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Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY AS THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS. 

The entcounsel.com  and CovidLegalHelp.net website is owned and operated by Vandana Taxali of Entcounsel Law Firm (“we” or “our”). This “website” means the whole or any part of the web pages located at entcounsel.com and CovidLegalHelp.net and includes the layout of this website; individual elements of this website’s design; underlying code elements of the website; text, sounds, graphics, animated elements and any other content of this website. By accessing and browsing this website you confirm your acceptance of the following terms and conditions (the “Terms”) and our Covid Legal Help microsite Privacy Policy (including any terms, disclaimers and privacy policies on the Entcounsel website).  

If you do not accept to be bound by these Terms, please leave the website immediately.

No Offers or Advice

This website is for informational purposes only and may not be relied upon in any manner. 

Nothing contained in this website constitutes legal, accounting, tax or other professional advice. 

This website is provided free of charge and nothing contained on this website is a solicitation, offer or recommendation to engage in any form of commercial activity except for wanting to retain the services of a lawyer through the main website at www.entcounsel.com. This website provides general information and resources to:

  1. With respect to the covidlegalhelp.net page, lawyers licensed to practice in Canada or the United States of America, who have sufficient competence, experience and professional ability to draft basic wills in their jurisdiction(s) of practice (“Lawyers”); and 
  2. With respect to covidlegalhelp.net frontline healthcare workers in Canada or the United States, who are seeking information about lawyers in their jurisdiction who can assist them with basic wills, on a pro bono (no cost) basis, during the COVID-19 pandemic (“Healthcare Workers”).

Eligibility for Lawers to Covid Legal Help Directory:   

Lawyers who wish to provide pro bono legal services to Healthcare Workers are solely responsible for ensuring they have sufficient authorization, capacity and insurance to prepare basic wills in their jurisdictions. Lawyers are also solely responsible for preparing materials establishing the boundaries of any solicitor/attorney-client relationship, and for ensuring that any references to this website or pro bono services provided to Healthcare Workers they make comply with all applicable legal, regulatory and ethical requirements for attorney advertising and use of the term COVID-19. 

No solicitor/attorney-client relationship is created by using this website.

We are not, and will not be, party to any relationship between any Lawyer and visitor or Healthcare Worker. Please note that we do not carry any professional liability insurance applicable to any relationship between any Lawyer and Healthcare Worker or any services or legal advice provided by any Lawyer.

User Information

Any visitor or Healthcare Workers should not provide us with any personal, business or other confidential information unless they are seeking to obtain the services of a lawyer through www.entcounsel.com. Lawyers should only submit such professional contact information as they would be comfortable seeing published on this website.  If you subscribe to any email updates or newsletters we may offer or otherwise provide your contact information and ask to receive information in response, you acknowledge that we do not send commercial electronic messages or otherwise seek to encourage commercial activity. However, you may contact us and ask not to receive further communications, unless we are legally required to contact you. For more information, review our Privacy Policy.

Use of Website

This website may be accessed and used only by individuals who can form legally binding contracts under applicable laws, who are 18 years of age or older, and who are not barred from using the website under applicable laws. You agree that you will be personally responsible for your use of this website and for all of your communication and activity on and pursuant to this website. You agree that you will use this website responsibly and in compliance with all applicable laws and these Terms.  You agree that you will not hack into this website or employ any robot, spider or other device or process to use this website for unauthorized purposes. You further agree that you will not take any action or do anything which imposes an unreasonable burden on or interferes with the website. If we determine that you are or have been engaged in prohibited activities, were not respectful of other users, or otherwise violated the Terms, we may deny you access to this site on a temporary or permanent basis. In our sole discretion, in addition to any other rights or remedies available to us and without any liability whatsoever, we at any time and without notice or liability to you may terminate or restrict your access to any component of this website. In the event of such termination or restriction, these terms and conditions of use shall continue to apply and be binding upon you with respect of your prior use of the website and of the information contained therein.

Intellectual Property Rights

All content, information, data, database content, articles, biographies, materials, third-party articles, photographs, images, videos, software, trademarks, logos, designs, publicity slogans, source code, inventions, know how, and/or other material protected by copyright, patent and other applicable intellectual property laws appearing on this website (the “Content”) are the exclusive property of the operators of this website or the property of third parties who granted permission to use such Content on this website, or both.  By using the website, you are hereby granted a limited, revocable, nonexclusive and non-transferable right to view, store, bookmark, copy and print individual pages from the website for personal, educational and non-commercial purposes only; provided that, such copied and printed pages must not be altered in any manner whatsoever. You are not authorized to modify, reproduce, re-edit, transfer, forward, transmit, publish, distribute or create derivative works of the Content without prior written consent.   You agree that you will not do or allow any third party to do anything which may infringe, damage or endanger our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of a third party in respect of this website. Nothing contained on this website should be construed as granting any license or right of use of any other person’s or entity’s trade mark which is displayed on this website without their express permission.

No Commercial Use (Covid Legal Help)

The Covid Legal Help microsite hosted on the Entcounsel website is for non-commercial use only, and in particular to facilitate the connection of Lawyers who wish to provide pro-bono work to Healthcare Workers who need such assistance. You may not use this website, or any of its Content, to further any commercial purpose, including any advertising or advertising revenue generation activity on your own site. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, commercially exploit, create derivative works from, transfer, data mine or sell any Content, software, products, or services contained within this website.

Links to Third Party Websites

This website may include links to other websites owned by third parties. These links are provided solely for your convenience and may not remain current or active. We do not endorse, recommend or approve of any information, products or services referred to on such linked sites and assume no responsibility for their content, security or privacy practices. Your use of any link to an outside website is entirely at your own risk. 

Covid Legal Help Microsite Availability 

This is intended to be a limited scope, temporary website that facilitates connections between Healthcare Workers and Lawyers during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, we may cease to continue operating part or all of the Covid Legal Help microsite or selectively disable certain aspects or portions of the website at any time. Any modification to or elimination of the website will be done in our sole and absolute discretion and without any obligation or liability to you, and your use of the website does not entitle you to the continued provision or availability of the website.

Security

Although we take reasonable steps commensurate with a free, temporary, public-interest website to ensure the security of this website, there are inherent risks associated with the use of electronic means of communication. Therefore, do not submit sensitive personal or business information through this website. The possibility exists that information could be unlawfully observed by a third party while the data is being transmitted over the internet or while stored on cloud-based servers, or subject to access and review by law enforcement or other authorities. We accept no liability if any other persons obtain the information you submit to this website.

No Warranties and Limitations

Your use of the website is at your own risk. To the fullest extent allowed by law, the website is provided to you on an “as is,” “as available” basis without warranty of any kind whether express, statutory or implied, including but not limited to any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, quiet enjoyment, systems integration, accuracy, and non-infringement, all of which we expressly disclaim. We have no duty to update the content of the website. 

We will not be held responsible for any damage resulting from any virus, worm or other destructive or invasive computer program relating to use of this website. We do not warrant that any security defects, vulnerabilities or errors on the website will be identified or remedied. We specifically disclaim any liability, whether based in contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, for any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, consequential, or special damages arising out of or in any way connected with access to, use of or reliance on the Information (even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages) or that arise in connection with mistakes or omissions in, or delays in transmission of, information to or from the user, any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission or delivery, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of records, programs or files, interruptions in telecommunications connections to the website or viruses whether caused in whole or in part by negligence, acts of God, telecommunications failure, theft or destruction of, or unauthorized access to the website or the content. 

To the maximum extent permitted by law, you agree that you will not seek to hold us liable: 

  • directly or indirectly in contract, tort, equity or otherwise for any damage (including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive, exemplary and aggravated damages and damages for loss of use, profits or revenue) or other remedy whatsoever in connection with this website; and
  • to you or anyone else for any loss or damage, however caused which may be directly or indirectly suffered in connection with websites, services, actions or omissions of other entities that are hyperlinked from this website.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, if we should be found liable for any loss or damage which arises out of or is in any way connected with any of the services or uses of the website or the information, our total liability for all damages, losses and causes of action, whether in contract, tort (including, but not limited to, negligence), or otherwise shall in no event exceed in the aggregate $20 CAD.

Indemnity

As consideration for access to the website, you agree to indemnify us and save us harmless from and against any claim, cause of action or demand, including without limitation reasonable legal, accounting and other professional fees, resulting from or related to (a) your breach of any of these Terms (including any terms incorporated by reference); (b) your access to or use of this website; or (c) your use or reliance on, publication, communication or distribution of anything on or from this website.

No Partnership

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, referral or agency relationship exists between us as a result of these Terms, our Privacy Policy or any use of the website. 

Applicable Laws

These Terms and any dispute, controversy, proceedings or claim of whatever nature arising out of or in any way relating to these Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable within Ontario without regard to conflict of law provisions. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice will have exclusive jurisdiction to resolve any disputes relating to these Terms.

Termination

We may terminate your access to and use of the website and related services at our sole discretion, at any time and without notice to you.  If you are a Lawyer who has asked us to make professional information about you available to Healthcare Workers, you may ask us to remove your information at any time. We will fulfill such removal requests promptly, commensurate with reasonable expectations for a free, temporary, public interest website operated by volunteers.

Entire Agreement, Severance

The Terms constitute the entire agreement between us with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersede all communications, representations or agreements, either oral or written, with respect to this subject matter. In the event any portion of these Terms are found to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, such invalidity or unenforceability shall not affect the enforceability or validity of any other portion of these Terms and which shall remain in full force and effect and be construed as if the invalid or unenforceable portion were not part of these Terms. Our failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of the Terms or any right shall not be construed as a waiver of any such provision or right.  We reserve the right to modify the above Terms at any time without notice. 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms, you can email us at:  ■  [email protected]  Please note that we may need to confirm your identity or request additional details in order to process your request.

Last Updated: April 2020