Welcome to the website of www.ConstructionCicerone.com (the “Site”). By you remaining on this Site and continuing to browse its contents, you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and agree to be bound these Terms of Use (the “Terms”).  Further, from time to time, and in its sole discretion, the Site and its owner, Robert P. Hall, Jr. (the “Owner”) may modify or revise these Terms.  Although we may attempt to notify you when major changes are made to these Terms, you should periodically review the most up-to-date version, which will be posted here.  Once modifications are made, by remaining on the Site and continuing to browse, you acknowledge that you also have read, understand, and agree to be bound these revised Terms.

No Attorney-Client Relationship Formed.
Much of the information on this Site is legal in nature. However, the information and materials contained on this Site (collectively the “Material”) are provided for educational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice or offering a legal opinion, on any subject matter.

No recipient of the Material from this Site (client or otherwise) should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any Material they’ve seen or read on the Site, without first seeking appropriate legal or other professional advice from an attorney licensed in the recipient's state.

Information sent to this Site or the Owner, via the Internet, e-mail, any 3rd party site (e.g., Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter), is not deemed secure.  You provide such information to us on a non-confidential basis, therefore no attorney-client relationship is established between you and either the Site or the Owner.

Transmission of Information.
If you would like engage the Owner for legal assistance and counsel, the best way to initiate a discussion about representation is to call Mr. Hall at (415) 828-1408. It is important that we not create a conflict of interest between you and any of our current or past clients. This protects both you and them. Therefore, under no circumstance should you provide us with information pertaining to a matter without first speaking to Attorney Robert P. Hall, Jr. and receiving confirmation that the appropriate conflict checks have been cleared and Mr. Hall determines that it is otherwise able to accept the engagement.

If you email or otherwise provide information, materials or documents prior to your receipt of such confirmation and an appropriate engagement, we may not be able to treat that information as privileged, confidential or protected information. In addition, we can represent a party adverse to you, so long as you agree in writing to the appropriate waivers.

Limitation of Liability.
Regarding any Material on this Site, the Owner expressly and explicitly disclaims any and all liability, in respect to actions taken or not taken based on the Material.

Although the Owner makes reasonable effort to keep the Material current and updated, there are no guarantees, as the law changes quickly. For that reason, the Material may not reflect current legal developments. Therefore, you should not act upon any Material found on this Site without first seeking professional counsel. The Owner makes no warranties, representations, or claims of any kind with respect to any of the information on this Site, including without limitation the accuracy, completeness and suitability for any purpose of this information. Under no circumstance shall the Owner be liable to you or anyone else, as a result of damages from your access or use of Material on this Site.

Some links within our Site may lead you to other sites (”Third Party Site”).  The Owner has no control over any Third Party Site and is not responsible for its content or your reliance on its content.  Further, our links, to a Third Party Site, do not necessarily create an endorsement or approval of any content on those sites. Once you go to the Third Party Site, you do so at your own risk. You are subject to that site’s terms and conditions, and whatever privacy statements it might have posted.

The Owner claims copyright protection in all of the original content on the Site. You may use this Material only for personal informational purposes. At no time and under no condition are you authorized to sell, license, rent, or otherwise monetize any material on the Site, without the express written consent of the Owner. For permission, contact Owner at rhall@constructioncicerone.com. 

Prohibitions. Indemnification.
Notwithstanding the above, you are hereby notified that the Owner does not wish to receive, and you are prohibited from sending, unsolicited commercial email messages for services and/or products to the email addresses provided on this Site. If you do so, you are in violation of the CAN-Spam Act, and other state and federal laws, and may suffer legal consequences. Further, you are prohibited from attempting to interfere with the proper function of this Site. You are prohibited from forging any email addresses. You are prohibited from framing any content of this Site.

You are responsible for all damages and costs, whether direct, indirect, consequential, or otherwise, resulting from your illegal actions involving the Site, whether or not enumerated here. If you have any questions about your obligations as provided herein, feel free to contact Owner at rhall@constructioncicerone.com. 

You shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Owner, its partners, associates, attorneys, and/or consultants from any claims, damages, costs, and/or expenses resulting from your breach of these Terms.

Disclosures and Disclaimers.
Under California Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 1-400, this Site is defined as a “communication”, and is therefore Attorney Advertisement.