Terms and conditions

1. Introduction

1.1 Who we are

Legal Plant AS provides a platform of various digital services relating to legal practice management. The services are owned by LegalPlant AS (hereinafter “LP”, “we” or “us”), a private limited company registered in Norway, with organization number 927 347 199.

To contact us, please email [email protected]

1.2 When these terms apply

These Terms & Conditions (“Terms”) apply when you (hereinafter “You” or “User”) create an account to use any features, services, products or tools (together, the “Services”) offered on our platform at www.legalplant.io (the “LP Platform”).

To use our Services, including the LP Platform, Users must agree to these Terms so please read them carefully. By using our Services, including our Platform, You agree that You have read, understood and accepted these Terms, our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. If You do not agree with these Terms, our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy, then You are expressly prohibited from using our Services, including the LP Platform and You must discontinue such use immediately.

You are responsible for ensuring that all persons who use our Services through your internet connection or otherwise through access given by You, are aware of these Terms, our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy, and that they comply with them.

You are granted a limited license to access and use the Services offered by us, including the LP Platform, only upon your acceptance and respectful adherence to these Terms.

1.3 Terms subject to change

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to make changes or modifications to these Terms at any time. We will make available to you any changes made to these Terms by updating the “Last updated” date of these Terms, and you hereby waive any right to receive specific written notice of each such change, unless there has been made some material changes in these Terms. You will receive written notice of any changes that materially affects your use of our Services, including the LP Platform.

You will be subject to, and will be deemed to have been made aware of, and to have accepted, the changes in any revised Terms, in the following cases:

(i) after your receipt of notice (of any material changes), and if no objection is made by you within 30 days after your receipt of the notice of the material changes, and / or

(ii) your continued use of our Services, including the LP Platform after the date such revised Terms are posted (concerning minor changes), to the extent permitted by applicable law.

In both cases mentioned above: (i) and (ii), you will be bound by the new / updated Terms, upon your continued use of our Services, including the LP Platform.

These Terms were last updated on 1st March 2023.

2. Data Protection

2.1 Your data (user content)

Users owns and retains all right, title, and interest in and to the user content and all Intellectual Property Rights therein. LP acknowledges that it neither owns nor acquires any additional rights in or to the user content and that User only grants to LP a non-exclusive, non-transferable right and license to use, display, perform, reproduce, and modify the user content, solely as necessary to provide the Services to User and, provided that such information does not identify and is not specific to User, to expand LP’S database of generic and generally available information.

Users shall have the sole responsibility for the accuracy, quality, integrity, legality, reliability, and appropriateness of all user content. Users shall notify LP about any changes in the user content and/or technical specifications (e.g. API) that impacts the use of the user content in the LP Platform.

2.2 Account Creation

If You create an account on the LP Platform, You are responsible for all activities that occur under your User ID. You agree to: (i) log out from your account at the end of each session; and (ii) immediately notify us at [email protected] of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security.

You are responsible for all content that you transmit or otherwise make available to our site and LP Platform. Your access to, and use of the LP Platform may be monitored, including but not limited to, for the purpose of identifying illegal or unauthorized activities.

All personally identifiable information collected from, or in connection with your use of our Services, including your use of the LP Platform is governed by our Privacy Policy.

2.3 Data collection

Subject to the confidentiality obligations created under these Terms (see below), You agree that we have the right to collect and analyze specific data points and other information gained from your company profile, settings and including but not limited to interactions with our team on our chat support.

For more information about your data please view our Privacy Policy.

2.4 Granting ourselves access for customer support purposes

Occasionally You may contact us for customer support. It may be necessary for our team to access your company’s profile page for the purpose of assistance, to enable our team to see what You are having an issue with or for our team to inspect a document You have referred to. This will only happen with your implied consent to do so, such as during an active conversation between yourself and a team member on email.

2.5 Providing platform feedback

If you give us feedback on the LP Platform, for example recommendations for improvements or features, such feedback will be deemed non-confidential and non-proprietary and implementation of that feedback is owned by us and may become part of the Services or the LP Platform without compensation to You. We reserve all rights in and to the LP Platform unless we expressly state otherwise.

3. No Legal, Tax or Financial Advice

The LP Platform and related Services constitute an online portal that provides information and access to a mix of industry standard, open-source, third party and proprietary documents, guides, templated forms, analytics and data, team administration and networking functionality, and features to assist with the completion of tasks relating to legal practice management and team administration.

As you navigate through our Services and build documents on the LP Platform You will be guided by our guide that help You choose the required data and in some instances, whether to include or not include a particular term. These guiding inputs have been created to help You understand different terms and to assist with efficient legal practice management. Whilst sourced from experts and reflecting industry best practice, they are provided for general information only. They are not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. If at any point you are still uncertain about your selection, you should obtain professional or specialist advice before taking or refraining from any action on the basis of those hints.

Likewise, as You navigate the LP Platform and use our Services You can communicate with our team. From time to time You will have certain questions You would like to take some advice on. You may submit your questions to our customer support team. We will try to provide You with an informed response based on our experience or direct You to a relevant resource. However, at no point does this advice qualify as legal, tax or financial advice. If You remain uncertain You must verify the information that we provide with a qualified professional such as a qualified and regulated legal professional in your jurisdiction. If you do not know of a qualified and regulated person or firm, we can suggest to you a number of partner firms and professionals we know in your jurisdiction.

For the avoidance of doubt, by using the LP Platform and our Services, You agree that:

  • You are solely responsible for the appropriate interactions and selections within any Site and/or documents;
  • The instructions and tutorials provided by us are created for a wide audience and may not suit your individual company’s needs;
  • The documents available via the LP Platform may not fit your specific circumstances. You should make your own judgment on the suitability of any such materials to your circumstances, or obtain your own legal advice to review such materials before using them;
  • We are not providing legal, financial, tax or any other advice.
  • The LP Platform, Site or our e-mail support should not be used as a substitute for advice from qualified legal, tax or accounting professionals relevant to the jurisdiction in which You or your company are operating; and
  • We exclude all legal responsibility and costs for reliance placed by anyone on the LP Platform, our Services or information gained from our support, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on the LP Platform, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether expressed or implied, that the content on our LP Platform is accurate, complete or up to date.

4. Modifications to our standard user interfaces and documents

You may want to include custom user interfaces on our Sites, and/or a custom term(s) into a document that is not available on our LP Platform, under the applicable subscription agreement. We may, however, at our discretion, provide a bespoke service to include the user interfaces you request and/or the wording You request to achieve the custom user interfaces and/or term(s) You desire, if agreed by us in writing. In the event this happens You must understand we are not assuming any of the legal risk for the inclusion of such requests and should there be any doubt over the validity or merits of the term You should seek professional legal advice.

5. Confidential information

Your relationship with us is not legally privileged in the way it would be if You were working with a regulated legal professional. Nevertheless, in the course of assisting You with one of our Services, both, LP and You, understand that the other party may disclose business, technical, financial or other confidential, sensitive or proprietary information relating to their business (“Confidential Information”). Confidential Information includes: non-public information regarding features, functionality and performance of the Service, non-public information data provided by You to us to enable the provision of our Services (e.g company data, employee data, customer data, business plans, financials, pitch decks, investor interest information etc), and any other information that, based on the circumstances under which it was disclosed, a reasonable person would believe to be confidential. Both, LP and You agree:

  • to take reasonable precautions to protect such Confidential Information; and
  • not to use (except in the performance of the Services or as otherwise permitted herein) or divulge to any third person any such Confidential Information.

The foregoing provisions will not apply with respect to any information that LP or You can prove:

(a) is or becomes generally available to the public;

(b) was in its possession or known by it prior to receipt from the other party;

(c) was rightfully disclosed to it without restriction by a third party;

(d) was independently developed without use of any Confidential Information owned by the other party; or

(e) is required to be disclosed by law

6. Proprietary Rights

We own and retain all right, title and interest in and to (a) the Services and the LP Platform, all improvements, enhancements or modifications thereto, (b) any software, applications, inventions or other technology developed in connection with our Services, support or the LP Platform, and (c) all intellectual property rights related to any of the foregoing, including but not limited to all text, published material, document creation “flow”, sound, graphics, user interfaces, visual interfaces, photographs, trademarks, logos, artwork and computer code, including but not limited to the design, structure, selection, coordination, expression, and “look and feel” of the LP Platform and any related Services. Those rights are protected by copyright laws and treaties. All such rights are reserved.

You will own all right, title and interest in and to your personal data and Confidential Information.

No rights or licenses are granted except as expressly set forth herein.

7. Open Source Software

You acknowledge and agree that certain parts and items of our Services are subject to “open source” or “free software” licenses (“OSS”) and that such OSS is owned by third parties and subject to certain license requirements in the relevant OSS license.

8. Payment of Fees

8.1 General payment information

You will pay us the fees together with any VAT described for each Service you subscribe for or purchase in accordance with these Terms (the “Fees”).

​All prices are in NOK, including VAT.

We reserve the right to change the Fees or applicable charges and to institute new charges and Fees at the end of the service term or by prior notice to you, which may be sent by email. All Fees are adjusted at a minimum, annually, in accordance with the changes in Statistics Norway's Consumer Price Index.

For subscriptions or purchases made directly on the LP Platform (if any), payment is due on the terms applicable to that subscription or purchase as displayed at the point of purchase.

Once purchased, You will have limited access to that product, as expressly described and granted in these Terms and/or as further described or displayed at the point of your purchase, for so long as You have a valid subscription to the relevant subscription package that the product relates to. Whether You use one or several of the features included in the product, you are nevertheless liable to pay us the Fees in full for that product, for the full duration of the applicable subscription package. Furthermore, the User (nor the User’s employer or company) is not entitled to a refund of part of a prepaid subscription fee in the event of early termination. This means that if the User (or the User’s employer or company) wishes to terminate a subscription period before the end of an active agreement period, the User (nor the User’s employer or company) will not be entitled to be reimbursed a proportionate share of a pre-paid amount, but the User will continue to have access to the applicable product for the duration of the applicable subscription period.

In case of late payment, late payment interest in accordance with the applicable law in the country of the place of business of LP shall accrue from, but not including the due date to the actual payment date.

8.2 Additional fees

If your use of the Services requires the payment of additional fees, You agree to pay the additional fees in the manner provided herein.

8.3 Incorrect bills

If You believe that we have billed You incorrectly You must contact us no later than 10 days after the invoice in which the error or problem appeared. Inquiries should be directed to our customer support department using our e-mail support.

9. Term and Termination

9.1 Term of agreement

These Terms shall remain in full force and effect for the duration of the Service Term specified in the plan you signed up for. The Service Term will automatically be renewed for the same period unless you terminate it according to clause 9.2. below.

9.2 Termination rights

Either party may terminate the agreement under these Terms upon thirty (30) days’ notice before the expiration of the Service Term. For any material breaches of these Terms, we may terminate our agreement with you with immediate effect. You will pay in full for the Services that You contracted for. Upon termination or expiration of the agreement for any reason (a) all rights and obligations of both parties, including all licenses granted hereunder, shall immediately terminate; (b) each party shall return or delete all Confidential Information; and (c) LP shall discontinue all use of user content. Some of the terms in our agreement will continue to be enforceable, even after termination including: confidentiality obligations, warranty disclaimers, and limitations of liability.

10. Representations & Warranties

10.1 Authority

By entering into an agreement under these Terms on behalf of a company or other legal entity, You represent that You have the appropriate authority to bind such entity or any other applicable party to these Terms. In which case the terms “you”, “your” and “user” shall refer to such entity and any other applicable party. If You do not have such authority, or if You do not agree with the Terms, You must not accept any agreement under these Terms and may not use the LP Platform or our Services.

10.2 Appropriate use

You confirm that:

  • You are over 18 years of age;
  • all registration information You submit will be true, accurate, current, and complete, and You will maintain the accuracy of such information and promptly update such registration information as necessary;
  • You are only using the LP Platform for your own personal use or as a person with appropriate authority on behalf of a company or other legal entity;
  • You shall use the LP Platform in accordance with the user instructions and other policies and guidelines provided by LP to, among other things, limit the risk of damage or unauthorized access to the LP Platform;
  • user content hosted by LP as part of the Services shall not (a) infringe any copyright, trademark, or patent; (b) misappropriate any trade secret; (c) be deceptive, defamatory, obscene, pornographic or unlawful; (d) contain any viruses, worms or other malicious computer programming codes intended to damage LP’s system or data; or (e) otherwise violate the rights of a third party;
  • You comply with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and any applicable court orders; and
  • You adhere to all our published policies then in effect.

Should You not be able to confirm the above You must stop using the LP Platform and our Services immediately.

10.3 Prohibited Use

You warrant that you will not, directly or indirectly:

  • reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover the source code, object code or underlying structure, ideas, know-how or algorithms relevant to the Services or any software, documentation or data related to the Services (“Software”);
  • modify, translate, or create derivative works based on the Services or any Software (except to the extent expressly permitted by us or authorized within the Services);
  • attempt to bypass any measures of the LP Platform designed to prevent or restrict access to the LP Platform, or any portion of the LP Platform.
  • interfere with, disrupt, or create an undue burden on the LP Platform or the networks or Services connected to the LP Platform.
  • attempt to impersonate another user or person or use the username of another user.
  • introduce or permit the introduction of any virus into our IT systems;
  • harass, annoy, intimidate, or threaten any of our employees or agents engaged in providing any portion of the LP Platform or any related Services, to You;
  • access all or any part of our LP Platform or Services in order to build a product or service which competes with us;
  • remove any proprietary notices or labels; or
  • use the LP Platform, or any Service related thereto in a manner inconsistent with any applicable laws or regulations.

LP may, without notice and with immediate effect terminate, suspend, or restrict your access and use of the LP Platform, if there is a suspected violation of these Terms, or illegal or fraudulent use of the LP Platform.

We reserve the right to: (i) monitor the LP Platform for violations of these Terms; (ii) take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in our sole discretion, violates the law or these Terms, including without limitation, reporting such User to law enforcement authorities; (iii) otherwise manage the LP Platform in a manner designed to protect our rights and property and to facilitate the proper functioning of the LP Platform.

10.4 Our license to You to allow You to use our materials

LP hereby grants to User a non-exclusive, non-transferable and non-sublicensable license (except as expressly provided herein) to (a) access and use the Services, including the LP Platform during the Service Term solely for the purpose of enabling various digital services relating to legal practice management, and (b) any lawful use in compliance with new development of features, functionalities as updated to the Services, including as updated to the LP Platform, from time to time.

Users acknowledge and agree that the LP Platform or other Services provided by LP will not be used in violation of the terms for “Prohibited Use” in these Terms.

Except as expressly set forth herein, no express or implied license or right of any kind is granted to Users regarding LP’s Proprietary Rights.

10.5 Indemnity

You hereby agree to indemnify and hold us harmless against any damages, losses, liabilities, settlements and expenses (including without limitation costs and attorneys’ fees) arising out of any third-party claim, suit or other legal action against LP relating to (i) any uploaded user content to our Services or the LP Platform that breaches any IP laws or similar, or (ii) LP’s damage or loss suffered as a result of User’s breach of these Terms.

11. Disclaimers & Limitation of Liability

11.1 Limitation of liability

We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to You where it would be unlawful to do so. Nothing in these Terms shall limit or exclude either party’s liability which cannot be limited or excluded by applicable law.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, in no event will we or our consultants, directors, employees, suppliers or agent be liable to You or any third party for any direct, indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special, or punitive damages, including lost profit, lost revenue, loss of data, or other damages arising from your use of the LP Platform and our Services in breach with these Terms, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

11.2 Cannot guarantee uninterrupted service

The User acknowledge that a complex software is never wholly free from errors, and LP gives no warranty or representation that the LP Platform will be wholly free from errors, and LP has no warranty obligation for problems on the LP Platform caused by third party software or hardware, by accidental damage or by other matters beyond LP’s control.

Whilst we do not guarantee that our LP Platform or any Services available through it will always be available or be uninterrupted or error free, we will use reasonable efforts consistent with prevailing industry standards to maintain the LP Platform in a manner which minimizes errors and interruptions in the LP Platform and our Services. We will perform platform updates in a professional and workmanlike manner. The LP Platform may be temporarily unavailable for scheduled maintenance or for unscheduled emergency maintenance or because of other causes beyond our reasonable control, but we will use reasonable efforts to communicate this via our communication channels or on our Site, and we will aim to provide (where possible) an estimated time by which the LP Platform and Site will resume their normal service.

11.3 Cannot guarantee delivery of emails

The responsibility of LP may include the sending and within reasonable efforts the delivery of emails to You. In the case that email filters, spam filters or other technical or organizational measures hinder or restrict the delivery, LP cannot be held responsible.

11.4 Disclaimer of warranties

The LP Platform and related Services is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. You agree that your use of the LP Platform and any related Services will be at your sole risk. To the fullest extent permitted by law (special reference is made to Directive (EU) 2019/770 Article 7, 8 and 9 (only applicable for consumers)), we disclaim all warranties, express or implied, in connection with your use of the LP Platform and related Services. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in these Terms will limit any consumer protection rights that a User may be entitled to under the mandatory laws in the country of the place of business of LP.

We will assume no liability or responsibility for any (i) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to, and use of the LP Platform (including any related Services), in breach with these Terms, and/or any (ii) damage or loss of user generated data resulting from unauthorized access or any actions in breach with these Terms.

12. Force Majeure

Any delay in the performance of any duties or obligations of either party (except the payment of money owed) will not be considered a breach of the provisions/clauses in these Terms if such delay is caused by, directly or indirectly, forces beyond its control, including, without limitation, strikes, acts of war or terrorism, civil or military disturbances, fire, earthquake, flood, acts of God, or any other event beyond the control of such party, provided that such party uses reasonable efforts, under the circumstances, to notify the other party of the cause of such delay and to resume performance as soon as possible.

13. Miscellaneous

These Terms, our Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy and Data Processing Agreement constitute the entire agreement with respect to your access to and your personal use of the LP Platform and related Services. Furthermore, be aware that we will enter into a data processing agreement with your company or your employer (as applicable) which sets and describes the detailed instructions in relation to the data processing activities we will carry out, as a data processor, on behalf of your company or employer, which will be the data controller.

Our obligations, if any, with regard to LP Platform and Services are governed solely by the agreements pursuant to which they are provided and nothing on our Site, LP Platform or through discussions with our team should be construed to alter such agreements, unless we explicitly state we are acting or allowing You to act contrary to these Terms.

You agree that any violation by you of these Terms will constitute an unlawful and unfair business practice, and may cause irreparable harm to us, for which monetary damages would be inadequate, and you consent to us obtaining any injunctive or equitable relief that we deem necessary or appropriate in such circumstances. These remedies are in addition to any other remedies we may have at law or in equity. The failure by us to enforce any provision in these Terms immediately will not constitute or be construed as a waiver of such provision or of the right to enforce it at a later time.

If any reference in these Terms is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these Terms will otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable.

Our agreement under these Terms is not assignable, transferable or sublicensable by You except with our prior written consent. We may transfer and assign any of our rights and obligations under these Terms without consent. Our agreement under these Terms is the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding of the parties and supersedes and cancels all previous written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings relating to the subject matter of these Terms, and all waivers and modifications must be in writing signed by both parties, except as otherwise provided herein.

No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of our agreement under these Terms and You (including your company or employer) do not have any authority of any kind to bind us in any respect whatsoever. In any action or proceeding to enforce rights under these Terms, the prevailing party will be entitled to recover costs and legal fees.

All notices under these Terms will be deemed to have been duly given when received, or if transmitted by email, the day after it is sent.

The parties shall try to resolve any disagreement or dispute under these Terms through negotiations. If the parties after such negotiations are not able to reach an amicable solution, our agreement under these Terms will be governed by the laws of Norway and both, LP and You, agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Norway.