No Attorney-Client Relationship Created by Use of this Website. Clients must qualify for SCALE Legal’s services via an application process. Neither your receipt of information from this website nor your use of this website to contact SCALE Legal (hereinafter “SCALE”) or one of its lawyers creates an attorney-client relationship between you and SCALE. You will become a client of SCALE only if and when you sign an engagement agreement setting forth the scope of SCALE’s engagement, the fee arrangement, and other relevant matters. As a matter of policy, SCALE does not accept a new client without first investigating for possible conflicts of interests and obtaining a signed engagement letter. (SCALE may, for example, already represent another party involved in your matter.)
Portions of this website may contain attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. When we mention a result achieved in a case, that result depended upon a variety of factors unique to that representation. In other cases, the results may differ if based on different facts.
SCALE does not seek to represent anyone who desires representation based upon viewing this website in a jurisdiction in which this website fails to comply with all laws and rules.
Terms and Conditions
By accessing this website, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions defined below. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, you should not access or use this website. We may modify the terms and conditions at any time. Your use of the website after a change has been posted will be subject to the modified terms and conditions.
Disclaimer Of Liability
SCALE presents the information on this website as a service to members of the general public. While the information and publications on this site are about legal issues, they are not intended to provide, nor are they the equivalent of, legal or professional advice. You should not act or rely on any information that you obtain from this site without first seeking the advice of an attorney regarding the facts of your specific situation. People seeking specific legal advice or assistance should contact an attorney, either by contacting a bar association Lawyer Referral Service, such as the services operated by the Los Angeles County Bar Association, or another source. Anyone reviewing the publications on this site should also consult the relevant statutes and court decisions when relying on the cited material.
Similarly, we provide links to other sites that we believe may be useful or informative. These links to third party sites or information are not intended, and you should not interpret them, as constituting or implying our endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation of the third party information, products or services found there. We do not maintain or control those sites.
SCALE makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this website and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this website. No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed, or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the contents of this website or its hyperlinks to other Internet resources.
No Attorney-Client Relationship; No Guarantee Of Confidentiality
If you communicate with SCALE or any of our attorneys through this website or otherwise by electronic mail or any other means, your communication will not create an attorney-client relationship with us, will not invoke an attorney-client privilege, and will not necessarily be treated as confidential.
SCALE does not intend or purport to practice in any jurisdictions other than those in which our lawyers are licensed to practice. In the event this communication is not in conformity with the regulations of any state, SCALE is not willing to accept representation based on this communication.
Copyright And Trademark
SCALE owns or licenses the copyrights and other intellectual property rights in the materials on this website, and those rights are protected by the United States and international copyright and other intellectual property laws. Text materials may be used, downloaded, reproduced, or reprinted for your personal or organization’s non-commercial purposes only. All copies of legal educational materials must include the additional legend: “This document is provided for general information only, and is not intended as a source of legal advice. Users are encouraged to seek the advice of an attorney.” You must include all copyright notices displayed on the materials. Text materials may not be changed in any way. We are a non-profit and the information on this website is for general information purposes only, no commercial use of text material is permitted. The graphic materials on this website, including photographs, illustrations, and artwork, may not be used for any purpose without the prior written permission of the copyright owner.
The terms “SCALE Legal,” “SCALE,” our logo and other trademarks, service marks and indicia of the source (Marks) are owned by SCALE Legal, Inc. You may not use our Marks in connection with any product or service that does not belong to us, nor in any manner likely to cause confusion about whether we are affiliated with or the source, sponsor, or endorser of the product or service or in any manner that disparages us.
Conditions Of Use
As a condition of your use of SCALE’s website, you warrant to SCALE that you will not use SCALE’s web site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms and conditions. You may not use SCALE’s website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair SCALE’s website or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of SCALEs web site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through SCALE’s website.
Attorney Advertising Notice
This website may include descriptions of successful client representations, strategies or outcomes in matters. The results portrayed were dependent on the facts of the particular matters described, among other variables. Results will differ if based on different facts. We intend no assurance and make no guarantee or prediction that we will be successful in new matters, even if they involve similar facts and circumstances, or that we are successful in all matters. Results in any matter are not necessarily indicative of or similar to results in other matters.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
We collect your Personal Information only when you provide it to us voluntarily through various activities on this website. “Personal Information” includes your name, organization, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, credit card information and e-mail address. If at any time you prefer to provide such information by phone, fax, or in writing, please visit the Contact Us section of this website.
For example, SCALE’s web site contains pages where you can make a donation to support SCALE. We contract with an outside provider to process these transactions. This provider uses a secure server so your credit card number and other personal information will be encrypted and will remain confidential.
SCALE’s website also contains pages where you can join our e-mail newsletter and may contain pages where you can register for a seminar or clinic, fill out an application for legal services, apply for an internship, or send an email inquiry.
SCALE reserves the right to disclose your Personal Information to respond to a subpoena, court, search warrant, or other legal processes, to defend SCALE against legal claims, or for other reasons that we determine in good faith are necessary or appropriate. SCALE may transfer Personal Information to its successors or assigns if permitted by and done in accordance with applicable law.
To provide us with updates to your Personal Information, to modify your preferences regarding supplying your information to third parties, to be removed from mailing lists, or to have your Personal Information removed from our database, contact us with your information or request by emailing us here. At any time, you can contact us if you need to correct your information or want to be removed from any of our lists.
Cookies and other Aggregate Information
“Cookies” are small text files that a website can use to recognize repeat users, facilitate ongoing access to and use of the website, and allow a website to track usage and collect aggregate data in order to improve the website. This website may set ‘cookies” to automatically track data and non-personal information about users.
SCALE may use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the website, track volume of usage, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to any user’s personal information. We use this information to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of this website and to help make the website more useful.
SCALE uses reasonable precautions to host and maintain this website in a secure manner and to safeguard it from unauthorized access. However, no transmission through the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure, so you submit information at your own risk. If you send us an e-mail, it is not necessarily secure against interception.
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