The following terms and conditions constitute an Agreement between you ( the Visitor/User of website hereinafter called the ‘USER’) and Mera Vakil Advocates and Legal Consultants (having website in the name and style of Meravakil.com and Meravakil.in and hereinafter called ‘MERAVAKIL’)
By Accessing Or Using This Website, User Agree To Be Bound By The Following Terms And Conditions, Together With Any Terms, Policies, Or Disclosures That May Be Incorporated By Reference. If User Do Not Agree To The Following Terms, Please Do Not Use This Website.
NATURE AND APPLICABILITY OF TERMS
The Agreement applies to User whether User are -
This Agreement applies to those services made available by Meravakil on the Website, which are offered to the Users (“Services”), including the following:
The Services may change from time to time, at the sole discretion of Meravakil, and the Agreement will apply to User visit to and use of the Website to avail the Service, as well as to all information provided by User on the Website at any given point in time.
This Agreement defines the terms and conditions under which User are allowed to use the Website and describes the manner in which Meravakil shall treat User account while User are registered as a member with us. If User has any questions about any part of the Agreement, feel free to contact us at info@Meravakil.in
Meravakil reserve the right to modify or terminate any portion of the Agreement for any reason and at any time, and such modifications shall be informed to User in writing. User are required to read the Agreement at regular intervals. User of the Website following any such modification constitutes User agreement to follow and be bound by the Agreement so modified.
User acknowledge that User will be bound by this Agreement for availing any of the Services offered to User by us. If User do not agree with any part of the Agreement, please do not use the Website or avail any Services.
User access to use of the Website and the Services will be solely at the discretion of Meravakil.
The Agreement is published in compliance of, and is governed by the provisions of Indian law, including but not limited to:
the rules, regulations, guidelines and clarifications framed there under, including the (Indian) Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Information) Rules, 2011 (the “SPI Rules”), and the (Indian) Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011 (the “IG Rules”).
All Users must be eighteen years or older. In the case of minor Consumers (under eighteen (18) years), a parent or guardian must accept this Agreement and guide all consultations under the services offered by Meravakil.
The User takes full responsibility for ensuring that the information submitted is accurate. Meravakil.com shall make no effort to validate any information provided by the User for use of Services with respect to content, correctness or usability. We with an intention to provide the best service possible could ask User to share more information as and when needed.
Meravakil is only a service marketplace, which provides Professionals to Users. Any of the information provided on the Meravakil website should not be construed to be an advice.
Meravakil is a law firm comprising of advocates who practice law and provide legal advice but the Attorney-Client relationship would exist only after, apprising all facts and documents of the related/concerned matter in one to one interaction with Meravakil Advocate and payment of Legal fees and signing of Vakaltnama or Specified work contract. The employees of Meravakil may or may not be advocate and hence, just by using Meravakil, no attorney-client relationship will be created between User and Meravakil unless Vakaltnama is Signed. All the Site Material provided on the Website are not legal advice, and are not guaranteed to be correct, complete, or up-to-date. Meravakil does not guarantee that any of the Site Material is current. Without limitation, any Site Material is intended only for general informational purposes only, is not intended to and does not create an attorney-client relationship between User and Meravakil, and User shall not rely upon any such Site Materials. User recognize that questions and answers, postings on any groups, and any other information or other postings to the Site, any other communication via Meravakil, or any other type of Site Materials, is not confidential and is not subject to attorney-client privilege.
Meravakil Comprises of Advocates and legal Consultants and hence, provides Legal Services and through it’s assigned Professional advocates & Legal consultants. Users should carefully research any Professional prior to accepting any professional advice or obtaining any Services. No legal representation relationship exists in any way between any User and Meravakil or any of its affiliates unless Vakalatnama is signed with Meravakil.
In consideration of use of Meravakil, User represent that User are of legal age to form a binding contract and are not a person barred from using Meravakil under the laws of India or other applicable jurisdiction. User also agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current, and complete information about himself as prompted by Meravakil's registration form (the "Registration Data") and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current, and complete.
If User provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or Meravakil has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Meravakil has the right to suspend or terminate User account and refuse any and all current or future use of Meravakil (or any portion thereof). Meravakil is concerned about the safety and privacy of all its Users.
The opinions, statements, answers (collectively “consultation”) provided by the Professional via Meravakil are solely individual and independent opinions and statements of such individual/s and in any manner do not reflect the opinions of Meravakil, its affiliates or any other organizations or institutions to which such Lawyer or such specialist or professional is affiliated or provides services. Meravakil does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, Professionals, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on Meravakil or by a licensee of Meravakil.
The inclusion of professionals and specialists on Meravakil or in any professional directory on Meravakil does not imply recommendation or endorsement of such professional nor is such information intended as a tool for verifying the credentials, qualifications, or abilities of any professional contained therein. Such information is provided on an "as-is" basis and Meravakil disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for particular purpose.
User agree that User understand that the Professionals who participate under Meravakil are not employed by or agents of Meravakil. Although Meravakil does require Professionals to provide basic information about themselves to Meravakil (for example, information about the jurisdictions in which they are licensed, information about areas in which they practice and consider themselves competent and knowledgeable), and although Meravakil does rely upon and pass on this information to Users for their use, Meravakil.com does not separately verify this information and makes no representations as to the qualifications of any Professionals. No listing of any Professionals on this site, and no information of any kind or answers provided by any Professional, constitutes an endorsement, recommendation or referral of any Professional.
In connection with their participation on Meravakil, Professionals do make certain representations and warranties regarding the information they provide about the jurisdictions in which they are licensed to practice their profession and in good standing. Nevertheless, User are encouraged to investigate or perform User own due diligence concerning the Professionals and their qualifications.
No representation is made that the quality of the professional services to be performed is greater than the quality of professional services performed by other Professionals. We urge all potential clients and Users to make their own independent investigation and evaluation of any Professional being considered.
No attorney-client relationship with a Professional will be formed by the mere use of this website. Information posted or made available on or through the Site, including, without limitation, any responses to legal or other questions posted on the Site; information in Meravakil’s various blog postings, groups, media releases; information posted publicly on the Site; documents or forms uploaded to our website (whether or not provided by a Professional); or information sent in an unsolicited message to a User, is not intended as legal advice, is not confidential, and does not create an attorney-client relationship, but rather is considered Site Materials. An attorney-client relationship may not be formed solely through the use of the Services between Service Buyers and Professionals. Users may post Legal Requests or other requests through the Enquiry form.
ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP WITH LAWYER/ADVOCATE/VAKIL
While an attorney-client relationship may be facilitated with a Professional through use of the Services, no attorney-client relationship can be formed until a consultation takes place with the Professional and the relevant formal legal undertaking and documents are in place. If the Professional determines there is a conflict of interest, that Professional will be unable to represent User. Any Professional may also decline to provide representation for any other reason. Attorney-client privilege is a set of rules governing lawyers designed to encourage complete and unrestricted communication between a client and his or her lawyer. It applies to communications with a lawyer where a client is seeking legal advice. By using the Services to find and connect to a lawyer/advocate/vakil, User is agreeing that communications over the Services will not be protected by this privilege.
Users may negotiate the terms of a potential engagement prior to such engagement. Upon acceptance, the scope of the work that a Professional is engaged to work on is strictly limited to the matter agreed upon during the negotiations. Meravakil does provide legal services to Users only after signing of Vakalatnama.
If and when Confidential information is provided by a Professional or a User to the other, the recipient must protect the secrecy of the Confidential Information with the same degree of care as it uses to protect its own confidential information, but in no event with less than due care, and shall neither (a) disclose Confidential Information to anyone except, in the case of Meravakil, to any User or Professional engaged in a Contract, nor (b) use the Confidential Information, except as necessary for the performance of services for the relevant Service Contract (including, without limitation, the storage or transmission of Confidential Information on or through the Site for use by Professional). When Confidential Information exchanged is no longer required for the performance of services for the relevant Service Contract, or at the disclosing party’s written request (which may be made at any time, at disclosing party’s sole discretion), recipient User or Professional (as the case may be) shall promptly erase, destroy or return all Confidential Information and any copies thereof contained on or about its premises, systems, or any other equipment otherwise under its control. The User or Professional, as applicable, agrees to provide written certification to the party disclosing the Confidential Information of compliance with this Section of the Site Terms within ten (10) days immediately after the receipt of disclosing party’s written request for such written certification. Without limiting the above, User, Professional, or Meravakil, shall not publish, or cause to be published, any Confidential Information or Work Product, except as may be necessary for performance of Services for a Contract.
Meravakil’s logo and other product or services name or slogan cannot be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of Meravakil. Meravakil’s logo/ other products are trademarks of Meravakil and its suppliers/licensors. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names, and company names or logos mentioned in the Site are the property of their respective owners.
Meravakil does not claim any kind of ownership of the Content User submit or make available for inclusion on Meravakil. However, with respect to Content User submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of Meravakil, User grant Meravakil the following worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license(s), as applicable:
User understand that all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, tags, or other materials ("Content"), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. This means that User, and not Meravakil, are entirely responsible for all Content that User upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available via Meravakil. Meravakil does not control the Content posted via Meravakil and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. User understand that by using Meravakil, User may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. Under no circumstances will Meravakil be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via Meravakil.
User hereby agrees not to use Meravakil to:
User acknowledge that Meravakil may or may not pre-screen Content, but that Meravakil and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse, or remove any Content that is available via Meravakil. Without limiting the foregoing, Meravakil and its designees shall have the right to remove any Content that violates the User Agreement or is otherwise objectionable. User agree that User must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content. In this regard, User acknowledge that User may not rely on any Content created by Meravakil or submitted to Meravakil, including without limitation information in Meravakil forums and in all other parts of Meravakil.
User acknowledge, consent, and agree that Meravakil may access, preserve, and disclose User account information and Content if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (i) comply with legal process; (ii) enforce the User Agreement; (iii) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third parties; (iv) respond to User requests for customer service; or (v) protect the rights, property or personal safety of Meravakil, its Users, and the public.
User understand that Meravakil and software embodied within Meravakil may include security components that permit digital materials to be protected, and that use of these materials is subject to usage rules set by Meravakil and/or content providers who provide content to Meravakil. User may not attempt to override or circumvent any of the usage rules embedded into Meravakil. Any unauthorized reproduction, publication, further distribution, or public exhibition of the materials provided on Meravakil, in whole or in part, is strictly prohibited.
Meravakil reserves the right to suspend or terminate a User’s access to the Website and the Services with or without notice and to exercise any other remedy available under law, in cases where,
To collect and display authentic feedback, Meravakil abides by the following rules:
If any provision of this Agreement is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, such illegality, invalidity or unenforceability shall apply only to such provision. The illegality, invalidity, or unenforceability of such provision shall not in any manner affect or render illegal, invalid or unenforceable any other provision of this Agreement, and that provision, and this Agreement generally, shall be reformed, construed and enforced so as to most nearly give lawful effect to the intent of the Parties as expressed in this Agreement. The fact that any provision of this Agreement is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable in a particular jurisdiction shall have no effect upon the legality, validity, or enforceability of such provision in any other jurisdiction.
No provision of this Agreement shall be deemed to be waived and no breach excused, unless such waiver or consent shall be in writing and signed by Meravakil. Any consent by Meravakil to, or a waiver by Meravakil of any breach by User, whether expressed or implied, shall not constitute consent to, waiver of, or excuse for any other different or subsequent breach.
Neither Party shall be liable for any failure or delay in the performance of any of their respective obligations if prevented from doing so by a Force Majeure Event. “Force Majeure Event” means (i) floods, earthquakes, or other similar elements of nature or acts of God; (ii) riots, civil disorders, rebellions or revolutions in any country; or (iii) any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the non-performing Party, provided the non-performing Party is without fault in failing to prevent or causing such default or delay, and such default or delay could not have been prevented or circumvented by the non-performing Party through the reasonable use of alternate sources, workaround plans or other reasonable precautions.
This Agreement, and all matters arising directly or indirectly from this Agreement, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of India, without regard to its conflict of laws rules applicable to contracts to be performed entirely within India. For all such matters, each Party irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of courts located in New Delhi and waives any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts.
User agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Meravakil, its corporate affiliates, independent contractors, professionals, and consultants, and each of their respective directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, damages, cost, liabilities and expenses (including, but not limited to advocate/Vakil/Lawyer/Consultant’s fees) arising out of or related to any User content User post, store, or otherwise transmit on or through the Site, or use of or inability to use the Site or the Service including, without limitation, any actual or threatened suit, demand, or claim arising out of or relating to User content, User conduct, User violation of these Site Terms, or User violation of the rights of any third-party.
Any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to this Agreement, including the determination of the scope or applicability of this Agreement to arbitrate, or User use of the Website or the Services or information to which it gives access, shall be determined by arbitration in India, before a sole arbitrator appointed by Meravakil. Arbitration shall be conducted in accordance with the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996. The seat of such arbitration shall be New Delhi. All proceedings of such arbitration, including, without limitation, any awards, shall be in the English language. The award shall be final and binding on the parties to the dispute.
In no event, including but not limited to negligence, shall Meravakil, or any of its Partners, employees, officers, associates, agents or professionals (collectively, the “Protected Bodies”) be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, exemplary or punitive damages arising from, or directly or indirectly related to, the use of, or the inability to use, the Website or the content, materials and functions related thereto, the Services, User’s provision of information via the Website, lost business or lost End-Users, even if such Protected Body has been advised of the possibility of such damages. In no event shall the Protected Bodies be liable for:
In no event shall the total aggregate liability of the Protected Entities to a User for all damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in contract or tort, including, but not limited to, negligence or otherwise) arising from this Agreement or a User’s use of the Website or the Services exceed, in the aggregate Rs. 100/- (Rupees One hundred Only).
USER EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT: USER USE OF THE SITE IS AT USER SOLE RISK. ALL CONTENT AND SERVICES ON THE SITE IS PROVIDED SOLELY ON AN 'AS-IS/AS-AVAILABLE' BASIS. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE, AS TO THE RESULTS USER MAY ACHIEVE ON ACCOUNT USER USE OF THE SITE, AS TO THE RESULTS USER MAY ACHIEVE ON ACCOUNT OF ANY RELATIONSHIP USER ELECT TO CREATE WITH PROFESSIONAL, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. NEITHER MERAVAKIL NOR ANY OF ITS LICENSORS OR AFFILIATES MAKES ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING ANY PROFESSIONAL, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY PROFESSIONAL’s ABILITY TO OBTAIN A FAVORABLE RESULT FOR USER.
WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY CONTENT OR SERVICES AND WE DO NOT GUARANTEE IN ANY SERVICES OR GOODS ASSOCIATED WITH THE SITE WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, OR THAT ANY SERVICE OR GOOD WILL CONTINUE TO BE AVAILABLE.
ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE IS DONE AT USER OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT USER WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO USER COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.
NO INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY USER FROM US OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT.
Any of the terms and conditions/policies as mentioned on the website can be changed/amended as and when required by Meravakil, and a notice regarding the same shall be published on the Website. Pursuant to the display of notice on the Website, User continuous use of the Website shall be deemed to be an acceptance of such change/modification. If any User/Professional does not agree with the amended terms, he/she may discontinue using the Website.
This Agreement and its Exhibit(s) constitute the entire agreement of the Parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes any and all existing or prior agreements and communications, whether written or verbal, relating to the subject matter hereof. No modification of this Agreement shall be effective unless it is in writing and signed by an authorized representative of each Party.
Meravakil is committed to protecting your privacy. MeraVakil will only use the information that is collected about user lawfully (in accordance with the Information Technology Act 2000 or any other relevant law). This includes information submitted voluntarily by User through a form or gathered automatically as User visit this website.
User should not submit any sensitive or private information through this website except through acknowledged secure areas. Meravakil accept no responsibility for data submitted through insecure areas of this website.
Meravakil may contact user through the submitted information or may send user marketing materials. Meravakil will give user the option to refuse any marketing email in the future.
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These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
Some cookies used on this website allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features.
These cookies can also be used to remember changes user have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that user can customize. They may also be used to provide services user have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be hidden and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Cookies may also be used to improve the user experience and to enable some of the functionality provided by this website.
Please note that some cookies may be placed by third party service providers who perform some of these functions (or other services) for us. Cookies are used on this website for the following third party services: Google Analytics, LinkedIn Follow button, Facebook Like Button, Twitter Follow button, Google + button, Add This social bookmarking tool, YouTube videos. Some of these services may be used to track your behaviour on other websites and we have no control over this.
By continuing to use this website without adjusting your browser's cookie settings, user agree that we can place these cookies on your device.
As is true with most websites, our server will automatically log data regarding each visit such as User IP address, browser type, referring/exit pages, and operating system. Meravakil may use this information to monitor server errors, server administration or to monitor visitor behaviour. It is not possible for this to be disabled on a per-user basis so user must leave this website (and the internet entirely) if user do not agree to this happening.
If user have any questions/comments about privacy, User should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org