Legal Notices

Last updated: May 31, 2018

TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT

Important: read before proceeding.

Welcome to the website of David B. Tatge, PLLC, a Virginia professional limited liability company (the “Law Firm”). Please review carefully the following notices and disclaimers which govern your use of the Law Firm’s website (variously, the “Site”) and which provide other information which you need to know, prior to your use of the Site and the Law Firm’s services. It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with these notices and information.

BY USING THE LAW FIRM’S WEBSITE YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND TO AND COMPLY WITH THIS TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT (the Agreement) and by the provisions included in these legal notices. The Law Firm grants you a non-exclusive, non-assignable and non-transferable license to use the Site and the information thereon, on the terms of this Agreement.

You agree that any dispute you may have with the Law Firm arising from, or related to the subject matter of this Terms of Use Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and by using this Site you consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and Federal courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia as to all such matters. Such matters include, among other things:

  • Terms of Use – which describe the general nature of the information provided on the Law Firm’s website and by its services, set out legal disclaimers regarding, among other things, past results, and provides information and additional disclaimers required by certain jurisdictions where we practice. We also discuss your acceptance of and changes to this Agreement.
  • Attorney Advertising – this Site includes attorney advertising.
  • Privacy Policy – this Site describes what information we collect, our policy regarding cookies, how information is collected, how we protect your information, how we use the information collected, sharing and transfer of personal information, and how we protect personal information.
  • Circular 230 Notice – applies to certain tax matters
  • Fraud Warning
  • Policies regarding Third Party Use of the Law Firm’s logo and name
  • Your assumption of the risk and the limitation of our liability arising from your use of the Site.
  • Copyright Notice – applies to the entire website.

If you have any questions about our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, the Copyright Notice, the Circular 230 Notice, the Fraud Warning or any other material on this Site please contact Mr. Tatge at dtatge@tatgelawpllc.com or write to David B. Tatge, David B. Tatge, PLLC, 13000 Grey Friars Place, Oak Hill, VA 20171.

TERMS OF USE

Please take special note of the following Terms of Use, particularly the various disclaimers.

ACCEPTANCE OF AGREEMENT

By using this Site, you indicate your willingness to comply with the terms and conditions of this Agreement and your understanding of as well as your full agreement to the terms and conditions herein. This Agreement supersedes all prior or contemporaneous agreements, representations, warranties and understandings with respect to your use of the Website and the subject matter of the this Agreement, except as they may be later modified, expressly, by an written engagement letter signed by both you and the Law Firm.

LATER CHANGES TO THIS TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT

This Agreement may be modified by us at any time, without prior notice to you, by changes to this Terms of Use Agreement posted on the Firm’s website. Non-material changes will take effect immediately and material changes will be effective ten (10) days after they are posted. If any change is not acceptable you should not use this Site or our services thereafter. Using the Site after the date of this Agreement represents your irrevocable acceptance of such terms and any later changes thereto. We reserve the right to notify you of changes to this Terms of Use Agreement by email, by mail, or simply by posting such changes to this Agreement on our website. We encourage you to review the Website carefully and periodically for that reason.

NO LEGAL ADVICE OR ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP

The Law Firm’s website provides information of general interest to the public. The Site does not offer legal advice about specific situations or problems. You should consult Mr. Tatge or some other lawyer, at another law firm, if you have legal issues requiring attention. Nothing on this site creates an express or implied contract. The Law Firm does not intend to create an attorney-client relationship by inviting you to contact us. Unless and until we and you agree, in a written engagement letter signed by both of us, that we will represent you in a particular matter, we will not have any duties to you, including any duty to keep what you send us confidential or any duty to protect your interests. This means that nothing you send us will be kept confidential, unless we mutually agree that we will keep it confidential.

PRIOR RESULTS/NO GUARANTEE, WARRANTY OR PREDICTION

This Site describes in summary form certain of the matters that the Firm and/or Mr. Tatge has worked on in the past, including at prior law firms. Past legal successes described on this website or in other communications between you and the Law Firm are not indicators of future results. The outcome of any particular legal matter is dependent upon both the facts and the law applicable to the matter and, in the case of litigation, to the vagaries and uncertainties of the litigation process, including judicial and juror temperment. NOTHING HEREIN OR IN ANY OTHER COMMUNICATION BETWEEN YOU AND THE LAW FIRM IS INTENDED TO BE NOR CONSTITUTES A GUARANTEE, WARRANTY OR PREDICTION REGARDING THE OUTCOME OF YOUR PARTICLAR MATTER.

LIMITATON OF PERSONAL LIABILITY

The Law Firm is a Virginia professional limited liability company. The personal liability of its sole member, Mr. David B. Tatge, is limited to the extent allowed by applicable professional rules, regulations and statutory law.

DESIGNATION OF PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS WEBSITE

Professional rules and regulations in some jurisdictions where the Law Firm practices may require it to designate a lawyer responsible for the contents of this website. Solely for the purpose of these rules, the Law Firm designates David B. Tatge as the lawyer responsible for this website.

ATTORNEY ADVERTISING

This website includes attorney advertising. Hiring a lawyer is an important decision which should not be based solely upon legal advertisements. Prior results in any particular matter or case do not guarantee or predict similar outcomes in any future case or matter. Case and matter results depend upon a variety of factors and also the law unique to each particular situation.

PRIVACY POLICY

Our Privacy Policy is intended to help you understand how we collect, use, and safeguard the personal information you choose to disclose to us so you can make an informed decision about using our website. When you use this website, you consent to the use of your personal information by the Law Firm in the manner specified in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy applies to information collected by web addresses and other domains owned and operated by the Law Firm.

This policy covers:

  • What Information Is Collected – Our Policy Regarding Cookies
  • How Information is Collected and Used
  • Sharing and Transfer of Personal Information
  • How We Protect Personal Information
  • How to Contact Us

What Information Is Collected

When you visit our website, two types of information may be collected: personal information you knowingly chose to disclose (such as your name, address, telephone number and email address), which is collected on an individual basis, and website use information collected on an aggregate basis when you and others browse our website.

The Law Firm does not collect any personally identifiable information from you unless you voluntarily choose to submit or otherwise disclose such information to us, including information submitted or disclosed by mail, telephone, fax or electronically. Please be very careful how you transmit information to us, particularly over the internet.

If you contact and send information to us the contents of the communication in question, including audio, video, graphic and other information will be collected from you by the Law Firm.

Our Policy regarding Cookies

Using standard technology known as “cookies,” we may obtain information about your usage of our website, including the date and time of visits, the pages reviewed, and the time spent on our website. This information is collected on an aggregate basis and is not associated with you individually.

A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer’s hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. When you visit our website we send you a cookie. Cookies may be used in the following ways:

  • To enable the personalization features on our website (which give you the ability to recall recently viewed pages and see information which you have input on line).
  • To compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how visitors use our site and to help us improve the structure of our Website.

Two types of cookies may be used on this website: session cookies, which expire when you close your browser; and persistent cookies, which remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie).

Disabling/Enabling Cookies

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our site if cookies are disabled.

How Information Is Collected

  • Legal Updates and Articles – If you sign up on our website to receive news, alerts and publications from the Law Firm, we will use the information you provide to provide the information requested and we may use it to communicate with you about other topics and events we believe may be of interest to you.
  • Events – If you register on our website for a Law Firm-sponsored event, we will use your registration information – name, telephone number and email address, to register you for the event and may use it to communicate with you about other events and topics we believe may be of interest to you.
  • Careers – If you submit your résumé and other information to apply for a job with the Law Firm, we will use the information you submit to evaluate your inquiry.
  • Blogs – If you submit comments to Law Firm blogs, we will use the information you provide to communicate with you and may use your name to identify you as a commenter.
  • Email communications – If you choose to correspond with us via email, we may retain the content of your email messages along with your email address and our responses.
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  • Do not open suspicious emails or click on links therein;
  • Never provide personal information, particularly by phone or email, without first carefully vetting the identity of the person making the inquiry of you, and
  • Do not cash a check or send money in response to questionable solicitations, whether by phone, email or in person.

If you wish to change any information submitted to the Law Firm, or if you wish to opt out of a mailing list, please do so by sending a letter to David B. Tatge, David B. Tatge, PLLC, 13000 Grey Friars Place, Oak Hill, VA 20171 detailing your request with particularity.

We may collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit our site – such as the browser type, operating system, and the domain name of your Internet service provider.

How We Use the Information Collected

The Law Firm uses information collected from you and others for business purposes and to enhance customer service. We may also use information collected to notify you about legal developments, services, and special events. You can notify us that you do not want to receive these notices by unsubscribing via a letter to David B. Tatge, David B. Tatge, PLLC, 13000 Grey Friars Place, Oak Hill, VA 20171, stating this request with particularity.

We may also use non-personally identifiable information to analyze site usage (such as aggregated information on the pages visited by our users), which allows us to improve the design and content of our site.

Sharing and Transfer of Personal Information

We will not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to third-parties, but we may share your personal information with service providers we have retained to perform legal services to you, on our behalf. We do not authorize service providers to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with applicable law.

We may share personal information if we are required to do so by law or legal process, in response to a request from government authorities, or if we believe disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or, in an emergency, to prevent public or personal harm or financial loss.

We reserve the right to transfer your personal information in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of the Law Firm’s business or assets. Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will require that the transferee use personal information you have provided through this website in a manner consistent with our privacy policy and applicable legal and ethical standards governing attorneys and counselors at law.

We may transfer personal information we collect through our website to other states, outside Virginia, or to foreign countries where we do business. They may have different data protection laws than that provided by Virginia and by U.S. law.

How We Protect Personal Information

We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect against loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of personal information we collect. Any information provided to the Law Firm is treated with care and discretion. The Law Firm will take a proactive approach to help ensure the information is kept private and not misused. We employ security measures to prevent unauthorized access to information that we collect online. However, we do not guarantee the security of your personal information.

Transmission Errors or Unauthorized Acts

While we strive to protect your personal information, no data transmission is 100% secure. Because the Law Firm cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or any information provided online, you do so at your own risk. The Law Firm will not be liable for disclosures of your personal information due to errors in transmission or unauthorized acts of third-parties. However, once we receive your transmission, we act reasonably to ensure its security on our systems by making reasonable efforts to protect the information.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about our information practices, or if you feel that your privacy or security have been compromised, please contact us Mr. Tatge, immediately, by writing to him at David B. Tatge, David B. Tatge, PLLC, 13000 Grey Friars Place, Oak Hill, VA 20171.

CIRCULAR 230 NOTICE

Pursuant to Circular 230 of the U.S. Treasury Department the information contained on this website and any tax advice provided to you by the Law Firm is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of (i) avoiding any penalties which may be imposed under the Internal Revenue Code or (ii) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any transaction or matter.

FRAUD WARNING

It is an increasingly common occurrence that grifters and other bad characters sometimes use a law firm’s name or a lawyer’s name for illegal and fraudulent activity, such as scams utilizing emails, the telephone, the U.S. mail or other methods. As an example, an email may be sent or a phone call may be made purportedly (but not actually) from the Law Firm, advising that the Law Firm is representing a client in a collection action and threatening eviction or some other punitive action unless funds and/or personal information (social security number, bank information, credit card information, etc.) are immediately provided to the caller. As a further example, counter-fit checks are sometime sent to, or purportedly from, a law firm which is being attacked by the grafter.

Unfortunately, it is not possible for the Law Firm to monitor or prevent “phishing,” “spoofing” and other fraudulent schemes which may improperly employ the name or identity of the Law Firm or its lawyers. The Law Firm is not responsible for third party misconduct of this nature or for any damages to persons which arise from such misconduct. To protect yourself:

Please report any suspected suspicious or fraudulent use of the name of the Law Firm or its lawyers to relevant criminal, postal and other governmental authorities, as well as to the Law Firm, by both (i) a letter to David B. Tatge, David B. Tatge, PLLC, 13000 Grey Friars Place, Oak Hill, VA 20171 and (ii) email to dtatge@tatgelawpllc.com. You can also call the Law Firm at 703-991-6087.

POLICIES REGARDING THIRD-PARTY USE OF THE LAW FIRM’S LOGO AND NAME

Law Firm policy prohibits any third-party use of the Firm’s name and/or logo without the advance written permission of Mr. Tatge. In that regard, any third-party use so authorized by the Law Firm will be and is strictly limited to uses in connection with Law Firm business and practice development activities.

YOUR ASSUMPTION OF THE RISK AND the LIMITATION OF OUR LIABILITY

You, as user of this Site, assume the sole risk of making use of, and/or relying on, the information available hereon. The information, content, and documents available from or through the Site are provided by the Law Firm “as is, as available,” WITH ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, DISCLAIMED (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUALITY, TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT, AND THE ACCURACY OF ANY DATE OR CONTENT.) YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE SITE MAY CONTAIN ERRORS, PROBLEMS OR HAVE OTHER LIMITATIONS.

WTHOUT LIMITATION OF ANYTHING HEREIN, THE LAW FIRM AND MR. TATGE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF PROFITS, LITIGTION, OR THE LIKE) ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE.

Please note that the Law Firm does not warrant the accuracy, completion or security of any other website or organization referenced or linked on this website or of any website which provides links to this Site. Links or references to third parties or their websites on this Site does not constitute an endorsement by the Law Firm of their products, services or informational content.

COPYRIGHT

© 2018 David B. Tatge, PLLC. All rights reserved. The reproduction or retransmission of the content of this website is prohibited without the prior written consent of the Law Firm. You may not modify, copy, transmit, distribute, reproduce, license of sell any of the Content contained on the Site.

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