Terms and Conditions
Date of Last Revision: 08 November 2016
The products and services on this website are provided by MyLegalWork Private Limited (“MyLegalWork”, “we”, “us”, “our”). These terms and conditions of use ("Terms") govern your use of this website, its products, information and services (collectively, the "Services") provided through it.
UNDERSTANDING THESE TERMS
The Terms are a binding contract between us. We provide Services to you, as a user of this website (“you”), on the basis of your implied acceptance of these Terms. If you visit this website or avail any Services, it will be considered that you have read and accepted these Terms. If you are using the Services on behalf of any entity or person, then you agree to these Terms on behalf of that entity or person. Apart from these Terms there are be other policies which apply to your access and use of this website. Such policies are deemed to be incorporated in these Terms. You may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use or purchase certain other services, affiliate services, third-party content or third-party software through this website. We request you to read these Terms and the other applicable policies carefully. If you have any questions, please contact us.
IMPLICATION OF USE OF MYLEGALWORK.COM
By use of this website, you acknowledge the following:
(a) All information on this website is provided to you only on your specific request. You will be provided information about advocates on this website. By using this website you confirm that you desire to obtain this information out of your own free will, requirement and volition. If you feel at any time that any such information amounts to solicitation or advertisement, you confirm that you will forthwith cease your use of this website.
(b) Some of the information available on this website (including that pertaining to advocates on this website) may be collated, compiled or researched by us independently. Such information may not be approved, verified or ratified by advocates.
(d) There is no advertisement, personal communication, lobby, invitation or inducement of any sort whatsoever from any advocate on this website to solicit work from you. If you feel at any time that you have been subject to solicitation or advertisement in any form, direct or indirect, you will forthwith cease your use of this website.
The information provided by this website is solely available at your request for informational purposes only, and should not be interpreted as solicitation or advertisement. We do not claim to provide exhaustive, complete or accurate information. We are not liable for any consequence of any action taken by any person relying on material and information provided under, by or through this website. We specifically disclaim all and any liability for any action or non-action taken by you pursuant to your visit to this website. You are advised to seek independent legal counsel before proceeding to act on any information provided by or through this website.
USE OF SERVICES
You may use the Services only if you can form a binding contract with us under the applicable law. Use of Services is not permitted by those who are incapable of entering into a legally valid and binding contract under the provisions of the law.
You may be required to provide certain information about yourself on this website. You will provide true, accurate, current, and complete information about yourself as and when required by this website, and maintain such information true, accurate, current, and complete at all times.
You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password to this website. In case you believe that your account has been compromised, kindly immediately notify us of such breach of security. Notwithstanding such notice, you will be fully and solely responsible for all activities that occur under or through your account, at all times. We shall not be liable for any loss, damage or other detriment arising from your failure to maintain the confidentiality of your account on this website.
Your account with this website is non-transferable. All your rights to your account with this website and its contents terminate upon your death or inability to contract. Upon furnishing us a copy of a death certificate, we will terminate the concerned account and all contents therein may be permanently deleted.
Using our Services does not give you ownership of any intellectual property rights in our Services or the content that 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.
Some of our Services are available on mobile devices. Do not use such Services in a way that distracts you and prevents you from obeying traffic or safety laws.
You agree to not use this website to do any of the following: (a) transmit or otherwise make available any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libellous, invasive of another's privacy, intrusive of another’s proprietary rights, hateful, or otherwise objectionable; (b) impersonate any person or entity, or misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; (c) manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted by or through this website; (d) transmit or otherwise make available any content that you do not have a right to so make available; (e) transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized URLs, advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of solicitation; (f) transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any computer code which is designed to or acts to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; (g) use robots or otherwise harvest any data (including email addresses) from this website; (h) disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to use this website; (i) interfere with or disrupt our hardware or software in any manner; (j) disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of third-party service providers associated with or affiliated to us; (k) reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell, or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of, or use of, or access to, this website.
Content on this website
Content that is transmitted on or through this website is the sole responsibility of the person who originates such content. We may not be able to control or pre-screen the content posted on this website, and we do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such content.
We reserve the right, without the obligation, to pre-screen, edit, refuse, or remove any content that is available on this website, without assigning any reason and without incurring any liability.
Software embodied within this website may include security components that permit digital materials to be protected. Use of these materials is subject to rules set by us and/or third parties. You will not attempt to override or circumvent any of the usage rules embedded into this website.
You will not indulge in unauthorized reproduction, publication, further distribution, or public exhibition of the content contained on this website in whole or in part.
Content on other websites
We or third-parties may provide links to other websites or resources on this website. We are not responsible for your experience with such external sites or resources. We do not endorse such other websites or resources. We are not responsible for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such other websites or resources. We are not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or the reliance on any content, goods or services available on or through any such other website or resource.
If you contribute content to this website
We do not claim ownership of the contribution that you submit or make available to or through this website. For all the content that you submit to or make available through this website, you grant us a worldwide royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, fully sub-licensable and non-exclusive license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform, and publicly display such content (in whole or in part) and to incorporate such contribution into other works in any format or medium now known or later developed.
It is solely your responsibility to ensure that your contribution does not contain confidential or any third-party proprietary information. We are not under any obligation of confidentiality, express or implied, with respect to your contribution. We shall be allowed to use or disclose (or choose not to use or disclose) such contribution for any purpose, in any way, in any media worldwide.
You acknowledge that when you submit any content, we may have something similar to the contribution already under consideration or in development. You will not be entitled to any compensation of any kind for your contributions to this website.
We may access, preserve, and disclose your account information and the content provided by you if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) comply with a legal process, (b) enforce these Terms, (c) respond to claims that any content violates the rights of any third party, (d) respond to your specific requests and (e) protect the rights, property or personal safety of MyLegalWork, this website, its users, and the public.
User posted content and other interactive services or areas
This website includes interactive areas in which you may post content and information, including testimonials, 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 on this website. 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 our Community Guidelines. We reserve the right to remove or modify User Content without assigning any reason.
When you post User Content on this website, you give us and our affiliates, associates, vendors, partners, suppliers and distributors, a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and fully sub-licensable 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 linked to a profile on this website, the aforementioned 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 us or the Services, we may use your feedback or suggestions without obligation to you.
INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE
Information on the services
Our Services display both content developed by us and content that is not created or developed by us (together, the "Legal Information"). We do not routinely screen third-party content that is published via our Services. However, we may review Legal Information from time to time, and remove or refuse to display content that we reasonably believe violates our policies or the law. This includes the Legal Information that advocates post on this website. We do not guarantee the accuracy, adequacy or quality of any such Legal Information, or the credentials of those posting it.
Use and storage of information
From time to time, we may send you certain communications such as service announcements, administrative messages, and newsletters. You may not be able to opt out of receiving them.
We may establish general practices and limits concerning access and use of this website, including without limitation the maximum number of days any uploaded content will be retained, the maximum number of email messages that may be sent from or received by an account, the maximum size of any email message that may be sent from or received by an account, and the maximum number of times (and the maximum duration for which) you may access this website in a given period of time. We reserve the right to modify these general practices and limits from time to time, without prior notice.
We undertake no liability for failure to store any messages and other communications or other content. We reserve the right to deactivate accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time.
Disclaimers regarding information
While we strive to provide, ourselves as well as through lawyers, useful information regarding law and legal services, there are certain things that we cannot guarantee. Such information consists of third-party data and contributions. There are certain inherent limitations to the accuracy or currency of such information. Such information may be incomplete, may contain inaccuracies, or may be based on opinion.
We do not screen such information for accuracy, efficacy or reliability. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we and our affiliates, associates, vendors, partners, suppliers and distributors make no warranties, either express or implied, about the Services. The Services are provided "as is" basis. We also disclaim all and any warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement.
Users may provide testimonials of their experience with an advocate on this website. This testimonial is based upon the information submitted to us, without any independent verification by us. Testimonials seen on this website may have been edited for grammatical reasons. A testimonial is an individual’s opinion and is not an endorsement of any particular advocate by us. It is not a guarantee of an advocate’s quality, competency, or character. It is also not a predictor of the outcome of any matter in which such advocate may be involved. A testimonial intended to be a guide for a user to understand the experience of another. You should not rely solely on testimonials in deciding whether to contact, consult or hire any given lawyer.
RELATIONSHIP WITH ADVOCATES
No formation of an advocate-client relationship
The Legal Information found on this website is provided on a best-effort basis, and intended for general informational purposes only. We do not claim the Legal Information to be exhaustive, complete or accurate. The Legal Information is not a substitute for legal advice, and may not be applicable to your specific case. The Legal Information may not be updated regularly. Since law is constantly changing and varies based on different facts and circumstances, statements on this website regarding the status of a given law or legal issue may not be current or applicable to your particular situation. We accept no responsibility for any loss or damage which may arise from your action or inaction on Legal Information contained on this website. You will not rely solely on the Legal Information found on this website.
The Legal Information is not akin to provision of legal services, and accessing such information, or corresponding with or asking questions to an advocate via the Services, or otherwise using the Services, does not create an advocate-client relationship between you and us, or you and any advocate. You understand that questions and answers or other postings to the Services are not private, are not confidential and no not enjoy advocate-client privilege.
Legal services for consumers
This website is a platform where advocates can offer information and interact with users. This website provides a number of methods by which you can avail Services or have a direct discussion of your legal issues with an advocate. We act as an authorised agent (as used Part VI, Section IV, Rule 19 of the Bar Council Of India Rules) in of our users in all its interactions with advocates.
The fees that you pay for any Services may be processed by us on your behalf, but are charged by the advocate and passed on to the advocate once the Services have been rendered. We have no liability, either primarily or secondarily, for paying an advocate other than as an authorised agent on your behalf. Any advocate-client relationship formed as a result of a transaction is between you and the advocate, and not between you and us. You agree that we cannot and will not be held responsible for the quality or accuracy of any information or legal services provided by an advocate with whom you connect with via this website.
You appoint us as your limited-right authorised agent to instruct advocates on your behalf. For performing this role, we shall be entitled to fees which shall be payable by you. As a matter of convenience, the amount that you pay for the Services shall include these fees.
While we may make efforts to do so, we do not assure you that we have verified the credentials of advocates who have registered on this website. It is your responsibility to verify an advocate’s credentials before making a decision to interact with, take advice from or engage him or her.
No legal advertising
THE CONDUCT OF MYLEGALWORK.COM IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE STIPULATIONS OF RULE 36 SECTION IV, PART VI OF THE BAR COUNCIL OF INDIA RULES.
The rules of the Bar Council of India prohibit advocates and law firms from soliciting work or advertising in any manner. By empanelling with this website, advocates merely indicate their acceptance of being available for providing legal services at the specific request of MyLegalWork acting on behalf of a user. The user has the discretion to view or not to view an advocate’s details and to engage or not to engage an advocate on this website. We do not promote any lawyer over another. All qualified advocates are eligible to join and provide Services on this website without paying any charges to us. We do not seek fees, subscription charges, commissions or other emoluments from lawyers.
By using this website, you confirm that there has been no advertisement, solicitation, invitation or inducement of any nature whatsoever which has led you to prefer one particular advocate over another. Solely at your request, we offer you information about advocates empanelled with us, to help you satisfy your legal requirement. We assist you interact with the advocates that you select or invite, solely as per your preference. In consideration of these services, you pay us fees.
We request lawyers and law firms to ensure that any communication they may have with prospective clients through this website is not regarded as solicitation, invitation or inducement of any nature, and that it fully complies with all applicable laws and rules of professional conduct.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND COPYRIGHT
This website contains proprietary and confidential information that is protected by intellectual property laws worldwide. This website or any of its contents shall not be modified, rented, leased, loaned, sold, distributed, transmitted, broadcasted, publicly performed, or used to create derivative works, in whole or in part.
We grant you a personal, non-transferable, and non-exclusive and an at-will license to use this website. You agree to not, by yourself or through others, copy, modify, create a derivative work from, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in this website. You also agree not to access this website by any means other than through the interface that is provided by us to you for accessing this website.
All trademarks, trade names, service marks, logos, brand features, and product and service names used on this website and in relation to any Service are trademarks and property of MyLegalWork Private Limited (‘Proprietary Marks’). Display or use of the Proprietary Marks in any manner, except with prior written permission from us, is prohibited and may attract legal proceedings.
Except as expressly provided in these Terms, nothing herein confers any license or right to you under copyright or other intellectual property rights law.
We respect third-party intellectual property rights. We may, in appropriate circumstances and at our discretion, disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who may infringe third-party intellectual property rights. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide our Copyright Agent with the following information: (a) a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed; (b) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on this website; (c) a statement that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; (d) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest; (e) your address, telephone number, and email address; (f) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner's behalf. Our Agent for Notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached by email on email@example.com; please mention the subject as: Notice of Copyright violation.
Some of our Services allow you to download client software, digital information and codes ("Software") which may update automatically; you agree that these Terms will apply to such upgrades. So long as you comply with these Terms, we give you a limited, nonexclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to use the Software, solely to access the Services. To the extent any component of the Software may be offered under an open source license, we will make that license available to you and the provisions of that license may expressly override some of these Terms. Unless the following restrictions are prohibited by law, you agree not to reverse engineer or decompile the Services, attempt to do so, or assist anyone in doing so.
This website uses third-party payment gateway for making payments electronically. Any failed transaction will be dealt by the third-party payment gateway service provider as per its refund policy. We will make refunds only for payment transactions realised in duplicate.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
To the fullest extent permitted by law, in no event shall we or any of our affiliates, associates, vendors, partners, suppliers and distributors, or any of their respective directors, employees and agents (jointly, “Class A Parties”), be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages, or any loss of profits or revenues, whether incurred directly or indirectly, or any loss of data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses, resulting from (a) the outcome of any legal matter; (b) your access to or use of or inability to access or use the Services; (c) any conduct or content of any third-party relating to the Services; or (d) unauthorized access, use or alteration of Legal Information.
To the extent permitted by law, the total liability of Class A Parties, for any claim arising out of or relating in any manner to the use of the Services, is limited to the amount of fees that we have charged and received from you to use the Services to which such claim relates, in the 3-month period preceding the filing of such claim.
Your use of this website and any Service or software made available on or through this website is at your sole risk. All Legal Information, Services and Software are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of this website is accessed at your own discretion and risk, and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system, internet access, download or display device, or loss of data that results from the download of any such material. You waive any and all claims and causes of action against us in this respect.
No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from or through this website creates any warranty. You accept that we have no liability towards you and other third-parties claiming under you.
To the extent the foregoing limitation of liability is prohibited, the maximum liability of Class A Parties, in all cases, including class-action cases or public interest litigation, shall be limited to INR 500. If you use this website, you agree that this provision is fair and reasonable as to reason, amount and scope, and you agree not to challenge this provision at any time on any grounds whatsoever.
We assume no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, non-delivery or failure to store any user communications or personalization settings.
We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this website (or any part thereof) with or without notice. We shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of this website or any part thereof.
We and our subsidiaries, partners, affiliates, officers, employees, agents, and licensors shall not be liable to you or any third party for any punitive, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including, but not limited to, monetary damages, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if any of them has been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from: (a) the use or the inability to use this website, (b) hiring a legal professional based on the information presented on this website, (c) consequences of your action or inaction based on the information presented on this website, (d) statement or conduct of any professional, user, or third-party on this website, (e) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; or (f) any other matter relating to MyLegalWork.
We and our subsidiaries, partners, affiliates, officers, employees, agents, partners, and licensors expressly disclaim all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
We and our its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, agents, partners, and licensors make no warranty that (a) this website will meet your requirements; (b) this website will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free; (c) the results that may be obtained from your use of this website will be accurate or reliable; (d) the quality of any products, services, information or other material purchased or obtained by you through this website will meet your expectations; and (e) any errors in this website will be corrected.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless MyLegalWork, its affiliates, independent contractors, partners, service providers and consultants, and each of their respective directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable legal fees), including without limitation any actual or threatened suit, demand or claim arising out of or relating to: (a) your use of this website, (b) the content that YOU transmit or otherwise make available through this website, (c) your violation of these Terms, and (e) your violation of any rights any third-party.
We may revise these Terms from time to time, and we will always post the most up-to-date version on this website. You agree that we may notify you of the Updated Terms by posting them on the Site. Updated versions of these Terms as they appear on this website are effective immediately. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms. Continued use of this website after any such changes constitutes your consent to such changes.
Any new features that augment or enhance this website or the Services shall automatically be subject to these Terms.
APPLICABLE LAW, VENUE AND TIME LIMIT
Any difference or dispute arising out of or relating to these Terms and out of or relating to the Services shall be governed by the laws of Mumbai, of the State of Maharashtra and of the Republic of India, without regard to conflict of law provisions.
Any and all claims, causes of action, or disputes (regardless of theory) arising out of or relating to these Terms shall be brought exclusively in the courts located at Mumbai, India. You waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction by these courts and to venue in these courts.
You agree that, by accepting these Terms, you waive the right to participate in a class action.
Any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of this website or these Terms must be filed within one (1) year from when such claim or cause of action arose, failing which such claim or cause of action will be forever barred.
Notwithstanding any of these Terms, we reserve the right, without notice and in our sole discretion, to terminate your license to use the Services, and to block or prevent your access to and use of the Services. We reserve the right to refuse Service to anyone at any time, without the need to assign any reason. In the event of termination of access to the Services for any reason, you will have no right to obtain a copy of any data or communications you may have stored or effected via this website.
You may terminate your account on this website without assigning any reason and by submitting a termination request to MyLegalWork or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org; please mention the subject as: Request for termination of account.
We may, without prior notice, immediately terminate, limit your access to or suspend your account with this website, any associated email address, and access to this website, without assigning any reason.
All terminations, limitations of access and suspensions for with or without cause shall be solely at our discretion. We shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any such action.
Termination of your account with this website includes any or all of the following: (a) removal of access to all or part of the offerings within this website, (b) deletion of your password and all related information, files, and content associated with or inside your account (or any part thereof), and (c) barring of further use of all or part of this website.
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and us 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.
WAIVER, SEVERABILITY, AND ASSIGNMENT
Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms is not a waiver of our right to do so later. If any provision of these Terms is found unenforceable, the intentions as reflected in the impugned provision shall be given effect to the utmost possible, and the other provisions of these Terms shall remain in full force and effect.
You may not assign any of your rights under these Terms, and any attempt to do so will be void ab initio. We may assign our rights to any of our affiliates or subsidiaries, or to any successor in interest of any business associated with the Services.
TITLES AND INTERPRETATIONS
The section headings contained in these Terms are for reference purposes only and shall not affect the meaning or interpretation of these Terms.
In the event of any disagreement between you and us concerning the interpretation of these Terms, our decision on the matter will be final and binding.
For any question regarding these Terms or to report any violation, please email us at email@example.com or call us at (+91) 950-888-8989.
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