The Site reserves the right to change the Terms at any time and for any reason. Updated versions of the Terms will be posted to the Site at this specific location and you should visit this page periodically to keep apprised of any changes. By continuing to use the Site or the Services after any such change, you accept and agree to the modified Terms. The Site reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Site, any Site features, benefits (including without limitation blocking or terminating your Account), rules, or conditions, all without notice, even though such changes may affect the way you use the Site. You agree that the Site will not be liable to you or any third party for any modification or discontinuance of the Site or the Services.
The Site features information about various services provided by the law firm of Shrum Hicks & Associates (the “Firm”), including ongoing, past, or one-time clients of the firm such as celebrities, sports figures, businessmen and women, venture capitalists, and other recognizable and high profile individuals (the “Clients”) and explains how you may select an attorney and arrange a business meeting for the purposes of engaging legal representation. You agree and acknowledge that the identification and listing of Clients on the Site do NOT necessarily constitute an endorsement, nor does it mean that the Client is in an active engagement of the Firm for ongoing legal matters, nor is it an offer to enter into a binding engagement with you. Rather, their listing on the Site is an “offer to treat” as that phrase is interpreted in common law, seeking solicitation of offers from you, the acceptance of which may ultimately be consummated in a written contract of engagement between you and the Firm, but until that engagement is consummated between you and the Firm, no legal advice is given or offered on the Site, nor is there any attorney-client privilege created by your use of the Site or your inquiries or communications with the Firm. The engagement of legal services with any of our attorneys is your sole responsibility and the Site and the Firm disclaims any role or responsibility in that regard. Neither the Firm nor the Site endorses the opinions of the Clients, nor is it liable for any type of damages you may suffer as a result of any reliance on any of the endorsements, comments or statements of the Client on the Site. You hereby agree to hold the Site, the Firm, and their affiliates harmless from any and all damages which may be caused by your reliance on any statements arising therefrom or otherwise contained on the Site.
By use of the Site, you generally agree to comply with all applicable laws, statutes, regulations, and ordinances.
Support and Communications
The Site provides answers to most User questions about our services. Should you wish to obtain additional information, you may contact us directly. Communications are primarily conducted by e-mail with responses within 2-4 business days. You can reach us by email at [email protected].
Termination of Access:
The Site has the right to terminate your access for any reason if we believe you have violated these Terms in any manner. You agree not to hold the Site liable for such termination and further agree not to attempt to use the Site after termination.
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Copyright and Trademarks:
Please feel free to browse the Site. The content provided through the Site and the Firm, or provided by the Clients, including without limitation, trademarks, service marks, logos, services, images, text, data, software, manuscripts, graphics, photographs, music, sounds, videos, interactive features, blogs, posts, feedback, messages, tags, illustrations, and other materials (collectively “Content”), all of which may be protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights which are generally owned by or licensed to the Site, and in some instance may be owned by the Client or other parties who have posted on the Site, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under United States and foreign laws and international conventions. Unless otherwise indicated, Content from the Site and from any other website owned, operated, controlled, or licensed by the Site may not be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way. Except as otherwise noted, all content of the Site is:
Copyright © 1999-2023 Shrum Hicks & Associates PC, All Rights Reserved
You may download or make single copies of materials displayed on the Site for your own personal and noncommercial use, but all copies shall retain the copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices displayed with the materials on the Site.
You agree to not engage in the use, copying, or distribution of any Content other than as expressly permitted herein. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Site or the Services or features that prevent or restrict the use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on the use of the Site or the Services. We or our licensors retain all intellectual and proprietary rights in and to the Site, Content, and the Services, except as expressly provided herein.
No right is granted to you herein to use any of the Content, except that you may make fair use of the Content in news, advertising, and promotional materials, and in referring to our products and services (for example, in a consumer magazine article) without our permission, provided you follow standard trademark usage practices and provide proper attribution. Any other uses require prior written permission from the Site. Please make such requests by e-mail at [email protected]. We will evaluate your request and respond as soon as possible.
Notification of Infringement
The Site respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask visitors to the Site to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied or used in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, the following information in the form of a written notification (pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)) must be provided to a designated Site Copyright Agent:
An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
- A description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
- A copy of the registration certificate for the copyrighted work or other intellectual property;
- A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site;
- Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
- A signed statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information provided in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.
Our copyright agent can be reached as follows:
Shrum Hicks & Associates PC
Attention: Copyright Agent
54 Music Square East
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Email: [email protected]
Please put “Copyright Infringement” in the subject line.
The Site assumes no responsibility for the accuracy, currency, completeness or usefulness of information, views, opinions or advice in any material contained on the Site or offered directly by a Client, whether online or in person. In addition, it does not endorse any opinions or recommendations posted by others, nor those of any Client. Any information posted on or through the Site or through your communication with the Firm is your responsibility and any information provided by the Client is their responsibility. Your dealings with others through the Site are solely between you and such other parties. Under no circumstances will the Site be liable for any goods, services, resources, or content available through such third-party dealings or communications, or for any harm related thereto.
You acknowledge, consent, and agree that the Site may access, preserve and disclose any information you willingly upload, post, or otherwise make available on the Site for any reason, or if required to do so by law or in good faith belief that such access, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (i) comply with legal process; (ii) comply with legal requirements imposed by Federal, State or Local law or authorities (iii) enforce these Terms; (iv) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third parties; (v) respond to your requests for customer service; or (vi) protect the rights, property or personal safety of the Site, its users and the public.
Disclaimer of Warranties for Site:
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THE USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SITE SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CONTENT FOUND ON THESE CLASSIFIEDS. THE SITE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE SITE MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT USE OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, WITHOUT DEFECT OR ERROR FREE. THE SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT ANY MATERIAL, AND/OR DATA DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THIS SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF SUCH MATERIAL AND/OR DATA.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Use of Services; Assumption of Risk
YOU FULLY ASSUME ALL RISK OF LOSS AND RISK OF PERSONAL HARM ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE, including but not limited to, any online or offline communications and personal interactions with the Site or the Clients. It is your responsibility to take all advisable and necessary precautions when interacting with individuals you meet or come into contact with through the Site or the Services.
Limitation of Liability:
The information, services, and products are available to you on this Site may contain errors and are subject to periods of interruption. While the Site does its best to maintain the information, services, and products it offers on the Site, it cannot be held responsible for any errors, defects, lost profits or other consequential damages arising from the use of the Site.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE SITE OR ITS AFFILIATES, OWNERS, AGENTS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, SPONSORS, SUPPLIERS, OR PARTNERS (COLLECTIVELY “INDEMNIFIED PARTIES”) BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, ARISING FROM OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED OR RELATING TO (i) THE USE OF (OR INABILITY TO USE), OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS SITE, (ii) ANY INFORMATION, SERVICES OR PRODUCTS PROVIDED THROUGH THIS SITE, OR (iii) ANY MEETING WITH AN ATTORNEY, EVEN IF ANY OF THE INDEMNIFIED PARTIES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU ACCEPT ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR AND HEREBY AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS THE INDEMNIFIED PARTIES FROM AND AGAINST, ANY ACTIONS TAKEN BY YOU OR BY ANY PERSON AUTHORIZED TO USE YOUR ACCOUNT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DISCLOSURE OF PASSWORDS TO THIRD PARTIES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS THE INDEMNIFIED PARTIES FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY REGARDING YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR PARTICIPATION IN ANY SITE’S ACTIVITIES.
IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE, THE MEETING WITH AN ATTORNEY, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, OR DO NOT AGREE WITH THESE TERMS, YOUR ONLY RECOURSE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY SHALL BE TO STOP USING THE SITE.
If you are a California resident, you waive any rights you may have under California Civil Code § 1542, which states: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.”
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Indemnified Parties from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Site, the violation of these Terms by you, or the infringement by you or other users of the Site using your computer, of any intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. The Site reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you.
Jurisdiction and Choice of Law
This Site shall be governed by the laws of the United States, including federal copyright and trademark laws, and with the laws of the State of Tennessee applicable to contracts entered into and to be wholly performed therein, without regard to its choice of law provisions. By visiting the Site, you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal and state courts presiding in New York and you agree to accept service of process by mail. You hereby waive any and all jurisdictional and venue defenses that might otherwise be available. Any action you or any third party may bring to enforce these Terms, or in connection with any matters related to the Site, shall be brought only in either the state or Federal courts located in New York, and you expressly consent to the jurisdiction of said courts. You also agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to the use of the Site or the Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
Notwithstanding any other provision contained in these Terms and Conditions, in the event that the performance of any obligation of the Site is prevented due to acts of God, exchange controls, export or import controls, or any other government restriction, wars, hostilities, blockades, civil disturbances, revolutions, strikes, lockouts, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Shark Branding Inc. or the Site, then the Site shall not be responsible to you for any failure or delay in the performance of its obligations. the Site shall promptly notify you of such force majeure condition. The terms of this clause shall not exempt, but merely suspend, the Site from its duty to perform until as soon as practicable after a force majeure condition ceases to exist.
The headings of each of these Terms and Conditions are for convenience of reference only. Such headings shall be ignored in the interpretation or construction of any of these terms and conditions.
You may not assign your rights or obligations under this Agreement without the prior express written consent of the Site.
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and the Site and govern your use of the Site, superseding any prior agreements between you and the Site. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use affiliate services, third-party content or third-party software, or visit another site linked to this Site. The section titles in these Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
Severance and Waiver
You acknowledge and agree that if any provision of these Terms shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. Furthermore, if any provision of these Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision.
The Site’s failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by the Site.
These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire understanding between Shrum & Associates and you with respect to the Site.
BY USING THE SITE, YOU SIGNIFY YOUR AGREEMENT TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND ANY SUBSEQUENT MODIFICATIONS. AS A CONDITION OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE, YOU WARRANT THAT YOU WILL NOT USE THE SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE THAT IS UNLAWFUL.
For more information about Shrum & Associates or Barry Shrum, or if you have any questions about our Terms and Conditions, please contact us by e-mail at [email protected]
We would be happy to answer your questions or hear your concerns.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
We collect personal information about you whenever you interact with us on the Site, engage in commerce transactions with the Firm, request information or materials, create or update account information, or communicate with us. The personal information we collect and store about you may include without limitation your first and last name, email address, credit or debit card number, billing and shipping information, order history, and other generally non-public information about you.
You agree that we may use the information we collect to:
■ Provide superior services;
■ Keep you apprised of information and developments that you may find of interest;
■ Alert you to new features, terms, content, products or services;
■ Contact you regarding your posts, replies, and/or account information;
■ Process and respond to your inquires;
■ Improve the Site;
■ Administer, monitor and control use of the Site, including posts, replies, and account information; and
You authorize us to transmit email or other directed communications to you to respond to your communications and administer Activities.
Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties
We do not disclose your personal information to third parties. However, we may disclose limited information, including name and email address, to our agents and operators under confidentiality or similar agreements, including vendors, payment processors, and advertisers, who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information: (i) to provide products or services to you; (ii) to administer our business or the Site; (iii) to provide customer service; (iv) to update account information; (v) to forward updates, announcements, and newsletters; (vi) to respond to your communications, and communicate with you about the Site or the Firm, and other activities related to the Site or the Firm; (vii) in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or disposition of all or any portion of the Site’s business or operations (including without limitation in connection with a bankruptcy or any similar proceedings); or (viii) as otherwise authorized by you. We may make any such disclosure without prior notification to you.
Disclosure in Special Circumstances
Please note that if you post any of your personal information on the Site, such information may be collected and used by others over whom the Site has no control, including but not limited to the U.S. government and its affiliates. The Site is not responsible for the use by third parties of information you post or otherwise make public.
Collection of Non-Personal Information Using Cookies
We also may use third-party service providers to target and serve some of the advertisements you see on the pages of our Site and social networks as well as search engines, and these providers may use their own proprietary cookies, web beacons, pixel tags and similar technologies to collect non-personally identifiable information from our Site. These service providers may use that information, sometimes in conjunction with similar non-personally identifiable information gathered through other websites, to deliver advertisements regarding our Site, and on other websites that participate in our service providers’ advertising networks, that are tailored to match the perceived interests of consumers. This information also may be used to help measure and research an advertisement’s effectiveness or for other purposes.
Non-personal information collected includes without limitation your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, cookie information (as described below), the pages you request, the type of computer operating system you use (e.g., Microsoft Windows or Mac OS), the type of browser you use (e.g., Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer), the domain name of the Internet service provider, your activities while visiting the Site, the content you accessed, as well as any other metadata.
You are able to opt out of any behavioral targeting by following the procedures of the third-party providers, such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin.
Communication from the Site/Opt-Out
From time to time, we may send you information with announcements and updates about the Site and/or the Firm. You may elect to opt-out of ongoing e-mail communication from us, such as newsletters, subscriptions, account information, promotional materials, contest results, survey inquiries, etc. by using a simple “opt out” procedure, i.e., reply to the communication with the word “unsubscribe” (without the quotation marks) in the body of your e-mail response and your name will be removed from that mailing list. However, if you opt-out of receiving our announcements and updates about your account, you may no longer have access to areas restricted to account members.
Correction/Update of Personal Information
If your personal information changes and you are a registered member of our Site, you can make changes to your account information by logging in to the Site and using the account tools available via the Site. In the alternative, you may review/correct/update your personal information previously provided at any time by sending us an email at [email protected]. You may also have your personal profile data deleted from our database by sending us an email to [email protected]. However, if you have your personal profile data deleted from our database, you may forfeit entrance rights to areas restricted to account members and certain benefits for account members.
Notice of Privacy Rights of California Residents
If you are a California resident and have provided personal information to the Site, you are entitled by law to request certain information regarding any disclosure by the Site to third parties of personal information for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, send an email to [email protected] specifying that you seek your “California Customer Choice Privacy Notice.” Please allow thirty (30) days for a response. The Site is required to respond to only one request per customer each year, and is not required to respond to requests made by means other than through the above email address.
We will not share your personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes if you request that we do not do so. You may make such a request by sending us an email at [email protected] or mailing your request to:
Shrum Hicks & Associates PC
54 Music Square East
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
When contacting us, please indicate your name, address, email address, and the personal information you do not want us to share with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Please note that there is no charge for controlling the sharing of your personal information or for processing this request.
Links to Other sites
This Site provides links and pointers to Web sites maintained by other organizations. The Site provides these links as a convenience to users, but it does not operate, control or endorse such sites. The Site also disclaims any responsibility for the information on those sites and any products or services offered there, and cannot vouch for the privacy policies of such sites. The Site does not make any warranties or representations that any linked sites (or even this Site) will function without error or interruption, that defects will be corrected, or that the sites and their servers are free of viruses and other problems that can harm your computer.
Policy Changes and Acceptance
Last Revised Date: April 10, 2023
Tennessee law and our code of professional ethics require that we inform you that this is a form of legal advertisement. While the information on this site may be about legal issues, it is not legal advice. Moreover, due to the rapidly changing nature of the law and peoples’ reliance on information provided by outside sources, we make no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content at this site or at other sites to which we link. The information found on this website is not intended as and should not be construed as legal advice. Visitors to this website should not act upon this information without seeking the advice of legal counsel. Visiting this website does not constitute or establish an attorney-client relationship.
Certifications of Specialization are available to Tennessee lawyers in all areas of practice relating to or included in the areas of Civil Trial, Criminal Trial, Business Bankruptcy, Consumer Bankruptcy, Creditor’s Rights, Medical Malpractice, Legal Malpractice, Accounting Malpractice, Elder Law and Estate Planning. Listing of related or included practice areas herein does not constitute or imply a representation of certification of specialization.
While Shrum Hicks & Associates make every effort to present accurate and reliable information on this site, we do not endorse, approve, or certify such information, nor does it guarantee its accuracy, completeness, efficacy, or timeliness. Reference herein to any commercial product, process, or service does not constitute or imply endorsement or recommendation by Shrum Hicks & Associates unless expressly stated. We make no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this website and expressly disclaim liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this website. No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed, or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third-party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the contents of this web site or its hyperlinks to other Internet resources. Reference in this website to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Shrum & Associates.
On certain pages on this site, links to other websites can be accessed. These sites contain information created, published, and maintained by organizations independent of Shrum Hicks & Associates, and we do not endorse, approve, certify, or control these external sites, nor any commercial product or service referenced therein, and do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, or timeliness of the information located therein. These links contained on this website are provided for the convenience of our visitors. They are provided “as is,” and we assume no responsibility for any consequences resulting from the use of the information contained herein or obtained at linked sites and expressly disclaim all liability for damages arising out of use, reference to, reliance on, or performance of such information.
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