Terms of Use

We have taken every effort to design our website to be user friendly, informative, honest and  correct. Hopefully we’ve accomplished that – Please let us know if you’d like to see improvements or changes that would make it even easier for you to find the information you need.

Do take note that you automatically agree to abide by  our Terms and Conditions if you use our site. Take a few minutes to look them - naturally, if you don’t agree,  do not use the site. We reserve the right to make any modifications that we deem necessary, at any time. Please continue to check these terms to see what those changes may be! Your continued use of the AttorneysDirectory website means that you accept the changes as we make them.

THANKS AGAIN FOR VISITING!

 

Type of Material we do not accept for publication or write about.

We reserve the right to reject ANY requests for publication of articles/material we regard as offensive or inappropriate. Topics that the AttorneysDirectory regards as offensive or inappropriate are subjects such as: racism, sexual deviance and or sexually immoral in nature.

Examples:

  • - Topics on casual sex, seduction, porn, etc. that have no place here;

  • - Topics condoning or promoting black Witchcraft,  voodoo, ‘demonism’ or satanism and the occult;

  • - Topics condoning substance abuse;

  • - Topics condoning or promoting racism or  hate.

All such subjects are off limits here at the AttorneysDirectory and will be refused. However, exceptions can be made on some sexual related topics where a aspect of law is involved. Other types of requests we refuse to accept are ‘home work’ assignments from suspecting students looking to outsource their educational responsibilities.

Restrictions on Use of Our Online Materials and prohibited site uses

All online materials on the AttorneysDirectory website, including without limitation, text, software, names, logos, trademarks, service marks, trade names, images, photos, illustrations, audio clips, video clips, and music are copyrighted intellectual property. All usage rights are owned and controlled by EZ Legal Solutions (Pty) Ltd.

You, the visitor, may download the AttorneysDirectory materials for non-commercial, personal use only, provided you:

  • - retain all copyright, trademark and propriety notices;

  • - you make no modifications to the materials;

  • - you do not use the materials in a manner that suggests an association with any of our products, services, events or brands; and

  • - you do not download quantities of materials to a database, server, or personal computer for reuse for commercial purposes.

You may not, however, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute Online Materials in any way or for any other purpose unless you get our written permission first. Neither may you add, delete, distort or misrepresent any content from the AttorneysDirectory website. Any attempts to modify any material  published on our website, or to defeat or circumvent our security features is prohibited.

You do not have the right to use any names, identities or handles of our writers as the author of any and all content unless you have obtained our written permission, or that of the given writer.

If you wish to obtain permission, it must be done through the proper channels by contacting us first. EZ Legal Solutions (Pty) Ltd reserves the right to suspend any account engaging in the following: Using our services in conjunction with another information / service provider with the sole intent to compete with the AttorneysDirectory. Republishing content originating from the AttorneysDirectory and maintaining the AttorneysDirectory as the ‘publisher’. Having multiple accounts with the intent to bypass allotted content request limits.

Customer service terms and usage policy

The AttorneysDirectory user posses valid e-mail addresses, which is the primary way we administer customer service. Do take note that e-mail can be unreliable at times, due to the various reasons we can not fully expound on here, we  will soon be resorting  to using help desk software to offer a more reliable and stable customer service experience. The help desk will be accessible and available in both the members’ and public area of the site, we will require clients to use this channel of communication for any such customer support issues that may arise. In future, choosing NOT to utilize the help desk will not make us liable or subjugatable to scrutiny on the part of  anyone using this website.

Fraudulent account usage

Any user of the website, including a client, who attempts to defraud the AttorneysDirectory by using our services with the intent to steal content, will be treated as copyright infringement and the proper authorities will be sought out. Simply stated, if you use our services and attempt any type of copying or duplicating any material published on this website for redistribution or for financial gain, EZ Legal Solutions (Pty) Ltd reserves the right to initiate recourse against you for damages caused.

Site Abuse policy

You are responsible for your own personal conduct on our site. Any behaviour that is offensive or malicious in nature will not be tolerated. We reserve the right to terminate ANY account, be it writer or client, who abuses this policy. Acts that we regard as offensive: Critical or Abusive language/comments in private messages, feedback ratings, One time changes and entry forms. Inappropriate use of the feedback system. Any attempt to deliberately tarnish anyone’s image via feedback ratings will not be tolerated and will be subject to termination of their account. Soliciting writers to do work outside of the site for anything, including bartering deals is off-limits. Asking writers to write in an intentional dishonest manner for any reason.

Disruption of service policy

Anyone, be it client, writer, contractor/non employee, etc. who attempts or causes disruptions in the normal flow of service at the AttorneysDirectory, can be subject to cancellation as well as loss of pay, including pay on completed/non completed article requests, bonuses and credits. Such things we regard as disruption of service are the following: Unnecessary/unreasonable support ticket requests, PM messages, OTC’s. Carelessness/sloppiness in work duties. Disregarding or ignoring of requests such as PMs, OTC’s service/work instructions provided by site admin, clients, proof readers, programmers. Plagiarism/Copyright violations.

Copyrights and ownership Policy

All content that you find published on our website, including logos and slogans received from clients, is copyrighted material of EZ Legal Services (Pty) Ltd or its clients. Furthermore, it is the sole responsibility of each client to signify that they are the legal copyright holder of any and all material they submit to us for publication. We are not responsible for issuing documentation other than what we have stated here in our policies.

Confidentiality / Non compete agreement

I will not, directly or indirectly, use, make available, sell, disclose or otherwise communicate to ANY third party, other than in my assigned non-commercial, non-profit usage, any of the AttorneysDirectory website's content, either during or after my involvement with the AttorneysDirectory. I agree not to publish, disclose or otherwise disseminate such information without prior written approval of EZ Legal Solutions (Pty) Ltd. I acknowledge that I am aware that the unauthorized disclosure of such content / information of the  AttorneysDirectory may be highly prejudicial to its interests, an invasion of privacy, and an improper disclosure of trade secrets.

In keeping with the AttorneysDirectory’s non compete agreement, I hereby agree I will not attempt to compete in anyway shape or form with the AttorneysDirectory. Upon resignation or termination of my account, the required duration of this non compete agreement is binding for 12 calender months and I agree to be bound by it.

I understand that any violation of this agreement may result in some form of legal recourse and we will exercise all punitive measures that the law grants. Definition of a competitor: Any type of membership based site that offers writing services whether through an automated or manual means. We regard any such sites as direct competitors of the AttorneysDirectory.

The AttorneysDirectory WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY THAT ACCOMPANY OR RESULT FROM YOUR USE OF ANY OF THE SITE.

THESE INCLUDE (BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO) DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ANY:
· USE OF (OR INABILITY TO USE) THE SITE
· USE OF (OR INABILITY TO USE) ANY SITE TO WHICH YOU HYPERLINK FROM OUR SITE
· FAILURE OF OUR SITE TO PERFORM IN THE MANNER YOU EXPECTED OR DESIRED
· ERROR ON OUR SITE
· OMISSION ON OUR SITE
· INTERRUPTION OF AVAILABILITY OF OUR SITE
· DEFECT ON OUR SITE
· DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OF OUR SITE
· COMPUTER VIRUS OR LINE FAILURE
· PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING:

 

  • - DAMAGES INTENDED TO COMPENSATE SOMEONE DIRECTLY FOR A LOSS OR INJURY
  • - DAMAGES REASONABLY EXPECTED TO RESULT FROM A LOSS OR INJURY (KNOWN IN LEGAL TERMS AS “CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.”)
  • - OTHER MISCELLANEOUS DAMAGES AND EXPENSES RESULTING DIRECTLY FROM A LOSS OR INJURY (KNOWN IN LEGAL TERMS AS “INCIDENTAL DAMAGES.”)

WE ARE NOT LIABLE EVEN IF WE’VE BEEN NEGLIGENT OR IF OUR AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR BOTH.

HOWEVER, IN ANY EVENT, OUR LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL LOSSES, DAMAGES, INJURIES, AND CLAIMS OF ANY AND EVERY KIND (WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARE CLAIMED UNDER THE TERMS OF A CONTRACT, OR CLAIMED TO BE CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER WRONGFUL CONDUCT, OR THEY’RE CLAIMED UNDER ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY) WILL NOT BE GREATER THAN THE AMOUNT YOU PAID IF ANYTHING TO ACCESS OUR SITE.

Links to Other Site

We sometimes provide referrals to and links to other World Wide Web sites from our site. Such a link should not be seen as an endorsement, approval or agreement with any information or resources offered at sites you can access through our site.

If in doubt, always check the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) address provided in your WWW browser to see if you are still in a AttorneyDirectory -operated site or have moved to another site. The AttorneysDirectoryn is not responsible for the content or practices of third party sites that may be linked to our site.

When the AttorneysDirectory provides links or references to other  websites, no inference or assumption should be made and no representation should be inferred that the AttorneysDirectory is connected with, operates or controls these  websites. Any approved link must not represent in any way, either explicitly or by implication, that you have received the endorsement, sponsorship or support of any AttorneysDirectory site or endorsement, sponsorship or support of the AttorneysDirectory, including its respective employees, agents or directors.

Site use outside of South Africa

If you use our site from locations outside of South Africa, you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. These Terms of Use shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of  South Africa, as it is applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within such jurisdiction.

To the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate the AttorneysDirectory and/or its affiliates’ intellectual property rights, EZ Legal Services (Pty) Ltd and/or its affiliates may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in  the relevant courts in North-West, South Africa, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts.

Any other disputes will be resolved as follows:

If a dispute arises under this agreement, we agree to first try to resolve it with the help of a mutually agreed-upon mediator in the following location: Rustenburg, North-West, South Africa. Any costs and fees other than attorney fees associated with the mediation will be shared equally by each of us.

If it proves impossible to arrive at a mutually satisfactory solution through mediation, we agree to submit the dispute to binding arbitration at the following location: Rustenburg, North-West, South Africa. Judgement upon the award rendered by the arbitration may be entered in any court with jurisdiction to do so.

The AttorneysDirectory may modify these Terms of Use, and the agreement they create, at any time, simply by updating this posting and without notice to you. This is the ENTIRE agreement regarding all the matters that have been discussed.

 

 
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