Effective: 17 March, 2014
Updated: 28 April, 2014
LawCanvas.com is a website (the “Website”) operated by LawCanvas Pte. Ltd. (“LawCanvas”, “we” or “us”). LawCanvas is registered in the Republic of Singapore under the Unique Entity Number 201319065K.
LawCanvas provides a platform for legal information, self-help and collaboration (the “Services”). LawCanvas grants you a limited, personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the Services for your own personal, internal business use, subject to the terms of service contained herein (“Terms”).
These Terms are an agreement between you and LawCanvas about your use of the information, software, products, and services contained in or available through the Website. Your access to and use of the Website is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with this Agreement. “Using” the Website includes doing actions like clicking on links, entering information, creating, downloading and printing documents, enrolling in an account, or browsing. Your Using LawCanvas.com constitutes your agreement to all the terms, conditions, and notices contained in these Terms.
You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms, and to abide by and comply with these Terms.
These Terms limit the remedies available to you in the event of a dispute and require the use of arbitration on an individual basis to resolve disputes, rather than court proceedings or class actions. Please refer to paragraph 11 and 18 for more details.
LawCanvas is not a law firm, and NEITHER LAWCANVAS, OUR OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS NOR SUB-CONTRACTORS are acting as your solicitor. LawCanvas does not practice law and does not give legal advice OR LEGAL DRAFTING SERVICES. NOTHING ON THE WEBSITE INCLUDING THE SERVICE WE PROVIDE, INFORMATION, CONTENT, OR DOCUMENTS CONTAINED THEREIN SHALL BE CONSTITUTED AS OR IS A SUBSTITUTE FOR LEGAL ADVICE. The law is a personal matter, and no general information or legal tool like the kind LawCanvas.com provides is suitable for every situation. THE DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE ARE MEANT TO BE USED AS TEMPLATES FOR REFERENCE OR AS A STARTING POINT FOR THE PREPARATION OF LEGAL DOCUMENT(S). WE DO NOT REPRESENT, WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THAT THE TEMPLATES ARE FIT FOR USE FOR YOUR PURPOSES. IF YOU NEED LEGAL ADVICE FOR YOUR PARTICULAR CIRCUMSTANCES, PLEASE CONSULT A SUITABLY QUALIFIED LAWYER.
The Website is not intended to create a solicitor-client relationship and, by using the Website, no solicitor-client relationship will be created with LawCanvas. Instead, you are representing yourself in any legal matter you undertake through the Website’s legal document service.
We allow lawyers to list their services on our Website. There is no fee sharing arrangement on a commission basis between LawCanvas and any lawyer or law firm for any legal matter. Importantly, LawCanvas does not select, approve, or otherwise endorse any particular lawyer, law firm, or provider of legal services on LawCanvas.com. LawCanvas further expressly disclaims any representation or warranty that the information displayed in our listings are correct or reliable. Under no circumstances shall LawCanvas have any liability to you for any reliance on such information.
When you contact or engage the lawyers that are listed on our Website, no legal relationship, engagement, or retainer is formed between you and LawCanvas. LawCanvas is not responsible for your dealings with any of the lawyers listed on our Website.
Before retaining a lawyer, you should carefully consider the lawyer’s knowledge and experience and ask for a written legal services agreement detailing the terms and conditions of the engagement, including all fees, expenses and other obligations.
From time to time, we may offer different pricing and payment plans for the Services on the Website, and the fees for such products and services may vary. No refund of any amount paid shall be granted for the accurate collection of fees or other payment for any other Services.
We may update and make improvements to the Website regularly and can change the content at any time. We will use our reasonable efforts to keep the Website available to you, but if necessary, we may suspend access to the Website, or close it indefinitely. We will not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period. You understand and agree that your use of the Website after the date on which the Terms has changed will be treated as acceptance of the updated Terms.
The Website and some of the articles on the Website may contain links to other resources and businesses on the Internet. We provide these citations and aids to help you identify and locate other Internet resources that may be of interest. We are not responsible for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage (“Loss”) related to your use of any website linked to the Website (“Linked Website”) including if this Loss (i) arises from errors or omissions in the content of any Linked Website, or (ii) is as a result of any Linked Website being down or (iii) arises from any other use of any Linked Website. Your use of any Linked Website is at your own risk. In addition, the citations do not mean that we sponsor, are affiliated to or associated with, or legally authorised to use, any trade name, registered trademark, logo, legal or official seal, or copyrighted symbol in the links.
As a condition of your use of the Website, you warrant to us that you will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. You must not use the Website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Website or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Website. You must not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Website.
The legal forms, legal documents and all other content found on the Website (“LawCanvas Content”) are protected by copyright and all other applicable intellectual property rights. LawCanvas Content is for your personal use only and not for resale or third party use. Your use of the Website does not entitle you to resell or otherwise redistribute any LawCanvas Content from the Website. For the avoidance of doubt, your use of the Website constitutes your acceptance of these Terms and your promise that you will not resell, redistribute or otherwise attempt to commercially benefit from the LawCanvas Content without the express written consent of LawCanvas. If you print, copy or download any part of the Website in breach of these Terms, your right to use the Website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.
The legal information on the Website is not legal advice and is not guaranteed to be correct, complete or up-to-date. Because the law changes rapidly, we cannot guarantee that all the information on the Website is completely current. The information may also include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Although LawCanvas will use its reasonable efforts to keep the Website available and the information on the Website reasonably accurate, LawCanvas and/or its officers and employees make no representations about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, and accuracy of the information, software, products, services, and related graphics contained on the Website for any purpose. All such information, software, products, services and related graphics are provided “as is” without warranty or condition of any kind. To the maximum extent permitted by law, LawCanvas, its officers, employees, agents or sub-contractors (i) expressly exclude all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, software, products, services and related graphics, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement, and (ii) any and all liability to you, whether arising under these Terms or otherwise in connection with your use of the Website.
The foregoing is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including (without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, income or profit, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in these Terms is intended to exclude or limit any liability that may not by law be excluded or limited, and in particular none of the exclusions and limitations in this clause are intended to limit any rights you may have as a consumer under Singapore law or statutory rights which may not be excluded, nor in any way to exclude or limit our liability to you for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or that of our employees or agents.
To the extent that foregoing limitation of liability is prohibited, LawCanvas’ sole obligation to you for damages shall be limited to S$100.00.
Obtaining any materials through the use of the Website is done at your own discretion and at your own risk. LawCanvas shall have no responsibility for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any content.
LawCanvas reserves the right to refuse service to anyone and to cancel user access at any time.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Website through your internet connection are aware of this Terms, and that they comply with it.
We will use reasonable efforts to ensure that the Website is available at all times. However, we cannot guarantee that the Website or any individual function or feature of the Website will always be available and/or error free. The Website may be unavailable during periods when we are implementing upgrades or carrying our essential maintenance on the Website.
We make no promise that the materials on the Website are appropriate or available for use in locations outside Singapore. Accessing the Website from territories where its contents are illegal or unlawful is prohibited. If you choose to access the Website from elsewhere, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
Most customer concerns can be resolved quickly and to the customers satisfaction by contacting our customer service department at .
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment or agency relationship exists between you and us as a result of these Terms or your use of the Website.
Our performance of these Terms is subject to existing laws and legal process. Nothing contained in these Terms is in derogation of our right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Website or information provided to or gathered by us with respect to such use.
If any part of these Terms is determined to be invalid or unenforceable under any applicable law, including. but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set out above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of these Terms will continue in effect.
Unless otherwise specified, these Terms constitutes the entire agreement between you and us with respect to the Website and it supersedes all prior communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between you and us with respect to the Website.
You must not assign or otherwise transfer these Terms, or any right granted under them, without our written consent. We can freely transfer our rights under the Terms.
Any failure by us to enforce or exercise any provision of the Terms, or any related right, will not be a waiver of that provision or right. Any rights not expressly granted in these Terms are reserved.
We may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to the Terms, by email, regular mail, postings on the Website, or other reasonable means now known or developed in the future.
All contents of the Website are Copyright ® 2014 LawCanvas. All rights reserved. LawCanvas, LawCanvas.com, and our logo are trademarks belonging to us. We give no permission for the use of these trademarks, and any such use may constitute an infringement of our rights. Other trademarks or service marks on our Website are the property of their respective owners. Unless otherwise stated, we do not endorse and are not affiliated with any of the holders of such rights and we cannot and do not grant any license to exercise such rights.
All matters related to the Website will be governed by the laws of Singapore, without regard to conflicts of laws provisions.
If you have a complaint, question, or dispute (collectively, “Dispute”) regarding the Website, you are encouraged to bring it to our attention. You may contact us at , and we will try to address your concerns. If we are unable to resolve a dispute ourselves, any dispute relating in any way to the Website shall be submitted to confidential arbitration in Singapore, except that to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate our intellectual property rights, we may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any court of Singapore. Arbitration under these Terms shall be conducted in accordance with the prevailing rules and procedures of the Singapore International Arbitration centre, with each party being responsible for its own costs and fees and the joint costs of arbitration being shared equally by the parties. The arbitrators award shall be final and binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration or claim under these Terms may be joined to any other arbitration or claim, including any arbitration or other legal proceeding involving any other current or former user of the Website, and NO CLASS ACTION PROCEEDINGS WILL BE PERMITTED.
By agreeing to arbitration in these Terms, you understand and agree that you are (i) relinquishing any right to pursue claims or have disputes resolved in a court of law, (ii) any right to compulsory discovery, and (iii) any right to the appeal of an adverse arbitration decision.
You agree that, regardless of any law or statute, any claim or cause of action you may have against us must be brought within one year after the claim or cause of action arises or is known or should reasonably have been known to you, or the claim or cause of action will be forever barred.