Legalpad Website Terms of Service
Last Updated: August 24, 2018
Legalpad is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice. Legalpad provides paralegal services in support of immigration document preparation by qualified attorneys. However, we do not review any information you provide us for legal accuracy or sufficiency, draw legal conclusions, or apply the law to the facts of your situation. In addition, Legalpad strives to keep any information about visa applications and processes on the Site current and up-to-date. However, because the law and regulations can change rapidly, Legalpad cannot guarantee that all of the information on the Site is completely current or accurate. Legalpad, the Site, and any information it provides are not a substitute for the advice or services of an attorney.
Legalpad and its licensors own all intellectual property rights in the Site. The Site is protected by copyright, trademark, patent and other United States and foreign laws. These Terms of Service don’t grant you any right, title or interest in the Site, Legalpad trademarks, logos and other brand features, or any Legalpad patents. You will not use our copyrights or trademarks or any confusingly similar marks, except as permitted by law or with our prior written permission. Subject to these Website Terms, we grant each user of the Site a worldwide, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable and non-transferable license to use (i.e., to download and display locally) the Site content solely for viewing, browsing and using the functionality of the Site. All Site content is for general informational purposes only.
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 anything on the Site infringes on a copyright that you own or control you may file a notification of such infringement by emailing email@example.com.
Feedback and other Submissions
We’re always working to improve our users’ experience, and we appreciate hearing about your experience using our Site or products. However, Legalpad does not accept or consider unsolicited ideas, including ideas for new or improved products or technologies, product enhancements, or materials. If you submit feedback or suggestions about our Site or products, regardless of what your submission may say, your feedback or suggestions are non-confidential and unsolicited, and we may use them without restriction or obligation to you. This means that your submissions and their contents will automatically become the property of Legalpad without any compensation to you, and Legalpad may use or redistribute the submissions and their contents for any purpose and in any way.
The Site is provided on an “as is” basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. To the extent permitted by law, we and our affiliates, parents, and successors and each of our and their employees, assignees, officers, agents and directors (collectively, the “Legalpad Parties”) disclaim all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the Site, content, products or services (including third party services) on or accessible through the Site, including any warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, non-infringement and any implied warranties, or arising from course of dealing, course of performance or usage in trade. Legalpad does not represent or warrant that materials in the Site are accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free. Legalpad does not represent or warrant that the sites or its servers are free of viruses or other harmful components.
Limitation of liability
In no event will the Legalpad Parties be liable under contract, tort, strict liability, negligence or any other legal or equitable theory with respect to the Site for (a) any special, indirect, incidental, punitive, compensatory or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever (however arising) or (b) damages in excess of (in the aggregate) US$100.
Arbitration and Class Action Waiver
Except as provided in “Exception to Agreement to Arbitrate)” below, any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or in relation to these Terms or the Site that cannot be settled amicably by agreement of the parties to these Terms will be finally settled in accordance with the arbitration rules of JAMS then in force, by one or more arbitrators appointed in accordance with said rules. The place of arbitration will be Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. Any such dispute, controversy or claim must be made within twelve (12) months of the action or inaction from which it arose.
The proceedings will be confidential and in English. The award rendered will be final and binding on both parties. Judgment on the award may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. In any action, suit or proceeding to enforce rights under these Terms, the prevailing party will be entitled to recover, in addition to any other relief awarded, the prevailing party’s reasonable attorneys’ fees and other fees, costs and expenses of every kind in connection with the action, suit or proceeding, any appeal or petition for review, the collection of any award or the enforcement of any order, as determined by the arbitrator(s) or court, as applicable. These Terms will be interpreted and construed in the English language, which is the language of the official text of these Terms.
Class Action Waiver
Any proceeding to resolve or litigate any dispute in any forum will be conducted solely on an individual basis. Neither you nor we will seek to have any dispute heard as a class action or in any other proceeding in which either party acts or proposes to act in a representative capacity. No proceeding will be combined with another without the prior written consent of all parties to all affected proceedings. You and we also agree not to participate in claims brought in a private attorney general or representative capacity, or any consolidated claims involving another person’s account, if we are a party to the proceeding. YOU ARE GIVING UP YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE AS A CLASS REPRESENTATIVE OR CLASS MEMBER ON ANY CLASS CLAIM YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST US INCLUDING ANY RIGHT TO CLASS ARBITRATION OR ANY CONSOLIDATION OF INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATIONS.
Exception to Agreement to Arbitrate
If a party breaches its obligations under these Terms, the non-breaching party may bring a lawsuit in the federal or state courts of Seattle, Washington solely for injunctive relief to stop the breach. Both you and Legalpad consent to jurisdiction and venue of any United States Federal or State Court located in Seattle, Washington for any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or in connection with these Terms.
These Website Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington, excluding its conflicts of law rules, and the United States of America. These Website Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding the Site and supersedes and merges any prior proposals, understandings and contemporaneous communications. If any provision of these Website Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these Website Terms shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. In order for any waiver of compliance with these Website Terms to be binding, we must provide you with written notice of such waiver. The failure of either party to enforce its rights under these Website Terms at any time for any period will not be construed as a waiver of such rights.
If you have any questions, complaints, or claims with respect to the Site, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.