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Privacy Policy



The Gesmer Updegrove website (“Website”) provides information regarding our firm and our practice for the convenience of the firm’s clients and other interested users. We have written this “Terms of Use and Privacy Statement” (referred to below as the “Terms of Use”) to describe the conditions under which this Website is being made available to you. The Terms of Use discuss, among other things, how data obtained during your visit to this Website may be collected and used. It also discusses important limitations about the way you may use materials you find on this Website. Read the Terms of Use carefully. By using this Website, you will be deemed to have accepted them. If you do not accept the Terms of Use, you are directed to discontinue accessing or otherwise using the Website or any materials obtained from it.

Advertising disclaimer

The materials on this Website may constitute advertising under various state ethics rules.

The Website does not provide legal advice, and materials on it are provided “as-is”

The firm provides information on the Website for informational purposes only; it is not intended to provide any legal advice. In addition, the materials are provided “as is,” and the firm does not represent that they are complete, up-to-date, error-free, or applicable to your situation. For example, an article published on the Website may not cover all aspects of a given topic, may not reflect recent developments in the law, or may otherwise fail to give an accurate picture of how the law relates to your particular circumstance. Therefore, you should not rely on any of the materials in the Website when making decisions with legal implications. Before making such decisions, you should consult with a qualified legal professional, who can provide advice tailored to your individual situation.

You are not entering into an attorney-client relationship by using the Website

Your use of the Website does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Gesmer Updegrove LLP or any of the firm’s attorneys. If you wish to engage the firm, or if you have legal questions, please contact us directly and ask to be directed to one of the firm’s attorneys. You may reach us at:

Gesmer Updegrove LLP
40 Broad Street
Boston, MA 02109
Telephone: 617.350.6800
Facsimile: 617.350.6878
Email: info@gesmer.com

We are not responsible for third-party websites

Our Website may occasionally contain links to third-party websites for the convenience of our users. In those circumstances, the firm is not endorsing those third-party sites, and does not intend to imply any association between the firm and the party(ies) running those sites. In addition, the firm does not control these third-party websites and cannot represent that their policies and practices will be consistent with these Terms of Use. For example, other websites may collect or use personal information about you in a manner different from that described in this document. Therefore, you should use other websites with caution, and you do so at your own risk.

These Terms of Use may be modified by the firm

The process of maintaining a website is an evolving one, and the firm may decide at some point in the future to modify these Terms of Use. Your use of the Website, or materials obtained from the Website, indicates your assent to the Term of Use effective at the time of such use. The effective Terms of Use will be posted on the Website, and therefore you should check it regularly for any changes.

The firm limits access to personal information about you on the Website

While the Website does not gather your name, email address or similar information about you without your knowledge or consent, the Website does permit you to voluntarily submit data about yourself so that we can provide you with requested services. Specifically, the Website allows users to subscribe to Gesmer Updegrove mailings by submitting their names and email addresses. This information will be incorporated into our mailing database, and will not be sold to third parties for marketing purposes. Further, at your request, we will remove your subscription information from our files. To do so, either respond to the “unsubscribe” link in a firm mailing, or email your request to the firm directly at: publications@gesmer.com

As with many Internet web sites, some information may be gathered from your computer automatically when you visit the Website. This information may include, for example, your computer’s Internet Protocol address (“IP address”), the operating system your computer is using, and the web browser your computer is running. The firm may use this information for internal purposes related to the operation of the site.

The firm makes every effort to protect personal information submitted by users of the Website, including through the use of firewalls and other security measures on our servers. However, no server is 100% secure, and you should take this into account when submitting personal or confidential data about yourself on any website, including the firm’s Website.

You can use materials authored by us which you find on this Website, with certain restrictions

There are two types of materials which are accessible through this site: materials hosted at this site, and materials which you view as a result of following the links which exist at this site. The rules are different for each type of material, as follows:

Information hosted at Linked Sites

We do not have the right to grant you permission of any kind with respect to materials found at linked sites. All materials found at such sites can be assumed to be protected from unauthorized copying and dissemination by U.S. Copyright law, trademark law, international conventions, and other intellectual property laws, unless clearly indicated to the contrary. Any rights which you may have to make any use of materials found at linked sites, other than viewing the material through your web browser, will be only as provided at the linked site.

Information hosted at our Website

This Website and all materials owned by, or licensed to the Firm are also protected from unauthorized copying and dissemination by U.S. Copyright law, trademark law, international conventions, and other intellectual property laws. Subject to your full compliance with these Terms of Use and any applicable further restrictions contained in the materials in question, however, you are allowed to view, copy and print the materials hosted at this Website for your own personal, legal, non-commercial use, as long as you retain any copyright, trademark and other similar notices on the materials and do not modify them in any way.

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