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User’s Acknowledgment and Acceptance of Terms
LegalCrunch (“LegalCrunch” “us” “our” or “we”) hosts, maintains, and moderates http://www.legalcrunch.com (the “Website”) to serve as a convenient and focused aggregation platform of legal content to you, the user, subject to your compliance with all the terms, conditions, and notices contained or referenced herein (the “Terms and Conditions”), as well as any other written agreement that may be entered into by us and you. In addition, when using particular services or materials on this Website, users shall be subject to any posted rules applicable to such services or materials that may contain terms and conditions in addition to those in these Terms and Conditions. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms and Conditions.
These Terms and Conditions are effective as of July 1, 2016. We expressly reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions from time to time without notice to you. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Website and these Terms and Conditions from time to time and to familiarize yourself with any modifications. Your continued use of this Website after such modifications will constitute acknowledgement of the modified Terms and Conditions and agreement to abide and be bound by the modified Terms and Conditions. You may not use the Website unless you are at least 18 years of age and you hereby represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and that you possess the legal right and ability to agree to these Terms and Conditions and to use this Website in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
As used in these Terms and Conditions, references to our “Affiliates” include our owners, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, officers, directors, suppliers, partners, sponsors, and advertisers, and includes (without limitation) all parties involved in creating, producing, and/or delivering this Website and/or any of its contents.
THE WEBSITE AND ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED ON OR PROVIDED THROUGH THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS. THAT MEANS THAT THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON OR PROVIDED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE IS INTENDED FOR GENERAL CONSUMER UNDERSTANDING AND EDUCATION. ANY ACCESS TO THIS WEBSITE IS VOLUNTARY AND AT THE SOLE RISK OF THE USER.
The content on this Website was not necessarily prepared by persons licensed to practice law in a particular jurisdiction. We do not render legal or other professional advice, and this Website is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. If you require legal or other expert advice, you should seek the services of a competent attorney or other professional either through this Website (subject to these Terms and Conditions) or through other avenues.
LegalCrunch, provides an online legal portal to give visitors a general understanding of the law. The Site includes general information on commonly encountered legal issues. At no time do we review your answers for legal sufficiency, draw legal conclusions, provide legal advice, opinions or recommendations about your legal rights, remedies, defenses, options, selection of forms, or strategies, or apply the law to the facts of your particular situation. LegalCrunch is not a law firm and may not perform services performed by an attorney. LegalCrunch is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney.
LegalCrunch strives to keep its legal resources accurate, current and up-to-date. However, because the law changes rapidly, LegalCrunch cannot guarantee that all of the information on the Site is completely current. The law is different from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and may be subject to interpretation by different courts. The law is a personal matter, and no general information or legal tool like the kind LegalCrunch provides can fit every circumstance. Furthermore, the legal information contained on the Site and Applications is not legal advice and is not guaranteed to be correct, complete or up-to-date. Therefore, if you need legal advice for your specific problem, or if your specific problem is too complex to be addressed by our tools, you should consult a licensed attorney in your area.
From time to time LegalCrunch may perform certain attorney access services and introduce our visitors to attorneys through various methods, including but not limited to (i) legal plans, (ii) third party attorney directory listings, and (iii) third party limited scope agreements. At no time is an attorney-client relationship fostered or created with through LegalCrunch at the performance of any such services.
This Site and Applications are not intended to create any attorney-client relationship, and your use of LegalCrunch does not and will not create an attorney-client relationship between you and LegalCrunch.
You may use the Website only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. You agree not to: (a) use the Website in any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local and international law or regulation, including any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the United States or other countries; (b) modify, reproduce, distribute, sell, license, or otherwise exploit any parts of the Website or any content from the Website, for commercial or other purposes, without our written permission; (c) use the Website to transmit, procure or send any advertising or solicitation material without express written permission from LegalCrunch; (d) use the Website to impersonate or attempt to impersonate LegalCrunch or a LegalCrunch employee, or another user, person or entity; (e) engage in any conduct which restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Website, or which, as determined at LegalCrunch’s discretion, may harm LegalCrunch or users of the Website or expose them to liability; (f) use any robot, spider or other automatic devices to monitor or copy any of the material in the Website for any purpose; (g) attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage or disrupt any parts of the Website; or (h) send, upload, download, use or re-use any material for any purpose not specifically authorized by these Terms and Conditions.
Investigations; Cooperation with Law Enforcement; Termination
LegalCrunch reserves the right, without any limitation whatsoever, to: (a) investigate any suspected breaches of its Website security or its information technology or other systems or networks, (b) investigate any suspected breaches of these Terms and Conditions, (c) involve and cooperate with law enforcement authorities in investigating any such matters, (d) prosecute violators of these Terms and Conditions to the full extent of the law, and (e) discontinue this Website or terminate your access to it at any time, without notice, for any reason and without any obligation to you whatsoever. Upon any termination, you agree to discontinue your use and access of the Website and to immediately destroy all materials obtained from it.
Privacy and Security Measures
LegalCrunch must collect certain information in order to operate this Website and to provide certain services to users and, in certain situations, to assist users with utilizing and/or obtaining certain legal resources. LegalCrunch respects the privacy of its visitors. We have adopted reasonable security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the personal information under our control.
Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability
This Website may include technical inaccuracies, substantive inaccuracies or other errors, and your use and browsing of this Website is at your risk. This Website and the content are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis, without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability, satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. LegalCrunch does not warrant that this Website or the content will meet your requirements or achieve a particular result, or that your use of this Website will be uninterrupted or error-free, or that this Website, content or the server that makes them available are free of viruses or other harmful components. Your use of this Website and your reliance on the content is at your own risk. If your use of this Website or the content contained on this Website results in your need to service or replace any property, material, equipment, data, or other item, you are solely responsible and LegalCrunch will not be liable for those costs.
The information presented in or through the Website is made available solely for general information purposes and does not constitute, and may not be viewed or used as, legal advice or to suggest any particular course of action. LegalCrunch does not represent or warrant that the content available via the Website is accurate, complete, useful or current, and LegalCrunch is not responsible for any errors or omissions therein or for any adverse consequences resulting from your reliance on any aspect of the Website. No advice, results or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from us or through the Website shall create any warranty not expressly made herein. Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you.
We will not be liable or responsible in any way for any action or inaction on your part, whether based upon information obtained from this Website or otherwise. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, under no circumstances, including but not limited to breach of contract, tort or negligence, will LegalCrunch be liable for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental or consequential damages that arise out of or in connection with your access to, use of, or browsing in, this Website or your downloading of any content, materials, data, text, images, video or audio from the Website even if we are advised of the possibility of such damages. The disclaimers and limitations contained in this paragraph are a material part of our agreement to provide this Website to you. Because some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, those aspects of the above limitation may not apply to you. In no event shall LegalCrunch be liable for or in connection with any content posted, transmitted, exchanged or received by or on behalf of any user or other person on or through the Website (including, without limitation, any materials submitted by our volunteer contributors). Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, in no event shall LegalCrunch’s total liability to you for all damages, losses and causes of action (if any) exceed, in the aggregate, the greater of $250 or the amount, if any, we receive for your use of the Website.
No Attorney-Client Relationship. Attorneys and non-attorneys may contribute the content that LegalCrunch displays or makes available on its Website. Even though some of our content contributors are attorneys, any such attorney is providing content on the Website for information purposes only and not as legal advice. The information does not constitute, and may not be viewed or used as, legal advice or to suggest any particular course of action. No attorney has agreed to represent you, nor has an attorney-client relationship been formed in any other manner, by virtue of your use of this Website or any of the content contained on this Website. Submitting personal information via the Website (even if it is for the purpose of and with the desire to, find an attorney to represent you) does not form an attorney-client relationship. No such relationship is formed until there is a mutual agreement to provide legal services between you and any such attorney. Furthermore, even if you use the “Free Consultation” feature of the Website, we can provide no assurance or guaranty that you will actually find an attorney to represent you or that any attorney that you do find will meet your needs or will be qualified or competent to handle your matter or that any such representation will be free from errors or negligence. You must make an independent decision about whether to hire and utilize the services of any attorney. No attorney client relationship may be formed by mere use of this Website.
Links on this Website to and from Other Sites
Banners, Advertisements, and Promotions
We reserve the right to post banners, advertisements, promotions, and similar content throughout this Site. Third-party advertisers and firms that serve ads may operate under terms and conditions and privacy policies that differ from LegalCrunch’s policies, so please review them carefully. Any interactions, correspondence, and business dealings that you have with any advertisers and/or other third parties found on or through this Website (including via Linked Sites) are solely between you and the third party (including, without limitation, issues related to the content of third party advertisements, information, payments, delivery of goods, warranties, privacy and data security and the like). LegalCrunch hereby disclaims all liability, direct or indirect, in connection with therewith.
Intellectual Property Information
The Website itself, all content and other subject matter included on or within the Website, and all Intellectual Property Rights in or related to the Website or any such content or other subject matter (“LegalCrunch Content”) are the property of LegalCrunch and its licensors. Nothing contained within this Agreement shall be construed as conferring any license or right, by implication, estoppels or otherwise, under copyright or other intellectual property rights.
Procedure for Alleging Copyright Infringement
LegalCrunch will respond appropriately to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), as set forth below. If you own copyrights in a work and believe that your intellectual property rights in that work have been infringed by an improper posting or distribution of it via this Site, then send us a written notice that includes all of the following:
(i) a legend or subject line that says: “DMCA Copyright Infringement Notice”;
(ii) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
(iii) the URL of the Website and a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on that Website;
(iv) your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
(v) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the alleged infringing material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
(vi) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that all the information in your notice is accurate, and that you are the copyright owner (or, if you are not the copyright owner, then your statement must indicate that you are authorized to act on the behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed); and,
(vii) your electronic or physical signature.
LegalCrunch will only receive DMCA notices by e-mail at the address below:
LegalCrunch may elect to not respond to DMCA notices that do not comply with all of the foregoing requirements, and LegalCrunch may elect to remove allegedly infringing material that comes to its attention via notices that do not comply with the DMCA. If you have additional questions you may contact LegalCrunch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless LegalCrunch (which includes LegalCrunch ‘s affiliates and subsidiaries) and its contractors, suppliers, directors, officers, employees, agents, business partners, licensors, and licensees from and against any claims, damages, liabilities, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) on account of any claim, suit, action, demand, or proceeding made or brought against LegalCrunch or any such other party, or on account of the investigation, defense, or settlement thereof, arising out of or in connection with (a) your use of this Website or any content contained therein, (b) your violation of these Terms and Conditions, or (c) your violation of any rights of any third party.
You agree that LegalCrunch may assign any of its rights and/or transfer, sub-contract or delegate any of its obligations under these Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions are personal to you may not transfer or assign it to a third party.
C. Revisions to this Website and these Terms and Conditions
At any time, without notice to you and for any or no reason, LegalCrunch may, in its sole discretion, modify or discontinue any aspect of this Site, including, without limitation, any content, any activities or information available on or through, this Site, and any products or services offered through this Site. LegalCrunch shall in no way be held liable for any consequence which results from LegalCrunch’s decision to modify or discontinue providing the Site. LegalCrunch may also, in its sole discretion, revise these Terms and Conditions by updating or revising this document, with the revised terms taking effect as of the date of its posting. Continued use of this Website following the effective date of any such changes constitutes your acceptance of those changes.
D. Operation of Site; Availability of Products and Services
LegalCrunch controls and operates this Website from its headquarters in the United States of America, and LegalCrunch makes no representation that this Website is appropriate or available for use beyond the United States of America. If you use this Website from other locations, you are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. Although LegalCrunch services are available in many parts of the world, this Website may describe services that are available only in the United States of America (or only parts of it) and are not available worldwide.
E. Jurisdiction, Venue, and Governing Law
You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions for the Website shall be filed, and that venue properly lies, only in state or federal courts located Sussex County, Delaware, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware and the laws of the United States, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law.
F. Force Majeure
LegalCrunch shall not be liable for any failure to perform in accordance with these Terms and Conditions which is due to an event beyond the control of LegalCrunch including but not limited to any Act of God, terrorism, war, political insurgence, insurrection, riot civil unrest act of civil or military authority, uprising, earthquake, flood or any other natural or man made eventuality outside of our control.
G. Miscellaneous Provisions.
If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is deemed unlawful, void, or unenforceable for any reason, then that provision will be deemed severable from the remainder of these Terms and Conditions and will not affect the validity or enforceability of the remainder of these Terms and Conditions. No waiver of any provision of these Terms and Conditions by us shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such provision or any other provision, and our failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. In these Terms and Conditions, the word “including” is used illustratively, as if followed by the words “but not limited to.” you agree that any cause of action you may have arising out of or related to these terms and conditions or the Website must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues; otherwise, such cause of action shall be permanently barred.
LegalCrunch, (“LegalCrunch” “us” “our” or “we”) hosts, maintains, and/or moderates http://www.legalcrunch.com (the “Website”). Content on this Website is legal information and/or professional information, designed to help users gain a better general understanding of the law. The content on this Website was not necessarily prepared by persons licensed to practice law in a particular jurisdiction. The information presented in or through this Website is made available solely for general information purposes and does not constitute, and may not be viewed or used as, legal or other professional advice or to suggest any particular course of action. No Attorney has agreed to represent you, nor has an attorney-client relationship been formed in any other manner by virtue of your use of this Website or any of the content contained on this website. The law is complex and constantly changing. LegalCrunch does not represent or warrant that the content available via the Website is accurate, complete, useful or current, and LegalCrunch is not responsible for any errors or omissions therein or for any adverse consequences resulting from your reliance on any aspect of or any content contained in the Website. This Website is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. If you require legal or other expert advice, you should seek the services of a competent attorney or other professional. All use of the Website is voluntary and at the sole risk of the user.
LegalCrunch is not a law firm, and the employees of LegalCrunch are not acting as your attorney.
LegalCrunch is not permitted to engage in the practice of law. LegalCrunch is prohibited from providing any kind of advice, explanation, opinion, or recommendation to a consumer about possible legal rights, remedies, defenses, options, selection of forms or strategies.
Any result portrayed on this website was dependent on the facts of that case, and the results may differ if based on different facts. Testimonials do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter. The content provided in this website is offered strictly for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice or legal opinion on any matter.