Terms of Use

Last Updated: March 2021

Contents

1. General provisions

1.1. This document (“LEXIS: Terms of Use”), which is referred to as “Terms of Use” at www.lexis.am website (hereinafter referred to as Lexis or Website), sets out the rules, requirements and conditions to be followed by the website visitors (hereafter referred to as “users”) when using the website.
1.2. Lexis is an online platform launched by the Lyudvig Davtyan law office, that is the Website coordinator.
1.3. The Terms of Use are not limited solely to the rules set out in this document. Rules for using the site also include rules, requirements, and terms contained in other sections of the Website, as well as in notices (notifications), guidelines, in frequently asked questions, in technical settings and specifications of the Website, that together with the Privacy Policy and other documents published on the Website, are an integral part of this documents, equivalent to the rules contained in this document (hereinafter referred to as Terms of Use) and must be properly followed by users.
1.4. Users must follow the Terms of Use. By using the Website, users are conclusively agreeing to be acquainted with and agree with the Terms of Use of the Website, acknowledging that non-compliance with these terms may have negative consequences for them.
1.5. While it is required by a special section of the Website, users should state that they have read and accept the Terms of Use, including the Privacy Policy and agree to the requirements set out therein, which means arising of contractual relationships between the Website coordinator and the user, the content of which is defined by the Terms of Use.
1.6. Unless otherwise stated in the information published on the Website or not derived from it, the term “User” in the Website, including the current document, have the following meanings: user – a Website visitor, who uses the Website by logging into his/her account or without logging into it according to the Website’s technical settings, including receiving, using or publishing information through the Website,

2. Website Objective and Purpose

2.1. Lexis is an online platform about legal services and legal resources. Its mission is to  promote legal assistance to businesses and individuals.
2.2. The Website is purely informative, advisory and cannot be interpreted as a guarantee of mandatory solving any legal or other issue by a user.

3. Assurances

3.1. To use some of the Website features it is required the users submit their contact details, fill out submission forms and provide some personal information to Lexis (Please see also Privacy Policy).
3.2. The Website coordinator is not responsible for any issues that may be caused by the Website inaccessibility at any time or for any reason.
3.3. The Website coordinator is authorized to restrict logging in or access to certain sections of the Website without the prior notice or justification according to the Terms of Use.
3.4. Notices, notifications, or other information addressed to the users are submitting by the website coordinator to the e-mail address registered at the time of their submission and are deemed to be received not depending on their actual receipt․
3.5. Users are required to take the necessary measures to receive e-mails sent to their e-mail address and should ensure that it is only available to them or other authorized persons.
3.6. Users can contact the Website coordinator to request certain information or submit certain claims using the online contact form or send an e-mail to info@lexis.am if the form is not available.
3.7. Users are required to take the necessary measures to prevent third parties accessing their account on the Website or illegally disclosing their username or password by others, if according to the Website technical settings it is prescribed to open an account and use the Website through that account. They are required to immediately inform the Website coordinator of disclosure of their username and password by unauthorized persons.
3.8. The Website coordinator has the right not to allow any user identification code or password to be used at any time, if such user violates the Terms of Use or does not comply with them.
3.9. Users may be held responsible for deliberately or negligently disclosing their Identity Code or password to the third party which violates the Terms of Use or any other infringement by a third party that does not exempt a user from fulfilling his/her obligations defined by the Terms of Use.
3.10. Users are required to take action to ensure that all persons who have access to the Website from their internet connection are familiar with and follow these rules.

4. No Lawyer – Client Relationship

No lawyer-client, advisory, fiduciary or other relationship is created by accessing or otherwise using the Website or by communicating with a lawyers by way of e-mail or through the Website.

5. Not Legal Advice

5.1. The material provided on the Lexis website is for general information purposes only. It is not intended to provide legal advice or opinions of any kind and may not be used for professional or commercial purposes.
5.2. No one should act, or refrain from acting, based solely upon the materials provided on this website, any hypertext links or other general information without first seeking appropriate legal or other professional advice.
5.3. The hypertext links, search mechanisms, portals, documents and information on this website are provided for your convenience only. These materials may have no evidentiary value and should be checked against official sources before they are used for professional or commercial purposes.
5.4. It is your responsibility to determine whether these materials are admissible in a given judicial or administrative proceeding and whether there are any other evidentiary or filing requirements. Your use of these materials is at your own risk.

6. No Warranty

6.1. While the Lexis staff has made reasonable efforts to ensure that the materials contained on this website are accurate, it does not warrant or guarantee: the accuracy, currency or completeness of the materials; that the website will be available without interruption, error or omission; that defects will be corrected; or that the website and the server(s) that make it available are free from viruses or other harmful components. The website and the materials provided on the website are provided “as is” and “as available” without representations, warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied.
6.2. In no event shall Lyudvig Davtyan law office, its partners, agents or employees be liable for any loss, cost or damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for harm to business, loss of profits, programs or data, interruption of activities or any other pecuniary or economic loss) whether direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, exemplary, consequential or otherwise arising out of any use or misuse of, or any defects, inaccuracies, errors or omissions in this site without regard to the form of action, even if Lyudvig Davtyan law office has been advised of the possibility of damages or if such damages are reasonably foreseeable.

7. Communications Not Confidential

7.1. Lyudvig Davtyan law office does not guarantee the confidentiality of any communication via e-mail or its website that relates to a matter for which the firm does not already represent you.
7.2. In matters that Lyudvig Davtyan law office does represent you, e-mail may not be secure.

8. Armenian Law Applies

8.1. The laws of the Republic of Armenia shall govern use of this website and the interpretation, validity and effect of this agreement, notwithstanding any conflict of laws, provisions or your domicile, residence or physical location.
8.2. You hereby consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Republic of Armenia in any action or proceeding related to this website and agree not to commence any such action or proceeding except in Armenia.

9. Reserved Rights

9.1. Copyright © 2021 Lyudvig Davtyan law office. All rights reserved.
9.2. The Website contains information, communication, software (including program code that may execute on the server or that may be embedded in or downloadable from individual pages on this site), images, sounds, music, graphics, photos, videos and other materials and services (collectively, the “Content”).
9.3. You agree that the Content and the selection, arrangement, architecture and enhancement of the Content and other website features (the “Website Design”) are protected by Armenian and international intellectual and industrial property rights, including copyrights, trade-marks and other proprietary rights. These rights are valid and protected in all media existing now or later developed, and all use of the Content or Website Design shall be in accordance with such rights and the terms of this agreement.
9.4. Users of this Website are granted a limited licence to display or print its content for their own personal non-commercial use, provided the Content is not modified. Any other use of the Content or the Website Design is prohibited. The Content and Website Design may not be otherwise reproduced, republished or re-disseminated in any matter or form without the prior written consent of Lyudvig Davtyan law office.

10. Linking

10.1. You may link to the front page of this website at www.lexis.am. Any other link to this website, and any linking to the pages within the site or framing of content on this site, is prohibited without the prior written consent of Lyudvig Davtyan law office.
10.2. Any reference on this website to any product or service by trade name, trade-mark, hypertext link or otherwise is provided to you for your convenience only and does not constitute or imply its endorsement or recommendation by Lyudvig Davtyan law office.
10.3. To the extent this website contains links to other websites, Lyudvig Davtyan law office does not control the availability or content of such websites. Your use of any linked websites is at your own risk.

11. Access to Information

11.1. Users can submit articles, their summaries and other materials (e.g., videos, business plans, presentations, etc.) for publication on the Website in accordance with the Terms of Use, as well as get acquainted with the information published in the Website.
11․2․ Website users must use the Website in accordance with its subject matter and objectives and refrain from misconduct while using the Website.

12. Being free of responsibility

12.1. The Website coordinator publishes information submitted by the users without any guarantee or precondition of its accuracy.
12.2. The Website coordinator may review only the compliance of the information to the content format and accessibility criteria and does not bear responsibility for the content and accuracy of the information provided by users in front of them or against third parties.
12.3. The website coordinator shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of or in connection with any use by or in connection with the use of the Website by a website user (including the use of any other site or information placed on the Website) as a result of any loss or damage), which includes:
a) loss of any profits or income, as well as missed gain,
b) loss of business or any other loss;
c) reduction of profit, loss or failure to fulfill the contract;
d) amendment or settlement of the contract;
e) loss of data;
f) loss of will (intent);
g) any other loss, damage, or any other negative consequence.

13. Content format and admissibility criteria

13.1. The content format described in this paragraph refers to any information or material (provided information) submitted by users to the Website coordinator, which they submit to the Website coordinator for publishing in the Website.
13.2. The responsibility of users is to ensure that the information provided to Lexis are in line with the content format and the admissibility criteria specified in this paragraph.
13.3. Information submitted to Lexis for publishing must:
a) be accurate (if it contains facts), reasonable (if it is opinion or assessment) and at any time updated;
b) be submitted by the user personally or by a person who is authorized to do so on behalf of the user and in his favor;
(c) be linked to any project or program relating to the object and purpose of the Website;
d) be in compliance with the criteria of admissibility;
e) be in compliance with the requirements of the legislation.
13.4. Information submitted to the Lexis for publishing must not:
a) contain any information or formulation that has a slanderous, threatening, insulting nature or preaching hatred, violence, discrimination or other unlawful acts or activities, or which implies invasion of another person’s private life,
b) violate the copyright or related rights of another person;
c) breach any obligation by the user towards a third party, including the obligation to maintain any contractual or confidential information,
d) refer to such projects that are related to activities concerning the follows:
– explosives or ammunition, military, defense or police equipment or outfit and similar products;
– terrorism financing or money laundering;
– sexual exploitation or trafficking in human beings;
– gambling games or related devices and equipment,
– tobacco smuggling, sale of cigarettes or any other activity connected with it,
– production, sale or other distribution of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances,
– any other activity prohibited by law;
e) pursue the purpose of making an illegal act on behalf of another person, distort or misrepresent the identity of the user or person on whose behalf the user acts,
f) leave a false impression that the user is in any way connected with the website coordinator and operates on his behalf, if such authority is not provided by the website coordinator officially.
13.5. Information in the website must meet at least the following admissibility criteria:
a) the article or information must comply with the requirements of the legislation, as well as the Terms of Use;
b) it should be described in the most accurate and correct way;
(c) the article or information should relate to the permitted types of activity and to pursue a legitimate aim.

14. Publication, modification and removal

14.1. The Website coordinator have the right to publish information in accordance with the Terms of Use or at its sole discretion to reject publication of submitted information wholly or partly.
14.2. The Website coordinator has the right to reuse or revise the information submitted to him in his communication activity.
14.3. Even if the information or part thereof is protected by a user’s intellectual property or copyrights, or contains banking, commercial, official or other confidential information protected by law, the user, by submitting the information to the Website coordinator for publishing, automatically guarantees a free license/authorization to publish that information.
14.4. The Website coordinator is authorized to reject publication of information or remove published information on the Website for fulfilling the legal requirements and the Terms of Use, or for protection of human dignity or business reputation, or banking, commercial, official or other confidential information protected by law, or for other legitimate considerations by notifying the user. The user has no right to require any additional justification from the website coordinator for rejecting the publication of information or removing the published information.
14.5. The website coordinator reserves the right to modify the Website description, external appearance and design, information layout or technical settings at any time.
15.6. If necessary, the Website coordinator has the ability to suspend access to the Website or access to the Website or to close it indefinitely.
14.7. The Website coordinator does not have any obligation to update any expired information or material.

15. Payments

The Website coordinator has the rights to require payments for using certain features of the Website including registering in the Website, adding an article, making published information visible, etc, according to its price list and payment methods, by notifying the users and publishing relevant information on the Website.

16. Suspension and termination

16.1. Breach of the Terms of Use of the Website may result in immediate, temporary or permanent restriction of the right of use of the Website, immediate and temporary or permanent removal of published information or material presented by the user.
16.2. In case of a complaint filed by any third party on the violation of the Terms of Use by a user the Website coordinator has the right to request the appropriate user to provide clarifications within a reasonable time-frame.
16.3. The Website coordinator shall not be liable for any infringement by user of the breach of the Terms of Use or any of the foregoing measures and any consequences thereof. The measures described in this paragraph are not exhaustive, and the Website coordinator is authorized to take other measures, including applying to law enforcement agencies or initiating other legal procedures against user.

17. Protection of Information and Personal Data

17.1. The sole purpose of requesting information by the Website coordinator is its use exclusively within the object and purpose of the Website.
17.2. All information submitted by users is accessible to them and they may request from the Website coordinator via e-mail to delete or modify any information within a short time-frame and this requirement is subject to immediate execution by the Website coordinator according to the Terms of Use.
17.3. The Website coordinator keeps the confidentiality of the confidential information provided by users on the secured servers.
17.4. By using the Website, users give their consent to the Website coordinator to disseminate any publicly available information to any third party, or to disseminate it through any means taking into account the operating goals of the Website and its development.
17.5. The Website coordinator is authorised to request and receive certain personal data from individuals. These data are subject to protection in accordance with the personal data protection requirements. Other requirements for personal data protection and detailed rules, other than these rules, are also included in the Privacy Policy of the Website that constitutes an integral part of the Terms of Use.

18. Technical Settings

18.1. Reference to the Website is mandatory, when Website users use any information published in the website, provided that they do so legally and without prejudice to the reputation of the Website coordinator or attempt to obtain a commercial advantage against him.
18.2. Users do not have the right to link to the Website in any way or for the purpose of showing that they are allegedly a Website coordinator, on behalf of website coordinator or its staff.
18.3. Users do not have the right to use the Website consciously to distribute technology viruses or other harmful materials. Users do not have the right to try to access unauthorized access to the Website or server on which it is stored, or any computer or other hardware or database associated with the Website. Any such unauthorised access or attempt to access causes liability defined by the law.
18.4. The Website coordinator is not responsible for losses, damages, or any other consequential damages arising from any viral attack or other malicious actions that occur on the Website resulting from the use or download of any of the sites or materials listed on the Website.

19. Amendments and disclaimer

19.1. The Website coordinator reserves the right to amend and supplement the Terms of Use at any time, and users must use the Website in accordance with any modifications or additions made. 
19.2. Your access to and use of any material on the Website constitutes your acceptance of, and is conditional upon your acceptance of and compliance with, the provisions set by this document. These terms and conditions may change from time to time and it is your responsibility to check for such updates.

20. Contact details

Abelyan 6/1
IT PARK Business Center
4th floor, office 403 B
Yerevan 0038, Armenia
Tel.: + 374 91 066 880
www.lexis.am
info@lexis.am