Privacy Policy

We take privacy very seriously, including yours.  Generally speaking, we do not collect personal information unless absolutely necessary.  On the rare occasions that we do, this privacy policy governs how we collect, use, share, and protect your personal information.

You are not required to submit any personal information to use the website; however, we do collect some minimal information from readers who wish to subscribe to the website’s posts, or who wish to comment on a post, or who reach out to contact us.  If we are collecting information from you, we will generally disclose the purpose for it at that time.  If we do collect your information for any reason, we will not sell, disclose, or share that information with anyone, except (i) as required by law, (ii) with parent companies, subsidiaries, sister companies, or affiliates, or (iii) with those third parties who provide specific services for us, and in that case we will only share that information to the extent necessary to provide those services.

We do use cookies to help us track site traffic and to help third-party advertisers place ad content that they believe will be interesting to you.  You may disable cookies in your browser, but we hope you choose not to disable them, because they help us provide better service to you.

This website will include links to third party websites.  Those third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies.  We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites.

We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.  If a data breach occurs, we will notify users via email and/or by posting an in-site notification as soon as reasonably possible after discovery of the breach.

If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy or any of the other information provided on this website, please contact us.

Terms & Conditions

By using this website, you agree to be bound by these Terms & Conditions, and to ensure your own compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.  If you do not agree to these Terms & Conditions, you are prohibited from using this website.

Copyright and Trademark Protection; Limited License

This website and all of its content is protected by applicable copyright and trademark laws, and may not be duplicated, appropriated, licensed, reverse engineered, mirrored on another server, or used for any purpose, whether or not for monetary gain, without the express permission of the website owner.  You may download or save information from the website for your personal use only, or may share the information with friends or family members on a one-on-one basis (i.e., not by posting the content of articles on your own website or other publicly available source) by sharing links to the website or by otherwise giving proper attribution.

Your rights to download, view, or share the information on this website may be revoked at any time by the website owner.  Upon such revocation, you agree to permanently delete or destroy any downloaded materials.

Limitation of Liability

All information provided on this website is subject to the disclaimers present here.  In no event shall Cates Peterson LLP, Clean Slate Expungements, or any of their officers, directors, employees, agents, successors, assigns, affiliates, relatives, friends, or anyone else in the world be liable for any damages arising out of the use or inability to use this website.

Third-Party Links, Websites, and Advertisements

This website contains links to third-party websites.  While we make an effort to ensure that our links are to safe, legitimate sites, we cannot guarantee the safety of such links or the accuracy or appropriateness of the contents of such sites.  Use discretion when clicking on links or signing up for products, services, or other such offerings by third parties.

Jurisdiction; Venue

This website has been created and is being maintained by its creator in Orange County, California.  All disputes related to this website shall be determined by the courts in the County of Orange, State of California, without regard to conflict of law provisions.  By using this website, you irrevocably consent to jurisdiction in the Superior Court located in Orange County, California.

Legal Age

This website is intended for use and readership by individuals who are 18 years of age or older and who have the legal capacity to enter into contracts.  Use by any individuals who do not meet those criteria is strictly prohibited.