Last Updated: February 8, 2022
- Your Acceptance
Throughout this Agreement, the words “Gordon Law,” “us,” “we,” and “our,” refer to our company, The Gordon Law Group, Ltd.
- Content Disclaimer: No Legal Advice; No Attorney-Client Relationship
Gordon Law does not make any representations or warranties with respect to any the material contained on the Website. The material on the Website is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute individualized legal or tax advice. The publication or receipt of any information contained on the Website does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Gordon Law or any of its attorneys. The materials on this site are not intended to, and should not, be used as a substitute for taking legal advice in any situation. Users should not act upon any information found on this site without seeking professional and competent legal counsel. The materials provided on the Website are current as of the date on which the material was created, and relevant law may have changed since publication. While the information on the Website is maintained and periodically checked and updated for accuracy, the information contained within may contain omissions or errors for which Gordon Law disclaims any liability.
- Information Submission
Portions of the Site may allow you to submit information to us. You must fully complete the information submission process by providing us with your current, complete, truthful, and accurate information as prompted by the applicable form.
Unless otherwise stated, Gordon Law and/or its licensors and affiliates own the intellectual property rights to all materials published on this website, including all text, data, graphics, photographs, images, audio, video, trademarks, service marks, trade names and other information, visual or other digital material, software (including source and object codes) and all other content or any description available on the Site or available via a link from Site to a page created by Gordon Law on another website (collectively, the ” Gordon Law Content”). The Gordon Law Content is the sole property of Gordon Law and/or its licensors, affiliates, or third-party service providers. All Gordon Law Content is protected by US and international copyright, trademark, service-marks, patents, trade secrets and other proprietary rights and laws.
- License to Use Website
- republish material from this website in either print or digital media or documents (including republication on another website);
- sell, rent, or sub-license material from the website;
- show any material from the website in public;
- reproduce, duplicate, copy, or otherwise exploit material on this website for a commercial purpose;
- edit or otherwise modify any material on this website;
- redistribute material from this website – except for content specifically and expressly made for redistribution; or
- republish or reproduce any part of this website through the use of iframes or screen scrapers.
If you breach any of these terms, the above license will automatically terminate, and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed materials.
- Site Availability and Modification
Although we attempt to provide continuous Site availability to you, we do not guarantee that the Site will always be available, work, or be accessible at any particular time. We reserve the right to alter, modify, update, or remove portions of our Site at any time. We may conduct such modifications to our Site for security reasons, intellectual property, legal reasons, or various other reasons at our discretion; however, nothing in this section obligates us to take measures to update the Site for security, legal, or other reasons.
- Third Party Links
The Site may contain links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by Gordon Law. Gordon Law has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party websites. In addition, Gordon Law will not and cannot censor or edit the content of any third-party site. By using the Site, you expressly relieve Gordon Law from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website.
This Site does not control those third parties’ services or products, and you should check the Terms & Conditions of those third parties to learn about their services and products before using their website or services.
- Affiliate Links
The Site may contain links or offer services to affiliate websites that are not owned or controlled by Gordon Law. Gordon Law has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any affiliate websites. In addition, Gordon Law will not and cannot censor or edit the content of any affiliate site. By using the Site, you expressly relieve Gordon Law from any and all liability arising from your use of any affiliate website.
This Site does not control those affiliates’ services or products, and you should check the Terms & Conditions of those affiliate websites to learn about their services and products before using their website or services.
- User Content
Your User Content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party’s legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against the Site or any affiliate or third party of the Site under any applicable law.
You must not submit any User Content that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.
The Site reserves the right to edit or remove any material submitted to the Site, stored on the Site’s servers, or hosted or published on this Site.
Notwithstanding the Site’s rights under this Agreement in relation to User Content, the Site does not undertake to monitor the submission of such content to, or the publication of such content on, this website.
- Unauthorized Conduct
When accessing or using our Site, you are solely responsible for your actions, and you agree to abide by the following rules of conduct:
- You agree not to copy, distribute, or disclose any part of the Site in any medium, including without limitation by any automated or non-automated “scraping;”
- You agree not to attempt to interfere with, compromise the system integrity or security, or decipher any transmissions to or from the servers running the Site;
- You agree not to use any robot, spider, crawler, scraper, or other automated means or interface not provided by us to access the Site or to extract or export data collected through the Site;
- You agree not to take any action that imposes, or may impose at our sole discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; You agree that you will not hold Gordon Law, any of its affiliates, or its third-party providers responsible for your use of the Site;
- You agree not to violate any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to Gordon Law;
- You agree not to interfere with or disrupt the Site;
- You agree not to post anything contrary to our public image, goodwill, or reputation;
- You agree to not violate any US federal laws, state laws, or local laws while using the Site; and
- You agree not to use the Site in any way that is: misleading, unlawful, defamatory, obscene, invasive, threatening, harmful, or harassing.
If you are discovered to be undertaking any of the aforementioned actions, Gordon Law reserves the right to take such actions as we deem appropriate to deal with this breach, including suspending your access to the Website, prohibiting you from accessing the website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the Website, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the Website, and/or bringing court proceedings against you.
- Limitation of Liability; Representations and Warranties
GORDON LAW SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM YOUR DISPLAYING, COPYING, DOWNLOADING, OR OTHERWISE USING ANY MATERIALS OR INFORMATION FROM THIS SITE. IN NO EVENT SHALL GORDON LAW BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, EXTRAORDINARY, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOSS OF DATA, REVENUE, PROFITS, USE OR OTHER EXCONOMIC ADVANTAGE) HOWEVER ARISING, EVEN IF GORDON LAW KNOWS THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
IF YOU ARE A RESIDENT OF A JURISDICTION THAT REQUIRES A SPECIFIC STATEMENT REGARDING RELEASE THEN THE FOLLOWING APPLIES. FOR EXAMPLE, CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS MUST, AS A CONDITION OF THIS AGREEMENT, WAIVE THE APPLICABILITY OF CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542, WHICH STATES, “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.” YOU HEREBY WAIVE THIS SECTION OF THE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE. YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY SIMILAR PROVISION IN LAW, REGULATION, OR CODE THAT HAS THE SAME INTENT OR EFFECT AS THE AFOREMENTIONED RELEASE. YOU RELEASE US FROM ANY LIABILITY RELATING TO OUR SITE OR GORDON LAW CONTENT, AND YOU RELEASE US, OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, AND AGENTS FROM ANY CLAIMS AND DAMAGES, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY CLAIM YOU HAVE AGAINST US. THIS RELEASE DOES NOT APPLY TO NEW JERSEY USERS.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Gordon Law, its officers, directors, employees, affiliates, third-parties, and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from:
- your use of any Gordon Law Site;
- your use of any Gordon Law’s affiliate services;
- your violation of any term of this Agreement; or
This defense and indemnification obligation will survive this Agreement. You also agree that you have a duty to defend us against such claims and we may require you to pay for an attorney(s) of our choice in such cases. You agree that this indemnity extends to requiring you to pay for our reasonable attorneys’ fees, court costs, and disbursements. In the event of a claim such as one described in this paragraph, we may elect to settle with the party/parties making the claim and you shall be liable for the damages as though we had proceeded with a trial.
We take copyright infringement very seriously, if you live within the US or own any copyrighted material within the US and believe that your copyright has been infringed, please send us a message to [email protected] which contains:
- Your name.
- The name of the party whose copyright has been infringed, if different from your name.
- The name and description of the work that is being infringed.
- The location on our website of the infringing copy or image.
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted work described above is not authorized by the copyright owner (or by a third party who is legally entitled to do so on behalf of the copyright owner) and is not otherwise permitted by law.
- A statement that you swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information contained in this notification is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or have an exclusive right in law to bring infringement proceedings with respect to its use.
- Choice of Law
This Agreement shall be governed by the laws in force in the State of Illinois and US Federal law. Foreign laws do not apply. The offer and acceptance of this contract is deemed to have occurred in the State of Illinois.
By using this Site, you agree that: (1) any claim, dispute, or controversy you may have against us, Gordon Law, or the Site arising out of, relating to, or connected in any way with this Agreement or any products or services purchased shall be resolved exclusively by final and binding arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) and conducted before a single arbitrator pursuant to the applicable Consumer Rules and Procedures established by AAA (“Rules and Procedures”); (2) the claim or dispute must be brought within one (1) year of the first date of the event giving rise to such action (does not apply to New Jersey users) and the arbitration shall be held in Chicago, Illinois, or at such other location as may be mutually agreed upon by you and Gordon Law; (3) the arbitrator shall apply Illinois law consistent with the Federal Arbitration Act and applicable statutes of limitations, and shall honor claims of privilege recognized at law; (4) there shall be no authority for any claims to be arbitrated on a class or representative basis; arbitration can decide only your and/or Gordon Law’s individual claims; and the arbitrator may not consolidate or join the claims of other persons or parties who may be similarly situated (this does not apply to New Jersey users); (5) both parties will bear their own costs of representation and filing for the dispute; (6) where possible and allowed for under the AAA Rules and Procedures both parties shall be entitled to appear electronically or telephonically for all proceedings; and (7) with the exception of subpart (4) above, if any part of this arbitration provision is deemed to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, or otherwise conflicts with the Rules and Procedures established by AAA, then the balance of this arbitration provision shall remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid, unenforceable, illegal or conflicting provision were not contained herein. If, however, subpart (4) is found to be invalid, unenforceable, or illegal, then the entirety of this Arbitration Provision shall be null and void, and neither you nor Gordon Law shall be entitled to arbitrate their dispute. For more information on AAA and its Rules and Procedures, users may visit the AAA website at https://www.adr.org. In the event that any portion of this arbitration provision is found to be unenforceable or void, both parties agree to settle any disputes arising out of this Agreement in a court of competent jurisdiction located in or near Skokie, Illinois.
- Class Action Waiver
You and Gordon Law agree that any proceedings to resolve or litigate any dispute whether through a court of law or arbitration shall be solely conducted on an individual basis. You agree that you will not seek to have any dispute heard as a class action, representative action, collective action, or private attorney general action.
In the event that a provision of this Agreement is found to be unlawful, conflicting with another provision of the Agreement, or otherwise unenforceable, the Agreement will remain in force as though it had been entered into without that unenforceable provision being included in it.
If two or more provisions of this Agreement or any other agreement you may have with Gordon Law are deemed to conflict with each other’s operation, you agree that Gordon Law shall have the sole right to elect which provision remains in force.
We reserve all rights permitted to us under this Agreement as well as under the provisions of any applicable law. Our non-enforcement of any particular provision or provisions of this Agreement or any applicable law should not be construed as our waiver of the right to enforce that same provision under the same or different circumstances at any time in the future.
All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity, and limitations of liability. You agree that we are not required to provide you with access to our Site and may terminate our Site or your access to the Site at any time and for any reason.
All users who access the Site must be 18 years of age or older.
- Assignment of Rights
You may not assign or transfer your rights and/or obligations under this Agreement to any other party without our prior written consent. We may assign our rights and/or obligations under this Agreement to any other party at our discretion.
- Electronic Communications
The communications between you and Gordon Law use electronic means, whether you visit the Site or send Gordon Law e-mails, or whether Gordon Law posts notices on the Site or communicates with you via e-mail. For contractual purposes, you (1) consent to receive communications from Gordon Law in an electronic form; and (2) agree that all terms, conditions, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that Gordon Law provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if it were to be in writing. The foregoing does not affect your statutory rights.
- California Users
Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1789.3, any questions about pricing, complaints, or inquiries about Gordon Law must be sent to our agent for notice to: [email protected]. Lastly, California users are also entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.
- Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1988
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under the U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials hosted by Gordon Law infringe your copyright, you, or your agent may send to Gordon Law a notice requesting that the material be removed or access to it be blocked. Any notification by a copyright owner or a person authorized to act on its behalf that fails to comply with requirements of the DMCA shall not be considered sufficient notice and shall not be deemed to confer upon Gordon Law actual knowledge of facts or circumstances from which infringing material or acts are evident. If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send to Gordon Law a counter-notice. All notices and counter notices must meet the then current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see http://www.loc.gov/copyright for details. Gordon Law’s Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement or counter notices can be reached as follows: [email protected].