Legal

Despite Lawwly being a data and content provider aimed at legal audiences, we understand that some of you may still find it easy to skip our Legal section. However, this section plays a very important role in detailing what you can expect from us when you use our services, and what we can expect from you, so we urge you to please take the time to review our policies as they collectively and effectively represent a contract between you and us.

 

The Terms of Service outlines the way our business works, the laws that apply to our company, and certain things that we believe to be true and defines our relationship with you as you interact with our services.

 

The Privacy Policy explains what kinds of information we collect from you, how and why we use it, and how you can review, update, manage, export and delete your information. This policy mentions cookies as well, which in this context is a specific type of tracking information technology and not in any way of the chocolate chip variety. 

 

Our standalone Cookie Policy details the specifics of our cookies. It explains what cookies are, what types of cookies we use, how we use them, why we use them, and how you can set your cookie preferences.

Our Age Requirements policy was created to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. It details requirements you must meet in order to use our Services, what we do if you don't meet those requirements, and the process for responding to any action we take.

The Data Disclaimer explains the nature of the data that we provide, what you can expect from our data, and your responsibilities with regard to using our data.

It is our goal to provide you this information easily without legalese. Before you start, we want you to understand one last thing. Since Lawwly is in its infancy, you can expect a lot of changes to our policies as we continue to grow and develop. We're committed to privacy and transparency, so we will probably continually give you notices on updates, some that are substantial, and some that aren't. Unfortunately, that isn't a distinction we can make, so we'll do our best to lump each material change into large updates so you don't get swamped with notifications. On that note, we want you to take our updates seriously and we urge you to check up on these policies regularly.

 

Okay, with that said, simply click on each of the policies above to begin.

Data Disclaimer

We’ve updated our Data Disclaimer on April 15, 2020. This is our first version. For future updates, we will provide a summary of the key changes. If you don’t agree to our Terms of Service, you can find more information about your options in our Help Center.

By using our website, the user ("You") agree to assume the entire risk associated with using our data. You also agree that Lawwly shall not be held liable for any use or misuse of our data. Since legal data is constantly changing, our information may be out of date. As our childhood experiences playing telephone have taught us, nothing beats information from an original source. Our data may not have the accuracy, resolution, completeness, timeliness, or other characteristics appropriate for your intended use. It is up to You to determine whether Lawwly's data is fit for your intended use.

Lawwly makes no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding the accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability or usefulness of any information on our website. All information is provided on an "as is" basis. Lawwly expressly disclaims any warranty, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, freedom from contamination by computer viruses and non-infringement of proprietary rights. We may update the data without giving you notice. In no event shall Lawwly have any liability whatsoever for payment of any consequential, incidental, indirect, special, or tort damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, any loss of profits arising out of the use or reliance on our data.

Age Requirements

We’ve updated our Age Requirements on April 15, 2020. This is our first version. For future updates, we will provide a summary of the key changes. If you don’t agree to our Terms of Service, you can find more information about your options in our Help Center.

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) took effect on July 1, 2013 to protect children under the age of 13 while accounting for the dynamic nature of the internet, and by extension, our website. By agreeing to our Terms of Service, you are agreeing to this Age Requirement policy.

 

We want to be crystal clear that current and future Lawwly services will never be directed to children under 13, nor will we knowingly collect, use or disclose personal information from children.

COPPA prevents us from collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from children under 13 that we have “actual knowledge” of. We take this a step further by reserving the right, in our Terms of Service, to preemptively disable your Lawwly Account if we have reason to believe you are under 13. Additionally, if you provide personal information of children, Lawwly will have actual knowledge of your violation of applicable law, and we will take any and all measures to the extent permitted in our Terms of Service and by applicable law, including conduct that provides information from users of another website or online service directed to children, to combat such activity. As part of this, we will investigate and ensure immediate deletion of personal information collected online from children.

The following paragraph is the sole source of content that is intended to be directed at persons under the age of 18, and by logical extension includes persons under the age of 13. If you are somehow reading and comprehending this, and under the age of majority within the national contours of the place of your national citizenship, the only exception that Lawwly could potentially recognize is through the timely and efficient delivery of verifiable parental consent from your parents in a stringent process dictated solely by Lawwly which can be modified to become more stringent at any time. While we commend your extremely rare and early interest in the law (as well as your relatively advanced reading comprehension skills), even if you meet the requirements of the exception, your Lawwly Account will be heavily encumbered by a multitude of limitations that will, in all practical senses, render your Lawwly Account and by extension access to our services completely useless. You’ve probably heard this a lot, but this is for your own good. We only do this so as to: one, protect you from unintended and possibly permanent psychological damage to you stemming from receiving content from other users; two, to prohibit our collection of you or any other child’s personal information; and three, to comply with the policy objectives of COPPA and of our government. In any event, before such limitations are fully implemented, tested, and are ensured to be in compliant with COPPA, including providing functionality for your parents to limit such an account, this exception will be impossible to meet and we will flat out reject your ability to make an account or use our services. Honestly, you’ll probably grow to be an adult by the time we release such a feature, and we make no representations as to the inevitability or expected release of such a feature. If you made it this far, we’re very proud of your intellectual prowess. NOW GO AWAY!

Cookie Policy

We’ve updated our Cookie Policy on April 15, 2020. This is our first version. For future updates, we will provide a summary of the key changes. If you don’t agree to our Terms of Service, you can find more information about your options in our Help Center.

This Cookie Policy explains how Lawwly (“Lawwly”, “we”, “us”, and “our”) uses cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you visit our websites at https://lawwly.com, (“Websites”). It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them. In some cases, we may use cookies to collect personal information, or information that becomes personal information if we combine it with other information.

 

What are cookies, pixels, and local storage? 

 

Cookies are small data files placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information. Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, Lawwly) are called “first party cookies.” Cookies set by parties other than the owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.

 

A pixel is a small amount of code on a web page or in an email notification. As many services do, we use pixels to learn whether you’ve interacted with certain web or email content. This helps us measure and improve our services and personalize your experience.

 

Local storage is an industry-standard technology that allows a website or application to store information locally on your computer or mobile device. We use local storage to customize what we show you based on your past interactions with our services.

 

Why do we use cookies?

 

We use first and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Websites to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our websites. Third parties serve cookies through our Websites for advertising, analytics, and other purposes. Please note that specific cookies served may vary depending on what specific feature or features that you use. We will describe the types of first and third party cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform below:

 

Authentication and Security. We use cookies to log you into Lawwly and Networkly, to protect protect your security, to let you to view limited distribution content, and to help us detect and fight spam, abuse, and other activities that violate our Terms of Service.

 

Preferences. We use cookies to remember information about your browser and your preferences. For example, a Chinese internet user may set the user’s preferred language in Chinese. Our cookies would read that user’s preferred language and can automatically translate our pages to Chinese without needing to ask the user each time you visit our website. We can also customize content based on your country, such as showing you what topics are trending near you, or to withhold certain content based on applicable local laws.

 

Analytics and Research. We use cookies to help us improve and understand how people use our services. For example, our About Us page has a metric that keeps track of our website views. We can use that information to gauge how well our users react to, say, a new feature that we just unveiled. We may also use Google Analytics as well as other third party analytics providers to assist us with this. To opt out of Google Analytics, you can install Google’s opt-out browser add-on, located at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

 

Personalized Content. We use cookies to customize our services with more relevant content, such as tailored trends, blog insight posts, ads and suggestions of people you may want to connect with on Networkly. For example, our cookies may store what blog posts you like the most, what you’ve already seen, and what you might enjoy reading in the future based on your activity on our website.

 

Advertising. We use cookies to help us deliver ads, measure their performance, and make them more relevant to you based on criteria such as your activity on Lawwly and visits to our ad partners’ websites. We also work with third-party advertising partners, including Google, to market our services and serve ads on behalf of our advertisers, such as targeted ads. We use third-party cookies to optimize our ads through Google. Third party vendors like Google use cookies on our website to serve ads based on your prior visits to Lawwly or other websites. Google's use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners (like Lawwly) to serve ads to you based on your visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet. You may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Google’s Ads Settings at https://adssettings.google.com. Alternatively, you can also opt-out of any third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.

 

Account Security.  We use cookies to personalize your experience across your devices and to secure your account. For example, when you log into Lawwly on your phone, we associate your phone with your Lawwly Account. That way, if you forget your password, for example, we can provide an extra layer of security to requests for passwords in addition to sending your phone an SMS recovery code by using our cookies to ensure that the phone requesting the code is actually yours.

 

Improving our Services. We use cookies to improve the effectiveness of our services. For example, we may use keyword search information in SimpleSearch in order to improve the search function to get better results.

When do we use this technology?

 

Lawwly uses these technologies on our websites, applications, services and on other websites, applications and services that have integrated our services, including third-party properties that incorporate the advertising technology we use with our services. This also applies to third parties using these technologies as well, for example, when you click on links from our websites, view or interact with third-party content from within our services, or visit third-party websites that incorporate the advertising technology we use with our services.

 

How can I control cookies?

 

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie rights by setting your preferences in the cookies manager, located in your Lawwly Account settings. The cookie settings allow you to select which categories of cookies you accept or reject. Essential cookies cannot be rejected as they are strictly necessary in order for our services to function.

 

The Lawwly Cookie Consent Manager can be found in the notification banner on our homepage and in your Account Settings. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website though your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted. You may also set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser varies from browser to browser, you should visit your browser’s help menu for more information. Be sure to be logged into your Lawwly Account if you want your changes to stick. Changing your Lawwly settings in your web browser when you are logged out will only affect behavior on that browser while you are not logged into Lawwly. In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit optout.aboutads.info.

 

About this Cookies Policy

 

We may update, modify, or add to our cookie usage for our services from time to time, subject to our Terms and Conditions. We will try to do our best to notify you of any material changes. For more information, please see the Terms and Conditions on this page.

Privacy Policy

We’ve updated our Privacy Policy on April 15, 2020. This is our first version. For future updates, we will provide a summary of the key changes. If you don’t agree to our Terms of Service, you can find more information about your options in our Help Center.

Thank you for choosing to be a part of our community at Lawwly.com. Lawwly builds a range of services to help pre-law students, law students, lawyers and anyone interact with others and the law. There are many different ways that you can use our services. For example, you can search for legal information or communicate with your connections on Networkly. When you use our services, you share information with us. This can be anything from a search term you put into our SimpleSearch engine to your profile information on Networkly. As you use our services, we want to be clear to you on how we will use your information as well as the ways we protect your privacy.

 

This policy will cover the following topics:

“Introduction” establishes who we are, who you are, establishes definitions for important terms we will use throughout these terms, and preliminary age requirements that you must meet in order to use our services.

 

“What information do we collect?” establishes what type of information we collect from you and how long we keep your information for.

 

“How and why do we use your information?” establishes how and why we use your information, including how we share your information with others. We will also briefly mention a “cookie” in this policy, which is a type of tracking technology. Information about our use of cookies is in our Cookies Policy, which supplements this policy. It's important that you read both policies (along with all of our policies, for that matter).

 

“How you can manage your information” establishes your privacy rights and details what you can do to modify or delete information that you provide to us.

 

“About this Policy” establishes additional details about this policy, which includes how we may update this policy.

 

We take your privacy very seriously. Understanding this policy is extremely important because it applies to all information we collect through our services. As a result, we’ve tried to make it as easy to understand as possible and we urge you to take the time to read it. Okay! Let's get started:

Introduction

For the rest of this Privacy Policy, we will use these case-insensitive words to describe important things:

 

We will call this Privacy Policy the “Policy”.

 

We will call you "You", "Yours", "You're" and "You are". We will call other users "Others", "Their", and "Theirs".

 

We will call ourselves "Lawwly", "we", "us", "our" and "ourselves". Lawwly is a sole proprietorship with its principal place of business in Boston, MA and operating under the laws of the USA. We are located at Ngo Business Group DBA Lawwly, 3358 Sharon Ave. SW, Wyoming, MI 49519 USA. 

 

We will call our services "Service" or "Services". Lawwly provides our Services to You. All of our presently available Services, as well as any future Services, will be subject to these terms. Currently, our Services include:

 

Use of our website at Lawwly.com, including mobile applications, mobile versions of our website, and the desktop version of our website. This encompasses any webpage for any device with the root domain of "Lawwly.com". For example, this means Lawwly.com/blog, our blog section, is included.

 

We will call certain age-based requirements "Age Requirements". We do so in order to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. The Age Requirements requires You to be at least 18 years old to use our Services. If you do not meet the Age Requirements or you appear to us that you do not meet the Age Requirements, we may disable your account. Additional Age Requirements are described in our "Age Requirements" section.

What information do we collect?

 

When you use our services, we will collect the following types of information:

Basic Information. Lawwly collects information to provide better services for all of our users, both ones with or without an account. This includes figuring out basic information such as which language preference you have, to more complex things such as figuring out which ads you’ll find most useful, the people who matter most to you on Networkly, or what type of blog articles you might like. The information Lawwly collects, and how that information is used, depends on how you use our services and how you manage your privacy controls.

 

Device Identifier Information. When you’re not signed in to a Lawwly account, we store information we collect with unique identifiers tied to your browser, application, or device. This information is basically a random string of random letters and numbers, and we only use it to identify you and maintain settings such as your language preference across browsing sessions. When you are signed in, we also collect information that we store with your Lawwly Account, which is treated as personal information.

 

Personal Information. When you create a Lawwly Account, you provide us with personal information that includes your name and a password. You can also add a phone number, payment information, or other geographical information to your Lawwly Account. Even when you aren’t signed into a Lawwly Account, you might choose to give us other personal information, such as your email, to receive updates about our services. Lawwly also collects the content that you create, upload, or receive from others when using our services. This includes things like messages you write and receive, photos and videos you save, documents that you create, and comments you make on our website.

 

Your Activity. Lawwly collects information about your activity in our services, which we use to improve and personalize your experience, such as recommending an employer who might be a good fit for you. The activity information we collect may include search terms you use in SimpleSearch, articles that you read, views and interactions with our content and ads, purchase activity, people with whom you communicate or share content with on our website.

 

Location Information. While we aren’t capable of this yet, we intend to collect information about your location when you use our services, which helps us, for example, recommending the best mentors located near to you. Since we don’t have this capability yet, we can’t really say what this entails, but once we get this capability set up, we’ll make sure to let you know and give you a chance to opt out of it.

 

Public Information. In some circumstances, Lawwly may collect information about you from publicly accessible sources. For example, if you made an appearance as counsel in a famous case, and it gets published in a Supreme Court case (hypothetical congratulations, by the way), we may collect information about that. We may also collect information about you from third-parties. For example, licensed attorneys need to register information with the American Bar Association, and we may collect that information from the ABA if it is publicly accessible.

To keep your information secure, we will use encryption to keep your data private. We hope to offer a range of additional security features in the future, like occasional security checkups and 2-step verification to protect your account. We will restrict access to your personal information to Lawwly employees, contractors, and agents who absolutely need that information in order to process it, and we'll subject them to strict contractual confidentiality obligations. We will continually improve and upgrade how we encrypt and store our code both in the front and backend in order to prevent unauthorized access to our systems. As we continue to grow, we'll make sure to improve our security accordingly.

We will retain your information for different periods of time, depending on what type of information it is, how we use it, and how you configure your settings. Some data will be deletable whenever you like, such as content you create or upload. Other data is deleted or anonymized automatically after a set period of time, which can include third-party advertising data that Google takes. We will keep some data until you delete your Lawwly Account. Some data we will retain for longer periods of time when it is necessary for legitimate business or legal purposes, such as security, fraud and abuse prevention, or compliance purposes.

How and why we use your information

We use various technologies to collect and store your information, including cookies, pixel tags, local storage, databases, and server logs. You can find more information on our use of cookies, including how to opt out of cookie use, in our Cookies Policy, located on this page.

 

We’ll use your information to:

 

Deliver Services. We use this information to deliver our services, like processing search terms in order to return results for you. We also use this information to maintain and improve our services and to ensure they are working as intended, such as tracking abuse reports or other issues that you let us know about. Another example is understanding frequently misspelled search terms to help us improve the results we provide to you on our website.

 

Deliver Third Party Advertising. We currently allow a certain third party vendor, Google, to use cookies to serve targeted ads based on your prior visits to Lawwly or other websites. Google has provided a helpful page where you can find out more at How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps. You can opt out of personalized advertising by visiting your Ads Settings in your Account Settings page. Alternatively, you can visit Google’s Ads Settings at https://adssettings.google.com. Alternatively, you can opt out of some third-party vendors’ uses of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.

 

Receive Third Party Analytics. We also may use third party vendors to track and provide us with analytics, such as page views. Specifically, we use Google Analytics to keep track of our metrics, and you can opt out of Google Analytics, by installing Google’s opt-out browser add-on, located at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

 

Communicate with You. We use information that we collect, such as your email address, to interact with you directly. For example, we might send you a notification of upcoming changes or improvements to our services or these policies. If you contact Lawwly, we’ll keep a record of your request to help you solve issues that you might be facing.

 

Protect Lawwly, Our Users, and the Public.  We use information to help improve the safety and reliability of our services. This will include detecting, preventing, and responding to fraud, abuse, security risks, and technical issues that could harm Lawwly, our users, or the public.

 

Develop New Services (hopefully!). We also use this information to develop new services. While we haven’t really started doing this yet, you can be sure that we’ll update this policy and give you a notice before we do. While we don’t know what technologies we intend to use, we do intend to use different technologies to process your information automatically and provide you with various additional features and we intend to combine that information among our various services. In any event, we’ll ask for your consent before using your information for a purpose that isn’t covered in this Privacy Policy. Please bear with us, as we are just getting started.

Currently, Lawwly does not share your personal information with companies, organizations, or individuals outside of Lawwly, with the notable exception of Google Analytics and Google Adsense. In any event, we will only share information when:

We have your consent. We'll share personal information outside of Lawwly when we have your consent. We can't really think of any examples right now where we'd want to do this, even with your consent, as we don't really intend on doing this anyway, but we'll be sure to let you know and to get your consent before we do.

We need to, for legal reasons. We will share personal information outside of Lawwly if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation, or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or enforceable governmental request, to enforce our Terms of Service, to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues, and to prevent harm to the rights, property or safety of Lawwly, our users, or the public as required or permitted by law.

If Lawwly is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, we’ll continue to ensure the confidentiality of your personal information and give affected users notice before personal information is transferred or becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

If the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) applies to your information, we provide these disclosures and the methods of managing your information described in this policy so you can exercise your rights to receive information about our data practices, as well as to request access to and delete your information. These tools allow you to review, update and delete your information, as well as export and download a copy of it. Currently, you must contact us so that we can manually do so, but we're looking to unveil additional features in the future.

Lawwly does not sell your personal information. We only share your information as described in this policy, process your information for purposes described in this policy, which include "business purposes" under the CCPA, which include: protecting against security threats, abuse, and illegal activity; auditing and measurement; maintaining our services, research and development, use of service providers, advertising, and to satisfy applicable laws or regulations such as mandatory disclosures by a government authority or law enforcement. If you have additional questions or requests related to your rights under the CCPA, do not hesitate to contact us through our Contact form.

How you can manage your information

Privacy Controls. You may use our services in a variety of ways to manage your privacy. For example, you may sign up for a Lawwly Account and manage your profile information like your profile picture. You can also use our services when you’re signed out or without creating an account at all, such as searching our database on SimpleSearch. Across these services, you can adjust your privacy settings to control what we collect and how your information is used. We'll detail the specifics and update this Privacy Policy as we unveil our features.

Exporting, Removing & Deleting Your Information. You can provide us with a request to export your content in your Lawwly Account if you want to back it up or use it with a service outside of Lawwly through our Contact form. In the future, we plan on making this easier for you to do, preferably automatically. When we delete your data, we will follow a deletion process to make sure your data is safely and completely removed or retained only in anonymized form. We try to ensure that our services protect information from accidental or malicious deletion. Because of this, there may be delays between when you delete something and when copies are deleted from our active and backup systems. In the future, we'll roll out a data retention information article in our Help Center to give you more information on how long this takes and how we delete your data.

Other Methods. There are other ways to control the information Lawwly collects (or anyone, for that matter), whether or not you are signed into your Lawwly Account. For example, you can control your browser settings to control cookie use, and your device may have controls to determine what information we can collect.

About this policy

This Privacy Policy applies to all of the services offered by Lawwly and services offered on third-party sites, such as advertising services. This Privacy Policy doesn’t apply to services that have separate privacy policies that do not incorporate this Privacy Policy, including the information practices of other companies and organizations that may advertise our services, or services offered by other companies or individuals.

 

As you’ve read, we’re pretty early in our stages of growth. We’ll inevitably need to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will never reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent, and we’ll always indicate the date the last changes were published as well as offer you access to older versions for your review. If the changes are significant, we’ll give you a more prominent notice such as emailing you.

Terms of Service

 

We’ve updated our Terms of Service on April 15, 2020. This is our first version. For future updates, we will provide a summary of the key changes. If you don’t agree to our Terms of Service, you can find more information about your options in our Help Center.

 Our Terms of Service reflect how our business works, the laws that apply to our company, and certain things that we believe to be true. These terms include the following topics: 

“Introduction” establishes who we are, who you are, establishes definitions for important terms we will use throughout these terms, and preliminary age requirements that you must meet in order to use our services.

“What you can expect from us” describes how we provide and develop our services.

“What we expect from you” establishes rules for everyone using our services.

“Our content” describes the intellectual property rights to the content you find in our services and whether that content belongs to you, us, or others.

“If Problems or disagreements arise” establishes the legal rights you have, and what to expect in case you or someone else using our services violates these terms.

 

Understanding these terms is extremely important because, by using our services, you are agreeing to these terms. As a result, we’ve tried to make it as easy to understand as possible. Okay! Let's get started:

 Introduction

 

For the rest of this Terms of Service, we will use these case-insensitive words to describe important things:

 

We will call this Terms of Service the "Terms".

We will call you "You", "Yours", "You're" and "You are". We will call other users "Others", "Their", and "Theirs".

 

We will call ourselves "Lawwly", "we", "us", "our" and "ourselves". Lawwly is a sole proprietorship with its principal place of business in Boston, MA and operating under the laws of the USA. We are located at Ngo Business Group DBA Lawwly, 3358 Sharon Ave. SW, Wyoming, MI 49519 USA. 

We will call our services "Service" or "Services". Lawwly provides our Services to You. All of our presently available Services, as well as any future Services, will be subject to these terms. Currently, our Services include:

Use of our website at Lawwly.com, including mobile applications, mobile versions of our website, and the desktop version of our website. This encompasses any webpage for any device with the root domain of "Lawwly.com". For example, this means Lawwly.com/blog, our blog section, is included.

We will call certain age-based requirements "Age Requirements". We do so in order to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. The Age Requirements requires You to be at least 18 years old to use our Services. If you do not meet the Age Requirements or you appear to us that you do not meet the Age Requirements, we may disable your account. Additional Age Requirements are described in our "Age Requirements" section and supplement this Terms of Service through incorporation by reference.

 What you can expect from us

You can expect Lawwly to provide a broad range of useful services to you, subject to these terms.

You can expect Lawwly to improve our services. We may sometimes add or remove features and functionalities of our services, increase or decrease limits to our services, and start offering new services or stop offering old ones. If we make a material change that will negatively impact the use of our services, or if we stop offering a service, we will provide you with reasonable advance notice and an opportunity for you to export your content, except in urgent situations such as preventing abuse, responding to legal requirements, or addressing security and operability issues.

 What we expect from you

The permission we provide to you to use our services continues as long as you meet your expectations as set forth below. We expect you to:

 

Follow these rules. You are expected to follow these rules, along with any additional terms, which could, for example, include things like additional Age Requirements, as well as our other policies that we have created or will create, such as our Privacy Policy, Help Center, and other pages accessible from our "Legal" section. Although we give you permission to use our services, we retain any and all intellectual property rights we have in the services to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Respect others. Our services may involve you interacting with others. Since we want to maintain a respectful, courteous environment for everyone involved, you will: comply with applicable laws, including export control, sanctions, and human trafficking laws; respect the rights of others, including privacy and intellectual property rights; not abuse or harm others or yourself (or threaten or encourage such abuse or harm); and not abuse, harm, interfere with, or disrupt the services. If you find that others are not following these rules, you may report abuse using the "Contact Us" section of our "About" page. If we act on it, we will provide a fair process of resolving the issue.

Give us permission to use Your Content. Some of our services are designed to let you upload, submit, store, send, receive or share your content. You have no obligation to provide any content to our services and you are free to choose the content that you want to provide. If you choose to upload or share content, please make sure the content is lawful and that you have the necessary rights to use it. We need your permission if your intellectual property rights restrict our use of your content. You provide Lawwly the following permissions in this License:

 

License. Your content remains yours, which means you retain any intellectual property rights that you have in your content. You may also have the right to share others' content if they've given you their permission. This License only covers your content only if that content is protected by intellectual property rights. This means this License does not affect your privacy rights for publicly-available factual information that you provide since it's considered common knowledge that everyone is free to use. This License does not include feedback that you offer, such as suggestions to improve our services as well as any information you provide when you report abuse.

 

This License is a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license, meaning you give us permission to use your content anywhere in the world, without charging us any fees, and that you are free to license your content to others. This License allows us to: host, reproduce, distribute, communicate, and use our content, which could include, for example, saving your content on our systems and making it accessible from anywhere you go; publish, publicly perform, or publicly display your content, if you've made it visible to others; modify and create derivative works based on your content, such as reformatting or translating it; sublicense these rights to other users to allow the services to work as designed, such as enabling you to share your status updates with people you choose; and to sublicense current and potential contractors who have signed agreements with us that are consistent with these terms, only for the limited purposes described in the Purposes section below.

 

Purpose. This License is for the limited purposes of: operating and improving our services, which means allowing the services to work as designed and creating new features and functionalities; using content you've shared publicly to promote our services, such as, for example, if you write a review about us, we may use it to promote ourselves; and for developing new technologies and services for Lawwly consistent with these terms.

 

Duration. This License lasts for as long as your content is protected by intellectual property rights. If you remove any content from our services that are covered by this License, our systems will stop making that content publicly available in a reasonable amount of time, subject to two exceptions: one, if you already shared your content with others before removing it; and two, if you make your content available through another companies' services.

 Our Content

 

Your Lawwly Account. You can create a Lawwly Account only if you meet the previously mentioned Age Requirements. Some of our services require you to have a Lawwly Account. You are responsible for what you do with your Lawwly Account, including taking reasonable steps to keep your Lawwly Account secure.

 

Using Our Services on Behalf of an Organization.  You may use our services on behalf of an organization, such as a business, non-profit, or school as long as you are an authorized representative of that organization, and You agree to these terms. Your organization's administrator may assign a Lawwly Account to you, and this may require you to follow additional rules. The administrator may also access or disable your Lawwly Account.

 

Service-related Communications. To provide you with our services, we sometimes send you service announcements and other information. Please see our Privacy Policy to learn more about how we communicate with you. If you choose to give us feedback, such as suggestions to improve our Services, we may act on your feedback without obligation to you. This paragraph also applies to communications as a result of You using our Report Abuse to report abuse.

Your Content in Lawwly Services. Some of our services give you the opportunity to make your content publicly available, such as, if you post your thoughts about a case that you enjoyed reading on our website. Our use of your content is subject to the License that was previously mentioned in these terms. If you remove any of such content, it will be subject to the same terms mentioned in the License.

 

Your Intellectual Property Rights. If you think someone is infringing on your intellectual property rights, you can send us notice through our Contact form. Be sure to include details of the infringement. We will then appropriate action, with or without prior notice to you.

 

Lawwly Content. Some of our services include content that belongs to Lawwly. You may use Lawwly’s content as allowed by these terms and any additional terms, however we retain any and all intellectual property rights that we have in our content. Please don’t remove, obscure, or alter any of our branding, logo, or legal notices. If you want to use our branding or logos, please contact us through our Contact form.

 

Other Content. Finally, some of our services give you access to content that belongs to other people or organizations. For example, a law firm may link their homepage on a listing we provide. You may not use this content without that person or organization’s permission, or as otherwise allowed by law. The views expressed in other people or organizations’ content are theirs’, and don’t necessarily reflect Lawwly’s views.

Software in Lawwly Services. Some of our services include downloadable software. We give you permission to use that software as part of the services in our Lawwly License. Further, you may not copy, modify, distribute, sell, or lease any part of our services or software, and you may not reverse engineer or attempt to extract any of our source code unless you have our written permission or applicable law lets you do so.

 

Our Lawwly License. The Lawwly License that we provide to you is worldwide (which means it’s valid anywhere in the world), non-exclusive (which means that we can license the software to others), royalty-free (which means there are no fees for this license), personal (which means it doesn’t extend to anyone else), and non-assignable (which means you are not allowed to assign the license to anyone else). Some of our services may include software offered under common open source license terms that we make available to you. Be sure to read those licenses as some of those terms may override parts of these terms. We can also terminate this license at any time, without warning or notice, for any reason, so please do not abuse these terms.

 If Problems or Disagreements Arise

Consumer Rights. By law, you (1) have the right to a certain quality of service and (2) have ways to fix problems if things go wrong. This only applies to services that you actually pay for, however, so it doesn’t apply to, for example, accessing our database under SimpleSearch. As a paying customer, you will continue to enjoy all legal rights granted to consumers under applicable law, and these terms do not limit or take away any of those rights.

 

Warranties. For our premium services (services that we charge you to use), we promise to use reasonable skill and care in providing those services. Subject to the disclaimers below, if we don’t meet the level of quality described in this warranty, you agree to talk to us first through our Contact form, and we agree to work with you to try and resolve the issue as best we can.

 

Disclaimers. The only commitment we make about our services, the content in the services, the function of our services, and the reliability, availability, or ability of them to meet your needs are fully described in the Warranty section. Other than that, we do not make any other commitments about our services. Unless required by law, we don’t provide implied warranties, such as the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.

 

Liabilities. These terms only limit our responsibilities as allowed by applicable law. Additionally, these terms do not limit our liability for death or personal injury, fraud, fraudulent misrepresentation, gross negligence, or willful misconduct. Other than the rights and responsibilities described in this section that arise from problems or disagreements, Lawwly is not responsible for any other losses, unless they were directly caused by our breach of these terms as well as any of our other policies. If we are liable, then our total liability relating to these terms is limited to the greater of (1) Five Hundred (500) United States Dollars or (2) 125% of the fees that you paid to use the relevant services in the 12 months before the breach.

 

Indemnification. To the extent allowed by applicable law, you’ll indemnify Lawwly and its directors, officers, employees and contractors for any third-party legal proceedings arising out of or relating to your unlawful use of the services or violation of any of our other policies. This includes indemnifying us for any liability or expense that comes from claims, losses, damages, judgments, fines, litigation costs and legal fees. Lawwly is not responsible for loss of profits, revenues, business opportunities, goodwill, anticipated savings, indirect losses, consequential losses, or punitive damages.

What we will do in the case of problems.  Before taking any of the actions below, we will provide you with advance notice when reasonably possible, describe the reason for our action, and give you an opportunity to fix the problem, unless we reasonably believe that doing so would: violate the law or a legal enforcement authority’s order; compromise an investigation; cause harm or liability to a user, third party, or Lawwly; compromise the operation, integrity, or security of our services, or for any other reason that relates to our safety and security.

 

Removing your content.  If we reasonably believe that any part of your content (1) breaches these terms or our other policies, violates applicable law, or (3) could harm our users, third parties, or Lawwly, then we reserve the right to take down some or all of that content in accordance with applicable law.

 

Suspending or terminating your access to Lawwly services. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your access to our services at any time, subject to applicable law. Reasons may include: repeated material breaches of these terms or other policies; complying with a court order or law; because we reasonably believe your conduct causes or will cause harm or liability to a user, third party, or Lawwly, or if you or we believe your Lawwly Account was hacked. You may appeal a suspension or termination through our Contact form. You are always free to stop using our services at any time.

Governing Law.  The laws under the commonwealth of Massachusetts will govern all disputes arising out of or relating to these terms, our services, our other policies and content owned by you or us, regardless of the conflict of laws rules. Disputes between us must be resolved exclusively in the federal or state courts of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, and you and Lawwly consent to personal jurisdiction in those courts. To the extent that applicable local law prevents certain disputes from being resolved in a Massachusetts court, then you can file disputes in your local courts. If applicable local law prevents your local court from applying Massachusetts law to resolve those disputes, then the dispute will be governed by the applicable local laws of your country, state, or other place of residence.

 

About these terms. By law, you have certain rights that cannot be limited by a contract like these terms of service. These terms are in no way intended to restrict such rights. These terms describe the relationship between you and Lawwly, and do not create any legal rights for other persons or organizations, even if others benefit from our relationship under these terms. Despite mentioning our services in our examples, some or all of our services may not be available in your country. For any service that has any additional terms that conflict with these terms, the additional terms will govern for that service. If it turns out that any particular sentence or term in these terms are not valid or enforceable, then it won’t affect any other terms. In the event that we don’t take action right away for a breach of these terms, we do not give up any rights that we may have, such as taking action in the future. Finally, we reserve the right to update these terms and add or modify any additional terms for any reason reasonably related to our services or how we do business, for legal, regulatory, or security purposes, or to prevent abuse or harm. If we do materially change these terms or any of our additional terms, we will provide you with reasonable advance notice and the opportunity to review the changes except when we launch a new service or feature or in urgent situations. If you don’t agree to the new terms, or these terms, you should remove your content and stop using the services. You can also end your relationship with us at any time by closing your Lawwly Account.