TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT

Revised 2016-07-15: 3.0 Privacy Policy, payments, 4.0 Reviews, compensation 18.3.17 blog reviews, 20.0 Web Bots, 26.0 Venue, no walk-in address
Revised 2016-07-07: 4.0 no restrictions on reviews, 27.0 accept terms As Is or make change request
Revised 2016-05-12: 4.1 added No Endorsement
Revised 2016-05-09: 19.0 added Citations and Backlinks to Our Website or Blog
Revised 2016-04-29: 22.0 Liability Release, acting as agent for principal
Revised 2016-04-21: 3.0 Privacy Policy Notice; 4.0 Publicity, Reviews, Testimonials

1.0 TERMS OF USE

Our Terms of Use Agreement applies, even if you choose not to read it carefully, to all customers, payers, employers, schedulers, editors, publishers, inquirers, students, subscribers, readers, researchers, users, crawlers, bots and visitors to this website or blog, and readers of our email, and our forum or blog posts and comments on any website. The term “you”, “your” or “user” includes all of these parties. The term “we”, “us”, or “our” includes ABC Legal Docs, LLC and its members, officers, employees, agents and trade names.

Use of any part of this website, blog, our email, our forum or blog posts and comments on any website, or our products or services shall confirm that you have read, accept and agree to all the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, Fee Schedule, and Document Services Agreement, which are subject to change.

Freelance writing services are governed by our Freelance Writer Agreement.

2.0 AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE

We are a marketing affiliate for companies where stated or where web links include a referral code.  We may receive compensation for purchases made using our affiliate links. Thank you for your business.

3.0 PRIVACY POLICY NOTICE

We value your business and the trust you have placed in us. We may share your contact, payment, invoice and billing information with vendors we use for payment, invoice and receipt processing, and collection of past due payments. Violations of our Terms of Use may result in an incident report, described below, which may be released to other parties. We do not disclose your personal non-public information to any other outside parties, without your permission, unless required by law, or for investigation of violations of the law or our terms of use.

4.0 PUBLICITY, REVIEWS, TESTIMONIALS

If you submit a customer review, blog review, opinion, question, suggestion or testimonial, on our website or a third-party website, you agree to grant us permission to use or publish it, with your name, in any printed or electronic media, including our website, blog, customer list, or third-party website or blog, publicity, brochure or report.  We do not restrict or prohibit customer reviews, or impose any fees or penalties for reviews, but the content may not be illegal, unlawful, defamatory, libelous, slanderous, false, misleading, private, confidential, or unrelated to our goods and services.

If you receive any form of reward, discount, bonus or other compensation for posting a positive review, endorsement or testimonial on a third-party website, you will disclose the information in the post you make, according to applicable laws and FTC rules.

For business or government agency customers, websites or blogs, if you have used our products, services or training, or refer to our website, blog, or contact information, you agree to grant us permission to use or publish your business or agency name, trade name, trademark, logo and website or blog domain name or web link, in any printed or electronic media, including our website, blog, customer list, or third-party website or blog, publicity, presentation, brochure or report.

We assume that our customers are satisfied with our products and services, and support our business, if we have not received any negative feedback, or if you are a repeat customer.  We welcome your suggestions for improvement.

4.1 No Endorsement

Any mention, reference or link to a customer, supplier, business name, logo, product, service, agency, non-profit, association, organization, publication, website, or blog by us shall not imply, indicate, constitute or confirm any express or implied endorsement by you or us, or any affiliation, partnership or sponsorship between us, unless otherwise noted.

5.0 DISCLAIMER, NO ADVICE PROVIDED

WE DO NOT PROVIDE LEGAL, TAX, FINANCIAL, OR ACCOUNTING ADVICE.

ABC Legal Docs, LLC and its members, officers and employees, are not lawyers, attorneys-at-law, counselors-at-law, notarios, notarios publicos, or immigration consultants, and we do not select or draft legal forms or documents, and WE DO NOT PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE, representation, interpretation or case preparation. For legal advice and legal services, you agree to consult with a licensed, experienced attorney, in good standing.

Consult with an attorney before using our notary services in any transaction that may be subject to other laws or jurisdiction, such as a military base, federal law, federal enclave, religious or ecclesiastical law, Indian reservation, Native American law, foreign law, foreign property, complex or unusual matter, or maritime, admiralty, aviation or martial law.

6.0 DOCUMENT TYPING SERVICES

Once you determine the legal forms or documents you want to use, ABC Legal Docs, LLC, or its website partners, may perform typing or secretarial services, under your specific direction.

7.0 LEGAL INFORMATION IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE

This website and blog includes some basic legal information to help educate users about the law. Legal information is not the same as legal advice, which is the application of the law to follow a course of action customized to your specific needs, rights, location and circumstances. Laws change and vary by location. Our information and legal forms are intended only for Colorado residents. Brief articles are not a substitute for legal training or legal advice. Self-help legal books are available at a library or bookstore.

For legal advice, we recommend that you consult a licensed, experienced attorney, in good standing, for professional assurance that any legal information found on our website or blog, and your interpretation of it, is accurate and suitable to your particular situation. You agree to verify all information, determine if information or a legal form is suitable for your specific needs, rights, location and circumstances, and you accept all risks of using any information, legal form or document service found here.

We do not guarantee that information or legal forms on our website, blog or other media is complete, correct or up to date, or suitable for your specific situation or use. If you discover any problem or error, please contact us so that we may investigate the matter for correction.

8.0 NO CLIENT RELATIONSHIP

No information or legal forms posted or mentioned by us, or any product or service provided by us, or any transaction, class, seminar, publication, newsletter, email, phone conversation or other communication shall create an advisor/client, attorney/client, or fiduciary/client relationship. Opinions and recommendations within this website, blog or our email or newsletter do not necessarily reflect the views of any other parties, websites, vendors or companies.

INFORMATION PRESENTED IS GENERAL INFORMATION THAT DOES NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT YOUR INDIVIDUAL CIRCUMSTANCES, FINANCIAL OR LEGAL SITUATION, KNOWLEDGE, NEEDS, OR SUITABILITY, NOR DOES IT PRESENT A PERSONALIZED RECOMMENDATION OR ADVICE TO YOU. LEGAL FORMS, DOCUMENTS, BOOKS, SOFTWARE OR OTHER PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OR INFORMATION MENTIONED OR PRESENTED MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR YOU OR YOUR SPECIFIC STATE, NEEDS OR SITUATION. THE USE OF SELF-HELP LEGAL FORMS AND INFORMATION IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR LEGAL ADVICE FROM A LICENSED ATTORNEY.

9.0 NOTARY SERVICES AGREEMENT

A Notary Public can notarize a document with an acknowledgment notarial certificate, or administer a verbal oath or affirmation to a person or on a document with a jurat notarial certificate, or make a certified copy of an original document, not available elsewhere from an original issuer or records custodian.

9.1 COMPLIANCE

You certify that your request or document is not fraudulent or unlawful, you are legally competent and authorized to sign the document, the statements in the document are true and correct, you have read and understand the purpose of the document, you are signing voluntarily, without undue influence, and you are presenting your genuine identification.

9.2 CUSTOMER REVIEW

You agree to carefully review our notarization certificate attached to your document and our notary journal entry, and to alert us of any problems before paying or leaving.

9.3 PAYMENT CONFIRMS ACCEPTANCE

You agree that your payment for our notary services or accepting any free notary services from us shall indicate your review, acceptance and approval of our notarization and notary journal entry.

9.4 NO LEGAL ADVICE

You certify that we did not give you any legal advice. You agree to contact an attorney for legal advice.

9.5 ATTORNEY REVIEW

You agree to have your notarized documents reviewed by a licensed attorney, or to accept liability for any errors, omissions, defects, or misunderstandings.

9.6 RATIFICATION

You agree that, after 24 hours from the notarization time, you confirm and ratify that the notarization is fully accepted and approved by you “as is”.

9.7 PROXIMATE CAUSE

You understand that we are only liable for damages that are proximately caused by our notarial misconduct.  We are not liable for any consequential, incidental, indirect, special or other damages.

9.8 MITIGATION

You agree to take action to prevent, avoid, mitigate and minimize any damages caused by any error, omission or defect in our notarization.

9.9 NOTIFICATION

You agree to contact us and to alert all document recipients, within 24 hours, if you become aware of any problems with the notarization, or if the notarization is rejected.

10.0 COLORADO ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAWSColorado Anti-Discrimination Poster 2014-11

We comply with the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Laws as listed in this poster from the Colorado Civil Rights Division.

We do not discriminate based on: race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation (including transgender status), marital status, and retaliation for engaging in protected activity (opposing a discriminatory practice or participating in a public accommodations discrimination proceeding).

11.0 RIGHT OF REFUSAL FOR CAUSE

We reserve the right to refuse, cancel, suspend, ban, delay or re-schedule any class or service for cause, including, but not limited to, disruptive behavior, and the following reasons:

11.1 Unavailability

We do not guarantee 24/7 availability if we are unavailable for any reason, including prior plans and appointments, training, vacation, accident, illness, incapacity, insufficient time, outside of business hours, vehicle or equipment problems, emergencies, force majeure, or transactions beyond our level of comfort, skills, knowledge, training or experience. Live classes may be canceled, re-scheduled, or held as a live teleconference class, if the minimum number of students have not registered, or due to bad weather or road conditions, or other unavailability.

11.2 Safety and Health

when we believe any current or pending road, traffic, weather, en route or on-site conditions may be dangerous, unsafe, unsanitary, unhealthy, unsuitable, risky, hazardous, remote, isolated, contain dangerous or disruptive items, situations, animals, pets or people, or where there is criminal, terrorist, military, police, fire, hazmat, or emergency activity, or an accident, obstruction, riot, violence, unrest, protest, evacuation order, quarantine, attack, flood, disaster or detour.

11.3 Outside of Territory

outside of our normal market territory or jurisdiction, on secure or restricted property, off-grid, off paved roads, or outside of cell phone, Internet or utility service areas.

11.4 Disturbance

any music, sound, speech, noise, odor, light, nuisance, illegal substance, sign, image, gesture, clothing, device, distraction, solicitation, advertising, distribution, petition, loitering, horseplay, prank or other activity that may bother, annoy, distract, disrupt, obstruct, impede, interfere, delay, frighten, alarm, harm, injure, endanger, aggravate, heckle, incite or provoke an other person, customer or business. Parents shall supervise and discipline children to follow all laws, terms and conditions. Animal owners shall supervise and control animals and pets and remove nuisance, aggressive or dangerous animals.

11.5 Unlawful Request

requests that we suspect are unauthorized, disqualified, dishonest, fraudulent, deceptive, false dated, suspicious, illegal, criminal or unlawful, or when you are unable or unwilling to answer our questions satisfactorily, or when you are unable to provide satisfactory evidence of applicable laws, documents, authorization or identification, or use false or altered ID.

11.6 Non-payment

failure to pay our fee, invoice or other charges when due, or when you have a history of late payment, non-payment or issuing bad checks.

11.7 Awareness and Communications

when you are unable to perceive, communicate, reason, analyze or understand, are unresponsive, or you appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, emotional stress, hysteria, grief, dazed, confused, delusional, irrational, brainwashed, incoherent, or incapacitated.

11.8 Rude Behavior

when your language or behavior is rude, offensive, abusive, insulting, ridiculing, name calling, childish, disrespectful, demeaning, contemptuous, condescending, inconsiderate, monologue, or talking over others.

11.9 Lack of Cooperation

when you are uncooperative, unreasonable, irrational, difficult, stubborn, argumentative, contrary, lecturing, demanding, dictating, controlling, domineering, arrogant, bossy, impatient, criticizing, dismissive, apathetic, misinformed, incorrect, dishonest, time-wasting, time-consuming, repetitive, irrelevant, off topic, interfering, interrupting, fail to follow instructions, rules, laws or warnings, or violate our policies, terms and conditions.

11.10 Verbal Aggression

when you are verbally aggressive, confrontational, challenging, adversarial, intimidating, coercive, hostile, harassing, angry, upset, loud, ranting, heckling, shouting, spiteful, cruel, hateful, vengeful, using obscene language or gestures, using fighting words, threatening damage, economic reprisal, false statements or false reports.

11.11 Physical Aggression

when your behavior is physically aggressive, threatening attack, disruptive, disorderly, unsafe, or includes slamming, pushing, or throwing objects.

11.12 Criminal Act

when your behavior is damaging, destructive, threatening violence, violent, menacing, or includes assault, fighting, theft, bribery, invasion of privacy, trespassing, security breach, violating rights, displaying or using a weapon, threatening, inciting or committing an unlawful, dangerous, destructive or criminal act.

11.13 Re-scheduling

As an alternative to refusing or canceling a class or service, we may request or re-schedule a different class or meeting time or location, or your full cooperation in response to a verbal or written warning, to Cease and Desist the disruptive or problem behavior, or to remedy the problem, or an additional fee for services requiring additional time, travel, risk, security, work, effort, skill, knowledge, research, resources, expenses or assistance. We may refer you to another notary or other business that may be able to assist you.

11.14 Phone, Audio and Video Recording and Photographs

You grant us express permission to record our phone calls and make audio or video recordings or take photographs of transactions, conversations or incidents, for safety, security, law enforcement, verification, quality control, evaluation and evidence gathering purposes. Always be professional, courteous and law-abiding. Do not behave in any rude, aggressive, illegal, suspicious, disruptive, non-compliant or unprofessional manner that you do not want to be recorded as evidence.

You grant us express permission to make audio or video recordings or take photographs of your voice, image, behavior and vehicle, and to use such evidence as we set fit. We may also seek written statements from witnesses as evidence.

11.15 Reporting

You grant us express permission to contact your family, employer, organization, security, police, law enforcement, regulators, emergency medical services, news media, social media or other parties to report your behavior, or in an emergency. An Incident Report may be filed with any party to document aggressive, disruptive, uncooperative or unlawful behavior or other incidents.

12.0 DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

ABC Legal Docs, LLC does not make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy, timeliness, suitability, completeness, freedom from computer virus, malware, data breach, tampering, or hacking, website availability, website access from foreign countries, or relevance of any information on this website, blog or in our class, email or newsletter or for any information, legal forms or services prepared, provided or presented by any third party, whether linked to this website or our email or newsletter or incorporated therein, and takes no responsibility therefore.

All such information is provided “as is” and solely for informational and convenience purposes only, is subject to change without notice, and all users thereof should be guided accordingly. Links to other websites do not constitute an endorsement, guarantee or recommendation of any information, legal forms, products or services offered or mentioned there.

13.0 USER ASSUMPTION OF RISK

Users agree to thoroughly investigate and accept all risks of using information, legal forms, recommendations, products and services on other websites. Beware of exaggerated claims. Users of any information, legal forms, products or services on this website or our class, email or newsletter assume full risk and liability for any loss caused by misuse, misunderstanding, misapplication or misinterpretation without consulting with a competent, experienced, licensed attorney.

14.0 OPT-IN STATUS

If you contact us for assistance, information, to purchase a product or service, to attend a class, to subscribe to our list, or to make a comment about our blog, business, products, services or employees, we may add your name, company, address, email address, phone number and other information to our opt-in mailing list. You may request to be removed (opt-out) at any time.

We respect your privacy and do not share your information with any other parties, without your permission, or unless authorized by our terms of use, or required by law. We process inquiries and requests as time allows. We reserve the right to not answer inquiries or requests for information that do not support our business mission or goals.

15.0 MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE

After you receive your product, service or class, if you are not satisfied with your purchase, you must contact us by email within 30 days and explain the problem.  We will investigate the matter and then solve or correct the problem, provide a substitute or replacement, or refund your payment.

Guarantee does not apply to digital products or training materials where you have received a password or access, no shows for appointments or training classes, your misunderstanding, change of mind or need, or matters outside of our control.

15.1 MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE TERMS

You agree not to make, write, post or publish any defamatory, false, misleading, slanderous, libelous, illegal or unlawful remarks, comments, complaints, ratings or reviews concerning our business, products, services, conversations, email, correspondence, practices, affiliates, agents or employees. You agree to give us a written email notice of the problem, and a fair opportunity, up to 30 days, to investigate, solve or correct the problem, or refund your payment.

Failure to give us written email notice, or up to 30 days for problem resolution, shall be considered an act of bad faith, a violation of due process, and shall void the money-back guarantee.

You agree not to post or submit any customer reviews, remarks, comments, complaints or ratings unless you have completed a paid transaction as a customer, and received a product, service or class from our business. Upon request, you agree to submit your complaint in the form of a signed, dated, notarized affidavit, stating the facts of the completed transaction, sworn to or affirmed, under penalty of perjury. We may record phone calls as evidence.

15.2 MONEY-BACK SETTLEMENT RELEASE

If you accept our solution or correction to the problem, or receive your money back, you agree that the solution or refund shall be considered as final settlement in full, and shall release us from any further time, price, harm or liability regarding the matter.

16.0 RECORDING PHONE CALLS

We may record incoming or outgoing phone calls as evidence of details of a conversation. According to Colorado law, only one-party is required to be aware that the phone call is being recorded. Do not make any statements or provide any private or confidential information during a phone call that you do not want to be recorded.

17.0 COPYRIGHT AGREEMENT

17.1 COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER

No copyright claim is made to content originating from the public domain, government publications, statutes, rules, regulations and court decisions, or copyright protected content of other parties.

No trademark claim is made to trademarks, trade names, or logos of other parties.

17.2 COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

This website was registered on January 14, 2008 and the first website content was published at that time. The first post to our Colorado Notary Blog was added May 29, 2012.

The entire contents of this website and blog, including facts, names, contact information, and any associated forms, fee schedule, reports, PDF files, or other documents, shall be considered as publications, covered under the protection provided by US and international copyright laws, and other laws. Violations of copyright laws may result in civil damages and/or statutory damages up to $150,000 per infringement.

ABC Legal Docs, LLC may contact the Internet Service Provider (ISP) or other host provider of any user found in violation of copyright or trademark laws, and demand that the provider remove the infringing content, under copyright laws, trademark laws, website Terms of Use, or other laws or agreements. User agrees that enforcement of copyright, trademark or other laws or agreements shall not require evidence of registration or registration number.

Any and all intellectual property rights associated with ABC Legal Doc’s website, blog, forms, reports and other documents, including its content, are the sole property of ABC Legal Docs, LLC and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark and other laws. Elements of the website, blog and other documents are also protected by trade dress, trade secret, unfair competition, and other laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part, or used to create derivative or similar works, without written permission.

All custom graphics, icons, logos, the website name ABCLegalDocs.com and the phrase “ABCs of Legal Docs” and “Colorado Notary Blog” that appear on the website, blog and other documents, are trademarks, service marks or trade dress of ABC Legal Docs, LLC.

ALL RIGHTS IN THE WEBSITE AND BLOG CONTENT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ARE RESERVED.

User may not copy, modify, translate, transmit, distribute, adapt, reproduce, redistribute, republish, post on any website, blog or forum, resell, decompile, reverse engineer or disassemble any part of the website or its content, or its HTML code, without written authorization from ABC Legal Docs, LLC. ABC Legal Docs, LLC does not convey to anyone, by allowing access to the website, any ownership rights in the website or in any content appearing on or made available through the website.

17.3 LIMITED USER RIGHTS TO CONTENT USE

We have spent a considerable amount of time, talent, skill, effort, labor and expense, doing research, analysis, writing, re-writing, proofreading, editing, designing, and maintaining this website, blog, and its associated documents, and it is our work product and intellectual property (IP). Website and blog visitors are granted only the right to read the information on this website and blog, for their personal, private, non-competitive, non-commercial, or non-profit use, or to do business with ABC Legal Docs, LLC.

Use by any person, notary, notary signing agent, business, agency, entity, or other for-profit activity, including content or contact harvesting or content extraction or scraping, is prohibited, without our written permission. Failure to request written permission or any use that is unapproved by ABC Legal Docs, LLC, or used in any act of slander, libel or invasion of privacy, shall be evidence of bad faith.

17.4 SERVICE FEE FOR INFRINGEMENT

If we discover any of our content or intellectual property has been used without our written permission, or in violation of any law or our Terms of Use, we may file a notice of copyright infringement or trademark infringement with a publisher, Internet Service Provider (ISP) or other host provider, or a notice of violation with the offending User, law enforcement, regulatory agency, Better Business Bureau (BBB), or trade association.

The offending User agrees to pay for our time, knowledge, use of resources, research and expense in gathering information, seeking legal information and advice, writing a complaint or notice, and submitting the complaint and/or notice, a service fee of Two Hundred Dollars ($200), to be paid promptly, within ten (10) days of receipt of notice or invoice, plus any and all costs for legal counsel, court costs, late fees and collection fees regarding the matter.

17.5 DAMAGES FOR DUPLICATE CONTENT

Search engines such as Google can detect duplicate website or blog content and may penalize a website for displaying duplicate content. If you copy our content and display it on your website or blog, your website or blog may be penalized by a search engine for duplicate content. If you copy our content and display it on your website or blog, our website or blog may be penalized by a search engine for duplicate content.

If our website or blog is penalized for duplicate content, because you have copied and displayed our content, you will be held liable and agree to pay for our estimated damages in lost or damaged search engine ranking, lost revenue, customers, business, or reputation, plus our legal costs and service fee cost of Two Hundred Dollars ($200) to contact the search engine company to report and explain that you have copied and displayed our content without our written permission.

17.6 SERVICES FOR HIRE

Absent any written permission from ABC Legal Docs, LLC, any unauthorized copying or use of any portion of this website or blog, including facts, names and contact information, shall be deemed as an agreement, acknowledgment and acceptance by the user to hire, compensate or pay restitution to ABC Legal Docs, LLC in the amount of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000), for the use of ABC Legal Docs, LLC’s property or work product.

Copying or use of any portion of the property or work product by user shall be evidence that the property or work product is considered as valuable, useful or beneficial. Further, ABC Legal Docs, LLC shall be entitled to twenty percent (20%) of the revenues from any and all sales where any portion of our property or work product was used in the sales, advertising or marketing process.

User agrees that it would be unethical, inequitable or unconscionable to use or enjoy the benefit of ABC Legal Docs, LLC’s property or work product without paying for it. User agrees to make prompt payment, within ten (10) days, of first use of property or work product, or when notified or invoiced by ABC Legal Docs, LLC of amount due, whichever occurs first. Failure to pay promptly shall be considered as a breach of contract, failure of consideration, theft of services, theft of property and unjust enrichment by the user.

17.7 COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK AGREEMENT

User agrees not to seek any declaratory judgment regarding validity of ABC Legal Docs, LLC’s copyrights, trademarks or other rights.

IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK TERMS, DO NOT COPY OR USE ANY PORTION OF OUR WEBSITE OR BLOG.

18.0 BLOG TERMS OF USE

18.1 CORRECTION POLICY

The goal of our blog posts is to be accurate and fair. Any significant errors of fact will be promptly corrected in a clear and timely manner upon our discovery or receipt of an email notice of the error. To report an error requiring correction or clarification, send email to the address shown in Contact Us. The author or editor will investigate the facts, and once verified, publish a correction at the end of the original post, with the word Correction, the date of correction, and an explanation.

18.2 RETRACTION POLICY

To report a factual error in a blog post requiring retraction, the appropriate person should send email to the address shown in Contact Us. The email must identify every false, factual assertion allegedly contained in the post, and explain with specificity what the true facts are. We may require documents or other evidence to support the claimed factual errors. We will investigate the facts, and once verified, subject to legal review, publish a retraction at the end of the original post, with the word Retraction, the date of retraction, and an explanation.

18.3 BLOG COMMENTS POLICY

18.3.1 Comment Form Guidelines

Comments must include your true name and valid email address. Anonymous posts or comments are prohibited.

18.3.2 Email Privacy

Email addresses are required for commenting, and are not published on the blog, nor shared. They may be used by the blog moderator to privately contact the commenter. Email addresses may be provided to law enforcement for investigation.

18.3.3 Commenter Privacy and Protection

All email, addresses, phone numbers, and any private and personal information posted in any comment may be deleted upon discovery to protect the privacy of the party. Do not include private information or violate privacy rights or publicity rights within a blog post or comment.

18.3.4 Language and Manners

Comments considered by the blog moderator to be inappropriate, rude, offensive, insulting, disrespectful, inflammatory, antagonistic, angry, hateful, abusive, defamatory, derogatory, threatening, inciting violence, abuse, harassment or unlawful acts, illegal, lewd, vulgar, or using profanity or obscenity, may be edited or deleted. Be truthful, respectful, mature, professional and polite. Comments by trolls, agitators, hecklers and bullies will be deleted.

18.3.5 No Personal Attacks

No personal attacks are permitted in the blog comments. You may question, debate, or add more to the content, but do not personally threaten, harass, bully, attack, insult, use name calling, or ridicule the blogger, moderator, any commenters, business, or other parties.

18.3.6 Productive Comments

Add value to the blog content or conversation, such as personal experience, questions, suggestions, or additional information. Include relevant key words to help search engines. A comment that does not add value, is not helpful, is shorter than 60 characters, is off topic or irrelevant, is incoherent, discourages others from participating, or contains false or unsubstantiated claims, may be considered as unproductive. Short, generic comments of approval such as “great post”, “good info” or “I agree” do not add value. If you like a blog post, please share it with others.

18.3.7 Editing Rights

The blog moderator, administrator, contributor, editor, and/or author reserves the right to edit, delete, move, spell check, grammar check, or mark any comment as irrelevant, off topic, unproductive, false, incorrect, misleading, generic, suspicious, illegal, unlawful, or spam.

18.3.8 If Your Comment Does Not Appear

If you leave a comment and it does not appear within one business day, and it does not violate this policy, contact the moderator by email.

18.3.9 Blog Responses

A response to a blog comment may be received in the blog, or privately by email, or by other communication method. The blog moderator may choose not to respond to some or all comments or may respond at a later date.

18.3.10 Web Links

Blog comments containing a web link are sent to the blog moderator, which may delay your comment from appearing. Web links to relevant websites or blogs are allowed, at the discretion of the blog moderator. You may contact the blog moderator by email to discuss including a web link in your comment.

18.3.11 Trackbacks Are Comments

Trackbacks will be treated as comments.

18.3.12 Spam

Any comment or web link considered to be spam may be filtered, moderated, marked as spam, reported to other parties, and deleted. Spam filter software may sometimes filter out a legitimate comment. Spam from affiliate marketers may be reported to the business you represent that delivers the product or service, or pays the commission.

18.3.13 Commenters Blocked

Any person, group or entity that violates this policy or any terms of use may be removed, suspended or blocked from commenting or from blog access. Comments originating outside of our market territory, from foreign countries, in a foreign language, or from known or suspected spammers may be blocked or removed.

18.3.14 Hold Harmless

All comments within this blog are the sole responsibility of the commenter, not the blog owner, moderator, administrator, contributor, editor, or author. By submitting a comment, you certify that the comment content is your own, not protected by copyright or trademark, all facts are true and correct, and agree to hold harmless this website, ABC Legal Docs LLC, and all its members, officers, agents, subsidiaries and representatives, from any and all repercussions, loss, damages, or liability.

18.3.15 All rights reserved

Any and all rights not specifically mentioned in this policy are reserved. No rights are waived.

18.3.16 Assumption of Risk

Use of our blog, comments, and any information, web links, businesses, products or services mentioned is AT YOUR OWN RISK.

18.3.17 Blog Reviews

We welcome your blog reviews, individual blog post reviews, star ratings and suggestions for improving our blog.  Our blog is a service that may provide useful information to answer questions, but it is not legal advice.

19.0 CITATIONS AND BACKLINKS TO OUR WEBSITE OR BLOG

If you post a link or copy or refer to any content on our website, blog post, or blog page, you agree to include a citation in the following form.

For a website page or blog page, write the title of the page and include a hyperlink to the page title.  For example, ABCLegalDocs.com or abclegaldocs.com/blog-Colorado-Notary/mobile-notary/

For a document or legal form, write the title of the document and include a hyperlink to the document.  For example, Colorado Statutory Power of Attorney

For a blog post, write the title of the post and include a hyperlink to the post title.  For example, How to Notarize a Power of Attorney in Colorado

You may not use an alternate title or link such as click here or see article or a shortened title or shortened link.  The title and link must include the original keywords so readers and search engines can search for and find the keywords and link.

Because website and blog contents and documents may change or get updated at any time, we recommend that you include the date of publication of the webpage, document, blog page, or blog post, and the date of retrieval.  You may include this information in a reference or bibliography list.

You may not post a backlink to our website, blog post or blog page, in any manner that causes harm or damage to our business or reputation, in our sole opinion.  You may not post an incorrect or obsolete address, description, category, web link, photo, logo, phone number or email address for our business.

You may not post any customer review if the statements are false, misleading, illegal, or confidential, or if you do not have a receipt or other evidence of a completed purchase transaction for our goods or services.

If you post a backlink to our website, blog post or blog page, you agree that we may list your website, name and/or business name and logo on our website or blog.

We detect backlinks and you agree to correct or remove any backlink that does not follow our Terms of Use.  We appreciate backlinks when used properly.

20.0 WEB CRAWLERS, BOTS, SCRAPERS, MALWARE

Users, including web crawlers, bots and scrapers agree to observe restrictions on using our files and data and shall not read files or pages that are disallowed in our robots.txt file, that are not listed in our sitemap files, that contain restricted information, and shall not attempt to bypass, probe, deceive, weaken, hack, break or defeat any passwords or protective security measures, insert, attach or link to any virus, malware, ransomware or spyware, or otherwise alter, delete, encrypt, decrypt, lock, attack, intercept, interfere with, overload, or damage any data, files, folders, accounts, privileges, servers, devices, or normal operation of our website, backup, blog, email, network, phone or computer system.

21.0 FEE SCHEDULE

You agree to promptly pay all fees, costs and expenses as listed in our most recent Fee Schedule, posted on our website or blog.

22.0 SEVERABILITY

If any part of this agreement shall be found to be unenforceable, that part shall be rescinded, modified or amended to meet the original intent, and shall not invalidate the remaining parts.

We may modify or correct any typographical errors, including errors in price, date, description, terms, scrivener errors, invoice errors, or other errors, to meet the original intent.

23.0 30-DAY TIME LIMIT

You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim, complaint or cause of action arising out of the use of our products, services, website, blog, or related to our Terms of Use, must be filed within 30 days after such claim, complaint or cause of action arose, or be forever barred. You agree that if we do not receive any written complaint within 30 days of your purchase, you certify that you are satisfied with your purchase, and you release us from any further expense, refund, liability or use of time or resources.

24.0 LIABILITY RELEASE

To the maximum extent allowed by law, you ASSUME ALL RISK, and hereby RELEASE and HOLD HARMLESS, ABC Legal Docs, LLC, and its members, officers, managers and employees, from any and all losses or consequences incurred, for your failure to consult with a competent, experienced, licensed attorney regarding your specific legal questions, legal forms, needs and situation.

To the maximum extent allowed by law, whether we are acting as an independent contractor, or as an agent for a principal, our maximum liability shall be limited to a REFUND of the amount paid by a customer or principal for a product or service purchased from us.  In no event shall members, officers, managers or employees of ABC Legal Docs, LLC be held personally liable.

When acting as an agent for principal, including Form I-9 ID verification, under power of attorney, or other agreement, contract or special situation, principal agrees to indemnify, hold harmless and protect agent against all claims, liabilities and expenses incurred in discharging express or implied duties on behalf of principal.

Customers and principals agree to not seek to pierce LLC protection of LLC members for any reason.

In any event, we are not liable for any consequential, incidental, indirect, special or other damages.

25.0 MEDIATION

If any problem, complaint or dispute arises that we cannot settle privately between us, we may choose, in our sole discretion, to submit the matter to a professional mediator in Colorado, and shall then attempt to resolve the matter, in good faith negotiations, through mediation services, for up to ninety (90) days, before pursuing any other remedies. The cost of mediation services shall be shared equally.

We shall not be bound to seek mediation if you have acted in bad faith, failed to respond to our complaint, request, email, correspondence or invoice, violated any law, rule, regulation, contract, or website terms and conditions, copied or used any copyrighted content, trademark or contact information without written permission, or violated our Zero Tolerance Spam Agreement or Document Services Agreement.

26.0 VENUE and JURISDICTION

As an online and mobile service provider, we do not maintain a walk-in office or store location.  The address shown in our contact information is a mailing address only, used for business mail and to receive payments by mail, not a walk-in office or store address.  We drive to mobile notary appointments, and to teach classes, so we might be anywhere in the local area when you contact us.  Notary supplies, notary training class registration, legal forms, legal plans and other items for sale are available online, on our website only, not at our mailing address.  Please do not drive to our mailing address for notary service or to purchase items.

These Terms of Use and any mediation or action related thereto, whether actionable in contract, tort or otherwise, shall be governed in accordance with the laws of the State of Colorado, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. The exclusive jurisdiction and venue of any legal action with respect to the subject matter of these Terms of Use will be the courts located in Colorado, and each of the parties hereto waives any objection to jurisdiction and venue in such courts.

27.0 NO WAIVER

Any delay or failure by us to enforce our rights shall not be deemed a waiver of our rights, which shall remain in full force and effect.

28.0 ACCEPTANCE and AGREEMENT

If you use, access, copy, scrape or continue to use our website, blog, forum posts, or our products or services, or if you contact us by phone, text message, mail, fax or email, you confirm your INFORMED CONSENT that you understand, accept, consent and agree to all Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, Fee Schedule, and Document Services Agreement, and our web host provider GoDaddy Terms of Service, as applicable, subject to change from time to time.

You agree to check periodically for any changes in terms and conditions, or revision dates, before use of our website, blog, products or services.  Your use after a change has been posted indicates your acceptance and agreement of the revision.

Some transactions and services may also include additional terms and conditions, or licensing agreements, which shall be in writing.  Verbal statements made by either party may not amend or modify written agreements, terms and conditions.  Changes must be made in writing and accepted by both parties.

IF YOU OBJECT TO ANY OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, PLEASE SUBMIT A PROPOSED CHANGE IN WRITING, FOR OUR CONSIDERATION.

IF YOU USE OUR WEBSITE, BLOG, SERVICES OR CONTACT US, YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS, AS IS.