Materials on this website have been prepared for informational purposes only and solely for our clients or prospective clients. These materials do not constitute advertising, a solicitation, or legal advice, and are not made available to the general public or for purposes of user profiling or data manipulation. Transmission of the materials and information contained herein is not intended to create, and receipt thereof does not constitute formation of, an attorney-client relationship. Internet subscribers and online readers should not rely upon this information for any purpose without seeking legal advice from a licensed attorney in the reader's state. The information contained in this website is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments; accordingly, information on this website is not promised or guaranteed to be correct or complete. Christian Castle, Attorneys expressly disclaims all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all the contents of this website.
We do not wish to represent anyone desiring representation based upon viewing this website in a state where this website does not comply with all laws and ethical rules of that state.
Lawyers resident in Austin are not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
We do not necessarily endorse, and are not responsible for, any third-party content that may be accessed through this website.
Not A License
You may send us email (other than “spam”). However, if you communicate with us in connection with a matter for which we do not already represent you, you should not send us confidential or sensitive information by email because your communication will not be treated as privileged or confidential.
If you communicate with us by email in connection with a matter for which we already represent you, you should note that the security of Internet email is uncertain (as is more fully described in ABA Formal Opinion 11-459). By sending sensitive or confidential email messages that are not encrypted, you accept the risks of such uncertainty and possible lack of confidentiality over the Internet.
Given the uncertainty about the privacy of Google Mail and data collection in Google products generally, we recommend that you do not communicate with us by means of a “gmail” or other “free” email account.
We do not communicate with clients by text message. Do not leave messages for us on our cell phone voice mail. Cell phone voicemail for attorneys in the firm may not permit messages to be left.
If you are contacting us regarding an issue with your employer, do not use your employer email account to do so (or email residing on a mobile phone provided by your employer).
If you wish to contact us by email, you may not transmit any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially or ethnically offensive, and any such email may not transmit any material (or links to any material) that contains malware, software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software, network, hardware or telecommunications equipment.
Recording Device Policy
Visitors to our offices may not bring listening or recording devices such as Google Glass or Snap Spectacles onto the premises. We will not participate in outside meetings with anyone wearing Google Glass, Snap Spectacles or the like and we do not consent to being recorded by anyone using any recording device (audio or audiovisual whether ambient or controlled manually).
Disclaimer Regarding Email Communications
Any email we send to you is subject to our disclaimers and to the following:
IRS Rules of Practice require us to inform you that advice, if any, in this email (including any attachments) concerning federal tax matters is not intended to be used, and cannot be used or relied upon for the purpose of avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code, nor for promoting, marketing or recommending any transaction or matter addressed herein. Our emails are sent by a law firm and contain information that may be privileged and confidential. Given the uncertainty about the privacy of Google Mail, we recommend that you do not communicate with us by means of a “gmail” account. Note that a client writing about the contents of this email in social media may result in a waiver of the attorney-client privilege and we advise you not to do so. If you are not the intended recipient of any email we send, please delete the email and notify us immediately. Nothing communicated to you is for publication, distribution, attribution or quotation, in whole or in part, absent an express written authorization from Chris Castle in each instance.
From time to time we may communicate with clients by secure email that automatically deletes and is hosted outside of the United States.
Do not send us unsolicited material of any kind, including recordings or videos or links to recordings or videos.
Do not leave confidential communications in voicemail. Our voicemail may be retrieved by a person other than an attorney or the attorney handling your matters. Whenever leaving a voicemail, make certain that your telephone actually disconnects after leaving voicemail.
Do not communicate with us by text message.
This policy describes how we collect and use information about visitors to this website. By using this website, you acknowledge and consent to our practices described below. If you have questions or comments about the policy or our use of your personal information, please contact us.
This website is not directed at children under the age of 13 and does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If we obtain actual knowledge that we have obtained personal information about a child under the age of 13, that information will be immediately and permanently deleted from our records.
Information We Collect
You may use this website without disclosing to us any personally identifiable information.
Although our web server does log certain technical information automatically, such as the identity of your Internet Service Provider and your computer's IP address, none of this technical information reveals your identity to us, and it is not associated with any personally identifiable information you may choose to provide.
Any email messages and associated information that you send to us through this website are not governed by this policy.
Use and Disclosure of Information
We do not share any user information gathered on this website with third parties for direct marketing purposes.
Changes to This Policy
This policy is effective December 31, 2004. Any material changes to the policy will be published on this website. By your continued use of the website, you consent to the terms of the revised policy.
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Governing Law and Venue
This website (excluding linked sites) is controlled from within the State of Texas, in the United States. The site can be accessed throughout the United States, as well as from other countries around the world. As each of these jurisdictions has laws and regulations that may differ from those of Texas, by accessing this site both you and we agree that the statutes and laws of the State of Texas, without regard to conflicts of laws principles thereof, will apply to all matters relating to use of this website. In the case of a dispute, you and we agree any litigation arising between the parties hereto shall be brought only in the state or federal courts having subject matter jurisdiction in Travis County, Texas (i.e., in Austin, Texas). You and we hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent to the jurisdiction of any such court and hereby irrevocably and unconditionally waive any defense of an inconvenient forum to the maintenance of any action or proceeding in any such court, any objection to venue with respect to any such action or proceeding, and any right of jurisdiction on account of the place of residence or domicile of any party thereto.