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User Agreement

 
I. Introduction

MissouriBlackAttorneys.com starts every new User relationship with a contract. The contract spells out what you can expect from us, and what we expect from you. We do not know each User personally, so it is important to set out the ground rules clearly in advance.

If you agree to this contract, welcome to our system!

If you have any questions about any part of the contract, please contact us.   

In this agreement, we have referred to MissouriBlackAttorneys.com service as the "Service", to you as the "User" and to this contract as the "Agreement".


II. Relationship Between MissouriBlackAttorneys.com  And User: Providing Only a Venue

MissouriBlackAttorney is an Internet website that provides information regarding Missouri's black legal professionals and potential users of legal services.  MissouriBlackAttorneys.com does not guarantee that Users will successfully find an attorney on this website. MissouriBlackAttorneys.com takes no position and offers no opinion on when or if an attorney-client relationship has been formed.

IMissouriBlackAttorneys.com does not involve itself in the agreements between attorneys and clients or the actual representation of clients. The User, and not MissouriBlackAttorneys.com, is solely responsible for assessing the integrity, honesty, and trustworthiness of all persons with whom the User communicates on the Service.

Disclaimer of attorney-client relationship

Any form of use of the Service by a subscribing attorney or potential client is not intended to and will not create an attorney-client relationship between any person or entity and MissouriBlackAttorneys.com. Any electronic communication sent to MissouriBlackAttorneys.com will not create an attorney-client relationship between the User and MissouriBlackAttorney, such being expressly denied.

MissouriBlackAttorney.com does not screen or vouch for any of its Users

Providing a service where potential clients and attorneys can meet does not imply an endorsement of any  attorney. MissouriBlackAttorneys.com makes no representation concerning an attorney's qualifications.  MissouriBlackAttorneys.com does not screen potential cases, or otherwise channel potential clients to selected attorneys.

MissouriBlackAttorneys.com Does not provide legal advice

MissouriBlackAttorneys.com is not a law firm. MissouriBlackAttorneys.com offers no legal advice, recommendations, mediation, or counseling under any circumstance. MissouriBlackAttorneys.com encourages the User not to accept, as legal advice, any information received from any source found on this service, unless it is from an attorney the User has retained.

Disclaimer of representations by Users

MissouriBlackAttorneys.com makes no representation, guarantee, or warranty (express or implied) as to the legal ability, competence, or quality of representation which may be provided by any of the attorneys or law firms listed through this Web site or any affiliate thereof.

III. User Guidelines

In order to keep this system attractive and useful for all Users, it is important that Users follow the rules of the system.  MissouriBlackAttorneys.com reserves the right to deny further access to its service to any User who violates these rules, is the subject of complaints by other MissouriBlackAttorneys.com Users, for any other reason, or for no reason at all.

Users may not engage in any of the following activities on our system:

do or say anything to injure or harm others

display material containing nudity or pornographic material of any kind

provide material that is grossly offensive to the online community, including blatant expressions of bigotry, prejudice, racism, hatred, or profanity

promote or provide instructional information about illegal activities, or promoting physical harm or injury against any group or individual

defame any person or group

display material that exploits children under 18 years of age

violate the rights of another, including but not limited to the intellectual property rights of another. This includes using the Service for acts of copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other intellectual property infringement, including but not limited to offering pirated computer programs or links to such programs, information used to circumvent manufacturer-installed copy-protect devices, including serial or registration numbers for software programs, or any type of cracker utilities (this also includes files which are solely intended for game emulation)

violate Internet standards

use the Service for displaying harassing, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, or tortuous material or invading other's privacy

interfere with or disrupting the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service by posting advertisements or links to competing services, transmitting "junk mail", "spam", "chain letters", or unsolicited mass distribution of e-mail

encourage any illegal activity, including anything to do with illegal drugs, gambling, pornography, prostitution, child pornography, robbery, spreading computer viruses, cracking into private computer systems, software infringement, trafficking in credit card codes, or other crimes

compromise the security of the Service MissouriBlackAttorneys.com provides. Do not try to gain access to system areas private to MissouriBlackAttorneys.com, or to other Users.


IV. Ratings

As part of our service to all Users, MissouriBlackAttorneys.com provides a forum for clients to comment on their experiences with Missouri attorneys. Comments posted on the comment board will be available for review by all MissouriBlackAttorneys.com Users and attorneys. While we encourage open and unrestricted use of the forum, we do not tolerate offensive conduct. When using the discussion forum to comment on your experiences, please keep the comments accurate, constructive and civil. Bear in mind that use of disparaging and defamatory comments does not serve the purpose of the forum and may result in legal liability to the User. MissouriBlackAttorneys.com reserves the right to terminate this agreement and restrict future access to the Service to Users who post comments that are defamatory, hostile, vulgar, or otherwise distasteful.

V. Disclaimer of Information Obtained on the Service

MissouriBlackAttorneys.com provides attorneys and potential clients with a forum that functions as an open market. MissouriBlackAttorneys.com is not responsible for the content of materials posted on its Web sites. The opinions and views expressed are those of the individual Users of the Service and do not reflect those of MissouriBlackAttorneys.com. Data submitted by other Users (both attorneys and lay persons) is not verified or reviewed in any way before it appears on the MissouriBlackAttorneys.com Web site. MissouriBlackAttorneys.com does not warrant the validity or accuracy of any such information. Please use caution and common sense when using this site.

MissouriBlackAttorneys.com does not continuously review the standing of any attorney subscriber with any regulatory authority. When considering employing any attorney or law firm, Users should check the attorney's or law firm's standing with the applicable regulatory body.

MissouriBlackAttorneys.com makes every effort to verify that attorneys who subscribe to the Service are licensed and in good standing in at least one state within the United States at the time of registration. However, MissouriBlackAttorneys.com is unable to track, verify, or monitor the standing of each attorney using the Service. Therefore, MissouriBlackAttorneys.com makes no representation regarding the status, standing or ability of any attorney or law firm that  is listed through this Web site.

Users are urged to make their own independent investigation and evaluation of any attorney or law firm being considered. The determination of the need for legal services and the choice of an attorney are extremely important decisions and should not be based solely on advertisements, claims of expertise, or on the cost of rendering the requested legal services.

MissouriBlackAttorneys.com is not responsible for, and in no way endorses, any description or indication of specialization or limitation of practice by an attorney or law firm. Please be aware that no agency or board may have certified such attorney as a specialist or expert in any indicated field of law practice. In addition, an attorney claiming specialization is not necessarily any more expert or competent than other attorneys. It is up to the User to question the attorneys on the factual basis of any statement they make, ask for the names of the certifying agencies, and verify all information.

Users are encouraged to use caution when reviewing any information submitted by attorneys and other parties. Although MissouriBlackAttorneys.com strongly encourages attorneys to comply with all regulations governing attorney conduct, it is impossible for MissouriBlackAttorneys.com to monitor attorneys' integrity or compliance with applicable rules of conduct.

MissouriBlackAttorneys.com in no way endorses the content or legality of any offers, statements, or promises made by attorneys or any other parties, on or off this site.

VI. Confidentiality

MissouriBlackAttorneys.com makes every effort to maintain the confidentiality of any information submitted by Users to our System and our database of attorneys. However, because MissouriBlackAttorneys.com cannot control the conduct of others, we cannot guarantee that this information will remain confidential. Please use caution in deciding what information to input. Do not make any confessions or admissions. Do not use proper names or addresses. Do not provide any other highly personal, sensitive, or incriminating information. MissouriBlackAttorneys.com is not responsible for the release or improper use of such information by other Users or any release due to error or failure in the System.

VII. Indemnification

The User agrees that MissouriBlackAttorneys.com is not responsible for any harm that this service may cause. The User agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold MissouriBlackAttorneys.com harmless from and against any and all liability and costs incurred in connection with any loss, liability, claim, demand, damage, and expenses arising from or in connection with the contents or use of the Service. The User agrees that this defense and indemnity shall also apply to any breach by the User of the Agreement or the foregoing representations, warranties and covenants. The User further agrees that this defense and indemnity shall include without limitation attorney fees and costs. The User also agrees that this defense and indemnity shall apply to MissouriBlackAttorneys.com, its affiliates, directors, officers and employees. MissouriBlackAttorneys.com 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 matter without the written consent of MissouriBlackAttorneys.com.

VIII. Communications and Other Data

MissouriBlackAttorneys.com is not responsible for any loss of data resulting from accidental or deliberate deletion, network or system outages, file corruption, or any other reasons.

IX. Other MissouriBlackAttorneys.com Rights

MissouriBlackAttorneys.com also reserves the following rights:

to release current or past User information in the event MissouriBlackAttorneys.com believes that accounts are in violation of the terms of service or page content guidelines, used to commit unlawful acts, if the information is subpoenaed, and/or if MissouriBlackAttorneys.com deems it necessary and/or appropriate.

to deny service to offenders of these guidelines or the Agreement

to terminate or deny service to anyone for any reason or no reason

X. Modifications to Terms of Service MissouriBlackAttorneys.com may change the Agreement at any time. The User will be notified of the change and will be responsible for promptly reading and complying with the new terms and conditions. Continued use of the service will indicate acceptance of the new terms and conditions.

XI. Modifications to Service

MissouriBlackAttorneys.com reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service with or without notice to the User. The User agrees that MissouriBlackAttorneys.com shall not be liable to the User or any third party for any modification or discontinuance of the Service. The User acknowledges and agrees that any termination of Service under any provision of this Agreement may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledges and agrees that MissouriBlackAttorneys.com may immediately delete data and files in the User's account and bar any further access to such files or the Service.

XII. MissouriBlackAttorneys.com's Proprietary Rights

MissouriBlackAttorneys.com owns certain things on this system, including the 'look and feel' of the system, the name of the system, and the collective work copyright in sequences of public messages on the system. Users cannot reproduce any message thread from the system, either electronically or in print, without MissouriBlackAttorneys.com's permission and the permission of all participants in the thread. This is not a complete list - other things on the system are also MissouriBlackAttorneys.com property. Contact MissouriBlackAttorneys.com before copying anything from the system with plans of reproducing it or distributing it.

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 in the Service or information presented through the Service is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, or other proprietary rights and laws. The User acknowledges and agrees that the User is permitted to use this material and information only as expressly authorized by MissouriBlackAttorneys.com or its Sponsors, and may not copy, reproduce, transmit, distribute, or create derivative works of such content or information without express authorization. The User acknowledges and agrees that MissouriBlackAttorneys.com can display images and text throughout the Service.

XIII. Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

A great danger for MissouriBlackAttorneys.com, and for all operators of online systems, is that we might be held accountable for the wrongful actions of our Users. If one User libels another User, the injured User might blame us, even though the first User was really at fault. If a User uploads a program with a computer virus, and the other Users' computers are damaged, we might be blamed even though a User left the virus on our System. If a User transmits illegal or improper information to another User, we might be blamed even though we did nothing more than unknowingly carry the message from one User to another. Accordingly, we need all Users to accept responsibility for their own acts, and to accept that an act by another User that damages them must not be blamed on us, but only on the other User.

Although it is MissouriBlackAttorneys.com's goal to provide Users with a reliable, quality system, we may make mistakes or experience system failure from time to time. Such problems are inevitable in operating a system of this size. We would not be able to make this system available to Users if we had to accept blame or financial liability for any usability problems, system failures or errors, or mistakes or damages of any kind. In order to continue offering and improving our service, MissouriBlackAttorneys.com must deny any warranties on this service and insure that our liability for any problems connected with the use of our system is strictly limited.

These needs are accomplished by the following disclaimers:

Disclaimer of Warranties

THE USER EXPRESSLY AGREES THAT USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT THE USER'S SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. MissouriBlackAttorneys.com 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 AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. MissouriBlackAttorneys.com MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICE WILL MEET USER'S REQUIREMENTS, THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE; NOR DOES MissouriBlackAttorneys.com MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE OR AS TO THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICE OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED. MissouriBlackAttorneys.com MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING ANY GOODS OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICE OR ANY TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE SERVICE.

NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY THE USER FROM MissouriBlackAttorneys.com SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED HEREIN.

Limitation of Liability

THE USER AGREES THAT MissouriBlackAttorneys.com SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE OR FOR COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES OR RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE OR RESULTING FROM UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF USER'S TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLES, EVEN IF MissouriBlackAttorneys.com HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE USER FURTHER AGREES THAT MissouriBlackAttorneys.com SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING FROM INTERRUPTION, SUSPENSION OR TERMINATION OF SERVICE, 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.

XIV. Arbitration

Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement or MissouriBlackAttorneys.com services shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in the County of Jackson, Missouri, and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered by any court having jurisdiction thereof. Either the User or MissouriBlackAttorneys.com may seek any interim or preliminary relief from a court of competent jurisdiction in the County of Jackson, Missouri, necessary to protect the rights or property of the User or MissouriBlackAttorneys.com pending the completion of arbitration. This arbitration clause does not prohibit either MissouriBlackAttorneys.com or the User from seeking to have the arbitration dismissed or judicially terminated on the basis the claims in arbitration action fail to provide a legal basis upon which a claim for relief may be granted. Any motion or action to dismiss must be filed in a court of general jurisdiction within the County of Jackson, Missouri.

XV. General
This agreement, the Agreement, incorporates by reference our Disclaimers and any notice by MissouriBlackAttorneys.com contained in any of the Web site pages and constitutes the entire understanding between the User and MissouriBlackAttorneys.com regarding the User's relationship to our Service.

Users can reach our Service from all fifty states and around the world. Each of these places has a different set of laws. Since MissouriBlackAttorneys.com cannot keep track of all these laws and their requirements, the Agreement and the relationship between the User and MissouriBlackAttorneys.com shall be governed by the laws of the State of Missouri without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

If MissouriBlackAttorneys.com fails to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement, that failure shall not be used to prove that MissouriBlackAttorneys.com has waived the right or provision. If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and that the other provisions of the Agreement remain in full force and effect. 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 Service or the Agreement must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. The section titles in the Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

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