- What Citasca is. Citasca provides access to content posted by other users. It is a marketplace for information about the law where you can search for content, purchase content, and post content to share or for sale.
- What Citasca isn’t. Citasca isn’t:
- A law firm.
- Your attorney.
- A place for legal advice, counsel, services, or representation.
- A place to engage others to perform legal research, legal writing, or to develop specific content at your request.
No attorney-client or confidential relationship exists or will be formed between you and us. No Citasca user is your attorney due to any communications facilitated or permitted by us. Citasca does not provide legal advice, counsel, representation, or services, and neither does any other user of Citasca solely by posting content as permitted by us. Providing access to information about the law is not legal advice, counsel, representation, or services. If you want legal advice, counsel, representation, or services, we recommend that you contact an attorney. The decision to retain an attorney is an important one, and is one that you must make carefully based on your own judgment and evaluation of that attorney. Any agreement regarding legal services or fees between you and anyone else must be done outside of Citasca and does not involve us in any way.
- Attention: attorney users of Citasca. For attorneys using Citasca, note that the Rules of Professional Conduct of the jurisdiction(s) where you are licensed (“Rules”) apply to your use of Citasca. These Rules include, but are not limited to, the rules relating to advertising, solicitation of clients, rules regarding the establishment of attorney-client relationships, failure to maintain client confidences, unauthorized practice of law, and misrepresentations of fact. When you use Citasca, you must not offer legal advice, counsel, representation, or services. You must not distribute to any persons or entities identified via Citasca any content or material containing solicitations or advertising of any kind without our prior written consent. Attorneys are prohibited from soliciting prospective clients in any way in connection with Citasca.
- Disclaimers about content. Please take particular note of these disclaimers:
- We reserve the right to screen (that is, vet/review/moderate/confirm/verify) users and/or content that is posted to Citasca by users, but we are not obligated to do so. We are not responsible or liable for any screening we choose to do or not to do.
- Attorneys, other legal professionals, law students, and others, who may have no legal training whatsoever, may post content to Citasca.
- We do not endorse, and are not responsible or liable for, any content made available through Citasca by any user of Citasca.
- Opinions and statements posted by users to Citasca may be incorrect and may not reflect our views. We are not responsible or liable for errors or omissions in Citasca, including in third party content on Citasca, and including any misstatement of any point of law.
- You are solely responsible for determining the accuracy, completeness, quality, reliability, and value of content on Citasca and the reliability of the Citasca user posting any particular content.
- We are not responsible or liable for any action or decision taken, or not taken, in reliance upon content on Citasca.
- Content on Citasca is only one source of information about that law. There are many other sources that are available to you. For example, you may visit a law library to research the law. Please review other sources, and engage an attorney as appropriate, in order to make informed decisions about the law.
- Post anything that you do not have the right to post, for example, because it infringes or misappropriates the intellectual property rights of any third party or would result in a breach of an agreement or license that you have with a third party.
- Post anything that is confidential or post anything, without the permission of your employer, that is the property of your employer.
- Post anything that is deceptive, defamatory, fraudulent, harassing, hate speech, libelous, misleading, obscene, offensive, pornographic, sexually explicit, threatening, unlawful, or violates another person’s rights to privacy or publicity.
- Impersonate or misrepresent your identity, misrepresent your affiliation with any person, entity, institution, or organization, or misrepresent your academic or professional credentials or experience.
- Post any personal information of any other person.
- Collect or store personally-identifiable information or contact information of Citasca users without their permission.
- Post ads, commercial solicitations, or large amounts of unwanted or repetitive content.
- Except to the extent the fair use provision of the Copyright Act (17 U.S.C.A. Sec. 107) overrides this restriction, directly or indirectly, circulate, copy, display, disseminate, distribute, download, email, frame, make derivative works from, modify, post, publish, reproduce, scrape, sell or resell, store, sublicense, transfer, transmit, or upload any content posted on Citasca by any other user to, or in connection with, any searchable database or other material or medium offered for sale, license, or distribution.
- Use crawlers, robots, scrapers, scripts, spiders, or other automated means to access or use Citasca.
- Introduce anything that contains viruses or other code that is disruptive, destructive, or harmful.
- Access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of Citasca, our systems, or our technical providers’ systems.
- Break or circumvent our security measures or otherwise test the vulnerability of our systems or networks.
- Interfere with any other Citasca user or our host or network, for example, by overloading, spamming, or mail-bombing.
- Share your password or login credentials, let anyone else access your account, or do anything that might put your account at risk.
- Do anything that violates the law.
- Your account; your license grant to us; your representations and warranties. You are responsible for how you use Citasca. If you create an account with Citasca, you must provide us with accurate, complete, and true information in your account profile. For example, you must register using your real name. If you post any content to Citasca, you grant to us a fully-paid, irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, sublicensable, transferable, unlimited, worldwide license to circulate, copy, display, disseminate, distribute, download, email, frame, make derivative works from, modify, post, publish, reproduce, store, transmit, upload, and otherwise use that content. If you post content to, or sell content in connection with, Citasca, you represent and warrant all of the following:
- The content is (1) your original work, (2) is in the public domain or constitutes fair use under the U.S. Copyright Act, or (3) the owner of such content has expressly granted to you all of the rights necessary for you to grant the license to us above.
- The content is of a general and educational nature and does not constitute legal advice, counsel, representation, or services, including, without limitation, the application of the law to, or analysis of the law in connection with, a third party’s specific set of facts at that party’s request.
Following termination or deactivation of your account, or if you remove any content from Citasca that you have posted, we may retain content that you have posted to Citasca for a commercially reasonable period of time for archival, audit, or backup purposes.
We care about the security of our users; however, we do not guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security measures. Please notify us immediately of any compromise or unauthorized use of your account.
- Sales and taxes. Citasca works on a “pay when paid” model. If you sell content on Citasca, the buyer pays Citasca, and then Citasca pays you. You authorize us to deduct from amounts payable to you (1) a commission to Citasca (currently set at 15% of the purchase price), (2) any refunds made by us to the purchasers of your content, and (3) applicable third party processing fees. Citasca reserves the right to withhold payment to you until the amount payable to you as a seller of paid content on Citasca is at least $10.00. If you have sold content on Citasca, you are responsible for any taxes in connection with those sales, except for taxes on our income.
- We make no warranties as to Citasca, including, without limitation, its accuracy, availability, completeness, content, currentness, quality, performance, reliability, security, or timeliness.
- YOUR ACCESS AND USE OF CITASCA ARE AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND CITASCA IS PROVIDED “AS IS”.
- WE AND OUR MEMBERS, GOVERNORS, MANAGERS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND CONTRACTORS (“CITASCA ENTITIES”) DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUALITY, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OR ARISING BY LAW, STATUTE, USAGE OF TRADE, OR COURSE OF DEALING.
- We are not responsible or liable for any harm resulting from use of Citasca by you or others.
- If you access any third party website, service, or content from Citasca, you do so at your own risk; we have no liability arising from your access to or use of any third-party website, service, or content.
Revised: October 11, 2017
NOTIFICATION OF CLAIMS OF INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
If you believe your copyright has been infringed, or your intellectual property rights otherwise violated, please notify Citasca’s agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement (“Agent”), at:
1447 Macey Way
Stillwater, MN 55082
Please provide our Agent with the following Notice, which must include each of the following:
- Identification of the copyrighted work you claim has been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
- Identification of the material on the Citasca site that you claim is infringing, with enough detail so that we may locate it;
- A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
- A statement by you declaring under penalty of perjury that (1) the above information in your Notice is accurate, and (2) that you are the owner of the copyright interest involved or that you are authorized to act on behalf of that owner;
- Your address, telephone number, and email address; and
- Your physical or electronic signature.
Your Notice will be subject to The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Under appropriate circumstances, we may terminate the accounts of repeat infringers.
Revised: October 1, 2017