- Our Service and our Content
- Your Responsibilities and Registration Obligations
- Registration and Password
- Your Conduct
- Submission of Content on or through this Web Site
- Premium Services
- Third Party Services
- DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
- LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
- Reservation of Rights
- Notification of Copyright Infringement
- Applicable Law
- Miscellaneous Information
2. Our Service and our Content.
Our web site and services provided to you on and through our web site on an “AS IS” basis.You agree that the owners of this web site or any other provider of services, exclusively reserve the right and may, at any time and without notice and any liability to you, modify or discontinue this web site and its services or delete the data you provide, whether temporarily or permanently. We shall have no responsibility or liability for the timeliness, deletion, failure to store, inaccuracy, or improper delivery of any data or information.
A. No Attorney-Client Relationship or Agreement. The use of our web site and our services is not intended to and does not create a privileged, confidential or attorney-client relationship between any users of our service, including any providers of information. Contacting any other user, member, third party, or other party is solely at the discretion of the user / communicator. Agreements for or regarding legal services are and must be done outside the scope of our services and are strictly between that person and the provider of legal services, not The Law Network. Any and all information that is contained on or made available through our web site and services is not intended to and does not constitute legal advice or counseling under any circumstance. Accordingly, The Law Network and any user, member or provider of information on or through our web site and service does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, adequacy or currency of the information contained in or linked from our web site. The Law Network is not a law firm and does not receive any portion of an attorney’s or law firm’s fees. All users of this service, whether or not they are also providers of legal information or assistance, are solely responsible for compliance with all laws and regulations governing their use of this web site and service, including but not limited to compliance with all ethics and bar association rules and regulations applicable to their practice. Attorney listings in our directory or which may appear on our site are attorney advertisements and do not constitute a referral or endorsement by The Law Network.
B. Do Not Disclose Personal or Confidential Information. Nothing submitted to our web site or service is treated as confidential. Communications to and from this web site are not secure and subject to the same risks of interception and security that exists on the Internet. It is in your best interests not to disclose any privileged, confidential or other valuable private information when using our web site and service. This includes the names of people, business, their private personal data and the like. Such information should only be disclosed outside the scope of this web site and service, for example, such as after signing a legal retainer with an attorney and thus being protected by the attorney-client privilege.
C. Limited Use of Our Content. Unless otherwise stated explicitly, all of our content made available is for personal, non-commercial use only. There are no republishing rights provided unless we explicitly provide them in writing or otherwise permitted by law. This means that you are not permitted to use, display or publish our content elsewhere. Any RSS feeds we provide are for personal use only, for use on your own personal devices, unless we explicitly state otherwise.
D. Attorney Case Review. Our attorney case review is also subject to the attorney case review terms and conditions of service. Please read it carefully before using our case review services.
3. Your Responsibilities and Registration Obligations.
5. Registration and Password.
You are responsible to maintain the confidentiality of your password and shall be responsible for all uses via your registration and/or login, whether authorized or unauthorized by you. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use or your registration, user account or password.
6. Your Conduct.
You agree that all information or data of any kind, whether text, software, code, music or sound, photographs or graphics, video or other materials (“Content”), publicly or privately provided, shall be the sole responsibility of the person providing the Content or the person whose user account is used. You agree that our web site may expose you to Content that may be objectionable or offensive. We shall not be responsible to you in any way for the Content that appears on this web site nor for any error or omission.
You explicitly agree, in using this web site or any service provided, that you shall not:
(a) provide any Content or perform any conduct that may be unlawful, illegal, threatening, harmful, abusive, harassing, stalking, tortious, defamatory, libelous, vulgar, obscene, offensive, objectionable, pornographic, designed to or does interfere or interrupt this web site or any service provided, infected with a virus or other destructive or deleterious programming routine, give rise to civil or criminal liability, or which may violate an applicable local, national or international law; (b) impersonate or misrepresent your association with any person or entity, or forge or otherwise seek to conceal or misrepresent the origin of any Content provided by you; (c) collect or harvest any data about other users; (d) provide or use this web site and any Content or service in any commercial manner or in any manner that would involve junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of unauthorized advertising without our prior written consent; (e) solicit or otherwise use this web site or any of the information or data that appears on this web site, for any commercial activity without the prior written consent of TheLAW.com, Inc., including solicitation of users on this web site or provision of any goods or services. (f) provide any Content that may give rise to our civil or criminal liability or which may constitute or be considered a violation of any local, national or international law, including but not limited to laws relating to copyright, trademark, patent, or trade secrets, (g) use ad-blocking technology nor use any means which may alter the appearance of our website or other service so that our advertisements or promotions do not appear.
7. Submission of Content on or through this Web Site.
By providing any Content to our web site: (a) you agree to grant to us an irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive right and license (including any moral rights or other necessary rights) to use, display, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, distribute, perform, promote, archive, translate, sell and to create derivative works and compilations, in whole or in part. Such license will apply with respect to any form, media, technology known or later developed; (b) you warrant and represent that you have all legal, moral, and other rights that may be necessary to grant us with the license set forth in this Section 7; (c) you acknowledge and agree that we shall have the right (but not obligation), in our sole discretion, to refuse to publish or to remove or block access to any Content you provide at any time and for any reason, with or without notice.
8. Our Premium Services
TheLaw.com offers several different optional premium services at a cost to members. These premium services include but are not limited to on and off site advertising, the lawyer and expert directories and other consulting services (“Premium Services”). When you decide to obtain a Premium Service, you agree to accept any additional terms and agree to pay TheLaw.com associated with a respective Premium Service, including any subscription and referring fees. When you purchase a recurring service, you will be charged periodically as indicated for that service as indicated in the order, which may be monthly, quarterly, biannually, annually or as may be otherwise indicated. Your credit card will be charged shortly after your Premium Service and it will be effective for the period indicated for the service ordered. You explicitly agree that recurring payments made on the appropriate anniversary date for the Premium Service ordered will continue to be charged on a recurring basis until you cancel the Premium Service in according with these terms in this paragraph, unless otherwise specified in the terms and conditions for that Premium Service. In order to cancel your service to avoid a recurring charge, we must receive written notice of cancellation from you at least thirty (30) days or more prior to the date of the recurring charge. By way of example, if you purchased a Premium Service on March 1, 2014, which is billed monthly, you must send written notice to TheLaw.com no later than April 1, 2014 in order to avoid being billed on May 1, 2014. In addition, you also understand and agree to accept any increase that may be placed in effect for the Premium Service and to be billed at the increased fee amount.
Termination of Premium Services must be received by TheLaw.com and, to be effective, must be completed in either of three ways: (i) you terminate the service using our software and receive a confirmation of cancellation via email from TheLaw.com; (ii) you send a notice of termination to TheLaw.com at support at thelaw.com or use our Support Help Desk and receive a confirmation of receipt by TheLaw.com; or (iii) by mail to TheLaw.com LLC Att: Termination of Services, PO Box 539, New York, NY, 10116-0539. You understand and agree that Premium Services are NOT refundable and NOT prorated upon termination.
In the event that any payment is overdue and unpaid, TheLaw.com has the right to suspend or terminate your Premium Services immediately, within its sole discretion. Should the Premium Service be suspended or terminate, it will also terminate or cancel any special pricing or promotional benefit that was applied to your Premium Service.
Should you have any dispute with any charge relating to Premium Services, you agree to submit the dispute or claim in writing to TheLaw.com no later than 60 days after the date of the charge disputed or any and all claims and disputes will be considered waived, the charges finalized and not subject to any further dispute or challenge.
9. Third Party Services.
Goods and services of third parties may be advertised and/or made available on or through this web site. Representations made regarding products and services provided by third parties are governed by the policies and representations made by these third parties. We shall not be liable for or responsible in any manner for any of your dealings or interaction with third parties.
11. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE AND ANY SERVICES OR CONTENT PROVIDED (THE “SERVICE”) IS MADE AVAILABLE AND PROVIDED TO YOU AT YOUR OWN RISK. IT IS PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS” AND WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, IMPLIED OR EXPRESS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
WE MAKE NO WARRANTY, IMPLIED OR EXPRESS, THAT ANY PART OF THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, VIRUS-FREE, TIMELY, SECURE, ACCURATE, RELIABLE, OF ANY QUALITY, NOR THAT ANY CONTENT IS SAFE IN ANY MANNER FOR DOWNLOAD. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT NEITHER US NOR ANY PARTICIPANT IN THE SERVICE PROVIDES PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OF ANY KIND AND THAT USE OF SUCH ADVICE OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK AND WITHOUT OUR LIABILITY OF ANY KIND.
Some jurisdictions may not allow disclaimers of implied warranties and the above disclaimer may not apply to you only as it relates to implied warranties.
12. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSS (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM OR ARISING OUT OF (I) THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, (II) THE COST TO OBTAIN SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND/OR SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY TRANSACTION ENTERED INTO ON THROUGH THE SERVICE, (III) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR DATA TRANSMISSIONS, (IV) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE, OR (V) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE.
In some jurisdictions, it is not permitted to limit liability and therefore such limitations may not apply to you.
13. Reservation of Rights.
We reserve all of our rights, including but not limited to any and all copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, and any other proprietary right that we may have in our web site, its content, and the goods and services that may be provided. The use of our rights and property requires our prior written consent. We are not providing you with any implied or express licenses or rights by making services available to you and you will have no rights to make any commercial uses of our web site or service without our prior written consent.
14. Notification of Copyright Infringement.
If you believe that your property has been used in any way that would be considered copyright infringement or a violation of your intellectual property rights, our copyright agent may be contacted at the following address:
Att: General Counsel
PO Box 539
New York, NY 10116-0539
E-mail: Please use our Support Center.
15. Applicable Law.
16. Miscellaneous Information.