AbogadosPH Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions govern the usage of AbogadosPH’s website and its other services. By accessing this website and/or using our services, you agree to AbogadosPH’s Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy, and Community Guidelines.

On Website Content

The AbogadosPH website displays content that is either created by the AbogadosPH Team or Third Party content from both customers and subscriber lawyers. We review Third Party content to determine its legality and appropriateness to the website, and we reserve the right to remove or refuse to display content that we reasonably believe to be against our policies, guidelines, and the law. These reviews however are limited to the specific content posted on AbogadosPH. Importantly, we do not guarantee the accuracy, adequacy or quality of any such information, or the qualifications of those posting it.

In Using our Services

All visitors and users of AbogadosPH are free to use all available services online. But please be reminded that such usage does not grant ownership of any intellectual property rights over our Services or any of the content of AbogadosPH. These Terms do not grant users the right to use any branding or logos used on AbogadosPH. As such, users may not use content from our Services unless permission is granted by the administrators, or are otherwise permitted by law.

Attorney-Client Relationship

Foremost, AbogadosPH does not create an Attorney-Client Relationship between the lawyers and the users. This website is merely a medium in which lawyers may be searched and contacted by users, who may or may not be in search of legal counsel, but is merely seeking for advice without intention of professionally engaging a lawyer.

To clarify, information found on AbogadosPH is intended for general informational purposes only and should be used only as a starting point for addressing your legal issues. Accessing information, or corresponding with or asking questions to a lawyer via this application, does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and AbogadosPH, or you and any lawyer. It is not a substitute for an in-person or telephonic consultation with a lawyer licensed to practice in your region about your specific legal issue.

Legal Services by Lawyers Listed on AbogadosPH

AbogadosPH is primarily a lawyer directory where lawyers can offer information about their services and interact with users. While we provide a number of methods by which you have a direct, confidential discussion of your legal issues with a lawyer, AbogadosPH remains in all instances, merely as an intermediary in such collaborations.

Should you engage a lawyer you found on AbogadosPH, you shall be liable for paying the lawyer directly for the services he/she has provided. Any attorney-client relationship formed as a result of such discussions is between you and the lawyer you speak with—not between you and AbogadosPH. Furthermore, you understand that AbogadosPH cannot be held responsible for the quality or accuracy of any information or legal services provided by lawyers you connect with via AbogadosPH.

Permitted Lawyer Advertising

AbogadosPH is a lawyer directory that is consistent with the standards of professional conduct, in line with the directive of the Supreme Court in the leading cases of Ulep v. Legal Clinic (Bar Matter No. 553, 17 June 1993) and Khan, Jr. v. Simbillo (A.C. No. 5299, 19 August 2003). Think of AbogadosPH as an online collection of lawyers’ calling cards, but made easily accessible thanks to technology. Simple enough, right?

This being so, we humbly request all lawyers, in inputting their respective details, to be as accurate as possible. AbogadosPH was created not to deceive or mislead would-be clients and the general public, but to bring the law closer to those who need guidance and clarification. As such, it is the lawyers’ and the law firms’ responsibility to ensure that any information posted or placed on the website (including without limitation any Legal Information), and any communications they may have with prospective clients through the services of AbogadosPH, fully complies with all applicable laws and rules of professional conduct, including those concerning the unauthorized practice of law and those regulating the form, manner or content of communications with clients, advertising, or other matters.

Disclaimers and Acknowledgements

To the fullest extent permitted by law, AbogadosPH, its representatives and affiliates, make no warranties, either in express or implied, about information provided by Third Party data and contributions, of which there exists certain inherent limitations as to the accuracy or currency of the same, or that legal and other information may be incomplete, may contain inaccuracies, or may be based on opinion. While AbogadosPH strives to allow lawyers to provide useful information regarding themselves and their legal services, there are some things that we cannot guarantee considering the vast amounts of information that we may not screen for accuracy. Rest assured, should we be alerted on the misleading or deceptive nature of the information found on AbogadosPH, we shall immediately verify and act upon the complaint.

Copyright

We respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement and terminate accounts of repeat infringers. If you believe that any material on the site infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, please email us.

Limitation of Liability

To the fullest extent permitted by law, in no event shall AbogadosPH or any of its affiliates, or any of their respective owners, employees, agents, and representatives, be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages or any loss of profits or revenues, whether incurred directly or indirectly, or any loss of data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses, resulting from (1) the outcome of any legal matter, (2) your access to, or use of, or inability to access or use our services; (3) any conduct or content of any third-party relating to the services, or (4) unauthorized access, use or alteration of legal information.

To the extent permitted by law, the total liability of AbogadosPH, its affiliates and representatives, for any claim arising out of or relating to the use of our services, is limited to the amount paid to us to use our paid services, if any.

User-Posted Content & other Interactive Areas

AbogadosPH includes interactive areas in which you may post content and information, including reviews, comments, and other materials. You retain all rights in, and are solely responsible for, these content you post on AbogadosPH. You are also solely responsible for your use of such features, and use them at your own risk. By using any interactive feature, you agree to comply with our Community Guidelines. We reserve the right to remove or modify this content for any reason, including those that we believe violates these Terms or our policies.

When you post User Content to AbogadosPH, you grant AbogadosPH and its affiliates a non-exclusive, royalty-free, right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in any media. To the extent such content is attached to a profile on the platform, the foregoing includes a right to reproduce your profile, and any name, likeness or photograph contained in such profile. If you submit feedback or suggestions about our Services, we may use your feedback or suggestions without obligation to you.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless AbogadosPH, its affiliates, independent contractors, service providers and consultants, from and against any claims, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys' fees arising out of or related to any User Content you post, store or otherwise transmit on or through the Services or your use of or inability to use the Services, including without limitation any actual or threatened suit, demand or claim arising out of or relating to the User Content, your conduct, your violation of these Terms or your violation of the rights of any third party.

Modifications

AbogadosPH may revise these Terms from time to time, on a prospective basis, and will always post the most up-to-date version on our website. If we determine, in our sole discretion, that a modification to these Terms materially affects your rights, we will notify you by sending you an email or other form of communication. By using or continuing to use or access the Services after any revisions have come into effect, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms.

Applicable law

The laws of the Republic of the Philippines, will apply to any disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms or the Services.

Termination

Notwithstanding any of these Terms, AbogadosPH reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate your account, or to block your access to and use of the Services. AbogadosPH reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time. In the event of termination of access to the Services for any reason, you have no right to obtain a copy of any data or communications you stored or effected via the Services, or any other data.

Entire agreement

These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and AbogadosPH with respect to the subject matter of these Terms, and supersede and replace any prior version of the Terms. These Terms create no third party beneficiary rights.

Waiver, severability, and assignment

AbogadosPH’s failure to enforce a provision of these Terms is not a waiver of its right to do so later. If any provision of these Terms is found unenforceable, the remaining provisions of the Terms will remain in full effect and an enforceable Term or Terms will be substituted reflecting our intent as closely as possible. You may not assign any of your rights under these Terms, and any attempt to do so will be void. AbogadosPH may assign its rights to any of its affiliates or subsidiaries, or to any successor in interest of any business associated with the Services.

If you have any question regarding the use of the Site or its contents, please feel free to contact us.