Agreement between User and derekrfletcher.com
Welcome to derekrfletcher.com. derekrfletcher.com website (the “Site”) is comprised of various web pages operated by ATTORNEY DEREK ROSS FLETCHER and FLETCHER LEGAL, PLLC [a North Carolina law firm incorporated under and conducting business pursuant to the laws of the State of North Carolina]. The terms “FLETCHER LEGAL,” and ATTORNEY DEREK ROSS FLETCHER, as referenced herein, shall be used simultaneously to connote both the singular, the plural, the disjunctive, and the conjunctive, with the express reservation that nothing contained therein shall be construed to limit or otherwise restrict the rights, reponsibilities, and/or remedies available to either and/or both paries otherwise available at law and/or equity. derekrfletcher.com is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein (the “Terms”). Your use of derekrfletcher.com constitutes your agreement to all such Terms. Please read these terms carefully, and keep a copy of them for your reference.
derekrfletcher.com is a Blog Site. Attorney Derek Ross Fletcher is an attorney at law, licensed by the North Carolina State Bar (North Carolina Bar Number 41031) to engage in the Practice of Law subject to the jurisdiction of the State of North Carolina. No representations are made whatsoever suggesting or implying that Attorney Fletcher may practice law in any other jurisdiction whatsoever outside the scope of the license to practice stated herein, nor outside the scope of the rules, regulations, and standards of practice applicable to North Carolina attorneys as construed and codified by the North Carolina State Bar.
FLETCHER LEGAL is a relationship-based, boutique law firm that prides itself on leveraging technology to reduce costs and level the playing field. We focus on defending drug and alcohol criminal charges, helping clients expunge criminal records, and advocate for civil rights. Attorney Derek Fletcher acts as a technology consultant for solo practitioners and small law firms, where he helps generate business and reduce attorney workloads through automation, form and data management, and website design. No agreement for services shall be legally binding unless the same is contained in a signed writing by both parties, and nothing contained herein imposes any obligations whatsoever upon Attorney Fletcher unless the same is contained in a signed contract between the parties.
Visiting derekrfletcher.com or sending emails to FLETCHER LEGAL constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically, via email and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
Children Under Thirteen
FLETCHER LEGAL does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information from persons under the age of thirteen. If you are under 18, you may use derekrfletcher.com only with permission of a parent or guardian.
Links to Third Party Sites/Third Party Services
derekrfletcher.com may contain links to other websites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under the control of FLETCHER LEGAL and FLETCHER LEGAL is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. FLETCHER LEGAL is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by FLETCHER LEGAL of the site or any association with its operators.
Certain services made available via derekrfletcher.com are delivered by third party sites and organizations. By using any product, service or functionality originating from the derekrfletcher.com domain, you hereby acknowledge and consent that FLETCHER LEGAL may share such information and data with any third party with whom FLETCHER LEGAL has a contractual relationship to provide the requested product, service or functionality on behalf of derekrfletcher.com users and customers.
No Unlawful or Prohibited Use/Intellectual Property
All content included as part of the Service, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the Site, is the property of FLETCHER LEGAL or its suppliers and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto.
You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site. FLETCHER LEGAL content is not for resale. Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your personal use and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of FLETCHER LEGAL and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of FLETCHER LEGAL or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms.
Use of Communication Services
The Site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, “Communication Services”). You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service.
By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not: defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others; publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information; upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents; upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer; advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages; conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters; download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner; falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded; restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services; violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service; harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent; violate any applicable laws or regulations.
FLETCHER LEGAL has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, FLETCHER LEGAL reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. FLETCHER LEGAL reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.
FLETCHER LEGAL reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in FLETCHER LEGAL’s sole discretion.
Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. FLETCHER LEGAL does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, FLETCHER LEGAL specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized FLETCHER LEGAL spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of FLETCHER LEGAL.
Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you upload the materials.
Materials Provided to derekrfletcher.com or Posted on Any FLETCHER LEGAL Web Page
FLETCHER LEGAL does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to derekrfletcher.com (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any FLETCHER LEGAL Site or our associated services (collectively “Submissions”). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting FLETCHER LEGAL, our affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.
No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. FLETCHER LEGAL is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in FLETCHER LEGAL’s sole discretion.
By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.
Third Party Accounts
You will be able to connect your FLETCHER LEGAL account to third party accounts. By connecting your FLETCHER LEGAL account to your third party account, you acknowledge and agree that you are consenting to the continuous release of information about you to others (in accordance with your privacy settings on those third party sites). If you do not want information about you to be shared in this manner, do not use this feature.
The Service is controlled, operated and administered by FLETCHER LEGAL from our offices within the USA. If you access the Service from a location outside the USA, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use the FLETCHER LEGAL Content accessed through derekrfletcher.com in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless FLETCHER LEGAL, its officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site or services, any user postings made by you, your violation of any terms of this Agreement or your violation of any rights of a third party, or your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. FLETCHER LEGAL reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with FLETCHER LEGAL in asserting any available defenses.