Terms of Use

Relational Vision, LLC, doing business as Legal Consumer, operates websites through desktop, mobile, and other applications. We are a privately owned company and we are not operated by or affiliated with any government or government agency. The following Terms of Use apply to our websites on which we display or post a direct link to these Terms.

By interacting with our websites, you are a “user” who agrees to these Terms of Use as a legal contract between you and us. If you do not accept and agree to all provisions of these Terms, you may refuse them by immediately ending your access to and use of our websites and services.

Legal Information Is Not Legal Advice
Professional Locator Services
Links to Other Websites
Disclosure of Personal Information
Copyright and Trademark Notice
Electronic Communications
Feature Requests and Recommendations
General Disclaimers
Limitations of Liability
Governing Law and Legal Claims
Notice for California Residents
Changes to Our Terms of Use

Legal Information Is Not Legal Advice

We are not a law firm and we do not provide legal, business, or tax advice.

Our websites give you general information about the law to help you understand handle your own legal needs. We also work with third parties to help you connect with independent lawyers who can advise you about your specific situation. But we are not a lawyer referral service and, again, the websites and services provided by Legal Consumer are not legal advice.

No website is a substitute for the advice, services, or counsel of a licensed attorney in your jurisdiction. Our websites may serve as a starting place for information. We suggest that you do further research and we provide links, where possible, to assist you. We recommend that you consult a lawyer or other professional if you need legal, business, or tax advice.

We update the content and documents on our website as time allows. Because the law changes rapidly, we can’t guarantee that the information on our websites is accurate, complete, or current. Do more research or consult a licensed attorney to be sure you have the latest information and that you understand how it applies to your unique circumstances.

Our websites and services do not create an attorney-client relationship between you and us. The resources and information provided by our websites are for personal use only.

Professional Locator Services

Some of our websites offer ways to locate attorneys, health insurance brokers, or other professionals. These methods may include advertisements or third-party referral systems. (In this section, we refer to these methods as “professional locator services.”)

If you use our professional locator services, please read the following terms and conditions. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, do not use our professional locator services.

  • At no time is an attorney-client relationship or other confidential or fiduciary relationship fostered or created with us through any of our professional locator services.
  • We don’t endorse any particular attorney, professional, or service and we make no representation, guarantee or warranty (express or implied) as to the competence, quality, or reliability of any lawyer or professional provided by our professional locator services.
  • Our websites are one source of information among many. You may want to explore multiple sources to make an informed selection of an attorney or other professional.
  • We will never refer you to a specific attorney or other professional. You are solely responsible for choosing an attorney or other professional and determining the suitability of any information you obtain through our websites. Agreements about legal or professional services or fees occur outside the scope of our websites. Such agreements are strictly between you and the third party and do not involve us in any way. We do not receive any portion of any lawyer’s or professional’s fees. We are not involved in or responsible for any transactions that might occur, and we do not guarantee that such transactions will occur.
  • Any sensitive or confidential information you transmit to an attorney or other professional is your sole responsibility.
  • We do not perform a check for conflicts of interest between you and any professional provided by a professional locator service.
  • When using professional locator services, you may be asked to provide personal information such as your name, address, email address, or telephone number. By providing this information, you grant us a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive and fully sublicensable license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, publish and translate personal information solely for the purpose of facilitating your use of the professional locator services. We have no control and make no representations as to the use of personal information provided to third-party lawyer or other third-party professional services advertising on our sites. For information on third-party privacy practices, contact the third-party directly. For information about our privacy practices, see our Privacy Policy.
  • The term "experience" or "experienced" as used on our websites is not intended to be a comparison to any other attorney’s or professional’s services or qualifications.
  • If you use our professional locator services, you agree that: IN NO EVENT WILL WE BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS OR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROFESSIONAL LOCATOR SERVICES OR FOR ANY ADVICE, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PROVIDED TO YOU BY ANY ATTORNEY OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL WITH WHOM YOU MAY MAKE CONTACT THROUGH OUR WEBSITES. TO THE EXTENT THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS PROHIBITED, OUR SOLE OBLIGATION TO YOU FOR DAMAGES WILL BE LIMITED TO $100.00.
  • Be aware that some states and jurisdictions have special rules relating to the advertisement of legal and professional services. Conduct research or contact a lawyer in your state or local jurisdiction to find the specific advertising disclosures that apply in your area.

 

Links to Other Websites

We are not responsible for the accuracy or availability of any information provided by websites to which our websites provide links (“linked sites”). Our links to linked sites are not endorsements of those sites or their content, services, or products, nor do they imply any association of those sites with us. We are not responsible, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with your use of or reliance on any information, content, products, or services available on linked sites.

Disclosure of Personal Information

We reserve the right to disclose any personal information about you or your use of our websites and services, without your prior permission, if we have a good faith belief that we must disclose such information to: (1) satisfy legal requirements or comply with legal process; (2) protect and defend our rights and property; (3) enforce these Terms of Use; or (4) act to protect the interests of our users or others. Nothing contained in these Terms of Use exempts us from compliance with the law. We will comply with mandatory government, court, or law enforcement requests and requirements relating to your use of our websites and services.

For more information about our collection, use, and disclosure of personal information, see our full Privacy Policy.

Copyright and Trademark Notice

Unless otherwise expressly provided, all of our website content is copyrighted with all rights reserved. You may not use the content of our websites for commercial purposes or otherwise exploit it. You may view the content of our websites on your personal computer or other internet-compatible devices and make copies or prints of the content only for your personal, noncommercial use. You may not otherwise copy, reproduce, distribute, or otherwise exploit any content, code, data, or materials on our websites. Unauthorized use of our websites may violate copyright or other laws, leaving you subject to liability.

Graphics, logos, scripts, and service names included in or made available through our sites and services are our trademarks. Under these Terms of Service, you are not authorized to use our marks or any similar marks for any purposes, including advertising, social media, online forums, online communication services or use that is likely to cause people to become confused or be mistaken about any association, origin, sponsorship, approval or endorsement by or with Relational Vision or LegalConsumer.com.

Electronic Communications

When you use our websites or send us an email you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive responses from us electronically. We will communicate with you by posting notices on our websites or, if you contacted us by email, we may email you in return. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

Feature Requests and Recommendations

You automatically grant and assign to us, a royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual license to use and incorporate into our websites and services any feature requests, suggestions, or other feedback provided by you.

General Disclaimers

YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF AND RELIANCE ON OUR WEBSITES AND SERVICES OR THE CONTENT YOU ACCESS THROUGH OUR WEBSITES AND SERVICES IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. OUR WEBSITES AND SERVICES OR THE CONTENT YOU ACCESS THROUGH OUR WEBSITES AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" OR "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND.

ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS) ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED.

WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE ALSO DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES FOR OR WITH RESPECT TO: (A) THE SECURITY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, ACCURACY AND PERFORMANCE OF OUR WEBSITES AND SERVICES OR THE CONTENT YOU ACCESS THROUGH OUR WEBSITES AND SERVICES; (B) COMPUTER WORMS, VIRUSES, SPYWARE, ADWARE AND ANY OTHER MALWARE, MALICIOUS CODE OR HARMFUL CONTENT OR COMPONENTS ACCESSED, RECEIVED OR DISSEMINATED THROUGH, RELATED TO OR AS A RESULT OF OUR WEBSITES AND SERVICES OR THE CONTENT YOU ACCESS THROUGH OUR WEBSITES AND SERVICES; AND/OR (C) ANY TRANSACTIONS OR POTENTIAL TRANSACTIONS, GOODS OR SERVICES PROMISED OR EXCHANGED, INFORMATION OR ADVICE OFFERED OR EXCHANGED, OR OTHER CONTENT, INTERACTIONS, REPRESENTATIONS OR COMMUNICATIONS THROUGH, RELATED TO OR AS A RESULT OF USE OF OUR WEBSITES AND SERVICES OR THE CONTENT YOU ACCESS THROUGH OUR WEBSITES AND SERVICES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ACCESSED THROUGH ANY LINKS ON OUR WEBSITES AND SERVICES OR THE CONTENT YOU ACCESS THROUGH OUR WEBSITES AND SERVICES).

These disclaimers apply to the fullest extent permitted by law some jurisdictions do not allow disclaimer of implied warranties. In such jurisdictions, some of the foregoing disclaimers as to implied warranties may not apply.

Limitations of Liability

WE AND OUR REPRESENTATIVES WILL UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES BE LIABLE FOR ANY ACCESS TO, USE OF OR RELIANCE ON OUR WEBSITES AND SERVICES OR CONTENT ACCESSED THROUGH OUR WEBSITES AND SERVICES BY YOU OR ANYONE ELSE, OR FOR ANY TRANSACTIONS, COMMUNICATIONS, INTERACTIONS, DISPUTES OR RELATIONS BETWEEN YOU AND ANY OTHER PERSON OR ORGANIZATION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO OUR WEBSITES AND SERVICES OR CONTENT ACCESSED THROUGH OUR WEBSITES AND SERVICES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LIABILITY FOR INJUNCTIVE RELIEF AS WELL AS FOR ANY HARM, INJURY, LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCURRED BY YOU OR ANYONE ELSE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, STATUTORY, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, EVEN IF WE OR OUR REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES). THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY APPLIES REGARDLESS OF, BUT IS NOT RESTRICTED TO, WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY, HARM, INJURY, LOSS OR DAMAGES AROSE FROM AUTHORIZED OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR WEBSITES AND SERVICES OR CONTENT ACCESSED THROUGH OUR WEBSITES AND SERVICES; ANY INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE OUR WEBSITES AND SERVICES OR CONTENT ACCESSED THROUGH OUR WEBSITES AND SERVICES, OR ANY REMOVAL, DELETION, LIMITATION, MODIFICATION, INTERRUPTION, SUSPENSION, DISCONTINUANCE OR TERMINATION OF OUR WEBSITES AND SERVICES OR CONTENT ACCESSED THROUGH OUR WEBSITES AND SERVICES. NOTHING IN THESE TERMS OF USE WILL AFFECT THE STATUTORY RIGHTS OF ANY CONSUMER.

THESE LIMITATIONS WILL ALSO APPLY WITH RESPECT TO DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ANY TRANSACTIONS OR POTENTIAL TRANSACTIONS, GOODS OR SERVICES PROMISED OR EXCHANGED, INFORMATION OR ADVICE OFFERED OR EXCHANGED, OR OTHER CONTENT, INTERACTIONS, REPRESENTATIONS, COMMUNICATIONS OR RELATIONS THROUGH, RELATED TO OR AS A RESULT OF OUR WEBSITES AND SERVICES OR CONTENT ACCESSED THROUGH OUR WEBSITES AND SERVICES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LINKS ON OUR WEBSITES AND SERVICES AND LINKS IN CONTENT ACCESSED THROUGH OUR WEBSITES AND SERVICES).

IN NO EVENT WILL OUR OR OUR REPRESENTATIVES LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH ACCESS TO, USE OF OR RELIANCE ON OUR SITES AND SERVICES OR CONTENT ACCESSED THROUGH OUR SITES AND SERVICES BY YOU EXCEED THE AMOUNTS PAID BY YOU TO US, IF ANY. TOTAL AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT WILL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNTS PAID BY YOU DURING THE SIX (6) MONTHS PRECEDING THE BRINGING OF ANY CLAIM, OR FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00), WHICHEVER IS LESS. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT IF YOU HAVE NOT PAID PROVIDER ANY AMOUNTS IN THE SIX (6) MONTHS PRECEDING THE BRINGING OF ANY CLAIM, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY DISPUTE IS TO STOP USING OUR WEBSITES AND SERVICES.

You hereby release us and each of our representatives, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, predecessors, assigns, heirs, service providers and suppliers, from all claims, demands and damages of every kind and nature, known and unknown, direct and indirect, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to our websites and services or content accessed through our websites and services, or any interactions with others arising out of or related to our websites and services or content accessed through our websites and services, and you expressly waive the provisions of California Civil Code Section 1542 (and any similar laws in other jurisdictions), which provide: "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."

These limitations apply to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Governing Law and Legal Claims

Any and all claims, causes of action or disputes between you and us arising out of or related to these Terms, our websites and services or content you access through our websites and services will be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to conflict or choice of law principles. You agree that any cause of action that may arise under these Terms of Use will be initiated and heard in the appropriate court in the State of California. You agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the State of California.

Any failure by us to enforce or exercise any provision of these Terms of Use, or any related right, will not constitute a waiver of that provision or right.

These Terms of Use (along with any documents linked to these Terms) constitute the entire agreement between you and us and supersede any prior written or oral agreement. Other than our representatives, there are no third-party beneficiaries to these Terms. If any provision of these Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, all other provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.

You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action by you arising out of or related to the use of our websites or these Terms of Use must be filed by you within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

Notice for California Residents

Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California users are entitled to the following consumer rights notice:

If you have a question or complaint regarding one of our websites, please send an email to contact_form@legalconsumer.com. You may also contact us by writing to Relational Vision,LLC, P.O. Box 7912, Berkeley, CA 94707. California residents may reach the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services by mail at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N 112, Sacramento, California 95834, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210. Please be sure to identify the specific website or service about which you have a question or complaint and how we can contact you.

Changes to Our Terms of Use

We may post changes to these Terms at any time, without notice to you. Posted changes will immediately apply to all user visits to our websites.

These Terms of Use were last updated on May 12, 2017.

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