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YOU AGREE THAT BY USING THE SITE, ANY APPLICATIONS, AND THE SERVICES YOU ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE AND YOU ARE LEGALLY ABLE TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT.
These Terms require the use of arbitration on an individual basis to resolve disputes, rather than jury trials or class actions, and also limit the remedies available to you in the event of a dispute.
The Site and/or its Application(s) provides an online legal portal to give visitors a general understanding of the law and benefits of the services offered by LegalEASE. The Site includes general information on commonly encountered legal issues. LegalEASE is not a law firm and may not perform services performed by an attorney. LegalEASE, the Site, Applications, Services, and its forms or templates are not a substitute for the advice or services of an attorney.
LegalEASE strives to keep its legal documents accurate, current and up-to-date. However, because the law changes rapidly, LegalEASE cannot guarantee that all of the information on the Site or Applications is completely current. Further, the law differs from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and may be subject to interpretation by different courts. The law is a personal matter, and no general information like the kind LegalEASE 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 online tools, you should consult a licensed attorney in your area.
From time to time, LegalEASE 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 LegalEASE through the performance of any such services.
This Site and Applications are not intended to create any attorney-client relationship, and your use of this Site, its Applications, and/or Services does not and will not create an attorney-client relationship between you and LegalEASE.
RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF MATERIALS. Unless otherwise noted, all materials, including, but not limited to, articles, images, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, video clips and audio clips that are part of the WEBSITE (collectively, the "Content") are copyrighted, protected by U.S. and worldwide copyright laws, and owned, controlled or licensed by LegalEASE or the party credited as the provider of the Content. In addition, this WEBSITE’S Content is protected by trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communication regulations and statutes. You are not authorized to post on or transmit to or from this web site any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material, or any other content that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under the law. You shall abide by all additional copyright notices, information or restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the WEBSITE.
No Content from the WEBSITE may be copied, reproduced, framed, hyperlinked, republished, downloaded, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way; provided, however, you may download, where specifically permitted, one copy of the Content on any single computer for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Copying or storing of any Content for other than personal use is expressly prohibited without prior permission from firstname.lastname@example.org, or the copyright holder identified in the copyright notice contained in the Content. Hyperlinks to this WEBSITE are strictly forbidden without prior written permission of LegalEASE.
Use of any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy our Web pages or the Content is strictly forbidden. Modification of the Content or use of the Content for any other purpose is a violation of LegalEASE' copyright and other proprietary rights. For purposes of these terms, the use of any Content on any other website or networked computer environment is prohibited. All trademarks, service marks and trade names are proprietary to LegalEASE.
MAKING A CLAIM OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT. We respect the intellectual property of others. If you believe your work has been copied and is accessible on the Web Site in a way that infringes your copyright, you may request removal of those materials from the Web Site by submitting written notification to our DMCA agent designated below. For your notice to be valid under the DMCA, it must include substantially the following:
• Your physical or electronic signature;
• Identification of the copyrighted work you believe to have been infringed or, if the claim involves multiple works, a representative list of such works;
• Identification of the material you believe to be infringing in a sufficiently precise manner to allow us to locate that material;
• Adequate information by which we can contact you (including name, postal address, telephone number, and, email address);
• A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
• A statement that the information in the written notice is accurate; and
• A statement, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
If you believe material you posted on the Web Site was removed by mistake or misidentification, you may file a counter notification with us by submitting written notification to our DMCA agent designated below. We will restore your removed content if the party filing the original DMCA notice does not file a court action against you within ten business days of receiving the copy of your counter notice. For your counter notice to be valid under the DMCA, it must include substantially the following:
• Your physical or electronic signature;
• An identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access disabled;
• Adequate information by which we can contact you (including your name, postal address, telephone number, and, if available, email address);
• A statement under penalty of perjury by you that you have a good faith belief that the material identified above was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; and
• A statement that you will consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located and that you will accept service from the person (or an agent of that person) who provided the Web Site with the complaint at issue.
Under the DMCA, if you knowingly, materially misrepresent that material or activity on the Web Site is infringing your copyright or was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification, you may be held liable for damages, including costs and attorneys' fees.
In accordance with the DMCA and other applicable law, it is our policy in appropriate circumstances to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who are repeat infringers. We may also at our sole discretion limit access to the services and/or terminate the accounts of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.
Our designated copyright agent to receive DMCA notices and counter notices is:
Legal Access Plans Copyright Agent
c/o Legal Access Plans Legal Dept.
5151 San Felipe, Suite 2300
Houston, TX 77056
Note that to make a claim of infringement, you will be required to make a declaration, under penalty of perjury, that the information contained in your claim is correct and that you are the Intellectual Property Rights owner or an agent of the owner. If the information you submit is not accurate or complete, we may be unable to process or respond to your request. If you have questions about what intellectual property infringement is, or whether your rights were infringed, consider seeking legal advice.
USAGE BY CHILDREN UNDER 13. The WEBSITE is directed to adults and is not directed to children under the age of 13. LegalEASE cannot prohibit minors from visiting the WEBSITE. LegalEASE must rely on parents, guardians and those responsible for supervising children under 13 to decide which materials are appropriate for such children to view and/or purchase. LegalEASE complies with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and does not permit registration by and will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under 13. This requirement will be posted wherever LegalEASE collects data within the WEBSITE, such as during the registration process.
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NON-TRANSFERABILITY. Your right to use the WEBSITE is not transferable. Any password or right given to you to obtain information is not transferable.
JURISDICTION. Unless otherwise specified, the Content on the WEBSITE is presented solely for the purpose of promoting publications and other products available in the United States, its territories, possessions, and protectorates. The Web site is controlled and operated by LegalEASE. LegalEASE makes no representation that Content on the WEBSITE is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access the WEBSITE from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for establishing the useability or correctness of any information or Content under any or all jurisdictions and the compliance of that information or Content with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
All users, including those users who access the WEBSITE from a country other than the United States of America, agree that the laws of the State of Texas shall govern any dispute, including those arising from LegalEASE's use of personal information or otherwise relating to privacy, as specified in the Your Privacy.
TERMINATION. These terms are effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate these terms at any time by destroying all Content obtained from any and all Website(s) and all related documentation and all copies and installations thereof, whether made under these terms or otherwise. The privileges granted to you by these terms, including the maintenance of a member account, will terminate immediately without notice from LegalEASE if, in LegalEASE sole discretion, you fail to comply with any provision of these terms. Upon termination, you must destroy all Content obtained from the WEBSITE and all copies thereof, whether made under these terms or otherwise. LegalEASE may take such further action as LegalEASE determines to be appropriate under the circumstances to eliminate or preclude repeat violations, and LegalEASE shall not be liable for any damages of any nature suffered by any customer, user, or any third party resulting in whole or in part from LegalEASE exercise of its rights under these terms and conditions.
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NOT LEGAL ADVICE. The Content contained on the WEBSITE has been prepared by LegalEASE as a service to its members and is not intended to constitute legal advice. LegalEASE has used reasonable efforts in collecting, preparing and providing quality information and material, but does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, adequacy or currency of the information contained on or linked to the WEBSITE. The information contained herein is for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice or as a legal opinion or conclusion with respect to any specific situation or subject matter. Recipients of this information should not act upon it without consulting legal counsel as individual situations and facts may vary and this information is not intended for any one person or organization. The transmission and receipt of this information does not form or constitute an attorney-client relationship. LegalEASE is not a law firm and may not perform services performed by an attorney. Users of information from the WEBSITE or links do so at their own risk.
OTHER PRODUCTS. Any reference made by the WEBSITE to any specific commercial product, process, or service (or provider of such product, process or service) by trade name, trademark, hyperlink, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply an endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by LegalEASE. Content on the WEBSITE may be provided by third parties and users. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers or other information expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, users or others, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and do not necessarily state or reflect those of LegalEASE.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES AND SERVICES. To the extent that the WEBSITE contains links to outside services and resources, LegalEASE does not control the availability and content of those outside services and resources. Any concerns regarding any such service or resource, or any link thereto, should be directed to the particular service or resource.
OTHER. These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these terms shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in Harris County and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. If any provision of these terms shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. You agree that regardless of any law or statute to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or relating to the WEBSITE and these Terms of Service must be filed within one (1) year of the date the cause of action arose or be barred as untimely. This is the entire agreement between us relating to the subject matter herein and shall not be modified except as provided herein or in writing, signed by LegalEASE. To the extent that anything in or associated with the Web site is in conflict or inconsistent with this Agreement, this Agreement shall take precedence. LegalEASE’s failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement shall not be deemed a waiver of such provision nor of the right to enforce such provision.