Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us.  Unless you tell us that we can disclose it or unless the law requires or permits us to disclose it, any confidential information you give us through this website will remain confidential.  This policy lets you know what information we might collect from you, and how we might use it. Any use of this website is subject to the Terms of Use contained on the site.

Information You Choose to Provide

You do not have to give us any information to use our site.  But, subject to the Terms of Use, you may choose to give us certain information so that you may get further communications from us, such as a newsletter, announcements of firm events, or a return phone call.

Web Traffic Monitoring

We use software that monitors traffic on our website by recording each visitor’s domain name, browser type, date and time of access, and other similar information. We do not link this data to any specific person who browses the website.

Communication From Us

If you give us  your contact information and tell us that you would like to receive materials from us, we may provide you with those materials and we may contact you by mail, e-mail or other means, subject to the Terms of Use applicable to this website.

Cookies

Our website may use cookies to improve your experience. A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or let you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The website can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website experience. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

Terms of Use

Thank you for visiting the Potter Handy LLP website. We created this site so you could learn more about the legal services offered by our firm. The website is intended for informational purposes only. None of the information contained in this website is intended to constitute, nor does it constitute, either legal advice or a solicitation of any particular prospective client.

Our website is not intended to and does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Potter Handy. An attorney-client relationship cannot be formed with us by reading the information on this website. The only way to become our client is by specific and explicit agreement with an individual attorney at Potter Handy. By providing information about our firm on this website, we are not soliciting clients nor do we propose any type of transaction. You should not act or rely on any information contained on this website without seeking the advice of an attorney. The determination of the need for legal services and the choice of a lawyer are extremely important decisions and should not be based solely upon advertisements or self-proclaimed expertise.

Any information that you send us in an e-mail message may not be confidential or privileged. Sending us an e-mail message will not make you a client of Potter Handy. If you are interested in having us represent you, call us at (415) 534-1911; we will determine whether the matter is one for which we are willing or able to accept professional responsibility. We will not make this determination by e-mail communication. We reserve the right to decline any representation. We may be required to decline representation if it would create a conflict of interest with our other clients. You should therefore not provide us with any confidential information – whether by letter, e-mail or telephone – until after we have had an opportunity to determine whether representing you would create a conflict of interest with any of our other clients.

Potter Handy has tried to comply with all legal and ethical requirements in compiling this website. We do not want to, and will not, represent clients based on their review of any portion of this website that does not comply with applicable legal or ethical requirements.

All materials contained on this website are the copyrighted property of Potter Handy unless a separate copyright notice is placed on the material. Reproduction, distribution, republication and retransmission of material contained within our website are prohibited unless the prior written permission of Potter Handy has been obtained.

Law is a rapidly changing field. Accordingly, although we intend that the information contained on this website be useful, we do not guarantee that any of the information contained here is correct, complete or up-to-date.

In addition, this website contains links to websites that have been created and are maintained by others. We make no warranty, express or implied, about the accuracy or reliability of the information contained either on this website or on any other website to which this site is linked. Potter Handy does not sponsor, endorse, or otherwise approve of the materials appearing in such sites. Links to other sites are not intended to state or imply that Potter Handy sponsors or is affiliated or associated in any way with or the information contained therein those other websites. Furthermore, the opinions expressed in materials contained on this website are the opinions of the individual authors and may not reflect the opinions of Potter Handy or any of its partners or employees.

Third-Party Chat Disclaimer

Our website offers a chat feature. While the technology is provided by a third-party service and platform, please note that inquiries made through this chat are exclusively handled by our staff members. By engaging in this chat, you acknowledge and agree to the following:

Privacy: Your use of this chat feature is further subject to the third-party provider’s privacy policy. Please review their privacy policy here to understand how your information may be collected, used, and shared.

Accuracy: While we strive to provide accurate information through this chat, we cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of the information provided. You should verify any important information or decisions with an appropriate professional.

Security: Although reasonable measures are taken to secure the chat communication, we cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted through this chat feature. Please refrain from sharing sensitive or confidential information through this platform.

Limitation of Liability: We disclaim any liability for damages or losses arising from your use of this chat feature, including but not limited to errors, omissions, interruptions, delays, or any action taken as a result of information provided through this chat.

Third-Party Terms: Your use of this chat feature is also subject to the terms and conditions here of the third-party service provider. By using this chat, you agree to comply with their terms of service.

By continuing with this chat, you indicate your acceptance of these terms and conditions. If you do not agree with any part of these terms, please refrain from using this chat feature.

Automatic Dialing Consent and Provision

By accessing and using our website, you agree to the terms of use/service and consent to receiving marketing calls and text messages, including those initiated through an automatic dialing system, from us at the telephone number(s) you have provided or may provide in the future. These communications encompass various purposes, such as account updates, promotions, alerts, as well as messages containing pre-recorded voice messages or utilizing artificial intelligence or texting technology. Your agreement to receive these communications is independent of any purchase of goods or services. Standard message and data rates may apply. You reserve the right to withdraw your consent at any time by following the opt-out instructions provided in any such message.

Dispute Resolution and Binding Arbitration

(a) Agreement to Arbitrate: You and we agree that any and all disputes or claims arising out of or relating to the terms of use or service of the website (collectively, “Disputes”) shall be settled by binding arbitration, administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under its Commercial Arbitration Rules. Judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The arbitration will be conducted in California. The Federal Arbitration Act, and not any state arbitration law, will govern the interpretation and enforcement of this Section.

(b) Opt-out of Arbitration: You have the right to opt out of binding arbitration within 30 days of accepting the terms of use or service by sending written notice to us at info@potterhandy.com with the subject line “Opt-out of Arbitration.”

(c) Class Action Waiver: YOU AND WE AGREE THAT EACH PARTY MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN AN INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PUTATIVE CLASS ACTION OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. FURTHER, YOU AGREE THAT THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE PROCEEDINGS OF MORE THAN ONE PERSON AND MAY NOT PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING.

(d) Severability: If any portion of this Section is found to be invalid or unenforceable, such portion shall be severed, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.