1. Attorney-Client Relationship
Your registration and use of the Site does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Nothing in these Terms establishes an attorney-client relationship. Submitting information for initial consultation by an attorney or receiving an initial consultation does not establish an attorney-client relationship.
An attorney-client relationship is only formed by offer and acceptance of an attorney-client agreement. The Owner may offer an attorney-client agreement only after reviewing the new case information you submit. You shall carefully review any initial consultation or Initial Report the Owner provides. If the Owner declines to offer an attorney-client agreement, you shall assume full responsibility to protect your legal rights and fulfill your legal obligations.
2. Time Sensitive Legal Issues
You acknowledge and affirm that the case or cases you submit for initial consultation may involve time-sensitive matters. The Owner shall not provide a Initial Report or any initial consultation any sooner than 3 business days after you have completed the new case questionnaire (the "Review Period"). The Owner will not provide any legal representation for you before the Review Period ends. You shall not hold the Owner liable for any damages you incur as a result of the Review Period.
3. Access to this Site
To access this site or the features and functions it offers, you may be asked to provide identifying information, contact information, or other information. You shall provide only information that is correct, current, and complete. If the Owner believes the information you provide is not correct, current, and complete, the Owner may refuse you access to this site or any of its features and terminate your access at any time.
4. Restrictions on Use
You may use this site only for the purposes expressly permitted by this site. You shall not use this site for any other purpose, including any commercial purpose. Commercial purpose includes, without limitation, (i) co-branding, (ii) framing, (iii) hyper-linking. the Owner may approve such use only by written consent. “Co-branding” means displaying a name, logo, trademark, or other means of attribution or identification of any party in such a manner as is reasonably likely to give a user the impression that such other party has the right to display, publish, or distribute this site or content accessible within this site. You shall immediately comply with all requests from the Owner to cease any co-branding, framing, or hyper-linking. may approve such use only by written consent. “Co-branding” means displaying a name, logo, trademark, or other means of attribution or identification of any party in such a manner as is reasonably likely to give a user the impression that such other party has the right to display, publish, or distribute this site or content accessible within this site. You shall immediately comply with all requests from the Owner to cease any co-branding, framing, or hyper-linking.
5. Proprietary Information
Except as provided elsewhere in this Agreement, the material and content accessible from the Site as well as the functions performed by the Site, and any other web-page available on the World Wide Web that is owned, operate, licensed, or controlled by the Owner (the “Content”), belongs to the Owner. The Owner retains all right, title, and interest in the Content. You shall not copy, distribute, republish, upload, post, or transmit the Content in any way.
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7. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE CONTENT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED.
THE OWNER DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE OWNER DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS OR CONTENT CONTAINED IN THIS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT HOSTS IT IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
THE OWNER DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION REGARDING USE, OR THE RESULT OF USE, OF THE CONTENT IN TERMS OF ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. THE CONTENT MAY INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, AND THE OWNER MAY MAKE CHANGES OR IMPROVEMENTS AT ANY TIME.
THE OWNER MAKES NO WARRANTIES THAT YOUR USE OF THE CONTENT WILL NOT INFRINGE THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS. YOU SHALL NOT HOLD THE OWNER LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE CONTENT.
8. LIMITATION ON LIABILITY
YOU SHALL NOT HOLD THE OWNER, ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF REVENUE OR INCOME, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES THAT ARISE FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE.
YOU SHALL, IN NO EVENT, RECOVER DAMAGES FROM THE OWNER, ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS IN EXCESS OF THE GREATER OF $100 OR THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID TO THE OWNER FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE OUT OF WHICH THE LIABILITY AROSE.
You shall indemnify and hold the Owner, its affiliates, licensors, content providers, service providers, employees, and agents (the “Indemnified Parties”) harmless from any breach of these Terms by you, including any use of Content other than as expressly authorized in these Terms. You shall not hold the Indemnified Parties liable for anything in connection with with any such breach or unauthorized use, and you agree to indemnify any and all resulting loss, damages, judgments, awards, costs, expenses, and attorneys’ fees of the Indemnified Parties in connection therewith. You shall also indemnify and hold the Indemnified Parties harmless from and against any claims brought by third parties arising out of your use of the information accessed from the Site.
Trademarks, service marks, and logos appearing in this site are the property of the Owner or the party that provided the trademarks, service marks, and logos to the Owner. The Owner and any party that provided trademarks, service marks, and logos to the Owner retain all rights with respect to any of their respective trademarks, service marks, and logos appearing in the Site.
11. Information Provided by You
You shall not post, set, submit, publish or transmit in connection with the Site any material that:
- you do not have the right to post, including proprietary material of any third party;
- advocates illegal activity or discusses an intent to commit an illegal act;
- is vulgar, obscene, pornographic, or indecent;
- does not pertain directly to this site;
- threatens, abuses, libels, defames, invade privacy, stalks, harasses, intentionally offends;
- seeks to exploit or harm children by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable details, or otherwise;
- infringes any intellectual property or other right of any entity or person, including violating anyone’s copyrights or trademarks or their rights of publicity;
- violates any law or may be considered to violate any law;
- impersonates or misrepresents your connection to any other entity or person or otherwise manipulates headers or identifiers to disguise the origin of the content;
- advertises any commercial endeavor (e.g., offering for sale product or services) or otherwise engages in any commercial activity (e.g., conducting raffles or contests, displaying sponsorship banners, and/or soliciting goods or services) except as may be specifically authorized on this site;
- solicits fund, advertisers, or sponsors;
- includes programs that contain viruses, worms, or Trojan horses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications;
- disrupts the normal flow of dialogue, causes a screen to scroll faster than other users are able to type or otherwise act in a way which affects the ability of other people to engage in real-time activities via this site;
- amounts to a “pyramid” or similar scheme;
- disobeys any policy or regulations established from time to time regarding use of this site or any networks connected to this site; or
- contains hyper-links to other sites that contain content that falls within the descriptions set forth above.
The Owner may monitor use of this site to determine compliance with these Terms and may remove or refuse any information for any reason or no reason. Notwithstanding these rights, you shall assume sole responsible for the content of your submissions. You acknowledge and agree that neither the Owner nor any third party that provides Content to the Owner will assume or have any liablity for any action or inaction by the Owner or such third party with respect to any submission.
Any passwords used for this site are for individual use only. You shall keep any and all of your passwords secure. The Owner may monitor your password and, at its discretion, require you to change it. If you use a password that the Owner considers insecure, the Owner may require the password to be changed or terminate your access.
You shall not use any services or facilities provided in connection with this site to compromise security or tamper with system resources or accounts. You shall not use or distribute tools designed for compromising the security of the Site (e.g., password guessing programs, cracking tools, or network probing tools). If you become involved in any violation of system security, the Owner reserves the right to release your details to system administrators at other site in order to assist them in resolving security incidents. The Owner may investigate suspected violations of these Terms.
The Owner may fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing the Owner to disclose the identity of anyone posting any e-mail messages, or publishing, or otherwise making available any materials that are believed to violate these Terms.
YOU SHALL WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE OWNER FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY THE OWNER DURING OR AS A RESULT OF ITS INVESTIGATIONS OR FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER THE OWNER OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.
You shall allow these Terms to be governed and interpreted pursuant to the law of Texas, United States of America, notwithstanding any principles of conflicts of law. You shall consent to personal jurisdiction in Texas in connection with any dispute between you and the Owner arising out of these Terms or pertaining to the subject matter hereof. You and the Owner shall consent to exclusive venue in the state and federal courts in Harris County, Texas for any dispute between the parties arising out of these Terms or pertaining to the subject matter of these Terms.
If any part of these Terms is unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. These Terms constitute the entire agreement among the parties relating to this subject matter.
Last Updated: 10/15/15