind. Although Shapiro Cohen has made reasonable efforts to ensure that the Content is accurate, it does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, currency or completeness of the Content, that the Website will be available without interruption, error or omission, that defects will be corrected, or that the Website or server that makes it available will be free of viruses or other harmful devices.

The contents of the Website do not necessarily represent the opinions of Shapiro Cohen or its clients.

3. Confidentiality of Communications

Shapiro Cohen cannot guarantee the confidentiality of communications sent by e-mail or through the Website, or left in voicemail messages on firm telephones. We suggest that you encrypt e-mails to increase the security of your communications with us and/or provide us with confidential information via telephone and/or contact us to discuss further information protection measures.

4. Ownership and Use of Website Content

Shapiro Cohen owns all intellectual property rights, including without limitation copyright and trademark rights, in all Content, including, without limitation, all written, audio visual and other materials and graphical elements on the Website, unless otherwise specified. The Content may be downloaded from the website only for personal, non-commercial use.

Shapiro Cohen’s express prior written permission is required for the use of any Content for a use other than personal, non-commercial use.

5. Trademarks and Trade Names

SHAPIRO COHEN, SHAPIRO COHEN Logo, and all other SHAPIRO COHEN trademarks and trade names appearing on the Website are owned by Shapiro Cohen. The trademarks and trade names of Shapiro Cohen may not be used without prior express written permission of Shapiro Cohen. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

6. Limitation of Liability

Shapiro Cohen and its Partners are not liable for any damage arising from the misuse of any information provided on the Website. Relying on the Content as legal advice constitutes a misuse of the information.

7. Links to or from Third Party Content

The Website may contain links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by Shapiro Cohen. The links to the third party websites are provided for your convenience, and the inclusion of the links does not imply approval or endorsement of the third party websites by Shapiro Cohen. Shapiro Cohen has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for any third party websites.

If you wish to provide a link to the Website from your website, you may only link to the home page at www.shapirocohen.com. You may not use any Shapiro Cohen trademarks on your website without prior written consent from Shapiro Cohen. You may not use the link to suggest that Shapiro Cohen endorses or is affiliated with you or your website.

8. Privacy and Personal Information

By accessing and/or using the Website, you may provide us with personal information as described in our Privacy Policy. You acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by our Privacy Policy, which governs the collection, use, storage and disclosure of personal information by Shapiro Cohen.

You agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as necessary, and maintain and promptly update your information to keep it true, accurate, current and complete.

9. Your Obligations

You agree to use the Website in a manner consistent with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. You agree not to upload or transmit to or through the Website any viruses, trojan horses, worms or anything else designed to interfere with, interrupt or disrupt the normal operating procedures of a computer.

Shapiro Cohen reserves all rights and remedies available including reporting any breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and co-operating with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them.

10. Competency, Jurisdiction and Entire Agreement

You affirm that you are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations and warranties set forth in the Terms, and agree to abide by and comply with the Terms.

The Terms and access or use of the Website are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada, without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions. You agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in the Province of Ontario, Canada. The Website is physically maintained and operated by Shapiro Cohen from the Province of Ontario.

The Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and Shapiro Cohen with respect to the subject matter and supersede and replace all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject matter. If for any reason a Court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision or portion of the Terms to be void or unenforceable, the remaining provisions or portion of the Terms will continue in full force and effect. If there is any conflict between this agreement and any other agreement between you or your business and Shapiro Cohen, the latter agreement will prevail.

11. Feedback

We welcome your feedback. If you have questions or comments about the Website, the Terms or the Privacy Policy, please contact the firm at (613) 232-5300.