Kit Kaufman

Terms of Use


January 10, 2018


Welcome to the Kit Kaufman, Counsel to Independent Directors (“KK”) website (the “Website”). This Website constitutes attorney advertising under applicable rules of The State Bar of California. By accessing or using the Website, you indicate that you have read and understand this Terms of Use Agreement (the “Agreement”) and agree to be bound by it. You must accept the terms of the Agreement in order to use this Website. If you do not understand or have questions about the Agreement, immediately stop all use of the Website and contact This Agreement may periodically change without notice, so you should check the Agreement before every attempt to use the Website. When the Agreement is changed, the date of latest revision will appear at the top of this page.

A. No Legal Services or Attorney Client Relationship

Although the Website may provide information concerning potential legal issues, it is not a substitute for legal advice from qualified counsel. You should not, and are not authorized to, rely on the Website as a source of legal advice. Your use of the Website does not create any attorney-client relationship between you and KK. The mere act of contacting KK electronically does not create an attorney-client relationship. If you wish to become a client of KK, you must contact Christopher Kaufman and explicitly negotiate a retention. The Website is not an invitation to form an attorney-client relationship. Unless you have an attorney-client relationship with KK, we are not obliged to keep confidential information you may send us. Under no circumstances, therefore, should you send confidential information to KK unless you have been authorized to do so by Christopher Kaufman or you have a pre-existing documented attorney-client relationship with KK.

B. User Conduct

You agree that you will not use the Website for any illegal purpose. In addition, you agree that:
  1. You will not harvest, collect or otherwise use contact information made available on the Website for the purpose of sending unsolicited improper communications, including without limitation, unsolicited bulk email (collectively, spam) and that you will not use any KK communications facility to deliver or attempt to deliver spam.
  2. You will not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Website or the servers and network associated with the Website.
  3. You will not circumvent or attempt to circumvent any security or access control technology implemented on the Website, or the servers and network associated with the Website.
  4. You will not use the Website in any manner designed to degrade the performance or functioning of the Website including, without limitation, launching Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks against the Website.

C. Copyright

Christopher Kaufman claims a copyright on the works presented on this Website. KK authorizes you to view, copy, download and print KK documents on this Website subject to the following conditions: - The documents may be used solely for personal, non-commercial and informational purposes - The documents may not be modified - The following copyright notice and permission notice must appear in each document: “ ©2018 Christopher Kaufman. All rights reserved. Kit Kaufman, Counsel to Independent Directors documents available from this Website are protected by the copyright laws of the United States and international treaties. All use subject to Terms of Use.”

D. Commercial Use of KK Website Materials and Screen Shots

Reproduction, copying and redistribution of materials on the Website for commercial purposes is prohibited without the express written permission of Christopher Kaufman. To obtain permission to copy portions of this Website, please send an email to and provide the following information in the body of the email:
  1. The Website content you wish to use
  2. Where and how it will be used (for example, a book cover, magazine article or brochure)
  3. Where and how copies will be distributed and to what audience
  4. How many copies will be produced and distributed
  5. When you intend to publish
  6. What other non-Website materials will be associated with the Website content
  7. Your name, title, company address, email address and phone number.

We will evaluate your request and advise you as soon as possible. KK reserves the right to refuse permission to copy, distribute, broadcast or public any of the copyrighted material, including text and images on the Website.

E. No Warranties and Limitation of Liability

Information provided on the Website is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. KK periodically adds, changes, improves or updates the information and documents on the Website without notice. KK assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content on the Website. Your use of the Website is at your own risk. Under no circumstances and under no legal theory shall KK, its suppliers or any other party involved in creating, producing or delivering the Website contents be liable to you or any other person for any indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages of any character arising from your access to, or use of, the Website.

F. Links to Third Party Sites

If you use any links on the Website to websites not maintained by KK , you will leave the Website. The linked sites are not under the control of KK and KK is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained on a linked site. KK provides these links to you only as a convenience and the inclusion of any link does not imply recommendation, approval or endorsement by KK of the site found through the link.

G. Service Marks – Permitted Use of KK Service Marks

KK service marks identify KK products and services and let the public know the source of those products and services. You may make fair use of our service marks in advertising and promotional materials in in referencing our products and services (for example, in a magazine article) without our permission provided you follow standard trademark usage practices and provide attribution. Other uses require our written permission. If you are in doubt as to whether you need our permission for a specific type of use, please ask us. You may not use KK logs or “design” service marks (as opposed to our service marks consisting solely of words) under any circumstance without our prior written authorization. In addition, you may not use KK service marks, whether design or word marks, in the following ways:
  1. In a non-KK service name or publication title
  2. In, as, or as part of, your own service or trademarks
  3. To identify products or services that are not KK
  4. In a manner likely to cause confusion
  5. In a manner that implies inaccurately that we sponsor or endorse, or are otherwise connected with, your own activities, products and services
  6. As hidden or embedded text in web pages in an effort to cause a search of KK marks to result in a hit on a page not maintained by KK in a manner disparaging to KK

H. Jurisdiction; Choice of Law

This Agreement and your use of the Website shall be governed by the laws of California, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions.

I. Criminal Finances Act of 2017

KK is committed to conducting its business in accordance with the highest standards of professionalism, ethics and integrity. KK has a zero-tolerance approach to tax evasion and the facilitation of tax evasion by anyone who performs services on our behalf.

J. Severability

If any provision of this Agreement is found to be void or unenforceable, such provision shall be severed and all other provisions shall remain in force.