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By accessing this website or using the Services, you are agreeing to the Terms, eLawyers' Privacy Policy and eLawyers' Community Guidelines. If you have any questions, please contact us.

1. Using our services

You may use our Services only if you can form a binding contract with eLawyers. No use of the Services is permitted by those under the age of majority in their state of residence. In no event is use of the Services permitted by those under the age of 13. If you are using the Services on behalf of any entity, then you are agreeing to the Terms on behalf of that entity. Using our Services does not give you ownership of any intellectual property rights in our Services or the content you access. Except in the context of browsing or accessing our Services in accordance with these Terms, you may not use content from our Services unless you obtain permission from its owner or are otherwise permitted by law. These Terms do not grant you the right to use any branding or logos used in our Services. Do not remove, obscure, or alter any legal notices displayed in or along with our Services. Do not use our Services on any mobile device in a way that distracts you and prevents you from obeying traffic or safety laws.

2. Information on the services

Our Services display both eLawyers-created content and content that is not created or developed by eLawyers (the "Legal Information"). We may review third party-content to determine whether it is illegal or violates our policies, and we may remove or refuse to display content that we reasonably believe violates our policies or the law. But we do not routinely screen third-party content that is published via our Services. This includes the Legal Information that lawyers post on eLawyers, and we cannot guarantee the accuracy, adequacy or quality of any such Legal Information, or the qualifications of those posting it.

3. No formation of an attorney-client relationship

The Legal Information found on eLawyers is intended for general informational purposes only and should be used only as a starting point for addressing your legal issues. The Legal Information is not the provision of legal services, and accessing such information, or corresponding with or asking questions to a lawyer via the Services, or otherwise using the Services, does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and eLawyers, or you and any lawyer. It is not a substitute for an in-person or telephonic consultation with a lawyer licensed to practice in your jurisdiction about your specific legal issue, and you should not rely on such Legal Information. You understand that questions and answers or other postings to the Services are not confidential and are not subject to attorney-client privilege.

4. Legal services for consumers

eLawyers is a platform where lawyers unaffiliated with eLawyers can offer information and interact with consumers. We provide a number of methods by which you can purchase legal services or have a direct, confidential discussion of your legal issues with a lawyer. Although some of these methods involve eLawyers processing a transaction on your behalf, in all instances, eLawyers is simply the intermediary in such transactions. You are liable for paying the lawyer for the services provided. eLawyers has no liability, either primarily or secondarily, for paying the lawyer other than as an agent on your behalf. The fees you pay for such services are charged by the lawyer and passed through to the lawyer once services have been rendered. Any attorney-client relationship formed as a result of such discussions is between you and the lawyer you speak with—not between you and eLawyers. Furthermore, you understand that eLawyers cannot be held responsible for the quality or accuracy of any information or legal services provided by lawyers you connect with via eLawyers.

5. Legal advertising and communications

It is solely the responsibility of lawyers and law firms to ensure that any information or advertisements they post or place on the eLawyers website (including without limitation any Legal Information), and any communications they may have with prospective clients through the Services, fully complies 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.

6. Copyright

We respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement and terminate accounts of repeat infringers according to the process set out in the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

7. Disclaimers and acknowledgements regarding use of legal information

While eLawyers strives to provide—and to allow lawyers to provide—useful information regarding lawyers and legal services, there are some things that we cannot guarantee. You acknowledge that such information consists of third party data and contributions, that there are certain inherent limitations to the accuracy or currency of such information, that legal and other information may be incomplete, may contain inaccuracies, or may be based on opinion. ELAWYERS DOES NOT SCREEN SUCH INFORMATION FOR ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ELAWYERS AND ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ABOUT THE SERVICES OR SOFTWARE. THE SERVICES AND SOFTWARE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS." ELAWYERS ALSO DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

8. User posted content & other interactive services or areas

eLawyers includes interactive areas in which you may post content and information, including peer endorsements and user reviews, questions and answers, comments, photos, and other materials (the "User Content"). You retain all rights in, and are solely responsible for, the User Content you post to eLawyers. You are also solely responsible for your use of such interactive features, and use them at your own risk. By using any interactive feature, you agree to comply with the eLawyers Community Guidelines. We reserve the right to remove or modify User Content for any reason, including User Content that we believe violates these Terms or our policies. When you post User Content to eLawyers, you give eLawyers and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such User Content throughout the world in any media. To the extent such content is attached to a profile on the eLawyers platform, the foregoing license includes a right to reproduce your profile, and any name, likeness or photograph contained in such profile. If you submit feedback or suggestions about our Services, we may use your feedback or suggestions without obligation to you.

9. Modifications

eLawyers may revise these Terms from time to time, on a prospective basis, and we will always post the most up-to-date version on our website. If we determine, in our sole discretion, that a modification to these Terms materially affects your rights, we will notify you (by, for example, sending a message to your account email). By using or continuing to use or access the Services after any revisions have come into effect, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms.

10. Termination

Notwithstanding any of these Terms, eLawyers reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate your license to use the Services, and to block or prevent your access to and use of the Services. eLawyers reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time. In the event of termination of access to the Services for any reason, you have no right to obtain a copy of any data or communications you stored or effected via the Services, or any other data.

11. Entire agreement

These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and eLawyers with respect to the subject matter of these Terms, and supersede and replace any prior version of the Terms. These Terms create no third party beneficiary rights.

12. Waiver, severability, and assignment

eLawyers' failure to enforce a provision of these Terms is not a waiver of its right to do so later. If any provision of these Terms is found unenforceable, the remaining provisions of the Terms will remain in full effect and an enforceable Term or Terms will be substituted reflecting our intent as closely as possible. You may not assign any of your rights under these Terms, and any attempt to do so will be void. eLawyers may assign its rights to any of its affiliates or subsidiaries, or to any successor in interest of any business associated with the Services.

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