ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE. MOREOVER, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOUR POSTINGS TO THIS WEB SITE DO NOT CREATE ANY NEW OR ALTER ANY EXISTING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOU AND CHOSENLAWYERS.COM, L.L.C.
ChosenLawyers.com is not a Law Firm. It is a Comprehensive and Full Service, Multilingual Communication Brand, owned by ChosenLawyers.com, L.L.C. The Company does not offer any legal advice, recommendations, mediation, or counseling under any circumstance.
The Company does not guarantee that Users will successfully find legal representation through this system. The Company does not take any position and offers no opinion on when or if an attorney-client relationship has been formed. While Company conducts its due diligence to make sure its Joint Marketing Members (Chosen Lawyers) are in Good Standing with their respective jurisdictions’ regulating agencies, the User, and not the Company, is solely responsible for assessing the integrity, competence, diligence, honesty, and trustworthiness of all persons with whom the User communicates via this website or its affiliates, for legal Services.
ChosenLawyers.com, L.L.C., and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively referred to as the “Company”) operate websites, provide products and services through mobile and other applications, and develop software and communication platforms. We refer to all that Company does as "services.”
You are also required to comply with, and to ensure compliance with, all laws, ordinances and regulations applicable to your activities, wherever you are located, while visiting and/or using the Company sites and services.
All users of the Company sites and services must be of the age of majority set out by their jurisdictional laws, but not less than18 years of age. Thus access or use of the Company sites and services by anyone younger than 18 is not authorized.
All opinions, statements, comments, posts and other communications expressed on the Company sites and services are solely those of the person who posts them and not the Company’s, nor that of its employees, officers, directors, shareholders, subsidiaries, parent companies, attorneys or other agents.
The Company does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of the information provided by any poster, administrator, or moderator. Administrators and moderators are not the Company agents and their opinions, comments and posts are their own. This paragraph may not be modified, waived or released except by a written agreement, dated and signed by Company’s Principal and dated and signed by the individual or entity to whom the modification, waiver or release is granted. The Company also has the right at its sole discretion to limit, modify, interrupt, suspend or discontinue all or any portions of its sites and services at any time without notice. The Company and its representatives will not be liable for any such limitations, modifications, interruptions, suspensions or discontinuance, or any purported losses, harm or damages arising from or related thereto.
2. CONTENT AND CONDUCT:
The Company does not control, is not responsible for and make no representations or warranties with respect to any user or user conduct. You, the User, are solely responsible for your interaction with or reliance on any user or user conduct. You must perform any necessary, appropriate, prudent or judicious investigation, inquiry, research and due diligence with respect to any user or user conduct. You are also responsible for your own conduct and activities on, through or related to our sites and services, and, if you create an account on our sites and services, you are responsible for all conduct or activities on, through or by use of your account.
3. POSTINGS AND ACCOUNTS:
This section applies to all uses and users of the Company sites and services, unless the Company has specifically authorized an exception to a particular term for a particular user in a written agreement.
Users may not circumvent any technological measure implemented by the Company to restrict the manner in which content may be posted on the Company sites and services or to regulate the manner in which content (including but not limited to email) may be transmitted to other users. This prohibition includes, without limitation, a ban on the use of multiple email addresses (created via an email address generator or otherwise); the use of multiple IP addresses (via proxy servers, modem toggling, or otherwise); CAPTCHA circumvention, automation or outsourcing; multiple and/or fraudulent service accounts, including phone-verified accounts; URL shortening, obfuscation or redirection; use of multiple phone lines or phone forwarding for verification; and content obfuscation via HTML techniques, printing text on images, inserting random text or content "spinning." It is expressly prohibited for any third party to post content to our sites and services on behalf of another. Users must post content only on their own behalf, and may not permit, enable, induce or encourage any third party to post content for them. It is expressly prohibited to post content to the Company sites and services using any automated means. Users must post all content personally and manually through all steps of the posting process. It is also expressly prohibited for any user to develop, offer, market, sell, distribute or provide an automated means to perform any step of the posting process (in whole or in part). Any user who develops, offers, markets, sells, distributes or provides an automated means to perform any step of the posting process (in whole or in part) will be responsible and liable to the Company for each instance of access to the Company sites and services (by any user or other third party) using that automated means. Affiliate marketing by users is expressly prohibited on the Company sites and services. Users may not post content or communicate with any user for purposes of affiliate marketing or in connection with any affiliate marketing system, scheme or program in any manner or under any circumstance.
This website may contain Advertising and Sponsorship Messages. Advertisers and sponsors are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on this website or any of its affiliates is accurate and complies with applicable laws. Chosen Lawyers will not be responsible for the illegality of, or any error or inaccuracy in, advertisers' or sponsors' materials, or for the acts or omissions of such advertisers or sponsors.
5. LINKING TO THE WEBSITE:
You may provide links only to the homepage of this website, provided that you do not, in any manner, remove or obscure, by framing or otherwise, any portion of the homepage and you remover and discontinue providing links to this website if requested by Chosen Lawyers.
6. REGISTRATIONS AND ACCOUNT INFORMATION:
Certain sections of this website may require you to register as a user or create an account. By registering or creating an account, you agree to provide accurate and complete information and to inform us of any changes to that information. Please note that the Company may store and process your personal information in systems located outside of your home country. Each registration is for a single user only, unless otherwise expressly provided on the registration page. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. In case of misuse, the Company may terminate your further access or take such other actions, as the Company, at its sole discretion, deem appropriate. If you believe there has been unauthorized use, you must notify the Company immediately.
7. Submission of Information:
This Website includes areas in which users may post content and information, including without limitation personal and business profile data, messages, comments, data, text, audio, video, photos, blogs, graphics or other materials (the "User Content"). You are solely responsible for your use of such areas and use them at your own risk. By using the website, you agree not to post, upload to, transmit, distribute, store, create or otherwise publish through the website any of the following:
User Content that is false, misleading, unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory or fraudulent, including without limitation any personal profile information, recommendation, endorsement, rating or review of an attorney with whom you have not had direct, personal experience in a professional legal context or as a client of such attorney;
User Content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, violate any applicable rules of professional conduct or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law or regulation;
User Content that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party. By posting any User Content, you represent and warrant that you have the lawful right to distribute and reproduce such User Content as provided under these Terms;
User Content that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity;
Unsolicited promotions, political campaigning, advertising or solicitations, including without limitation any advertisements for legal services, legal service providers or lawyer referral services;
Viruses, spyware, malware, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files; and
User Content that, in the sole judgment of the Company, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the website, or which may expose the Company or its users to any harm or liability of any type.
The Company takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Content posted, stored or uploaded by you or any third party, or for any loss or damage thereto, nor is the Company liable for any mistakes, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, pornography or profanity you may encounter. Any use of the website in violation of the foregoing violates these Terms and may result in termination or suspension of your right to use the website. The Company reserves the right to restrict or remove any User Content posted or stored on the website at any time and for any reason without notice.
8. UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS AND ACTIVITIES:
Users are prohibited from using personal information (including but not limited to email addresses, IP addresses and telephone numbers) for any other purpose, except for its originally designated and intended use.
Any copying, aggregation, display, distribution, performance or derivative use of the Company sites and services or any content posted on its sites and services whether done directly or through intermediaries (including but not limited to by means of spiders, robots, crawlers, scrapers, framing, iframes or RSS feeds) is prohibited.
As a limited exception, general purpose Internet search engines and noncommercial public archives will be entitled to access the Company sites and services without individual written agreements executed with the Company that specifically authorize an exception to this prohibition if, in all cases and individual instances: (a) they provide a direct hyperlink to the relevant website, service, forum or content; (b) they access the Company sites and services from a stable IP address using an easily identifiable agent; and (c) they comply with the Company robots.txt file; provided however, the Company may terminate this limited exception as to any search engine or public archive (or any person or entity relying on this provision to access the Company sites and services without their own written agreement executed with the Company), at any time and in the Company sole discretion, upon written notice, including, without limitation, by email notice.
Any access to or use of the Company sites and services to design, develop, test, update, operate, modify, maintain, support, market, advertise, distribute or otherwise make available any program, application or service (including, without limitation, any device, technology, product, computer program, mobile device application, website, or mechanical or personal service) that enables or provides access to, use of, operation of or interoperation with the Company sites and services (including, without limitation, to access content, post content, cross-post content, re-post content, respond or reply to content, verify content, transmit content, create accounts, verify accounts, use accounts, circumvent and/or automate technological security measures or restrictions, or flag content) is prohibited. This prohibition specifically applies but is not limited to software, programs, applications and services for use or operation on or by any computer and/or any electronic, wireless and/or mobile device, technology or product that exists now or in the future.
Any efforts to decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer all or any part of the Company sites and services, in order to identify, acquire, copy or emulate any source code or object code is expressly prohibited.
9. INTERACTIONS WITH OTHERS:
The Company and its representatives are not parties to, have no involvement or interest in, make no representations or warranties as to, and have no responsibility or liability with respect to any communications, transactions, interactions, disputes or any relations whatsoever between you and any other user, person or organization ("your interactions with others"). You must conduct any necessary, appropriate, prudent or judicious investigation, inquiry, research and due diligence with respect to your interactions with others. The sites or services may provide links to other websites and online resources. Because the Company has no control over such websites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that the Company, including its shareholders, affiliates, employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives, licensors, suppliers, members and service providers, are not responsible for the availability of such external websites or resources. Neither the Company endorses nor is responsible or liable for, and make no representations or warranties regarding, the identity or trustworthiness of the third-party website or resources, including any content, advertising, products, services, or other materials on or available through such websites or resources. Other websites may provide links to the Company sites with or without authorization. You acknowledge and agree that the Company does not endorse such websites, and is not and shall not be responsible or liable for any links from those websites to the Company sites, any content, advertising, products or other materials available on or through such other websites, or any loss or damages incurred in connection therewith.
The Company shall have the right, at any time and at its sole discretion, to block links to its sites through technological or other means without prior notice.
In some instances, the Company may charge a fee to post content or for other features, products, services or licenses. You, The User, are responsible for any fees applicable to content that you post or other features, products, services or licenses you purchase or that are purchased through your account. You authorize the Company or its designated payment processor to charge your specified credit card, debit card or other payment method for such fees. Unless otherwise specified, all fees are in United States dollars and all charges will be made in United States dollars. Any applicable sales or other taxes are additional to the stated fee. Currency exchange settlements and foreign transaction fees are based on your agreement with your credit card or other payment method provider. Except as required by law or otherwise stated on the site or in the services, all fees are nonrefundable. Thus the user may not cancel such payments and purchases. However, the Company reserves the right to refuse or terminate any purchase or attempted purchase at any time in its sole discretion.
YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF AND RELIANCE ON THE COMPANY’S SITES AND SERVICES AND CONTENT ACCESSED THROUGH ITS SITES AND SERVICES IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE COMPANY SITES AND SERVICES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WEBSITES, PROGRAMS, SERVICES, FORUMS AND CONTENT ACCESSED THROUGH THE WEBSITES, PROGRAMS, SERVICES AND FORUMS) ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" OR "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS) ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE COMPANY ALSO DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES FOR OR WITH RESPECT TO: (A) THE SECURITY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, ACCURACY AND PERFORMANCE OF ITS SITES AND SERVICES AND CONTENT ACCESSED THROUGH ITS SITES AND SERVICES; (B) COMPUTER WORMS, VIRUSES, SPYWARE, ADWARE AND ANY OTHER MALWARE, MALICIOUS CODE OR HARMFUL CONTENT OR COMPONENTS ACCESSED, RECEIVED OR DISSEMINATED THROUGH, RELATED TO OR AS A RESULT OF THE COMPANY SITES AND SERVICES OR CONTENT ACCESSED THROUGH ITS SITES AND SERVICES; AND/OR (C) ANY TRANSACTIONS OR POTENTIAL TRANSACTIONS, GOODS OR SERVICES PROMISED OR EXCHANGED, INFORMATION OR ADVICE OFFERED OR EXCHANGED, OR OTHER CONTENT, INTERACTIONS, REPRESENTATIONS OR COMMUNICATIONS THROUGH, RELATED TO OR AS A RESULT OF USE OF THE COMPANY SITES AND SERVICES OR CONTENT ACCESSED THROUGH ITS SITES AND SERVICES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ACCESSED THROUGH ANY LINKS ON OUR SITES AND SERVICES OR IN CONTENT). THESE DISCLAIMERS WILL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Some jurisdictions do not allow disclaimer of implied warranties. In such jurisdictions, some of the foregoing disclaimers as to implied warranties may not apply.
13. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY:
You, The User, hereby release the Company and each of its representatives, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, predecessors, assigns, heirs, service providers and suppliers, from all claims, demands and damages of every kind and nature, known and unknown, direct and indirect, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to the Company sites and services or content accessed through its sites and services, or any interactions with others arising out of or related to the Company sites and services or content accessed through its sites and services, and you expressly waive the provisions of California Civil Code Section 1542 (and any similar laws in other jurisdictions), which provides: "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which, if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor." THESE LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
15. INJUNCTIVE RELIEF:
16. RELEASE OF INFORMATION:
17. CIVIL SUBPOENA POLICY
18. EMERGENCY REQUESTS:
The Company evaluates emergency disclosure requests on a case-by-case basis. If the Company receives information that gives it a good faith belief that there is an emergency involving the imminent death or serious physical injury to a person, it may provide information necessary to prevent that harm, if it has it. You may make an emergency disclosure request by email to legal@ChosenLawyers.com with the subject “Emergency Request for Disclosure,” including the following information: Your name, address, cell phone number, email address, and a detailed explanation of the circumstances that demonstrate the possibility of imminent death or serious physical injury occurring.
19. SERVICE OF SUBPOENAS:
If you seek the identity or account information of a user in connection with a civil (as opposed to criminal) legal matter, you must serve the Company with a subpoena at the address below and agree to compensate the Company for its subpoena response services according to the terms of this Policy: ChosenLawyers.com, L.L.C. 351 Verano Drive, Ojai, CA 93023 U.S.A.
The Company is headquartered in Ojai, California and will only respond to legal process in compliance with California State and United States Federal law. The Company only accepts legal process delivered by a process server, US certified mail or overnight courier. The Company does not accept legal process via fax, e-mail or unregistered/uncertified mail. Acceptance of legal process by these means is for convenience only and does not waive any objections, including lack of jurisdiction or proper service.
20. NOTICE TO USERS; RESPONSE TIME: USER OBJECTIONS:
Upon receipt of a valid civil subpoena, the Company will promptly notify the user whose information is sought via email. If circumstances do not amount to an emergency, the Company will not immediately produce the user information sought by the subpoena and will provide the user an opportunity to move to quash the subpoena in court. Users should consult with an attorney should they object to the disclosure of their information. The Company will disclose the information requested by the subpoena or legal request unless it receives a copy of a request for court order that it must not do so no later than noon on the day that is two days before our compliance with the request is due.
21. FEES FOR SUBPOENA COMPLIANCE:
The Company will charge the person or entity submitting the civil subpoena for costs associated with subpoena compliance. Payment must be made within ten (10) business days from the date of receipt of the Company invoice. The Company subpoena compliance costs are as follows:
Research: $75/hour – paralegal administration; $125 hour for database administrators Federal Express: $20 Copies: $0.25 per page
The Company also reserves the right to request a copy of the complaint and any supporting documentation to indicate how its records are related to the pending litigation, which underlies a subpoena or other legal process.
22. NOTICE TO THE CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS:
Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California users are entitled to the following consumer rights notice:
California residents may reach the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services by mail at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N 112, Sacramento, California 95834, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.
If you have a question or complaint regarding the site, please send an email to: Legal@ChosenLawyers.com
Please be sure to identify the specific website, software, or service about, which you have a question or complaint about and how the Company can contact you?
ANY FORM OF USE OF THE COMPANY’S SITES AND SERVICES BY A SUBSCRIBING MEMBER OR THEIR POTENTIAL CLIENT IS NOT INTENDED TO AND WILL NOT CREATE AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ANY PERSON OR ENTITY AND THE COMPANY. ANY ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION SENT TO COMPANY WILL NOT CREATE AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE USER AND THE COMPANY, SUCH BEING EXPRESSLY DENIED.
THE COMPANY MAKES NO REPRESENTATION CONCERNING AN ATTORNEY'S QUALIFICATIONS (EXCEPT THAT THE ATTORNEY WAS LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN AT LEAST ONE STATE, HAD AT LEAST 5 YEARS OF PRACTICE EXPERIENCE AND WAS IN GOOD STANDING WITH THE RESPECTIVE BAR ASSOCIATION, AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION).
As part of our service to all Users, the Company provides a FEEDBACK forum for clients to express their experiences with the Company’s Chosen Lawyers’ Members, and the Company Services. Comments posted on the FEEDBACK board will be available for review by all Company Users and Members. While we encourage open and unrestricted use of this forum, we do not tolerate offensive language or conduct. When using the discussion forum to comment on your experiences, please keep the comments accurate, constructive and based on a professional and civilized discourse. Please refrain from abusive, profane languages, which may be construed as disparaging and defamatory; such conducts could cause legal liability to the poster. The Company reserves the right to terminate this agreement and restrict future access to its sites and/or services to Users who post comments that are deemed defamatory, hostile, vulgar, or otherwise distasteful. Your FEEDBACK is an important factor in keeping us informed about the services of the Chosen Lawyers. Thus, please be forthright, clear, concise and respectful in your comments.
Further, you, The User, agree not to post any text, files, images, video, audio, or other materials ("Content") or use the Website in any way that:
Infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights of any party;
Violates any state, federal, or other law;
Threatens, harasses, or is libelous;
Is harmful to minors;
Contains self-benefiting advertising or marketing in public areas of the Website that have not been paid for and are not designated for the addition of promotional content;
Produces Software viruses or code harmful to other computers;
Disrupts the normal dialogue of users of the Website;
Employs misleading or false information;
Uses forged headers or other items to manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of Content.
24. DATA RETRIEVAL
Company allows the crawlers of Google, Yahoo, Bing, and Ask to retrieve the Website pages automatically. The use of other automated tools that can impact the performance of the site, to download data from the Website is expressly prohibited.
25. CONSENT TO RECEIVE E-MAILS
By using the Website, you consent to receive emails from Company. Any emails sent that are not on ChosenLawyers.com account and service related emails will allow you to opt out of the receipt of such emails.
26. LIMITATIONS AND TERMINATION
The Company may limit your use of the Website including, but not limited to, the number of times you may access the Website and the amount of information that you may post to the Website. Limitations can include full termination of your access to the Website and you agree that Company has the right at any time, in its sole discretion, with or without notice, to modify or discontinue the Website (or any part thereof), to delete or deactivate your account and immediately remove and discard any Content within the Website.
28. PARTIAL INVALIDITY
30. HOW TO CONTACT US:
If you wish to contact us for any reason, please email us at: Legal@ChosenLawyers.com or write us to the following address:
C/O Paymon Barati-Darmian
351 Verano Dr.
Ojai, CA 93023
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