Terms of Service (ToS)/Privacy Policy

This Site (pollockbegg.com) is published by Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC (“Pollock Begg”), with its offices in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Site is subject to the following Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, which may be subject to change at any time without prior notice.

Attorney Client Relationship

No attorney-client relationship is created or implied between Pollock Begg and a reader of this Site until a written retainer agreement is signed by the client and accepted by Pollock Begg.

Transmission of Information

Please refrain from sending privileged or confidential information to Pollock Begg via electronic mail (email) or any other means, unless Pollock Begg has been retained as your legal counsel via written retainer agreement.

If you choose to contact us through this site or email, you should be aware that any information transmitted electronically may not be secure and may not be treated as privileged or confidential for a matter in which we do not already represent you.

Legal Content

This Site contains general information that is updated periodically but might not reflect the latest legal developments. It is not intended to be a comprehensive summary of the law, treat exhaustively the subjects covered, provide legal advice or render a legal opinion. Since the law is constantly changing and each case presents different facts and circumstances, this Site might not be applicable to your particular situation. You should not take any action based on the information in this Site.

The materials on this Site are published for informational purposes only. These materials are not intended as legal advice or opinion. The reader should not rely on information presented here and should always seek the legal advice of counsel in the appropriate jurisdiction.

The content published on this Site was written by Pollock Begg and its lawyers. The content may not be re-published, distributed, stored, disseminated or used without written permission of the author(s). All rights are reserved. © 2009-2015 Brian C. Vertz and Pollock Begg.

Bar Membership

Although this Site may be viewed from any of the United States of America and its territories, as well as any country, Pollock Begg primarily practices in western Pennsylvania. Except as otherwise noted, all lawyers listed in this Site limit their practices to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Links

This Site may contain links to other web pages, as a convenience to the reader. Pollock Begg does not publish links as referrals or endorsements of the linked entities. Pollock Begg does not endorse and is not responsible for any third-party content that may be accessed from this Site and does not recommend or endorse the use of any third-party’s services. The links are to be accessed at the user’s own risk, and the authors of this Site make no representations or warranties about the content of these links.

Liability

Pollock Begg assumes no responsibility for computer viruses or malware resulting from use of this Site. Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall Pollock Begg be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials in this Site, even if Pollock Begg has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Pollock Begg and its members, employees, agents and assigns from and against any and all loss, costs, expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses), claims, damages and liabilities related to or associated with your use of the Site and any violation of these Terms and Conditions by you.

Jurisdiction

By accessing this Site, you agree that any disputes or matters arising out of or related to your viewing or use of this Site shall be governed under the laws of Pennsylvania without regard to the conflict of laws.

If the bar rules in your jurisdiction require us to identify an attorney and office responsible for this Site, the firm designates Brian C. Vertz as the responsible attorney. The firm’s offices are located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Privacy Policy

We use your personal Information only for providing and improving the Site. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Information Collection And Use While using this Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to your name (“Personal Information”).

Log Data Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit this Site (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

Device Identifiers When you access the Site using a mobile device, we collect specific device information contained in your mobile device’s “device identifier.” This device identifier includes information such as the type of device you are using, its operating system and mobile network information, which may include your mobile phone number. We may use data associated with your device identifier to customize our Site to your device and to analyze any device-related issues.

Location Information We may collect and process information about the location of the device from which you are accessing the Service. Location data may convey information about how you browse the Site. You can disable location based services on your device when browsing the Site; however please be aware that some features of the Site may not function properly if location services are turned off.

We may share the information we collect from you with third parties as detailed below.

With Trusted Service Providers and Business Partners. We may utilize trusted third party service providers to assist us in publishing our Site. For example, we may use third parties to help host our Site, send out email updates or process payments. These service providers may have access to your information for the limited purpose of providing the service we have contracted with them to provide. They are required to have a privacy policy and security standards in place that are at least as protective of your information as is this Privacy Policy. We may also store personal information in locations outside the direct control of Pollock Begg (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers).

With Law Enforcement or In Order to Protect Our Rights. We may disclose your information (including your personally identifiable information) if required to do so by law or subpoena. We may also disclose your information to our legal counsel, governmental authorities or law enforcement if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to do so in order to comply with a law or regulation, to protect the safety of any person, to address fraud, security or technical issues or to protect Pollock Begg’s rights or property.

In an Aggregate and Non-Personally Identifiable Manner. We may disclose aggregate non-personally identifiable information (such as aggregate and anonymous usage data, platform types, etc.) about the overall use of the Site with service providers to help them understand or to help us improve the Site.

How We Protect Your Information The security of your information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number), we encrypt the transmission of that information using industry standard encryption.

Pollock Begg uses commercially reasonable and industry-standard physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your information. For example, we continuously and regularly back up your data to help prevent data loss and aid in data recovery. We also guard against common web attack vectors and implement firewalls on our servers to secure our network and better protect your information.

IRS CIRCULAR 230 NOTICE: Pursuant to the requirements imposed by the IRS, we inform you any U.S. tax advice contained in the Site was not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, by any taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding penalties that may be imposed under federal tax law.

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