1. WHAT THESE TERMS COVER. These are terms and conditions (the “Terms”) on which we supply products to you including digital content and services.
3. INFORMATION ABOUT US AND HOW TO CONTACT US.
3.1 Who we are. We are LawTrades, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“LawTrades”, “we” or “us”, the operator of LawTrades.com (the “Site)..
3.2 How to contact us. You can contact us by telephoning our customer service team at (646) 781-7197 or by writing to us firstname.lastname@example.org 43-01 22nd St #514, Long Island City, NY 11101
4. OUR CONTRACT WITH YOU.
Please note that we offer the Site "AS IS" and without warranties. If you are registering an account or using the Site on behalf of an individual or entity other than yourself, you represent that you are authorized by such individual or entity to accept these Terms on such individual's or entity's behalf.
LawTrades is an online platform that connects legal professionals (“Attorney Users”) with potential Client Users seeking legal services. LawTrades itself does not provide legal advice and does not provide legal services of any nature whatsoever. And LawTrades does not guarantee that Client Users will find legal representation through its system. LawTrades offers no opinion nor does it take a position on when or if an attorney-client relationship has been formed between its Client Users and Attorney Users. LawTrades is not a party to the agreements between Client Users and Attorney Users governing the attorney-client relationship nor is LawTrades involved in the actual representation of clients. As a result, LawTrades cannot ensure the completion of agreements between the Client User and Attorney User, the accuracy or completeness of the work-product of the Attorney User or the integrity of either party. The Client User is responsible for evaluating the integrity and abilities of all Attorney Users with whom the Client User communicates using the Site.
You acknowledge that although some of the content, text, data, graphics, images, information, suggestions, guidance, and other material (collectively, “Information”) that is provided to you on the Site (including Information provided in direct response to your questions or postings) may be provided by individuals in the legal profession, the provision of such Information does not create an attorney-client relationship, and does not constitute an opinion or legal advice, but is provided to assist you with locating an appropriate legal professional. Any form of use of the Site by potential clients or subscribing Attorney Users is not intended to and will not create an attorney-client relationship between or among any person, entity and LawTrades. Any electronic communication sent to anyone at LawTrades other than an Attorney user will not create an attorney-client relationship between the Client User and LawTrades.
4.3 LawTrades Does Not Offer and Does Not Provide Legal Advice. The information that you receive from LawTrades, and its affiliates is for informational and scheduling purposes only. LawTrades is not a law firm nor does it offer you legal advice, recommendations, mediations or any kind of counseling. LawTrades makes its Attorney Users available to you and any information provided to you by LawTrades (other than through an Attorney User that you hire to represent you) is (i) provided by independent legal professionals and organizations representing the interests of LawTrades, (ii) is for informational purposes only, and (iii) does not establish any attorney-client relationship between you and LawTrades.
4.3 LawTrades is Not a Law Firm. LawTrades is not offering legal representation. LawTrades does not offer any legal advice, legal opinions, recommendations, referrals, or counseling. Attorney Users are not employees of LawTrades and have no authority to serve as an agent of LawTrades. You understand the nature of LawTrades service offering and acknowledge and agree that LawTrades cannot be responsible for actions or missions of any Attorney user performing services for you and accordingly, LawTrades accepts no liability for your relationship with an Attorney User. Fees for legal services are not shared between Attorney Users and LawTrades.
4.4 LawTrades is Not a Referral Service. LawTrades is not a lawyer referral service. We do not recommend or endorse any specific Attorney User or other information that may appear on the Site for your information or use. LawTrades makes no representations or warranties concerning an Attorney User’s qualifications aside from the lawyer being licensed to practice law in at least one state during registration. We do not make any warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the legal ability, competence, quality, or qualifications of any Attorney User. LawTrades encourages Client Users to conduct their own due diligence on Attorney User’s qualifications and experience before entering into an attorney-client relationship.
You acknowledge that LawTrades services and content enable Client Users and Attorney Users to do things including to meet each other and that such services and content do not signify an endorsement by LawTrades of any Attorney User. LawTrades does not sanction statements Attorney Users may post on the Site. LawTrades further makes no representation concerning the qualifications of non-attorney legal service providers who Client User may meet through the Site.
4.5 There is No Attorney-Client relationship between You and LawTrades and You Agree that You Cannot Hold LawTrades responsible for any Act or Omission of Any Attorney User. NO ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP IS CREATED BETWEEN YOU AND LAWTRADES THROUGH ANY OTHER COMMUNICATIONS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE “FIND A LAWYER”, LINKS TO OTHER SITES OR ANY ASSISTANCE WE MAY PROVIDE TO HELP YOU FIND AN APPROPRIATE LEGAL PROFESSIONAL.WE MAKE NO GUARANTEES, REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERTISE, AND QUALITY OF WORK OR OTHER INFORMATION HEREIN. FURTHERMORE, WE DO NOT IN ANY WAY ENDORSE ANY INDIVIDUAL ATTORNEY. IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY YOU IN RELIANCE ON SUCH INFORMATION.
We have no control over, and cannot guarantee the availability of any Attorney User at any particular time. We will not be liable for cancelled or otherwise unfulfilled appointments or any injury resulting therefrom, or for any other injury resulting from the use of the Site or Services whatsoever. You agree to perform your own due diligence prior to selecting an Attorney user and you agree to rely on the results of your independent due diligence when selecting or rejecting an Attorney User.
4.6 Attorney Users Are Not Employees of LawTrades. Lawyer users are independent legal professionals who offer to perform legal services to prospective clients. They are not employees of LawTrades.
4.7 All Legal Fees Are Paid to Attorney Users, Not to LawTrades. LawTrades does not render or charge for legal services. Clients may contract with Attorney users by selecting a project and LawTrades may charge a service fee for each project completed by the LawTrades platform in exchange for creating, hosting, maintaining, and providing the Site and Services. Soliciting or processing payment for Attorney Users outside of LawTrades is prohibited and you agree to make any and all payments to Attorney Users through LawTrades.
4.8 There Is No Fee to LawTrades for Finding Engagements. LawTrades does not recommend Attorney Users to Client Users. LawTrades merely makes its services available to enable Attorney Users to communicate with Client Users Therefore, LawTrades does not charge a fee when you find an Attorney User that you decide to hire.
4.9 Non-circumvention. LawTrades only charges you a service fee when you make payment to the Attorney User through the Site. You agree that for a period of 24 months from the time you hire an Attorney User or otherwise identify or are identified by any party through the Site, you use the Site as your exclusive method to request, make, and receive all payments for work directly or indirectly with that party or arising out of your relationship with that party. LawTrades will terminate an Attorney User’s access to and use of the Site if such lawyer is found to be accepting payments outside of the Site from any Client User.
4.10 Expectations. You acknowledge and agree that you are ultimately responsible for choosing your own legal professional. LawTrades provides you with a list of Attorney Users for your independent consideration based in part upon the category of legal services that you are seeking and other information that you provide to LawTrades including proximity to your geographical location. The name(s) of Attorney Users we provide to you for your consideration could also be the result of a request by you for an Attorney User who represents familiarity with a certain area of law or meets your requested availability, or other such similar request. You acknowledge and agree that LawTrades (i) does not recommend or endorse any Attorney Users, (ii) does not make any representations or warranties with respect to any Attorney users or the quality of the legal services they may provide, and (iii) does not receive any additional fees from Attorney Users for featuring them on or through the Site.
4.11 Your Responsibilities. You are solely responsible for your account and the activity that occurs while signed into or while using your account. If you sign up for the Service, you will create a personalized account which includes a unique username and a password to access the Service and to receive messages from LawTrades. You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with the account. LawTrades will not be responsible for any liabilities, losses, or damages arising you of the unauthorized use of your computer (or any computing device) or your account. You acknowledge and agree that LawTrades cannot guarantee the fitness of any Attorney Users. LawTrades recognizes that your relationship with an Attorney User could be governed by a written legal engagement agreement between you and the Attorney User specifying the terms, scope, limitations and conditions of the representation. You represent and warrant that: (i) you have the authority to, and are of legal age in your jurisdiction to, agree to these Terms; (ii) your use of the Site is for purposes that are permitted by these Terms; (iii) your use of the Site will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party; and (iv) your use of the Site will comply with all local, state and federal laws, rules, and regulations, and with all other LawTrades policies.
4.12 Your Use and Restrictions. You are responsible for all use of the Site and for all use of your credentials, including use by others to whom you given your credentials. You may use the Site and the Services for lawful, non-commercial purposes only. You may not use the Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair our servers or networks, or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site or the Services. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any of the services, user accounts, or computer systems or networks, through hacking, password mining or any other means. Without limiting an of the foregoing, you agree that you shall not (and you agree not to allow any third party to use your credentials to): copy, modify, adapt, translate, or reverse engineer any portion of the Site, its content or materials and/or the Services; remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on the Site and/or the Services or in or on any content or other material obtained via the Site and/or the Services; use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other automated device, process or means to access, retrieve or index any portion of the Site and/or the Services; access, retrieve or index any portion of the Site and/or the Services for purposes of constructing or populating a searchable database of reviews related to the legal industry; reformat or frame any portion of the web pages that are part of the Site and/or the Services; misuse the Services by scheduling an appointment with an Attorney User who you have no intention of hiring; create user accounts by automated means or under false or fraudulent pretenses; collect or store personal data about other users in connection with the prohibited activities described in this paragraph; or use any means, including software means, to conduct web scraping of any portion of the Site, its content or materials and/or the Services. In addition to our rights in these Terms, we may take any legal action and implement any technical remedies to prevent the violation of this provision and to enforce these Terms.
4.13 Confidentiality. LawTrades makes every effort to maintain the confidentiality of any information submitted by Client Users to our Site. However, because we cannot control the conduct of others, we cannot guarantee that this information will remain confidential. Please use caution in deciding what information to input into the platform and to reveal in electronic messages. LawTrades is not responsible for the release or improper use of such information by other Client Users or any release due to error or failure in the platform.
4.14 Indemnification. The Client User agrees that LawTrades is not responsible for any harm that this Site or the Service may cause. Upon a request by us, the Client User agrees to indemnify, defend and hold us, our employees, contractors, officers, directors, agents, parent, other affiliated companies, suppliers, successors, and assigns harmless from and against any and all liabilities, claims, demands and expenses, including attorney’s fees, made by any third party that arise from or are related to (a) your access to the Site, (b) your use of the Services, or (c) the violation of these Terms or any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity, by you or any third party using your Credentials.
4.15 Communication and Other Data. LawTrades is not responsible for any loss of data resulting from accidental or deliberate deletion, network or system outages, file corruption, or any other reasons. LawTrades also reserves the right to release current or past Client User information in the event LawTrades believes that accounts are in violation of the Terms or page content guidelines, used to commit unlawful acts, if the information is subpoenaed, and/or if LawTrades deems it necessary and/or appropriate. We also reserve the right to deny service to offenders of these guidelines and to terminate or deny service to anyone for any reason or no reason.
4.16 Electronic Notices and Agreements. Your use of this Site and/or registering for the Site or the Services constitutes your electronic signature to these Terms, which includes our Privacy and Cookie Policies, and your consent to enter into agreements with us electronically.
4.17 Premium Services. LawTrades offers optional Premium Services including the LawTrades Virtual Practice. By selecting a Premium Service you agree to pay LawTrades the subscription fee indicated for that service. Payments for subscription services will be charged on the month following your subscription and will cover the use of that service for the period indicated. Cancellations must be received in writing by email (email@example.com) or by U.S. mail (LawTrades, Inc., 35-37 36th St, Astoria, NY 11106 ATTN: Cancellations). If your payment method fails or your account is past due, LawTrades reserves the right to either suspend or terminate your Premium Services. Any such suspension or termination will result in the cancellation of any promotional programs applicable to your Premium Services. At approximately the beginning of the month, LawTrades shall provide licensee a record of all the user interactions that were provided in the preceding calendar month, which shall be deemed to be final and accepted. It is understood that not every user interaction is going to result into a paying client. You may notify LawTrades should you receive an invalid user interaction during the month that the invalid client interaction is received. “Invalid user interaction” shall mean each interaction (i) with a disconnected telephone number or a user who provides an invalid telephone number, or (ii) which is a duplicate of an inquiry delivered to licensee within the previous 90 days.
4.18 Hyperlinks. You are granted a limited, non-exclusive right to create a text hyperlink to the Site for noncommercial purposes, provided such link does not portray LawTrades, any of its products and services, or any professional or professional services entity in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise defamatory manner and provided further that the linking site does not contain any adult or illegal material or any material that is offensive, harassing or otherwise objectionable. This limited right may be revoked at any time. You may not use a LawTrades logo or other proprietary graphic of LawTrades to link to this Site without the express written permission of LawTrades. Further, you may not use, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any LawTrades trademark, logo or other proprietary information, including the images found at the Site, the content of any text or the layout/design of any page or form contained on a page on the Site without LawTrade’s express written consent. Except as noted above, you are not conveyed any right or license by implication, estoppel or otherwise in or under any patent, trademark, copyright or proprietary right of LawTrades or any third party. LawTrades makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of third-party Web sites accessible by hyperlink from the Site, or Web sites linking to the Site. Such sites are not under the control of LawTrades and LawTrades is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any review, changes or updates to such sites. LawTrades provides these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement or adoption by LawTrades of any site or any information contained therein. When you leave the Site, you should be aware that our terms and policies no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which you navigate from the Site.
4.19 Copyright and Limited Use. Unless otherwise indicated, the Site and all content and other materials on the Site, including, without limitation, the LawTrades logo, and all designs, text, graphics, pictures, reviews, information, data, software, sound files, other files and the selection and arrangement thereof (collectively, the "Site Materials") are the proprietary property of LawTrades or its licensors or users and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. You are granted a limited, non-sub licensable license to access and use the Site and electronically copy, (except where prohibited without a license) and print to hard copy portions of the Site Materials for your informational, non-commercial and personal use only. Such license is subject to these Site Terms and does not include or authorize: (a) any resale or commercial use of the Site or the Site Materials therein; (b) the collection and use of any professional listings, pictures, profiles, ratings or descriptions; (c) the distribution, public performance or public display of any Site Materials, (d) modifying or otherwise making any derivative uses of the Site and the Site Materials, or any portion thereof; (e) use of any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods; (f) downloading (other than the page caching) of any portion of the Site, the Site Materials or any information contained therein, except as expressly permitted on the Site; or (g) any use of the Site or the Site Materials other than for its intended purpose. Any use of the Site or the Site Materials other than as specifically authorized herein, without the prior written permission of LawTrades, is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted herein. Such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws including without limitation copyright and trademark laws and applicable communications regulations and statutes. Unless explicitly stated herein, nothing in these Terms shall be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise. This license is revocable at any time.
4.20 Changes. We may change these Terms at any time, as we reasonably deem appropriate. Upon any change in these Terms, we will post the amended agreement on the Site and the date such amended agreement is effective. Your continued use of the Site and/or the Services following such posting shall constitute your affirmative acknowledgement of the Terms, the modification, and agreement to abide and be bound by the Terms, as amended. If at any time you choose not to accept these Terms, including following any such modifications hereto, then you may not use the Site. We may from time to time add new services to the Services, substitute a new service for one of the existing Services, or discontinue or suspend one of the existing Services. Information about the new services will be included on the Site, and the use of new services will be governed by these Terms. You agree that LawTrades will not be liable to you or any third party for any suspension or discontinuation of any of the Services.
4.21 Your Content. Client Users will have the opportunity to submit feedback regarding your experiences with legal professionals who are featured on the Site. It is important that you act responsibly when posting information. In providing feedback, please give clear, honest information about the Attorney user and your experiences, but do not use inappropriate language, make gratuitous personal criticisms or comments or provide information that others could use to determine your identity. When participating in other interactive or community aspects of the Service, please do not post any information that another Client User may use to identify you as an individual, but please do include all relevant information in a concise manner to help us provide you with a helpful response. We reserve the right to publish your posted information as part of the Service and to also remove your posted information in our sole discretion for any reason or no reason. We are not, however, responsible for any failure or delay in removing posted information. Keep in mind that the posted information of others is simply opinion and should not be relied on. In addition: You agree that you are solely responsible for any posted information that you submit, publish or display on the Site or transmit to other members and/or other users of the Site. You may not post, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. You may not submit any content or material that infringes, misappropriates or violates the intellectual property, publicity, privacy or other rights of any party. You may not provide any posted information that falsely expresses or implies that such content or material is sponsored or endorsed by LawTrades. By posting posted information on the Site, you hereby grant LawTrades the right to use such posted information without restriction, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant LawTrades and hereby grant LawTrades, its contractors, and the users of the Site an irrevocable, non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, fully sub licensable, fully paid up, worldwide license to use, copy, publicly perform, digitally perform, publicly display, and distribute such posted information and to adapt, edit, translate, prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such posted information. You agree that LawTrades shall have the exclusive right to combine your posted information with the posted information of other LawTrades users for purposes determined by LawTrades in its sole discretion. LawTrades reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action in its sole discretion against anyone who violates these Terms, including without limitation, removing the offending communication from the Services and terminating the membership of such violators or blocking your use of the Services and/or the Site. You may not post content that: is false or intentionally misleading; harasses or advocates harassment of another person; involves the transmission of unsolicited mass mailing or "spamming"; violates the intellectual property or other rights of any person; is threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous; or is pornographic or sexually explicit in nature.
4.22 Copyright Complaints. Unless otherwise indicated, the Site and all content and other materials on the Site, including, without limitation, the LawTrades logo, and all designs, text, graphics, pictures, reviews, information, data, software, sound files, other files and the selection and arrangement thereof (collectively, the "Site Materials") are the proprietary property of LawTrades or its licensors or users and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. You are granted a limited, non-sub licensable license to access and use the Site and electronically copy, (except where prohibited without a license) and print to hard copy portions of the Site Materials for your informational, non-commercial and personal use only. Such license is subject to these Site Terms and does not include or authorize: any resale or commercial use of the Site or the Site Materials therein; the collection and use of any professional listings, pictures, profiles, ratings or descriptions; the distribution, public performance or public display of any Site Materials, modifying or otherwise making any derivative uses of the Site and the Site Materials, or any portion thereof; use of any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods; downloading (other than the page caching) of any portion of the Site, the Site Materials or any information contained therein, except as expressly permitted on the Site; or any use of the site or the Site Materials other than for its intended purpose. Any use of the Site or the Site Materials other than as specifically authorized herein, without the prior written permission of LawTrades, is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted herein. Such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws including without limitation copyright and trademark laws and applicable communications regulations and statutes. Unless explicitly stated herein, nothing in these Site Terms shall be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise. This license is revocable at any time.
4.23 Disclaimer. If you believe that any material on the Site infringes upon any copyright, which you own or control, please contact LawTrades’ Designated Agent to receive notification of claimed infringement at the following address Copyright Agent, LawTrades, Inc. 500 7th Avenue, Floor 17A New York, NY 10018 Phone: (646) 470-5298 Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
4.24 Limitation of Liability. LawTrades provides the Site and the Service “as is,” without warranty of any kind. Without limiting the foregoing, LawTrades expressly disclaims all warranties, whether express, implied or statutory, regarding the Site and the Service including, without limitation, any warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, security, accuracy and non-infringement. Specifically, LawTrades makes no representation or warranty that the information we provide or that is provided through the Service is accurate, reliable or correct; that the Service will meet your requirements; that the Service will be available at any particular time or location, that the Service will function in an uninterrupted manner or be secure; that any defects or errors will be corrected; or that the Service is free of viruses or other harmful components. You assume full responsibility and risk of loss resulting from your use of information, content or other material obtained from the Service. Some jurisdictions limit or do not permit disclaimers of warranty, so this provision may not apply to you.
To the extent permitted by applicable law, in no event will LawTrades be liable to you for any loss of profits, use, or data, or for any incidental, indirect, special, consequential or exemplary damages, however arising, that result from (a) the use, disclosure, or display of your posted information; (b) your use or inability to use the Service; (c) the Service generally or the software or systems that make the Service available; or (d) any other interactions with LawTrades or any other User of the Service, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence) or any other legal theory, and whether or not LawTrades has been informed of the possibility of such damage, and even if a remedy set forth in this Agreement is found to have failed of its essential purpose. LawTrades will have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond our reasonable control. Some jurisdictions limit or do not permit disclaimers of liability, so this provision may not apply to you.
4.26 Assignability. We may assign this contract at any time to any parent, subsidiary, or any affiliated company, or as part of the sale to, merger with, or other transfer of our company to another entity. We will use reasonable efforts to notify you regarding any change of ownership. You may not assign, transfer or sublicense these Terms to anyone else and any attempt to do so in violation of this section shall be null and void.
4.27 Arbitration. These Terms shall be deemed to have been entered into and shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of New York as applied to contracts made and to be performed entirely within New York, without giving effect to the state’s conflicts of law statute. Any controversy, dispute or claim arising out of or related to these Terms or your use of the Services shall be settled by final and binding arbitration to be conducted by an arbitration tribunal in the State, City and County of New York, pursuant to the rules of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitration tribunal shall consist of one arbitrator. The decision or award of the arbitrator shall be final, and judgment upon such decision or award may be entered in any competent court or application may be made to any competent court for judicial acceptance of such decision or award and an order of enforcement. The parties agree that the arbitrator shall have the authority to impose equitable and injunctive relief as well as to award monetary relief, as the arbitrator deems appropriate.
4.28 Minimum Age for Use. You must be 18 years of age or over, or the legal age to form a binding contract in your jurisdiction if that age is greater than 18 years of age, to register with us or use the Site and the Services. If you are between the ages of 13 and 18 or the applicable legal age in your jurisdiction, you can use the Site or Services only in conjunction with, and under the supervision of, your parent or guardian who has agreed to the Terms. If you are under the age of 13, you may not use the Site or Services, in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. If you are the parent or legal guardian of a child under the age of 18, you may use the Site or Services on behalf of such minor child. By using the Site or Services on behalf of a minor child, you represent and warrant that you are the parent or legal guardian of such child and that all references in these Terms to “you” shall refer to such child or such other individual for whom you have authorization to enter into these Terms on their behalf, and you in your capacity as the parent or legal guardian of such child or as the authorized party of such individual. If you do not qualify under these terms, do not use the Site or Services. Membership in the Services is void where prohibited by applicable law, and the right to access the Site is revoked in such jurisdictions. By using the Site and/or the Services, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into these Terms and to abide by all of the terms and conditions set forth herein. The Site is administered in the U.S. and intended for U.S. users; any use outside of the U.S. is at the users own risk and users are responsible for compliance with any local laws.