Terms and Conditions of Use
Last Updated: April 24, 2019
Maximilian Ventures LLC, a Delaware limited liability company doing business as "PublicLegal" and "PublicLegalForms.com", owns and operates the Internet Legal Research Group™ website, www.ilrg.com (hereafter, the "Site" or "ILRG" which shall also include any other websites owned and operated by Maximilian Ventures LLC, or any electronic communications related to the Internet Legal Research Group™). If you are under the age of 18, you may not use the products or services provided on the Site, unless you are under the direct supervision of your parents or guardians. All references hereafter to ILRG shall include Maximilian Ventures LLC, and, where appropriate, its employees, officers, directors, investors, agents, consultants, assignees, affiliates, partners, contractors, attorneys, accountants, advertisers, and any and all other individuals and organizations providing services on behalf of Maximilian Ventures LLC.
By using the Site, you, the user of the Site ("you"), agree to the terms, conditions, notices and guidelines contained in this Terms and Conditions of Use Agreement (the "Agreement") and all modifications hereto. Please e-mail any questions regarding this Agreement to the Webmaster. You may have this same information sent to you by e-mail by sending a letter to Maximilian Ventures LLC, 251 Little Falls Drive, Ste. 5800, Wilmington, Delaware 19808. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO COMPLY WITH THIS AGREEMENT, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS SITE.
1. Intellectual Property. The Site and all of its content including, but not limited to, legal forms, articles, other text, photographs, illustrations, graphics, product names, designs, logos (collectively, "the Intellectual Property") are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of the United States, as well as international conventions and the laws of other countries. The Intellectual Property is owned or controlled by ILRG or the party credited as the provider or owner of the Intellectual Property. The compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement, and assembly) of all content on the Site is the exclusive property of ILRG and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All software used on the Site is the property of ILRG or commercial software suppliers and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.
Subject to the terms and conditions hereof, you may view, copy, download, or print material appearing on the Site subject to the following conditions:
- The material may only be used for your personal, non-commercial use;
- The material may not be modified, except as noted in this paragraph;
- All copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices contained in all such copies must be kept intact; and
- The copyright notice and permission notice: "Copyright © 2019 ILRG. All rights reserved. Protected by the copyright laws of the United States and international treaties" must appear on each copy.
The copying, modification, revision, reproduction, republication, uploading, posting, transmission, or distribution for commercial or non-personal purposes of any other material or element from the Site including, but not limited to, the design or layout of the Site, individual elements of the Site's design, or the Internet Legal Research Group logo without the express written permission of ILRG, or other owners of the Intellectual Property is strictly prohibited. For purposes of this Agreement, the use of any such material on any other website or networked computer environment is prohibited.
THE LEGAL FORMS AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE MAY BE USED OR MODIFIED FOR USE IN CONJUNCTION WITH A DISCRETE PERSONAL OR COMMERCIAL TRANSACTION, BUT THEY MAY NOT BE REPRODUCED, REPUBLISHED, UPLOADED, POSTED, TRANSMITTED, DISTRIBUTED, OR OTHERWISE DISSEMINATED FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE WHATSOEVER, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER FOR PROFIT OR NOT FOR PROFIT.
2. User Submissions. Any messages, suggestions, ideas, or concepts that are submitted through the Site shall become, and remain, the property of ILRG. You agree that any submissions, in whole or in part, may be used by ILRG or any of its affiliates for any purpose including modification, reproduction, transmission, publication, broadcast, and posting. You additionally agree that ILRG is free to use any ideas, concepts, techniques, or know-how contained in any communication you send to the Site for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, marketing, and selling products and services based upon such information without any obligation to compensate you or anyone else for them. By making such submissions, you are assigning and transferring any and all right, title and interest in those submissions to ILRG, including any moral rights. You represent and warrant by submitting any materials that such submission does not infringe any third-party intellectual property rights. Do not transmit any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, or profane material, or any other material that could constitute or encourage conduct that could be considered a criminal offense or violate any law. Further, you agree not to use any facilities or resources available on or through ILRG to perpetrate prohibited conduct, whether against ILRG, Maximilian Ventures LLC, or any other third party. Examples of prohibited conduct include, but are not limited to chain letters, pornography, or other communication that creates a nuisance or is otherwise offensive to the recipient.
3. Trademarks. The trademarks, logos, and service marks, including but not limited to PUBLICLEGAL® (USPTO Trademark Reg. No. 3912621) and PUBLICLEGALFORMS.COM® (USPTO Trademark Reg. No. 3912622) (collectively, the "Trademarks") displayed on the Site are the Trademarks of ILRG, and others. Nothing contained in the Site should be construed as granting by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Site without the written permission of ILRG or the third party that owns the Trademarks displayed on the Site. Your use of the Trademarks displayed on the Site, or any other content on the Site, except as provided in this Agreement, is strictly prohibited.
4. User Responsibilities. If you choose to become a registered user of any of part of the Site, you agree that you will provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the registration process. You also agree to update that information as necessary to maintain its accuracy. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or if ILRG has reason to believe such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, ILRG has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse you any or all current and future use of any of the Site, or the services ILRG offers.
6. Limits on Liability. ILRG is not liable for:
- The contents of any communication, message, or other information sent by you or third parties to ILRG, or posted by you or other third parties on any part of the Site;
- The contents of any website not controlled, owned, or operated by ILRG that is accessed from or linked to any part of the Site;
- Any damages or injury caused by, including but not limited to, any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation of transmission, computer virus, or line failure; and
- Any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages arising out of or relating to use of or inability to use any of the Site, or download any of the software through any of the Site, even if ILRG has been advised of the possibility of such damages. If you are dissatisfied with any portion of any of the Site, or with any of these Terms of Service, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Site.
The Site may include links to other Internet sites, both related and unrelated to the Site, which may be of interest to users. Additionally, other sites may link to the Site with or without the permission of ILRG. ILRG is not responsible for the content or availability of these sites. Descriptions of or references to individuals, companies, products, or publications not owned by ILRG on the Site or any linked website do not imply any endorsement of such individuals, companies, products, or publications by ILRG. ILRG shall not be liable for any damages or costs arising out of or in any way connected with your use or involvement with any of the individuals, companies, services, or publications accessed through the Site.
7. Indemnification. You agree to indemnify and hold ILRG, its directors, officers, employees, agents and representatives harmless from all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including attorneys' fees and expenses) arising out of or relating to (a) your use of any parts of the Site; (b) your use of any products or services offered by third-parties through the Site; (c) your download and/or use of any of the software available for download through any part of the Site; or (d) your alleged breach of this Agreement
8. Disclaimer of Warranties. The information, legal forms, materials, services, and products (including the products and services offered through the Site and provided by third parties) included on any part of the Site may include inaccuracies, typographical errors, bugs, and other problems. ILRG may make changes or improvements to the Site at any time.
ALL OF THE CONTENT, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ON THE SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, AND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, ILRG DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
THIS SITE PROVIDES LEGAL FORMS AND INFORMATION ABOUT THE LAW AND DOES NOT PROVIDE INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR INDIVIDUAL CIRCUMSTANCES. THE LEGAL FORMS AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE ARE NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE ADVICE OF AN ATTORNEY. YOU MUST USE YOUR OWN JUDGMENT AND, TO THE EXTENT YOU BELIEVE APPROPRIATE, CONSULT WITH LEGAL COUNSEL. LEGAL ADVICE OF ANY NATURE SHOULD BE SOUGHT FROM COMPETENT LEGAL COUNSEL IN THE RELEVANT JURISDICTION.
ILRG DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE WEBSITE OR ITS CONTENT, INCLUDING THIRD-PARTY AND SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THE SITE, ON THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKES THE SITE AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. ILRG DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OF OR THE RESULT OF THE USE OF THE WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT, INCLUDING THIRD-PARTY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THE SITE, AVAILABLE ON THE SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, OR OTHERWISE.
IF YOU PURCHASE A PROFESSIONALLY FORMATTED LEGAL FORM FROM ILRG, PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL FORMS ARE GUARANTEED TO BE DISPATCHED BY EMAIL IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE ORDER IS PLACED, IN ADDITION TO THE FORM IMMEDIATELY BEING MADE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD. GIVEN THE INTERNET'S INHERENT VULNERABILITY TO NETWORK CONGESTION AND OTHER PERFORMANCE AND TECHNICAL ISSUES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, IT IS POSSIBLE THE FORM MAY NOT BE RECEIVED BY EMAIL. CUSTOMERS ARE ADVISED TO MONITOR THEIR SPAM FOLDERS AND TO ENSURE THEY SUPPLY THE CORRECT EMAIL ADDRESS FOR DELIVERY. FORMS PURCHASED ARE WARRANTED TO BE COMPATIBLE WITH MICROSOFT WORD, PC AND MAC EDITIONS. IF FOR ANY REASON A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION WILL NOT ACCEPT FORMS THAT YOU PURCHASE FROM ILRG, ILRG WILL REFUND YOUR MONEY, PROVIDED THAT YOU COMPLETED THE FORM(S) CORRECTLY AND WITHOUT ANY MATERIAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS, AND THAT YOU PROVIDE ILRG WITH EVIDENCE OF THE COURT'S REJECTION OF THE FORM(S) IN QUESTION. OTHERWISE, ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
USE OF THE SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE USE OF ANY LEGAL FORM, ANY INTERACTIVE AREA, ANY SOFTWARE, ANY SOFTWARE DOWNLOADS, AND ANY THIRD-PARTY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THE SITE IS AT YOUR EXCLUSIVE RISK, AND THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS EXCLUSIVELY WITH YOU.
9. Termination. In addition and without prejudice to any other legal or equitable remedies available to ILRG, ILRG may terminate this Agreement at any time and for any reason whatsoever. You may terminate this Agreement by closing your account with ILRG, and paying any and all outstanding balances owed by you to ILRG under that account.
10. Arbitration/Jurisdiction. This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Delaware, excluding that body of laws known as choice of law or conflict of laws. Subject to the provisions of this Section, all disputes, controversies or claims arising out of or relating to this Agreement will be resolved through mandatory binding arbitration conducted in Dallas, Texas before J.A.M.S. or its successor ("JAMS") pursuant to the United States Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. Section 1, et seq. (the "Act"); and (iii) this Agreement. The arbitration will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of J.A.M.S.'s Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures in effect at the time of filing of the demand for arbitration (the "JAMS Rules"), subject to the provisions of this Section. The terms set forth in this Agreement will control in the event of any inconsistency between such terms and the JAMS Rules. The parties will cooperate with JAMS and with each other in promptly selecting a single arbitrator from JAMS's panel of neutrals. If the parties fail to so select an arbitrator within thirty (30) days following the date of either party's notice of demand to conduct arbitration, then JAMS will appoint an arbitrator in accordance with the JAMS Rules. The award of the arbitrator will be in writing and will set forth findings of fact and conclusions of law. Judgment on the arbitrator's award will be final and binding upon the parties and may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. If for any reason JAMS or its successor no longer is in business, then the arbitration shall be conducted in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitrator's fees will be shared equally by the parties and each party will bear its own costs and attorneys' fees. All papers, documents, or evidence, whether written or oral, filed with or presented in connection with the arbitration proceeding will be deemed by the parties and by the arbitrator to be confidential information of both parties. The arbitrator chosen in accordance with these provisions will not have the power to alter, amend or otherwise affect the terms of these arbitration provisions or the provisions of this Agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in this Section shall prevent either party from applying for and obtaining from a court a temporary restraining order and/or other injunctive relief.
YOU AND ILRG 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. Further, unless both you and ILRG agree otherwise in writing, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person's claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.
The Site is owned and operated by ILRG from the State of Delaware, United States of America. ILRG makes no representation that content on any part of the Site is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access any part of the Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. The Site may contain references to products or services not available in all countries. ILRG does not market all of its products or services in all countries. Software from any part of the Site may be subject to U.S. and Canadian export controls.
11. Copyright Complaints. ILRG respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please follow our Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.
12. Miscellaneous. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties, and supersedes all prior written or oral agreements or communications with respect to the subject matter herein. Sections 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 of this Agreement shall survive any termination or cancellation of this Agreement. If any term of this Agreement is declared unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable by any court, then such term will be deemed severable from the remaining terms and will not affect the validity and enforceability of such remaining terms. The section headings in this Agreement are for convenience only and must not be given any legal import. This Agreement may be assigned by ILRG at any time.
A printed version of this Agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial proceedings or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this Agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.
13. Equal Opportunity Employer. ILRG reserves the right to post information about employment opportunities with the company on any part of the Site. ILRG is an equal opportunity employer, employing people without paying attention to race, sex, religion, nationality, age or disability.
14. Notification of Changes. ILRG will occasionally update this Agreement. When we do, we will also revise the "Last Updated" date at the top of this Agreement. If we make any material changes to this Agreement, we will post a prominent notice on our web site notifying users of the change. In some cases where we post the notice, we also email users, notifying them of the changes. Visitors to the Site should periodically check for changes to this Agreement. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this Agreement means you accept those changes.
15. Contact Information. The Site is owned and operated by Maximilian Ventures LLC, 251 Little Falls Drive, Ste. 5800, Wilmington, Delaware 19808, United States of America; +1 (800) 987-9087 or +1 (302) 416-5565 (fax).