Terms of Use

By viewing and accessing information on AdviceScene.com you are agreeing to abide by the terms of agreement as found within this document. In these terms of use "we", "us" and "our" means AdviceScene.com. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.

1. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE

Welcome to AdviceScene.com. AdviceScene.com is a world wide website (the “Site”) whose purpose is to offer free legal information and listings of lawyers through use of a social networking forum. Use AdviceScene.com to educate yourself about the law generally. AdviceScene.com is not a law firm.

The forums available on this Site are publicly available, and as such, others may view your communications and any information or content you provide to the Site. Always use caution when providing content or information, including any personally identifying information, about yourself or others. You must be 18 years or older to participate on AdviceScene.com.

2. DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

The information and links contained on AdviceScene.com are not intended to provide legal advice and should not be used as a substitute for face to face advice of a qualified lawyer. AdviceScene.com does not make any representations, warranties, claims, promises or guarantees about the completeness, accuracy or adequacy of the information. Information provided on AdviceScene.com may be out of date, does not apply to your individual circumstances or does not comply with your provincial jurisdiction; AdviceScene.com is not liable for any errors or omissions. When you are provided information from lawyers on AdviceScene.com you are not deemed a client of that lawyer; you should not expect that lawyer to continually provide information to you on the matter. You are not entering into a contract with AdviceScene.com or the lawyer providing information and there is no solicitor/client relationship established by providing information. The contents of the Site do not necessarily represent the opinions of AdviceScene.com or its employees.

Users agree that by registering with this site they are given a specific benefit of being able to access the site's wealth of information and / or able to interact with the other users of this site. In exchange for this benefit the users agree to the following (this will make the agreement contractual with consideration):

  • Users agree that by posting questions on this site there is no guarantee that their question will be answered in a timely fashion or at all. Users agree to make no legal claims of any kind whatsoever against the site or the lawyers who provide information on this site for the answers or lack thereof to the users questions.
  • Users understand that limitation periods apply to legal claims and that they must familiarize themselves with these and that they will not make any claim against this site or the lawyers who post information on this site for failing to give them information pertaining to limitation periods pertaining to the users legal matters.
  • Users agree that this is a forum for people to access legal information but this site and the lawyers on this are not expected to provide claim specific legal advice rather general legal information. Accordingly if the user requires claim specific legal advice the users agree that they are solely responsible for seeking this advice on their own and will not make any claims against this site or the lawyers on this site for failure to provide claim specific legal information or advice or for providing inadequate / incomplete or incorrect legal information or advice.
  • The users also specifically agree not to post any claim specific questions and to keep their questions general. Users acknowledge that by posting information on this site they are doing so in a public forum and understand that by doing so they have no expectation of solicitor-client privilege in their exchanges with the lawyers on this forum.

YOU SHOULD NOT ACT OR RELY ON THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON ADVICESCENE.COM WITHOUT SEEKING OR RETAINING ADVICE FROM A LAWYER.

3. REGISTERED LAWYERS

As a registered lawyer participating on the forum on AdviceScene.com you agree to abide by the terms and agreements found within this document. In addition, you agree to only provide information if you are a practicing lawyer in good standing with the Law Society of your jurisdictional Canadian or American province.

4. PRIVACY POLICY

Certain portions of AdviceScene.com may request or require that you provide information for our service. This activity is voluntary on your part and is subject to our Privacy Policy. You should review our Privacy Policy in connection with your use of this Site.

5. CONFIDENTIALITY

Any question or information sent to us will be deemed to be non-confidential except for that information deemed confidential under our Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to post the information submitted on AdviceScene.com to be viewed by all users of AdviceScene.com. In using AdviceScene.com, you might obtain information about other users. You may not use that information in any way that you know or should know would cause direct or indirect harm or inconvenience to those people or anyone else.

6. APPROPRIATE POSTINGS AND LANGUAGE

AdviceScene.com will not post any information submitted that is obscene, vulgar, profane, racially, ethically or religiously offensive or other inappropriate language. Anything pertaining to illegal activities is strictly prohibited. You will not advertise on the AdviceScene.com forum nor will you place links on your post that are unrelated to the subject matter of the submitted question. AdviceScene.com reserves the right to revise, remove, refuse to post or edit the information submitted or posted content at any time without notice to the sender.

7. LAWYER LISTINGS

AdviceScene.com provides an online directory of lawyer listings. AdviceScene.com does not make any recommendations or endorse any of the lawyers or law firms listed on our directory or elsewhere on our site. Lawyers that receive a premium listing, which includes additional information not available in the regular listing, are only provided to lawyers who provide advice on AdviceScene.com and does not mean that AdviceScene.com makes any recommendations or endorsements of the lawyer or law firm.

8. MODERATOR

AdviceScene.com employs moderators to assist in editing content to maintain a high level of quality. The Moderator's role is to effectively and efficiently monitor the content posted on the Site and manage comments and complaints that are received by the public with respect to such content. The Moderator's role is not to review the information provided by the lawyer for accuracy and AdviceScene.com does not imply that by reviewing the questions and answers provided by the lawyer on the forum that the information is accurate, reliable, complete or correct.

9. LINKS TO OTHER SITES

Throughout our Site you may find links to web sites owned and operated by third parties. The links are provided to enhance your experience on our Site and are for convenience only; we do not endorse or sponsor the content contained on these sites. When you access other sites by clicking on a link, the terms and policies that relate to those sites govern your rights and obligations related to those sites, and we encourage you to review the terms and policies of those sites when visiting them. We do not assume any responsibility for any aspect of any other site.

10. LINKS TO OUR SITE

You may not link to AdviceScene.com without our express written consent. If we agree to allow a link to AdviceScene.com you shall not suggest or imply that we endorse or otherwise sponsor your site. You shall not frame any content of AdviceScene.com or otherwise suggest any relationship between AdviceScene.com and your site without our express written consent.

11. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

AdviceScene.com may not be copied or retransmitted unless express written consent is provided by AdviceScene.com. The contents (the "Contents") of this Site including texts, publications, newsletters, news, graphics, and HTML code are protected by copyright. Unauthorized use of the Contents is strictly prohibited and may violate copyright, trademark, patents or other intellectual laws.

12. INDEMNITY

As a user of AdviceScene.com you will hold harmless and indemnify AdviceScene.com and its owners and employees against any and all claims and actions arising out of the participation of AdviceScene.com, including, without limitation, expenses, judgments, fines, settlements and other amounts actually and reasonably incurred in connection with any liability, suit, action, loss, or damage arising or resulting from your participation in AdviceScene.com.

13. DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION

We reserve the right to disclose whatever personal information we may have about you as we deem necessary or appropriate to satisfy any law, regulation, legal process or government request.

14. CHANGE IN TERMS

AdviceScene.com may make changes to the products and forums without notice and without liability to you.

15. DISPUTES

Any dispute arising out of or in connection with the terms and use of AdviceScene.com shall be subject to exclusive jurisdiction of the Province of British Columbia. You agree that you will notify AdviceScene.com in writing of any claim or dispute concerning or relating to the Site and the information or services provided through it, and give AdviceScene.com a reasonable period of time to address it BEFORE bringing any legal action, either individually, or class action against AdviceScene.com.

16. REPORT ABUSE

Each forum will have an online reporting tool by which its users can report any complaints about any content posted on the particular Forum.

17. FURTHER INFORMATION

If you have any questions about the terms of use as listed or wish to request permission to use or copy any of the information provided by AdviceScene.com please contact us.

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