Terms of Use

Welcome to Justly, an online personal legal app designed specifically for lawyers, legal executives and law firm staff to create and manage their legal solutions online. These Terms of Use are intended to explain our obligations as a service provider and Your obligations as a user. Please read them carefully.

These Terms are binding on any use of the Service and apply to You from the time that Justly provides You with access to the Service.

By registering to use the Service you acknowledge that You have read and understood these Terms and have the authority to act on behalf of any person for whom You are using the Service. You are deemed to have agreed to these Terms on behalf of any person for whom you use the Service.

The Terms were last updated 31 October 2017.

 

1. Terms

These terms of use (“Terms”) set out the terms and conditions for your use of the Justly Services offered by Justly (NZ) Limited or its related companies (“we”, “our” or “JUSTLY”). The person or organisation entering into these Terms as a user of the Justly Services, together with all individual users accessing the Justly Services on that person’s behalf (together, “you” or “Users”) accept and agree to be bound by these Terms. JUSTLY grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to use the Justly Services (subject to your account type) in accordance with these Terms.

In these Terms, “Justly Services” means JUSTLY’s “SaaS Service” and “Related Services” and any features, technologies or functionality provided by those services, offered by us from time to time, including the Justly applications (“Apps”) and justly.co.nz (“Website”).

If you do not agree to any of these Terms, then you should not use the Supplier Services. All rights not expressly granted to Users in these Terms are reserved by JUSTLY.

 

2. Amendments

The Justly Service is new business model and will evolve over time based on user feedback. These Terms are not intended to answer every question or address every issue raised by the use of the Service.

Justly reserves the right to change these terms at any time, effective upon the posting of modified terms and Justly will make every effort to communicate these changes to You via email or through updating the Website Terms. It is likely the terms of use will change over time. It is Your obligation to ensure that You have read, understood and agree to the most recent terms available on the Website. If you continue to use the Justly Services, your use will be governed by the updated Terms.

From time to time, we may add, make changes to or remove altogether features or functionality of the Justly Services. We will make all reasonable efforts to ensure the service is available 24/7. However, the service may on occasion be unavailable in order to permit routine maintenance or deploy product updates.

We may also decide to cease providing all or some of the Justly Services at any time, and nothing in these Terms is to be taken as a guarantee that the Apps or any Justly Services will always be available, either in its current form or at all, or that we will support, maintain or continue to offer the Justly Services, or the Apps or any version of them.

 

3. Justly Services are provided “as is”

The Justly Services are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis, and your use of them is at your sole risk. We will try to promptly address (during normal business hours) all technical issues that arise in connection with the Justly Services.

We do not warrant that: (a) the Justly Services will meet your specific requirements; (b) the Justly Services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free; (c) the Justly Services will be accurate or reliable; (d) the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the Justly Services will meet your expectations; or (e) any errors in the Justly Services will be corrected.

You acknowledge that JUSTLY may use third party suppliers to provide hardware, software, networking, connectivity, storage and other technology in order to provide the Justly Services. The acts and omissions of those third party suppliers may be outside of JUSTLY’s control, and JUSTLY does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a result of any act or omission of any third party supplier.

On behalf of itself and such third party suppliers, JUSTLY excludes any warranties that may be implied or otherwise apply under statute or other applicable law, to the maximum extent permitted by law.

 

4. Data and Account Information

You agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete account information of all data input or collected on behalf of your firm, and to maintain and reasonably promptly update any account information in order to ensure that it remains true, accurate, current and complete to the extent of your knowledge.

We reserve the right to pass on to a third party charity within our Charity Partnership Network the name, contact and bequest or donation information left to that charity by a client of your firm through the Justly app, provided we obtain client consent.

You acknowledge and agree that Justly and its Personnel may require access to data in the system to perform our services, collect information on our accounts registered, and update any technical functions where required.

 

5. You are responsible for your use of the Justly Service and you indemnify us

You are responsible for all activity that results from use of the Justly Services through your account. You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and password. JUSTLY will not be liable for any loss or damage that may result from any failure to keep usernames and passwords secure.

You indemnify JUSTLY against all forms of liability, actions, proceedings, demands, costs, charges and expenses which JUSTLY may incur or suffer as a result of use of the Justly Services through your account or as a result of your failure to comply with these Terms.

 

6. No malicious or illegal use

You must not: (a) use the Justly Services in any unlawful manner, for any unlawful or fraudulent purpose, or in any manner inconsistent with these Terms; (b) infringe our intellectual property rights or those of any third party in relation to your use of the Justly Services; (c) transmit any material that is defamatory, offensive or otherwise objectionable in relation to your use of the Justly Services; (d) use the Justly Services in a way that could damage, disable, overburden, impair or compromise our systems or security or interfere with other users; (e) collect or harvest any information or data from the Justly Services or our systems or attempt to decipher any transmissions to or from the servers running any Justly Services; (f) disclose or distribute information relating to another User of the Justly Services to any third party, or use any other User’s information for any marketing purposes unless you have that User’s express permission to do so; or (g) access or register User logins via bots or other automated methods.

 

7. Reasonable use policy

You agree to use the Justly Services in a reasonable way. If we determine that your use of the Justly Services is not reasonable or that your use is causing degraded performance of the Justly Services for you or for other Users, we may impose limits on your use of the Justly Services. Where possible, we will endeavour to give you at least 24 hours prior notice and request that your usage is reduced before imposing any limits.

 

8. Confidentiality and privacy

8.1. Confidentiality:  Unless the relevant party has the prior written consent of the other or unless required to do so by law:
a. Each party will preserve the confidentiality of all Confidential Information of the other obtained in connection with these Terms. Neither party will, without the prior written consent of the other, disclose or make any Confidential Information available to any person, or use the same for its own benefit, other than as contemplated by these Terms.
b. Each party’s obligations under this clause will survive termination of these Terms.
c. The provisions of clauses 8.1(a) and 8.1(b) shall not apply to any information which:
i. is or becomes public knowledge other than by a breach of this clause;
ii. is received from a third party who lawfully acquired it and who is under no obligation restricting its disclosure;
iii. is in the possession of the receiving party without restriction in relation to disclosure before the date of receipt from the disclosing party; or
iv. is independently developed without access to the Confidential Information.
2. Privacy:  Justly maintains a privacy policy that sets out the parties’ obligations in respect of personal information . You should read that policy at https://www.justly.law/privacy-policy/ and You will be taken to have accepted that policy when You accept these Terms.

 

9. Disabling your account

We can close or suspend your account at any time if, in our sole discretion, you have committed a material or persistent breach of these Terms or any other terms applying to your use of the Justly Services.

You are entitled to close your individual account with JUSTLY.

If you are a staff member and wish to close your account or you wish to close the account of a staff at your law firm, the firm Master Administrator may disable a staff employee immediately through the app system, or provide Justly with notice to disable a staff from access to the firm logins. All logins will immediately cease for the disabled staff account, all notifications and emails will discontinue and You accept it is Your firm’s responsibility to ensure clients and client matter under the staff are passed to another staff employee at your firm to oversee.

Where an account is disabled, all of your rights under these Terms will immediately come to an end. Any data or client information previously entered by the disabled account will remain visible and accessible to the firm login and other staff from the law firm will be able to access, amend, close matters and utilise all other features of Justly to manage the client and their matter. The effect on a client or matter is that the disabled user account will automatically be removed as a Client Author or Matter Author, and the disabled account may no longer access the Justly system. A staff account can be reactivated at any later time; Justly is not liable for any loss or damage arising as a result of your cancellation of account.

If you are a law firm and wish to terminate your partnership with Justly, please refer to the Termination and Suspension clause within your agreement and advise us accordingly with notice. Please also consult the continuing obligations clauses within your specific agreement, where relevant. Where a law firm has terminated the agreement, it is your liability to ensure any content or data which your require is backed-up or replicated before cancellation.

 

 

10. Fees, taxes and payment terms

10.1 Fees: The fees charged for use of the Justly Services depend on your firm’s usage levels per month. Justly’s Entry Partner level charges $49+GST per matter and includes unlimited editing, downloading, registry and uploading a digital cloud copy. Please refer to your firm’s agreement for the agreed Justly Software Service Subscription Fees and Related Services Fees.

For new users, you are welcome to enquire for a Justly Pricing FAQ information sheet outlining our services fees and subscription discount breaks depending on volume. All fees are stated in New Zealand dollars and do not include GST.

10.2 Non-exclusive: The provision of Justly Services to law firms, practising lawyers and legal personnel are non-exclusive. The provision of Justly Services to charities and its personnel are non-exclusive, unless by otherwise written agreement.

10.3 Payment Gateway Payments: Where you invite a client to collaborate with you on their matter and invite them to pay via their credit card, payments are made by means of the online service payment process via DPS Payment Express through a secure website. Justly does not collect nor store any credit card information. We make every effort to ensure the security of our payment system however You acknowledge and agree that Internet transmissions are never entirely secure or private and that any message or information you provide through the website (including credit card information) may be read or intercepted by an external third party. Justly has no liability for any interception, ‘hacking’ or other unauthorised access of information by unauthorised third parties.

10.4 Justly’s liability
: To the extent permitted by law:

• Except as expressly set out in these terms, warranties, representations or guarantees (whether express, implied or statutory) in relation to the online service payment process are excluded, including, without limit, any warranty of fitness for any particular purpose; and

• Justly will not be liable for any damage, loss or expenses, or indirect losses or consequential damages of any kind suffered or incurred by your firm or your client in connection to the online service payment process. 
Subject to the provisions of this clause, if for any reason Justly is held to be liable to you in relation to this online service payment process, the total extent of Justly’s liability will to the extent permitted by law be limited to:
• In connection with a charged service, the fees payable by you for that charged service; and
• In connection with any other use of the online service payment process $100.

If the New Zealand Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 applies, you may have rights or remedies which are not excluded or limited by the above.

The exclusions and limits set out in these online service payment terms will also operate for the benefit of Justly’s relevant suppliers, licensors and agents which Justly use to provide the online service payment process made available to you.

10.5 Indemnity
: You agree to indemnify Justly in respect of any loss, damage, cost or expense (including reasonable enforcement costs, whether incurred on a solicitor and own client basis or otherwise) suffered or incurred by Justly as a result of:
• A breach by you of any of your obligations under any terms and conditions which you have accepted into in relation to the online service payment process;
• Your intentional misuse of the online service payment process or the website;
• Your negligent acts or omissions; and
• Any claim, suit or action brought against Justly by a third party for any of the matters above.

 

11. Intellectual property

1. General: Title to, and all Intellectual Property Rights in the Services, the Website and any documentation relating to the Services remain the property of Justly (or its licensors).
2. Ownership of Data: Title to, and all Intellectual Property Rights in, the Data remain Your property. However, Your access to the Data is contingent on full payment of the Justly’s Access Fee when due. You grant Justly a licence to use, copy, transmit, store, and back-up Your information and Data for the purposes of enabling You to access and use the Services and for any other purpose related to provision of services to You.
3. Backup of Data: You must maintain copies of all Data inputted into the Service. Justly adheres to its best practice policies and procedures to prevent data loss, including a daily system data back-up regime, but does not make any guarantees that there will be no loss of Data. Justly expressly excludes liability for any loss of Data no matter how caused.
4. Third-party applications and your Data: If You enable third-party applications for use in conjunction with the Services, You acknowledge that Justly may allow the providers of those third-party applications to access Your Data as required for the interoperation of such third-party applications with the Services. Justly shall not be responsible for any disclosure, modification or deletion of Your Data resulting from any such access by third-party application providers.

 

12. Limitation of liability

To the maximum extent permitted by law, JUSTLY shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, business, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if JUSTLY has been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from:
(a) the use or the inability to use the Service (in whole or in part) or any technical malfunctions;
(b) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services;
(c) unauthorised access to, or alteration of, your communications or data;
(d) statements or conduct of any third party regarding the Justly Services; or
(e) any other matter relating to the Justly Services.

In any case, JUSTLY’s maximum aggregate liability under or in connection with these Terms or your use of the Justly Services is limited to the amount of Fees paid by you in the past 12 months.

If You are not satisfied with the Service, Your sole and exclusive remedy is to terminate these Terms in accourdance with Clause 12.

 

13. Termination

If You:
a. breach any of these Terms (including, without limitation, by non-payment of any Access Fees) and do not remedy the breach within 14 days after receiving notice of the breach if the breach is capable of being remedied; or
b. breach any of these Terms and the breach is not capable of being remedied;

Justly may take any or all of the following actions, at its sole discretion:
c. Terminate this Agreement and Your use of the Services and the Website;
d. Suspend for any definite or indefinite period of time, Your use of the Services and the Website;
e. Suspend or terminate access to all or any Data.
f. Take either of the actions in sub-clauses (c), (d) and (e) of this clause 12 in respect of any or all other persons whom You have authorised to have access to Your information or Data.

 

14. Help desk

In the case of technical problems please make a reasonable effort to diagnose and resolve the problem. Please refresh the page by logging out, quit your browser then open the browser and log back in.

If you still require technical assistance you can message our support via the live chat button on your bottom right hand corner or email us at support@justly.co.nz

 

15. General

If we don’t insist that you perform any of your obligations under these Terms, or if we do not immediately enforce our rights against you, that will not mean that we have waived our rights against you and will not mean that you do not have to comply with those obligations.

The Justly Services are provided for use in business, so you are not a consumer. To the maximum extent permitted by law, any statutory or other consumer protection provisions (including in the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 and in the Fair Trading Act 1986) do not apply to the Justly Services, these Terms or our relationship with you.

Each clause in these Terms operates separately. If any court or competent authority decides that any of them are unlawful or unenforceable, the remaining conditions will remain in full force and effect.

You are not permitted to assign, sub-licence, novate or transfer these Terms or any of the rights licensed under them.

A person who is not a party to these Terms has no right to benefit under or to enforce any term of these Terms.

These Terms shall be governed by New Zealand law, and you submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the New Zealand courts for any matter or dispute arising in relation to these Terms.

 

16. Additional Terms for Apple App Store Downloads

If you have downloaded an App from the Apple App Store, the following additional terms and conditions in this clause 16 apply:

These Terms are solely between you and JUSTLY, and not with Apple. We (and not Apple) are solely responsible for the App and its content (subject to these Terms). You acknowledge that Apple has no obligation to furnish any maintenance or support services to you in connection with the App.

In the event of any failure of the App to conform to any warranty that might be contained or implied into these Terms, you may notify Apple, and Apple will refund the purchase price (if any) for the App. Except for the foregoing, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Apple will have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the App.

Any claim in connection with the App related to product liability, a failure to conform to applicable legal or regulatory requirements, claims under consumer protection or similar legislation or intellectual property infringement are governed by these Terms, and Apple is not responsible for such claims.

You must comply with the App Store Terms of Service, including the Usage Rules. You represent and warrant that you are not located in any U.S. embargoed countries or on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.

Apple and its subsidiaries are third party beneficiaries to these Terms and, upon your acceptance of them, Apple will have the right to enforce these Terms against you. All other terms and conditions of these Terms apply to your use of the App.

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