ConnectTMA Terms of Service Agreement
ConnectTMA, Inc. is not a law firm. ConnectTMA itself does not provide legal advice and no attorney/client or confidential relationship is created between ConnectTMA and a client utilizing this service to communicate with a licensed attorney. ConnectTMA, Inc. facilitates consultations between independent attorneys and law firms with their present and possible future clients.
Use of Our Service and the Attorney Client Relationship
ConnectTMA takes no position and offers no opinion on when or if an attorney/client relationship has been formed between a licensed attorney utilizing this Service and a client of that licensed attorney. Further, ConnectTMA does not involve itself in the agreements between a licensed attorney and clients or the actual representation of clients.
Attorneys should treat inbound contacts as if they were people calling you by phone. Conflicts, checks, engagement letters, identity verification, and so on are left to your discretion. Engagement letters and other contractual attorney/client relationships are the sole responsibility of the Attorney offering legal services which may be facilitated by ConnectTMA.
Should attorney and their clients choose to formalize the scope or nature of their attorney/client relationship, it is the attorney’s responsibility to formalize that relationship independent of any involvement of ConnectTMA.
Disclaimer of Endorsements
Providing a Service where potential clients and legal professionals can meet does not imply an endorsement of any subscribing attorney or service provider. ConnectTMA makes no representation concerning an attorney’s qualifications.
ConnectTMA does not screen potential cases, or otherwise channel potential clients to selected attorneys.
ConnectTMA is not a lawyer referral service and does no such services. Attorney Users of ConnectTMA are independently responsible for the content of their website upon which the ConnectTMA service is displayed. ConnectTMA in no way endorses the content or legality of any responses, statements, or promises made by attorneys or any other parties, whether made while utilizing the ConnectTMA service or, if displayed by an Attorney on their independent website.
ConnectTMA does not split fees with attorneys, nor does ConnectTMA take payments in the form of percentages of fees generated from attorneys. Our fees are established between the Attorney User and ConnectTMA.
Video conferences that are conducted using the ConnectTMA Service are not recorded or monitored by ConnectTMA. However, ConnectTMA is unable to control whether either party records the session, though recording is currently prohibited.
Reservations by ConnectTMA
ConnectTMA reserves the right to deny further access to its Service to any Attorney User who does any of the following or for any other reason, or for no reason at all.
- Use the Service for displaying harassing, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, or tortuous material or invading other’s privacy in the form of making comments of any kind regarding other Attorney Users of the ConnectTMA Service.
- Interfere with or disrupting the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service by posting advertisements or links to competing services, transmitting “junk mail”, “spam”, “chain letters”, or unsolicited mass distribution of email.
Modifications to Terms of Service
ConnectTMA may change this Terms of Service Agreement at any time. The User will be notified of the change and will be responsible for promptly reading and complying with the new terms and conditions. Continued use of the Service will indicate acceptance of the new terms and conditions.
Modifications to Service
ConnectTMA reserves the right to temporarily or permanently, modify or discontinue the Service with or without notice to the User. The User agrees that ConnectTMA shall not be liable to the User or any third party for any modification or discontinuance of the Service. The User acknowledges and agrees that any termination of Service under any provision of this Agreement may be effected without prior notice.
ConnectTMA’s Proprietary Rights
The User acknowledges and agrees that the content, including but not limited to text, software, sound, photographs, graphics, video, page layout and design, or other material contained in the Service or information presented through the Service is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, or other proprietary rights and laws. The User acknowledges and agrees that the User is permitted to use this material and information only as expressly authorized by ConnectTMA, and may not copy, reproduce, transmit, distribute, or create derivative works of such content or information without express authorization.
Disclaimer of Warranties
The User expressly agrees that use of the Service is at the User’s sole risk. The Service is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. ConnectTMA expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. ConnectTMA makes no warranty that the Service will meet User’s requirements, that the Service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free; nor does ConnectTMA make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the Service.
No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by the User from ConnectTMA shall crate any warranty not expressly stated herein.
Limitation of Liability
The User agrees that ConnectTMA shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, special or consequential damages resulting from the use or the inability to use the Service or for cost of procurement of substitute goods and services or resulting from any goods or services purchased or obtained through ConnectTMA including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, use, data or other intangibles. The User further agrees that ConnectTMA shall not be liable for any damages arising from interruption, suspension or termination of Service, including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, whether such interruption, suspension or termination was justified or not, negligent or intentional, inadvertent or advertent.
Attorney User agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold ConnectTMA harmless from and against any and all liability and costs incurred in connection with any loss, liability, claim, demand, damage, and expenses arising from or in connection with the contents or use of the Service. The User Attorney further agrees that this defense and indemnity shall include without limitation, attorney fees and costs. The User Attorney also agrees that this defense and indemnity shall apply to ConnectTMA, its affiliates, directors, officers and employees.
This Agreement and the relationship between the User Attorney and ConnectTMA shall be governed by the laws of the State of Michigan without regard to its or any conflict of law provisions.
Should ConnectTMA fail to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement, that failure shall not be used to prove that ConnectTMA has waived the right or provision.
If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and that the other provisions of the Agreement remain in full force and effect.
The User agrees that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or the Agreement, must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arouse or be forever barred.