Terms and Conditions of Use

Last modified on October 10, 2020

New England Estate Planning, LLC (“NEEP” or “we”) may revise and update these following terms and conditions of use (“Terms”) at any time and from time to time without advance notice and in the sole discretion of NEEP.  Changes to Terms are effective when published/posted on www.newenglandestateplanning.com and apply to all access to and use of NEEP’s website, www.newenglandestateplanning.com, including any content, workflows, websites, functionality, fees, and services offered on or through www.newenglandestateplanning.com (“NEEP’s Website” or “Website”).

By subscribing or registering (“Subscriber” or “Subscribers”) with NEEP or using NEEP’s Website, you agree to the Terms, and your continued use of NEEP’s Website following the publication of revised Terms shall mean that you accept and agree to the changes.

NEEP is not a law firm and does not offer legal advice.  NEEP’s Website is offered “As-Is.”  No warranties, implied or express, or legal representations are created by use of NEEP’s Website.  Use of NEEP’s Website does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and NEEP, its employees, or agents.  There is no guarantee that the information provided on NEEP’s Website is accurate.  NEEP disclaims all liability for any loss, including direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages caused by the use of NEEP’s Website and/or reliance on NEEP’s Website.

Subscribers and Legal Staff

Subscribers must be licensed to practice law or be employed by a lawyer or law firm, at least one member of which is a Subscriber (“Legal Staff”).  Legal Staff shall be registered as “Users” with NEEP, and the Subscribing attorney shall inform the Company when Legal Staff is no longer employed by them so that the User credentials of Legal Staff can be terminated.  Failure of a Subscriber to inform NEEP of the need to terminate Legal Staff’s User’s credentials within a reasonable period of time is a breach of the terms and conditions of use and may result in the termination of the Subscriber’s credentials.   A “reasonable period of time” shall mean not longer than one (1) year.  We rely on Subscribing attorneys to guard against the unauthorized practice of law by Legal Staff.

Subscribers and their registered Legal Staff Users are granted a revocable, limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use NEEP’s Website solely in the private practice of law conditioned on continued acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. Premium Subscribers and Private Library Services Subscribers, subject to applicable fees, are, except as otherwise expressly provided, granted a revocable, limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access and use NEEP’s Website solely in the private practice of law, which may be subject to separate terms and conditions of use, conditioned on continued acceptance of and compliance with these Terms.

Registration with NEEP

Registration with NEEP is free.  Registration provides Subscribers and Legal Staff Users free access to:

  • Various free automated workflows, content, and functionalities on NEEP’s Website, the exact extent and scope of which is subject to the sole discretion of NEEP and may change (expand or retract) without notice; and
  • For attorneys, membership, and access to state-specific listservs, subject to compliance with the terms and conditions of use for such listservs.

Premium and Private Library Services are fee based.

Registration with NEEP requires that Subscribers and Legal Staff Users be issued separate usernames and passwords. A code code, for added security, may also be added, to prevent unauthorized users from using NEEP forms in the event of a site breach,  Subscribers and Legal Staff Users must treat their username, password, and any control code as confidential and not disclose it to any other person or entity.  Your username and password may be disabled at any time by NEEP in its sole discretion for any or no reason, including if you have violated any provision of these Terms.  For lost usernames and passwords, please contact info@newnenglandestateplanning.com.

Annually, a new control code may be issued to ensure authorized users remain lawyers and their staff, so as to prevent the unauthorized practice of law.

In connection with the use of NEEP’s automated workflows, Subscribers and Legal Staff Users data entry is encrypted on a segregated Amazon Web Services (AWS) instance and subdomain, ensuring full data isolation.  All of the data you enter and transmit on NEEP’s automated workflows is encrypted in transit via Transport Layer Security (TLS).  AWS is used to store templates and data.  The database is encrypted using AES-256 technology, and AWS data centers are managed in accordance with SOC 1-3, PCI DSS Level 1, and ISO 9001/ISO 270001.  Your data is not accessible by NEEP, its agents, or software providers.  We take data privacy seriously.

The laws of the State of Maine shall govern all matters regarding the use of NEEP’s Website and the interpretation of these Terms.

NEEP’s Website is protected by United States and international copyright, and/or other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.  All rights reserved.  By using NEEP’s Website, you agree not to reproduce, distribute, modify, or create derivate works based on NEEP’s intellectual property, except in the private practice of law without written permission.