TERMS AND CONDITIONS

DirectLaw.US (DirectLaw, Inc.) (collectively, “DirectLaw”, “we”, or “us”) connects those in need of legal services with third-party licensed legal professionals or individuals, who under the supervision of a licensed attorney, are allowed to provide legal services (collectively “Legal Provider”) to you. In addition to connecting you to a Legal Provider, DirectLaw is an online platform whereby clients can find legal information, legal forms, and communicate virtually with the Legal Provider in a secure, confidential, and efficient manner.

DirectLaw is not a law firm or a Legal Provider and you will not form an attorney-client relationship with DirectLaw.  We can never represent you or offer any legal advice. We do not evaluate any information you share with us concerning your specific legal issues, needs, or requirements.

You may, however, form an attorney-client relationship with the third-party Legal Provider you select. Your selected Legal Provider is independently and individually responsible for any legal advice or recommendation given to you.

DirectLaw does not guarantee the work, or the competence of, the Legal Provider that you select.  As a result, we cannot be held liable for it. Each Legal Provider must, however, zealously represent you and is subject to professional conduct rules in the state(s) in which the Legal Provider is authorized to practice. DirectLaw is solely a marketing and technology platform that aims to provide you access to Legal Providers.

As a marketing and technology company, DirectLaw charges Legal Providers a fee for our services before they can become a member of the Directory on the DirectLaw.US Web Site. We do not split legal fees with the Legal Provider and have policies to ensure that any funds paid for the legal services rendered, or which are going to be rendered, are paid directly to the Legal Provider. We merely collect payment on behalf of the Legal Provider through their DirectLaw platform. These fees are paid directly to the Legal Provider.

We are not a referral service and do not recommend or endorse any Legal Provider on our site. Choosing a Legal Provider rests solely with you.  You are responsible for carefully reviewing each proposal and Legal Provider before hiring any Legal Provider.  Our Legal Providers have varying degrees of experience and expertise, and the scope of representation may differ between Legal Providers. Before selecting a Legal Provider, you are responsible for familiarizing yourself with the Legal Provider’s profile; including but not limited to: the number of years the Legal Provider has been practicing, areas of expertise, educational background, the specifics of the proposal, and any prior reviews.

DirectLaw recognizes that price is an important factor in selecting a Legal Provider, but it should not be the sole factor in choosing your Legal Provider.

We appreciate and recognize the importance of providing you with useful information about your legal issue or needs. In order to provide legal advice, a Legal Provider must evaluate your specific circumstances. Therefore, you cannot rely on the content to make decisions on your legal issue or need but instead should consult a Legal Provider.  Any legal content on our site, including responses included within our LawPaths Service, are for informational purposes only and is not legal advice. Fortunately, with DirectLaw you have a convenient, transparent, and cost-effective way to consult a legal provider. For the full, binding Terms and Conditions, please see below.

DirectLaw Terms of Use

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, BY ACCESSING OR USING THE WEBSITE OR SERVICE OR BY DOWNLOADING OR POSTING ANY CONTENT FROM OR ON THE WEBSITE, THROUGH THE SERVICE, YOU ARE INDICATING THAT YOU HAVE READ, AND THAT YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE REGISTERED WITH THE WEBSITE.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, THEN YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO ACCESS OR USE THE WEBSITE, SERVICE, OR CONTENT.

Last updated:  January 27, 2017

KEY DEFINITIONS

The “Agreement” means all of the terms, conditions, and notices contained or referenced in this document (the “Terms of Use”) and all other DirectLaw rules, policies (including but not limited to our privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”), and procedures that may be published from time to time on the Website by DirectLaw.

“Content” means any content featured or displayed throughout the Website or provided to you by DirectLaw in connection with your use of the Service, including but not limited to text, documents, information, data, articles, blog posts, guidance, diagnostic tools, opinions, images, photographs, graphics, software, applications, video recordings, audio recordings, sounds, designs, features, and other materials that are available on the Website or provided to you by DirectLaw in connection with your use of the Service.

“DirectLaw,” “we,” “us”, and “our” mean DirectLaw, Inc., as well as our affiliates, directors, subsidiaries, contractors, licensors, officers, agents, and employees.  Legal Providers are not employees, agents, or affiliates of DirectLaw.

“Legal Provider” means licensed legal professionals who are in good standing in a bar of a state, or individuals who under the supervision of a such licensed legal professional perform some or full legal services including, but not limited to, paralegals, law clerks, law students, and/or an attorney licensed in another state, to Users. Legal providers may represent and communicate with Users through our Service and have agreed to be bound by this Agreement. Legal Providers are not employees or agents of DirectLaw.

The “Service” means all of the services provided by DirectLaw, including but not limited to all Content, services, and products available through the Website.  DirectLaw is not a law firm, does not provide a lawyer referral service, or legal advice.

The “User,” “You”, and “Your” refer to the person, company, or organization that has visited or is using our Website and/or our Service.  Users may purchase “Legal Services” directly from Legal Providers.

“User-Generated Content” means Content that has been submitted by a User or that has been created in connection with the User’s use of the Service or the Website.

The “Website” means DirectLaw’s website located at www.DirectLaw.US, all subpages and subdomains and all content, services, and products available through the Website.

ABOUT OUR SERVICE

DirectLaw provides a platform to facilitate communication and collaboration between Legal Providers and Users seeking legal services.

DirectLaw is not a law firm. DirectLaw is not offering legal representation and does not offer any legal advice, legal opinions, recommendations, referrals, or counseling.  Legal Providers are not employees or agents of DirectLaw. DirectLaw is not (i) a party to any engagement agreements entered into between Users and Legal Providers, or (ii) involved in the provision of legal services to, or legal representation of, Users in connection with a Project or otherwise. DirectLaw may not be held liable for the actions or omissions of any Legal Provider performing Legal Services for you. Fees for Legal Services are not shared between Legal Providers and DirectLaw.

DirectLaw does not provide legal advice. DirectLaw does not offer legal advice or services.  Any use of the Website and/or Service is not intended to and does not create an attorney-client relationship. DirectLaw is not liable for the actions or omissions of any Legal Provider performing Legal Services for you.  You acknowledge that although some of the Content provided to you on the Website may be provided by individuals in the legal profession, the provision of such Content does not create an attorney-client relationship and does not constitute an opinion or legal advice but is provided as general information about legal requirements and procedures and to assist you in engaging appropriate legal assistance from a qualified legal practitioner.

No attorney-client relationship. No attorney-client relationship is created by using the Website or Service or by using the Content provided by or through the use of the Website, including, but not limited to, links to other websites or any assistance we may provide to help you find an appropriate legal professional.  Any communication directly with DirectLaw, including any documents shared with, or uploaded using tools or services provided by, DirectLaw may not be held confidential or be covered under attorney-client privilege.  We make no guarantees, representations, or warranties, whether express or implied, with respect to professional qualifications, expertise, quality of work or other information related to any Legal Provider.  Further we do not in any way endorse any individual described on our Website or through our Service.  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.

DirectLaw is not a lawyer referral service. DirectLaw is not a lawyer referral service, does not provide such services, and is not registered in any state as such. Users and Legal Providers acknowledge that DirectLaw does not select or endorse any individual Legal Provider to service a User.  DirectLaw takes every reasonable effort to verify that our Legal Providers are licensed attorneys or are duly authorized by law to practice in their respective jurisdiction and are in good standing or are authorized to practice under the supervision of a licensed attorney in good standing.  We do not make any warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the legal ability, competence, quality, or qualification of any Legal Provider.

DirectLaw does not warrant or guarantee that Legal Providers are covered by professional liability insurance and DirectLaw makes no warranty or guarantee with respect to the sufficiency of such professional liability insurance. Although this Agreement requires Legal Providers to provide accurate information, we do not attempt to confirm, and do not confirm, any Legal Provider’s purported identity.  Users agree to independently research any Legal Provider and independently evaluate the Legal Provider’s qualifications before deciding to accept professional advice from a Legal Provider.

DirectLaw does not endorse any Legal Provider’s work-product.  By using our Website and/or Service, you agree that any legal remedy or liability that you seek to obtain for actions or omissions of Legal Providers will be limited to a claim against the particular Legal Providers or other third parties who caused you harm, and you agree not to attempt to impose liability on, or seek any legal remedy from, DirectLaw with respect to such actions or omissions.

We do not recommend or endorse any specific lawyers or legal advice. Providing a service where potential clients and legal professionals can meet does not imply an endorsement of any Legal Provider or service provider.  DirectLaw does not sanction or attest to the validity of statements a Legal Provider may post on the Website.

DirectLaw does not guarantee results. From time to time, Users may submit reviews of Legal Providers.  These reviews do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of any future legal matter.  DirectLaw will have no responsibility or liability of any kind for any User-Generated Content you encounter on or through the Website, and any use or reliance on User-Generated Content is undertaken solely at your own risk.

Prices on the Website and/or Service are estimates only. Some of the Content on our Website and/or Service may include pricing for certain limited-scope Legal Services based on typical fact patterns associated with such Legal Services.  Any and all posted prices are estimates only and pricing is not guaranteed until a separate engagement agreement has been executed between you and the Legal Provider, and only after the Legal Provider has agreed to the formation of an attorney-client relationship.

AUTHORIZATION AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

In connection with using the Website and Service to locate legal professionals, you understand that:

1.  DirectLaw selects lawyers to be Legal Providers based on a pre-existing application process, including a subscription to DirectLaw’s virtual law firm platform;

2.  DirectLaw will provide you with a Directory of Legal Providers who claim to be suitable to deliver the legal services that you are seeking based solely on the information that you provide to DirectLaw). You are ultimately responsible for choosing your own lawyers or Legal-Service Provider(s);

3.  Your selection of a Legal Provider is not a guarantee that you will be able to work with such Legal Provider and no attorney-client relationship is formed with a Legal Provider until both you and such Legal Provider have signed an engagement letter; and

4.  DirectLaw may provide pricing estimates only for certain Legal Services and such pricing is not guaranteed until a separate engagement agreement has been executed between you and a Legal Provider.

USER RESPONSIBILITIES

Relationship with Legal Providers. Because we cannot guarantee the fitness of any of our Legal Providers for your specific needs, we encourage Users to research any Legal Provider before accepting professional advice.  Users may also request a written engagement agreement specifying the terms, scope, limitations, and conditions of the representation by the Legal Provider.

No reliance on Content. Content on the Website is provided for informational purposes only with no assurance that the Content is true, correct, or accurate.  The Content provided on the Website is not intended as a substitute for, nor does it replace, professional legal advice.  You are encouraged to independently confirm the Content contained on the Website with other sources and to seek the advice of a qualified lawyer.

Do not disregard, avoid, or delay obtaining legal advice from a Legal Provider because of something you may have read on the Website.  Your use of Content provided on the Website is solely at your own risk.  Nothing stated or posted on the Website or available through the Service is intended to be, and must not be taken to be, the practice of law or the provision of legal advice.

Compliance with laws. You represent and warrant that: (i) you have the authority to, and are of the legal age in your jurisdiction to, bind yourself to this Agreement; (ii) your use of the Service will be solely for purposes that are permitted by this Agreement; (iii) your use of the Service will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party; and (iv) your use of the Service will comply with all local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations, and with all other DirectLaw policies currently or in the future.

USER CONDUCT

You may use the Website and/or Service for lawful, non-commercial purposes only. You may not use the Website in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair our servers or network, or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Website or the Service.  You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Service or computer systems or networks through hacking, password mining, or any other means.  In addition to our rights pursuant to this Agreement, we may take any legal action and implement any technical remedies to prevent the violation of this provision and to enforce this Agreement.

Prohibited content. You agree that you will not under any circumstances transmit any Content that:

1.    is unlawful or promotes unlawful activities;
2.    defames, harasses, abuses, threatens, or incites violence toward any individual or group;
3.    is pornographic, discriminatory or otherwise victimizes or intimidates any individual group on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;
4.    is spam, is machine- or randomly-generated, constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, chain letters, any other form of unauthorized solicitation, or any form of lottery or gambling;
5.    contains or installs any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses, or other content that is designed or intended to disrupt, damage, or limit the function of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any data or other information of any third party;
6.    infringes on any proprietary right of any party, including patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other rights;
7.    impersonates any person or entity, including any of our employees or representatives; or
8.    violates the privacy of any third party.

Users must be over age 18. You represent that you are over the age of 18. DirectLaw does not target our Content to those under 18, and we do not permit any Users under 18 on our Service.

No liability for User interactions; DirectLaw may monitor interactions. Any liability, loss, or damage that occurs as a result of any User and/or Legal Provider interactions, including but not limited to any Legal Services that you engage in through your use of the Service, is solely your responsibility.  At our discretion, we, or technology we employ, may monitor and/or record your interactions with the Service.

Right to terminate accounts. We reserve the right but not the obligation to, in our sole discretion, determine whether any User conduct is appropriate and complies with these Terms of Use, or terminate or deny access to and use of the Service to any User for any reason, with or without prior notice.

USER-GENERATED CONTENT

You own any User-Generated Content that you create and submit or upload to the Website, but you allow us certain rights to it, so that we can display and share the content you post.  We have the right to remove any and all Content, including User-Generated Content, in our sole discretion.

You may create content, written or otherwise, while using the Service.  You are solely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, any User-Generated Content that you post, upload, link to, or otherwise make available via the Service, regardless of the form of that Content.  Any liability, loss, or damage that occurs as a result of the use of any User-Generated Content that you make available or access through your use of the Service is solely your responsibility.  We are not responsible for any public display or misuse of your User-Generated Content.

You represent and warrant that you have the right to post all User-Generated Content you submit.  Specifically, you warrant that you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to User-Generated Content, and have taken all steps necessary to pass through to end users any required terms.

DirectLaw has the right but not the obligation to, in our sole discretion, determine whether any User-Generated Content is appropriate and complies with these Terms of Use, or refuse or remove any User-Generated Content that, in our sole discretion, violates any DirectLaw policy or is in any way harmful, inappropriate, or objectionable.

You grant DirectLaw the following rights to your User-Generated Content.  By posting any User-Generated Content on the Website or providing any User-Generated Content through the Service, you expressly grant DirectLaw and our successors a worldwide, sub-licensable, fully-paid and royalty-free and non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, display, modify, adapt, distribute, and perform the User-Generated Content in connection with DirectLaw’s business purpose.

LEGAL PROVIDERS

Legal Providers are legal professionals who may perform Legal Services for Users.  They operate independently from DirectLaw and do not share fees with DirectLaw.

Legal Providers must comply with any and all rules or laws governing the practice of law in their jurisdiction(s).  Legal Providers understand and agree that conflicts of interest may arise in connection with the representation of a User or the performance of a particular Project, in which case they must disqualify themselves pursuant to the rules of professional conduct in their jurisdiction.  Legal Providers agree that they shall provide accurate information as to their identity, shall not provide legal advice on the Website but rather general information and shall adhere to all policies and terms of conditions as posted on the Website.

Through use of the Website and/or Service, each Legal Provider hereby represents and warrants that:

1.  Such Legal Provider is lawfully licensed, in good standing, and eligible to practice law in all jurisdictions indicated by such Legal Provider in its application to the DirectLaw lawyer network and in the profile it creates and maintains on the Website (a “Legal Provider Profile”); and

2.  Such Legal Provider is in good standing in the legally recognized jurisdiction(s) in which he/she is lawfully licensed.

At any time that a Legal Provider is no longer (i) licensed or authorized to practice law, or (ii) in good standing in the legally recognized jurisdiction(s) in which he/she is lawfully licensed, such Legal Provider must immediately cease usage of the Website and the Service and must immediately notify DirectLaw.

Use of the Website does not form an attorney-client relationship between Users and Legal Providers.  Information posted or made available on or through the Website and/or Service, including but not limited to any responses to Project Proposals or Proposals, information posted publicly through the Website, or information sent in a message to a User, is not intended as legal advice, is not confidential, and does not create an attorney-client relationship.  It is considered User-Generated Content.

An attorney-client relationship between a Legal Provider and a User may be formed through the use of the Service. Users may purchase legal services directly from Legal Providers.  Upon acceptance of a request to purchase legal services from a Legal Provider, the scope of a Legal Provider’s representation is strictly limited to the matter agreed upon in the scope of legal services, and the Legal Provider and User may sign an engagement letter detailing the scope of this representation.

Legal Providers are solely responsible for ensuring that any information, solicitations, or advertisements they post or place on the Website, including without limitation User-Generated Content, Legal Provider Profiles, and any communications they may have with prospective clients through the Website or Service, fully comply with all applicable laws and rules of professional conduct, including those concerning the unauthorized practice of law and those regulating the form, manner, or content of communications with clients, advertising, or other matters.

PAYMENT OF LEGAL PROVIDERS

DirectLaw is not a party to User and Legal Provider contracts. Users may contract with Legal Providers through the solicitation and acceptance of Legal Services.  Such contracts are solely between the User and the Legal Provider. DirectLaw will not be a party to any contracts for Legal Services submitted through our Service.  DirectLaw facilitates these contracts by supplying a platform for relationship management and payment tools.

All legal fees are paid to Legal Providers. No legal fees for Legal Services are split or shared between Legal Providers and DirectLaw.  DirectLaw charges technology fees, including Document Usage Fees (“DirectLaw Subscription Fees”), to Legal Providers which enables these Legal Providers to offer legal services online through the DirectLaw virtual law firm platform.  These fees are separate and distinct from all legal fees, and are displayed and billed to all Legal Providers as a separate amount.

Use of coupons is at the discretion of the Legal Provider. From time to time, DirectLaw may offer Users discounts on Legal Services initiated through the Service. These coupons are for one-time use only and may be rescinded or revoked at any time in our sole discretion.

THIRD-PARTY CONTENT

By using the Service, you will be able to access Content belonging to or originating from third parties (“Third-Party Content”).  Your use of the Service is consent for DirectLaw to present this Content to you.  You acknowledge all responsibility for, and assume all risk for, your use of Third-Party Content.

As part of the Service, DirectLaw may provide you with links to third-party websites as well as other forms of Third-Party Content.  These links are provided as a courtesy to Users and Legal Providers.  We have no control over third-party websites or content or the promotions, materials, information, goods or services available on them.  By linking to such content, we do not represent or imply that we adopt or endorse such content, nor are we responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice, or statement made by parties other than DirectLaw.  We are not responsible for any Third-Party Content accessed through our Website.  If you decide to leave the Website and access Third-Party Content, you do so at your own risk and you should be aware that our terms and policies no longer govern.

This Agreement does not authorize you to distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, make available, alter or otherwise use any Third-Party Content except as permitted by DirectLaw’s terms and conditions.

COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT AND DMCA POLICY

DirectLaw respects others’ intellectual property rights and asks our Users and Legal Providers to do the same.  We may terminate a User’s or Legal Provider’s access to the Website at our sole discretion if we determine that the User or Legal Provider is a repeat infringer of others’ copyrights or other intellectual property (including DirectLaw’s rights).

If you believe that any Content violates your copyright, please follow the process indicated in section 512(c) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.  Please provide us with a written takedown notice that includes the following information:

1.    a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
2.    identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at our Website are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works on our Website;
3.    identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
4.    information reasonably sufficient for us to contact you, such as email, address, and telephone number;
5.    a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
6.    a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

If DirectLaw takes action in response to an infringement notice, it will make a good faith attempt to contact the party that made such content available by means of the most recent email address, if any, provided by that party to DirectLaw. Any DMCA infringement notice may be forwarded to the party that made the content available or to third parties such as ChillingEffects.org.

If you believe that your User-Generated Content that has been removed from the Website is not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent, or pursuant to the law, to post and use the content you submitted to the Website, you may send a properly formatted counter-notice to DirectLaw.

If a counter-notice is received by DirectLaw, we may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing such person that we may reinstate the removed content in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member, or user, the removed content will be reinstated on the Website in 10 to 14 business days after receipt of the counter-notice.

All notices described above should be sent to support@DirectLaw.US, or via mail to: Support, c/o DirectLaw, Inc., 6231 PGA Blvd., Suite 104-170, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

DirectLaw retains ownership of all our intellectual property, including our copyrights, patents, and trademarks.

DirectLaw retains ownership of all intellectual property rights of any kind related to the Website and the Service, including applicable copyrights, patents, trademarks, and other proprietary rights.  Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website and the Service may be the trademarks of other third parties. This Agreement does not transfer from us to you any DirectLaw or third-party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain solely with us or with such third party, respectively.  We reserve all rights that are not expressly granted to you under this Agreement.

DirectLaw, www.DirectLaw.us, and all other trademarks that appear, are displayed or are used on the Website, or as part of the Service are registered or common law trademarks or service marks of DirectLaw, Inc.  These trademarks may not be copied, downloaded, reproduced, used, modified, or distributed in any way without prior written permission from DirectLaw, except as an integral part of any authorized copy of the Content.

EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS

We use email and electronic means to communicate with our Users and Legal Providers.

For contractual purposes, you (i) consent to receive communications from DirectLaw in an electronic form via the email address you have submitted or via the Service; and (ii) agree that all Terms of Use, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that DirectLaw provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if it were in a physical writing or traditional mailing.

TERMINATION

You may terminate your use of the Service at any time.  Termination of your use of the Service does not terminate any attorney-client relationships you may have formed with Legal Providers.  If you wish to terminate this Agreement, you may simply discontinue using the Website and the Services offered by DirectLaw.US.

DirectLaw may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with our without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately.

Termination of your relationship with DirectLaw does not affect your relationship with any Legal Provider you have retained through our Service.  All legal, contractual and ethical duties, obligations, and responsibilities survive termination of the DirectLaw relationship.

All provisions of this Agreement that by their nature should survive termination will survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity, and limitations of liability.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

DirectLaw provides the Website, the Content, and the Service “As Is,” without warranty of any kind.  We make no express or implied warranties or guarantees about the Service.  To the maximum extent permitted by law, DirectLaw expressly disclaims all warranties, whether express, implied or statutory, with respect to the Website and the Service including, without limitation, any warranties of merchantability, of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, title, security, accuracy, and non-infringement.

Some jurisdictions limit or do not permit disclaimers of warranty, so this provision may not apply to you.
DirectLaw makes no representation or warranty that the information we provide or that is provided through the Service is effective, 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.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

As permitted by law, DirectLaw shall have no liability, contingent or otherwise, to you or to third parties, or any responsibility whatsoever, for the failure of any connection or communication service to provide or maintain your access to this Website or Service, or for any interruption or disruption of such access or any erroneous communication between DirectLaw and you, regardless of whether the connection or communication service is provided by DirectLaw or a third party service provider including but not limited to Legal Providers.

DirectLaw shall have no liability, contingent or otherwise, to you or to third parties, for the correctness, quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability, performance, continued availability, completeness or delays, omissions, or interruptions in the delivery of the data and services available on this Web site or for any other aspect of the performance of this Website or Service or for any failure or delay in the execution of any transactions through this Service.

In no event will DirectLaw be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages which may be incurred or experienced on account of you using the data or services made available on this Service, even if DirectLaw has been advised of the possibility of such damages. DirectLaw will have no responsibility to inform you of any difficulties experienced by DirectLaw or third parties with respect to the use of the Website or Services or to take any action in connection therewith.

RELEASE AND INDEMNIFICATION

As a condition of your use of the Website or Services, you agree to indemnify and hold DirectLaw and its agents harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, liability, costs and expenses (including but not limited to attorneys’ fees) arising from your use of the Website or Services, or from your violation of these Terms.

MODIFICATION OF TERMS OF USE

DirectLaw reserves the right, at our sole discretion, to amend these Terms of Use at any time and will update these Terms of Use in the event of any such amendments.

Upon any changes in these Terms of Use, we will post the amended agreement on the Website, which shall constitute notification to you of such changes.  Your continued use of the Website and/or the Service following such notification shall constitute your affirmative acknowledgement of the Terms of Use, the modifications or changes made and your agreement to abide and be bound by the Terms of Use, as amended.

GOVERNING LAW

Unless otherwise agreed, these Terms and Conditions and their enforcement are governed by the laws of the state of Florida, without regard to principles of conflicts of law, and shall inure to the benefit of DirectLaw’s successors and assignors, whether by merger, consolidation, or otherwise. This is the case regardless of whether you reside or transact business with DirectLaw in Florida or elsewhere. Unless a dispute would be governed by an applicable arbitration clause, you irrevocably agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located within the city and county of Palm Beach County, Florida and hereby waive any objection to the convenience or propriety of venue therein. Provided however, that nothing herein shall prevent DirectLaw from bringing any action in the courts of any other jurisdiction.

ARBITRATION

If a dispute arises from or relates to these Terms of Use or the breach thereof, and if the dispute cannot be settled through direct discussions, the parties agree to endeavor first to settle the dispute by mediation administered by the American Arbitration Association under its Commercial Mediation Procedures before resorting to arbitration. The parties further agree that any unresolved controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this contract, or breach thereof, shall be settled by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its Commercial Arbitration Rules and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) shall be final and may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.

LIMITATION OF TERM OF ACTION

All disputes or claims (to the extent permitted by law) must be filed within one year from when the claim or notice of dispute could be filed in an arbitration proceeding or court if arbitration is not permitted.  If you do not file a claim or dispute during this time, it is permanently barred.

SEVERABILITY

If for any reason any provision of these Terms and Conditions is deemed invalid or unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible, and the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect.

NO ASSIGNMENT

DirectLaw may assign or delegate these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy, in whole or in part, to any person or entity at any time with or without your consent.  You may not assign or delegate any rights or obligations under the Terms of Use or Privacy Policy without DirectLaw’s prior written consent, and any unauthorized assignment and delegation by you is void.

HEADINGS AND SUMMARIES

The headings, captions, and summaries in this Agreement are for convenience only and in no way define or describe the scope or content of any provision of this Agreement.

ENTIRE AGREEMENT

This Agreement and policies and guidelines of the Website and the Service (including but not limited to the Privacy Policy and, in the case of Legal Providers, the Legal Provider Agreement), are incorporated by reference herein, constitute the entire agreement between you and DirectLaw and supersede all prior communications, agreements, and understandings, written or oral, with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement.

You acknowledge that you have read and understand these Terms of Use and will be bound by these Terms of Use.

Last Revised: January 29, 2017