Business Counsel Group

a Professional Corporation


Firm Legal Policies

Thank you for visiting the www.businesscounselgroup.com (the “Website”).  The following policies govern your use of the Website, confidential information provided to Business Counsel Group, P.C., a California professional corporation (“BCG”), and e-mails sent by shareholders and employees of BCG. Your receipt of e-mail from BCG and your use of this Website is subject to the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Use”). By accessing the Website, you acknowledge that you have read and accept these Terms of Use. BCG reserves the right to change these Terms of Use at anytime, effective immediately upon posting on the Website.

Electronic Signature
IT IS THE STATED POLICY OF BCG TO UTILIZE ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES ONLY WHEN ACCOMPANIED BY A STATEMENT AUTHORIZED BY BCG INDICATING THAT SENDER SPECIFICALLY AND INTENTIONALLY INTENDS THAT THE ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE OR OTHER IDENTIFIER OF THE SENDER IS BEING TRANSMITTED AS AN ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE PURSUANT TO FEDERAL OR STATE LAWS OR REGULATIONS THAT AUTHORIZE ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES.

Privileged Communications
E-mails sent by BCG are intended only for the use of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed and may contain information that is privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader is not the intended recipient or the employee or agent responsible for delivering the message to the intended recipient, it is hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of the communication is strictly prohibited. If you receive a communication in error, please notify the sender of the communication immediately.

Privacy
If you are an existing client of BCG, the purpose of this notice is to explain what BCG will be doing with the financial information you provide to it, and the ways that it will protect your privacy.  BCG may collect nonpublic personal information about you that is provided by you or obtained by BCG in the course of representation. This information may include information about your personal finances and property. This privacy policy was last updated on September 9, 2015.

At this time, we do not use any cookies to collect personally identifiable information.  If you are not an existing client of BCG, any chose to send BCG an e-mail, then any personal information you provide BCG about yourself may be collected and used that information to contact you or to send you additional information, however please note that until you become a client of BCG, any communication you send to BCG will not be treated as confidential unless you have prior authorization from one of our attorneys. Even if you receive such authorization, we cannot guarantee the security of your electronic communication. Therefore you should consider other means of sending confidential or sensitive information.  BCG expressly disclaims any liability for, any loss, misuse, or modification of such personal or confidential information.

Disclosure of Information
BCG may disclose nonpublic personal information about you only to individuals or entities necessary in order to provide you with the legal services that you have requested (the “representation”), such as your accountant, in order to obtain information or assist in providing the representation. BCG will not disclose any nonpublic personal information about you to anyone, except as is necessary in order to carry out the representation.

You Have the Right to Prohibit Disclosure
If for any reason you do not want BCG to provide nonpublic personal information about you to other parties in the course of the representation, you may direct BCG not to make those disclosures by sending an email to the attorney representing you.  In order to guard your nonpublic personal information, we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with the Code of Professional Responsibility that governs our profession. Please call the attorney representing you with any questions that you have about protecting your privacy.

Web Site Informational Purposes Only
The materials on the Website have been prepared by BCG and are for informational purposes only to permit you to learn about BCG attorneys and the services the firm offers. The information presented on the Website does not constitute legal advice and should not be used as such. The information on the Website is not a substitute for advice from qualified counsel licensed in your state or jurisdiction and should not be relied upon as such.

BCG maintains offices in Los Angeles,  California.  Attorneys named in the Website are authorized to practice law  in jurisdictions set forth in their individual bios.

The information on the Website is not intended to be advertising or solicitation. BCG has endeavored to comply with all applicable legal and ethical requirements in creating the Website, and does not seek to represent anyone by means of the Website in a state or jurisdiction where the Website may not comply with all legal and ethical requirements of that state or jurisdiction.

No Attorney-Client Relationship
Transmission, use, and receipt of the information on the Website and communications sent via e-mails or other transmissions are not intended to create and do not create an attorney-client relationship between you and BCG. Unsolicited or confidential e-mails or other transmissions sent to BCG in connection with a matter for which we do not represent you may not be subject to an attorney-client privilege and may not be treated as privileged or confidential. Please do not send BCG any confidential or sensitive communications without first speaking with and obtaining prior authorization from one of BCG’s attorneys to send such communications.

No Warranties
Information contained on the Website is provided “as-is” without any warranty, expressed or implied, including but not limited to, fitness for a particular purpose, noninfringement, and merchantability. BCG disclaims any warranty or representation that information contained on the Website is or will be always accurate, complete, or current. As the law is constantly changing, the information on the Website may or may not reflect the most current legal developments.

Your use of the Website is at your own risk. You agree that BCG may modify the Website at any time without notice and that BCG is not responsible for any errors or omissions or for any damages from the use of the Website under any circumstances. This includes any direct, incidental, or consequential damages, or other expenses, losses, or costs arising through use of the Web site including but not limited to, computer system viruses or bugs, hardware or software malfunctions, and network connection errors.

We take reasonable steps in order to keep information supplied by you confidential, and make certain that your information is accessible only by authorized personnel. Regardless of our reasonable attempts to safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure, you accept that we cannot guarantee the security of your information as security can sometimes be breached and Internet data transmission can be accessed by unintended recipients. Accordingly, you agree not to hold us responsible for any breach of security, unless this breach is due to our negligence.

Intellectual Property Rights
All materials on the Website, including but not limited to, text, images, designs, photographs, illustrations, and other materials, are protected by intellectual property laws and are the copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual properties owned, controlled, or licensed by BCG. Except as provided herein, none of the materials on the Web site may be copied, reproduced, distributed, downloaded, displayed or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written consent of BCG. However, you may copy, reproduce, distribute, download, display, or transmit materials on the Website for your personal, non-commercial, or temporary use within your organization only, provided you do not modify the materials or create derivative works based on the materials, and provided that you retain all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices contained in the materials. BCG will enforce its intellectual property rights to the full extent of the law.

Links
This Website may contain links to other Websites. We are not responsible for the availability of, or any content or material contained in, or obtained through, any such Websites. We do not endorse those Websites or materials. Any questions or comments relating to any other Website should be addressed to the operator of those Websites. No linking to this Website is permitted without prior written permission from BCG.

Disputes
By accessing the Web site, you agree that any disputes or matters arising out of or related to your viewing or use of the Website shall be governed by the laws of the State of California. Any claims asserted by you in connection with the Website must be made within one (1) year of the date of the incident to which it relates or forever be barred. This Website has been designed to comply with the laws of the State of California. If any material contained within the Website, or any of your use of the Website, violates the laws of the location where you are when you access the Website, we ask that you refrain from using the Website.

Any dispute relating in any way to your visit to our Website shall be submitted to confidential arbitration in Los Angeles, California However, if you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate our intellectual property rights, we may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in the state of California. You consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts. Any arbitration under these Terms of Use shall be conducted under the prevailing rules of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitrator’s award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration with respect to the Website shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise.

Indemnification
You hereby agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless BCG, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors and suppliers from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of these Terms of Use or any activity related to your account (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other person accessing the Website using your Internet account, including but not limited to, any infringement by you of the copyrights or intellectual property rights of any third party, or your use or misuse of the Website.

Contact Us
If you have any comments or questions regarding our Terms of Use or privacy policy or to update, correct or request removal of your personal information, you may contact us by email at admin@businesscounselgroup.com.