Terms for public annotations

[valid from September 15th 2022]

Eligibility criteria

A valid annotation may consist of:
  • a reference to one or more other articles of law, accompanied by the legal reasoning behind it
  • a definition of a legal concept or the terms of an article, illustrated by a concrete example or examples
  • or any objectively useful information
It must also:
  • cite its sources (law, case law or literature)
  • not consist of a copy and paste of passages from doctrine
  • not simply paraphrase the content of the law
  • make use of tags (descriptive keywords enabling the annotation to be found in subsequent searches)
  • take care of the form (spelling and grammar)
  • do not annotate topics already annotated by others, unless you provide additional information or a different perspective
  • be of practical use, i.e. information that can be used as it is, without the need for further research to define terms or sources


In the event of a dispute as to the interpretation of the above criteria, Legalkite reserves the right to make a decision after hearing the author's arguments.

No compensation or indemnity is due if Legalkite refuses to publish an annotation.


Although we review your annotations before publication, it is not possible for us to verify their accuracy or potential intellectual property infringement such as plagiarism. Therefore, it is your duty to ensure that your publications do not infringe the rights of others and to check the accuracy of your work before posting. Your own reputation is at stake.

Please note that in the event of actions by third parties in relation to your public content (e.g. annotations, comments, profile), you alone bear the entirety of the civil or criminal liability that may result.

Data protection

Your public content is visible to all Legalkite users and potentially to people outside the platform in the context of promoting Legalkite.

Your personal data, as well as your private content, is and will remain visible only to you and, if necessary, to our technical staff. They will not be passed on to third parties under any circumstances. The only exception to this is in the event of legal action by third parties in connection with your public content. In this case, we would be entitled to pass on your details to the courts.