Terms & Conditions
Introduction: Your access to and use of the website http://www.lawfarm.in (hereinafter referred to as the "Website") is governed by the following Terms and Conditions of Use and disclaimer clause on the Website and any notices and consent provided or obtained in connection with the Website (hereinafter collectively referred to as the "Agreement").
General Disclaimer: All information provided in the Website are provided on a voluntary basis by users of the said Website and members of Lawfarm. Such users and/or members may possess varying degrees of knowledge and legal expertise and Lawfarm does not to any extent whatsoever certify the accuracy of any information or opinion provided by such users and/or members or certify that any level of expertise relevant to that information or opinion has been met by such users and/or members.
General Definition: In course of this Agreement, the terms "Lawfarm", "We," "Us," or "Our" refer to Lawfarm and its Core-Team, Marketing & Public Relations Team, Review Team, Human Resource Team and Business Management.
BY USING THE WEBSITE IN ANY CAPACITY WHATSOEVER, YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:
The information available on this Website, including, but not being limited to, reviews, opinions, directions, guides, graphics, photographs, logos, audio or video clips, and data (hereinafter collectively referred to as "Content") is not a substitute for any type of professional advice, including, but not being limited to, psychiatric, medical, financial, or legal advice. The users are always encouraged to seek the advice of an appropriate professional and never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it owing to any Content available on this Website. Lawfarm does not certify or endorse the Content available on this Website, including, but not being limited to, any opinion, recommendation, advice, or any other information contained in the Content.
LAWFARM is not responsible for harm or injury of any form whatsoever to persons or property that results from any usage of the Website by the user, including, but not limited to, use of any content available on the Website.
Neither the website nor use of information from the website creates an attorney-client relationship. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision and you should consider the information contained on this website as well as other relevant factors in making such decisions.
You may send e-mail via our e-mail links on this website. Sending an e-mail to our office, however, does not create an attorney-client relationship. Do not send confidential or privileged information to us until you establish such a relationship. Furthermore, we advise against sending privileged or confidential information through e-mail at all, since we can in no way ensure the security of your e-mail. By sending sensitive or confidential e-mail messages that are not encrypted you accept the risks of such uncertainty and possible lack of confidentiality over the Internet.
At times, this website may contain links to other resources on the Internet. Those links are provided solely as aids to assist you to locate other internet resources that may be of interest. They are not intended to state or imply that Lawfarm sponsors, or is affiliated or associated with, such linked sites.
The materials on this website are intended to be for informational purposes only. This information does not constitute legal advice. The law is constantly changing and the information may not be complete or correct depending on the date and your particular legal problem. Each legal problem depends on its individual facts and different jurisdictions have different laws and regulations. Because of these differences, you should not act or rely on any information on this website without seeking the advice of a competent attorney, licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction, for your particular problem.
All lawyers who provide advice under this website or is connected with the client by Lawfarm are independent contractors and Lawfarm, its directors and employees assume no liability on behalf of such independent contractors. The lawyers appointed by Lawfarm are contacted by Lawfarm on a principal to principal basis, and nothing herein shall be construed to imply that any of the lawyers appointed by Lawfarm to handle a matter on behalf of the client are in any way employees of Lawfarm or agents of Lawfarm. Lawfarm assumes no liability for legal advice provided by the competent lawyer connected by Lawfarm for the client. However, if the lawyer is in breach of any professional ethics or is guilty of any misconduct and the same is reported by the client to Lawfarm, Lawfarm shall first conduct an inquiry against the alleged misconduct and thereafter, in case the allegation is found to be accurate, shall initiate appropriate action against the lawyer for such breach with the relevant authority. Lawfarm shall also take steps to change the lawyer appointed on behalf of the client, if the client so wishes for any negligence, default, incorrect advice, or other misdemeanour reported by the client provided such alleged misconduct is found to be true after due inquiry by Lawfarm.
For further clarity and the avoidance of doubt:
About Lawfarm’s service. Lawfarm.in is a platform for collaboration and communication between legal professionals and users seeking legal help. The services featured on Lawfarm provide access to Lawfarm’s virtual community of professionals and serve to assist users in their legal matters.
a. Lawfarm Is Not A Law Firm. Lawfarm does not offer legal representation. Lawfarm does not offer any legal advice, legal opinions, recommendations, referrals, or counseling. Lawyers on Lawfarm’s database are not the employees or agents of Lawfarm. Lawfarm is not involved in agreements between users or in the representation of users. At no point may Lawfarm be held liable for the actions or omissions of any lawyer in Lawfarm’s services performing consulting services for you.
b. Lawfarm Is Not An Attorney Referral Service. Lawfarm is not an attorney referral service nor a service used to solicit business from clients. Lawfarm does not select or endorse any individual lawyer to service a user. While Lawfarm uses commercially reasonable efforts to verify that our registered lawyers are licensed attorneys, we do not make any warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the legal ability, competence, quality, or qualifications of any lawyer registered on Lawfarm. Lawfarm does not warrant or guarantee that these lawyers are covered by professional liability insurance. Lawfarm encourages users to research any lawyer before accepting professional advice.
c. Lawfarm does not vouch for any of its Users. Providing a service where potential clients and legal professionals can meet does not imply an endorsement of any subscribing attorney or service provider. Lawfarm does not sanction statements an attorney may post on the system. Lawfarm makes no representation concerning the qualifications of non-attorney legal service providers.
d. Lawfarm Does Not Guarantee Results. From time to time, users may submit reviews of lawyers, or Lawfarm’s directory system may display a registered lawyer’s score based on Lawfarm’s scoring matrix; these reviews or scores do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of any future legal matter. Lawfarm will have no responsibility or liability of any kind for any user-generated content or legal advice you encounter on or through the Website, and any use or reliance on User-Generated Content or legal advice is solely at your own risk.
e. Use of Lawfarm Does Not Create An Attorney-Client Relationship With Lawfarm. Lawfarm does not offer legal advice or services. Any use of Lawfarm’s service is not intended to, and does not, create an attorney-client relationship. Any communication via Lawfarm may not be held confidential. Lawfarm is not liable for the actions or omissions of any registered lawyer performing consulting services for you.
f. Use of any Lawfarm’s services does not create a duty owed to the User nor does Lawfarm retain any liability in respect of the use of its services. Users of Lawfarm make use of the services offered on the Website at their own risk, and users agree that any use of such services, whether it be in the form of the Website’s legal Q&A service, or its will-generation service, does not create a duty of care owed by Lawfarm or any of its affiliates to the user. Users also agree that Lawfarm or any of its affiliates shall not be liable for any losses suffered by users as a result of or in connection with the use of any of its services.
g. Payments made to Lawfarm are not for legal services rendered. Any payments made to Lawfarm as part of its user experience from time to time are not to be construed as payments made for legal services. These payments are made in exchange for services that are specified on the Website, for example, listing one’s practice on the Website, or for the consultation of a lawyer-user by a member of the public. Lawfarm and the Website merely act as a referrer and/or introducer, and such fees are merely for administrative, clerical or technological services that Lawfarm provides on its unique platform. All payments made to Lawfarm are non-refundable.
50% of all payments made to Lawfarm on its Website for its “consultation feature” between members of the public and its lawyer-users shall be retained by Lawfarm as fees for its administrative services and for providing such a service platform for lawyer and user to communicate.
Lawfarm shall pay the relevant lawyer the remaining 50% of such fees within 30 days of the consultation appointment date, on condition that the purchased consultation session indeed takes place. Lawfarm shall not be liable for any losses caused by the delay on the part of the lawyer, such as delays in providing his bank details to Lawfarm for the processing and transfer of such fees.
The consultation shall be automatically deemed to have taken place 5 days from the appointed consultation date unless the client expressly informs Lawfarm otherwise or reschedules the appointment date and time on the Website.
For the avoidance of doubt, Lawfarm may amend this clause without notice and in its absolute discretion from time to time.
a. Lawfarm provides a will-generation service for its users in that users fill in a step-by-step questionnaire and upon completion, have the option of downloading or storing a documented will with Lawfarm.
b. All users of Lawfarm use this service completely at their own risk and fully waives any claims against Lawfarm in connection with the use of this service. Lawfarm shall not be responsible for any loss, damage or any other kind of liability arising from or in connection with its will generation service. As Lawfarm is not a law firm or provider of legal services, Lawfarm does not make any warranty or representation as to the validity or enforceability of the wills generated by this service and users waive all claims against Lawfarm in respect to such issues. Users are requested to take legal advice in respect of any doubt or clarification in any respect of this service and the will generated.
c. While Lawfarm shall take all reasonable steps to ensure the proper storage of its users’ wills on its system, it shall not be responsible for any loss, theft, damage, or any other event that may affect the storage and content of the executed wills in its system. Users expressly waive any claim against Lawfarm in connection with any such loss or damage.
d. Users shall take full responsibility for ensuring that the wills are signed by themselves and their appointed witnesses, and that their wills are correctly and validly executed. For the avoidance of doubt, and in addition to Lawfarm’s general disclaimer of liability set out in 4(b) above, Lawfarm shall not be responsible for any unenforceable or invalid will on account of its invalid or incorrect execution.
e. Lawfarm reserves the right to amend the contents of the automated will generated through this service, without notice, and in its sole and absolute discretion.
All usage of the Website is conducted and governed entirely in an electronic manner and through electronic modes and the user agrees that Lawfarm may communicate with him/her electronically for all aspects pertaining to said usage on his/her part, including, but not being limited to, sending notices to the user through electronic means. The user’s attention is drawn to the fact that delivery of electronic notices is not infallible, therefore, the user must agree to contact Lawfarm via modes prescribed in the Website in case he/she needs any information about the Website, about Lawfarm as well as his/her usage of any resources bearing a relation thereto. The user must also agree to preserve all records relating to his/her usage of the Website and to print or make an electronic copy of this Agreement and any other disclosure provided on the Website. Unless specifically mandated or prohibited by any applicable law of the land, the user herein agrees to waive any right requiring communication method other than electronic communication in relation to his/her usage of this Website. Furthermore, Lawfarm reserves the sole discretionary right to deliver notices and disclosures by other means such as postal mail. In case the user does not agree to any of the aforesaid conditions, the user should desist immediately from using this Website in any manner whatsoever.
Lawfarm reserves the right to unilaterally amend this Agreement without any prior notification. A user is therefore bound by the version of this Agreement that is in effect on the date of his/her visit to or usage of the Website. The user is thus advised to review the Agreement on each of his/her visit to the Website. Any use of the Website by the user after the effective date of any change will constitute the user’s consent to the amended Agreement.
The responsibility of maintaining the confidentiality of the password that the user chooses to access and use the Website (hereinafter referred to as "Account"), lies solely with the user. Subject to any applicable law, the user herein agrees to be liable for all usage of his/her Account whether or not actually authorized by the user, including but not limited to, usage of said Account to submit questions at the Website or to answer questions through the Website. The user is thus firmly advised to protect his/her password and not share the same with anyone who is not authorized to perform said actions on the behalf of the user.
Lawfarm hereby grants the user a limited, non-transferable license to access and use the Website and Content solely for the user’s personal, non-commercial purposes. Except for the license as referred to in this provision, Lawfarm reserves all rights, titles, and direct and indirect and vested interests in and to the Website and Content. Subject to the applicable law of the land, Lawfarm further reserves the right to suspend or deny, at its sole discretion, the access of any user to all or any portion of the Website with or without prior or subsequent notice. The user may not access or use the Website or any portion thereof if such access either directly or indirectly leads to an infringement of any law for the time being applicable. The user may access and print copies of the web screens from this Website, including a copy of this Agreement, for his/her personal use. Except as provided in this Agreement, permission to reprint or electronically reproduce any Content in whole or in part for any other purpose is expressly denied, unless prior written consent is obtained from Lawfarm. The user may contact Lawfarm if he/she wishes to obtain such consent. The Content on this Website is protected by copyright under all the applicable jurisdictions across the world. Any right with respect to the Website and/or the Content that has not been expressly granted herein is deemed to be reserved to Lawfarm and its authorized licensors, if any.
The license referred to in this provision does not include permission to copy the design elements, "look and feel" or layout of this Website. Those elements are protected by law, such as trade dress, trademark, unfair competition, and other laws, and may not be copied or imitated in any manner whatsoever. Subject to applicable law of the land, Lawfarm reserves the right to revoke the above permission at any time and to suspend or deny, in its sole discretion, the user’s access to all or any portion of the Website with or without notice. Except as expressly provided in this Agreement, neither Lawfarm nor any other third party has conferred upon the user by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right under any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret or any other proprietary right.
If one uses the Website and/or its Contents and/or any other service offered by Lawfarm or any of its members (hereinafter collectively referred to as "Services"), such user will be solely liable for any communication posted by him/her or through his/her Account. The user agrees herein that commission of any of the following prohibited activities constitutes a material breach of this Agreement:
- Using the Service for any purpose in violation of any law in force in any jurisdiction across the world;
- Providing false or misleading information on the user-registration form or impersonating any person;
- Posting material that is in violation of the intellectual property rights of others or of the privacy or publicity rights of others;
- Posting or transmitting any information, data, text, files, links, software, chat, communication, or any other materials that are unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, invasive of another’s privacy, harassing, defamatory, slanderous, vulgar, obscene, hateful, racist, embarrassing or otherwise objectionable to any other person or entity as determined by Lawfarm in its sole discretion;
- Posting or transmitting any unsanctioned advertising, promotional materials, or any other forms of unsanctioned solicitation, including, but not being limited to, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," or any unsolicited mass distribution of email;
- Posting surveys, contests, or pyramid schemes;
- Posting improper questions or answers that are not related to the particular topic;
- Stalking, harassing, or otherwise harming others;
- Distributing virus, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may have the possibility to damage or harm in any manner the operation of another’s computer;
- Collecting or storing personal data about other users of the Website;
- Inducing, enticing, soliciting, recruiting, luring, or attempting to induce, entice, solicit, recruit, or lure users or members to another web site which, according to Lawfarm is a competitor of Lawfarm.
- Engaging in any other conduct that inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the benefits of the questions and answers or any other content posted on the Website;
- Engaging in any other behavior deemed unacceptable by Lawfarm at its sole discretion, on the Website.
Lawfarm may (but is not obligated to) remove Content for any reason, with or without notice to the user, including, but not limited to, Submissions (as defined in Section 8 of the Agreement) that do not conform with the rules mentioned in course of this Agreement or any other internal rules/guidelines formulated in this relation by Lawfarm and terminate the access of the user to the Website.
If a user provides to the Website with any information, including but not limited to, posts, feedback, data, questions, comments or suggestions (hereinafter collectively referred to as "Submissions"), such Submissions will be deemed not to be confidential. By providing such submission, the user is deemed to have granted Lawfarm a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide license to use, copy, reproduce, create derivative works from, adapt, modify, publish, edit, translate, sell, distribute, transmit, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, and display the Submissions without any limitation and in any media or any form now known or later developed. Furthermore, Lawfarm shall also have the right to sublicense these rights to third parties.
In case of any material has been posted on the Website that infringes the copyright or any other proprietary or other right of a person, Lawfarm shall not be liable for such infringement. The user is requested to bring any such matter to the attention of Lawfarm by sending an electronic mail at
Such notification/report must include the following contents to be considered by Lawfarm as a valid notification/report:
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit Lawfarm to locate the material;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit Lawfarm to contact the person issuing such notice or making such report, such as a valid address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which the said person may be contacted;
- A statement that the person issuing such notice or making such report has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained about is not authorized by the copyright owner, his agent, or the law; and a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the person concerned is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, Lawfarm does not guarantee any action based upon the receipt of such information. All inquiries not in compliance with the above notice and procedure for making claims of infringement of copyright or any other right will not merit any response whatsoever on the part of Lawfarm.
Warranties and Representations by User
The user warrants and represents for the benefit of Lawfarm and its licensors, suppliers, and any third parties mentioned on the Website that:
(a) The user is at least 18 years of age or he/she has obtained verifiable parental consent to use this Website;
(b) The user possesses the legal right and ability to enter into and make the representations and warranties contained in this Agreement;
(c) All information furnished by the user to Lawfarm is true and accurate to the best of the user’s knowledge;
(d) The user will keep his/her registration information current and updated;
(e) The user will be responsible for all use of his/her Account even if such use was conducted without his/her authority or permission (for example, and not by way of limitation, if an unauthorized third party submits or answers a question under the user’s Account);
(f) The user will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by this Agreement (for example, and not by way of limitation, abiding by the Rules mentioned in Section 7 of the Agreement); and
(g) All Submissions made by the user are creations of his own and use by Lawfarm of such Submissions does not infringe or violate the intellectual property or other rights of any third parties.
The User herein agrees to defend, indemnify, protect and hold free Lawfarm, its teams, members, officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers, from and against all claims, actions or demands, liabilities, and settlements, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising in connection with the user’s usage of the Website and its services or resulting from, or alleged to result from, such usage or the user’s violation of this Agreement.
The User also waives all claims against Lawfarm or any of its affiliates, related or holding companies, personnel, representatives, employees or consultants that may arise from the User’s use of the Website.
This Website and all its Content are provided on "As is," "As available" and "With all faults" basis and without warranty of any kind whatsoever. Lawfarm and its licensors if any provide no express warranties and disclaim inter alia
(a) All implied warranties, including, but not limited to, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a specific purpose, the Website’s lack of virus, worms, Trojan horses, or any other code that manifests contaminating or destructive properties, the accuracy, completeness, reliability, timeliness, currency or usefulness of any content on the Website and
(b) Any duty of reasonable degree of care, workmanlike effort or lack of negligence.
The entire risk as to the satisfactory quality, performance, accuracy and effort in relation with the Website and Content thereof lies solely with the user.
Furthermore, Lawfarm disclaims any warranties of non-infringement, title or quiet enjoyment.
As a matter of convenience of users, Lawfarm may provide links to external third-party websites from the Website. Lawfarm does not accept any liability for and does not endorse the informational content or any products or services available on any such third-party web site and does not make any representations regarding its content or accuracy. Lawfarm does not control any third-party web site, and it is not liable for any technological, legal or other consequences that arise out of the user’s visit or transactions there. Any usage of third-party websites is therefore solely at the user’s own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites. This means that LAWFARM will not act as an agent of the user in his/her usage and/or transactions with any third-party website and will not be a party to any contract entered in connection with such usage and/or transactions.
In no event shall Lawfarm or its licensors be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive, or exemplary damages or any and all other damages whatsoever (including, but not limited to, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of data, personal injury, failure to meet any duty including acts of good faith or of reasonable care, lack of negligence, and for any other pecuniary or other loss whatsoever) arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of this Website, the delay or inability to use this Website, or this Agreement, even in the event of fault, tort (including negligence), strict liability, contractual breach, or breach of warranty of Lawfarm and even if Lawfarm has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Notwithstanding any damages that the user may incur for any reason whatsoever, his/her exclusive remedy for all of the foregoing will be restricted to discontinuing his/her usage of the Website only. These limitations, restrictions and exclusions regarding damages will apply even in the case of failure of all other alternative remedies. In case, however, a court of competent jurisdiction issues an order determining that the user is entitled to any direct damages pursuant to applicable law of the land, the user herein agrees to restrict Lawfarm’s liability within the amount of INR 100.00 (Indian currency). By entering into this agreement, the user acknowledges herein the fairness of this limitation.
If any part of this Agreement is determined to be illegal, void, invalid or unenforceable, then the invalid or unenforceable provision (or portion) will be deemed superseded by valid, enforceable language that most closely matches the intent and allocation of risk in the original provision (or portion) and the rest of the Agreement will continue in full force and effect. The Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and Lawfarm with respect to the Website and his usage of the Website, and supersedes all other (prior or contemporaneous) communications or displays whether electronic, oral, or written, between the user and Lawfarm regarding the Website and the activities of the user.
The user herein agrees that all Content posted or accessible via the Website is subject to applicable export control laws and regulations of the Indian Government. The user further agrees not to export or re-export any Content directly or indirectly, to any country not permitted by Indian government export restrictions.
This Agreement is governed by the law prevailing in India, without giving effect to the principles of conflicts of laws thereof. The user’s consent to this Agreement also includes his consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the courts in Kolkata, West Bengal in all disputes arising out of or relating to this Agreement. Lawfarm makes no claims that this Website is appropriate for viewing or accessing outside India. By entering into this Agreement, the user herein waives all defenses of lack of jurisdiction, venue, or forum non-convenience. Usage of the Website is not authorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of this Agreement. Lawfarm’s performance of this Agreement is subject to existing laws and legal processes applicable to the same, and the user agrees that Lawfarm’s may comply with law enforcement or regulatory requests or requirements notwithstanding any contrary term of this Agreement. Any cause of action or claim that the user may bring in connection with the Website, including without limitation any Content, must be commenced within one (1) month after the claim or cause of action arises, otherwise such claim or cause of action shall be deemed to be barred by way of limitation. In any dispute between Lawfarm and the user relating to this Website, the user, even on prevailing, will not be entitled to any attorneys’ fees, costs and associated expenses.
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