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Terms of Use

Last modified: November 22, 2020

Welcome to lawzy!

The lawzy mobile application (the “Application”) is provided to Consumers and Lawyers (collectively, the “User”) by Lawzy, Inc. and its affiliates (“lawzy”). These Terms of Use (the “Terms”) govern the use of lawzy’s websites, mobile applications, features, technologies, software and all other products and services (collectively, the “Services”), and incorporates by reference our Privacy Policy and User Guidelines (collectively, with these Terms, the “Policies”), as well as the Stripe Connected Account Agreement, which includes the Stripe Terms of Service.

By accessing the Application or using the Services, the User is agreeing to these Policies and the Stripe Connected Account Agreement as a legally enforceable contract between the User and lawzy. IT IS THE USER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO REVIEW THESE TERMS AND THE INCORPORATED POLICIES AND AGREEMENTS BEFORE USING THE SERVICES. THE USER SHOULD READ THESE DOCUMENTS CAREFULLY.

1. Using Our Services

Eligibility requirements. The User may use our Services only if they can form a legally binding contract with lawzy. No use of the Services is permitted by those under the age of majority in their state of residence. In no event is use of the Services permitted by those under the age of eighteen (18). If the Services are being used on behalf of any entity, then the User agrees to the Terms on behalf of that entity. The User must be in full compliance with lawzy’s Policies, and all other policies and third-party service agreements controlling the use and access to our Services.

Using our Services does not give the User ownership of any intellectual property rights in our Services or the content the User accesses. Except in the context of browsing or accessing our Services in accordance with these Terms, the User may not use content from our Services for any purpose unless they obtain permission from its owner or are otherwise permitted by law. The Services are the property of lawzy. These Terms do not grant the User the right to use lawzy’s branding, look and feel, features, content, or logos used in our Services. This is not a complete list of lawzy’s property interests in the Application or the Services and other features of the Application.

The User may not remove, obscure, or alter any legal notices displayed in, or along with, our Services. The User may not use our Services on any mobile device in a way that distracts them and/or prevents them from obeying traffic or safety laws.

lawzy reserves the right to deny the User access to its Services if they violate any of our Policies, are the subject of complaints by other Users, or for any other reason, or no reason at all.

2. The Services

Third-Party Content. Our Services display both lawzy-created content and content that is not created or authored by lawzy (“third-party content”). We may review third-party content to determine whether it is illegal or violates our Policies, and we may remove or refuse to display content that we reasonably believe violates our Policies or the law. HOWEVER, WE DO NOT ROUTINELY SCREEN THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PUBLISHED VIA OUR SERVICES, AND WE DO NOT VERIFY OR REVIEW THIRD-PARTY CONTENT BEFORE IT IS PUBLISHED ON OUR SERVICES. This third-party content includes, but is not limited to, the legal information that lawyers post on the Application. We also do not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, adequacy or quality of any such legal information, or the qualifications of those posting it. LAWZY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THIRD-PARTY CONTENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CONTENT POSTED BY LAWYERS AND CONTENT POSTED BY CONSUMERS (collectively, “User Content”) VIA OUR SERVICES, OR FOR THE USER’S USE AND RELIANCE ON THIRD-PARTY CONTENT ON OR OFF THE APPLICATION.

3. User Content and Interactive Features on the Application

User Rights and Responsibilities. The User retains all rights in, and is solely responsible for, the content they post on the Application and any of its Services. The User is also solely responsible for their use of the Services and any interactive features, at their own risk. By using any interactive feature, the User agrees to comply with our Policies. We reserve the right to remove or modify User Content for any reason, or for no reason, including User Content that we believe violates our Policies. Nothing in these Terms prohibits Users of the Application from reporting inappropriate behavior related to their use of the Application or any suspected violation of law for investigation by appropriate authorities.

When the User posts User Content on the Application, they give lawzy and its affiliates a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such User Content throughout the world in any media. To the extent such User Content is attached to a profile on the Application, the foregoing license includes a right to reproduce the User’s profile and any other User Content, likeness or photograph contained in such profile. If the User submits feedback or suggestions about our Services, we may use the User’s feedback or suggestions without any obligation to the User.

4. No Formation of an Attorney-Client Relationship

lawzy is not a law firm. Any legal information found on the Services is for general informational purposes only. Any legal information provided by lawzy on its website, Application, or other Services does not constitute the provision of legal services by lawzy. The access to or request of such legal information, the correspondence with or questions to a Lawyer via the Application, or any other use of the Services, does not create an attorney-client relationship between the Consumer and lawzy, or between the Consumer and any Lawyer. AT NO TIME WHATSOEVER IS AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP FOSTERED OR CREATED BETWEEN THE CONSUMER AND LAWZY THROUGH THE PERFORMANCE OR USE OF THE SERVICES.

The establishment of an attorney-client relationship is defined by the law and ethics rules of the state or states where the lawyer is licensed to practice law and is not governed by lawzy.  Some state bar ethics rules provide that a limited scope attorney-client relationship may be created between a Consumer and the Lawyer who answers the Consumer’s legal question; in that situation, the Consumer and the Lawyer expressly consent to and acknowledge that (1) the scope of the Lawyer’s services is limited to only answering the Consumer’s question on the lawzy app; and (2) the Consumer is not represented by the Lawyer who answers their question under the ethics rules governing communications with represented persons.

Asking questions, requesting information, posting information, and/or using the interactive features on the Application are not substitutes for in-person, telephonic, or remote consultations with a lawyer licensed to practice law in the User’s jurisdiction about the Consumer’s specific legal issue, and the Consumer should not rely on such legal information. ANY USER OF THE APPLICATION UNDERSTANDS THAT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS OR ANY OTHER POSTS ON THE APPLICATION ARE NOT CONFIDENTIAL AND ARE NOT SUBJECT TO ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE.

5. Legal Services for Consumers with Lawzy as the Intermediary

lawzy’s Application is a platform where Lawyers may offer information and interact with Consumers. The Application may provide a number of methods by which the Consumer may ask a Lawyer a question, request or receive general legal information, purchase legal services, or have a direct discussion about the Consumer’s legal issues with a Lawyer. Although some of these methods involve processing a transaction on the Application, in all instances, lawzy is simply the intermediary in such transactions. Any attorney-client relationship that may ultimately be formed between a Consumer and a Lawyer with which they connect, on or off the Application, is between them and not between the Consumer and lawzy.

lawzy’s role in connecting Consumers with Lawyers is that of an intermediary. lawzy does not: share in legal fees paid to Lawyers; direct or control any aspect of a relationship between a Consumer and a Lawyer, including whether an attorney-client relationship is formed; participate in, direct, or control the rendering of legal services by a Lawyer or the exercise of a Lawyer’s professional judgment; or directly or indirectly require or provide incentives for a Lawyer to refer clients to any other person or entity for other services.

THE USER AGREES AND UNDERSTANDS THAT LAWZY CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY, ADEQUACY, QUALITY, OR CONSEQUENCES OF ANY INFORMATION OR LEGAL SERVICES PROVIDED BY LAWYERS THE USER CONNECTS WITH ON THE APPLICATION. LAWZY IS NOT A LAW FIRM AND LAWZY DOES NOT ENDORSE OR RECOMMEND ANY LAWYER ON THE APPLICATION. LAWYERS ON THE APPLICATION ARE INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONALS AND NOT EMPLOYEES OF LAWZY.

Payment for Legal Services. The Consumer is liable for paying the Lawyer for the services provided by the Lawyer. lawzy has no liability, either primarily or secondarily, for paying the Lawyer other than as an agent on the Consumer’s behalf. The fees the Consumer pays pay for such services are collected through the Application and paid to the Lawyer via the payment processing platform, Stripe, following the performance of legal services. lawzy does not directly collect fees paid to Lawyers, does not engage in fee splitting, does not accept referral fees and does not take any portion of the fee the Consumer pays to a Lawyer for legal services. All payments for legal services are provided through Stripe.

Refund Policy.  lawzy does not offer refunds or the return of any money paid by the User for the Services, or to other third parties for processing the User’s payment. We also cannot refund any money paid by the User directly to third parties, such as payments made by the User directly or indirectly to Lawyers. If the User is not satisfied with the Application or the Services, or the User experiences a billing issue, they should contact customer support in the Application’s Settings, or email us at support@golawzy.com.

Lawyer Verification. lawzy makes every effort to verify that Lawyers who appear on the Application are licensed attorneys, in good standing with their state’s Bar Association, and do not have a disciplinary history in the previous ten years (10) at the time when the Lawyer registers for the Application. Thereafter, lawzy does not continue to track, verify, or monitor the standing of each lawyer in the state or states where the lawyer is licensed to practice law. Further, lawzy does not at any time monitor a Lawyer’s integrity or compliance with applicable rules of conduct in the state or state(s) where the Lawyer is a member of the Bar. It is the lawyer’s responsibility to comply with these terms and to report any changes that may affect their use of the Services and compliance with these Terms. LAWZY DISCLAIMS ANY OBLIGATION TO REVIEW THE STANDING OR QUALIFICATIONS OF LAWYERS ON THE APPLICATION.

Lawyer Ratings. Following the Consumer’s receipt of legal services on the Application, the User will have the opportunity to rate the Lawyer who performed those services for the User. Such ratings are not publicized on the Application or shared with other Users, and are used for lawzy’s internal purposes only.

6. Subscription Services for Lawyers

The lawzy mobile Application is available to download for free on the iTunes and Google Play stores. lawzy offers paid Subscription Services for Lawyers (the “Subscription Services”) which permit lawyers to interact with consumers and provide information on the Application. Subscriptions may include the ability to answer legal questions and provide other legal services purchased by Consumers on the Application and paid to the Lawyer through Stripe. Subscriptions may also include the ability to communicate with Consumers on the Application, to show the Lawyer’s profile to consumers on the Application, and the publication of advertising and other content the Lawyer provides to us (the “Subscription Content”).

Minimum Eligibility Requirements for Subscriptions. The Lawyer may use our Subscription Services only if they are an active member in good standing with their state’s Bar Association, in the state(s) where lawzy operates business, and they do not have a disciplinary record within the previous ten (10) years. It is the sole responsibility of the Lawyers and Law Firms to provide us with accurate credentials, contact information, and any other information related to the Lawyer’s bar license and use of the Services. Likewise, it is the sole responsibility of the Lawyer to immediately notify lawzy of any change or update that may affect the Lawyer’s or Law Firm’s ability to comply with these Terms.

Rules of Professional Conduct. It is the sole responsibility of Lawyers and Law Firms to ensure that any information, advertisements, photos, or Subscription Content they post or place on lawzy’s website and Application (including, but not limited to, any legal Information), and any communications they may have with prospective clients through the Services, fully comply with all applicable laws and rules of professional conduct, including those concerning the unauthorized practice of law and those regulating the form, manner or content of communications with clients, advertising, or other matters. lawzy does not share or split legal fees received by lawyers. lawzy does not participate in, direct, or control, a lawyer’s exercise of professional judgment or rendition of legal services.

Subscription Content. The Lawyer retains all rights in, and is solely responsible for, the Subscription Content posted on the Application or websites supported by lawzy. The Lawyer gives lawzy, our affiliates, third-party service providers, and subcontractors a non-exclusive, fully-paid, perpetual, royalty-free, transferable, revocable, worldwide license to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute the Subscription Content (in whole or in part) by providing the Services.

Subscription Fees. Subscription Fees will be charged on the date the Lawyer’s Subscription goes into effect, after the expiration of any trial period, and will cover the use of that service for the period indicated at the time that the Lawyer subscribes to the services. Thereafter, the Lawyer agrees that monthly payments will continue to be charged on a recurring basis to the payment method on file for the Lawyer’s iTunes or Google Play account (which is used to download the Application) until the Lawyer cancels their Subscription. The amount of the monthly recurring charge will be the then-current Subscription Fee applicable to the Service the Lawyer selected at the time they subscribed for the Services. The Lawyer acknowledges that the amount of the recurring charge may increase or decrease if the applicable Subscription Fee is modified in the future.

lawzy reserves the right to modify, revise and update the applicable fees for Subscriptions (including the fees set out on the relevant application stores where the Lawyer downloads the Application), including any subscription packages available, at any time and at its sole discretion. Any such revision or updates to the fees will apply prospectively to any subscription entered into following the effective date of the fee revision or update.

Promotions or Discounts. Eligibility for any promotions or discounts is determined at the time the Lawyer subscribes and cannot be changed during the term of their subscription. The Lawyer is responsible for reading and understanding the specific terms and conditions applicable to any promotions or discounts.

Free Trial Subscriptions. lawzy may provide a free trial subscription for a fixed period of time, as determined by lawzy in its sole discretion. Unless otherwise stated by lawzy, free trials are only available to new Users, and lawzy reserves the right to immediately cancel the Lawyer’s subscription if they previously received a free trial subscription and violated these Terms. Furthermore, if the Lawyer attempts to register for a second free trial or otherwise violates these Terms, lawzy reserves the right to charge their payment method the full subscription fee. If the Lawyer deletes their account during the free trial period, they will forfeit their rights to the free trial and their free trial will immediately terminate.

After the trial period expires, the Lawyer’s subscription will renew automatically at the full subscription price unless their cancel their subscription before the end of the trial. To cancel the subscription during the trial, the Lawyer should refer to the instructions set out below under “Automatic Renewal of Subscription”.

Subscription Auto-Renewal and Cancellation. Payment for the Lawyer’s subscription will be charged through the iTunes or Google Play account (which was used to download the Application). Subscription Services must be cancelled at least 24-hours prior to the applicable renewal date to avoid billing of the next month’s Subscription Fee. Cancellations and refunds of subscription fees are governed by the applicable terms and conditions of the app store used to download the Application. To manage subscriptions or to stop auto-renewal, the Lawyer should go to Account Settings on their iOS device, or visit the Google Play store on their Android device. DELETING A LAWYER’S ACCOUNT WILL NOT STOP THE AUTO-RENEWAL OF THEIR SUBSCRIPTION.

7. Stripe Services Agreement

Payment processing for legal services on the Application is provided by Stripe and is subject to the  Stripe Connected Account Agreement, which includes the Stripe Terms of Service (collectively, the “Stripe Services Agreement”). By agreeing to these Terms or continuing to use the Application, the User agrees to be bound by the Stripe Services Agreement, as the same may be modified by Stripe from time to time. As a condition of lawzy enabling payment processing services through Stripe, the User agrees to provide lawzy with accurate and complete information about the User and/or their business, and the User authorizes lawzy to share this information in addition to the transaction information related to their use of the payment processing services provided by Stripe.

8. Cancellation Policy

If the User no longer wishes to use our Services, they can delete their account in Settings on the Application, or they can contact us by email at support@golawzy.com. Once the User deletes their account, they cannot reactivate their account, restore or retrieve any of the content or information they previously added to their account. If the User deletes their account and wishes to rejoin the Application at a later date, they must sign up for the application again and create a new account.

9. Modifications

Modifications to Terms of Use. lawzy may revise these Terms and any of its Policies from time to time, on a prospective basis. The effective date of the last modification to these Terms will appear at the top of this page. If we determine, in our sole discretion, that a modification to these Terms materially affects the User’s rights, we will notify the User by email. By using or continuing to use or access the Services after any revisions have come into effect, the User agrees to be bound by the revised Terms and all Policies. The User’s continued use of the Services will indicate constructive notice and acceptance of the revised terms and conditions.

Modifications to the Services. lawzy reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Application and/or some or all of the Services with or without notice to the User. The User agrees that lawzy is not liable to the User or any third party for any modification or discontinuance of the Application or the Services. The User acknowledges and agrees that any termination of the Application or the Services by lawzy under any provision of this Agreement may be effected without prior notice. The User further acknowledges and agrees that lawzy may immediately delete data and files in the User’s account and bar any further access to such files or to the Application.

10. Confidentiality

lawzy makes all reasonable efforts to maintain the confidentiality of the User’s information. However, lawzy cannot guarantee that this information will remain confidential in all possible circumstances. In particular, lawzy is not responsible for any loss or disclosure of data resulting from accidental or deliberate deletion, network or system outages, file corruption, or any other reasons beyond the direct control of lawzy.

11. lawzy’s Proprietary Rights

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 on the Application or information presented through the Application and the Services is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, or other proprietary rights and laws. The User acknowledges and agrees that they are permitted to use this material and information only as and to the extent expressly authorized by lawzy, and that they may not copy, reproduce, transmit, distribute, or create derivative works of such content or information without express authorization.

12. Copyright

lawzy will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement and terminate accounts of repeat infringers according to the process set out in the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

If the User believes that any material on the Site infringes upon any copyright or intellectual property rights, which the User owns or controls, the User must submit a notification alleging such infringement (a “DMCA Takedown Notice”) including the following:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work which is claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works;
  3. Identification of the material which is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access-disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the User, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address;
  5. A statement that the User has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  6. A statement that, under penalty of perjury, the information in the notification is accurate and the User is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Any DMCA Takedown Notice should be sent to legal@golawzy.com.

13. Disclaimers and Acknowledgements Regarding Use of Legal Information

THE USER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT LAWZY CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT THE APPLICATION AND THE SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT 100 PERCENT CAPACITY IN ALL POSSIBLE CIRCUMSTANCES AS REAL-WORLD COMPLICATIONS WOULD MAKE SUCH A GUARANTEE IMPRACTICAL. THE USER ALSO ACKNOWLEDGES THAT LAWZY CANNOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OF THIRD PARTY DATA AND CONTRIBUTIONS, AND THAT LEGAL AND OTHER INFORMATION MAY BE INCOMPLETE, CONTAIN INACCURACIES, AND/OR MAY BE BASED ON OPINION. LAWZY DOES NOT SCREEN SUCH INFORMATION FOR ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY AND WE DENY ANY WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, ABOUT THE SERVICES, THE APPLICATION OR CONTENT IN THIRD PARTY DATA. LAWZY ALSO DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. LAWZY’S LIABILITY FOR ANY ISSUES OR PROBLEMS CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THE APPLICATION AND THE SERVICES IS STRICTLY LIMITED.

Disclaimers of Warranties. The User agrees that their use of the Application and the Services is at their sole risk. The Application is made available, and the Services are provided, on an “as is” and “as available” basis. lawzy expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement. lawzy makes no warranty that the Application and the Services will meet the User’s requirements; no warranty that the availability of the Application and the Services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free; and no warranty that defects in the software or the operation of the Application or the Services will be promptly corrected. lawzy also makes no warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the Application or the Services or as to the accuracy or reliability of any information obtained through the Application or the Services. Finally, lawzy makes no warranty regarding (i) any goods or services purchased or information obtained through the Application or the Services or (ii) any transactions entered into through the Application or the Services.

14. Limitation of Liability

The User agrees that neither lawzy nor any of its affiliates, suppliers and distributors, or any of their respective directors, employees and agents, shall be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages resulting from the use or the inability to use the application or the services; or for the cost of procurement of substitute services; or resulting from any services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into as the result of using the application or the services; or resulting from unauthorized access to or alteration of a User’s transmissions or data, including but not limited to damages for loss of profits, use, data or other intangibles, even if lawzy was advised of the possibility of such damages. Each User further agrees that lawzy shall not be liable for any damages arising from interruption, suspension or termination of the Application or the Services, 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.

To the extent permitted by law, the total liability of lawzy, and its affiliates, service providers, suppliers and distributors, for any claim arising out of or relating in any manner to the use of the services or software, is limited to the amount the User paid lawzy to use the services to which such claim relates in the 12-month period preceding the filing of such claim. This limitation also applies to Subscription Services.

15. Indemnification

THE USER AGREES TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS LAWZY, ITS CORPORATE AFFILIATES, INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS AND CONSULTANTS, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS, FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, LOSSES, DEMANDS, DAMAGES (ACTUAL, LIQUIDATED, OR OTHERWISE), COSTS, LIABILITIES AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO ANY USER CONTENT THE USER POSTS, STORES OR OTHERWISE TRANSMITS ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICES OR THEIR USE OF THE SERVICES OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY ACTUAL OR THREATENED SUIT, DEMAND OR CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USER CONTENT, THE USER’S CONDUCT, THE USER’S VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS OR THEIR VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANY THIRD PARTY. THE USER AGREES THAT THIS DEFENSE AND INDEMNITY SHALL ALSO APPLY TO ANY BREACH BY THE USER OF THESE TERMS OF USE OR THE FOREGOING REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND COVENANTS. THE USER FURTHER AGREES THAT THIS DEFENSE AND INDEMNITY SHALL APPLY TO LAWZY, ITS AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES. LAWZY 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 SUCH MATTER WITHOUT THE WRITTEN CONSENT OF LAWZY.

16. Mandatory Arbitration and Dispute Resolution

THE USER SHOULD READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY, AS IT AFFECTS THEIR RIGHTS.

If the User has a dispute, lawzy will try to resolve it informally. If that is not possible, the User and lawzy agree to INDIVIDUAL BINDING ARBITRATION UNDER JAMS ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (“JAMS”) AND THE FEDERAL ARBITRATION ACT (“FAA”), AND NOT TO SUE IN COURT IN FRONT OF A JUDGE OR JURY. The arbitration will be conducted under the JAMS Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes and the arbitrator’s decision will be final except for a limited right of review under the FAA. The following applies to any arbitration proceedings between the User and lawzy:

Before moving an unresolved informal dispute into arbitration, the User must first send lawzy a Notice of Dispute describing the nature and basis of the claim or dispute and the specific relief sought. This notice may be sent via email to legal@golawzy.com.

Any arbitration must be commenced by filing a demand for arbitration with JAMS within ONE (1) YEAR from when it first could be filed. Otherwise, it is permanently barred. If applicable law prohibits a one-year limitation period for asserting claims, any claim must be asserted within the shortest time period permitted by applicable law.

Whenever feasible, the arbitration will be held telephonically or remotely unless the arbitrator finds good cause to hold an in-person hearing. The User may choose the location of any in-person hearing from either their county of residence; or, if the User is a business, the county of their principal place of business; or, lawzy’s principal place of business in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

The enforcement of the arbitrator’s award will be controlled by and conducted in conformity with the FAA. Judgment upon any award may be entered in any court holding jurisdiction.

NOTWITHSTANDING OUR AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE DISPUTES AS PROVIDED ABOVE, THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTIONS WILL APPLY TO THE RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES BETWEEN THE USER AND LAWZY:

Small Claims Court. If the claim qualifies, either the User or lawzy may bring an action in small claims court in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Any small claims court action must be filed within the applicable statute of limitations.

Injunctive Relief. lawzy may bring a lawsuit against the User in any court of competent jurisdiction solely for INJUNCTIVE RELIEF TO STOP ANY UNAUTHORIZED USE OR ABUSE OF THE SERVICES, OR ANY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT. In these instances, lawzy may seek injunctive relief without first engaging in the informal dispute resolution or arbitration process, as described above in these Terms.

Disputes not Covered by Arbitration. In the event that arbitration is found to be inapplicable or unenforceable for any reason, or if the User exercises the option to opt-out of arbitration as provided below, the claim at issue will be brought under judicial proceedings in federal or state courts in Miami-Dade County, Florida, and the User and lawzy consent to personal jurisdiction and exclusive venue in such courts. 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 Services or this Agreement must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

Option to Opt Out of Arbitration. The User may opt out of this agreement to arbitrate. If the User does so, neither the User nor lawzy can require the other to participate in an arbitration proceeding. To opt out, the User must notify lawzy in writing within thirty (30) days of the date on which they first became subject to the arbitration provision in these Terms. To opt out, the User must send lawzy a clear statement that they want to opt out of arbitration, along with their name, residence or business address, and the email address associated with their account to legal@golawzy.com.

17. Applicable Law

The laws of the State of Florida, excluding its conflict of law provisions, will apply to any disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms or the Services.

18. Termination

Notwithstanding any of these Terms, lawzy reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate the User’s license to use the Services, and to block or prevent the User from accessing or using the Services. lawzy reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time. In the event of termination of access to the Services for any reason, the User has no right to obtain a copy of any data or communications they stored or effected via the Services, or any other data.

19. Waiver, Severability, and Assignment

lawzy’s failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms is not a waiver of its right to do so at a later date. If any provision of these Terms is found unenforceable or invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining provisions of the Terms will remain in full effect and any enforceable Term or Terms will be substituted reflecting our intent as closely as possible. The User may not assign any of their rights under these Terms, and any attempt to do so will be void. lawzy may assign its rights to any of its affiliates or subsidiaries, or to any successor in interest of any business associated with the Services.

20. Entire Agreement

These Terms constitute the entire agreement between the User and lawzy with respect to the subject matter of these Terms, and supersede and replace any prior version of the Terms. These Terms create no third-party beneficiary rights. The section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

21. Questions and Contact Information

For any questions regarding these Terms, the User should first refer to our Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”). Any other questions or comments about these Terms not covered in the FAQs should be directed to support@golawzy.com.