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Terms of Use

Your access to and use of any material on the LawHelpline.ca website constitutes your acceptance of, and is conditional upon your acceptance of, and compliance with, our disclaimer page and the following provisions. These terms and conditions may change from time to time and it is your responsibility to check for such updates.

No lawyer-client relationship

No lawyer-client, advisory, fiduciary or other relationship is created by accessing or otherwise using the LawHelpline.ca website or by communicating with lawyers by way of email or through our website, including use of the Contact Form.

Legal advice not provided

The material provided on the LawHelpline.ca website, including all articles, templates, Contact Form etc., are for general information purposes only and do not replace specific legal advice.

The material on this website is not intended to provide legal advice or opinions of any kind and may not be used for professional or commercial purposes. No one should act, or refrain from acting, based on the information, content or materials provided on this website, any hypertext links or other general information without first seeking appropriate legal or other professional advice.

The hypertext links, documents and information on this website are provided for your convenience only. These materials may have no evidentiary value and should be checked against official sources before they are used for professional or commercial purposes. It is your responsibility to determine whether these materials are admissible in a given judicial or administrative proceeding and whether there are any other evidentiary or filing requirements. Your use of these materials is at your own risk.

Disclaimer and limitation of liability

The site and the content are provided “as is” without warranty or condition of any kind. Use of the site or the content is at your own risk. LawHelpline.ca does not make any representations, warranties or conditions about the quality, accuracy, reliability, completeness, currency, or timeliness of the site or the content. LawHelpline.ca does not assume any responsibility for any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in the site or the content.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, LawHelpline.ca disclaims all warranties, representations and conditions of any kind with respect to the site and the content whether express, implied or collateral, including, without limitation, the implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement or that the site or the content are or will be error-free or will operate without interruption. In no event will LawHelpline.ca be liable, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or any other legal theory, for any damages or any kind (including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, exemplary, punitive damages, lost profits, loss of use, loss of data, personal injury, fines, fees, penalties or other liabilities), whether or not LawHelpline.ca is advised of the possibility of such damages, resulting from the use of, or the inability to make use of, the site or the content.

Communications not confidential

LawHelpline.ca does not guarantee the confidentiality of any communication via email or its website, including the Contact Form, that relates to a matter for which the firm does not already represent you. In matters that LawHelpline.ca does represent you, email may not be secure. If you choose to provide personal or confidential information to LawHelpline.ca via email or through its website, including the Contact Form, you are providing your consent to the any potential conflicts that may arise from your communication.

Contact form

The Contact Form (the “Contact Form”), and the information that users provide through the Contact Form, is subject to these Terms of Use. LawHelpline.ca does not guarantee the confidentiality or security of any information or documents provided through the Contact Form.

A user’s completion and submission of the Contact Form does not create any obligation on LawHelpline.ca to review or respond to the user’s Contact Form or correspondence. Notwithstanding LawHelpline.ca’s receipt or review of the user’s Contact Form, the user acknowledges and agrees that LawHelpline.ca is not agreeing to perform any work on the user’s matter and that LawHelpline.ca has not accepted any professional responsibility related to the user’s matter. The user acknowledges and accepts that the Contact Form is not suitable for time-sensitive enquiries and it is the user’s responsibility to ensure his legal rights are protected and that all applicable deadlines are met. Last, the user acknowledges and agrees that LawHelpline.ca is not responsible for any matter – and will not perform any work on any file – unless the user has executed LawHelpline.ca’s retainer agreement and delivered the executed retainer agreement, along with the applicable retainer deposit, to LawHelpline.ca’s offices within earlier of 15 business days or the deadline set out in LawHelpline.ca’s retainer.

Ontario law applies

The laws of the province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein shall govern use of this website and the interpretation, validity and effect of this agreement, notwithstanding any conflict of laws, provisions or your domicile, residence or physical location. You hereby consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the province of Ontario in any action or proceeding related to this website and agree not to commence any such action or proceeding except in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Reserved rights

Copyright © 2020 LawHelpline.ca. All rights reserved. The LawHelpline.ca website contains information, communication, software (including program codes that may execute on the server or that may be embedded in or downloadable from individual pages on this website), images, sounds, music, graphics, photos, videos and other materials and services (collectively, the “Content”).

You agree that the Content and the selection, arrangement, architecture and enhancement of the Content and other website features, (the “Website Design”), are protected by Canadian and international intellectual and industrial property rights, including copyrights, trade-marks and other proprietary rights. These rights are valid and protected in all media existing now or developed later, and all use of the Content or Website Design shall be in accordance with such rights and the terms of this agreement.

Users of this website are granted a limited license to display or print its content for their own personal non-commercial use, provided the Content is not modified. Any other use of the Content or the Website Design is prohibited. The Content and Website Design may not be otherwise reproduced, republished or redisseminated in any matter or form without the prior written consent of LawHelpline.ca.

Linking

Any reference on this website or in subsequent communication from LawHelpline.ca to any product or service by trade name, trade-mark, hypertext link or otherwise is provided to you for your convenience only and does not constitute or imply its endorsement or recommendation by LawHelpline.ca. To the extent that this website contains links to other websites, LawHelpline.ca does not control the availability or content of such websites. Your use of any linked websites is at your own risk.