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Welcome to rulings.law and the rulings.law website (the “Site”). Your access and use of the Site and features, products and services provided by rulings.law LLC. (“rulings.law,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) through the Site, but excluding any software, products or services provided by rulings.law under a separate written agreement, (individually and collectively, the “Service”) is subject to the terms and conditions in this Terms of Use (this “ToU”).

You must agree to this ToU in order to use the Site or the Service. If you use the Site or the Service, or click to accept or agree to this ToU if presented to you in a user interface for the Service, we will understand this as your acceptance of this ToU and your agreement to all of its terms and conditions. By accepting this ToU or using the Site or the Service, you represent and warrant that you have the legal capacity to enter a contract in the jurisdiction where you reside. If you do not accept this ToU, then you may not use the Site or the Service. If you are using the Site or the Service on behalf of your employer or another entity, you represent and warrant that you have full legal authority to bind your employer or such other entity to this ToU. If you do not have such authority, then you may not use the Site or the Service on behalf of your employer or such other entity and you must discontinue all use of the Site and the Service immediately.

1.ToU Updates. rulings.law may update this ToU at any time, and rulings.law will post the updated version of this ToU on the Site. You understand and agree that you will be deemed to have accepted the updated ToU if you use the Site or the Service after the updated ToU is posted on the Site. If at any point you do not agree to any portion of this ToU then in effect, you must immediately stop using the Site and the Service.

2.Provision of the ServiceToU Updates. You are responsible for any Internet connection and telecommunications fees and charges that you incur when accessing the Site and the Service. You acknowledge and agree that rulings.law may make changes to the Site or the Service at any time without notifying you in advance.

3.Termination of Service. rulings.law reserves the right to deny service to any person or entity at rulings.law’s sole and absolute discretion. You acknowledge and agree that rulings.law may stop providing the Site or the Service or restrict your use of the Site or the Service at any time, without notifying you in advance, for any reason or no reason, including, without limitation, for any violation of this ToU or if rulings.law suspects that you have used any aspect of the Service to conduct any fraudulent or illegal activity.

4.Use Requirements.

4.1.License Grant. Subject to the terms and conditions of this ToU, rulings.law hereby grants you a limited, non-exclusive, personal, non-sublicensable, non-assignable license to use the Site and the Service, which may only be used in connection with the Service and in accordance with this ToU and any rules, restrictions or documentation set forth by rulings.law from time to time.

4.2.Updates. You acknowledge and agree that rulings.law may update the Site or the Service from time to time with or without notifying you and may add or remove features or functions to the Site or the Service at any time in its sole discretion. You acknowledge and agree that rulings.law has no obligation to make the Site or the Service available to you, make any subsequent versions of the Site available to you or to continue to support the Site or the Service in any way. You acknowledge that your access to the Site and the Service may not be continuous, features may change during your use of the Site and the Service, and rulings.law may terminate your access to the Site or the Service or stop offering the Site and the Service at any time.

4.3.Agreements. You acknowledge that you may only use the Site and the Service in accordance with this ToU. The requirements hereunder and this ToU may change as the Service evolves.

5.Restrictions and Conditions of Use.

5.1.Use of the Service. rulings.law permits you to view and use the Site and the Service solely for your own personal or limited commercial use, as applicable, in either case not inconsistent with the intended purpose of the Service. You agree not to license, create derivative works from, transfer, sell or re-sell any information, content, materials, data or services obtained from the Site or the Service. rulings.law reserves the right to add or remove information, content or Services from the Site at any time at its sole discretion.

5.2.Accessing the Service. You agree not to access, or attempt to access, the Service by any means other than through the user interface provided through the Site. You specifically agree not to access, or attempt to access, the Service through any automated means (including, without limitation, through the use of scripts, bots, spiders or web crawlers) and you agree to comply with the instructions contained in any robots.txt file present on the Site or the Service.

5.3.No Violation of Laws. You agree that you will not, in connection with your use of the Site or the Service, violate any applicable law, ordinance, rule, regulation or treaty. Without limiting the foregoing, you agree that you will not make available through the Site or the Service any material or information that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other right of any party (including rights of privacy or publicity).

5.4.Use Restrictions. You may not connect to or use the Site or the Service in any way that is not expressly permitted by this ToU.

a.You may not: (i) remove any proprietary notices from the Site or the Service; (ii) cause, permit or authorize the modification, creation of derivative works, translation, reverse engineering, decompiling, disassembling or hacking of the Site or the Service; (iii) sell, assign, rent, lease, act as a service bureau, or grant rights in the Service, including, without limitation, through sublicense, to any other person or entity without the prior written consent of rulings.law; or (iv) make any false, misleading or deceptive statement or representation regarding rulings.law or the Site or the Service.

b.Without limiting the foregoing, you agree that you will not: (i) institute, assist, or become involved in any type of attack including, without limitation, denial of service attacks, upon the Site or the Service (or any servers, systems or networks connected to the Site or the Service) or otherwise attempt to obstruct, disrupt or interfere with the operation of the Site or the Service or any other person’s or entity’s use of the Site or the Service (or any servers, systems or networks connected to the Site or the Service); (ii) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site, the Service, or any servers, systems or networks connected to the Site or the Service; (iii) use the Site or the Service for any commercial purpose unless consistent with this ToU and the intended use of the same, or for the benefit of any third party, or charge any person or entity, or receive any compensation for, the use of the Site or the Service, unless you are specifically authorized to do so in a separate written agreement with rulings.law; (iv) use the Site or the Service to develop, generate, transmit or store information that is defamatory, harmful, abusive, obscene or hateful; (iv) use the Site or the Service to perform any unsolicited commercial communication not permitted by applicable law; or (v) use the Site or the Service to engage in any activity that (A) constitutes harassment or a violation of privacy or threatens other people or groups of people; (B) is harmful to children in any manner; (C) constitutes phishing, pharming or impersonates any other person or entity, or steals or assumes any person’s identity (whether a real identity or online nickname or alias); or (D) violates any applicable law, ordinance, rule, regulation or treaty.

c.Without limiting the foregoing, you agree that you will not use the Site or the Service for any other unlawful, prohibited, abnormal or unusual activity as determined by rulings.law in its sole discretion.

5.5.No Data Mining or Harmful Code. You agree that you will not (a) obtain or attempt to obtain any information from the Service including, without limitation, email addresses or mobile phone numbers of other users or other data; (b) intercept, examine or otherwise observe any proprietary communications protocol used by the Site or the Service, whether through the use of a network analyzer, packet sniffer or other device; or (c) use any type of bot, spider, virus, clock, timer, counter, worm, software lock, drop dead device, Trojan horse routing, trap door, time bomb or any other codes, instructions or third party software that is designed to provide a means of surreptitious or unauthorized access to, or distort, delete, damage or disassemble, the Site or the Service.

5.6.Violation of this ToU. You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible, and rulings.law has no responsibility or liability to you or any other person or entity, for any breach by you of this ToU or for the consequences of any such breach. rulings.law may at its option, terminate its relationship with you, or may suspend your access to the Service if it determines you are using the Service contrary to the restrictions found in this Section 6 or any other terms of this ToU.

6.Links.

6.1.Links from the Site. The Site may contain links to websites operated by other parties. rulings.law provides these links to other websites as a convenience and use of these websites is at your own risk. The linked websites are not under the control of rulings.law and rulings.law is not responsible for the content available on the other websites. Such links do not imply rulings.law’s endorsement of information or material on any other website and rulings.law disclaims all liability with regard to your access to and use of such linked websites.

6.2.Links to the Site. Unless otherwise set forth in a written agreement between you and rulings.law, you must adhere to rulings.law’s linking policy as follows: (a) the appearance, position and other aspects of the link may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with rulings.law’s or its licensors’ names and trademarks; (b) the appearance, position and other attributes of the link may not create the false appearance that your organization or entity is sponsored by, affiliated with, or associated with rulings.law; and (c) when selected by a user, the link to the Site must display the Site on full-screen and not within a “frame” on the linking Site. rulings.law reserves the right to revoke its consent to the link at any time and in its sole discretion.

7.Intellectual Property.

7.1.Trademarks. The rulings.law name and logo are trademarks and service marks of rulings.law. Unless permitted in a separate written agreement with rulings.law, you do not have the right to use any of rulings.law’s trademarks, service marks or logos and your unauthorized use of any of these may be a violation of federal and state trademark laws.

7.2.Ownership. You acknowledge and agree that rulings.law, or its licensors, owns all right, title and interest in and to the Site and the Service, including all intellectual property, industrial property and proprietary rights recognized anywhere in the world at any time and that the Site and the Service are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. Further, you acknowledge that the Service may contain information that rulings.law has designated as confidential and you agree not to disclose such information without rulings.law’s prior written consent.

8.Privacy Policy. By accepting this ToU or using the Site or the Service, you represent that you have read and consent to our Privacy Policy in addition to this ToU. rulings.law may revise the Privacy Policy at any time, and a link to the new versions will be posted on the Site. If at any point you do not agree to any portion of the Privacy Policy, you must immediately stop using the Site and the Service. By using the Site or the Service, you agree to the then current versions of the ToU and Privacy Policy, which will be posted on the Site.

9.Location. The Site and the Service are operated by rulings.law in the United States. If you choose to access the Site or the Service from a location outside of the United States, you do so on your own initiative and you are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.

10.Third Party Content.

10.1.Content of Communications. rulings.law is not the source of, does not verify or endorse and takes no responsibility for the content of communications made using the Service or any materials submitted or made available through the Site or the Service via uploading, sharing or publishing or any other function on the Site or the Service which allows information originating from a third party to be posted, edited, hosted, shared or published through the Service (“Third Party Content”).

10.2.You acknowledge and agree that: (a) by using the Site or Service, you may be exposed to content that you may find offensive or indecent and you do so at your own risk; (b) you are solely responsible for, and rulings.law has no responsibility to you or any third party for any Third Party Content that is created, submitted, posted or published on the Site or Service; (c) rulings.law does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to Third Party Content, whether or not they are published; and (d) rulings.law is not responsible for any Third Party Content that you may have access to through your use of the Site or Service and all Third Party Content is the responsibility of the person from whom such Third Party Content originated. You acknowledge and agree that (i) rulings.law has no control over and is not responsible for the use of Third Party Content by its users, including any user that has uploaded such Third Party Content to such user’s personal device, after such Third Party Content is submitted or made available through the Service; and (ii) rulings.law may not be able to remove certain Third Party Content that is uploaded onto another user’s device. rulings.law does not endorse any Third Party Content or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with Third Party Content.

10.3.The materials displayed, published or made available by use of the Service, including but not limited to, text, data, articles, information and other Third Party Content, (together the “Content”) are protected by copyright and/or other intellectual property laws. By using the Service, you agree to abide by all copyright notices, trademark rules, information, and restrictions contained in any of the Content made available through the Service in any way. You will not use, copy, reproduce, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, upload, display, license, sell or otherwise exploit for any purpose any Content not owned by you in a way that violates someone else’s rights.

11.Children. The Site and the Service are not directed toward children under 13 years of age, and rulings.law does not knowingly collect information from children under 13. If you are under 13, please do not submit any personal information about yourself to rulings.law.

12.Advertisers

12.1.Each party providing an advertisement or sponsored posting on the Site and/or the App (“Advertiser”) represents and warrants that (a) the Advertiser has full power and authority to enter into transactions and market, advertise, distribute, promote, reproduce, offer for sale and sell the properties and to use all marks, names and designs used in connection with the foregoing; and (b) the property information, documentation and specifications that the Advertiser has provided to rulings.law is accurate, true, correct, complete and not misleading.

12.2.rulings.law uses Google AdSense in order to continue to provide the service, and tailor advertisements to fit our audience. Google AdSense, like other third-party vendors, uses cookies to enable it and its partners to serve ads to our users based on a user’s prior visits to rulings.law.com or other websites. You may opt out of Google AdSense or another a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info. If you have not opted out of third-party ad serving, you are agreeing to allow rulings.law to share this information with other third-party ad vendors including but not limited to Google AdSense.

12.3.rulings.law shall not be responsible for monitoring whether the advertisements or sponsored postings by Advertisers are accurate and does not guarantee that such advertisements or promotions are being honored.

13.DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES.

13.1.YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND THAT THE SITE AND THE SERVICE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.

13.2.TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, RULINGS.LAW EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND THOSE ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE.

13.3.RULINGS.LAW MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY MATERIALS, INFORMATION OR DATA AVAILABLE THROUGH, OR THE PERFORMANCE OF, THE SITE OR THE SERVICE. THE MATERIALS AVAILABLE AT THIS WEB SITE ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD CONTACT YOUR ATTORNEY TO OBTAIN ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM. ADDITIONALLY, USE OF AND ACCESS TO THIS WEB SITE OR ANY OF THE E-MAIL LINKS CONTAINED WITHIN THE SITE DO NOT CREATE AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN RULINGS.LAW AND THE USER.THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED AT OR THROUGH THIS SITE ARE THE OPINIONS OF THE INDIVIDUAL AUTHOR AND DO NOT REFLECT THE OPINIONS OF RULINGS.LAW.

13.4.RULINGS.LAW DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT (a) YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITE OR THE SERVICE AT THE TIMES OR LOCATIONS OF YOUR CHOOSING; (b) THAT OPERATION OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE; (c) YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (d) DEFECTS IN THE OPERATION OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICE WILL BE CORRECTED; OR (e) THE SITE OR THE SERVICE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

13.5.YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER, MOBILE PHONE OR OTHER DEVICE OR ANY LOSS OF DATA RESULTING FROM DOWNLOADING OR OBTAINING SUCH MATERIAL.

Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties, the foregoing disclaimers may not apply to you.

14.LIMITATION OF LIABILITY; SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY.

14.1.TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, RULINGS.LAW, AND ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS AND BUSINESS PARTNERS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELATED PARTIES”), SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU, UNDER ANY CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, FOR:

a.ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFITS, USE, DATA OR GOODWILL, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICE, EVEN IF RULINGS.LAW OR THE RELATED PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OR SHOULD HAVE BEEN AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH LOSSES OR DAMAGES; OR

b.THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS, SERVICES OR TECHNOLOGY.

14.2.WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, IN NO CASE SHALL THE LIABILITY OF RULINGS.LAW OR ANY OF THE RELATED PARTIES EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100).

Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, the liability of rulings.law and the Related Parties shall be limited to the fullest extent permitted by law.

15.Indemnification. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold rulings.law and the Related Parties harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, liabilities damages and losses including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from or arising out of (a) your use of the Site or the Service; or (b) your breach of this ToU or any other policies that rulings.law may issue for the Site or the Service from time to time.

16.Governing Law; Jurisdiction. This ToU is governed by California law, without regard to conflict of laws principles. The application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is expressly excluded. You and rulings.law agree that, except as otherwise provided in Section 18 below, the state and federal courts located in the County of Los Angeles, California will have exclusive jurisdiction of all disputes arising out of or related to this ToU or your use of the Site or the Service and agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction and venue of these courts. Notwithstanding the foregoing, rulings.law shall be allowed to apply for equitable remedies (including injunctions) in any jurisdiction.

17.Binding Arbitration.

17.1.Arbitration Procedures. You and rulings.law agree that, except as provided in Section 18.4 below, all disputes, controversies and claims related to this ToU (each a “Claim”), shall be finally and exclusively resolved by binding arbitration, which may be initiated by either party by sending a written notice requesting arbitration to the other party. Any election to arbitrate by one party shall be final and binding on the other. The arbitration will be conducted under the Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures of JAMS that are in effect at the time the arbitration is initiated (the “JAMS Rules”) and under the terms set forth in this ToU. In the event of a conflict between the terms set forth in this Section 18 and the JAMS Rules, the terms in this Section 18 will control and prevail.

Except as otherwise set forth in Section 18.4, you may seek any remedies available to you under federal, state or local laws in an arbitration action. As part of the arbitration, both you and rulings.law will have the opportunity for discovery of non-privileged information that is relevant to the Claim. The arbitrator will provide a written statement of the arbitrator’s decision regarding the Claim, the award given and the arbitrator’s findings and conclusions on which the arbitrator’s decision is based. The determination of whether a Claim is subject to arbitration shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act and determined by a court rather than an arbitrator. Except as otherwise provided in this ToU, (a) you and rulings.law may litigate in court to compel arbitration, stay proceedings pending arbitration, or confirm, modify, vacate or enter judgment on the award entered by the arbitrator; and (b) the arbitrator’s decision shall be final, binding on all parties and enforceable in any court that has jurisdiction, provided that any award may be challenged if the arbitrator fails to follow applicable law.

17.2.Location. The arbitration will take place in Los Angeles, California, unless the parties agree to video, phone or internet connection appearances.

17.3.Limitations. You and rulings.law agree that any arbitration shall be limited to the Claim between rulings.law and you individually. YOU AND RULINGS.LAW AGREE THAT (a) THERE IS NO RIGHT OR AUTHORITY FOR ANY DISPUTE TO BE ARBITRATED ON A CLASS-ACTION BASIS OR TO UTILIZE CLASS ACTION PROCEDURES; (b) THERE IS NO RIGHT OR AUTHORITY FOR ANY DISPUTE TO BE BROUGHT IN A PURPORTED REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY OR AS A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL; AND (c) NO ARBITRATION SHALL BE JOINED WITH ANY OTHER ARBITRATION.

17.4.Exceptions to Arbitration. You and rulings.law agree that the following Claims are not subject to the above provisions concerning negotiations and binding arbitration: (a) any Claim seeking to enforce or protect, or concerning the validity of, any of rulings.law’s intellectual property rights; (b) any Claim related to, or arising from, allegations of theft, piracy, invasion of privacy or unauthorized use; and (c) any claim for equitable relief. In addition to the foregoing, either party may assert an individual action in small claims court for Claims that are within the scope of such court’s jurisdiction in lieu of arbitration.

17.5.Arbitration Fees. If you initiate arbitration for a Claim, you will need to pay the JAMS arbitration initiation fee. If we are initiating arbitration for a Claim, we will pay all costs charged by JAMS for initiating the arbitration. All other fees and costs of the arbitration will be charged pursuant to the JAMS Rules.

17.6.Severability. You and rulings.law agree that if any portion of this Section 18 is found illegal or unenforceable (except any portion of Section 18.4), that portion shall be severed and the remainder of the section shall be given full force and effect. If Section 18.4 is found to be illegal or unenforceable then neither you nor rulings.law will elect to arbitrate any Claim falling within that portion of Section 18.4 found to be illegal or unenforceable and such Claim shall be exclusively decided by a court of competent jurisdiction within the County of Los Angeles, California, United States of America, and you and rulings.law agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of that court.

18.General.

18.1.ToU Revisions. This ToU may only be revised in a writing signed by rulings.law, or published by rulings.law on the Site.

18.2.No Partnership. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and rulings.law as a result of this ToU or your use of the Site or the Service.

18.3.Assignment. rulings.law may assign its rights under this ToU to any person or entity without your consent. The rights granted to you under this ToU may not be assigned without rulings.law’s prior written consent, and any attempted unauthorized assignment by you shall be null and void.

18.4.Severability. If any part of this ToU is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, then that portion shall be severed, and the remainder of the ToU shall be given full force and effect.

18.5.Attorneys’ Fees. In the event any litigation or arbitration is brought by either party in connection with this ToU, except as otherwise provided in Section 18.5, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover from the other party all the reasonable costs, attorneys’ fees and other expenses incurred by such prevailing party in the litigation.

18.6.No Waiver. Our failure to enforce any provision of this ToU shall in no way be construed to be a present or future waiver of such provision, nor in any way affect our right to enforce the same provision at a later time. An express waiver by rulings.law of any provision, condition or requirement of this ToU shall not be understood as a waiver of your obligation to comply with the same provision, condition or requirement at a later time.

18.7.Notices. All notices given by you or required under this ToU shall be in writing and sent to contact@rulings.law.

18.8.Export Administration. You must comply with all export laws and regulations of the United States or any other country (“Export Controls”) and you shall not export, direct or transfer any portion of the Site or the Service, or any direct product thereof, to any destination, person or entity restricted or prohibited by the Export Controls.

18.9.Equitable Remedies. You acknowledge and agree that rulings.law would be irreparably damaged if the terms of this ToU were not specifically enforced, and therefore you agree that we shall be entitled, without bond, other security, or proof of damages, to appropriate equitable remedies with respect to breaches of this ToU, in addition to such other remedies as we may otherwise have available to us under applicable laws.

18.10.Entire Agreement. This ToU, including the documents referenced in this ToU, constitutes the entire agreement between you and rulings.law with respect to the Site and the Service and supersedes any and all prior agreements between you and rulings.law relating to the Site or the Service.

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