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Terms of Use


Your Acceptance of Our Policy Through Use

This Terms of Use Policy specifically applies to and all related sites owned, operated or controlled by Chernoff, Vilhauer, McClung & Stenzel, LLP ("CVMS"), including the web site you were viewing when you clicked through to this page on our Terms of Use Policy. The term "Web Site" as used in this Terms of Use Policy means our web site at, together with any and all of the following related thereto: any Intranet, any Extranet, any services offered thereon, and any network of CVMS or any network upon which any of the foregoing is hosted. By using the Web Site, you signify your agreement to the terms, conditions and notices of our Terms of Use Policy. Any violation by you of our Terms of Use Policy grants us the authority to take action to restrict or terminate your access to the Web Site.


We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to update or revise this Terms of Use Policy, any other policies or statements on the Web Site, and any other information, service offerings or programs contained on the Web Site. Please refer periodically to this page to review any changes to our Terms of Use Policy. We disclaim, to the maximum extent permitted by law, all warranties, representations and other endorsements, express or implied, with regard to the information accessed from, or through, the Web Site and the Internet, including all warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular use, or non-infringement of any third-party rights.


We do not assume any liability for the completeness, accuracy or usefulness of any information disclosed or materials accessed on the Web Site. In no event will we (or any related persons or entities) be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages associated with or arising from use of the Web Site in any way, including any loss of use, data or profits, regardless of the form of action.  

Lawful Use

You must use the Web Site in accordance with this Terms of Use Policy and all applicable federal, state and local laws, ordinances and regulations.


User Conduct, Prohibited or Unlawful Use

In order to maintain an informative and valuable web site that meets the needs of our users, the following rules have been established to protect against abuse.


Use of the Web Site for any unlawful purpose or in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden or impair the operation of the Web Site or any other party's use or enjoyment of the Web Site is strictly prohibited.


Specifically, you may not:

  • Attempt to use or gain unauthorized access to data or accounts on the Web Site, or to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Web Site or those of any other party;

  • Interfere with the Web Site or any user, including, without limitation, mail-bombing, flooding, and attempting to deliberately overload the system;

  • Forge any TCP-IP packet header or any part of the header information in an e-mail or a newsgroup posting;

  • Falsify address information or otherwise modify e-mail headers to conceal the sender's or the recipient's identity;

  • Use the Web Site to engage in activities that violate any terms or conditions of any other network access provider or Internet service provider.


Additionally, you may not, by use of the Web Site, upload, post or otherwise distribute or facilitate distribution of any content, including text, communications, software, images, sounds, data, or other information that:

  • Is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, libelous, defamatory, obscene, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another's privacy, pornographic or inaccurate;

  • Victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, disability or any other reason;

  • Is posted in violation of a newsgroup charter;

  • Contains viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer;

  • Constitutes unsolicited duplicative e-mail (commercial or otherwise);

    • This prohibition extends to the sending of unsolicited mass e-mailings from another service that in any way implicates the use of the Web Site or any CVMS e-mail address.

    • A communication may be unsolicited if:

      • Recipients' email addresses were not obtained through a personal or customer relationship between recipient and sender,

      • Recipients did not affirmatively consent to receive communications from sender, or 

      • Recipients have opted out of receiving communications from sender when given notice of the opportunity to do so.


Your participation in online communication is not edited, censored or otherwise controlled by us. However, we reserve the right to monitor content on the Web Site and to remove content we, in its sole discretion, determine to be harmful, offensive, or otherwise in violation of this Terms of Use Policy


Intellectual Property Rights

You acknowledge and agree that copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets, and other proprietary rights and laws protect all content and materials available on the Web Site. Nothing on the Web Site shall be interpreted or implied in such a way as to confer any license or right to any intellectual property rights or license to any intellectual property, content, technology, system, process, or related material belonging to CVMS by virtue of it being displayed or made accessible on the Web Site.


Except as expressly authorized by us, you agree not to use the Web Site in any manner that would infringe, violate, dilute or misappropriate any such rights, with respect to any material, which you access or receive through the Web Site.


The CVMS name, the CVMS design logo, and other related names, design marks, product names, feature names and related logos on the Web Site are trademarks of CVMS, and may only be used with our express prior written permission.


We claim copyright interests in all original content and works provided by us on the Web Site. If any pages, information or content is copied, it may be copied only for non-commercial uses and we, in any event, retain all copyright and other proprietary interests therein.


Controlling Law and Termination

This Terms of Use Policy is subject to and shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Oregon without regard to its choice of law principles, and any disputes under this Terms of Use Policy shall be brought in the United States District Court for the State of Oregon.


Comments regarding our Terms of Use may be sent to us by e-mail or mailed to:

Chernoff, Vilhauer LLP 111 SW Columbia Street Suite 725 Portland, Oregon 97201

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