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Updated as of February 26, 2019
Copyright © 2019, DIGEST. All Rights Reserved.
DIGEST is a technology platform. It aims to be a legal portal that makes legal information ready available to the public. It is not engaged in the practice of law and the use of our platform does not create any attorney-client relationship between DIGEST and its users. Any information found on our website is for general informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice.
DIGEST reserves all intellectual property rights it has in the content it has created in the website (“DIGEST Content”) and such content may not be used without the express permission of DIGEST. 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 DIGEST content.
The lawyers found in DIGEST are not employed by DIGEST and any opinion expressed by them are the personal opinions of the lawyers and do not in any way represent DIGEST. The user absolves DIGEST of all liability that may arise from any interactions between the accounts of lawyers, law students, and public users.
All decisions, laws and other legal sources that can be found in this website are from the public knowledge sourced from the Supreme Court website and other websites. It has been edited and formatted from the original text. DIGEST does not warrant on the accuracy or completeness of the materials found within.
We reserve the right to suspend or ban users that do not comply with our terms and policies and those who engage in misconduct found prejudicial to the interest of DIGEST. DIGEST reserves the right to remove all illegal and/or prejudicial content from the website.
DIGEST respects your privacy.
The site exerts all attempts to comply with laws and government regulations. It will exert diligence in protecting the confidentiality of the data by the standards set by law.
Digest employs cookies and data analytics in order to improve the performance of the website. We collect information based on your usage of the website. We may also use third parties to display ads and other materials. By using our website and submitting information, you consent to giving us your data. We use such data,oftentimes but not always anonymized and aggregated, to create a more efficient website.
B. User Submitted Content
By submitting content (“User Content”) to our website, you give DIGEST a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such User Content throughout the world in any media. You warrant that you have all necessary rights over the work you submit to our platform.
To the extent such content is attached to a profile on the DIGEST platform, the foregoing license includes a right to reproduce your profile, and any name, likeness or photograph contained in such profile.
It is solely the liability of the user to ensure that the content submitted to our platform is fully compliant with laws, regulations, and rules for professional responsibility. We do NOT routinely screen such user content and we do not warrant on the accuracy, sufficiency, or quality of User content.
Any content you publish through our platform is deemed publicly available and no longer considered private Personal Information. Your posting constitutes content to share such information publicly and you understand that such information is now available to everyone on the Internet.
DIGEST reserves the right to remove any content that are contrary to law, public policy, or good morals and/or content inconsistent with the purpose of DIGEST.
Please read this part CAREFULLY as this shall affect your rights.
C. Dispute Resolution
DIGEST will always strive to resolve any user concerns. In the unlikely event that DIGEST is unable to resolve your complaint to your satisfaction, we each agree to submit our case to alternative dispute resolution or in a small claims court rather than in a court of general jurisdiction.
The State supports alternative dispute resolution through Republic Act 9285 otherwise known as the “Alternative Dispute Resolution Act of 2004.” It is provided therein “the State shall encourage and actively promote the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) as an important means to achieve speedy and impartial justice and declog court dockets.”
Alternative Dispute resolution is faster, more amicable, and less costly for both parties.
Notwithstanding the above, either party may bring an individual action in small claims court. You agree that, by entering into these Terms, you accept resorting to alternative dispute resolution or small claims.