Terms of Use

DISCLAIMER 

The materials on this web site have been prepared by us for informational purposes only, do not constitute legal advice, do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sirote & Permutt, P. C. or any of our attorneys or clients, and are not guaranteed to be complete, correct, comprehensive or current.  You should be aware that the law is constantly changing and varies by circumstance. Therefore, information on a given law or legal issue may not be current or apply to your particular situation. Receipt, use or review of this web site or any of the information contained on this web site does not, nor is it intended to, create or constitute an attorney-client relationship between you and Sirote & Permutt, P. C. or any of the firm's attorneys.  You should not rely on any information contained in this web site without first seeking the advice of an attorney.   

We would be glad to communicate with you concerning legal matters, but we cannot do so until we first know that doing so would not create a conflict of interest.  If you communicate with us through this web site or otherwise in connection with a matter for which we do not already represent you, your communication may not be treated as privileged or confidential.  You should not send any information to us until you have spoken with one of our attorneys and received authorization to send that information to us.  Communications regarding matters for which we do represent you should be made with caution, as Internet e-mail is not secure, and you should avoid sending sensitive or confidential Internet e-mail messages unless they re adequately encrypted.  

In some jurisdictions this web site may be considered advertising.  The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon written information about the qualifications and experience of our firm and its attorneys.   We have attempted to comply with all known legal and ethical requirements in providing this web site.  We do not intend to represent clients based upon their review of any portion(s) of this site that does not comply with legal or ethical requirements of any jurisdiction to which the site is subject. 

Some of the descriptions and some of the articles on this web site contain links to other resources on the Internet.  Those links are provided as citations and aids to help you identify and locate other Internet resources that may be of interest, and are not intended to state or imply that we sponsor, are affiliated or associated with, or are legally authorized to use any trade name, registered trademark, logo, seal or official seal, or copyrighted symbol that may be reflected in the links. 

Nothing in this web site is intended to compare the services of our firm to that of any other lawyer or firm, or to imply specialization or certification by any organization not previously approved by the Alabama State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.  The Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct require the following statement: "No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be preformed is greater than the quality of legal services preformed by other lawyers." 

To the extent the State Bar Rules in your jurisdiction require us to designate a principal office and/or a single attorney responsible for this web site, we designate the office of Sirote & Permutt, P. C. located at 2311 Highland Avenue North, Birmingham, Alabama, 35205, USA as our principal office and we designate Stephen B. Porterfield as the attorney responsible for this web site.

ACCESS TO THIS SITE 

Please read the terms of use of this site carefully.  These terms may have changed since your last visit to this Internet site.  By use of this site, you indicate your acceptance of these terms. 

The Firm may alter, suspend or discontinue this site at any time for any reason, without notice or cost.  The Site may become unavailable due to maintenance or malfunction of computer equipment or other reasons. 

From time to time, Sirote & Permutt, P. C. may offer to provide information or materials via e-mail or otherwise to interested persons.  Sirote & Permutt, P. C.  reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to reject any requests for such information or materials, or to discontinue the provision of such information or materials to any person, for any reason whatsoever. 

The Firm makes no representation that information on this Site is appropriate or available for use outside the United States.  Those who choose to access this Site from outside the United State do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. 

COPYRIGHT NOTICE 

This web site and its contents were created by Sirote & Permutt, P. C. and are copyrighted 2001 by Sirote & Permutt, P. C.  All rights reserved.  Permission is granted to view, store, print, reproduce and distribute material contained in this site provided that  a) none of the material is modified or altered and  b) the Terms of Use are included with any materials distributed from this site.  Reproduction or distribution of any material from this web site for commercial purposes is prohibited without the express written permission of Sirote & Permutt, P. C.  To obtain permission for the reproduction or distribution of material from this web site for commercial purposes contact Michele Deese at mdeese@sirote.com.

PRIVACY POLICY

Site Privacy Policy:

Since our site permits individuals to communicate with us via e-mail, we have developed this Privacy Policy Statement to inform visitors to our site of our policies and practices regarding such information. The user information requested on this site is only used to enable us to track the distribution of the documents that we publish. Your personally identifiable information, including your address and email address, is used solely as a means of identification. We may use the information we collect when you register to send publications and to inform you about updates. You may unsubscribe from the list at any time by contacting us by e-mail at subscriptions@sirote.com and typing the word UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject field.

We do not share information identifying a specific individual or e-mail with third parties except with prior consent or when necessary to protect our rights or property. We reserve all rights relating to the distribution of information collected where required by law. Information collected from persons who enter into an attorney-client relationship with us is covered by our law firm general privacy policy summarized below.

Information We Collect: 

As attorneys, we collect nonpublic personal information about our clients, from your accountants, insurance agents and other advisors, as well as from our clients. Such information may include your name, address, telephone number, and personal and family financial information. 

Information We May Disclose and to Whom: 

It is our policy not to disclose nonpublic personal information that we collect as described above on our clients and former clients to anyone, except as authorized by you or as required by law.  In providing legal services to our clients, however, it may be necessary to disclose nonpublic personal information to non-affiliated persons that perform services or functions on our behalf, such as our central services vendor, your accountant, appraiser, actuary, insurance agent and expert witnesses.  We may also be obligated to disclose any or all of the nonpublic personal information described above, as permitted by law.  For example, we may be obligated under the law to disclose information in response to lawful requests from law enforcement agencies. 

Protecting the Confidentiality and Security of Nonpublic Personal Information: 

We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to those Sirote & Permutt employees and vendors or others, who are subject to our policies and attorney-client privilege, whom we determine have a legitimate law firm need to access such information.  We maintain security procedures that are designed to protect our client data.  We also educate our employees about the importance and meaning of, and necessity for, data security and confidentiality. 

In all events, the Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct, as approved by the Alabama Supreme Court, strictly apply to the protection of our clients' confidences.

"No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be
performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers." ARPC 7.2(e)