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Welcome to Querencia Attorneys. We operate this website to provide online access to legal services to interested individuals and organisations. Querencia Attorneys reserve the right to modify these Terms of Use at any time without giving you prior notice. Your use of the website following any such modification constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by the Terms of Use as modified. The term “Querencia Attorneys” or “us” or “we” refers to the owner of the website. The term “you” refers to the user or viewer of the website. The information contained in this website is not legal advice and does not create an attorney client relationship between the reader and the author. Legal information is general in nature and may not fit your individual circumstances. Querencia Attorneys is a partly web-based law firm licensed to practice law in Nigeria. However, we may partner with lawyers licensed to practice internationally for specific purposes. We have an office in Nigeria and meet with clients by appointment only. Your access and use of this website is subject to the following terms and conditions and constitutes acceptance of these terms. 1. Limitation of Services This website is not a solicitation for legal services. Furthermore, the information contained on this website could be limited solely to Nigerian law. It should not be construed to offer legal information or legal services related to any other country’s law except when expressly stated otherwise. We will not represent anyone desiring representation based upon viewing this website in a state where this website fails to comply with all laws and ethical rules of that state. 2. Contact before Attorney-Client Relationship is Established Transmission of information from contact forms on this website and/or any communication with us via Internet e-mail through this site does not, by itself, establish an attorney-client relationship. Any information you convey to us via the Internet may not be secure, and information conveyed prior to establishing an attorney-client relationship may not be privileged or confidential. Therefore, please do not send any confidential information to us until an attorney-client relationship has been clearly established. Once an attorney-client relationship has been established, the user will be given a secure portal in which to send confidential information. 3. How to Request Our Services In order to retain our services, you must select a service and pay the required fees or establish contact with us and pay the required fees. By accessing the services provided on our website, you are representing that you are at least 18 years of age and able to enter into a binding contract. Furthermore, you are representing that the information you provide to us is correct, accurate, and updated. 4. Establishing an Attorney-Client Relationship An attorney-client relationship is created only after a prospective client has requested for a service, posed a specific question, we have expressly communicated the ability to represent him and he has fulfilled the required precondition for the provision of such services such as the payment of the required professional fee for such services. We may decline to represent you if a possible conflict of interest is discovered, or if your legal needs cannot be addressed by us, or we may refer you to law firms we are certain can meet your specific legal need. 5. Nature of Legal Services This services we offer are pre-paid legal service. This means that the legal services provided by us only extend to those specific services which you have requested and purchased. After you have purchased a service and we have completed the work, you cannot expect us to perform in any additional capacity. For example, if we assist you in creating contractual documents, it is not our responsibility to ensure that the documents are properly executed unless you have specifically instructed us to that effect. Likewise, after you have paid for the requested services and we have performed them, we will not expect any further payment from you. By requesting for our services, you agree that it remains your responsibility to proceed in accordance with the law. 6. Scope of Services The scope of legal services which we will perform for you will be expressly agreed upon in writing before any services are performed, and will not include any services that have been expressly excluded or are otherwise outside the scope of the written agreement. If services outside the scope of the written agreement are required, you may post a separate question regarding the legal services or request a price quote for additional legal work. The law firm will not pay any court costs or other costs associated with your case other than as expressly agreed. 7. Reviewing and Updating Your Personal Content By using the firm’s services, you agree to keep your personal contact information current. After you have created a client account on our website, you may enter your personal information page at any time to review and update your personal information. 8. Contact Information Because we are partially a web-based law practice, we would prefer that you provide your information to us using the technology provided for you on our website. Any information you convey to us via the Internet may not be secure. If you send sensitive or confidential email messages that are not encrypted, you accept the risks of such uncertainty and potential absence of confidentiality over the Internet. 9. No Guarantee of Outcome or Result As with any legal service, we cannot guarantee any legal outcome. No website or other materials published on this website should be construed as a guarantee of any particular outcome or result. 10. Fees We may request a retainer for certain services or charge you a non-refundable flat fee for the services provided. Provided that after the payment of the agreed upon price is confirmed, the client will have complete access to the legal services requested. 11. Privacy – Confidentiality – Security – Retaining of Records In compliance with the professional Rules and restrictions of the Nigerian Bar Association, and for reasons of personal integrity, this practice is bound by stringent professional standards of confidentiality. Any information received by us from our clients is held in the strictest confidence and will not be released to anyone outside this practice unless agreed to by you to assist in resolving your legal matter, or as required under applicable law. All our records are securely retained in electronic files, along with secure backups, for the period of years required under Nigerian law. We will not knowingly sell or otherwise distribute any user’s personal information or communications via this website to any entity. 12. Copyright This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions. Querencia Attorneys claim copyright protection on all the content provided in this website. The content of this website may NOT be modified, copied, distributed, framed, reproduced, republished, downloaded, scraped, displayed, posted, transmitted or sold in any form or by any means, in whole or in part, without our written permission. Furthermore, the content from this website cannot be used for commercial purposes. Each document posted at this website shall contain the following copyright notice: © 2019 Querencia Attorneys. All rights reserved. 13. Links and Email Addresses From time to time this website may also include links or advertisements to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information or they may advertise products and services of other companies or parties. We assume no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s) or the content of any advertisements. Spamming, the unsolicited broadcasts of email addresses or links in this website, is prohibited and unauthorized. 14. Web Tracking – Cookies, Information Collection and Privacy Policy a. General Site To view the articles and public documents on this site you do not need to reveal any personal information. b. Virtual Law Office In order to access our services, you must first provide personal information about yourself. This information will be used during your transactions with the Law Firm to provide legal services in compliance with the law. Your information may be provided to a third party in order to provide the service you requested and/or as is required by law. All other use of your personal information will be limited to your attorney/client relationship with Querencia Attorneys. This site uses cookies to store a session id. Therefore, in order to register on the website, cookies must be enabled so that we can provide you with a secure transaction. 15. Limitation of Liability – No Warranties Querencia Attorneys assume no liability for any errors or omissions in the content of this website. Querencia Attorneys does not warrant that the functions performed by the website will be uninterrupted, secure or error-free. In no event will Querencia Attorneys be liable for any damage, including, but not limited to any direct, incidental, consequent​ial, special, exemplary or other indirect damages arising out of the use of the website or the content and any transactions conducted through or facilitated by the website. The parties expressly agree that no oral or other representation has been made as to additional warranties or services. Some links within the website may lead to other websites, including those operated and maintained by third parties. The Law Firm includes these links solely as a convenience to you, and the presence of such a link does not imply a responsibility for the linked site or an endorsement of the linked site, its operator, or its contents. This website and its contents are provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. We reserve the right to change, modify, add, and delete the content on this website. 16. Nigerian Law Applies This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. 17. Assignment The rights and obligations created for you under this agreement may not be assigned to any other party. 18. Force Majeure – Disasters Querencia Attorneys will not be deemed to be in breach of this agreement for any delay or failure in performance caused by reasons out of its reasonable control, including acts of God or a public enemy; natural calamities; failure of a third party to perform; changes in the laws or regulations; actions of any civil, military or regulatory authority; power outage or other disruptions of communication methods or any other cause which would be out of the reasonable control of Paula Pierce. 19. Disclaimer The information contained in this website contains general information. It is provided for informational purposes only and may not reflect current legal developments. Legal advice must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case, and laws are constantly changing. Therefore, the information contained on this website should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter and should not be used as a substitute for the advice of competent legal counsel.] No recipients of content from this site, clients or otherwise, should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any content included in the site without seeking the appropriate legal or other professional advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue from an attorney. Querencia Attorneys expressly disclaims all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all the contents of this website. 20. Comments Certain parts of this website may offer the opportunity for users to post comments. Comments are moderated before posting and best efforts will be made to post appropriate comments as soon as practical. We strive to respond to as many relevant questions and comments as possible, but reserve the right to use our judgment in selecting the comments to which we respond. Additionally, we reserve the right to delete off-topic, out of context, spam or promotional postings. We encourage you to post a comment if you would like to add your perspective to a blog post, share an experience, or have a general legal question about the topic the blog post addresses that may benefit other readers. However, please do not post fact-specific legal questions for which you require tailored legal advice. If you require specific legal advice, please create a client account to request legal services. Additionally, please do not post comments that do not add to the conversation and are posted simply as a means of promoting your business. Such comments will be deleted. 21. Severance In the event that one or more of the provisions of this agreement shall be found unenforceable, illegal or invalid, it shall not affect any other provisions of this agreement, and this agreement shall be construed as if the provision found to be unenforceable, illegal or invalid had never been contained in the agreement, or the unenforceable, illegal or invalid provision shall be construed, amended and/or reformed to be made enforceable, legal and valid. 22. Modification of Terms and Conditions The Law Firm reserves the right to revise these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice by updating this posting; therefore you should visit this page from time to time to review these Terms and Conditions. Using this website or contacting Querencia Attorneys by phone, email or other electronic communications constitutes your agreement to comply with such revisions. 23. Complete Understanding This agreement supersedes any prior or contemporaneous communications, representations or agreements between Querencia Attorneys and the client and constitutes the complete and final agreement between the parties relating to this agreement, this website, or any services provided by the Law Firm.
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