Last updated October 2021
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ALL OF THE TERMS HEREIN, THEN YOU ARE EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED FROM USING OUR SITE AND YOU MUST DISCONTINUE USE IMMEDIATELY.
The information provided on the Site is not intended for distribution to or use by any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation or which would subject us to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country. Accordingly, those persons who choose to access the Site from locations outside of the United States do so on their own initiative and are solely responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
Vasseghi Budd is a full-service law firm in Fairfax, Virginia. We serve clients in Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and we also have an office in New York and provide remote legal services. We aim to create a firm and a culture that is different than most, for clients, for other attorneys working with us, and for ourselves.
The Site is intended for users who are at least 18 years old or otherwise have the permission of their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) to access the Site.
1. Disclaimer of No Attorney-Client Relationship
The information you obtain at this Site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and we welcome your calls, e-mails and letters. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.
2. Indemnity by You
You agree to defend, protect, indemnify and hold Vasseghi Budd, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, predecessors and successors in interest, and other partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of or related to:
- your use of the Site or related services;
- a breach of these Terms;
- any third-party claim of infringement of copyright or other intellectual property rights or invasion of privacy arising from your use of the Site;
- any activity related to your use of the Site.
3. Prohibited Uses of the Site
The Site and services related to the Site are intended for your own use. By using the Site, you agree not to:
- Reproduce, copy, modify in any material manner, or remove Vasseghi Budd’s proprietary marks, logos or notices;
- Lease, resell or redistribute any of our services;
- Give the Site or any part or portion of the Site to a third party;
- Reverse engineer the Site;
- Make the Sie available on any file-sharing platform;
- Harm, as determined in our sole discretion, Vasseghi Budd, the Site, others or their use and/or experience with the Site with, including but not limited to the uploading of malicious software, viruses, spyware, malware, cookies, bugs, keyloggers, or any other similar materials which are herein expressly prohibited;
- Use the Site in connection with any legal matters that are frivolous, immaterial, illegal, lack merit, involve the laws of foreign legal jurisdictions, or have been pursued for an excessive or unreasonable amount of times as determined by us;
- Use the Site in connection with perpetrating, aiding or abetting a crime or fraudulent activity;
- Systematically retrieve data or other content from the Site to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database, or directory without written permission from us;
- Make any unauthorized use of the Site;
- Circumvent, disable, or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Site, including features that prevent or restrict the use or copying of any content or enforce limitations on the use of the Site and/or the content contained therein;
- Trick, defraud, or mislead us or others in connection with the Site;
- Make improper use of our support services or submit false reports of abuse or misconduct;
- Use any information obtained from the Site in order to harass, abuse, or harm another others, or make any statement or take any action that is in violation of any person’s civil rights or other rights;
- Disparage, tarnish, or otherwise harm, in our opinion, us and/or the Site;
- Engage in any automated use of the Site, such as using scripts to send comments or messages, or using any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools;
- Interfere with, disrupt, or create an undue burden on the Site or the networks or servers connected to the Site;
- Use the Site or any related services in a manner that violates any applicable law, regulation or these Terms;
- Permit or encourage any third party to use the Site in a manner that violates any applicable law, regulation or these Terms.
4. Intellectual Property Rights
Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring any license or right, by implication or otherwise, under any of our copyrights or other intellectual property rights. You agree that the Site and our content is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws.
This Site may include various product names, business names, logos, slogans and other marks in which we have a registered trademark interest or other protectable interest (collectively “Vasseghi Budd’s Property”). It may also include product names, business names, logos, slogans and other marks in which others have a protectable interest (collectively “Other Materials”). You may not copy, download, display, distribute, modify or sublicense any of Vasseghi Budd’s Property or Other Materials on the Site without the prior express written permission of the appropriate owners.
5. Limitation of Liability
In no event will we be liable for any damages whatsoever, whether direct, indirect, general, special, compensatory, consequential, and/or incidental, arising out of or relating to the Site, or use thereof. Nothing contained on the Site or in any written or oral communications from Vasseghi Budd or its employees or agents shall be construed to make any promise, covenant, warranty, or guaranty, all of which are explicitly disclaimed hereby, contrary to the statements and disclaimers contained in this paragraph.
The content and functionality on the Site are offered “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement.
We make no warranties, express or implied, as to the ownership, accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the Site content or the related services therein or that the functionality of the Site will be uninterrupted or error-free or free from virus or third-party attack. You hereby acknowledge that your use of the Site is at your sole risk.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL VASSEGHI BUDD, ITS OFFICERS, OWNERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE HEIRS, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES THAT DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RESULT FROM USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE OR THE SERVICES OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION FOR VIRUSES ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN OBTAINED FROM THE SITE, EVEN IF VASSEGHI BUDD HAS BEEN NOTIFIED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES AND REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY.
TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOU AGREE THAT IN NO EVENT WILL VASSEGHI BUDD HAVE ANY LIABILITY, CONTINGENT OR OTHERWISE, FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES IN ANY WAY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS, THE SITE OR RELATED SERVICES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT, WORK STOPPAGE, EQUIPMENT FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OR LOSSES, EVEN IF VASSEGHI BUDD HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY THEREOF, AND REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY (CONTRACT, TORT, STATUTE, INDEMNITY OR OTHERWISE) UPON WHICH SUCH LIABILITY IS BASED.
In the event that any of the foregoing limitations are deemed to be unenforceable, to the greatest extent permitted by law, you agree that the entire aggregate liability of Vasseghi Budd and sole remedy available to any person in any case in any way arising out of or relating to the Terms, the Site or related services shall be limited to monetary damages that in the aggregate may not exceed $250.00.
6. User Submitted Content
The Site may allow our users to post images, audio, text, video, links to other sites, or other content to the Site (collectively “User Content”), for example, testimonials about our attorneys on our website or links to trending legal topics on one of our social media pages. Neither Vasseghi Budd nor any of its affiliates endorses these entities or individuals nor are we in any way associated with any of the materials that they may post on or through the Site. Under no circumstances shall we have any responsibility or liability of any nature whatsoever arising in connection with any materials provided by these entities or individuals or in connection with any conduct of these entities or individuals.
Any user who posts any User Content acknowledges and agrees that we have the right, in our sole discretion, to take down or remove or alter any and all User Content we deem inappropriate, illegal or otherwise offensive. Any user who posts any User Content hereby represents that such User Content does not violate any third-party intellectual property rights and further grants us an irrevocable, unlimited, worldwide and royalty-free license to show and make the User Content accessible on the Site or any successor or affiliate website. By posting any User Content to the Site, you hereby agree to indemnify us from any damages and claims related to the User Content, including but not limited to any infringement, misappropriation, libel or other claims.
7. Site Management
We reserve the right, but are under no obligation, to: (1) monitor the Site for violations of these Terms; (2) take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in our sole discretion, violates the law or these Terms, including without limitation, reporting such individual to law enforcement authorities; (3) in our sole discretion and without limitation, refuse, restrict access to, limit the availability of, or disable your access to all or part of the Site; (4) in our sole discretion and without limitation, notice, or liability, to remove from the Site or otherwise disable all files and content that are excessive in size or are in any way burdensome to our systems; and (5) otherwise manage the Site in a manner designed to protect our rights and property and to facilitate the proper functioning of the Site.
8. Modification and Interruptions
We reserve the right to change, modify, or remove the content on the Site at any time or for any reason at our sole discretion without notice. However, we have no obligation to update any information on our Site. We also reserve the right to modify or discontinue all or part of the Site without notice at any time. We will not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Site.
We cannot guarantee the Site will be available at all times. We may experience hardware, software, or other problems or need to perform maintenance related to the Site, resulting in interruptions, delays, or errors. We reserve the right to change, revise, update, suspend, discontinue, or otherwise modify the Site at any time or for any reason without notice to you. You agree that we have no liability whatsoever for any loss, damage, or inconvenience caused by your inability to access or use the Site during any downtime or discontinuance of the Site. Nothing in these Terms will be construed to obligate us to maintain and support the Site or to supply any corrections, updates, or releases in connection therewith.
9. Electronic Communications, Transactions, and Signatures
Visiting or accessing the Site, sending us e-mails or communications through Contact Us and similar forms, and filling in requested information constitute electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications, and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications we provide to you electronically, via e-mail and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
You hereby agree to the use of electronic signatures, contracts, orders, and other records, and to electronic delivery of notices, policies, and records of transactions initiated or completed by us or via the Site.
You hereby waive any rights or requirements under any statutes, regulations, rules, ordinances, or other laws in any jurisdiction which require an original signature or delivery or retention of non-electronic records, or to payments or the granting of credits by any means other than electronic means.
10. Availability Outside the U.S.
11. Term and Termination
These Terms shall remain in full force and effect while you use the Site. Without limiting any other provision of these Terms, we reserve the right to, in our sole discretion and without notice or liability, deny access to and use of the Site (including blocking access), to any person for any reason or for no reason, including without limitation for breach of any representation, warranty, or covenant contained in these Terms or any applicable law or regulation. We may terminate your use of or participation in the Site or delete any content or information that you posted at any time, without warning, at our sole discretion.
12. Severability Waiver
If any provision of these Terms is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term. In addition, our failure to enforce any term shall not be deemed as a waiver of such term or otherwise affect our ability to enforce such term at any point in the future.
13. Governing Law
These Terms and our legal obligations hereunder are subject to the laws of the State of Virginia, regardless of your location. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of and venue in the federal and state courts located in Virginia, United States of America, in all disputes arising out of or relating to the Site.
14. Attorneys’ Fees
In the event that Vasseghi Budd is successful in whole or in part in any action or proceeding related to or arising from these Terms, you shall be responsible for our attorneys’ fees and costs.
These Terms and any policies or operating rules posted by us on the Site or with respect to the Site constitute the entire agreement and understanding between you and us. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. These Terms operate to the fullest extent permissible by law. We may assign any or all of our rights and obligations to others at any time. We shall not be responsible or liable for any loss, damage, delay, or failure to act caused by any cause beyond our reasonable control. There is no joint venture, partnership, employment or agency relationship created between you and us as a result of these Terms or use of the Site. You agree that these Terms will not be construed against us by virtue of having drafted them. You hereby waive any and all defenses you may have based on the electronic form of these Terms and the lack of signing by the parties hereto to execute these Terms.
For questions or concerns, we can be contacted by e-mail at email@example.com, or by mail sent to:
Vasseghi Budd PLLC
9663-A Main Street
Fairfax, Virginia 22031