Terms of Use

By accessing the Law Soup™ sites and associated social media, you are agreeing to the following Terms of Use (also sometimes called Terms of Service) & as well as the Privacy Policy.

We may revise these Terms of Use at any time without notice to you. It is your responsibility to review these Terms of Use periodically. If at any time you find these Terms of Use unacceptable or if you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not use this Site. If you have any questions about these Terms of Use, please contact us at contact@lawsoup.org.

YOU AGREE THAT BY USING THIS SITE AND ITS RELATED SERVICES YOU ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE, YOU ARE LEGALLY ABLE TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT AND AGREE TO COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS.

1. Law Soup is not a law firm and does not give legal advice; we cannot and do not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.

Law Soup is NOT a law firm. We are not associated with any particular law firm. This site does not give legal advice, only general information. That means we explain select laws, but we do not tell you how they might apply to your situation. We do not provide answers about any specific case or situation. Please do not ask us.

No attorney-client relationship between you and any of the attorneys contributing to Law Soup is formed by any of the following: your accessing of the site, reading the information, or any form of communication through the Law Soup site or associated social media platforms.

We aim to provide a starting point where you can be informed enough to know whether you should seek legal advice or not. Many times your inquiry will end here. Other times, you will have a complex situation which this website cannot answer. Helping you with your situation is the job of a lawyer, and Law Soup is not a substitute for the advice of a lawyer. If you have a question or possible case, we urge you to Find a Lawyer.

We strive to keep our information accurate, current and up-to-date. However, for a variety of reasons, we cannot guarantee that all of the information on the Site is completely accurate, current or applicable to your circumstances. The law changes rapidly and is different from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and may be subject to interpretation by different courts and certain government and administrative bodies. The law is a personal matter, and no general information or legal tool like the kind on the Site can fit every circumstance.

In no instance shall we be held legally responsible in any way for your reliance on any information on Law Soup, or for the actions or advice of any attorney you may engage through the links on this site.

2. Law Soup content is protected by Copyright and Trademark Rights, and we respect the intellectual property rights of others.

Most of the content on this website is protected by either copyright or trademark law. The name “Law Soup” is a claimed trademark by Tristan D. Blaine. The phrase “The laws you need to know. In edible form” is a claimed trademark by Tristan D. Blaine. The Law Soup logo is a claimed trademark by Tristan D. Blaine. Tristan Blaine reserves all possible copyright and trademark rights and we intend to use the law to protect these rights. This means you may not copy and use any substantial portion of the site for any purpose without our permission. If you do so, we may pursue any and all legal remedies available.

That said, we gladly consider requests to use a small portion of material if you link to our site. Also, we may sell you a “license” to use content. For requests, email us at contact@lawsoup.org.

All material on this site is either owned by Tristan Blaine or being used with permission from the copyright owners. We do not intend to infringe on any person’s copyrights, and if we are inadvertently doing so, please bring this to our attention. If we agree that we are violating another’s copyright, we will correct the problem immediately.

Most of the images on the site are purchased royalty-free from Bigstockphoto.com. Images that are not from Bigstockphoto are indicated as such.

3. Links to Third Party Sites.

This Site may contain links to websites controlled by parties outside of our control (“Third Party Sites”). We are not responsible for and do not endorse or accept any responsibility for the availability, contents, products, services or use of any Third Party Site, any website accessed from a Third Party Site, or any changes or updates to such sites. We make no guarantees about the content or quality of the products or services provided by such sites. We provide these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply our endorsement of the Third Party Site. You acknowledge that you bear all risks associated with access to and use of content provided on a Third Party Site and agree that we are not responsible for any loss or damage of any sort you may incur from dealing with a third party. You should contact the site administrator for the applicable Third Party Site if you have any concerns regarding such links or the content located on any such Third Party Site.

4. No Warranty.

THE SITE AND ALL MATERIALS, DOCUMENTS OR FORMS PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH YOUR USE OF THE SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT: (A) THE SITE OR THE MATERIALS WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (B) THE SITE OR THE MATERIALS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE BASIS; (C) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE, OR ANY MATERIALS OFFERED THROUGH THE SITE, WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; OR (D) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SITE OR IN RELIANCE ON THE MATERIALS WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS OR ARE SUITABLE FOR YOUR USE OR CIRCUMSTANCES.

OBTAINING ANY MATERIALS THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE SHALL HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY CONTENT, MATERIALS, INFORMATION OR SOFTWARE.

5. Limitation of Liability.

IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF BUSINESS, REVENUE, PROFITS, USE, DATA OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE), HOWEVER IT ARISES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, OR ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE OR MATERIALS AVAILABLE FROM THIS SITE, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. IF YOUR USE OF MATERIALS FROM THIS SITE RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION OF EQUIPMENT OR DATA, YOU ASSUME ANY COSTS THEREOF. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, IN WHICH INSTANCE OUR MAXIMUM LIABILITY IS THE LOWEST AMOUNT ALLOWABLE UNDER THE APPLICABLE LAWS.

6. Indemnification.

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses or expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, arising out of or in any way connected with your access to or use of the Site and the materials.