Unless specifically expressed otherwise, the Terms apply to accounts for both Clients and Lawyers. A "Lawyer" is a user that is licensed to practice law and has created a lawyer account for the purpose of obtaining legal jobs. A "Client" is a user that has created a client account for the purpose of finding a lawyer.
1. Acceptance of Agreement
You agree to be bound by these Terms with respect to the Services. These Terms constitute the entire and only agreement between us and you, and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous agreements, representations, warranties and understandings with respect to the Services and the subject-matter of these Terms. This Agreement may be amended by us from time to time without specific advance notice to you. The latest Terms will be posted on our website, and you should review the Terms prior to using the website. By continuing to access or use the Services after revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, please stop using the Services.
The Services are not intended for use by you if you are under 18 years of age. By agreeing to these Terms, you are representing to us that you are over 18. These services are currently restricted to Ontario Canada (although expansion in the future is possible).
The Software and other technology we use to provide the Services are protected under applicable copyrights, trade marks and other proprietary (including but not limited to intellectual property) rights. These Terms do not grant you any rights to use the trademarks, logos, domain names or other brand features.
3. Acceptable Use
You will use the Services responsibly. You will not, and will not attempt to, misuse the Services by using, or attempting to misuse, the Services to do things which include, but are not limited to, the following:
probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network;
breach or otherwise circumvent any security or authentication measures;
access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Service, shared areas of the Service you have not been invited to, us (or our service providers') computer systems;
interfere with or disrupt any user, host, or network, for example by sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mail-bombing any part of the Services;
plant malware or otherwise use the Services to distribute malware;
access or search the Services by any means other than our publicly supported interfaces (for example, "scraping");
send unsolicited communications, promotions or advertisements, or spam;
send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information, including "spoofing" or "phishing";
publish anything that is fraudulent, misleading, or infringes another's rights;
promote or advertise products or services other than your own without appropriate authorization;
impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity;
publish or share materials that are unlawfully pornographic or indecent, or that advocate bigotry, religious, racial or ethnic hatred;
violate the law in any way, or to violate the privacy of others, or to defame others.
4. Your Representations and Obligations
By entering a potential case, you agree to do the following:
you are responsible for and required to ensure the accuracy of the information you provide, with the exception of personal information, which should not be disclosed.
If you create a bid, a Lawyer may ask you a question to obtain additional information. You are not required to answer a question. If you choose to answer a question, you are responsible for and required to ensure the accuracy of your answer.
You understand that the information that you submit will be sent to lawyers for them to bid on, but there is no guarantee that a lawyer will contact you or place a bid. No solicitor client relationship is created simply by using this site.
You consent and agree to receive email notifications which are directly related to your use of the Services.
Lawyer accounts are only to be created and used by persons (i) licensed to practice law in the state or province which they select as their "Licensed State / Province"; and (ii) in good standing with the licensing body. By creating and using a Lawyer account, you agree to the following:
You represent that you are licensed to practice law in the state or province which you have selected as your "Licensed State / Province" in your profile. You also represent that you are in good standing with body responsible for licensing lawyers in that state or province.
5. Editing, Deleting and Modification
We reserve the right in our sole discretion to edit or delete any information, files or other content appearing on the website.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us and our partners, staff and affiliates (collectively, "Affiliated Parties") harmless from any liability, loss, claim and expense, including reasonable lawyer fees, related to your violation of these Terms.
Your right to use the Services is not transferable. Your account and password are not transferable.
8. Disclaimer – this site is available "AS IS"
THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS", "AS AVAILABLE" AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARE DISCLAIMED (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE DISCLAIMER OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE). THE SERVICES MAY CONTAIN BUGS, ERRORS, PROBLEMS OR OTHER LIMITATIONS. THIS SITE WILL HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY FROM ANY HARM TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM, LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA, OR OTHER HARM THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SERVICES OR SOFTWARE OR CAUSED BY VIRUSES OR MALWARE CONTAINED WITHIN AN ELECTRONIC FILE.
9. Limitation of Liability
THIS SITE, ITS PARTNERS AND THE AFFILIATED PARTIES HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES. IN PARTICULAR, BUT NOT AS A LIMITATION THEREOF, WE AND THE AFFILIATED PARTIES ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF PROFITS, LITIGATION OR THE LIKE), WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE NEGATION OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN YOU AND THIS SERVICE. THE SERVICES WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED WITHOUT SUCH LIMITATIONS.
10. Use of Information/Privacy
By using the Services, you and others provide us with information ("Information"). You give us the permissions necessary for us to provide the Services. This permission extends to trusted third parties we work with to provide the Services.
Except as provided above and in providing the services of this website, we will not share your Information with others unless you direct us to.
You are solely responsible for your conduct, the Information which you submit to the Services, and your communications with others while using the Services.
You acknowledge the site has no obligation to monitor any Information on the Services. We are not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, appropriateness, or legality of information or any other information you may be able to access using the Services.
11. Sharing Your Information
The Services provide features that allow you to share Information with others. We ask that you do not share personal information. There are many things that others may do with the Information that you share (for example, copy it, modify it, re-share it). Please consider carefully what you choose to share or make public. This site is not responsible for that activity.
12. Account Security
You are responsible for safeguarding the password that you use to access the Services and you agree not to disclose your password to any third party. You are responsible for any activity using your account, whether or not you authorized that activity. You should immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your account. You acknowledge that if you wish to protect your transmission of Information to us, it is your responsibility to use a secure encrypted connection to communicate with the Services.
13. Copyrights and Copyright Agents
We respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask you to do the same. We reserve the right to delete or disable content alleged to be infringing and to terminate repeat infringers. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our copyright agent the following information:
an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site;
your address, telephone number and e-mail address;
a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
Our copyright agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
14. Links to Other Web Sites
This site may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the content, accuracy, or opinions expressed in such websites, and such websites are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy or completeness by us. We do not approve or endorse any website which is linked by us or others. If you decide to leave our site and access these third party websites, you are solely responsible for your use of such websites.
15. Governing Law
This website and the Services are physically located within the Province of Ontario, Canada. These Terms will be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada and shall be treated in all respects as an Ontario contract, without reference to the principles of conflicts of law. In the event of a dispute, you agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Ontario courts. You agree to waive any right You may have to: (i) a trial by jury; and (ii) commence or participate in any class action against us related to the Services, the Information, other content appearing on the website, or these Terms and, where, applicable, you also agree to opt out of any class proceedings against us or its licensors. We have required that the Terms Agreement and all documents relating thereto be drawn-up in English. Nous avons demandé que cette convention ainsi que tous les documents qui s'y rattachent soient rédigés en anglais.