Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

Personal Information
You can visit THE FRANCIS COMPANY IP, LLC ("THE FRANCIS COMPANY") on our website without telling THE FRANCIS COMPANY who you are or revealing any information about you or your company.

If you choose to give us personal information via our website and the Internet and tell us that you do not wish to have this information used as a basis for further contact with you, we will respect your wishes. We may keep track of the IP addresses from which people visit our website for the purpose of tracking data trends and statistics, but we do not retain this information and will never provide it to a third party.

Cookies and Web Beacons
To ensure that our website is well managed and to facilitate improved navigation within the site, we or our service provider(s) may use cookies (small text files stored in a user's browser) or web beacons (electronic images that allow our website to count visitors who have accessed a particular page and to access certain cookies) to collect aggregate data. We may use such devices to track information on our systems and identify categories of visitors by items such as IP address, domain, browser type and pages visited. This information is used to analyze the number of users to different areas of our website and to make sure that our website is serving as a useful, effective information source.

Neither our cookies nor web beacons collect any personal information such as your name or email address. Further, most browsers permit individuals to decline cookies. However, under specific circumstances, you may be denied access to some parts of our site if your browser is set to decline cookies.

Electronic Communications
When you visit our website or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

Legal
THE FRANCIS COMPANY hereby authorizes you to view, copy, print, and distribute any part of this site subject to the following conditions:

The information is used for informational purposes only.
The information is used for non-commercial purposes.
The information is not used by a competitor.
Any copy of this website or portion thereof must include this copyright notice in its entirety: Copyright 2009 THE FRANCIS COMPANY IP, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Note that any program, publication, design, product, process, software, technology, information, know-how, or idea described in this website may be the subject of other rights, including intellectual property rights, which are owned by THE FRANCIS COMPANY or other interested parties and are not licensed to you hereunder.

This website is intended to provide general information on a particular subject or subjects and is not an exhaustive treatment of any such subject(s). Accordingly, the information contained on this website is not intended to constitute consulting or legal or other professional advice or services. Before making any decision or taking any action that might affect you or your business, you should consult a qualified professional advisor.

THIS WEBSITE AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS PROVIDED "AS IS," AND THE FRANCIS COMPANY MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THIS WEBSITE OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN IT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE FRANCIS COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS WEBSITE OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN IT WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR WILL MEET ANY PARTICULAR CRITERIA OF PERFORMANCE OR QUALITY. THE FRANCIS COMPANY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, COMPATIBILITY, SECURITY, AND ACCURACY.

None of THE FRANCIS COMPANY, or any of its affiliates, partners, principals, employees or independent contractors will be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages or any other damages whatsoever, whether in an action of contract, statute, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), or otherwise, relating to the use of this website or any information contained herein.

"THE FRANCIS COMPANY", THE FRANCIS COMPANY logos, "INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GURUS", "THE SMARTER WAY TO IP", (and any of the foregoing used in any combination), product names, slogans and all page headers, footers, and icons are trademarks or registered trademarks of THE FRANCIS COMPANY IP, LLC. Any other product names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Certain links in THE FRANCIS COMPANY website may lead to resources maintained by third parties over whom THE FRANCIS COMPANY has no control. THE FRANCIS COMPANY makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy of, or any other aspect relating to, those resources or third parties.

Changes to our Privacy Policy & Terms of Use
THE FRANCIS COMPANY reserves the right to modify or amend our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use at any time and for any reason. Nothing contained herein creates or is intended to create a contract or agreement between THE FRANCIS COMPANY and any user visiting the website or providing identifying information of any kind.