Terms of Service Agreement

EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2020

LegalDesk, Inc. (“LegalDesk,” “we,” “our”, “us”) offers a workflow management tool available online (the “Service”), and Sites, including but not limited to www.legaldeskapp.com (the “Sites”).

LegalDesk has three different types of users depending on the LegalDesk products used:

  • We call users of the Sites “Site Visitors.”

  • We call users who use the beta version of the LegalDesk Service “Beta Users.” While Beta Users can access and use the Service, they have access to a more limited set of Service features and functionality than Subscribers.

  • We call users who use the Service as part of a paid LegalDesk subscription plan (regardless of the subscription tier) “Subscribers.” The Service features and functionalities available to Subscribers are determined by the subscription tier and the specific terms agreed to between LegalDesk and the organization (e.g., your employer or another entity or person, called the “Customer”) that entered into a separate agreement that governs delivery, access, and use of the Service (the “Customer Agreement”).

 

We refer to these three types of users collectively as “Users” or “you” for purposes of these User Terms of Service (the “Terms”). Regardless of what type of User you are, these Terms create a legal agreement directly between you and LegalDesk and explain the rules governing use of the Service and Sites. By accessing or using the Service and Sites, you acknowledge and agree that you have read, understand, and agree to be bound by these Terms and our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to these Terms, please do not access or use the Service and Sites.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: DISPUTES ABOUT THESE TERMS AND THE SERVICE AND SITES PROVIDED BY LEGALDESK ARE SUBJECT TO BINDING ARBITRATION AND A WAIVER OF CLASS ACTION RIGHTS AS DETAILED IN THE “MANDATORY ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER” SECTION BELOW.

 

We may, from time to time, modify these Terms. Please check this page periodically for updates. If you do not agree to, or cannot comply with, the modified Terms, you must stop using the Service and Sites. The updated Terms will take effect upon their posting and will apply on a going-forward basis, unless otherwise provided in a notice to you, and except as provided in the Mandatory Arbitration and Class Action Waiver section of these Terms. Your continued use of the Service and Sites after any such update constitutes your acceptance of such changes.

1. ELIGIBILITY AND SCOPE

1.1 General. To use the Service and Sites you must be, and represent and warrant that you are, at least 13 years of age and competent to agree to these Terms. If LegalDesk has previously prohibited you from accessing or using the Service and Sites, you are not permitted to access or use the Service and Sites.

1.2 Location. These Terms are applicable to Users located in the United States only.

2. ACCOUNT REGISTRATION AND USE

2.1 Account Registration and Confidentiality. To access the Service and Sites, you must register for a LegalDesk account by creating a user name and password. You agree to provide us with accurate, complete, and current registration information about yourself. It is your responsibility to ensure that your password remains confidential and secure. By registering, you agree that you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your user name and password. We may assume that any communications we receive under your account have been made by you. If you are a billing owner, an administrator, or if you have confirmed in writing that you have the authority to make decisions on behalf of a Customer (“Account Administrator”), you represent and warrant that you are authorized to make decisions on behalf of the Customer and agree that LegalDesk is entitled to rely on your instructions.

2.2 Unauthorized Account Use. You are responsible for notifying us at support@LegalDesk.app if you become aware of any unauthorized use of or access to your account. You understand and agree that we may require you to provide information that may be used to confirm your identity and help ensure the security of your account. LegalDesk will not be liable for any loss, damages, liability, expenses or attorneys’ fees that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your knowledge and/or authorization, and regardless of whether you have or have not advised us of such unauthorized use. You will be liable for losses, damages, liability, expenses and attorneys’ fees incurred by LegalDesk or a third party due to someone else using your account. In the event that the Account Administrator or Customer loses access to an account or otherwise requests information about an account, LegalDesk reserves the right to request from the Account Administrator or Customer any verification it deems necessary before restoring access to or providing information about such account in its sole discretion.

 

2.3 LegalDesk is not a law firm. You understand and agree that LegalDesk is not a law firm or an attorney, may not perform services performed by an attorney, and is not the substitute for the advice or services of an attorney. No attorney-client relationship or privilege is created with LegalDesk.

3. OUR PROPRIETARY RIGHTS

The Service and Sites are owned and operated by LegalDesk and contain materials (including all software, design, text, editorial materials, informational text, photographs, illustrations, audio clips, video clips, artwork and other graphic materials, and names, logos, trademarks and services marks) which are derived in whole or in part from materials supplied by LegalDesk and its partners, as well as other sources, and are protected by United States copyright laws, international treaty provisions, trademarks, service marks and other intellectual property laws. The Service and Sites are also protected as a collective work or compilation under U.S. copyright and other law and treaties. You agree to abide by all applicable copyright and other laws, as well as any additional copyright notices or restrictions contained in the Service and Sites. You acknowledge that the Service and Sites have been developed, compiled, prepared, revised, selected, and arranged by LegalDesk and others through the application of methods and standards of judgment developed and applied through the expenditure of substantial time, effort, and money and constitute valuable intellectual property of LegalDesk and such others. You agree to protect the proprietary rights of LegalDesk and all others having rights in the Service and Sites during and after the term of these Terms and to comply with all written requests made by LegalDesk or its suppliers and licensors (collectively, “Suppliers”) of content or otherwise to protect their and others’ contractual, statutory, and common law rights in the Service and Sites. You agree to notify LegalDesk immediately upon becoming aware of any claim that the Service and Sites infringe upon any copyright, trademark, or other contractual, statutory, or common law rights. All present and future rights in and to trade secrets, patents, copyrights, trademarks, service marks, know-how, and other proprietary rights of any type under the laws of any governmental authority, domestic or foreign, including without limitation rights in and to all applications and registrations relating to the Service and Sites shall, as between you and LegalDesk, at all times be and remain the sole and exclusive property of LegalDesk. Any unauthorized use of any material contained on or through the Service and Sites may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity and communications regulations and statutes.

4. USER CONTENT AND FEEDBACK

4.1 User Content and Submissions on the Service. The Service allows you to create tasks and submit associated information, text, files, and other materials (collectively, “User Content”) and to share that User Content with others. User Content submitted or otherwise made available to the Service is subject to the following terms:

4.1.2 Subscriber User Content on the Service. Content submitted to the Service by Subscribers (“Subscriber User Content”) is owned and controlled by the Customer as set forth in the introduction to these Terms and the Customer Agreement. LegalDesk maintains a limited, non-exclusive and non-transferrable (except in connection with the sale or transfer of its business) license to access, use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, publish, transmit, host, and display Subscriber User Content for the following limited purposes: (i) to maintain, provide and improve the Service; (ii) to prevent or address technical or security issues and resolve support requests; (iii) to investigate when we have a good faith belief, or have received a complaint alleging, that such Subscriber User Content is in violation of the Customer Agreement or these Terms; (iv) to comply with a valid legal subpoena, request, or other lawful process ; and (v) as otherwise set forth in our Customer Agreement or as expressly permitted in writing by the Customer.

 

4.2 Feedback on the Sites. The Sites may have certain features that allow you to submit comments, information, and other materials (collectively, “Feedback”) to LegalDesk and share such Feedback with other users, or the public. By submitting Feedback through the Sites, you grant LegalDesk a license to access, use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, publish, transmit, host, and display that Feedback for any purpose (including in testimonials or other LegalDesk marketing materials and where required to do so by law or in good faith to comply with legal process.). We reserve the right to remove any Feedback posted in public forums for any reason at our sole discretion.

4.3 User Content and Feedback Representations. You acknowledge and agree that you have all required rights to submit User Content and Feedback without violation of any third-party rights. You understand that LegalDesk does not control, and is not responsible for, User Content or Feedback, and that by using the Service and/or Sites, you may be exposed to User Content or Feedback from other users that is offensive, indecent, inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise objectionable. Please also note that User Content and Feedback may contain typographical errors, other inadvertent errors or inaccuracies. You agree that you will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless LegalDesk for all claims resulting from User Content or Feedback you submit through the Service and/or Sites. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of such disputes, and in any event you will cooperate with us in asserting any available defenses.

5. LICENSE AND ACCEPTABLE USE

5.1 Your License. Subject to your compliance with these Terms, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferable, and revocable license to access and use the Service and Sites only for your own internal use (or, for Subscribers, uses authorized by the Customer), and only in a manner that complies with all legal requirements that apply to you or your use of the Service and Sites, including the LegalDesk Privacy Policy and these Terms. LegalDesk may revoke this license at any time, in its sole discretion.

5.2 Acceptable Use. All Users must comply with the following rules regarding acceptable use of the Service and Sites. Disruption of the Service. You may not:

  • access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Service and Sites, LegalDesk’s computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of LegalDesk’s providers;

  • probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network or breach or circumvent any security or authentication measure;

  • access or search the Service and Sites by any means other than LegalDesk’s publicly supported interfaces (for example, “scraping”);

  • attempt to disrupt or overwhelm our infrastructure by intentionally imposing unreasonable requests or burdens on our resources (e.g. using “bots” or other automated systems to send requests to our servers at a rate beyond what could be sent by a human user during the same period of time); or

  • interfere with or disrupt the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, by sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, mail-bombing the Service and Sites, or by scripting the creation of User Content in such a manner as to interfere with or create an undue burden on the Service and Sites.

 

Misuse of the Service and Sites. You may not utilize the Service and Sites to carry out, promote or support:

  • any unlawful or fraudulent activities;

  • the impersonation of another person or entity or the misrepresentation of an affiliation with a person or entity in a manner that does or is intended to mislead, confuse, or deceive others;

  • activities that are defamatory, libelous or threatening, constitute hate speech, harassment, or stalking;

  • the publishing or posting of other people’s private or personal information without their express authorization and permission;

  • the sending of unsolicited communications, promotions advertisements, or spam;

  • the publishing of or linking to malicious content intended to damage or disrupt another user’s browser or computer; or

  • the promotion or advertisement of products or services other than your own without appropriate authorization.

 

User Content Standards Within the Service and Sites. You may not post any User Content on the Service or Sites that:

  • violates any applicable law, any third party’s intellectual property rights, or anyone’s right of privacy or publicity;

  • is deceptive, fraudulent, illegal, obscene, pornographic (including child pornography, which, upon becoming aware of, we will remove and report to law enforcement, including the National Center for Missing and Exploited children), defamatory, libelous or threatening, constitutes hate speech, harassment, or stalking;

  • contains any personal information of minors;

  • contains any sensitive personal information, such as financial information, payment card numbers, social security numbers, or health information without LegalDesk’s prior written consent granted as part of a Customer Agreement;

  • contains viruses, bots, worms, or similar harmful materials; or

  • contains any information that you do not have a right to make available under law or any contractual or fiduciary duty.

 

Violations of this Section 5. In addition to any other remedies that may be available to us, LegalDesk reserves the right to take any remedial action it deems necessary, including immediately suspending or terminating your account or your access to the Service or Sites, upon notice and without liability for LegalDesk should you fail to abide by the rules in this Section 5 or if, in LegalDesk’s sole discretion, such action is necessary to prevent disruption of the Service or Sites for other users. If you are a Subscriber, LegalDesk reserves the right to notify the Customer’s Account Administrator(s) or other Customer representative(s) of any violations of these Terms.

6. PRIVACY

For information about how we collect, use, and share the data we collect from and about you, please see our Privacy Policy which is incorporated by reference into these Terms.

7. WARRANTIES, DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

THE SERVICE AND SITES AND USER CONTENT, WHETHER PROVIDED BY LEGALDESK, ITS LICENSORS, ITS VENDORS OR ITS USERS, AND OTHER INFORMATION ON OR ACCESSIBLE FROM THE SERVICE AND SITES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, CONDITION, OR GUARANTEE OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, CONDITIONS OR GUARANTEES OF QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, ALL OF WHICH ARE DISCLAIMED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. SPECIFICALLY, BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION, LEGALDESK DOES NOT WARRANT THAT: (i) THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THE SERVICE AND SITES IS FREE OF ERRORS; (ii) THE FUNCTIONS OR FEATURES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO MECHANISMS FOR THE DOWNLOADING AND UPLOADING OF USER CONTENT) WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR FREE OF ERRORS; (iii) DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR (iv) THE SERVICE AND SITES OR THE SERVER(S) THAT MAKE THE SERVICE AND SITES AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. IN NO EVENT SHALL LEGALDESK OR ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, VENDORS, OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF USE, OR COSTS OF OBTAINING SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES), ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE AND SITES, ANY MATERIALS, INFORMATION, OR RECOMMENDATIONS APPEARING ON THE SERVICE AND SITES, OR ANY LINK PROVIDED ON THE SERVICE AND SITES, WHETHER OR NOT LEGALDESK HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND WHETHER BASED UPON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, VIOLATION OF STATUTE, OR OTHERWISE. THIS EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. IN ANY EVENT, OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY WILL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID FOR THE SERVICE OR SITES TO WHICH THE CLAIM RELATES OR, IF THE CLAIM DOES NOT RELATE TO A PRODUCT OR SERVICE, $100. LEGALDESK DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE SERVICE AND SITES OR ANY WEBSITE FEATURED OR LINKED TO THROUGH THE SERVICE AND SITES, AND LEGALDESK WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICE AND SITES. LEGALDESK WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY. YOU VOLUNTARILY ASSUME THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY EVEN IF A REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE AND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. If you are a California resident, you hereby waive California Civil Code §1542, which says: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him or her must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor.” This release includes the criminal acts of others.

8. EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages such as above in Section 7. Accordingly, some of the above limitations may not apply to you. If you are a New Jersey resident, or a resident of another state that permits the exclusion of these warranties and liabilities, then the limitations in Section 7 specifically do apply to you.

9. INDEMNITY

YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND, AND HOLD LEGALDESK AND ITS RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, MEMBERS, SHAREHOLDERS, CONTRACTORS, OR REPRESENTATIVES (AND ALL SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS OF ANY OF THE FOREGOING), HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST ANY CLAIM OR DEMAND, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND DISBURSEMENTS, MADE BY ANY THIRD PARTY IN CONNECTION WITH OR ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE AND SITES, YOUR CONNECTION TO THE SERVICE AND SITES, YOUR VIOLATION OF THE TERMS OR LEGALDESK’S PRIVACY POLICY, YOUR VIOLATION OF AN APPLICABLE LAW, YOUR SUBMISSION, POSTING, OR TRANSMISSION OF USER CONTENT TO THE SERVICE AND SITES, AND/OR YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY RIGHTS OF ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL OR ENTITY. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT, AT OUR OWN EXPENSE, TO ASSUME THE EXCLUSIVE DEFENSE AND CONTROL OF SUCH DISPUTES, AND IN ANY EVENT YOU WILL COOPERATE WITH US IN ASSERTING ANY AVAILABLE DEFENSES.

10. THIRD-PARTY LINKS AND SERVICE AND SITES

The Service and Sites may provide (1) information and content provided by third parties; (2) links to third-party Sites or resources, such as sellers of goods and services; and (3) third-party products and services for sale directly to you. LegalDesk is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for (i) any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources, (ii) any errors or omissions in these Sites or resources, or (iii) any information handling practices or other business practices of the operators of such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that LegalDesk shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any linked sites or resources. Your interactions with such third parties will be governed by the third parties’ own terms of service and privacy policies, and any other similar terms.

11. MODIFICATION

LegalDesk reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service and Sites (or any part thereof), with or without notice. You agree that LegalDesk shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service and Sites.

12. MANDATORY ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER

PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY. IT AFFECTS YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING YOUR RIGHT TO FILE A LAWSUIT IN COURT.

 

12.1 Application. You and LegalDesk agree that these Terms affect interstate commerce and that the Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of these arbitration provisions. This Section 12 is intended to be interpreted broadly and governs any and all disputes between us including but not limited to claims arising out of or relating to any aspect of the relationship between us, whether based in contract, tort, statute, fraud, misrepresentation or any other legal theory; claims that arose before these Terms or any prior agreement (including, but not limited to, claims related to advertising); and claims that may arise after the termination of these Terms. The only disputes excluded from this broad prohibition are the litigation of certain intellectual property and small court claims, as provided below.

 

12.2. Initial Dispute Resolution. Most disputes can be resolved without resort to arbitration. If you have any dispute with us, you agree that before taking any formal action, you will contact us at support@LegalDesk.app and provide a brief, written description of the dispute and your contact information (including your username, if your dispute relates to an account). Except for intellectual property and small claims court claims, the parties agree to use their best efforts to settle any dispute, claim, question, or disagreement directly through consultation with LegalDesk, and good faith negotiations shall be a condition to either party initiating a lawsuit or arbitration.

 

12.3 Binding Arbitration. If the parties do not reach an agreed-upon solution within a period of thirty (30) days from the time informal dispute resolution is initiated under the Initial Dispute Resolution provision above, then either party may initiate binding arbitration as the sole means to resolve claims, (except as provided in section 12.7 below) subject to the terms set forth below. Specifically, all claims arising out of or relating to these Terms (including the Terms’ formation, performance, and breach), the parties’ relationship with each other, and/or your use of LegalDesk shall be finally settled by binding arbitration administered by the JAMS Comprehensive Arbitration Rules & Procedures (“JAMS”). The JAMS rules will govern payment of all arbitration fees. LegalDesk will not seek its attorneys’ fees and costs in arbitration unless the arbitrator determines that your claim is frivolous.

 

12.4 Arbitrator’s Powers. The arbitrator, and not any federal, state, or local court or agency, shall have exclusive authority to resolve all disputes arising out of or relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability, or formation of these Terms including but not limited to any claim that all or any part of these Terms is void or voidable, whether a claim is subject to arbitration, or the question of waiver by litigation conduct. The arbitrator shall be empowered to grant whatever relief would be available in a court under law or in equity. The arbitrator’s award shall be written and shall be binding on the parties and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction.

 

12.5 Filing a Demand. To start an arbitration, you must do the following: (a) Write a Demand for Arbitration (“Demand”) that (i) briefly explains the dispute, (ii) lists your and LegalDesk’s names and addresses, (iii) specify the amount of money in dispute, if applicable, (iv) identify the requested location for a hearing if an in-person hearing is requested, and (v) state what you want in the dispute; (b) send one copy of the Demand to JAMS, along with a copy of these Terms and the filing fee required by JAMS; and (c) Send one copy of the Demand for Arbitration to us at support@LegalDesk.app.

 

The parties understand that, absent this mandatory arbitration provision, they would have the right to sue in court and have a jury trial. They further understand that, in some instances, the costs of arbitration could exceed the costs of litigation and the right to discovery may be more limited in arbitration than in court. If you are a resident of the United States, arbitration may take place in the county where you reside at the time of filing, unless you and we both agree to another location or telephonic arbitration. For individuals residing outside the United States, arbitration shall be initiated in San Francisco County, California, United States, and you and LegalDesk agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of any federal or state court in San Mateo County, California, United States, in order to compel arbitration, stay proceedings pending arbitration, or to confirm, modify, vacate, or enter judgment on the award entered by the arbitrator.

 

12.6 Class Action Waiver. The parties further agree that the arbitration shall be conducted in the party’s respective individual capacities only and not as a class action or other representative action, and the parties expressly waive their right to file a class action or seek relief on a class basis. YOU AND LEGALDESK AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. If any court or arbitrator determines that the class action waiver set forth in this paragraph is void or unenforceable for any reason or that an arbitration can proceed on a class basis, then the arbitration provisions set forth above shall be deemed null and void in their entirety and the parties shall be deemed to have not agreed to arbitrate disputes.

 

12.7 Exception: Litigation of Intellectual Property and Small Claims Court Claims. Notwithstanding the parties’ decision to resolve all disputes through arbitration, either party may bring enforcement actions, validity determinations or claims arising from or relating to theft, piracy or unauthorized use of intellectual property in state or federal court with jurisdiction or in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to protect its intellectual property rights (“intellectual property rights” means patents, copyrights, moral rights, trademarks, and trade secrets, but not privacy or publicity rights). Either party may also seek relief in small claims court in San Francisco, California for disputes or claims within the scope of that court’s jurisdiction.

 

12.8 30-Day Right to Opt Out. You have the right to opt out and not be bound by the arbitration and class action waiver provisions set forth above by sending written notice of your decision to opt out to support@LegalDesk.app the subject line, “ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER OPT-OUT.” The notice must be sent within the later of 30 days of your first use of the Service or within 30 days of changes to this section being announced on the Site. Otherwise you shall be bound to arbitrate disputes in accordance with the terms of these paragraphs. If you opt out of these arbitration provisions, LegalDesk also will not be bound by them.

 

12.9 Changes to This Section. LegalDesk will provide thirty (30) days’ notice of any changes to this section by posting on the Service and Sites. Amendments will become effective thirty (30) days after they are posted on the Service and Sites or sent to you by email. Changes to this section will otherwise apply prospectively only to claims arising after the thirtieth (30th) day. If a court or arbitrator decides that this subsection on “Changes to This Section” is not enforceable or valid, then this subsection shall be severed from the section entitled Mandatory Arbitration and Class Action Waiver, and the court or arbitrator shall apply the first Mandatory Arbitration and Class Action Waiver section in existence after you began using the Service and Sites.

 

12.10 Survival. This Mandatory Arbitration and Class Action Waiver section shall survive any termination of your use of the Service and Sites.

13. CONTROLLING LAW AND SEVERABILITY

These Terms shall be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of Delaware notwithstanding its conflicts of law principles.

14. GENERAL TERMS

14.1 Force Majeure. Under no circumstances shall LegalDesk or its licensor or supplier be held liable for any delay or failure in performance resulting directly or indirectly from an event beyond its reasonable control.

 

14.2 No Waiver. No waiver of any provision of these Terms will be binding unless in writing, no waiver of any provisions of these Terms will be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such provision or any other provision, and the failure of LegalDesk to exercise or enforce any right or remedy in these Terms does not waive that right or remedy. If an arbitrator or a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms to be invalid, the parties agree that the court should endeavor to give effect, to the maximum extent permitted by law, to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.

 

14.3 Third-Party Beneficiaries. You agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in these Terms, there shall be no third-party beneficiaries to these Terms.

 

14.4 Miscellaneous. These Terms (and all terms and conditions incorporated herein), the Privacy Policy, and the Customer Agreement (and any amendment thereto) constitute the entire agreement between you and LegalDesk and govern your use of the Service and Sites, and supersede any prior agreements between you and LegalDesk on the subject matter. These Terms, and any rights or licenses granted hereunder, may not be assigned or delegated by you. These Terms, and any rights or licenses granted hereunder, may be assigned or delegated by LegalDesk without restriction. These Terms bind and inure to the benefit of each party and the party’s successors and permitted assigns. These Terms may not be modified by an oral statement by a representative of LegalDesk. No agency, partnership, joint venture or employee-employer relationship is intended or created by these Terms. You agree that any agreements made by and between you and us in electronic form are as legally binding as if made in physical written form. If you are using the Service and Sites for or on behalf of the U.S. government, your license rights do not exceed those granted to non-government consumers. The section titles in these Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. Any provision of these Terms that by its nature is reasonably intended to survive beyond termination of these Terms shall survive.

 

14.5 Notices. We may deliver notice to you by e-mail, posting a notice on the Service and Sites or any other method we choose and such notice will be effective on dispatch. If you give notice to us, it will be effective when received and you must use the following physical or email address: (1) LegalDesk, Inc. 254 Barclay Avenue, Millbrae, CA 94030; or (2) support@LegalDesk.app.

15. QUESTIONS

Questions, comments, or concerns about the Terms of Service should be sent to support@LegalDesk.app.