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Last Updated March 2, 2010


ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

World Media Group, LLC dba Lawyer.com ("Company") provides websites for use by consumers and businesses including this website at www.lawyer.com (referred to hereafter as "the Website") subject to the following Terms of Use. By using the Website in any way, you are agreeing to comply with the Terms of Use. Should you object to any term or condition of the Terms of Use or any guideline of the Website, your only recourse is to immediately discontinue use of the Website.

CHANGES TO THE TERMS OF USE

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, or alter the Terms of Use at any time. Such changes shall become effective immediately upon the posting thereof. The most current version of the Terms of Use will be linked from the footer of the Website. You must review the Terms of Use on a regular basis to keep yourself apprised of any changes.

CONDUCT

You agree not to post any text, files, images, video, audio, or other materials ("Content") or use the Website in any way that:

  1. infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights of any party;
  2. violates any state, federal, or other law;
  3. threatens, harasses, or is libelous;
  4. is harmful to minors;
  5. contains self-benefiting advertising or marketing in public areas of the Website that have not been paid for and are not designated for the addition of promotional content;
  6. produces Software viruses or code harmful to other computers;
  7. disrupts the normal dialogue of users of the Website;
  8. employs misleading or false information;
  9. uses forged headers or other items to manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of Content.

You agree not to decompile or reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to discover any source code contained in the Website.

Unless you receive explicit permission, you agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, or exploit for any commercial purposes, any aspect of the Website. Any business that registers with a listing or purchases advertising or any other service ("Customer") has the right and permission to manage their listing or purchased advertising or other service to their commercial benefit so long as the codes of conduct above are not violated.

PRIVACY

Please review our Privacy Policy for details on the Company's collection, disclosure, and use of personally identifiable information and privacy matters. Use of the Website is based on your agreement to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

CONTENT

You understand that all Content posted on, transmitted through, or linked from the Website, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. You understand that Company does not control, and is not responsible for Content made available through the Website, and that by using the Website, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent, inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise objectionable.

If you believe that Content on the Website violates your copyright(s), you may file a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) notification by submitting your claim via email to compliance@world.com, via fax to 1-908-275-9105 or via mail to 90 Washington Valley Road # 1128, Bedminster, NJ 07921 with supporting documentation to establish your rights. In order for us to process your claim, you must fully comply with the laws established by the DMCA, which, in summary, include (a) notification to the correct party; (b) delivery of your notification via fax, email, or registered mail; (c) clear identification of the date and your jurisdiction, including your contact information; (d) clear identification of yourself and your website; (e) clear identification of the copyright violator; (f) clearly outline the copyright violations using searches, screenshots, and so forth; (g) demand removal of the offending material; and (h) attest, under penalty of perjury, that you are the owner of the copyright and include your copyright registration information, if registered.

By adding Content to the Website, you grant, and you represent and warrant, that you have the right to grant to Company an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, and distribute said Content.

By adding a new listing to the Lawyer.com directory and advertising on the Website you certify that the information that your provide is accurate and truthful and that you are in good standing with your local licensing authority/applicable state bar and that you that you are licensed to practice as an attorney in your state. To the extent, while you have an active profile on Lawyer.com, there is a change in your status with any bar association or you become the subject of any disciplinary action by any bar association it is your responsibility to update your listing to reflect the new status and you must immediately notify Lawyer.com of such change.

Company does not endorse nor certify content that is posted on the Website. All information anywhere on the Website including, but not limited to, information provided by Company, Company partners, Lawyer.com members, and general Website users, whether provided by a lawyer or non-lawyer, is not posted confidentially and shall not create attorney/client privilege and is intended as general information to start legal research and shall not be used in place of a one-on-one dialogue with an attorney licensed in your area and familiar with your particular legal issue.

Content on the site of a legal nature may or may not be accurate for a particular state or jurisdiction and may largely depend on specific circumstances surrounding individual cases, which may or may not be consistent with your circumstances. The legal information on this Website is not legal advice and is not guaranteed to be correct for your jurisdiction or circumstances, complete, or up-to-date. Laws change rapidly and Company cannot guarantee that all the information on the Website is current.

Laws are different from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Laws are subject to interpretation by different courts and the precedent of previous case law which may or may not be applicable to your situation. The application of law to any set of facts is a highly specialized skill, practiced by lawyers.

Recommended use of the Website is to find one or more lawyers that (who) can meet your legal representation requirements, to interview such lawyer(s) to determine the best fit, and then to check with your state bar association or other licensing authority to confirm the status of that lawyer's license to practice before retaining such lawyer. Company does not endorse or certify lawyers who are listed in the Lawyer.com directory or advertise on the Website.

This Website and some of the Content on this Website contain links to other resources on the Internet. Such links are provided as aids to assist you in identifying and locating other Internet resources that may be of interest to you, and are not intended to state or imply that Company sponsors, endorses, are affiliated or associated with, or are legally authorized to use any trade name, registered trademark, logo, legal or official seal, or copyrighted symbol that may be reflected in said links.

Information at our Website may be outdated due to the date and the method of the collection or may be incorrect. If you find information on the Website that you believe to be in error, please contact us with the specifics and we will investigate the matter and where we are allowed by our data source we will update the information. If information belongs to you and we can not update it then you have the right at any time to request that it be removed from the Website. Company also reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove from the Website any information that the Company deems to be false, misleading, or inappropriate, or for any other reason.

Information provided by Acxiom Corporation is proprietary to Acxiom Corporation and is protected under U.S. copyright law and international treaty provisions. This information is licensed for your personal or professional use and may not be resold or provided to others. You may not distribute, sell, rent, sublicense, or lease such information, in whole or in part to any third party; and you will not make such Acxiom information available in whole or in part to any other user in any networked or time-sharing environment, or transfer the information in whole or in part to any computer other than the PC used to access this information. If your information is listed and you wish to be removed from the directory please submit this request in writing via the Contact Us area.

DATA RETRIEVAL

Company allows the crawlers of Google, Yahoo, Bing, and Ask to retrieve the Website pages automatically. The use of other automated tools, that can impact the performance of the site, to download data from the Website is expressly prohibited.

CONSENT TO RECEIVE E-MAILS

By using the Website, you consent to receive emails from Company. Any emails sent that are not Lawyer.com account and service related emails will allow you to opt out of the receipt of such emails; provided however, you may not opt out of receiving Lawyer.com account and service related emails that relate to the provision and management of your listing and service at Lawyer.com. To be removed from Lawyer.com account and service related emails you may delete your account at Website and discontinue use of the Lawyer.com services. To delete your account please submit this request in writing via the Contact Us area.

LIMITATIONS AND TERMINATION

Company may create limitations of your use of the Website including, but not limited to, the number of times you may access the Website and the amount of information that you may post to the Website. Limitations can include full termination of your access to the Website and you agree that Company has the right at any time, in its sole discretion, with or without notice, to modify or discontinue the Website (or any part thereof), to delete or deactivate your account and immediately remove and discard any Content within the Website. Company's right to terminate shall also apply to the termination of services that are paid for by Customer and sole compensation for termination of such paid services, if the termination is initiated by the Company, shall be a pro-rated refund based on the remaining time left on such service(s); provided however, no refund shall be due if termination was the result of a violation by you of the Terms of Service. You shall have the right to terminate any paid service prior to any renewal date in which case your service will not renew at the renewal date and no renewal costs will be charged; however, you will not receive a pro-rated refund for the time remaining until the end of the current period unless you terminate pursuant to a Company satisfaction guarantee and you terminate within the guarantee period and according to the guarantee requirements in which case the guarantee provisions will apply. Further, you agree that Company shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Website whether a free or paid service and for the disruption or loss of business that may or may not result from the Company terminating the Website or your service(s) on the Website.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

THE COMPANY WEBSITE AND ANY INCLUDED SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE WARRANTIES THAT IT IS FREE OF DEFECTS, ERRORS, VIRUSES, MERCHANTABLE AND THAT IT IS FIT FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGING. YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties. In such jurisdictions, some of the foregoing disclaimers may not apply to you insofar as they relate to implied warranties.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM ANY ASPECT OF YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES THAT ARISE FROM YOUR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVICE, OR THE INTERRUPTION, MODIFICATION, OR TERMINATION OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICE OR PART THEREOF.

INDEMNITY

You agree to indemnify and hold Company, its officers, directors, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns, agents, service providers, suppliers, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorney fees and court costs, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you add to the Website, your use of the Website, your violation of the Terms of Use, your breach of any of the representations and warranties herein, or your violation of any rights of another.

JURISDICTION

The Terms of Use shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and Company agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the State of New York.

PARTIAL INVALIDITY

Any provision of this Terms of Use which is found to be invalid or unenforceable by any court in any jurisdiction shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the provision in other jurisdictions and shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions. The waiver or failure of Company to exercise in any respect any right provided for in this Terms of Use shall not be deemed a waiver of any further right under this Agreement.

VIOLATION OF TERMS

You agree that monetary damages may not be a sufficient remedy for any breach of this Agreement and that Company shall be entitled, without waiving any other rights or remedies, to seek injunctive or equitable relief as may be deemed proper by a court of competent jurisdiction.

GENERAL

The Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and Company and govern your use of the Website, superseding any prior agreements between you and Company.