Lawfarm is committed to protecting the privacy of individuals who visit our Website (“Visitors”) or individuals who register to use the Service (“Users” or “You”). This Privacy Statement describes Lawfarm’s privacy practices in relation to the use of our Website and Service.
For your convenience, Lawfarm offers an outline of our full Privacy Statement in a non-binding summary format as well as the full legalese, below. Please understand that this is not a complete outline of the Lawfarm Privacy Statement; it is a preview of significant user rights and responsibilities. Please read the entire Privacy Statement document carefully.
1. Information we collect
Becoming a User: You may visit our Website without creating an account, but you will not have full access to our Service. Visitors who wish to use the Service must create an account, thus becoming a User. To create an account, Users must either provide Lawfarm with personal contact information, such as name and email address or sign in to Lawfarm via LinkedIn’s authentication service (please see Section 5, “Gathering and protecting the information we collect,” for details about this form of authentication).
We only gather the information you give us access to, and we only use it as described below. We only collect the minimum amount of personal information necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of your interaction with us or to serve you more relevant ads or promotional offers.
User Personal Information does not include aggregated, non-personally identifying information. You may refuse to supply personally-identifying information; however, that refusal may prevent you from using Lawfarm’s Service.
No information about children: Lawfarm does not knowingly collect information from, or direct any of our content specifically to, children or teenagers under the age of 21. If we learn or have reason to suspect that a User of our Service is under the age of 21, we will promptly delete any personal information in that User’s account.
Location-based data: Lawfarm also makes use of location-based data for our Website. If you allow these Services, we will ask you to enter your general location. We use this information to provide Services to you or to serve you more relevant ads or promotional offers, not to personally identify you. If you choose not to allow Lawfarm to access your location, some or all functionality may not be available to you.
Confidentiality and Job Postings: In order to access the Service, Job Posters may post certain information via an online Job Form or by speaking with an Lawfarm employee. This information may include, among other things, a description of the Job Poster’s business and legal question(s). This posted Job will be viewed by those Lawyer Users who have access to view posted Jobs and may be viewed by Lawfarm employees to ensure quality control and provide technical support. Jobs posted privately will only be visible to one Job Poster and those Lawyer Users specified by the Job Poster, as well as to Lawfarm employees. Therefore, no Job is confidential. Please do not share sensitive or confidential information via the Service.
2. How we use the information we collect
To provide the Services you request: Lawfarm uses User Personal Information to perform and provide the Services you request. For instance, from time to time, we may use User Personal Information to allow Job Posters to select the best Lawyer User for their needs; facilitate communication between Lawyer Users and Job Posters; and simplify invoicing and billing for Jobs. We use location-based data to allow Lawyer Users to bid on Jobs in their local area and jurisdiction. We also use User Personal Information to populate online profiles.
To communicate with Users: Lawfarm may also use User Personal Information to communicate with Users. For instance, Lawfarm may use information you provide to send you information regarding our Services, such as promotions or events; to provide you with technical support; to solicit feedback about our Service; or to notify you if our policies change.
To improve our Service: Lawfarm may use aggregated, non-personally identifying information gathered from our web server to operate, improve, and optimize our Website and Service.
Serving more relevant ads: We may use Personal or Non-Personal Information to serve you more relevant ads or promotional offers.
3. How we share the information we collect
In general: We do not disclose User Personal Information outside Lawfarm, except as described below or in Section 6, “Compelled Disclosure.”
If you upload a document: If you choose to upload a document by using our documents feature, only Lawfarm Lawyer Users may review such documents. You may choose to make the document open to all Lawyer Users who use the Service or provide access by request only. You may also provide different levels of control, including “View Only,” “View and Download,” and “Full Control” to such Lawyer Users.
To our employees, other affiliates and third party service providers: Lawfarm discloses User Personal Information only to those of our employees, third party contractors (e.g., our email service providers and payment processors), and affiliated organizations that need to know this information in order to process it on our behalf or to provide or improve our Service. In addition, our employees and other affiliates have agreed not to disclose this information to others, in accordance with terms and conditions at least as restrictive as this Privacy Statement. Some of our employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Lawfarm’s Service, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Please see Section 5, “Gathering and protecting the information we collect,” for more details.
Advertising; Third-party tracking, re-targeting or analysis: Lawfarm may from time to time share, sell, rent, or trade User Personal and/or Non-Personal Information with third parties or permit third-party tracking, re-targeting or data analysis across our Website or Service for their or our promotional purposes (e.g., to serve you more relevant advertisements or promotional offers). These third parties may collect more information than Lawfarm collects.
General information about Users: Lawfarm may disclose aggregated User Non-Personally Identifiable Information about how our Users, collectively, use our Service, so that we may share general information about our Service, such as statistics about the average cost of legal services.
Temporary cookies: Lawfarm uses temporary, or “session-based,” cookies, which are removed when you close your web browser or reboot your computer or device. We use session-based cookies to provide Services to you while you navigate our Website; remember that you are logged in during your visit; keep track of your progress as you post or bid on a Job; and increase Website security.
Persistent cookies: Lawfarm uses permanent, or “persistent,” cookies, which remain stored on your computer or device until deleted, or until they reach a specified date of expiration. We use persistent cookies to enable us to remember you each time you visit our Website; keep track of your preferences in relation to your use of our Website; allow you to log in without re-entering your password every time you visit; and serve you more relevant advertisements or promotional offers.
The cookies Lawfarm sets are essential for the operation of the Website, are used for performance or functionality; or serve you more relevant advertisements or promotional offers. By using our Website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your computer.
Google Analytics: Lawfarm uses Google Analytics to help improve our Users’ experience. Google Analytics uses both session-based and permanent cookies to collect information about how our Website performs and how our Users use the Website and Service. The Google Analytics tool helps us evaluate and monitor Users’ use of our Website, compile statistical reports on activity on the Service, and improve our content. Google Analytics may collect more information than Lawfarm collects. Google Analytics stores the information these cookies generate.
Lawfarm will not, nor will we seek to allow any third party to, use the Google Analytics tool to (i) track our Users, (ii) collect any User Personal Information other than IP address, or (iii) correlate a User’s IP address with his or her identity. Google Analytics provides further information about its own privacy practices and allows the ability to opt out of Google Analytics tracking here.
You may disable your browser or device’s ability to accept cookies, but if you do, you may not be able to use Lawfarm’s Services.
5. Gathering and protecting the information we collect
Industry standards in data security: Lawfarm takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect User Personal Information from unauthorized access, alteration, or destruction; maintain data accuracy; and help ensure the appropriate use of User Personal Information. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the User Personal Information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
No responsibility for third party service providers’ security: In addition, while we take measures reasonably necessary to ensure that our third party service providers, such as our payment processing and data tracking, re-targeting or data analysis services, keep your information secure, these organizations’ practices are ultimately beyond our control. By using our Service, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.
OAuth, in general: Lawfarm makes use of the industry standard OAuth authentication protocol. OAuth is a simple, secure process that allows you to grant Lawfarm access to your accounts on third party networks without sharing the passwords to those accounts. Using OAuth, the data you choose to share is securely transferred without revealing your login information. OAuth also allows you to verify that an application acting on your behalf is doing so only with the permissions you have granted it. Most social networks, such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Google, allow applications to access user accounts via the OAuth process. OAuth functions using authentication tokens, which will expire after a period of time and may be revoked.
Documents, in general: Lawfarm uses third party service providers to transmit, store, encrypt, process and display uploaded documents on our behalf. Lawfarm has taken measures reasonably necessary to ensure that these services keep uploaded documents private and secure, but these organizations practices are ultimately beyond our control. By using the documents feature, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume the risks.
6. Compelled Disclosure
Lawfarm discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Lawfarm, third parties, or the public at large.
In complying with court orders and similar legal processes, Lawfarm strives for transparency. When permitted, we will make a reasonable effort to notify Users of such disclosure.
7. Your access to and control of the information we collect
Access to User Information: As an Lawfarm User, you may access, update, alter, or delete your basic User profile information by editing your user profile or contacting info@Lawfarm.in
Data retention: Subject to the conditions set forth in the next paragraph entitled ‘Deletion of User Information’, Lawfarm will retain User Personal Information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you Services.
Deletion of User Information: If you wish to cancel your account, delete your User Personal Information, or request that we no longer use your User Personal Information to provide you Services, please contact info@Lawfarm.in. We will retain and use your User Personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements, but barring legal requirements, we will seek to delete your full profile within 30 days.
Control of communications from us: Lawfarm may occasionally send Users an email to tell you about new features, solicit feedback, notify you of important changes, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Lawfarm and our products. You may manage your receipt of these communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located on the bottom of Lawfarm’s emails or manage your notifications options in the “Settings” panel of your User Profile. Additionally, you may send a request specifying your communications preferences to info@Lawfarm.in. Please note that if you do opt out of promotional mailings, we may still send you important administrative emails, such as notices that affect your rights.
8. Changes to this Privacy Statement
Lawfarm may change its Privacy Statement from time to time, and in Lawfarm’s sole discretion. We will provide notification to Users of material changes to this Privacy Statement (i) by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, which will take effect immediately upon our sending of this email, and/or (ii) through our Website by posting a notice on our home page, which will take effect no sooner than 30 days from the date of the posting. Non-material changes to this Privacy Statement will take effect immediately. We encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to our Privacy Statement. Your continued use of the Service after the effective date of a revised version of this Privacy Statement constitutes your acceptance of its terms.
9. Contacting Lawfarm
Questions regarding Lawfarm’s Privacy Statement or information practices should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org