Legal, Terms & Privacy

Bates White, LLC (“Bates White”) provides content on this website (the “Site”) subject to the following terms and conditions (the “Terms”). Bates White may, at its sole discretion, alter the Terms at any time. By accessing and using this Site, you agree to these Terms.

1. Copyrights
All content and functionality on the Site, including text, graphics, logos, icons, and images, and the selection and arrangement thereof, are the exclusive property of Bates White or its licensors and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All rights not expressly granted are reserved.

2. Trademarks
The trademarks, service marks, designs, and logos (collectively “Trademarks”) displayed on the Site are the registered and common law Trademarks of Bates White and its licensors. You agree that you will not refer to or attribute any information to Bates White or its licensors in any public medium (e.g., press release, websites) for advertising or promotion purposes, or for the purpose of informing or influencing any third party, and that you will not use or reproduce any Trademark of, or imply any endorsement by or relationship with, Bates White or its licensors, without the express written consent of Bates White or its licensors.

3. Term of use of site content
Bates White hereby grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license for the term hereof to access and download, display, and print one copy of the content and functionality displayed on the Site (the “Site Content”) on any single computer solely for your internal business use, provided that you do not modify the Site Content in any way and you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices displayed within the Site Content. You may not otherwise reproduce, modify, distribute, transmit, post, or disclose the Site Content without Bates White′s prior written consent.

4. Notices of infringement
Bates White is committed to respecting the intellectual property rights of others. Bates White prohibits the posting of any information that infringes or violates the copyright rights and/or other intellectual property rights (including rights of privacy and publicity) of any person or entity. If you believe your intellectual property rights (or such rights as you are responsible for enforcing) are infringed by any content on the Site, please write to Bates White at the address shown below, providing a written statement that contains: (a) identification of the copyrighted work and/or intellectual property right claimed to have been infringed; (b) identification of the allegedly infringing material on the Site that is requested to be removed; (c) your name, address, and daytime telephone number, and an email address, if available; (d) a statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the copyrighted work and/or exercise of the intellectual property right is not authorized by the owner, its agent, or the law; (e) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and that the signatory is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the right that is allegedly infringed; and (f) the signature of the intellectual property right owner or someone authorized on the owner′s behalf to assert infringement of the right. Bates White will remove any posted submission that infringes the copyright or other intellectual property right of any person under U.S. or international law upon receipt of such a statement (or any statement in conformance with 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3)). U.S. law provides significant penalties for submitting such a statement falsely. Bates White′s contact for submission of notices is: Catherine McEnearney, Bates White, LLC, 1300 Eye Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005, phone: 202.747.1413, email: cathy.mcenearney@bateswhite.com.  

5. Disclaimers
The content and functionality on the site is provided with the understanding that Bates White is not herein engaged in rendering professional advice and services to you. All content and functionality on the site is provided “as is,” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Bates White and its third-party content providers make no warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy or adequacy of the site content. Bates White shall have no liability or responsibility for any information published on linked websites, contained in any user submissions published on the site, or provided by third parties. Neither Bates White nor its third-party content providers shall be liable for any indirect, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages or for lost revenues or profits, whether or not the claimant has been advised of the possibility of such damages or losses and regardless of the theory of liability.

6. Governing law; jurisdiction
These Terms are governed by the laws of the District of Columbia without reference to the principles of conflicts of laws thereof. Any dispute arising from these Terms shall be resolved exclusively in the courts of the District of Columbia.

7. Online privacy statement
Bates White believes that the responsible use of personal information collected on its websites is critical to its business objectives and reputation. As part of our commitment to privacy, we have adopted this Online Privacy Statement. The extent and type of information we receive from you on our external websites depends upon the information you provide to us through our contact mailboxes and/or through the registration processes on our sites.

Bates White will use only your personally identifiable information to respond to your requests and to provide you with information about Bates White′s services, unless we obtain your permission to use your personal information for other purposes. For example, if you send us an email message requesting information about Bates White, we will use your email address and other information you supply to respond to your request. If we intend to use your personal information to inform you about other Bates White services, we will notify you and give you an opportunity to decline to receive such communications. If you send Bates White a resume or curriculum vitae to apply online for a position with Bates White, we will use this information to match you with available opportunities.

In addition, “cookies” (i.e., small text files placed on your computer when you first visit the site) are used on some of Bates White′s websites. Most browsers now recognize when a cookie is offered and permit you to refuse or accept it. If you are not sure whether your browser has this capability, you should check with the software manufacturer, your company′s technology help desk or your Internet service provider.

Cookies are used primarily to enhance your online experience and are not used to track the navigational habits of identified visitors, unless we obtain your permission to do so. If you visit our sites to read or download information, such as news stories or articles, much of the information we collect is statistical only (e.g., the domain from which you access the Internet, the date and time you access our site, and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site) and not personally identifiable. We use this information about the number of visitors and their use of the sites in aggregate form to make our sites more useful and attractive to you.

The personal information you provide Bates White will be retained only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which the information was collected or as required by law. Bates White does not share personal information with third parties except as necessary to carry out our business or as required by law or other legal processes. We never sell your personal information to third parties. Furthermore, personal data collected by Bates White may be transferred to other member firms of Bates White where it is necessary to meet the purpose for which you have submitted the information. By submitting data through Bates White electronically, you are providing explicit consent to transborder transmission of data collected via Bates White′s websites.

Bates White recognizes its responsibility for protecting the online privacy of your personal information. If you have questions or comments about our administration of your personal information, please contact us at bateswhite@bateswhite.com.