Privacy Policy

PRIVACY AND SECURITY STATEMENT

THE OWNER OF THIS WEBSITE IS NOT AN ATTORNEY NOR A PROVIDER OF LEGAL SERVICES. THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE NOR SHOULD USERS INTERPRET THE MATERIALS HEREIN AS LEGAL GUIDANCE. USERS OF THIS SITE ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT AN ATTORNEY REGARDING LEGAL ADVICE PERTAINING TO THE SUBJECTS DISCUSSED ON THIS WEBSITE.

At LegalDirect.com, we are committed to protecting your privacy. It is also our goal to constantly improve our services to you and to keep up with rapidly changing technologies. In order to maximize our services to you, we use information collected about you while still protecting your privacy. Expecting future variations in our service, these policies are subject to change. If there are any modifications to these policies, we will post them on this page and notify you as described at the end of this policy.

  1. Security Measures Concerning Your Personal Information

While transmission of information over the Internet cannot be guaranteed 100% secure, we make every effort to provide protection for the information that we collect about you.

To avoid unauthorized use of your account by others, you must take steps to control your password. Further, this site contains various links to other Web sites. LegalDirect.com is not responsible for privacy practices of those sites. You should not assume that other sites take similar steps in securing your information and should evaluate their privacy standards before using their systems.

  1. Collection of Information

When you register with LegalDirect.com, we ask that you provide your name, email address, and zip code. If you are an attorney or other professional services provider, you will also be asked to provide your firm name, address, telephone number, state where you are licensed, and bar number. In the course of your use of the site, we may also request additional information from you. For example, if you are an attorney or other professional services provider, you will be asked to describe your areas of practice, experience, and education. If you are searching for an attorney, you will be asked to describe your situation so that attorneys can evaluate your legal needs and make a response to work for you.

As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data.

We may combine this automatically collected log information with other information we collect about you. We do this to improve services we offer you, to improve marketing, analytics, or site functionality.

When you download and use our Services, we automatically collect information on the type of device you use, operating system version, and the device identifier (or “UDID”).

We do not ask you for, access or tract any location-based information from your mobile device at any tie while downloading or using our Mobile site.

Technologies such as: cookies, beacons, tags and scripts are used by LegalDirect.com and our partners marketing partners, affiliates, or analytics or service providers. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking Clients’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our client base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.

We use mobile analytics software to allow us to better understand the functionality of our Mobile Software on your phone. This software may record information such as how often you use the application, the events that occur within the application, aggregated usage, performance data, and where the application was downloaded from. We do not link the information we store within the analytics software to any personality identifiable information you submit within the mobile app.

Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our site or to display advertising based upon your Web browsing activity use LSOs such as HTML 5 or Flash to collect and store information.

  • Use of Collected Information

The primary reason that LegalDirect collects information from its Clients is to match the right attorneys and professional services providers with the people and businesses that need them.

LegalDirect.com does not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others without your permission. We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy policy. We use your information to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, statistically analyze site usage, and improve our site’s content, offering, and layout. If you are an attorney member, we may use information we have about you as part of our ongoing marketing efforts, including but not limited to displaying your profiles, practice and rating information publically in association with LegalDirect. Your IP address may be used to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our Web site, and for security needs. LegalDirect.com may provide aggregate statistics about our customers, sales, traffic patterns, and related site information to third-party vendors, but these statistics will include no personal identifying information.

We may use the information we collect to notify you about the status of your LegalDirect account, important functionality changes to our Web site, new LegalDirect.com 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.

Except for communications that relate directly to the service being provided, you may “opt out” of receiving communications from us. If you are seeking an attorney, required communications include (1) confirmation of your registration, (2) notification that attorneys have made responses to work on your case and (3) requests to determine which attorney (if any) you have retained. If you are an attorney, required communications may include (1) confirmation of your registration, (2) notification that your registration has been verified, (3) any invoices.

When it is necessary to contact you, we use your email address and, in some situations your mailing address, phone or fax number. Note: LegalDirect.com will not ask you for your password if we contact you. Do not disclose your password if asked by a caller claiming to represent LegalDirect.com.

We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities such as offering customer service. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.

LegalDirect.com may also develop business partnerships with other companies, as part of our service to Clients. These special business partnerships may include acquisitions by or mergers with other companies or special joint ventures that integrate our Web sites and services. You will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.

Whenever LegalDirect shares personally identifying information with a partner, we will do so confidentially and require use restrictions on the information.

Legal Related Disclosure

LegalDirect.com may release account information when we believe, in good faith, that such release is reasonably necessary to:

  • Comply with law
  • Enforce or apply the terms of any of our client agreements, or
  • Protect the rights, property or safety of LegalDirect.com, our Clients, or others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.

Social Media Widgets

Our Web site includes Social Medial Features, such as the Facebook Like button [and Widgets, such as the Share this button or interactive mini-programs that run on our site]. These Features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

  1. Consent and Changes to This Policy

By using our Web site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by LegalDirect.com. If we change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. If we make any retroactive changes to how we disclose personally identifiable information to others, we will notify you by email and provide you at least ten (10) days to object to such disclosure and to delete your registration.