Terms of Use

Web Site Terms and Conditions of Use

Please read this agreement carefully before using this Website.

By accessing the Website, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions below.  If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, you should not access or use the Website.

Use of this site does not constitute, in any manner, an attorney-client relationship between BPI and the user.  While the information on this site may concern legal matters, it is not intended as legal advice or as a substitute for the particularized advice of your own counsel.  People seeking specific legal advice or assistance should contact an attorney.  The content of any e-mail sent to BPI or any of its lawyers at the e-mail address set forth in this Website will not create an attorney-client relationship and will not be treated as confidential.

BPI shall have the right at any time to change this Website, including eliminating or discontinuing certain content or features of the site.  Such changes, modifications, additions, or deletions shall be effective immediately upon notice thereof, which may be given by means including, but not limited to, posting on the Website, or by electronic mail. Your use of the Website after such notice shall be deemed to constitute your acceptance of such changes, modifications, additions, or deletions.

This Website is provided as is without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.

This publication could include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein; these changes will be incorporated into new editions on this site.

Statements or expressions of opinion herein are those of the author and not necessarily those of BPI, its staff or Board of Directors.

While using this Website you agree not to: restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying this Website and services; post or transmit any unlawful, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable or harmful information or materials, or any information or materials that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law; post or transmit any information or software that contains a virus, worm, Trojan horse or other harmful or disruptive component; post or transmit materials in violation of another party's copyright or other intellectual property rights (and you acknowledge that the burden of determining whether any material posted or transmitted to this Website by you is protected by a third party's copyright rests solely with you); use the Website for any commercial or unlawful purposes; or modify, adapt, sublicense, translate, sell, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of this Website.

Copyright Statement

You may download, use, and copy materials found on the BPI Website for your personal, informational, noncommercial use only, provided that all copies made of the material must bear any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notice located on the site which pertains to the material being copied. Except as authorized in this paragraph, you are not being granted a license under any copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual property right in the material found or described herein. All such rights are retained by BPI and/or any third party owner of such rights. You may not create framed links to BPI's web pages without express written permission from BPI.

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