Terms and Conditions/Privacy Statement

Terms of Use

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation.

You may only use EZElderLaw.com consistent with the terms and conditions outlined here. Your use of EZElderlaw.com constitutes your agreement to these terms of use and with our Privacy Policy.

General Terms & Information About EZElderlaw.com

EZElderlaw.com is a Limited Liability Company formed under the laws of the State of Georgia, United States (U.S.A.). It is a website. It is not not a law firm. EZElderlaw.com does not provide legal advice or representation. The information on this website is provided on an “as-is” basis. There is no express or implied warranty or any guarantee that the information provided on this website is accurate or representative of the law in your jurisdiction. Moreover, information or services on this web site may be discontinued at any time without prior notice. EZElderlaw.com, its members, employees, officers, and contractors expressly disclaim all liability for any loss including direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages caused by use of the website and/or reliance on the information contained on the website. EZElderlaw.com assumes no liability for the content or presentations of hyper-linked sites not associated with EZElderlaw.com.

Ez Elder Law filed a trademark application covering the name and logo used here. The application serial number is 90551326. An allegation of first use has also been filed. Ez Elder Law reserves all rights under U.S. trademarks and copyright law.

EZElderlaw.com is currently located at 400 N. Selvidge Street, Dalton, Georgia 30720. Its mailing address is P.O. Box 2023, Dalton, Georgia 30722. You may reach EZElderlaw.com at websupport@ezelderlaw.com, or through the Elder Law Practice of David L. McGuffey, LLC at the same mailing address and at www.mcguffey.net.

EZElderlaw.com may include original works owned by their copyright owner, but it is primarily intended to be a “compilation” or a “derivative work” as defined in Section 101 of the U.S. copyright act (Title 17 of the United States Code). Most of the materials on EzElderlaw.com were either written by the Elder Law Practice of David L. McGuffey or are government documents which are compiled on this website for the purpose of making elder law more accessible and understandable (e.g. “easy”). Although no copyright is claimed on government documents or hyper-linked works, as a compilation or derivative work, EZElderlaw.com is protected under federal copyright law and reserves all rights protected under federal copyright and trademark laws, as well as all rights under similar State law. EZElderlaw.com also reserves all rights to its original work, licensed material and information, as well as other rights protected under federal and State law. A trademark application has been filed covering EzElderLaw.com, EZ Elder Law, and its logo.

When you create an account at EZElderlaw.com, you are representing that you understand these terms of use. To the extent permitted by law, you are deemed to have digitally signed your agreement to these terms of use.

EZElderlaw.com is intended to compile and edit information relating to the field of Elder Law, which has generally been defined by the National Elder Law Foundation and by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys as assisting elders, individuals with special needs, and their caregivers with legal issues unique to their circumstances. Elder Law is a general practice, so it covers many legal topics, but it focuses on how those topics impact older individuals and individuals with special needs.

No Attorney-Client Relationship Established

EZElderlaw.com is not a law firm. Your use of this website does NOT create an attorney-client relationship between you and any attorney who contributes to this website or who posts on or appears on this website. It does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Mr. McGuffey or the Elder Law Practice of David L. McGuffey.

Membership

You must be a member to use the forums section of EZElderlaw.com. Other membership benefits may be available in the future.

All Members

Users may remain anonymous or use pseudonymous speech, but all members agree they will not impersonate another person or mislead other members regarding their identity. Users are prohibited from engaging in harassing behavior or bullying on this website or, using EZElderlaw.com to do so offsite. Any violation of this policy will result in immediate termination of membership.

Although EZElderlaw.com will attempt to provide reasonable advance notice, future events or circumstances may cause us to change how we do business (e.g., our server could crash, we could go broke, or a giant meteor could crash into the planet thrusting us back into the ice age). With that in mind, EZElderlaw.com reserves the right to alter the format and content of this website at any time, without notice. EZElderlaw.com also reserves the right to alter or amend these terms of use at any time and to make other changes, including revisions to any fee structure.

EZElderlaw.com may include advertising on its pages. Some of our advertising partners may use cookies to gather demographic information and enhance their ability to market goods and services. By using this website, you agree that you have reviewed our Privacy Policy and that you will protect any information you do not want shared.

All memberships may be terminated without notice for failing to comply with the terms and conditions herein, in our privacy policy, or for failing to observe proper etiquette. Users may not post any content which is illegal, obscene, defamatory, threatening, infringing of intellectual property rights, invasive of privacy or otherwise injurious or objectionable. If any membership is terminated for violating these terms and conditions, our privacy policy or failing to observe proper etiquette, no fee will be refunded.

At this time, membership is free.

Non-Attorney-Members

Members of the public may join EZElderlaw.com for FREE. Members of the public may encounter attorney members on this website in various ways, through blog posts or in forums. Attorney members are not employees or agents of EZElderlaw.com or the Elder Law Practice of David L. McGuffey. They do not represent EZElderlaw.com or the Elder Law Practice of David L. McGuffey. If you engage with or communicate with attorney members, you do so at your own risk.

Attorney Members

If attorneys communicate with non-attorney members, or if you post information on EZElderlaw.com, you expressly agree that you will comply with all rules relating to ethics and professional responsibility applicable to your State bar.

Registered Agent and Take Down Agent

EZElderlaw.com is intended to comply with the copyright act and has designated David L. McGuffey, 400 N. Selvidge Street, Dalton, Georgia 30720 (USA), 706-428-0888, david@mcguffey.net, as its take down agent under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) for the purpose of complying with the safe harbor provisions in 17 U.S.C. § 512. Any alleged violation of the DMCA should be immediately reported to Mr. McGuffey. Mr. McGuffey is also the registered agent for EZElderlaw.com for all purposes under the Georgia Limited Liability Company Act.

Accounts and Access/Insurance Sales/Real Estate

EZElderlaw.com will connect you with a licensed insurance agent if you wish to purchase life, health or long-term care insurance, or if you are seeking help buying or selling land. If you ask us about those products, then you are authorizing us to share your contact information with a licensed agent.

Disclaimer

Information becomes outdated very quickly on the internet. EZElderlaw.com makes no claims, promises or guarantees regarding the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to this site. Because legal advice must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each client case, and laws are constantly changing, nothing on this site should be used as a substitute for the advice of competent counsel.

Photos and Images

Photos on this website are either licensed through agreement with our website developer or were taken by David McGuffey, Melinda Byers or by members of their family. Images, diagrams, etc. are licensed, are government documents or were created by David McGuffey. All rights are reserved. (For those who are curious, the English Cream Golden Retrievers are Gibbs and Ali. The Yorkie is Elle).

Posting/Non-Exclusive License

By posting or contributing content using EZElderlaw.com, you are granting EZElderlaw.com a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, and worldwide license to use your content in connection with its operation, including, without limitation, the license rights to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your content, and/or to incorporate it into a collective work.

CIRCULAR 230 NOTICE

Ez Elder Law does not provide tax advice or any other legal, financial or health advice. Nonetheless, to comply with the requirements imposed by the United States Treasury Department, any information regarding any U. S. federal tax matters contained on this website is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, as advice for the purpose of (1) avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (2) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any transaction or matter. In other words, hire a professional to help with your taxes.

 

Privacy Policy

Information Collection and Use

EZElderlaw.com will not sell, share, or rent your information without your consent except as provided in this Privacy Statement. EZElderlaw.com collects information from our users at several different points on this web site and is the sole owner of the information collected. We reserve the right to share your information with Mr. McGuffey and with Eldercare Planning Associates, LLC (owned by Mr. McGuffey). At this time, we do not share your information with anyone. If we decide to share collected information, this section of our privacy policy will be updated.

Attorney-Client Privilege

When a user sends an e-mail to one of our member attorneys by clicking an e-mail link on our web site, we may collect the name and the e-mail address of the user, the name and e-mail address of the attorney and the date when the e-mail was sent. (We intend to collect this information so that we can follow up with users about his or her experience and whether it was satisfactory) The content of the e-mail will not be collected or tracked in any way and will be treated as confidential and protected by the attorney-client privilege between the user who initiates the e-mail and the law firm or attorney to whom it is addressed (the “Confidential Information”). Information that would otherwise qualify as Confidential Information will not be treated as Confidential Information if the user also provides information directly to EZElderlaw.com. However, we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of email, generally. Recent events have made it clear that even government agencies such as the FBI get hacked. Use common sense when you share your personal information online.

Cookies

We may use cookies to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Once the user closes his or her browser, the cookie simply terminates. Some of our business partners may use cookies on our site (for example, advertisers). However, we have no access to or control over those cookies.

Log Files

We may use a user’s IP address to analyze trends, administer the site, track a user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Sharing

We will share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers (assuming we ever have any). This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. It is primarily intended to demonstrate usage statistics to potential advertising partners.

Links

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that EZElderlaw.com is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites, and we expressly disclaim any responsibility for the accuracy of content on other websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site.

Updates to the Sites

If a user wishes to receive updates of materials listed on our site, we ask for contact information such as the user’s e-mail address.

Security

EZElderlaw.com takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users privately submit sensitive information via our web site, their information is protected both online and off-line. All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices or on our server. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our customer service representative – when we hire one) are granted access to personally identifiable information. All our employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Every quarter, as well as any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our customers’ information is protected.
If you have any questions about the security at our web site, you can send an e-mail to websupport@ezelderlaw.com

Correction/Updating Personnel Information

All users can update their profile information through the “My Profile” link on the Website. If a user’s personally identifiable information changes (such as your zip code), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user’s personal data provided to us. This can usually be done by e-mailing our Customer Support at websupport@ezelderlaw.com.

Directory Information

If you participate in EZElderlaw.com’s Member Directory, information you post, such as your e-mail address and other contact information, may be “scraped,” or copied, from our website by third parties who may use information to market products or services. Please be aware that EZElderlaw.com has no way of controlling information posted on a publicly accessible website. You are solely responsible for any information posted on EZElderlaw.com.

Choice/Opt-out

Users who no longer wish to receive our news updates may opt-out of receiving these communications by e-mailing websupport@ezelderlaw.com with Opt-Out in the subject line and the E-mail address you are receiving e-mails in the body.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes here so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will post policy changes here. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

If you believe we are not abiding by our Privacy Policy, please contact us at websupport@ezelderlaw.com.

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