We encourage you to periodically review this statement as it may change at any time at our sole discretion.
Consistent with our business purpose, and in order to provide the services and products you and other users request from us, we facilitate certain commerce transactions through our Website.
Your Purchase of Our Services. When you purchase our Website services, whether for one-time use or as a subscription, you agree to pay Lightning Law the applicable fee specified on our pricing page and any taxes associated with your transaction in U.S. Dollars. Payment must be made using a valid credit card processed by our Website’s payment processor. Pricing is in U.S. Dollars and subject to change.
Subscriptions. When you purchase a Lightning Law subscription you must maintain a valid payment method with our payment processor. We will charge you for your subscription either monthly or annually, depending on the terms of the subscription you purchase from us.
Professional Profile. To initiate legal proceedings using our Website and to offer and sell services or products through our Website, you must set up and maintain a user account with your professional profile on our Website. There is no charge for you to display your profile on our Website.
Inactive Accounts. If you have not sold services or products through our Website in the last five years, we reserve the right to delete your user account and professional profile.
Buyer and Seller Contract. When you buy and sell services and products from other users through our Website, your transaction is directly between you and the seller or buyer, and Lightning Law is not a party. We may help facilitate sales, distribution, and the resolution of disputes, however, we are not responsible for any transaction and make no representations regarding any transaction. This means, among other things, that we have no control over, and do not guarantee the existence, quality, accuracy, or sufficiency of the items offered or sold, the truth or accuracy of any representation made by the seller or buyer, the ability of sellers to sell what is offered, the ability of buyers to pay for what they buy, or that a buyer or seller will actually complete a transaction or deliver any service or item, or address customer service issues to the seller’s or buyer’s satisfaction.
Prohibitions. As with all activity on our Website, commerce-related activity must not illegally discriminate against a person or group, including with regard to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, or disability. Listings must comply with all applicable laws, including those related to prohibiting discrimination. Commerce-related activities may not defraud other users, make false claims or affiliations, or make endorsements or offers (including promotions) that are not consistent with the purpose of our Website or applicable law, that involve offensive products or offers, or that utilize suggestive language or offensive images or graphics.
Limited Use of Others’ Information. If you obtain information about another user through our Website, you agree you will use that information only for the limited purpose of offering and/or selling permitted services to other users, consistent with the purpose of our Website and in compliance with this Commerce Policy. You may not disclose, sell, rent, or distribute any other user’s information to a third party for purposes unrelated to your offer and/or sale of permitted services and products through our Website.
Services of Court Reporters. If you are a court reporter offering your stenography services for hire through our Website you represent that: (a) you will comply with the Lightning Law Policies; (b) you are a certified court reporter in good standing, or that you hold a substantially similar designation, under the laws of a United States jurisdiction; (c) you will conduct the legal proceeding in a professional and legally sufficient manner; (d) you will only use the personal information you receive about other users and participants through our Website and/or that is disclosed by Lightning Law to you, only to perform the stenography services you have been paid to provide through our Website; and (e) you will distribute written transcripts for legal proceedings conducted through our Website only through our Website unless otherwise publicly available.
Services of Experts. If you are an expert offering your expert testimony or consultation for hire through our Website, you represent that: (a) you will comply with the Lightning Law Policies; (b) you are a qualified expert; (c) you are responsible for all services you offer and testimony given; and (d) if you use any recording of your testimony to market your services or otherwise, you will ensure that it does not include any other person’s personal information or any confidential information, and you will be responsible for all liability related to such use.
Terms for Sellers.
When selling any service or product through our Website, you agree that:
International Buying and Selling. In connection with international commerce transactions, we may, from time to time, offer certain programs, tools, and site experiences of particular interest to the parties to the transaction, such as estimated local currency conversion and/or international shipping calculation tools. In all cases, sellers and buyers are responsible for complying with all laws and regulations applicable to the international offer, sale, purchase, use, shipment, and/or delivery of items, including compliance with all U.S. Export laws. See Export Restrictions. Our fees may be higher for transactions that include a party located outside the United States.
How and When You Get Paid. When you set up your account to offer services or products, you will need to provide your banking information to our Service Provider in order to be paid. The net earnings for services and products you sell through our Website will generally be deposited into your account approximately 5 business days after the buyer pays. Settlement of funds to your account may be delayed in certain circumstances, including in situations related to your seller history or performance, or the transaction value.
Contact. You may contact us using any of the methods described at Contact Us.