Terms and conditions of use
Lawdle is a communication and collaboration platform dedicated to legal professionals. It enables registered users ("Members") to publish, share and comment on content of interest to the legal world and so generate opportunities. Members can help each other, create discussion groups and personalized news feeds in a secure and protected environment.
Any legal professional can register directly, but Lawdle remains free to grant access to the platform. Members may invite acquaintances directly from the platform.
This agreement applies to lawdle.com, to Lawdle's applications and other extensions, applications, communications and services related to Lawdle (the "Services").
If you use the Services on behalf of a company, institution, State or other legal entity, you guarantee that you are authorized to do so.
You enter into this Agreement with Lawdle SPRL whose contact details can be found at the bottom of the Agreement.
To use the Services, you agree to be the holder of a single Lawdle account, which must be under your real name, and you agree to not transfer it. You agree to provide accurate information and update it.
You agree to comply with all applicable laws. You are responsible for any use of your account. You agree to use the Services in a professional manner.
You agree to choose a strong password and to protect the confidentiality of your password. Lawdle disclaims all liability for any loss or damage resulting from the non-observance of these recommendations.
You agree to invite on Lawdle only people you know.
License to use
Lawdle grants you a personal, worldwide, non-transferable, non-exclusive, personal license to use the Services.
In consideration for the right to use the Services, some features are only available to paying subscribers (freemium model). Lawdle is free to set or adapt the paid packages as well as their content and price.
Content and data
The Services allow you to share information through articles, images, videos, links to articles, profiles, etc. The information and content you share or publish can be viewed and shared by other Members.
You are responsible for any content and data you provide, including the compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations. Accordingly, without limitation, you agree not to publish any discriminatory, defamatory, obscene, hateful or otherwise inappropriate content or to harm anyone. You also agree not to infringe any intellectual property rights.
All content is the sole responsibility of the person who published it. Lawdle does not assume the responsibility to control or monitor what is published.
You further agree not to post any disguised, unsolicited or unauthorized advertising on Lawdle.
Grant of license
By publishing content through the Services, you grant to Lawdle a non-exclusive, transferable, worldwide license, including the right to sublicense, to use, copy, reproduce, modify, distribute, publish and process the information and content you provide through the Services, without further consent, notice and/or royalty to you or any third party.
You may terminate this license for a specific content by deleting it yourself (only comments can't be deleted by yourself) or by requesting Lawdle () to remove that content from the Services within a reasonable period.
You remain the owner of the content, data and information you submit or send to the Services.
The layout of your content (size, layout, metadata, ...) can be modified by Lawdle, without altering your content.
You represent and guarantee that you have all the rights, power and authority to grant the rights granted under this Agreement on any content you submit.
Availability of services and restrictions
Lawdle's Services may change and are subject to change at Lawdle's sole discretion. Likewise, any functionality may no longer be provided.
Lawdle does not guarantee that the information and content you have posted will be stored or will continue to be displayed. Lawdle keeps also the right to set usage and storage limits.
Lawdle has no obligation to publish information or content. Any information or content may also be removed at Lawdle's sole discretion.
Lawdle may limit your use of the Services and may restrict, suspend or terminate your account if Lawdle believes that you are violating this Agreement or the law or that your usage of the Services is abusive, without incurring any liability to you.
Access to the Services other than through Lawdle's interface is prohibited without prior approval of Lawdle. Likewise, without limitation, crawling and scraping of the Services are expressly prohibited without the prior consent of Lawdle.
Intellectual property rights
Lawdle reserves all of its intellectual property rights in the Services. Use of the Services does not grant you the ownership of the Lawdle Services or the content or information available through the Services.
The Lawdle trademark, illustrations and logos used for the Services are either protected or are registered trademarks of Lawdle.
Lawdle is free to use any comments or suggestions you may make about Lawdle or the Services without any obligation to you.
Even if the platform has been designed to work with few notifications, you agree to receive them when necessary in Lawdle, by email or by any other appropriate information channel.
To the extent allowed under law, Lawdle disclaims all liability (e.g. accuracy of data and non- infringement) and does not guarantee that the Services will operate without interruption or errors.
Exclusion of liability
To the extent permitted under law, Lawdle assumes no liability to you or others for damages, loss of data, opportunities, reputation, etc. related to the Services (e.g. defamation, interruption, modification or loss of your information).
You acknowledge that Lawdle is not responsible for the content and information of yourself, other Members and third parties.
If you continue to use the Services after the publication or sending of a notice regarding the modification of these terms and conditions, this means that you accept the updated terms.
Each party may terminate the Contract at any time without notice and without cause. On termination, you lose the right to access or use the Services.
You may not assign or transfer this Agreement (or your membership or use of the Services) to any other person without the consent of Lawdle. However, you agree that Lawdle may assign this Agreement without your consent to an acquiring party in the context of a merger, acquisition or reorganization.
Should any provision of the Agreement be deemed to be void, all other provisions shall remain in full force and effect.
The fact that Lawdle does not require the enforcement of a provision or right shall not be construed as a waiver of that provision or right.
In the event of a dispute, the parties will seek to reach an agreement before taking any legal action. If no settlement is possible, the parties accept that the jurisdictions of Lawdle's registered office have exclusive competence to settle their dispute. This Agreement is subject to Belgian law.
The French version of this Agreement is binding. Translations are provided for convenience.
This Agreement constitutes a contractual agreement with the SPRL Lawdle, a Belgian company with its registered office at Avenue Louise 523 – 1050 Brussels – Belgium (TVA BE 0630.847.418).