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By visiting or using this website at www.legalout.com (the Site) you agree to all terms, conditions, and notices contained or referenced herein (Terms of Use). In addition, when using particular services available on this Site, you will be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services that may be posted from time to time. If you do not wish to agree or be bound by these Terms of Use, do not use this Site. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to update or revise these Terms of Use. Please check the Terms of Use periodically for changes. Your continued use of this Site following the posting of any changes to the Terms of Use constitutes acceptance of those changes.

OWNERSHIP

This Site is owned and operated by LegalOut, Inc. (Company), a California corporation. The information, data, text, software, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages and other information and material (collectively, Content) of this Site is protected by United States copyright and trademark law, international conventions and other applicable laws. This Site, except for User Content as specified below, is the copyrighted property of Company. You have no right to use, copy, display, perform, create derivative works from, distribute, have distributed, transmit, or sublicense Content on this Site, except as expressly set forth in these Terms of Use; the sale, auction, lease, loan, gift, trade or barter, or use of any of the Content for any other purpose, in any form, media or technology now known or hereafter developed, including the use of any of the Content on any other Website or networked computer environment, except for your own User Content, is expressly prohibited. The creation of derivative works based on the Content, except for your own User Content, (whether sold, bartered or given away) is expressly prohibited.

SITE AND SITE SERVICES

This Site allows registered users to publish information and comments, and comment on the information or comments of other users (the Site Services). All comments and other information uploaded or published by you or a third party through the Site Services are collectively referred to as collectively referred to as “User Content.”

LIMITATIONS OF THE SITE AND SITE SERVICES

This Site offers information related to laws and rules. Such information is intended to explain relevant legal concepts in simple and understandable terms. The purpose of this site is not to fully explain the law regarding any specific legal subject matter, but to provide users with information and opinions.

The information offered here is NOT legal advice. It is general legal information about certain laws, which can vary from state to state and from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. It is solely your responsibility to hire an attorney who can interpret and apply the law to your specific facts. We cannot and do not practice law and cannot and do not provide legal assistance. Any attorney referrals found on this site only serve as a directory of attorneys who hold themselves out as experienced in matters related to the information found on this Site. Use of any attorney referrals does not constitute a legal relationship or advice from LegalOut.

Use of this Site does not create an attorney-client relationship between LegalOut and you. While LegalOut provides a list of gay-friendly attorneys, we will not refer you to, or recommend, any specific attorney. LegalOut does not receive any portion of any legal fees charged by any attorney or law firm.

The use of the Site and Content provided by or through the Site is at your own risk and all Content is provided on an “AS IS” basis. Regardless of the source of the Content, we are not liable for any claims or damages arising from or related to your use of the Content.

You are using this Site as a “self-help” tool. You are the decision-maker with respect to your legal issue. It is up to you to read the information on this Site and determine what you need to do, including, but not limited to, what form or document, if any, you need to complete, and whether you need to consult an attorney.

The construction, interpretation and application of laws can change over time. LegalOut endeavors to keep current with such changes. The information on this site, however, may not be accurate at any given time. As the user, you agree not to solely rely on this Site for accuracy and to either verify the current law yourself, or if you are unable to do so, seek the assistance of an attorney.

PRIVACY POLICY

Please review our Privacy Policy [http://www.legalout.com/newdesign/privacy/] which explains the personal information that we may collect from you, as well as how and why we use that information. Our Privacy Policy also explains our relationship with RocketLawyer.com. Use of the RocketLawyer.com services is subject to separate terms of use, which you much review and agree to before using those services.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

THE SITE AND THE SITE SERVICES, INCLUDING ALL CONTENT, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, COMPANY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR SITE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE SITE SERIVCES OR CONTENT IN THIS SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OWNERSHIP, OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT COMPANY) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, IS COMPANY LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, THE SITE SERVICES, THE CONTENT, OR ANY OTHER INTERACTIONS WITH COMPANY, EVEN IF COMPANY OR ANY COMPANY AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT WILL COMPANY’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR YOUR USE OF THIS SITE (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THIS SITE DURING THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS PRECEDING YOUR CLAIM) OR ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS, WHICHEVER IS GREATER.

INDEMNITY

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Company and its employees, representatives, agents, attorneys, affiliates, directors, officers, managers, and shareholders (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”) harmless from any damage, lost, or expense (including attorneys’ fees and costs) incurred in connection with any third-party claim, demand, or action (“Claim”) brought or asserted against any of the Indemnified Parties: (i) alleging facts or circumstances that would constitute a breach of any provision of these Terms of Use by you; (ii) arising from or related to your use of the Site or the Site Services; or (iii) arising from or related to your User Content. You may not settle any Claim without the consent of Company. Company reserves the right, at it own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with Company in asserting any available defenses.

RESTRICTIONS ON YOUR USE OF THE SITE

As a condition of your use of the Site, you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Site.

You are responsible for your own use of the Site, for any User Content you publish, and for any consequences thereof. You will use the Site in compliance with these Terms of Use and all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules and regulations.
You affirm, represent, and warrant that you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize Company to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all User Content that you publish or upload to enable inclusion and use of that User Content in the manner contemplated by the Site and these Terms of Use.

You may not impersonate others or assume any false identity through our Site in a manner that is intended to or does mislead or confuse others.

You may not use the Site or Site Services for any commercial use, without our express prior written permission.

You may not use this Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any Site or interfere with any other party’’s use and enjoyment of any Site.

Regarding your User Content: Company claims no ownership or control over any User Content that you upload or publish. By uploading or publishing User Content, you grant to Company a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicensable and transferable license to reproduce, publish and distribute such User Content on our Site, any other website owned by Company, or any other website that Company chooses. Further, Company may use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in such User Content for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, and marketing products and services incorporating such ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques. Company reserves the right to delete, remove, and refuse to accept, post, display, or transmit any User Content in our sole discretion. Your User Content is not confidential and Company has no obligation as to maintaining the confidentiality of any User Content, including your direct correspondence to the Company.

User Content is not provided by us. We have no obligation to monitor User Content and we take no responsibility for the User Content. We provide access to the User Content as an optional service to you.

User Content may carry offensive, harmful, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate material, or in some cases, postings that have been mislabeled or are otherwise deceptive. We expect that you will use caution and common sense and exercise proper judgment when viewing such User Content. We do not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any User Content. You acknowledge that any reliance on User Content will be at your own risk and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against Company with respect thereto.

You will not upload or publish any User Content that: is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant Company all of the license rights granted herein; is pornographic or obscene, or that promotes pedophilia or incest; promotes hate toward groups based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity; contains or promotes direct threats of violence against any person or group of people.

CHOICE OF LAW AND DISPUTES

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California. You expressly agree that the exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or action arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or your use of this site shall be in the state or federal courts located in San Francisco, California, and you further agree and submit to the exercise of personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim or action. Any dispute relating to LegalOut or use of or documents produced through this Site shall be submitted to confidential arbitration, conducted under the rules then prevailing of the American Arbitration Association.

MODIFICATION AND SEVERABILITY

We reserve the right to make changes to our site, policies, and these Terms of Use at any time. If any of these conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.

Last Updated: January 26, 2009

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