Disclaimers and Terms of Use

The fontghansen.com website is owned and operated by Fontg & Hansen LLC (Fontg Hansen, FH, FH LLC, “we” or “us”). Fontg Hansen has adopted these Terms of Use (“Terms of Use”) to make you aware of the terms and conditions governing your use of the website. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use we respectfully ask that you please not use the website.  We may at any time, at our sole discretion, revise or otherwise update these Terms of Use by posting an amended Terms of Use on the website and any changes that we make to these Terms of Use will be effective immediately upon posting. Please check this page periodically for changes to the Terms of Use.  You can determine if these Terms of Use have been changed since your last visit by referring to the date at the top of this page which constitutes your acceptance of the Terms of Use as amended or revised by us, and you should therefore renew these Terms of Use regularly to ensure that you are aware of its terms.  Your use of this website after the date hereof constitutes acceptance of the updated Terms of Use.

The AV, BV and CV ratings as seen on the Attorney profile pages of this website are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.  Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process.  Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary.  Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories, (1) legal ability and (2) general ethical standards.

Restrictions on Use of Materials

Fontg Hansen makes available the information and materials on the website (the “Materials”) for general informational purposes only. The Materials are not intended to constitute, and do not constitute, legal advice. Moreover, the Materials are not intended to constitute, and do not constitute, a solicitation for the formation of an attorney-client relationship; no attorney-client relationship is created through your use of the website or your receipt of the Materials. Anyone accessing the Materials should not act upon them without first seeking legal counsel. Further, the Materials are general in nature, and may not apply to particular factual or legal circumstances.

We are very proud of the results we obtain for our clients, but you should know that past results afford no guarantee of future results; that every case is different and must be judged on its own merits; and that the choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. If you want us to represent you, please contact one of our attorneys directly or click on the e-mail button inside of the “Contact Us” tab to send us an electronic message to determine whether such representation would be appropriate. We would be pleased to consider having a Fontg Hansen attorney represent you. If you are interested in having one of our attorneys represent you, we will provide you with additional information about our capabilities and terms of engagement. Please understand that you are not authorized to send us any proprietary or confidential information without first talking with one of our lawyers and receiving authorization to send us the information.

Any U.S. Federal tax advice contained in our communications is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, by any person for the purposes of (1) avoiding U.S. Federal tax penalties that may be imposed on the taxpayer under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or (2) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any tax-related matter addressed herein, whether an entity, investment plan or other transaction.

If you communicate through this website, remember that it is not confidential. We may have prior client relationships or other potential conflicts that would prevent us from representing you or from treating your communications as confidential. In addition, unsolicited e-mails and information sent to us does not create an attorney-client relationship with Fontg Hansen, will not be considered confidential, and may be disclosed to others pursuant to our Privacy Policy. Fontg Hansen accepts clients only in accordance with certain formal procedures, and renders legal advice only after completion of those procedures.

Fontg Hansen does not seek to represent anyone desiring representation based upon accessing the website in a jurisdiction where the website fails to comply with applicable laws and ethical rules. In addition, our attorneys do not seek to practice law in any jurisdiction in which they are not properly authorized to do so.

You acknowledge that the website may contain information, software, photos, video, text, graphics, music, sounds or other material provided by Fontg Hansen or third parties that are protected by copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets or other proprietary rights, and that these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media and technologies existing now or here after developed. Fontg Hansen does not authorize your use of any rights protected by applicable law.

Rules of Use
You agree to comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations in accessing and/or using the website and/or any Materials. In addition, your use of the website is conditioned upon your compliance with the following rules. You agree not to:

  • Use the website for any fraudulent or unlawful purpose;
  • Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, any Fontg Hansen employee, agent, or representative; falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your identity or your affiliation with any person or entity; or express or imply that we endorse any statement you make;
  • Interfere with or disrupt the operation of the website;
  • Transmit or otherwise make available in connection with the website any virus, worm, Trojan Horse, or other harmful code;
  • Restrict or inhibit any other person from using the website, including by means of hacking or defacing any portion of the website;
  • Interfere with or violate any other website visitor’s or user’s right to privacy or other rights, or harvest or collect personally identifiable information about website visitors or users, or about Fontg Hansen attorneys, other employees and representatives identified on the website, without their express consent;
  • Sell, resell, transfer, license, or exploit for any commercial purposes any use of or access to the website or the Materials;
  • Modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble any portion of the website or Materials; or
  • Frame or mirror all or any part of the website without our prior express written authorization.

Fontg Hansen Trademarks 
Unless otherwise specifically noted, images, trademarks, service marks, logos and icons displayed on the website may not be used without our prior written consent. Any unauthorized use of the images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, privacy and publicity laws and communications regulations and statutes.

Privacy Policy
We collect, store and use data collected from you on the website in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Links 
The website may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other websites on the Internet or resources. Because we have no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that Fontg Hansen is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, services, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that we shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.

Disclaimer of Warranties 
THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND YOUR USE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. FONTG HANSEN EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITATION, FONTG HANSEN MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, THAT IT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, THAT THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF ANY INFORMATION FOUND ON THE WEB SITE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, OR THAT THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEB SITE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS. ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE IS DONE AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.

Limitation of Liability 
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT FONTG HANSEN SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF FONTG HANSEN HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE WEB SITE; (ii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; OR (iii) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE WEBSITE. IN NO EVENT SHALL F&H TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THE WEBSITE.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Indemnification
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Fontg Hansen, affiliates and its suppliers, and each of their respective partners, managers, members, shareholders, employees, representatives and agents, from and against all claims, losses, costs, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including but not limited to attorneys fees) arising out of: (a) your activities in connection with the website; (b) any violation of these Terms of Use by you; (c) any improper or unauthorized use of the Materials by you; or (d) any allegation that anything you transmit through or in connection with the website infringes or otherwise violates the copyright, trademark, trade secret, privacy, or other rights of any third party.

Jurisdictional Issues 
The website is controlled and operated by Fontg Hansen from its office in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, and is not intended to subject Fontg Hansen to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country, or territory other than that of the state of Missouri. Fontg Hansen does not represent or warrant that the website or the Materials, or any aspect thereof, are appropriate or available for use in any particular jurisdiction. Those who choose to access the website or Materials do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for complying with local laws. We may limit the availability of the website to any person, geographic area, or jurisdiction we choose, at any time in our sole discretion.

Governing Law and Forum 
The validity and effect of these Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Missouri, USA, without regard to its conflicts of laws principles. The parties expressly disclaim application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. ANY SUIT, ACTION OR PROCEEDING CONCERNING THE WEBSITE, ITS USE OR THESE TERMS OF USE, MUST BE BROUGHT IN A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION IN JACKSON COUNTY, MISSOURI, AND YOU HEREBY IRREVOCABLY CONSENT TO THE JURISDICTION OF SUCH COURT (AND OF THE APPROPRIATE APPELLATE COURTS THEREFROM) IN ANY SUCH SUIT, ACTION OR PROCEEDING; AND YOU IRREVOCABLY WAIVE, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY OBJECTION WHICH YOU MAY NOW OR HEREAFTER HAVE TO THE LAYING OF THE VENUE OF ANY SUCH SUIT, ACTION OR PROCEEDING IN ANY SUCH COURT OR THAT ANY SUCH SUIT, ACTION OR PROCEEDING WHICH IS BROUGHT IN ANY SUCH COURT HAS BEEN BROUGHT IN AN INCONVENIENT FORUM.

Miscellaneous Terms 
If any provision of these Terms of Use is found for any reason to be unlawful, void, or unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provision. A party’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms of Use shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between you and us, nor trade practice, shall act to modify any provision of this Agreement. This Agreement is not assignable, transferable or sublicensable by you except with our prior written consent.