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TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND LICENSE AGREEMENT BETWEEN EPOQ-US, INC., a Delaware corporation doing business as either Epoq,US, Inc., or DirectLaw, Inc., or DirectLawConnect.com. (Hereinafter ML) AND YOU
DirectLawConnect.com does not offer legal advice and is not a law firm or law practice. The legal information and legal forms and documents are provided by DirectLawConnect.com and is offered for informational purposes only and is "legal information" as defined by Opinion No. 95-056 (December 19, 1995) of the Attorney General of the State of Maryland. DirectLawConnect.com, Inc., offers legal information that is similar to that provided by self-help law books and legal forms offered for sale through retail outlets.
I understand that my situation may be unique, and that the legal information within offered may not fit my circumstances, in which case seeking the advice of an attorney would be advisable. Although every care has been taken to insure the accuracy of the information provided, we do not promise, warranty, or guarantee that the information is correct, complete, or up-to-date. We are not responsible for any errors or omissions in the resources or information available within this Web site.
Each form and document should be treated as a starting point and should not substitute for professional legal analysis. The service of the site and each form and document is licensed with the understanding and agreement that we, any content provider, and any author, are not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional services. If legal or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought. The user assumes all responsibilities and obligations with respect to any decisions or advice made or given as a result of the use of any form or document and for the selection of a form or document to achieve the user's intended results.
I understand that DirectLawConnect.com is not acting as my attorney in any way and that no attorney-client privilege is created by this relationship.
Our staff cannot make recommendations for any corrections or changes to documents. Any text which is to be revised or replaced must be identified appropriately and detailed replacement text provided by the customer. In short, our customers have the option of either (a) providing us with detailed exact replacement text or (b) revising the document themselves.
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed
in accordance with the laws of the State of Maryland USA, as they apply to
agreements made and solely performed therein. Disputes arising hereunder shall
be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the state courts of Maryland..
This Web site exists only in the State of Maryland, and the Web site only performs services within the State of Maryland. You agree that your viewing and use of this Site occurs solely within the State of Maryland, regardless of where your browser is physically located, and that all content and services are located in, served from, and performed wholly within the State of Maryland.
In these Terms:
"Disclaimer" means the disclaimer of liability contained in these terms;
"Documents" means any legal document downloaded from a Web site (as detailed in these terms);
"ESP" means Rapidocs, Ltd. or Epoq Group, Ltd.
"Guide" the Web site law guide;
"ML" means Epoq-US, Inc., doing business as DirectLawConnect.com
"Personal Data" means personal data that identifies you;
"Service" means the document assembly service based on the Rapidocs system and other document assembly technologies.;
"Terms" means these terms [and conditions];
"You" means the individual person who has subscribed or become a member of the ML Service, and if so indicated below, the immediate family members of such person (spouse and children that reside in the same house or apartment).
"Web site" means any Web site operated by Epoq/DirectLaw.
This is a binding legal agreement between yourself and DirectLaw, Inc.. Your use of this Web site and/or your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and disclaimers contained in these Terms constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and disclaimers. If you do not agree with these terms then you are not authorized to use this Web site.
The Service is intended to bring to the legal market place a product which has never existed in the past, namely an automated fixed fee document assembly system as a means to document various legal transactions in a price competitive way. As indicated elsewhere in this Terms and Conditions Statement, the legal information and legal documents available from this Web site is not a substitute for the legal advice of an attorney who is a member of the bar of the state where you live.
While every precaution has been taken in compiling the Service, neither ML, nor any contributors to the Guide can be held responsible for any action (or the lack thereof) taken by any person or organization, wherever they shall be based, as a result, direct or otherwise, of information contained in or accessed through the Guide. ANYONE USING THE GUIDE IS RECOMMENDED TO SEEK SPECIFIC ADVICE FROM AN ATTORNEY WHO IS A MEMBER OF THE BAR IN THE STATE IN WHICH YOU ARE RESIDENT BEFORE DEALING WITH ANY SITUATION WHICH MAY BE COVERED BY ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED IN ANY PART OF THE GUIDE OR BEFORE EMBARKING ON ANY COURSE OF ACTION.
LEGAL DOCUMENT SERVICE
Limitations on the Service
You can purchase either non-interactive legal forms or interactive legal forms powered by Rapidocs from this web site. The interactive forms option is known as the ML Service. You must be aware that the Service is driven by a document assembly system into which standard legal documents have been inserted in an interactive format. When used the software will automatically produce a version of a Document based on a standard text utilizing the information you have entered. It is however a computer system and while it is interactive, it does not have human like intelligence and does not have the capacity to think outside the pre-programmed information contained in it.
ML will use reasonable efforts to update Documents. ML believes that the Documents contain sufficient information to provide you with a starting point in the process of assembling a standard legal document. The Documents are not suitable to provide expert legal advice or where any particular transaction will require the Documents to be amended or altered. They should be utilized as a guide only to production of the relevant documentation for the particular purpose ascribed to it.
Documents are stored on our servers 18 months following purchase.
Title and Ownership; No Commercial use limitation; terms of license
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(b) License: You are authorized to: (i) make use of the Document for your own personal use, or for the personal use of your immediate family members. "Personal use" means that the Document or Web site may be copied and used one or more times in respect of a matter or matters in which You (and/or your immediate family member(s)) are personally involved as a party. You may not use the Web site or the Documents for any other purpose, and all other rights to the Documents and Web site are specifically reserved. You may not remove the copyright notice and any terms of license from any Document or any part of the Web site, or use the Documents for any commercial purpose whatsoever. Ownership and copyright in the Documents and Web site belong solely to ML. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, products or services obtained from this Web site.
Re-use of the documents
We recommend that you check the Web site regularly to ensure that the Documents are the latest versions before reuse. If they are not and ML has replaced them with revised versions you are recommended to upgrade to the latest version.
Limitation of liability in respect of the Documents:
Epoq/DirectLaw has included within this agreement a disclaimer in respect of its liability in respect of the documents. Please read it carefully as the following are the terms upon which Epoq/DirectLaw provides Documents to you.
DISCLAIMER RELATING TO THE DOCUMENTS
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IF YOU USE ANY DOCUMENT IN THE SERVICE, IT WILL BE ON THE TERMS WHICH ARE STATED IN THIS DISCLAIMER.
DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE ON THE SERVICE HAVE BEEN PREPARED BY EPOQ/DIRECTLAW. WHILE EPOQ/DIRECTLAW HAS USED REASONABLE CARE IN PREPARING THE DOCUMENTS, IN THE MAJORITY OF CASES THEY WILL HAVE TO BE TAILORED TO SUIT YOUR PARTICULAR CIRCUMSTANCES. THEREFORE THE BASIS ON WHICH YOU
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All contents of this Web site are copyright: © Epoq, Us, Inc. (2010). No part of the site may be reproduced in any form whether electronically or otherwise without the prior consent of ML, other than temporarily in the course of using the Service or to keep a record of a transaction entered into using the Service.
Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
This web service is operated by DirectLaw, Inc and a subsidiary of Epoq, US, Inc., If you obtain services from a third party then your contractual relationship is with that third party and not with ML.
As a condition of your use of this Web site, you warrant to us that you will not use this Web site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices.
This Web site contains hyperlinks to Web sites operated by third parties. Such hyperlinks are provided for your reference only. We do not control such Web sites and we can not be responsible for their contents. Our inclusion of hyperlinks to such Web sites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such Web sites.
General warranty and liability disclaimer; limitation of liability
(a) Warranty. EPOQ/DIRECTLAW and ML MAKES NO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT.
(b) Liability. In no event will EPOQ/DIRECTLAW/ML, be liable for any indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of or in any way connected with the use of the Documents, this Web site or the telephone support service whether based in contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise. The liability of any of EPOQ/DIRECTLAW, for direct loss arising out of the use of the Documents, this Web site, and the telephone support service whether based in contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise is limited to the total amount paid, if any, by you to EPOQ/DIRECTLAW.
We reserve the right to change any terms, conditions, and disclaimers under which this Web site or any service offered through it are offered. This right will not affect the existing terms and conditions accepted by you upon making a legitimate purchase using this Web site.
These Terms will not affect your statutory rights as a consumer.
Your right to use the Web site and the Documents is not transferable without the specific written consent of EPOQ/DIRECTLAW.
Access codes and passwords; no hacking
When you sign up as a member of ML, you may be provided a password or other access code to download Documents or otherwise make use of portions of the site that are not generally available to the public. You agree that these passwords and access rights are owned by EPOQ/DIRECTLAW and that you will not disclose these passwords or access codes to anyone or by any means, and that you will maintain such access codes and passwords securely so that no other person may gain access to such codes.
Representation of true intent
You represent that you are using the Web site and the Documents under your own name, and not under a pseudonym, fictitious name or under an alias or similar false name, and that all information you have provided about yourself to EPOQ/DIRECTLAW is true and accurate and not falsified.
Disclosure of information; Security
These Terms are governed by the laws of the State of Maryland You hereby consent to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Maryland in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this Web site. Use of this Web site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including without limitation this clause.
If any part of these Terms is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and 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 these Terms will continue in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us with respect to this Web site and they supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written. A printed version of these terms and of any notice given in electronic form will be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these terms to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.