Traffic Data. We may collect a variety of visitor data such as IP addresses, browser settings, internet service provider (ISP) information, referring/exit pages, operating systems, date/time stamps, and click stream data (collectively “Visitor Data”). Our servers and software automatically recognize Visitor Data. Our website may use Visitor Data to compile traffic data about the types of visitors who use the website at specific intervals (collectively “Traffic Data”). We may use Traffic Data to analyze website traffic, but this information is not examined for Personally Identifiable Information. We may also use Traffic Data to diagnose problems with our server, administer our website, or display content according to your preferences. Visitor Data and Traffic Data may also be shared with business partners, affiliates, or advertisers on an aggregated and anonymous basis.
Cookies and Similar Technologies. We and our partners may use the standard cookie feature of major browser applications and third-party providers, including Google Analytics features (Remarketing, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, the DoubleClick Campaign Manager Integration and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting), or employ internally developed cookies and tracking codes, that allow us to store a small piece of data on a visitor’s computer, or on any other device a visitor uses to access our website, or use of other plug-ins exchanging information with Legalese. Similar technologies, such as java scripts or etags, are also used to analyze trends, administer the website, track users’ movements around the website, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” directory. If you reject cookies, you may still use our website, but your ability to use some areas of our site will be limited.
Web Beacons. We employ a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. web beacons), that help us track referrals from our partners and affiliates and better manage content on our site. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We do not tie the information gathered by clear gifs to our user’s Personally Identifiable Information.
Third Party Marketing. Unless specifically authorized by you, we do not provide Personally Identifiable Information to third parties for their marketing purposes. If you express interest in a third party offer, we may provide your Personally Identifiable Information to that third party solely in connection with the offer you have selected.In addition to sharing your contact data, we may also share details regarding your financial, demographic, or legal data with these third parties.
Required by Law. We may also disclose your personal information: as required by law, such as in response to a subpoena, a lawful request by a public authority, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements, or similar legal process, and when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a legal request.
Visitor Demographics. Contact data and Traffic Data are used to gather general statistics about our users. We may use demographic data to generate collective information about our users, but not in a way that identifies any user specifically. For example, we may inform third parties about the number of registered users and unique visitors, and the pages most frequently browsed.
Other Transfers. We may share Personally Identifiable Information and other data with businesses controlling, controlled by, or under common control with Legalese. If we are merged, acquired, or sold, or if some or all of our assets or equity are transferred, we may disclose or transfer Personally Identifiable Information and other data in connection with the associated transactions.
Bankruptcy. In the event of a Legalese bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors’ rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used. If such an event occurs, your Personally Identifiable Information may be treated like any other Legalese asset and sold, transferred, or shared with third parties, or used in ways not contemplated or permitted under this Policy. In this case, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.
Third-Party Websites. We may maintain links to other websites and other websites may maintain links our website. This Policy applies only to our website and not to other websites accessible from Legalese or that you use to access Legalese, each of which may have privacy policies materially different from this Policy. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those websites. It is your responsibility to review the privacy policies of non-Legalese websites to confirm that you understand and agree with them.
Data Retention. At minimum, we will retain your information for as long as neededto provide you services, and as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. Legalese may maintain some or all ofthis data in its archives even after it has been removed from the Site.
Client Information Viewable By Other Users. When you create a Legalese account and do not designate yourself as a lawyer (“Client Account”), you will be asked to provide your full name, date of birth, and phone number. When you create a new case, you will be asked to provide information about what state your legal case occurred in, the type of case, and a brief case summary. You will also have the opportunity to upload documents regarding your legal matter. You may request to assign a lawyer that you already know who is on the platform or your case can be matched to lawyers in the appropriate practice area who are on the platform, those lawyers will only be able to see your full name and date of birth and the brief case description. This is the minimum amount of information necessary for the lawyers to check for conflicts. Once a chat is initiated with a particular lawyer, that lawyer will be able to see your phone number and any uploaded documents for that case. After an attorney has been designated as retained, he or she will be able to see all of your contact information and any documents you have uploaded for that case and will be notified of any changes to your contact information. Your Client Account user’s information is only viewable to another Client Account if you grant that Client Account permission.
Attorney Information Viewable By Other Users. When you create a Legalese account and designate that you are a lawyer, you create an “Attorney Account.” All the information you provide in an Attorney Account will be viewable by any Client Account user or Attorney Account user.
User Access to and Ability to Update Personally Identifiable Information. You may visit your personal account profile at any time by going into your user profile after logging in. Once there, you may review and update your contact information. If you no longer desire our Services, or if you want to remove your Personally Identifiable Information from our website, you may terminate your account by going into settings and selecting “delete account.”
Contacting You. We may use the information we collect to notify you about the status of your Legalese account, important functionality changes to our website, new Legalese services, and special offers we think you’ll find valuable. We may also contact you to verify your information or ask you about your experiences with our system.
When it is necessary to contact you, we use your email address and, in some situations your mailing address, phone number or fax number. Note: Legalese will not ask you for your password if we contact you. Do not disclose your password if asked by a caller claiming to represent Legalese.