User. A "User" is an active MSBA member in good standing and any individual to whom the MSBA, in its sole discretion, grants temporary or provisional access to the Site regardless of membership status. A member of the public who uses the site for obtaining referrals to MSBA member attorney is also a user and is sometimes distinguished as a "Public User" in this agreement.
Content. "Content" of the Site includes any and all materials contained on the site, including, without limitation, all text, links, graphics, audio, video, logos, button icons, legal and non-legal forms, and images.
Not Legal Advice. Content on the Site is not intended to and does not constitute legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is formed between Users and the MSBA. Nothing submitted to the Site shall be treated as confidential. No information provided to staff of MN Find a Lawyer and/or the MSBA will be considered confidential or as creating an attorney-client relationship. The MSBA does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, adequacy, or currency of the information contained in or linked to the Site.
Referrals to Lawyers. A referral to a lawyer who has indicated his or her willingness to accept cases in a particular area of law does not mean that MN Find a Lawyer or the MSBA has certified such lawyer as a specialist or an expert in the indicated field of practice, nor does it mean that the lawyer is necessarily any more expert or competent than any other lawyer. MN Find a Lawyer and the MSBA does not require lawyers to have malpractice insurance coverage, nor to divulge any incidents of professional discipline. Public Users are responsible for making an independent investigation and evaluation of any lawyer being considered.
Lawyers Listing on the Site. Lawyers who list on the Site are defined as a User in this Agreement and are subject to further Conditions of Use.
Content on the Site may not be sold under any circumstances, except content wholly owned by a third party after the User obtains proper permissions from the third party.
Any content that carries a MN Find a Lawyer or MSBA logo, copyright, or other identifying mark may only be reproduced in such a manner that the mark is preserved, except as otherwise explicitly provided.
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Accuracy of Content. The MSBA does not represent or warrant that the Site will be free of errors, viruses, or other harmful components, or that defects will be corrected. The MSBA does not warrant or represent that the information available on or through the Site will be correct, accurate, timely, or otherwise reliable. The MSBA may make improvements and changes to its features, functionality, or content at any time.
Third-Party Content. Third-party content may appear on the Site or may be accessible via links from the Site. The MSBA is not responsible for and assumes no liability for any mistakes, misstatements of law, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, or profanity in the statements, opinions, representations, or any other form of content contained in any third-party content appearing on the Site. Users understand that material or information submitted by a third party represents solely the thoughts of the thirdpand is neither endorsed by nor does it reflect the belief of the MSBA.
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LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. THE MSBA IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY, OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM USE OF THE SITE, NOR IS THE MSBA LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ATTORNEY'S FEES) IN ANY WAY DUE TO, RESULTING FROM, OR ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEB SITE OR ITS CONTENT. TO THE EXTENT THIS LIMITATION ON LIABILITY IS PROHIBITED, THE MSBA'S SOLE OBLIGATION TO USERS FOR DAMAGES IS LIMITED TO $10.00.
Severability of Provisions. If any provision of these terms and conditions are unlawful, void, or unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable from the remaining provisions and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining terms and conditions.
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