Welcome to Advoretto.
1. Using our services
If you are using the Services on behalf of any entity, then you are agreeing to the Terms on behalf of that entity. Using our Services does not give you ownership of any intellectual property rights in our Services or the content you access. Except in the context of browsing or accessing our Services in accordance with these Terms, you may not use content from our Services unless you obtain permission from its owner or are otherwise permitted by law. These Terms do not grant you the right to use any branding or logos used in our Services.
2. The Advoretto Rating
An Advoretto Rating reflects Advoretto's assessment of a given lawyer, based upon the information obtained by or submitted to Advoretto. Someone else's assessment of the same lawyer may be very different, or be based upon different information. An Advoretto Rating is not an endorsement of any particular lawyer, and is not a guarantee of a lawyer's quality, competency, or character. Nor is the Advoretto Rating a predictor of the outcome of any matter in which such lawyer is involved. Rather, the Advoretto Rating is intended to be a starting point to gather information about lawyers who may be suitable for your legal needs - but you should not rely solely on the Advoretto Rating in deciding whether to contact or hire any given lawyer.
3. Information on the services
Our Services display both Advoretto-created content and content that is not created or developed by Advoretto (the "Legal Information"). We may review third party-content to determine whether it is illegal or violates our policies, and we may remove or refuse to display content that we reasonably believe violates our policies or the law. But we do not routinely screen Legal Information that is published via our Services. This includes the Legal Information that independent lawyers post on Advoretto, and we cannot guarantee the accuracy, adequacy or quality of any such Legal Information.
4. No formation of an attorney-client relationship
The Legal Information found on Advoretto is intended for general informational purposes only. The Legal Information is not the provision of legal services, and accessing such information, or corresponding with or asking questions to an independent lawyer via the Services, or otherwise using the Services, does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Advoretto or between you and any independent lawyer. You understand that solicitations, requests, questions and answers or other postings to the Services are not subject to attorney-client privilege. Advoretto is not a “marketplace” and does not consist of a platform where companies or individuals can directly engage independent lawyers or purchase legal services from independent lawyers. Furthermore, Advoretto cannot be held responsible for the quality or accuracy of any information or legal services provided by independent lawyers you connect with via Advoretto.
5. Premium services for independent lawyers
Advoretto offers optional Premium Services for independent lawyers. By selecting a Premium Service you agree to pay Advoretto the subscription for that service. Payments for subscription services will be charged on the day your Premium Service goes into effect and will cover the use of that service for the period indicated. Thereafter, you agree that monthly or yearly payments will continue to be charged to the credit card used for purchasing the service on a recurring basis until you cancel your service. Premium Services may be cancelled or reduced at any time subject to 30-day prior written notice. All cancellations or reductions of Premium Services must be received in writing by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Premium Service fees are not prorated or refundable.If your payment method fails or your account is past due, Advoretto reserves the right to either suspend or terminate your Premium Services.
6. Legal communications
It is solely the responsibility of independent lawyers and law firms to ensure that any information they post or place on the Advoretto website (including without limitation any Legal Information), and any communications they may have with prospective clients through the Services, fully complies with all applicable laws and rules of professional conduct.
7. Disclaimers and acknowledgements regarding use of legal information
While Advoretto strives to provide—and to allow lawyers to provide—useful information regarding lawyers and legal services, there are some things that we cannot guarantee. You acknowledge that such information consists of third party data and contributions, that there are certain inherent limitations to the accuracy or currency of such information, that legal and other information may be incomplete, may contain inaccuracies, or may be based on opinion. ADVORETTO DOES NOT SCREEN SUCH INFORMATION FOR ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ADVORETTO AND ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ABOUT THE SERVICES. THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS." ADVORETTO ALSO DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
8. Limitation of liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL ADVORETTO OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS, BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUES, WHETHER INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, OR ANY LOSS OF DATA, USE, GOODWILL, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, RESULTING FROM (A) THE OUTCOME OF ANY LEGAL MATTER; (B) YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES OR; (C) ANY CONDUCT OR CONTENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY RELATING TO THE SERVICES; OR (D) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, USE OR ALTERATION OF LEGAL INFORMATION.
9. User posted content & other interactive services or areas
Advoretto includes interactive areas in which you may post content and information (the "User Content"). You retain all rights in, and are solely responsible for, the User Content you post to Advoretto.
Advoretto may revise these Terms from time to time, on a prospective basis, and we will always post the most up-to-date version on our website. If we determine, in our sole discretion, that a modification to these Terms materially affects your rights, we will notify you (by, for example, sending a message to your email account). By using or continuing to use or access the Services after any revisions have come into effect, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms.
Notwithstanding any of these Terms, Advoretto reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate your use of the Services, and to block or prevent your access to the Advoretto website. Advoretto reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time. In the event of termination of access to the Services for any reason, you have no right to obtain a copy of any data or communications you stored or effected via the Services, or any other data.