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Legal Notices & Privacy Policy

Terms and Conditions
Your use of this website is subject to the following terms and conditions. By accessing this website, you acknowledge that you have read and do accept these terms and conditions.

Disclaimers
No Legal Advice or Attorney-Client Relationship: The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Do not send us confidential information until you speak with one of our lawyers and receive our authorization to send that information to us. Use of and access to this website or any of the e-mail links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship between Davis Wright Tremaine and the user or browser and will not prevent us from representing someone else in connection with the matter in question or a related matter. The opinions expressed at or through this website are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney.

Links to Third-Party Resources: Third-party resources that can be accessed with links from this website are not under our control and Davis Wright Tremaine is not responsible for the contents of any of these third-party resources. The third-party links presented on this website are provided for your convenience only. The inclusion of any link on this site does not imply any recommendation, approval or endorsement of that site by the firm.

No Warranties: This website, and all information available on or accessed through this website, is provided “as is.” Davis Wright Tremaine makes no warranties, representations or claims of any kind concerning the information presented on or through this website.

Limitation of Liability: Your use of this website is at your own risk. The materials presented on this website may not reflect the most current legal developments, verdicts or settlements. These materials may be changed, improved, or updated without notice. Davis Wright Tremaine is not responsible for any errors or omissions in the content of this website or for damages arising from the use or performance of this website under any circumstances.

Copyright Notice
All copyrightable text and graphics, the selection, arrangement, and presentation of all materials (including information in the public domain), and the overall design of this website are ©2014 Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. All rights reserved. Permission is granted to download and print materials from this website for the purpose of viewing, reading, and retaining for reference. Any other copying, distribution, retransmission, or modification of information or materials on this site, whether in electronic or hard copy form, without the express prior written permission of Davis Wright Tremaine, is prohibited.

These terms and conditions were last updated on June 17, 2008. Davis Wright Tremaine reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time by posting new terms and conditions at this location. Your continued use of this website signifies your acceptance of these new terms and conditions.

Attorney Advertising. For purposes of the New York State Bar rules, the content of this website may contain attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Questions or comments regarding these terms and conditions should be directed to .

Privacy Policy
Your privacy is important to us. This privacy policy describes how Davis Wright Tremaine LLP collects, uses, shares and protects information obtained from you on this website. The policies below are applicable to all websites produced and maintained by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. One of the basic principles we follow in designing and operating this website is that we ask for only the information we need to provide the service you’ve requested.

Davis Wright Tremaine does not currently collect personal identifying information except (i) to the extent that your web browser provides personal identifying information; (ii) for subscription registration to DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE publications; (iii) to the extent that you provide this information in an email request for information; or (iv) in conjunction with online ordering of the firm’s products or registration for firm events. Davis Wright Tremaine will use your personally identifying information solely for the purpose for which you submitted the information and Davis Wright Tremaine will not post this information on our website without your express permission. Davis Wright Tremaine may, however, aggregate certain elements of your personal identifying information with the information of other users of our website to analyze the usefulness and popularity of various web pages on its website. If you are visiting this website from outside the United States and are submitting personally identifiable information, you should be aware that such information will be stored in the United States and that the data protection and privacy laws of the United States may not be as strong as those in your own country. By submitting your personally identifiable information to this website, you agree to the storage and processing of your personally identifiable information consistent with this policy.

Davis Wright Tremaine does not use or disclose information about you or information that you may give us, such as your name, address, email address or telephone number, to any outside companies or parties. We do not rent, sell, or trade any of our mailing lists.

In general, Davis Wright Tremaine provides individuals with the right to opt-out of receiving marketing and other discretionary communications, and to update, supplement or delete their own voluntarily submitted personal information which Davis Wright Tremaine uses for the previously noted business purposes.

Security
Davis Wright Tremaine uses commercially-reasonable security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of personally identifiable information collected through this website and under our control. All of your purchases or other financial transactions take place in secure operating environments. No security system is completely secure, however. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee the complete security of your personally identifiable information.

HIPAA and HITECH Act Obligations
Davis Wright Tremaine agrees to be bound by and will comply with our Business Associate Contract to the extent that: you are our client; you are a covered entity or a business associate under the administrative simplification provision of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and its implementing regulations (HIPAA); and Davis Wright Tremaine is acting as your business associate under HIPAA (in that we are providing certain services to you involving your protected health information). Our business associate contract has been updated to reflect the 2013 amendments to HIPAA.

View our Business Associate Contract

Changes to This Policy
This policy was last updated September 14, 2010. Davis Wright Tremaine reserves the right to change this policy at any time by posting a new privacy policy at this location. Any material changes to the policy will be published on this website. By your continued use of the website, you consent to the terms of the revised policy.

Questions or comments regarding this statement should be directed to .