Effective Date: August 3, 2015
YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS
This Policy applies to http://www.trymodernlaw.com (“Website”) and all products, databases, content, features, technologies, applications, software, and services, whether web-based or mobile, provided, owned, or operated by Modern Law (collectively, the “Services”).
For the purpose of this Policy, the terms “you” and “your” mean any person, entity, or organization that accesses or uses the Services and Website.
This Policy does not cover the practices of any third parties or their services. For more information regarding third-party privacy practices, please consult their privacy policies.
CONSENT & AMENDMENTS
You accept and consent to this Policy when you access or use, for any purpose, the Website and Services.
The following are the types of information we collect from and about you:
Information We Collect Automatically
When you use the Services, we collect information sent to us by your computer, mobile device, or other accessing device. The information sent to us may include data about the pages you access; your computer’s IP address; your device’s ID; other unique, identifying information (including the type of device); geo-location information; computer and connection information; mobile network information; page-view and traffic statistics; referral URLs; ad data; standard web-log data; and other information. We also collect anonymous information using cookies and web beacons.
Information You Provide to Us
WE MAY COLLECT AND STORE ANY INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO US WHEN YOU USE THE SERVICES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, YOUR BAR NUMBER, CASE NUMBERS, CASE TYPES, FILING DATES, CROSS-REFERENES, HEARING DATES AND TIMES, COURTROOM NUMBERS, COURT DIVISION, JUDGE NAMES, CASE HISTORY, PLAINTIFF NAMES AND ADDRESSES, DEFENDANT NAMES AND ADDRESSES, ATTORNEY NAMES AND ADDRESSES, AND OTHER SIMILAR INFORMATION. This includes information collected and stored when you enter information into a web form; add or update your account information; participate in chats, dispute resolutions, or otherwise correspond with us regarding the Services. We also may collect and store information about your activities, including, but not limited to, any transactions conducted on the Website.
If you open an account or otherwise sign up for the Services, we may collect and store contact information, including, but not limited to, your name, address, phone numbers, email address, law firm or other organization name and address, and other similar information; financial information, including, but not limited to, the full bank account numbers, credit card numbers, and other similar information that you link with your Modern Law account when you use the Services; and detailed personal information, including, but not limited to, your date of birth and other similar information.
In addition, we may also collect information from or about you and your cases through other sources, including, but not limited to, your contact with our customer support team, your results if you respond to a survey, your interactions with members of Modern Law’s affiliates (subject to their privacy policies and applicable law), and from other accounts we have reason to believe you control (whether in part or in whole). Furthermore, for training and support purposes and for its own protection, Modern Law may monitor and record its telephone conversations with you or anyone acting on your behalf. By communicating with Modern Law, you acknowledge that your communication may be overheard, monitored, and recorded without further notice or warning.
Information From Other Sources
We may collect information about you from third parties including, but not limited to, credit bureaus, identity verification services, the Georgia Bar Association, the Cobb County Bar Association, and the Office of the Cobb County Clerk of the Superior Court.
Moreover, you may choose to provide us with access to certain personal information stored by third parties such as social networking and media sites, calendaring programs, and other similar sites and programs. The information from those third parties varies by site and is controlled by that site. By associating an account managed by a third party with your Modern Law user account and authorizing Modern Law to obtain this information, you agree that Modern Law may collect, store, and use this information in accordance with this Policy.
Authentication & Fraud Detection
In order to help protect you from fraud and misuse of your personal information, we may collect information about you and your interactions with the Services. We may also evaluate your computer, mobile device, or other access device in order to identify any malicious software or activity.
Using Your Mobile Device
We may offer you the ability to connect with the Services using a mobile device, either through a mobile application or a mobile-optimized website. This Policy applies to all such mobile access and use of mobile devices.
When you download or use our mobile application, or access our mobile-optimized websites, we may receive information about your location and your mobile device, including unique identifying information about your mobile device. We may use this information to provide you with location-based services, such as advertising, search results, and other personalized content. Most mobile devices allow you to control or disable location services in the device’s settings menu. If you have questions about how to disable your device’s location services, we recommend you contact your mobile service carrier or the manufacturer of your particular devices.
USE OF INFORMATION
We may use your personal information that you provide to us and your personal information that we collect from you and other sources in the ways set forth below.
We may use your information to:
Provide customer support for the Services
Process transactions and send notices about your transactions
Verify your identity, including during account creation and password reset processes
Resolve disputes, collect fees; and troubleshoot problems
Manage risk, or to detect, prevent, and remediate fraud or other potentially prohibited or illegal activities
Detect, prevent, and remediate violations of policies and applicable user agreements
Improve the Services by personalizing and customizing your experience
Measure the performance of the Services and improve their content and layout
Manage and protect our information technology infrastructure
Provide targeted marketing and advertising, provide service update notices, and deliver promotional offers based on your communication preferences
Contact you at any telephone number, by placing a voice call, through text (SMS), or email messaging; and
Perform creditworthiness and solvency checks, and compare information for accuracy and verify it with third parties.
We may contact you by electronic means or postal mail to provide notifications regarding your account, to troubleshoot problems with your account, to resolve a dispute, to collect fees and monies owed, to poll your opinions through surveys and questionnaires, and as otherwise necessary to service your account. We may contact you to offer coupons, discounts, and promotions, and inform you about the Services and the services of our affiliates. We may contact you to enforce our policies, applicable law, or any agreement we may have with you. When contacting you by telephone, to reach you as efficiently as possible we may use, and you consent to receive, autodialed or prerecorded calls and text messages. Where applicable and permitted by law, you may decline to receive certain communications.
MARKETING & SHARING INFORMATION
We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent. We may combine your personal information with information we collect from other sources and use it to improve and personalize the Services, content, and advertising. If you do not wish to receive marketing communications from us, indicate your preference by logging into your account and updating your preferences, or by following the directions that may be provided within the communication or advertisement. We respect your communication preferences. If you no longer wish to receive notifications via our application, you can adjust your preferences by visiting the settings page of the application.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
We may share your personal information that you provide to us and your personal information that we collect from you and other sources, including your name, contact details, and transactions and activities, with:
Credit bureaus and collection agencies to report account information, as permitted by law;
Companies that we plan to merge with or are acquired by (should such a combination occur, we will require that the new combined entity follow this Policy with respect to your personal information. If your personal information could be used contrary to this policy, you will receive prior notice);
Law enforcement, government officials, or other third parties pursuant to a subpoena, court order, or other legal process or requirement applicable to Modern Law our affiliates; when we need to do so to comply with law or credit card rules; or when we believe, in our sole discretion, that the disclosure of personal information is necessary to prevent physical harm or financial loss, to report suspected illegal activity, or to investigate violations of our user agreements; and
Other third parties with your consent or direction to do so.
If you open a Modern Law account directly on a third party website or on a third party application, any information that you enter on that website or application will be shared with the owner of the third party website or application, subject to their own privacy policies. We encourage you to review such policies prior to entering any information on those websites or applications. Modern Law is not responsible for the content or information practices of such third parties.
Accessing & Changing You Personal Information
You can review and edit your personal information at any time by logging in to your account and reviewing your account settings and profile. You can also close your account through the Modern Law website. If you close your account, we will mark your account in our database accordingly, but may retain personal information from your account for a certain period of time and disclose it in a manner consistent with our practices under this Policy for accounts that are not closed. We also may retain personal information from your account to collect any fees owed, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, prevent fraud, enforce our User Agreement, or take other actions as required or permitted by law.
COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES
When you access the Website or use the Services, we (including our affiliates) may place small data files on your computer or other device. These data files may be cookies, pixel tags, e-tags, “Flash cookies,” or other local storage provided by your browser or associated applications (collectively, “Cookies”). We use these technologies to recognize you as a customer; customize the Services, content, and advertising; help ensure that your account security is not compromised; mitigate risk and prevent fraud; and to promote trust and safety across the Website and the Services.
You may decline our Cookies if your browser or browser add-on permits, unless our Cookies are required to prevent fraud or ensure the security of websites we control. However, declining our Cookies may interfere with your use of the Website and the Services.
Throughout this Policy, we use the term “personal information” to describe information that can be associated with a specific person and can be used to identify that person. We do not consider personal information to include information that has been made anonymous so that it does not identify a specific user. The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your personal information.
Contact Us with Privacy Questions
If you have questions or concerns regarding this Policy, you should contact us at the following address:
Modern Law, LLC
1701 Barrett Lakes Blvd, Suite 160
Kennesaw, Georgia 30144
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