Terms of Service

Terms of Service

(effective 11/8/16)

1. Introduction

2. Acknowledgement

3. Oath for the Next Legal Profession

4. Representation of Age

5. Privacy Policy

6. Security

7. Profile Information and Content

8. Restrictions on Use of Next Legal

9. Member-Generated Content

10. Compliance with Intellectual Property Laws

11. Copyright Infringement

12. Right to Monitor, Modify, Delete, or Ban Content or Terminate Account

13. Legal Disclaimer

14. Hyper-Links and Affiliated Sites

15. NO WARRANTIES

16. LIMITATION ON LIABILITY

17. Indemnity

18. Governing Law and Forum

19. Location of Use

20. Revisions/Modifications

21. Severability

 

Welcome to Nextlegal.org (“Next Legal”). You must agree to the following Terms of Service to become a Member and use the services available on Next Legal. Even if you do not become a Member, by using Next Legal in any way you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms of Service.

1. Introduction

The Sustainable Economies Law Center (Law Center) is the owner and administrator of Next Legal. The purpose of Next Legal is to provide a place for lawyers, law students, legal apprentices, and other legal professionals working to build resilient and sustainable economies to connect, share, learn, and support each other.

2. Acknowledgement

BY CLICKING “ACCEPT” OR  BY USING THE SERVICES OR CONTENT ON NEXT LEGAL, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THESE TERMS OF SERVICE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM. If you do not agree or do not wish to be bound by these Terms of Service, do not click “Accept” or otherwise use any part of Next Legal. If at any time you find these Terms of Service unacceptable, you must cease all use of Next Legal.

3. Oath for the Next Legal Profession

BY CLICKING “ACCEPT” OR  BY USING THE SERVICES OR CONTENT ON NEXT LEGAL, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING OATH FOR THE NEXT LEGAL PROFESSION:

My purpose as a legal professional is to generate economies, communities, and legal systems that:

  • Empower all people to participate democratically in the management of resources critical to their lives, including jobs, energy, housing, and natural resources,

  • Resist the destructive qualities of profit maximization, racism, and inequality, and

  • Nourish people and ecosystems in the long term.

4. Representation of Age

You agree that by using any part of Next Legal you represent that you are at least 18 years old and that you are legally able to enter into this agreement.

5. Privacy Policy

Sustainable Economies Law Center is committed to respecting the privacy rights of visitors and Members of Next Legal. A complete copy of Next Legal’s privacy policy can be found by clicking here, and is incorporated by this reference.

6. Security

You are required to become a Member to access most of the content and services available on Next Legal. As part of the Member registration process, you are asked to provide your email address and to select a password. This information is the basis of your Profile on Next Legal. You also have the option to provide additional information about yourself as part of your Profile. You are solely responsible for any and all use of your account, and you are responsible for the security of your password. You must notify the Law Center  immediately of any actual or suspected breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.

7. Profile Information and Content

Your Profile must describe you, an individual person, and not an animal, place, inanimate object, or fictional character. You may not impersonate another person or use a pre-existing account. Next Legal allows you to supplement the information provided during the registration process with text and an image or photo. Be aware that what you post or upload on Next Legal is accessible to third parties. The Law Center is unable to control any usage of your information by third parties who may view your Profile and associated content, and therefore, you disclose that information at your own risk.

8. Restrictions on Use of Next Legal

Below is a non-exhaustive list of the kind of content that is illegal or otherwise prohibited to post, upload, or transmit on or through Next Legal. Posting, uploading, or transmitting any prohibited content by you, may, in our sole discretion, result in the termination of your relationship with Next Legal.  

8.1. Is offensive, obscene, defamatory, vulgar, malicious, libelous, or is grossly objectionable, including content that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred, or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual.

8.2. Is unlawful or promotes or encourages illegal activity or abusive conduct.

8.3. Violates the property, privacy, or publicity rights of others.

8.4. Solicits personal information from anyone under the age of 18 or includes material that exploits people under the age of 18 in any manner.

8.5. Solicits passwords or personally identifiable information.

8.6. Involves the transmission of “junk mail,” “chain letters,” “spam,” or any other unsolicited mass mailing, emailing, or other communication.

8.7. Is false or misleading.

8.8. Violates the Law Center’s or a third party’s intellectual property or proprietary rights.

8.9. Includes any contests, sweepstakes, or pyramid schemes.

8.10. Harasses or advocates harassment of another person.

8.11. Displays pornographic or sexually explicit material of any kind or contains a link to an adult Web site containing any such material.

8.12. Includes any pirated material or links to pirated files.

9. Member-Generated Content

You grant Sustainable Economies Law Center a non-exclusive license to any content you generate while using Next Legal, including comments, posts, and wikis.

10. Compliance with Intellectual Property Laws.

When using Next Legal, you agree to respect the intellectual property rights of others. Your use of Next Legal is subject to laws regarding intellectual property. You agree not to upload, download, display, perform, transmit, or otherwise distribute any information or content in violation of any third party’s copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights.

Trademarks, service marks, and logos appearing in this site are the property of the Law Center or the party that provided the trademarks, service marks, and logos to the Law Center. The Law Center and any party that provided trademarks, service marks, or logos to the Law Center retain all rights with respect to those trademarks, service marks, and logos appearing on this site.

11. Copyright Infringement.

Sustainable Economies Law Center has adopted a policy that provides for the immediate suspension and/or termination of any Member who is found to have infringed on the rights of Sustainable Economies Law Center, any Member, or any other third party, or otherwise violated any intellectual property laws or regulations. Sustainable Economies Law Center’s policy is to investigate any allegations of copyright infringement brought to its attention. If you believe in good faith that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, and you want Sustainable Economies Law Center to delete, edit, or disable the material, you must provide Sustainable Economies Law Center with all of the following information:

a) Identification of the copyrighted work or works claimed to have been infringed

b) Identification of the location of the infringing activity or information reasonably sufficient to permit the Law Center to locate the material.

c) Your contact information, such as an address, phone number, and e-mail address.

d) A statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the material in the manner you have described is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

e) A statement that the information in the notice is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the right that is being infringed.

f) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on on behalf of the owner of the right that is allegedly infringed.

If order for the notification to be effective, you must provide it to the Law Center’s designated agent at:

Cameron Rhudy, Staff Attorney

2323 Broadway, Suite 203

Oakland, CA 94612

cameron@theselc.org

(510) 398-6219

12. Right to Monitor, Modify, Delete, or Ban Content or Terminate Account

Sustainable Economies Law Center, may, but shall have no obligation to, investigate, monitor, review, modify, delete or remove any content you include in your Profile or any content you post, upload, or link to on Next Legal that Sustainable Economies Law Center, in its sole judgment, believes violate these Terms of Service.

You agree that Sustainable Economies Law Center or its representatives may access your account and records on a case-by-case basis to investigate complaints or allegations of abuse, infringement of third party rights, or other unauthorized uses of Next Legal. Sustainable Economies Law Center does not intend to disclose the existence or occurrence of such an investigation unless required by law and reserves the right to modify, delete, or remove any content or terminate your Member account with or without notice.

13. Legal Disclaimer

The contents of Next Legal, regardless of its origin, shall not be relied on as legal advice. You acknowledge that your use of Next Legal does not create an attorney-client relationship with Sustainable Economies Law Center or its affiliates or partners, their respective owners, officers, directors, managers, end users, agents or employees, any Members of Next Legal, or any other third party. You should consult an attorney licensed in your state or applicable jurisdiction before you rely on any information on Next Legal.

14. Hyper-Links and Affiliated Sites

Sustainable Economies Law Center, it affiliates or partners, or other users of Next Legal may link you to other websites on the Internet. You acknowledge that those sites are not under the control of the Law Center and that the Law Center is not responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or any other aspect of the content of those sites. Unless otherwise explicitly specified, the Law Center does not endorse any products, services, or content available on those third-party sites, nor has the Law Center taken any steps to confirm the accuracy or reliability of any information contained on those third-party sites.

15. NO WARRANTIES

SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIES LAW CENTER DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT. SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIES LAW CENTER IS MAKING NEXT LEGAL AVAILABLE “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.  YOU ASSUME THE RISK OF ANY AND ALL DAMAGE OR LOSS FROM USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, NEXT LEGAL. SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIES LAW CENTER DOES NOT WARRANT THAT NEXT LEGAL WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THE OPERATION OF NEXT LEGAL WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.

16. LIMITATION ON LIABILITY

YOUR USE OF NEXT LEGAL IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. Sustainable Economies Law Center is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any equipment, software, telephone network or lines, computer systems, servers or providers, or failure of email or players, or technical problems with your Next Legal account. The Law Center is not responsible for any injury or damage to any devices belonging to any users of Next Legal, any end user, or any other person related to or resulting from use of Next Legal, viewing, playing, or downloading any content on or from Next Legal, or otherwise in any way in connection with Next Legal.

17. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold Sustainable Economies Law Center and its affiliates or partners, and their respective owners, officers, managers, end users, agents and employees harmless against any third-party claim arising from or in any way related to your use of Next Legal.

18. Governing Law and Forum.

These Terms of Service will be governed and interpreted pursuant to the laws of California, United States of America. You agree to submit to personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in Alameda County, California for purposes of any dispute between you and Sustainable Economies Law Center arising out of these Terms of Service or related subject matter.

19. Location of Use

Next Legal is controlled and operated by Sustainable Economies Law Center from its offices in the State of California. Sustainable Economies Law Center makes no representation that any of the materials or services to which you have been given access are available or appropriate for use in other locations.

20. Revisions/Modifications.

Sustainable Economies Law Center reserves the right to change or update these Terms of Service at any time. These Terms of Service may be changed or updated by updating this posting. If these Terms of Service are changed or updated, the Center will post an announcement on Next Legal. The Law Center may also provide notification of any changes via email. Your continued use of Next Legal in any way constitutes your continued or renewed acceptance of the changed or updated Terms of Service.

21. Severability.

If any part of these Terms of Service is unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.