Terms Of Use

Last Updated: May 8, 2017

This Terms of Service agreement set out legally binding terms between you; the user of the Service, and LawStrive (“LawStrive”, “we” or “us”), the operator of LawStrive.com (the “Site”). By using our Services, you are consenting to be bound and abide by this Agreement. Please read this Agreement carefully, and because we may change our policies at any time, please check here often for updates – it's your responsibility to keep up to date with, and adhere to, the policies posted here. Please note that we offer the Site "AS IS" and without warranties. If you are registering an account or using the Site on behalf of an individual or entity other than yourself, you represent that you are authorized by such individual or entity to accept these Terms of Use on such individual's or entity's behalf.

About LawStrive Service

LawStrive is a platform that connects legal professionals with potential Users seeking legal services. LawStrive itself does not provide legal advice. LawStrive does not guarantee that Users will find legal representation through its system. LawStrive offers no opinion nor does it take a position on when or if a lawyer-client relationship has been formed. To provide a high quality platform for Users and legal professionals, LawStrive does not get involved in the agreements between members and clients or the actual representation of clients, so we cannot ensure the completion of agreements between the User and legal professional or the integrity of either party. The User is responsible for the integrity of all individuals with whom the User communicates using the Site, and not LawStrive itself.

Eligibility

You must be 18 years of age or over, or the legal age to form a binding contract in your jurisdiction to use our Services.

We do not provide legal advice

LawStrive is not a law firm nor does it directly offer legal advice, recommendations, mediations or any kind of counseling. If you submit a legal related question to LawStrive, answers are provided by independent legal professionals and organizations, for informational and learning purposes only, and do not establish any lawyer-client relationship.

LawStrive is not a law firm

LawStrive is not offering legal representation. LawStrive does not offer any legal advice, legal opinions, recommendations, referrals, or counseling. Subscribed lawyers are not employees or agents of LawStrive. LawStrive at no point may be held liable for actions or missions of any subscribed lawyer performing services for you.

No lawyer-client relationship

NO LICENSED LAWYER-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP IS CREATED BY USING INFORMATION PROVIDED BY OR THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITE OR THROUGH ANY OTHER COMMUNICATIONS FROM LAWSTRIVE. WE MAKE NO GUARANTEES, REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERTISE, AND QUALITY OF WORK OR OTHER INFORMATION HEREIN. FURTHERMORE, WE DO NOT IN ANY WAY ENDORSE ANY INDIVIDUAL DESCRIBED HEREIN. IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY YOU IN RELIANCE ON SUCH INFORMATION.
Any use of the LawStrive Service is not intended to, and does not, create a Lawyer-client relationship. Any communication via LawStrive may not be held confidential. LawStrive is not liable for the actions or omissions of any Legal Professional performing consulting services for you.

Lawyer Users

Lawyer users are independent legal professionals who offer to perform legal services to prospective clients. They are not employees of LawStrive.

All Legal Fees Are Paid Directly To Lawyers

LawStrive does not render or charge for legal services. Clients may contract with lawyers by posting a job and paying lawyers directly based on lawyers quotation.

No Lawyer Recommendation

LawStrive does not recommend lawyers to clients. LawStrive merely makes its services available to enable lawyers to do so themselves. Therefore, LawStrive does not charge a fee when a lawyer finds a suitable client or finds an engagement.

User Expectations

Authorization and acknowledgement; important information about legal professionals relationships and lists In connection with using the Site and the Services to locate and schedule appointments with legal professionals, you understand that: You are ultimately responsible for choosing your own legal professional LawStrive selects legal professionals to be listed on the Site pursuant to a contractual agreement. LawStrive will provide you with a list and/or profiles of legal professionals who may be suitable to deliver the legal services that you are seeking based on information that you provide to LawStrive (such as proximity to your geographical location and area of law). In an effort to aid in the discovery of legal professionals, and enable the maximum choice of diversity of legal professionals who participate in the services, these lists and/or profiles may also be based on other criteria (including, for example, reviews/or ratings of legal professionals by you or by other LawStrive users, and past experience of LawStrive users); but LawStrive (i) does not recommend or endorse any legal professionals, and (ii) does not make any representations or warranties with respect to these legal professionals or the quality of the legal services they may provide.

User Responsibilities

You are solely responsible for your account and the activity that occurs while signed into or while using your account. If you sign up for the Service, you will create a personalized account which includes your email and a password to access the Service and to receive messages and notifications from LawStrive. You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with the account. LawStrive will not be responsible for any liabilities, losses, or damages arising from the unauthorized use of your computer (or any computing device) or your account. You represent and warrant that: (i) you have the authority to, and are of legal age in your jurisdiction to, bind yourself to this Agreement; (ii) your use of the Service will solely for purposes that are permitted by this Agreement; (iii) your use of the service will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party; and (iv) your use of the Service will comply with all local, state and federal laws, rules, and regulations, and with all other LawStrive policies.

Use and conduct restrictions

Even though the Services are provided free of charge, the usual and customary charges of any legal professional will apply and will be entirely your responsibility. You are responsible for all use of the Site and for all use of your Credentials, including use by others to whom you given your credentials. You may use the Site and the Services for lawful, non-commercial purposes only. You may not use the Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair our servers or networks, or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site or the Services. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any of the services, user accounts, or computer systems or networks, through hacking, password mining or any other means. Without limiting an of the foregoing, you agree that you shall not (and you agree not to allow any third party to): copy, modify, adapt, translate, or reverse engineer any portion of the Site, its content or materials and/or the Services; remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on the Site and/or the Services or in or on any content or other material obtained via the Site and/or the Services; use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other automated device, process or means to access, retrieve or index any portion of the Site and/or the Services for purposes of constructing or populating a searchable database of reviews or articles related to the legal industry; reformat or frame any portion of the web pages that are part of the Site and/or the Services; fraudulently misuse of the Services by scheduling an appointment with a legal professional which you have no intention of keeping; create user accounts by automated means or under false or fraudulent pretenses; collect or store personal data about other users in connection with the prohibited activities described in this paragraph; or use any means, including software means, to conduct web scraping of any portion of the Site, its content or materials and/or the Services. In addition to our rights in these Terms of Use, we may take any legal action and implement any technical remedies to prevent the violation of this provision and to enforce these Terms of Use.

Indemnification

The user agrees that LawStrive is not responsible for any harm that this service may cause. Upon a request by us, the User agrees to indemnify, defend and hold us, our employees, contractors, officers, directors, agents, parent, other affiliated companies, suppliers, successors, and assigns harmless from and against any and all liabilities, claims, demands and expenses, including Lawyer’s fees, made by any third party that arise from or are related to (a) your access to the Site, (b) your use of the Services, or (c) the violation of these Terms of Use, or any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity, by you or any third party using your Credentials. The foregoing indemnification obligation does not apply to liabilities, claims and expenses arising as a result of our own gross negligence or intentional misconduct.

Communication and other data

LawStrive is not responsible for any loss of data resulting from accidental or deliberate deletion, network or system outages, file corruption, or any other reasons. LawStrive also reserves the right to release current or past User information in the event LawStrive believes that accounts are in violation of the terms of use or page content guidelines, used to commit unlawful acts, if the information is subpoenaed, and/or if LawStrive deems it necessary and/or appropriate. We also reserve the right to deny service to offenders of these guidelines and to terminate or deny service to anyone for any reason or no reason.

Electronic contracting and notices

Your affirmative act of using this Site and/or registering for the Site or the Services constitutes your electronic signature to these Terms of Use, which includes our Privacy Policy, and your consent to enter into agreements with us electronically.

Content user posts or submits

Users will have the opportunity to submit reviews regarding your experiences with legal professionals who are featured on the Site. It is important that you act responsibly when providing Posted Information. In providing feedback, please give clear, honest information about the legal professional and your experiences, but do not use inappropriate language, make gratuitous personal criticisms or comments or provide information that others could use to determine your identity. When participating in other interactive or community aspects of the Service, please do not post any information that another User may use to identify you as an individual, but please do include all relevant information in a concise manner to help us provide you with a helpful response. We reserve the right to publish your Posted Information as part of the Service and to also remove your Posted Information for any reason. We are not, however, responsible for any failure or delay in removing Posted Information. Keep in mind that the Posted Information of others is simply opinion and should not be relied on. In addition: You are solely responsible for any Posted Information that you submit, publish or display on the Site or transmit to other members and/or other users of the Site. You may not post, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. You may not submit any content or material that infringes, misappropriates or violates the intellectual property, publicity, privacy or other rights of any party. You may not provide any Posted Information that falsely expresses or implies that such content or material is sponsored or endorsed by LawStrive. You understand and agree that LawStrive may (but is not obligated to) review and delete any Posted Information that in the sole judgment of LawStrive violates these Terms of Use or which might be offensive, illegal, or that might violate the rights of, harm, or threaten the safety of other users or members of the Site and/or other website users. • You agree that you will only provide Posted Information that you believe to be true and you will not purposely provide false or misleading information. By posting Posted Information on the Site, you agree to and hereby do grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, LawStrive, its contractors, and the users of the Site an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, fully sub licensable, fully paid up, worldwide license to use, copy, publicly perform, digitally perform, publicly display, and distribute such Posted Information and to adapt, edit, translate, prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such Posted Information. This license is non-exclusive, except you agree that LawStrive shall have the exclusive right to practice this license to the extent of combining your Posted Information with the Posted Information of other LawStrive users for purposes of constructing or populating a searchable database of reviews and information related to the legal industry. The following is a partial list of the kind of content and communications that are illegal or prohibited on/through the Site. LawStrive reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action in its sole discretion against anyone who violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending communication from the Services and terminating the membership of such violators or blocking your use of the Services and/or the Site. You may not post content that: is false or intentionally misleading; harasses or advocates harassment of another person; involves the transmission of unsolicited mass mailing or "spamming"; violates the intellectual property or other rights of any person; is threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous; or is pornographic or sexually explicit in nature.

Copyright complaints

If you believe that any material on the Site infringes upon any copyright, which you own or control, please send a message to LawStrive at: contact@lawstrive.com

Choice of law and arbitration

These Terms of Use shall be deemed to have been entered into and shall be interpreted and governed by the laws in force in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Any controversy, dispute or claim arising out of or related to these Terms of Use or your use of the Services shall be settled by final and binding arbitration to be conducted by a Nigerian Court.

Disclaimer

YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, LawStrive 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 AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.