Terms and Conditions for Use of this Website
Please read these terms and conditions of use (“Terms and Conditions”) carefully as they set out the legal terms that govern the use of this Website (referred to as either “Website” or “Site”) provided by Howie Johnson Barristers & Solicitors (referred to as either “the Firm”, “We”, “Us” or “Our”) and applies to all Users (referred to as either “You”, “Visitor” or “User”). By accessing and/or using this Website, You indicate Your acceptance of, and agreement to be bound by, these Terms and Conditions. If You do not accept the Terms and Conditions, please do not access or use this Website.
Changes to the Terms and Conditions
The Firm reserves the right to update, modify or otherwise change any part of these Terms and Conditions at any time without prior notice. Your continued use of this Website following any changes constitutes Your agreement to accept such changes.
Changes to the Website
The Firm may eliminate, revise, or suspend access to any portion of this website at any time without notice. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Firm may change the availability of any features, or otherwise change the content or information posted on this Website. The Firm reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions in any portion of this website at any time without notice.
Not Legal Advice
The information on this Website is provided for general reference purposes only. None of the information contained or posted on this Website constitutes legal advice and should not be used or relied upon as such. It is not intended to provide legal advice or opinions of any kind and may not be used for professional or commercial purposes. You should not rely on, or take or fail to take any action, based solely upon the information provided on this Website. Never disregard professional legal advice or delay in seeking legal advice because of something You have read on this Website. Prior results, articles, and case studies or other materials available on this Website do not guarantee a similar outcome in future representation.
No Lawyer – Client Relationship
No lawyer-client, advisory, fiduciary, or other relationship is created by accessing or otherwise using this Website or by communicating with lawyers at the Firm by way of e-mail or online form. A solicitor-client relationship will arise between You and the Firm only if We specifically agree to act for You. Until We specifically agree to act for You on a matter, You should not provide Us with any confidential information or material.
Ownership of Content
This Website and all materials contained within it, including but not limited to text, graphics, videos, photos, trade-marks and logos (collectively “Content”) are owned or licensed by the Firm and are protected by Canadian and foreign copyright and trade-mark laws. The Website, as a whole, or in part, may not be reproduced without the express prior written consent of the Firm.
The Contents of the Website do not necessarily represent the opinions of the Firm or its clients.
Link Agreement & Conditions
Linking to this Website is permitted, provided You agree to the Link Conditions described below. If You link Your website to this Website, You agree that You may not:
- imply that the Firm is endorsing You or Your products or services;
- imply an affiliation between You or any entity You may be representing without the prior written consent of the Firm;
- misrepresent Your relationship with the Firm or present false or misleading statements about the Firm, its constituent or affiliated bodies or their related activities; and
- associate such link with any content that may be considered by the Firm in its sole discretion to be distasteful or offensive.
The Firm shall not be responsible or liable for any content appearing on Your website. The Firm may in its sole discretion, immediately terminate Your right to link to this Website at any time and for any reason. If the Firm exercises such right, You hereby agree You will immediately remove all links to this Website and any content thereof.
By establishing a link to this website, You will be deemed to have agreed to these Link Conditions.
Links to Third Party Sites
This Website may contain links to third-party websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to Users and not as an endorsement by the Firm of the contents of such third-party websites. The Firm is not responsible for the content of any third-party website, nor does it make any representation or warranty of any kind regarding any third-party website including, without limitation: (i) any representation or warranty regarding the legality, accuracy, reliability, completeness, timeliness, security, suitability of any content on any third-party website; (ii) any representation or warranty regarding the merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose of any material, content, software, goods, or services located at or made available through such third-party websites; and (iii) any representation or warranty that the operation of the third-party website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects or errors in such third-party websites will be corrected, or that such third-party websites will be free from viruses or other harmful components.
Disclaimer of Warranties
Any use or reliance on this Website or its Contents shall be at Your sole risk. The Firm makes no representation or warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, regarding the Website or its Contents, all of which are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. The Firm expressly disclaims all representations, warranties, conditions, and endorsements, without limiting the generality of the foregoing. The Firm makes no warranty as to the accuracy, quality, or completeness of the Content of this Website, nor to title or non-infringement, nor to the absence of any software virus or other harmful component. The Firm does not warrant that this Website will continue to operate or will operate without interruptions or that it will be error-free. The Firm is not responsible for any changes made to the Content by any third party.
Limitation of Liability
In no circumstances shall the Firm, its partners, employees, consultants, representatives, directors, agents, vendors or licensors involved in creating, producing or delivering this Website or Content found on this Site be responsible or liable for any loss or damages whatsoever including (without limiting the generality of the foregoing) any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages arising from or in connection with Your use of, access to, or Your reliance on, or Your inability to use or access the Site, any Content of the Site, any external links on the Site, any website linked to the Site, or any content thereof.
Entire Agreement and Governing Law
This agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and constitutes the entire agreement between You and the Firm with respect to this Website and it supersedes all prior agreements with respect thereto.