Effective from date Jan 03, 2018
This User Agreement (this “Agreement”) is a contract between you (“you” or “User”, which includes the Clients, the members and the Legal Partners ) and Lawclik. You must read, agree to, and accept all of the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement in order to use our website www.lawclik.com, all affiliated websites, including mobile websites and applications, owned and operated by us, our predecessors or successors. This also includes all services, applications and products that are accessible through the Site and all Lawclik mobile applications and the ‘Panic’ Button option exercisable upon being availed, whether provided by us or our Affiliates. This Agreement includes and hereby incorporates the agreements and Site usage policies and as such agreements and policies may be modified by Lawclik from time to time. Subject to the conditions set forth herein, Lawclik may, in its sole discretion, amend this Agreement and the Terms of Service at any time by posting a revised version on the Site and the revisions will be considered to have taken effect once posted. If a revised version includes a Substantial Change in that case, we will notify you in writing or email, of the Substantial Change which then becomes effective. Your continued use of the Site or the Site Services after the effective date of a revised version of this Agreement constitutes your acceptance of and agreement you remain bound by the Terms of Service. In the event of a conflict between this Agreement and the other Terms of Service, this Agreement will control unless the other Agreement explicitly states that it controls.
For the purpose of this Agreement, the word ‘User’ and ‘You’ shall include the clients who submit their legal query & their respective legal files, and the members that share their blog posts, legal opinions and legal updates.
The Lawyers registered with Lawclik and forming part of it’s database would be known as the ‘Legal Partners’ maintained with Lawclik
Be it noted that the word ‘members’ mentioned above includes the users, creators, facilitators and such other persons that register themselves on the website, whether for availing the legal services or not.
For the purpose of this Agreement, the word ‘Lawclik’ includes Lawclik and its Core-Team, Marketing & Public Relations Team, Review Team, Human Resource Team and Business Management.
All information provided on this website, inclusive of the information given on it’s mobile applications has been voluntarily given by Lawclik, it’s members, creators, facilitators, Legal Partners and users of the said website and Lawclik does not certify or endorse any such information which extends to but is not limited to the legal drafts, conferences, legal opinions, blogs, legal updates, current legal news on recent developments, bare acts, case laws and the like. Such knowledge, information and/or legal expertise expressed on the website as part of it’s regular functioning is as per the varying degrees of knowledge as possessed by the members, creators, facilitators and users forming part of the said website and Lawclik does not certify the accuracy of the information or legal opinion or legal know-how as shared by them.
BY USING THE WEBSITE IN ANY CAPACITY WHATSOEVER, THE USER AGREES WITH THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
The information provided on this website is purely in the form of services that Lawclik will provide through it’s legal partners to the users i.e. the clients, and which shall amongst other things include but would not be limited to legal drafts, legal reviews, conferences, court appearances and where applied for, emergency services to be availed upon pressing the ‘Panic’ Button. The users are also encouraged to make use of the information given on the website which includes but is not limited to blogs, legal opinions, legal updates, bare acts and every such product/offshoot of Lawclik that adds to the user’s knowledge and legal awareness.
To avail the legal services offered by Lawclik, the User i.e. the client shall register himself/herself on the said website and create his/her profile that shall be accessible by Lawclik and thereafter, proceed to submit their legal query and avail the services of the legal partner so assigned by Lawclik.
To offer legal services on Lawclik, the Legal partner/s shall register himself/herself on the legal partner database of the said Website and upon agreeing with the terms of the contract for service offered by Lawclik, shall commence the dispensation of his/her legal knowledge, expertise and services as and when required.
Lawclik in itself does not create a legal partner-client relationship even when the client posts his/her query upon registering on the said website. Upon availing the packages which are: Thoros, Auxo, Carpo and Thallo (for Individuals) & Themos, Unomia and Draco (for Corporates), as mentioned on the website, the client will accordingly be linked to our legal partner by Lawclik.
The User i.e. the client is required to create an account with the said website for which the client has to provide for a user id and password which shall be in the exclusive knowledge of the User i.e. the client. Lawclik bears no responsibility for the security of the User’s password but undertakes to keep the contents of his/her account confidential. The client is free to change and maintain his/her password.
By registering for a Lawclik account on the Site (an “Account”), or by clicking to accept the Terms of Service when prompted on the Site, you are deemed to have executed this Agreement electronically, effective on the date you sign up for an Account, pursuant to the prevailing Indian laws regulating the cyber contracts. Your Account sign up and/or registration constitutes an acknowledgement that you are able to electronically receive, download, and print this Agreement, and any amendments for your reference.
In connection to your use of this site and its services available as part of the free trial and then the packages, you may have to receive certain records, such as contracts, notices, invoices and communications, in writing. You give us permission to provide these records to you electronically instead of in paper form. Lawclik will make all reasonable efforts to ensure that a paper form record is issued and mailed to you in exceptional cases like audit or demand by Law enforcing agencies.
To use the Site Services, you must register for an Account with Lawclik. Lawclik offers the Site Services for you as a Client to get the Legal Services from the Legal partners and to the Legal partners to provide the Legal Services. To register for an Account, you must be a legal entity or an individual 18 years or older who can form legally binding contracts. By registering for an Account and by using the Site Services, or by clicking to accept the Terms of Service when prompted on the Site, you agree to: (a) abide by this Agreement and the processes, procedures, and guidelines described on the Site; (b) be financially responsible for your use of the Site and of Legal partner Services; and (c) perform your obligations as per the packages availed of to provide services and as specified by any Service Contract that you accept, unless such obligations are prohibited by applicable law or this Agreement. Lawclik reserves the right, in it’s sole discretion, to refuse, suspend, or revoke your access to the Site and Site Services upon discovery that any information you provided on any form or posted on the Site is not true, accurate, or complete, or such information or other conduct otherwise violates this Agreement.
You agree to provide true, accurate, and complete information on all registration and other forms on the Site or provide to us and to update your information to maintain its truthfulness, accuracy, and completeness. You must not provide false or misleading information about yourself. You must not provide false or misleading information about your skills or the services you provide.
When you sign up for an Account, you will be asked to choose a username and password for the Account. You are entirely responsible for safeguarding and maintaining the confidentiality of your Account username and password. You agree to notify us immediately if you suspect or become aware of any unauthorized use of your account or any unauthorized access to your password.
Lawclik encourages you to leave objective balanced feedback about the Legal partners with whom you have transacted. Lawclik provides its public feedback system as a means through which Users can share their opinions publicly and Lawclik does not monitor or censor these opinions. Lawclik does not investigate any remarks posted by Users for accuracy or reliability but may do so if a User requests that Lawclik does so. You may be held legally responsible and accountable for any consequences for damages suffered by other Users as a result of your remarks if such remarks are legally actionable or defamatory. Lawclik is not legally responsible for any feedback or comments posted or made available on the Site by any Users, even if that information is defamatory or otherwise legally actionable. In order to protect the integrity of the feedback system and protect Users and Legal Partners from abuse, Lawclik reserves the right (but is under no obligation) to remove posted feedback or information that in Lawclik’s sole judgment violates the Terms of Service.
Lawclik provides legal services in the areas of drafting, reviewing, court appearances and conferences. Further, where the Users avails of the ‘Panic’ button service, he/she is also entitled to the service of emergency calls/visits by the legal partner. To avail of the aforegoing services, the website first provides for a free 30 days trial and thereafter to continue to use all the services as mentioned, the user has to avail of one of the packages stated on the Website. In case upon availing any one of the packages offered by Lawclik, the User does not make the payment or renewal on time, Lawclik may without intimation to the User, close the account of such User. The account can be re-opened upon requisite permission from Lawclik and submission of the required fees, as per the package chosen.
The packages available to the User, after exhausting the Free Trial, are:-
Upon exhaustion of a package, the User shall be intimated of the need for renewal from amongst the packages mentioned above- individual or corporate, as the case may be. The User shall be given a time of 30 days to renew the package post which, upon a notice vide sms and email, the User shall be automatically unsubscribed from the Site. This unsubscription would not automatically delete the records of the User and shall be retained for a period of 60 days during which time the User can, upon making the requisite payment for the package to subscribe to, can reopen his/her account.
Lawclik is a platform/technology enabler where Users, Individuals, or corporates and Legal partners can identify each other and communicate to avail and impart Legal Services online or through online platform. Subject to the terms of this Agreement, Lawclik provides the Site Services to both Users and Legal partners. If a User and Legal partner agree on terms for Services as mentioned on the website and confirms by registering with Lawclik, the User automatically enters into a Service Contract with Lawclik, the User uses the Site to engage, communicate, invoice and pay online.
Lawclik maintains clear terms for services with its legal partners , where the compliance for the same is conducted by registering themselves to work through the website upon such terms of disbursements as agreed between Lawclik and its legal partner. Such legal partner shall be engaged to render its legal services to the Users i.e. the clients on principle-to-principle basis as agreed with Lawclik. Such Agreements between the legal partners and Lawclik are strictly confidential and the users may not request to look into the same. Consequently, Lawclik shall not be held responsible for any action of the legal partner that takes place during the course of handling the User or his/her case be it at the stage of conference, drafting, reviewing, appearance or where availed of, the emergency services under the use of the ‘Panic button’ for the individual and the same line of action would be followed with Corporates except the ‘Panic Button’ option.
You acknowledge and agree that Lawclik is not a party to any such agreement, and that the formation of a Service agreement between a User and a Legal partner will not, under any circumstance, create an employment or other service relationship between Lawclik and its Legal partner.
Under the relevant Payment Instructions, Lawclik automatically disburses funds that are payable to its Legal partner/s for the Engagement (less any applicable fees as prescribed by Lawclik in it’s agreement with the Legal partner/s).
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, and except as prohibited by applicable law, if we determine in our sole discretion that the Legal partner has violated the conditions and restrictions of the Site or this Agreement, Lawclik may hold the disbursement of the Legal partner Fees. Additionally, Lawclik may also hold the disbursement of the Legal partner Fees if: (a) we require additional information, such as Legal partner’s tax information, government-issued identification, address, or date of birth; (b) we have reason to believe the Legal partner Fees may be subject to dispute or chargeback; (c) we suspect fraud; (d) we deem necessary in connection with any investigation; or (f) required by applicable law.
In cases of fraud, abuse, or violation of this Agreement, Lawclik reserves the right to revoke any payments and hold and/or reclaim all Legal partner Fees. In addition, we reserve the right to seek reimbursement from the User, and you will reimburse us, if we suspect fraud or criminal activity associated with your payment, withdrawal, or Engagement; if we discover erroneous or duplicate transactions. You agree that we have the right to obtain such reimbursement. Failure to pay for reimbursements of chargebacks can be a cause for termination of all the Services provided by Lawclik. The User agrees that once the retainer fee made, the same will not be non-refundable, except as otherwise required by applicable law. The User also agrees that the out of pocket expenditure incurred in taking the User’s case to the Courts of law shall be borne by the User, as and when such expenditures arise.
Lawclik will be issuing formal invoices to both Clients and Legal partners. Lawclik will be adding the Service Tax, to be paid by the Client, to the invoice amount. Lawclik will deduct the Service Tax form the invoice amount and remit to the Tax Authorities on behalf of registered Legal partners. Lawclik will issue an invoice to the Legal partners too, having all the related financial details.
In the rare event that a User does not make payment for legitimate services performed by a Legal partner, Lawclik will provide limited payment protection to the Legal partner as detailed in this Section as a membership benefit to foster fairness, reward loyalty, and encourage the Legal partner to continue to use the Site Services for their Services.
Lawclik will make reasonable efforts to follow up with the User/Client to get the receivable payment. This does not bind Lawclik to make any payment to the Legal partner without getting the payment from the User.
Lawclik reserves the right to amend the present terms and conditions as and when deemed necessary pursuant to the changing laws of India and acts governing the present agreement, without requiring the consent of the User for any such change. Lawclik however, undertakes to inform the User about such amendments within 30 days from the period of carrying them out.
This Agreement, as amended from time to time, will become effective on the later of the Effective Date or your first visit to the Site and will remain in effect for the duration of your use of the Site or Site Services. Unless both the User and Lawclik expressly agree otherwise in writing, either of the two may terminate this Agreement at their sole discretion, at any time, without explanation, upon written notice to the other. You may provide written notice to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the event you properly terminate this Agreement, the User’s right to use the Site is automatically revoked, and their Account is closed; however, (a) if the user has any open Engagements when they terminate this Agreement, the user will continue to be bound by this Agreement until all such Engagements have closed on the Site; (b) Lawclik will continue to perform those Site Services necessary to complete any open Engagement or related transaction between the User and the Legal partner; and (c) the User will continue to be obligated to pay any amounts accrued but unpaid as of the date of termination or as of the completion of any open Engagements, whichever is later, to Lawclik for any Site Services. Without limiting any other provision of this Agreement, the termination of this Agreement for any reason will not release the User, any User with whom you have entered into a Service Contract, or Lawclik from any obligations incurred prior to termination of this Agreement or that thereafter may accrue in respect of any act or omission prior to such termination. Those portions of the Terms of Service necessary to implement the foregoing, shall survive termination of this Agreement for any reason.
Without limiting Lawclik’s other rights or remedies, we may temporarily suspend, indefinitely suspend, or permanently revoke the User’s access to the Site and refuse to provide any or all Site Services to the User if there is: (i) a breach of any terms and conditions of this Agreement or other parts of the Terms of Service; (ii) a suspicion or realisation that you have provided false or misleading information to us; or (iii) a belief, in our sole discretion, that the User’s actions may cause legal liability for you, the other Users, the Legal Partners, or Lawclik or it’s Affiliates. If the User’s Account is suspended or closed, the User may not use the Site under the same Account or a different Account or reregister under a new Account without Lawclik’s prior written consent.
If the User’s Account is closed for any reason, the User will no longer have access to data, messages, files, and other material kept on the Site. If required by law, Lawclik will retain this information along with all other previous posts and proposals for a period of up to five years from the date of closure. However, the User must understand that any closure of their Account may involve deletion of any content stored in their Account for which Lawclik will have no liability whatsoever.
Lawclik has the right, but not the obligation, to suspend or revoke the user’s access to the Site and Site Services if we believe that the User has violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of this Agreement or the Terms of Service or violated our rights or those of another party. Without limiting Lawclik’s other rights or remedies, we may suspend or close the User’s Account, use self-help in connection with our rights to reclaim funds, and refuse to provide any further access to the Site or the Services to the User if (a) the User is in breach of any terms and conditions of this Agreement or other Terms of Service; (b) the User is unable to verify or authenticate any information provided to us; or (c) we believe that the User’s actions may cause legal liability for the said User, other Users, the Legal Partners or Lawclik.
Termination of this Agreement and/or closing of your Account will not relieve the User of the requirement to pay for Services performed by the Site prior to the effective date of the termination or thereafter for any Service Contracts executed before termination of this Agreement, which fees and expenses, together with any applicable taxes, the User hereby authorizes Lawclik to charge to its Payment Method as may be specified. Except as otherwise required by applicable law, we will notify the User if we close their Account, unless we understand, in our sole judgment, that giving notice may cause damage. The User hereby agree as follows: If Lawclik decides to suspend or close an account, Lawclik has the right but not the obligation to: (a) notify other users that have entered into service contracts with the particular user to inform them of the suspended or closed account status, and (b) provide those users with a summary of the reasons for your account suspension or closure.
After this Agreement terminates, the terms of this Agreement that expressly or by their nature contemplate performance after the Agreement terminates or expires will survive and continue in full force and effect. For example, the provisions protecting Confidential Information, requiring arbitration, permitting audits, protecting intellectual property, indemnification, payment of fees, reimbursement and setting forth limitations of liability each, by their nature, contemplate performance or observance after this Agreement terminates.
Unless otherwise agreed to in a writing signed by both User and Legal partner the default terms and conditions of the Service Contract that a Legal partner enters directly with a User are subject to the terms and conditions mentioned herein. User and Legal partner may agree between them on any additional or different terms for their Service Contract as long as such terms do not affect the rights or responsibilities of Lawclik or violate the Terms of Service. Lawclik is not a party to any Service Contract by or between Users i.e. the Clients or members, except as a third-party beneficiary as described further below.
The Legal partner will perform the Legal partner Services in a professional manner and will timely deliver any agreed upon Services- conference, drafting, review, appearance and where availed of, the ‘Panic’ button. The manner and means of performing the Legal partner Services will be determined and controlled by the Legal partner. To avoid any doubt, Lawclik will not interfere in the way services are delivered by the registered Legal partners unless they are violating this User Terms or any applicable law.
With respect to disputes arising between Clients and Legal partners, you agree to abide by the Dispute Resolution Policy which lays down that all disputes shall be referred to Arbitration before an Arbitrator to be chosen by Lawclik. The venue for such arbitration would be in New Delhi. Before resort to arbitration, Lawclik will assist with all possible and reasonable intervention to resolve the disputes, if any, between the Client and Legal partner.
Either User or Legal partner has the right to terminate the Service Contract after providing any required notice, or immediately on the end date specified in the Service Contract terms and/or upon completion of the Legal partner Services, in the event of a material breach, or with the consent of the other party.
Any intellectual property is created as part of the Services provided by a Legal partner will remain the Intellectual property of the Legal partner and Lawclik will have no rights or interest on such properties. Lawclik will have all the rights and interest on the materials, processes and methodologies including the residual technology created in due process of providing the platform for a User and a Legal partner to avail Lawclik’s Web (online) Services.
Lawclik requires the User i.e. the client to sign up on the said website in order to avail of the legal services offered by the said website. For the same, the client is to provide a user id and password, which shall be the discretion and responsibility of the User. Lawclik commits itself to protecting the personal information provided by the client and Legal partner upon registering with the said website. Like other websites, Lawclik collects such personal and non-personal information to keep records of the clients that sign up/register themselves on the said website and which information then is used by the Legal partners of Lawclik in furtherance of the legal query/case taken up. Lawclik undertakes to not disburse such information unless compelled for disclosure in light of a court order or summons or a dispute that may arise. In any circumstance, the reasons for such exceptional and compelling disclosure shall be informed to the User i.e. the Client.
The Users and the legal partner, may alter, delete, change, modify information on the account so created and Lawclik undertakes to maintain the changes so made in the respective profiles. The User is at the liberty to close their account created on the said website and Lawclik after maintaining the records of the basic personal and non-personal information of the User, without disbursing any information whatsoever, will close the account of such User.
The User may access the website without creating an account and hence, without providing all personal details however, that would not allow the User to use the said website in it’s entirety.
In case of a Legal partner, the basic personal and non-personal information shall be put up for the Users to look up to decide the credibility and standing of every such Legal partner. Lawclik however, does not give the User the liberty to choose a Legal partner user of his/her choice.
For the sake of this agreement the basic personal information asked for from the User and the Legal partner includes the name, email address, billing address, credit card or banking information, State Bar number (for Legal partner Users), your profession, your business or industry, your photograph, and other personal information that may be asked for, for making use of the Service including but not limited to the relevant documents to be uploaded to facilitate the drafting.
Other personal information pertaining to the legal query may be given by the User on his/her account while submitting the legal query or in the alternate may be discussed with the Legal partner so assigned, in privileged communication. Lawclik does not take the responsibility of protecting the privileged communication that takes place between such User and Legal partner in the course of their respective legal proceedings. The User must refrain from sharing sensitive or delicate piece of information through the said website.
For the sake of this agreement, the non-personal information includes without limitation visitor’s/Users browser type, language preference, referring site, additional websites requested and the date and time of each Visitor/User’s request.
Lawclik, at best asks for only such personal information as may be deemed sufficient to initiate the interaction between a prospective Legal partner and the User. The email address provided for by the Users shall be used by Lawclik to mail notifications, solicit feedback and to keep the Users informed of any subsequent development/modification in the terms and conditions. The User may however, switch off such notification feature at their will from the ‘Settings’ option.
All Legal partner registered on Lawclik are independent legal partners/legal partners with their independent practice and are only engaged with Lawclik on a principle-to-principle basis and Lawclik assumes no responsibility for the legal advice and legal services rendered by such Legal partner to the User. Lawclik is a platform that brings together the clients i.e. the Users and the legal partners and through it’s services allows the exchange of relevant legalese such as the drafts, reviews, conferences, appearances and emergency services under the ‘Panic’ button. However, In case the User faces trouble with the Legal partner i.e. to say that if the Legal partner so assigned is guilty of breach of professional ethics, or misconduct or misdemeanour such User may intimate Lawclik, and Lawclik shall conduct the necessary inquiry and take appropriate action against such a Legal partner. Upon a request from the User to change the Legal partner so assigned, Lawclik shall take prompt steps to assign another legal partner to look into the case of such client user.
Lawclik assumes no responsibility of the client satisfaction, quality of services rendered by the Legal partner, reliability of the legal opinions mentioned on the website, authenticity of the Legal partner, credibility of the Legal partners on the database of the said website and any such information which includes without limitation, the standing of the Legal partner who is assigned to the User’s legal query.
Lawclik is not a law firm, it does not offer legal representation, legal opinion or any of it’s legal services in it’s own name. The Legal partners on the database of Lawclik are not employees or agents of Lawclik but are registered with Lawclik to provide their services to the Users. Lawclik does not solicit the work from the Legal partners that they do in their private practise. For Users that sign up with the said website and request for a service, Lawclik only provides the Legal partner for them to address their queries and in otherwise to take up their case to Courts.
While Lawclik takes all relevant steps to ensure that all the Legal partners registered with it are licensed legal partners with authentic State Bar enrolment numbers, Lawclik does not give any warranty or guarantee or legal representation about the competence, standing, expertise, years of practice or referral about any particular Legal partner. The User takes up their legal query with the assigned Legal partner at his own risk and Lawclik does not take the responsibility from any possible damage that may occur due to the misactions or neglect on the part of the Legal partner so assigned.
Lawclik does not give the warrantee or guarantee for the outcome of any legal matter. While both the Users and the Legal partner may put up their reviews on the said website, Lawclik assumes no liability for the legal advice to be used by the User in the pursuit of availing of the services from the website.
Lawclik contains links to other various resources on the Internet and it must be noted that such links may only be seen as an aid to advice the Users and Visitors of the said website. They are not intended to sponsor Lawclik nor does Lawclik intend to endorse or certify the said links.
Lawclik disclaims any warranties of non-infringement, title or quiet enjoyment.
The User herein agrees to defend, indemnify, protect and hold free Lawclik, its teams, members, officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers, from and against all claims, actions or demands, liabilities, and settlements, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising in connection with the user’s usage of the said Website and its services or resulting from, or alleged to result from, such usage or the user’s violation of this Agreement.
The User also waives all claims against Lawclik or any of its affiliates, related or holding companies, personnel, representatives, employees or consultants that may arise from the User’s use of the said Website.
Lawclik is not a party to the dealings between User and Legal partner, including posts, proposals, screening selection, contracting, and performance of Legal partner Services. Lawclik does not introduce Legal partners to Users or help Legal partners find Engagements. Lawclik merely makes the Site Services available to enable Legal partners to identify and determine the suitability of Users for themselves and to enable Users to identify and be involved in determining the Legal partner Fees for a Service Contract. Lawclik will not provide Legal partner with training or any equipment, labor, or materials needed for a particular Service Contract. Lawclik does not provide premises at which the Legal partner will perform the work. Lawclik makes no representations about, and does not guarantee the quality, safety, or legality of, the Legal partner Services; the truth or accuracy of Legal partner’s listings on the Site; the qualifications, background, or identities of Users; the ability of Legal partners to deliver the Legal partner Services; the ability of Users to pay for the Legal partner Services; or that a User or Legal partner can or will actually complete a transaction.
Lawclik is not required to and may not verify any feedback or information given to us by Legal partners or Users, nor does Lawclik perform background checks on Legal partners or Users.
You hereby acknowledge and agree that Lawclik may provide information on the Site about a Legal partner or User, such as feedback, composite feedback, including a strength or risk score, geographical location, or verification of identity or credentials. However, such information is based solely on data that Legal partners or Users voluntarily submit to Lawclik and does not constitute and will not be construed as an introduction, endorsement, or recommendation by Lawclik; Lawclik provides such information solely for the convenience of Users. User and Legal partner appoint Lawclik as a third-party beneficiary of their Service Contracts for purposes of enforcing any obligations owed to, and any benefits conferred on, Lawclik hereunder. User and Legal partner further agree that Lawclik has the right to take such actions with respect to their Accounts, including, without limitation, suspension, termination, or legal actions, as we, in our sole discretion, deem necessary to enforce our rights as a third-party beneficiary under the Service Contracts.
This Agreement and any Account registration will not be construed as creating or implying any relationship of agency, franchise, partnership, or joint venture between Users and Lawclik, except and solely to the extent expressly stated in this Agreement.
Lawclik is not liable, and you agree not to hold it responsible, for any damages or losses arising out of or in connection with this Agreement, including, but not limited to your use of or your inability to use our Site or Site Services; delays or disruptions in our Site or Site Services; viruses or other malicious software obtained by accessing, or linking to, our Site or Site Services; glitches, bugs, errors, or defects of any kind in our Site or Site Services; damage to your hardware device from the use of the Site or Site Services; the content, actions, or inactions of third parties’ use of the Site or Site Services; a suspension or other action taken with respect to your account; your reliance on the quality, accuracy, or reliability of services, Legal partner profiles, ratings, recommendations, and feedback , or metrics found on, used on, or made available through the Site; and your need to modify practices, or your loss of or inability to do business, as a result of changes to the Terms of Service.
Subject to the conditions on compliance with this Agreement, Lawclik grants you a limited license to access and, if the user and/or Legal Partner has created an Account, to use the Site for the purpose of using the Site Services. The User must not access (or attempt to access) the Site or Site Services by any means other than the interface provided, and the user will not use information from the Site or Site Services for any purposes other than the purposes for which it was made available. The User agrees to not use the Site or Site Services for offering any goods or services other than Client and Legal partner Services as permitted by this Agreement. You will not access Site Services in order to build a similar service or application, or publish any performance, or any benchmark test or analysis relating to the Site Services. The Lawclik logos and names are trademarks of Lawclik and may be registered in certain jurisdictions.
When using our mobile applications, please be aware that your carrier’s normal rates and fees, such as text messaging and data charges, will still apply. Our mobile applications may not contain the same functionality available on the Site.
We may from time to time in our sole discretion develop and provide Site Services updates, which may include upgrades, bug fixes, patches, and other error corrections and/or new features. Updates may also modify or delete in their entirety certain features and functionality. The User will promptly download and install all Updates and acknowledge and agree that Site Services or portions thereof may not work properly should you fail to do so. You further agree that all Updates will be subject to the terms of this Agreement, unless otherwise provided in terms associated with such Update. Lawclik reserves the right, at any time, to modify, suspend, or discontinue Site Services or any part thereof without notice.
To the extent a User or Legal partner provides Confidential Information to the other, the recipient will protect the secrecy of the discloser’s Confidential Information with the same degree of care as it uses to protect its own Confidential Information, but in no event with less than due care, and will: (a) not disclose another’s Confidential Information to anyone without first obtaining the express written consent of the owner of the Confidential Information; (b) not use or permit the use of another’s Confidential Information, except as necessary for the performance of Legal partner Services (including, without limitation, the storage or transmission of Confidential Information on or through the Site for use by Legal partner).
User, Legal partner, and Lawclik will not publish, or cause to be published, any other party’s Confidential Information, except as may be necessary for performance of Legal partner Services for a Services Contract.
User may not assign this Agreement, or any of its rights or obligations hereunder, without Lawclik’s prior written consent in the form of a written instrument signed by a duly authorized representative of Lawclik (and, for the purposes of this subsection, a written instrument will expressly exclude electronic communications such as email and electronic notices, but will include facsimiles). Lawclik may freely assign this Agreement without User’s consent. Any attempted assignment or transfer in violation of this subsection will be null and void.
If and to the extent any provision of this Agreement is held illegal, invalid, or unenforceable in whole or in part under applicable law, such provision or such portion thereof will be ineffective as to the jurisdiction in which it is illegal, invalid, or unenforceable to the extent of its illegality, invalidity, or unenforceability and will be deemed modified to the extent necessary to conform to applicable law so as to give the maximum effect to the intent of the parties. The illegality, invalidity, or unenforceability of such provision in that jurisdiction will not in any way affect the legality, validity, or enforceability of such provision in any other jurisdiction or of any other provision in any jurisdiction.
The parties to this Agreement will not be responsible for the failure to perform or any delay in performance of any obligation hereunder due to labor disturbances, accidents, fires, floods, telecommunications or Internet failures, strikes, wars, riots, rebellions, blockades, acts of government, governmental requirements and regulations or restrictions imposed by law or any other similar conditions beyond the reasonable control of such party. The time for performance by such party will be extended by the period of such delay.