Terms of Service
By accessing or using any web site or service made available by Bootstrap Legal, Inc., you acknowledge that you (i) have read and agree to be bound by these terms of service and (ii) agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including US state and federal securities laws and regulations and export and re-export control laws and regulations.
YOU AGREE THAT BY USING THE SERVICES YOU ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE AND YOU ARE LEGALLY ABLE TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT.
These Terms require the use of arbitration on an individual basis to resolve disputes, rather than jury trials or class actions, and also limit the remedies available to you in the event of a dispute.
The following meanings shall apply in these terms of service: “Site” refers to any web site made available by Bootstrap Legal, Inc. “Services” refers to the Site and all services, workflows, and applications provided by Bootstrap Legal, Inc. “Bootstrap Legal”, “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Bootstrap Legal, Inc. and our affiliates (including officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents and representatives). “You”, “your” and “users” refer to each customer, visitor or user of any Services, generally. “Consultant User” refers to each registered consultant user in the legal field who may communicate with and provide contract or consulting work to Client users via the Bootstrap Legal platform. “Client Users” refers to registered users who contract with Consultant Users for additional work. If you access or use the Services on behalf of a company, organization, or other entity, then (a) “you” and “your” also refers to that entity, (b) you represent and warrant that you are an authorized representative of the entity with the authority to bind the entity to these terms of service, and (c) you agree to these terms of service on the entity’s behalf.
Our Services are not legal advice and there is no attorney-client relationship between you and us
Bootstrap Legal provides an online legal portal to give users a general understanding of the law; provide automated software Services to users who choose to prepare their own legal documents; and allow users easy tools to collaborate, execute documents, and pay for Services. Bootstrap Legal Services may also include a review of your answers for completeness, spelling, and for internal consistency of names, addresses and the like. At no time do we review your answers for legal sufficiency, draw legal conclusions, provide legal advice, opinions or recommendations about your legal rights, remedies, defenses, options, selection of forms, or strategies, or apply the law to the facts of your particular situation.
Qualified attorneys are invited to license automated legal practice management tools and advertise on our portal. Each attorney or law firm within our network is an independent law firm authorized or regulated by the State Bar or government agency in which it in licensed, and that shares the aim of upholding high ethical standards while offering exceptional legal expertise and access with an uncompromising commitment to client needs.
Bootstrap Legal is not a law firm and does not provide any legal advice, legal opinions, recommendations, referrals, or counseling. Our Services are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney and if you need legal advice for your specific matter, or if your matter is too complex to be addressed by our tools, you should consult a licensed attorney in your area. At no time is an attorney-client relationship or any other special relationship created between you and Bootstrap Legal or any employee or other person associated with Bootstrap Legal, and any information you provide us is not protected by attorney-client privilege or as work product. You are and will be representing yourself in any matter you undertake using the Services.
We provide online Services and educational materials to assist you with the preparation, execution and storage of your own legal documents and related information. The documents, videos, and other materials available through the Services, including any descriptions, information and other help resources (collectively, the “Educational Materials”) are for informational purposes only; they are not legal advice and are not guaranteed to be correct, complete or up-to-date. We do not review the Educational Materials or any information you input for accuracy or legal sufficiency, draw legal conclusions, provide legal advice or apply the law to the facts of your particular situation, although certain Services you purchase may include a limited-scope review by a third-party attorney, if applicable. You understand that our providing of the Services to you is neither legal advice nor the practice of law, and that the Educational Materials are not customized to your particular needs.
We strive to keep legal documents accurate, current and up-to-date. However, because the law changes rapidly, we cannot guarantee that all of the information on the Site or Services is completely current. The law is different from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and may be subject to interpretation by different courts. The law is a personal matter, and no general information or legal tool like the kind Bootstrap Legal provides can fit every circumstance. Furthermore, the legal information contained on the Site and Services is not legal advice and is not guaranteed to be correct, complete or up-to-date.
From time to time, Bootstrap Legal may perform certain attorney access services and introduce Client Users to attorneys through various methods, including but not limited to (i) legal plans, (ii) third-party attorney directory listings, and (iii) third-party limited scope agreements. At no time is an attorney-client relationship fostered or created with Bootstrap Legal through the performance of any such services. You are free to choose a licensed attorney to represent you by not using the Bootstrap Legal website.
You must ensure security and integrity of your account
When you open an account to use or access certain Services or provide us with information in connection with a purchase or transaction, you must provide accurate, complete and current information. You will also be asked to provide a user name and password. You are entirely responsible for the maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account. You must keep your account password secure and you may not use a third party’s account at any time. You agree to notify Bootstrap Legal immediately of any unauthorized use of your account, user name or password. Bootstrap Legal shall not be liable for any losses you incur as a result of someone else’s use of your account. You may be held liable for any losses incurred by Bootstrap Legal, our affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents and representatives due to someone else’s use of your account or password.
You will not engage in prohibited activities
You agree not to engage in any of the following prohibited activities: (i) copying, distributing, or disclosing any part of the Services in any medium, including without limitation by any automated or non-automated “scraping”; (ii) using any automated system to access the Services in a manner that sends more request messages to the Bootstrap Legal servers than a human can reasonably produce in the same period of time by using a conventional on-line web browser (except that Bootstrap Legal grants the operators of public search engines revocable permission to use spiders to copy materials from publicly accessible web pages at BootstrapLegal.com for the sole purpose of and solely to the extent necessary for creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials); (iii) transmitting spam, chain letters, or other unsolicited email; (iv) attempting to interfere with, compromise the system integrity or security or decipher any transmissions to or from the servers running the Services; (v) taking any action that imposes, or may impose at our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (vi) uploading invalid data, viruses, worms, or other software agents through the Services; (vii) collecting or harvesting any personally identifiable information, including account names, from the Services; (viii) using the Services for any commercial solicitation purposes; (ix) impersonating another person or otherwise misrepresenting your affiliation with a person or entity, conducting fraud, hiding or attempting to hide your identity; (x) interfering with the proper working of the Services; (xi) accessing any content on the Services through any technology or means other than those provided or authorized by the Services; (xii) bypassing the measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Services, including without limitation features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content or enforce limitations on use of the Services or the content therein; and (xiii) using any Services if you are not legally allowed to do so or for fraudulent purposes.
We retain the right to change or stop providing Services and features
We may, without prior notice, change the Services; stop providing the Services or features of the Services, or create usage limits for the Services. We may permanently or temporarily terminate or suspend your access to the Services without notice and liability for any reason, including if in our sole determination you violate any provision of these terms of service, or for no reason. Upon termination for any reason or no reason, you continue to be bound by these terms of service. Any data, account history and account content residing on the servers running the Services may be deleted, altered, moved or transferred at any time for any reason in Bootstrap Legal’s sole discretion, with or without notice and with no liability of any kind. Bootstrap Legal does not provide or guarantee, and expressly disclaims any value, cash or otherwise, attributed to any data residing on the servers running the Services.
User interaction and user content
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of the Services. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor disputes and interactions between you and other users. Bootstrap Legal shall have no liability for your interactions with other users, or for any user’s action or inaction.
Some areas of the Services may allow users to post content such as profile or transaction information, reviews, ratings, comments, questions, answers, and other content or information (any such materials a user submits, posts, displays, or otherwise makes available on the Services “User Content”). You retain ownership of your User Content, and have the right to remove any of your works from User Content at any time.
You agree not to post User Content that: (i) may create a risk of harm, loss, physical or mental injury, emotional distress, death, disability, disfigurement, or physical or mental illness to you, to any other person, or to any animal; (ii) may create a risk of any other loss or damage to any person or property; (iii) seeks to harm or exploit children by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable details or otherwise; (iv) may constitute or contribute to a crime or tort, or violates any law, statute, ordinance, or regulation; (v) contains any information or content that we deem to be unlawful, harmful, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, defamatory, infringing, invasive of personal privacy or publicity rights, harassing, humiliating to other people (publicly or otherwise), libelous, threatening, profane, or otherwise objectionable; (vi) contains any information or content that is illegal (including, without limitation, the disclosure of insider information under securities law or of another party’s trade secrets); (vii) contains any information or content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships;(viii) contains any information or content that you know is not correct and current; (ix) that includes advertisements, spam, or content for which you were compensated or granted any consideration by any third party; (x) that includes information that references other websites, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, or other contact information; or (xi) contains any computer virus, worms, or other potentially damaging computer programs or files. You agree that any User Content that you post does not and will not violate third-party rights of any kind, including without limitation any Intellectual Property Rights (as defined below), rights of publicity and privacy. You acknowledge and agree that any User Content that you post may be displayed and disclosed to other users as permitted through the functionality of the Services. Bootstrap Legal reserves the right, but is not obligated, to edit, remove, re-categorize, pre-screen, reject and/or otherwise modify any User Content that Bootstrap Legal believes, in its sole discretion, violates these provisions. You understand that publishing your User Content on the Services is not a substitute for registering it with the U.S. Copyright Office, the Writer’s Guild of America, or any other rights organization.
For the purposes of this terms of service, “Intellectual Property Rights” means all patent rights, copyright rights, mask work rights, moral rights, rights of publicity, trademark, trade dress and service mark rights, goodwill, trade secret rights and other intellectual property rights as may now exist or hereafter come into existence, and all applications therefore and registrations, renewals and extensions thereof, under the laws of any state, country, territory or other jurisdiction.
In connection with your User Content, you affirm, represent and warrant the following:
Your User Content and Bootstrap Legal’s use thereof as contemplated by these terms of service and the Services will not violate any law or infringe any rights of any third party, including but not limited to any Intellectual Property Rights and privacy rights.
Bootstrap Legal may exercise the rights to your User Content granted under this terms of service without liability for payment of any guild fees, residuals, payments, fees, or royalties payable under any collective bargaining agreement or otherwise.
To the best of your knowledge, all your User Content and other information that you provide to us is truthful and accurate.
Bootstrap Legal takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Content that you or any other user or third party posts or sends over the Services. You shall be solely responsible for your User Content and the consequences of posting or publishing it, and you agree that we are only acting as a passive conduit for your online distribution and publication of your User Content. You understand and agree that you may be exposed to User Content that is inaccurate, objectionable, inappropriate for children, or otherwise unsuited to your purpose, and you agree that Bootstrap Legal shall not be liable for any damages you may incur as a result of User Content.
By posting any User Content on the Services, you expressly grant, and you represent and warrant that you have a right to grant, to Bootstrap Legal a royalty-free, sublicensable, transferable, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, list information regarding, edit, translate, distribute, syndicate, publicly perform, publicly display, and make derivative works of all such User Content and your name, voice, and/or likeness as contained in your User Content, in whole or in part, and in any form, media or technology, whether now known or hereafter developed, for use in connection with the Services. You also hereby grant each user of the Services a non-exclusive license to access your User Content through the Services, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such User Content as permitted through the functionality of the Services and under this this terms of service.
Bootstrap Legal grants you a limited license
Subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions of this terms of service, you are hereby granted a non-exclusive, limited, non-transferable, freely revocable license to use the Services as designed. Bootstrap Legal reserves all rights not expressly granted herein in the Services and the Bootstrap Legal Content (as defined below). Bootstrap Legal may terminate this license at any time for any reason or no reason. Except as otherwise provided, you acknowledge and agree that you have no right to modify, edit, copy, reproduce, create derivative works of, reverse engineer, alter, enhance or in any way exploit any of the Services in any manner, except for modifications in filling out information in the Services for your authorized use. You shall not remove any copyright notice from any of the documents generated by the Services.
Except as provided in this Terms of Service, Bootstrap Legal retains all rights in the Services
Except for your User Content, the Services and all materials therein or transferred thereby, including, without limitation, software, images, text, graphics, illustrations, logos, patents, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, photographs, audio, videos, music, and User Content (the “Bootstrap Legal Content”), and all Intellectual Property Rights related thereto, are the exclusive property of Bootstrap Legal and its licensors. Except as explicitly provided herein, nothing in this terms of service shall be deemed to create a license in or under any such Intellectual Property Rights, and you agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works from any materials or content accessible on the Services. Use of the Bootstrap Legal Content or materials on the Services for any purpose not expressly permitted by this terms of service is strictly prohibited.
You may choose to or we may invite you to submit comments or ideas about the Services, including without limitation about how to improve the Services or our products (“Ideas”). By submitting any Idea, you agree that your disclosure is gratuitous, unsolicited and without restriction and will not place Bootstrap Legal under any fiduciary or other obligation, and that we are free to use the Idea without any additional compensation to you, and/or to disclose the Idea on a non-confidential basis or otherwise to anyone. You further acknowledge that, by acceptance of your submission, Bootstrap Legal does not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas previously known to Bootstrap Legal, or developed by its employees, or obtained from sources other than you.
You agree to pay us in accordance with our terms of sale
Certain aspects of the Services may be provided for a fee or other charge. If you elect to use paid aspects of the Services, you agree to the terms of sale, pricing, payment and billing policies applicable to such fees and charges. Bootstrap Legal may add new services for additional fees and charges, or amend fees and charges for existing services, at any time in its sole discretion. You authorize Bootstrap Legal to charge your credit card for all fees and charges incurred in connection with your use of the Services, including Bootstrap Legal’s fees, government fees, registered agent and other third party fees.
If you register with us, you may cancel your account at any time; however, there are no refunds for cancellation. In the event that Bootstrap Legal suspends or terminates your account or this terms of service, you understand and agree that you shall receive no refund or exchange for any Bootstrap Legal Content, any unused time or service on a subscription, any license or subscription fees for any portion of the Services, any content or data associated with your account, or for anything else.
You agree to pay all charges incurred by users of your credit card, debit card, or other payment method used in connection with a purchase or transaction or other monetary transaction interaction with the Services at the prices in effect when such charges are incurred. You will pay any applicable taxes, if any, relating to any such purchases, transactions or other monetary transaction interactions.
Bootstrap Legal may, in its sole discretion, create promotional codes that may be redeemed for account credit, or other features or benefits related to an Consultant User’s services, subject to certain terms that Bootstrap Legal establishes on a per promotional code basis (“Promo Codes”). These credits or benefits do not imply an attorney-client relationship between the User and Bootstrap Legal, even when it uses, in whole or part, Bootstrap Legal’s funds to pay a portion of the legal fees. Promo codes have no cash value and may expire or be disabled by Bootstrap Legal at any time, for any reason, prior to your use.
Users agree to process payments to Consultant Users through the platform
Consultant Users shall receive payment through the Service for all User transactions, including subsequent transactions not necessarily related to the initial job. If a Client User is either unwilling or unable to make payments via Bootstrap Legal, the Consultant User agrees to notify Bootstrap Legal of any new payment arrangement. Payment by a User to Consultant Users made outside of the service without prior notification to Bootstrap Legal constitutes a full waiver by both parties of Bootstrap Legal’s payment guarantee/dispute protections, even as they may relate to prior payments made within the service.
Consultant Users shall submit invoices upon completion of work; Users have up to 10 days to dispute an Consultant User invoice, otherwise they agree to give Bootstrap Legal the right to charge the credit card or bank account on file the full amount submitted by the Consultant User, including applicable service or processing fees. A User may submit disputes over payment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where Users engage with Consultant Users on our platform, Bootstrap Legal is not a party to that contract. Such contracts are solely between the User and Consultant User. Bootstrap Legal is not a party to any contracts formed through our Services. Payments made to Consultant Users via Bootstrap Legal’s billing platform are transferred directly to the Consultant User’s payment account, less any associated service and processing fees (e.g. credit card fees).
You provide us your data at your own risk and consent to have it processed in the United States
It is Bootstrap Legal’s policy to respond to alleged infringement notices that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (“DMCA”). If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and is accessible via the Services, please notify Bootstrap Legal’s copyright agent as set forth in the DMCA. For your complaint to be valid under the DMCA, you must provide the following information in writing:
An electronic or physical signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner;
Identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and where it is located on the Services;
Information reasonably sufficient to permit Bootstrap Legal to contact you, such as your address, telephone number, and, e-mail address;
A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or law;
A statement, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information is accurate, and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner.
The above information must be submitted to the following: DMCA Agent, Bootstrap Legal, Inc., 5151 Atlantic Ave., Suite 585, Long Beach, CA 90807
UNDER FEDERAL LAW, IF YOU KNOWINGLY MISREPRESENT THAT ONLINE MATERIAL IS INFRINGING, YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL PROSECUTION FOR PERJURY AND CIVIL PENALTIES, INCLUDING MONETARY DAMAGES, COURT COSTS, AND ATTORNEYS’ FEES.
Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying Bootstrap Legal and its affiliates that your copyrighted material has been infringed. The preceding requirements are intended to comply with Bootstrap Legal’s rights and obligations under the DMCA, including 17 U.S.C. §512(c), but do not constitute legal advice. It may be advisable to contact an attorney regarding your rights and obligations under the DMCA and other applicable laws.
In accordance with the DMCA and other applicable law, Bootstrap Legal has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at Bootstrap Legal’s sole discretion, members who are deemed to be repeat infringers. Bootstrap Legal may also at its sole discretion limit access to the Services and/or terminate the accounts of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.
Third party services
You should research consultant users prior to accepting advice. We don’t vouch for them.
Bootstrap Legal is not an attorney referral service or employment agency. We do not select or endorse any individual Consultant Users to service any Client Users. While we use commercially reasonably efforts to confirm that registered Consultant Users are licensed attorneys, we do not make any warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the legal ability, competence, quality, or qualifications of an Consultant User. Bootstrap Legal Does not warrant or guarantee that Consultant Users are covered by professional liability insurance. Bootstrap Legal encourages Users to research Consultant Users prior to accepting professional advice.
Bootstrap Legal provides a platform for those seeking legal assistance to communicate and transact with legal professionals. We don’t endorse, vouch for, or sanction the advice of any Consultant Users on our platform.
Additionally, any communication via the Bootstrap Legal platform may not be held confidential. We are not liable for the actions or omissions of any Consultant User performing consulting services for you. To the extent you decide to engage the services of a Consultant User, the scope of the Consultant User’s representation is strictly limited to the matter agreed upon on the platform, unless both Client User and Consultant User subsequently formalize their arrangement via a signed engagement letter or other written agreement, in which case the most recent written agreement would take precedence.
YOU INDEMNIFY US
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Bootstrap Legal and its agents, licensors, managers, and other affiliated companies, and their employees, contractors, agents, officers and directors, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Services, including any data or content transmitted or received by you; (ii) your violation of any term of this terms of service, including without limitation your breach of any of the representations and warranties above; (iii) your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation any right of privacy, publicity rights or Intellectual Property Rights; (iv) your violation of any law, rule or regulation of the United States or any other country; (v) any claim or damages that arise as a result of any of your User Content or any that is submitted via your account; or (vi) any other party’s access and use of the Services with your unique username, password or other appropriate security code.
THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM BOOTSTRAP LEGAL OR THROUGH THE SERVICES WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED HEREIN. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, BOOTSTRAP LEGAL AND ITS LICENSORS DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT IS ACCURATE, RELIABLE OR CORRECT; THAT THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION, UNINTERRUPTED OR SECURE; THAT ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; THAT THE SERVICES ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; OR THAT THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SITE, SERVICES, OR IN RELIANCE ON THE MATERIALS WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS. ANY CONTENT DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICES IS DOWNLOADED AT YOUR OWN RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM SUCH DOWNLOAD OR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES.
BOOTSTRAP LEGAL DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE BOOTSTRAP LEGAL SERVICES OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE OR SERVICE, AND BOOTSTRAP LEGAL WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY MONITOR ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL BOOTSTRAP LEGAL, ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND ALL RELATED COSTS AND EXPENSES OF LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION, OR AT TRIAL OR ON APPEAL, IF ANY, WHETHER OR NOT LITIGATION OR ARBITRATION IS INSTITUTED) OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS SERVICES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL BOOTSTRAP LEGAL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE, LOSS OR INJURY RESULTING FROM HACKING, TAMPERING OR OTHER UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS OR USE OF THE SERVICES OR YOUR ACCOUNT OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, BOOTSTRAP LEGAL ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR (I) ANY ERRORS, MISTAKES, OMISSIONS OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT; (II) ANY PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SERVICES; (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN; (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE SERVICES; (V) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE THAT MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR SERVICES BY ANY THIRD PARTY; (VI) ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICES; AND/OR (VII) ANY USER CONTENT OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY. BOOTSTRAP LEGAL EXPLICITLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY AND/OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION THAT MAY BE DEEMED CONFIDENTIAL BY YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY. IN NO EVENT SHALL BOOTSTRAP LEGAL, ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SUPPLIERS, OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY CLAIMS, PROCEEDINGS, LIABILITIES, OBLIGATIONS, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR COSTS IN AN AMOUNT EXCEEDING THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO BOOTSTRAP LEGAL HEREUNDER.
THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SECTION APPLIES WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER BASIS, EVEN IF BOOTSTRAP LEGAL HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.
EXCEPT AS PROHIBITED BY LAW, IF THERE IS LIABILITY FOUND ON THE PART OF BOOTSTRAP LEGAL, IT WILL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID FOR THE PRODUCTS AND/OR SERVICES, AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THERE BE CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES.
Bootstrap Legal Services are directed to users in the United States
The Services are controlled and operated from the United States. Bootstrap Legal makes no representations that the Services are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Services from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are entirely responsible for compliance with all applicable United States and local laws and regulations, including but not limited to export and import regulations. You may not use the Services if you are a resident of a country embargoed by the United States, or are a foreign person or entity blocked or denied by the United States government. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, all materials found on the Services are solely directed to individuals, companies, or other entities located in the United States.
This terms of service is assignable only by Bootstrap Legal
This terms of service, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be transferred or assigned by Bootstrap Legal without restriction.
Legal actions and proceedings are governed under California law and heard in California courts.
You agree that: (i) the Services shall be deemed solely based in California; and (ii) the Services shall be deemed passive that do not give rise to personal jurisdiction over Bootstrap Legal, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than California. You expressly agree that your rights and obligations, this terms of service and any disputes shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of California, excluding its choice of law rules The application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is expressly excluded. Any claim or dispute between you and Bootstrap Legal that arises in whole or in part from the Services shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in Los Angeles County, California, unless submitted to arbitration as set forth in the following paragraph.
Dispute Resolution by Binding Arbitration
Please read this carefully. It affects your rights.
Bootstrap Legal does not anticipate having any disagreements with you, the user, regarding usage of this Site. But if any concerns about these matters arise, please notify us immediately by contacting our Customer Care team at email@example.com. We would endeavor to resolve any disagreements in a fair and amicable manner. If it is not possible to resolve the disputes ourselves, then we each agree to resolve those disputes or claims between you and Bootstrap Legal of any nature whatsoever, including but not limited to those relating to use of the Site or the quality or appropriateness of services offered by the Bootstrap Legal, shall be resolved by binding arbitration before Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (“JAMS”), rather than in a court of general jurisdiction. Bootstrap Legal chooses arbitration because it is usually less expensive and quicker than litigation and will allow us to resolve our disputes privately.
You agree that, by using the Site and accepting these terms of service, that you and Bootstrap Legal, Inc. are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action. This Agreement evidences a transaction in interstate commerce, and thus the Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this provision. This arbitration provision shall survive termination of this Agreement. YOU AND BOOTSTRAP LEGAL, INC. AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. Further, unless both you and Bootstrap Legal agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.
The arbitration shall be conducted by the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (“JAMS”). Subject to the preceding provisions agreed to by the parties contained herein, the arbitrator must decide all disputes in accordance with the chosen association’s rules and in accordance with California law, and shall have power and obligation to decide all matters submitted, including arbitrability and legal questions raised by pleading or summary judgment motions. In the event that any dispute or claim is determined not subject to arbitration by the arbitrator, all parties agree that their respective rights and obligations shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, excluding its choice of law rules. Furthermore, in the event that any dispute or claim is determined not subject to arbitration by the arbitrator, all parties agree that any and all legal action or proceedings shall be instituted in a state or federal court in California, and in Los Angeles County.
You may speak with independent counsel before using this Site or completing any purchase before accepting it.
Bootstrap Legal may provide notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for marketing or other business related purposes, to you via email notice, written or hard copy notice, or through conspicuous posting of such notice on our web site, as determined by Bootstrap Legal in our sole discretion. Bootstrap Legal reserves the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to our users. Bootstrap Legal is not responsible for any automatic filtering you or your network provider may apply to email notifications we send to the email address you provide us. We recommend that you add firstname.lastname@example.org to your email address book to help ensure you receive email notifications from us.
This is our entire agreement and if any portion is deemed invalid, the remaining provisions are valid.
This Agreement, together with any amendments and any additional agreements you may enter into with Bootstrap Legal in connection with the Service, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and Bootstrap Legal concerning the Services. If any provision of this Agreement is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect.
No waiver of any term of this terms of service shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and Bootstrap Legal’s failure to assert any right or provision under this terms of service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
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