Terms Of Service TOS
Terms of Service
MyLawyer Directory is a network service, connecting users with Lawyers, Paralegals and Law Firms all over the world.
You must be thirteen (13) or older to register as a member of MyLawyer-Directory.com or use the Web site. Membership in the Service is void where prohibited. By using the Web site, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into this Agreement and to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
This Agreement will remain in full force and effect while you use the web site and the services at MyLawyer-Directory.com. You may terminate your membership at any time, for any reason by using the contact form. MyLawyer Directory Editors may terminate your membership for any reason, at any time. If a MyLawyer Directory Editor terminates your membership in the Service because you have breached the Agreement, you will not be entitled to any refund of unused advertising fees. Even after membership is terminated, this Agreement will remain in effect.
Non Commercial Use
Any passwords and compiled names, images, photos, links, and Web site content are not to be transferred or copied from the Web site for use with any other product or service. Illegal and/or unauthorized uses of the Web site, including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email and unauthorized framing of or linking to the Web site will be investigated, and appropriate legal action will be taken, including without limitation, civil, criminal, and injunctive redress.
Proprietary Rights of Content
MyLawyer Directory owns and retains all proprietary rights in the Web site and the Service. The Web site contains the copyrighted material, including links and compilations of individual data, trademarks, and other proprietary information of MyLawyer Directory, and its licensors. Except for that information which is in the public domain or for which you have given written permission for us to display, you may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any such proprietary information.
Who Holds Copyright to Content Submitted
MyLawyer Directory does not claim ownership of content you submit or make available for inclusion on the service. However, with respect to content you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the service, you only grant MyLawyer Directory the following non-exclusive electronic rights license(s), as out lined below:
Content Posted or Submitted to MyLawyer Directory
1. You understand and agree that MyLawyer Directory Editors may review and delete any content, messages, photos, descriptions or profiles (collectively, "Content") that in the sole judgment of MyLawyer Directory violates this Agreement or which might be offensive, illegal, or that might violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of Members or Others.
2. You are solely responsible for the Content that you publish or display (hereinafter, "post") on the Service, or transmit to other Members or visitors.
3. By posting Content to any public area of MyLawyer Directory, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to MyLawyer Directory an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, electronic license to use, perform or display, such information and content and grant and authorize MyLawyer Directory Editors and Licensors permission to edit or delete any objectionable material or posts.
4. The following is a partial list of the kind of content that is illegal or prohibited on the website. MyLawyer Directory reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action in its sole discretion against anyone who violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending communication from the Service and terminating the membership of such violators.
It includes Content that:
a.) Offensive to the online lawyers and law firms community, such as content that promotes or invites racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
b.) Harasses or advocates harassment of another person;
c.) Involves the transmission of "junk mail", "chain letters," or unsolicited mass mailing or "spam";
d.) Information that you know is false, misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;
e.) Promotes illegal or unauthorized copy of another person's copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files, or copyrighted images or digital mediums to which you don't own the diverse license;
f.) Requires a password to access pages, or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page);
g.) Displays pornographic or sexually explicit material of any kind;
h.) Provides material that exploits children under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent manner, or solicits personal information from anyone under 18;
i.) Solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users;
j.) Engages in commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, and pyramid schemes;
A search using the "Lawyers Directory" or MyLawyer Directory may produce search results and links to sites that some people may find objectionable, inappropriate, or offensive. We cannot guarantee that The "Lawyers Directory" or MyLawyer Directory will not locate unintended or objectionable content and we assume no responsibility for the content of any site included in any search results or otherwise linked to by MyLawyer-Directory.com
We do however make every effort to insure the quality of the links that are included in the "Lawyers Directory" or MyLawyer Directory is not against the above provisions.
5. You must use the Service in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.
6. You may not transmit any chain letters or junk email to other Members. Although MyLawyer Directory cannot monitor the conduct of its Members off the Web site, it is also a violation of these rules to use any information obtained from the Service in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person, or in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any Member without their prior explicit consent. In order to protect our Members from such advertising or solicitation, MyLawyer Directory Editors reserves the right to restrict the access to the web service at their sole discretion.
You may not send automated queries of any sort to "Lawyers Directory" or MyLawyer Directory without express permission in advance.
Note that "sending automated queries" is not permitted and anyone found abusing the Lawyers Directory or MyLawyer Directory System will be banned and removed without notice.
Examples of illegal activities
"Any software which sends queries to the Lawyers Directory to determine how a listing or website "ranks" within the MyLawyer Directory for various queries."
Please do not write to MyLawyer-Directory.com to request permission to "meta-search" The Lawyers Directory for a research project, as such requests will not be granted.
Requests for Removal of Links
The MyLawyer Directory occasionally receives requests from people to remove links from its indexes or search result pages. Although the MyLawyer Directory reserves the right to address such requests individually, the general approach that the MyLawyer Directory takes reflects the following principles:
For each web site reflected in the MyLawyer Directory indexes, if either (1) The site owner restricts access to his or her web site or (2) The site is taken down from the web, then, upon receipt of a request by the site owner or a third party in the second instance, the MyLawyer Directory would consider the requests to remove the link to that site from its index.
The MyLawyer Directory stores many web pages in its cache or temp directory to retrieve for users as a back-up in case the pages or server temporarily fails.
Site owners may also request immediate removal of cached page from the MyLawyer Directory at anytime.
Users who do not wish to partake in the MyLawyer Directory, simply can (1) request for removal or (2) remove the MyLawyer Directory reciprocal link code and the system will automatically remove their website from our listings within 12 to 24 hours.
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 are solely responsible for your interactions with other MyLawyer Directory Members. MyLawyer Directory Editors, reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Members.
MyLawyer Directory is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate content posted on the Web site or in connection with the Service, whether caused by users of the Web site, Members or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Service. MyLawyer Directory is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of the Web site or Member of the Service.
MyLawyer Directory assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, user or Member communications
MyLawyer Directory is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any servers or providers, software, problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or combination thereof, including injury or damage to users and/or Members or to any other person's computer related issues resulting from participating or downloading materials in connection with the Web and/or in connection with this Service.
Under no circumstances will MyLawyer Directory be responsible for any loss or damage, resulting from anyone's use of the Web site or the Service, any content posted on the web site or transmitted to Members, or any interactions between users of the Web site, whether online or offline.
The Web site and the Service are provided "AS-IS" and MyLawyer Directory Editors expressly disclaims any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. MyLawyer Directory cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the Web site and/or the Service.
The service may be temporarily unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by user from MyLawyer Directory or through or from the service shall create any warranty not expressly stated herein.
Limitation on Liability
Except in jurisdictions where such provisions are restricted, in no event will MyLawyer Directory and its Editors be liable to you for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages, including also lost profits arising from your use of the web site or the service, even if MyLawyer Directory has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
If there is any dispute about or involving the Web site and/or the Service, by using the Web site, you agree that the dispute will be governed by the law of Canada without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You agree to personal jurisdiction by the courts of Ottawa, Ontario.
You agree to indemnify and hold MyLawyer Directory, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, editors, agents, and other partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorney's fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Service in violation of this Agreement and/or arising from a breach of this Agreement and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth above.
This Agreement, accepted upon use of the Web site, the MyLawyer Directory and the Service further affirmed by becoming a Member and/or submitting content to this service, contains the entire agreement between you and MyLawyer Directory regarding the use of the Web site, the MyLawyer Directory and/or the Service. The failure of MyLawyer Directory to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. The section titles in these Terms of Service are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
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