Terms & Conditions

I. Acceptance of Terms

Workers Advocacy Group Enterprises, LLC ("WAGE") welcomes you and it starts every new User relationship with a contract. WAGE provides its service to you subject the following terms of use contract, which may be updated by us from time to time without notice to you. You can review the most current version of the terms of us at any time at iwantmyot.comcom/privacy-policy. By accessing and using the WAGE service and its website, you accept and agree to be bound by the terms and provision of this contract. In addition, when using particular WAGE owned or operated services, you and WAGE shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services, which may be posted and modified from time to time. All such guidelines or rules (including but not limited to our Privacy Policy) are hereby incorporated by reference into this contract.

If you have any questions about any part of the contract, please contact us about it at info@workersadvocacy.com. Please remember that until there is an agreement in place, you will not receive full access to our system.

In this agreement, we have referred to the WAGE service as the “Service”, to you as the “User” and to this contract as the “Agreement”.

II. Relationship Between WAGE And User: Providing Only an Advertising Directory

WAGE is an Internet forum that facilitates communication between legal professionals and potential users of legal services. WAGE services as an administrative venue for providers and purchasers of legal services to exchange information with the goal of eventually forming a professional relationship. WAGE does not guarantee that Users will successfully find legal representation through this system. WAGE takes no position and offers no opinion on when or if an attorney-client relationship has been or should be formed.

So as to provide an optimal forum for potential clients and legal professionals, WAGE does not involve itself in the agreements between Users and legal professionals or the actual representation of clients. Therefore, we cannot ensure the completion of the agreement or the integrity of either party. The User, and not WAGE, is solely responsible for assessing the integrity, honesty, and trustworthiness of all persons with whom the User communicates on the Service.

Disclaimer of attorney-client relationship

Any form of use of the Service by a User or potential client is not intended to and will not create an attorney-client relationship between any person or entity and WAGE. Any electronic or other communication sent to WAGE will not create an attorney-client relationship between the User and WAGE, such being expressly denied.

WAGE does not screen or vouch for any of its Users

Providing a service where potential clients and legal professionals interact and communicate does not imply an endorsement of any subscribing attorney or service provider. WAGE makes no representation concerning an attorney’s qualifications (except that the attorney was licensed to practice law in at least one state at the time of registration), nor does it sanction statements an attorney may post on the system. WAGE makes no representation concerning the qualifications of non-attorney legal service providers. Your potential case will be viewed by non-attorney legal providers only with your consent. WAGE does not screen potential cases, or otherwise channel potential clients to selected attorneys.

WAGE does not provide legal advice

WAGE is not a law firm. As such, WAGE offers no legal advice, recommendations, mediation, or counseling under any circumstance. WAGE encourages the User not to accept any information received from any source found on this service, unless it is from an attorney the User has retained.

Disclaimer of representations by Users

WAGE makes no representation, guarantee, or warranty (express or implied) as to the legal ability, competence, or quality of representation which may be provided by any of the attorneys, law firms or legal service providers which may submit bids and/or are listed through this Web site or any affiliate thereof. Nor does WAGE engage in any endorsement or promotions of such attorneys, law firms or legal service providers.

III. User Guidelines

In order to keep this system attractive and useful for all Users, it is important that Users follow the rules of the system. Some of these rules are described in this Agreement, and the rest in bulletins posted at various points in the system. WAGE reserves the right to deny further access to its service to any User who violates these rules, is the subject of complaints by other Users, for any other reason, or for no reason at all.

Users may not engage in any of the following activities on our system:

IV. Disclaimer of Information Obtained on the Service

WAGE provides legal professionals and potential clients with a forum that functions as an open market. WAGE is not responsible for the content of materials posted on its Web sites. The opinions and views expressed are those of the individual Users of the Service and do not reflect those of WAGE. Data submitted by other Users (both attorneys and lay persons) is not verified or reviewed in any way before it appears on the WAGE Web site. WAGE does not warrant the validity or accuracy of any such information. Please use caution and common sense when using this site.

WAGE does not continuously review the standing of any attorney subscriber with any regulatory authority. When considering employing any attorney or law firm, Users should check the attorney’s standing with the state bar.

WAGE makes every effort to verify that attorneys who subscribe to the Service are licensed and in good standing in at least one state within the United States at the time of registration. However, WAGE is unable to track, verify, or monitor the standing of each attorney using the Service. Therefore, WAGE makes no representation regarding the status, standing or ability of any attorney or law firm that submits bids, or is listed through this Web site.

Users are urged to make their own independent investigation and evaluation of any firm being considered. The determination of the need for legal services and the choice of legal representation are extremely important decisions and should not be based solely on advertisements, claims of expertise, or on the cost of rendering the requested legal services.

WAGE is not responsible for, and in no way endorses, any description or indication of specialization or limitation of practice by an attorney or law firm. Please be aware that no agency or board may have certified such attorney as a specialist or expert in any indicated field of law practice. In addition, an attorney claiming specialization is not necessarily any more expert or competent than other attorneys. It is up to the User to question the attorneys and providers on the factual basis of any statement they make, ask for the names of the certifying agencies, and verify all information.

Users are encouraged to use caution when reviewing any information submitted by attorneys and other parties. Although WAGE strongly encourages attorneys to comply with all regulations governing attorney conduct, it is impossible for WAGE to monitor members’ integrity or compliance with applicable rules of conduct.

WAGE in no way endorses the content or legality of any responses, statements, or promises made by attorneys or any other parties, on or off this site.

V. Confidentiality

WAGE makes every effort to maintain the confidentiality of any information submitted by Users to our system and our database of Users. However, because WAGE cannot control the conduct of others, we cannot guarantee that this information will remain confidential. Please use caution in deciding what information to input into the system. Do not make any confessions or admissions. Do not use proper names or addresses. Do not provide any other highly personal, sensitive, or incriminating information. WAGE is not responsible for the release or improper use of such information by other Users or any release due to error or failure in the system.

User agrees that attorneys contacted by User through the system may report to WAGE on whether their services were engaged by the User.

VI. Indemnification

The User agrees that WAGE is not responsible for any harm that this service may cause. The User agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold WAGE harmless from and against any and all liability and costs incurred in connection with any loss, liability, claim, demand, damage, and expenses arising from or in connection with the contents or use of the Service. The User agrees that this defense and indemnity shall also apply to any breach by the User of the Agreement or the foregoing representations, warranties and covenants. The User further agrees that this defense and indemnity shall include without limitation attorney fees and costs. The User also agrees that this defense and indemnity shall apply to WAGE, its affiliates, directors, officers and employees. WAGE reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by the User and the User shall not in any event settle any matter without the written consent of WAGE.

VII. Communications and Other Data

WAGE is not responsible for any loss of data resulting from accidental or deliberate deletion, network or system outages, file corruption, or any other reasons.

VIII. Other WAGE Rights

WAGE also reserves the following rights:

IX. Modifications to Terms of Service

WAGE may change the Agreement at any time. The User will be notified of the change and will be responsible for promptly reading and complying with the new terms and conditions. Continued use of the service will indicate acceptance of the new terms and conditions.

X. Modifications to Service

WAGE reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service with or without notice to the User. The User agrees that WAGE shall not be liable to the User or any third party for any modification or discontinuance of the Service. The User acknowledges and agrees that any termination of Service under any provision of this Agreement may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledges and agrees that WAGE may immediately delete data and files in the User’s account and bar any further access to such files or the Service.

XI. WAGE’s Proprietary Rights

WAGE owns certain things on this system, including the ‘look and feel’ of the system, the name of the system, and the collective work copyright in sequences of public messages on the system. Users cannot reproduce any message thread from the system, either electronically or in print, without WAGE’s permission and the permission of all participants in the thread. This is not a complete list — other things on the system are also WAGE property. Contact WAGE before copying anything from the system with plans of reproducing it or distributing it.

The User acknowledges and agrees that content, including but not limited to text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, page layout and design, or other material contained in the Service or information presented through the Service is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, or other proprietary rights and laws. The User acknowledges and agrees that the User is permitted to use this material and information only as expressly authorized by WAGE or its sponsors, and may not copy, reproduce, transmit, distribute, or create derivative works of such content or information without express authorization. The User acknowledges and agrees that WAGE can display images and text throughout the Service.

XII. Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

A great danger for WAGE, and for all operators of online systems, is that we might be held accountable for the wrongful actions of our Users. If one User libels another User, the injured User might blame us, even though the first User was really at fault. If a User uploads a program with a computer virus, and the other Users’ computers are damaged, we might be blamed even though a User left the virus on our System. If a User transmits illegal or improper information to another User, we might be blamed even though we did nothing more than unknowingly carry the message from one User to another. Accordingly, we need all Users to accept responsibility for their own acts, and to accept that an act by another User that damages them must not be blamed on us, but only on the other User.

Although it is WAGE’s goal to provide Users with a reliable, quality system, we may make mistakes or experience system failure from time to time. Such problems are inevitable in operating a system of this size. We would not be able to make this system available to Users if we had to accept blame or financial liability for any usability problems, system failures or errors, or mistakes or damages of any kind. In order to continue offering and improving our service, WAGE must deny any warranties on this service and insure that our liability for any problems connected with the use of our system is strictly limited.

These needs are accomplished by the following disclaimers:

Disclaimer of Warranties

The user expressly agrees that use of the service is at the user’s sole risk. The service is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. WAGE expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. WAGE makes no warranty that the service will meet user’s requirements, that the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free; nor does WAGE make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the service or as to the accuracy or reliability of any information obtained through the service or that defects in the software will be corrected. WAGE makes no warranty regarding any goods or services purchased or information obtained through the service or any transactions entered into through the service.

No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by the user from WAGE shall create any warranty not expressly stated herein.

Limitation of Liability

The user agrees that WAGE shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages resulting from the use or the inability to use the service or for cost of procurement of substitute goods and services or resulting from any goods or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from the service or resulting from unauthorized access to or alteration of user’s transmissions or data, including, but not limited to damages for loss of profits, use, data or other intangibles, even if WAGE has been advised of the possibility of such damages. The user further agrees that WAGE shall not be liable for any damages arising from interruption, suspension or termination of service, including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, whether such interruption, suspension or termination was justified or not, negligent or intentional, inadvertent or advertent.

XIII. Choice of Law and Forum

The User and WAGE each agree that the Agreement and the relationship between the parties shall be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of law provisions and that any and all claims, causes of action or disputes (regardless of theory) arising out of or relating to the Agreement, or the relationship between the User and WAGE, shall be brought exclusively in the courts located in the county of Los Angeles, California or the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. The User and WAGE agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Los Angeles, California or the Southern District of California, and agree to waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over the parties by such courts and to venue in such courts.

XIV. General

This agreement, the Agreement, incorporates by reference our Privacy Policy and any notice by WAGE contained in any of the Web site pages and constitutes the entire understanding between the User and WAGE regarding the User’s relationship to our Service.

Users potentially can reach our Service from all fifty states. Each of these places has a different set of laws. Since WAGE cannot keep track of all these laws and their requirements, the Agreement and the relationship between the User and WAGE shall be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

If WAGE fails to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement, that failure shall not be used to prove that WAGE has waived the right or provision. If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and that the other provisions of the Agreement remain in full force and effect. The User agrees that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or the Agreement must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. The section titles in the Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.