Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

Please see below for our terms of use and privacy policy.

Information You Provide

Your privacy is important to us. We provide this notice so you will be aware of the types of personal information we may collect when you use this website, why we collect it, and with whom we may share it. This notice also describes how we secure your personal information and how you can contact us with any questions or concerns.  Additionally, this privacy policy only applies to our website.  Should you engage with the firm, the engagement letter and attorney/client privilege will also be enforced.  By accessing and/or using this website, you signify your acceptance of these Terms and this Privacy Policy.  If you do not accept these Terms and/or the Privacy Policy, please promptly redirect your Internet browser to another website and do not continued to access or use this website.  

Information You Provide

You may choose to provide us with personal information in the course of using certain features of this website. For example, several portions of our website ask you to provide name, phone number, email address, and reasons for contact. You also may choose to email us through the site, in which case we will receive your name, email address, and any other information you choose to include. We use this information to respond to your inquiry and possibly to provide services moving forward.  Your submission of this information does not create an attorney-client relationship, however. From time to time we may modify features of our website and you may choose to submit other or additional personal information.  

Information We Collect

When you access our website we may collect information about your visit to our pages and your computer or other devices you use to access our site, such as browser type, operating system, and IP address. We also know which pages you visit on our site or links you choose to follow from our site. We may receive the URLs of referral or exit pages depending on your browser settings. We do not track your Internet activity beyond our site or referral/exiting pages. We also may use cookies, which are files or data stored on the computer or other device you used to access the site. Cookies can store information that allow our site to recognize whether a certain computer or device has been used to visit it in the past and may enhance your online experience by saving your preferences or information you provide while visiting our site. We collect this information for analytics purposes so we can determine what features interest our users and potentially revise our site features or operation as a result.  However, we do not track our user’s Internet activities beyond our own site, other than receiving the URL of any site our users click or manually enter when they leave our pages. 

Information We Share

We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others. If you provide information when using the site, or if we collect it as described above, we may share it with service providers who assist us in activities such as communications and file management. These providers are not authorized by us to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements.  In addition, we may disclose information about you (i) if we are required to do so by law or legal process, (ii) to law enforcement authorities or other government officials, (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss, or (iv) in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal or fraudulent activity. We further reserve the right to share any information we maintain in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets.

Additionally, via the 'pay my bill' page, we collect name, matter number, address, and payment information.  Payment information is sent directly to our payment processor and the firm does not retain card numbers.  

Protecting Personal Information

We maintain reasonable safeguards, such as administrative, technical, and physical security measures, intended to protect against loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of the personal information you provide or information we collect through this website.  However, no security system is perfect, and we cannot guarantee that personal information you provide to us over the Internet will remain private.  We also cannot guarantee that information you transmit to us over the Internet will not be intercepted.

Links to Other Sites

We may provide links to other websites for your convenience and information. These websites operate independently from belldavispitt.com and we cannot control and are not responsible for their privacy practices or content. As a result, this notice does not apply to any website linked to belldavispitt.com. If you have questions about privacy practices of other sites, you should review their privacy notices or contact the site operator.

Changing Your Information and Contacting Us

If you would like to change your information or preferences, please contact us. If you have provided us with personal data, you always have the possibility to delete your personal data easily by contacting us at 336-722-3700 or by submitting a request at https://www.belldavispitt.com/contact.  Please note that we are unable to give legal advice via email to people who are not established clients of the firm, and that emailing us with details of your personal situation does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. 

Children Online Privacy Protection Act.

This website is not intended for use by anyone under the age of 13 without the prior consent and ongoing supervision of a parent or guardian.  By using this website, you represent and warrant to Bell, Davis & Pitt that you meet the foregoing age requirement. We will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information via this website from visitors under the age of 13 and will take prompt steps to delete any such personally identifiable information if notified that any has been inadvertently collected. 

Americans with Disabilities Act

If you experience any website accessibility  issues  due to a disability, or if you have questions or comments related to the accessibility of our website by persons with disabilities, please contact info@belldavispitt.com.

Transmission of Information and Other Materials Via the Site

Bell, Davis & Pitt welcomes your comments and suggestions about our website and our services, but Bell, Davis & Pitt does not wish for you to send any confidential or proprietary ideas, suggestions, materials, or other information relating to developing, designing, redesigning, modifying, providing, or marketing any products or services. You agree that any information, ideas, suggestions, or materials that you or individuals acting on your behalf send to Bell, Davis & Pitt via this website, including but not necessarily limited to emails, feedback, data, questions, comments, product or service ideas, know-how, or suggestions (collectively, “Unsolicited Information”) will not be considered confidential or proprietary, even if the Unsolicited Information is labeled “Confidential” or “Proprietary.” 

Intellectual Property

Bell, Davis & Pitt owns this website and owns or has the right to use all of the content on the site, including all text, images, graphics, photographs, video clips, audio clips, designs, icons, wallpaper, characters, artwork, sounds, information, software, data, and other materials, and all HTML design, layouts, configurations, CGI, and other code and scripts in any format used to implement the site (the “Content”), all of which are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.  Absent Bell, Davis & Pitt’s express written permission as to particular Content on the site, you may use the Content only for informational purposes, and you may, subject to any stated restrictions or limitations, print a single copy of a limited amount of Content solely for informational purposes, if the copy bears all copyright and other intellectual property and proprietary notices displayed on the web page.  Except as expressly authorized by these Terms, you may not distribute, publish, download, transmit, modify, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit, any of the Content, in whole or in part, without Bell, Davis & Pitt’s prior written consent, provided that (a) your computer may temporarily store copies of such materials in RAM incidental to your accessing and viewing those materials, (b) you may store files that are automatically cached by your Web browser for display enhancement purposes, and (c) if we provide desktop, mobile, or other applications for download, you may download a single copy to your computer or mobile device solely for your own use, provided you agree to be bound by any end user license agreement that we provide for such applications.  Additionally, framing pages or parts of pages on the site and deep linking to pages in the site are prohibited.

Bell, Davis & Pitt owns or licenses all trademarks, service marks, and trade names on the site, including (but not necessarily limited to) “Bell, Davis & Pitt,” the “BDP Logo,” and “Practical Wisdom for a Complex World,” unless stated otherwise on the site.  You may not use any of these marks in any manner without our prior express written permission. 

Except as expressly provided above, Bell, Davis & Pitt is not granting you a license under any copyright, trademark, service mark, patent, or other intellectual property or proprietary right in any Content, and nothing in these Terms will be interpreted as conferring by implication, estoppel, or otherwise any license or right under any patent, trademark, copyright, or other proprietary, intellectual, or other right of Bell, Davis & Pitt or any third party.  You obtain no rights in the products, services, equipment, processes, or technology described on this site by accessing or using the site.  Bell, Davis & Pitt and any third party owners retain all of those rights.

If you are a copyright owner and believe that your work has been copied and posted on the site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with notice containing the following information: (i) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (ii) identification of the copyrighted work or works claimed to have been infringed; (iii) identification of the material that you claim is infringing and a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site; (iv) your address, telephone number, and e-mail address; (v) a written statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (vi) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.  Any notification by a copyright owner or a person authorized to act on its behalf that fails to comply with these requirements will not be considered sufficient notice and will not be deemed to confer on Bell, Davis & Pitt actual knowledge of facts or circumstances from which infringing material or acts are evident.  You must send the written notice to:

Bell, Davis & Pitt, P.A.
100 N. Cherry Street
Suite 600
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101

If you wish to make any use of Content other than as authorized in this section, please contact us at 336-722-3700 or send a written request to the address immediately above.

Disclaimer of Warranties

Bell, Davis & Pitt disclaims all responsibility and liability for the timeliness, sequence, quality, accuracy, content, completeness, legality, reliability, operability, and availability of information and material contained on this site.  The site may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors.  Bell, Davis & Pitt disclaims any responsibility for the deletion, failure to store, failure to update, misdelivery, or untimely delivery of any information or material on the site.  Bell, Davis & Pitt does not warrant or guarantee that the site will be error-free or virus-free or that access to the site will be uninterrupted.  Bell, Davis & Pitt and its content providers cannot and do not warrant or guarantee against errors, omissions, delays, interruptions, or losses, including loss of data. 

THE SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITH NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER. BELL, DAVIS & PITT DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY AND OTHER WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AS WELL AS ANY WARRANTY OF QUALITY, FUNCTIONALITY, ACCURACY, CURRENCY, COMPLETENESS, RELIABILITY, OPERABILITY, USE, PERFORMANCE, OR ABSENCE OF VIRUSES.

IF YOU DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN ANY MATERIAL FROM THE SITE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CLAIMS, INCLUDING ANY DAMAGES TO YOUR COMPUTING SYSTEM OR ANY LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM DOWNLOADING OR OTHERWISE OBTAINING THAT MATERIAL. YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK OF LOSS RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE.

THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL BELL, DAVIS & PITT, ITS AFFILIATES, ITS DATA PROVIDERS, OR ANYONE ELSE INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, DELIVERING, OR MANAGING THE CONTENT (COLLECTIVELY, THE “SITE PROVIDERS”) BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY CLAIMS WHATSOEVER, IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST REVENUES, LOST PROFITS, LOST OPPORTUNITIES, AND LOSS OF PROSPECTIVE ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH (A) YOUR ACCESS OR USE OF THE SITE, (B) ANY COMMUNICATIONS SENT TO YOU VIA THE SITE OR OTHERWISE FROM BELL, DAVIS & PITT, OR ANY DAMAGES SUFFERED AS A RESULT OF OMISSIONS OR INACCURACIES IN SUCH INFORMATION, (C) THE TRANSMISSION OF CONFIDENTIAL OR SENSITIVE INFORMATION TO OR FROM THE SITE PROVIDERS, OR (D) INCONVENIENCE, DELAY, OR LOSS OF USE OF THE SITE OR ANY SERVICE, EVEN IF SOME OR ALL OF THE SITE PROVIDERS ARE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE SITE PROVIDERS ASSUME NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAMAGE OR INJURY TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY ARISING FROM ANY ACCESS OR USE OF ANY INFORMATION, IDEA, OR INSTRUCTION IN THE CONTENT.

THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Bell, Davis & Pitt, its affiliates, licensors, site providers, and service providers, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses or fees (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of or relating to (a) your use of the site, (b) user content you submit, post to, or transmit through the site, (c) your violation of any rights of any other company or person in connection with this site, or (d) your violation of these Terms.

Conflict Resolution

These Terms will be governed by the laws of the State of North Carolina, excluding its conflicts of law provisions.  All actions and proceedings relating to the site or the Content will be commenced and heard exclusively in North Carolina state courts or the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.  Bell, Davis & Pitt and you consent to the jurisdiction of those courts.

Limitation on Time to File Claims

ANY CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM YOU MAY HAVE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OF USE OR THE SITE MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES, OTHERWISE SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.

Severability and Waiver

The invalidity of any term, condition, or provision of these Terms will not affect the enforceability of the remaining portions of these Terms.  Bell, Davis & Pitt’s failure to enforce any right or provision in these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

Changes to this Notice

If we revise this notice due to a change in our online privacy practices, we will post a prominent announcement on this site.