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Effective as of July, 11 2008
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY.

By providing the information required by the federal-law.com web (http://www.federal-law.com) (the “Site”), you will be enabling federal-law.com (“we,” “us” or “our”) to use such information to contact you to provide you quotes for the products and services of its third party partners (the “Partners”) in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

In signing up on the federal-law.com , you are deemed to have agreed to these terms and conditions of use (“Terms and Conditions”). This federal-law.com is provided for your and others, personal, non-commercial use, subject to these Terms and Conditions of use and all modifications thereto, and any other rules or guidelines, including (without limitation) any sweepstakes rules that may be published from time to time on this federal-law.com .

We reserve the right to modify the federal-law.com and any element thereof from time to time, for any reason without notice. You should check these Terms and Conditions periodically for changes, as we also reserve the right to modify them at any time. The date of the current version of these Terms and Conditions is noted above. Your use of the federal-law.com following any modifications to these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed to be your assent to any such modifications.

Copyright Notices

All contents of federal-law.com are: Copyright © 2008 Steven E. Brown, A Professional Law Corporation, 910 Hampshire Road, Suite G Westlake Village, CA 91361-2888 U.S.A., or third-party content providers and are protected by international copyright law. All rights reserved. Free Access to the content made available to you on the federal-law.com is possible due to the paid advertising that appears on the federal-law.com. Without this advertising, we would not be able to provide you with this content for free. In exchange for your free access to this content, you agree that you will not, and will not permit any third party to, remove, obstruct, modify or otherwise interfere with the delivery or display of advertisements on the federal-law.com. All of the information, content, services and software displayed on, transmitted through, or used in connection with the federal-law.com, including for example, advertising, directories, guides, articles, opinions, reviews, text, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips, video, html, source and object code, software, data, and all other matters related to this federal-law.com, including without limitation ,the selection and arrangement of the aforementioned and the “look and feel” of this federal-law.com (collectively, the “Content”), are protected under applicable copyrights and other proprietary (included but not limited to intellectual property) rights and are the intellectual property of federal-law.com, and its affiliated companies, licensors and suppliers. federal-law.com actively protects its rights to the Content to the fullest extent of the law. The copying, rearrangement, redistribution, modification, use or publication by you, directly or indirectly, of any such matters or any part of the federal-law.com , including the removal or alteration of advertising, except for limited rights of use granted hereunder, is strictly prohibited. You may not use such material except as provided in these Terms of Service You may use the Content online and solely for your personal, non-commercial use, and you may download or print a single copy of any portion of the Content for your personal, non-commercial use, provided you do not remove any trademark, copyright or other notice contained in such Content. No other use is permitted. You may not, for example, republish the Content on any Internet, Intranet or Extranet federal-law.com or incorporate the Content in any database, compilation, archive or cache. You may not distribute any of the Content to others, whether or not for payment or other consideration, and you may not modify, copy, frame, reproduce, sell, publish, transmit, display or otherwise use any portion of the Content without securing the prior written consent of federal-law.com Requests to use the Content for any purpose other than as permitted in this paragraph should be directed to us (contact page) In certain cases, you may be able to obtain a license to use individual stories that appear on federal-law.com through an online vendor we have specifically designated as authorized to license Content on our behalf. If we have authorized a third party vendor to grant you a license to any Content, we will tell you that directly in the portion of the Content you may license. If you do not see our express authorization, you should assume no third party has the right to allow you to use the Content.

 

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  1. Copyright Complaints federal-law.com respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement or are aware of any infringing material placed by any third party on federal-law.com , please contact us at the address listed below under the heading “Contact Us.”

1.1. Links To, Alteration Of, And Frames Of, federal-law.com: If you operate a web federal-law.com and wish to link to federal-law.com , you may link only to the home page, http://www.federal-law.com , and not to any other page or sub-domain of federal-law.com without our express written consent. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques that involve any trademark, logo, copyrighted material or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of any portion of federal-law.com without our express written consent. You may not alter or modify in any way, federal-law.com including but not limited to using any software to suppress or alter the display of advertising on the pages of federal-law.com . In addition, you agree not to decompile, reverse engineer or disassemble any software or other products or processes accessible through federal-law.com , not to insert any code or product or manipulate the content of federal-law.com in any way that affects the user’s experience, and not to use any data mining, robots, cancelbots, Trojan horse, or any data gathering or extraction method in connection with your use of federal-law.com .

1.2. Membership and Registration: Certain areas of federal-law.com may require registration or may otherwise ask you to provide information to participate in certain features or access certain content. The decision to provide this information is purely optional, however if you elect not to provide such information, you may not be able to access certain content or features or participate in various areas of federal-law.com . You may also provide information to federal-law.com in other contexts, including, for example, in order to enter into a sweepstakes or promotion. When you register or become a member of federal-law.com or provide information to federal-law.com n any other manner, you agree to provide only true, accurate, current and complete information on all registration pages.

Using a name other than your own legal name is prohibited (except in those specific areas of federal-law.com that specifically ask for unique, fictitious names, e.g., message boards and chat rooms). You agree that federal-law.com may use the information you provide to us according to the Privacy Policy on our Web site. If you become a member of federal-law.com , you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password, and agree you will not sell, transfer or assign your membership or any membership rights. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and for restricting access to your computer so that others may not access federal-law.com using your name in whole or in part. federal-law.com reserves the right to terminate membership and deny access to the federal-law.com to any person who violates this Terms of Service. 1.3.

User-Created Content

By placing material on, or communicating with, federal-law.com , including for example communication during registration, communication on any federal-law.com bulletin board or message or chat area, entering any sweepstakes, etc., you represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you provide, that the content is accurate, that it does not violate these Terms of Service, and that it will not cause injury to any person or entity. You grant federal-law.com, its affiliates and related entities, including federal-law.com, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, store, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works from all information you provide to us in any public area of federal-law.com, in any form, media, software or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future. Without limiting the generality of the previous sentence, you authorize federal-law.com to include the information you provide in a searchable format that may be accessed by users of federal-law.com and other federal-law.com web federal-law.com s. You also grant federal-law.com and its affiliates and related entities the right to use your name and any other information about you that you provide in connection with its use and with the reproduction or distribution of such material, and also grant federal-law.com the right to use any material, information, ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in any communication you send to us for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such information. All rights in this paragraph are granted without the need for additional compensation of any sort to you. Please note that federal-law.com does not accept unsolicited materials or ideas for use or publication. federal-law.com is not responsible for the similarity of any of its content or programming in any media to materials or ideas transmitted to federal-law.com.

Other Specifics About Interactive Areas (Message Boards, Chat Areas, etc.): federal-law.com bulletin boards and other such interactive areas are provided to give users an interesting and stimulating forum to express their opinions and share their ideas and information. Given the nature of federal-law.com and the volume of messages and postings, federal-law.com cannot and does not monitor all of the material posted or transmitted by users and third party information providers.

To protect your safety, please use your best judgment when using these forums. We particularly discourage divulging personal phone numbers and addresses or other information that can be used to identify or locate you. federal-law.com reserves the right to delete, move or edit any communications at any time, for any reason or in its discretion, but has no obligation to review or remove any such content.

Posting Rules

Interactive areas, discussion boards, chat rooms, etc., are intended to encourage public debate. We expect people to differ – judgment and opinion are subjective things – and we encourage freedom of speech and a marketplace of ideas. But by using these areas of federal-law.com, you are participating in a community that is intended for all our users. Therefore, we reserve the right to remove any content posted on our federal-law.com at any time for any reason. Decisions as to whether content violates any Posting Rule will be made by federal-law.com in its discretion after we have actual notice of such posting. Without limiting our right to remove content, we have attempted to provide guidelines to those posting content on our federal-law.com.

When using federal-law.com, please do not post material that:

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  • unfairly interferes with any third party’s uninterrupted use and enjoyment of federal-law.com.
  • advertises, promotes or offers to trade any goods or services, except in areas specifically designated for such purpose.
  • uploads copyrighted or other proprietary material of any kind on federal-law.com without the express permission of the owner of that material. uses or attempts to use another’s account, password, service or system except as expressly permitted by the Terms of Service.
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  • “flames” any individual or entity (e.g., sends repeated messages related to another user and/or makes derogatory or offensive comments about another individual), or repeats prior posting of the same message under multiple threads or subjects.

A violation of certain of these Posting Rules may be referred to law enforcement authorities. federal-law.com reserves the right to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or governmental request.

Third-Party Content

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Modification

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