Payment Terms and Conditions
The following terms (these “Payment Terms”) govern payments you make or receive through www.Lawteract.com.ng (the “App”), operated by Lawteract IT Ltd.
Please read these Payment Terms carefully before making or receiving payments through the App.
By making or receiving payments through the App, you accept and agree, on behalf of yourself or on behalf of your employer or any other entity (if applicable), to be bound and abide by these Payment Terms. These Terms are supplemental to Lawteract’s General Terms of Service and Lawteract Business Terms of Service, as applicable (collectively, the “Terms of Service”).
Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the respective meanings given to them in the Terms of Service.
Lawteract Balance is the aggregated amount of your Revenue as a Lawyer/Service Experts and/or returned payments from canceled orders as a Client and/or your Lawteract Business Balance (as defined in the Lawteract Business Terms of Service).
Payment Services Provider(s) are service providers that provide payment services to Clients and Lawyer/Service Experts in connection with the Lawteract platform, including with respect to collection of funds from Clients in connection with purchases, remittance and withdrawal of funds to Lawyer/Service Experts, currency exchange services in connection with payments and withdrawals in local currencies, and the holding of funds in connection with Lawteract Balances.
Revenue is the money that Lawyer/Service Experts earn from completed orders and can either withdraw or use to purchase on Lawteract, subject to these Terms.
Each Gig you sell and successfully complete, accredits your account with revenue equal to 80% of the purchase amount.
Each Logo Design you sell through the Logo Maker accredits your account with revenue equal to 80% of the Basic Logo Package price and 20% of the margin on top of the Basic Logo Package price.
Lawteract accredits Lawyer/Service Experts once an order is completed. See the “Orders” section in the Terms of Service for a definition of a completed order.
If an order is canceled (for any reason), the funds paid will be returned to the Client’s Lawteract Balance.
Lawyer/Service Experts are responsible for paying any direct or indirect taxes, including Charges, VAT or income tax, which may apply to them depending on residency, location or otherwise, under provisions of their jurisdiction. Lawyer/Service Experts represent and warrant that they comply, and will comply at all times, with their obligations under income tax provisions in their jurisdiction. The price shown on the Gig page or on the Logo Maker order page is inclusive of all such taxes and charges that may apply to the Lawyer/Service Experts.
Appointment as Limited Payment Collection Agent: Lawyer/Service Experts hereby appoints Lawteract as Lawyer/Service Experts’s limited authorized payment collection agent solely for the purpose of accepting payments (via its Payment Services Provider, if applicable) from Client, and remitting those payments to Lawyer/Service Experts. Lawyer/Service Experts agrees that payment from Client to Lawteract shall be considered the same as a made directly to Lawyer/Service Experts. Client’s payment obligation to Lawyer/Service Experts will be satisfied upon receipt of payment by Lawteract (or its Payment Services Provider, as applicable), and Lawteract (via its Payment Services Provider, as applicable) is responsible for remitting the funds to the Lawyer/Service Experts in the manner described in these Payment Terms. In the event that Lawteract (via Payment Services Provider) does not remit any such amounts to Lawyer/Service Experts, the Lawyer/Service Experts will have recourse only against Lawteract and not the Client directly. Lawyer/Service Experts agrees that Lawteract may describe or otherwise reflect the terms contained herein in any terms of service, receipts, disclosures, or notices including, but not limited to, receipts provided to Clients that Lawteract may deem necessary or prudent.
Lawteract partners with Payment Services Providers for purposes of collecting payments from Clients, transferring such payments from Clients to Lawyer/Service Experts, and holding funds in connection with Lawteract Balances. All payments services in connection with the withdrawal of funds on the Lawteract platform are performed by Lawteract’s Payment Services Providers.
To withdraw your revenue, you must update your billing information on the dashboard. Please note that the name on your bank account must tally with the name on your Lawteract account unless the billing information will not be registered. All payment services, including withdrawal services, will be provided by Lawteract’s Payment Services Provider.
Your Lawteract profile can be associated with only one account from each Lawteract withdrawal method. A Payment Service Provider withdrawal account can be associated with only one Lawteract profile.
Revenues are paid in escrow and only made available for withdrawal from the Revenue page immediately the task is marked as completed by the client. However, payment of logistic fees are made immediately available to the Lawyer/Expert to enable him/her make the necessary payments for processing brief.
Lawyer/Service Experts may withdraw their revenues using one of Lawteract’s withdrawal options. To withdraw your available revenue, you must click on the designated withdrawal mark which will open up a box where you input the amount to be withdrawn and the money is immediately credited to the account submitted.
All payments and withdrawals are done in the Nigerian currencies.
For security concerns, Lawteract may temporarily disable a Lawyer/Service Experts’s ability to withdraw revenue to prevent fraudulent or illicit activity. This may come as a result of security issues, improper behavior reported by other users, or associating multiple Lawteract accounts to a single withdrawal provider.
Withdrawals can only be made in the amount available to you. Withdrawals are final and cannot be undone. We will not be able to reverse this process once it has begun.
Clients pay Lawteract to create an order from a Lawyer/Service Experts’s Gig page or Custom Offer, using the Order Now button or through the Logo Maker. Lawteract partners with Payment Services Providers for purposes of collecting all payments from Clients, transferring such payments from Clients to Lawyer/Service Experts, and holding funds in connection with Lawteract Balances. All payments services in connection with the collection of funds on the Lawteract platform are performed by Lawteract’s Payment Services Providers.
Lawteract serves as Lawyer/Service Experts’s limited authorized payment collection agent solely for the purpose of accepting payments (via its Payment Services Provider, if applicable) from Client, and remitting those payments to Lawyer/Service Experts. Client’s payment obligation to Lawyer/Service Experts will be satisfied upon receipt of payment by Lawteract (or its Payment Services Provider, as applicable), and Lawteract (via its Payment Service Provider, as applicable) is responsible for remitting the funds to the Lawyer/Service Experts in the manner described in these Payment Terms. In the event that Lawteract (via Payment Services Provider) does not remit any such amounts to Lawyer/Service Experts, the Lawyer/Service Experts will have recourse only against Lawteract and not the Client directly.
Service fees are added at the time of purchase where you can review and accept the total amount requested to pay. These fees cover administrative fees. As of March 2021, the service fees are 10% of the purchase amount.
Your existing Lawteract Balance will be automatically applied to your next purchase.
You may not offer Lawyer/Service Experts to pay, or make payment using any method other than through the Lawteract App. In case you have been asked to use an alternative payment method, please report it immediately to Customer Support through your Dashboard.
You agree to receive invoices and/or payment receipts from Lawteract in electronic form as PDF documents, by email or through the App.
By using the payment method and/or providing payment details for making purchases on Lawteract, you represent and warrant that: (a) you are legally authorized to provide such information; (b) you are legally authorized or have permission to make payments using the payment method(s); (c) if you are an employee or agent of a company or person that owns the payment method, you are authorized by that company or person to use the payment method to make payments on Lawteract; and (d) such actions do not violate any applicable law.
Promo Codes (YET TO BE ACTIVATED)
From time to time we may offer you promo codes for purchasing Gigs and/or other services offered on the App, on special discounts. Promo Codes are valid only for purchases on Lawteract and are subject to different time limitations and will expire after their predefined term. To exercise your promo code, simply enter the code on the checkout page. If you fail to do so, your purchase will not be eligible for the discount. Promo codes are limited to one use per user and may not be used or combined with any other promotion. For orders that are composed of one or more milestones, the promo code will apply to the first milestone only. Promo Codes do not apply to Lawteract Credits. Promo codes may be subject to additional conditions and restrictions as will be disclosed to you upon receipt of the promo codes. Promo codes may be voided in the event of fraud, misuse, or violation of the Terms of Service. Lawteract reserves the right to modify or cancel promo codes at any time.
Lawteract may be required by applicable laws to charge users with indirect taxes (such as, VAT or withholding taxes). Any amount Lawteract will be required to collect will be in addition to the purchase amount and any other fees payable by the Client, and any amount Lawteract will be required to withhold will be deducted from the Lawyer/Service Experts’s revenue, as required by applicable laws.
Indirect taxes are in addition to the price shown on the App, and in any event, any such taxes will always be displayed to the Client before payment.
Users are responsible for paying any direct or indirect taxes, including any GST, VAT, or income tax, which may apply to them depending on residency, location or otherwise, under provisions of their jurisdiction.
We encourage our Clients and Lawyer/Service Experts to try and settle conflicts amongst themselves. If for any reason this fails after using the Resolution Center or if you encounter non-permitted usage on the App, users can contact Lawteract’s Customer Support department for assistance here.
Disclaimer of Warranties
YOUR USE OF THE APP, ITS CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE APP, ITS CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE APP ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. NEITHER LAWTERACT NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH LAWTERACT MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY OR AVAILABILITY OF THE APP.
THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
Limitation on Liability
IN NO EVENT WILL LAWTERACT, ITS AFFILIATES OR THEIR LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS OR DIRECTORS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE APP, ANY WEBAPPS LINKED TO IT, ANY CONTENT ON THE WEBAPP OR SUCH OTHER WEBAPPS OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE APP OR SUCH OTHER WEBAPPS, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE.
IN ACCEPTING LIABILITY AS THE LIMITED AUTHORIZED PAYMENT COLLECTION AGENT OF LAWYER/SERVICE EXPERTS, LAWTERACT AND ITS AFFILIATES ASSUME NO LIABILITY FOR ANY ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF LAWYER/SERVICE EXPERTS.
THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.