Terms of Service

LAST UPDATED: 11/10/2018

Thanks for using LawInsider. These terms of service ("Terms") cover your use and access to the products, services, software, platform and websites (collectively, "Services") provided by LawInsider and any of our affiliates (collectively, "LawInsider"). By using our Services, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you are using our Services as the employee or agent of an organization, you are agreeing to these Terms on behalf of that organization.

You must be the legal age of majority in your state of residence or otherwise able to form a binding contract with LawInsider in order to use the Services. In no event is use of the Services permitted by those under the age of 13.

1. Trial Offers, Auto-Renewals and Paid Accounts

LawInsider makes available trial offers for the limited use of the Services (each, a "Trial Offer") to new customers who provide a valid payment instrument, such as a credit card or other payment method. If you choose to start a Trial Offer, you will automatically join the paid membership you have chosen at the end of the Trial Offer and you authorize LawInsider to charge your payment method a recurring monthly membership fee or annual membership fee, as applicable. If you wish to use additional Services beyond those included in the Trial Offer, you may be asked to separately purchase those Services or to upgrade to a paid membership prior to the end of the Trial Offer period.

LawInsider may automatically charge you at the end of the trial or for a membership renewal unless you notify us that you want to cancel your membership. You may cancel your account at any time.

To ensure uninterrupted service and to enable you to conveniently purchase additional products and services, LawInsider will store and update (e.g. upon expiration) your payment method on file. Please note that it is your responsibility to maintain current billing information on file with LawInsider.

2. Refund Policy

We want you to be 100% satisfied with our Services. If you are less than satisfied or believe there has been an error in billing, please contact our Customer Service Department by email at support@lawinsider.com immediately so that we can help you resolve the issue, provide a refund or offer credit that can be used for future Services.

When contacting us, please include any details relating to the Services you have purchased so that we can ensure you are completely satisfied with your LawInsider experience. All refund requests must be made within 30 days of purchase. If you wish to cancel an annual membership, you may apply to receive a prorated refund for the remaining time which has not been used. In order to apply for a refund relating to an annual membership, please email support@lawinsider.com.

3. LawInsider is Not a Law Firm and Does Not Provide Legal Advice

LawInsider provides a platform for legal information and resources. The information provided by LawInsider along with the content on our website related to legal matters ("Legal Information") is provided for your private use and does not constitute legal advice. We do not review any information you provide us for legal accuracy or sufficiency, draw legal conclusions, provide opinions about your selection of contracts, clauses, or apply the law to the facts of your situation.

If you need legal advice for a specific problem, you should consult with a licensed attorney. Neither LawInsider nor any Legal Information provided by LawInsider is a substitute for legal advice from a qualified attorney licensed to practice in an appropriate jurisdiction. As LawInsider is not a law firm, please note that communications between you and LawInsider may not be protected as privileged communications under the attorney-client privilege or work product doctrine.

Your use of the Services does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and LawInsider, or between you and any LawInsider employee or representative.

LawInsider is not a "Lawyer Referral Service". The directory of lawyers published on our website is provided to the public free of charge and is for informational purposes only. LawInsider does not endorse or recommend any attorney nor does it make any warranty as to the qualifications or competency of any attorney.

4. Termination of Membership and Access Restriction

LawInsider reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to downgrade or terminate your access to the Services, for any reason and at any time without prior notice. For example, we may suspend or terminate your use of the Services if you are not complying with these Terms, or if you are using the Services in a manner that would expose us to legal liability, disrupt the Services or disrupt others' use of the Services.

If LawInsider elects to terminate your account, LawInsider will provide you with notice at your registered email address. LawInsider also reserves the right to modify or discontinue, either temporarily or permanently, any part of its Services with notice. You agree that LawInsider will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of your membership in the Services.

5. Ownership and Preservation of Your Documents

LawInsider does not claim ownership of any documents you either create or upload and store using our Services ("Documents"). You grant permission for LawInsider to use your Documents in connection with providing Services to you.

You acknowledge and agree that LawInsider may preserve these Documents as well as disclose them if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to accomplish any of the following: (1) to comply with legal process, applicable laws or government requests; (2) to enforce these Terms; (3) to respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties; or (4) to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of LawInsider, its users and the public. You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your content, may involve transmissions over various networks and changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. You agree that LawInsider has no responsibility or liability for deleting or failing to store any content maintained or uploaded by the Services.

6. Consent to Receive Emails

By creating an account, you agree that you may receive communications from LawInsider, such as newsletters, special offers, and account reminders and updates. You also understand that you can remove yourself from these communications by clicking the "Unsubscribe" link in the footer of the actual email.

7. No Unlawful or Prohibited Use

You can only use our Services if they do not conflict with or violate the laws of your jurisdiction(s). The availability of our Services in your jurisdiction(s) is not an invitation or offer by LawInsider to access or use our website or Services. By using our Services, you accept sole responsibility that you or any family member's use of or access to our Services does not violate any applicable laws in your jurisdiction(s). To enforce this provision, LawInsider reserves the right to refuse membership, or suspend or terminate your account immediately and without prior notice at our sole discretion.

The following are specifically excluded or prohibited:

  • Use in connection with any legal matter that is frivolous, immaterial or illegal in nature, as determined by LawInsider or the Participating Attorney in their sole discretion;
  • Use in connection with any legal matter involving an alleged violent crime;
  • Use in connection with any legal matter involving the laws of jurisdictions outside of the United States or its subdivisions;
  • Use in connection with any legal matter for which you are currently or prospectively represented by legal counsel.
  • Use in connection with any legal matter that, as determined by the Participating Attorney in his or her sole discretion, lacks sufficient merit to warrant pursuit, or that has been raised an excessive or unreasonable number of times without a change in circumstances;
  • Use in connection with any legal matter that directly or indirectly involves any Participating Attorney other than as your counsel;
  • Use in connection with any legal matter that directly or indirectly involves LawInsider or any of its affiliates, directors, agents, employees, or other LawInsider service providers; or
  • Use in connection with any legal matter in which your Program Sponsor has an adverse interest, or in which any director, officer, agent or employee thereof has an adverse interest. For the purposes of this provision, "Program Sponsor" means any company, organization or affiliation that purchases or offers on behalf of its members or employees, a LawInsider legal plan through wholesale channels, retail channels or otherwise. Please see your Program Sponsor for additional restrictions.

You may not hack, "scrape" or "crawl" LawInsider.com whether directly or through intermediaries such as spiders, robots, crawlers, scrapers, framing, iframes or RSS feeds, or otherwise access or attempt to access any information LawInsider has not intentionally made available to you on its website via purchased subscription. Your use of the LawInsider website does not entitle you to resell any LawInsider content without prior express written consent from LawInsider.

8. License Grant

Subject to your compliance with these Terms, you are hereby granted a non-exclusive, limited, non-transferable, revocable license to use the Services as we intend for them to be used. As a registered LawInsider Subscriber, you are licensed to keep, for your own personal records, electronic or physical copies of documents you have created on LawInsider. You may not copy the content of LawInsider's forms or agreements for use or sale outside of LawInsider. Any rights not expressly granted in these Terms are reserved by LawInsider.

When you transmit user content on LawInsider, you hereby grant LawInsider and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display any such content, including throughout the world in any media. If you submit feedback or suggestions about our Services, we may use your feedback or suggestions without obligation to you.

Resale or unauthorized distribution of materials downloaded from the LawInsider website is strictly prohibited. Use of these materials is for your personal or business use. Any resale or redistribution of our materials requires the express, written consent of LawInsider.

9. Intellectual Property Rights

LawInsider retains all right, title and interest in and to its products and services, including, without limitation, software, images, text, graphics, illustrations, logos, service marks, copyrights, photographs, videos, music, and all related intellectual property rights. Except as otherwise provided in this agreement, you may not, and may not permit others to:

  1. reproduce, modify, translate, enhance, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or create derivative works of any of our products and services;
  2. sell, license, sublicense, rent, lease, distribute, copy, publicly display, publish, adapt or edit any of our products and services; or
  3. circumvent or disable any security or technological features of our products and services.

The design, text, graphics and selection and arrangement thereof and services and the legal forms, documents, guidance and all other content found on our website ("Service Content") are copyright © LawInsider Incorporated. All rights reserved.

LawInsider is a registered trademarks in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. LawInsider.com® is a trademark of LawInsider. These and any other LawInsider product or service names or slogans displayed on LawInsider products are trademarks of LawInsider. You may not copy, imitate or use them, in whole or in part, without our prior written consent. In addition, the look and feel of LawInsider is the service mark, trademark and/or trade dress of LawInsider Incorporated and you may not copy, imitate or use it, in whole or in part, without our prior written consent. The names of actual companies and products you might encounter through us may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Nothing in these Terms or the Services should be understood as in any way granting any license or right to use any of LawInsider's trademarks displayed on our website. All goodwill generated from the use of LawInsider's trademarks is reserved for the use of LawInsider, exclusively.

10. Copyright and DMCA

We respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement and terminate accounts of repeat infringers according to the process set out in the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

If you believe that any material on our website infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, you may file a DMCA Notice of Alleged Infringement with LawInsider's Designated Copyright Agent:

LawInsider

Attn: Legal Department

47 Beideman, San Francisco, CA 94115

Email: legal@lawinsider.com

11. Links to Third Party Sites

LawInsider's websites may contain links to third party resources and businesses on the Internet, called here "links" or "Linked Sites." Those links are provided for your convenience to help you identify and locate other Internet resources that may be of interest to you. LawInsider does not sponsor and is not legally associated with any third party "linked sites." LawInsider is not legally authorized to use any trade name, registered trademark, logo, official seal or copyrighted material that may appear in the link.

LawInsider does not control, endorse or monitor the contents of any Linked Site. That includes, without limitation, any further link contained in a Linked Site, and any changes or updates to a Linked Site. LawInsider is not responsible for webcasting or for any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. These Terms do not cover your interaction with Linked Sites. You should carefully review the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third party sites.

If you use any service provided on a Linked Site, (a) LawInsider will not be responsible for any act or omission of the third party, including the third party's access to or use of your customer data and (b) LawInsider does not warrant or support any service provided by the third party.

The links we provide to other websites are for your information only. We don't endorse and are not responsible for the content on those sites.

12. Disclaimer of Representations and Liability

PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY, AS IT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS.

The information, software, products, and services made available through LawInsider may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. LawInsider and/or its suppliers may at any time make improvements or changes to our Services. Information received via LawInsider should not be relied upon for personal, medical, legal, or financial decisions. You should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice tailored to your situation. In short, your use of our Services is at your own risk.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, LAWINSIDER AND ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ABOUT THE SERVICES. THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS." WE ALSO DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. INFORMATION AND OPINIONS RECEIVED VIA THE WEBSITE SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, MEDICAL, LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL LAWINSIDR, ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS OR DISTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY LOSS OF USE, DATA, BUSINESS, OR PROFITS, REGARDLESS OF LEGAL THEORY, WHETHER OR NOT LawInsider HAS BEEN WARNED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND EVEN IF A REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

LAWINSIDER’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY FOR ALL CLAIMS RELATING TO THE SERVICES SHALL IN NO EVENT EXCEED THE GREATER OF $500 OR THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO LAWINSIDER FOR THE 12 MONTHS PRECEDING THE SERVICES IN QUESTION.

13. Release and Indemnity

On behalf of yourself and your heirs, executors, agents, representatives, and assigns, fully release, forever discharge, and hold LawInsider, your Program Sponsor and its affiliates and their respective officers, employees, directors and agents harmless from any and all losses, damages, expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, rights, claims, and actions of any kind and injury (including death) arising out of or relating to your use of the Service. You agree that this release has been freely and voluntarily consented to and you confirm that you fully understand what you are agreeing to.

You agree to indemnify and hold LawInsider, your Program Sponsor and its affiliates and their respective officers, employees, directors and agent harmless from any and all losses, damages, expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, rights, claims, actions of any kind and injury (including death) arising out of any third party claims relating to your use of the Service, your violation of these Terms or your violation of any rights of another.

14. Dispute Resolution By Binding Arbitration and Class Action Waiver

PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY, AS IT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS.

Most customer concerns can be resolved quickly and to the customer's satisfaction by emailing us at support@lawinsider.com.

However, if LawInsider is not able to resolve a dispute with you after attempting to do so informally, then as a condition to your use of the Services we mutually agree to resolve such dispute through binding arbitration under the auspices of JAMS Alternative Dispute Resolution (" JAMS"). JAMS will administer any such arbitration under its Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes. The arbitration will be held in the United States county where you live or work, San Francisco (CA), or any other location as to which we may then mutually agree. A party seeking arbitration must first send to the other, by certified mail, a written notice of dispute.

Any notice to LawInsider should be addressed to LawInsider Incorporated, 47 Beideman Street, San Francisco, CA 94115, Attention: General Counsel. Any notice to you shall be sent to your address as set forth in LawInsider's records of account or such other legal address as LawInsider is able to identify.

Notwithstanding our agreement to arbitrate our disputes as provided above, the following exceptions will apply to the resolution of disputes between us:

  • Either you or LawInsider may assert claims, if they qualify, in small claims court in San Francisco, California or in any United States county where you live or work without first engaging in arbitration or the informal dispute-resolution process described above.
  • LawInsider may bring a lawsuit against you in any court of competent jurisdiction solely for injunctive relief to stop any unauthorized use or abuse of the Services without first engaging in arbitration or the informal dispute-resolution process described above.
  • LawInsider may bring a lawsuit against you in any court of competent jurisdiction solely for injunctive relief to stop any intellectual property infringement without first engaging in arbitration or the informal dispute-resolution process described above.
  • In the event that the agreement to arbitrate provided herein is found to be inapplicable or unenforceable for any reason, then as a condition to your use of the Services we agree that any resulting judicial proceedings will be brought in the federal or state courts of San Francisco, California, and by your use of the Services you expressly consent to venue and personal jurisdiction of the courts therein.

LawInsider may, in the future, make changes to these provisions regarding dispute resolution and arbitration by providing notice in accordance with the section of these Terms entitled "Modifications" below. You may reject any changes made during your Membership by sending us written notice. Such notice must be given within thirty (30) calendar days of the notice of modification to the following address: LawInsider Incorporated, 47 Beideman, San Francisco, CA 94115, Attention: General Counsel.

If you have a problem with LawInsider and customer service can't help, you waive your right to sue us, either individually or by class action. Instead, we'll resolve your dispute using private arbitration.

15. Controlling Law

These Terms will be governed by California law except for its conflicts of laws principles.

16. Entire Agreement

These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and LawInsider with respect to the subject matter of these Terms, and supersede and replace any other prior or contemporaneous agreements, or terms and conditions applicable to the subject matter of these Terms. These Terms create no third party beneficiary rights.

These terms are the one and only official agreement between you and LawInsider.

17. Waiver, Severability and Assignment

LawInsider's failure to enforce a provision is not a waiver of its right to do so later. If a provision is found unenforceable, the remaining provisions of the Terms will remain in full effect and an enforceable term will be substituted reflecting our intent as closely as possible. You may not assign any of your rights under these Terms, and any such attempt will be void. LawInsider may assign its rights to any of its affiliates or subsidiaries, or to any successor in interest of any business associated with the Services.

18. Modifications

We may revise these Terms from time to time, and will always post the most current version on our website. If a revision meaningfully reduces your rights, we will notify you (by, for example, posting on our blog or on this page). By continuing to use or access the Services after the revisions come into effect, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms.

19. North Carolina Residents

If you are a North Carolina resident, the following provisions will apply to your purchases from LawInsider:

  • The disclaimers of warranties and limitations of liability herein will not apply to you.
  • These Terms will not be construed to limit your recovery of damages or other remedies.
  • These Terms will not be construed to require you to agree to jurisdiction or venue in any state other than North Carolina for resolution of disputes between you and LawInsider.