Practical Law Company, Inc. (“PLC”) and its corporate affiliates provide know-how resources and services for business lawyers through www.practicallaw.com/us and other related proprietary websites, databases, email communications and printed publications (collectively, the “PLC Services”).
The PLC Services include all articles, notes, documents, updates, text, images, html, data, databases, email messages, advertisements and other contents, resources, materials and services produced, published, displayed, distributed or provided by PLC in, on or through the PLC Services (including any such materials posted by Users on PLC blogs, wikis, feedback, forums, email or similar means for the purpose of making such posted materials available to PLC's other Users) and all software and other technology hosted or used by PLC to provide the PLC Services (collectively, the "PLC Materials").
All Users are permitted, in each case solely in connection with the User's marketing and provision of its own legal services to clients or within its own practice or business, 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 PLC Materials are reproduced or displayed on the web outside of PLC's original frameset.
provide, transmit or distribute printed or electronic copies of any PLC Materials to any other person; or
modify any such PLC Materials.
PLC reserves the right to deny, suspend or terminate a User's authority to access and use the Introductory Services at any time, with or without cause and without notice.
Authorized Users are permitted, in each case solely in connection with the applicable Subscriber's marketing and 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 PLC, to:
search, view, reproduce, download and store, in printed or electronic form, PLC Materials from the Subscribed Services;
annotate and customize copies of such PLC Materials;
quote and incorporate such PLC Materials, in whole or part, in documents, memoranda, articles, websites and other work product prepared by Authorized Users on the applicable Subscriber's behalf in connection with client matters or for the Subscriber's internal use ("Subscriber Materials");
store such annotated and customized PLC Materials and Subscriber Materials on PLC's servers; and
provide, transmit or distribute such PLC Materials and Subscriber Materials to others.
For information about PLC subscriptions: email@example.com.
PLC may offer limited pre-subscription trials ("Trial Offers") of the Subscription Services to potential Subscribers and individual Users at no charge. Users who are selected to receive a Trial Offer ("Trial Users") are authorized to use some or all of the Subscription Services ("Trial Services") for a limited period of time ("Trial Period"), all as determined by PLC in its sole discretion.
Trial Users are permitted to search and view the 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 PLC concerning the Trial Services, upon PLC's reasonable request during or after the Trial Period.
PLC reserves the right to revoke, suspend or terminate any Trial Offer or any Trial User's access to one or more (or all) of the Trial Services at any time, with or without cause and without notice.
For information about PLC pre-subscription trials: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLC may control access to Subscription Services by authenticating unique user names and passwords assigned by PLC to Trial Users and Authorized Users, by recognizing and validating that the Authorized User’s or Trial User’s IP address is within an authorized range, or by any other means that PLC may implement.
Users (including Trial Users and Authorized Users) shall not access or attempt to access any Subscription Services other than Trial Services or Subscribed Services for which they are authorized under a Trial Offer or Subscription, 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, and shall not permit anyone to use their user name, password, computer equipment, network, or IP address to access Subscription Services.
Users shall notify PLC immediately of any known or suspected unauthorized or improper use of the PLC Services, at the following email address: email@example.com.
All PLC Materials and all copyrights, trade secrets, patents and other intellectual property rights in the PLC Materials are exclusively owned by PLC, its affiliates and their licensors.
PLC and its affiliates own and use certain service marks, trademarks, slogans, logos, symbols, graphics and distinctive trade dress in connection with the PLC Services (the "PLC Marks"), including but not limited to the following service marks: Practical Law Company, PLC, PLC Finance, PLC Corporate & Securities and PLC FirmStyle.
interfere with any other User's access, use or enjoyment of the PLC Services;
use the PLC Services or PLC 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 PLC 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 PLC;
reverse compile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise seek to discover the source code form of any PLC 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, denial of service attack or other potentially harmful or malicious software code or device into the PLC Services or PLC Materials, or use the PLC 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 PLC Services;
use, reproduce, download or transmit any PLC Services or PLC Materials for the purpose of providing any publishing or hosting services to third parties (whether or not for a fee), or otherwise exploit any PLC Services or PLC Materials to PLC's commercial disadvantage, other than with PLC's prior written consent;
use PLC's websites or the PLC Services, or email addresses or other contact information gathered through use of the PLC 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 PLC's websites, the PLC Services or PLC Materials, to extract information concerning usage or individual Users or to collect email addresses for any purpose; or
PLC’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 PLC Services for purposes of this Agreement, and that PLC 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.