Last updated: May 11, 2020
Pro Bono Net, Inc. (PBN, for short) is a New York non-profit corporation that provides the website, www.GeorgiaLegalConnect.org, (the "Site") as a free platform for individuals to remotely connect with attorneys. PBN also offers certain features of the Site as a service to Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. and Georgia Legal Services Program, giving not-for-profit legal assistance to such individuals.
Using this Site means you agree to review and follow these:
Together, these terms, updates, and other policies and rules form the complete agreement between you and PBN. The most recent version always supersedes any previous version, whether oral or written.
Legal Claims and Procedures
Additional Terms for Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. or Georgia Legal Services Program Staff and Volunteer Attorneys
By using this Site, you agree that your use of this Site does not create any attorney-client relationship or any other fiduciary relationship between you and PBN. The Site may provide information for your reference, but it does not give you legal advice.
Because this Site and PBN's support staff are not lawyers, they cannot:
This Site will allow you to communicate with volunteer attorneys and Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. or Georgia Legal Services Program staff members. These Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. or Georgia Legal Services Program staff members and volunteer attorneys are not affiliated with or controlled by PBN, and PBN does not approve, endorse or recommend any particular Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. or Georgia Legal Services Program staff member or volunteer attorney. Any attorney-client relationship you enter into with Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. or Georgia Legal Services Program is strictly between you and the respective organization.
By using this Site to interact with a volunteer attorney assigned to you by Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. or Georgia Legal Services Program, you agree to share any information you submit to the website with the volunteer attorney and Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. or Georgia Legal Services Program . Any advice given to you by Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. or Georgia Legal Services Program or the volunteer attorney through the Site (for example, through a videoconference through the Site) reflects solely the opinion and advice of Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. or Georgia Legal Services Program or the volunteer attorney, and not PBN's.
To use any part of this Site, you must be:
You may use this Site if you:
By using this Site, you further agree that:
This Site was created for:
You may not use this Site for any commercial purpose.
Unless PBN gives you its written permission, you may not reproduce, copy, change, publish, display, or distribute any part of this Site, except as allowed by the terms of this agreement.
Warning! Do not use this Site to practice law if you are not a lawyer. If you do, you may face criminal and civil charges for practicing law without a license.
To use certain parts of this Site, you must provide your registration information, including a username (your mobile number or e-mail) and password. The information you provide must be correct and complete, and you must update it if any of that information changes.
To use this Site, you must agree to:
Protect Your Password: To protect your information, your password should not use your name, birthday, address, street name, Social Security number, alien registration number, driver’s license number, a single word, or other information that is easy to guess. A strong password should include a combination of capital and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols and should be at least 8 characters long.
If you suspect someone is using your login information, contact us right away at: NEED EMAIL ADDRESS FROM ALAS
PBN may investigate complaints and reported violations. If we suspect illegal or inappropriate activity, we may report it to law enforcement officials, regulators, or other parties. We may disclose user information of anyone or any entity involved in that activity to the extent necessary, including: user profiles, e-mail addresses, usage history, submitted or uploaded materials, IP addresses, and traffic information. If possible, we will take reasonable steps to minimize the disclosure of confidential information of users who are not the target of the investigations, such as by redacting confidential information.
You must not use this Site in any way that would be considered as illegal under New York law, U.S. law, or the laws of your state.
Do not use this Site to:
This Site is protected by copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, service marks, patents and other proprietary rights and laws. PBN alone owns its copyrights to this Site’s layout, graphics, navigation design, source code, the collective and compiled copyrights in its databases, and all other content created by PBN employees, contractors, consultants, and contributors to this Site.
You may not use or alter any of the information or content on this Site in any way, except that you may use the Site and print copies of it for personal, non-commercial use. Any print-outs from this Site must retain all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices.
You may not use PBN’s trademarks, service marks, or trade dress in any way, including in:
To use this Site you must follow these Terms unless you get PBN’s express written permission to do otherwise.
You must not use any part of this Site, its content, or its underlying programs to:
You must not use any material owned by PBN or licensed to PBN by a third party for any use, especially not for any commercial use. This includes:
You may communicate with PBN by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To request deletion of your information, please contact: email@example.com. Send your request from the email address you used to register. If you registered using a mobile phone number, you may send your request by first-class mail, return receipt requested, to the following address: WeCloseTheGap Project Coordinator, c/o Pro Bono Net, Inc., 151 West 30th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10001.
PBN may terminate or suspend your account and license to this Site at any time for any reason, without notice to you. If you do not access your account for twelve months, your account and any information you have entered may be deleted. Note that Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. or Georgia Legal Services Program may still have access to your information even after account has been closed.
PBN may also close this Site at any time for any reason, without notice to you.
Links to other websites
This Site may list links to other websites. We do this for your convenience only. When you click on a link to another website, you leave this Site. Those links are not a recommendation or approval of those sites or their owners, and those websites are not under PBN’s control. PBN is not responsible for those websites, the information, services or products they may offer, or any loss or damage you may have at those sites.
Links to this Site
You may not link to this Site from another website for commercial purposes. Any links to this Site from other sites do not imply any affiliation between PBN and those other sites.
We do not warrant or guarantee that the information on this Site or provided by PBN’s support staff is accurate or up-to-date. We do not warrant or guarantee any results based on your use of this Site. When you use this Site, you do so at your own risk.
PBN does not guarantee any support to users of this Site. This Site is provided to you "as is, and as available."
PBN does not guarantee or warrant this Site or its content to be always available, correct, up-to-date, reliable, free of viruses or other defects, or that any problems or inaccuracies will be corrected.
PBN is not responsible for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage related to:
PBN makes no guarantee that any material on this Site is
PBN DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
Legal Claims and Procedures
BY YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, YOU AGREE TO WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS RELATING TO THE USE OF THE SITE OR ITS CONTENT, WHETHER SUCH CLAIMS ARE AGAINST PBN OR ANY OTHER PERSON WHO HAS SUPPLIED CONTENT TO THE SITE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY SHALL PBN OR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE SITE BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ATTORNEYS' FEES) IN ANY WAY DUE TO, RESULTING FROM, OR ARISING IN CONNECTION FROM, YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS SITE. TO THE EXTENT THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS PROHIBITED OR FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE, THE SOLE OBLIGATION OF PBN OR ANY OTHER PERSON WHO HAS SUPPLIED CONTENT TO THE SITE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES SHALL BE LIMITED TO $100.00.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless PBN and any third party providing content to this Site, including Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. or Georgia Legal Services Program and volunteer attorneys, from any and all claims, losses, expenses, damages and costs, including but not limited to reasonable attorneys' fees, arising as a result of your use of this Site.
Any claims made related to this Site must be settled in New York by binding arbitration. The arbitration will be conducted in accordance with the then applicable Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association. Each side will pay for its own costs, including attorney fees and costs.
If you go to arbitration, your claim will be decided by one arbitrator selected by PBN who is knowledgeable about computer and Internet law.
The arbitrator's award will be binding and conclusive, and a judgment on any award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. The arbitrator may not award punitive damages.
Any claim made related to this Site will be arbitrated (or litigated, as the case may be) on an individual basis and shall not be consolidated with any claim of any other party whether through class action proceedings, class arbitration proceedings or otherwise.
PBN and Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. or Georgia Legal Services Program or other contributor or third party submitting materials to this Site have the right to enforce this agreement’s provisions for Disclaimer (13), Liability (14), Arbitration (16), Indemnification (15), and Enforcement (18) against you on its own behalf.
Even if a term of this agreement goes unenforced, PBN does not waive any part of this agreement, unless it does so in writing.
21. Notification of Alleged Copyright Infringement
PBN reserves the rights to remove any content that allegedly infringes a third party's copyright or otherwise violates the rights of any third party, or for any reason whatsoever, and to prohibit further use of this Site by the individuals responsible for said infringement or violation. PBN also reserves the right to pursue any party that submits an erroneous declaration. If you believe that any content appears on this Site in violation of your copyright or other proprietary rights, you should send a notice to PBN by first-class mail, return receipt requested, at the following address: WeCloseTheGap Project Coordinator, c/o Pro Bono Net, Inc., 151 West 30th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Such notice should include the following:
If not used for profit, this Site may be used by Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. or Georgia Legal Services Program.
Volunteer Attorney means: Volunteer lawyers who are providing pro bono legal assistance on behalf of Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. or Georgia Legal Services Program.
When you use this Site, you agree that you alone are responsible for:
When you use this Site, you must follow all applicable ethical rules and standards, including for:
PBN is not responsible for your compliance with these rules.
27. Confidentiality and Attorney-Client Privilege
When you use this Site, you do not have an attorney-client relationship or other fiduciary relationship with PBN.
Caution! Before using email, videoconferencing, or this Site to communicate confidential case or client information, consult your local ethics rules for communicating privileged information via email and Internet.