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You are hereby requested to read the terms very carefully as your access of the Platform and use of the service is subjected to your acceptance and compliance with these terms
The Platform www.contractbazar.com is a legal technology portal i.e. it uses software and technology to provide the legal services to individuals, business entities and lawyers. The Services provided through the Platform are:
The Platform provides automated software solutions to the Users who desire to create legal agreements or require a detailed vetting or summary of the agreement.
a) Contract Drafting offers the drafting of legal agreements either by an individual himself (Do-it-Yourself) or by our legal experts (Custom Agreement) and the same has been explained below:
i) Do-it-Yourself (DIY) is an automated option to draft the agreement with the help of the templates already provided on the Platform. The drafted agreement shall be available in your dashboard for downloading or e-signature immediately on the payment of the applicable fee; and
ii) Custom Agreement wherein after selecting the category of document and the agreement from the options available in the drop-down, you shall be required to accurately fill in the questionnaire and pay the applicable fee. As custom contracts are complex in nature, our legal experts will personally draft the agreement in accordance with the information provided by you. The agreement shall be available in your dashboard for download within seven (7) business days and can thereafter be downloaded and e-signed.
b) If, due to any inevitable reason, we are unable to provide you with the agreement draft within the promised timeline, we shall intimate the same to you. The status of every order raised by you shall be visible in your dashboard.
c) The fee for drafting the agreement is not inclusive of the electronic signature facility and you shall be required to pay an additional amount if you desire to avail the same.
a) Under Contract Summary, our legal experts provide you with a gist of agreement uploaded by you for a better understanding of the agreement. To avail this service, you shall be required to fill the form on the Platform, which requires the Contract Title, Query Details, Name of the Other Party. Further, you shall be required to upload a copy of the contract on the Platform.
b) After receiving the fee, our experts shall summarize the agreement for you and provide you with the report within a period of seven (7) business days.
a) Under Contract Analysis, our legal experts vet the agreement, highlight the clauses not in your favor and thereafter suggest the requisite amendments for protection of your interests.
b) You can avail this service by filling the form on the Platform, which requires the Contract Title, Query Details, Name of the Other Party. Further, you shall be required to upload a copy of the agreement on the Platform.
c) After receiving the payment, our experts shall vet the agreement for you. We shall provide you with a detailed report on your agreement within a period of seven (7) business days.
2.1. Lawyers Marketplace enables the qualified lawyers, holding a valid law degree from any deemed university, to procure work from the Platform in exchange for consideration.
2.2. For availing this, you shall have to complete the sign up process wherein you shall be required to provide us with your personal details (i.e. name, email id and contact number), area of specialization, scan copy of your valid law degree and a brief about yourself (in PDF, doc, docx).
2.3. After payment of the subscription fees as provided on the Platform and verification of your profile, you shall be eligible to obtain work from the Platform.
2.4. We will try and provide work to all the lawyers enrolled on the Platform, however, non– acceptance of the assigned work does not constitute a violation of our undertaking.
2.5. In instances where we are of the opinion that your work does not match our approved standards of work, as already conveyed to you, we shall delete your profile from our Platform and deactivate your account. The subscription fees already paid by you shall stand forfeited.
2.6. The amount of work that can be provided to you by the Platform is dependent on your work quality and efficiency, which shall be determined solely by the Company keeping into consideration various factors like (a) timely delivery; (b) good observation skills; (c) incorporation of essential clauses; (d) requirement of minimum amendment; and (e) detailed analysis of the subject matter of the agreement and issues pertaining to the same, amongst others.
It enables the User to electronically sign their legal documents. The e-signature service is provided on the Platform through third-party service providers and the Company holds no liability towards the same.
1.1. These Terms shall be applicable to every person who accesses the Platform as a Visitor for gaining information about the Company and the Services or has registered on the Platform for availing the Services.
1.2. All Services and other information displayed on the Platform constitute an "invitation to offer". Your order for purchasing the Services available on the Platform by raising a purchase order shall constitute an “Offer”. The Company reserves the right to accept or reject this Offer, based on several factors as per the discretion of the Company and our confirmation to your order shall constitute the “acceptance of offer”.
1.3. Further, the Company reserves the right to block your access from the Platform if you are found acting in contravention of the Terms and/or the Policy.
1.4. You, by accessing or using the Platform, acknowledge that you are well aware of the Terms, have read and understood them and thereby agree to be bound by it.
2.1. For using the Services, the User agrees that he is eligible to enter into legally binding contracts under applicable law. Persons who are "incompetent to contract" within the meaning of the Indian Contract Act, 1872 are not eligible to enter into transactions with the Company, and their access shall be restricted or blocked as soon as the Company is aware of the same. The Company reserves the right to terminate your membership and refuse to provide you with access to the Platform as soon as the Company discovers that you are below 18 years or do not have the required approval from your parents/legal guardian.
2.2. In case of a legal entity, you represent that you have the necessary authority to bind the entity under the Terms.
4.1. For availing the Services, you shall have to create an account on the Platform, without which you shall be unable transact with the Company.
4.2. For registration and creation of your profile on the Platform, you may be asked to submit certain personal data, i.e. name, address, contact number, and email Id, amongst other matters. Please note that for the purposes of transacting with the Company to avail the Services, you shall have to provide us with your sensitive data, i.e. debit/credit card information, CVV number, expiry date or details regarding the other payment options.
4.3. It is your responsibility to keep your account details, login id and the password confidential at all times.
4.4. The Company may call/email the Users in relation to the availed Services or as a part of the other activities undertaken by the Company; however, any representative of the Company would never contact the User to inquire about their credentials and you are strictly advised not to share such information with any third person. Further, you are requested to inform us immediately regarding such faux calls/emails so as to enable the Company to take appropriate steps towards the same.
4.5. You hereby accept the responsibility for all activities that occur under your account and the Company shall not be liable to any person for any loss or damage which may arise as a result of any failure by the User to protect the account details or the password. For any suspected breach, the User should contact us immediately.
4.6. You agree to use the Services provided by the Company for lawful purposes only and shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations while using and transacting on the Platform.
4.7. The Company reserves the right to refuse the Services, terminate User accounts, remove or edit the content on the Platform or cancel an order in its sole discretion.
4.8. You agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as required by the Company during the registration process; and for any changes in this data at a later stage, the User shall promptly inform the Company.
4.9. In case, any information provided by you is found to be untrue, inaccurate or incomplete or the Company suspects such information to be untrue or inaccurate, the Company will have the right to indefinitely suspend or terminate your membership and refuse to provide you with access to the Platform. Further, the Company may initiate appropriate legal proceedings against you at its sole discretion.
5.1. The User acknowledges that the prices displayed on the Platform are exclusive of taxes and the final price, inclusive of the applicable taxes, shall be displayed on the payment page.
5.2. The Company endeavors to provide accurate pricing information for the services, howsoever typographical and other errors may occur. In the event that any service is listed at an incorrect price or with incorrect information, we may contact you to either provide you with a solution or cancel your order(s). In such cases, the payment shall be returned to the User within fifteen (15) days of such cancellation.
5.3. The Company uses third-party payment providers to receive payments from the User, and therefore, the Company shall not be responsible for delays or erroneous transaction or cancellation of order due to payment issues.
5.4. The User agrees that the Company takes utmost care while dealing with third-party payment providers, but does not control their systems, processes, technology and workflows, hence the Company cannot be held responsible for any fault at the end of payment providers.
5.5. Please note that for any additional fee or amount charged by the bank as a convenience fee for processing the transaction, the Company shall not be held liable for the same.
For information on the cancellation and refund, the Users are advised to refer to the respective cancellation and refund policy available on the Platform.
7. CONTENT, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
7.1. Except for the information posted by the User, all the contents including without limitation the text and information on the Platform, the logos, images, graphics, slogans, text, content, software, code, illustrations, icons, programs, (the “Uploads”); the look and feel of the Platform and the compilation and arrangement of the Uploads and materials exclusively belong to the Company. The User’s access or usage of the Platform does not confer upon them any right or license in the intellectual property or proprietary information of the Company as stipulated herein.
7.2. The Platform may contain certain images that are owned by third – parties and such images are posted on the Platform after taking due permission from their rightful owners and all the intellectual property rights related to such images are subject to the intellectual property rights of their owners.
7.3. In addition to the images as mentioned under Clause 7.2, the Platform may use certain images that are available for the public on the Internet but the owners of such images are unknown. Such images are used on the Platform for reference only and shall be pulled down from the Platform if the rightful owner of such images raises a request at a later stage. The User may also be held responsible for using such images.
7.4. Any violation of the intellectual property rights of the Company in any jurisdiction is subject to legal sanctions imposed by intellectual property laws in that jurisdiction.
7.5. The Company does not claim any ownership on the information uploaded or submitted by the Users and the same shall belong to the User solely. The Company is under no obligation to monitor the information and content as stipulated herein and does not attest to the veracity, accuracy, credibility, authenticity or integrity of such information and content.
7.6. For any content posted by you on the Platform that violates the intellectual property rights of a third party, you shall be liable for such violation and the Company shall have no liability towards the same.
7.7. You grant the Company the right to authorize the downloading and printing in whole or in part any content that you post to the Platform.
7.8. The User agrees and undertakes not to reverse engineer, modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information or software obtained from the Platform. For the removal of doubt, it is clarified that the reproduction, copying of the content for commercial or non-commercial purposes and unwarranted modification of data and information within the content of the Website is not permitted.
7.9. The User shall not use, post, modify, distribute or reproduce any content or material wherein the intellectual property and proprietary rights of such Uploads and material belonging to the Company without obtaining the prior written consent of the Company, failing which the Company shall be entitled to take appropriate legal actions against such User, including terminating the usage and registration of such User.
8.1. The Company, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to determine whether the content posted by the User; or any activity in which the User is engaged, is prohibited or not. In case we find any content or activity by you to be inappropriate we will delete such content from the Platform, without providing any notice to you. In addition to it, the Company may terminate your account immediately and you shall be under the liability to indemnify the Company for the losses suffered by it due to your involvement in such activity. The extent of such damages shall be determined directly by the Company. Some example of prohibited content or activity are:
a) Posting any defamatory language for the Company, other Users or any third-party.
b) Posting or circulating any content that involves the transmission of virus and bugs through the Platform.
c) Posting content on the Platform owned by the third – party without their approval.
d) Posting content that contains nudity, violence or sexual subject matter, including links to adult websites.
e) Posting any untrue content with the sole intention of misleading other Users.
f) Posting any advertisements on the Platform or any content to promote one’s own business.
g) Involvement, directly or indirectly, in any criminal or tortious activity, including child pornography, fraud, trafficking in obscene material, drug dealing, gambling, harassment, stalking, spamming, sending of viruses or other harmful files, copyright infringement, patent infringement, or theft of trade secrets.
8.2. The User understands that the list provided under Clause 8.1 is not exhaustive and the Company reserves the sole authority to determine what amounts to prohibited content or activity.
9.1. We may restrict your access and block your account at any time due to any action or omission which we deem as inappropriate and unlawful according to our standards.
9.2. The User agrees that in event of termination, the User shall be under the obligation to pay for the Services availed by the User prior to such termination, and failure to make payment shall attract legal implications against you, for which you own the complete liability.
10.2. The User shall indemnify the Company for any loss or damage that may be caused to the Company due to any negligence/action/inaction of the User. The User further agrees and acknowledges that the extent of such loss or damages shall be determined by the Company in its sole discretion and the decisions of the Company pertaining to the same shall be final and binding on the User.
10.3. The foregoing right to indemnity shall be in addition to any other right that may be available to the Company in equity or under applicable laws and the indemnity rights shall survive the termination of the Terms and Users usage of the Platform.
11.1. The information and the content available on the Platform is on ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ basis. The Company disclaims any and all warranties, whether express or implied, including without limitation warranties of merchantability, non-infringement or fitness for a particular purpose except for those warranties that cannot be excluded under applicable laws. The Company does not guarantee any specific results from the usage of the Platform.
11.2. The Company does not warrant that the Services provided through the Platform shall:
a) Exactly address your concerns, requirements and issues, or
b) Be precise and/or free from errors.
11.3. The Company may from time to time make the Platform unavailable, with or without notification, to the Users for the purpose of carrying out maintenance; repair or upgrades and the Users agree and acknowledge that the Company shall not be liable for any interruptions or loss of services as a result therefrom.
11.4. You shall be solely held responsible for all the activities that occur on your account; therefore, you are advised by the Company to never share your sensitive data, i.e. your bank details and account credentials with any third person. We assume no liability whatsoever for any loss or damages incurred to you on account of disclosure of your sensitive data by you.
12.1. The Company reserves the right of deleting your profile and blocking your usage of the Platform in instances you are found acting in contravention of Clause 8 relating to the upload of prohibited content or you are involved in any prohibited activity.
12.2. Further, the Company may restrict or block your access of the Platform at its sole discretion if your actions or any omission to act leads to the breach of the Terms, either directly or indirectly.
12.3. In such cases, you shall be under the liability to indemnify the Company for the losses suffered by it. You agree and acknowledge that the extent of such loss and damages shall be determined by the Company in its own discretion and the decision of the Company pertaining to the same shall be final and binding.
The Platform may contain third-party information and links to other websites over which the User acknowledges that we have no control and we do not guarantee for the nature, content and availability of these third-party Web Pages. We take no responsibility for the content, reliability and security of the linked websites and we do not endorse the content or any products or services of any kind available on such sites.
14.1. The information contained on the Platform is for general information purposes only and is provided on “as is” basis. While we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, the Company makes no representation or warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, as to the operation of the Platform, including but not limited to, any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for any particular purpose, or non-infringement. Any reliance you place on the Platform’s information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In no event, the Company assumes liability for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the use of the Platform, omissions or errors (including, without limitation, typographical errors and technical errors) in the information, which is subject to change without notice.
14.2. The Company does not confirm the accuracy, credibility, authenticity or veracity of any information provided by the Users on the Platform and does not promote or endorse the same. Any loss, liability, expenses, damages or judgments incurred by a User as a result of reliance on or any action taken on such information shall be borne solely and exclusively by the Users and the Company shall not bear any liability or responsibility for the same. The User shall solely and exclusively be responsible for verifying the information, data and content of other Users prior to any engagement by conducting the requisite due diligence and background checks for the same.
14.3. The Company shall not be liable, whether in contract or in tort in any manner whatsoever for i) any interruptions in the services ii) delay in access or interruptions on the Platform iii) loss, theft, non-delivery, destruction, corruption, of data iv) any loss or damage incurred as a result of your access or usage of the Platform v) occurrence of any viruses, malfunctions, system failures, technical problems in connection with the Platform vi) inaccuracies or omission in content v) any other event beyond the control of the Company.
14.4. The Platforms’ use and any resultant connection, exchange, communications or transaction does not constitute an advice, counseling, recommendation on part of the Company and any loss, liability, expenses, damages, judgments incurred by any User as a result of the same shall solely and exclusively be the responsibility of and borne by such User and the Company shall not bear any liability or responsibility for the same.
14.5. The Company takes reasonable measures and precautions for the protection and security of the information provided by the User on the Platform; however, it shall not bear any responsibility or liability for any unauthorized or inappropriate use including without limitation any copying, printing, publishing, forging, reproductions, manipulation of the same by any other person or entity.
14.6. The Company may from time to time make the Platform unavailable, with or without notification, to the User for the purpose of carrying out maintenance; repair or upgrades and the Users agree and acknowledge that the Company shall not be liable for any interruptions or loss of services as a result therefrom.
By registering on the Platform, you (i) represent and warrant that you have the right, authority and capacity to enter into and to fully abide by all of the terms and conditions of the Terms, as far as age, jurisdiction, applicable laws, etc. are concerned and (ii) agree to comply with all applicable laws, statute, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of the Platform and the Services provided through the Platform.
Without prejudice to any other provision herein, the Company shall not be liable for any loss, damage or penalty as a result of any delay in or failure to deliver or otherwise perform hereunder due to any cause beyond our control, including, without limitation, an act of God, embargo or other governmental action or regulation.
In the event that any provision is found to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, such offending provision shall be severed and the remaining provisions shall continue to be enforceable and shall preserve, as closely as possible, the intent of the Company.
Failure to exercise and delay in exercising any right, remedy or privilege under the Terms will not operate as a waiver thereof.
In instances where you become aware that any User has been acting in breach of the Terms, you are requested to report us at email@example.com.
The Company reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of the Terms by the User.
The Terms is governed by the laws of India without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws and the usage of the Platform by the User is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
The Users are requested to note that in case they face any trouble regarding the Platform or wish to report a security breach or have an issue that you are unable to resolve or otherwise require any other assistance concerning the Platform or the Terms, you may contact our Grievance Officer at the below-mentioned details: