Thank you for accessing our Service at http://www.pingalawyer.com (the “Website“) Please read this Agreement carefully as it governs your use of the Service. Do not use the Service unless you wish to be bound by this Agreement because, by registering to use the Service and/or continuing to use any part of the Service, you confirm your acceptance of this Agreement (which also includes the Website Terms and Conditions of Use). By clicking ‘Submit Request’ on the Request Quote form, you are requesting us to provide the Service as soon as reasonably practicable.

Please note that if you wish to access or use the Service as a Service Provider then you must read and accept the “Service Providers User Agreement” which can be found on the Website.

The Service is for use in Scotland only. You are responsible for all compliance with laws and regulations which apply to you.

This Agreement was created on 16 September 2016. 

Definitions

We are Pinga Lawyer a division of Pinga Professional Limited, a company registered in Scotland (number SC479658) and our registered office is at 15 Golden Square, Aberdeen, AB10 1WF. Where we refer to ourselves in this Agreement, this is also taken to include (where the context allows) our affiliate companies, and our and their respective directors, officers, employees, associated and contracted persons, and persons supplying services to us or them in relation to the Website. You can contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You are entering into this Agreement in order to receive information to assist you in attempting to secure the services of a solicitor; and we will refer to you in this Agreement (which includes any person that accesses or uses our Service on your behalf) as either “you” or as “User”. 

The “Agreement” includes the terms set out herein and those in the Website Terms and Conditions of Use and/or our “Apps” from time to time. Our “Apps” are any application that we may release relating to the Service as modified and/or updated by us from time to time. When you sign up to receive our Services this confirms that we will provide the Service to you in accordance with this Agreement. 

The “Service” consists of the Website, our Apps, any pages we operate on third party social media applications, and the content and services we make available through them via the internet, mobile devices including smart phones and tablets, and/or interactive television devices and services, together with the provision by us of associated information, products and services by e-mail, telephone, fax or mail.

Any person using the Service to promote their services (except us) shall be a “Service Provider“. As part of receiving the Service, you may from time to time upload information to the Service or otherwise provide us or other users of the Service with information relating to you (including by communicating via the Communities) (“User Information“). 

Service Content

The vast majority of the material on the Service originates from our users, and we rely on Users to accurately describe their requirements for any projects for which they invite tenders from Service Providers through the Service (“Projects“). We have little or no editorial control over the material and we therefore cannot guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, performance or fitness for any particular purpose of the material available through the Service. We cannot accept responsibility for errors, omissions, or inaccurate material available through the Service, and make no warranty that the Service will be uninterrupted or error free, or that any defects will be corrected.

Whilst we take steps to prevent misuse of our systems, we cannot warrant that the Service will be free of viruses or other malicious code and accept no liability (whether in contract, delict or otherwise at law) for loss or damage caused from the transmission of such code. We recommend that you always use up-to-date firewalls and anti-virus software to protect your equipment and data.

We do not endorse or recommend any particular Service Provider. Any material you obtain from the Service is used at your own risk, and we will not be liable (in contract, delict or otherwise at law) for any loss or damage incurred by you arising out of or in connection with access or use of the Service (except to the extent that such liability cannot be excluded by law). 

Use of the Service

You are responsible for ensuring that you are legally entitled to publish any information which you upload. You may only use the Service to invite tenders for genuine Projects where you have authority to appoint a Service Provider and your intention is to do so subject to agreeing appropriate terms with the selected Service Provider. You may not invite tenders for any Project which is not legal.

It is your responsibility to select a suitable Service Provider and to negotiate the terms of any Project to be performed by the Service Provider selected. We do not guarantee any specific Service Provider’s information, accreditation, or registration. We make no warranty regarding any professional services procured through listing a Project on the Service or any transactions entered into through the Service, and you should in all cases make your own enquiries. In particular, it is your responsibility to carry out appropriate checks on any Service Provider that you are considering engaging. Whilst, we endeavour to ensure that all our Service Providers are registered with the Law Society of Scotland at their time of registering to become a member of the Website we would recommend that you check their registration and their credentials which you can do by contacting the Law Society of Scotland or by checking the Service Provider is listed on their website at www.lawscot.org.uk. You should not engage any Service Provider or make any deposit or other payment to them without having conducted such checks to your full satisfaction. While our hope is that you will be pleased with every Service Provider you find through the Service, you should not engage any Service Provider if you have any doubts or concerns about them.

We will not be a party to any contract made between you and any Service Provider and therefore we shall not be liable for any loss or damage (whether direct or indirect) that results from any dealings between you and any Service Provider.

You agree not to use the Service in any unlawful manner and in particular shall not:

  1. defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (including rights of privacy and publicity) of others;
  2. publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate (“Post”) any inappropriate, defamatory, abusive, infringing, obscene, discriminatory or otherwise unlawful material;
  3. Post any material that infringes any patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret or other proprietary right of any person;
  4. Post any corrupted files, files that contain viruses, or any other code that may damage the operation of a computer or other electronic device;
  5. conduct or forward surveys, contests other than in Communities intended for such uses, and shall not forward pyramid schemes or chain letters;
  6. download any file Posted by another user of a forum that the user knows, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner;
  7. impersonate another person or entity, or falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the original or source of software or other material contained in a file that is Posted;
  8. cause the Service to be interrupted, damaged, rendered less efficient or such that the effectiveness or functionality of the Service is in any way impaired; or
  9. restrict or inhibit (or attempt to restrict or inhibit) any other user from using and enjoying the Service..

You agree that you will comply with the Privacy Policy, more particularly set out in the Website Terms and Conditions of Use. 

No Fee Applies

Use of the Service for you, as a User, is free of charge.

When you invite Service Providers to tender for a Project through the Service, we cannot and do not guarantee that you will receive any responses or that, if you do, any Service Provider that does respond will be suitable or able to undertake that Project. You acknowledge and agree that if you breach any of the provisions set out in this Agreement (including the Website Terms and Conditions of Use), we may at our sole discretion, suspend or terminate your access to the Service and/or remove any content you have Posted, including content relating to Projects. 

Cancellation and Termination

You may cancel a Project listing that you have posted at any time through your own secure dashboard which you will be given access to once you have registered to use the Service and after submitting your initial online Request Quote form. Click the Project you wish to cancel and then click the ‘Cancel’ button. If you wish to completely close your account and terminate this Agreement, you may do so by contacting us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This closing and termination process will not affect any arrangements you have already entered into with a Service Provider. 

Links and User Content

It is not possible for us to review all websites which are linked to from the Service (or link to the Service), and you should therefore take care when following any link. We cannot accept liability for any loss or damage that may be suffered as a result of following any links. You agree not to post links to any websites.

The Service may contain discussion forums, bulletin board services, chat areas, communities and/or other message or communication facilities (collectively “Communities”). Although our hope is that all users of the Service will use the Service responsibly, and we require all users to ensure that all content that they post on the Service is lawful, we are not responsible for reviewing or policing user content and so it is possible that Communities may carry offensive, harmful, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate material, or in some cases, postings that have been mislabelled or are otherwise deceptive. We urge you to exercise proper judgement and to use caution and common sense when using Communities. We do not control the information delivered to the Communities, and have no obligation to monitor the Communities.

You are responsible for your own communications and for any consequences arising out of them. The Communities are intended to allow users to send and receive messages and material that are legal, proper and related to the particular Community, and you agree that you shall use them only for this purpose.

We do not guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any communications posted in the Communities or endorse any opinions expressed in the Communities. You should take all due care in relying on material Posted in the Communities, as this is done at your own risk.

It is important for you to note that all Communities are public, and that others may read communications made via the Community without the author’s knowledge. Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself in any Community, and do not give personally identifying information about any other person unless entitled to do so. 

Use of Information

You are solely responsible for the content, accuracy, and completeness of the User Information, and agree only to provide true, accurate, current and complete information.

You acknowledge that we may edit, modify or remove any parts of User Information which we consider is in breach of any of the provisions of this Agreement, and/or suspend or terminate your access to the Service without notice.

By providing User Information you grant to us a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to use, copy, reproduce, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the material alone or as part of other works in any form, media, or technology whether now known or hereafter developed, and to sub-license such rights through multiple tiers of sub-licensees. The foregoing grants shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such materials, including but not limited to rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction. You also waive any moral rights you have in the materials. Do not post any materials on the Service that you would not want us to use in this way.

You consent to information about the device you use to access the Service being collected and processed for fraud prevention purposes and we may use third parties (and information they provide) to help us prevent fraud or unauthorised access to our Service.

You agree not to copy, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, distribute or publicly display any content (except for your User Information) from the Service without our prior written permission. 

Arrangements with Service Providers

Should you have a dispute with a Service Provider, you must address such dispute directly to the Service Provider concerned. However, if your dispute arises during the period before you accept a quote for a Project you should notify the details of the dispute to us as soon as reasonably practicable.

We may decide (but are not obliged) to investigate any grievances held by you or by Service Providers of which we are aware, and may discuss any such investigation with all involved parties. We may take any lawful action we deem necessary in the event of a grievance, but likely outcomes of a grievance investigation include:

  • you and/or the Service Provider being allowed to continue using the Service; and
  • you and/or the Service Provider’s access to use the Service being suspended or terminated; 

Intellectual Property Rights

You acknowledge that all present and future copyright and other intellectual property rights subsisting in, or used in connection with, the Service and any part of it (the “Rights“), including the manner in which the Service is presented or appears and all information and documentation relating to it is our property (or that of our licensors), and nothing in this Agreement shall be taken to transfer any of the Rights to you.

Solely for the purposes of receiving the Service, we hereby grant to you for the period during which the Service is provided a non-exclusive, non-transferable licence to use the Rights.

Indemnity

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are entitled to provide the User Information and you agree to indemnify us and hold us harmless against any and all claims, costs, expenses (including reasonable legal costs and expenses), damages and losses of any kind incurred by us in connection with any actual or threatened claims of any kind (including without limitation any claim of trademark or copyright infringement, defamation, breach of confidentiality, false or misleading advertising or sales practices) arising from your provision of the User Information or arising from your use of the Service.

We shall indemnify you and hold you harmless against any and all claims, costs, expenses (including reasonable legal costs and expenses), damages and losses of any kind incurred by you in connection with any actual or threatened claims of any kind (including without limitation any claim of trademark or copyright infringement, defamation, breach of confidentiality, false or misleading advertising or sales practices) that any material on the Service (other than User Information) generated and uploaded by us infringes the intellectual property of any third party. 

Limitation of Liability

Notwithstanding any other provision, nothing in this Agreement shall exclude or limit either party’s liability for death or personal injury caused by that party’s negligence.

If you are dissatisfied with the Service, or the terms of this Agreement, your sole remedy under this Agreement shall be to discontinue use of the Service.

Other than as set out above in this Limitation of Liability section, and notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, we shall not be liable to you (whether in contract, delict or otherwise at law) for any loss or damage (whether direct or indirect or consequential) whatsoever arising from or in any way connected with this Agreement and/or the Service, and irrespective of any negligence or breach of duty (statutory or otherwise) by us.

Save as expressly set out herein, all conditions, warranties and obligations which may be implied or incorporated into this Agreement by statute, common law, or otherwise and any liabilities arising from them are hereby expressly excluded to the extent permitted by law.

Without limiting the foregoing, we shall have no liability for any failure or delay resulting from any matter beyond our reasonable control.

We cannot guarantee the day or time that we will respond to any email, telephone or written enquiries or Website form submissions.

Each of the provisions of this section (Limitation of Liability) shall be construed separately and independently of the others.

In the event that any of the above contractual limitations or exclusions of liability prove ineffective, then in no event shall we be liable to you (whether in contract, delict or otherwise at law) for any claims, costs, damages, expenses (including legal expenses) arising out of or in connection with this Agreement and/or the Service in a sum of more than £10 in aggregate.

We cannot guarantee the day or time that we will respond to any email, telephone or written enquiries or Website form submissions.

Each of the provisions of this section (Limitation of Liability) shall be construed separately and independently of the others. 

Our Rights

We reserve the right at all times to review, edit, refuse to post, or to remove from the Service any information or materials which we consider breaches or is likely to breach this Agreement, or which is or may be otherwise illegal or objectionable, and to disclose any information we deem appropriate to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, police request or governmental request.

We reserve the right to terminate the provision to you of the Service or restrict your access to the Service at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever, and accordingly we have the right to terminate this Agreement upon notice to you to that effect.

We reserve the right to modify or discontinue temporarily or permanently all or part of the Service with or without notice without liability for any such modification or discontinuance.

We may, without your consent, amend the terms of this Agreement from time to time and shall post the revised terms on the Website. If you do not agree to the amendments made by us to the terms of this Agreement then you have the right to stop using Service and/or terminate the Agreement, and should do so immediately. All amendments that we make to the terms of this Agreement shall become effective on the date seven days after the date on which the amended terms in question are posted on the Website. Your continued use of the Service after that date will constitute acceptance of the amended Agreement. 

General

Section headings are inserted for convenience only and shall not affect the interpretation of this Agreement.

If any provisions hereof are held to be illegal or unenforceable such provisions shall be severed and the remainder of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect unless the business purpose of this Agreement is substantially frustrated, in which case it shall terminate without giving rise to further liability.

You may not assign, transfer or sub-contract any of your rights hereunder without our prior written consent. We may assign, transfer or sub-contract all or any of our rights at any time without consent.

No waiver shall be effective unless in writing, and no waiver shall constitute a continuing waiver so as to prevent us from acting upon any continuing or subsequent breach or default.

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement as to its subject matter and supersedes and extinguishes all previous communications, representations (other than fraudulent misrepresentations) and arrangements, whether written or oral with the exception of the of the Website Terms and Conditions of Use. To the extent that there is any conflict between this Agreement and the Website Terms and Conditions of Use the former shall prevail.

You acknowledge that you have placed no reliance on any representation made but not set out expressly in this Agreement.

Any notice or communication to be given under this Agreement shall be given to us by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and to you at your email address given in your registration form (as may be updated by you and notified to us from time to time).

Nothing herein shall create or be deemed to create any joint venture, principal-agent or partnership relationship between the parties and neither party shall hold itself out in its advertising or otherwise in any manner which would indicate or imply any such relationship with the other.

Notwithstanding any other provision in this Agreement a person who is not a party hereto has no right to rely upon or enforce the terms of this Agreement.

This Agreement shall be subject to the laws of Scotland and the parties shall submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish courts with respect to any disputes between us in relation to this Agreement.