PRIVACY POLICY



Last Updated: October 3, 2017

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OVERVIEW

SeedLawyers highly respects your privacy and understands the importance of the information you entrust to us. This Privacy Policy describes our practices concerning the information we collect from you when you visit www.seedlawyers.com (the “Site”) and/or use our services.

This policy describes the types of information we collect, how we use and protect that information, how long we retain it, with whom we share it, and the choices we offer, including how to access and update information. By visiting the Site and/or using our service, you consent to our collection and use of your information as described in this Privacy Policy.

You can always choose not to provide information, even though it might be needed to take advantage of some features on the Site or services. You can always add or update certain information. When you update information, we usually keep a copy of the prior version for our records. We will ask for your consent before using information for a purpose other than those set out in this Privacy Policy.

1. Information We Collect

1.1 Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

PII is information that personally identifies one individual from another. We receive and store any information you enter on our Site or give us in any other way. You provide information when you register, sign in, manage your accounts, search for a page or product, send us an e-mail, comments or other material, participate in a survey, or communicate with other users via the Site or with our customer support. Additionally, to benefit from the Site and services, you will be asked to create an account. As a result, you might supply us with such information as your name, address, telephone number; credit card information; e-mail address; school or college affiliations; work history and titles, general education information or legal bar ID.

Additionally, when you establish a feed from a particular social media account you are granting us permission to access and display whatever posts are displayed on that social media account. To the degree that such information includes PII, we may collect and display that information.

1.2 General Information and Information Automatically Collected

General Information consists of information that is anonymous in nature and does not identify you as an individual. We automatically receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with the Site. Like many websites, we use “cookies” (unique identifiers transferred to your device to enable the Site systems to recognize your device and to provide customized features such as storage of items between visits to the Site) that may uniquely identify your browser or account, and we obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses our Site or other content served by or on behalf of our Site on other websites. Examples of the information we collect and analyze may include the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the internet; login; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information such as browser type, browser language, version and time zone setting, hardware settings, browser plug-in types and versions; operating system, and platform; purchase history, which we sometimes aggregate with similar information from other customers to create features or promotions; the full Uniform Resource Locator (URL) clickstream to, though, or from our Site, including date and time, cookie number, and search queries. We may also use browser data such as cookies, Flash cookies (also known as Flash Local Shared Objects), or similar data on certain parts of the Site for fraud prevention and other purposes. We may collect and store information (including personal information) locally on your device using mechanisms such as browser web storage and application data caches. We may use software tools such as JavaScript to measure and collect session information, including page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page. We may also collect technical information to help us identify your device for fraud prevention and diagnostic purposes. Finally, we may use electronic image requests (also called “web beacons” or “single-pixel gifs”) to count page views and to access cookies. The web beacons do not collect, gather, monitor or share any personal information; rather they are used to compile anonymous information about Site usage.

1.3 Avoiding Cookies

You are free to decline our cookies if your browser permits. The “Help” feature on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. You can also disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on’s settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer.

1.4 Information from Other Sources

We might receive information about you from other sources and add it to our account information.

2. How We Use Information

We use the PII we collect from and about you to enable us and other users to interact with you on a personal level, improve your experience with us and offer new services. We may also use PII: (a) to verify your eligibility for our service; (b) to enable us to display advertisements that are relevant to you, in the event we elect to display such advertisements; (c) conduct surveys and research, test features in development, and analyze the information we have to evaluate and improve products and services, develop new products or features, and conduct audits and troubleshooting activities; (d) promote safety and security and (d) to otherwise perform functions associated with our service.

We use your email address to provide you with information relating to your account, or to send you newsletters and other emails that may be of interest to you.

By visiting our Site, you agree that we may use PII about you to enhance our marketing and promotional efforts, to trace and analyze Site usage, to improve our Site content, appearance, utility, and product offerings, to offer you tailored content, to respond to your requests, or to customize our Site content, layout, and services. You agree that we may use your information, such as your e-mail address, to contact you and deliver information to you that, in some cases, is targeted to your interests, such as administrative notices, offerings, participation in market research, and communications relevant to your activities with SeedLawyers.

You may stop receiving emails from us by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.

3. How We Share information

We will not share PII with third parties for their own marketing purposes without your consent. We are not in the business of selling any personally identifiable information about you to others. However, the following describes some of the ways that your personally identifiable information may be disclosed:

• If requested or required by law enforcement authorities, courts, or regulators, we may disclose any information we have about our users. We also may disclose your PII to exercise or protect legal rights or defend against legal claims.

• We sometimes contract with other companies and individuals to perform functions or services on our behalf, such as hosting the Site, processing payments, sending email messages and administering contests, surveys and other promotions. We necessarily have to share your PII with such third parties as may be required to perform their functions.

• In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these business transfers, customer information, including PII, is typically one of the business assets that are transferred. Moreover, if all or substantially all of our business assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that we go out of business or enter into bankruptcy, customer information (including your PII), would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any assets may continue to be used according to your PII as set forth in this policy.

• We reserve and have the right to disclose any information about you or your use of our site without your prior permission, if we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to: (i) comply with any law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request; (ii) protect and defend the rights, property or safety of our company or its affiliates, other users of the site, or the public; or (ii) to enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements, including investigation of potential violations. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud detection, security or technical issues, and risk reduction. We may disclose information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we believe necessary to comply with an investigation of illegal activity. In addition, it may be necessary to provide certain information about you to collection agencies in the event of non-payment or a payment dispute.

• We may share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information publicly and with others such as publishers, advertisers or connected sites. For example, we may share information publicly to show trends about the general use of our services.

• We process personal information on our servers, which are currently located in the United States, but in the future may also be located in other countries. We may process your personal information on a server located outside the country where you live.

• If the ownership or control of all or part of our Site or services or their assets changes, we may transfer your information to the new owner.

4. How We Protect Information

We take the security of your personal information seriously and have reasonable technical, administrative and physical safeguards in place to protect personal information from loss, misuse or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction. We also limit access to personal information about you to employees who reasonably need access to it to provide products or services to you, or in order to do their jobs. If you provide us with your credit card information, we only store the last four digits of the card to help you identify the card you used with us and your information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL). We use a third party to follow PCI requirements and receive a token linking user information to their services. We do not store this type of information on our Site or database. For more information on our current third party provider PCI compliance, please visit: https://www.braintreepayments.com/features/data-security.

However, despite all of our efforts, because no security system can be 100% effective, we cannot completely guarantee the security of any information we may have collected from or about you. In addition, we have no control over the security of other web sites on the Internet that you might visit even when a link may appear to those web sites site from our Site.

You should always protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer. If you share your computer or use a computer that is accessed by the general public, remember to log off and close your browser window when you have finished your session. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is not secure (for example, if you feel that the security of your account has been compromised), please immediately notify us of the problem.

4.1 Breach and Breach Notification

If we become aware of a security breach which we believe resulted or may result in the unauthorized access, use or disclosure to nonpublic personal information, we will investigate the matter and notify the applicable users via the Site, in accordance with applicable law.

We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

5. Third Party Links

Please note that this Privacy Policy does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, information or other practices of any third parties, including any third party operating any website to which our Site contains a link. The inclusion of a link on our Site does not constitute an endorsement by SeedLawyers of the linked website, the content displayed, or the persons or entities associated with them. By visiting a linked website from our Site, you acknowledge that we are providing these links to you only as a convenience. External websites are governed by their own terms and policies and we strongly encourage you to visit and view the terms of use and privacy policy of any linked website before using it.

6. How Long We Keep Information

We retain PII for as long as necessary to fulfill a business purpose or comply with a legal request and requirements. We may also choose to anonymize certain of the information you provide to us so that it can no longer be attributed to you if we would like to retain it for longer periods of time.

7. Do-Not-Track Requests

“Do Not Track” is a privacy preference that Internet users can set in their web browsers. When a user turns on the Do Not Track option, the browser sends a message to websites requesting them not to track the user.

At this time, we do not employ any technology that enables us to track your online activities over time and across third-party Web sites, nor do we plan on doing so in the future. Keep in mind, however, that we have no control over the activities of third parties, and they may employ such technology that tracks your activity on this site. Because we do not employ tracking technology, we offer no response to Do-Not-Track requests transmitted by Web browsers.

8. Children under 18

Our service is not intended for users under the age of 18, and we do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under 18. If we become aware that a person submitting information is under 18, we will attempt to delete the information as soon as possible. According to our Terms of Service, all users represent that they are at least 18.

9. For California Users

If you are a California resident (“California Users”), the California Civil Code give you the right to ask us for a notice describing the categories of Personal Information we share with third parties or among our affiliated companies, for their direct marketing purposes, during the preceding calendar year. California Users may request such information about our compliance with this law by sending us a message via the Contact Us link on the Site. Please allow 30 days for a response. Please note that we are only required to respond to one request per customer each year concerning this law, and we are not required to respond to requests made by means other than through the Contact Us page on our website.

Further in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) be advised that there is no identity verification requirement to access this site, and all users can visit this site anonymously, although it is necessary to provide your email address and a password to establish your account.

10. Conditions of Use and Modifications to this Privacy Policy

If you choose to visit our Site, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use, including limitations on damages, resolution of disputes, and application of the laws of the State of New York. If you have any concern about privacy by SeedLawyers, please contact us with a thorough description, and we will try to resolve it.

Our business and technology changes constantly, and we reserve the right to make changes to our Site, Privacy Policy or Terms of Use at any time. If we modify this Privacy Policy, we will inform all registered users by posting a notice on our Site. You should check our Site regularly to see recent changes. We will also keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in an archive. Changes addressing new functions for a service or changes made for legal reasons will be effective immediately. All other changes will not apply retroactively and will become effective fourteen days after they are first posted. If you do not agree to the updated Privacy Policy, you should discontinue your use of the Site and our service. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account. Your continued use of this Site following posted changes to this Privacy Policy means that you accept those changes.

11. Contact Us

If you ever have any questions about our online privacy policy, please contact us. We respect your rights and privacy, and will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have. You may direct any such questions to us via the Contact Us page on our Site.