Terms and Conditions


These Terms and Conditions are updated as of May 17, 2020.

 

Definitions:

 

For avoidance of doubt, the following terms are defined:

 

Company/Corporation”- means Law Base Group Corp.

 

LawBase”- shall refer to the Company or Law Base Group Corp. The term LawBase may be spelled and shown in different variations such as “LawBase”, “Lawbase”, “LawBasePH”, among others.

 

Outside Site”- means a site which has been included in the LawBase Site as a reference. This includes sites which can be seen under Law News, MCLE, among others. This may also be called “External Site”.

 

Site”- means LawBaseph.com

 

Interpretations

 

  1. All references to a gender shall include all genders unless otherwise specifically stated;
  2. A list mentioning specific inclusions does not necessarily exclude all the other items not mentioned.
  3. Reference to a matter in its singular form also includes its plural form, unless otherwise specified.
  4. When this document makes reference to “you”, including all its forms such as in its possessive form “your” and when combined with a linking verb “you’re”, among others, it refers to the viewer of this document.
  5. In reference to liabilities pertaining to the Company, it is understood that when the Company is held free from liability, such freedom from liability extends to the Company’s officers, directors, shareholders, and other stakeholders.

 

Introduction 

 

Welcome to LawBaseph.com. The following terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) govern your use and access of the Site. Your continuous use confirms your understanding and represents that you agree to be bound to the Terms and Conditions herein set forth.

 

Please note that when you agree to these Terms and Conditions, you also agree to the Privacy Policy of the Site and you consent to the same. 

 

Access to and use of password protected and/or secure areas of the Site are restricted to clients and general users with accounts only. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain unauthorized access to such parts of this Site, or to any other protected information, through any means not intentionally made available by us for your specific use.

 

Any unauthorized use of the images on the Site, without prior permission, may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.

 

It is presumed that, any and all, information, pictures, and material on the Site are copyrighted or are protected under the relevant intellectual property laws unless otherwise stated, thus, may be used only to the extent allowed by this Site or upon the written consent of Law Base Group Corp. (“LawBase”/”Company”)

 

LawBase, reserves the right, without notice, to amend, revise, enhance, change, modify, alter or remove portions of these Terms and Conditions of use at any time. Amendments shall take effect once posted on the Site. 

 

You are responsible to read and understand any updates to the Terms and Conditions.

 

LawBase is not responsible for the content or practices of third-party websites or any other sites linked to the Site. Your linking to any other off-site pages or other sites is done at your own risk.

 

By availing of the services of the Site, you acknowledge and affirm that the owner and operator of the Site, may use and process your Personal Information as defined by law, including those that may be sensitive or confidential, as disclosed by you in any activity related to the Company, including registration, participation, and enjoyment of any event, program, privilege, benefit or promotion conducted by the Company. 

 

Use and processing of Personal Information also includes collecting, recording, listing, systematizing, accumulating, storing, updating, extracting, transferring, anonymizing, blocking, deleting, and destroying whether through electronic means or otherwise.

 

For avoidance of doubt, LawBase is not a law firm. LawBase is a platform designed to bridge together clients with lawyers in the most efficient way. The Company is not engaged in any way in the practice of law. 

 

  1. Privacy Policy

 

We value your privacy and we respect it. 

 

Our privacy policy discusses what information we collect and why we collect them. 

 

Please refer to the Site’s Privacy Policy for a more comprehensive discussion.

 

  1. Service Interruption and Other Matters

 

As with any other digital platform, the Company and the Site may at times have service interruptions due to the interruptions of external partners or due to enhancements. By agreeing to the Terms and Conditions, you hold that the Company and the Site will not be liable for any direct or indirect damage brought about by the service interruption.

 

In any case, please be assured that the Company and the Site will always try to minimize service interruptions of any nature. In case the interruptions are unavoidable, the Company and the Site will work hard to immediately restore the services.

 

All services are provided “as is”. We further disclaim responsibilities from data lost, altered, intercepted, or stored across networks. We cannot guarantee that our security features will be error free or that any unauthorized party will never be able to break the security measures which we have implemented. We will also not be liable for any delays, interruptions, or other service failures inherent in the use of electronic communications. We will not be liable for anything outside our reasonable control.

 

  1. Common Data and Information in the Site

 

  • The other data and information which are of public domain are used in the ways in accordance with the laws.      
  • Data or information 

 

  1. Relationship between LawBase and Lawyer

 

  • The relationship between LawBase and Lawyer is purely contractual.
  • The Lawyer signs up with LawBase to avail of its services.
  • LawBase provides its services to the Lawyer. 
  • Once a Lawyer signs up for services with LawBase, the Lawyer agrees to be bound to the Terms and Conditions.
  • Lawyers sign up freely and give their own consent when they avail of services from LawBase.

 

  1. Relationship between a Lawyer using LawBase and a Client

 

  • The relationship between a lawyer using LawBase and a Client is entirely between them. 
  • LawBase shall not be liable for any transactions or the offshoots thereof entered between the Lawyer and the Client.
  • Lawyer-Client privilege is observed between the Lawyer and the Client. LawBase shall not be responsible for any liabilities which may arise due to or in relation to the Lawyer-Client privilege.
  • LawBase only provides a platform for the Lawyer and the Client to be connected. 
  • LawBase shall not be responsible for any acts or omissions between a Lawyer and Client. 

 

  1. No relationship between LawBase and Client

 

  • There is no relationship between LawBase and Client.
  • Relationships may be created between Lawyers using LawBase and Clients.
  • LawBase only provides a platform for the Lawyer and the Client to be connected. 
  • LawBase shall not be responsible for any acts or omissions between Lawyers and Clients.
  • LawBase shall in no case be liable for any and all disputes between a Lawyer and a Client. 

 

  1. Compliance

 

  • LawBase is committed to full compliance with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and its laws.
  • LawBase may provide access to information in its possession to the Government or to the Courts, through a lawful legal order or court order.
  • The term “Court” shall include all other legal tribunals recognized in the Philippines, such as, but not limited to the Labor Arbiter, Electoral Tribunals, and Impeachment Court.

 

  1. Law and Venue

 

  • LawBase adheres to Philippine Laws.
  • In any cause of action brought about by Lawyers and Clients using LawBase which involves matters directly or indirectly related to LawBase, they agree that the venue shall be in the Courts of Quezon City, all other venues being expressly waived.

 

  1. Security

 

  • LawBase values the confidentiality of the information it stores. As such, security of these information is important for LawBase.
  • However, Lawyers and Clients do not hold LawBase liable for any unauthorized leak of information. 
  • LawBase shall also not be held liable should the data be hacked. 
  • LawBase undertakes to resolve any security issue or data issue immediately. 
  • LawBase will do anything and everything in its capacity to prevent, reduce, and remedy data breaches.
  • LawBase conducts verification on whether a Lawyer who registered is a Lawyer registered with the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (“IBP”). However LawBase is not responsible on whether the Lawyer has not complied with his requirements for IBP fees, IBR documents, Continuing Legal Education (“MCLE”), or professional taxes.

 

  1. LawBase is a Portal and Network

 

  • LawBase is not a tool for advertisement. 
  • LawBase is a network to connect clients with lawyers. 
  • The database of lawyers in the site is merely a list.

 

  1. Law News

 

  • All items in the section of Law News are sourced out and are available in the public domain.
  • All rights of the owners of the articles are respected. LawBase provides the name of the author, as may be available, and the link where the article was first published or where it is prominently displayed.
  • From time to time, LawBase, its officers, personnel, or staff may contribute to the Law News section. These articles are owned by LawBase.
  • Articles posted, especially those from third parties are not verified by LawBase. Please rely on the articles at your own risk.
  • The contents are for general information and discussion only. There may be articles with strong personal biases for or against a person, a position, or what not. You are responsible to discern for yourself any thoughts or actions which you may come up with.
  • There may also be contents which may be offensive, harmful, or wrong. LawBase will not be liable for any and all reliance by any person on the said information.
  • We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of the contents of the articles. 
  • When articles are opinions or may be construed as opinions, the said articles only reflect the sentiments of the author of the article.
  • LawBase is in no way affiliated with any political party. Articles posted in the Site which may suggest a leaning shall not be interpreted in such manner. LawBase posts and shares articles which are involved with the law regardless of the tenor. 

 

  1. Advertising on the Site

 

  • LawBase may include some advertisements on the Site.
  • Any claims in the advertisements made by the advertisers are their claims and not of the Company’s.
  • You may rely on the advertisements at your own risk.

 

  1. Others

 

  • LawBase is not a law firm.
  • LawBase is also not engaged in the practice of law.
  • Abuse of the Site:

 

LawBaseph.com and its community work together to keep the Site and services working properly and the community safe. Please report problems, offensive content and policy breaches to us. We work to ensure that listed items do not infringe upon the copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights of third parties. If you believe that your intellectual property rights have been infringed, please notify our team and we will investigate.

 

  • LawBase reserves the right to disallow a Lawyer from being a member of the Site due to circumstances it may determine.
  • LawBase reserves the right to remove or suspend a Lawyer from being a member of the Site.
  • LawBase reserves the right to screen the Clients’ complaints to protect the site from SPAMs, bots, and digital sabotage.
  • LawBase also reserves the right to increase prices of its services.
  • LawBase shall be free from any liabilities arising from fortuitous events or force majeure.
  • LawBase does not guarantee that there will be a lawyer who will take on every case. 
  • LawBase does not guarantee the abundance of clients.
  • LawBase only guarantees that there will be a lawyer-member of LawBase.
  • LawBase has its verification process to determine if a person signing up as a lawyer is really a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines. 
  • LawBase does not guarantee whether the notary public list is updated and whether the notary is a lawyer in good standing with the Integrated Bar of the Philippines. Users are advised to take caution. However, LawBase takes all precaution to try and make sure that the list is updated as possible.
  • Some of the Notaries listed are those available from public information.
  • LawBase shall be free from any liabilities arising from transactions entered with a non-lawyer or a member of the Philippine Bar who is not in good standing. While LawBase has an enhanced verification procedure, it cannot 100% guarantee the lawyers. 
  • Clients are always expected to take additional precaution in dealing with lawyers;
  • Some lawyers may lose membership, be suspended, or be declared as a member of the Bar who is not in good standing. LawBase will try to update the list as accurately as possible. 
  • LawBase shall be free from any liabilities arising from wrongful information provided in Outside Sites (such as information/accuracy of articles in Law News and MCLE). LawBase only aggregates the Sites for the convenience of the public. LawBase does not guarantee the contents of the Outside Sites;
  • LawBase has external partners to provide ease of use such as Google, Facebook, and Paypal, among others. Lawyer and Client agree to the Terms of Use of the service by these external partners.

 

 

Lawyer’s Additional Consent together with the Terms and Conditions

  1. I have completely and carefully understood the terms and conditions set by Law Base Group Corp.
  2. I agree to the above terms and conditions set by Law Base Group Corp.
  3. I give my full consent to Law Base Group Corp. in entering this agreement.
  4. I shall not hold Law Base Group Corp. liable for any transaction which I have entered through the LawBase website.
  5. I also allow Law Base Group Corp. to provide the duly constituted authorities some data collected once they are lawfully demanded.
  6. I declare that the data I provided is accurate.
  7. I accept that LawBase does not guarantee clients or the number of clients.
  8. I declare under the pain of perjury that I am a lawyer in good standing in the jurisdiction of the Republic of the Philippines.
  9. I hold Law Base Group Corp. and its directors, shareholders, officers, and other stakeholders free from any liability from any and all transactions which I enter with a Client.
  10. I also understand and agree that LawBase has no control on the person actually using the account of a Client.
  11. If I sign up and subscribe to a premium membership, I agree to pay all the months which I agree on. I agree to pay a monthly interest of 10% for each month which I fail to pay.

 

Client’s Additional Consent together with the Terms and Conditions

  1. I have completely and carefully understood the terms and conditions set by Law Base Group Corp.
  2. I agree to the above terms and conditions set by Law Base Group Corp.
  3. I give my full consent to Law Base Group Corp. in entering this agreement.
  4. I shall not hold Law Base Group Corp. liable for any transaction which I have entered through the Law Base website.
  5. I also allow Law Base Group Corp. to provide the duly constituted authorities some data collected once they are lawfully demanded.
  6. I agree that Law Base does not guarantee the 100% availability of lawyers and whether the lawyers will respond.
  7. I hold Law Base Group Corp. and its directors, shareholders, officers, and other stakeholders free from any liability from any and all transactions which I enter with a Lawyer.
  8. I hold Law Base Group Corp. and its directors, shareholders, officers, and other stakeholders free from any liability from any matter arising from the unlikely case that the person I transact with is not an actual lawyer in good standing in the Philippines.
  9. I also understand and agree that LawBase has no control on the person actually using the account of a Lawyer.

 

 

 

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