LawConnect Terms & Conditions

  1. Welcome to LawConnect

    These terms and conditions (‘Terms’) along with our privacy statement form a contract between you and LEAP Software Developments (together with its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees, agents, partners and licensors, ‘LEAP’, ‘we’, or ‘us’) that governs your access and use of the LawConnect services and associated software (the ‘Service’).

    By registering or using any of the Services you agree to be bound by these Terms, and to review our Privacy statement. If you're using our Services for an organisation, you're agreeing to these Terms on behalf of that organisation.You may use the Services only in compliance with these Terms and only if you have the power to form a contract with LEAP and are not barred under any applicable laws from doing so.

  2. Changes to these terms

    We reserve the right to revise these Terms from time to time. We will date and post the most current version of these Terms on www.lawconnect.com. Any changes will be effective upon posting the revised version of these Terms (or such later effective date as may be indicated at the top of the revised Terms). In the event, we deem a revision to these Terms to be material, we will notify you via by email to the email address associated with your account, or displaying a prominent notice within the Services. By continuing to use or access the Services after any revisions come into effect, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you don't agree to any of the changes, we are not obligated to keep providing the Service, and you must cancel and stop using the Service.

  3. Your Account

    Please take appropriate measures to safeguard your LawConnect account and ensure unauthorized third parties don't have access to your account or password.

    You agree that you are solely responsible for any activity on your account. LEAP is not liable for any acts or omissions by you in connection with your account.

  4. Your Content and Information

    Except for material that we license to you, we don't claim ownership of any Content that is transmitted, stored, or processed using our Service. We also don't control, verify, or endorse the Content that you and others make available on the Service.

    You hereby grant LEAP and its contractors the right to transmit, use and disclose Content posted on the Service solely to the extent necessary to provide the Service.

    You represent and warrant that:

    1. you have all the rights in the Content necessary for you to use the Service and to grant the rights in this clause; and
    2. the storage, use or transmission of the Content doesn't violate any law or these Terms.

    You acknowledge that you are solely responsible for:

    1. the nature, quality and accuracy of the Content;
    2. your dealings with any third party related to the Services, including how you share the Content with third parties and who may access the Content that you share;
    3. ensure that the Content (including the storage or transmission thereof) complies with these Terms and any and all applicable laws,and regulations;
    4. handling and resolving any notices and claims relating to the Content sent to you by third parties claiming that any Content violates any person's rights under law; and
    5. maintain appropriate security, protection and backup copies of the Content, which may include, your use of additional encryption technology to protect the Content from unauthorized access. LEAP will have no liability of any kind as a result of the deletion of, correction of, destruction of, damage to, loss of or failure to store or encrypt any Content.
  5. Software

    Some of our Services requires or includes downloadable software (‘Software’) which may update automatically once a new version or feature is available. Conditional on your compliance with these Terms, we give you a limited, nonexclusive, nontransferable, revocable license to use the Software as part of the Service.

    This license is for the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of the Services as provided by LEAP, in the manner permitted by these terms. You may not copy, modify, distribute, sell, or lease any part of our Services or included software, nor may you reverse engineer or attempt to extract the source code of that software, unless laws prohibit those restrictions or you have our written permission.

  6. LEAP’s Proprietary Rights

    The Services are protected by copyright, trademark, and other Australian and foreign laws. These Terms don't grant you any right, title or interest in the Services, others' content in the Services, LEAP trademarks, logos and other brand features. We welcome feedback, but note that we may use comments or suggestions without any obligation to you.

  7. New Services

    We sometimes release products and features that we are still testing and evaluating. Those Services have been marked, preview, early access, or evaluation (or with words or phrases with similar meanings) and may not be as reliable as LEAP’s other services, so please keep that in mind.

  8. Termination

    You may stop using the Services at any time. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your access to the Services with notice to you if:

    1. you in breach of these Terms; or
    2. you are using the Services in a manner that would cause a real risk of harm or loss to us or other users.

    We'll provide you with reasonable advance notice via the Service and/or by email to the email address associated with your account to remedy the activity that prompted us to contact you and give you the opportunity to export Your Content from our Services. If after such notice you fail to take the steps we ask of you, we'll terminate or suspend your access to the Services.

    We will not provide notice before termination where:

    1. you are in material breach of these Terms,
    2. doing so would cause us legal liability or compromise our ability to provide the Services to our other users, or
    3. we are prohibited from doing so by law.
  9. Your Use of the Service

    In order to make the use of Services the best experience it can be, and protect all our users, You agree that You will not do any of the following when using the Service.

    1. harm, disrupt or interfere with the operation of the Services, computer system or network;
    2. provide false information about Your identity or pretend to be another user in order to gain access to any account, computers or networks related to the Services, without authorization;
    3. attempt to interfere with any authorized use of the Services;
    4. use the Services to store, backup or distribute any illegal files or data;
    5. sublicense, lease, rent, loan, transfer or distribute any portion of the Services;
    6. use the Services to store, backup or distribute material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, corrupted files, spyware, malware or any other similar software that may damage the operation of the Services or another person's computer or property;
    7. probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network, including that of the Services;
    8. breach or otherwise circumvent any security or authentication measures, including those of the Services;
    9. access, tamper with, or use areas of the Service or accounts that You are not authorized to use;
    10. interfere with or disrupt any user, host, or network, for example by sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mail-bombing any part of the Service;
    11. access or search the Services by any means other than the publicly supported interfaces;
    12. send unsolicited communications, spam, or any altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information;
    13. impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity;
    14. publish or share materials that are unlawfully pornographic or indecent, or that violate the law of any relevant jurisdiction; or
    15. alter, modify or attempt to circumvent any disabling or security mechanisms that may be included in the Services.

    LEAP may immediately terminate your access to the Service should it discover that You or someone using Your account has engaged in any of the prohibited activity listed above.

  10. Disclaimer of Warranties; Limitation of Liability

    SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES.IN SUCH AN EVENT SUCH EXCLUSION WILL NOT APPLY SOLELY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

    LEAP SHALL USE REASONABLE SKILL AND DUE CARE IN PROVIDING THE SERVICE. THE FOLLOWING DISCLAIMERS ARE SUBJECT TO THIS EXPRESS WARRANTY.

    LEAP DOES NOT GUARANTEE, REPRESENT, OR WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.

    YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. LEAP EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN PARTICULAR, LEAP MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT:

    1. THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS;
    2. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE TIMELY, UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE;
    3. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY YOU AS A RESULT OF THE SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; AND
    4. ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE PROVIDED TO YOU AS PART OF THE SERVICE WILL BE CORRECTED.

    LEAP DOES NOT REPRESENT OR GUARANTEE THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE FREE FROM LOSS, CORRUPTION, ATTACK, VIRUSES, INTERFERENCE, HACKING, OR OTHER SECURITY INTRUSION, AND LEAP DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY RELATING THERETO.

    ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE IS ACCESSED AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL. YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE SERVICE IS NOT INTENDED OR SUITABLE FOR USE IN SITUATIONS OR ENVIRONMENTS WHERE THE FAILURE OR TIME DELAYS OF, OR ERRORS OR INACCURACIES IN, THE CONTENT, DATA OR INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE SERVICE COULD LEAD TO DEATH, PERSONAL INJURY, OR SEVERE PHYSICAL OR ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE.

  11. Limitation of Liability

    SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY BY SERVICE PROVIDERS. IN SUCH AN EVENT SUCH EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS WILL NOT APPLY SOLELY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

    LEAP SHALL USE REASONABLE SKILL AND DUE CARE IN PROVIDING THE SERVICE. THE FOLLOWING LIMITATIONS DO NOT APPLY IN RESPECT OF LOSS RESULTING FROM:

    1. LEAP’S FAILURE TO USE REASONABLE SKILL AND DUE CARE;
    2. LEAP’S GROSS NEGLIGENCE, WILFUL MISCONDUCT OR FRAUD; OR
    3. DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY.

    YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT LEAP SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA, COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF LEAP HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM:

    1. THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE;
    2. ANY CHANGES MADE TO THE SERVICE OR ANY TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT CESSATION OF THE SERVICE OR ANY PART THEREOF;
    3. THE UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA;
    4. THE DELETION OF, CORRUPTION OF, OR FAILURE TO STORE AND/OR SEND OR RECEIVE YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICE;
    5. STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE; AND
    6. ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE.
  12. Indemnification

    You agree to defend, indemnify and hold LEAP harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by a third party, relating to or arising from:

    1. any Content you submit, post, transmit, or otherwise make available through the Service;
    2. your use of the Service;
    3. any violation by you of these Terms;
    4. any action taken by LEAP as part of its investigation of a suspected violation of these Terms or as a result of its finding or decision that a violation of these Terms has occurred; or
    5. your violation of any rights of another.

    This obligation shall survive the termination or expiration of this contract and/or your use of the Service. You agree to comply with these Terms and to defend, indemnify and hold harmless LEAP from and against any and all claims and demands arising from usage of the Service using your account, whether or not such usage is expressly authorized by you.

  13. Resolving Disputes

    1. Informal Resolution

      Before filing a claim against LEAP, you agree to try to resolve the dispute by first emailing helpdesk@leap.com.au with a description of your claim. We'll try to resolve the dispute informally by following up via email, phone or other methods. If LEAP cannot resolve the dispute within thirty (30) days of our receipt of your first email, you or LEAP may then refer this matter to arbitration.

    2. Arbitration Agreement

      You and LEAP agree to resolve any claims arising from or relating to the Service or in connection with these Terms, through final and binding arbitration in accordance with the ACICA Arbitration Rules. The seat of arbitration shall be Sydney, Australia. The language of the arbitration shall be English.

    3. Arbitration Time for Filing

      Any arbitration must be commenced by filing a demand for arbitration within one year after the date the party asserting the claim first knows or reasonably should know of the act, omission or default giving rise to the claim. If applicable law prohibits a one year limitation period for asserting claims, any claim must be asserted within the shortest time period permitted by applicable law.

  14. Governing Law

    These Terms will be governed by the laws of New South Wales, Australia except for its conflicts of laws principles, unless otherwise required by a mandatory law of any other jurisdiction.

  15. Entire Agreement

    These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and LEAP with respect to the subject matter of these Terms, and supersede and replace any other prior or contemporaneous agreements, or terms and conditions applicable to the subject matter of these Terms. These Terms create no third party beneficiary rights.

  16. Waiver, Severability & Assignment

    LEAP's failure to enforce a provision is not a waiver of its right to do so later. If a provision is found unenforceable, the remaining provisions of the Terms will remain in full effect and an enforceable term will be substituted reflecting our intent as closely as possible. You may not assign any of your rights under these Terms, and any such attempt will be void. LEAP may assign its rights to any of its affiliates or subsidiaries, or to any successor in interest of any business associated with the Services.

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