Last update: 27 May 2018
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1. No legal advice
1.1 docQbot is an online/offline transaction support platform. The docQbot online solution is provided in the form of the docQbot Q&A Tool which allows users to simply and easily create high quality transaction document drafts. At the same time, docQbot also provides access to offline support by our domestic and international network of leading law firms.
1.2 docQbot is not a law firm. While the docQbot Q&A tool is developed with significant support from experienced qualified legal practitioners and some of the Content on the Website relates to legal matters, docQbot does not provide, and the Content and Services do not constitute, legal services and are not a substitute for legal advice. Use of the docQbot Q&A Tool does not create an attorney-client relationship between the user and any law firm which has participated in the drafting or localization of any Content. You should not act or rely on any information on the Website without seeking the advice of a competent attorney who is licenced to practice in the applicable jurisdiction and qualified to provide legal services in respect of your particular matter.
1.3 Specifically, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, neither the docQbot Templates nor the Content provided on or as part of the docQbot Q&A Tool constitutes legal advice. Guidance notes incorporated into, and draft documents produced by, the docQbot Q&A tool (a) are not intended to address all potential scenarios and may not be appropriate for use in connection with a particular transaction, and (b) are subject to the drafting assumptions and other limitations as to scope and use as set out in the applicable introduction page for each docQbot Template. Users of the docQbot Q&A Tool are responsible to consult independent legal counsel and to revise the draft documents produced by the docQbot Q&A Tool as necessary or appropriate for the specific circumstances of each particular transaction.
2. Facilitation of offline legal services
2.1 docQbot maintains a network of leading domestic and international law firms which are available to provide offline legal services to users on terms as may be separately agreed by the user and such offline legal services provider in the relevant jurisdiction. You are free to use the offline legal services provider introduced by docQbot or to consult the legal services provider of your own choosing. In all cases, you will be responsible for payment of all professional services fees for such offline legal services, and such offline legal services providers shall be solely responsible for the legal advice and other services provided by them. In no event shall docQbot have any liability for the legal advice and other services provided by such offline legal services providers.
2.2 Subject to the foregoing caveats and limitations, as part of docQbot’s overall online/offline transaction support solution, the docQbot Q&A Tool may from time to time provide limited communication assistance to facilitate your consultations with a designated offline legal services provider qualified in the relevant jurisdiction ("the Offline Legal Services Provider"), as follows:
a) The docQbot Q&A Tool may from time to time collect inquiries from you in the course of the online Q&A, and upon confirmation by you, docQbot will present the same to the Offline Legal Services Provider for a time and fee quote to be passed by docQbot to you, which upon confirmation by you shall constitute the basis on which the offline legal consultations are to be provided.
b) If permitted under applicable Know Your Client (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) rules, and with your prior written consent, for routine inquiries which are general in nature, docQbot may agree to present the query to the Offline Legal Services Provider on a no-names basis on your behalf for your convenience, in which case docQbot will collect the agreed fees (plus any applicable taxes and remittance fees assessed to or incurred by docQbot in connection therewith) from you in advance and remit the agreed fees to the Offline Legal Services Provider upon completion of the advice. Consistent with the terms of Clause 2.1 above, docQbot shall have no liability for such legal advice or other services provided by the Offline Legal Services Provider, but shall only act as a facilitator of the communications between you and the Offline Legal Services Provider for your convenience.
c) For all other matters, including more substantive inquiries or for project-based legal support as determined by the Offline Legal Services Provider and as agreed by you, subject to clearance of conflicts and (where applicable) presentation of KYC and AML documentation, you and the Offline Legal Services Provider may enter into a direct attorney-client relationship, pursuant to which you shall be responsible directly for payment of all fees and costs as agreed by you with the Offline Legal Services Provider (i.e. in this case such offline legal services fees and costs would not be paid through docQbot). Consistent with the terms of Clause 2.1 above, you are free to engage the Offline Legal Services Provider introduced by docQbot or to engage another lawyer or law firm of your own choosing.
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3.2 Although we strive to keep the information provided in the Website accurate and up to date, docQbot gives no warranty that:
a) the information available on or through the Website will be correct, accurate, timely or otherwise reliable;
b) the documents generated as part of our Services will be accurate, adequate, reliable, free from defect or error or omissions, suitable for a particular purpose, or legally sound;
c) our Services will meet your requirements or sufficiently address your needs in any specific circumstances.
3.3We make every effort to ensure that our Services are always available, but our Services may be interrupted, including for maintenance, repairs, upgrades, or network or equipment failures. We do not guarantee that our Services will be free from bugs or viruses, or available in any particular jurisdiction outside of China. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes, and platform in order to access the Website. You should use your own virus protection software.
4. Account Security
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5. Restriction of Use
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a) violate any applicable laws or regulations;
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d) use the Website or the Services in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the docQbot Website, computer systems, servers and networks, or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Website;
e) misrepresent your identity or impersonate any person;
f) charge others to use the Services either directly or indirectly;
g) attempt to modify, translate, adapt, edit, copy, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any software used or provided by docQbot in connection with the Website or Services;
h) obtain or attempt to obtain any data through any means from the Website or the Services, except if we intend to provide or make it available to you;
i) create compilations or derivative works of any Content;
j) re-sell or attempt to benefit in a commercial fashion from any Content available as part of the Services;
k) copy, sell, transfer, distribute, publish, or assign your license to the Services in any format to any third party;
l) send, receive, or download messages or materials that are inappropriate or violate the intellectual property rights of docQbot or others.
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All right, title and interest in and to the Content and Services provided on this Website are owned by docQbot or have been lawfully licensed to us for use in connection therewith. Except as otherwise expressly provided by these docQbot Terms, none of the Content or component of the Website may be copied, reproduced, republished, downloaded, uploaded, posted, displayed, transmitted or distributed in any way and nothing on this Website shall be construed to confer any license under the intellectual property rights in the Content and Services, whether by implication or otherwise. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by docQbot.
7. Third-party content
7.1 Third-party content may appear on the Website or may be accessible via links from the Website. We are not responsible for and assume no liability for any third-party content. You understand that we are providing the links to you only as a convenience, and if you decide to leave this Website and access these third-party sites, you do so at your own risk. You also understand that the information and opinions in the third-party content represent solely the thoughts of the author. We do not verify, warrant, endorse or take responsibility for the availability, accuracy, completeness or quality of the third-party content.
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8. Limitation of liability
8.1 You understand and agree that in no event will: i) docQbot, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents and representatives ("docQbot Parties"); or ii) the providers, authors or publishers of the Content or Services ("Third-Party Providers"), be responsible or liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, procurement of substitute goods or services; loss of use, date or profits; or business interruption) however used and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of the Content or Services or the use of the Website, even if advised of the possibility of such damage.
8.2 The aggregate cumulative liability of the docQbot Parties and Third-Party Providers in connection with any claim arising out of or relating to the Website shall not exceed the total subscription or other services fees paid by you to docQbot in the preceding 12-month period, and that amount shall be in lieu of all other remedies which you may have against the docQbot Parties and Third-Party Providers.
To the extent permitted by law, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold us harmless from any liability, loss, claim and expense related to your violation of these docQbot Terms, violation of applicable law or third-party rights (including, without limitation, patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret or other intellectual property rights), wilful misconduct or other misuse of the Website, Content or Services.
10. Privacy; use of Personal Information and Commercial Information
10.1 docQbot respects your privacy and permits you to control the treatment of your personal information. When you provide personal information to us, we will comply with all applicable laws in China.
10.2 Such personal information may include (collectively, "Personal Information"):
a) When you register an account to use or access certain portions of the Website or the Services, you must provide complete and accurate information as requested on the registration form. You will also be asked to provide a user name and password. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password.
10.3 In the course of your use of the docQbot Q&A Tool, you may also from time to time input certain commercial information such as the name, location, entity type of the parties to a commercial transaction, the investment destination and target industry of an investment, commercial terms of the transaction, etc.("Commercial Information").
10.4 We do not disclose, sell or deal in Personal Information or Commercial Information. We may however use such information in an anonymous general manner without any reference to the specific Personal Information or Commercial Information of a user to
a) improve the Website, Content and Services;
b) create marketing statistics, research reports or similar work product;
c) research, design and launch new features or Services;
d) identify user demands and assist us in meeting user needs generally;
e) personalize the Website, Content and Services to be more relevant and useful to your particular needs.
10.5 We may disclose personal information and/or Commercial Information:
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b) to potential financing parties, investors or purchases in relation to the proposed provision of financing for, investment in or purchase or acquisition of our business or assets;
c) where required by applicable law or any court, or in response to a legitimate request by a competent authority.
All notices under these docQbot Terms must be in writing and sent by email. Your email notice to docQbot should be sent to email@example.com. Email notices from docQbot should be sent to your account’s email address.
You may not assign any of your rights under these docQbot Terms . We may assign our rights to any of our holding companies, affiliates, or subsidiaries, or to any successor in interest of any business associated with the Services.
16. Entire Agreement
These docQbot Terms, any product disclaimers, and any payment method instructions, if any, constitute the entire agreement between you and us. You acknowledge that you have not entered into this agreement in reliance upon any statement, warranty or representation made by docQbot or any other person or entity and you irrevocably and unconditionally waive any rights to claim damages and/or to rescind these docQbot Terms by reason of any misrepresentation (other than a fraudulent misrepresentation) that is not contained in these docQbot Terms, any product disclaimers, and any payment method instructions.
17. Governing law
18. Dispute resolution
18.2 In the event such dispute is not resolved through consultations within thirty (30) days after the date such consultations were first requested in writing by a party, then either party may submit the dispute for arbitration in Beijing before the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission("CIETAC") in accordance with CIETAC Arbitration Rules then in force.
Supplemental Terms for Subscription Services
1. docQbot Subscription Services
The docQbot Subscription Services are subscription-based and you must subscribe for at least one year. The Subscription Services will be provided in the form of access to the docQbot Q&A Tool which enables you to generate certain types of documents included in the relevant contract package(s) by answering series of questions. By selecting one or more docQbot contract package and paying the applicable subscription fee in full upfront, your Subscription will start on the Subscription date and last for twelve (12) months (the "Subscription Period"). Please refer to our Website for details of the features and Services included in each contract package and promotional offers (if any).
2. License to access Subscription Services
2.2 Except for the production of customized document drafts from the docQbot Templates using the docQbot Q&A Tool("Generated Drafts")2.2or as otherwise provided in these docQbot Terms, you acknowledge and agree that you have no right to modify, edit, copy, reproduce, create derivative works of, reverse engineer, alter, enhance or in any way exploit any of the Content made available as part of the Subscription Services in any manner. You are permitted to provide copies of Generated Drafts (with or without further revisions) in electronic or hardcopy format to your legal advisers (if you are a corporate user) or your clients (if you are a lawyer or professional adviser); you or your legal advisers (if you are a corporate user) or your clients (if you are a lawyer or professional adviser) are permitted to use, modify, amend or otherwise revise any Generated Drafts in electronic or hardcopy format; and you or your legal advisers (if you are a corporate user) or your clients (if you are a lawyer or professional adviser) are permitted to provide copies of Generated Drafts (with or without further revisions) in electronic or hardcopy format to your (or your client’s) transaction counterparties for negotiation, amendment, modification or re-drafting. You shall not remove any copyright notice from any Generated Drafts.
3.1 Upon expiry of the Subscription Period, your Subscription will automatically renew for a period of one year unless you provide us at least thirty (30) days written notice that you wish to terminate upon expiry of the relevant subscription period.
3.2 We may send a reminder email to your account’s email address of record approximately forty five (45) days before your Billing Date (as defined below). This notice is provided only as a courtesy. docQbot is not obligated to provide this notice. You acknowledge that (i) your failure to read, (ii) your inability to receive, or (iii) docQbot’s failure to send the email creates no liability for docQbot.
4.1 If you subscribe to a Subscription Service, you must pay all charges to your account relating to that Subscription Service. You will be charged in accordance with the payment terms in effect at the time of your Subscription. In each renewal period for that Subscription, you must pay the total cost of the next Subscription Period by the first day of that period.
4.2 docQbot may increase Subscription fees by notifying you of new fees at least forty five (45) days before the beginning of a renewed Subscription Period. The new fees will be effective on the first day of the renewed Subscription Period. If you do not cancel your Subscription, you will be deemed to have accepted the new fees for the renewed Subscription Period.
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5.2 For any automatically renewing Subscription, your Subscription will renew at the end of the initial Subscription Period and at the end of each successive Subscription Period("Billing Date"),5.2, until you notify us that you want to terminate your Subscription under these Subscription Terms or your Subscription is otherwise terminated. If you do not notify us, your WeChat Pay or Alipay account will automatically be charged for the renewal term of your Subscription on your Billing Date.
You may require docQbot to issue a Fapiao (tax receipt) to you for any Subscription fees or any other agreed fees paid to docQbot described in these docQbot Terms or on the Website, in accordance with docQbot Fapiao Policy to be made available on the Website separately.
7. Terms for subscription referral
During the Subscription Period, you will be entitled to certain referral commissions if you refer to docQbot new paid Subscriptions. Please refer to our Subscription Referral Terms to be made available on the Website separately.
If you are a law firm lawyer or using the Subscription Services as a representative of a business entity, you agree that docQbot shall be entitled to publicize that such law firm or business entity is a customer of docQbot, which shall include the right to refer to such law firm or business entity (to include use of its name and logo) on the Website, in marketing materials, promotional brochures and at business development meetings.
9. Termination of Subscription
a) you share your Registration Information with one or more additional users;
b) you use the Subscription Services in a way that is not consistent with your own business use;
c) you are in any way connected with a competitor or a potential competitor of docQbot, wherever based, and regardless of whether or not docQbot operates in that jurisdiction;
d) you use our Services for entities other than the business entity in whose name the account is registered;
e) you exceed applicable Usage Limits (as defined below) or generate or download documents on a systematic basis that is commercially prejudicial to docQbot;
f) send the documents generated and downloaded to third parties and the amounts involved could be used by the recipient as a substitute for their own subscription to Subscription Services;
g) generate and download multiple legal documents for purposes of creating a forms database or to create a commercial or non-commercial website or product, in whole or in part.
9.2 If you do not pay on the Billing Date as provided in Clause 4 of these Subscription Terms, you can pay the outstanding amounts before the one-month anniversary of your Billing Date. If you have not made any payment on your Subscription by the one-month anniversary of your Billing Date, docQbot may suspend your service and terminate your Subscription.
10. Possible usage limits
docQbot reserves the right to set limits concerning use of its Subscription Services or other Services, including the maximum number of Generated Drafts you may produce and/or download in a given period of time("Usage Limits").
11. Refund of Charges
Except as specifically set forth in these Subscription Terms, all Subscription Services are prepaid yearly and are non-refundable. Service charges are non-refundable irrespective of non-use. Moreover, upon termination, cancellation, or suspension there is no entitlement to a refund of any monies.