Welcome to the Oregon Women Lawyers’ (OWLS) website (OWLS website). OWLS has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy for OWLS members and other website users. The following paragraphs disclose our information gathering and dissemination practices. The privacy statement may change at any time; any changes will be posted on this page. If you have additional questions, comments, or concerns please contact us.
By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
By telephone: 503.841.5720
Email Privacy and Member Contact Information
From time to time OWLS sends broadcast emails to its members. If you do not wish to receive announcements from the Listserve you can opt out at the time.
Server log information
When you visit the OWLS Website, you are identifiable as a unique number, called an IP address. Your IP address is automatically collected in server logs. We use this information to help diagnose problems with our server and to analyze server traffic to learn which pages on the OWLS Website receive more or fewer visitors. This information is anonymous and cannot be traced back to a specific individual. The server log also can tell us which browser you are using and the name of the Website that referred you to our site.
When you visit the OWLS website, session cookies are maintained in your computer’s temporary memory. These disappear when your session is over and you close your browser. Session cookies allow users to be recognized within the OWLS website so user data and selections are remembered within the OWLS website.
User-supplied personally identifiable information
Current and future services on the OWLS website may require that you give us your name, email address, billing and delivery information, credit card or other financial account information, or other personal information. By providing this information, you can and will be able to transact business via the Internet which in the past required telephone or mail contact with OWLS. Financial and billing information is collected through a third party. OWLS does not have access to or keep records of credit card numbers.
Agreement between User and OWLS The OWLS website is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of the OWLS website constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices.
Legal Information is Not Legal Advice
The OWLS website includes information that is intended to help lawyers and the public learn about OWLS and its activities. This site and the information provided do not constitute legal advice and must not be used as a substitute for the counsel and services that you may require from an attorney authorized to practice law in your jurisdiction. Your reliance and use of the information contained in or linked from this site is done at your own risk.
Links to External Sites
The OWLS website may contain links to other external websites website(“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under the control of OWLS, and OWLS is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. OWLS is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. OWLS is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by OWLS of the site or any association with its operators.
Legal Information is Not Legal Advice
The OWLS websiteincludes information that is intended to help consumers find legal assistance, learn about the law and the legal system in Oregon, submit attorney complaints, and work better with attorneys. This site and the information provided, however, do not constitute legal advice and must not be used as a substitute for the counsel and services that you may require from an attorney authorized to practice law in your jurisdiction. Your reliance and use of the information contained in or linked from this site is done at your own risk.
No Unlawful or Prohibited Use
As a condition of your use of the OWLS website, you warrant to OWLS that you will not use the OWLS website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the OWLS website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the OWLS Website or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the OWLS Website. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the OWLS Website.
Use of Communication Services
The OWLS Website may contain listserves, bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, “Communication Services”), you agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:
• Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
• Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
• Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
• Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer.
• Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Services specifically allows such messages.
• Conduct or forward surveys or contests unless such Communication Services specifically allows such messages.
• Forward pyramid schemes or chain letters.
• Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
• Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
• Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.
• Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
• Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.
• Violate any applicable laws or regulations.
OWLS has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, OWLS reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. OWLS reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.
OWLS reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in OWLS’ sole discretion.
Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. OWLS does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, OWLS specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized OWLS spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of OWLS.
Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.
THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE OWLS WEBSITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. OWLS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE OWLS WEBSITE AT ANY TIME. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA THE OWLS WEBSITE SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, MEDICAL, LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION.
OWLS AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE OWLS WEBSITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. OWLS AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL OWLS AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE OWLS WEBSITE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE OWLS WEBSITE OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE OWLS WEBSITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE OWLS WEBSITE.
Termination of Access to OWLS Website OWLS reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the OWLS website and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Oregon, U.S.A. and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Multnomah County, Oregon, U.S.A. in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the OWLS Website. Use of the OWLS Website is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and OWLS as a result of this agreement or use of the OWLS Website.
OWLS’ performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of OWLS’ right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the OWLS Website or information provided to or gathered by OWLS with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.
Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and OWLS with respect to the OWLS Website and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and OWLS with respect to the OWLS Website. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be drawn up in English.