Legal Disclaimer

Legal Disclaimer

The purpose of this website is to provide general information about the law firm of Smith Hurst, PLC (“Smith Hurst”), including to those law students and lawyers who are considering a career at Smith Hurst.  It is not intended to advertise our services, to solicit clients, or to render legal advice.  The information presented on this website does not constitute or contain legal advice, and neither our presentation of such information nor your receipt of it will create any attorney-client or confidential relationship.

We welcome your interest and questions.  You should be aware, however, that the act of sending electronic mail to Smith Hurst will not create an attorney-client relationship or impose any obligation on Smith Hurst.  Moreover, any electronic communication between us may not be secure and may be disclosed to other persons.  Therefore, you should NOT send us any e-mail that contains confidential, proprietary or sensitive information.

Smith Hurst owns all copyright and other rights in and to all copyrightable text and graphics on this website, the selection, arrangement, and presentation of all materials on this website (including information in the public domain), and the overall design of this website.  You may download and print out any part of this website for your own personal, non-commercial use. Any other copying, and any distribution, retransmission, or modification of information or materials on this website, including modification of copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices, whether such material or information is in electronic or hard copy form, without the express prior written permission of Smith Hurst, is strictly prohibited.  Further, you may not upload any material that is defamatory or obscene, that infringes any third-party’s copyrights, trademarks, or other proprietary rights, or that violates any other rights of any third parties.

We request that you not use any of the information on this website, including, without limitation, the e-mail addresses that are posted here, to transmit, distribute or facilitate the distribution of unsolicited bulk e-mail or other advertisements to Smith Hurst or any of our lawyers or employees, and any such use of the information on this site is a violation of the terms of use of this website.

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how Smith Hurst collects, uses and discloses certain personal information obtained through our website at  References in this policy ("Privacy Policy") to "we," "us" and "our" are references to Smith Hurst.  References to "you" and "your" are to the individual who is using this website or otherwise providing personal information or data to us.

Personal Information Collection and Use

We may collect, store and use certain, limited information relating to your use of our website, if you have accepted the relevant cookies, to improve our website.  The information we collect about website visitors does not enable any visitor to be individually identified, is processed only in anonymized, aggregated form, and will be used only for website analytics purposes as described in the section entitled "Website Cookies" below.  Smith Hurst maintains the confidentiality of all data collected. Any personal information received from you will be retained by us and will not be sold, transferred or otherwise disclosed to any third party, unless such disclosure is required by law or other court order.

Website Cookies

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google").  Google Analytics uses "cookies," which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyze how users use the site.  The information generated by the cookie about your use of the wbsite (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.  Google will use the information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.  Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.  Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.  You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.  By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Third Party Data Processors

Our information technology systems are operated by Smith Hurst but some data processing in relation to web and email services is carried out on our behalf by third parties.  We endeavor to ensure appropriate security measures are in place to prevent unauthorized disclosure of personal information.

Revisions to this Privacy Policy

Smith Hurst, PLC reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time.  All revisions to this Privacy Policy will be posted on this page of our website, which is accessible from our website's homepage.  This Privacy Policy is not intended to, and does not, create any contractual or other legal rights.


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