PRIVACY POLICY AND DISCLAIMERS

Effective Date: July 15, 2019

1. Disclaimer

No recipient of content from this site, client or otherwise, should act or not act based on any content of the site without seeking the appropriate legal or other professional advice from a licensed attorney. The content of this website contains general information and may not reflect current legal developments.  Van Ness Feldman, LLP (VNF) expressly disclaims all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on the contents of this site.

2. Information We Collect From You When You Visit www.vnf.com

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5. Access to and Update of Information

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6. Links

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7. Sharing of Information

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8. Security

Any information sent to VNF via email or through the VNF web site is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis. The transmission of the VNF web site, in part or in whole, and/or communication with VNF via Internet e-mail through this site does not constitute or create an attorney-client relationship between VNF and any recipients.

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9. Agreement, Changes

By submitting information, personal or otherwise, on www.vnf.com you agree to the collection and use of such information on the basis described above.  If you do not agree, please do not provide any such information via www.vnf.com.

10. Contacts, Opt out

You may also opt out of receiving marketing and market research communications at any time by contacting us at vnf@vnf.com.