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All services provided to individuals who call our service or submit web forms or emails to our service are not charged for speaking with any of our concierge agents. Further there is NO obligation on the part of any caller or submitter of information to our website to retain the services of any lawyer or law firm that utilizes our marketing services. #4law and 4law.org are copyrighted services of Hashtagcodes.com, a New Hampshire business.
No information provided by concierge staff of 4law.org is legal advice. There is no lawyer client relationship between individuals who use our service and our company.
4Law starts every new User relationship with a contract. The contract spells out what you can expect from us, and what we expect from you. We do not know each User personally, so it is important to set out the ground rules clearly in advance.
If you agree to this contract, welcome to our system!
If you have any questions about any part of the contract, please contact us about it! We will be glad to explain why these contract provisions are important for our system. We would like to work with you on making changes if you can show us a better approach.
Please remember that until there is an agreement in place, you will not receive full access to our system.
In this agreement, we have referred to the 4Law service as the "Service", to you as the "User" and to this contract as the "Agreement".
II. Relationship Between 4Law And User: Providing Only a Venue
4Law is an Internet forum that facilitates communication between legal professionals and potential users of legal services. 4Law acts as a venue for providers and purchasers of legal services to exchange information with the goal of eventually forming a professional relationship. 4Law does not guarantee that Users will successfully find legal representation through this system. 4Law takes no position and offers no opinion on when or if an attorney-client relationship has been formed.
In order to provide an optimal forum for clients and legal professionals, 4Law does not involve itself in the agreements between members and clients or the actual representation of clients. Therefore, we cannot ensure the completion of the agreement or the integrity of either party. The User, and not 4Law, is solely responsible for assessing the integrity, honesty, and trustworthiness of all persons with whom the User communicates on the Service.
Disclaimer of attorney-client relationship
Any form of use of the Service by a subscribing member or potential client is not intended to and will not create an attorney-client relationship between any person or entity and 4Law. Any electronic communication sent to 4Law will not create an attorney-client relationship between the User and 4Law, such being expressly denied.
4Law does not screen or vouch for any of its Users
Providing a service where potential clients and legal professionals can meet does not imply an endorsement of any subscribing attorney or service provider. 4Law makes no representation concerning an attorney's qualifications (except that the attorney, as of the last time we checked was/is licensed to practice law in at least one state, nor does it sanction statements an attorney may post on the system.
4Law makes no representation concerning the qualifications of non-attorney legal service providers. Your case will not be viewed by non-attorney legal providers without your consent. 4Law does not screen potential cases, or otherwise channel potential clients to selected attorneys.
4Law Does not provide legal advice
4Law is not a law firm. 4Law offers no legal advice, recommendations, mediation, or counseling under any circumstance. 4Law encourages the User not to accept any information received from any source found on this service, unless it is from an attorney the User has retained.
Disclaimer of representations by Users
4Law makes no representation, guarantee, or warranty (express or implied) as to the legal ability, competence, or quality of representation which may be provided by any of the attorneys, law firms or legal service providers which may submit bids and/or are listed through this Web site or any affiliate thereof.
III. User Guidelines
In order to keep this system attractive and useful for all Users, it is important that Users follow the rules of the system. Some of these rules are described in this contract, and the rest in bulletins posted at various points in the system. 4Law reserves the right to deny further access to its service to any User who violates these rules, is the subject of complaints by other 4Law Users, for any other reason, or for no reason at all.
Users may not engage in any of the following activities on our system:
do or say anything to injure or harm others
display material containing nudity or pornographic material of any kind
provide material that is grossly offensive to the online community, including blatant expressions of bigotry, prejudice, racism, hatred, or profanity
promote or provide instructional information about illegal activities, or promoting physical harm or injury against any group or individual
defame any person or group
display material that exploits children under 18 years of age
violate the rights of another, including but not limited to the intellectual property rights of another. This includes using the Service for acts of copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other intellectual property infringement, including but not limited to offering pirated computer programs or links to such programs, information used to circumvent manufacturer-installed copy-protect devices, including serial or registration numbers for software programs, or any type of cracker utilities (this also includes files which are solely intended for game emulation)
violate Internet standards
use the Service for displaying harassing, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, or tortuous material or invading other's privacy
interfere with or disrupting the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service by posting advertisements or links to competing services, transmitting "junk mail", "spam", "chain letters", or unsolicited mass distribution of email
encourage any illegal activity, including anything to do with illegal drugs, gambling, pornography, prostitution, child pornography, robbery, spreading computer viruses, cracking into private computer systems, software infringement, trafficking in credit card codes, or other crimes
compromise the security of the Service 4Law provides. Do not try to gain access to system areas private to 4Law, or to other Users.
As part of our service to all Users, 4Law provides a forum for clients to comment on their experiences with the legal professionals reached by using the Service. Comments posted on the comment board will be available for review by all 4Law Users and members. While we encourage open and unrestricted use of the forum, we do not tolerate offensive conduct. When using the discussion forum to comment on your experiences, please keep the comments accurate, constructive and civil. Bear in mind that use of disparaging and defamatory comments does not serve the purpose of the forum and may result in legal liability to the User. 4Law reserves the right to terminate this agreement and restrict future access to the Service to Users who post comments that are defamatory, hostile, vulgar, or otherwise distasteful.
V. Disclaimer of Information Obtained on the Service
4Law provides legal professionals and potential clients with a forum that functions as an open market. 4Law is not responsible for the content of materials posted on its Web sites. The opinions and views expressed are those of the individual Users of the Service and do not reflect those of 4Law. Data submitted by other Users (both attorneys and lay persons) is not verified or reviewed in any way before it appears on the 4Law Web site. 4Law does not warrant the validity or accuracy of any such information. Please use caution and common sense when using this site.
4Law does not continuously review the standing of any attorney subscriber with any regulatory authority. When considering employing any attorney or law firm, Users should check the attorney's standing with the state bar. When considering employing a non-attorney legal service service provider, Users should check with the agency that certified the provider or the applicable regulatory body.
4Law makes every effort to verify that attorneys who subscribe to the Service are licensed and in good standing in at least one state within the United States at the time of registration. However, 4Law is unable to track, verify, or monitor the standing of each attorney using the Service. Therefore, 4Law makes no representation regarding the status, standing or ability of any attorney or law firm that submits bids, or is listed through this Web site.
Users are urged to make their own independent investigation and evaluation of any firm being considered. The determination of the need for legal services and the choice of legal representation are extremely important decisions and should not be based solely on advertisements, claims of expertise, or on the cost of rendering the requested legal services.
4Law is not responsible for, and in no way endorses, any description or indication of specialization or limitation of practice by an attorney or law firm. Please be aware that no agency or board may have certified such attorney as a specialist or expert in any indicated field of law practice. In addition, an attorney claiming specialization is not necessarily any more expert or competent than other attorneys. It is up to the User to question the attorneys and providers on the factual basis of any statement they make, ask for the names of the certifying agencies, and verify all information.
Users are encouraged to use caution when reviewing any information submitted by attorneys and other parties. Although 4Law strongly encourages attorneys to comply with all regulations governing attorney conduct, it is impossible for 4Law to monitor members' integrity or compliance with applicable rules of conduct.
4Law in no way endorses the content or legality of any responses, statements, or promises made by attorneys or any other parties, on or off this site.
4Law makes every effort to maintain the confidentiality of any information submitted by Users to our System and our database of members. However, because 4Law cannot control the conduct of others, we cannot guarantee that this information will remain confidential. Please use caution in deciding what information to input into the System. Do not make any confessions or admissions. Do not use proper names or addresses. Do not provide any other highly personal, sensitive, or incriminating information. 4Law is not responsible for the release or improper use of such information by other Users or any release due to error or failure in the System.
User agrees that attorneys contacted by User through the System may report to 4Law on whether their services were engaged by the User and the total attorney's fees paid.
The User agrees that 4Law is not responsible for any harm that this service may cause. The User agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold 4Law harmless from and against any and all liability and costs incurred in connection with any loss, liability, claim, demand, damage, and expenses arising from or in connection with the contents or use of the Service. The User agrees that this defense and indemnity shall also apply to any breach by the User of the Agreement or the foregoing representations, warranties and covenants. The User further agrees that this defense and indemnity shall include without limitation attorney fees and costs. The User also agrees that this defense and indemnity shall apply to 4Law, its affiliates, directors, officers and employees. 4Law reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by the User and the User shall not in any event settle any matter without the written consent of 4Law.
VIII. Communications and Other Data
4Law is not responsible for any loss of data resulting from accidental or deliberate deletion, network or system outages, file corruption, or any other reasons.
IX. Other 4Law Rights
4Law also reserves the following rights:
to deny service to offenders of these guidelines or the Agreement
to terminate or deny service to anyone for any reason or no reason.
X. Modifications to Terms of Service
4Law may change the Agreement at any time. The User will be notified of the change and will be responsible for promptly reading and complying with the new terms and conditions. Continued use of the service will indicate acceptance of the new terms and conditions. User should check this page and Terms of Service to identify any such changes should they take place.
XI. Modifications to Service
4Law reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service with or without notice to the User. The User agrees that 4Law shall not be liable to the User or any third party for any modification or discontinuance of the Service. The User acknowledges and agrees that any termination of Service under any provision of this Agreement may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledges and agrees that 4Law may immediately delete data and files in the User's account and bar any further access to such files or the Service.
XII. 4Law's Proprietary Rights
4Law owns certain things on this system, including the 'look and feel' of the system, the name of the system, and the collective work copyright in sequences of public messages on the system. Users cannot reproduce any message thread from the system, either electronically or in print, without 4Law's permission and the permission of all participants in the thread. This is not a complete list — other things on the system are also 4Law property. Contact 4Law before copying anything from the system with plans of reproducing it or distributing it.
The User acknowledges and agrees that content, including but not limited to text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, page layout and design, or other material contained in the Service or information presented through the Service is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, or other proprietary rights and laws. The User acknowledges and agrees that the User is permitted to use this material and information only as expressly authorized by 4Law or its Sponsors, and may not copy, reproduce, transmit, distribute, or create derivative works of such content or information without express authorization. The User acknowledges and agrees that 4Law can display images and text throughout the Service.
XIII. Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability
A great danger for 4Law, and for all operators of online systems, is that we might be held accountable for the wrongful actions of our Users. If one User libels another User, the injured User might blame us, even though the first User was really at fault. If a User uploads a program with a computer virus, and the other Users' computers are damaged, we might be blamed even though a User left the virus on our System. If a User transmits illegal or improper information to another User, we might be blamed even though we did nothing more than unknowingly carry the message from one User to another.
Accordingly, we need all Users to accept responsibility for their own acts, and to accept that an act by another User that damages them must not be blamed on us, but only on the other User.
Although it is 4Law's goal to provide Users with a reliable, quality system, we may make mistakes or experience system failure from time to time. Such problems are inevitable in operating a system of this size. We would not be able to make this system available to Users if we had to accept blame or financial liability for any usability problems, system failures or errors, or mistakes or damages of any kind. In order to continue offering and improving our service, 4Law must deny any warranties on this service and insure that our liability for any problems connected with the use of our system is strictly limited.
These needs are accomplished by the following disclaimers:
Disclaimer of Warranties
The user expressly agrees that use of the service is at the user's sole risk. The service is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. 4Law 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. 4Law makes no warranty that the service will meet user's requirements, that the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free; nor does 4Law make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the service or as to the accuracy or reliability of any information obtained through the service or that defects in the software will be corrected. 4Law makes no warranty regarding any goods or services purchased or information obtained through the service or any transactions entered into through the service.
No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by the user from 4Law shall create any warranty not expressly stated herein.
Limitation of Liability
The user agrees that 4Law shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages resulting from the use or the inability to use the service or for cost of procurement of substitute goods and services or resulting from any goods or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from the service or resulting from unauthorized access to or alteration of user's transmissions or data, including, but not limited to damages for loss of profits, use, data or other intangibles, even if 4Law has been advised of the possibility of such damages. The user further agrees that 4Law shall not be liable for any damages arising from interruption, suspension or termination of service, including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, whether such interruption, suspension or termination was justified or not, negligent or intentional, inadvertent or advertent.
Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement or 4Law services shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in the Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered by any court having jurisdiction thereof. Either the User or 4Law may seek any interim or preliminary relief from a court of competent jurisdiction in the Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, necessary to protect the rights or property of the User or 4Law pending the completion of arbitration. This arbitration clause does not prohibit either 4Law or the User from seeking to have the arbitration dismissed or judicially terminated on the basis the claims in arbitration action fail to provide a legal basis upon which a claim for relief may be granted. Any motion or action to dismiss must be filed in a court of general jurisdiction within the Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.
Users can reach our Service from all fifty states and around the world. Each of these places has a different set of laws. Since 4Law cannot keep track of all these laws and their requirements, the Agreement and the relationship between the User and 4Law shall be governed by the laws of the State of New Hampshire without regard to its conflict of law provisions.
If 4Law fails to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement, that failure shall not be used to prove that 4Law has waived the right or provision. If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and that the other provisions of the Agreement remain in full force and effect. The User agrees that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or the Agreement must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. The section titles in the Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
We appreciate your interest and support and we welcome you to our 4Law's service!
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Hashtag4Law, #4law or (#4529) is a telecommunications service operated by Hashtagcodes.com and 4law.org is offered to mobile phone users on the condition that the users accept, without modification, the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of #4LAW constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions and notices.
AGREEMENT BETWEEN USER AND 4LAW
There is no charge to call #4LAW (or #4529) from a mobile phone, but airtime, message and data rates may apply. Charges for the call will be billed by your wireless carrier to you and will appear as a charge on your wireless bill or will be deducted from your prepaid balance.
By calling #4LAW, you certify that you are the mobile account holder or have the mobile account holder’s permission to do so.
Users must be 18 years or older to use the #4LAW service. This service (i.e. the ability to use #4LAW) is generally available to all mobile phone users subscribing to wireless telecommunication services offered by AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless, but this service (i.e. the ability to use #4LAW) may not be available on all wireless carriers, wireless services, geographic locations, or handset models.
By dialing #4LAW you are contacting an independent law firm that will make its own determination whether to accept your case or to provide legal services to you.
For support, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
4Law.org reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which #4LAW is offered, including but not limited to the charges associated with the use of the service.
NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE
As a condition of your use of #4LAW, you warrant to 4Law.org that you will not use #4LAW for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use #4LAW in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair #4LAW or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of #4LAW. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through #4LAW.
USE OF TEXT MESSAGES
#4LAW may or may not send a text messages, also known as SMS, to users of the #4LAW service. 4Law.org reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in 4Law.org sole discretion.
Always use caution when giving out any personal identifying information about yourself or your children in any communication service. 4Law.org does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any communication service and, therefore, 4Law.org specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the communication services and any actions resulting from your participation in any communication service. We have entered into contracts with independent law firms and such persons are not authorized 4Law.org spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of 4Law.org.
TERMINATION / ACCESS RESTRICTION
4Law.org reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to #4LAW and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. Use of #4LAW is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and 4Law.org as a result of this agreement or use of #4LAW.
4Law.org's performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of 4Law.com’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of #4LAW for information provided to or gathered by 4Law.org. to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined t be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect. Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and 4Law.org with respect to #4LAW and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and 4Law.org with respect to #4LAW. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.
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All contents of #4LAW are copyrighted 2014 by 4Law.org and/or its suppliers and partners. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
#4LAW is a registered trademark of 4Law.org a subsidiary of Hashtagcodes.com.