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Privacy ​privacy statement

Website Privacy Policy

When you visit raffa.com (the "Website"), Raffa P.C. (the "Company") does not collect any personally identifiable information about you unless you specifically provide it to us. Your visit is logged by a statistics program, which keeps records of traffic on the Website, as well as numerical counts of visitors by domain, IP address, keywords used, browser type and other standard web measurements.

Raffa eNewsletter Registration

If you choose to register for Raffa’s eNewsletter on the Website, you need to supply us with certain required information, including your email address. We log and retain such information and send you emails on areas of interest you have specified. Each email contains information on how to be removed from our lists.

Raffa Learning Community Registration

If you choose to register online for a seminar and provide personal information, this information may be used to prepare name tags, attendance lists and other materials for the seminar and therefore may be shared with third parties associated with the seminar.

Contact Us Form

Filling out this form will not make you a client of the Company. The best way for you to inquire about a possible engagement is to contact the Company via one of the links provided on our Contact Us page, or to call 202-822-5000.

Public Postings

Information that you post to public areas of the Website (including, but not limited to, message boards and chat rooms) is disclosed and made available to the public. Please use caution when posting any such information. The Company shall not be responsible or liable for any harm that you or any other person may suffer in connection with any breach of confidentiality or security.

Use of Cookies

The Company uses cookies to store user preferences and record session information, such as the pages a user accesses, IP addresses and other similar types of information. Cookies provide a convenience by saving you time on subsequent visits and personalizing your web experience. For example, when you return to our website, cookies enable us to remember information from prior visits, and cookies may save data such as name, password, user-name, screen preferences, and pages viewed.

You have the right to delete cookies placed on your hard drive, which will erase the data automatically saved during your visit. However that will mean that our sites will not recognize you when you return. You may also modify your web browser to notify you before accepting cookies, or to decline all cookies. We strongly suggest that you accept cookies from us, since they help provide you a more seamless, personalized, and effective web browsing experience and keep our site compelling and informative.

Other Activities

We do not collect personally identifiable information about you unless you specifically provide it to us. We may collect nonpublic personal information about you from sources, including, but not limited to, information we receive from you on applications or other forms, information about your transactions with us, and information we receive from others that you have sent to us.

Use of Information

The Company currently uses the information that it collects through the Website to provide the products, services, information or benefits that you request; to improve the content of the Website; to customize the content on the Website; and to investigate violations of our Terms of Use. Our Career Center also allows job applicants to email a resume and cover letter in pursuit of employment. That information is reviewed and used internally.

 

Sharing of Information

We share aggregate statistical information about use of the Website with third parties in a way that does not personally identify you. We share personal information that you supply to us with our employees, and in limited situations, to third parties if we inform you of such use either through this Privacy Policy or at the time the information is collected. At present, we do not share with any third parties personally identifiable information that you provide to us through surveys, e-mail subscriptions, downloads or comment forms. In addition, there may be some other limited circumstances in which the Company shares or transfers the information in its databases to third parties, for example, to respond to judicial process, to comply with applicable laws or regulations, to protect the security or integrity of our databases or the Website, to take precautions against liability, in the event of a corporate reorganization or, to the extent required by law, to provide information to law enforcement agencies. In all such situations, we stress the confidential nature of information being shared.

Linked Sites

The Company is not responsible for the privacy practices or policies of websites that are linked to or from the Website.

Access to Data

We will update and amend, and/or delete personal information that you send to us in accordance with applicable law. You can request access to, and have the opportunity to review, update and amend your personal information that has been provided to us. The Company does its best to correct any inaccuracies that are brought to its attention. If you would like to review this information, you may contact us via email. For security reasons, we reserve the right to take steps to authenticate the identity of the requesting party before providing access to personal information.

Your Consent

By using the Website, you consent to our use of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to change, modify, update, add, and remove portions of our Privacy Policy at any time without advance notice, in our sole discretion. Should any new policy go into effect, we will post it on the Website. This Privacy Policy is subject to the Terms of Use , including, but not limited to, limitations on liability, indemnification, choice of law and choice of forum.

Terms of Use

Please read this page carefully. By viewing the contents on the raffa.com Website, you agree to be bound by these Terms, as revised by the Company from time to time, in its sole discretion. If you do not accept these Terms, do not use the Website.

The Company may revise these Terms at any time by updating this posting (but without any other notice). You should visit this page periodically to review these Terms for changes, because you are bound by them.

Section 1. Use of Material.

All material contained on the Website, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, images, data, audio, video and "Software" (as defined below) (collectively, the "Materials"), are either owned by the Company and/or third-party licensors. The Company (and/or third-party licensors) retains all proprietary rights to the Materials, including all intellectual property rights associated therewith (e.g., copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets and know-how). Except for downloading one copy of the Materials on a single computer for your personal, noncommercial use, you may not sell, modify, reproduce, display, publicly perform, publish, prepare derivative works based upon, distribute or otherwise use the Materials in any way; provided, however, that your use of any Software may be subject to additional and/or superseding terms as described in the next paragraph.

If you download any software from the Website, the software, including any files, images incorporated in or generated by the software, data accompanying the software and any related documentation (collectively, the "Software") are licensed to you by the Company and/or third-party licensors for your personal, non-commercial use only and such licenses are revocable at any time in the Company’s sole discretion. The Company and/or third-party licensors retain all proprietary rights to the Software, including all intellectual property rights associated therewith (e.g., copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets and know-how). Although you may own the medium on which the Software is recorded (e.g., your hard drive), the Company and/or third party licensors retain full and complete title to the Software and all intellectual property rights associated therewith. You may not redistribute, sell, de-compile, reverse engineer, disassemble, sublicense or otherwise reduce the Software to a human-readable form. In addition, you agree to abide by any other terms that may apply to such Software, including any terms posted on the Website or any license agreement accompanying the Software. Your downloading and use of the Software is conditioned on your agreement to be bound by these Terms and any other terms that may apply to such Software.

You must retain all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices contained in the original Materials on any copy you make of the Materials. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout or form) of the Company. You may not use any meta tags or any other similar hidden text utilizing the Company's name or trademarks.

If you violate any of this Section 1, your license to use the Materials automatically terminates.

Section 2. Disclaimer of Warranties.

The Company and any other contributor to the Website expressly disclaim all liability to any person in respect of anything and in respect of the consequences of anything done or omitted to be done wholly or partly in reliance upon the whole or any part of the Web Site or the Materials. The Website and the Materials are for informational purposes only and may not reflect the most current developments in a field. The information should in no way be taken as an indication of future results. The Company does not warrant and cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness or authenticity of the information contained on the Website or in the Materials, or its suitability for any purpose.

In making the Website and the Materials available, no client, advisory, fiduciary or professional relationship is implicated or established between you and the Company and neither the Company nor any other person is, in connection with the Website and the Materials, engaged in rendering auditing, accounting, tax, legal, advisory, consulting or other professional services or advice. Neither the Website nor the Materials on or accessed through the Web Site should be considered a substitute for your independent investigation and your sound technical and business judgment. You should consult with a professional advisor familiar with your particular factual situation for advice or service concerning any specific matters.

You understand and expressly agree that use of the Website and the Materials is at your sole risk, that any materials downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the Website is at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of such materials. The Company makes no warranty or representation as to the security of any information you transmit to the Company.

THE WEBSITE AND THE MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED ON AN AS-IS, AS-AVAILABLE BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE COMPANY, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, STOCKHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AND ITS AFFILIATED AND RELATED ENTITIES AND ITS SUPPLIERS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Section 3. Limitation of Liability.

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, STOCKHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AND ITS AFFILIATED OR RELATED ENTITIES AND ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, OR ANY DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF DATA, GOODWILL OR OTHER INTANGIBLES) RESULTING OR ARISING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE, THE CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN, OR THE MATERIALS OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE), OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE COMPANY IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Section 4. User Submissions.

As a user of the Website, you are responsible for your own communications and are responsible for the consequences of any of your postings in the public areas of the Website. By submitting any material for posting on the Website, you automatically grant (or, if you are not the owner, you warrant that the owner of such material has expressly granted) the Company a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display and otherwise use and exploit such material (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other work in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.

While using the Website, you may not (i) post or transmit material that is copyrighted, unless you are the copyright owner or have the permission of the copyright owner to post it; (ii) post or transmit material that reveals trade secrets or confidential information, unless you own them or have the permission of the owner; (iii) post or transmit material that violates or infringes on any other intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others; (iv) post or transmit material that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful or embarrassing to another user or any other person or entity; (v) post or transmit any sexually explicit images or other material; (vi) post or transmit advertisements or solicitations of business; (vii) post or transmit chain letters or pyramid schemes; (viii) impersonate another person or post or transmit information under a fictitious name; (ix) post or transmit material that contains a virus, corrupted file or other harmful component; or (x) intentionally or unintentionally violate or encourage or assist another to violate any applicable law or regulation.

The Company does not represent or guarantee the accuracy, completeness or reliability of any material posted by users of the Website nor does it endorse any opinions expressed by any users. You acknowledge that any reliance on material posted by other users is at your own risk. The Company is not responsible for screening or monitoring material posted by users.

The Company reserves the right for any reason to edit, refuse to post or remove without notice any materials posted by users, but has no obligation to delete material that you may find objectionable or offensive or that violate these Terms. If you become aware of any material that violates these Terms, you may email such information to the Company. However, the Company does not guarantee that any action will be taken as a result of your contact. The Company reserves the right to expel any user and to prevent further access to the Web Site for any reason, including violation of these Terms or applicable law or for no reason at all.

Section 5. Claims of Copyright Infringement.

If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact the Designated Agent listed in our Copyright Policy.

Copyright Policy

We respect the intellectual property rights of others and request that users of the Website do the same. We may, at our discretion and in appropriate circumstances, terminate the accounts of users who infringe the intellectual property rights of others. Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Pub. L. No. 105-304, 112 Stat. 2860 (Oct. 28, 1998), including but not limited to section 512(c), notification of claims of copyright infringement relating to material on the Website should be sent to the following Designated Agent:

Jimena Ryan
Raffa
1899 L Street, NW
9th Floor
Washington, DC 20036

Section 6. Links to Other Sites.

The Website contains links to and from third-party websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and are in no way meant to imply that the Company endorses, sponsors, promotes, or is affiliated with the owners of or participants of such third-party websites. The Company is not responsible for the content or practices of linked third-party sites and does not make any representations or warranties regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third-party websites or the practices of such sites. If you decide to access linked third-party websites, you do so at your own risk.

Section 7. Indemnification.

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Company, its officers, directors, stockholders, employees, agents and its affiliated and related entities and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all third-party claims, liability, actions, demands, costs or expenses, including, but not limited to, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising from your use of the Website or the Materials or your breach or violation of these Terms. The Company reserves the right to defend any such claim and you agree to provide the Company with such reasonable cooperation as it may request.

Section 8. Export Control.

The United States controls the export of products and information. You agree to comply with such restrictions and not to export or re-export the Materials to countries or persons prohibited under the export control laws. By downloading the Materials, you are agreeing that you are not in a country where such export is prohibited and are not a person or entity to which such export is prohibited. You are responsible for compliance with the laws of your local jurisdiction regarding the import, export or re-export of the Materials.

Section 9. Privacy Notice.

Be sure to check the Privacy Policy to understand the Company's practices. The Privacy Policy is subject to these Terms.

Section 10. General.

The Website is based in Washington, D.C., U.S.A. Access to the Materials may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Website from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction. These Terms will be governed by, subject to and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the District of Columbia, without regard to conflict of laws principles. You agree that any action arising out of or relating to these Terms may be brought only in a court of competent jurisdiction in the District of Columbia, and you hereby consent to the jurisdiction, venue and convenience of such courts. If any provision of these Terms is found to be invalid, void or unenforceable by any court having competent jurisdiction, the remainder of these Terms shall remain in full force and effect. Any waiver of any provision of these Terms will be effective only if it is in writing signed by the Company. No waiver of any term of these Terms shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term. You may not assign any of your rights, obligations or privileges hereunder. These Terms will inure to the benefit of the Company's successors, assigns and licensees.

These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and the Company with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersede and replace all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject matter.

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