Lawinsider Privacy Notice

Last Updated: December 4, 2017

Data privacy is important to Lawinsider. This Privacy Notice ("Privacy Notice") explains how information is collected, used and disclosed by Lawinsider and applies to information collected when you use or access our online or mobile website www.lawinsider.com, products, services or applications, or when you attend a Lawinsider event or otherwise interact with us. We respect the privacy rights of users and recognize the importance of protecting information collected about you. If you use Lawinsider as part of an entity or organization that has an agreement with Lawinsider (like your employer or a university), the terms of that organization’s contract for Lawinsider may restrict our collection or use of your information more than what is described in this Privacy Notice.

Please read the following carefully to understand how we will collect, use and maintain your personal information. It also describes your choices regarding use, access and correction of your personal information.

Changes to This Notice

We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. If we make any changes, we will notify you by revising the "Last Updated" date at the top of this Privacy Notice and, in some cases, we may provide you with additional notice (such as adding a statement to our homepage or sending you an email notification). If there are material changes to this Privacy Notice, we will notify you more directly by email or means of a notice on the home page prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to review our Privacy Notice whenever you access Lawinsider to stay informed about our information practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy. If you disagree with any changes to this Privacy Notice and do not wish your information to be subject to the revised Privacy Notice, you will need to deactivate with us and stop using Lawinsider. Your use of Lawinsiders after the posting of such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes.

Information Collected

We may collect certain user information (including personal information and/or sensitive personal information) in the following ways: Information You Provide To Us. We collect information you provide directly to us including when you visit one of our websites, register for and/or use Lawinsider. For example, we collect information when you register with Lawinsider for an account, create or modify your profile and online account, access Lawinsider (including but not limited to when you upload, download, collaborate on or share files or other information), participate in any interactive features of Lawinsider, participate in a survey, contest, promotion, sweepstakes, activity or event, make a purchase, apply for a job, request customer support, or communicate with us via third-party social media sites

The types of information we may collect directly from you include your name, username, email address, your picture, postal address, phone number, information about your data storage preferences, employer’s name, job title, transactional information (including services purchased or subscribed to and billing address) as well as any contact or other information you choose to provide. Please be aware that the information you choose to provide in your Lawinsider profile may reveal or identify information that is not expressly stated (for example, if you choose to provide your picture, your picture may reveal your gender. We also store the files or other information that you upload or provide to Lawinsider ("Content") in order to be able to provide you with the features and functionality of Lawinsider.

The information of third parties such as name, email address, etc. as may be provided in order to enable the functionality and features Lawinsider. For example, if you invite a user to Lawinsider, we will collect their email address in order to provide them with an invite to Lawinsider in order to collaborate on the Content you designated.

Information We Collect Automatically When You Use Lawinsider. When you access or use Lawinsider, we may automatically collect information about you, including:

  • Usage Information: We monitor user activity in connection with Lawinsider and may collect information about the applications and features you use, the websites you visit, the sizes and names of the files or folders you upload, download, share or access while using Lawinsider, the Content you access and any actions taken in connection with the access and use of your Content in Lawinsider.
  • Log Information: We log information about you when you access and use Lawinsider including your Internet Protocol ("IP") address, access times, browser type and language, Internet Service Provider ("ISP"), the Web pages that you visit, the Content you use and the URL of the Web page you visited before navigating to Lawinsider.
  • Device Information: If you access Lawinsider from a mobile device, we collect information about the device, including the hardware model, operating system and version, unique device identifiers, mobile network information (as allowed by the mobile network) or platform information (as allowed by the specific platform type). We may ask for or access your location based information from your mobile device with your consent through our mobile apps.
  • Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: We (including service providers who are working on our behalf) use various technologies to collect information, which may include saving cookies to your computer or mobile device. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that help us to improve Lawinsider and your experience, customize your experience and preferences, allow you to access and use Lawinsider without re-entering your member ID and/or password, understand which areas and features of Lawinsider are most popular and count visits. We may also collect information using web beacons (also known as "tracking pixels"). Web beacons are electronic images (also called "gifs") that may be used in Lawinsider or in emails that help us to deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and determine whether an email has been opened and acted upon. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, please see "Your Choices" below.
  • Third party cookies: the use of cookies by third parties you may sign-in from into Lawinsider and/or third party applications, is not covered by our Privacy Notice. We do not have access or control over such cookies.
  • Advertising Cookies: We partner with third parties to manage our advertising on other websites. Our third parties may use tracking technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this website and other websites you visit in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests.

Use of Information

We may use the information collected through Lawinsider for the limited purpose of providing Lawinsider and related functionality and services for which Lawinsider has been engaged. The information may be used to perform a variety of purposes, including to:

  • Provide, operate, maintain and improve Lawinsider;
  • Enable you to access and use Lawinsider, including uploading, downloading, collaborating on and sharing Content and sending emails on your behalf;
  • Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts and support and administrative messages;
  • Provide and deliver the services and features you request, process and complete transactions, and send you related information, including purchase confirmations and invoices;
  • Respond to your comments, questions, and requests and provide customer service and support;
  • Communicate with you about services, features, surveys, newsletters, offers, promotions, contests and events, and provide other news or information about Lawinsider and our select partners;
  • Process and deliver contest or sweepstakes entries and rewards;
  • Monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with Lawinsider and for marketing or advertising purposes;
  • Investigate and prevent fraudulent transactions, unauthorized access to Lawinsider, and other illegal activities;
  • Personalize and improve Lawinsider, and provide content, features, and/or advertisements that match your interests and preferences or otherwise customize your experience on Lawinsider;
  • We send you push notifications from time-to-time in order to update you about events or activities related to Lawinsider. If you no longer wish to receive these types of communications, you may turn them off at the device level. To ensure you receive proper notifications, we collect certain information about your device such as operating system and user identification information;
  • Link or combine with other information we receive from third parties to help understand your needs and provide you with better service;
  • Enable you to communicate, collaborate, and share files with users you designate; and
  • For other purposes about which we notify you.

Processing

By accessing or using Lawinsider or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing and transfer of information in and to the U.S. and other countries and territories, which may have different privacy laws from your country of residence.

Sharing and Disclosure of Information.

We will not share personal information about you or any Content with any third parties except as described in this Privacy Notice or in connection with Lawinsider. For example, we may share personal information about you including as follows:

  • Vendors, Consultants and Other Service Providers: We may share your information with third-party vendors, consultants and other service providers who are working on our behalf and require access to your information to carry out that work, such as to process billing, provide customer support, etc. These service providers are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide services to Lawinsider.
  • Corporate Account: If you are an individual Lawinsider registered user and the domain of the primary email address associated with your Lawinsider account is owned by your employer and was assigned to you as an employee of that organization, and such organization wishes to establish a Lawinsider corporate account, then certain information concerning past use of your individual account may become accessible to that organization’s administrator including your email address.
  • For Collaboration: We may share your information, including when you choose to use collaboration features in Lawinsider that by their nature support sharing with third parties who you choose. Your name, email address, information from your profile and online account (including your photo), and any Content you choose to share will be shared with such third parties, and such third parties may communicate with you (such as by posting comments or emailing you) in connection with your use of the collaboration features of Lawinsider. For example, third parties who you invite to collaborate with you as “Editors” using the collaboration features of Lawinsider may also modify Content that you have shared, upload documents and photos to Content you have shared, share such Content outside of Lawinsider, and provide other third parties with rights to view the Content you have shared.
  • Compliance with Laws: We may disclose your information to a third party if (a) we believe that disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, (b) to enforce our agreements, policies and Terms of Service, (c) to protect the security or integrity of Lawinsider, (d) to protect Lawinsider, our customers or the public from harm or illegal activities, (e) to respond to an emergency which we believe in the good faith requires us to disclose information to assist in preventing the death or serious bodily injury of any person or (f) to any other third party with your prior consent.
  • Business Transfers: We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.
  • Aggregated or Anonymized Data: We may also share aggregated or anonymized information with third parties that does not directly identify you.

Collaboration and Sharing Features

Lawinsider offers collaboration features or other integrated tools, which allow you to share your Content through Lawinsider. As a function of the collaborative nature of Lawinsiderand based on the permissions and settings you choose, the use of such features enables the sharing of Content with people you want to collaborate with or with the public.

Security

While no service is completely secure, Lawinsider takes reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. For example, sensitive information such as credit card number and password that we request from you on Lawinsider is protected with encryption, such as Secured Socket Layer (SSL) protocol, during transmission over the Internet.

You may access your account information and our service only through the use of an individual user ID and password. To protect the confidentiality of personal information, you must keep your password confidential and not disclose it to any other person. Please advise us immediately if you believe your password has been misused. In addition, always logout and close your browser when you finish your session. Please note that we will never ask you to disclose your password in an unsolicited phone call or email.

Your Choices

Account Information & Retention. You may update, correct or delete information about you at any time by logging into your online account and modifying your information or by emailing us. We will retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Notice. If you wish to deactivate your account, please email us, but note that we may retain certain information as required by law or for legitimate business purposes. We may also retain cached or archived copies of information about you for a certain period of time. We will respond to your access request within 30 days.

We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.

We will retain personal data we process on behalf of our customers as directed by paying customers. Lawinsider will retain this personal information as necessary to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce agreements.

Upon request, Lawinsider will provide you with information about whether we hold, or process on behalf of a third party, any of your personal information that we are aware of. To request this information, contact us.

Promotional and Newsletter Communications. You may opt out of receiving promotional and newsletter emails from Lawinsiderby following the opt-out instructions provided in those emails.

Single Sign-On

You can log in to our website using sign-in services such as Facebook Connect or an Open ID provider. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign up form. Services like Facebook Connect give you the option to post information about your activities on this website to your profile page to share with others within your network.

Social Media Features and Widgets

Lawinsider may include social media features. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our website, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on Lawinsider. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy notice of the company providing it.

Links to Third Party Websites

We may place links on Lawinsider. When you click on a link to a third party website from our website, your activity and use on the linked website is governed by that website’s policies, not by those of Lawinsider. We encourage you to visit their websites and review their privacy and user policies.