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PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE.

Next Legal is a California law firm. By using this Next Legal website, you agree to follow and be bound by these terms of use and agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. It is your responsibility to review these Terms of Use periodically, and if at any time you find these Terms of Use unacceptable or if you do not agree to these terms of use, please do not use this website. We may revise these terms of use at any time without notice to you. If you have any questions about these terms of use, please contact us.

YOU AGREE THAT BY USING THIS SERVICE YOU ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE AND YOU ARE LEGALLY ABLE TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT.

Please also refer to Next Legal Privacy Policy and Disclaimer, which are each incorporated by reference herein.

1. NO WARRANTY.THE SITE AND ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED ON THE SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS      AVAILABLE” BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE COMPANY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

THE COMPANY  MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT: (A) THE SITE OR THE MATERIALS WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (B) THE SITE OR THE MATERIALS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE BASIS; (C) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE, OR ANY MATERIALS OFFERED THROUGH THE SITE, WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; OR (D) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SITE OR IN RELIANCE ON THE MATERIALS WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS.

USE OF ANY MATERIALS OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE COMPANY SHALL HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY CONTENT, MATERIALS, INFORMATION OR SOFTWARE.

2. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF BUSINESS, REVENUE, PROFITS, USE, DATA OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE), HOWEVER IT ARISES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, OR ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE OR MATERIALS AVAILABLE FROM THIS SITE, EVEN IF THE COMPANY HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. IF YOUR USE OF MATERIALS FROM THIS SITE RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION OF EQUIPMENT OR DATA, YOU ASSUME ANY COSTS THEREOF. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

3. Indemnification. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Company, its officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses or expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, arising out of or in any way connected with your access to or use of the Site and the Materials.

  1. Unsolicited Submissions. The Company does not want you to submit confidential or proprietary information to it through this Site,  other than materials necessary for the utilization of legal services provided by attorneys and/or law firm featured on the Next Legal website.  All comments, feedback, information or material submitted to the Company through or in association with this Site, which is not for the purposes of soliciting legal services for an attorney and/or law firm, shall be considered non-confidential and the Company’s property. By  providing such submissions to the Company you hereby assign to the Company, at no charge, all worldwide right, title and interest in and to the submissions and any intellectual property rights associated therewith. The Company shall be free to use and/or disseminate such submissions on an unrestricted basis for any purpose. You acknowledge that you are responsible for the submissions that you provide, including their  legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality and content.
  2. Compliance with Intellectual Property Laws. When accessing the Company website(s), you agree to obey the law and you agree to respect the intellectual property rights of others. You use of the Service and the Site is at all times governed by and subject to laws regarding copyright, trademark and other intellectual property ownership. You agree not to upload, download, display, perform, transmit, or otherwise distribute any information or content in violation of any third party’s copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights. You agree to abide by laws regarding copyright ownership and use of intellectual property, and you shall be solely responsible for any violations of any relevant laws and for any infringements of third party rights caused by any Content you provide or transmit, or that is provided or transmitted using your User ID.
  3. The Company has adopted a policy that provides for the immediate removal of any content, article or materials that have infringed upon the rights of the Company or of a third party or that violate intellectual property rights generally. The Company’s policy is to remove such infringing content or materials and investigate such allegations immediately. 
  4. If you believe that your copyright has been infringed, and you would like the Company to remove the material in question, please contact the Legal Department.
  5. Inappropriate Content. When accessing the Company website or using the Company’s services, you agree not to upload, download, display, perform, transmit, or otherwise distribute any Content that is (i) libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, or  threatening; (b) advocates or encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or foreign law or regulation; or (c) advertises or otherwise solicits funds or is a solicitation for goods or  services. The Company reserves the right to terminate or delete such material from its servers. The Company will cooperate fully with any law enforcement officials or agencies in the investigation of any violation of these Terms of Use or of any applicable laws.
  6. Compliance with Export Restrictions. You may not access, download, use or export the Site or Materials in violation of United States export laws or regulations, or in violation of any other applicable laws or regulations. You agree to comply with all export laws and restrictions and regulations of any United States or foreign agency or authority and to assume sole responsibility for obtaining licenses to export or re-export as may be required. You acknowledge and agree that Materials are subject to the United States Export Administration Laws and Regulations and agree that none of the Materials, or any direct product therefrom, is being or will be acquired for, shipped, transferred, or re-exported, directly or indirectly, to proscribed or embargoed countries or their nationals, nor be used for any prohibited purpose.
  7. Children. Minors are not eligible to use the Site, and we ask that they do not submit any personal information to us.
  8. Governing Law; Venue. By using this Site, you expressly agree that your rights and obligations shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of California, excluding its choice of law rules. Any legal action or proceeding relating to your access to or use of the Site or Materials shall be instituted in a state or federal court in California, and in the County of San Francisco. You and the Company agree exclusively and irrevocably to submit to the jurisdiction of, and agree that venue is proper in, these courts in any such legal action or proceeding. These terms of use expressly exclude and disclaim the terms of the U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, which shall not apply to any transaction  conducted through or otherwise involving this Site.
  9. Agreement for Binding Arbitration. The Company 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. The Company would endeavor to resolve any disagreements in a fair and amicable manner. If it is not possible to resolve the disputes ourselves, then you and the Company both hereby agree that all disputes or claims between you and the Company 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 Company, shall be resolved by binding arbitration before Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (“JAMS”). The Company 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 entering into this Agreement, you and Next Legal 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 NEXT LEGAL 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 the Company 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 the Counties of Santa Clara or San Francisco.

The Client understands that it is free to consult with other counsel about the wisdom of agreeing to arbitration or to any other term of this agreement before accepting it, and the Client agrees that it is voluntarily accepting this agreement.

  1. Acknowledgement.BY USING THE COMPANY’S SERVICES      OR ACCESSING THE COMPANY’S WEBSITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ      THESE TERMS AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM.
  2. Severability and Integration. This contract and any supplemental      terms, policies, rules and guidelines posted on our Services constitute      the entire agreement between you and us and supersede all previous written      or oral agreements. If any part of these Terms of Use is held invalid or      unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with      applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions      of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.

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