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Date of Last Revision: May 2017

The LGALX website is a product of Ororus, Inc. These terms and conditions of use, and any additional terms incorporated by reference herein, including but not limited to, the Privacy Policy (collectively, the ““Terms”govern your use of the LGALX website, mobile application, products, and services (collectively, the Services), so please read them carefully.

The terms “we,” “our” and “LGALX” refer to Ororus, Inc. The terms “you” and “your” refer to the user, whether a member of the Services or a visitor.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY, AS THEY CONSTITUTE A BINDING LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND LGALX. BY REGISTERING FOR, ACCESSING, AND/OR OTHERWISE USING THE SERVICES IN ANY MANNER, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE FOLLOWING TERMS, INCLUDING ANY FUTURE MODIFICATIONS, AND ALL POLICIES OF THE SERVICES ARE INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, YOU MUST NOT USE – AND ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO USE – THE SERVICES.

WITHOUT LIMITATION OF ANY OTHER PROVISIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT, YOU MAY NOT USE THE SERVICES FOR ANY PURPOSE THAT IS UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED BY THIS AGREEMENT AND/OR ANY APPLICABLE ADDITIONAL TERMS. YOUR ACCESS TO THE SERVICES MAY BE TERMINATED IMMEDIATELY IN LGALX’S SOLE DISCRETION, WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE, IF YOU FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THESE TERMS OR ANY ADDITIONAL TERMS, OR FOR ANY OTHER REASON, OR NO REASON.

Please note that the Terms do not apply to our legal professionals and lawyers; if you are a lawyer, litigator, legal consultant, trademark attorney, patent attorney or any other legal service provider and wish to discuss working with us, please contact us via pro@lgalx.com.

You are responsible for all compliance with laws and regulations which apply to you.

  • General
    • Our products description LGALX is also designed to enable users to have easier access to legal information and to submit to us details of matters in respect of which they require legal advice and/or assistance ( “Requests for Quotes”) and receive responses from Legal Service Provider with an indication of the fees chargeable by them for their provision of that advice and/or assistance and any conditions applicable to those fees ( “Requests for Quotes” “Quotes” Any person whose Quote we send to you in response to your Request for Quotes by means of LGALX or who we otherwise directly introduce to you is a “Legal Service Provider“.

      You are responsible for accurately describing your requirements for any query in respect of which you submit a Request for Quotes (“Queries“).

    • Consideration You understand and agree that these Terms are entered into in consideration of your use of the Services and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged.

    • Changes to these Terms

      The website and other portions of the Services are owned and operated by LGALX. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to modify, alter or otherwise update these Terms at any time and without prior notice to you other than by posting the revised Terms within the Services. Such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting. The Terms will be identified as of the most recent date of revision. You should visit this page regularly to ensure your continued acceptance of these Terms. By using the Services after we have posted notice of such modifications, alterations or updates, you agree to be bound by such revised Terms

  • THE LGALX RATING

    A Legal Service Provider’s rating on the Services (a “LGALX Rating) reflects LGALX’s assessment of a given legal service provider based upon the information obtained by or submitted to LGALX. Someone else's assessment of the same Legal Service Provider may be very different, or be based upon different information. A LGALX Rating is not an endorsement of any particular Legal Service Provider, and is not a guarantee of a Legal Service Provider's quality, competency, or character. Nor is the LGALX Rating a predictor of the outcome of any matter in which such Legal Service Provider is involved. Rather, the LGALX Rating is intended to be a starting point to gather information about Legal Service Providers who may be suitable for your legal needs - but you should not rely solely on the LGALX Rating in deciding whether to contact or hire any given Legal Service Provider.

  • INFORMATION ON THE SERVICES Our Services display both LGALX-created content and content that is not created or developed by LGALX (the  "Legal Information"). We may review third party-content to determine whether it is illegal or violates our Terms and policies, and we may remove or refuse to display content that we reasonably believe violates our policies or the law. But we do not routinely screen third-party content that is published via our Services. This includes the Legal Information that Legal Service Providers post on LGALX, and we cannot guarantee the accuracy, adequacy or quality of any such Legal Information, or the qualifications of those posting it.

  • NO ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP

    The Legal Information found on LGALX is intended for general informational purposes only, should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter and should be used only as a starting point for addressing your legal issues. The Legal Information is not the provision of legal services, and accessing such information, or corresponding with or asking questions to a Legal Service Provider via the Services, or otherwise using the Services, does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and LGALX, or you and any Legal Service Provider. It is not a substitute for an in-person or telephonic consultation with a lawyer licensed to practice in your jurisdiction about your specific legal issue, and you should not rely on such Legal Information. No recipient of content from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any content included in the Services without seeking the appropriate legal or other professional advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue from an attorney licenses in the recipient’s state. LGALX are not obliged to keep confidential information you may send us. You understand that questions and answers or other postings to the Services are not confidential and are not subject to attorney-client privilege.

  • FEES AND PAYMENT

    We charge most Legal Service Providers 10-15% (plus applicable VAT) of the amounts you pay them in respect of any Query (the “LSP Fee”) and for any work completed by the Legal Service Provider for you. Certain Legal Service Providers are not permitted to pay us a fee because they are based in a restricted jurisdiction where Legal Service Providers are not legally permitted to share any fees with us. In that case, we will (i) invoice you the LSP Fee on their behalf, as well as invoice you the management fee to be paid to LGALX. We will pay the Legal Service Provider that carried out the work for you, all LSP Fees received by us. You consent to the Legal Service Provider sharing details of its LSP Fee with LGALX on an ongoing basis.

  • DISCLAIMERS

    To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to the applicable law, LGALX disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement of third party rights. LGALX EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY IN RESPECT TO ACTIONS TAKEN OR NOT TAKEN BASED ON ANY OR ALL THE CONTENTS OF THE SERVICES.

    We make no warranty that LGALX will be uninterrupted or error free, or that any defects will be corrected.

    Whilst we take steps to prevent misuse of our systems, we cannot warrant that LGALX will be free of viruses or other malicious code and accept no liability for loss or damage caused from the transmission of such code. We recommend that you always use up-to-date firewalls and anti-malware software to protect your equipment and data.

    LGALX is a platform where Legal Service Providers can offer information and interact with users. We provide a number of methods by which you can purchase legal services or have a direct, confidential discussion of your legal issues with a Legal Service Provider. Although some of these methods involve LGALX processing a transaction on your behalf, in all instances, LGALX is simply the intermediary in such transactions. You are liable for paying the Legal Service Provider for the services provided. LGALX has no liability, either primarily or secondarily, for paying the Legal Service Provider other than as an agent on your behalf. 

    LGALX is not a law firm, and we do not provide any legal services or legal advice. No legal professional privilege therefore applies to any information you provide to LGALX and no duty of confidentiality arises through use of the Services, including submitting Requests for Quotes.

  • YOU AND YOUR LEGAL SERVICE PROVIDER

    We check that Legal Service Providers are qualified in the general legal field relevant to your Query. Although we may generally suggest one or more Legal Service Providers based on your submitted request, we cannot make any kind of guarantee as to the legal ability, competence, or quality of the Legal Service Providers who may be listed on the Services. We merely make LGALX available to enable you to identify and determine the suitability of Legal Service Providers for yourself. We do not warrant the accuracy, quality or completeness of any information or assistance obtained from Legal Service Providers. We do not direct, have any control over, or make any assurance or representation about any Legal Service Provider.

    If you accept any Quotes you will engage the Legal Service Provider by signing a contract with the Legal Service Provider (the “Engagement Letter”). We encourage the Legal Service Providers to enable you to sign the Engagement Letter electronically through LGALX and you hereby consent to the Legal Service Provider sharing on an ongoing basis, the Engagement Letter (including any attachments), your Queries, the scope of work they will complete for you and the agreed fees with LGALX.

    We will not be a party to any contract made between you and any Legal Service Provider and therefore we shall not be liable for any loss or damage that result from any dealings between you and any Legal Service Provider. It is your responsibility to select a suitable Legal Service Provider and to negotiate the terms of any request to be performed by the Legal Service Provider selected. While our hope is that you will be happy with every Legal Service Provider you find through LGALX, you should not engage any Legal Service Provider if you have any doubts or concerns about them.

    We may include in LGALX information sourced from Legal Service Providers, including general news and information and profiles of individual Legal Service Providers. We do not write or control that information, and have no responsibility to you or any person for it. Any information on LGALX is for general guidance only and is not legal advice. You should take all due care in relying on such information, as this is done at your own risk.

    In the unlikely event that you have a dispute with a Legal Service Provider, you must address such dispute directly to the Legal Service Provider concerned. However, you agree to notify the details of the dispute to us as soon as reasonably practicable. We cannot be involved in your dealings with Legal Service Providers. In the event that you have a dispute with one or more Legal Service Providers, by using LGALX you release us from any and all claims, demands and damages of every kind arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.

  • USE OF REQUESTS FOR QUOTES

    You are solely responsible for the content, accuracy, and completeness of each Request for Quote you submit to LGALX. You acknowledge that we may edit, modify or remove any parts of a Request for Quotes which we consider is in breach of any of the provisions of the Terms, and/or suspend or terminate your access to LGALX without notice.

    By providing a Request for Quotes you grant to us a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and non-exclusive license to use, copy, reproduce, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute and display the Request for Quotes alone or as part of other works in any form, media, or technology whether now known or hereafter developed. You warrant that you are entitled to grant such a license. You also waive any moral rights you have in Requests for Quotes. Do not include in any Request for Quotes any information that you would not want us to use in this way.

    Please be aware that we collect and process information about the device you use to access LGALX to prevent fraud and you acknowledge that we may use third parties (and information they provide) to help us prevent fraud or unauthorized access to our Services. Fraudulent users will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

  • LEGAL COMMUNICATIONS

    It is solely the responsibility of Legal Service Providers to ensure that any information they post or place on the Services (including any legal information), and any communications they may have with prospective clients through the Services and through the Engagement Letter, fully complies with all applicable laws and rules of professional conduct, including those concerning the unauthorized practice of law and those regulating the form, manner or content of communications with clients, advertising, or other matters.

  • PREMIUM ACCOUNTS

    LGALX offers optional Premium Accounts for Legal Service Providers and users. By selecting a Premium Account you agree to pay LGALX the subscription or usage fees indicated for that service. Payments for subscription services will be charged on the day your Premium Account goes into effect and will cover the use of that service for the period indicated. Thereafter, you agree that monthly payments will continue to be charged to your credit card on a recurring basis until you cancel your service. The amount of the monthly recurring charge will be the then-current subscription fee applicable to the Premium Account you selected. You acknowledge that the amount of the recurring charge may increase if the applicable subscription fee increases. Premium Accounts must be cancelled prior to your monthly renewal in order to avoid billing of the next month's Premium Account fee.

    If your payment method fails or your account is past due, LGALX reserves the right to either suspend or terminate your Premium Account. Any such suspension or termination will result in the cancellation of any promotional programs applicable to your Premium Account. You agree to submit any disputes regarding any charge to your account in writing to LGALX within sixty (60) days of such charge, otherwise such dispute will be waived and such charge will be final and not subject to challenge.

  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

    You acknowledge that all present and future copyright and other intellectual property rights subsisting in, or used in connection with, LGALX and any part of it (the “Intellectual Property“), including but not the manner in which LGALX is presented or appears and all information and documentation relating to it, is our property (or that of our licensors), and nothing in the Terms shall be taken to transfer any of the Intellectual Property to you.

    Solely for the purposes of receiving LGALX, we hereby grant to you for the period during which LGALX is provided a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the Intellectual Property.

  • USER CONDUCT AND COMMUNITY GUIDELINES

    You agree that you will not use the Services for any illegal purpose. In addition, you agree that:

    • You will not harvest, collect or otherwise use contact information made available on the Services for the purpose of sending unsolicited improper communications, including without limitation, unsolicited bulk email (collectively, spam) and that you will not use any LGALX communications facility to deliver or attempt to deliver spam.
    • You will not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Services, any related website, other accounts, computer system, or networks connected to the Services, through hacking, password mining, or any other means.
    • You will not circumvent or attempt to circumvent any security or access control technology implemented on the Services, or the servers and network associated with the Services.
    • You will not use the Services in any manner designed to degrade the performance or functioning of the Services, including, without limitation, launching Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks against the Services.

    While you use the Services, you agree not to modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell or re-sell any information, software, products, or services obtained through your use of the Services. In addition, whether or not you have a commercial purpose, you agree not to:

    • access, monitor or copy any content or information of the Services using any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means or any manual process for any purpose without express written permission of LGALX or deep-link to any feature or content on the Services;
    • violate the restrictions in any robot exclusion headers or bypass or circumvent other measures employed to prevent or limit access to the Services;
    • take any action that imposes, or may impose, in the discretion of LGALX, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the LGALX infrastructure;
    • deliver any unlawful (according to local or international law or regulation) postings to or through the Services, or any postings which advocate illegal activity;
    • deliver, or provide links to, any postings containing material that could be considered harmful, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, violent, abusive, profane, insulting, threatening, tortuous, harassing, hateful or otherwise objectionable;
    • deliver or provide links to, any postings containing material that harasses, victimizes, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals, including LGALX employees, on the basis of religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, age, or disability;
    • deliver or provide links to, any postings containing defamatory, false or libelous material;
    • deliver any posting that infringes or violates any intellectual property or other right of any entity or person, including, without limitation, copyrights, patents, trademarks, laws governing trade secrets, rights to privacy, or publicity;
    • deliver any posting to that you do not have a right to make available under law or contractual or fiduciary relationships;
    • impersonate another person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity, or adopt a false identity if the purpose of doing so is to mislead, deceive, or defraud another;
    • restrict, discourage or inhibit any person from using the Services, disclose personal information about a third person on the Services or obtained from the Services without the consent of such person or collect information about Users;
    • manipulate identifiers, including by forging headers, in order to disguise the origin of any posting that you deliver;
    • use the Services in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair or otherwise interfere with the use of the Services or other users’ computer equipment, or cause damage, disruption or limit the functioning of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or otherwise attempt to use or access any portion of the Services other than as intended by LGALX;
    • obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Services, including harvesting or otherwise collecting information about others such as email addresses, names or personally identifiable information;
    • reproduce, distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, sell, trade, resell or exploit any portion of the Services, use of the Services, access to the Services or content obtained through the Services, for any purpose other than expressly permitted by these Terms; or
    • assist or permit any persons in engaging in any of the activities described above.

    We ask you to adhere to these simple guidelines:

    • While LGALX maintains a relatively open forum, this is a professional website devoted to professional services.  Name-calling, threats, harassment, lewdness, or displays of bigotry are prohibited.
    • Questions should be directly related to your legal concern. The best questions are brief and to the point. Do not post spam or irrelevant content.
    • As a Legal Service Professional, answering questions is a great way to help people get oriented toward solving their legal problems, and to display your legal acumen. But remember that those asking questions aren’t looking for a sales pitch. Do not simply post the statement "I Agree" in the answers and comments without any other information.   Avoid writing "Hire an Attorney" as your sole answer to a question. We understand that this may be the right answer for that particular question, but users benefit from elaboration: explain WHY hiring an attorney is important in this case. Similarly, do not invite those asking questions to contact you directly, and do not add contact information or links to your website in answers or answer disclaimers. The content of your answers should always remain non-commercial in tone.
    • When posting questions, reviews or comments, don't give out personal information such as home or email addresses, telephone numbers, credit card numbers, social security numbers, passwords, etc. You may contact Legal Service Providers directly from email links or phone numbers displayed on their profiles and then exchange personal contact information.
  • WAIVER, SEVERABILITY, AND ASSIGNMENTS

    LGALX's failure to enforce a provision of the terms shall not be considered a waiver of its right to do so later. If any provision of these terms is found unenforceable, the remaining provisions of the terms remain in full effect. The provisions of these Terms that are intended to survive the termination of these Terms by their nature will survive the termination of these Terms. You may not assign any of your rights under these terms, and any attempt to do so will be void. LGALX may assign its rights to any of its affiliates or subsidiaries, or to any successor in interest of any business associated with the services that LGALX provides.

  • MISCELLANEOUS
    • Validity of Terms and Conditions. A printed version of these Terms and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. You agree that the fact that these Terms are in electronic form does not affect in any way their validity or enforceability. You also agree that the clicking of the button “Accept” on the Services constitutes your valid and legal signature.

    • Force Majeure. Neither party shall be liable for any delay or failure in performance to the extent the delay or failure is caused by events beyond the party’s reasonable control, including, a significant failure of the Internet, fire, flood, acts of God, explosion, war or the engagement of hostilities, strike, embargo, labor dispute, government requirement, civil disturbances, or civil or military authority.

    • No Agency.

      You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and LGALX as a result of these Terms or use of the Services.

    • Headings. The heading references herein are for convenience purposes only, do not constitute a part of these Terms, and shall not be deemed to limit or affect any of the provisions hereof.

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

      We hope we never have a dispute, but if we do, you and we agree to try for 60 days to resolve it amicably. You may send us the details of your concern to hello@lgalx.com.  However, if LGALX is not able to informally resolve your complaint, you and LGALX agree to individual binding arbitration before the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”) and you and LGALX agree that your dispute shall be finally settled under the Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce by one or more arbitrators appointed in accordance with the said rules. You and LGALX are each waiving the right to a trial by jury and the right to participate in a class or multi-party action. This arbitration provision shall survive termination of these Terms and the termination of your LGALX account.  YOU AND LGALX AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A CLASS MEMBER OR IN ANY REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY OR PROCEEDING. Further, no arbitrator shall consolidate any other person’s claims with your claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a multi-party or class proceeding. If this specific provision is found to be unenforceable in any way, then the entirety of this arbitration section shall be null and void. The arbitrator may not award declaratory or injunctive relief. Any arbitration must be commenced by filing a demand for arbitration with the ICC within ONE (1) YEAR from when it first could be filed. Otherwise, it is permanently barred. If applicable law prohibits a one-year limitation period for asserting claims, any claim must be asserted within the shortest time period permitted by applicable law. In the event that arbitration is found to be inapplicable or unenforceable for any reason, the claim at issue will be brought under judicial proceedings in the courts of Beirut and you and LGALX consent to personal jurisdiction and exclusive venue in such courts.

    • Termination

      These Terms, as amended, will be effective commencing with your first use, pre-registration or registration of the Services and will remain in full force and effect throughout your use of the Services. Notwithstanding any of these Terms, LGALX reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate your license to use the Services, and to block or prevent your access to and use of the Services. LGALX reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time. In the event of termination of access to the Services for any reason, you have no right to obtain a copy of any data or communications you stored or effected via the Services, or any other data. You are free to terminate your use of the Services at any time.  You can simply choose to stop visiting or using any aspect of the Services.  If you wish to terminate your account on the Services, you may do so by sending an email to hello@lgalx.com or using any other account termination functionality that may be offered through the Services.

    • Entire agreement

      These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and LGALX with respect to the subject matter of these Terms, and supersede and replace any prior version of the Terms. These Terms create no third party beneficiary rights.

    • Questions and contact information

      If you have any question regarding the use of the Services, please refer first to the FAQ . All other questions or comments about the Services or its contents should be directed to hello@lgalx.com.