In addition, you understand that the specific method, features and services offered on LawRato.com may be altered, improved, removed or adapted at any time by LawRato.com in its sole discretion and without any notice. If you do not agree with any of these terms, do not use this site.
- LawRato.com is no way, directly or indirectly responsible for the advice and assistance provided by the Lawyers. We are an independent third party enablers who have built a platform where the clients can communicate with, and if the need be, meet the Lawyers. LawRato.com has no control over the Services provided by the Lawyer. LawRato.com will not be responsible incase of any issues/discrepancies with the Services provided by the Lawyer.
- LawRato.com has full rights to publish the free advice provided to their clients on their portal and in any external communication for public knowledge sharing. However, in none of the published content the user details will be displayed. Incase you wish any of your questions and their respective answers ‘not’ to be published, please use any of the other services’ options i.e. Paid Email Support, Telephonic Assistance, Meet Lawyer and / or Video call Consultation.
- LawRato.com has multiple Lawyers for the same service vertical / sub vertical categories and there might be instances wherein a similar question has been answered in two different ways by the Lawyer(s). LawRato.com takes no liability towards these different opinions and answers of the Lawyers and encourages you to take another opinion from ‘your’ Lawyer / alternately decide which opinion to go ahead with based on merits and logical conclusions.
All of the materials and information on the Site are provided for informational purposes only, and may not reflect current legal developments or variances in the law of different jurisdictions. The materials and information on the Site do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Lawyers of the Law Firms, their partners, clients or affiliates. The information in the Site is not guaranteed to be correct, complete or up to date. The mere receipt of an e-mail from or a "post" on the Site does not create an Lawyer-client relationship. The applicable Lawyer / Law Firm is solely responsible for providing its services to you, and you agree that LawRato.com shall not be liable for any damages or costs of any type arising out of or in any way connected with your use of such services (including, without limitation, claims based on malpractice). You agree that any claim arising out of your relationship with a Law Firm or Lawyer shall be brought solely against such Law Firm or Lawyer, and, as LawRato.com is doing nothing more than assisting the Law Firms to enable their respective practices, neither LawRato.com nor any of its licensors or affiliates shall be included within any such claim.
LawRato.com, Lawyers / Professionals using LawRato.com to provide online consultations (collectively “Lawyers”), Affiliates and Third-party providers (collectively “Affiliates”) would serve you to the best our ability under the following terms and conditions:
1. Using the LawRato.com website
All users must be eighteen years or older. In the case of minor Consumers (under eighteen (18) years), a parent or guardian must accept this Agreement and guide all consultations under the services offered.
The User takes full responsibility for ensuring that the information submitted is accurate. LawRato.com shall make no effort to validate any information provided by the Consumer for use in Services with respect to content, correctness or usability. We with an intention to provide the best service possible could ask you to share more information as and when needed.
Use of LawRato.com Services requires basic familiarity with the Internet, related payment services and general security practices. The Consumer is expected to possess the necessary internet-usage skills and knowledge to avail LawRato.com Services.
2. How does it work?
If you choose to submit a Free Question on LawRato.com, you will not be charged any fees; however, Free Questions may be delayed before processing. Also, any answers you receive from Lawyers to Free Questions will not involve any Lawyer-client relationship and will be publicly displayed and viewable by all Users. You cannot choose the Lawyer that’ll answer the Free Question submitted by you – this is decided by the system automatically. The Lawyer may choose NOT to answer your question with or without assigning a reason for the same. You will be intimated in such cases via email and / or phone. Our Lawyers might be unavailable at times owing to existing questions lined up with them, and we will not be accepting free questions during such times. We apologize for the inconvenience this might cause, and request you to try submitting a question after a while or opt for a Paid Service, wherein you can even choose the Lawyer who answers your Question.
If you choose to opt a Paid Service at LawRato.com, you will be charged a fee. The fee paid by you is paid to the Lawyer and is a payment by which you compensate the Lawyer for the time spent in providing you with services in a limited-scope Lawyer-client relationship. The fee is also intended in part to cover LawRato.com's costs in processing your online booking, maintaining, administering and operating the website.This limited Lawyer-client relationship is discussed more fully under point no. 29. The fee paid towards paid consultation is only towards the scope defined under the services offered for that particular booking and post the consultation, you may or may not engage the Lawyer directly towards any further services you wish to avail from the respective Lawyer. LawRato.com is no way, directly or indirectly responsible for the advice and assistance provided by the Lawyers.
Though listing on LawRato.com may increase the exposure and accessibility of a Lawyer, we are not an advertising portal where businesses are listed on a priority driven by the fees paid. Our search and sort functionality is purely driven by the user entered information and the built-in algorithm.
WE DO NOT IN ANY WAY ENDORSE ANY INDIVIDUAL DESCRIBED HEREIN. IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY YOU IN RELIANCE ON SUCH INFORMATION.
3. Independence of Lawyers
The opinions, statements, answers (collectively “consultation”) provided by the Lawyers via LawRato.com are solely the individual and independent opinions and statements of such individuals and do not reflect the opinions of LawRato.com, its affiliates or any other organizations or institutions to which such Lawyer or such specialist or professional is affiliated or provides services. LawRato.com does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, Lawyers, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on LawRato.com or by a licensee of LawRato.com.
The inclusion of professionals and specialists on LawRato.com or in any professional directory on LawRato.com does not imply recommendation or endorsement of such professional nor is such information intended as a tool for verifying the credentials, qualifications, or abilities of any professional contained therein. Such information is provided on an "as-is" basis and LawRato.com disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for particular purpose.
You agree that you understand that the Lawyers who participate in the LawRato.com are not employed by or agents of LawRato.com. Although LawRato.com does require Lawyers to provide basic information about themselves to LawRato.com (for example, information about the jurisdictions in which they are licensed, information about areas in which they practice and consider themselves competent and knowledgeable), and although LawRato.com does rely upon and pass on this information to Users for their use, LawRato.com does not separately verify this information and makes no representations as to the qualifications of any Lawyers. No listing of any Lawyer on this site, and no information of any kind or answers provided by any Lawyer, constitutes an endorsement, recommendation or referral of any Lawyer. Lawyers do not provide any compensation or make any payment to LawRato.com in order to become Lawyer of LawRato.com or in order to answer any questions by Users on LawRato.com.
In connection with their participation on LawRato.com, Lawyers do make certain representations and warranties regarding the information they provide about the jurisdictions in which they are licensed to practice their profession and in good standing. Nevertheless, you are encouraged to investigate or perform your own due diligence concerning the Lawyers and their qualifications.
No representation is made that the quality of the professional services to be performed is greater than the quality of professional services performed by other Lawyers. We urge all potential clients to make their own independent investigation and evaluation of any Lawyer being considered.
4. Membership Terms
You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and for all activities carried out under your LawRato.com account. You agree to prohibit anyone else from using your password and immediately notify LawRato.com of any unauthorized use of your password or other security concerns.
No party has the power or authority as agent, employee or in any other capacity to represent, act for, bind or otherwise create or assume any obligation on behalf of the other party for any purpose whatsoever.
The Site may only be used in good faith and may not be used to transmit or otherwise make available any information that is false or that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements), to threaten, abuse, harass, or invade the rights of any person or entity, to infringe on any person or entity's intellectual property rights, or in any other way that could reasonably be deemed unethical, illegal, or offensive.
You may not misidentify yourself or impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity (e.g., pretend to be a different person or from a different company or organization).
Unless you have our prior written consent, you will not post advertisements or promotional materials, solicit participants and/or visitors of the Site, reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Site or its Services, use of the Site or it Services, or access to the Site or its Services.
You are prohibited from using any type of computer 'worm,' 'virus' or any other device that is intended or is likely to disrupt, overload, or otherwise impair the workings of any part of the Site. If you do engage in such conduct, the resulting damage will be hard to quantify as a fixed amount and thus you hereby agree to pay us liquidated damages in the amount of Rs. 1,00,000 for each day that the Site is damaged until the Site is completely repaired and further unquantified damages which will occur due to your act will be accessed and you shall be liable to pay the same. This amount is derived by estimating the value of (1) the loss of good will caused by an inoperable site, (2) the time and money it will take to repair the Site and to address the concerns of visitors. We are required to use reasonable efforts to repair the Site as quickly as possible. This clause will not prohibit us from seeking additional compensation if your conduct injures us in a way not expressly contemplated herein.
You are not permitted to collect or store personal data about other users.
You are not permitted to access the Site for the purpose of data mining or extracting content from the Site beyond your personal end use.
You are permitted to use the Site to find a Lawyer to perform services for you related to your problem and to obtain general information about similar cases (each, a "Permissible Use"). You are not permitted to use the Site for any other reason other than a Permissible Use as described above. Impermissible Uses shall include, but are not limited to, using the Site to order to solicit, hire, engage or otherwise work with the employees or affiliates of LawRato.com or the Lawyers, to interfere or attempt to interfere in the relationship between LawRato.com and such employees, affiliates, Lawyers, or for any other purpose other than described herein (each, an "Impermissible Use"). If you do engage in such conduct, the resulting damage will be hard to quantify as a fixed amount and thus you hereby agree to pay us liquidated damages in the amount of Rs.2,50,000 for each Impermissible Use, and further unquantified damages which will occur due to your act will be accessed and you shall be liable to pay the same. You further agree that this liquidated damages provision reasonably approximates actual costs, losses, and expenses which would be incurred by LawRato.com due to any such Impermissible Use. You also agree that nothing in this section is intended to limit LawRato.com’s right to obtain injunctive and other relief as may be appropriate.
You may not forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Site.
You agree to not harm minors in any way.
In the event you submit information through the Site, you agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information and agree to promptly update the information to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, and/or we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we have the right to suspend or terminate your participation in the Site and/or refuse any and all current or future use of the Site or its services (or any portion thereof).
You understand and agree that all information, statistical data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials (Content), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted by you and other users of our service, are the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. This means that you, and not us, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, email or otherwise transmit via the Site. We do not control all of the Content posted via the Site and, as such, do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You understand that by using the Site, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed or otherwise transmitted via the Site.
You acknowledge that we may or may not pre-screen Content, but that our designees and we shall have the right (but not the obligation) in our sole discretion to prescreen, refuse, or move any Content that is available via the Site. Without limiting the foregoing, our designees and we shall have the right (but not the obligation) to remove any Content that violates this agreement or is otherwise objectionable.
5. Scope of Services
LawRato.com (the owners and the employee staff of the Site) and third-party professionals who offer services through the Site accept no responsibility for any medical, legal or financial events or outcomes related to services achieved through the use of the Site.
LawRato.com does not guarantee that a web-based consultation, over-phone consultation or in-person / video consultation is the appropriate course of treatment / solution for your particular problem.
6. User’s Profile at LawRato.com
Your LawRato.com Profile is created to store record of your consultations and your personal query / problem information online, including history, etc.
Any information provided as part of a web, over-phone or an in-person / video consultation becomes part of your LawRato.com Record. You agree to provide accurate information to help us serve you best to our knowledge, to periodically review such information and to update such information as and when necessary.
LawRato.com reserves the right to maintain, delete or destroy all communications and materials posted or uploaded to the LawRato.com Service according to its internal record retention and/or destruction policies.
You might be contacted via email to review the information provided by you for LawRato.com Record or for Online Consultations. Please make sure you provide a valid email-id and you update it as and when needed.
7. Supplementary Communication
LawRato.com may send you newsletters and other information regarding common related topics or preventive care messages containing specific services’ related information, links to other related websites and specific questions related to your LawRato.com Record. Additionally, LawRato.com makes available self-care informational services that provide general, and specific services’ information.
These communications and resources are not comprehensive and do not include complete potential information pertaining to the subject matter. These are solely meant for general, educational and informational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for user-specific query / problem evaluation or construed, directly or indirectly as the practice of that particular service or dispensing of that particular service by LawRato.com.
The information contained in these communications and resources is compiled from a variety of sources and may or may not be authored by LawRato.com. LawRato.com makes no warranty with respect to the content of these materials or the information contained therein.
We are not responsible for anything outside of LawRato.com. Now or in the future, the Content and Services may link you to other web sites or information, software, data, or other contents, on or off the Internet. These other sites or and contents are not LawRato.com, and the information there is outside of our control. We do not control, endorse, or review the content of these sites, and we are not responsible for such content.
8. Protection of Proprietary Information
You agree that the Services, which include all software and information, both electronic and printed media, contain trade secrets and other proprietary intellectual property and are the proprietary property of LawRato.com. They are protected by trademark laws and other proprietary rights and laws, and they may only be used or accessed as specifically provided for, in this Agreement.
You agree that you will not store, copy, modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, transfer, transmit, display, reverse-engineer, reverse-assemble, or otherwise attempt to discover any programming code or any source code used in or with the Services. You will not otherwise attempt to transfer any right in the Services (which includes its software, design and content), create derivative works based on it or in any manner commercially exploit the Services in whole or in part. You agree that violations by you, any other person or entity, of these trade secrets and / or other intellectual property protections or the terms of this Agreement will be lead to prosecution under the Indian Laws and Bylaws. The final choice of whether the Consumer is in violation of any of these policies is at the sole discretion of LawRato.com.
Only for the duration of being logged into the Consumers’ valid LawRato.com account, the consumer is hereby granted a revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the services for personal, non-commercial purposes; subject to terms and qualifications of Agreements of LawRato.com.
With the exception of your case records, LawRato.com retains all rights, titles and interests pertaining to LawRato.com, the LawRato.com Services and any content, products, documentation, software or other materials on the LawRato.com web site along with any trade secret, trademark, service mark or other intellectual property or proprietary right in any of the foregoing.
LawRato.com welcomes comments, suggestions and submissions by its Consumers including but not limited to messages, notes, feedback, artwork, communications, computer code or creative materials provided to LawRato.com The act of commenting, suggesting or submitting shall act as a full assignment of all rights whatsoever (Intellectual property) to LawRato.com. LawRato.com shall have the right to use the same as its own for all legal purposes including but not limited to reproduction, disclosure, publishing, distribution and the like without any compensation to the Consumer.
Except as expressly provided herein, no other right or license with respect to any trademark rights or other proprietary rights are granted under this agreement. All rights not expressly granted hereunder by LawRato.com are expressly reserved to LawRato.com and its licensors and information and content providers.
Contact us if you believe information on our website infringes your copyright. If you believe any materials accessible on or from LawRato.com infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials.
No part of the materials including graphics or logos, available in this Site may be copied, photocopied, reproduced, translated or reduced to any electronic medium or machine-readable form, in whole or in part, without specific permission.
9. Etiquette and Privacy
The resources of LawRato.com should not be used to impersonate another person or misrepresent authorization to act on behalf of others or LawRato.com. All messages transmitted via LawRato.com should correctly identify the sender. The Consumer should never alter the attribution of origin in electronic mail messages or while posting any information.
LawRato.com has zero-tolerance for unsolicited bulk email, unsolicited posting to news groups, marketing gimmicks/spam/scams in community resources, or other illegal activities. The Consumer shall not infringe upon the rights of others, spam, propagate computer worms or viruses, use a false identity, attempt to gain unauthorized entry to any site or network, infringe trademarks, or other intellectual property rights. The Consumer further agrees to comply with Indian export laws concerning the transmission of technical data and other regulated materials via the World Wide Web.
The Consumer agrees to indemnify and hold LawRato.com harmless for any and all acts found or suspected to be in violation hereof. The Consumer’s account will be terminated for any of the above infractions.
The Consumer shall not attempt to undermine the security or integrity of computing systems or networks of LawRato.com, its partners, or those accessed through or with their product, and must not attempt to gain unauthorized access.
LawRato.com reserves the right to terminate any account which doesn’t follow our Terms and Conditions.
10. Electronic PaymentLawRato.com may from time to time contract with third party payment service providers including banks to open nodal bank account under applicable Indian laws, to facilitate the payment between users i.e. buyers and sellers and for collection of Platform Fees and other charges. These third party payment service providers may include third party banking or credit card payment gateways, payment aggregators, cash on delivery or demand draft / pay order on delivery service providers, mobile payment service providers or through any facility as may be authorized by the Reserve Bank of India for collection, refund and remittance, as the case may be of payment or supporting the same in any manner.
You agree, understand and confirm that the bank / debit / credit card details provided by you for availing services of LawRato.com will be correct and accurate. These details are entered by you directly at the third party payment service provider webpage and LawRato.com does not have any access whatsoever to your payment details.
LawRato.com cannot assist with a stop payment request for any payment scheduled using a Payment Account credit/debit card. In any such case, you must immediately and directly contact your credit/debit card company/bank.
11. Payment, Cancellation & Refund Policy
All fee has to be paid upfront before availing any paid service at LawRato.com.
In the event of cancellation of any paid consultation for which payment has been successfully made and a confirmation number has been generated, and the consultation has not been concluded due to any avoidable / unavoidable reason(s) we must be notified of the same in writing – by an email at [email protected]
Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive your email. Cancellation can be requested no later than 24 hours before final delivery time / Appointment time.
Our Customer Service team will contact you within 7 business days and in cases where the Lawyer has not delivered the booked consultation, we will return your money within 15 business days from the day the request for Cancellation was received.
Please note that there will be a nominal deduction (20%) in the amount refunded, payable towards online payment processing. The refund will be processed directly in your Bank / Credit Card account that was used to make the payment.
In the event your request for consultation is accepted but post-payment due to unexpected and extenuating circumstances, your request for consultation is rejected or cancelled; You will be given an option of opting for another request for consultation OR will be offered a complete refund, if you so desire. The refund will be credited to your account within 15 working days.
In case your credit card/debit card/payment account has been accidentally over-charged, please notify LawRato.com of the same at the earliest. LawRato.com will refund the outstanding amount to your Payment Account within 15 working days. In the reverse scenario, if the transaction amount during payment of the fee happens to be less than the actual fee amount, LawRato.com will debit the outstanding amount from your Payment Account and notify you of the same.
It is mandatory for the users to maintain unique Transaction ID numbers, which would be provided at the time of placing a request. This number would be required to address any problems, if any.
In the majority of cases, there is NO other situation under which LawRato.com will provide a refund, except for the condition expressly mentioned above under Refund Policy. In exceptional circumstances, the LawRato.com team will work with you to reach a mutually acceptable solution. LawRato.com intends to be objective, fair and reasonable in resolving such situations in order to maintain a positive and harmonious relationship with consumers. The maximum refund amount claimable from LawRato.com cannot exceed the amount paid by the user at LawRato.com for availing the Lawyer's service(s).
No refund in any case whatsoever can be claimed from LawRato.com for the amount paid to the Lawyer directly by the user.
Please note that there will be a nominal deduction (20%) in the amount refunded, payable towards online payment processing. The refund will be processed directly in your Bank / Credit Card account that was used to make the payment.
12. Suspension due to non-compliance with Agreement
LawRato.com will make all possible efforts to provide you the best services for your payment. However, LawRato.com shall not incur any liability and shall declare any service guarantee void in event of one or more of the following circumstances:
If you have not provided accurate details including contact information (user’s email and/or phone number), username and Payment account information.
If the transaction for payment doesn’t go through with your bank due to (including but not limited) insufficient funds, fraudulent access, failure of processing the request by our Affiliate merchants or your bank.
If circumstances beyond the control of LawRato.com (such as, but not limited to, fire, flood, or interference from external forces) prevent proper execution of the transaction.
If you don’t respond to requests of more information (if needed) by the Lawyers to make a consultation. We would intimate you the needful via email and/or phone and/or as a message in your LawRato.com account.
If the user is in breach of any of the Terms and Conditions of this Agreement and/or the Terms and Conditions of the usage of LawRato.com.
You acknowledge that your use of the LawRato.com Services is solely at your own risk, and that you assume full responsibility for all risks associated therewith. To the extent that any of the Content included on LawRato.com is provided by third party content providers or other users, we have no editorial control or responsibility of such content appearing on LawRato.com. All information, products or services contained on or provided through this website are provided "as is", without any warranty of any kind, express or implied, to the fullest extent permissible under applicable law. LawRato.com and its Affiliates hereby disclaim all representations and warranties, express or implied, statutory or otherwise, including but not limited to warranties of merchantability, appropriateness, title, non-infringement and freedom from virus strains.
Third-party content may appear on this Site or may be accessible via links from this Site. We shall not be responsible for and assume no liability for any mistakes, misstatements of law, defamation, 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 the Site. You understand that the information and opinions in the third-party content represent solely the thoughts of the author and is neither endorsed by us nor does it reflect our beliefs.
The Site may contain 'hyperlinks' to websites neither owned nor controlled by us and we are not responsible for, and, unless otherwise noted specifically, make no representations or endorsements with respect to these sites or with respect to any service or product associated with these sites. By including these hyperlinks, we do not mean to state or imply that we sponsor, are affiliated with, or are legally authorized to use any trade name, registered trademark, service mark, logo, legal or official seal, or copyrighted symbol that may be reflected in the hyperlinks.
Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Site, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser. You agree that we shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Site.
Without limiting the foregoing, LawRato.com and its affiliates make no warranty as to the reliability, accuracy, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, completeness or suitability of the LawRato.com products and services provided hereunder. LawRato.com makes no representations or warranties about the satisfaction of government regulations.
LawRato.com will take all necessary precautions to protect itself against failure of our hardware and our software. The Consumer acknowledges and agrees that temporary interruptions in service may occur, and that LawRato.com shall have no liability for any claim, cost, charge, loss or expense arising from or relating to use of the Services. LawRato.com makes no warranty that the Services will meet your requirements, or that the Service(s) will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free. The Consumer acknowledges and agrees that in the event of failure, restoration of service may take several days.
We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Site (or any part of it) with or without notice. In the event of a modification or discontinuance, all information submitted by you and others may be lost. You agree to keep a permanent record of all information provided to us, and you agree that all information submitted to us is at your sole risk. You agree that we have no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any Content maintained or transmitted by the Site including without limitation messages and other communications. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
We do not represent or warrant that the Site will be error-free, free of viruses or other harmful components, or that defects will be corrected. We do not warrant or represent that the information available on or through the Site will be correct, accurate, timely, or otherwise reliable. We may (but are not obligated to) make improvements and/or changes to its features, functionality or content of the Site at any time. In no event shall we be liable for any such errors or defects.
14. Disclaimer of Warranties
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT: YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. ALL CONTENT AND SERVICES ON THE SITE IS PROVIDED SOLELY ON AN 'AS-IS/AS-AVAILABLE' BASIS. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE, AS TO THE RESULTS YOU MAY ACHIEVE ON ACCOUNT YOUR USE OF THE SITE, AS TO THE RESULTS YOU MAY ACHIEVE ON ACCOUNT OF ANY RELATIONSHIP YOU ELECT TO CREATE WITH Lawyer / PROFESSIONAL, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. NEITHER LawRato.com NOR ANY OF ITS LICENSORS OR AFFILIATES MAKES ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING ANY Lawyer / PROFESSIONAL, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY Lawyer / PROFESSIONAL’s ABILITY TO OBTAIN A FAVORABLE RESULT FOR YOU.
WE DO NOT GUARANTY THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY CONTENT OR SERVICES AND WE DO NOT GUARANTY IN ANY SERVICES OR GOODS ASSOCIATED WITH THE SITE WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, OR THAT ANY SERVICE OR GOOD WILL CONTINUE TO BE AVAILABLE.
ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.
NO INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT.
15. Limitation of Liability
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF REVENUES, PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA, FAILURE TO REALIZE EXPECTED SAVINGS, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SITE; (ii) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SITE; (iii) INVALID DESTINATIONS, TRANSMISSION ERRORS, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SITE; (v) YOUR FAILURE TO RECEIVE ANY THIRD PARTY SERVICES OR PRODUCTS REQUESTED THROUGH THE SITE OR (vi) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SITE. IN NO EVENT ARE WE LIABLE TO YOU FOR AN AMOUNT IN EXCESS OF THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO US FOR THE SERVICES IN QUESTION, IF ANY.
16. Exclusions And Limitations
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OF THE SECTIONS ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
You shall defend, indemnify, save and hold LawRato.com, its affiliates harmless from all demands, liabilities, claims and expenses, including Lawyer's fees, fees of third parties relating to or arising under this Agreement, the Services provided hereunder or your use of the Services, including without limitation, infringement by you or someone else using the service with your computer, of any intellectual property or other proprietary right of any person or entity, or from the violation of any of our operating rules or policy relating to the Service(s) provided.
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You must understand that there are, of course, some issues that are too complicated for a Lawyer to address appropriately and completely through a limited-scope representation of the type provided by LawRato.com for Paid Consulations. If Lawyer determines, in the Lawyer’s sole discretion, that a Paid Consultation simply cannot be addressed in the context of a limited scope representation, then you will be notified and your full amount paid for that consultation will be refunded.
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Understand the risks and benefits of the online consultation
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I understand that the consultation through LawRato.com may involve electronic communication of my personal information to other Lawyers who may be located in other areas, including out of state.
Last Updated on October 3rd, 2016
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