General Introduction – By visiting and using this website (Site), You (end-user) agree to the following disclaimers and hold Us or We (Law Office of Sam Wu, including but not limited to its agents, partners/principals, attorneys, employees, and operators) harmless on any damages and/or injuries you may suffer in the course of your usage of this Site. If you do not agree or understand the following, PLEASE EXIT AND CEASE THE USAGE OF THIS SITE IMMEDIATELY.
No Legal Advice and Confidentiality – Please be advised that the information posted on the Site are for informational purposes only. Nothing posted on this site is intended to constitute any legal and/or tax advice. Further, nothing posted on this site is intended to form any attorney-client relationship, or prospective attorney-client relationship. You are further advised communications conducted over this site (ie: the Comments section of our Blawgs) are not intended to be confidential. Should you need to discuss your personal legal matters with the Attorneys at the Law Office of Sam Wu, you are advised to contact us by telephone to set up a private, confidential consultation. Unless you, the end-user, enter into a written retainer agreement with Law Office of Sam Wu on specific legal tasks, Law Office of Sam Wu are not your attorneys and thus no attorney-client relationship will be formed (except for the confidential consultations).
No Guarantees of Results – Nothing on this Site, especially the ‘Notable Past Experiences’ section are not intended to be any guarantees for results in your specific cases. Law Office of Sam Wu cannot and will not guarantee you on a particular outcome on your case. You are hereby advised that each case is unique, and the probably resolution of each case highly depends on the cases’ unique set of facts and circumstances. Your mileages (and results) will vary.
Information Accuracy – Although we are diligent in the accuracy of the information posted on this site (like the latest legal precedents, rules, and authoritative case laws), please be advised that laws do change from time to time (and sometimes unexpectedly and suddenly). We cannot guarantee that the rules of law posted on this site are always 100% accurate. However, we will of course work diligently to make note of any changes and update the laws and text on our site accordingly. We reserve the right in our sole discretion to edit or delete any documents, information, or other content appearing on the Site, with or without notice to you, at any time, day or night, with or without reasonable, just and/or probable cause.
External/Third Party Websites and Contents – Throughout this website, there may be links to external websites not hosted by Law Office of Sam Wu. You are hereby put on notice that Law Office of Sam Wu does not and cannot control the contents of these external websites. Should you experience any troubles or issues with those external websites, you should contact the administrator for those external websites. Further, you agree to hold Law Office of Sam Wu harmless for any and all damages and injuries those external websites may cause to you.
Illegal Activities – We reserve the right to investigate complaints or reported violations of this Disclaimer/Agreement and to take any action we deem appropriate, including but not limited to reporting any suspected unlawful activity to law enforcement officials, regulators, or other third parties and disclosing any information necessary or appropriate to such persons or entities relating to your profile, e-mail addresses, usage history, IP addresses and traffic information. Further, we may be compel by a lawful court order to reveal, release, and or furnish your information to appropriate parties.
Copyright and Trademark – Law Office of Sam Wu is a servicemark of Law Office of Sam Wu. The content, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion and other matters related to the Site are protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary (including but not limited to intellectual property) rights. The copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any such matters or any part of the Site, except as allowed by the Section below, is strictly prohibited. You do not acquire ownership rights to any article, document or other materials viewed through the Site. The posting of information or materials on the Site does not constitute a waiver of any right in such information and materials. Some of the content on the Site may be the copyrighted work of third parties. Please refer to the third parties’ Disclaimer/Agreement accordingly.
Designated Attorney – Pursuant to some local and/or State Bar rules, we designate Sam Wu as the attorney responsible for the contents of this Site. His information may be found in the “Contact Us” Section of this Site.
Attorney Advertising – Pursuant to local and/or state Bar rules, this Site is intended to be an Attorney Advertising protected by state and federal constitutions. The information stated in this Site is not intended to be unlawful solicitation.
Authorized Practice of Law – The information stated in this Site is intended to be used in the relevant jurisdictions in which the Attorneys at Law Office of Sam Wu are licensed to practice. Nothing in this Site is intended to be legal advice or the unauthorized practice of law in the jurisdictions in which the Attorneys at Law Office of Sam Wu are not licensed.
Principal Place of Business – The Principal Place of Business of Law Office of Sam Wu is located at 140 Geary Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108. Our telephone number is 415-886-7103.
Limited Use and License – We hereby grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license (a) to access and use the Site solely in accordance with this Agreement; (b) to use the Site solely for internal, personal, non-commercial purposes; and (c) to print out discrete information from the Site solely for internal, personal, non-commercial purposes and provided that you maintain all copyright and other policies contained therein. No printed or electronic version of any part of the Site or its contents may be used by you in any litigation or arbitration matter whatsoever under any circumstances.
Posting Comments on the Site – You hereby agree to grant to Us the exclusive control and usage of your comments posted on the Blawgs and other sections of this Site. Although we value your comments and opinions, please be advised that this is a private website, and your rights to free speech, comments, thoughts, are limited and not protected. We have the sole right and discretion to ban, delete, or otherwise use and remove your comments as we deem proper and appropriate, with or without notice to you, at any time, with or without reasonable, just, and/or probable cause.
Indemnification – You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us and our partners, associates, agents, attorneys, employees, subcontractors, successors, assigns, and affiliates (collectively, “Affiliated Parties”), if any, harmless from any liability, loss, claim and expense related to your violation of this Agreement or use of the Site.
YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD US AND OUR PARTNERS, ASSOCIATES, AGENTS, ATTORNEYS, EMPLOYEES, SUBCONTRACTORS, SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS, AND AFFILIATES (COLLECTIVELY “AFFILIATED PARTIES”) HARMLESS FROM ANY LIABILITY, LOSS, CLAIM AND EXPENSE RELATED TO YOUR VIOLATION OF THIS AGREEMENT OR USE OF THE SITE.
Warranty Disclaimer – THE INFORMATION, CONTENT AND DOCUMENTS FROM OR THROUGH THE SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS-IS,” “AS AVAILABLE,” WITH “ALL FAULTS” AND ERRORS, INACCURACIES, DEFECTS, AND OTHER FLAWS, AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARE DISCLAIMED (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE DISCLAIMER OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE). THE INFORMATION AND SITE MAY CONTAIN BUGS, ERRORS, PROBLEMS OR OTHER LIMITATIONS. WE AND OUR AFFILIATED PARTIES HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER, EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN THE “LIMITATION OF LIABILITY” SECTION BELOW. IN PARTICULAR, BUT NOT AS A LIMITATION THEREOF, WE AND OUR AFFILIATED PARTIES ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF PROFITS, LITIGATION, OR THE LIKE), WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE NEGATION AND LIMITATION OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN US AND YOU. THIS SITE AND THE INFORMATION PRESENTED WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED WITHOUT SUCH LIMITATIONS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US THROUGH THE SITE OR OTHERWISE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTEE NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT.
ALL RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY VIRUSES CONTAINED WITHIN THE ELECTRONIC FILE CONTAINING A FORM OR DOCUMENT IS DISCLAIMED.
Limitation of Liability – We and any Affiliated Party shall not be liable for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage of any kind resulting in any way from (i) any errors in or omissions from the Site or information obtained, (ii) the unavailability or interruption of the Site or any features thereof, (iii) your use of the Site, (iv) the content contained on the Site, or (v) any delay or failure in performance beyond the control of an Affiliated Party.
THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF US AND THE AFFILIATED PARTIES IN CONNECTION WITH ANY CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE SITE SHALL NOT EXCEED $100 AND THAT AMOUNT SHALL BE IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER REMEDIES WHICH YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST US AND ANY AFFILIATED PARTY.
Arbitration – Any legal controversy or legal claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the Site (excluding legal action taken by us or you to collect or recover damages for, or obtain any injunction relating to, intellectual property ownership or infringement), shall be settled solely by confidential binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of JAMS. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in San Francisco, California. Each party shall bear one-half of the arbitration fees and costs incurred through JAMS, and each party shall bear its own attorneys’ fees.
Revisions – We may change, revise, remove, or delete any or all portion(s) of this Terms/Conditions, Disclaimers, and Agreement at any time without notice to you. However, pursuant to certain local and/or State Bar rules, this Site may constitute legal/attorney advertisement, and thus we will keep a copy of all major revisions of this Site for the relevant and required period of time.
Questions and Comments – You may contact us for further information, questions, or comments. We welcome them.