Terms and Conditions
By accessing the LawGuides materials available on its website, the party accessing the materials agrees to the following terms and conditions. As used herein, “we” or “us” refers to LawGuides and Lester Law, LLC; “you” refers to the accessing party.
If you live in the United States, by agreeing to these Terms, you agree to resolve disputes with LawGuides through binding arbitration (with very limited exceptions, not in court), and you waive certain rights to participate in class actions, as detailed in the Dispute Resolution section.
Table of Contents
1. We are NOT Your Lawyer
3. Purchase and Lifetime Access
4. Payments, Credits, and Refunds
5. Content and Behavior Rules
6. LawGuides’s Rights to Content You Post
7. Using LawGuides at Your Own Risk
8. LawGuides’s Rights
9. Miscellaneous Legal Terms
10. Dispute Resolution
11. Updating These Terms
12. How to Contact Us
1. We are NOT Your Lawyer
1.1 No Attorney-Client Relationship
ACCESSING LAWGUIDE’S GUIDES DOES NOT CREATE AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOU AND LAWGUIDES OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATED ENTITIES. The Services provided by LawGuides are not suitable for everyone or every case and clients are accepted at our discretion. We make no guarantees regarding the outcome of your case. Our lawyers do not attend hearings with you.
1.2 No Representation as to Outcome
LawGuides make no representation as to the outcome of any legal matter, as we are not your lawyers and we do not have knowledge of any facts related to your case.
1.3 No Legal Advice
The guides provided and the included materials are informational only and do not provide content tailored to your specific matter. The information presented is not legal advice, is not to be acted on as such, and is subject to change without notice. We shall make every reasonable attempt to keep the information available up to date with all legal developments, and the information contained in the materials is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
1.4 No Conflicts Check
LawGuides does not perform a conflicts check or other screening for anyone purchasing a guide. You understand that both you and your opposing party may be accessing identical materials, and this does not run afoul of the Rules of Professional Conduct.
You need an account for most activities. Keep your password somewhere safe, because you’re responsible for all activity associated with your account. If you suspect someone else is using your account, let us know by contacting our Support Team. By accessing the materials, you warrant that you are 18 years of age or older and legally competent to agree to these terms and conditions.
You need an account for most activities, including to purchase a guide or lawyer help. When setting up and maintaining your account, you must provide and continue to provide accurate and complete information, including a valid email address. You have complete responsibility for your account and everything that happens on your account, including for any harm or damage (to us or anyone else) caused by someone using your account without your permission. This means you need to be careful with your password. You may not transfer your account to someone else or use someone else’s account without their permission. If you contact us to request access to an account, we will not grant you such access unless you can provide us the login credential information for that account. In the event of the death of a user, the account of that user will be closed.
If you share your account login credential with someone else, you are responsible for what happens with your account and LawGuides will not intervene in disputes between persons who have shared account login credentials. You must notify us immediately upon learning that someone else may be using your account without your permission (or if you suspect any other breach of security) by contacting our Support Team. We may request some information from you to confirm that you are indeed the owner of your account.
3. Guide Purchase and Lifetime Access
When you purchase a guide, you get a license from us to view it via LawGuides and no other use. Don’t try to transfer or resell guides in any way. We grant you a lifetime access license, except when we must disable the course because of legal or policy reasons.
This license does not give you any right to resell the guide in any manner (including by sharing account information with a purchaser or illegally downloading the guide and sharing it on torrent sites).
In legal, more complete terms, LawGuides grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access and view the courses and associated content for which you have paid all required fees, solely for your personal, non-commercial, educational purposes in accordance with these Terms and any conditions or restrictions associated with a particular guide or feature of our Services. All other uses are expressly prohibited. You may not reproduce, redistribute, transmit, assign, sell, broadcast, rent, share, lend, modify, adapt, edit, create derivative works of, sublicense, or otherwise transfer or use any guide unless we give you explicit permission to do so in a written agreement signed by a LawGuides authorized representative.
We generally give a lifetime access license to our customers when they purchase a guide. However, we reserve the right to revoke any license to access and use guides at any point in time in the event where we decide or are obligated to disable access to a guide due to legal or policy reasons, for example, if the guide you enrolled in is the object of a copyright complaint or if you have not accessed your account for more than a year. The lifetime access is not applicable to add-on features and services associated with a guide.
4. Payments and Refunds
When you make a payment, you agree to use a valid payment method. If you aren’t happy with your guide, LawGuide offers a 30-day refund for most guide purchases.
The prices of guides on LawGuides are determined by us.
We regularly run promotions and sales for our guides and guides courses are only available at discounted prices for a set period of time. The price applicable to a guide will be the price at the time you complete your purchase of the guide (at checkout). Any price offered for a particular guide may also be different when you are logged into your account from the price available to users who aren’t registered or logged in because some of our promotions are available to new users only.
If you are logged into your account, the listed currency you see is in US dollars. We do not enable users to see pricing in other currencies.
When you make a purchase, you agree not to use an invalid or unauthorized payment method. If your payment method fails and you still get access to the guide you are enrolling in, you agree to pay us the corresponding fees within thirty (30) days of notification from us. We reserve the right to disable access to any guide for which we have not received adequate payments.
4.3 Refunds and Credits
If the guide you purchased is not what you were expecting, you can request, within 30 days of your purchase of the course, that LawGuides refund your account. We reserve the right to refund, at our discretion, depending on capabilities of our payment processing partners or the platform from which you purchased your guide (website, mobile or TV app). No refund is due to you if you request it after the 30-day guarantee time limit has passed.
At our discretion, if we believe you are abusing our refund policy, we reserve the right to ban your account and to restrict all future use of the Services. If we ban your account or disable your access to a guide due to your violation of these Terms, you will not be eligible to receive any refund.
5. Content and Behavior Rules
You can only use LawGuides for lawful purposes. You’re responsible for all the content that you post on our website. You should keep the reviews, questions, posts, guides and other content you upload in line with and the law, and respect the intellectual property rights of others. We can ban your account for repeated or major offenses. If you think someone is infringing your copyright on our website, let us know.
You may not access or use the Services or create an account for unlawful purposes. Your use of the Services and behavior on our platform must comply with applicable local or national laws or regulations of your country. You are solely responsible for the knowledge of and compliance with such laws and regulations that are applicable to you. You may not access our Services if you are from a territory where U.S. businesses are prohibited from engaging in business or if you have been designated a Specially Designated National, Denied Person, or Denied Entity by the U.S. government.
LawGuides has discretion in enforcing these Terms. We may terminate or suspend your permission to use our website and Services or ban your account at any time, with or without notice, for any violation of these Terms, if you fail to pay any fees when due, upon the request of law enforcement or government agencies, for extended periods of inactivity, for unexpected technical issues or problems, or if we suspect that you engage in fraudulent or illegal activities. Upon any such termination we may delete your account and content, and we may prevent you from further access to the website and use of our Services. Your content may still be available on the platforms even if your account is terminated or suspended. You agree that we will have no liability to you or any third party for termination of your account, removal of your content, or blocking of your access to our platforms and services.
6. LawGuides’s Rights to Content You Post
You retain ownership of content you post to our platform. We’re allowed to share your content to anyone through any media, including promoting it via advertising on other websites.
When you post comments, questions, reviews, and when you submit to us ideas and suggestions for new features or improvements, you authorize LawGuides to use and share this content with anyone, distribute it and promote it on any platform and in any media, and to make modifications or edits to it as we see fit. In legal language, by submitting or posting content on or through the website, you grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display, and distribute your content in any and all media or distribution methods (existing now or later developed). This includes making your content available to other companies, organizations, or individuals who partner with LawGuides for the syndication, broadcast, distribution, or publication of content on other media. You represent and warrant that you have all the rights, power, and authority necessary to authorize us to use any content that you submit. You also agree to all such uses of your content with no compensation paid to you.
7. Using LawGuides at Your Own Risk
You use LawGuides at your own risk.
LawGuides provides information only. All materials are for informational purposes only and may not reflect the most current legal developments. These informational materials are not intended, and should not be taken, as legal advice on any particular set of facts or circumstances. Use of this website does not constitute nor does it create an attorney-client relationship. You should contact a lawyer for advice on your specific legal problems. If you purchase a guide, you rely on any information provided at your own risk.
When you use our Services, you will find links to other websites that we don’t own or control. We are not responsible for the content or any other aspect of these third-party sites, including their collection of information about you. You should also read their terms and conditions and privacy policies.
8. LawGuides’ Rights
We own LawGuides, including the website, present or future apps and services, and things like our logos, API, code, and content created by our employees. You can’t tamper with those or use them without authorization.
All right, title, and interest in and to LawGuides, including our website, our existing or future applications, our APIs, databases, and the content our employees or partners submit or provide through our Services (but excluding content provided by instructors and students) are and will remain the exclusive property of LawGuides and its licensors. Our website is protected by copyright and other laws of both the United States and foreign countries. Nothing gives you a right to use the LawGuides name or any of the LawGuides logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features. Any feedback, comments, or suggestions you may provide regarding LawGuides or the Services is entirely voluntary and we will be free to use such feedback, comments, or suggestions as we see fit and without any obligation to you.
You may not do any of the following while accessing or using the LawGuides website and Services:
access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the website, LawGuides’s computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of LawGuides’s service providers.
disable, interfere with, or try to circumvent any of the features of the platforms related to security or probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any of our systems.
copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble, or otherwise attempt to discover any source code of or content on the LawGuides website or Services.
access or search or attempt to access or search our website by any means (automated or otherwise) other than through our currently available search functionalities that are provided via our website. You may not scrape, spider, use a robot, or use other automated means of any kind to access the Services.
in any way use the Services to send altered, deceptive, or false source-identifying information (such as sending email communications falsely appearing as LawGuides); or interfere with, or disrupt, (or attempt to do so), the access of any user, host, or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mail-bombing the platforms or services, or in any other manner interfering with or creating an undue burden on the Services.
9. Miscellaneous Legal Terms
These Terms are like any other contract, and they have boring but important legal terms that protect us from the countless things that could happen and that clarify the legal relationship between us and you.
9.1 Binding Agreement
You agree that by registering, accessing or using our Services, you are agreeing to enter into a legally binding contract with LawGuides. If you do not agree to these Terms, do not register, access, or otherwise use any of our Services.
These Terms (including any agreements and policies linked from these Terms) constitute the entire agreement between you and us.
If any part of these Terms is found to be invalid or unenforceable by applicable law, then that provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of these Terms will continue in effect.
Even if we are delayed in exercising our rights or fail to exercise a right in one case, it doesn’t mean we waive our rights under these Terms, and we may decide to enforce them in the future. If we decide to waive any of our rights in a particular instance, it doesn’t mean we waive our rights generally or in the future.
The following sections shall survive the expiration or termination of these Terms: Sections 2 (Purchase and Lifetime Access), 6 (LawGuides’s Rights to Content You Post), 7 (Using LawGuides at Your Own Risk), 8 (LawGuides’s Rights), 9 (Miscellaneous Legal Terms), and 10 (Dispute Resolution).
It may happen that our platform is down, either for planned maintenance or because something goes down with the site. It may happen that we encounter security issues. These are just examples. You accept that you will not have any recourse against us in any of these types of cases where things don’t work out right. In legal, more complete language, the Services and their content are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. We (and our affiliates, suppliers, partners, and agents) make no representations or warranties about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, security, lack of errors, or accuracy of the Services or their content, and expressly disclaim any warranties or conditions (express or implied), including implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement. We (and our affiliates, suppliers, partners, and agents) make no warranty that you will obtain specific results from use of the Services. Your use of the Services (including any content) is entirely at your own risk. Some jurisdictions don’t allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you.
We may decide to cease making available certain features of the Services at any time and for any reason. Under no circumstances will LawGuides or its affiliates, suppliers, partners or agents be held liable for any damages due to such interruptions or lack of availability of such features.
We are not responsible for delay or failure of our performance of any of the Services caused by events beyond our reasonable control, like an act of war, hostility, or sabotage; natural disaster; electrical, internet, or telecommunication outage; or government restrictions.
9.3 Limitation of Liability
There are risks inherent into using our Services. You fully accept these risks and you agree that you will have no recourse to seek damages against even if you suffer loss or damage from using our platform and Services. In legal, more complete language, to the extent permitted by law, we (and our group companies, suppliers, partners, and agents) will not be liable for any indirect, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages (including loss of data, revenue, profits, or business opportunities, or personal injury or death), whether arising in contract, warranty, tort, product liability, or otherwise, and even if we’ve been advised of the possibility of damages in advance. Our liability (and the liability of each of our group companies, suppliers, partners, and agents) to you or any third parties under any circumstance is limited to the greater of one hundred dollars ($100) or the amount you have paid us in the twelve (12) months before the event giving rise to your claims. Some jurisdictions don’t allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so some of the above may not apply to you.
If you behave in a way that gets us in legal trouble, we may exercise legal recourse against you. You agree to indemnify, defend (if we so request), and hold harmless LawGuides, our group companies, and their officers, directors, suppliers, partners, and agents from an against any third-party claims, demands, losses, damages, or expenses (including reasonable attorney fees) arising from (a) the content you post or submit, (b) your use of the Services (c) your violation of these Terms, or (d) your violation of any rights of a third party. Your indemnification obligation will survive the termination of these Terms and your use of the Services.
9.5 Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms are governed by the laws of the State of Colorado, USA without reference to its choice or conflicts of law principles. Where the “Dispute Resolution” section below does not apply, you and we consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of federal and state courts in Denver, Colorado, USA.
9.6 Legal Actions and Notices
No action, regardless of form, arising out of or relating to this Agreement may be brought by either party more than one (1) year after the cause of action has accrued.
Any notice or other communication to be given hereunder will be in writing and given by registered or certified mail return receipt requested, or email (by us to the email associated with your account or by you to [email protected]).
9.7 Relationship Between Us
You and we agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, contractor, or agency relationship exists between us.
9.8 No Assignment
You may not assign or transfer these Terms (or the rights and licenses granted under them). For example, if you registered an account as an employee of a company, your account cannot be transferred to another employee. We may assign these Terms (or the rights and licenses granted under them) to another company or person without restriction. Nothing in these Terms confers any right, benefit, or remedy on any third-party person or entity. You agree that your account is non-transferable and that all rights to your account and other rights under these Terms terminate upon your death.
10. Dispute Resolution
If there’s a dispute, our Support Team is happy to help resolve the issue. If that doesn’t work and you live in the United States, your options are to go to small claims court or bring a claim in binding arbitration; you may not bring that claim in another court or participate in a non-individual class action claim against us.
This Dispute Resolution section applies only if you live in the United States. Most disputes can be resolved, so before bringing a formal legal case, please first try contacting our Support Team.
10.1 Small Claims
Either of us can bring a claim in small claims court in (a) Denver, Colorado, (b) the county where you live, or (c) another place we both agree on, as long as it qualifies to be brought in that court.
10.2 Going to Arbitration
If we can’t resolve our dispute amicably, you and LawGuides agree to resolve any claims related to these Terms (or our other legal terms) through final and binding arbitration, regardless of the type of claim or legal theory. If one of us brings a claim in court that should be arbitrated and the other party refuses to arbitrate it, the other party can ask a court to force us both to go to arbitration (compel arbitration). Either of us can also ask a court to halt a court proceeding while an arbitration proceeding is ongoing.
10.3 The Arbitration Process
Any disputes that involve a claim of less than $10,000 USD must be resolved exclusively through binding non-appearance-based arbitration. A party electing arbitration must initiate proceedings by filing an arbitration demand with the American Arbitration Association (AAA). The arbitration proceedings shall be governed by the AAA Commercial Arbitration Rules, Consumer Due Process Protocol, and Supplementary Procedures for Resolution of Consumer-Related Disputes. You and we agree that the following rules will apply to the proceedings: (a) the arbitration will be conducted by telephone, online, or based solely on written submissions (at the choice of the party seeking relief); (b) the arbitration must not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses (unless we and you agree otherwise); and (c) any judgment on the arbitrator’s rendered award may be entered in any court with competent jurisdiction. Disputes that involve a claim of more than $10,000 USD must be resolved per the AAA’s rules about whether the arbitration hearing has to be in-person.
10.4 No Class Actions
We both agree that we can each only bring claims against the other on an individual basis. This means: (a) neither of us can bring a claim as a plaintiff or class member in a class action, consolidated action, or representative action; (b) an arbitrator can’t combine multiple people’s claims into a single case (or preside over any consolidated, class, or representative action); and (c) an arbitrator’s decision or award in one person’s case can only impact that user, not other users, and can’t be used to decide other users’ disputes. If a court decides that this “No class actions” clause isn’t enforceable or valid, then this “Dispute Resolution” section will be null and void, but the rest of the Terms will still apply.
Notwithstanding the “Updating these Terms” section below, if LawGuides changes this "Dispute Resolution" section after the date you last indicated acceptance to these Terms, you may reject any such change by providing LawGuides written notice of such rejection by mail or hand delivery to: LawGuides, 2255 Sheridan Blvd, Unit C-#291, Edgewater, CO 80214, or by email from the email address associated with your Account to: [email protected], within 30 days of the date such change became effective, as indicated by the "last updated on" language above. To be effective, the notice must include your full name and clearly indicate your intent to reject changes to this "Dispute Resolution" section. By rejecting changes, you are agreeing that you will arbitrate any dispute between you and LawGuides in accordance with the provisions of this "Dispute Resolution" section as of the date you last indicated acceptance to these Terms.
11. Updating These Terms
From time to time, we may update these Terms to clarify our practices or to reflect new or different practices, and LawGuides reserves the right in its sole discretion to modify and/or make changes to these Terms at any time. If we make any material change, we will notify you using prominent means such as by email notice sent to the email address specified in your account or by posting a notice through our Services. Modifications will become effective on the day they are posted unless stated otherwise.
Your continued use of our Services after changes become effective shall mean that you accept those changes. Any revised Terms shall supersede all previous Terms.
12. How to Contact Us
The best way to get in touch with us is to contact our Support Team. We’d love to hear your questions, concerns, and feedback about our Services.