Social Media Policy

Stark & Knoll Co., LPA (the “Firm”) participates in blogs, websites, wikis, file sharing, user generated audio or video, virtual worlds, social networks, and/or other forms of online publishing or discussion (collectively “Social Media”), such as Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and/or Flickr, for viewing content and/or videos and posting comments about or relevant to the Firm (collectively the “Social Media Pages”). Your use of the Firm’s Social Media Pages is subject to the guidelines and disclaimers posted by the Firm on such pages, if any, and these Social Media Terms of Use (the “Terms of Use”). If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, you may not view or post any content to any of the Firm’s Social Media Pages.

Service Questions or Comments. The Firm welcomes your thoughts and comments on the posts, photos and other items that the Firm places on its Social Media Pages, but the Firm cannot reply to service issues through its Social Media Pages. If you would like to discuss customer service, please contact us using the information below.

Age Limitations. You must be at least 18 years old to post any content on any Firm Social Media Page.

Official Postings. All official Firm materials placed on its Social Media Pages will be identified with the Firm’s profile picture or logo. Visitors to the Firm’s Social Media Pages may post views and opinions regarding or relevant to the Firm’s posted materials. Any content, views, opinions and/or responses to posts uploaded, expressed or submitted by the creators, sponsors, advertisers or users of the Firm’s Social Media Pages, including on its “walls,” web pages, message boards and groups or otherwise communicated through it, other than the content provided by the Firm, are solely the views, opinions and responsibility of the person submitting them and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Firm. The Firm is not responsible for content that third parties publish, post, upload, distribute, disseminate or otherwise transmit via the Firm’s Social Media Pages; and, therefore, the Firm specifically disclaims any liability with regard to such content.

Links. The Firm’s Social Media Page’s may contain links to other websites not owned, controlled or maintained by the Firm. These links are provided solely for your convenience and to allow you to access other websites containing legal and other information. The Firm does not have control over and is in no manner responsible for any content or materials on the linked websites or the availability of these linked websites. The inclusion of any link to another website does not imply any endorsement, association or affiliation by the Firm of the linked website or any products, services or other materials provided on the linked website. The Firm prohibits any other website or social media page from providing a link to the Firm’s Social Media Pages, including, but not limited to, the use of the Firm’s service marks to indicate any such link, without the express written consent of the Firm.

Prohibited Uses. The Firm’s Social Media Pages are to be used solely to respond to materials posted by the Firm and other information relevant thereto. As a guest posting content to the Firm’s Social Media Pages, you agree that you will not: (a) defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights of others, (b) publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information, (c) 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, (d) upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the Firm’s Social Media Pages or the operation of another's computer, (e) advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, (f) conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters, (g) download any file posted by another user that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner, (h) 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, (i) restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying a Firm Social Media Page, (j) violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Firm Social Media Page, (k) harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent, or (l) violate any applicable laws or regulations.

License. By posting any information, materials or content on any Firm Social Media Page, you hereby grant the Firm a perpetual, irrevocable and unrestricted license, without charge or royalty, to use, reproduce, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute and display such information, materials or content. Any information, materials or content provided without this authorization may not be submitted on the Firm’s Social Media Pages. By providing such information, materials or content on the Firm’s Social Media Pages, you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to such information, materials or content, including, without limitation, all rights necessary to submit such information, materials or content on the Firm’s Social Media Pages.

Removal of Postings; Termination of Access. The Firm has no obligation to monitor the Firm’s Social Media Pages. However, the Firm reserves the right, at any time, without notice, and in its sole and absolute discretion, to: (1) review materials posted to the Firm’s Social Media Pages and to edit, refuse to post or remove any information, materials or content, in whole or in part, (2) terminate your access to any or all of the Firm’s Social Media Pages, and (3) disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request.

Disclaimer. ALL CONTENT AND OTHER MATERIALS ON THE FIRM’S SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. THE FIRM DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND INFRINGEMENT. THE FIRM MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS THAT THE FIRM’S SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE FIRM’S SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES ARE FREE OF VIRUSES, BUGS OR OTHER HARMFUL OR DAMAGING COMPONENTS. THE FIRM MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE CONTENT OR MATERIAL ON THE FIRM’S SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE FIRM BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS OR DAMAGES, LOSS OF USE, OR LOSS OF DATA RESULTING TO YOUR COMPUTER OR FROM BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, RESULTING FROM, ARISING OUT OF, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE FIRM’S SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES.

Indemnity. By using the Firm’s Social Media Pages, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Firm, its directors, officers, employees and agents, from and against any and all losses, claims, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable legal and accounting fees) that arise from your use or misuse of the Firm’s Social Media Pages or breach of these Terms of Use. The Firm reserves the right to assume or participate, at your expense, in the investigation, settlement and defense of any such action or claim.

Attorney-Client Relationship. The materials on the Firm’s Social Media Pages have been prepared by the Firm for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal advice. This information is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. The content of any email, post or other communication sent to the Firm or any of our lawyers via the Firm’s Social Media Pages will not create an attorney-client relationship and will not be treated as confidential. All uses of the contents of the Firm’s Social Media Pages, other than personal uses, are prohibited.

Modifications and Revisions. The Firm may, in its sole discretion, modify or revise these Terms of Use at any time, without notice to you. Any changes or revisions to these Terms of Use will be posted on the Firm’s website located at www.stark-knoll.com (the “Website”). Accordingly, you should visit the Website periodically to review these Terms of Use.

General Provisions. The use of the Firm’s Social Media Pages and these Terms of Use shall be governed by the laws of the State of Ohio, without regard to conflict of law provisions. The sole jurisdiction for any legal proceedings arising out of your use of the Firm’s Social Media Pages or any provision in these Terms of Use shall be in Akron, Ohio. Any waiver by the Firm of a breach of any provision of these Terms of Use shall not operate as or be constructed to be a waiver of any other breach of that provision or of any breach of any other provision of these Terms of Use. If any one or more of the provisions contained in these Terms of Use shall be held to be illegal, invalid, unenforceable or void in any respect by any court of competent jurisdiction, these Terms of Use and any provision herein shall not be rendered null and void and shall not be affected or impaired. These Terms of Use contain the entire agreement between you and the Firm with respect to the use of the Firm’s Social Media Pages and hereby supersedes all previous agreements with respect to the use of the Firm’s Social Media Pages. Your use of the Firm’s Social Media Pages shall not create any joint venture, partnership, agency relationship or employment relationship between you and the Firm. Use of the Firm’s Social Media Pages is not authorized in any locality, state or country that does not give full effect to all provisions of these Terms of Use.

Contact Us. If you have any questions or comments regarding the use of the Firm’s Social Media Pages, or these Terms of Use, you may contact the Firm by mail at 3475 Ridgewood Road, Akron, Ohio 44333, by phone at (330) 376-3300 or e-mail at info@stark-knoll.com. The Firm will make reasonable efforts to answer your questions or comments but does not guarantee a response to such questions or comments.

Stark & Knoll Co., L.P.A. 3475 Ridgewood Road Akron, Ohio 44333-3163
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