Membership Terms & Conditions

Last updated: 16 May 2023

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING OUR SITE OR ACCESSING OUR MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM

INTRODUCTION

The Legally Legit Lounge is owned and operated by Foundd Legal Pty Ltd (ACN 162 433 294) trading as Foundd Legal (referred to in these terms as “Foundd Legal”, “we”, “us”, and “our”). 

Foundd Legal is a company incorporated in Queensland, Australia. The terms and conditions set out below, our Website Terms and Conditions and our Privacy Policy together with any other documents expressly mentioned or incorporated by reference (collectively the “Terms”), governs your access to https://founddlegal.thrivecart.com/l/the-legally-legit-lounge-membership/ (“Site”) and our membership which consists of a free section accessible to those who purchase our templates and our paid membership The Legally Legit Lounge (“Membership”).

Please take the time to read these Terms, they are very important as they apply to all Site visitors and subscribers to our Membership (“user”, “you” and “your”).

CONSENT TO SITE TERMS OF USE

By using the Site, accessing  or purchasing  our Membership, you warrant that:

(a) you are over the age of majority in your jurisdiction and have the legal capacity to enter into a legally binding contract;

(b) have read and accepted these Terms; and

(c) will comply with these Terms.

By remaining on this Site, purchasing our Membership and your continued use of the Membership is deemed acceptance of any modifications or amendment of these Terms.  You may also accept these Terms where you click “Agree” or “Accept” where such an option is made available to you during your use of the Site or when you.  If you’re uncertain about the Terms or anything else on our Site, please don’t hesitate to contact us before completing any purchase or download. Seriously. We know this stuff can do your head in. So just ask us. We don’t bite! Also, keep a copy of these Terms handy for your records. Copies of stuff when it comes to legal is way important.

MEMBERSHIP DESCRIPTION AND ENTITLEMENTS

We try to be clear and informative when describing our Membership and do our best to describe and display them as accurately as possible in a way that is easy to understand. Whilst we do try our best, (we really wanted to use the word whilst) occasionally there may be information that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies, or omissions relating to product descriptions, pricing, promotions, offers and availability.  From time to time we may amend errors in pricing and descriptions. Forgive us. We’re human not robots! We reserve the right to refuse or cancel any order if any information on the Site (including our Membership is inaccurate at any time without prior written notice (including after you have submitted your order). Thanks for understanding, friends. 

Legally Legit Lounge for Templates

If you’ve had a chat with us via a discovery call, you’ll have already been told a bit about our templates.

But you may still have some questions about your template. And that’s okay! That’s why we created the Legally Legit Lounge for templates – a way for us to answer frequently asked questions about our templates and share general tips and tricks relating to those templates. We want you to be able to fully understand your contracts, and also confidently answer any questions you receive from clients, contractors, employees or other third parties about them. You will now be able to access to the support you need to complete your template with confidence, with a variety of video tutorials explaining key terms to ensure you understand your template.

Now, the Legally Legit Lounge for templates isn’t intended to constitute legal advice – we’ve put it together to help you understand the terms and inclusions within the template you have purchased. Any information provided is general, meaning it’s not specific to you or your individual circumstances. But don’t panic – although the content we provide in The Legally Legit Lounge for templates isn’t legal advice, and a lawyer-client relationship isn’t established by virtue of your purchase, everything in the templates is still legally binding on your clients or contractors (and you). 

The Legally Legit Lounge – paid program

Subject to the package selected, your paid membership includes either a capped number of questions per month or unlimited questions (subject to our fair use policy – see below). Please note that for memberships with a capped number of questions, this cap is strictly enforced to ensure quality service for all members, and unused questions do not roll over to the next month.

Question allocations do not roll over each month, emphasising the importance of utilising your monthly questions within the current billing cycle to make the most of your membership benefits.

Members may ask unlimited questions during their Membership by submitting a QUESTION FORM (link available to members) and we will do our best to respond within 24-48 hours during our business hours.  Our business hours are Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm AEST.   Note that a cap of up to 5 questions apply to members on the monthly plan.

These benefits are subject to fair use and may be subject to change at our discretion. Members are responsible for ensuring that they comply with any guidelines or policies related to the use of these benefits. Our company reserves the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the paid membership benefits at any time, ensuring our ability to provide high-quality support to all members.

MEMBERSHIP ACCESS

The Legally Legit Lounge for Templates

Access is automatically provided to you upon purchase of your template from us.  The type of access you will have will be dependent on the template purchased.

Access to the Legally Legit Lounge for Templates does not give you access to the paid version of the Legally Legit Lounge for that you will need to select your preferred membership option and pay the applicable fee.

The Legally Legit Lounge Membership

To access the paid Membership, you will have to register an account. This means you’ll have to give us accurate information including your name, your business name, ABN, address, a valid email address and telephone number and you must be at least 18 years old.  You will also be required to create a username and password. You warrant that any information you provide during the account set up process is accurate and correct at the time you provide the information and that you’ll update information should there be any changes to the information provided. We reserve the right, at any time, to request a form of identification to verify your identity.  Don’t give us fake names and emails. That’s just not cool! You’ll be solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account so keep your account password secure. Don’t go giving it to some new friend you met at the pub. That could go pear shaped.

Access to the paid Membership does not automatically give you access to the Legally Legit Lounge for templates.  In order to access the part of the Membership that relates to our templates, you must first purchase a template.  Any such access will be dependent on the template purchased.

We reserve the right to suspend or cancel your account at any time, in our sole discretion, if you breach any provision of the Terms or applicable law or where your conduct impacts Foundd Legal’s reputation. Just don’t be daft and we’ll be right! 

Repurposing questions

One of the main goals of our Membership is to keep growing the content for the benefit of all members. Accordingly, we reserve the right to record and use the questions asked via our QUESTION FORM (link available to members) to create video content for our Membership, website, social media channels, or other promotional materials. By participating in the calls, members agree to allow us to use their questions in this way.

We will de-identify any personal or identifiable information in the questions before using them to create video content.

Members may opt-out of having their questions used for video content by notifying us in the questionnaire.

PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP

We shall provide you with access to a closed Facebook Group (Group)  as part of the Membership entitlements. This Group will remain accessible while you are in good standing with the Membership.  We encourage all participants to be active within the Group and to support and encourage each other.  We require participants to comply with our Community Guidelines  at all times and such other directives as announced within the Group (including any site imposed conditions) .  If you breach the Community Guidelines or fail to pay your Fees, your access to the Membership may be revoked.

The Group is designed to be a discussion only space – Questions which form part of your membership must be submitted via our QUESTION FORM (link available to members).

We reserve the right to cease operating any associated online group with 7 (seven) days’ notice to you.

COMMUNITY GUIDELINES

Be a Good Person

We’ve created the Membership to be a helpful resource and guide.  By using our Site and Membership we expect you to meet certain standards of behaviour, and to encourage that, we’ve set out some rules below. You must:

  • not breach another person’s privacy and use their details without their consent to do anything on this Site or in connection with our Membership;
  • Not use the Membership or the Group in any way that is or may be damaging to the Membership;
  • Not use the Membership to send unsolicited emails;
  • Not interfere with anyone using the Membership;
  • Not use the Membership or the Group to defame, harass, threaten or offend any person; or
  • Not help anyone else do any of the above.

Well that’s pretty darn clear. Be a good person. Don’t be mean. Don’t be lame. We know you get it. 

FB Group activity

In addition to the Community Guidelines that you must accept before accessing the Group, members are expressly prohibited from posting or engaging in any posts that include dangerous, illegal, SPAM, unethical or malicious content on the Group including:

Dangerous content which depicts, advocates, glorifies or incites:

  • violence in any form including serious physical harm towards an individual or group;
  • terrorism or extremist ideologies;
  • targeting an individual or group for harassment or abuse;
  • violence or hatred towards a person or group of people based on race, religion, gender identity or expression, sex, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, veteran status, age, disability or other characteristics associated with systemic discrimination or marginalization; 
  • The spread of false or dangerous deceptive medical information that may cause offline harm or poses a direct; or threat to public health.

Illegal content which violates applicable laws and regulations, including but not limited to:

  • Depicting, advocating or promoting the sale of regulated or illegal goods
  • Depicting, advocating or in any way soliciting child sexual abuse or exploitation;
  • Depicting, advocating or in any way facilitating animal abuse;
  • Depicting or disseminating pornography or sexually explicit materials;
  • Depicting or disseminating defamatory materials;
  • Depicting or disseminating any material protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property right used without proper authorisation;
  • removing or altering any copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property notices;
  • disseminating malicious content such as malware, Trojan horses, or viruses, or otherwise interferes with any user's access to the Member Materials

SPAM and unauthorised message activity including but not limited to using our Group to send unsolicited bulk or commercial messages in violation of the laws and regulations applicable to your jurisdiction (“spam”).

Unethical, exploitative and malicious activity including but not limited to advertising, transmitting, or otherwise making available any information, software, program, product, or service designed to violate this Membership policy or and polices of other service providers.

This includes but isn’t limited to:

  • Publishing your own account passwords or other user's passwords;
  • Exposing confidential or proprietary information of a third party or personal information about yourself that is not intended to be broadcast to people around the world;
  • Disseminating links to, referencing, or otherwise promoting commercial products or services;
  • intentionally or recklessly introducing viruses or malicious code into our Member Materials
  • Obtaining (or attempting to obtain) services from us with the intent to avoid payment;
  • Using our facilities to obtain (or attempt to obtain) services from another provider with the intent to avoid payment;
  • The unauthorised access, alteration, or destruction (or any attempt thereof) of any information about our customers or end-users, by any means or device; and
  • Any act or omission in violation of consumer protection laws and regulations.

Reporting misuse of others

Whilst we will monitor the content of the FB Group and remove content that violates our ‘Fair Use Policy and Community Guidelines’ as soon as practicable, you acknowledge and agree that we cannot control all information posted by users and by accessing and using the Group, you do so at your own risk.

If a fellow Member provides advice to you within the Group OR asks for your personal details to contact you privately, we cannot be held liable for any information disseminated between Members  or any consequences as a result of a Member’s reliance upon that information 

We encourage you to report any content that violates our Fair Use Policy or Community Guidelines’ by contacting heyteam@founddlegal.com

MEMBERSHIP FEES

Pricing 

All prices are in Australian Dollars (AUD) and are inclusive of any Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST) (as applicable). The prices indicated on the Site may change at any time without advance notice to you.  If you’ve purchased our Membership it will be charged at the price in force at the time your order is validated. Cool? Cool. By enrolling in our membership program, you agree to pay the specified membership fees, which are subject to change. 

Payment method 

We offer visitors who want to purchase from our Site the option to pay for the Membership by Paypal or credit card or such other method of payment as notified by Foundd Legal from time to time.  Yeah, we try and stay flexible. We’re hip with the times.  

Credit card authorisation 

You acknowledge and agree to make timely and full payments to Foundd Legal for the Membership purchased.  Where you use a credit card, you warrant that you have the necessary rights and authority to use that credit card.  

You authorise Foundd Legal to automatically charge the credit card on file for any and all payment balances owed and agree to keep all billing information current at all times.  Where you fail to make payment or payment is declined for any reason, Foundd Legal may revoke your access to the Membership, without refund. So don’t be that person. When making payments to us, you warrant that you have read the terms and conditions of any third party payment gateway provider or credit provider (e.g. Paypal, Stripe etc) which are available on their respective websites.  

All payments are processed securely through our designated payment gateway. 

Where you fail to make payment or payment is declined for any reason, you must provide a new eligible method of payment immediately or we may suspend or revoke your access to the Membership. You will be liable for all outstanding payments, including third-party payment provider fees, any costs incurred by us trying to recoup the outstanding Fees such as debt collection agency costs, including any reasonable legal costs on any Fees that remain outstanding. For the period where your access is restricted or revoked, you acknowledge and agree that we will not be liable to you for any refund of the Fees due to a failure to pay Fee when due or be entitled to any extended period of access to the Membership and/or due to such restriction or revocation. 

Membership Renewal 

Your membership will be valid for the period you selected. 

Your membership will automatically renew at the end of each membership term, unless you choose to cancel or modify your membership preferences. 

You will be notified in advance about upcoming renewals, and the applicable membership fees will be charged to your chosen payment method. You are responsible for maintaining the accuracy of your personal information provided during registration. 

If you choose to cancel your membership, access to membership benefits will cease at the end of your current membership term. 

BONUSES

At the time of application, we may offer individuals bonuses to sign up for the Membership.  You are entitled to any bonuses on offer at the time of your enrolment to the Membership.  Please note that bonuses are not guaranteed to be available at all times and they may vary subject to any promotions we may have throughout the year.

Bonus Templates

We offer a library of bonus templates to members on our 12 month plan.

DISCOUNTS

From time to time, we may offer discounts including exclusive member only discounts, any such discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer or discount. Basically what that means is its only 1 discount per purchase.  Discount codes are not transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash under any circumstances.

REFUNDS AND CHARGEBACKS

Due to the digital nature of the Membership we offer on our Site, refunds are not provided unless otherwise specified in writing.

Where you have received a refund either directly from us or via a Chargeback the following will apply:

1.  If we have provided you with Membership Materials to a verified email address from which you have engaged with us (including signing up to our Affiliate program), then you must destroy all electronic copies of the Membership Materials and provide us with written confirmation to heyteam@founddlegal.com that you will not use our Membership Materials unless you provide payment in full for the Membership Materials we have provided to you.

2.  If you receive the Membership Materials and (a) do not comply with point 1 above and/or (b) use the Membership Materials following a refund or Chargeback, we expect immediate payment upon receipt of a tax invoice from us.

Where you use our Membership Materials and we do not receive payment, we reserve the right to recover any outstanding tax invoice through a formal debt recovery process and should this become necessary, then we will seek payment of our outstanding tax invoices including any interest on the outstanding amount.

For the purposes of these Terms, "Chargeback" means the reversal of a payment in response to a request that a customer files directly with their issuing bank or payment network provider.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at heyteam@founddlegal.com

WHEN YOU USE OR BUY OUR MEMBERSHIP WE WILL GIVE YOU A LIMITED LICENSE

Where any Membership Materials are downloaded by you or to which you are granted access, Foundd Legal grants you a limited, personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the Membership Materials for your own personal and internal business use. Except as otherwise provided, you acknowledge and agree that you have no right to share, modify, edit, copy, reproduce, create derivative works of, reverse engineer, alter, sell, create derivative works of, enhance or in any way exploit any of the Membership Materials in any manner, except for modifications in completing the Membership Materials for your authorised use.

You shall not remove any copyright notice from any of the Membership Materials. Doing so may infringe on our intellectual property rights, as outlined below. Don’t steal. Not cool.

INFORMATION ON THIS SITE IS GENERAL INFORMATION ONLY NOT LEGAL ADVICE (AKA DISCLAIMER)

All content, including the Membership made available to you on https://founddlegal.thrivecart.com/l/the-legally-legit-lounge-membership/ and contains general information about our Membership, as well as general information about different areas of the law and does not take into account your specific needs, objectives or circumstances.  The information contained in our Membership is not a substitute for obtaining advice specific to your circumstances from a qualified lawyer. Accessing and using the Membership , booking a free consultation does not create a lawyer and client relationship even in circumstances where any content has been authored or created by a lawyer.  You further understand and agree that any information, feedback, comment or review that you provide by reason of your use of the Membership, using a free consultation is not privileged or confidential. The Membership Materials provided are not for household, domestic purposes but for business use.

By purchasing our Membership we are not under any circumstances acting as your lawyers and are not providing any legal advice relating to you or your business.  Any user guides or other instructions provided is for informational and educational purposes only.  Any such information is not intended to substitute or replace legal advice of your own lawyer, accountant or financial advisor.  You should consult with a professional for any legal, financial or accounting advice.

We do our best to ensure that our Membership Materials are kept up to date and are accurate, however, we do not make any representations that the Membership Materials are free from errors at all times.  We do not assume any liability or responsibility for the accuracy of the Membership Materials content, information or effectiveness as it applies to you.  We do not and cannot guarantee that the Membership Materials will cover your specific circumstances, issues, concerns or applicable laws.  We always recommend that you consult with a lawyer who will be able to provide you with advice specific to your circumstances and needs.

It is your responsibility to ensure that the Membership you wish to purchase is the right Membership for you and your specific needs.  By purchasing a Membership, you are taking responsibility for your actions or inactions as they relate to the Membership.

COMPLAINTS (DISPUTE RESOLUTION)

We are committed to your enjoyment of and satisfaction with the Membership. Should you have any concerns or be dissatisfied in any way, please contact us via email heyteam@founddlegal.com and include:

  1. your name;
  2. the email address you used to apply for the Membership;
  3. details of your concern or complaint;
  4. details of what you would like us to do to resolve the matter; and
  5. copies of any relevant correspondence.

We will acknowledge your complaint within 3 business days and aim to resolve it within 14 business days. If we are unable to do so, we will provide an explanation accordingly.

You agree not to engage in any behaviour, in public or in private, that is negative or derogatory towards us, and we agree to the same. This includes (but is not limited to) communications with third parties or posting on Google or social media.

Where a dispute cannot be resolved, it will be submitted for mediation in accordance with The Arbitrators and Mediators Australian Mediation and Conciliation Rules. Should the dispute be unable to be resolved at mediation, you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State or Territory where we are located.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Ownership of Intellectual Property

The Site and Membership contain intellectual property owned by Foundd Legal and by third-parties that license the content to us (“Third-Party Licensed Intellectual Property”), including, without limitation, trademarks, copyrights, proprietary information, designs, patents and other intellectual property rights, as well as the business name, logo, all designs, text, videos, audio files, graphics, other files, and software (“Membership Material”).  Your use of the Site, the Membership and access to any Membership Material does not grant or transfer any rights, title or interest to you in relation to the Membership or the Membership Material.

No Commercial Use

You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, distribute, display, reproduce or perform, or in any way exploit in any format whatsoever the Membership, Foundd Legal’s Intellectual Property and Third-Party Licensed Intellectual Property in whole or in part without our prior written consent. We reserve the right to immediately remove your access to our Membership, without refund, if you are found to be violating these Terms.

If you infringe our Intellectual Property Rights, we reserve the right to immediately terminate your access to the the Membership and the Membership Materials without refund and pursue legal remedies including an accounting of profits should you use our Membership and Membership Materials for commercial purposes.  You will be liable for all costs (including reasonable legal costs) incurred due to your breach of these Terms.

For any intellectual property that you provide us with through your participation in the Membership (‘Participant Content’), you warrant that you are the owner of this intellectual property and indemnify us against any claim made by a third party arising out of any breach of intellectual property rights from our use of the Participant Content (including distribution for promotional purposes). By participating in the Membership, you grant us a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free, perpetual licence to use and reproduce your Participant Content at our discretion.

PRIVACY

These Terms also include our Privacy Policy which can be accessed here.

USER FEEDBACK, COMMENTS AND OTHER SUBMISSIONS

We always appreciate interaction on our social media channels and feedback about our Membership, as it helps us to improve our Site and our Membership. Through the use of this Site, or the Membership, you may be invited to submit a review, or interact with us via our social media channels. We love to hear from you! Where you do decide to submit such feedback or comments, you give us permission to post or otherwise use that feedback on our social media or other channels. If you don’t want us to do that, you can email us and tell us at any time.

We reserve the right to remove a review or comment if such review or comment

  1. contains libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material;
  2. attacks our employees or another contributor;
  3. contains material that discloses your personal information; or
  4. is unrelated to the post or content to which you have reviewed or commented on. Again. Just be a good person.

Our Site and Group may feature user reviews and comments, these reviews and comments in no way represent the views or opinions of Foundd Legal or its owners, shareholders, employees or others, but are the sole product of its creator. Foundd Legal disclaims all liability with respect to any content submitted by the user.

On our Site, we present real-life examples of and insights into other customers’ and/or clients’ experiences with our Membership for illustration purposes only. Any results presented demonstrate to users what can be possible, but are not intended to represent or guarantee that any current or future users of our Membership will achieve the same or similar results. 

Where you have provided testimonials (in any format), you acknowledge that we may use these along with reference to you on our Site and social media channels, or any other avenue, for promotional and other purposes at our discretion.

COMPETITORS ARE EXCLUDED

You are not allowed under any circumstances to use or access any documents or content on our Site in any way that competes with our business. Foundd Legal reserves its right to exclude and not permit any person using this Site or accessing the Membership in its sole discretion.

WARRANTIES AND DISCLAIMERS FOR SITE

This Site, and the content on this Site is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis and to the fullest extent permitted by law we make no representations, guarantees or warranties of any kind about our Site and/or purchasing the Membership including that:

  1. they are suitable, reliable, complete, secure, accurate or fit for any particular purpose;
  2. access will be free of any harmful components (including viruses) or other code that is harmful or may assist in causing harm; or
  3. there is no possibility of failure to store communications or other data.

ASSIGNMENT

We are permitted to assign, transfer and subcontract our rights and/or obligations under these Terms without any notification or consent required.  However, you are not permitted to assign, transfer or subcontract your rights and/or obligations under these Terms.

BREACH AND TERMINATION

We reserve the right to terminate your access to the Membership with immediate effect if:

  • you do not pay the Membership Fees when due;
  • you violate our Fair Use Policy or Community Guidelines;
  • you infringe our Intellectual Property Rights;
  • you engage in conduct that is injurious or potentially harmful to our reputation;
  • you disclose Confidential Information without consent;
  • your actions are contrary to our interests;
  • we consider that mutual trust and/or confidence no longer exists; or
  • you fail to comply with any of the other provisions of these Terms or otherwise breach any undertaking, warranty or obligation under these Terms.

If we terminate your access to the Membership, we may, at our sole discretion, refund any prorated balance of the Membership Fees already paid by you.

WARRANTIES AND INDEMNITIES - MEMBERSHIP

We provide the Membership and its content on an ‘as is’ basis, and do not guarantee any specific results from your participation in the Membership. Your experience will depend on your own commitment, motivation and intent to follow through. Any examples of previous participants’ experiences, including reviews, testimonials or other statements, are provided for illustrative purposes only and are simply examples of what can be possible.

You agree that you engage in the Membership at your own risk. 

Except as expressly permitted by law, we cannot be held liable for:

  • any loss or damage that you may suffer as a result of your participation (including where you disclose confidential information in the Group);
  • your inability to participate in Membership for any reason;
  • your failure to maintain the security of your login details that enable you to access the Membership;
  • the statements or conduct of any third party; or
  • your reliance on the suggestions or recommendations of any third-party or Membership participant.

You agree to indemnify us and hold us harmless against any loss, costs, liabilities or expenses (including reasonable legal costs on a full indemnity basis), related to or arising out of:

  • your use of or inability to use the Membership;
  • any user postings including comments on social media made by you;
  • breaching the rights of any third party;
  • breach of any applicable laws, rules or regulations; or
  • your breach of these Terms.

We reserve the right to manage and control all aspects of a defence on an exclusive basis in relation to any matter otherwise subject to your indemnity and in which case you will assist us and co-operate fully with us in asserting any defence that may be available to us.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws, in no event are we responsible for any losses and expenses however arising, including without limitation, any direct, indirect and/or present, unascertained, future or contingent, loss of use, loss of data, loss caused by a virus, loss of income or profit or projected profit, loss or damage to property, claims of third parties, or other losses of any kind or character arising from or in connection with your use of our Site and/or our Membership, your inability to access our Site and/or Membership, interruption or outage of our Site and/or Membership or the fact that content on our Site or in our Membership is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date. Our liability for any breach of a condition or warranty under these Terms shall be limited to the extent provided for by Australian Consumer Law (s64A of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010).

ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE

You acknowledge and agree that you will be bound by any form of acceptance or agreement that is transmitted through this Site, including when you click on or tick “I agree”, “I consent”, or any or form of click to accept or tick options by electronic means using any electronic device such as your mobile phone, ipad, tablet, desktop, laptop or any other device capable of allowing you to click or tick, your agreement and/or consent will be legally binding and enforceable and will be deemed to be as effective as if you had written your signature by hand, or by purchasing and/or accessing the Membership.

ENTIRE AGREEMENT

These Terms (together with our Website Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy and disclaimers) contained on this Site, constitute the entire understanding and agreement between us and you, in relation to your use of this Site and supersede all previous communications, negotiations, and agreements, whether oral, written, or electronic, respect to this Site and your use of this Site.

VALIDITY

Whenever possible, each provision of these Terms will be interpreted in such a manner as to be effective and valid under applicable law, but if any provision of these Terms is held invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law, such provision shall be changed and interpreted to best accomplish the objectives of the original provision to the fullest extent allowed by law and the remainder of these Terms will nevertheless remain in full force and effect and the invalid or unenforceable provision will be replaced by a valid or enforceable provision.

GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION        

Our Site, like any other website, is accessible to anyone, which means, it may be accessed throughout Australia and overseas.  We make no representation that our Site complies with the laws (including intellectual property laws) of any country outside Australia.  If you access our Site from outside Australia, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for complying with the laws of the jurisdiction where you access our Site.   

All Terms shall be construed in accordance with and governed in all respects by the laws of the State of Queensland, Australia. In relation to any dispute, we ask that you contact us in the first instance so that both parties can, acting in good faith, resolve the dispute to our mutual satisfaction as quickly, cost effectively and efficiently as possible.  Where a dispute cannot be resolved, you agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Queensland, Australia. 

CHANGES TO THESE TERMS

Foundd Legal reserves the right to change or modify these Terms at any time consistent with applicable laws and principles, without notice to you. These changes will be effective as of the date we post the revised version on this Site.  It is your responsibility to review these Terms prior to use and periodically throughout your use of the Membership. If at any time you choose not to accept these Terms, you should not use this Site or the Membership.

YAAAAAY!!! You did it!!!! You got through the Terms!! Now go have a glass of wine!

HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have any questions regarding the above Terms, just connect with us via our contact page here , via our chat bot or via email to heyteam@founddlegal.com


FREQUENTLY ASKED?

ARE YOU MY LAWYER IF I JOIN THE MEMBERSHIP OR ASK QUESTIONS?

Nope. Although the Membership is owned by a law firm, we’re not acting as your lawyer and no lawyer-client relationship is created if you:

  1. use the Site;
  2. Click purchase or a similar button to initiate a purchase of our Membership on this Site; or
  3. Ask questions;

and no legal advice (or other) advice is provided in our Membership. We think you’re great, but a deeper, more meaningful relationship is a whole next level thing you’d have to chat with us about.  Any information, articles, guides or any other information made available to you through the Membership or via the Group is general information only and does not consider your specific needs or circumstances and should not be relied upon as such. 

Where you book and attend (whether in person or via electronic communication e.g. Zoom, Skype or mobile)  a free consultation, you acknowledge and agree (as a binding contractual agreement between you and us) that all the information you receive during the free consultation is only general information and provided to you in a summarised form on legal and other topics and does not constitute legal (or other) advice and should not be relied upon as such. But if you want legit legal advice, we’re totally available. That’s the next section. Take a look.

SO WHEN DO YOU BECOME MY LAWYER?

Subject to a conflict of interest check, Foundd Legal will only become your legal advisor when the following occurs:

  1. you contact us directly for legal advice that is specific to your needs or circumstances (“Custom Services”) and you have:
  • accepted a specific proposal for those,
  • you have entered into a lawyer-client agreement with Foundd Legal; and
  • are provided advice within the scope of the Custom Services set out in the proposal.

Any legal advice provided under the accepted proposal and reflected in the signed lawyer-client agreement, will be in accordance with the Legal Profession Act (Qld) 2007 and associated rules and regulations and not these Terms.  Foundd Legal will provide you with specific documentation in relation to the proposal and lawyer-client agreement by separate communication. 

IF YOU BECOME MY LAWYER WHAT ABOUT THESE TERMS?

If a client engages Foundd Legal to provide legal advice in relation to the Custom Services and enters into a lawyer-client agreements, then these Terms will apply to any such client to the extent that they use the Membership, and the lawyer-client agreement will apply to the Custom Services.

 

Membership Fair Use Policy

We are dedicated to offering high-quality service to all our members within our Areas of Law, which include:

  • Contracts & Commercial
  • Intellectual Property
  • Employment


Questions submitted through our QUESTION FORM (link available to members) should relate to the above areas. If questions fall outside these domains, we may be unable to assist directly but will endeavor to provide you with details of a lawyer who can.

This fair use policy is subject to revision or updates from time to time, and we will ensure members are notified of any changes in advance.

By using the QUESTION FORM in the membership program, members acknowledge this fair use policy and understand that our responses do not constitute legal advice.

Unlimited Questions with Fair Use

Our membership program is designed to provide members with the opportunity to ask an unlimited number of questions within our expertise areas. Our goal is to respond to these questions promptly and efficiently, ensuring all members benefit from our expertise.

Monthly Question Cap and No Rollover Policy:

To maintain a balanced and fair approach for all members, there is cap on the number of questions that monthly members can submit. Each monthly member is entitled to up to 5 questions per month, ensuring that resources are evenly distributed among our community. It's important to note that unused questions do not roll over to the next month. This policy ensures that our team can provide timely and quality responses to all members.

Reasonable Response Time:

We commit to responding to all questions within 24 to 48 hours during our business hours (Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST), excluding weekends and public holidays. The response time may vary depending on the complexity of the question and the current volume of inquiries.

Review of Usage:

While members are encouraged to make the most of their unlimited question privilege, we reserve the right to review individual usage. Excessive use of our resources by any member may prompt a discussion to adjust the service accordingly, ensuring fair access for all.

Appropriate Use:

The service must be used for legitimate inquiries only, aligned with our terms and conditions and applicable laws. Any misuse may lead to modification, suspension, or termination of membership benefits.

No Legal Advice Provided:

Our service aims to offer general information and guidance within our expertise areas. However, it does not constitute legal advice. Members should seek professional legal advice for specific legal needs.

For any questions or concerns about this policy, we encourage members to contact us directly.