Terms of Service


WELCOME TO CONNECTIVE COUNSEL®! CONNECTIVE COUNSEL AND THE CONNECTIVE COUNSEL APP (THE "PLATFORM") ARE DESIGNED TO HELP BUSINESSES OPTIMIZE THEIR LEGAL PROCESSES. AS TEMPTED AS YOU MAY BE TO JUST SCROLL DOWN AND HIT ACCEPT, WE URGE YOU TO TAKE THE TIME TO READ THESE AND ANY OTHER TERMS TO WHICH YOU ARE ASKED TO AGREE. THEY ARE LEGAL CONTRACTS.

TERMS OF SERVICE

  1. Agreement and Changes. You acknowledge that these Terms of Service ("Terms") shall govern Your use of the Platform. By using the Platform, You agree to be bound by our Terms. These Terms and Your use constitute our binding agreement (the "Agreement"). We will post any changes to these Terms and if You do not agree to them, You must stop Your use of the Platform and contact us.
  2. CONNECTIVE COUNSEL IS NOT A LAW FIRM AND MAY NOT PERFORM SERVICES PERFORMED BY AN ATTORNEY, NOR IS IT A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE ADVICE OR SERVICES OF AN ATTORNEY. IF YOU NEED LEGAL ADVICE FOR YOUR SPECIFIC PROBLEM, OR TO USE LEGAL FORMS, CONSULT A LICENSED ATTORNEY IN YOUR AREA.
  3. Definitions. Capitalized terms not otherwise defined in this Agreement have the following meanings:
    1. "Affiliated Provider(s)" means the law firm, legal department, or other service provider or entity through whom You receive access to the Platform.
    2. "Aggregated Statistics" means data and information related to Your use of the Platform that Connective Counsel uses in an aggregate and anonymized manner, including to compile statistical and performance information related to the provision and operation of the Platform. Aggregated Statistics include technical data and related information—including but not limited to technical information about Your device, system and application software, and peripherals—that is gathered periodically to facilitate the provision of software updates, product support, and other services to You (if any) related to the Platform.
    3. "Customer Data" means documents or information that You provide or upload to the Platform or documents or information that an Affiliated Provider provides or uploads to the Platform on Your behalf.
    4. "Connective Counsel" means Connective Counsel LLC.
    5. "Connective Counsel IP" means the Platform and any and all related documentation or intellectual property provided to You. For the avoidance of doubt, Connective Counsel IP includes Aggregated Statistics, Feedback, and any information, data, or other content derived from Provider's monitoring of Customer's access to or use of the Platform, but does not include Customer Data, other than as may be contained in Aggregated Statistics.
    6. "Feedback" means any communications or materials You send to Connective Counsel, whether by mail, email, telephone, or otherwise, suggesting or recommending changes to the Platform, including without limitation, new features or functionality relating thereto, or any comments, questions, suggestions, or the like.
    7. "Legal Forms" mean a template for a contract or other agreement that is designed to work specifically on the Platform.
    8. "Limited Rights" means those rights to Customer Data that are necessary for Connective Counsel to operate the Platform, including hosting Customer Data, providing document previews, comments, easy sorting, editing, sharing, and searching of documents. To the extent that Connective Counsel requires access to Customer Data or to scan Customer Data, Customer consents to these activities by Connective Counsel and its Affilliated Providers and trusted third parties to whom You have consented that such information be shared.
    9. "Sublicense" means a non-exclusive, non-transferable right to access and use the Platform.
    10. "Owns" means ownership of all right, title, and interest, including all intellectual property rights.
    11. "You," or "Your" means You, the individual and/or entity entering into this Agreement.For the avoidance of doubt, references to "You" are references to You and such entity, jointly and severally.
  4. Sublicense. Connective Counsel grants You a Sublicense to access and use the Platform for the duration of the Sublicense that was granted to You through an Affiliated Provider. In the event that the license of the Affiliated Provider from whom You receive Your Sublicense is terminated for any reason, Your Sublicense will automatically terminate and You will not be able to access the Platform. If Your Affiliated Provider terminates Your sublicense for any reason, Your access to the Platform will also be terminated.
  5. Data Collection. Connective Counsel may monitor Your use of the Platform and collect, compile, publish and use Aggregated Statistics in compliance with the law and Connective Counsel's Privacy Policy. You agree that Connective Counsel may use this information, as long as it is in a form that does not personally identify You to improve its products or to provide services or technologies to You. You also agree that Connective Counsel may access Your use of the Platform for maintenenace, technical assistance, testing, to ensure the security and stability of the Platform, and for all technical and administrative purposes.
  6. LenderConnect. LenderConnect is a service that works to provide You multiple conditional commercial loan offers from affiliated banks or other permitted entities. Use of LenderConnect does not guarantee specific loan terms or conditions with any lender; individual lenders establish and maintain their own loan approval standards and LenderConnect does not guarantee that the loan terms or rates offered and made available by lenders are the best terms or lowest rates available in the market. The following terms govern Your use of LenderConnect:
    1. By using LenderConnect and submitting an inquiry to be matched with lenders to receive proposed letters of intent, You consent to Connective Counsel and/or Your Affiliated Provider sharing documents and information You provide with third party lenders.
    2. You represent that all of the information You have provided in Your submission and loan inquiry is true, accurate and complete to the best of Your knowledge.
    3. If You select a proposal from a lender, that lender may require You to pay an application fee or other fee to cover the costs of an appraisal, credit report or other items as part of closing the loan. Each Lender determines if they will charge such fees, their amounts, and any other relevant terms.
    4. Affiliated Providers may provide a recommendation of which proposal to select, however, You should rely on Your own judgment in deciding which available loan product, terms and lender best suits Your needs and financial situation.
    5. The lender is solely responsible for its services to You, and You agree that Connective Counsel is not liable for any decision to accept a loan, choose a lender, acts committed by the lender, or damages or costs arising out of or in any way connected with Your use of the Platform to select a proposal from a lender.
    6. You understand that lenders may keep Your loan request information and any other information Connective Counsel or an Affiliated Provider sends to the lenders in the processing of Your loan request, whether or not You are qualified for a loan with them or if You close a loan with them. Lenders may also from time-to-time be required to share Your completed loan information with Connective Counsel, and for internal marketing and analytics, You are providing express written consent for the retention of the same, including all Limited Rights, upon completion of an inquiry form for Connective Counsel and the selected lender to share this information for this purpose.
  7. Legal Forms. Legal forms are designed for simplicity and ease of use. They may apply in many situations but not all. We strongly advise You to consult with an attorney for Your particular use.
  8. Updates. Connective Counsel endeavors to keep the Platform and information accurate and up-to-date. However, law and business conditions change rapidly and Connective Counsel does not guarantee that the Platform or information provided through it are current. The law is also different from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and may be subject to interpretation by different courts.
  9. Ownership. You acknowledge that Connective Counsel Owns the Connective Counsel IP and that You own the Customer Data. By using Connective Counsel, Customer consents to Customer Data being stored on the Platform and grants Connective Counsel the Limited Rights. To the extent You share Customer Data using the tools available on the Platform, Connective Counsel is not responsible for any damages resulting from such sharing, including the potential loss of any attorney client privilege if You share documents prepared by or correspondence between You and an Affiliated Provider with a third party. Please consult with an attorney if You have concerns about this privilege. Connective Counsel may use Feedback and You hereby assign and do assign to Connective Counsel all right, title, and interest in, with no attribution or compensation to any party, any ideas, know-how, concepts, techniques, or other intellectual property rights contained in the Feedback, for any purpose. Connective Counsel reserves all rights in and to the Platform not expressly granted to You under this Agreement or Apple's standard end user license agreement.
  10. Your Responsibilities. You are responsible and liable for all uses of the Platform and any and all direct or indirect results obtained from such use, whether permitted by or in violation of the Agreement. You shall not use the Platform for any illegal or impermissible purposes. You shall not at any time, directly or indirectly: (i) copy, modify, or create derivative works of the Platform; (ii) rent, lease, lend, sell, license, sublicense, assign, distribute, publish, transfer, or otherwise make available the Platform; (iii) reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile, decode, adapt, or otherwise attempt to derive or gain access to any software component of the Platform; (iv) remove any proprietary notices from the Platform; or (v) use the Platform in any manner or for any purpose that infringes, misappropriates, or otherwise violates any intellectual property right or other right of any person, or that violates any applicable law.
  11. External Services. The Platform may enable access to Connective Counsel and other third-party services and websites (collectively and individually, "External Services"). You agree to use the External Services at Your sole risk. Connective Counsel is not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy of any third-party External Services, and shall not be liable for any such third-party External Services. Data displayed by any licensed application or External Service, including but not limited to financial, medical, and location information, is for general informational purposes only and is not guaranteed by Connective Counsel or its Affiliated Providers or any of their owners, directors, officers, employees or agents. You will not use the Platform or the External Services in any manner that is inconsistent with the terms of this Agreement or that infringes the intellectual property rights of Connective Counsel or any third party. You agree not to use the Platform or the External Services to harass, abuse, stalk, threaten or defame any person or entity, and that Connective Counsel is not responsible for any such use. The Platform and/or the External Services may not be available in all languages and may not be appropriate or available for use in any particular location. To the extent You choose to use such External Services, You are solely responsible for compliance with any applicable laws. Connective Counsel reserves the right to change, suspend, remove, disable or impose access restrictions or limits on any External Services at any time without notice or liability to You.
  12. Termination. Connective Counsel and Affiliated Provider reserve the right to terminate Your access to the Platform in whole or in part at any time in the event of any breach by You of this Agreement; the decision to terminate such access may be made without prior notice in the event of such breach. Neither Connective Counsel nor its Affiliated Provider shall be liable for any damages, including lost profits even if Connective Counsel and/or Affiliated Provider have been advised of the possibility of such damages.
  13. NO WARRANTY. YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT USE OF THE PLATFORM IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE PLATFORM AND ANY SERVICES PERFORMED, ENABLED BY, OR PROVIDED THROUGH THE PLATFORM ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE," WITH ALL FAULTS AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND CONNECTIVE COUNSEL DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE PLATFORM AND ANY RELATED SERVICES, EITHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND/OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OF ACCURACY, OF QUIET ENJOYMENT, AND OF NONINFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY CONNECTIVE COUNSEL OR ITS AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY OR ESTABLISH AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP. SHOULD THE PLATFORM OR RELATED SERVICES PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIMITATIONS ON APPLICABLE STATUTORY RIGHTS OF A CONSUMER, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION AND LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
  14. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL CONNECTIVE COUNSEL BE LIABLE FOR PERSONAL INJURY OR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, OR ANY OTHER COMMERCIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE PLATFORM, HOWEVER CAUSED, REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY (CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE) AND EVEN IF CONNECTIVE COUNSEL HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY, OR OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. YOU AGREE THAT CONNECTIVE COUNSEL IS NOT RENDERING LEGAL, TAX, ACCOUNTING, OR INVESTMENT ADVICE AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL STATUTES, REGULATIONS, OR ORDINANCES. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LIABILITY FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL LAWS. In no event shall Connective Counsel's total liability to You for all damages (other than as may be required by applicable law in cases involving personal injury) exceed the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00). The foregoing limitations will apply even if the above stated remedy fails of its essential purpose.
  15. Governing Law. This Agreement and the relationship between You and Connective Counsel shall be governed by the laws of the State of Ohio, excluding its conflicts of law provisions and the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods shall not apply. You agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Cuyahoga, Ohio, to resolve any dispute or claim arising from this Agreement. If (a) You are not a U.S. citizen; (b) You do not reside in the U.S.; (c) You are not accessing the Service from the U.S.; and (d) You are a citizen of any European Union country or Switzerland, Norway or Iceland, the governing law and forum shall be the laws and courts of Your usual place of residence.