Terms of Service
Updated: September 2022
These Terms of Service are fundamentally an agreement between a provider (us) and a user (you). It consists mainly of a set of rules we both agree to follow in all our interactions. We agree to these Terms by posting them, and you agree to be bound by these Terms when you use our Services and website.
About Legit My Biz
As a Maryland-based company, we follow the regulations laid out in the Maryland Code. To learn more about the statutes we adhere to, the best place to start is in Maryland Code §2–108.
For example, when you hire Legit My Biz to act as your Maryland registered agent, we’ll perform our registered agent duties as prescribed by Section 2-108 of the Maryland Code. Should you choose to hire us to form your MD. LLC, we’ll help ensure your Articles of Incorporation meets the requirements set out in Section 11-101 of the Maryland Code.
All of these business statutes can be found online in the Maryland General Assembly.
Our Terms of Service
Disclaimer of Warranties & Limitation of Liability
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, YOUR USE OF THIS SITE AND OUR SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITH NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
WE DO NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THAT THE SERVICES ARE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, OR CORRECT; THAT THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION, UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, WITHOUT DEFECT OR SECURITY; THAT ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SERVICES ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU AGREE THAT WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL THEORY, OR WHETHER WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL WE BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE, LOSS, OR INJURY RESULTING FROM HACKING, TAMPERING, OR OTHER UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS OR USE OF THE SERVICES OR YOUR ACCOUNT, OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU AGREE THAT OUR TOTAL LIABILITY FOR ALL CLAIMS RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND OUR SERVICES SHALL IN NO EVENT EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO US FOR SERVICES DURING THE TWELVE MONTHS PRECEDING THE DATE OF YOUR CLAIM.
Our Registered Agent Services and Other Business Services
In cases where we provide registered agent services and/or business filing services, the following section applies.
Authorization to Receive Service of Process & Other Legal Documents
You authorize us to receive documents on your behalf and upload them into the online account we provide you. You authorize us to receive “legal documents” on your behalf per year. You also acknowledge and agree that this fee may be subject to change because of our sole discretion and determination. You also agree that we can open, scan, upload, and transmit legal documents into your account in connection with providing services for you. Registered agent services are limited to the receipt of service of process as well as the receipt and forwarding of legal documents and do not include the receipt of general or other mail items which are not legal documents. Accordingly, we do not assume liability to you, or any third party, for loss of mail or other items which are not legal documents.
Not all documents are identical. We will not accept regular documents. The documents that we receive at our addresses on your company's behalf, related to your company's registration, or legal service of process are considered by us to be "official" documents. Regular documents will be charged a $10 fee per document. Please note that official documents will be accepted by the company on your behalf without additional fees. While we strive to process official documents as quickly as possible, you agree that we're not liable for any missed deadlines, time limits, or other time-sensitive official documents we may receive regardless of if they are within your purchased service limit or not.
Working with Third-Party Service Providers
We may work with third-party providers to provide services for registered agents. You acknowledge and agree that these service providers may assist us in providing registered agent services.
Provision of Accurate and Current Information
You agree that you will be solely responsible for providing accurate and legally-compliant information. You agree that the accuracy of filings that we make on your behalf depends on the information you provide and agree to promptly notify us if any of your information changes.
Electronic Records and Signatures
We may need to file documents on your behalf, so you agree to allow us to affix your electronic or hard copy signature to file documents on your behalf.
Receipt of Packages
While we're happy to serve as your registered agent, we are not set up to receive packages for you. Packages arriving at our office will be refused upon delivery or returned to their location of origin if the immediate refusal is not possible. If neither refusal nor return of the package is an option, you will be informed that we have it in our possession. By using our services, you agree that if we receive packages on your behalf, we are not acting as a bailee or warehouse and do not owe a duty of care in the holding and/or shipping of packages. If you would like the package delivered to the address associated with your account, you'll need to pay all shipping costs associated with its shipment. You can also pick up packages at our office during regular business hours. We will only hold packages for 14 days from the date of receipt and notification. We will dispose of them after that time if you have not picked them up.
Termination of Services (Registered Agent and/or Other Services)
When any Service with us is canceled or terminated, you acknowledge and agree that:
anyone who has access to your account has the proper authority to cancel Services; and
the termination is binding on the company(s); and
upon termination, you waive any rights or claims of statutory damages or tort claims; and
you will NOT file a “change of address” request with the United States Postal Service (“USPS”). This is a specific address request form the USPS provides that will ultimately not work because our address is not yours, it is ours. Your use of that form will likely create a substantial headache for both of us. Again, the address we provide to our clients in connection with our Services is OUR address.
Termination of Registered Agent Services
For details about what happens when either you or we terminate registered agent service, see the section below.
Termination by You
You may terminate your Service by logging onto your account and canceling your Service in your client portal. If we receive any documents on your behalf after you have canceled your account, you can either sign up for new registered agent services, pay for all Services provided by us before your cancellation, or pay a per document fee to view the document.
Termination by Us
We may terminate your registered agent Service at any time. Reasons for termination may include but are not limited to: i) your failure to provide accurate, complete, and current information for your account; ii) the inability to locate you after reasonable efforts are made; iii) your failure to pay for your Service, or iv) suspected illegal activity.
No Refunds for Registered Agent Services
We do not offer full or prorated refunds for canceled registered agent Services. This Service is purchased and renewed on an annual basis and must be terminated before the annual renewal date to avoid recurring annual charges.
Handling of Legal Documents After We are No Longer Your Registered Agent
Once we are no longer your registered agent, if we receive further Legal Documents on your behalf, we will send an email notice to the last known email address that we have on file for you. If you want to view a Legal Document, you will need to renew your service with us, pay any fees incurred before the cancellation or pay a per document fee into the Legal Document. Once you take one of these actions, we will upload the Legal Document so that you can view it.
You Waive and Release any Claims and Agree to Hold Us Harmless and Indemnify Us
You waive and release us from any obligation to forward or re-mail documents that are received after your registered agent Service has been terminated and you specifically agree that we have no obligation to forward or re-mail any documents to you except as outlined in these Terms. You further agree to hold us and our affiliates harmless from any third-party claim arising out of a delay or failure of you to receive Legal Documents after your registered agent Service has been terminated.
Termination of Services Other than Registered Agent Services
For details about what happens when either you or we terminate any other business services, we have provided besides registered agent services, see the section below.
Termination by You
You can also terminate a Service or Services at any time. To terminate a Service other than Registered Agent Services, log in to your account and cancel your Service in your client portal.
Termination by Us
We may terminate a Service or Services at any time. Reasons for termination may include but are not limited to: 1) your failure to provide accurate, complete and current information for your account; 2) the inability to locate you after reasonable efforts are made; 3) your failure to pay for your Services; 4) suspected illegal activity, and 5) any other lawful reason.
How to Terminate or Cancel a Service
To end service with us and no longer receive invoices, you are required to log in and request cancellation of service with us directly, so you can read and agree to the end-of-service terms.
Cancellation can be requested at any time. There are no fees to cancel, but upon cancellation of services, you may be required to pay any past-due balances related to such services, unless otherwise specified in this agreement.
Acceptable Use of Our Websites and Services
In this section, you’ll find information on the acceptable ways in which you may use our website or services. In using our websites and Services, you may not, nor may you permit any third party, directly or indirectly, to:
access or monitor any material or information on any of our systems, using any manual process or robot, spider, crawler, scraper, or other automated means.
except to the extent that any restriction is expressly prohibited by law, violate the restrictions in any robot exclusion headers on any Service, work around, bypass or circumvent any of the technical limitations of the Services, use any tool to enable features or functionalities that are otherwise disabled in the Services, or decompile, disassemble or otherwise reverse engineer the Services;
perform or attempt to perform any actions that would interfere with the proper working of the Services, or prevent access to or use of the Services by our other customers;
copy, reproduce, alter, modify, create derivative works, publicly display, republish, upload, post, transmit, resell or distribute in any way material, information or Services from us;
transfer any rights granted to you under these Terms;
use the Services except as expressly allowed under these Terms.
If we reasonably suspect that your account has been used for an unauthorized, illegal, or criminal purpose, you hereby give us express authorization to share information about you and your account with law enforcement.
Some of our Services are billed via an automatic payment feature unless you choose to opt-out of this feature within your client account. Customers who opt out will be invoiced for payment.
All accounts using auto-payment must provide us with valid and current credit card information and you agree that we are authorized to charge such credit card for all purchased Services as well as fees incurred in providing you with Services.
Specifics Regarding Auto-Pay Features:
all auto-payments will be charged to the credit or debit card on file for the business entity or individual.
all auto-payment services must be canceled at least one (1) day before the next charge date to avoid paying for the next month of Services, or year of annual Services. All cancellations must be handled through your online account.
customers enrolling in our Virtual Office Services must enroll in monthly automatic payments and you authorize us to charge your account for Services every thirty days.
annual auto-pay charges that fail to process will be rendered an unpaid invoice in your online account and subject to the fees and procedures outlined in these Terms.
monthly subscription or auto-pay charges that fail to process will result in the cancellation of all applicable Services and features.
Like any other functioning business, we try to collect the money owed to us. That being said, we will always do our best to treat each client with the respect they deserve. To that end, this section addresses how we handle declined payments and collections, and also outlines what you’re agreeing to as our client.
If you’re enrolled in an autopay service, we’ll charge whatever payment methods are stored in your online account. If all methods fail or there is not a valid method saved, we may suspend your account and require payment in order to reinstate services or in order to cancel your services. While we personally find the idea of collections revolting, we reserve our right to use legal action and collection agencies if deemed necessary.
To keep our lawyers satisfied, this is the more technical and detailed version:
If we don’t receive payment (“Non-Payment”), you agree to pay all amounts due upon demand to resume or cancel your Service(s). You also authorize the Company to charge all outstanding fees and penalties that become due as a result of such Non-Payment. Additionally, following any such Non-Payment, you will not be eligible for monthly billing or partial payments until your account is brought current. Non-Payment may also result in delayed services which include but are not limited to locked documents, non-filing of compliance documents, and the processing of additional orders.
You agree that you are liable for all third-party collection agency recovery fees and charges. You are solely responsible for all fees charged to your credit card by the issuer, bank, or financial institution including, but not limited to, membership, overdraft, insufficient funds, and over the credit limit fees. By failing to notify the Company of billing problems or discrepancies you agree that you waive your right to dispute such billing discrepancies. We may modify the price, content, or nature of the Service(s) at any time. We may provide notice of any such changes by email, notice to you upon log-in, or by publishing them on our website.
Unless otherwise stated herein, all purchases are final and non-refundable. No refunds will be given for any charges or credits unless otherwise agreed to in writing between you and us and/or is specific to the type of service we are providing or is required by law. We reserve the right to issue refunds or credits at our sole discretion unless otherwise required by law. If we issue a refund or credit, we are under no obligation to issue the same or similar refund in the future. This refund policy does not affect any statutory rights that may apply.
By providing your mobile phone number and checking that you wish to receive communications, you are consenting to receive Short Message Service (SMS)/text messages from us. The SMS/Text messages you may receive service-related and promotional messages, including updates, alerts, and information (e.g., order updates, account alerts, etc.) and promotions, specials, and other marketing offers (e.g., cart reminders) through your wireless provider to the mobile number you provided, even if your mobile number is registered on any state or federal Do Not Call list. SMS/Text messages may be sent using an automatic telephone dialing system or other technology.
Message frequency varies but you will not receive more than one (1) message(s) per day. Standard message and data rates may apply from your wireless provider, and you are responsible for all charges and fees associated with text messaging imposed by your wireless provider.
Your participation in this program is completely voluntary and you can Opt-Out at any time by submitting an inquiry on our website or emailing our support team.
To the extent permitted by applicable law, you agree that we will not be liable for failed, delayed, or misdirected delivery of any information sent via SMS/text message, or any errors in such information, and/or any action you may or may not take in reliance on the information received via SMS/text message.
Intellectual Property Rights & Ownership
We own all rights, title, and interest, in and to all Intellectual Property Rights (as defined below) in the Services and websites, and these Terms do not grant you any rights to our Intellectual Property Rights. For purposes of these Terms, “Intellectual Property Rights” means
all patent rights,
mask work rights,
rights of publicity,
service mark rights,
trade secret rights,
and any other intellectual property rights that may exist now or come into existence in the future, and all their applications, registrations, renewals and extensions, under the laws of any state, country, territory or other jurisdiction.
You may submit comments or ideas about the Services (“Ideas”). By submitting any Idea, you agree that your disclosure is gratuitous, unsolicited, and without restriction, that it will not place us under any fiduciary, confidentiality, or other obligation, and that we are free to use the Idea without any compensation to you, and/or to disclose the Idea on a non-confidential basis or otherwise to anyone.
We Are Not Attorneys, Accountants, or Fiduciaries
We provide information and act as a fulfillment service provider. We are not a law firm or an attorney and do not provide legal advice. As we are not attorneys, there is no attorney-client relationship between us, and none of the communications between us are protected as attorney-client communications.
Use of our services as a fulfillment service provider shall NOT create any fiduciary duty or obligations, either implied or express, by any agent, affiliate, or employee of the company.
Limitation on Time to Initiate a Dispute
You agree that any action or proceeding by you relating to any dispute must commence within one year after the alleged cause of action accrues.
You agree to protect, defend, indemnify and hold us harmless from and against any and all claims, causes of action, liabilities, judgments, penalties, losses, costs, damages and expenses (including attorneys’ fees and all related costs and expenses for litigation and/or arbitration) suffered or incurred by us, including, without limitation, any claim arising from:
your wrongful or improper use of the Services;
your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation any right of privacy, publicity rights or Intellectual Property Rights;
your violation of any law, rule or regulation of the United States or any other country;
any other party’s access and/or use of the Services with your unique name, password or other security code;
any copyright infringement claims that may arise from us scanning Legal Documents or other mail on your behalf;
the failure of any third party, including but not limited to the United States Postal Service or any commercial delivery or courier service, to provide delivery or courier services accurately and on time;
any loss, damage or destruction of your Legal Documents by any cause whatsoever;
our being named as a defendant in an action based on our status as your registered agent;
any claims or action brought against us relating to your failure to maintain updated information on any of our websites.
Dispute Resolution by Binding Arbitration and Class Action Waiver
Most customer concerns can be resolved quickly by calling us at 301-662-8862. You can also email us at email@example.com. In the unlikely event that we are unable to resolve your complaint to your satisfaction, we each agree to resolve those disputes through binding arbitration.
You agree that any arbitration pursuant to these Terms will be on an individual basis and that you will not bring a claim as a plaintiff or class member in a class, consolidated, or representative action. You further agree that class arbitrations, class actions, and consolidation with other arbitrations will not be allowed. All disputes and claims between us will be heard by a single arbitrator.
We may revise these Terms from time to time and will always post the most current version on our website. By continuing to use or access the Service after the revisions come into effect, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms.
Waiver, Severability & Assignment
Our failure to enforce a provision of these Terms is not a waiver of our right to do so at a later date. If a provision of these Terms is found to be unenforceable, the remaining provisions of the Terms will remain in full force and effect. You may assign your rights and obligations under these Terms provided we receive prior written notice of, and approve of, such assignment. We will not unreasonably withhold our approval. We may assign our rights or obligations to any successor in interest of any business associated with the Services.
We shall not be considered to be in breach or default of these Terms, and shall not be liable for any cessation, interruption, or delay in the performance of our Services or other obligations by reason of earthquake, flood, fire, storm, lightning, drought, landslide, hurricane, cyclone, typhoon, tornado, natural disaster, act of God or of the public enemy, epidemic, famine or plague, action of a court or public authority, change in law, explosion, war, terrorism, armed conflict, labor strike, lockout, boycott or other similar even that is beyond our reasonable control, whether foreseen or unforeseen (each a “Force Majeure Event”). If a Force Majeure Event continues for more than sixty days in the aggregate, we may immediately terminate our Services and shall have no liability for, or as a result of, any such termination.
How to Contact Us
Please contact us with any questions about these terms of service by phone at 301-662-8662 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our team is happy to provide any assistance you may need.
Legit My Biz is not a law firm nor a substitute for an attorney or law firm. The information and templates available on Legit My Biz’s website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. Though Legit My Biz aims to keep its information and templates up-to-date and accurate because the law changes rapidly and because of variations in laws in different jurisdictions, Legit My Biz makes no guarantees as to the accuracy and completeness of the information. It is your responsibility to ensure that the information and templates you choose to utilize from Legit My Biz are appropriately tailored to and accurate for your particular business. Communications between you and Legit My Biz are not protected by the attorney-client privilege or as work product. You should contact an attorney in your state to obtain advice with respect to any particular legal issues or problems and/or state-specific requirements or customizations necessary for your business.