Make Agreements Legit!

Legítimo allows you to make simple contracts on your smartphone in under 1 minute, in English or Spanish. All you have to do is answer a few easy questions and your contract is automatically generated. Then sign with your finger and send it to the other person via email or text message for review.

Legítimo also translates these contracts to other languages, enabling people that don’t speak the same language to negotiate transactions frictionlessly. Everything is stored securely on the cloud and can be accessed wherever you are.

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About Us

Legitimo allows you to make simple contracts on your phone in under 1 minute, in English or Spanish. All you have to do is answer a few easy questions and your contract is automatically generated. Sign right on your phone and send it to the other person via email or text message for review. Legitimo also translates contracts to other languages, enabling people that don’t speak the same language to negotiate transactions frictionlessly.

Legitimo was founded at the LATISM NYC 2013 Hackathon by lawyers, developers, designers, and marketers interested in social sustainability and increasing access justice. We believe everyone has the right to legal protection, regardless of national origin or economic status, and hope Legitimo will give you full confidence in your everyday dealings. Please let us know how we can improve Legitimo by providing feedback. We love to hear from users!

FAQ

Is this Legit?

Yes! Contrary to popular belief, contracts don’t have to be fancy. In fact, it’s better when they’re clear, concise, and easy to understand. A simple contract in plain English (or Spanish) is just as good as those overpriced lawyerly ones.

Do I have to pay anything?

No, Legítimo is 100% free! We believe everyone deserves access to free legal protection, regardless of how much money they have in the bank.

Do I really need Legítimo?

Legítimo gives you free legal protection. Without a written contract, scammers can change their story and make it hard for you to get what you deserve.

Imagine, you buy a “new” bike from your neighbor that you think is in good condition. One week later, while riding through the park, the bike falls apart on you! When you confront your neighbor and demand a refund, he changes the facts and tells you that he made it clear during the deal that the bike was used. Without a written agreement, it’s hard to prove what the real story is. However, with Legítimo, you can quickly lay out the deal on your phone. People will think twice before scamming you and you can have complete confidence in your transactions.

What can I do if someone breaks the contract?

Despite these protections, some people might still break your contract. If talking to the person doesn’t work, you might want to consider suing them in court. In court, the judge will want to see evidence of what was agreed upon in the beginning. But where will you find that type of evidence? O wait! You have Legítimo. A Legítimo contract can serve as written proof of what was suppose to happen, which can help you win your case and get what you deserve. Without Legítimo, you run the risk of battling it out in a Judge Judy type he-said, she-said case. Avoid the mess and stay protected with Legítimo.

Do I need to print the contract?

No. Contracts do not have to be printed to be enforceable. As long as both parties agree to the terms, it’s legit. Reference any contracts you made in your “History” section.

Can I be forced to sign a contract?

Although someone can force you to sign a contract, that contract is usually NOT enforceable. In order for a contract to be valid, both parties must agree to the terms of the deal on their own. If you’re forced, you clearly didn’t agree on your own. Vice versa, don’t force other people to sign a contract either.

Is there an age requirement to sign a contract?

Yes, in the United States a minor lacks the legal capacity to make a contract. In most states, a minor is defined as a person under the age of 18. Therefore, if someone under the age of 18 signs a contract, that contract might be invalid. However, there are exceptions to this rule including emancipated minors, situations where the minor went through great length to appear as an adult, or if the minor becomes an adult during the course of fulfilling the contract.

Disclaimer

Legitimo Inc., a Delaware corporation ("Legitimo" "us" "our" or "we") hosts, maintains, and/or moderates http://www.Legitimoapp.com (the "Website"). Content on this Website is legal information and/or professional information, designed to help users gain a better general understanding of the law. The content on this Website was not necessarily prepared by persons licensed to practice law in a particular jurisdiction. The information presented in or through this Website is made available solely for general information purposes and does not constitute, and may not be viewed or used as, legal or other professional advice or to suggest any particular course of action. No Attorney has agreed to represent you, nor has an attorney-client relationship been formed in any other manner by virtue of your use of this Website or any of the content contained on this website. The law is complex and constantly changing. Legitimo does not represent or warrant that the content available via the Website is accurate, complete, useful or current, and Legitimo is not responsible for any errors or omissions therein or for any adverse consequences resulting from your reliance on any aspect of or any content contained in the Website. This Website is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. If you require legal or other expert advice, you should seek the services of a competent attorney or other professional. All use of the Website is voluntary and at the sole risk of the user.

Legitimo is not a law firm, and the employees of Legitimo are not acting as your attorney. Legitimo's document service is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. Legitimo cannot provide legal advice and can only provide self-help services at your specific direction.

Legitimo is not permitted to engage in the practice of law. Legitimo is prohibited from providing any kind of advice, explanation, opinion, or recommendation to a consumer about possible legal rights, remedies, defenses, options, selection of forms or strategies.

Legitimo and its services are not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. At no time do we review your answers for legal sufficiency, draw legal conclusions, provide legal advice or apply the law to the facts of your particular situation.

The Spanish version of a contract is not made by a certified translator and is not an official translation for any court or legal purposes. It is a translation made by a Spanish native speaker for the purpose of providing the user an understanding in plain Spanish of the document’s English version. Legítimo is not responsible for any inconsistency in the words/sentences/legal terms between both language versions.

Privacy

Updated and effective as of March 8, 2012.

Welcome to www.LegitimoApp.com (the "Website"). Legitimo, Inc., a Delaware corporation ("Legitimo") is committed to protecting your online safety and privacy when visiting the Website. We have therefore adopted the policy below regarding the privacy rights of our online visitors (the "Privacy Policy") which guides how we collect, store and use the information you provide us online. Please read the Privacy Policy so that you can enjoy the features we have made available on our Website. Accessing and using the Website or other services owned and/or operated by Legitimo (collectively, the “Services”), signifies your acceptance of the Privacy Policy, and to the transfer, collection, processing and use of your personally identifiable information by Legitimo and/or the Website. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not provide us with any information and do not use this Website. Please remember that this Website and the servers that make this Website available are located in the United States.

If you need to contact my regarding this Privacy Policy, you should contact us at contact@LegitimoApp.com.

Children's privacy

Our Website is intended for users who are at least 18 and older. It is not intended for or designed to attract users who are under the age of 18. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person we actually know to be under the age of 18.

Information Collected Through Our Services

We gather two basic types of information through the Services: personally identifiable information that identifies a person as an individual (“Personal Information”) and non-personally identifiable information, which includes aggregated information, demographic information, IP addresses and any other information that does not reveal a person’s specific identity (“Non-Personal Information”).

Non-Personal Information.

When you visit and interact with the Services, we and our service providers and business partners may collect Non-Personal Information from sources such as server log files, environmental variables (such as your MAC address, computer type (Windows or Macintosh), screen resolution, OS version, Internet browser, and Internet browser version) and from scanning navigational data to collect Non-Personal Information about our users in order to help us deliver better service and user experience. Such Non-Personal Information could include the web site you were on before coming to the Website, your unique internet protocol address, the name of your unique internet service provider, the city, state, and country from which you access our Website, the kind of browser or computer you use, the number of clicks within the Website, the date and time of your visit, the pages you viewed on the Website, or the time you spent using any portion of the Website. We currently do not utilize cookies for tracking or other purposes.

Personal Information.

While you do not have to provide Personal Information such as your name or contact information to use the Website, you may need to provide such Personal Information to use some of our other Services such as our Find a Lawyer Service.

How We Use the Information We Collect

Information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience (Your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs.)
  • To improve our Website (We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.)
  • To improve customer service (Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.)
  • To process transactions or to provide requested services (Your information allows us to provide you with sources of legal information requested by you.)

Your private information will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the purpose of delivering the services requested.

How do we protect your information?

Legitimo diligently guards your information and is responsible under state and federal law to facilitate the dissemination of your information and control its viewership. We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your Personal Information when you use the Website and/or the Services provided therein. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will never be able to defeat our security measures.

After a transaction, your Personal Information, including but not limited to, the answers you provide and the information you accessed may be stored on our servers for a certain amount of time. Legitimo employees may view your Personal Information, such as email address or phone number, to verify the legitimacy of such information or to re-target in the future for follow up purposes. However, the Personal Information accessed to perform such activities is linked only to the test taken, not to the answers you provide in response to the test.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We may share certain Personal Information with third parties who we have engaged to help us provide Services. We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personal Information, except as permitted through the use of the Website’s Find a Lawyer Service, or as otherwise discussed in the Terms and Conditions and in this Privacy Policy. We understand that legal matters may be deeply personal and respect your privacy. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect our or other’s rights, property, or safety. However, Non-Personal Information may be provided to other parties in order to help us improve your experience or for marketing, advertising, or other uses. We currently use Google Analytics for such services.

If you choose to use our Find a Lawyer Service, you have given us permission to release Personal Information, including your name, contact information, and your search trail/query answers, to a third-party attorney or third-party attorney services provider who may put you in contact with an attorney. Although we have sought to partner with reputable third-party attorneys and third-party attorney service providers, we can make no representations about the quality of any services they might provide and we are not responsible in any way for the actions of any of these third-parties or their use or protection of your information.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include on the Website links to third party websites and online services. These third party sites are not under our control and have separate and independent privacy policies. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the contents or activities of any such linked site, or any link contained in any linked site. We provide such links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of a link on the Website does not imply endorsement of the linked site by us. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our Website and welcome any feedback about these sites.

We also use social buttons (or other services) provided by certain “social media companies” such as Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Facebook. Your use of these third party services is entirely optional and is subject to the same limitations as provided with regards to third party links. These social buttons are plugins created and maintained by certain social media companies. The terms of use and privacy policies for each of these companies are controlled by the representative companies, not by Legitimo. Before using any of these buttons or services you should review the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policies of the applicable social media company.

Privacy Protection

Many jurisdictions allow consumers to request certain information regarding a website’s disclosure of personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to contact@LegitimoApp.com or send a letter to:

Jurisdiction Issues

The Website is controlled and operated by us from the United States, and is not intended to subject us to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than that of the United States. We do not represent or warrant that the Website, or any services provided by or through the Website, are appropriate or available for use in any particular jurisdiction. Those who choose to access the Services do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations. We may limit the Website’s availability, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction we choose, at any time and in our sole discretion.

Terms and Conditions

Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our Website at Terms and Conditions.

Your Consent

By using our Website, you consent to our Website’s privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page, and/or update the Privacy Policy modification date below.

This policy was last modified on March 1, 2013.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions, complaints or problems regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

Legitimo, Inc.
www.LegitimoApp.com
contact@LegitimoApp.com