Terms of Service

Information About Us

Singaporelegaladvice.com is a website (the “Website”) operated by First World Problems Pte. Ltd. (“FWP”, “we” or “us”). FWP is registered in the Republic of Singapore under the Unique Entity Number 201426444E.

License to Use

FWP provides the Website for legal information, legal news and related services (collectively known as the “Services”). FWP grants you a limited, personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the Services for your own personal, internal business use, subject to the terms of service contained herein (“Terms”).

Agreement Between You And FWP

These Terms are an agreement between you and FWP about your use of the information, software, products, and services contained in or available through the Website. Your access to and use of the Website is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with this Agreement. Your using the Website constitutes your agreement to all the terms, conditions, and notices contained in these Terms.

You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms, and to abide by and comply with these Terms.

NO LEGAL ADVICE

FWP IS NOT A LAW FIRM, AND NEITHER FWP, OUR OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS NOR SUB-CONTRACTORS ARE ACTING AS YOUR SOLICITOR. FWP DOES NOT PRACTICE LAW AND DOES NOT GIVE LEGAL ADVICE OR LEGAL DRAFTING SERVICES. NOTHING ON THE WEBSITE INCLUDING THE SERVICE WE PROVIDE, INFORMATION, CONTENT, OR DOCUMENTS CONTAINED THEREIN SHALL BE CONSTITUTED AS OR IS A SUBSTITUTE FOR LEGAL ADVICE. THE LAW IS A PERSONAL MATTER, AND NO GENERAL INFORMATION LIKE THE KIND SINGAPORELEGALADVICE.COM PROVIDES IS SUITABLE FOR EVERY SITUATION. THE CONTENT AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE IS MEANT TO BE USED FOR REFERENCE. WE DO NOT REPRESENT, WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THAT THE ARTICLES ARE FIT FOR USE FOR YOUR PURPOSES. IF YOU NEED LEGAL ADVICE FOR YOUR PARTICULAR CIRCUMSTANCES, PLEASE CONSULT A SUITABLY QUALIFIED LAWYER. THE WEBSITE IS NOT INTENDED TO CREATE A SOLICITOR-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP AND, BY USING THE WEBSITE, NO SOLICITOR-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP WILL BE CREATED WITH FWP.

Legal Services for Consumers

The Website’s Services provide a number of methods by which you can get in touch with lawyers, or have a direct, confidential discussion of your legal issues with a lawyer. Although some of these methods involve FWP processing a transaction on your behalf, FWP is simply the intermediary in such transactions. You are liable for paying the lawyer for the services provided. FWP has no liability, either primarily or secondarily, for paying the lawyer other than as an agent on your behalf. The fees you pay for such services are charged by the lawyer and passed through to the lawyer once services have been rendered. Any solicitor-client relationship formed as a result of such discussions is between you and the lawyer you speak with—not between you and FWP. Furthermore, you understand that FWP cannot be held responsible for the quality or accuracy of any information or legal services provided by lawyers you connect with via the Website.

No Referral Fees

We allow lawyers to list their services on our Website. There is no fee sharing arrangement on a commission basis between FWP and any lawyer or law firm for any legal matter. Importantly, FWP does not select, approve, or otherwise endorse any particular lawyer, law firm, or provider of legal services on singaporelegaladvice.com. FWP further expressly disclaims any representation or warranty that the information displayed in our listings are correct or reliable. Under no circumstances shall FWP have any liability to you for any reliance on such information.

When you contact or engage the lawyers that are listed on our Website, no legal relationship, engagement, or retainer is formed between you and FWP. FWP is not responsible for your dealings with any of the lawyers listed on our Website.

Before retaining a lawyer, you should carefully consider the lawyer’s knowledge and experience and ask for a written legal services agreement detailing the terms and conditions of the engagement, including all fees, expenses and other obligations.

Modification to Terms

We may update and make improvements to the Website regularly and can change the content at any time. We will use our reasonable efforts to keep the Website available to you, but if necessary, we may suspend access to the Website, or close it indefinitely. We will not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period. You understand and agree that your use of the Website after the date on which the Terms has changed will be treated as acceptance of the updated Terms.

Third Party Links

The Website and some of the articles on the Website may contain links to other resources and businesses on the Internet. We provide these citations and aids to help you identify and locate other Internet resources that may be of interest. We are not responsible for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage (“Loss”) related to your use of any website linked to the Website (“Linked Website”) including if this Loss (i) arises from errors or omissions in the content of any Linked Website, or (ii) is as a result of any Linked Website being down or (iii) arises from any other use of any Linked Website. Your use of any Linked Website is at your own risk. In addition, the citations do not mean that we sponsor, are affiliated to or associated with, or legally authorised to use, any trade name, registered trademark, logo, legal or official seal, or copyrighted symbol in the links.

Your Privacy

Protecting your privacy is important to us. Please review our Privacy Policy which explains how we treat your personal information and protect your privacy.

No Unlawful Or Prohibited Use

As a condition of your use of the Website, you warrant to us that you will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. You must not use the Website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Website or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Website. You must not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Website.

The content found on the Website (“FWP Content”) is protected by copyright and all other applicable intellectual property rights. FWP Content is for your personal use only and not for resale or third party use. Your use of the Website does not entitle you to resell or otherwise redistribute any FWP Content from the Website. For the avoidance of doubt, your use of the Website constitutes your acceptance of these Terms and your promise that you will not resell, redistribute or otherwise attempt to commercially benefit from the FWP Content without the express written consent of FWP. If you print, copy or download any part of the Website in breach of these Terms, your right to use the Website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Liability Disclaimer

The legal information on the Website is not legal advice and is not guaranteed to be correct, complete or up-to-date. Because the law changes rapidly, we cannot guarantee that all the information on the Website is completely current. The information may also include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Although FWP will use its reasonable efforts to keep the Website available and the information on the Website reasonably accurate, FWP and/or its officers and employees make no representations about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, and accuracy of the Services on the Website for any purpose. All such Services are provided “as is” without warranty or condition of any kind. To the maximum extent permitted by law, FWP, its officers, employees, agents or sub-contractors (i) expressly exclude all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, software, products, services and related graphics, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement, and (ii) any and all liability to you, whether arising under these Terms or otherwise in connection with your use of the Website.

The foregoing is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including (without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, income or profit, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in these Terms is intended to exclude or limit any liability that may not by law be excluded or limited, and in particular none of the exclusions and limitations in this clause are intended to limit any rights you may have as a consumer under Singapore law or statutory rights which may not be excluded, nor in any way to exclude or limit our liability to you for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or that of our employees or agents.

To the extent that foregoing limitation of liability is prohibited, FWP’s sole obligation to you for damages shall be limited to the amount you paid us to use the Services to which such claim relates in the 12 month period preceding the filing of such claim.

Termination

Notwithstanding any of these Terms, FWP reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate your license to use the Website, and to block or prevent your access to and use of the Website. FWP reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time. In the event of termination of access to the Website for any reason, you have no right to obtain a copy of any data or communications you stored or effected via the Website, or any other data.

General

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment or agency relationship exists between you and us as a result of these Terms or your use of the Website. Our performance of these Terms is subject to existing laws and legal process. Nothing contained in these Terms is in derogation of our right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Website or information provided to or gathered by us with respect to such use.

If any part of these Terms is determined to be invalid or unenforceable under any applicable law, including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set out above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of these Terms will continue in effect.

Unless otherwise specified, these Terms constitutes the entire agreement between you and us with respect to the Website and it supersedes all prior communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between you and us with respect to the Website.

You must not assign or otherwise transfer these Terms, or any right granted under them, without our written consent. We can freely transfer our rights under the Terms. Any failure by us to enforce or exercise any provision of the Terms, or any related right, will not be a waiver of that provision or right. Any rights not expressly granted in these Terms are reserved. We may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to the Terms, by email, regular mail, postings on the Website, or other reasonable means now known or developed in the future.

Copyright and Trademark Notices

All contents of the Website are Copyright © 2014-2016 FWP. All rights reserved. Using the Website does not give you ownership of any intellectual property rights in the Website or the content you access. Except in the context of browsing or accessing our Services in accordance with these Terms, you may not use content from the Website unless you obtain permission from its owner or are otherwise permitted by law. These terms do not grant you the right to use any branding or logos used in the Website. Do not remove, obscure, or alter any legal notices displayed in or along with the Website.

Governing Law, Arbitration, and Jurisdiction

This Agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Singapore.  The courts of Singapore have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute arising out of or in connection with this Agreement(including a dispute regarding the existence, validity or termination of this Agreement (a “Dispute”).

If you have a complaint, question, or dispute (collectively, “Dispute”) regarding the Website, you are encouraged to bring it to our attention. You may contact us at admin@singaporelegaladvice.com, and we will try to address your concerns

You agree that, regardless of any law or statute, any claim or cause of action you may have against us must be brought within one year after the claim or cause of action arises or is known or should reasonably have been known to you, or the claim or cause of action will be forever barred.