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TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT 

These website terms and conditions apply solely to www.thelawcollaborative.com, the website owner, operator and You and utilization of our network of websites owned or operated by The Law Collaborative Los Angeles, www.thelawcollaborative.com, its owners, operators and/or affiliates, and apply to the use and access of all these sites. Please note that other sites affiliated with The Law Collaborative Los Angeles, and our sponsors, affiliates and advertisers, may have additional terms and conditions regarding your use of those sites and their products and services and our Products and Services. There may also be third party products or services, and nothing in these terms and conditions is intended to modify such additional terms and conditions. The Law Collaborative Los Angeles and www.thelawcollaborative.com, and our affiliates, partners, joint venture partners, vendors and third party partners and their respective sites are a resource for The Law Collaborative Los Angeles and www.thelawcollaborative.com, its visitors, members, clients and customers, [Visitors, members, clients and customers hereinafter “Customer”] to access these sites (“Users”) under the terms and conditions of this Terms of Use Agreement. It is proprietary. If a conflict exists between these terms and the terms of any other Agreement the terms of the Law Collaborative Los Angeles Agreement will control with respect to the subject matter used on this site-giving rise to the conflict arising under this Website. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE WEBSITE TERMS OF USE, OR YOU ARE NOT 18 [Eighteen] YEARS OF AGE, OR ARE NOT AUTHORIZED BY YOUR COMPANY TO ACCESS THESE SITES, THEN YOU MAY NOT USE THIS SITE. 

Access by Authorized Users Access to our site and affiliate sites by Customer requires a username and password. Access to these sites by anyone else is strictly prohibited. Customers are provided a secure portal to choose their own username and password after which Customer is solely responsible for all control, management, dissemination of, and creation of new usernames and passwords. Any access of these sites via such username and password or secure link is deemed by The Law Collaborative Los Angeles and www.thelawcollaborative.com, its affiliates and vendors to be done with Customer’s authorization and Customer agrees to be responsible for any orders placed, purchases and downloads of Products and Services and access that is provided to Personal Information. Permission to make and internally use copies of the text, graphics, images, video and audio files and other information ("Content") Products and Services is strictly prohibited except subject to the following: Any copies shall be used only for Customer’s internal, non-commercial use; Any copies must include the following copyright notice: "Copyright 2009-2011 www.thelawcollaborative.com/. All rights reserved"; Permission is granted only to the Customer/User legally accessing this server and is not transferable to any other person or entity. You agree to the restrictions, copyrights, trademarks and other prohibitions placed upon all “Content” including but not limited to all Products and Services accessed through www.thelawcollaborative.com, its Partners, Joint Venture Partners, Vendors and Third Party providers regarding use, copies, duplication, text, graphics, images, video and audio. Customer may not otherwise use, modify, copy, print, display, reproduce, distribute, manipulate, or publish any Content from this site, or accessed through this site, without the express prior written permission of www.thelawcollaborative.com and or The Law Collaborative Los Angeles, or the Copyright or Trademark holder. Without the express prior written authorization of Customer/User may not: Use any data mining robots ("bots"), hardware or software modules that add or subtract any specific feature or service by plugging into an existing larger system ("plug-ins"), or other data gathering and extraction tools, scripts, applications, or methods on this site; use any device, software, or hardware to bypass any operational element or to interfere, or attempt to interfere, with the proper working of this site, server or activities conducted therein; take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on this site or its network infrastructure or that adversely affects our site, or those of our affiliates, vendors, and network of Websites or other customers; decompile, reverse engineer, modify or disassemble any of the software in or associated with the network and/or server; use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing www.thelawcollaborative.com, or the name or any affiliate, third party partner or joint venture partner or vendor, its trademark, name or copyright, without prior written permission of the holder of the right; frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of www.thelawcollaborative.com, its partners, affiliates, Joint Venture Partners, and Third Party Partners and Vendors, or use any trademark, trade name or other confusing name or likeness, except as set forth in the foregoing limited license in these terms and conditions; or otherwise exceed your limited access to the site as authorized by www.thelawcollaborative.com, its owners and The Law Collaborative Los Angeles.

Www.thelawcollaborative.com reserves the right to modify, reject or eliminate any information residing on or transmitted to its server that it, in its sole discretion, believes is unacceptable or in violation of these terms and conditions and to suspend or end your service for any operational or governmental or non-governmental reason or violation of these terms and conditions, which violation is solely determined by www.thelawcollaborative.com and The Law Collaborative Los Angeles. Unauthorized use of this site or the network infrastructure and/or data display by a person or entity that is not the authorized user/Member/Visitor, is illegal and thelawcollaborative.com and its owners, affiliates, partners and vendors reserves the right to take legal action. The Content may contain other proprietary notices or describe products, services, processes or technologies owned by www.thelawcollaborative.com, The Law Collaborative Los Angeles, its affiliates, or third parties. Except for the foregoing limited license to make and internally use copies of the Content, nothing contained herein shall be construed as granting to the user a license under any copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual property right of www.thelawcollaborative.com, The Law Collaborative Los Angeles, its affiliates, or third parties, unless specifically set forth in writing between the parties. 

Requirements for linking to www.thelawcollaborative.com 

Customer may link to this site, subject to the following guidelines: Links may only be to the main login page, and not to pages within the site itself. The www.thelawcollaborative.com link must not appear connected to any other logos and graphics. The www.thelawcollaborative.com link must not be used in any way that implies an endorsement by thelawcollaborative.com of any third party or their product or service for which there is no written agreement. Customer may use a text hyperlink and/or www.thelawcollaborative.com logo only on Customer’s websites using secure link to these sites accessible only by Customer employees or Users from behind Customer’s corporate firewall, pursuant to written contracts between the parties. The www.thelawcollaborative.com name must not be associated with unfair, deceptive or libelous advertising or commentary or used in any way that will tend to injure or compromise our professional reputation and corporate identity and policies. Www.thelawcollaborative.com may review Customer’s site to review its use of www.thelawcollaborative.com logos and direct Customer to change the location, size, type and color of its use of the www.thelawcollaborative.com logo. Customer shall remove any links and/or discontinue its use of any www.thelawcollaborative.com logo immediately upon www.thelawcollaborative.com request. Customer text hyperlinks must include the following company name: www.thelawcollaborative.com/. No stylization is permitted. Trademarks www.thelawcollaborative.com is a trademark of The Law Collaborative Los Angeles, the www.thelawcollaborative.com service and product names in this site, and the other trademarks, logos, and service marks (collectively the "Trademarks") used in this site are the property of www.thelawcollaborative.com its owners, affiliates, partners, vendors and/or their respective owners. Unless specifically granted, nothing contained in this site should be construed as granting by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, a license or right of use of www.thelawcollaborative.com or any other Trademark or copyrighted Content or material displayed in the site without the prior written permission of www.thelawcollaborative.com or its respective owner(s). Consent to Monitoring and Disclosure www.thelawcollaborative.com is under no obligation to monitor the Content and any other information residing on or transmitted to this server. However, the Customer or User using this server agrees that www.thelawcollaborative.com may monitor the server contents periodically to (1) comply with any necessary laws, regulations or other governmental requests; (2) to operate the server properly or to protect itself and its users. Www.thelawcollaborative.com reserves the right to modify, reject or eliminate any information residing on or transmitted to its server that it, in its sole discretion, believes is unacceptable or in violation of these terms and conditions and to suspend or end your service for any operational or governmental reason or non-governmental reason, solely in our discretion, or violation of these terms and conditions, as we deem it. Unauthorized use of this site or the network infrastructure and/or data display by a person or entity that is not the authorized user of the account is illegal and www.thelawcollaborative.com reserves the right to take legal action. 

Disclaimer of Liability 

BY ACCESSING THIS SITE, CUSTOMER AND/OR USER ASSUMES ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR THE USE OF THIS SERVER AND THE INTERNET GENERALLY. WWW.THELAWCOLLABORATIVE.COM AND ITS AFFILIATES, THIRD PARTY PARTNERS, PARTNERS, ADVERTISERS AND JOINT VENTURE PARTNERS, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR ENDORSEMENTS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH REGARD TO THE CONTENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE DOCUMENTATION AND RELATED GRAPHICS, ACCESSED FROM, OR VIA, THIS SERVER OR THE INTERNET, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. WWW.THELAWCOLLABORATIVE.COM DOES NOT ASSUME ANY LEGAL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY CONTENT, APPARATUS, PRODUCT OR PROCESS DISCLOSED ON THE SERVER OR OTHER MATERIAL ACCESSIBLE FROM THE SERVER. IN NO EVENT SHALL WWW.THELAWCOLLABORATIVE.COM BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE CONTENT, THIS SERVER OR THE INTERNET GENERALLY. 

No Warranties 

Any www.thelawcollaborative.com material on this server may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. THE CONTENT PROVIDED ON THIS SERVER IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NO ADVICE OR CONTENT GIVEN BY ADVICE IN A MINUTE.COM AND ITS AFFILIATES, THIRD PARTY PARTNERS, PARTNERS, ADVERTISERS AND JOINT VENTURE PARTNERS OR THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY. NEITHER ADVICE IN A MINUTE.COM AND ITS AFFILIATES, THIRD PARTY PARTNERS, PARTNERS, ADVERTISERS AND JOINT VENTURE PARTNERS WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT ON THIS SERVER OR ON THE INTERNET GENERALLY WILL BE UNINTERRUPTIBLE OR ERROR FREE OR THAT ANY CONTENT, SOFTWARE OR OTHER MATERIAL ACCESSIBLE FROM THIS SERVER IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. Disclaimer of Endorsement Reference herein to any products, services, processes, hypertext links to third parties or other information by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply its endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation by www.thelawcollaborative.com AND ITS AFFILIATES, THIRD PARTY PARTNERS, PARTNERS, ADVERTISERS AND JOINT VENTURE PARTNERS. Product and service information is the sole responsibility of each individual vendor. We encourage Customers and Users, Members and Visitors to be aware when they leave our site and to read the terms and conditions and privacy statements of each and every web site that they visit. We are not responsible for the practices or the content of such other web sites. Digital Millennium Copyright Act Pursuant to Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, all claims of copyright infringement for material that is believed to be residing on thelawcollaborative.com AND ITS AFFILIATES, THIRD PARTY PARTNERS, PARTNERS, ADVERTISERS AND JOINT VENTURE PARTNERS system or network, should be promptly sent in the form of written communication to The Law Collaborative Los Angeles, 5955 De Soto Avenue, Suite 125, Woodland Hills, California, 91367; (818) 348-6700. All claims must include the following information: 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 on-line 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 the service provider to locate the material; Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted; A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. How to Report Child Pornography Child pornography is the depiction of a child under the age of eighteen (18) engaged in sexually explicit behavior. If you see what you believe is child pornography that has been posted by a third party on a www.thelawcollaborative.com AND ITS AFFILIATES, THIRD PARTY PARTNERS, PARTNERS, ADVERTISERS AND JOINT VENTURE PARTNERS, Website, such as the www.thelawcollaborative.com Forum, Messaging website, or you receive it on your phone in an e-mail or picture message, or download, please immediately contact your local FBI field office or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children ("NCMEC"). It is important that you do not copy, send, or forward the content unless and until you have been directed to do so by an authorized law enforcement officer. You can find contact information for your local FBI office by visiting the following website: www.fbi.gov/contact/fo/fo.htm. To contact NCMEC, please call 1-800-843-5678 (Child Pornography Tip line). You can also file a report online at the following NCMEC website: www.CyberTipline.com

CHANGES 

All information posted on the site is subject to change without notice. In addition, these terms and conditions may be changed at any time without prior notice. www.thelawcollaborative.com AND ITS AFFILIATES, THIRD PARTY PARTNERS, PARTNERS, ADVERTISERS AND JOINT VENTURE PARTNERS will make such changes by posting them on the site. Customer/User /Members and Visitors should check the site periodically for such changes. Continued access of the site after such changes conclusively demonstrates the Customer or User’s acceptance of those changes. 

INDEMNIFICATION 

Members/Users/Visitors and Customer(s) agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless www.thelawcollaborative.com AND ITS AFFILIATES, THIRD PARTY PARTNERS, PARTNERS, ADVERTISERS AND JOINT VENTURE PARTNERS, its employees, directors, officers, agents, business partners, affiliates, contractors, distribution partners and representatives from and against any and all third party claims, demands, liabilities, costs or expenses, including attorney's fees and costs, arising from, or related to, any breach by you of any of these terms and conditions or applicable law. 

GOVERNING LAW 

Except for trademark and copyright matters governed by the federal laws of the United States, the foregoing provisions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the substantive laws of the State of California without regard to the principles of conflict of law thereof. 

VENUE 

Any action filed against thelawcollaborative.com, its affiliates, partners, and vendors shall be subject to the laws of the State of California and shall be filed in Los Angeles. 

ARBITRATION/COLLABORATION 

By using this site you agree that any dispute which may arise from the use of this site is barred from filing in any Court of the United States first, and must be filed and heard by either Collaborative Law first or Arbitration with the venue in Los Angeles, California. The rules of Arbitration shall be those of the American Arbitration Association in existence at the time any dispute arises. 

NO ATTORNEY CLIENT RELATIONSHIP 

No use of this website shall create an attorney client relationship. Only a signed written retainer, with paid consideration shall create an attorney client relationship with The Law Collaborative Los Angeles. Purchase of a website content, such as videos, audios, print publications and/or membership, products or services over the internet does not create an attorney client relationship. We do not solicit legal services over the internet from this site. That Attorney-Client relationship may only be created by an in-person visit to our offices, resulting in an in-person interview and consultation together with a signed retainer and payment in advance for services to be rendered. The attorneys at The Law Collaborative Los Angeles are licensed to practice law in the State of California. The information on the site is not intended to be legal advice. The information presented is for entertainment and informational purposes only. The Law Collaborative Los Angeles strongly suggests you seek competent legal advice from legal or other professionals in your area who can counsel you in the specific area of your need(s). If you would like more information from The Law Collaborative Los Angeles and our legal services, you may contact us directly by phone, fax or mail, or e-mail as provided in the contact provisions of this website. Copyright 2009-2011 www.thelawcollaborative.com. All rights reserved Ver. 003 April 6, 2009