Thank you for choosing to become part of our rankinglawfirms.com community (“we”, “us” or “our”). We are committed to protecting your personal data and your right to privacy. If you have any questions or concerns about our notice or our practices with respect to your personal information, please contact us at [email protected].
- WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
Information collected automatically
In Short: Some information – such as your IP address and/or browser and device characteristics – is collected automatically when you visit our Services.
We automatically collect certain information when you visit, use, or navigate the Services. This information does not reveal your specific identity (such as name or contact information), but may include device and usage information such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you use our Services and other technical information. We primarily need this information to maintain the security and operation of our Services, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes.
Like many companies, we also collect information using cookies and similar technologies.
- HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?
In Short: We process your information for purposes based on legitimate business interests, the fulfillment of our contract with you, compliance with our legal obligations and/or your consent.
We use personal information collected through our Services for various business purposes described below. We process your personal data for these purposes in reliance on our legitimate business interests, in order to enter into or perform a contract with you, with your consent, and/or for compliance with our legal obligations. For each purpose listed below, we indicate the specific processing grounds we rely on.
We use the information we collect or receive:
To send you administrative information. We may use your personal information to send you information about products, services and new features and/or information about changes to our terms, conditions and policies.
To post testimonials. We post testimonials on our Services that may contain personal information. Before publishing a testimonial, we will obtain your consent to use your name and testimonial. If you would like to update or delete your review, please contact us at [email protected] and be sure to include your name, reference location, and contact information.
Deliver targeted advertising. We may use your information to develop and display content and advertising (and work with third parties who do so) tailored to your interests and/or location and to measure its effectiveness.
Ask for feedback. We may use your information to request feedback and contact you about your use of our Services.
To protect our Services. We may use your information as part of our efforts to keep our Services secure (for example, to monitor and prevent fraud).
To enforce our terms and policies for business, legal and contractual purposes.
To respond to legal requests and prevent harm. If we receive a subpoena or other legal request, we may need to inspect the data we hold to determine how to respond.
To provide services to you. We may use your information to provide you with the service you have requested.
To respond to user inquiries/offer user support. We may use your information to respond to your inquiries and resolve any potential issues you may have with your use of our Services.
For other business purposes. We may use your information for other Business Purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns, and evaluating and improving our Services, products, marketing and your experience. We may use and store this information in aggregated and anonymized form so that it is not associated with individual end users and does not contain personal information. We will not use personally identifiable information without your consent.
Improve our services.
- WILL YOUR INFORMATION BE SHARED WITH ANYONE?
In Short: We only share information with your consent, to comply with regulations, to provide services, to protect your rights, or to fulfill business obligations.
We may process or share data based on the following legal basis:
Consent: We may process your data if you have given us explicit consent to use your personal data for a specific purpose.
Legitimate Interests: We may process your information when reasonably necessary to achieve our legitimate business interests.
Performance of a contract: Where we have entered into a contract with you, we may process your personal data in order to fulfill the terms of our contract.
Legal Obligations: We may disclose your information where we are legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, governmental requests, a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena (including in response to actions by public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements).
Vital Interests: We may disclose your information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person and illegal activities, or as evidence in disputes in which we are involved.
More specifically, we may need to process your data or share your personal data in the following situations:
Suppliers, Consultants and Other Third Party Service Providers. We may share your information with third party suppliers, service providers, contractors or agents who perform services for us or on our behalf and require access to such information to do that work. Examples include: payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service and marketing activities. We may allow selected third parties to use tracking technology on the Services, which will enable them to collect data about how you interact with the Services over time. This information may be used to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content and better understand online activity. Except as described in this Policy, we do not share, sell, rent or trade any of your information with third parties for their promotional purposes.
Business transfers. We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, a merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.
Third Party Advertisers. We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the Services. These companies may use information about your visits to our websites and other websites that are contained in cookies and other tracking technologies in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
Business partners. We may share your information with our business partners to offer you certain products, services or promotions.
- DO WE USE GOOGLE MAPS?
In Short: We use Google Maps to provide you with a better user experience.
By using our implementation of the Google Maps API, you agree to the Google Terms of Service. You consent to us obtaining or caching your location. You can revoke your consent at any time.
- WHAT IS OUR POSITION TOWARDS THIRD PARTY WEBSITES?
In Short: We are not responsible for the security of any information you share with third-party vendors who advertise, but are not affiliated with, our websites.
- HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION?
In Short: We keep your information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy notice, unless otherwise required by law.
We will only keep your personal data for as long as necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy notice, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (such as tax, accounting or other legal requirements). No purpose in this policy will require us to keep your personal data for longer than 2 years.
When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from further processing until it is possible to delete them.
- HOW DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION SECURE?
In short: Our goal is to protect your personal data through a system of organizational and technical security measures.
We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures designed to protect the security of any personal data we process. However, please note that we cannot guarantee that the Internet itself is 100% secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, transmission of personal information to and from our Services is at your own risk. The Services should only be accessed in a secure environment.
- DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION FROM MINORS?
In Short: We do not knowingly collect information from or market to children under the age of 18.
We do not knowingly solicit information from or market to children under 18 years of age. By using the Services, you represent that you are at least 18 or that you are the parent or guardian of such a minor and consent to such minor dependent’s use of the Services. If we learn that personal information from users less than 18 years of age has been collected, we will deactivate the account and take reasonable steps to promptly delete such information from our records. If you become aware of any information we have collected from children under 18, please contact us at [email protected].
- WHAT ARE YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS?
In short: you can review, change or close your account at any time.
If you are resident in the European Economic Area https://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/reg/2016/679/oj
DO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS HAVE SPECIFIC PRIVACY RIGHTS?
In Short: Yes, if you are a California resident, you have certain rights regarding access to your personal information.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about the categories of personal information (if any) we collect that we disclose to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided below.
If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have a registered account on the Services, you have the right to request removal of unwanted data that you publicly post on the Services. To request removal of such data, please contact us using the contact information provided below and include the email address associated with your account and a statement that you reside in California. We will ensure that data is not publicly displayed on the Services, but please note that data may not be completely or comprehensively removed from our systems.
Cookies and similar technologies: Most web browsers accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually set your browser to remove and reject cookies. If you choose to delete cookies or reject cookies, this may impact some features or services of our Services.
- CONTROLS FOR DO-NOT-TRACK FEATURES
- WILL WE UPDATE THIS POLICY?
In Short: Yes, we will update this policy as necessary to remain compliant with applicable laws.
CCPA (California, US)
VCDPA (Virginia, US)
Colorado Privacy Act (US)
CPRA (California, US)
ePrivacy Directive (EU)
ePrivacy Regulation (EU)
- HOW CAN YOU CONTACT US ABOUT THIS POLICY?
If you have questions or comments about this policy, you may send us an email at [email protected]
- HOW CAN YOU REVIEW, UPDATE OR DELETE THE DATA WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU?
Under the laws of some countries, you may have the right to request access to the personal information we collect from you, change that information, or, in certain circumstances, delete it. To request to review, update, or delete your personal information, please email [email protected]. We will respond to your request within 7 days.
on, September 20, 2023