Term of Use

World Law Group Web Site Terms and Conditions of Use

Definitions

This Website, www.theworldlawgroup.com (“Website”), is owned and operated by World Law Group, Ltd. (“WLG”). This Website is maintained for the benefit of the WLG, its member firms and other users.

The terms “we”, “us”, “our” and “ours” when used in these Terms of Use means WLG.

The terms “you”, “your” and “yours” when used in these Terms of Use means any user of this Website.

WLG is a network of independent law firms. WLG does not practice law nor is it a law firm nor a partnership of law firms. The member firms within WLG practice law and in doing so act independently of WLG and of each other.

Agreement

Access to and use of this Website and the information, materials and services available through this Website are subject to all applicable laws and regulations and to these Terms of Use.

By accessing this Website, you agree to these Terms of Use which form a legally binding agreement. If you do not agree, please exit this Website. Please read these Terms of Use carefully.

These Terms of Use may be changed by us from time to time without specific notice to you. The latest Terms of Use will be posted on the Website, and you should always review these Terms of Use prior to using the Website to ensure that you have a current understanding of the Terms of Use under which you are permitted to access this Website. If you cannot access the Terms of Use via the Internet, we can provide a copy of the most recent Terms of Use by email upon request.

ACCESS TO THIS WEBSITE (OR PORTIONS THEREOF) AND THE USE OF INFORMATION, MATERIALS, OR SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE (OR PORTIONS THEREOF), IS NOT INTENDED, AND IS PROHIBITED, WHERE SUCH ACCESS OR USE VIOLATES APPLICABLE LAWS OR REGULATIONS.

Services Information

All references on this Website to information, materials, and services apply to information, materials and services available in the countries or jurisdictions specified with respect to such information only, unless otherwise stated. This Website is for informational purposes only.

Ownership

Unless otherwise indicated, this Website and its design, text, content, selection and arrangement of elements, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion and other matters related to this Website are protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary (including, but not limited to, intellectual property) rights and are the property of WLG or the material is included with the permission of the rights owner and is protected pursuant to copyright and trademark laws. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

The posting of any such elements on this Website does not constitute a waiver of any right in such elements. You do not acquire ownership rights to any such elements viewed through this Website. Except as otherwise provided herein, none of the these elements may be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, modified, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without our express prior written permission. Except as specifically stated here, nothing on this Website shall be construed as granting any license under any intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication, or otherwise.

Permission is hereby granted to the extent necessary to lawfully access and use this Website and/or information, materials and/or services available on it to display, download, archive and print in hard copy, portions of this Website for personal use only, provided you do not modify the materials and that you retain any and all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the materials. This permission terminates automatically if you breach any of these Terms of Use. Upon termination, you must immediately destroy any downloaded, archived or printed materials. You may not, under any circumstances, distribute, modify, broadcast, publicly perform, transmit, reuse, re-post, or use the content of the Website for public or commercial purposes, including the text, images, audio, and video without WLG’s prior written permission. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, all rights not specifically granted above shall be reserved and remain always with WLG.

Trademarks

WORLD LAW GROUP, the WLG logo, all page headers, all custom graphics, all button icons, all trademarks, service marks and logos appearing on this Website, unless otherwise noted, are service marks, trademarks and/or trade dress of WLG (the "Marks"). All other trademarks, product names, company names, logos, service marks and/or trade dress mentioned, displayed, cited or otherwise indicated on the Website are the property of their respective owners. You agree not to display or use the Marks in any manner without our prior written permission. You agree not to display or use trademarks, product names, company names, logos, service marks and/or trade dress of other owners without the prior written permission of such owners. You agree not to use any WLG trademark or graphic or any other trademark or graphic that appears within the Website as a hyperlink to the Website or any other Website. The use or misuse of the Marks or other trademarks, product names, company names, logos, service marks and/or trade dress or any other materials contained herein, except as permitted herein, is expressly prohibited.

Copyright Infringement Policy 

WLG respects the rights of all copyright holders and in this regard, WLG has adopted and implemented a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of users who infringe the rights of copyright holders. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide WLG’s Copyright Agent the following information: A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; a description of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site; a description of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material; your address, telephone number, and email address; a written statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. WLG’s Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached as follows: by email at bcastro@theworldlawgroup.com or by mail at World Law Group, One Metro Center, 700 12th Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20005, Attn: Copyright Agent. The Company will remove the infringing posting(s), subject to the procedures outlined in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

Hyperlink Disclaimer

This Website contains links and/or advertisements to other Websites of member firms within WLG.

We are not responsible for the actions, content, accuracy, opinions expressed, privacy policies, products or services provided through these links or made available through these resources or appearing in such Websites, nor for any damages or losses, directly or indirectly, caused or alleged to have been caused as a result of your use or reliance on such Websites.

Such Websites are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy, completeness or conformance with applicable laws and regulations by us. We do not make any representations whatsoever, or give any warranties of any kind, expressed, implied, or otherwise about other Websites which you may access through this Website, the content thereof, or the products and/or services made available through such Websites. If you decide to leave our Website and access these other Websites, you do so at your own risk. All rules, policies (including privacy policies) and operating procedures of such Websites will apply to you while on such Websites.

Links From Other Web Sites

Any link to this Website without our written permission is prohibited. Notwithstanding authorization to link to this Website, linking to any page other than the initial start page of www.theworldlawgroup.com is prohibited. Persons providing access to this Website via link from another Website are solely responsible for the content, accuracy, opinions expressed, privacy policies, products or services of, or available through, the source Website and for any representations made or impressions created concerning WLG.

Authorization by us to link to this Website, if provided by written permission, is given without assumption of any liability by us relating to such links, and we hereby disclaim any such liability. We reserve the right to withdraw any authorization to link to this Website at any time and for any reason.

Anyone providing access to, or information relating to this Website, whether by link or otherwise, is responsible for bringing these Terms of Use to the attention of the person receiving such access or information. Failure to do so will not result in liability for us.

Minors

This Website is a business and commercial site. As such, it is not intended for children or minors. If you are under the age of 13, you are not allowed to use the Website.

Data Protection Consent

By accessing this Website and thereby agreeing to these Terms of Use, you agree to the terms of our Privacy Policy, which are detailed here.  The terms of the Privacy Policy are incorporated in these Terms and Conditions of Use.

Any communication or material you post or transmit to us over the Internet is, and will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. Upon the transmission of any personal information to us, you expressly grant permission to us to disseminate and/or use such information for any lawful purpose.

Posting or transmittal of any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offence or violation of any law is strictly prohibited.

We reserve the right to monitor your communications with us whether by mail, voice, fax, email or any other form of transmission for the purposes of quality control, security and other business needs.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, all personal data provided to us as a result of this Website will be handled in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

No Warranties

WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THIS WEBSITE OR ITS CONTENTS, WHICH ARE PROVIDED FOR USE "AS IS, AS AVAILABLE." WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THIS WEBSITE WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR THAT THIS WEBSITE AND ITS SERVER ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES AND OTHER HARMFUL GOODS. IF YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA, WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS. WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO THIS WEBSITE AND ANY WEBSITE WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED. WE ALSO MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO WHETHER THE INFORMATION ACCESSIBLE VIA THIS WEBSITE, OR ANY WEBSITE WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED, IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR CURRENT. YOU ACCEPT THAT OUR SHAREHOLDERS, OWNERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND OTHER REPRESENTATIVES SHALL HAVE THE BENEFIT OF THIS CLAUSE.

It is your responsibility to evaluate (or take professional advice on) the accuracy and completeness of all information, statements, opinions and other material on this Website or any Website with which it is linked.

Your statutory rights as a consumer, if any, are not affected by these provisions, and we do not seek to exclude or limit liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.

Exclusion Of Liability

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws we, on behalf of our employees, agents, suppliers, and contractors exclude liability for any losses and expenses of whatever nature and howsoever arising including, without limitation, any direct, indirect, special, punitive, or consequential damages, loss of use, loss of data, loss caused by a virus, loss of income or profit, loss of or damage to property, claims of third parties, or other losses of any kind or character, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages or losses, arising out of or in connection with the use of this Website or any Website with which it is linked. You assume total responsibility for establishing such procedures for data back up and virus checking as you consider necessary. Price and availability of information, materials, products and/or services is subject to change without notice.

Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, the total maximum liability of WLG is limited, in WLG’s sole discretion, to either (i) repair of any affected materials or part thereof; or (ii) replacement of any affected materials or part thereof.

Indemnity And Release

You agree to indemnify, release and hold us harmless as well as our shareholders, owners, officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees from any claim, liability, loss, expense or demand, including legal fees, related to your violation of these Terms of Use or your access or use of this Website or any of the information, materials, products or services available through this Website. We shall provide notice to you promptly of any claim, suit or proceeding and shall assist you, at your expense, in defending any such claim, suit or proceeding.

Modification And Discontinuation

We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify, edit, delete, suspend or discontinue, temporarily or permanently this Website (or any portion thereof) and/or the information, materials, products and/or services available through this Website (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any such modification, editing, deletion, suspension or discontinuance of this Website.

Entire Understanding

These Terms of Use contain the entire understanding between you and us with respect to this Website and no representation, statement, inducement oral or written, not contained herein shall bind any party to this agreement. Should any part of these Terms of Use for any reason be declared invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such determination shall not affect the validity of any remaining portion and such remaining portion shall remain in full force and effect as if the invalid portion of these terms had been eliminated. Our failure to enforce any provision of these Terms of Use shall not be deemed a waiver of such provision nor of the right to enforce such provision.

Dispute Resolution

By accessing this Website you agree that any disputes or claims arising under or relating to this agreement or its breach shall be submitted to and resolved exclusively by arbitration conducted in accordance with American Arbitration Association Commercial Arbitration Rules. A single arbitrator appointed under such rules shall conduct the arbitration. Arbitration shall take place in New York City, NY, U.S.A. The award of the arbitrator shall be final and binding upon the parties. Judgement may be entered thereon in any court of competent jurisdiction. The foregoing notwithstanding, you or we shall have the right, at any time to apply to a court of competent jurisdiction for injunctive or other preliminary relief. The laws of the State of Delaware, U.S.A., shall govern the construction or interpretation of these Terms of Use.

Disclaimers As To Compliance With Other Laws

This Website is operated from Texas, U.S.A. Access to, or use of, this Website or information, materials, products and/or services on this Website may be prohibited by law in certain countries or jurisdictions. You are responsible for compliance with any applicable laws of the country from which you are accessing this Website. We make no representation that the information contained herein is appropriate or available for use in any location.

Contacting Us

World Law Group

One Metro Center, 700 12th Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20005, U.S.A.

Effective Date

These Terms of Use are effective as of May 1, 2014.

If you have any questions regarding these Terms of Use or any other matter, you may contact us in writing at the above address or via email at bcastro@theworldlawgroup.com.