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The following notices govern your use of the Belkowitz Law, PLLC website (the “Website”) and provide information you need to know. It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with these notices and information. By using the Website, you acknowledge that you have read this agreement and that you accept, without modification, the terms and conditions set forth in the following legal notices:

Terms of Use:   Describes the general nature of the information provided on our website, sets out legal disclaimers about past results, and discloses information and additional disclaimers.

Privacy Policy:  Describes what information we collect, our policy regarding cookies, how information is collected, how we protect your information, how we use the information collected, sharing and transfer of personal information, and how we protect personal information.

Copyright Notice:  Applies to the entire website.

If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you may not access, view, obtain goods or services from, or otherwise use the Website.

If you have any questions about our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy or Copyright Notice, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Terms of Use

The Website provides information of general interest to the public. The website does not offer legal advice about specific situations or problems. You should consult a Belkowitz Law, PLLC lawyer if you have legal issues requiring attention.  Nothing on this site creates an express or implied contract. Belkowitz Law, PLLC does not intend to create an attorney-client relationship by inviting you to contact us. Unless and until we and you agree that we will represent you, we will not have any duties to you, including any duty to keep what you send us confidential or any duty to protect your interests. This means that nothing you send us will be kept confidential, unless we mutually agree that we will keep it confidential. Past legal successes described on this website are not indicators of future results. The outcome of particular legal matters is dependent upon the facts and law applicable to the matters.

You are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms of Use.   Belkowitz Law, PLLC has the right, but not the obligation, to correct any errors or omissions in any portion of the Website.   Belkowitz Law, PLLC reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add, remove or terminate any portion of these Terms of Use, in whole or in part, at any time, without prior notice. All changes to these Terms of Use are effective immediately upon being posted to the Website. Your continued use of the Website following any changes to these Terms of Use will mean you accept these changes. Belkowitz Law, PLLC may change, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of the Website at any time and without notice, including the availability of any Site feature, database, or content.

Disclaimers:

1.  No Reliance or Legal Advice.  You acknowledge that the materials and information presented via the Website are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. You should seek the advice of counsel before taking any action based on such materials and information.

2.  No Attorney-Client Relationship.  Your access and use of the Website does not establish an attorney-client relationship between you and Belkowitz Law, PLLC. Consequently, unless you are an existing client of Belkowitz Law, PLLC, any communications through the Website may not be confidential or privileged.

3.  No Formal Tax Opinion.  In the event tax information is presented on the Website, such information is not intended to be a full analysis of all tax considerations, and does not constitute a formal written opinion that may be relied on for purposes of avoiding U.S. federal tax penalties.

4.  Disclaimer of Representations or Warranties.  You agree that your use of the site is at your own risk. Efforts by Belkowitz Law, PLLC to modify the Website shall not be deemed a waiver of these limitations. The Website, including all content, information or services provided through, or in conjunction with, the site, is provided "as is," as a convenience to all users without representation or warranty of any kind to you or any third party, including, without limitation, any express or implied warranties (1) of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, (2) of informational content, timeliness, or accuracy, (3) of non-infringement, (4) of quiet enjoyment, (5) of title, (6) that the site will operate in an error free, or uninterrupted manner or is free of viruses or other harmful components, (7) that any defects or errors in the site will be corrected, or (8) that the site is compatible with any particular hardware or software platform.

5.  Links to Third Parties Sites.  The Site may contain links to third party web sites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under the control of Belkowitz Law, PLLC and Belkowitz Law, PLLC is not responsible for the content of any Linked Site. Such links by the Website to sites maintained by third parties do not constitute an endorsement, guaranty, or warranty by Belkowitz Law, PLLC of any third party or their content.  You enter any Linked Site at your own risk, and should carefully review their terms of use, privacy statements and other conditions of use for such sites prior to using such sites.

6.  No Relationship Created with Firm.  You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment or agency relationship exists between you and Belkowitz Law, PLLC as a result of this Agreement or your use of the Website.

Last Updated on October 22, 2014

PRIVACY POLICY

OUR PRIVACY POLICY IS INTENDED TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND HOW WE COLLECT, USE, AND SAFEGUARD THE PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU CHOOSE TO DISCLOSE TO US SO YOU CAN MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION ABOUT USING OUR WEBSITE. WHEN YOU USE THIS WEBSITE, YOU CONSENT TO THE USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION BY BELKOWITZ LAW, PLLC IN THE MANNER SPECIFIED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY. THIS PRIVACY POLICY APPLIES TO INFORMATION COLLECTED BY WEB ADDRESSES AND OTHER DOMAINS OWNED AND OPERATED BY BELKOWITZ LAW, PLLC.

What Information Is Collected

When you visit our website, we may collect information on an aggregate basis when you and others browse our website.

Our Policy regarding Cookies

Using standard technology known as “cookies,” we may obtain information about your usage of our website, including the date and time of visits, the pages reviewed, and the time spent on our website. This information is collected on an aggregate basis and is not associated with you individually.

A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer’s hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. When you visit our website we send you a cookie. Cookies may be used in the following ways:

•To enable the personalization features on our website (which give you the ability to recall recently viewed pages and see information which you have input on line).

•To compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how visitors use our site and to help us improve the structure of our Website.

Two types of cookies may be used on this website: session cookies, which expire when you close your browser; and persistent cookies, which remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie). Disabling/Enabling Cookies You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our site if cookies are disabled.

How We Use the Information Collected

We use information collected for business purposes and to enhance customer service. We may also use information collected to notify you about legal developments, services, and special events. You can notify us that you do not want to receive these notices by unsubscribing via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We also use non-personally identifiable information to analyze site usage (such as aggregated information on the pages visited by our users), which allows us to improve the design and content of our site.

Sharing and Transfer of Personal Information

We will not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to third-parties, but we may share your personal information with service providers we have retained to perform services on our behalf. We do not authorize service providers to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or comply with applicable law.

We may share personal information if we are required to do so by law or legal process, in response to a request from government authorities, or if we believe disclosure is necessary to prevent personal harm or financial loss.

We reserve the right to transfer your personal information in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets. Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will require that the transferee use personal information you have provided through this website in a manner consistent with our privacy policy and the applicable legal framework.

How We Protect Personal Information

Any information provided to Belkowitz Law, PLLC is treated with care and discretion. Belkowitz Law, PLLC will take a proactive approach to help ensure the information is kept private and not misused.  We cannot, however, guarantee the security of your personal information.

Transmission Errors or Unauthorized Acts.While we strive to protect your personal information, no data transmission is 100% secure. Because Belkowitz Law, PLLC cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or any information provided online, you do so at your own risk. Belkowitz Law, PLLC will not be liable for disclosures of your personal information due to errors in transmission or unauthorized acts of third-parties. However, once we receive your transmission, we act reasonably to ensure its security on our systems by making reasonable efforts to protect the information.

Last Updated on October 22, 2014

Copyright Notice

Website Ownership.The Website and all content, including without limitation all text, graphics, software, photos, and sounds are the property of Belkowitz Law, PLLC and/or third party licensors and are protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks, and other proprietary (including but not limited to intellectual property) rights pursuant to international conventions and U.S. and other copyright laws. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. The Website, including all Website content, is only for your personal, non-commercial use. You will abide by any and all additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any content on the Website. Except for making a limited number of copies of the materials on the Site complete with any intellectual property notices, any copying, republication, or redistribution of Site content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Belkowitz Law, PLLC and/or the respective intellectual property rights holder identified in the subject content.

Copyright Infringement Claims.  Belkowitz Law, PLLC respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects our users to do the same. The policy of Belkowitz Law, PLLC is to terminate the accounts of repeat copyright offenders and other users who infringe upon the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide Cheri Belkowitz, Esquire, Belkowitz Law, PLLC’s Designated Copyright Agent, with the following information required by the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), 17 U.S.C. § 512: (1) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (2) identification of the copyright work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site; (3) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material; (4) information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party; (5) a statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; (6) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; and (7) any other materials or information as may be required by the DMCA as amended from time to time.

Last Updated on October 22, 2014

Coming Events

 

Cheri Belkowitz will be presented the 2017 Eleanor Sue Finkelstein Award for Special Needs from the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia at its May 24, 2017 Annual Meeting.  Click here for more information.