Best Legal Counsel, and its subsidiaries and corporate affiliates (collectively, “our,” “us,” or “we”) provides products through its website pages (referred to as “sites,” “services,” or “our sites and services.”

By utilizing our site, you are a “user” and you hereby accept and agree to this Terms of Use as a legally binding contract between you and us. We reserve the right to post changes to these Terms of Use at any time, and changes will be applicable to subsequent access to our site. In addition, you also agree to comply with all laws, ordinances and regulations applicable to your use of our site and services.  Best Legal Counsel is intended for use by individuals 18 years of age and older, access by minors is not authorized.  If you do not accept and agree with all provisions of these Terms of Use, now or in the future, you may reject these Terms of Use by terminating access and use of our site and services.

Accepting our Terms of Use grants you a limited, revocable, non exclusive license to access our sites and service, in whole or in part, including but not limited to our intellectual property therein, only in compliance with these Terms of Use.

We have the right in our sole discretion to limit, modify, interrupt, change, suspend or discontinue altogether any/all portions of our site and services at any time without notice.  We and our representatives will not be liable for said modifications, limitations, interruptions, suspensions or discontinuance; nor any purported losses, harm or damages arising from or related thereto.

You may only use our Services if you agree to these Terms of Use as a binding contract with Best Legal Counsel, LLC

Do not use our Services on any mobile device that distracts or prevents you from obeying traffic and safety laws.

Important Information on Services

The Services provided at BestLegalCounsel.com are created both by Best Legal Counsel and users of the site.  While we may review third party content to determine whether it is violates our policies or is illegal, we do not routinely screen all third party content that is published via our Services. This includes legal information that lawyers/others post on BestLegalCounsel.com.  Furthermore, we cannot guarantee the accuracy, adequacy or quality of any such information, or the qualifications of, the third party postings.

BestLegalCounsel.com is a platform designed to allow unaffiliated lawyers to offer information and interact with consumers.  Any attorney-client relationship that may be formed as a result is between you and the lawyer you interact with:  NOT between you and BestLegalCounsel.com.  In addition, by utilizing the site, you expressly understand that BestLegalCounsel.com CANNOT be held responsible for the accuracy or quality of information provided by lawyers/others you may connect with via BestLegalCounsel.com

By using the platform, you are recognizing and agreeing that it is SOLELY the responsibility of the third party lawyers, and/or their law firm staff, that any information the post/place on BestLegalCounsel.com, and any communications they subsequently have with you, fully complies with all applicable laws and rules of professional conduct, including those concerning the unauthorized practice of law and those regulating the form, manner, and/or content of communication(s) with clients, advertising and other applicable matters.

 

 

 

Unauthorized Access and Activities

This section applies to all uses and users of our website and services, unless we have specifically authorized an exception to a particular term for a particular user in a written agreement. Access to our sites and services that are harmful to, or disruptive of our site and/or users are expressly unauthorized and prohibited.  For example, without limitation:

The collection of our users’ personal information (including but not limited to email addresses, IP addresses and telephone numbers) is not allowed for any commercial purpose.  General purpose Internet search engines are expressly entitled to access our sites and services without.

Any effort to disassemble and reverse engineer any/all of our sites and services in order to emulate any source code or object code is expressly prohibited.

Interactions with Others

We and our representatives are not parties to, make no representations or warranties as to, and have no responsibility or liability with respect to any communication, transaction, dispute or any relationship between you and any other user, or organization on our website. You hereby agree to conduct your own appropriate and judicious investigation, research and due diligence with respect to your interactions with others.

Our webpages may provide links to other websites and resources; as such, you hereby acknowledge and agree that we, including our shareholders, affiliates, employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives, licensors, suppliers and service providers, (collectively, “we”) are not responsible for, nor do we specifically endorse, said individuals or their organizations.  We make no representations nor give warranties regarding said third-parties; and shall not be liable for any loss related to the engagement of those parties.  Your use of third-party providers is to be undertaken solely at your discretion and with your sole assumption of any risks thereto.

Fees

In certain circumstances, we may charge for features, products, services or licenses you purchase.  You authorize us or our designated payment processor to charge your specified credit card, debit card or other payment method for such fees.  All fees are in United States dollars and any applicable sales taxes are additional to our stated fees.  All charges are nonrefundable and payments and purchases may not be canceled by the user.  However, we reserve the right to make exceptions to this.  By selecting to become a member in Best Legal Counsel, you agree to annually pay Best Legal Counsel the applicable fees associated with your membership level and method(s) of recognition (plaque, lobby trophy, portrait and/or bust) chosen.  Should you wish to cancel your membership, you will need to notify us at admin@bestlegalcounsel.com or by writing to Best Legal Counsel, 175 South Main St., Ste. 500, Salt Lake City, UT  84111.  All cancellation requests must be received on a timely basis and approved in the sole discretion of Best Legal Counsel.

In addition, we expressly reserve the right to refuse or terminate any purchase at any time in our sole discretion.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold us and our representatives harmless from any claim or cause of action, demand or damages related to or arising out of:  your use of or reliance on any content; and any violation of these Terms of Use. This indemnification obligation includes payment of any attorneys’ fees and costs incurred by us and/or our representatives. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims.

Disclaimers

Your access/use/reliance on our site(s) and service(s) is entirely at your own risk:  including, without limitation, the websites, programs, services and content; all are provided on an “as is” or “as available” basis without any warranties of any kind.  Any/all express or implied warranties are expressly disclaimed.  Specifically, any transaction(s) or potential transaction(s), goods or services promised or exchanged, information or advice exchanged, or other interactions related to or as a result of use of our sites and services is disclaimed.  These disclaimers will apply to the fullest extent permitted by jurisdictional law.

You hereby expressly acknowledge and agree that use of any information, legal or otherwise, presented upon BestLegalCounsel.com is at your own risk.

While we attempt to provide, and have lawyers and their law firm staff provide, useful information regarding legal services, we CANNOT guarantee all information is correct.  You hereby acknowledge and accept that much information is contributed by third parties and that BestLegalCounsel.com does not screen said information for accuracy or reliability.  Accordingly, we make no representations, warrants, guarantees, neither express nor implied about the services on BestLegalCounsel.com.  We also disclaim any warranties of mechantability or fitness for any particular purpose, title and non-infringement.

 

Limitations of Liability

Best Legal Counsel and its representatives will under no circumstances be liable for any access to, nor reliance upon or use of our website and its contents, for any transaction, communication, interaction, dispute or relationship between you and any other party arising out of the use of our site and services; including, but not limited to liability for injunctive relief as well as for any harm, injury, loss or damages of any kind incurred by you or anyone else, without limitation whether direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, statutory, exemplary or punitive damages.

We and our representatives will under no circumstances be liable for any inability to access or utilize our site(s) and service(s).  Nor do our Search Engine Optimization service(s) guarantee any placement, ranking, etc. on Google, Bing or any other search engine.  We may, at any time, for any reason, delete, limit, modify, interrupt, suspend, discontinue or terminate our site(s)/service(s)/content.

In no event will our total aggregate liability arising out of or related to this agreement exceed the amount(s) paid by you during the six (6) months preceding the bringing of any claim, or five hundred dollars ($500.00), whichever is less.  You herby acknowledge, and agree, that if you have not paid us as a provider for any amounts in the six (6) months preceding the brining of any claim, your sole and exclusive remedy for any dispute is to stop using our site(s) and service(s).

In addition, you expressly waive the provisions of California Civil Code Section 1542 (and any similar laws in other jurisdictions), which provides: “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 must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.”

THESE LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Damages

For any violation of these Terms of Use for which you bear responsibility, acknowledging that, for certain violations, actual damages would be difficult, if not impossible, to quantify:  we may seek actual or liquidated damages.  In addition to any injunctive relief, you agree to pay us damages including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, consequential and incidental.

Injunctive Relief

You recognize and agree that any violation of these Terms of Use may cause us immediate and irreparable harm and damages.  As a result, notwithstanding any other provision contained herein these Terms of Use, we have the right to, and may solely in our discretion, immediately obtain preliminary injunctive relief and seek permanent injunctive relief.  This, in addition to any and all other remedies available to us in the law or in equity.

Release of Information

We reserve the right to disclose any personal information about you or your use of our sites and services, including its contents, without your prior permission if we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (b) protect and defend our rights and property or our affiliated companies; (c) enforce these Terms of Use; or (d) act to protect the interests of our users or others. Our performance of these Terms of Use is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this Terms of Use is in derogation of our right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of our sites and services or information provided to or gathered by us with respect to such use.

Copyright Notices

Except as otherwise expressly provided, all contents of our sites and services are copyrighted. All rights reserved.   These Terms of Use do not authorize you to use our marks or any similar or related marks for any use pertaining to classified advertising, Internet advertising, social networks, online forums, online communication services or any similar or related use, or any other use that is likely to cause confusion on the part of, to cause mistake by or to deceive the public as to any affiliation, connection, association, origin, sponsorship, approval or endorsement by or with us.

Reservation of Rights

Subject to the limited rights expressly granted hereunder, we reserve all rights, title and interest in and to our sites and services, including all related intellectual property rights. No rights are granted to you hereunder other than as expressly set forth herein.

Entire Agreement

These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and us and supersede any other written or oral agreement. Other than our representatives (who are expressly included as named third-party beneficiaries of these Terms of Use), there are no third-party beneficiaries to these Terms of Use. If any provision of these Terms of Use is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, all other provisions of these Terms of Use will remain in full force and effect.

Governing Law

You agree that any claims, causes of action or disputes not subject to Section 16 (Dispute Resolution; Arbitration) will be brought exclusively in courts located within the county Salt Lake, UT and you agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of such courts, for any actions. You further agree that, regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, you must file any such claim or cause of action within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

Electronic Communications and Contracting

In using our site(s) and service(s), and/or sending emails to us, you consent to receive communications from us electronically.  You agree that all communications we provide you electronically satisfy and legal requirement that such be in writing.

Your use of our sites and services includes the ability to enter into agreements and/or to make transactions electronically.  You recognize and hereby acknowledge that electronic submissions constitute your agreement and intent to be bound by said transmissions relating to all transactions you enter into upon our site(s), including notices of cancellation, policies, contracts and applications.

MANDATORY Dispute Resolution: Arbitration

We believe we will be able to resolve most disputes or issues you may have using our sites and services in a satisfactory matter.  In the unlikely event we are not able to resolve a dispute or issue, you agree to the following resolution process.

You first agree to discuss the matter informally with us for at least 30 days. To do that, please send your full name and contact information, your concern and your proposed solution by mail to us at: Best Legal Counsel, 175 S. Main, Ste. 500, Salt Lake City, UT, 84111

If we are unable to mutually agree upon a resolution after the 30-day period, you agree that any claim you may have against us regarding these Terms of Use or our sites and services will be resolved through binding arbitration administered by JAMS and governed by the then current JAMS Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures.  You agree to begin any arbitration within one year of when your claim arose, otherwise your claim is expressly waived by you.

You agree to arbitrate with us only in your individual capacity, not as a representative or member of a class. As such, your claims may not be joined with any other claims and there will be no authority for any dispute to be arbitrated on a class-action basis or brought by a purported class representative.

You agree that arbitration will be exclusively held in Salt Lake County, Utah and that each party will be responsible for its own costs, including paying any JAMS filing, administrative and arbitrator fees in accordance with JAMS rules. In order to select an arbitrator, each party agrees to provide a list of two available arbitrators that have experience with the subject matter. Each party may strike one of the names on the other’s list. The parties will select an arbitrator out of the remaining two arbitrator names. If the parties cannot mutually agree on one arbitrator, JAMS will choose the arbitrator randomly from the two remaining arbitrators. It is important that you understand that the arbitrator’s decision will be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. If you’re not sure what all of this means, of course please feel free to ask an attorney.

Lastly, please read this section carefully, as it affects your rights.  You may only bring individual claims.  Under NO circumstances are you allowed to bring claim as a member of a class.  Class action lawsuits, class-wide arbitrations, private attorney-general actions, and any other proceedings where someone acts in a representative capacity are not allowed.

Waiver

Any failure by us to enforce/exercise any provision of these Terms of Use, does not constitute a waiver of that provision or right.

No Formation of Attorney-Client Relationship with Best Legal Counsel.

The legal information found at BestLegalCounsel.com is intended for general information purposes only.  It should be utilized as a beginning point for addressing your legal issues.  The information provided herein in expressly NOT legal services.  Accessing the information does not IN ANY WAY, create an attorney-client relationship between you and Best Legal Counsel.  It should not be a substitute for in-person and/or telephone consultation betwee you and an attorney applicably licensed to practice law.

Furthermore, you understand that questions and answers or other interaction(s) on BestLegalCounsel.com are NOT confidential and are NOT subject to attor