Terms of Service

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THIS TERMS OF SERVICE DOCUMENT (the “Agreement,” “Terms of Service,” or “Terms”) IS A BINDING CONTRACT.  PLEASE READ IT FULLY AND CAREFULLY.  THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS A MANDATORY INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION/JURY TRIAL WAIVER PROVISION THAT REQUIRES THE USE OF ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS TO RESOLVE CERTAIN DISPUTES RATHER THAN JURY TRIALS OR CLASS ACTIONS.  YOU MAY NOT USE ANY WEBSITE, SERVICE, PRODUCT, CONSULTATION, ANY OTHER MATERIAL WHATSOEVER BY US, AND YOU MAY NOT SEND US ANY MONEY WITHOUT AGREEING TO THIS BINDING CONTRACT.  BY USING ANY WEBSITE, SERVICE, PRODUCT, CONSULTATION, ANY OTHER MATERIAL WHATSOEVER BY US, OR SENDING US ANY MONEY YOU REPRESENT AND AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ THESE TERMS OF SERVICE FULLY AND COMPLETELY AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS HEREIN.

THIS VERSION OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE WILL BECOME EFFECTIVE ON THE BEGINNING OF OCTOBER 10, 2018.

OVERVIEW

This website is owned and operated by Attorney IO, LLC.  Blog posts and articles are owned by Attorney IO News, LLC. Throughout the website, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Attorney IO, LLC and Attorney IO News, LLC.  We offer this website and all related information, tools, courses, materials, resources, consulting, and services available from this website to you, the “user,” expressly conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies and notices stated in this Agreement.

By accessing, browsing, visiting, or using our website in any way whatsoever, purchasing anything whatsoever from us, or using in any way whatsoever any and all related information, tools, courses, materials, resources, consulting, and services whatsoever, you engage in our “Service” and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions described in this Agreement, including those additional terms and conditions and policies referenced herein and/or available by hyperlink. The use of the word “Service” throughout this Agreement shall be construed broadly and includes but is not limited to all of our web sites, content, tools, products, offerings, communications, writings, consultations, and other expression or functionality by us.  These Terms of Service apply to all users of the website, including without limitation users who are browsers, vendors, customers, merchants, and/or contributors of content.

Please read these Terms of Service carefully before accessing or using our website or any other aspect of the Service. By accessing or using any part of the website or any other aspect of the Service, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the website or use any part of the Service.

Any new features, products, services, materials, updates, and/or tools which are added to the current website shall also be subject to the Terms of Service. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time on this page. We reserve the right to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and/or changes to this web page. It is your responsibility to check this web page periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the website or any other aspect of the Service following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.

SECTION 1 – NO ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP AND NO LEGAL ADVICE

Attorney IO, LLC and Attorney IO News, LLC are not attorneys, law firms, or legal referral services.  While we provide services to attorneys, you should not and may not treat us as an attorney.

While the Service including but not limited to its content often concerns legal issues, it is not intended to and does not constitute legal advice, recommendations, mediation or counseling under any circumstance and should not be considered a substitute for advice from qualified legal counsel licensed to practice in the appropriate jurisdiction.

The Service provides an information starting point.  The Service does not provide or replace individualized legal advice. The Service may include information which is out-of-date, jurisdiction-specific, incomplete, erroneous, or applicable only based on a specific set of facts and this may not apply to your situation.

Please be aware that the statute of limitations (the deadline imposed by law within which you may bring a lawsuit) may severely limit the time remaining for you to file any potential claim.  If you believe you might have a legal claim or other legal issue you should attempt to retain qualified and licensed legal counsel in your jurisdiction as soon as possible.

The law differs in every jurisdiction, and you should not rely on any opinion except that of an attorney who is licensed in the appropriate jurisdiction who you have retained.  Such a licensed and retained attorney generally has a professional duty to advise you after being fully informed of all the pertinent facts, and who is licensed in the applicable state, and who is familiar with the applicable law. Internet subscribers and online readers should seek professional legal counsel about their legal rights and remedies. You should not act or refrain from acting on the basis of any information found in connection with the Service. Any actions or decisions about your legal rights should be based on the particular facts and circumstances of your situation, and appropriate legal advice from professional counsel.

The Service, and your use thereof, does not create an attorney-client relationship, nor does our receipt of any email or other communication sent by or for you through or in connection with the Service. We do not warrant or guarantee the legal or other accurateness, completeness, adequacy or currency of the information contained in, linked to, or related to the Service. Your use of information on the Service or materials linked to or related to the Service is entirely at your own risk. Because the information provided on the Service, and materials linked to on the Service, are general in nature, you should not act or rely on any information on the Service without seeking the advice of a competent attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction for your particular problem. Further, some content may contain descriptions of matters in which a legal claim was successful.  Such content (and all other aspects of the Service) is not intended to be predictive of future results, even in similar circumstances, or offer any type of guarantee or assurance of outcome. The information contained throughout the Service does not necessarily reflect the opinions of any other person (whether natural persons or otherwise) other than our own opinion, and such opinion may or may not ultimately be correct.

SECTION 2 – LAW BY CHOICE

Attorney IO, LLC currently provides a free service called Law by Choice (“LBC”). LBC may host contracts and log digital signatures to those contracts. However, LBC is just a platform akin to popular social media platforms. Just because LBC hosts a contract does not mean we endorse such a contract. We do not assert any particular LBC contract is legally beneficial to you or any particular party to it. We simply provide the option to sign, and it is up to potential signers to determine whether it is in their best interests to sign. We strongly suggest consulting with your own legal counsel licensed to practice in your jurisdiction before signing an LBC contract.

We are not parties to any contract hosted on LBC. Parties to such LBC contracts are only agreeing among other users of this website, but not us. We are not liable or responsible under these LBC contracts or for them whatsoever. YOU PROCEED ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK WHEN SIGNING AN LBC CONTRACT. We are currently hosting LBC contracts and providing this service for free but have no obligation whatsoever to continue to provide this or any other service, or to take any action or refrain from taking any action as a result of the LBC contracts. This is so even if discontinuing LBC or any portion of it would make it difficult or impossible to continue with some or all LBC contracts.

We may intentionally or accidentally lose data that confirms your agreement to an LBC contract. We are not responsible whatsoever for any such lost data, even if this means it is difficult or impossible for you to secure a legal right afforded to you under an LBC contract. After signing an LBC contract, you may get a message confirming such signature. You should take a screenshot of such a confirmation and save it. This screenshot might be useful as evidence of your signature if we lose data relating to your signing of an LBC contract. You may also wish to take a video of your signing process for a potentially stronger source of evidence supporting any assertion by you that you are a party to an LBC contract.

You should never act or refrain from acting based on an LBC contract other than as directly required by its terms. Further, be mindful that not every issue can be arbitrated, and you can never force arbitration on people who did not opt-in. Additionally, an arbitrator, court, or other tribunal may decide to modify an LBC contract (substantially or otherwise).

We may (but are not required to) publish your name, date of signature, and submitted comments if you sign an LBC contract. We may also (but are not required to) give all of the details you submit (such as name, email, and zip code) to other LBC users to verify that you are a party to a contract. For example, and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, we might publish a registry where someone can enter a person’s name and/or email address and receive a verification that such a person is a party to an LBC contract.

 

SECTION 3 – ONLINE STORE TERMS

By agreeing to these Terms of Service, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this website and for them to be bound by these Terms of Service.

You may not use our products for any illegal or unauthorized purpose nor may you, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction or our jurisdiction.  For the avoidance of doubt, and without limiting the generality of the preceding sentence, your use of the website will comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations that govern the export of technical data.

Certain sections of, or offerings from, the Service may require you to register. If registration is requested, you agree to provide us with accurate and complete registration information. For example, your registration must be done using your real name. Each registration is for your personal use only unless otherwise expressly authorized.  If you are registering for a portion of the Service designated as for use by a single user, we do not permit (a) any other person using the registered sections under your name; or (b) access through a single name being made available to multiple users whether on a network or otherwise. For example, you may not register for access as a single user and share access among multiple individuals at your law firm or organization.  You are responsible for preventing such unauthorized use.  Your right to use the Service and any portion thereof is not transferable or assignable in the absence of our written consent.  This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.  Any password or right given to you to obtain information or documents is not transferable or assignable.

You must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.

A breach or violation of any of the Terms may result in an immediate termination of your access to the Service or any part thereof.

SECTION 4 – GENERAL CONDITIONS

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time, except where doing so is prohibited by applicable law.

You acknowledge and agree that no particular outcomes or results from using our Service are guaranteed or are asserted to be likely.

No part of our Service (including but not limited to this Agreement) shall be deemed to create an agency, partnership, joint venture or employee-employer relationship between you and us in the absence of a writing signed and dated by us and you specifically indicating the existence of any such relationship.

You represent and agree that you have not and will not choose a password (or any other confidential login credential) for any accounts with our Service that is the same or similar to any passwords or confidential login credentials you have or will use on any other website or service.

You understand that your content (not including credit card information), may be transferred or stored unencrypted and involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.

You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service or any contact on the website throug