We welcome you, our guest, to our website. We host our website to provide you and other guests information about our law firm—The Health Law Consultancy.

The following Terms of Use and Privacy Policy are posted to help you understand our practices with respect to collection, use, disclosure and provision of information through our website. Please review our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy so there is common understanding about your use of our website. Your use of our website will signify your agreement to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Terms of Use and Privacy Policy Table of Contents

1.  No Legal Advice or Attorney-Client Relationship
We do not furnish legal advice on our website. Nothing on our website can establish an attorney-client relationship or other arrangement between our firm and any individual or organization.

To obtain legal advice or otherwise establish an attorney-client relationship, you must use means other than our website to contact qualified legal counsel of your choosing to discuss a professional engagement.

Our website provides the email addresses and telephone numbers of our firm’s principals, should you want to contact our firm regarding the establishment of an attorney-client relationship.

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2. No Submission of Information through Our Website
We provide no means for submission of information through our website. We do this to prevent the submission through our website of information that a guest may consider confidential, proprietary or otherwise protected before any attorney-client relationship has been established with our firm. We have no obligation of confidentiality and no attorney-client privilege exists before the establishment of an attorney-client relationship with our firm.

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3. Advertising
Our website and its content may be considered advertising under the laws and rules of the State of Illinois and certain other States and jurisdictions applicable to attorneys and the practice of law.

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4. Personal Information, “Cookies,” and Website Usage Data
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information about our guests through our website. We do employ web server logs to collect data about how our website is used. A “cookie” may be placed on your computer to enhance your use of our website. Our “cookie” will not provide us with any personally identifiable information about you nor track your activity on any other website.

The data collected by web server logs are aggregated information; there is no personally identifiable information in the data, and none of the data is associated with any identifiable individual. The aggregated website usage data we collect and temporarily store includes:

  • The name of the domain used to access the Internet in viewing our website;
  • The date and time of the visit to our website;
  • The pages on our website visited;
  • The time spent on our website; and
  • The websites from which guests came to view our website.

We use these data to help make our website more useful and informative. We may provide these data to consultants and service providers assisting us to improve our website. We may disclose these data to third parties when legally compelled or when we, in good faith, believe that the law or the protection of our or others’ rights requires the disclosure. We retain these data only as long as we need them.

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5. Downloadable Documents
Documents we post on our website may be reproduced, distributed and displayed with proper attribution to the authors and original publication sources. We do not vouch for the accuracy or currency of any information posted on our website. You are responsible for determining the reliability of any of the information you find on our website.

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6. Copyrights, Trademarks, Logos and Other Proprietary Rights
Documents and images posted on our website may be copyrighted. These materials are posted with permission of the authors and publishers. You must honor the copyright with respect to any materials bearing a copyright notice that are on our website. You must comply with copyright requirements with respect to any use or distribution you make of those copyrighted materials.

Information and images on our website may be subject to trademarks, service marks, or logos that are registered or otherwise protected as the proprietary rights of the holders of those marks or logos. You must honor the proprietary rights of the holders of those marks or logos. You must comply with the rights of those holders in any use or distribution of information or images subject to such marks or logos.

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7. Links Do Not Reflect Endorsements
Our website may have links to other websites sponsored or hosted by other organizations, individuals or government agencies. These links are provided for the convenience of our guests. They do not reflect our endorsement or recommendation of these websites, their content or the organizations, individuals or government agencies sponsoring or hosting them. We do not vouch for the accuracy, currency or usefulness of information that may be found on these websites.

Using these links will take our guests away from our website such that our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy will no longer apply. Instead, the terms of use and privacy policy of the organization, individual or government agency sponsoring or hosting the website to which the link directs our guest will apply.

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8. Security and Intrusion Protection
We employ security software to monitor use of our website and to deter intrusive or malicious software and unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or cause damage to our website. Improper use of or damage to our website is prohibited by laws, including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act at 18 U.S.C. § 1030 and other provisions of Title 18, U.S. Code, and can subject perpetrators to criminal and civil liability exposure.

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9. Complaints
Any guest who has complaints or concerns about our website or any of its content should direct them to officemgr@hlconsultancy.com.

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Posted September 8, 2012
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