Disclaimer and Terms of Use


Thank you for visiting the Franks & McVey, P.C. (“F&M” or the “Firm”) website. The following disclaimer & terms of use apply to parties who access or otherwise use the FH&M website (“users” or “you”).

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING OR USING THIS WEB SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS DESCRIBED HEREIN AND ALL TERMS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THESE TERMS, DO NOT USE THIS WEB SITE.

These terms and conditions of use (“Site Terms”) apply solely to your access to, and use of, the Web sites of F&M, located at and any other sites operated by F&M which links to these Site Terms (the “Sites”). These Site Terms do not alter in any way the terms or conditions of any other agreement you may have with F&M for products, services or otherwise. If you are using the Sites on behalf of any entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to accept these Site Terms on such entity’s behalf, and that such entity agrees to indemnify you and F&M for violations of these Terms.

Use of Website: Users of the F&M website (“the website”) are granted permission to use the website for its intended purposes subject to these terms of use. Accessing the website constitutes acceptance of these terms.

Nature of Information: The information on this website is of a general nature only and does not constitute legal advice.

Disclaimer: Communications made to any Firm personnel, whether through the website, by email, telephone or other means, will not by themselves create an attorney-client relationship, and any information in such communications may not be treated as confidential unless and until an attorney-client relationship is established. There should be no expectation that an attorney-client relationship has been created unless you receive and accept written terms of engagement from a F&M attorney.

EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED TO THE CONTRARY IN A WRITING BY F&M, THE SITES, THE SITE MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN AND THE SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR IN CONNECTION THEREWITH (THE “SERVICES”) ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. F&M DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT AS TO THE SITES AND THE SERVICES, INCLUDING THE INFORMATION, CONTENT AND MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN. F&M DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT MATERIALS IN THE SITES OR THE SERVICES ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT OR ERROR-FREE. F&M DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SITES OR ITS SERVERS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

F&M IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS RELATING TO PRICING, TEXT OR PHOTOGRAPHY. WHILE F&M ATTEMPTS TO MAKE YOUR ACCESS AND USE OF THE SITES AND THE SERVICES SAFE, F&M CANNOT AND DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SITES OR ITS SERVER(S) ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; THEREFORE, YOU SHOULD USE INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED SOFTWARE TO DETECT AND DISINFECT VIRUSES FROM ANY DOWNLOAD.

Proprietary Rights: The website’s content (i.e., text, images, etc.), design, underlying code and other aspects are proprietary to F&M and/or its licensors and vendors and protected by intellectual property laws including U.S. copyright laws. Users may view, print and download publicly available information on the website for the user’s own internal use. Users may not republish, use commercially, modify or excerpt any part of the website except to the extent express written permission is given by authorized F&M personnel. The “Franks & McVey, P.C.” name is a trademark of F&M and may not be used in any manner, including use as metatags or other hidden text, except to the extent express written permission is given by authorized F&M personnel. Any permissions given by F&M will be revocable by F&M at any time.

Restrictions: Data mining, harvesting and other forms of collection of email addresses, telephone numbers and other information from the F&M website for marketing purposes or other commercial purposes is prohibited. F&M reserves the right to disapprove any links to the website, in which event such links shall be immediately removed. F&M may revoke permission to use all or any part of the website at any time in the sole discretion of F&M. User’s permission to use the website shall automatically terminate in the event that user violates these terms.

Modification: The website and its content are subject to modification by F&M from time to time. These terms of use are also subject to modification by F&M from time to time. Therefore, you should frequently review the Site Terms and applicable policies from time-to-time to understand the terms and conditions that apply to your use of the Sites. If you do not agree to the amended terms, you must stop using the Sites. Accessing this website after any modification in these terms is posted constitutes acceptance of these terms as modified.

Repeat Infringer Policy: In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and other applicable law, F&M has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at F&M’s sole discretion, subscribers or account holders who are deemed to be repeat infringers. F&M, at its sole discretion, also may limit access to the Sites and/or terminate the accounts of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.

Copyright Complaints: If you believe that anything on the Sites infringes upon any copyright which you own or control you may file a notification of such infringement with our Designated Agent as set forth below.

Name of Agent Designated to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement: Michael R. McVey

Full Address of Designated Agent to Which Notification Should be Sent: 2111 E. Highland, Suite 145, Phoenix, Arizona 85016

Telephone Number of Designated Agent: (602) 230-1265

Facsimile Number of Designated Agent: (602) 230-4401

E-Mail Address of Designated Agent: m.mcvey@azfamlaw.com

Please see 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3) for the requirements of a proper notification. You should note that if you knowingly misrepresent in your notification that the material or activity is infringing, you will be liable for any damages, including costs and attorneys’ fees, incurred by us or the alleged infringer as the result of our relying upon such misrepresentation in removing or disabling access to the material or activity claimed to be infringing.

Hyperlinks: You are granted a limited, non-exclusive right to create a text hyperlink to the Sites for noncommercial purposes, provided such link does not portray F&M or any of its products and services in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise defamatory manner and provided further that the linking site does not contain any adult or illegal material or any material that is offensive, harassing or otherwise objectionable. This limited right may be revoked at any time. You may not use a F&M logo or other proprietary graphic of F&M to link to this Sites without the express written permission of F&M. Further, you may not use, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any F&M trademark, logo or other proprietary information, including the images found at the Sites, the content of any text or the layout/design of any page or form contained on a page on the Sites without F&M’s express written consent. Except as noted above, you are not conveyed any right or license by implication, estoppel or otherwise in or under any patent, trademark, copyright or proprietary right of F&M or any third party.

F&M makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of third-party Web sites accessible by hyperlink from the Sites, or Web sites linking to the Sites. Such sites are not under the control of F&M and F&M is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any review, changes or updates to such sites. F&M provides these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement or adoption by F&M of any site or any information contained therein. When you leave the Sites, you should be aware that our terms and policies no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which you navigate from the Sites.

Third Party Content: F&M may provide third party content on the Sites and may provide links to Web pages and content of third parties (collectively the “Third Party Content”) as a service to those interested in this information. F&M does not control, endorse or adopt any Third Party Content and makes no representation or warranties of any kind regarding the Third Party Content, including without limitation regarding its accuracy or completeness. You acknowledge and agree that F&M is not responsible or liable in any manner for any Third Party Content and undertakes no responsibility to update or review any Third Party Content. Users use such Third Party Content contained therein at their own risk.

Third-Party Products and Services: F&M may provide or allow users to provide information about or links to third-party products or services on the Sites. Your business dealings or correspondence with, or participation in promotions of, such third parties, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings or promotions, are solely between you and such third party. F&M is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or promotions or as the result of the presence of such non-F&M advertisers or third party information on the Sites.

Submissions: You acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, feedback, ideas, or other information or materials regarding the Sites, F&M or F&M’s general products or services (but excluding any client information) (the “Feedback”) that are provided by you in the form of email or other submissions to F&M, or any postings on the Sites, are (as between you and F&M) non-confidential and shall become the sole property of F&M. F&M shall own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of such Feedback for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you.

User Content and Interactive Services or Areas: The Sites may include interactive areas or services (“Interactive Areas”), such as forums, chat rooms or message boards, online hosting or storage services, or other areas or services in which you or other users create, post or store any content, messages, materials, data, information, text, music, sound, photos, video, graphics, applications, code or other items or materials on the Sites (“User Content”). You are solely responsible for your use of such Interactive Areas and use them at your own risk. You agree not to post, upload to, transmit, distribute, store, create or otherwise publish through the Sites any of the following:

User Content that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent or otherwise objectionable;
User Content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law, including, without limitation, the regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission or any rules of a securities exchange such as the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ;
User Content that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party. By posting any User Content, you represent and warrant that you have the lawful right to distribute and reproduce such User Content;
User Content that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity;
Unsolicited promotions, political campaigning, advertising or solicitations;
Private information of any third party, including, without limitation, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers;
Viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files; and
User Content that, in the sole judgment of F&M, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Interactive Areas or the Sites, or which may expose F&M or its users to any harm or liability of any type.
F&M takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Content posted, stored or uploaded by you or any third party, or for any loss or damage thereto, nor is F&M liable for any mistakes, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, pornography or profanity you may encounter. Your use of Interactive Areas is at your own risk. Enforcement of the user content or conduct rules set forth in these Site Terms is solely at F&M ‘s discretion, and failure to enforce such rules in some instances does not constitute a waiver of our right to enforce such rules in other instances. In addition, these rules do not create any private right of action on the part of any third party or any reasonable expectation that the Sites will not contain any content that is prohibited by such rules. As a provider of interactive services, F&M is not liable for any statements, representations or User Content provided by its users in any public forum, personal home page or other Interactive Area. Although F&M has no obligation to screen, edit or monitor any of the Content posted in any Interactive Area, F&M reserves the right, and has absolute discretion, to remove, screen or edit any User Content posted or stored on the Sites at any time and for any reason without notice, and you are solely responsible for creating backup copies of and replacing any User Content you post or store on the Sites at your sole cost and expense.. Any use of the Interactive Areas or other portions of the Sites in violation of the foregoing violates these Site Terms and may result in, among other things, termination or suspension of your rights to use the Interactive Areas and/or the Sites.

If you post User Content to the Sites, unless we indicate otherwise, you grant F&M and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such User Content throughout the world in any media [on or in connection with the Sites and the promotion thereof] [including without limitation the right to use your name, likeness, voice or identity]. You grant F&M and its affiliates and sublicensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if we choose. You understand and agree that the use of your or other users name, likeness, voice or identity in connection with various features on the Sites does not imply any endorsement of such feature or of the Sites of F&M unless explicitly stated otherwise. You represent and warrant that (a) you own and control all of the rights to the User Content that you post or you otherwise have the right to post such User Content to the Sites; (b) the User Content is accurate and not misleading; and (c) use and posting of the User Content you supply does not violate these Site Terms and will not violate any rights of or cause injury to any person or entity.

Registration Data; Account Security: In consideration of your use of the Site, you agree to (a) provide accurate, current and complete information about you as may be prompted by any registration forms on the Site (“Registration Data”); (b) maintain the security of your password and identification; (c) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data, and any other information you provide to F&M, to keep it accurate, current and complete; and (d) accept all risks of unauthorized access to the Registration Data and any other information you provide to F&M.

Indemnification: You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless F&M, its independent contractors, service providers and consultants, and their respective directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or related to any User Content you post, store or otherwise transmit on or through the Sites or your use of the Interactive Areas, including without limitation any actual or threatened suit, demand or claim made against F&M and/or its independent contractors, service providers, employees, directors or consultants, arising out of or relating to the User Content, your conduct, your violation of these Site Terms or your violation of the rights of any third party.

Limitation of Liability: IN NO EVENT SHALL FH&M, ITS DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITES, THE SERVICES, THE CONTENT OR THE MATERIALS CONTAINED IN OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RESULTING FROM RELIANCE BY USER ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM FH&M, OR THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR EMAIL, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO FH&M’S RECORDS, PROGRAMS OR SERVICES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF FH&M, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED), PRODUCT LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITES OR THE SERVICES OR TO THESE SITE TERMS EXCEED ANY COMPENSATION YOU PAY, IF ANY, TO FH&M FOR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITES.

Applicable Law and Venue: These Site Terms and your use of the Sites shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Arizona, applicable to agreements made and to be entirely performed within the State of Arizona, without resort to its conflict of law provisions. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Site Terms shall be filed only in the state and federal courts located in Maricopa County, Arizona and you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts over any suit, action or proceeding arising out of these Site Terms.

Termination: Notwithstanding any of these Site Terms, F&M reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate your license to use the Sites, and to block or prevent future your access to and use of the Sites.

Severability: If any provision of these Site Terms shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Site Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.