Terms and Conditions
Please read these terms and conditions of use carefully before using the Web site.
If you register as a user of this Website, you will be assigned a username and password that is unique to you. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the username and password, and responsible for all activities that occur under your username and password. You agree to notify Lawline of any unauthorized use of your username and password or any other breach of security at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unlimited Continuing Legal Education (hereinafter CLE) members pay for access to Lawline's on-demand CLE programs and live CLE webcasts. Memberships do not include access to SEMINARS and select PARTNER PROGRAMS. Each member's terms of service are defined at the time of enrollment and CLE members must have active memberships to view on-demand programs and live webcasts.
All courses purchased in CLE Bundles or individually can be accessed for a one (1) year period from the date of purchase.
Course Expiration Dates
Due to differing rules and regulations in each state for accreditation of CLE courses, some courses will expire for different states at different times. To be sure that you are taking courses before their accreditation has expired in your state, first make sure your state is listed as an approved state for that CLE course. For video format, when you begin the course, a notification will appear for the final 30 days of its accreditation, denoting how many days are left before the course expires. For audio format courses, you will be notified on the website of the course's expiration date when you download the file.
Lawline has a policy that if one of our users purchased a course that expired before credit was received, we will switch that course for another of equal or lesser value for no charge. However, it is important for the user to be aware of which courses are expiring and to take the necessary actions to complete the course before the date of expiration. Lawline is not responsible for any actions taken against the individual for failure to complete required CLE credits on time because of an expiration issue.
Members Can Only Receive Credit One (1) Time for Each Course
Members can only receive CLE credit one time for each CLE course. Therefore if you take the same course in two separate reporting periods, you will only receive credit the first time you complete the program.
Fees and Payments
You shall pay all fees and charges incurred through your account at the rates in effect for the billing period in which such fees and charges are incurred. You shall pay all applicable taxes relating to use of the Website through your account.
Lawline will provide full refunds requested within seventy-two (72) hours of the purchase date unless you have received CLE credit for a course. Once you have claimed CLE credit and/or received a certificate for a course, the course can no longer be refunded. After the seventy-two (72) hour period, you cannot receive a refund, however, exchanges or substitutions will be provided where necessary.
To cancel a registration to a live event and receive a refund, please send a written cancellation request to email@example.com. All requests must be received two (2) or more weeks before the course date and will be subject to a $20 administrative fee. Please note that if you need to reschedule your registration for an event to another date, no administrative fee will be charged. Registrants who are "no-shows" for an event, or cancel a registration less than two weeks (2) before a scheduled event, will not qualify for a refund. In lieu of canceling a registration, a registrant may apply their course value to another course.
Live Webcast or Event Cancellation/Postponement
If a live webcast or event must be postponed or cancelled for any reason, including inclement weather, every effort will be made to notify registrants via phone number or email address. If an event is to be rescheduled, all registrants will be notified of the new course date. You will have the option to (1) attend the course at the new time, or (2) request that your entire course fee be credited toward a different live or self-study course. Note, no refunds will be granted for live courses that are rescheduled due to inclement weather.
Additionally, if a live course for which you have registered is cancelled, you will be notified by e-mail and your entire tuition will be refunded.
Limitations on Reporting Fees
In states where Lawline pays per credit, Unlimited CLE membership and Lifetime Learner membership includes reporting fees for the state's credit requirements per reporting cycle plus carryover credits. Any amount above that will be billed to a member's credit/debit card. The following states are included: Illinois; Hawaii; Georgia; Pennsylvania; Nebraska; Utah; Tennessee and Washington. Additionally, Lawline will only report credits in one of the above states for courses that are pre-approved for credit in those states.
Restrictions on Use of Course Materials
Unless otherwise noted, all materials, including, but not limited to, articles, images, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, videos and audio files that are part of the Website (collectively, the "Content") are protected by copyright and owned, controlled or licensed by Lawline, or the party credited as the provider of the Content. You shall abide by all additional copyright notices, information or restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Website.
No Content from the Website may be copied, reproduced, framed, hyperlinked, republished, downloaded, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way; provided, however, you may download, where specifically permitted, one copy of the Content on any single computer for your personal, non- commercial use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Copying or storing of any Content for other than personal use is expressly prohibited without prior permission from Lawline, or the copyright holder identified in the copyright notice contained in the Content.
If you wish to build a hyperlink to the Website, you may do so provided you agree to cease such link upon request from Lawline. No other use is permitted without prior written permission of Lawline.
Use of any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy our Web pages or the Content is strictly forbidden.
Modification of the Content or use of the Content for any other purpose is a violation of Lawline's copyright and other proprietary rights. For purposes of these terms, the use of any Content on any other website or networked computer environment is prohibited. All trademarks, service marks and trade names are proprietary to Lawline.
E-Mail and Public Communication
"Forum" means letters, e-mails or other types of communications to the webmaster(s) or employees of Lawline, and messages posted in connection with online seminar discussions on the Website. You shall not upload to, distribute through, or otherwise publish through a Forum on the Website any content which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal, or otherwise objectionable that would constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law.
The Forums shall be used only in a noncommercial manner. You shall not, without our express approval, distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation of funds, promotion, advertising, or solicitation for goods or services. You specifically acknowledge that soliciting other guests of the Website to join or become members of any commercial online or offline service or other organization is expressly prohibited.
By uploading materials to any Forum or submitting any materials to us, you automatically grant (or warrant that the owner of such rights has expressly granted) us a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from and distribute such materials or incorporate such materials into any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed throughout the universe. In addition, you warrant that all so-called "moral rights" in those materials have been waived.
Third Party Communication and Content
Third Party Communications. Lawline disclaims all liability for any Third Party Communications you may receive or any actions you may take or refrain from taking as a result of any Third Party Communications. You are solely responsible for assessing and verifying the identity and trustworthiness of the source and content of any Third Party Communications. Lawline assumes no responsibility for verifying, and makes no representations or warranties regarding, the identity or trustworthiness of the source or content of any Third Party Communications. As used herein, "Third Party Communications" means any communications directed to you from any third party directly or indirectly in connection with this Website.
Third Party Content. Third party content (including, without limitation, Postings) may appear on this Website or may be accessible via links from this Website. Lawline shall not be responsible for and assumes no liability for any infringement, mistakes, misstatements of law, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehood, obscenity, pornography or profanity in the statements, opinions, representations or any other form of content contained in any third party content appearing on this Website. You understand that the information and opinions in the third party content is neither endorsed by nor does it reflect the belief or opinion of Lawline. Further, information and opinions provided by employees and agents of Lawline in Interactive Areas are not necessarily endorsed by Lawline and do not necessarily represent the beliefs and opinions of Lawline.
Not Professional Advice
The Content contained on the Website has been prepared by Lawline as a service to its readers and the Internet community and is not intended to constitute legal, accounting, tax or financial advice from a professional attorney, accountant, Certified financial planner, or tax preparer. Lawline has used reasonable efforts in collecting, preparing and providing quality information and material, but does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, adequacy or currency of the information contained on or linked to the Website. Users of information from the Website or links do so at their own risk.
Any reference made by the Website to any specific commercial product, process, or service (or provider of such product, process or service) by trade name, trademark, hyperlink, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply an endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Lawline. Content on the Website may be provided by third parties and users. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers or other information expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, users or others, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and do not necessarily state or reflect those of Lawline.
Links to Other Web Sites and Services
To the extent that the Website contains links to outside services and resources, Lawline does not control the availability and content of those outside services and resources. Any concerns regarding any such service or resource, or any link thereto, should be directed to the particular service or resource.
Your right to use this Website is not transferable. Any password or right given to you to obtain information is not transferable.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Lawline harmless from any liability, loss, claim and expense, including reasonable attorneys' fees, related to your violation or alleged violation of this Agreement or use of the Website.
THE CONTENT IN THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, LAWLINE DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. LAWLINE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE CONTENT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR- FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVER(S) THAT MAKES THE WEBSITE AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. LAWLINE DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE IN TERMS OF ITS CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT LAWLINE) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS WEBSITE, AND ITS ASSOCIATED WEBSITES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LAWLINE, IS PROVIDED AS A SERVICE TO THE INTERNET COMMUNITY, AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE LEGAL, ACCOUNTING, TAX OR FINANCIAL ADVICLE. WE TRY TO PROVIDE QUALITY INFORMATION, BUT WE MAKE NO CLAIMS, PROMISES OR GUARANTEES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR ADEQUACY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN OR LINKED TO THIS WEBSITE AND ITS ASSOCIATED SITES. AS LEGAL AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL ADVICE MUST BE TAILORED TO THE SPECIFIC CIRCUMSTANCLES OF EACH CASE, AND LAWS ARE CONSTANTLY CHANGING, NOTHING PROVIDED HEREIN SHOULD BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE ADVICLE OF A COMPETENT COUNSEL OR PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANT, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER, TAX PREPARER, OR OTHER LICENSED PROFESSIONAL.
Limitation of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCLES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL LAWLINE BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE, EVEN IF LAWLINE OR AN LAWLINE AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL LAWLINE'S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THE WEBSITE.
Unless otherwise specified, the Content on the Website is presented solely for the purpose of promoting publications and other products available in the United States, its territories, possessions, and protectorates. The Website is controlled and operated by Lawline from its office within the State of New York. Lawline makes no representation that Content on the Web site is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access the Website from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for establishing the useability or correctness of any information or Content under any or all jurisdictions and the compliance of that information or Content with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these terms shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in New York County and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. If any provision of these terms shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. You agree that regardless of any law or statute to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or relating to the Website and these Terms of Service must be filed within one (1) year of the date the cause of action arose, or be barred as untimely. This is the entire agreement between us relating to the subject matter herein and shall not be modified except as provided herein or in writing, signed by Lawline.
To the extent that anything in or associated with the Website is in conflict or inconsistent with this Agreement, this Agreement shall take precedent. Lawline's failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement shall not be deemed a waiver of such provision nor of the right to enforce such provision.
These terms are effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate these terms at any time by destroying all Content obtained from any and all Website(s) and all related documentation and all copies and installations thereof, whether made under these terms or otherwise. The privileges granted to you by these terms, including the maintenance of a member account, will terminate immediately without notice from Lawline if, in Lawline 's sole discretion, you fail to comply with any provision of these terms. Upon termination, you must destroy all Content obtained from the Website and all copies thereof, whether made under these terms or otherwise. Lawline may take such further action as Lawline determines to be appropriate under the circumstances to eliminate or preclude repeat violations, and LAWLINE shall not be liable for any damages of any nature suffered by any customer, user, or any third party resulting in whole or in part from Lawline's exercise of its rights under these terms and conditions.
Lifetime Learner Program
Lifetime Learner membership includes: all on-demand CLE programs in our Unlimited CLE package, all live CLE webcasts and all live CLE events. Lifetime Learner membership may terminate if Lawline is purchased by another entity, Lawline no longer exists, or Lawline no longer sells CLE products. If any of the events stated supra happens within the first five (5) years of your initial purchase and Lawline or the entity that purchases Lawline no longer offers either CLE or the Lifetime Learner memberships for CLE, you will be refunded or credited the pro-rated amount to your account not to exceed the total amount you paid for Lifetime Learner membership
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LAST UPDATED: October, 2014
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