personal information for our services on the LegalClimate website. It applies
generally to the LegalClimate.com website and other related websites where this
policy appears in the footer of the page. The policy
that applies on any of our domains or subdomains is always the policy that
appears in the footer of each website.
Subject to the requirements of applicable law, we strive to provide a
consistent set of privacy practices throughout the global LegalClimate user
community. By accepting User Agreement in
registration, you expressly consent to our collection, storage, use and
effective on September 26, 2007.
Once you give us your personal information, you are
not anonymous to us. If you choose to provide us with personal information, you
consent to the transfer and storage of that information on our servers located
in the United States.
We may collect and store the
following personal information:
- email address, physical
contact information, and (depending on the service used) sometimes
financial information, such as credit card or bank account numbers;
- transactional information
based on your activities on the sites (such as comments and grades or
other content you generate or that relates to your account);
- community discussions, chats,
dispute resolution, correspondence through our sites, and
correspondence sent to us;
- other information from your
interaction with our sites, services, content and advertising, including
computer and connection information, statistics on page views, traffic to
and from the sites, ad data, IP address and standard web log information;
- information from other
companies, such as demographic and traffic data; and
- other supplemental information
from third parties.
We don't sell or rent your personal information to
third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent. We
may combine your information with information we collect from other companies
and use it to improve and personalize our services, content and advertising. If
you don't wish to receive marketing communications from us or participate in
our ad-customization programs, email us and let us know that you do not wish to
receive such material.
Our primary purpose in collecting personal
information is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized
experience. You agree that we may use your personal information to:
- provide the services and
customer support you request;
- resolve disputes and
- prevent potentially
prohibited or illegal activities, and enforce our User Agreement;
- customize, measure and
improve our services, content and advertising;
- tell you about targeted
marketing, service updates, and promotional offers based on your
communication preferences; and
- compare information for
accuracy, and verify it with third parties.
Our Disclosure of Your Information
We may disclose personal information to respond to
legal requirements, enforce our policies, respond to claims that a listing or
other content violates the rights of others, or protect anyone's rights,
property, or safety.
We may also share your
personal information with:
- Members or employees of the
company to help detect and prevent potentially illegal acts and provide
joint content and services (for example, registration, transactions and
- Service providers under
contract who help with our business operations
- Other third parties to whom
you explicitly ask us to send your information (or about whom you are
otherwise explicitly notified and consent to when using a specific
- Law enforcement or other
governmental officials, in response to a verified request relating to a
criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity. In such events, we may
disclose information relevant to the investigation, such as name, city,
state, zip code, telephone number, email address, User ID history, IP
address, fraud complaints, and comment and grading history.
- Other business entities, should
we plan to merge with, sell to, or otherwise be acquired by that business
Using Information from LegalClimate
LegalClimate enables you to post comments and grades
on various people and components of the legal community. You are entirely responsible for the content
that you post into the system.
LegalClimate disclaims all responsibility for the content that is
You agree to use user
information only for LegalClimate-related purposes that are not unsolicited
commercial messages and agree to use LegalClimate in a manner that is not
inconsistent with the laws of any state or country.
We use "cookies" (small files placed on
your hard drive) on certain of our pages to help analyze our web page flow;
customize our services, content and advertising; measure promotional
effectiveness, and promote trust and safety.
A few important things you should
know about cookies are that:
- We offer certain features
identify you and maintain your signed-in status.
- Most cookies are
"session cookies," meaning that they are automatically deleted
from your hard drive at the end of a session.
- You are always free to
decline our cookies if your browser permits, although doing so may
interfere with your use of some of our sites or services.
- You may encounter cookies
from third parties on certain pages of the sites that we do not control.
(For example, if you view a web page created by another user, there may be
a cookie placed by that web page.)
No Spam, Spyware or Spoofing
We and our users do not tolerate spam. You are not
licensed to add other LegalClimate users without their express consent. To report
LegalClimate-related spam or spoof emails to LegalClimate, please forward the
email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may not use our comment and grade tools to
send spam or otherwise send content that would violate our User Agreement. We
automatically scan and may manually filter messages to check for spam, viruses,
phishing attacks and other malicious activity or illegal or prohibited content,
but we do not permanently store messages sent through these tools.
Your password is the key to your account. Use unique
numbers, letters and special characters, and do not disclose your LegalClimate
password to anyone. If you do share your password or your personal information
with others, remember that you are responsible for all actions taken in the
name of your account. If you lose control of your password, you may lose
substantial control over your personal information and may be subject to legally
binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if your password has been
compromised for any reason, you should immediately notify LegalClimate and
change your password.
Accessing, Reviewing and Changing Your Personal Information
You can see, review and change most of your personal
information by signing on to LegalClimate and clicking on “My Account.” We may
retain personal information from closed accounts to comply with law, prevent
fraud, collect any fees owed, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist
with any investigations, enforce our User Agreement, and take any other actions
otherwise permitted by law.
Except as otherwise expressly included in this
information we collect from you. If you disclose your information to others, different
rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information you disclose to
them. LegalClimate does not control the privacy policies of third parties, and
you are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties where
applicable. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal
information to others.
posting the amended terms on this site. All amended terms automatically take