PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING LEGALHUB.COM. LegalHub.comands all content, information and services accessible through it. "LegalHub.com" is made available by Legal Hub, LLC, a North Carolina Limited Liability Corporation, ("LegalHub.com"), and may be used only under the following terms and conditions.
BY ACCESSING AND USING LEGALHUB.COM, YOU ("User") AGREE TO BE LEGALLY BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH HEREIN (the "Agreement").
1.1 Grant. By choosing to use the service you are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferrable, revocable, limited license to access and use LegalHub.com on any single computer, smart phone, iPad, or tablet PC for personal, non-commercial use. LegalHub.com has the right to terminate this license without notice at any time and for any reason.
1.2 Limitations. You may not copy, download, store, publish, transmit, transfer, sell, sublicense or otherwise use LegalHub.com, or any portion thereof, in any form or by any means, except (i) as expressly permitted by this Agreement, (ii) with LegalHub.com's prior written permission, or (iii) if not expressly prohibited by this Agreement, as allowed under the fair use provision of the Copyright Act (17 U.S.C.A. § 107). User may not alter or change information and services provided through LegalHub.com in any way. User may not reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discern the source code or architecture of the components of LegalHub.com, or any information about usage or users. User may not use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to access, monitor or copy LegalHub.com without LegalHub.com prior written permission.
1.3 Intellectual Property Rights. Nothing herein shall be construed to confer any license or right, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, under copyright or other intellectual property rights. User acknowledges that copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents and other proprietary rights and laws protect LegalHub.com.
LegalHub.com provides Member Attorneys as well as legal professionals the ability to create a profile and participate in certain services provided by LegalHub.com at no charge. User understands that attorneys may contact them via electronic means and request such contact and consents to these type communications. All contact information including phone numbers, email addresses and detailed free case evaluation requests may be reviewed by up to 8 Member Attorneys or to LegalHub.com for forwarding to the Member Attorneys. Responsibility for communication will always lie between the Member Attorneys and the user. If the user fills out a form in a location or area of law that LegalHub.com does not have a Member Attorney, LegalHub.com reserves the rights to send said communication to one or more lawyers in the requested location in order to facilitate communication between the user and an attorney. LegalHub.com also specifically reserves the right to do nothing at all with User's completed form. LegalHub.com is not a law firm or attorney and nothing in this agreement should be construed so as to constitute an attorney client relationship.
LegalHub.com offers a variety of optional Premium Services to Member Attorneys including but not limited to purchasing credits. Premium service descriptions and or credits are available to registered attorneys and can be viewed when logged into your dashboard under Account Settings. Any Premium services or credits must be purchased by a Member Attorney and acknowledged via electronic signature. By purchasing a Premium Service or credits the Member Attorney agrees to pay LegalHub.com any and all fees including but not limited to premium subscription service fees indicated for said service(s). Payments will be charged on the day a Member Attorney's Premium Service or purchases of credits goes into effect and will cover the use of that service for the period indicated. Monthly payments will be charged to the Member Attorney's credit card on a recurring basis for the term of the agreement. Premium Service Agreements will be valid for an initial service period, and will renew automatically thereafter for a term equal to the initial service period, until such service is cancelled.
LegalHub.com reserves the right to modify pricing, as it deems appropriate. The then current pricing will apply to all renewals and/or future credit purchases.
Premium Services must be cancelled thirty days prior to the renewal date in order to avoid billing of Premium Service fee for the renewal term. LegalHub.com must receive written notice of your cancellation at least thirty (30) days in advance of the monthly renewal date on which Member Attorney wishes to make the cancellation effective. All cancellations must be received in writing or by email at the notice address set forth in Member Attorney's written service contract. Premium Service fees including purchasing credits are not prorated or refundable.
If your payment method fails or your account is past due for any reason, or you fail to respond in a timely manner to user inquiries, LegalHub.com 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. You agree to submit any disputes regarding any charge to your account in writing to Legal Hub, LLC 3201 B North Davidson Street, Charlotte, NC 28205 within sixty (60) days of such charge, otherwise such dispute will be waived and such charge will be final and not subject to challenge.
Certain sections of LegalHub.com require registration to access and use information and services. If User elects to register, User agrees to provide LegalHub.com with accurate, complete registration information. User will inform LegalHub.com of any changes to registration information. User warrants that registration is for a single person only, and that User will not permit anyone other than User to access and use sections of LegalHub.com requiring registration using User's name and password. User is responsible for all access to and use of LegalHub.com through User's email and password, including access of any services the use of which results in monetary charges to User, whether or not User has knowledge of or authorizes such access and use. User will notify LegalHub.com immediately of any unauthorized use of User's email and password, or if User suspects the privacy of User's email and password has been jeopardized.
4 Publications and Use of Interactive Services
4.1 Grant of License. By publishing, uploading, submitting or distributing any messages, data, information, text, graphics, links, answers, reviews, articles or other materials ("Posted Materials") to LegalHub.com, including messages posted on message boards or forums and materials published in directories, sections and profiles on LegalHub.com, User automatically grants, or warrants that the owner of the following rights has expressly granted, to LegalHub.com, a perpetual, fully-paid, royalty-free, irrevocable, nonexclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, sublicense and sell Posted Materials, and incorporate Posted Materials into any medium or technology, now known or later developed.
4.2 Lawful Use Only. User will not publish, upload, submit or distribute any Posted Materials on LegalHub.com which are unlawful or abusive in any way, including but not limited to Posted Materials that are defamatory, libelous, pornographic, obscene, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, hateful, or would constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or give rise to liability or violate any local, state, federal or international law or regulation, or the rules of any securities exchange such as the New York Stock Exchange or NASDAQ, either intentionally or unintentionally. LegalHub.com may delete any of User's Posted Materials, without User's permission.
4.3 Posted Materials Attributed & Truthful. Posted Materials submitted for publication on LegalHub.com will be accompanied by User's name and shall not be submitted anonymously. User warrants that such Posted Materials will not misrepresent his or her identity or affiliation with any person or entity.
4.4 No LegalHub.com Obligation to Monitor. LegalHub.com has no obligation or intent to edit, monitor or screen Posted Materials including but not limited to reviews, articles, questions, comments, status updates, answers, photographs, profile information and is not responsible for the accuracy, content in, or linked to or from, Posted Materials. LegalHub.com may examine LegalHub.com for adherence to the Agreement and remove any materials that may be objectionable or violate this Agreement.
4.5 Commercial Use Prohibited. Services on LegalHub.com that allow User to contact, communicate or interact with other users, LegalHub.com or LegalHub.com affiliates and customers ("Interactive Services") are provided to User solely for personal use. User will not include any advertising, promotion, solicitation for goods, services or funds, or solicitation for anyone to become members of a commercial enterprise or organization in Posted Materials delivered through Interactive Services without the express written permission of LegalHub.com.
4.6 Attorney-Client Relationship & Confidentiality. User acknowledges that no attorney-client relationship is formed through the use of LegalHub.com’s Interactive Services, and that User has no expectation of privacy or confidentiality of communications occurring through Interactive Services. You can only retain an attorney by entering into a written agreement with an attorney. User understands that attorneys may contact them via electronic means and request such contact and consents to these type communications. Information posted or made available on or through the LegalHub.com site, including without limitation any responses to legal questions posted on LegalHub.com Forum Posts, information provided in LegalHub.com legal topics sections, questions and answers section, blogs, Free Case Evaluation Service and Information, videos, legal guides, articles, press releases, and or any other comments, opinions, recommendations, answers, analysis, references, referrals or legally related content or information (collectively "Legal Information") is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship between you and any attorney. Such Legal Information is intended for general informational purposes only and should be used only as a starting point for addressing your legal issues. It is not a substitute for an in-person or telephone consultation with an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction about your specific legal issue, and you should not rely upon such Legal Information. You understand that questions and answers or other postings to the Site are not confidential and are not subject to attorney-client privilege.
LegalHub.com does not select, screen, approve, endorse or limit who can contribute to LegalHub.com Forum Posts. In addition, although we reserve the right to review, remove or edit any content from the site, we do not routinely screen, monitor, or review the content of any such Legal Information. As a result, we have no control over and we do not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, adequacy, applicability, completeness, currency or quality of any such Legal Information or the qualifications of those posting Legal Information.
LEGALHUB.COM SHALL HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY OF ANY KIND FOR ANY LEGAL INFORMATION YOU ENCOUNTER ON OR THROUGH THE SITE, AND ANY USE OR RELIANCE ON LEGAL INFORMATION IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Establishment of an attorney-client relationship must occur outside the scope of LegalHub.com. LegalHub.com offers no legal advice, recommendations, endorsements, or legal representation of any sort. LegalHub.com offers users a means to review a limited choice of legal counsel. LegalHub.com does not practice law, nor provide legal services. Each user is solely responsible for making his, her or its own selection of counsel. LegalHub.com does not charge users a fee to use the service and does not receive any portion of any legal fees or costs charged by any Member Attorney and legal services are strictly between the user and their Member Attorney. LegalHub.com allows users to find a Member Attorney for free. LegalHub.com is fully aware that the legal services provided by a Member Attorney will not be free of charge. The user may incur such legal fees and as such user and Member Attorney each hereby release LegalHub.com from any and all responsibilities pertaining to such legal fees.
4.7 Free Case Evaluations. User acknowledges that no attorney-client relationship is formed through the use of LegalHub.com’s Free Case Evaluation Service, and that User has no expectation of being contacted by an attorney. User acknowledges that attorneys may or may not respond and there is no guarantee that an attorney will contact User after User requests a free case evaluation at LegalHub.com. User has no expectation of privacy or confidentiality of communications occurring through the Free Case Evaluation Service. Users can only retain an attorney by entering into a written agreement with an attorney.
4.8 Questions and Answers. User acknowledges that no attorney-client relationship is formed through the use of LegalHub.com’s Questions and Answers Service, and that User has no expectation of having a question answered by an attorney. User acknowledges that attorneys may not answer questions that have been submitted by User. LegalHub.com does not review or verify the accuracy of questions answered. LegalHub.com has no obligation or intent to edit, monitor or screen Posted Questions and Answers and is not responsible for the accuracy, content in, or linked to or from, Posted Answers. User has no expectation of privacy or confidentiality of communications occurring through the Questions and Answers Service.
5 User Attorney Ethics & Practice of Law
If User is an attorney participating in any aspect of LegalHub.com, including but not limited to publishing articles, answering questions, sharing information, purchasing credits, downloading prospect information, communicating with potential prospects and creating a public profile, User acknowledges that the Rules or Codes of Professional Conduct ("Rules") of the jurisdictions in which User is licensed apply to all aspects of User's participation and that User will abide by such Rules. LegalHub.com disclaims all responsibility for User's compliance with these rules. User warrants that LegalHub.com’s Interactive Services will be used to provide general information only, and not for the provision of legal advice or the practice of law.
6 No Legal Advice or Practice of Law
LegalHub.com provides a platform for users to find a legal professional, ask questions, view legal professionals' profile information, post and or publish information on opinions, reviews, law and legal topics and is designed for informational purposes only. User acknowledges that under no circumstances is LegalHub.com, its agents, affiliates or customers, providing legal advice or representation through LegalHub.com, and that nothing on LegalHub.com is intended as a substitute for legal advice from a licensed attorney.
7 Disclaimer and Acknowledgements Regarding the use of LegalHub.com
THE SITE, THE SITE MATERIALS (INCLUDING ANY LEGAL INFORMATION) AND THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. LEGALHUB.COM DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT AS TO THE INFORMATION, CONTENT OR MATERIALS IN THE SITE. LEGALHUB.COM DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT SITE MATERIALS, INCLUDING THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE IN OR ON THE SITE, OR THE SERVICES ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT OR ERROR-FREE. LEGALHUB.COM DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR ITS SERVERS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
While LegalHub.com endeavors to provide and to allow others to provide useful information regarding attorneys, legal professionals, legal services, questions, answers, articles, forums and the law, you acknowledge that such information is reliant upon third party data and contributions, that there are certain inherent limitations to the accuracy or currency of such information, that attorney and other information may be incomplete or may contain inaccuracies (including without limitation any interpretations and reviews of such information and Site Materials, such as Legal Information), and that information on the Site may be outdated or contain errors, omissions or misinterpretations of information. You further acknowledge that any information contained in an attorney's profile, such as descriptions of an attorney's areas of practice and other data, summaries or descriptions on the Site, are based on the data obtained by or submitted to LegalHub.com, which may be incomplete or inaccurate, and rely on automated interpretations of the information gathered by or submitted to LegalHub.com. None of the other information contained on the Site or provided through the Services, is an endorsement of any particular attorney or a guarantee of a legal professional or attorney's quality, competency, qualifications, experience, resources, character, honesty, integrity, responsiveness or other personal and professional characteristics. Nor is it a predictor of the outcome of a legal matter handled by such attorney.
The information provided on LegalHub.com is intended to be a starting point to gather information about legal issues and attorneys who may be suitable for your legal needs, but you should not rely solely on such information in deciding whether to hire an attorney or how to resolve a legal matter. Furthermore, you should independently verify the accuracy of any information you obtain on the Site before using it, and you should obtain independent references for any attorneys you are considering hiring. You agree to be solely responsible for your use of the Site, the Site Materials and the Services and for determining the suitability of, and the results obtained from, any attorney you hire.
Any medical or medical-legal related information contained within the Site, the Site Materials and the Services, including but not limited to informational videos, legal guides, press releases, articles, other text/images, and on or off site links, has not been prepared, endorsed, or reviewed by any form of licensed medical professional, including but not limited to a physician or doctor, nor by any form of licensed legal professional including but not limited to an attorney. Nothing contained within the Site, the Site Materials and the Services should be taken as either medical or legal advice, but instead should act as a useful resource in providing general information that may be useful to members of the general public. All visitors are encouraged to consult with a physician or other licensed medical professional for any form of medical advice, and a licensed attorney/lawyer in all legal matters.
8 Third Party Content
Third party content, messages and services may appear on LegalHub.com or may be accessible through links from LegalHub.com. LegalHub.com is not responsible, and assumes no liability, for any mistakes, misstatements of law, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehood or obscenity in the statements, opinions, representations or any other form of content contained in any third party content appearing on or accessible from LegalHub.com. User acknowledges that the information and opinions in the third party content including any comments, articles and answers sections are neither endorsed by nor reflect the beliefs of LegalHub.com.
9 Advertisers and Sponsors
By using LegalHub.com and the services offered User acknowledges that LegalHub.com may contain advertising and sponsorships. Advertisers and sponsors are solely responsible for ensuring that material submitted for use on LegalHub.com is accurate and complies with any and all applicable laws. User agrees that LegalHub.com will not be responsible for the illegality or any error or inaccuracy in advertisers' or sponsors' materials or for the acts or omissions of advertisers or sponsors.
10 Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice
LegalHub.com has registered an agent with the United States Copyright Office as outlined in Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C.A. § 512). Upon notice of alleged copyright infringement, LegalHub.com will remove or block access to the material, provide notice to the user who posted the material and proceed as dictated by Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C.A. § 512). LegalHub.com may block access to areas of its site to repeat infringers. All notices of alleged copyright infringement through LegalHub.com should be sent to:
Legal Hub, LLC
3201 B North Davidson Street
Charlotte, NC 28205
11 DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
LEGALHUB.COM IS PROVIDED "AS IS," WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, LEGALHUB.COM DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF PERFORMANCE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY, OMISSIONS, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS AND DELAYS. LEGALHUB.COM MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT ACCESS TO LEGALHUB.COM OR ANY PORTION THEREOF WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, AND COMPLETE, ERROR FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED. LEGALHUB.COM DISCLAIMS ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOSS, INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY, OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM, ARISING OUT OF, OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO (A) THE ACCESS OR USE OF LEGALHUB.COM, INCLUDING BOTH LEGALHUB.COM AND THIRD PARTY CONTENT AND SERVICES DELIVERED THROUGH LEGALHUB.COM, (B) THE ACCESS OR USE OF THIRD PARTY WEB SITES AND CONTENT OR SERVICES THEREIN THROUGH LINKS IN LEGALHUB.COM, (C) THE UNAVAILABILITY OF LEGALHUB.COM OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, OR (D) USER'S USE OF EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE IN CONNECTION WITH ACCESS AND USE OF LEGALHUB.COM.
12 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
USER'S EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AND LEGALHUB.COM'S, ITS AFFILIATES AND/OR CONTRIBUTORS' ENTIRE LIABILITY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, IF ANY, FOR ANY CLAIM FOR DAMAGES RELATING TO USE OF LEGALHUB.COM WHICH ARE MADE AGAINST THEM, INDIVIDUALLY OR JOINTLY, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT OR NEGLIGENCE, SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE AGGREGRATE AMOUNT OF CHARGES PAID BY USER RELATIVE TO THE SPECIFIC LEGALHUB.COM FEATURE WHICH IS THE BASIS OF THE CLAIM DURING THE 12 MONTH PERIOD PRECEDING THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO SUCH CLAIM. IN NO EVENT SHALL LEGALHUB.COM, ITS AFFILIATES AND/OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE TO SUBSCRIBER FOR ANY CLAIM RELATING IN ANY WAY TO (A) USER'S INABILITY OR FAILURE TO USE LEGALHUB.COM PROPERLY OR COMPLETELY, EVEN IF ASSISTED BY LEGALHUB.COM, ITS AFFILIATES OR CONTRIBUTORS, OR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY USER IN RELIANCE UPON LEGALHUB.COM DELIVERED INFORMATION AND SERVICES; OR (B) ANY LOST PROFITS OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR SPECIAL DAMAGES RELATING IN WHOLE OR IN PART TO USER'S RIGHTS UNDER THIS AGREEMENT OR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE LEGALHUB.COM, EVEN IF LEGALHUB.COM, ITS AFFILIATES AND/OR CONTRIBUTORS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. LEGALHUB.COM SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER TO USER FOR ANY CLAIM RELATING IN ANY WAY TO ANY THIRD PARTY CONTENT OR FEATURE.
13 Limitation of Claims
Except for claims relating to improper use of LegalHub.com, no claim, regardless of form, which in any way arises out of this Agreement, may be made, if such claim is brought, under this Agreement more than one year after the basis for the claim becomes known to the party desiring to assert it.
LegalHub.com reserves the right to modify this Agreement at any time. Updated versions of theTerms and Conditions of Use will appear on LegalHub.com and become the effective Agreement immediately upon publication. User is responsible for regularly reviewing the Terms and Conditions of Use. Continued use of LegalHub.com by User after any such modification of this Agreement constitutes User's assent to such modifications.
15 Entire Agreement
This Agreement embodies the entire understanding between User and LegalHub.com with respect to the subject matter herein, and supercedes any and all prior understandings and agreements, oral or written, relating to the subject matter.
16 Force Majeure
LegalHub.com's performance under these Terms and Conditions of use are subject to interruption and delay due to causes beyond its reasonable control, such as "acts of God," acts of any government, war or other hostility, civil disorder, the elements, fire, explosion, power failure, equipment failure, industrial or labor dispute, inability to obtain necessary supplies and the like.
17 General Provisions
This Agreement will be governed by and construed under the laws of the state of North Carolina, U.S.A. without regard to conflicts of law provisions. The parties agree that the state and federal courts sitting in North Carolina will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising out of this Agreement and each party consents to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts. Neither this Agreement nor any part or portion may be assigned, sublicensed or otherwise transferred by Subscriber without LegalHub.com’s prior written consent. Should any provision of this Agreement be held to be void, invalid, unenforceable or illegal by a court, the validity and enforceability of the other provisions will not be affected thereby. Failure of any party to enforce any provision of this Agreement will not constitute or be construed as a waiver of such provision or of the right to enforce such provision. The headings and captions contained in this Agreement are inserted for convenience only and do not constitute a part of this Agreement.