Lawline Profile Terms and Conditions


Terms & Conditions for People Using Lawline Profile Pages


Intellectual Property Rights

The Lawline trademarks, branding and logos and all content included on the Lawline website, such as works, images, button icons, pictures, dialogues, music, sounds, videos, documents, drawings, figures, logos, menus, web pages, Profile Pages, graphics, colors, schemes, tools, fonts, designs, diagrams, layouts, methods, processes, functions and software (collectively, the “Content”), is the exclusive property of Lawline and is protected by national and/or international copyright and other intellectual property laws.

Using our Profile Pages                                                                       

Using our Lawline Profile Pages (“Profile Pages”) does not give you ownership of any intellectual property rights in our Profile Pages, the Content you access, or any other aspect of the Lawline website and domain name. These Terms do not grant you the right to use any trademarks, branding or logos used in our Profile Pages. You do not have the right to remove, obscure, or alter any legal notices displayed in or along with our Profile Pages.

Legal Advertising and Communications                                                                       

It is solely your responsibility to ensure that any information you post or place on Lawline’s Profile Pages (including without limitation any Legal Information), 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. Lawline is not responsible for any failure to comply with this provision.               

Truthful Information 

The content or information you provide must comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and individual rights (including intellectual property rights). You also agree that your profile information will be truthful. Lawline may be required by law to remove certain information or content, and you will be notified if any information is removed.

Third Party Rights                                                                    

You will not violate the intellectual property rights of others, including copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights, or violate the intellectual property or other rights of Lawline.

Non-Exclusive License from You to Lawline                                                                       

As between you and Lawline, you own all of the content and personal information that you provide to us, including the content that you submit or post to the Profile Pages (collectively, “Your Content”), and you represent that Your Content is an original work of your authorship. You also grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, transferable, irrevocable and fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, distribute, publish, create derivative works from and publicly display and perform Your Content in any media, now known or hereafter created, provided that we attribute Your Content to you. We will not modify the meaning of your expression unless the Content violates the terms of this agreement. We reserve the right to remove any of Your Content from the site, in whole or in part, without prior notice to you, for any reason or no reason, and you will be notified after the fact if any information is modified or removed.                                                                      

Service Availability

Lawline is not a storage service and has no obligation to store, maintain, or provide you a copy of any content or information that you or others provide, except to the extent required by applicable law and as noted in our Privacy Policy.                                                                       

Unauthorized Access & Activities

You will not develop, support, or use software, devices, scripts, robots, or any other means or processes (including crawlers, browser plugins and add-ons, or any other technology) to scrape the Services or otherwise copy profiles and other data from the Services; override any security feature or bypass or circumvent any access controls or use limits of the Profile Pages (such as caps on keyword searches or profile views); copy, use, disclose, or distribute any information obtained from the Profile Pages, whether directly or through third parties (such as search engines), without the consent of Lawline; disclose information that you do not have the consent to disclose (such as confidential information of others [including your employer]); post anything that contains software viruses, worms, or any other harmful code; reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher, or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for the Profile Pages or any related technology that is not open source; deep-link to our Profile Pages for any purpose other than to promote your profile without Lawline’s consent; use bots or other automated methods to access the Profile Pages; monitor the Profile Pages’ availability, performance, or functionality for any competitive purpose; engage in “framing”, “mirroring”, or otherwise simulating the appearance or function of the Profile Pages; overlay or otherwise modify the Profile Pages or their appearance (such as by inserting elements into the Profile Pages); or interfere with the operation of, or place an unreasonable load on, the Profile Pages (e.g., spam, denial of service attack, viruses, gaming algorithms).

You may not copy, reproduce, publish, distribute, display, modify, adapt, translate, distribute, transmit, download, upload, post, sell, rent, license, transfer, publicly perform, publicly display, mirror, frame, scrape, extract, wrap, create derivative works of, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any aspect of the site or the Content, in whole or in part, in any form or by any means, whether manual or automatic, without the prior express written consent of Lawline in each specific instance. You shall not use any keywords, metatags, meta-elements, hidden text or other equivalents using the name “Lawline” or any other colorable equivalent without the prior express written consent of Lawline. Lawline has the exclusive right to authorize or prohibit in its sole discretion any reproduction, publication, distribution, display, modification, creation of derivative work from, or exploitation in any way of, in whole or in part, the Content. With the exception of Your Content, Lawline shall have the right, at any time, to claim the authorship of any Content posted on the site and to object to any use, distortion or other modification of such Content. Any reproduction, publication, distribution, display, modification, creation of derivative work from, or exploitation in any way of, the Content, as expressly authorized in writing by Lawline, shall be carried out by you for lawful purposes only and in compliance with all applicable laws.

No Affiliation with Lawline                                                                       

You will not imply or state that you are affiliated with or endorsed by Lawline without our express consent (e.g., representing yourself as a Lawline faculty member or employee). 

Indemnification

You are solely responsible for any content you provide and its accuracy and you agree to defend, at Lawline’s option, and at your sole expense, indemnify and hold Lawline, its affiliates and subsidiaries, and their respective employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns harmless from any damages, losses, costs, or expenses, including attorneys’ fees, which Lawline may incur as a result of your content. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any content posted by you or any third party, and Lawline does not endorse any statement, idea or representation contained in the content, nor does it guarantee the content’s accuracy, integrity or quality.

Termination

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

Amendments and Updates 

Lawline may amend or update all or any part of the Terms and Conditions and website policies at any time in its sole discretion. Any amendments or updates to the website policies shall be effective upon publication in their respective sections of the site. Please access the respective sections of the site regularly in order to check whether the Terms and Conditions or website policies have been updated.

Website Policies

For any other legal information concerning your access to, use of, and purchases made on the site or the way the site may use and collect your personal information, please read the site’s general Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy (together with these Terms and Conditions, collectively, the “website policies”), which are incorporated into the general Terms and Conditions by this reference.

Miscellaneous 

The Terms and Conditions and website policies and their interpretation shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York, without regard to its conflicts of law rules. Any disputes hereunder shall be resolved in the courts of the State of New York, County of New York.  If any condition of any part of the Terms and Conditions or website policies shall be deemed invalid, void or unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other provision hereof or any term of the remaining Terms and Conditions or website policies. The headings contained herein are for purposes of convenience only and shall not control or affect the meaning or construction hereof.

Lawline’s Professional Community Policies                                                

By submitting Content, you acknowledge that you have read the following Professional Community Policies and that you shall comply with them.                                                                

  1. Be Professional. We acknowledge the value of discussions around professional activities and ask our members to behave professionally by not being dishonest or inappropriate. When creating content on the Profile Page, we ask that you keep your content professional, relevant, and on-topic. Do not share false information or use the Profile Pages to shock or intimidate others. Sharing graphic, obscene, or pornographic content on the Profile Pages is also prohibited.
  2. Be Nice. We strive to maintain a safe and friendly community for our members. The Profile Pages shouldn't be used to harm others or their career or business prospects, or to air personal grievances and disputes. It is not acceptable to use the Profile Pages to harass, abuse, or send other unwelcome communications to people (e.g., romantic advances, sexually explicit content, junk mail, spam, chain letters, phishing schemes). We do not allow hate speech acts such as attacks based on race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, political or religious affiliations, or medical or physical condition. Also, hate groups, terrorists, and those who engage in violent crimes are not welcome and not permitted on the Profile Pages.
  3. Respect Others' Rights and Follow the Law. Before sharing or using someone else's copyrighted works, trademarks, confidential information, personally identifiable information, or trade secrets, you must ensure that you have the legal right to do so. The Profile Pages should not be used for illegal activities, promoting illegal products, or to violate the rights of others. Do not use the Profile Pages to commit fraud or to try to trick others. Also, do not use the Profile Pages to intentionally distribute viruses, worms, or other software that can destroy or interrupt others' data or computer devices.


Terms & Conditions for People Viewing Lawline Profile Pages 


Information on the Lawline Profile Pages

Our Lawline Profile Pages (“Profile Pages”) display both Lawline-created content and content that is not created or developed by Lawline (the latter is referred to as "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. However, we do not routinely screen third-party content that is published via our Profile Pages. This includes the Legal Information that lawyers post on Lawline’s Profiles, and we cannot guarantee the accuracy, adequacy, or quality of any such Legal Information or the qualifications of those posting it.

No Formation of an Attorney-Client Relationship

The Legal Information found on Lawline’s Profile Pages is intended for general informational purposes only and should be used only as a starting point for addressing your legal issues. Accessing the Legal Information, corresponding with or asking questions to a lawyer via the Profile Pages, or otherwise using the Profile Pages does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Lawline or you and any Profiled 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 for that purpose.

Disclaimers and Acknowledgements Regarding use of Legal Information

Lawline strives to provide—and to allow lawyers to provide—useful information regarding lawyers and legal Profile Pages. 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. LAWLINE DOES NOT SCREEN SUCH INFORMATION FOR ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, LAWLINE AND ITS AFFILIATES AND SUBSIDIARIES MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SITE OR ITS FUNCTIONING OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE SITE, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. THE SITE AND THE PROFILE PAGES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS, “WHERE IS, AND “AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. LAWLINE ALSO DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT NEITHER LAWLINE NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, NOR THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES ARE LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD-PARTIES AND THAT ANY RISK OF INJURY RELATED TO THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, LAWLINE DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SITE IS SECURE, THE SITE OR THE SERVER SUPPORTING THE SITE WILL BE VIRUS-FREE, THE INFORMATION ON THE SITE IS ERROR-FREE, ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, USEFUL, TIMELY OR CURRENT OR THAT THE SITE WILL OPERATE WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR ERROR.

Limitation of Liability

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL LAWLINE OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES AND SUBSIDIARIES, OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS, 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 PROFILE PAGES; (C) ANY CONDUCT OF OR CONTENT SUBMITTED BY ANY THIRD PARTY RELATING TO THE PROFILE PAGES; OR (D) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, USE, OR ALTERATION OF LEGAL INFORMATION. LAWLINE OR ANY THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE, INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE SITE, ITS SERVERS, OR E-MAIL SENT FROM LAWLINE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. LAWLINE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THE SITE, YOUR ACTION OR INACTION IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE, OR FROM ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY LOSS OF PROFIT, REVENUE, OPPORTUNITY OR DATA, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORD, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION (INCLUDING EXTRA-CONTRACTUAL LIABILITY). IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE, YOUR SOLE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE. 

NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, IN THE EVENT THAT LAWLINE IS FOUND LIABLE IN RESPECT OF ANY LOSS, DAMAGE OR CAUSE OF ACTION (WHETHER CONTRACTUAL, EXTRA-CONTRACTUAL OR OTHERWISE) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH (I) THE WEBSITE POLICIES OR ANY OF THE FEATURES OR FUNCTIONALITIES OF THE SITE OR ITS CONTENT, OR YOUR USE OR INABILITY OF USE THEREOF, LAWLINE’S LIABILITY SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID FOR USE THEREOF OR ACCESS THERETO; OR (II) ANY PRODUCT SOLD THROUGH THE SITE, LAWLINE’S LIABILITY SHALL BE STRICTLY LIMITED TO THE SALE PRICE OF THAT SERVICE. 

CERTAIN STATES’ LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

Amendments and Updates

Lawline may amend or update all or any part of the Terms and Conditions and website policies at any time in its sole discretion. Any amendments or updates to the website policies shall be effective upon publication in their respective sections of the site. Please access the respective sections of the site regularly in order to check whether the Terms and Conditions or website policies have been updated.

Website Policies

For any other legal information concerning your access to, use of, and purchases made on the site or the way the site may use and collect your personal information, please read the site’s general Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy (together with these Terms and Conditions, collectively, the “website policies”), which are incorporated into the general Terms and Conditions by this reference.

Miscellaneous

The Terms and Conditions and website policies and their interpretation shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York, without regard to its conflicts of law rules. Any disputes hereunder shall be resolved in the courts of the State of New York, County of New York.  If any condition of any part of the Terms and Conditions or website policies shall be deemed invalid, void or unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other provision hereof or any term of the remaining Terms and Conditions or website policies. The headings contained herein are for purposes of convenience only and shall not control or affect the meaning or construction hereof.


Contact Information

You can reach us at (877) 518-0660, 1-800-LAWLINE or support@lawline.com.

LAST UPDATED: April 29, 2019