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Privacy Policy

DISCLAIMER

Bluetree Legal Connect does not endorse or recommend any attorney or law firm listed on our website. Use of Bluetree website by the public does not constitute the formation of attorney-client relationship or agreement. Information submitted on website is not privileged attorney-client information, and may be provided to attorneys for the purpose of determining Bluetree Users need for legal services. All case, matter or transaction evaluations are performed by a Participating Attorney. We are not a law firm, a lawyer referral service, or a substitute for an attorney or law firm. We cannot provide any kind of advice, explanation, opinion, or recommendation about possible legal rights, remedies, defenses, options, selection of forms or strategies.

TERMS OF USE

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING OR USING THIS WEBSITE OR OUR SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY AND ACCEPT THE TERMS OF USE DESCRIBED HEREIN AND ALL TERMS, GUIDELINES AND DISCLOSURES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE. YOU CANNOT USE THIS WEB SITE AND SERVICES IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THESE TERMS OF USE.

Bluetree Legal Connect (“Bluetree” or “Company”) is an Internet marketplace that facilitates the connection between people looking for legal counsel and attorneys in their area, collectively known as the Service (“Service” or “Website”). The following Terms of Use govern all use of the Service via the website located at www.bluetreelegal.com (the “Website”) and all content, services, and products available at or through the Website. Please review the following terms carefully. The Website is offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, Bluetree Legal Connect’s Privacy Policy) and procedures that may be published from time to time on this Website by Bluetree Legal Connect (collectively, the “Agreement”). This Website is intended for persons over 18 years of age. If you are under 18 years of age, you are not permitted to use the Service or the Website.

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. It discusses the nature of Bluetree Legal Connect’s Service; the rules Bluetree Legal Connect expects Bluetree Users and Participating Attorneys to follow on its Website and its Service; the relationship between Bluetree Legal Connect, its users, and participating attorneys; and the legal details that control these rules and relationships. By accessing or using any part of the Website, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this Agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by Bluetree Legal Connect, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. Bluetree Legal Connect may update these terms from time to time, and by continuing to use the Website after such an update you shall consent to such revised terms. Bluetree Legal Connect will attempt to notify you via email of any updates to these terms, but you are solely responsible for checking the Website for any such updates whenever you use the Website.

About the Service

Bluetree Legal Connect is a service (“Service”) that allows the public (“Bluetree Users”) to register with the website and submit request(s) for attorney consultations with participating attorneys (“Participating Attorney”). Participating Attorney who are registered with the Service can view the requests for consultations request(s) by email and either accept, decline or modify the consultation request.

Company provides a Service whereby Bluetree Users can find an attorney and schedule a consultation. By submitting any communication or information within the website Bluetree User acknowledges that submitting any content and materials may be reviewed by all attorneys in which a consultation request has been made. By using the Service, Bluetree User further agrees to allow certain identifying information about the author of the content and other materials to be published and associated with such content and other materials in the Attorney Marketplace.

By submitting content and other materials to the Service, Bluetree User acknowledges that it is not a guarantee that it will result in the retention of an attorney nor the instantaneous reply from an attorney. Company reserves the right to deny use of Service to any Bluetree User at anytime.

Company is not a law firm and is not obligated to provide any response to any such content or other materials submitted on the Website and any Services including the Service.

Registration

If you sign up for the Service, you will create a personalized account which include your email and a password to access the Service and to receive messages from Bluetree Legal Connect. You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with the account. You agree to notify Bluetree Legal Connect immediately of any unauthorized use of your password and/or account, or any other breaches of security. Bluetree Legal Connect will not be responsible for any liabilities, losses, or damages arising out of the unauthorized use of your email, password and/or account.

Use and Conduct Restrictions

You are solely responsible for your account and the activity that occurs while signed in to or while using your account. Your permission to use the Website is conditioned upon the following Use and Conduct Restrictions. In the event that a user breaches any of these obligations, they are in breach of the terms and Bluetree Legal Connect may terminate their account. You agree that you will not under any circumstances: use the service for any unlawful purpose or for the promotion of illegal activities; attempt to, or harass, abuse or harm another person or group; use another user’s account without permission; provide false or inaccurate information when registering an account; interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper functioning of the Service; make any automated use of the system, or take any action that Bluetree Legal Connect deems to impose or to potentially impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on its servers or network infrastructure; bypass any robot exclusion headers or other measures Bluetree Legal Connect takes to restrict access to the Service or use any software, technology, or device to scrape, spider, or crawl the Service or harvest or manipulate data; or publish or link to malicious content that may damage or disrupt another user’s browser or computer.

User Information

When you create an account on the Service, you may be able to use the website to research and schedule a consultation with a Participating Attorney. You are solely responsible for information exchanged to the Participating Attorney during the consultation request process, and any harm resulting from, any information that you post or link to or otherwise make available via the Service, regardless of the form of that content. The following rules pertain to User Information. By transmitting and submitting any User Information while using the Service, you agree as follows:

You will not post User Information that is: malicious, false, or inaccurate; contains threats or incites violence towards individuals or entities; is pornographic, defamatory, libelous, discriminatory, or racially, sexually, religiously, or otherwise objectionable and offensive; is spam, is machine- or randomly-generated; contains unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third-party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third-party sites or furthers unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing); contains or installs any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses, or other harmful or destructive content; or violates the privacy or publicity rights of any third party.

You represent and warrant that you have the right to post all User Information you submit. Specifically, you will not post User Information that is subject to third party proprietary rights, including but not limited to copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, privacy, publicity, etc., unless you are the owner of such rights or have the appropriate permission from their rightful owner to specifically submit such content; the downloading, copying, and use of User Information you post will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party; you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the User Information, and have taken all steps necessary to pass through to end users any required terms.

You hereby affirm that Bluetree Legal Connect reserves the right to determine whether any of your User Information submissions are appropriate and comply with these Terms of Service; remove any User Information from the Service at its discretion; and terminate your account with or without prior notice. You understand and agree that any liability, loss or damage that occurs as a result of the use of any User Information that you make available or access through your use of the Service is solely your responsibility. Bluetree Legal Connect is not responsible for any public display or misuse of your User Information. Bluetree Legal Connect does not, and cannot, pre-screen or monitor all User Information. However, at Bluetree Legal Connect’ discretion, it, or technology it employs, may monitor and/or record your interactions with the Service. Without limiting any of these representations or warranties, Bluetree Legal Connect has the right (though not the obligation) to, in Bluetree Legal Connect sole discretion, refuse or remove any User Information that, in Bluetree Legal Connect’ reasonable opinion, violates any Bluetree Legal Connect policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or terminate or deny access to and use of the Service to any individual or entity for any reason.

By transmitting any User Information via the Service, you expressly grant, and you represent and warrant that you have a right to grant, and do so grant, to Bluetree Legal Connect a royalty-free, sublicensable, transferable, perpetual (for the duration of the applicable right), non-exclusive, worldwide license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, list information regarding, edit, translate, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, and make derivative works of all such User Information and your name, voice, and/or likeness as contained in your User Information, if applicable, in whole or in part, and in any form, media or technology, whether now known or hereafter developed, solely for use in connection with the Service. If you delete User Information, Bluetree Legal Connect will use reasonable efforts to remove it from the Website, but you acknowledge that due to caching or references to the User Information, the User Information may remain available.

Participating Attorney

You acknowledge that Bluetree Legal Connect is not a law firm and is not offering legal representation. Participating Attorney are not the employees or agents of Bluetree Legal Connect. All Bluetree Legal Connect Participating Attorney who offer legal services for Bluetree Users operate independently from Bluetree Legal Connect. You acknowledge that under no circumstances may Bluetree Legal Connect be held liable for the actions or omissions of any Participating Attorney performing legal services for Bluetree User.

Participating Attorney agrees that by use of Bluetree Legal Connect’s Website and Service, Participating Attorney agrees that any Bluetree User consultation requests that is derived and originated from Bluetree Legal Connect Website and Service must be given a FREE 30 MINUTE CONSULTATION (“Free Consultation”). Use of Bluetree Legal Connect Website and Service is consent that Participating Attorney has agreed to give all Bluetree Users a Free Consultation. If Participating Attorney does not agree, Participating Attorney cannot use the Website and Service. Use of Website and Service to retain consultations without the requisite Free Consultation will lead to immediate removal of Participating Attorney without prior notice. If it is discovered that Participating Attorney secured a consultation through Bluetree Legal Connect’s Website and Service without giving Bluetree User Free Consultation, Participating Attorney will be removed from Website and Service without prior notice, and will held liable for any and all costs and damages associated by not giving Bluetree Legal Users required Free Consultation.

To use this Website or any Services prospective Participating Attorney must be an attorney lawfully licensed and eligible to practice law in a legally recognized Jurisdiction(s) in which he or she must be in good standing, and must comply with the Laws governing the practice of law in that Jurisdiction(s). At any time that a Participating Attorney is no longer licensed or authorized to practice law, that Participating Attorney must immediately cease usage of the Website and any Services, immediately notify Company, and request complete or partial suspension and deactivation of the Participating Attorney's account with respect to the availability to receive questions from Bluetree User(s) in the affected Jurisdiction(s). Should Company discover this on its own, Company reserves the right to suspend or terminate Participating Attorney's account immediately and without prior notice.

Participating Attorney represents and warrants that he or she has received permission and authorization from his or her employer or law firm to participate on the Website and Services. Use of the Website or any Services for any unauthorized purpose whatsoever are grounds for termination of Participating Attorney's account immediately and without prior notice. At any time that Participating Attorney is no longer affiliated with his or her employer or law firm, Participating Lawyer must immediately notify Company to inform Company of the change in affiliation. Should Company discover this on its own, Company reserves the right to suspend, modify or terminate Participating Lawyer's account.

Participating Attorney is solely responsible for any content Participating Attorney transmits or submits through Website and the compliance of such materials with Laws of the Jurisdiction(s). Such compliance includes without limitation, that Participating Attorney must not engage in the unauthorized practice of law and that Participating Attorney must provide competent legal information, that Participating Attorney must observe and obey any applicable professional ethical duties as a result of Participating Attorney's access to or receipt of Confidential Communications., and that Participating Attorney must not communicate, in person, by telephone, or by other means involving live, interactive communication except through the Website or any Services, with any Business Organization which has been identified through the Website and any Services relating to any matter discussed over the Website and any Services unless and until the identified Business Organization has unequivocally and unambiguously requested such communications from Participating Attorney.

Furthermore, Participating Attorney authorizes Company to publicly display on the Website and on any Services Participating Attorney's professional lawyer profile, law firm profile and picture. Participating Attorney agrees to keep Participating Attorney's professional lawyer profile and, if authorized, law firm profile both current and accurate on the Website and any Services. It is also Participating Attorney's sole responsibility to retain and maintain any and all advertising materials if required by the Laws of the Jurisdiction(s).

Registered Agent and Business Organization

Registered Agent represents and warrants that he or she is authorized to accept these Terms on the Business Organization's behalf, and such Business Organization agrees to be bound by and be responsible for Registered Agent's acts and representations on the Website and any Services. Use of the Website or any Services for any unauthorized purpose whatsoever are grounds for termination of Registered Agent's account immediately and without notice. At any time that Registered Agent is no longer affiliated as an Agent of a Business Organization or the Business Organization that Registered Agent is affiliated with ceases to exist, Registered Agent must immediately cease usage of the Website and any Services, immediately notify Company, and suspend and deactivate Registered Agent's account. Should Company discover this on its own, Company reserves the right to suspend or terminate Registered Agent's account.

Business Organization and its Registered Agent must allow Company to gather and display limited profile information about Business Organization and Registered Agent to allow selected Participating Attorney(s) to perform due diligence and comply with any applicable professional responsibility and ethical obligations, and for marketing purposes. By continuing to use this Website or any Services, Registered Agent must keep such profile information both current and accurate on the Website and Services.

No Attorney-Client Relationship Through Website Use

Information posted or made available on or through the Website, including but not limited to profile information, information in Bluetree Legal Connect’ Guides and Documents, or information sent in an unsolicited message to a user is not intended as legal advice, is not confidential, and does not create an attorney-client relationship. It is considered User Information. Should you ignore this warning and send specific or confidential information in a private message, there is no duty to keep that information confidential or to discontinue or forego any representation adverse to your interests.

User Information is provided for informational purposes only, and Bluetree Legal Connect makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, that the User Information is true, correct, or accurate. User Information is not a substitute for professional legal advice or a solicitation to offer legal advice regarding specific facts. You should not delay or forego seeking legal advice or disregard professional legal advice based on User Information. Delay in seeking such legal advice could result in waiver of any claims you may have, depending on the applicable statute(s) of limitation. User Information is not regulated by any state or national bar association. If you believe you have a legal claim, contact an attorney licensed in your state (or country) immediately to discuss your options.

An attorney-client relationship cannot be formed through the use of the Service of Bluetree website. Users can only submit consultation request(s) which the Participating Attorney can either accept or deny. If a consultation request is accepted and Bluetree User chooses to hire Participating Attorney, then any agreement that is made between Bluetree User and Participating Attorney is made completely independent of Bluetree. Bluetree is not liable for any problems or issues arising from such attorney-client relationship that is formed between Bluetree User and Participating Attorney.

Company is Not a Lawyer Referral Service

Company is not a lawyer referral service and does not provide such services. Company provides on its Website and any Service a listing or directory of individuals that comprise of Participating Attorney(s), which is provided solely for information purposes. Bluetree User agrees to independently evaluate the qualifications before deciding for itself which attorney(s) it wishes to interact with or retain to assist with its legal matter. Bluetree Legal Connect provides tools to assist Bluetree User to identify relevant Participating Attorney(s) who may assist with Bluetree User's legal needs, but Bluetree User acknowledges that Company does not recommend, endorse, or qualify any particular attorney to assist Bluetree User with its legal needs.

No fee sharing arrangement exists between any Participating Attorney(s) or other attorneys and Company, nor does Bluetree Legal Connect collect a subscription fee. Bluetree Legal Connect charges a yearly registration fee for its services to Participating Attorneys. Bluetree Users pay nothing for use of the Service.

Participating Attorney Responsibilities

Participating Attorney are solely responsible for ensuring that any information that is posted or placed on the Website, including without limitation Profile Information, and any communications they may have with prospective clients through the Website or the Service, fully comply with all applicable laws and rules of professional conduct, including those concerning the unauthorized practice of law and those regulating the form, manner or content of communications with clients, advertising, or other matters.

Participating Attorney who receive consultation requests through the Service must accurately report each month to Bluetree, whether consultations that were generated through the website have led to a retained client. False representation of this information on this report will lead to Participating Attorney being terminated from the website with or without prior notice.

User Responsibilities

Bluetree Legal Connect does not select, screen, approve, endorse or limit its Participating Attorney. Bluetree Legal Connect takes every reasonable effort to verify that its Participating Attorney are licensed attorneys. It does not make any warranty of quality or fitness other than a check for state bar disciplinary records. Bluetree Legal Connect does not warrant or guarantee that Participating Attorney are covered by professional liability insurance. Bluetree Legal Connect encourages BU to research any attorney before accepting professional advice. Information on the Website, including but not limited information transmitted to the consultation request, information in Bluetree Legal Connect’ Guides and Documents, and other User Information does not reflect any endorsement or approval by Bluetree Legal Connect. Bluetree Legal Connect does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, adequacy, applicability, completeness, currency or quality of any such User Information or the qualifications of those posting User Information. BLUETREE LEGAL Connect SHALL HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY OF ANY KIND FOR ANY USER INFORMATION YOU ENCOUNTER ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE, AND ANY USE OR RELIANCE ON USER INFORMATION IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Online Content Disclaimer

Opinions, advice, statements, offers, or other information or content made available through the Service, but not directly by Bluetree Legal Connect, are those of their respective authors, and should not necessarily be relied upon. Such authors are solely responsible for such content. Bluetree Legal Connect does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information on the Service and neither does Bluetree Legal Connect adopt nor endorse, nor is Bluetree Legal Connect responsible for, the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice, or statement made by parties other than Bluetree Legal Connect. Bluetree Legal Connect takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Information that you or any other user or third party posts or sends over the Service. Under no circumstances will Bluetree Legal Connect be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from anyone’s reliance on information or other content posted on the Service, or transmitted to users. Though Bluetree Legal Connect strives to enforce these Terms of Use, you may be exposed to User Information that is inaccurate or objectionable. Bluetree Legal Connect reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor the E-mails and private messages on the Website sent between you and other participants that are not readily accessible to the general public will be treated by Bluetree Legal Connect as private to the extent required by applicable law, but Bluetree Legal Connect makes no guarantee of confidentiality as to messages on its Website. Bluetree Legal Connect shall have the right to remove any such material that in its sole opinion violates, or is alleged to violate, the law or this agreement or which might be offensive, or that might violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of users or others. Unauthorized use may result in criminal and/or civil prosecution under Federal, State and local law. If you become aware of misuse of the Service, please contact Bluetree Legal Connect at administration@bluetreelegal.com.

Responsibility of Users

Bluetree Legal Connect has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material submitted to the Website, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use, or effects. By operating the Website, Bluetree Legal Connect does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, including but not limited to the Participating Attorney who use the Service, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful, or non-harmful. You agree to take precautions as necessary to protect yourself. Bluetree Legal Connect disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.

Third Party Content

As part of the Service, Bluetree Legal Connect may provide you with convenient links to third party website(s) (“Third Party Sites”) as well as content or items belonging to or originating from third parties (“Third Party”). These links are provided as a courtesy to Service users. Bluetree Legal Connect has no control over Third Party Sites and Third Party Applications, Software or Content or the promotions, materials, information, goods or services available on these Third Party Sites or Third Party Applications, Software or Content. By linking to Third Party Sites or Third Party Applications, Software, or Content, Bluetree Legal Connect does not represent or imply that it endorses such site or content. Such Third Party Sites and Third Party Applications, Software or Content are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy, appropriateness, or completeness by Bluetree Legal Connect, and Bluetree Legal Connect is not responsible for any Third Party Sites accessed through the Website or any Third Party Applications, Software or Content posted on, available through or installed from the Website, including the content, accuracy, offensiveness, opinions, reliability, privacy practices or other policies of or contained in the Third Party Sites or the Third Party Applications, Software or Content. If you decide to leave the Website and access the Third Party Sites or to use or install any Third Party Applications, Software or Content, you do so at your own risk and you should be aware that Bluetree Legal Connect’ terms and policies no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which you navigate from the Website or relating to any applications you use or install from the site.

Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy

As Bluetree Legal Connect asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by Bluetree Legal Connect violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify Bluetree Legal Connect in accordance with Bluetree Legal Connect’s Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy (“DMCA Policy”). Termination of Repeat Infringer Accounts. Bluetree Legal Connect respects the intellectual property rights of others and requests that the users do the same. Pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 512(i) of the United States Copyright Act, Bluetree Legal Connect will terminate a user’s access to and use of the Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the user is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Bluetree Legal Connect or others. Bluetree Legal Connect may terminate access for participants or users who are found repeatedly to provide or post protected third party content without necessary rights and permissions.

DMCA Take-Down Notices. If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe, in good faith, that any materials provided on the Service infringe upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (see 17 U.S.C 512) (“DMCA”) by sending the following information in writing to Bluetree Legal Connect’ designated copyright agent at 649 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94105:

  • The date of your notification;
  • A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner;
  • A description of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
  • A description of the material that is claimed to be infringing and exact location of the content you claim is infringing, in sufficient detail to enable Bluetree Legal Connect to locate and identify that content;
  • Your name, address, telephone number, and email address;
  • A statement that you: (a) that you have 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; (b) that all the information in the notification is accurate; and (c), under penalty of perjury, that you are either the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

If Bluetree Legal Connect takes action in response to an Infringement Notice, it will make a good faith attempt to contact the party that made such content available by means of the most recent email address, if any, provided by such party to Bluetree Legal Connect.

Counter-Notices. If you believe that your User Information that has been removed from the Site is not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner's agent, or pursuant to the law, to post and use the content in your User Information, you may send a counter-notice containing the following information to Bluetree Legal Connect’ copyright agent using the contact information set forth above:

  • Your name, address, telephone number, email address, and physical or electronic signature;
  • A description of the content that has been removed and the location at which the content appeared before it was removed;
  • A statement, under penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the content;
  • A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the United States Federal District Court for the judicial district in which you are located (or if you are outside the U.S., the U.S. Federal District Court for the Northern District of California), and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.
  • If a counter-notice is received by Bluetree Legal Connect’ copyright agent, Bluetree Legal Connect may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing such person that it may reinstate the removed content in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member or user, the removed content will be reinstated on the Website in 10 to 14 business days after receipt of the counter-notice.

Intellectual Property

You acknowledge and agree that Bluetree Legal Connect and its licensors retain ownership of all intellectual property rights of any kind related to the Website and the Service, including applicable copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary rights. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website and the Service may be the trademarks of other third parties. This Agreement does not transfer from Bluetree Legal Connect to you any Bluetree Legal Connect or third party intellectual property, and all right, title, and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with Bluetree Legal Connect. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any Bluetree Legal Connect or third-party intellectual property, including but not limited to trademarks or copyright. Bluetree Legal Connect reserves all rights that are not expressly granted to you under this Agreement.

Email Communications

For contractual purposes, you (a) consent to receive communications from Bluetree Legal Connect in an electronic form via the email address you have submitted; and (b) agree that all Terms of Use, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that Bluetree Legal Connect provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if it were in writing. The foregoing does not affect your non-waivable rights.

Bluetree Legal Connect may also use your email address to send you other messages, including information about Bluetree Legal Connect and special offers. All emails sent will have available the option to opt out of further emails. Opting out may prevent you from receiving messages regarding Bluetree Legal Connect or special offers.

Communications made through email or the Service’s messaging system will not constitute legal notice to Bluetree Legal Connect or any of its officers, employees, agents or representatives in any situation where notice to Bluetree Legal Connect is required by contract or any law or regulation.

Termination

Bluetree Legal Connect may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your account with the Service, you may simply discontinue using the Website. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Transactions and Payment

Bluetree Users may contact with Participating Attorney through a consultation request made on the Bluetree website. Any contract(s) that arise from consultation are solely between the Bluetree User and the Participating Attorney. Bluetree Legal Connect is not a party to any agreement made between Bluetree User and Participating Attorney. Bluetree Legal Connect facilitates these contracts by supplying a medium for the introduction of Bluetree User and Participating Attorney in exchange of money for which Bluetree Legal Connect charges the Participating Attorney a flat rate marketing fee for each Bluetree User retained after consultation. Furthermore, Bluetree Legal Connect collects a yearly registration fee from Participating Attorney for use of the website Service. Payment for registration will be processed immediately upon sign up through a third party payment provider. Participating Attorney are also charged monthly for the full amount of the flat rate marketing fee will be processed for the full amount of the invoice due. Partial payments are not accepted. Failure to accurate report Bluetree User retained as paying clients will be cause to be removed from the platform without notice. If Bluetree User is not retained within the month of the consultation, but is later retained, it is the duty of Participating Attorney to update the report to reflect that Bluetree User was retained as a client. Failure to report retention will lead to removal from website without notice as well as additional penalties as governed by the State of California and Federal laws. If Participating Attorney does not respond to the consultation request within 6 hours, the Bluetree User is informed as advised to find and schedule a consultation with an alternate attorney.

To use the website Bluetree User must only submit a valid email address associated with the Bluetree User. Thereafter, usage of the website is absolutely free and he/she can use the website as many times as necessary to achieve Bluetree User objective of finding an attorney.

For Participating Attorney usage of the website is predicated on several factors: (1) no disciplinary record; (2) payment of yearly of registration fee; (3) valid email; (4) state bar number; and (5) immediate payment of any flate rate marketing referral fee generated monthly. Participating Attorney’s state bar number and email must match what is on file with the state bar that he/she are registered to practice law. Company does not store credit card information.

Participating Attorney agrees that payment of yearly registration fee will be made promptly every year unless the Participating Attorney account is terminated by the Participating Attorney or the company.

Participating Attorney expressly agrees to charge the yearly registration fee every year on the date of initial registration to the Website and Service. Participating Attorney also expressly agrees to promptly pay flat rate marketing fee, and any other charges such Bluetree User may incur in connection with Bluetree User's use of the Website and any Services to the payment method Bluetree User provided during registration or to a different payment method if Bluetree Users changes his or her account information.

Participating Attorney will not be entitled to any refunds or credits for partial month(s) of service. Company will not prorate fees, funds or registration and marketing fee paid. Company reserves the right to terminate access to the Service at any time for any reason.

Authorization

By agreeing to these terms, you are giving Bluetree Legal Connect permission for our third party payment provider to charge your on-file credit card or PayPal account for fees that you authorize for Bluetree Legal Connect. Bluetree Legal Connect may charge you on a one-time or recurring basis if you are a Participating Attorney paying your yearly registration fee. Bluetree Legal Connect agrees to present to Participating Attorney a full invoice in advance of any request for payment.

Disclaimer of Warranties

The Website and the Service are provided “as is,” without warranty of any kind. Without limiting the foregoing, Bluetree Legal Connect expressly disclaims all warranties, whether express, implied or statutory, regarding the Website and the Service including without limitation any warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, security, accuracy and non-infringement. Without limiting the foregoing, neither Bluetree Legal Connect nor its suppliers and licensors make any warranty or representation that access to or operation of the service will be uninterrupted or error free. You assume full responsibility and risk of loss resulting from your downloading and/or use of files, information, content or other material obtained from the Service. Some jurisdictions limit or do not permit disclaimers of warranty, so this provision may not apply to you.

Limitation of Liability

To the extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall Bluetree Legal Connect, its affiliates, directors, or employees, or its licensors or partners, be liable to you for any loss of profits, use, or data, or for any incidental, indirect, special, consequential or exemplary damages, however arising, that result from (a) the use, disclosure, or display of your User Information; (b) your use or inability to use the service; (c) the service generally or the software or systems that make the service available; or (d) any other interactions with Bluetree Legal Connect or any other user of the service, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence) or any other legal theory, and whether or not Bluetree Legal Connect has been informed of the possibility of such damage, and even if a remedy set forth herein is found to have failed of its essential purpose. Bluetree Legal Connect shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond its reasonable control. Some jurisdictions limit or do not permit disclaimers of liability, so this provision may not apply to you.

Third Party Beneficiaries

Participating Attorney are intended third-party beneficiaries of this section of the Terms of Use. Any legal or tax information provided on the Service is for informational purposes only. Bluetree Legal Connect and any creator of User Information containing legal or tax information disclaim all warranties, either express or implied, statutory or otherwise, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, non-infringement of third parties' rights, and fitness for particular purpose, to the fullest extent permitted by law. In no event shall Bluetree Legal Connect or a Consultant User be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, personal injury / wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use of or inability to use the Service or the User Information, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not Bluetree Legal Connect or its contributors of User Information are advised of the possibility of such damages. Neither Bluetree Legal Connect nor its contributors of User Information are liable for any personal injury, including death, caused by your use or misuse of the Service or User Information.

Release and Indemnification

If you have a dispute with one or more users of Bluetree Legal Connect’ service, you release Bluetree Legal Connect (and its officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code §1542, which says: “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.”

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Bluetree Legal Connect, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Website and the Service, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.

Modification of Terms of Use

Bluetree Legal Connect reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to amend these Terms of Use at any time and will update these Terms of Use in the event of any such amendments. It is your sole responsibility to check the Website from time to time to view any such changes in the Agreement. Your continued use of the Website constitutes agreement to Bluetree Legal Connect’ revisions to these Terms of Use. However, Bluetree Legal Connect will notify you of material changes to the terms by posting a notice on its homepage and/or sending an email to the email address you provided to Bluetree Legal Connect upon registration. For this additional reason, you should keep your contact and profile information current. Any changes to these Terms (other than as set forth in this paragraph) or waiver of Bluetree Legal Connect’ rights hereunder shall not be valid or effective except in a written agreement bearing the physical signature of an Bluetree Legal Connect officer. No purported waiver or modification of this Agreement by Bluetree Legal Connect via telephonic or email communications shall be valid.

General Representation and Warranty

You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Website will be in strict accordance with the Bluetree Legal Connect Privacy Policy, with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of the Website will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.

Miscellaneous

If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion of the Agreement will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent. The remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. Any failure on the part of the Company to enforce any provision of this Agreement will not be considered a waiver of our right to enforce such provision. Our rights under this Agreement will survive any termination of this Agreement. You agree that any cause of action related to or arising out of your relationship with the Company must commence within ONE year after the cause of action accrues. Otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred. Except to the extent applicable law provides otherwise, this Agreement between you and Bluetree Legal Connect and any access to or use of the Website or the Service are governed by the federal laws of the United States of America and the laws of the State of California, without regard to conflict of law provisions. You and Bluetree Legal Connect agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts located in the City and County of San Francisco, California, except as provided below in this Agreement. Except for claims for injunctive or equitable relief or claims regarding intellectual property rights (which may be brought in any competent court without the posting of a bond), any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be finally settled on an individual basis in accordance with the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service, Inc. (“JAMS”) by three arbitrators appointed in accordance with such Rules. The arbitration shall take place in San Francisco, California, in the English language and the arbitral decision may be enforced in any court. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement shall be entitled to costs and attorneys’ fees.

The Company may assign or delegate these Terms of Service and/or the Company’s Privacy Policy, in whole or in part, to any person or entity at any time with or without your consent. You may not assign or delegate any rights or obligations under the Terms of Service or Privacy Policy without the Company’s prior written consent, and any unauthorized assignment and delegation by you is void.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THESE TERMS OF USE, UNDERSTAND THE TERMS OF USE, AND WILL BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THESE TERMS OF USE TOGETHER WITH THE PRIVACY POLICY REPRESENT THE COMPLETE AND EXCLUSIVE STATEMENT OF THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN US AND THAT IT SUPERSEDES ANY PROPOSAL OR PRIOR AGREEMENT ORAL OR WRITTEN, AND ANY OTHER COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN US RELATING TO THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS AGREEMENT. THIS AGREEMENT MAY ONLY BE MODIFIED BY A WRITTEN AMENDMENT SIGNED BY AN AUTHORIZED EXECUTIVE OF BLUETREE LEGAL CONNECT, OR BY THE POSTING BY BLUETREE LEGAL CONNECT OF A REVISED VERSION.

PRIVACY POLICY

Bluetree Legal Connect, LLC (“Bluetree” or “Company”) is committed to maintaining robust privacy protections for its users. Our Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) is designed to help you understand how we collect, use and safeguard the information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our Service.

For purposes of this Agreement, “Service” refers to the Company’s service which can be accessed via our website at www.bluetreelegal.com ("Website") which is further described in our Terms of Use. The terms “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to the Company. “You” refers to you, as a user of Service. By accepting this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use, you consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Information We Collect

We collect "Non-Personal Information" and "Personal Information." Non-Personal Information includes information that cannot be used to personally identify you, such as anonymous usage data, general demographic information we may collect, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, preferences you submit and preferences that are generated based on the data you submit and number of clicks. "Personal Information" is information which can be used it identify you as an individual on its own when used for its intended purpose by Bluetree Legal Connect; at present, this includes only your email, which you submit to us through the registration process at the Site.

Information collected via Technology

To activate the Service you do not need to submit any Personal Information other than your name, email, and general geographic location. You may also submit more details about your business like the name of your company. If you are an attorney you are required to also supply your state bar number if you wish to activate the Service. To use the Service thereafter, you do not need to submit further Personal Information. However, in an effort to improve the quality of the Service, we track information provided to us by your browser or by our software application when you view or use the Service, such as the website you came from (known as the “referring URL”), the type of browser you use, the device from which you connected to the Service, the time and date of access, and other information that does not personally identify you. We track this information using cookies, or small text files which include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to a user’s browser from our servers and are stored on the user’s computer hard drive. Sending a cookie to a user’s browser enables us to collect Non-Personal information about that user and keep a record of the user’s preferences when utilizing our services, both on an individual and aggregate basis. For example, the Company may use cookies to store the following information: session data, email address, username, and preferences. The Company may use both persistent and session cookies; persistent cookies remain on your computer after you close your session and until you delete them, while session cookies expire when you close your browser.

Information you provide us by registering for an account

In addition to the information provided automatically by your browser when you visit the Site, to become a subscriber to the Service you will need to create a personal profile and provide us with Personal information we use to populate that profile. You can create a profile by registering with the Service and entering your email address, and creating a user name and a password. By registering, you are authorizing us to collect, store and use your email address in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

How We Use and Share Information

Personal Information

Except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, we do not sell, trade, rent or otherwise share for marketing purposes your Personal Information with third parties without your consent. We do share Personal Information with vendors who are performing services for the Company, such as the servers for our email communications who are provided access to user’s email address for purposes of sending emails from us. We may share Personal Information such as your name, billing address, and credit card number with vendors who assist us with payment processing. Our vendors are contractually obligated to use your Personal Information only at our direction and in accordance with our Privacy Policy. In general, the Personal Information you provide to us is used to help us communicate with you. For example, we use Personal Information to contact users in response to questions, solicit feedback from users, provide technical support, and inform users about promotional offers.

Demographic Information

"Demographic Information" refers to information about characteristics that may belong to a person, but does not necessarily or uniquely identify that individual such as age, gender, zip code, or state of residence. It also includes professional information, such as the individual's job title, current or past work experience or employment, educational background, number of years in a given industry or law practice.

Non-Personal Information

In general, the Personal Information you provide to us is used to help us facilitate your use of the Site and communicate with you. For example, we use Personal Information to contact users in response to questions, solicit feedback from users, provide technical support, and inform users about promotional offers. Bluetree Legal Connect may allow third-party ad servers or ad networks to serve advertisements on the Service. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements and links that appear on the Service. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or web beacons) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize the advertising content. The Service does not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent. However, please note that if an advertiser asks Bluetree Legal Connect to show an advertisement to a certain audience and you respond to that advertisement, the advertiser or ad server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach. The Bluetree Legal Connect Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, third-party advertisers. Please consult the respective privacy policies of such advertisers for more information. We also use a third party service provider to help us process payments through the Service. Such third parties may have access to your Personal information, including credit card number, name, and physical address, as a result of providing these services to Bluetree Legal Connect. In the event we undergo a business transaction such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your Personal Information may be among the assets transferred or examined during the due diligence process. You acknowledge and consent that such transfers may occur and are permitted by this Privacy Policy, and that any acquirer of our assets may continue to process your Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy. If our information practices change at any time in the future, we will post the policy changes to the Site so that you may opt out of the new information practices. We suggest that you check the Site periodically if you are concerned about how your information is used.

How We Protect Information

We implement security measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access. Your account is protected by your account password and we urge you to take steps to keep your personal information safe by not disclosing your password and by logging out of your account after each use. We further protect your information from potential security breaches by implementing certain technological security measures. However, these measures do not guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software. In addition, while we take reasonable measure to ensure that other entities who provide us with payment processing services keep your information confidential and secure, such entities' practices are ultimately beyond our control. By using our Service, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.

Your Rights Regarding the Use of Your Personal Information

You have the right at any time to prevent us from contacting you for marketing purposes. When we send a promotional communication to a user, the user can opt out of further promotional communications by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in each promotional email. Please note that notwithstanding the promotional preferences you indicate by either unsubscribing or opting out in the Settings section of the Site, we may continue to send you administrative emails including, for example, periodic updates to our Privacy Policy.

Links to Other Websites

As part of the Service, we may provide links to or compatibility with other websites or applications. However, we are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by those websites or the information or content they contain. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by us through the Site and the Service. Therefore, this Privacy Policy does not apply to your use of a third party website accessed by selecting a link on our Site or via our Service. To the extent that you access or use the Service through or on another website or application, then the privacy policy of that other website or application will apply to your access or use of that site or application. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of other websites before proceeding to use them.