Legal Disclaimers

Terms And Conditions.  This domain, its subdomains, and its pages (collectively, this “website”), are the property and creation of Colby Law Firm, PC (the “firm” or “we” or “us”).  Your use of this website is subject to the following terms and conditions.  By accessing and using this website, you acknowledge that you have read and accept these terms and conditions.

Nothing On This Website Is Legal Advice.  This website and its contents are intended to provide general information only, for informational purposes only.  Nothing on this website – especially the content on the expertise and blog pages – is intended to be relied on nor should be relied on as legal advice. Contact a lawyer 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.  While the information on this website is about legal issues, it is not intended as legal advice or as a substitute for the particularized advice of your own lawyer.  No person should act or rely on any information in this website without seeking the advice of a lawyer.

Attorney Advertising.  This website contains “communications” within the meaning of rules 7.1–7.3 of the California Rules of Professional Conduct.  If you contact any lawyer mentioned on this website, you are initiating a professional relationship with the firm within the meaning of rule 7.3, subdivision (a)(2), of the California Rules of Professional Conduct.  By doing so, you agree to receive written “solicitations” or other marketing materials from the firm within the meaning of that rule.  However, contacting the firm or any lawyers mentioned on this website, without more, does not create an attorney-client relationship.

No Attorney-Client Relationship.  Use of and access to this website or any of the materials, e-mail links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship between Colby Law Firm, PC and the user or browser and will not prevent us from representing another party in connection with a specific matter involving or related to the user or browser that may be directly adverse to the user or browser, including litigation.  Colby Law Firm, PC uses a written attorney-client engagement agreement and no attorney-client relationship is formed prior to the signing of that document, unless otherwise expressly agreed to in writing.  By using this website, you acknowledge and agree that you have not formed an attorney-client relationship with the firm and will not rely on any information contained on this website.  Unless and until a formal engagement agreement has been fully executed between the firm and you, the firm will not take any action on your behalf.

No Guarantee of Result.  Each case is different and no lawyer can guarantee a favorable result.  Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.  Verdicts/settlements do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your case and may not represent the final disposition of the case via appeal, settlement or by other means.  All cases have time deadlines or “statutes of limitations” in which you must file a lawsuit or administrative charge.  The firm’s ability to analyze your potential case depends entirely on the accuracy of the information you provide to us.

No Warranties & Limitation of Liability.  Colby Law Firm, PC expressly disclaims all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on the website.  This website, and all information available on or accessed through this website, is provided “as is.”  The firm makes no warranties, representations or claims of any kind concerning the information presented on or through this website.  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.  The firm 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.  This website lists areas in which our law firm practices.  However, the firm make no claim of “expertise,” “specialization” or “board certification.”  The lawyer responsible for the contents of this website is Aaron Colby, located at the address listed on the Connect page of this website.

Third-Party Links.  Third-party resources that can be accessed with links from this website are not under our control and Colby Law Firm, PC 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.

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 ©2020 Colby Law Firm, PC.  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 Colby Law Firm, PC, is prohibited.

Privacy Policy

General.  This Privacy Policy describes how Colby Law Firm, PC (“we” or “CLF”) collects, uses, shares and protects information when you interact with our main website (www.ColbyLegal.com), as well as all of our websites, emails we send, social media accounts, and online services (our “Services”).  It also contains specific disclosures for residents of California.  This Policy applies when you interact with us through our Services.  It also applies anywhere it is linked.  This Privacy Policy does not apply to third-party websites, products, or services, even if they link to our Services or are linked from our Services; please review the privacy policies of those third parties directly to understand their privacy practices.

Information Collected.  Some of the Services may permit you to directly provide us with contact information, such as your full name and email address, and other information about you, including: contact information and any other information you choose to include when you communicate with us, including via email, respond to our communications, register for a webinar or event, or subscribe to CLF publications, which include our newsletters, client advisories, blogs, and other materials; and information you provide in the course of our representation of you or your company.

Some of this information may be collected by external parties on our behalf.  You may also choose to submit information about you via other methods, including: interaction with us via social media, including any posts, pictures, videos and messages that you submit to us either via our social media sites (including by use of hashtags associated with us) or our Services; interaction with our online forums and chatrooms, or by commenting on content posted on our Services; or in connection with an actual or potential attorney-client relationship with us. If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence and any contact information provided.  When you interact with the Services, certain information about your use of our Services is automatically collected.  This includes: details of your visits to our website and information generated in the course of using our website (including the timing, frequency, and pattern of service use) including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, the resources that you access, and how you reached our website; details regarding the device you use to interact with some of our Services, such as its location (city, state), operating system, browser type, and your internet service provider; information about how you interact with our publications, including whether you open or click links in any correspondence; and, information that you make available to us on a social media platform (such as by clicking on a social media icon linked from our Services), including your account ID or username and other information included in your posts.

Any or all activities with regard to collecting usage information may be performed on our behalf by other companies.  Much of this information is collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies, as well as through your web browser or device.  We rely on partners to provide many features of our websites and Services using data about your use of our website.  You may be able to opt out of or block tracking by interacting directly with the third parties who conduct tracking through our Services by following the links provided above. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies; but if you prefer, you can usually modify your browser setting to disable or reject cookies. Note that if you delete your cookies or if you set your browser to decline cookies, some features of our website or Services may not function properly or be available.  Your browser or device may include “Do Not Track” functionality. If you have selected this feature, we will continue to use cookies and other tracking technologies to provide you the features of our website but will block third parties from being able to collect data regarding your interactions with our website via cookies.

Use of Information Collected.  We use the information we collect from you to: respond to your inquiries or requests for information; provide you with legal and other services, including to take steps to enter into an attorney-client relationship, and send service communications; manage, operate, and improve the Services and grow our business, including understanding our customer base and the effectiveness of our marketing, events, promotional campaigns, and publications; interact with you, including to send you newsletters, client advisories, and direct marketing communications and other materials if you consented to us doing so; understand how users use our Services, including by generating and analyzing statistics; and/or comply with legal requirements, detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be fraudulent or illegal and protect the rights of CLF, you, or others.

Sharing of Information Collected.  We may share information collected in the following ways.  We engage vendors to perform services on our behalf, such as billing and collection providers; website, software, or data hosting; content management; database management; technical integration; marketing automation; providers of analytics services; and payment processing.  Where you choose to interact with our website, we partner with third-party cookie providers to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our website.  If you interact with us on social media platforms, the platform may be able to collect information about you and your interaction with us. If you interact with social media objects on our Services (for example, by clicking on a Facebook “like” button), both the platform and your connections on the platform may be able to view that activity. To control this sharing of information, please review the privacy policy of the relevant social media platform.  We may transfer to another entity or its affiliates or service providers some or all information about you in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, acquisition, sale of assets or any line of business, change in ownership control, or financing transaction. We cannot promise that an acquiring party or the merged entity will have the same privacy practices or treat your information the same as described in this Policy.  To comply with applicable law; as provided for under contract; to protect the rights of CLF, you, or others; to respond to requests from law enforcement agencies or other government authorities or third-parties; or as we deem reasonably necessary to provide legal services.  We may analyze aggregated, de-identified data and share these analyses at our discretion, including with analytics providers to analyze the usefulness and popularity of various web pages on our website.

Storing of Information Collected.  We use a combination of physical, technical, and administrative safeguards to protect the information we collect through the Services.  While we use these precautions to safeguard your information, we cannot guarantee the security of the networks, systems, servers, devices, and databases we operate or that are operated on our behalf.  If you use our Services outside of the United States, you understand that we may collect, process, and store your personal information in the United States and other countries.  The laws in the U.S. regarding personal information may differ from the laws of your jurisdiction.

Marketing Communications.  We may send you marketing communications about our products and services, invite you to participate in events, or otherwise communicate with you for marketing purposes with your consent.  If at any time you no longer wish to receive marketing communications from us, you can click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email or email us at info@colbylegal.com

HIPPA.  CLF 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 CLF is acting as your business associate under HIPAA (in that we are providing certain services to you involving your protected health information).

CCPA.  The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) provides California residents with rights to receive certain disclosures regarding the collection, use, and sharing of information about them, as well as rights to know/access, delete, and limit sharing of personal information. You have the right to be free from discrimination based on your exercise of your CCPA rights.  You have the right to receive notice of the categories of Personal Information we collect, and the purposes for which those categories of Personal Information will be used.  Entities to whom we disclose information for business purposes are service providers, which are companies that we engage to conduct activities on our behalf. Service providers are restricted from using personal information for any purpose that is not related to our engagement.  You have the right to request access to personal information collected about you and information regarding the source of that personal information, the purposes for which we collect it, and the third parties and service providers with whom we share it.  You have the right to request in certain circumstances that we delete personal information that we have collected directly from you.

Updates.  We may make changes to this Policy from time to time.  The “effective date” listed in this section indicates when this Privacy Policy was last revised.  We may notify you in other ways from time to time about the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information described in this Policy.  The effective date of this policy is February 1, 2021.

Contact.  For questions about our privacy practices, please email or mail us on the addresses listed on the Connect page of this website.

ADA Accessibility | EEO Statement

Accessibility.  The website has the UserWay Accessibility Widget to ensure that the website is accessible to visitors with disabilities.  UserWay strives to ensure that its services are accessible to people with disabilities. UserWay has invested a significant amount of resources to help ensure that its website is made easier to use and more accessible for people with disabilities, with the strong belief that every person has the right to live with dignity, equality, comfort and independence.  UserWay makes available an accessibility the UserWay Accessibility Widget that is powered by a dedicated accessibility server. The software allows the site to improve its compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1).  UserWay’s accessibility menu can be enabled by clicking the accessibility menu icon that appears on the corner of the page. After triggering the accessibility menu, please wait a moment for the accessibility menu to load in its entirety.  Please contact Colby Law Firm at 818.253.1599 or info@colbylegal.com if you have any issues accessing the website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement.  Colby Law Firm, PC is committed to an equal employment opportunity policy for applicants and employees.  The firm will not engage in or tolerate any discrimination in the workplace prohibited by local, state, or federal law.  Specifically, no qualified applicant, employee, intern, volunteer, or apprenticeship trainee will be discriminated against on the basis of his, her, or their race (including traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to hair texture and protective hairstyles), color, national origin (including physical, cultural or linguistic characteristics, marriage to or association with persons of a national origin group, tribal affiliation, membership in or association with an organization identified with or seeking to promote the interests of a national origin group, name that is associated with a national origin group, accent, language use, immigration status, citizenship, possession of a driver’s license issued to persons unable to prove their lawful presence in the United States, and other definitions under California or other states’ laws), ancestry, creed, religion, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), age, citizenship, veteran and/or military status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity (including transgender status), gender expression, gender transitioning or perceived gender transitioning, marital status or civil partnership/union status, physical or mental disability (actual or perceived), medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, protected medical leaves (requesting or being approved for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act or the California Family Rights Act), domestic violence victim status, political affiliation, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state or local law.  The firm provides working conditions in compliance with California law prohibiting discrimination based on an employee’s gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, and transition status (former or current) and/or any perceived transitioning.  The firm accordingly shall not require any proof of sex or gender from any such employee, shall not impose a dress standard on any employee that is inconsistent with the employee’s gender identity or expression unless the firm has a bona fide business necessity for doing so, shall abide by an employee’s request to be identified by a certain name or gender identity, and will only use the employee’s legal name or legal gender if it is required to do so to meet a legally-mandated obligation, and shall not inquire about or require documentation on sex, gender, gender identity or gender expression as a condition of employment.