The Lawyers Global Terms & Conditions
The Lawyers Global® is a Registered Brand – I.N.P.I. Portugal No. 637494, a property of TLGO - RANKING SERVICES, LDA.®. – C.R.C. Lisboa No. 515871117
Advertising Booking Terms and Conditions and Cancellation Policy
Cancellations can only be made and accepted within 24 hours of the initial booking date or 48 hours after receiving the proof document. The proof document is your 'the Clients' advert or advertorial, firm profile, or individual biography.
By agreeing to any of our proposals that we may present you, or to your firm to appear in The Lawyers Global® magazines, in any of its supplements or awards programs, 'your acceptance' constitutes confirmation and agreement of the offers. You are creating and entering a legally binding contract, and payment of your invoice is due in full on receipt of the invoice.
Inquiries, Replies, and Suspensions
We take customer care and support very seriously. When you or your law firm requests information from us concerning listings, awards, or any active programs, we expect you or your law firm to reply or confirm that you received our message. In the same way, you wish a quick and comprehensive reply to your inquiries from us.
If we do not receive a reply from you or your law firm, any applicable programs, subscriptions, and eventual discounts will be suspended immediately.
For listed law firms, which do not reply after five consecutive emails from our departments, the law firm will be suspended without further notice and with the public remark on their profile and listed as "Suspended Law Firm: Violation of Terms and Conditions."
By accepting our offer to advertise or place a paid-for advert or advertorial, firm profile, and or individual biography, you 'the Client' will be accountable for providing relevant copy materials. These materials may include but are not limited to an advert, logos, text, graphics for our production team at The Lawyers Global® to complete your booking.
If The Lawyers Global® does not receive the materials before the production deadline, we reserve the right to produce your advert or advertorial, firm profile, and individual biography to complete the booking. You 'the Client' will receive proof of your advert or advertorial or your firm profile and or individual biography by email and will have 48 hours to inform The Lawyers Global® of any amendments that you require or to inform The Lawyers Global® by email that you would like to cancel the booking.
If you do not respond to the proofing email sent by The Lawyers Global® magazines for your advert or advertorial, firm profile, and or individual biography, it will be taken as no changes or amendments are required regardless of the advert or advertorial, firm profile, and or individual biography being produced by you 'the Client' or by 'The Lawyers Global®' and therefore the delivered work will be the final copy to be published, and no cancellation will be possible unless:
- 1) the edition, supplement, or awards program you are to appear in has not yet been produced internally;
- 2) and you agree to pay the invoice in full;
- 3) or you send an email notifying
The Lawyers Global® that you would like to cancel within 48 hours of the production proofing email sent to you.
If the edition, supplement, or awards program you are to appear in has not yet been produced, and you agree to pay the invoice in full, we will remove your booking entry from the relevant publication.
Law Firms' Listing Data and Information Updates
All clients with an active membership subscription are entitled to free updates performed by The Lawyers Global® team upon request via email.
Law firms without an active subscription may request updates to their active listing information, including logos, firm name, and other information. In these cases, law firms must request a budget estimate for the requested updates to The Lawyers Global® via email, using our contact form.
Suspended Firms, and Due Payments
After The Lawyers Global® issues the invoice for your order as the Client, payment is due immediately except if a written agreement proves otherwise.
a) For Wire Transfer payments, these must be received and the funds transferred confirmed by The Lawyers Global® within a maximum of 10 (ten) business days, after which the Client listing will be suspended and the Client notified by email.
b) For PayPal™ payments with debit, credit cards, or PayPal™ funds, the fees must be received and confirmed by The Lawyers Global® within a maximum of 5 (five) business days, after which the Client listing will be suspended and the Client notified by email via PayPal™ and from our Commercial Department.
If we still do not receive a reply and a confirmation that the payment was successful, The Lawyers Global® will, without notice, begin all procedures deemed to collect the due amounts, which may include legal actions.
In any of the above cases, the law firm will keep being listed in our directories marked as "SUSPENDED LAW FIRM", and its respective profile will show the same information, and in some cases, the Reason for Suspension will be publicly visible.
Any request to remove the firm listing due to any unpaid invoice or due amount will have a cost of 25% (twenty-five percent) of the due amount and must be paid via PayPal™ within a maximum of 2 (two) business days, after which it will be added to the 25% above mentioned, 1.5% per day.
The Lawyers Global® reserves the right to take any legal actions for debt recovery against the Client if an agreement isn't reached within a week after our last payment request. All legal actions are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of Portugal.
Directories, Law FIrms, Awards and Countries' Listings
The Lawyers Global® reserves the right to, without prior notice, suspend or ban temporarily or permanently from our system any country, law firm, company, or organization which, directly or indirectly:
- Violates our Terms of Service and Conditions;
- Violates International Laws;
- Violates human rights;
- Threatens directly or indirectly, global safety and freedom, in any kind or form;
- Expresses terrorist threats in any way that affects the daily lives, freedom, and security of those who share the same intangible values about human rights, justice, and peace.
In any of the above-mentioned cases, the suspension or ban will be communicated through a Press Release on our website, will be sent to all the relevant national and international media, and published on our social network accounts.
Delivery Policy and Damaged Goods
Certificates, Trophies, and other non-digital shipping goods
The Lawyers Global® is not responsible for any loss, non-delivery or loss by the courier/postal services in the country of destination.
Provided that the recipient's address in the shipments' shipping slip, follows the information received or available in the contacts area of the law firm, any losses, misplacements, delays, rejection of receipt, or impossibilities of delivery in the country of destination or by the postal services thereof, The Lawyers Global® cannot be held responsible for any of the incidents above described.
In case of a request for a return/re-shipment for the above-described cases, any of the associated costs will be supported exclusively by the law firm.
In case the mailings/shippings are rejected, exceed the delivery deadlines provided by the postal services of Portugal – CTT, The Lawyers Global® will resend, free of charge, to the recipient, as well as a complaint will be filed against the postal services of Portugal – CTT.
The Lawyers Global® magazine is published four times per year, and The Lawyers Global® Awards magazine, once a year. We endeavor to send print subscription copies 72 hours after the quarterly digital edition has been published on www.thelawyersglobal.org.
If your magazine, trophy, or any other purchased product from The Lawyers Global®, reaches you in a damaged condition, we will endeavor to ship a new copy/item free of charge within five working days.
Website Terms and Conditions
These terms and conditions govern your use of The Lawyers Global® website. Please read the terms in full before you use this Website. If you do not accept these terms, please do not use this Website. Using the Website implies that you accept these terms. We do occasionally update these terms, so please refer back to them in the future. If you have registered and have an account on our Website, anytime these terms are updated, we will send you an email notifying that same fact so that you may stay up to date with the latest changes in our Terms and Conditions.
You will be able to access most of this Website without registering any details with us. However, particular areas of this Website will only be accessible only if you have registered and have the right permissions to access those specific areas.
The Lawyers Global® reserves the right, without prior notice, to block any access considered as a threat to us or our system.
Use of the Website
You are permitted to use our Website for your purposes and to print and download material from this Website provided that you do not modify any content without the consent of The Lawyers Global®. Material on this Website must not be republished online or offline without our permission.
The copyright and other intellectual property rights in all material on this Website are owned by us or our licensors and must not be reproduced without our prior consent.
Subject to paragraph 1.2, no part of this Website may be reproduced without our prior written permission. Any permission to reproduce or use copyrighted material from our Website must be requested by email using the online form and choosing the "Info" department select field.
We take all reasonable steps to ensure that this Website is available 24 hours every day, 365 days per year. However, websites sometimes encounter downtime due to maintenance tasks requiring a slight downtime interruption of our services, server, and other technical issues. Therefore, we will not be liable if our Website is unavailable at any time.
This Website may be temporarily unavailable due to system failure, maintenance or repair, or reasons beyond our control. Where possible, we will try to give our visitors a warning of maintenance issues but shall not be obliged to do so.
When using this Website, you shall not post or send to or from this Website any material:
- for which you have not obtained all necessary consents;
- that is discriminatory, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, liable to incite racial hatred, in breach of confidentiality or privacy, which may cause annoyance or inconvenience to others, which encourages or constitutes conduct that would be deemed a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise is contrary to the law in Portugal
- which is harmful in nature, including, and without limitation, computer viruses, Trojan horses, corrupted data, or other potentially dangerous software or data.
- Whenever you register to have your user account, you must confirm your email address. Failure to do so will result in the account cancelation after three notifications from us.
We will fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requiring us to disclose the identity or other details of any person posting material to this Website in breach of Paragraph 1.8.
Links to and from other websites
Any links to third-party websites located on this Website are provided for your convenience only. We have not reviewed each third-party Website and have no responsibility for such third-party websites or their content. We do not endorse third-party websites or make representations about them or any material contained in them. If you choose to access a third-party website linked to this Website, it is at your own risk.
If you would like to link to this Website, you may only do so on the basis that you link to, but do not replicate, any page on this Website, and subject to the following conditions:
- you do not in any way imply that we are endorsing any services or products unless this has been specifically agreed with The Lawyers Global®;
- you do not misrepresent your relationship with The Lawyers Global® or present any false information about us;
- you do not link from a website that is not owned by you; and
- your Website does not contain content that is offensive, controversial, infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person, or does not comply in any way with the law in Portugal
If you choose to link to our Website in breach of Paragraph 5.2, you shall fully indemnify us for any loss or damage suffered as a result of your actions.
We take all reasonable steps to ensure that the information on this Website is correct. However, we do not guarantee the correctness or completeness of material on this Website. We may make changes to the material on this Website at any time and without notice. The material on this Website may be out of date, or on rare occasions, incorrect, and we do not commit to ensuring that such material is correct or up to date.
The material at this Website is provided without any conditions or warranties of any kind. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we provide access and use of this Website on the basis that we exclude all representations, warranties, and conditions which but for these Terms may have effect concerning this Website.
Exclusion of Liability
Neither The Lawyers Global® nor any other party (whether or not involved in producing, maintaining, or delivering this Website) shall be liable or responsible for any loss or damage that may result to you or a third party due to your or their use of our Website. This exclusion shall include servicing or repair costs and, without limitation, any other direct, indirect, or consequential loss. Whether in tort or contract or otherwise in connection with this Website.
Nothing in these Terms shall exclude or limit liability for (i) death or personal injury caused by negligence as defined by or limited under the law of Portugal.
Paid for Subscription: Cancellation and Refunds
Should you wish to cancel your subscription, you must do so within seven working days from the payment date by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon receiving your cancellation request, a full refund will be issued within 14 working days.
Cancellation requests made after seven working days from the payment date will not be accepted, and no refund will be given.
Payments due to The Lawyers Global® are always in Euros. The Lawyers Global® does not accept any additional third-party charges that may be added by intermediary companies, like financial or banking institutions.
If you experience problems with the subscription process, including the payment mechanism or The Lawyers Global® website, please contact email@example.com or call The Lawyers Global® at +351 969 375 149.
This Legal Notice shall be governed by and construed following Portuguese law. Any dispute(s) arising with this Legal Notice is subject to Portugal's exclusive jurisdiction.