Terms of Use

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using the Legal Help FAQs platform. By using the platform, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms, do not use the platform.

This site does not provide Legal Advice or form an Attorney-Client Relationship

This website is intended to provide general information about emergency policies and legal rights. It does not provide legal advice.

The information provided here is for public service and educational purposes. Your use of the information on the site does not create an attorney-client relationship with Stanford University, or any lawyers, volunteers, students, or other contributors who are associated with this Site (collectively, the “Site’s Providers”).

Before taking action based on the information on this site, first check for up-to-date information with your local court system, and seek the advice of licensed local attorneys in your state. This platform is not a substitute for qualified legal advice.

Please consult an attorney who is licensed to practice your state for advice about a specific legal matter. A list of legal help resources, including organizations with local attorneys who can help you, is available at Get Help. Such resources and any other sites, individuals, organizations, or other resources included on this site (collectively, “External Resources”) are being provided for information purposes only. They do not constitute an endorsement, recommendation, or an approval by the Site’s Providers or any of the content and services of such External Resources. Please contact the External Resource for answers to questions regarding its content or service.

Disclaimer of Liability

The information included on this website, whether provided by personnel employed by Stanford University or by third parties, is provided for the purposes outlined above only. The information does not apply to any particular factual or legal situation, and it is not intended as legal advice and should not be considered as legal advice. It is provided ‘as is’ with all faults and without warranty of any kind.

The Site’s Providers do not assume any responsibility for the accuracy or legality of content or services provided by the External Resources. There is no warranty that the third-party organizations listed on the platform will meet your needs or requirements, that the operation of the website or services will be uninterrupted or error-free, that any of the services will continue to be made available, or that the information provided on it will be corrected or up-to-date.

In addition, neither Stanford University, nor any of its employees, agents, contractors, or affiliates, or third parties that provided services to Stanford University to create this platform, warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information or analyses displayed on the platform.

To the extent not prohibited by applicable law, in no event shall the Site’s Providers be liable for personal injury, or any incidental, special, indirect, or consequential damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, damages for loss of profits, corruption or loss of data, failure to transmit or receive any data, business interruption or any other damages or losses, arising out of or related to your use of this platform, or the organizations and services it lists.

We caution all visitors that inclusion of any information on this site does not constitute an endorsement of the truthfulness or accuracy of that information. Use of the website is at your own risk. Be sure to check with your local court and government authorities for your most up-to-date and correct information. Consult with a lawyer licensed in your jurisdiction before taking any legal action.

Limitations on Use

Subject to the terms of this Terms of Service, and with proper attribution, and for their own non-commercial research, reports, or presentations, users may use this Legal Help FAQ platform and reproduce, publish, distribute, and/or link to individual results pages from the Legal Help FAQ platform.

By use of this website, users agree:

  • Not to reproduce, publish, distribute, sell, modify, or scrape the content of the Legal Help FAQ platform for use on another website, app, blog, product, extension, publication, or service, except with the express written consent of the Legal Design Lab or as authorized in these Terms of Service.
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  • To abide by exclusionary protocols (e.g., Robots.txt, Automated Content Access Protocol (ACAP), etc.) that may be used by the Legal Help FAQ platform. You agree not to access parts of the platform to which you are not authorized, or attempt to circumvent any restrictions imposed on your use or access of the platform.
  • Not to use the Legal Help FAQ platform for any unlawful purpose.
  • To respect our copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights as well as the intellectual property rights of others.

Any unauthorized or prohibited use of any content may subject you to civil liability, criminal prosecution, or both, under applicable federal, state, local laws, or applicable foreign laws, rules, regulations, and treaties.

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