Terms and Conditions for Users availing Professional Services from SoOLEGAL Registered Users/ Consultants:


By registering to avail Professional Services from SoOLEGAL Registered Users/ Consultants, it is understood and agreed by you that the Terms and Conditions mentioned herein this document shall be binding on you at all times during the period of the Professional Services being availed by you.


The Terms and Conditions will govern your access to and use of the services through an account and/or accounts and will be treated as your consent to abide by the Terms and Conditions that you may avail any Professional Service from any SoOLEGAL Registered Professional including Law Firm, CA/ CS/ ICWAI or any other Firm, or from any Retired Judge of any Court in India, any Academician (Legal & others) Student (Legal & others), Publisher, any Intelligence Service. By registering for or using the services, you will be responsible to abide by the Terms and Conditions. You shall also abide by the Program Policies which will be applicable on you in connection with the SoOLEGAL site.


Eligibility


Any person seeking Professional Service may register and avail services from Registered Users/ Professionals engaged with SoOLEGAL.


Service Fee Payments -

SoOLEGAL will charge you 5% of the Invoiced Amount by any Registered User/ Consultant for any Professional Service that you avail from SoOLEGAL’s Registered User/ Consultant. You shall be responsible for payment only to such Registered Users/ Consultants from whom you have sought professional advice/ service, but such payments shall happen through SoOLEGAL for which 5% will be charged by us on the Invoiced amount and in order to avail such Services from SoOLEGAL in connection with the aforesaid, we may require you to submit valid debit/ credit card information acceptable by SoOLEGAL and be a valid instrument for payment of professional fees that will be charged by the Regsitered Consultants from whom you seek advice from (with respect to such SoOLEGAL Site, "Your Credit Card"). You will use only a name you are authorized to use in connection with the Service and will update such information as necessary to ensure that it at all times remain accurate and complete. You authorize us to verify your information (including any updated information), to obtain credit reports about you from time to time, to obtain credit authorizations from the issuer of Your Credit Card, and to charge Your Credit Card or debit Your Bank Account for any sums payable by you to us (in reimbursement or otherwise). At SoOLEGAL's option, all payments to you (as any refund) will be made to Your Bank Account, via cheque or electronic transfers or any other means as specified by us. You agree that SoOLEGAL shall not be liable for any failure to make payments to you on account of incomplete or inaccurate information provided by you with respect to Your Bank Account.


In addition to charging payable sums to Your Credit Card, we may instead choose to either (a) off-set any amounts that are payable by you to us (in reimbursement or otherwise) against any payments we may make to you, or (b) invoice you for amounts payable to any Professional/ Consultant registered with SoOLEGAL, in which case you will pay the invoiced amounts upon receipt. Except as provided otherwise, all amounts contemplated as per these Terms and Conditions it will be expressed and displayed in the Local Currency, and all payments contemplated as per the Terms and Conditions will be made in the Local Currency. If we discover erroneous or duplicate transactions, then we reserve the right to seek reimbursement from you by deducting from future payments owed to you, charging Your Debit/ Credit Card, or seeking such reimbursement from you by any other lawful means; provided that the foregoing will not limit your rights to pursue any good faith dispute with SoOLEGAL concerning whether any amounts are payable or due.


You are required to pay an Advance amount of 25% for the matter you are assigning a SoOLEGAL Registered Consultant and an email will be sent to you on the timeline which the assigned work will be completed. The advance amount will be refunded to you without any interest if the assigned task is not received in SoOLEGAL Repository by the Consultant. In the event of receipt of completed work in SoOLEGAL Repository by the Registered Consultant, you will be required to remit the rest of the amount immediately to SoOLEGAL in order to enable us to provide you the pass code to access the document/ advice received from the Registered Consultant appointed by you. If SoOLEGAL is not in receipt of the remaining amount within 30 days, the advance amount will be remitted to the Consultant without further notice to you.


Term and Termination


The term of this Agreement will start on the date of your completed registration for one or more of the Services (the "Effective Date") you avail from any Registered User/ Consultant of SoOLEGAL and continue till the completion of the Service availed by you (the "Term"). Upon termination, all rights and obligations of both SoOLEGAL and you shall cease. Any term that expressly survives according to the applicable Service Terms will only survive termination.


Representations


You represent and warrant to us that: (a) if you are a Company/ Professional Firm, you are duly registered under applicable Laws, validly existing and in good standing under the Laws of the territory in which your Firm is registered and are a resident of India for income tax purposes every financial year; (b) you have all requisite right, power and authority to agree to the Terms and Conditions & perform your obligations and grant the rights, licences and authorizations you grant hereunder; (c) you and all of your affiliates, associates will comply with all applicable Laws in your performance of your obligations and exercise of your rights under this Agreement. You further represent that before seeking any professional service from any Registered User/ Consultant registered with SoOLEGAL platform, you at your own risk shall perform due diligence of such Professional/ Consultant as SoOLEGAL shall not be responsible for any fraudulent user in this platform and any fraud committed on you by such user.


Indemnification


You release us from, and agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless us (and our officers, directors, employees, agents and Affiliates) against, any claim, loss, damage, settlement, cost, taxes, expense or other liability (including, without limitation, attorneys' fees) (each, a "Claim") arising from or related to: (a) your actual or alleged breach of any obligations of any Terms and Conditions; (b) any personal injury, death or loss of property due to any advice of provided by you to any client or any damage caused to any client related thereto; or (c) Any applicable tax accrued and incidental upon you; or (d) any fraud committed upon you by any SoOLEGAL Registered User/ Consultant as SoOLEGAL does not perform any Due Diligence on such Users and such Users expressly have represented that they are duly Registered Professionals under applicable statutes; or (e) any fraudulent transaction on your debit/ credit card by any third party not associated with SoOLEGAL.


Disclaimer

  1. THE SoOLEGAL SITE AND THE SERVICES, INCLUDING ALL CONTENT, SOFTWARE, FUNCTIONS, MATERIALS AND INFORMATION AVAILABLE OR PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES, ARE PROVIDED "AS-IS." YOU ARE ENTITLED MERELY TO USE THE PORTAL ONLY TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY SoOLEGAL AND AS A USER OF THE SERVICES, YOU ACCESS THE SoOLEGAL SITE, THE SERVICES AND ANY ONLINE PORTAL OR TOOL PROVIDED BY SoOLEGAL TO HELP YOU AVAIL THE SERVICES AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE AND OUR AFFILIATES WAIVE AND DISCLAIM: (1) ANY REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, DECLARATIONS OR GUARANTEES REGARDING THE SERVICES OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, DECLARATIONS OR GUARANTEES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT; (2) IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE; AND (3) ANY OBLIGATION, LIABILITY, RIGHT, CLAIM OR REMEDY IN TORT, WHETHER OR NOT ARISING FROM OUR NEGLIGENCE. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE SoOLEGAL SITE OR THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR BE AVAILABLE, TIMELY, SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, AND WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO SYSTEM FAILURES OR OTHER INTERRUPTIONS THAT MAY AFFECT THE RECEIPT, PROCESSING, ACCEPTANCE, COMPLETION OR SETTLEMENT OF ANY TRANSACTIONS OR ANY OTHER INTERRUPTION CAUSED DUE TO ANY FORCE MAJEURE EVENT WHERE WE DO NOT GUARANTEE ANY BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN TILL THE CESSATION OF SUCH FORCE MAJEURE EVENT.SOME JURISDICTIONS' LAWS DO NOT ALLOW EXCLUSION OF AN IMPLIED WARRANTY, IN WHICH CASE THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND WE AND OUR AFFILIATES DISCLAIM TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER SUCH APPLICABLE LAW, ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON- INFRINGEMENT OR QUIET ENJOYMENT.


  1. SoOLEGAL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY TRANSACTIONS BETWEEN CLIENTS AND REGISTERED USERS OR ANY OTHER PARTICIPANT DEALINGS, IF A DISPUTE ARISES BETWEEN ONE OR MORE PARTICIPANTS, EACH OF YOU RELEASE SoOLEGAL (AND ITS AGENTS, AFFILIATES AND EMPLOYEES) FROM CLAIMS, DEMANDS, AND DAMAGES (ACTUAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL) OF EVERY KIND AND NATURE, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, SUSPECTED AND UNSUSPECTED, DISCLOSED AND UNDISCLOSED, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH SUCH DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR CLIENT(S) OR ANY OTHER PARTICIPANT(S) IN SUCH TRANSACTION OR DEALING.

  1. SoOLEGAL SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT BY YOU OR YOUR FIRM OR YOUR AFFILIATES OR ASSOCIATES AS PER THE PROVISIONS UNDER ANY APPLICABLE ACT THROUGH WHICH YOUR FIRM OR YOU ARE REGISTERED.


    Limitation of Liability


SoOLEGAL WILL NOT BE LIABLE (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT, (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, DOCUMENTS LIABILITY, ANY TYPE OF CIVIL RESPONSIBILITY OR OTHER IN THEORY OR OTHER-WISE) TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY COST OF COVER, RECOVERY OR RECOUPMENT OF ANY IN-VESTMENT MADE BY YOU OR YOUR AFFILIATES IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES PROVIDED, OR FOR ANY LOSS OF PROFIT, REVENUE, OR DATA OR PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, EVEN IF SoOLEGAL HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH COSTS OR DAMAGES. SoOLEGAL IN FURTHERANCE SHALL NOT BE LIABLEFOR ANY GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR WILFUL MISCONDUCT. SoOLEGAL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FRAUDULENT TRNSACTION OF YOUR BANKING INSTRUMENTS OR DEBIT/CREDIT CARDS. SoOLEGAL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY REISTERED USER WHO IS NOT A BONA FIDE REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL UNDER APPLICABLE STATUTES.


Tax Matters


Pursuant to your availing SoOLEGAL Services from its Registered Users/ Professionals, you will be subject to applicable taxes and you will pay any taxes that are imposed and payable on such amounts. If we are required by law or by administration thereof to collect any value added, service, sales, use, goods and services or similar taxes from you, you will pay such taxes to us or the Professionals you sought for professional service.


Confidentiality


During the course of your use of the Services, you may receive information relating to us or our Affiliates or to the Services that is not known to the general public ("Confidential Information"). You agree that: (a) all Confidential Information will remain SoOLEGAL's exclusive property; (b) you will use Confidential Information only as is reasonably necessary for your participation in the Services and ensure that persons who have access to Confidential Information will be made aware of and will comply with the obligations in this provision; and (c) you will not otherwise disclose Confidential Information to any individual, company, or other third party, including any Affiliates. You may not issue any press release or make any public statement related to the Services, or use our name, trademarks or logo in any way (including in promotional material) without our advance written permission, or misrepresent or embellish the relationship between us in any way.


SoOLEGAL shall keep all information furnished by you including your personal data, banking information, matters due to which you are seeking professional service and any sensitive information in confidentiality at all times. There shall be no misuse of any Confidential Information provided by you to SoOLEGAL.


Relationship of Parties


You and SoOLEGAL Registered Users/ Professionals are in tandem through SoOLEGAL for your professional service and SoOLEGAL shall not be involved in any dispute between you or your advisor. Nothing in this document will be construed to create a partnership, joint venture, association of persons, agency, franchise, sales representative, or employment relationship between you and SoOLEGAL


Modification


We may amend any of the terms and conditions contained in this document (including the Service Terms and Program Policies) at any time and solely at our discretion.


Password Security


Any password we provide to you may be used only during the Term to access Your Account or REGISTERED USER Account, respectively, (or other tools we provide) to use the Service, electronically accept Your Transactions, and review your completed transactions. You are solely responsible for maintaining the security of your password. You may not disclose your password to any third party (other than third parties authorized by you to use Your Account in accordance with this Agreement) and are solely responsible for any use of or action taken under your password. If your password is compromised, you must immediately change your password.


Miscellaneous


The Terms and Conditions are as per the prevalent Laws of India and any dispute regarding these terms, shall be referred to applicable laws of India or the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. The exclusive jurisdiction will be with the courts at New Delhi regarding any dispute with SoOLEGAL relating in any way to the Terms and Conditions or your use of the Services. You may not transfer or assign all or any portion of this Agreement, by operation of law or otherwise, without our prior written consent. Subject to that restriction, this Agreement will be binding on, inure to, and be enforceable against you and your respective successors and assigns or affiliates, associates. We may perform any of our obligations or exercise any of our rights under this Agreement through one or more of our Affiliates. Our failure to enforce your strict performance of any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of our right to enforce such provision or any other provision of this Agreement subsequently.


SoOLEGAL retains the right to immediately halt any transaction, prevent or restrict access to the Services or take any other action to restrict access to or availability of any inaccurate listing, any inappropriately categorized items, any unlawful items, or any items otherwise prohibited by the applicable Program Policies.


The authentic language of this Agreement and subsidiary or associated documentation shall be English and any translations provided are for convenience only. In the event of any conflict or difference in interpretation between the English language version of this Agreement and subsidiary or associated documentation and any translation of them, the English language version and interpretation shall prevail. You agree we may communicate with you in English during the Term of this Agreement.


You agree that we may, in our sole discretion, disclose or make available any information provided or submitted by you or related to your participation under this Agreement (including information regarding Your Documents or Your Transactions) to any judicial, quasi-judicial, governmental, regulatory or any other authority as may be required by us to co-operate and / or comply with any of their orders, instructions or directions or to fulfill any requirements under applicable Laws.


You hereby accept the applicable Service Terms and the applicable Program Policies, which SoOLEGAL may modify from time to time. In the event of any conflicts between the Program Policies and this Agreement, the Program Policies will prevail. This Agreement represents the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the Services and related subject matter described herein and supersedes any previous or contemporaneous oral or written agreements and understandings.


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