These terms and conditions apply to all users of Practical Law US websites and services.
West Publishing Corporation dba Practical Law (“Practical Law”) provides know-how resources and services through us.practicallaw.com and other related proprietary websites, databases, email communications and printed publications (collectively, the “Practical Law Services”).
A. License Grant
The Practical Law Services include all articles, notes, documents, updates, text, images, html, data, databases, email messages, advertisements and other contents, resources, materials, know-how and services produced, published, displayed, distributed or provided by Practical Law in, on or through the Practical Law Services and all software and other technology hosted or used by Practical Law to provide the Practical Law Services (collectively, the "Practical Law Materials").
B. Permitted Use of Introductory Services
All Users are permitted to use the Introductory Services, solely in connection with the User's provision of their legal services to clients or within their own practice, business or educational activities, to:
search, view, reproduce, download and store, in printed or electronic form, contents and materials from the Introductory Services solely for the User's own use; and
bookmark or link to any web page within the Introductory Services, provided that no Practical Law Materials are reproduced or displayed on the web outside of Practical Law's original frameset.
provide, transmit or distribute printed or electronic copies of any Practical Law Materials to any other person; or
modify any such Practical Law Materials.
C. Permitted Use of Subscription Services
Authorized Users are permitted to use the applicable Subscribed Services, solely in connection with the Subscriber's provision of its legal services to clients or within its own practice, business or educational activities, and in a manner that is not commercially prejudicial to Practical Law, as authorized under Subscriber's Subscription Agreement, to:
search, view, reproduce, download and store, in printed or electronic form, Practical Law Materials from the Subscribed Services;
quote, customize and incorporate such Practical Law Materials, in whole or part, in documents, memoranda, articles and other work product prepared by Authorized Users on the Subscriber's behalf in connection with client matters, business or educational activities or for the Subscriber's internal use ("Subscriber Materials"); and
provide, transmit or distribute such Practical Law Materials to others.
For information about Practical Law subscriptions, email: email@example.com.
D. Permitted Use of Pre-Subscription Trial Services
Practical Law may offer limited pre-subscription trials ("Trial Offers") to potential Subscribers and individual Users. Users who receive a Trial Offer ("Trial Users") are authorized to use one or more of the Practical Law Subscription Services ("Trial Services") for a limited period of time ("Trial Period"), all as determined by Practical Law in its sole discretion.
Trial Users are permitted to search and view the applicable Trial Services during the Trial Period solely for the purpose of evaluating whether to subscribe to the Subscription Services. In consideration of a Trial Offer, Trial Users shall provide feedback to Practical Law concerning the Trial Services, upon Practical Law's reasonable request during or after the Trial Period.
For information about Practical Law pre-subscription trials, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
E. License Restrictions
F. Access Restrictions
Users (including Trial Users and Authorized Users) shall not access or attempt to access any Practical Law Materials other than through Introductory Services, or Trial Services or Subscribed Services for which they are authorized, or otherwise circumvent or attempt to circumvent any access restrictions or controls through hacking or other means. Trial Users and Authorized Users shall not disclose their assigned user name or password to anyone.
G. Proprietary Rights
Practical Law and its affiliates own and use certain registered and unregistered service marks, trademarks, slogans, logos, symbols, graphics and distinctive trade dress in connection with the Practical Law Services (the "Practical Law Marks").
H. Prohibited Activities
interfere with any other User's access, use or enjoyment of the Practical Law Services;
use the Practical Law Services or Practical Law Materials in a manner contrary to or in violation of any applicable law, regulation or rule of any jurisdiction, governmental agency or securities exchange;
use any Practical Law Services to store, distribute or transmit any material without authority or right to do so or in violation of any contractual or fiduciary duty, or that is otherwise unlawful, harmful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, harassing, disparaging of any person or group on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender or sexual orientation;
access or use any content, materials or services not intentionally published or otherwise made available by Practical Law;
reverse compile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise seek to discover the source code form of any Practical Law software or other technology, except as may be allowed by applicable law which is incapable of exclusion by agreement between the parties;
introduce any virus or other potentially harmful or malicious software code or device into, or initiate any denial of service attack against, the Practical Law Services or Practical Law Materials, or use the Practical Law Services in any manner that might destroy, damage or degrade performance of any data communications facility, network, server, system, component, software or data used to deliver the Practical Law Services;
use, reproduce, download or transmit any Practical Law Services or Practical Law Materials for the purpose of providing any publishing or hosting services to third parties (whether or not for a fee), or otherwise exploit any Practical Law Services or Practical Law Materials to Practical Law's commercial disadvantage, other than with Practical Law's prior written consent;
use Practical Law's websites or the Practical Law Services, or email addresses or other contact information, including, but not limited to, those of Practical Law’s employees, contributors, or subscribers, gathered through the Practical Law websites or the Practical Law Services, in any way to distribute any advertising, solicitations or other commercial messages;
use any network software, device or manual process to monitor, download or copy Practical Law's websites, the Practical Law Services or Practical Law Materials, to extract information concerning usage or individual Users or to collect email addresses for any purpose; or
By submitting a question to Practical Law’s “What Are You Working On” feature, you agree that your question (together with any follow up correspondence on the question) may be published on the Practical Law website. Your question will be published anonymously. Your question may be edited before publication.
J. No Legal Services
K. Third-Party Materials
Practical Law’s websites may contain sponsored services and advertising, as well as links to third-party websites and services, including government information services and other publicly available websites (collectively, “Third-Party Materials”). Users acknowledge that the Third-Party Materials are not part of the Practical Law Services for purposes of this Agreement, and that Practical Law shall have no responsibility or liability for the content or legality of any Third-Party Materials or for the practices of the respective third-party sponsors, advertisers and publishers.
L. Warranty Disclaimers and Exclusion of Liability
M. Governing Law; Jurisdiction and Venue
N. Amendment and Waiver; Severability