Please read the material below carefully before using this website. By using this website, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use.

1. The use of the website is governed by the Terms of Use Agreement herein in which the user agrees to be bound by the disclaimer and Terms of Use Agreement on this website, and the user acknowledges having read it, as well as the disclaimers and caveats it contains, and accepts that he or she is bound by its terms.

2. The provision of content on the website does not constitute the provision of legal advice by Polten & Associates. If you wish to receive legal advice, you should retain a fully-qualified lawyer to discuss your individual case.

3. A lawyer-client relationship is not created through contacting Polten & Associates, but only through explicit written confirmation of the existence of such a relationship by Polten & Associates, generally through a written retainer agreement signed by both lawyer and client.

4. Visiting the website does not create a lawyer-client relationship.

5. Should the website have any links to external websites, Polten & Associates is not responsible for the content of sites listed on its links page, and the user visits such links at his or her own risk.

6. Should reference be made anywhere on the website to the past case successes of Polten & Associates, the user should understand that past results are not necessarily indicative of future results and that the amount recovered and other litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.

7. The lawyers of Polten & Associates are fully qualified Ontario lawyers. Although they often act inter-provincially and internationally, in consultation with their colleagues in foreign jurisdictions where appropriate, all references to the laws of other provinces or jurisdictions must be confirmed by the user of this website with a lawyer who is admitted to practice in that province or jurisdiction before taking or not taking any action in respect of it.

8. All materials contained on this website, and all intellectual property rights thereto, including copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade names and trade dress, are owned by Polten & Associates. The user of this website agrees not to copy, reproduce, republish, transmit, modify or distribute any of the materials contained on this website, except for personal and non-commercial use.

9. In no event shall Polten & Associates or its principal, associates, employees or affiliates or contributors to this website be liable for any loss or injury, or any damages grounded in any cause of action whatsoever, resulting from access to or use of this website. The user of this website hereby irrevocably waives any and all such claims against Polten & Associates, its principal, associates, employees, affiliates and contributors to this website.

10. The user of this website agrees that this website will not be used for any unlawful purpose, or for any purpose prohibited by these terms of use, and agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Polten & Associates, its principal, associates, employees and affiliates and contributors to this website from any liability, loss, claim and/or expense  relating to violation of these terms of use and/or posting of or use of materials from this website.

11. These Terms of Use shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the law of the Province of Ontario in Canada and where applicable with the federal law of Canada. Any dispute regarding the contents or use of this website shall be resolved by arbitration submitted to a single arbitrator at ADR Chambers, 112 Adelaide St. E., Toronto, Ontario, M5C 1K9 under Ontario law and where applicable Canadian federal law in accordance with the provisions of Ontario's Arbitration Act, 1991.

12. The failure of Polten & Associates to insist upon strict enforcement of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right therein.