Terms of Use

Terms of Use

This website contains general information and should be used for information purposes only.  This information is not legal advice and is not a substitute for legal counsel.  You should not rely upon the information presented for any purpose without seeking legal advice from legal counsel licensed in your state.   The Law Office of Robert L. Herst, LLC expressly disclaims all liability or responsibility with regard to actions taken or not taken based on any of the information contained on our website. All rights not expressly granted under these Terms are reserved by us. BY ACCESSING THIS WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE (“TERMS”).  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE.

In these Terms, “you” and “your” refers to the person accessing or using this website; “we”, “us”, and “our” refers to the Law Office of Robert L. Herst, LLC.  (If you use this website in the course of your employment or business, then “you” will include both you as an individual user and you in your capacity as a representative of the business.)  In these Terms, “business partners” means the owners of websites that we link to or which link to our website with our permission.  The word “including” means “including, but not limited to”.

This information is not intended to create, and your receipt of it does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.  If you send any email to our firm, our receipt of your communication will not create an attorney-client relationship and will not be treated as confidential.  Please do not send us any confidential information unless you have spoken with us and have received express authorization to send such information to us.  You should be aware that communications via the internet may not be secure.

You assume full responsibility and risk for any damage resulting from your downloading or use of any information, software, or other materials on or through this website.  You acknowledge and agree that electronic communications and databases are subject to errors, tampering, and break-ins that may occur regardless of our reasonable security procedures, and that we will have no liability whatsoever in the event of such occurrence.

To the extent that we may have links to third party-operated websites from time to time, we do not endorse, and we do not have any control over or responsibility for, any such third party-operated websites.

This website may be considered advertising material under the applicable rules of certain states.  All intellectual property rights related to the content, any original images, and their arrangement on this website, are owned exclusively by The Law Office of Robert L. Herst, LLC.

Subject to these Terms, we grant you a personal, nontransferable, nonexclusive, revocable, limited license to view the content of this website for your personal, non-commercial use.  You may view and download a single copy of any portion of the content for your personal use so long as you include all proprietary copyright and trademark notices.  You may not distribute, display, reproduce, create derivative works from, or sell any content or other materials related to our website or our services.

We operate this website from our headquarters in Long Grove, Illinois.  Any claim related to this website or your use of it is governed by the substantive laws of the State of Illinois for contracts made and fully performed in Illinois.  You agree that exclusive jurisdiction and venue in any legal proceeding directly or indirectly arising out of or relating to this website shall be in the state or federal courts in Lake County, Illinois.  If any provision of these Terms is determined to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, then that provision will be deemed severed from these Terms to that extent and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.   Any claim or cause of action under these Terms must be brought within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT WE, AND OUR AGENTS AND BUSINESS PARTNERS, ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSSES, COSTS, OR EXPENSES OF ANY KIND WHICH MAY ARISE FOR ANY REASON THROUGH YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THIS WEBSITE.  OUR TOTAL LIABILITY FOR LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARE LIMITED TO YOUR ACTUAL DAMAGES, NOT TO EXCEED $100.  SUCH LIMIT OF LIABILITY MAY NOT BE EFFECTIVE IN SOME STATES, SO THE ABOVE LIMIT MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, IN WHICH CASE OUR LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

We reserve the right to change these Terms at any time, without notice or obligation.  By accessing this website, you agree to be bound by such changed Terms.  Please check these Terms periodically for changes.

Please see our Privacy Policy for information regarding the collection and use of personal information from our website.  To the extent that there is an inconsistency between the Privacy Policy and these Terms, these Terms will govern.

Terms effective as of April 1, 2013