Frequently Asked

Why should I use ContractProbe?

Because it will save you time, or money, or both. ContractProbe will cut down substantially the length of time you have to spend on reviewing a contract.

ContractProbe will also make your work easier. No-one likes proofreading documents for the types of errors that ContractProbe picks up. ContractProbe takes that weight off your shoulders and allows you to decide simply whether you’re concerned about a particular problem or not.

Finally, ContractProbe reduces the risks of missing important clauses in contracts.

Who are we?

Our team includes lawyers qualified in the USA, Australia and England and computer programmers in a number of other countries. ContractProbe Pty Ltd was founded by Michael Pattison. Michael has been listed as being in the top tier of Australia’s information technology lawyers in the independent guide Chambers each year from 2003 to 2016. He also has a Masters of Applied Science (Comp Sc) and his thesis involved an application of artificial intelligence to law. Michael has recently left private practice in order to concentrate on technology innovations for the legal industry.

Why can't I access the Resources?

Only users who have registered on our site are able to access the resources. Register with us using the Login/Register button and you will soon be able to use the information we have collected there for you.

How long will it take to receive my Report?

Less than a minute.                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Can I trust you with my Information?

When you upload your documents, they are encrypted in transit using a 2048-bit, highest assurance SSL Certificate. That is the highest generally available form of web encryption. The payment service provider we use to process your payment information has been audited by a PCI-certified auditor and is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1. This is the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry.

In addition to the above, the cloud service provider we use complies with the strictest security controls, including ISO 27001, 27017 and 27018. We also apply promptly all security patches and updates from our operating system providers.

Can I try ContractProbe for free?

Sure! We allow businesses to perform up to five free Health Checks on their own agreements. Simply press the Free Trial button and you will be taken to our health check site ( The Health Check will tell you at a glance how many problems we found in your contract, will give you a summary of a few sample problems we found and rate your contract out of 10, with 0 being very bad from your perspective, 10 meaning that we did not find any problems with your draft contract (Congratulations!) and 5 being an average contract. You must log in on a recognised company email address in order to get the free Health Check. We reserve the right to approve businesses for the free Health Check in our absolute discretion. Sample Non-Disclosure Agreement
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What types of Problems does ContractProbe Detect?

Some of the problems ContractProbe reports on are:

  • Clauses that are undesirable.
  • Clauses that are missing, by reference to our database of similar agreements. For these we will provide you with an example of the type of clause that other people have used in similar agreements. You might be able to use that clause as a base for something to include in your agreement.
  • Defined terms that are not in fact defined.
  • Defined terms that are not used.

Of course, we are not aware of the parties' commercial objectives in entering into a particular agreement. Nor are we aware of their personal circumstances. So it may be that things that seem wrong to us are in fact ok. Equally, since we don’t know these things we can’t guarantee that the draft agreement is in fact fit for purpose. All ContractProbe can do is to give you information about the draft agreement which you can then use to help in finalising the agreement.

What type of agreement does ContractProbe review?

All types! However, ContractProbe provides a more in depth review of the following types of agreement - Supply Agreements, Services Agreements, Software Licenses, Non Disclosure Agreements, Intellectual Property licenses, Software as a Service Agreements and Consultancy Agreements. Our pricing takes into account the different levels of review that we provide for different types of agreement.

Will we expand the types of agreement we review?

Absolutely! Please let us know if there is a particular type of agreement that you come across regularly and would like to have ContractProbe to review. If there’s sufficient demand, we will definitely add that agreement type to the types of agreement that receive the more detailed review.

Where will my document be processed?

We have processing centres in the USA and in Australia. Contact us for more details.

Do we provide legal advice?

No. As we aren’t aware of the parties' objectives or circumstances, we are not providing legal advice.

What does the score mean ?

The score gives you an indication of where your contract ranks against other contracts we have seen. A score of 0 is very bad from your perspective, 10 means that we did not find any problems with your draft contract (Congratulations!) and 5 is an average contract. The score is calculated using a number of factors, including the extent to which the contract includes clauses that seem undesirable to us in this type of agreement and the number of problems that we have detected.

Does a score of 10/10 mean an agreement is fine for me to sign ?

Unfortunately not. As we said above, we aren’t aware of the parties' objectives or circumstances and so can’t guarantee that even a draft agreement that seems perfect to us is in fact fit for your purposes.

Can you tailor ContractProbe for me?

Absolutely! If you have a playbook or similar document we can tailor ContractProbe to automate its rules. Let us know your requirements and we'll see what we can do to help you.

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