FLEX BY FENWICK TERMS OF USE

Last Updated: July, 13, 2017

Fenwick & West LLP (“Fenwick” or “we“) offers a service to our clients to provide them with access to experienced attorneys for temporary part-time or full-time projects (“FLEX”) and provides information for corporate entities, attorneys, and other individuals interested in FLEX through our website, accessible at www.flexbyfenwick.com (the “Site“). Please read carefully the following terms and conditions (“Terms“) and our Privacy Policy, which may be found at this link, because they govern your access to and use of the Site and FLEX. To make these Terms easier to read, the Site and FLEX are collectively called the “Services.”

1.                   Agreement to Terms. By using our Services, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you don’t agree to be bound by these Terms, do not use the Services. If you are accessing and using the Services on behalf of a company (such as your employer or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind that company or other legal entity to these Terms. In that case, “you” and “your” will refer to that company or other legal entity.

2.                   Privacy Policy. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for information on how we collect, use and disclose information from our users. You acknowledge and agree that your use of the Services is subject to our Privacy Policy.

3.                  Changes to Terms or Services. We may update the Terms at any time, in our sole discretion. If we do so, we’ll let you know either by posting the updated Terms on the Site or through other communications. It’s important that you review the Terms whenever we update them or you use the Services. If you continue to use the Services after we have posted updated Terms, you are agreeing to be bound by the updated Terms. If you don’t agree to be bound by the updated Terms, then you may not use the Services anymore. Because our Services are evolving over time we may change or discontinue all or any part of the Services, at any time and without notice, at our sole discretion.

4.                   Eligibility to Use the Services. You may use the Services only if you are 18 years or older and capable of forming a binding contract with Fenwick and are not barred from using the Services under applicable law.

5.                   Feedback. We welcome feedback, comments and suggestions for improvements to the Services (“Feedback”). You can submit Feedback by emailing us at info@flexbyfenwick.com. You grant to us a non-exclusive, transferable, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, fully-paid, royalty-free license, with the right to sublicense, under any and all intellectual property rights that you own or control to use, copy, modify, create derivative works based upon and otherwise exploit the Feedback for any purpose.

6.                   Content and Content Rights. For purposes of these Terms: (i) “Content” means text, graphics, images, music, software, audio, video, works of authorship of any kind, and information or other materials that are posted, generated, provided or otherwise made available through the Services; and (ii) “User Content” means any Content that you (and other users of the Services) provide to be made available through the Services. Content includes without limitation User Content.

7.                   Content Ownership, Responsibility and Removal. Fenwick does not claim any ownership rights in any User Content and nothing in these Terms will be deemed to restrict any rights that you may have to use and exploit your User Content. Subject to the foregoing, Fenwick and its licensors exclusively own all right, title and interest in and to the Services and Content, including all associated intellectual property rights. You acknowledge that the Services and Content are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of the United States and foreign countries. You agree not to remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Services or Content.

(a)                Rights in User Content Granted by You. By making any User Content available through Services you hereby grant to Fenwick a non-exclusive, transferable, worldwide, royalty-free license, with the right to sublicense, to use, copy, modify, distribute, publicly display, publicly perform and distribute your User Content in connection with operating and providing the Services and Content to you and to other users of the Services.

(b)                Responsibility for User Content. You are solely responsible for all your User Content. You represent and warrant that you own all your User Content or you have all rights that are necessary to grant us the license rights in your User Content under these Terms. You also represent and warrant that neither your User Content, nor your use and provision of your User Content to be made available through the Services, nor any use of your User Content by Fenwick on or through the Services will infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party’s intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation.

(c)                 Rights in Content Granted by Fenwick. Subject to your compliance with these Terms, Fenwick grants to you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license, with no right to sublicense, download, view, copy, display and print the Content solely in connection with your permitted use of the Services and solely for your personal and non-commercial purposes.

8.                   General Prohibitions and Fenwick’s Enforcement Rights. You agree not to do any of the following:

(a)                Post, upload, publish, submit or transmit any Content that: (i) infringes, misappropriates or violates a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy; (ii) violates, or encourages any conduct that would violate, any applicable law or regulation or would give rise to civil liability; (iii) is fraudulent, false, misleading or deceptive; (iv) is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, vulgar or offensive; (v) promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group; (vi) is violent or threatening or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any person or entity; or (vii) promotes illegal or harmful activities or substances;

(b)                Use, display, mirror or frame the Services or any individual element within the Services, Fenwick’s name, any Fenwick trademark, logo or other proprietary information, or the layout and design of any page or form contained on a page, without Fenwick’s express written consent;

(c)                 Access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Services, Fenwick’s computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of Fenwick’s providers;

(d)                Attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of any Fenwick system or network or breach any security or authentication measures;

(e)                Avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, impair, descramble or otherwise circumvent any technological measure implemented by Fenwick or any of Fenwick’s providers or any other third party (including another user) to protect the Services or Content;

(f)                  Attempt to access or search the Services or Content or download Content from the Services through the use of any engine, software, tool, agent, device or mechanism (including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools or the like) other than the software and/or search agents provided by Fenwick or other generally available third-party web browsers;

(g)                Send any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, email, junk mail, spam, chain letters or other form of solicitation;

(h)                Use any meta tags or other hidden text or metadata utilizing a Fenwick trademark, logo URL or product name without Fenwick’s express written consent;

(i)                  Use the Services or Content, or any portion thereof, for any commercial purpose or for the benefit of any third party or in any manner not permitted by these Terms;

(j)                  Forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting, or in any way use the Services or Content to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information;

(k)                Attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide the Services or Content;

(l)                  Interfere with, or attempt to interfere with, the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mail-bombing the Services;

(m)              Collect or store any personally identifiable information from the Services from other users of the Services without their express permission;

(n)                Impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity;

(o)                Violate any applicable law or regulation; or

(p)                Encourage or enable any other individual to do any of the foregoing.

Although we’re not obligated to monitor access to or use of the Services or Content or to review or edit any Content, we have the right to do so for the purpose of operating the Services, to ensure compliance with these Terms and to comply with applicable law or other legal requirements. We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to remove or disable access to any Content, at any time and without notice, including, but not limited to, if we, at our sole discretion, consider any Content to be objectionable or in violation of these Terms. We have the right to investigate violations of these Terms or conduct that affects the Services. We may also consult and cooperate with law enforcement authorities to prosecute users who violate the law.

9.                   DMCA/Copyright Policy. Fenwick respects copyright law and expects its users to do the same. It is Fenwick’s policy to terminate in appropriate circumstances the accounts of users who repeatedly infringe or are believed to be repeatedly infringing the rights of copyright holders. Please see the FLEX by Fenwick Copyright Policy for further information.

10.               Links to Third Party Websites or Resources. The Services may contain links to third-party websites or resources. We provide these links only as a convenience and are not responsible for the content, products or services on or available from those websites or resources or links displayed on such websites. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from, your use of any third-party websites or resources.

11.               Termination. We may terminate your access to and use of the Services, at our sole discretion, at any time and without notice to you. Upon any termination, discontinuation or cancellation of the Services or your Account, all provisions of these Terms which by their nature should survive will survive, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, limitations of liability, and dispute resolution provisions.

12.               Warranty Disclaimers. THE SERVICES AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE EXPLICITLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. We make no warranty that the Services will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted, secure, or error-free basis. We make no warranty regarding the quality, accuracy, timeliness, truthfulness, completeness or reliability of any Content.

13.               Indemnity. You will indemnify and hold harmless Fenwick and its officers, directors, employee and agents, from and against any claims, disputes, demands, liabilities, damages, losses, and costs and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees arising out of or in any way connected with (i) your access to or use of the Services or Content, (ii) your User Content, or (iii) your violation of these Terms.

14.               Limitation of Liability.

(a)                NEITHER FENWICK NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE SERVICES OR CONTENT WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOST REVENUES, LOST SAVINGS, LOST BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, LOSS OF DATA OR GOODWILL, SERVICE INTERRUPTION, COMPUTER DAMAGE OR SYSTEM FAILURE OR THE COST OF SUBSTITUTE SERVICES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES OR CONTENT, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT FENWICK OR ANY OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE, EVEN IF A LIMITED REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

(b)                IN NO EVENT WILL FENWICK’S TOTAL LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES OR CONTENT EXCEED THE AMOUNTS YOU HAVE PAID TO FENWICK FOR USE OF THE SERVICES OR CONTENT OR ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100), IF YOU HAVE NOT HAD ANY PAYMENT OBLIGATIONS TO FENWICK, AS APPLICABLE.

(c)                 THE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN FENWICK AND YOU.

15.               Governing Law and Forum Choice. You and Fenwick agree that any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to these Terms or the breach, termination, enforcement, interpretation or validity thereof or the use of the Services or Content (collectively, “Disputes”) will be governed by the laws of the State of California, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. The exclusive jurisdiction for all Disputes will be the state and federal courts located in the Northern District of California, and you and Fenwick each waive any objection to jurisdiction and venue in such courts.

16.               General Terms.

(a)                Entire Agreement. These Terms constitute the entire and exclusive understanding and agreement between Fenwick and you regarding the Services and Content, and these Terms supersede and replace any and all prior oral or written understandings or agreements between Fenwick and you regarding the Services and Content. If any provision of these Terms is held invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the other provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect. You may not assign or transfer these Terms, by operation of law or otherwise, without Fenwick’s prior written consent. Any attempt by you to assign or transfer these Terms, without such consent, will be null. Fenwick may freely assign or transfer these Terms without restriction. Subject to the foregoing, these Terms will bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

(b)                Notices. Any notices or other communications provided by Fenwick under these Terms, including those regarding modifications to these Terms, will be given: (i) via email; or (ii) by posting to the Services. For notices made by e-mail, the date of receipt will be deemed the date on which such notice is transmitted.

(c)                 Waiver of Rights. Fenwick’s failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of such right or provision. The waiver of any such right or provision will be effective only if in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of Fenwick. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these Terms will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these Terms or otherwise.

17.               Contact Information. If you have any questions about these Terms or the Services, please contact Fenwick at info@flexbyfenwick.com, (415) 875-2322 or 555 California St, 12th floor, San Francisco, CA 94104.