Legal

Terms of Service and Use

This Terms of Service and Use Agreement (“Agreement”) governs our relationship with users and others who interact with Allconus, LLC, a limited liability company with headquarters in Leesburg, Virginia (“Allconus”). By using or accessing Allconus’s website (www.allconus.com), you agree to this Agreement. 

  1. Services & Permitted Use

Allconus operates an online attorney support website that offers services in a variety of non-legal support services for law firms and other business, including the following services:

  • E-Discovery/Document Review
  • HR Support
  • Operations Management
  • Patents
  • Prototyping
  • Strategic Consultation
  • Virtual Paralegal Assistance

Allconus operates an online document preparation service, referral service, and law firm start-up and expansion website for business owners. The content and software on this site is the property of Allconus and is protected by United States and international copyright laws.  No information may be duplicated, downloaded, published, modified, or otherwise distributed unless specifically authorized by Allconus.  Unless agreed to in writing by Allconus, use of Allconus’s website by any competitor company is strictly prohibited. Unless you have received prior written permission from Allconus you may not: (i) post, transmit, copy, modify, create derivative works from, distribute, sell, or republish anything you obtain or download from the Site; or (ii) engage in systematic retrieval of data or other content from the Site.

  1. Links to the Allconus Website

If you would like to link to the Allconus website, you may do so without the permission of Allconus. Unless specifically authorized by Allconus, you may not connect “deep links” to the Allconus website, i.e, create links to this site that bypass the home page or other parts of the Site. You may not mirror or frame the home page or any other pages of this Site on any other web site or web page.

  1. Prohibited Activities

The following is a partial list of the kinds of activities that are prohibited on or through the Allconus website: (a) submitting content that is patently offensive to the online community, such as content that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual; (b) engaging in activities or submitting content that could be harmful to minors, infringes someone else’s rights or otherwise violates the law; (c) engaging in activity or submitting content that harasses or advocates harassment of another person; (d) engaging in activity that involves the transmission of “junk mail” or unsolicited mass mailing or “spam” to Allconus users or others; (e) engaging in activity or submitting content, or promoting information, that is fraudulent, false or misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous; (f) submitting content that contains restricted or password-only access pages, or hidden pages or images; (g) submitting content that displays pornographic or sexually explicit content of any kind; (h) submitting content that provides instructional information about illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone’s privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses; (i) engaging in activities or submitting content that solicit passwords or personally identifiable information for unlawful purposes from other users; (j) engaging in commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent, such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising and pyramid schemes; (k) facilitating or encouraging others to violate this Agreement; (l) using any robot, spider or other automatic device, or a manual process, to monitor or copy web pages or the content contained in the Allconus website or for any other unauthorized purpose without our prior expressed written permission; (m) using any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Allconus website; (n) decompiling, reverse engineering, disassembling or otherwise attempting to obtain the source code for the software; (o) taking any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on Allconus’s hardware and software infrastructure; or (p) posting anyone’s identification documents or sensitive financial information (collectively, “Prohibited Activities”).

  1. Privacy

Use of the Allconus website is governed by our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into this Agreement by this reference.

  1. Payments

If you post an invention in our database, thus acquiring services provided by Allconus for a fee, you agree to Allconus’s Billing Policies.

  1. Forums

The Allconus website may offer message boards, bulletin boards, chat rooms or other forums (“Forums”) to give Users 18 years of age and older an interesting and stimulating forum in which they can express their opinions and share their ideas. Allconus and its Affiliates do not endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or information posted on these Forums. Please use your best judgment and be respectful of other individuals using these Forums. By visiting the Forum and/or posting a message in the Forum, you agree to abide by this Agreement. You may not use the Forums to engage in any Prohibited Activities.  Uploading copyrighted or other proprietary content of any kind on the Allconus website without the express permission of the owner of that content is prohibited and may result in civil and/or criminal liability.

  1. Termination

You understand and agree that in Allconus’s sole discretion, and without prior notice, your access to the Allconus website may be terminated or suspended, and Allconus may exercise any other remedy available and remove any content, if Allconus believes that your use of the Allconus website and/or any content you provide (a) violate (i) this Agreement, (ii) the rights of Allconus, any affiliate or licensor, or another user of the Allconus website, or (iii) any law or regulation, or are otherwise objectionable or inappropriate or (b) constitute fraudulent activity of any nature. You agree that monetary damages may not provide a sufficient remedy to Allconus for violations of this Agreement, and you consent to injunctive or other equitable relief for such violations without the requirement that Allconus post a bond. Allconus is not required to provide any refund to you if you are terminated as an authorized user of the Allconus website because, in Allconus’s sole discretion, you have violated this Agreement.

  1. No Legal Advice

Allconus seeks to provide the users of the Allconus website with a means of promoting an invention and connecting with companies or service providers that may be interested in commercializing or working with an invention.  Allconus is not a law firm, and its employees are not attorneys, nor does Allconus provide legal services or legal advice in any way.  Nothing in the Allconus website should be construed as a replacement for legal counsel.  Allconus strongly recommends that users of the Allconus website consult independent legal counsel when conducting any transactions relating to their inventions.

  1. Disclaimers

Allconus is not responsible for any incorrect, inaccurate or inappropriate content posted on the Allconus website. Inventions or comments posted by users on the Allconus website may contain links to other websites. Allconus is not responsible for the content, accuracy or opinions expressed on such websites, and such websites are in no way investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy or completeness by Allconus. Inclusion of any linked website on the Allconus website does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked website by Allconus. When you access these third-party sites, you do so at your own risk and Allconus advises that you engage in appropriate due diligence. Allconus takes no responsibility for third party advertisements which are posted on this Allconus website, nor does it take any responsibility for the goods or services provided by its advertisers. Allconus is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of the Allconus website. Allconus assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, any user communication. Allconus is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or players due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or on the Allconus website or combination thereof, including any injury or damage to users or to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading materials in connection with the Allconus website. Under no circumstances shall Allconus be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, resulting from use of the Allconus website, attendance at a Allconus event, from any content posted on or through the Allconus website, or from the conduct of any users of the Allconus website, whether online or offline.

  1. Limited Liability

WE TRY TO KEEP ALLCONUS UP, BUG-FREE, AND SAFE, BUT YOU USE THE ALLCONUS WEBSITE AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE ARE PROVIDING THE ALLCONUS WEBSITE “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE ALLCONUS WEBSITE WILL BE SAFE OR SECURE. ALLCONUS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS OR CONTENT OF THIRD PARTIES, AND YOU RELEASE ALLCONUS, OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS FROM ANY CLAIMS AND DAMAGES, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY CLAIM YOU HAVE AGAINST ANY SUCH THIRD PARTIES. ALLCONUS WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, EVEN IF ALLCONUS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. ALLCONUS’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT WILL NOT EXCEED THE GREATER OF FIFTY DOLLARS ($50) OR THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID ALLCONUS IN THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH CASES, ALLCONUS’S LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

  1. Document Clause

The documents and services offered for sale through any Allconus web site and/or through other authorized distributors are sold with the understanding that Allconus is not engaged in rendering legal advice. No document offered for sale, nor any other information contained on the web site or in the software, is intended to constitute legal or other professional advice, and you should not rely solely on the services and/or documents in this software, nor any other information contained on the site, for making legal decisions. You should consult with an attorney for specific advice tailored to your situation. By agreeing to these terms and conditions, the purchaser (the purchaser’s heirs, assigns and/or representatives of any kind) of any product produced or service provided agrees that he or she shall hold Allconus harmless from any and all claims or damages (whether foreseeable or not foreseeable) that may arise in any way from the use of the product or services so purchased. The purchaser also agrees not to bring any legal action or claim, nor to assert any cause of action in any court, tribunal or administrative agency, against Allconus as a result of the purchase or use of any product or service produced or provided on the web site. Allconus’ properties are not intended to offer legal advice. For specific advice tailored to your situation, or should you have any legal questions or issues, you should consult an attorney. Further, Allconus makes no representations about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, lack of viruses or other harmful components and accuracy of the information, software, products, services and related graphics contained within the sites or services for any purpose. All such information, software, products, services and related graphics are provided “as is”; without warranty of any kind. Allconus HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WORKMANLIKE EFFORT, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

 IN NO EVENT SHALL ALLCONUS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFIT, MONETARY DAMAGES, LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED FOR SALE ON THIS SITE, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THIS SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ALLCONUS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THE DAMAGES AVAILABLE TO YOU ARE LIMITED TO THE REFUND OF THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID FOR THE SAME. 

  1. Disputes

You will resolve any claim, cause of action or dispute (“claim”) you have with us arising out of or relating to this Agreement or Allconus in the State and Federal Courts of Loudoun County Virginia. The laws of the State of Virginia will govern this Agreement, as well as any claim that might arise between you and us, without regard to conflict of law provisions. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located in Loudoun County, Virginia for the purpose of litigating all such claims.

 

  1. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold Allconus, its subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their respective officers, agents, partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Allconus website in violation of this Agreement and/or arising from a breach of this Agreement and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth above and/or if any content that you post on the Allconus website or through Allconus services causes Allconus to be liable to another. 

  1. Other

This Agreement makes up the entire agreement between the parties regarding Allconus and supersedes any prior agreements.  If any portion of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable, the remaining portion will remain in full force and effect. If Allconus fails to enforce any of this Agreement, it will not be considered a waiver.  Any amendment to or waiver of this Agreement must be made in writing and signed by Allconus.  You shall not transfer any of your rights or obligations under this Agreement to anyone else without the consent of Allconus.  All of Allconus’s rights and obligations under this Agreement are freely assignable by us in connection with a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, or by operation of law or otherwise.  Nothing in this Agreement shall prevent Allconus from complying with the law.  This Agreement does not confer any third-party beneficiary rights.

Privacy Policy

Effective January 1, 2015

During your use of this Website, you may provide information about yourself. Allconus works hard to ensure that it has taken steps to prevent the unlawful or unauthorized use of your information, and, further, to prevent any accidental destruction of loss of such information. This is our Privacy Policy and it explains how Allconus collects, utilizes, and protects information collected on the Allconus Website. Allconus reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time for any reason. Amendments to this Policy will appear on this page with a date noting the last amendment (on the bottom of the page). By using this Website, you accept the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy.

Collection of Information: Allconus collects information about the visitors to the Allconus Website in two main ways. Allconus uses technologies that automatically collect and store Non-Personal Data when you visit the Website, by sending “cookies,” “web beacons,” or other anonymous identifiers to your devices; and, you may provide information about yourself (“Personally Identifiable Information” or “PII”), by calling or e-mailing Allconus or using contact forms on the Website. PII includes your name, address, or phone number. Allconus may keep information collected for the amount of time permitted by law, or for an unlimited time.

Non-Personal Data: When you visit the Allconus Website, Allconus may automatically collect certain Non-Personal Data such as your IP address and geographic location; the date and time you access the Allconus Website; the URLs of websites and pages you visit, and the hardware and software information installed on your device. Allconus may also put cookies on your computer to enhance your browsing experience, recognize you on return visits, and to collect additional information for traffic analysis. Cookies are files with code and text saved on your device. Web beacons are also files saved to your device, usually by web analytics software to track visitor information. Web beacons and cookies allow Allconus to conduct Web traffic analysis to better understand the visitors.
Allconus may work with third-party service providers that may use cookies and other identifiers to collect Non-Personal Data, such as gender, industry, age, interests, etc., but Allconus does not control how third parties use these technologies. Acceptance of anonymous identifiers is not required for the site to function. You can adjust your browser settings or use other means to stop cookies from being placed on your devices, but this may result in reduced functionality.
Allconus uses “Google Analytics” to collect information about the use of this Website. Google may use and share information collected about under the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. Alloconus will not join PII with Non-Personal Data without your prior affirmative consent. You can opt out of Google Analytics.

PII: We may collect information that identifies you (“PII”) when you interact and voluntarily provide such information. The types of PII collected on the Website may include: Your name; contact information (e.g., address, phone number, and e-mail address); and other information you choose to provide. If you use a credit card to pay invoices issued by Allconus you will be directed to a third-party site that processes credit card payments and will have to provide personal financial information to the processor. The use and collection of that information is governed by the processor’s policies. Allconus does not collect or store that information. You should review the processor’s policies and terms of use. Allconus has no responsibility for your use of the processor. Except as described in this Privacy Policy, Allconus does not automatically collect PII about you, and does not collect such information without your consent.

Non-Personal Data: Allconus uses Non-Personal Data in ways including, but not limited to improve and evaluate the content, the usability, and problems of the Website. We may share your Non-Personal Data with third parties or permit third parties to place cookies, tags, web beacons, and other anonymous identifiers to collect additional Non-Personal Data when you browse the Website. We or third parties may use the collected Non-Personal Data to serve advertisements and targeted advertisements to you before, during, and after your visit to the Website.

Use of Information: Allconus will not use or disclose to any third parties the information it collects from this Website, except as provided by this Privacy Policy. Allconus may use your PII in a variety of ways including, but not limited to: Personalizing and improving the usability of the Website; Answering your emails or online requests; Fulfilling and/or delivering products and services requested by you; Delivering and processing surveys and newsletters and keeping you informed about events. Allconus will not share your PII with third parties except where you have given your express consent; or Allconus, in good-faith judgment, determines it needs to provide your information to a third party to deliver services you requested; or the disclosure is required by law or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of personnel of Allconus, or members of the public. You may choose to provide personal financial information to a third-party card processor to pay Allconus’ invoices through this Website. The use, retention and protection of that financial information is governed by the processors policies and terms of use. Allconus is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of this Website.

Opting Out: Visitors who wish to opt out of marketing communications may reply to any such communication with the subject line “Unsubscribe.” Visitors may also block or disable cookies to restrict the collection of Non-Personal Data enabled using cookies. Using Google Ads Settings, visitors can opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads. For more information about opting out of Google Analytics tracking, visit Google Analytics’ currently available opt-outs.

Do Not Track: Except as described herein, Allconus does not track information about visitors to the Website or share PII about visitors with third parties. Third parties who receive Non-Personal Data from Allconus, however, are not required to honor browser “Do Not Track” requests, and Allconus does not control what those third parties may do with the data.

Information Transmitted Is Not Secure: Any information sent to Allconus by e-mail or through the Website is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only. If you choose to send information to Allconus over the Internet, including by e-mail or contact form, you do so at your own risk.

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