California Consumer Privacy Act.
If you are a California resident, please review the Additional Privacy Information for California Residents section below, for important information about how we collect, use and disclose personal information about California residents and your rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act.
If you are a EU resident, please review our GDPR Privacy Notice below, for additional information about how Start.law processes personal information that is subject to EU data protection laws (including those implementing the EU General Data Protection Regulation, or "GDPR").
We may collect information directly a, as well as from third parties or automatically related to the use of our Sites and Services.
We may collect personal information about you—such as your name, address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address, etc.—directly from you. For example, personal information may be collected when you fill out a 'Contact Us' form, sign up for our mailing lists, register for events we host or sponsor, submit information as part of certain online services post comments on our blogs, or otherwise provide us personal information through the Sites and Services
. Generally, the information we collect includes your:
Information received from third parties We may collect or receive information about individuals from service providers, and other third parties, such as our clients, representatives and professional advisers, content providers, government authorities and public sources and records.
We use the personal information we collect in order to respond to your request or inquiry and in the ordinary course of conducting our business. Generally, we use the personal information that we collect as follows:
The Services provided by Start.law are provided by the New York law firm, Start.law, PC, and Start.law Relationship firms. Start.law Relationship firms are independently operated law firms who work together and with Start.law, PC to provide a comprehensive and coordinated legal service to clients, nationwide. Any information that we collect or that you provide to us may be shared and processed by any Start.law practicing entity. We will not rent or sell your personal information, nor will we share it with third parties, outside of Start.law, for their own marketing purposes.
We may share personal information with the following categories of third parties:
In addition, we may disclose personal information to other third parties under the following circumstances:
Business transfers As part of any actual or potential merger, sale and transfer of our assets, acquisition or restructuring of all or part of our business, bankruptcy, or similar event, including related to due diligence conducted prior to such event where permitted by law.
Comply with law, legal process and ethical obligations To comply with the law and our ethical obligations, or respond to legal process or regulator investigations and inquiries, or where otherwise required by law or our ethical obligations. For example, we may disclose information in response to subpoenas, court orders and/or other lawful requests by regulators and/or law enforcement, including responding to national security or law enforcement disclosure requirements.
**Performance of legal services **To the extent required or necessary for our provision of legal services. For example, to our clients, with respect to the relevant legal services we provide to them, or to respond to other parties in legal matters for which we have been engaged as legal counsel.
Protect and defend rights Where we believe it necessary to respond to claims asserted against us, enforce or administer our agreements and terms, or for fraud prevention, risk assessment and investigation, and to protect and defend the rights, property or safety of Start.law, our clients and customers, or others.
We may also share aggregate or de-identified information with third parties for research, marketing, analytics and other purposes, provided such information does not identify a particular individual.
Cookies Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your web browser for record-keeping purposes. Some cookies allow us to make it easier for you to navigate our Sites, while others are used to enable a faster log-in process or to allow us to track your activities while using our Site. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can edit your browser options to block them in the future. The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your computer from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether.
Clear GIFs, pixel tags and other technologies Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer's hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages. We may use clear GIFs (also referred to as web beacons, web bugs or pixel tags), in connection with our services to, among other things, track the activities of users of our services, help us manage content, and compile statistics about usage of our services. We and our third-party service providers also use clear GIFs in HTML emails to our customers, to help us track email response rates, to identify when our emails are viewed, and to track whether our emails are forwarded.
Log files Most browsers collect certain information, such as your IP address, device type, screen resolution, operating system version, and internet browser type and version. This information is gathered automatically and stored in log files.
As noted, we may send periodic promotional emails to you, and where required by law, we will obtain your consent to do so. You may opt out of such communications at any time by following the opt-out instructions contained in the email or email us at email@example.com. If you opt out of receiving emails about recommendations or other information we think may interest you, we may still send you emails about your account or any services you have requested or received from us.
When you submit personal information to us, or when others provide personal information to us, we will receive it and process it in the United States
If you would like to review the personal information we have collected about you via the Sites, or request that we update or delete it, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Sites may contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. Visitors should consult the other sites' privacy notices as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.
We employ security measures to prevent unauthorized access to information that we collect online. However, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information.
We reserve the right to revise this Policy or any part of it from time to time. Please review the Policy periodically for changes. If we make material changes, we will endeavor to provide notice ahead of such changes, such as by email or through a notice on https://start.law/
In this section, we provide additional information to California residents, as required under California privacy laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). This section does not apply to publicly available information lawfully made available by state or federal government records, deidentified information, aggregate consumer information, or other personal information that is exempt under the CCPA (such as information covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).
While our collection, use and disclosure of personal information varies based upon our relationship and interactions with you, in this section we describe, generally, how we have collected and disclosed personal information about California residents in the prior 12 months (from the Last Updated date above), and the rights California residents have under the CCPA regarding this personal information.
The table below identifies the categories of personal information (as defined by the CCPA) that we have collected about consumers in the prior 12 months, as well as how we have disclosed such information for a business purpose (subject to our applicable legal and ethical obligations). For more information about the business and commercial purposes for which we collect, use and disclose personal information, please see the Use of personal information and the Disclosure of personal information sections above.
|Personal information collected||Disclosed for business purposes|
|Category||Description||Yes/No||Categories of third parties*|
|Identifiers||Includes direct identifiers such as a name, alias, address, email address, user ID, IP address and other online identifiers and other similar identifiers.||Yes||Service providersJudicial and quasi-judicial bodiesRegulatory and government entitiesAffiliatesLegal support firmsClients Parties and related parties in legal matters|
|Customer records||Customer records: includes personal information, such as name, account name, billing and payment information, signatures, government identifiers and other information that individuals provide us in order to use our Services.||Yes||Service providersJudicial and quasi-judicial bodiesRegulatory and government entitiesAffiliatesLegal support firmsClients Parties and related parties in legal matters|
|Protected classifications||Characteristics of protected classifications, such as age, gender, marital status, disability and health information that individuals provide to us.||Yes||Service providersJudicial and quasi-judicial bodiesRegulatory and government entitiesAffiliatesLegal support firmsClients Parties and related parties in legal matters|
|Commercial information||Such as records of purchases and use of the Services and other products and services.||Yes||Service providersJudicial and quasi-judicial bodiesRegulatory and government entitiesAffiliatesLegal support firmsClients|
|Usage data||Internet or other electronic network activity information: including browsing history, search history, access logs and usage data, and other information regarding a person’s interaction with our Sites, Apps and Services.||Yes||Service providers Judicial and quasi-judicial bodies Regulatory and government entities Affiliates|
|Geolocation data||Such as location information from your device or IP address.||Yes||Service providers Judicial and quasi-judicial bodies Regulatory and government entities Affiliates|
|Audio, Video and Electronic Data||Includes audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information, such as thermal screenings and CCTV footage (e.g., collected from visitors to our offices for health and safety purposes), photographs and images (eg, that you provide us) and records of calls, webinars and video conferences (eg, when you participate in one of our webinars).||Yes||Service providersJudicial and quasi-judicial bodiesRegulatory and government entitiesAffiliates|
|Professional information||Includes professional and employment-related information such as your employer name, title, the nature of your responsibilities, and your practice area, specialties, qualifications and areas of focus.||Yes|
|Education information||Education information: information that is not publicly available personally identifiable information as defined in the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act.||Yes|
|Inferences||Includes inferences drawn from any of the information identified above to create a profile about you, such as reflecting your preferences and other characteristics.||Yes||Service providersAffiliates|
In addition to the above, we may disclose the personal information that we collect to others, as necessary to comply with applicable laws or our legal and ethical obligations. We do not sell personal information about California residents, including those we have actual knowledge are younger than 16.
As further described in the Information we collect section above, we may collect personal information directly from individuals, as well as from third parties* and other sources:
*Additional information about the categories of third parties listed above:
Service providers: includes vendors, service providers, and content providers, as well as our professional advisors (such as lawyers and accountants) and our professional indemnity insurers.
Judicial and quasi-judicial bodies: such as courts, arbitral bodies and tribunals.
Regulatory and government entities: government, administrative, law enforcement and regulatory agencies; tax authorities; corporate registries; and other public agencies or authorities.
Affiliates: our affiliates and subsidiaries, as well as other Start.law member and relationship firms.
Legal support firms: other law firms, consultants and professional advisors that we work with to provide our legal services to a particular client.
Clients: our clients, with respect to, the relevant legal services we provide to them.
Parties and related parties in legal matters: other parties in legal matters for which we have been engaged as legal counsel, to the extent required or necessary for our provision of legal services.
In general, California residents have the following rights with respect to their personal information:
Right to know: with respect to the personal information we have collected about them in the prior 12 months, to require that we disclose the following to them (up to twice per year and subject to certain exemptions):
a copy of the specific pieces of personal information we have collected about them
Right to non-discrimination: the right not to be subject to discriminatory treatment for exercising their rights under the CCPA.
California residents may submit CCPA requests to know (access) and requests to delete their personal information through one of the following methods:
When you submit a request to know or a request to delete, we will take steps to verify your request by matching the information provided by you with the information we have in our records. You must provide your name and contact information to verify your request. In some cases, we may request additional information in order to verify your request or where necessary to process your request. If we are unable to adequately verify a request, we will notify the requestor. Authorized agents may initiate a request on behalf of another individual by contacting us by email at the above link; authorized agents will be required to provide proof of their authorization and we may also require that the relevant consumer directly verify their identity and the authority of the authorized agent.
In this section, we provide additional information about how we handle personal information that is subject to the GDPR when we are the controller of that information. In this GDPR section, we use the term "GDPR" to include the EU General Data Protection Regulation, as well as associated national laws.You have the following rights in relation to the personal information we hold about you:
Please note that some of these rights may be limited where we have an overriding legitimate interest or legal obligation to continue to process the personal information, or where the personal information may be exempt from disclosure due to applicable law, the applicable rules of professional conduct, attorney-client privilege, legal professional privilege, other applicable privileges or protections, or professional secrecy obligations.
For more information about our privacy practices, you may contact us as set forth in the How to contact us section above.
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