Last updated February 9, 2017.

Terms of Use

This is a legal agreement (hereinafter "the Agreement") between you (hereinafter "User") and Schlau|Rogers (hereinafter “The Firm”). By using the Internet site located at http://www.schlaurogers.com (the “Website”) or any services provided in connection with the Website (the “Service”), User agrees to abide by these Terms of Use, as they may be amended by the Firm from time to time in its sole discretion.

By using the Website, User represents and warrants that User has read and understood, and agrees to be bound by, the Agreement and the Firm’s Privacy Policy. By using the Website, User further represents and warrants that User is 18 years old or older, and that User is otherwise legally qualified to enter into contracts under applicable law. IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND THIS AGREEMENT, OR DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY IT OR THE PRIVACY POLICY, OR ARE NOT LEGALLY QUALIFIED TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS, YOU MUST IMMEDIATELY LEAVE THE WEBSITE.

1. Privacy Policy.

The Firm respects User's privacy and permits User to control the treatment of User's personal information. A complete statement of the Firm’s current Privacy Policy can be found by clicking here. The Firm’s Privacy Policy is expressly incorporated into this Agreement by this reference.

2. Information Purposes Only.

THE WEBSITE DOES NOT CONTAIN OR CONSTITUTE, AND SHOULD NOT BE INTERPRETED AS, LEGAL ADVICE OR OPINION.

3. No Attorney-Client Relationship.

YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE DOES NOT CREATE AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOU AND THE FIRM. SIMILARLY, THE TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION TO AND FROM THE FIRM BY MEANS OF THE WEBSITE IS NOT AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT COMMUNICATION. If User would like the Firm to represent User, User should complete the Firm's online contact submission form. If the matter in connection with which User seeks representation involves other parties, be sure to list each and every one of them on the online case submission form. If the Firm agrees to represent User, it will inform User by email or telephone, and will provide an engagement agreement setting forth the basis of the representation. Unless and until User has executed and returned that engagement agreement, and the Firm has confirmed its receipt, no attorney-client relationship exists.

BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT A CLIENT OF THE FIRM, INFORMATION PROVIDED BY YOU TO THE FIRM MAY NOT BE PROTECTED BY THE ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE.

4. Compliance With Intellectual Property Laws.

When accessing the Website or using the Service associated with it, User agrees to obey the law and to respect the intellectual property rights of others. User's use of the Service and the Website is at all times governed by and subject to laws regarding copyright ownership and use of intellectual property. User agrees not to upload, download, display, perform, transmit, or otherwise distribute any information or content (collectively, “Content”) in violation of any third party’s copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights.

5. No Warranties.

The Firm is making the Website available “As Is” without warranty of any kind. User assumes the risk of any and all damage or loss from use of, or inability to use, the Website. To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Firm expressly disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, regarding the site, including but not limited to, any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. The Firm does not warrant that the Website or the Service associated with it will meet User's requirements or that the operation of the Website or the Service associated with it will be uninterrupted or error-free.

6. Limited Liability.

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to the negligence of the Firm, its agents or service providers, shall the Firm, its agents or service providers be liable for any consequential, direct, incidental, indirect, punitive, or special damages that result from (a) the use of, (b) the inability to use, or (c) errors or omissions in the contents and functions of, the Website, even if the Firm or any of its agents or service providers has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of consequential or incidental damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to User. In no event shall the total liability of the Firm, its agents, or service providers to User for all damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in contract of tort, including but not limited to, negligence or otherwise) exceed $100.00.

7. Third-Party Links.

The Firm uses the following third-party services:

  • Wealth Counsel
  • Squarespace
  • MailChimp
  • Google Maps Widget

These third-parties may collect your IP address, record the pages you visit on the Website, and set cookies that will enable widgets to function properly. Your interactions with these widgets are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing them, not by the Firm's Privacy Policy.

Because neither the Firm nor the Website has control over the content and performance of these partner and affiliate sites, we make no guarantees about the accuracy, currency, content, or quality of the information provided by such sites. By visiting or using Third-Party website, User assumes all responsibility and liability for all resulting harms, whether to User or to any third party, including without limitation as resulting from User downloading or use of any content, software or other materials available therefrom.

Our application also includes social media features, such as the Facebook Like button and widgets, such as the “Share this” button or interactive mini-programs that run on our application. These features may collect your IP address and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our application. User interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

8. Prohibited Uses.

The Firm imposes certain restrictions on User's permissible use of the Website and the Service associated with it. User is prohibited from violating or attempting to violate any security features of the Website or the Service associated with it, including, without limitation, (a) accessing content or data not intended for User, or logging onto a server or account that User is not authorized to access; (b) attempting to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the Service, the Website, or any associated system or network, or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; (c) interfering or attempting to interfere with service to any user, host, or network, including, without limitation, by means of submitting a virus to the Website or Service, overloading, “flooding,” “spamming,” “mail bombing,” or “crashing;” (d) using the Website or Service to send unsolicited e-mail, including, without limitation, promotions, or advertisements for products or services; (e) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or in any posting using the Service; or (f) attempting to modify, reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise reduce or attempt to reduce to a human-perceivable form any of the source code used by the Firm in providing the Website or Service. Any violation of system or network security may subject User to civil and/or criminal liability.

9. Severability; Waiver.

If, for whatever reason, a court of competent jurisdiction finds any term or condition in these Terms of Use to be unenforceable, all other terms and conditions will remain unaffected and in full force and effect. No waiver of any breach of any provision of these Terms of Use shall constitute a waiver of any prior, concurrent, or subsequent breach of the same or any other provisions hereof, and no waiver shall be effective unless made in writing and signed by an authorized representative of the waiving party.

10. California Use Only.

The Website is controlled and operated by the Firm from its offices in the State of California. The Firm makes no representation that any of the materials or the services to which User has been given access are available or appropriate for use in other locations. User's use of or access to the Website should not be construed as the Firm purposefully availing itself of the benefits or privilege of doing business in any state or jurisdiction other than California.

11. Inaccuracy Disclaimer.

From time to time there may be information on the Website that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing and availability. The Firm reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update information at any time without prior notice.

12. Modifications.

The Firm may, in its sole discretion and without prior notice, (a) revise these Terms of Use; (b) modify the Website; and (c) discontinue the Website at any time. The Firm shall post any revision to these Terms of Use to the Site, and the revision shall be effective immediately on such posting. User agrees to review these Terms of Use and other online policies posted on the Website periodically to be aware of any revisions. User agrees that, by continuing to use or access the Website following notice of any revision, User shall abide by any such revision.

12. Communication Regarding Employment of Firm.

The Website and certain issues of the Articles and Blog are “communications” within the meaning of Rule 1-400 of the California Rules of Professional Conduct. Neither this Website nor the Articles is intended as, nor should they in any way be construed as, “Solicitations” as also defined by Rule 1-400.  If User believes that the Website violates any applicable ethical rule, whether in User's jurisdiction or elsewhere, User should immediately leave the Website, and should disregard all information and other materials available thereon.