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Former Lawyer Collaborative™ Terms of Use

Terms of Use

Former Lawyer Collaborative™

Please read the Terms of Use for the Program carefully and in their entirety before purchasing and using Former Lawyer Collaborative™ (hereinafter referred to as the “Program”). The Program and its content are owned by Sarah Cottrell and Former Lawyer.

1. Definitions

“Company”, “We”, “I”, “Our”, or “Us” means Sarah Cottrell and Former Lawyer.

“Participation”, “Participating”, “Using”, or “Use” means reading, implementing, trying, or otherwise engaging in the Program.

“You” or “Your” means the purchaser and person using the Program.

2. Consent:

By participating in the Program, you implicitly and voluntarily agree to act in accordance with, agree to, and abide by, these Terms of Use.

3. DISCLAIMER:

By participating in the Program, you understand that Sarah Cottrell is an educator and mentor.

This Program is for informational and educational purposes only. The information and education provided in this Program is not intended or implied to supplement or replace the professional advice of an attorney, accountant, and/or financial advisor. You should consult with a professional in those areas (financial, legal, accounting, etc.) in person with someone where you live or work to discuss issues or questions pertaining to your particular legal, financial, or business situation. 

Although we do our best to make sure all of the Program’s content is up to date and/or accurate, we do not make any representation that all the information is accurate or free of errors at all times. We do not assume any responsibility for accuracy of the Program’s information, or its safety or efficacy as it applies to you.

4. Confidentiality

By participating in the Program, you agree to hold the identity of fellow members and the information shared within the Program in strictest confidence.

The identity of members, issues, and information shared between members of the Program are not to be discussed with or revealed to any other person or organization without the prior permission of all parties involved. This includes but is not limited to issues and information shared in group calls, community forum posts, and individual messages; and via any Former Lawyer site, web property or the Former Lawyer Collaborative community forum.

Although members agree to hold in full confidentiality anything discussed in their group meetings and during one-to-one conversations, this agreement is not binding on third parties or in a court of law.

You acknowledge that Former Lawyer cannot control or be responsible for the conduct of members, and that disputes or claims arising out of violations of these Confidentiality terms shall remain between the disputing parties without liability to Former Lawyer.

5. Assumption of the Risk

You should use your best judgment in using the information provided in the Program, which is done at your own risk. It is your responsibility to discern the risk of using the Program or its content. You assume responsibility for your actions, choices, or lack thereof, related to the Program. 

6. Intellectual Property Ownership:

The Program and its content, including, but not limited to, calls, workshops, written materials, and community forum content are intellectual property owned by Sarah Cottrell and Former Lawyer.  Any violations of this term, and all terms contained herein, will be legally pursued to the fullest extent permitted by law.

7. Purchase & Access Terms:

You cannot distribute, copy, forward, and/or share the Program or its content with anyone else. Any violations of these Terms & Conditions will be legally pursued to the fullest extent permitted by law.

You may not share your password or login information with anyone. If you share your password or login with anyone who did not purchase the Program, you will be removed from the Program immediately and no refund will be issued. 

As of September 1, 2020, when you join the Program, you have access to the Program for as long as the Program is offered (also known as Lifetime Access, defined as the lifetime of the Program).

In consideration of your access to the program, you agree to pay the following fees: 1 payment of $1,496, or 8 monthly payments of $195.

If you opt for a payment plan, you will remain responsible for those payments unless you obtain a refund according to the Program’s Refund Policy set forth below. You may not cancel or avoid these payments except through the Refund Policy. In the event that any payment is not made, the Company shall immediately suspend your access to the Program.

8. No Claims Made Regarding Results:

Any and all current or past-client testimonials, statements, or examples used by us are simply that: examples. They are not guarantees that you will also experience or receive the same results. Each person and his/her circumstances are unique and nothing shall be interpreted as a guarantee that you will experience the same results as another client of ours. 

We don’t make any assurances as to any particular career- or financial-based outcome based on the use of or participation in the Program. We are not responsible for the success or failure of your career and personal decisions, or any other result of any kind that you may have as a result of your participation in the Program.

9. DISCLAIMER – No Warranties, Guarantees, or Representations Are Being Made:

We do not offer any representations, guarantees, or warranties, of any variety, regarding the Program in any way including, but not limited to, your future income or potential derived as a result of your use of the Program. The Program is offered “AS IS” and without representations, guarantees, or warranties of any kind, including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, neither express nor implied, to the extent permitted by law.  We are not liable for damages of any kind related to your use of the Program.

10. Your Release of Us, Indemnification, Hold Harmless:

To the fullest extent permitted by law, Former Lawyer expressly disclaims liability for any direct, indirect, and/or consequential damages suffered by you related to your purchase or use of, or participation in, the Program, its materials, our website, or any other information obtained by you from us. By enrolling in the Program, you hereby agree to this limitation of liability and release Former Lawyer from any and all claims.

By participating in and/or purchasing the Program, you agree to release, forgive, forever discharge, defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Former Lawyer, our subsidiaries, employees, agents, contractors, subcontractors, shareholders, directors, officers, coaches, assignees, licensees, and affiliates from any and all claims, suits, actions, charges, demands, liabilities, damages, judgments, and/or costs, related to, or arising out of, your purchase of or participation in the Program and/or your breach of any obligation, warranty, covenant, or representation set forth in these Terms of Use. 

By enrolling in the Program, you agree to release us from any and all claims, and further agree to at all times defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Former Lawyer as stated in this section herein.

11. Our Refund and Return Policy:

This Program is nonrefundable.

We will do everything within our ability (and within reason) to ensure your satisfaction. We want you to be satisfied with your purchase, and we want to encourage you to commit to the work, strategies, and community within the Program.

If you have any questions or concerns, or if there is anything we can do to make your experience a more pleasant one, please email Sarah Cottrell at [email protected]

12. ARBITRATION CLAUSE:

If you have any complaint or should any issue arise in the use of the Program, please contact us directly first by emailing Sarah Cottrell at [email protected]

However, if we are unable to amicably resolve your dispute in that manner, you agree that you and Sarah Cottrell and Former Lawyer shall submit your dispute to binding arbitration with the American Arbitration Association, before an arbitrator that is mutually agreed upon, in accordance with the American Arbitration Association’s (“AAA”) rules.

By agreeing to this term, you hereby agree and understand that you’re waiving your right to a jury trial in court, which would otherwise be available to you if not for this Arbitration Clause. Should any arbitration hearing need to be held, it shall be held within 25 miles of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

If the arbitrator issues an award and a judgment is made, the judgment will be binding and will be entered in court in the State of Pennsylvania. The only award that can be issued to you is a refund of any payment made to Former Lawyer for the applicable Program. You are not permitted to seek additional damages, including consequential or punitive damages.

13. Payment + Purchase Terms

When you pay for the Program by credit card, you authorize and give permission to Former Lawyer to charge your credit or debit card for the amount owed for payment of the Program. When you purchase the Program, your information (i.e. credit card and contact info) may be collected by the third-party merchant Stripe or PayPal, who may have privacy policies or security practices that are different than ours. Sarah Cottrell and Former Lawyer is not responsible for the merchant’s independent policies or practices. Whether you elect to pay your membership fee as a one-time payment, or through the payment plan, you are giving Former Lawyer permission to charge you for the amount owed for the Program under either payment plan.

In the event that payment is not successfully made by the due date, you have a three (3) day grace period to make your payment of the Program. If such payment is not received, your access to and participation in the Program will not continue. If you fail to make payment within the grace period or at any other time, you are still responsible for all payments for the full cost of the Program.

If you choose the payment plan for the Program, you hereby authorize and give permission to Former Lawyer to automatically charge your credit or debit card as payment for the Program, for which you will receive an electronic receipt, at the time in which payment is due without any additional authorization from you. 

In the event that payment is not successfully made by the due date, you have a three (3) day grace period to make your payment of the Program. If such payment is not received, your access to and participation in the Program will not continue.

14. Limitation of Liability:

Former Lawyer is not responsible or liable in any way for any and all damages you receive directly or indirectly from your participation in the Program. We do not assume liability for damages, injuries, harm, death, misuse of (or failure to properly use) the Program or its content, due to any act, or failure to act, by you. IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

15. Severability 

The provisions of these Terms of Use shall be deemed severable, and the invalidity or unenforceability of any provision shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other provision hereof. If any Section, subsection, sentence, or clause of these Terms of Use shall be adjudged illegal, invalid, or unenforceable, such illegality, invalidity, or unenforceability shall have no effect on the Terms of Use as a whole or on any Section, subsection, sentence, or clause hereof not expressly so adjudged.

By purchasing and/or participating in the Program you implicitly signify your agreement to all of the terms in these Terms of Use.

If you have any questions about the Terms of Use, please contact Sarah Cottrell at [email protected] Thank you. 

*If you are purchasing a 1:1 Intensive, that program is governed by the terms found here. Our general terms and conditions can be found here.*