Terms of Use (June 15, 2014 to May 17, 2015)

Current Version of the Terms of Use

LawyerLinx Inc. (the “Company”) maintains this website which provides services, including without limitation, searching and browsing of its lawyer directory, access to resources and proposal generating platform (collectively, the “Services”). This website provides a venue for individuals, companies or organizations (collectively, the “Client”) to find and exchange information with our member lawyers (the “Members”). The Client, Members and any other person or entity accessing and/or using this website are herein collectively referred to as the “User”. Please review the following terms of use carefully. If you do not agree to any of these terms, you should not use this website or the Services.

1. Acceptance of Agreement

By accessing and/or using this website you agree to the terms and conditions outlined in this Terms of Use Agreement ("Agreement") and all applicable laws and regulations with respect to this website. This Agreement constitutes the entire and only agreement between the Company and the User and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous agreements, representations, warranties and understandings with respect to this website, the Services and any and all information on this website, including without limitation, search mechanisms, articles, hypertext links, summaries, information posts or videos, whether produced by the Company or any Member (collectively, the “Content”) provided by or through this website.

2. Using the Website

The User agrees to abide by any and all policies made available within this website and further agrees and undertakes not misuse this website. The User agrees not to interfere with this website and/or Services or attempt access the website or Services using a method other than the interface and the instructions provided. The User may use this website only as permitted by law and regulations. The Company may suspend or stop providing Services to any User who does not comply with the within this Agreement or any other policy made available within this website.

3. No Legal Advice or Lawyer-Client Relationship

The Company provides the Content on this website for general information purposes only. It is neither intended as, nor should be considered legal advice or opinions of any kind and may not be used for professional or commercial purposes. Neither the use of any Content or Service, nor the transmission of any Content or Service to the Company by e-mail or otherwise, will establish any lawyer-client, contractual or other relationship between the Company and any User.

4. Not a Referral Service

The Services offered by the Company through this website are not a lawyer referral service. The Company does not select or endorse any individual Member to service a Client. The Company takes reasonable effort to verify that our Members are licensed lawyers, however it does not make any warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the legal ability, competence, quality, or qualifications of any Member. The Company does not warrant or guarantee that any Member is covered by professional liability insurance. The Company encourages Clients to research any Member before accepting professional advice.

5. Proposals and Contracts

Our Services include a proposal-generating platform, which facilitates efficient communication between Clients and Members. Clients may contract for the provision of legal services with a Member after having posted a request for a proposal, receiving proposals from Members and selecting a Member of the Client’s choosing. Such contracts and retainers of legal services are solely between the Client and Member. The Company is not a party to any contracts for legal services between a Client and a Member as a result of initial communications through our Service. The Company facilitates these contracts by supplying a platform for communication management only. All legal fees are paid to the Member with whom the Client contracts. No fees are split or shared between the Member and the Company. The Company may charge a small transaction fee to the Member for each proposal facilitated by the Company and/or the Site. This transaction fee, if any, is separate and distinct from all legal fees between the Client and the Member.

6. Disclaimer

The Services offered and Content posted on this website are provided "as is", “as available” basis without any representations, warranties or conditions, whether expressed or implied, statutory or otherwise, including, without limitation, any representations, warranties or conditions as to quality, accuracy, currency, correctness, fitness for particular use, completeness, adequacy, reliability, suitability, uninterrupted access, error free operation, or the absence of computer viruses and other harmful components or corrupted data or information. The Services and Content within this website should be treated as a starting point only and should not be considered a substitute for professional legal analysis and advice. Validity of information may vary greatly from province to province. Laws change rapidly and are subject to interpretation. No User shall rely on any Content provided on this website and should seek legal advice. User assumes all responsibilities and obligations with respect to any decisions made as a result of the use of any Content or Service. This website makes available certain Content created entirely by the Members and such Content is solely the responsibility of such contributing Members. The Company cannot, and does not, represent or warrant the reliability, accuracy and quality of Content created by a Member. The Company has no responsibility for such Content; rather the Company is merely providing access to such Content as a service to the Client. Client shall exercise appropriate discretion, good judgment and caution in accessing any and all Content on this website and bears all risk associated with any accessed Content. The Company, its partners, agents or employees shall have no liability whatsoever for a User’s use or misuse and reliance on any Content or Service on this website, or any interaction, advice or service between a User and a Member. Additionally, the Company shall have no liability in connection with any loss, cost or damages whatsoever, whether direct, indirect, consequential, contingent, special, incidental, exemplary or punitive, related to or arising from this website, its non-availability, including, without limitation, damages for harm to business, damages for loss of profit, business or revenues, programs or data, interruption of activities or any other pecuniary or economic loss, whether based on breach of contract or tort (including negligence), infringement of intellectual property rights, strict liability, breach of warranty, failure of essential purpose, fundamental breach, breach of a fundamental term or otherwise, even if advised of the possibility thereof or reasonably foreseeable. The negation of damage is fundamental elements of the basis of the bargain between the Company and the User. This website, the Services and the Content would not be provided without such limitation. Such limitation shall apply to the fullest extent permitted by the law.

7. Links & Third Parties

This website contains links to other websites controlled by parties other than the Company (the “Third Parties”). The provision of these links is for convenience only and does not constitute an endorsement, recommendation or approval of any other sites. The Company is not responsible for the content, accuracy, or opinions expressed in any of the linked websites, and makes no representations concerning any effort to review the content of any of the linked websites. The Company shall have no liability related to or arising from such sites or the use thereof.

8. Copyright

The Company retains all copyright, trade-mark and other rights in all Content and material made available on this website, including the lawyer directory, its organization, gathering, compilation and other matters related to the Content, as well as all text and graphic images. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. The copying, redistribution, use or publication of any Content or any part of the Site, except as allowed by Section 7, is strictly prohibited.

Some of our Services allow Members to submit Content. The Member submitting such Content retains ownership of any intellectual property rights that the Member holds in that Content, but that Member gives the Company (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works, communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such Content. The rights the Member grants in this license are for the limited purpose of operating, promoting, and improving our Services, and to develop new ones. This license continues even if the Member stops using our Services. Members submitting any Content to this website and/or Service shall ensure they have all requisite rights to grant the Company this license for any Content that is submitted.

9. Limited Use

The viewing or downloading of any Content grants the User only a limited, non-exclusive license for use solely by the User’s own informational use and not for any commercial purpose, republication, distribution, assignment, sublicense, sale, preparation of derivative works or any other use. No portion of any Content posted on this website may be reproduced in any form or incorporated into any information retrieval system, electronic or mechanical, other than for the User's own use, without the prior written permission of the Company.

10. Member Account & Fees

Members require a LawyerLinx account in order to use some of our Services. Members are responsible for the activity that happens on or through their LawyerLinx account. Member accounts are not transferable. To protect their LawyerLinx account, the Member shall keep the password confidential.

11. Indemnity and Release

By using this website you agree to indemnify the Company, its partners, agents and employees and hold them harmless from any and all claims and expenses, including legal fees, arising from your use of this website. By accessing this website you are agreeing to release the Company, its partners, agents and employees from any and all claims, demands, debts, obligations, damages (actual or consequential), costs and expenses of any kind or nature whatsoever, whether known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed, that you may have against them arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and/or to this website, the Services and/or the Content. You agree to waive all laws that may limit the efficacy of such releases.

12. Editing, Deleting & Modification

The Company may amend this Agreement from time to time without specific advance notice to the User. The latest Agreement will be posted on this website and the User should review the latest Agreement prior to using the Site. The Company reserves the right in its sole discretion to edit or delete any Content appearing on this website and to add or remove functionalities or features of the Service, or suspend or stop a Service altogether.

13. Miscellaneous

Each User represents that they are over the age of 18. The Company does not target our Content to children or teenagers under 18, and we do not permit any Users under 18 on our Service. These terms and conditions and the use of this website shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable in the Province of Ontario, and you irrevocably attorn to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Ontario. Anyone accessing the Site from other jurisdictions assumes sole responsibility for compliance with local laws.