Terms and Conditions

Effective as of August 15, 2006, Updated July 25, 2012

Please read this page carefully. Your use of this site, a project of Community Action Program Legal Services, Inc. (CAPLAW), constitutes your agreement to be bound by the following terms and conditions. We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time, so you should read this page each time you access the site.

THE MATERIALS ON THIS WEB SITE ARE PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND DO NOT CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN ATTORNEY FOR ADVICE REGARDING YOUR INDIVIDUAL SITUATION.

Information Not Legal Advice
This website has been prepared for general information purposes only. The information on this website is not legal advice nor should it be relied on as such, nor is it an offer to represent you or intended to create an attorney-client relationship. Legal advice is dependent upon the specific circumstances of each situation. Also, the law may vary from state to state, so that some information in this website may not be correct for your jurisdiction. Finally, the information contained in this website is not guaranteed to be up to date. By using this site, you assume all responsibility for and risk arising from your use of and reliance upon the contents of this site.

IRS Circular 230 Disclosure
Any advice (but none is intended) relating to federal taxes that is contained in this website is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of (1) avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (2) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any plan or arrangement addressed herein.

Lawyer Advertising
In some jurisdictions this website may be considered lawyer advertising. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Any listing of an attorney does not constitute a recommendation of the attorney. Before hiring any attorney, you should investigate the attorney's reputation and qualifications.

Links, Resources and References
This website contains references and links to information, products and services provided by third parties. These references and links are provided as aids to help you identify and locate other resources that may be of interest, and are not intended to state or imply that CAPLAW sponsors, endorses or is affiliated or associated with the persons or entities who provide such information, products or services, nor are the references or links intended to state or imply that CAPLAW is legally authorized to use any trade name, registered trademark, logo, legal or official seal, or copyright symbol that may be reflected in them.

Material Posted by Others
Materials accessible from or added to this site by third parties, such as comments posted on bulletin boards, listservs or similar venues, are strictly the responsibility of the third party who added such materials or made them accessible and we neither endorse nor undertake to control, monitor, edit or assume responsibility for any such third-party material. You may NOT submit or upload statements, data, or materials to this site that (i) are harassing, threatening, obscene, defamatory, racially or sexually offensive, invasive of others' privacy, or otherwise unlawful, (ii) contain viruses or other harmful computer code or data, or (iii) in our judgment have the effect of disrupting others' use of this site. "Unlawful" as used here means, without limitation, violation of any civil or criminal laws and the unauthorized use of proprietary materials owned by others, such as text and audio-visual material protected by copyright, trademarks and logos, and commercial uses of the name or likeness of persons living or dead. You may NOT use this site to advertise any product or service without our prior written consent. You agree that CAPLAW has the right, but not the obligation, to delete statements, data, or materials that you submit or upload to the site that violate any of these terms and conditions. You also agree that CAPLAW shall have no liability to you or to any third party for statements, data, or materials posted to this site by users of the site or for the removal of such statements, data or materials if we deem them to be in violation of these terms and conditions.

Disclaimer of Liability and Warranties
This site and its contents are provided "as is." We disclaim all warranties, express and implied, including the implied warranties of merchantability and of fitness for a particular purpose with respect to any information contained on, accessible through or derived by you from this site and with respect to any products or services purchased by you through this site. We likewise disclaim any and all liability to you arising out of interruption or damage to your computer system or software as the result of accessing or otherwise using this site. We will not be liable for any incidental, indirect, consequential, special, punitive or exemplary damages of any kind, including lost revenues, lost profits, or loss of data arising out of your use of this site. In the event that any of the foregoing limitations and disclaimers is ineffective, you agree that our maximum liability to you shall be the total of the fees you have paid to us in connection with your access to this site and/or for products or services you have purchased from us through this site.

Copyright
Material published in this web site is copyrighted by CAPLAW unless otherwise noted. Such material is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws and treaties. All rights reserved. Users of this web site may not reproduce, republish or redistribute material found on the web site in any form without the express written consent of the copyright holder. To obtain permission to reuse or republish material copyrighted by CAPLAW, please call us at (617) 357-6915 or email us at caplawinfo@caplaw.org.

Reservation of Rights
CAPLAW reserves the right to change the contents of this site or to discontinue it at any time, as well as the right to deny access to the site to any person whom we have reasonable grounds to believe may be using the site for an unlawful or unauthorized purpose or in a manner that may harm CAPLAW or other users of this site.