Privacy Policy, Terms Of Use and Disclaimer

PRIVACY POLICY

ATTENTION: PLEASE READ THIS STATEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE USING WWW.KSELAW.COM (THIS "WEBSITE"). THE WEB SITE IS OWNED AND OPERATED BY ENGEL PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION (THE "FIRM"). THIS PRIVACY POLICY IS INCORPORATED IN THE FIRM'S TERMS OF USE. YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT WITH THE TERMS OF USE AND WITH THE PRIVACY POLICY.

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

What Information Do We Collect Online?


Unless otherwise stated in another, more specific policy on the website pages you are viewing, we collect the following types of information when you browse the website:

Nonpersonal information: Nonpersonally identifiable information is information about you or your activities that is not personally identifiable. Examples of nonpersonally identifiable information include type of browser information, type of operating system used, the pages on the website your internet browser visits and the path of those visits, aggregate data such as the number of hits per week and ISP information.

Personally identifiable information: Personally identifiably information relates to information through which you can be identified. Personally identifiable information includes names or other contact information (including, but not limited to, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers). On some pages on the website, you can fill in forms, send RSVPs, send emails or submit other information to the website. For example, you may send an email or respond to an inquiry. We do not collect personally identifiable information unless you volunteer it.

How Do We Use This Information?


The firm does not rent or sell client lists to other companies. Instead, we use information collected via the website for marketing and nonmarketing purposes, including:

We use the personally identifiable information you submit to respond to inquiries or email messages or to provide notifications to you.
For certain personally identifiable information, we use that data to create contact lists and to distribute information related to the firm. Certain personally identifiable data may be added to databases maintained by the firm.

For some use data, we may direct you to particular website pages, customize the website pages you see or otherwise increase the relevance of the information you access through the website.

For information about website pages visited, page hits per week and the like, we use this information internally to improve the design of our website pages.

The firm may disclose information to protect our rights or property, to enforce our Terms of Use and legal notices, as required or permitted by law, or at the request of government regulators or other law enforcement officials and the courts (including the issuance of a valid subpoena). We shall have no duty to notify you of such compliance with the law.

Third-Party Vendors


The firm may contract with third parties and may share your nonpersonal information and personally identifiably information with those third parties. For example, the firm may use third-party storage or service provider companies to perform some functions, including the processing of data. The firm will restrict the use of personally identifiable information to the purposes for which it was provided. Furthermore, the firm will require third parties who receive personally identifiable information to exercise reasonable care to protect the personal nature of the information.

Cookies


The firm uses cookies (small text files placed on your device) to help enhance your experience on the website. Cookies allow us to personalize and streamline your online experience.

Children's Privacy


Protecting the privacy of children is important to us. Therefore, we comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), and we do not permit registration by, and will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. No part of this website is structured to attract anyone under 13 years of age.

Email Lists


The firm maintains email lists to keep interested parties informed about our company, events, products, support and more. We do not sell the addresses on our list, but we may make information available to specific service providers.

Users may voluntarily request to join our mailing lists by signing up or opting in through a form on our website. To be removed from a firm mailing list, simply contact us now.

Notification Of Data Processing In The United States


When you choose to submit information through the website, the firm and its affiliates may transfer, process and store the information in countries in which the firm operates, including the United States. The United States does not regulate data protection in the same manner as other countries, including the member states of the European Union. Accordingly, the data that you submit to the firm may be transferred to, processed or stored in countries where the data protection laws are different than those of your country of residence.

Information Storage and Updates


You can update your contact information by contacting us at any time. We may keep all information in an offline form, for archival purposes or as otherwise required by law.

Changes To Website and Privacy Policy


We update the features of our website to better serve you and all our clients, and thus this policy may be revised from time to time. The firm may modify this policy without advance notice, and any modifications are effective when they are posted here. By using our website, you indicate your understanding and acceptance of the terms of the policy posted at the time of your use. If you have any questions, please contact us at your convenience.


TERMS OF USE; DISCLAIMER

ATTENTION: PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE USING WWW.KSELAW.COM (THIS "WEBSITE"). THE WEBSITE IS OWNED AND OPERATED BY ENGEL PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION (THE "FIRM"). THESE TERMS OF USE CONSTITUTE AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND THE FIRM.

USE OF THIS WEBSITE CONSTITUTES YOUR BINDING ACCEPTANCE OF THIS TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS OF USE, DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE. THE FIRM RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY THESE TERMS OF USE WITHOUT NOTICE. ANY MODIFICATIONS ARE EFFECTIVE WHEN THEY ARE POSTED HERE.

All Rights Reserved


The copyright in this entire website, materials hosted on the website and publications generated therefrom is held by the firm unless otherwise noted. All material provided on this website is protected under applicable United States copyright laws and international copyright laws and treaty provisions. Except as expressly provided here, none of the material provided on this website may be copied, distributed, republished, reproduced, downloaded, displayed or transmitted in any form for commercial use without the prior written permission of the firm. Individual visitors of this website are permitted to download or print one copy of material published on this website solely for their personal, noncommercial use, provided they do not modify the materials and that they retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the materials. This permission terminates automatically if you breach any of the terms and conditions contained here. The firm does not grant any express or implied right to you under any patent, trademark, copyright or trade secret laws.

The trademarks, logos and service marks (collectively, the "trademarks") displayed on this website are registered and unregistered trademarks of the firm, and no trademark license either express or implied is granted by the firm. You do not have any right to use any trademark displayed on this website without prior written permission of the firm. Trademarks are one of our valuable business assets. In the event of unauthorized use or misuse of its trademarks, the firm will pursue its legal remedies.

Any software available for download from this website is the copyrighted property of the firm or its suppliers. Any use or reproduction of any such software and their associated warranties is governed by the terms of the license agreement applicable to that software. Any use of any other product or service and warranties as to such product or service purchased by you using, or in connection with, this website is governed by the terms of the agreement applicable to that product or service.

Access To Website

The firm may, at any time, terminate any user's access to this website. Access to the website may be monitored by the firm. If you are accessing this website as a representative of an organization, these Terms of Use bind you individually and the organization, and references to "you" and "your" shall be construed to apply to you individually and to the organization.

As a condition of your use of this website, you will not use the website or the website information for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use. You will not use this website in any manner that could damage, disable, overload or impair the operation of this website or use by third parties. You shall not post or otherwise transmit by any means to or from this website any defamatory, libelous, obscene, unlawful, or pornographic material, or any other material or information that may result in any civil or criminal liability.

Certain restricted information is available on this website only to clients of the firm that are registered to receive information via passwords issued by the firm. This restricted information is considered confidential and proprietary information of the firm. If you are a client or a representative of a client, the firm authorizes you to download, copy, distribute and use the restricted information for yourself or, if applicable, only within the customer organization, and only for the intended purposes authorized by the firm. Issuance of a registration password is conditioned on the client's use of the information in accordance with the terms of its legal services, license or service agreement with the firm. You shall not transfer your password to unauthorized parties. You will immediately notify the firm of any unauthorized use of your password. You are responsible for use of your password. You will not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any website information or area within the website.

You may link to the website, but you are not authorized to use any of the firm's proprietary logos, marks, or other distinctive graphics, video, or audio materials in your links. You may not link in any manner reasonably likely to (1) imply affiliation with or endorsement or sponsorship by the firm, (2) cause confusion, mistake, or deception, (3) dilute the firm's trademarks, service marks or trade names, or (4) otherwise violate applicable law.

Third-Party Information

Certain information available on this website is provided by other parties, particularly information about such other parties. You understand that all such information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, and other materials are the sole responsibility of the originating party and that the firm has no responsibility for such content and does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such content. In no event is the inclusion of a statement about another party, a reference to such other party, or a web link to another party's website an endorsement of such other party or their products or services.

Website Content And Contact, And Attorney-Client Relationship

The information you obtain at this website is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. All material contained on the website is for informational and marketing purposes only, and is not offered as legal or any other advice on any particular matter. Transmission of this information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship between the firm and the user. You should not act without seeking appropriate legal or other professional advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation.

You acknowledge that, by submitting information to the firm, the firm is in no way responsible to review or investigate your submission. Merely submitting information to the firm does not create an attorney-client relationship.

Email Communication Through This Website

The act of sending electronic mail to the firm or to a specific attorney does not alone create an attorney-client relationship. The use of email for confidential or sensitive information is discouraged. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.

Determining Your Need For Legal Counsel

The firm neither accepts requests for legal advice nor offers specific legal advice over the internet. Furthermore, we do not wish to represent anyone who seeks representation based on viewing this website in a state where this site fails to comply with all laws and ethical rules of the viewer's state.

Feedback

The firm welcomes user feedback regarding its business and products. In providing feedback, however, users should be mindful of the firm's contact and attorney-client relationship policy, set forth here.

Disclaimer And Limitation Of Liability

Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the website is provided to you AS IS, WHERE IS, AND WITH ALL FAULTS, WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE INFORMATION, and those arising from a course of dealing, usage, or trade practice. ADDITIONALLY, WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVERS MAKING THE WEBSITE AVAILABLE ARE VIRUS-FREE.

It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever website, web access or web portal you select for your use is free of such items as viruses, worms, trojan horses and other items of a destructive nature. We do not warrant that access to the website or use of the website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this website or the server that makes it available ire free of viruses or other harmful components. Released parties as defined below do not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the result of the use of the materials in this website in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability or otherwise.

Neither the firm nor any of its affiliates or suppliers, or its or their officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, or subcontractors (collectively, the "Released Parties"), shall be liable for any loss or liability resulting, directly or indirectly, from delays or interruptions due to electronic or mechanical equipment failures, denial of service attacks, data processing failures, telecommunications or internet problems, utility failures or problems, defects, weather, strikes, walkouts, fire, acts of God, riots, armed conflicts, acts of war or other such causes beyond the reasonable control of the firm. The firm shall have no responsibility to provide access to this website while the operation of this website may be impaired or while the interruption of this website, for or due to any such cause, shall continue. The firm may discontinue providing access to this website at any time.

The Released Parties make no representations or promises to develop, provide or market any software, service or product discussed on this website, and you shall not rely on the information provided or the prospect of availability of any software, service, or product currently in development or currently anticipated to be made available in the future.

IN NO EVENT WILL ANY MEMBER OF THE RELEASED PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, LOST REVENUE OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING OUT OF THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, OR THE RESULTS OF USE OF, THIS WEBSITE OR ANY SITE LINKED TO THE WEBSITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NO MEMBER OF ANY RELEASED PARTY SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT MAY RESULT FROM THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR ANY WEBSITE INFORMATION, WHETHER ARISING UNDER CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LAW OR CAUSE OF ACTION.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Indemnification

You agree to release, defend, indemnify and hold the firm, its subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their respective officers, agents, partners, employees, representatives and agents harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorney's fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of or in any way connected with your access to or use of this website or any website information, or any breach, whether or not material, of these Terms of Use.

Export And Trade Controls

You agree not to import, export, re-export or transfer, directly or indirectly, any part of this website or any website information provided on or pursuant to this website except in full compliance with all United States, foreign, and other applicable laws and regulations.

Jurisdiction


The firm controls and operates this website from Minneapolis, Minnesota, in the United States. All matters arising under or related to these terms of use, and the agreement they create, including but not limited to torts, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Minnesota. You agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this website shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Agreement to the terms of use shall be deemed to have been executed in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Unless expressly stated otherwise, you consent to the personal jurisdiction and venue of the courts in Minneapolis, Minnesota, expressly waive any objection to such jurisdiction and venue, and further consent that any process, notice of motion or other application to such courts or a judge thereof may be served outside the state of Minnesota by registered or certified mail or by personal service, provided that a reasonable time for appearance is allowed.

Termination


This agreement is effective until terminated by either party.

You may terminate this agreement at any time, by destroying all materials obtained from the website, along with all related documentation and all copies and installations.

The firm may terminate this agreement at any time and without notice to you if, in its sole judgment, you breach any term or condition of this agreement. Upon termination, you must destroy all such materials.

In addition, by providing material on a website, the firm does not in any way promise that the materials will remain available to you, and the firm is entitled to terminate all or part of any of its website at any time, without notice to you.

Copyright Policy


The firm prohibits the submission of any copyrighted material without the user first obtaining the prior written consent of the copyright owner. In particular, if you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any such submission or other content infringes upon your copyrights, please contact the firm.

Privacy Policy


See the firm's privacy policy, which is incorporated in the Terms of Use, relating to the collection and use of information through this website.

Entire Agreement


These Terms of Use shall constitute the entire agreement (including the privacy policy set forth here) between you and the firm regarding the use of the website. The failure of the firm to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision.

Severability


If any provision of these Terms of Use is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that provision is deemed severable from this agreement and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.