Colorado Access to Justice, LLC d/b/a Legal QB operates an attorney search database websites, provide products and services through mobile and other applications, and develops software. We refer to these as “sites,” “services,” or “our sites and services.”  This privacy policy applies to use of our sites and all services offered therein.  This privacy policy applies to all users of our sites and services and covers what information we collect and why we collect it, how we use the information we collect, and the choices you have to access and update that information. By using our sites and services, you expressly consent to our collection, use, disclosure, and retention of your personal information as described in this privacy policy. Each time you use our sites and services, the current version of this privacy policy will apply. If you do not agree to this privacy policy, please do not use our sites or services.

Data Controller and Contracting Parties

For the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (the “GDPR”), the Data Controller is Colorado Access to Justice, LLC registered in the State of Colorado, United States of America with a registered address at 17011 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 454, Parker, CO 80134.

You can contact our Data Protection Officer by sending an email to info@Legalqb.com or by writing to:

Legal QB

Attn: Legal Department

17011 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 454 Parker, CO 80134

  1. Personal Information that You Provide to Us

Personal information is information that can be used to identify, locate, or contact an individual, and includes other information that may be associated with personal information. When you interact with our sites and services, depending on the site or service, we may collect the following personal information directly from you.

  • Account or Registration Information where needed to use our sites and services, and may include your name, address, email address, telephone number, birthday, user account name, and password;
  • Contact Information, which generally includes your name, addresses, email addresses, social media website user account names, and/or telephone numbers;
  • Payment Information where needed to process payments and generally includes your credit or debit card number, expiration date, and card verification number;
  • Personal Profile or Service Information, which may include demographic information, your fees and costs, areas of interest, information from social media interactions (such as Facebook, Twitter, or Google+), preferences, physical characteristics (such as height, weight), photographs and, biographical, health information and/or demographic information (such as gender);
  • Transaction Information, which may include information about how you interact with and use our sites and services, email, other communications, and applications, and how you interact with merchants, business partners, and service providers;
  • Geographic Location Information but only if your device transmits location data and/or your IP address and you have activated a location-enabled site or service;
  • Job-Search-Related Information where needed for recruitment purposes and may include educational and employment background;
  • Survey Data where needed for the functionality of certain services and generally includes survey questions and responses, and may allow you to import email addresses and names in order to send surveys or to allow us to send surveys on your behalf;
  • Access to Your Data, but only if you use certain services, interactive tools, or authorize us to retrieve information from another database, user, or other third party on your behalf, such as integrating a practice management system with your services;
  • Your Submissions, which generally includes information you voluntarily provide through free form text boxes, forums, document upload, or data retrieval or import;

 

In each of the above instances, you will know what personal information we collect through our sites and services because you voluntarily and directly provide it to us.

  1. Other Information We Automatically Collect through Cookies and Other Technologies

We or our third-party service providers may collect and store certain technical information when you use our sites and services. For example, our servers receive and automatically collect information about your computer and browser, including, for instance, your IP address, browser type, domain name from which you accessed the site or service, device size and other software or hardware information. If you access our sites and services from a mobile or other device, we may collect a unique device identifier assigned to that device (UDID), type of device, general GPS location, or other transactional information for that device in order to serve content to it and to improve your experience in using the sites or services.

In addition, we or our third-party service providers may collect information about how you use of our sites, including but not limited to, the date and time you visit the sites, the areas or pages of the sites that you visit, the amount of time you spend viewing the sites, the number of times you return to the sites, visits to sites outside our network, preferred language, and other click-stream data.

  1. Cookies

We or our third-party service providers may use cookies and other tracking technologies (including browser cookies, pixels, beacons, mobile application identifiers, and Adobe Flash technology) to help us recognize you across different sites and services, improve your experience, increase security, measure use and effectiveness of our services, and serve advertising. You can control cookies through your browser settings and other tools. For more information about our use of cookies, please read our Cookie Policy.

By visiting our sites and services, you consent to the placement of cookies and beacons in your browser and HTML-based emails in accordance with this privacy policy and our Cookie Policy.

  1. Our Legal Bases for Processing

We will only collect and process personal information, including sharing it with third parties, where we have a legal basis for such collection and processing. We rely on a number of legal bases, including:

  • our legitimate interests in providing and improving our sites and services;
  • our legitimate interests in keeping our sites and services safe and secure;
  • our third party service providers’ legitimate interests as described in “Other Information We Automatically Collect Through Cookies and Other Technologies” above;
  • your consent to the processing of your personal information, which you can revoke at any time;
  • where the processing of personal information is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party to, such as our Terms of Use, Service Agreement, and License Agreement;
  • where the processing of your personal information is required to protect your vital interests or those of another person, such as other users of our sites and services;
  • where the processing of personal information is necessary to comply with a legal obligation such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena, or court order.

 

How We Use Personal Information

 

  1. Personal Information that You Provide to Us

We may use the personal information that you provide in one or more of the following ways:

  • to carry out our obligations arising from your purchase of, or subscription to, our services or any other contract entered into between you and us;
  • to enable site features such as geographically specific pricing or logging, and retrieving and providing analysis of data;
  • to send you important notices, such as communications about changes to your account, and our sites’ and services’ terms, conditions, or policies;
  • to process payments and to send you emails, invoices, receipts, notices of delinquency, alerting you if we need different or updated payment card information or other communications in connection with processing and collecting payments;
  • to verify the information you provide through our sites and services;
  • to solicit input and feedback to improve our sites and services and customize your user experience;
  • to enable you to communicate with other site or service users via private messaging or other service specific communication channels;
  • to contact you via email, telephone, text or chat in a manner required by law;
  • to meet contractual obligations;
  • to send you reminders, technical notices, updates, security alerts, support and administrative messages, and service bulletins;
  • to inform you about new products or promotional offers, or other opportunities which we feel will be of interest to you, and to provide advertisements to you through our sites, email messages, text messages, applications, or other methods of communication;
  • to manage our sites’ and services’ administration, forum management, or fulfillment;
  • to provide customer service and technical support;
  • to administer surveys, sweepstakes, giveaways, contests, or similar promotions or events sponsored by us or our partners;
  • to prevent fraud or potentially illegal activities, enforce our sites’ Terms of Use, or to comply with applicable law;
  • for internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis, and research to improve our products, services, and communications;
  • to help you contact or schedule an appointment with a legal professional listed in one of our directories and to remind you of upcoming or follow-up appointments;
  • to run (or authorize third parties to run) statistical research on individual or aggregate trends.

In addition to the uses described above, we may use personal information that we collect for other purposes that are disclosed to you at the time we collect the information, or with your consent

 

  1. Other Information We Automatically Collect Through Cookies and Other Technologies

We may use information collected from you through cookies and other tracking technologies in one or more of the following ways:

  • to remember you when you return to our sites;
  • to understand and analyze trends, to monitor usage, and learn about user behavior;
  • to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole;
  • to customize ads, content, or offers on our sites and services; and
  • to conduct market research and measurement in order to improve our sites, content, and services and to make our sites, content, and services more useful for users.

 

  1. Sharing Personal and Non-Personal Information

We may share your personal information with third parties in the following circumstances:

  • when we engage third parties to perform services on our behalf, such services include maintenance, hosting, data storage, security, analytics and data analysis, payment processing, marketing, email and text message distribution, customer service, and surveys and sweepstakes;
  • when you communicate with us by email, submit an online form through our sites and services, request a quote or information, request financing, purchase a product or service, or otherwise submit a request through our sites and services, the personal information you provide may be shared with third parties to process or respond to your request, provide you with the products or services you requested, or complete a transaction, including a third party broker, aggregator, or other referral service to share and/or sell your information to a lender, dealer, or other financial institution in connection with your online request.
  • when you schedule an appointment with a legal professional, we may share your data, with such legal professional;
  • where necessary to operate our sites and services, your personal information and the contents of all of your online communications on or through our sites and services may be accessed and monitored:
    • to satisfy any applicable laws or regulations,
    • to defend ourselves in litigation or a regulatory action,
    • in order to protect the rights or property of Legal QB and our subsidiaries and corporate affiliates, including to enforce our sites’ or services’ Terms of Use.
    • when we have a good faith belief that we are required to disclose the information in response to legal process (for example, a subpoena, court order, or search warrant),
    • where we believe our sites and services are being used in the commission of a crime, including to report such criminal activity or to exchange information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and risk management, and
    • when we have a good faith belief that there is an emergency that poses a threat to the health and/or safety of you, another person, or the public generally;
  • in the event of a merger, acquisition, debt financing, restructure, sale of Legal QB’s assets by or with another company, or a similar corporate transaction, we may need to disclose and transfer all information about you, including personal information, to the successor company;
  • we may share information about you with Legal QB’s subsidiaries and affiliates and companies acquired by or merged with Legal QB and its affiliates, including without limitation, to enable such acquired or merged companies to advertise to you products and services in which you may be interested.
  • We may share personal information about you for any other purpose(s) disclosed to you at the time we collect your information or with your consent.

 

Non-personal information may be shared with our partners or third parties who may use the data for their market research and measurement purpose. User information may also be shared with our partners who deliver ads to you on websites not controlled by us.

 

  1. User Generated Content, Online Communities and Forums, Profiles, Surveys, Reviews and Ratings

You may choose to publicly disclose personal information about yourself and others in the course of (i) contributing user generated content (for instance articles, blogs, surveys, reviews, ratings, or podcasts), (ii) communicating with others in our online forums, communities, or chat rooms, (iii) creating user profiles for public view, or (iv) posting images, photos, or videos. Be aware, information that you voluntarily disclose in any of these areas of our sites or services is unencrypted, public information and, therefore, there can be no expectation of privacy or confidentiality, except if the terms of use of the site or service specifically limit use of the content (for example, we may let you know how such survey and rating responses will be used and if anonymity is an option). Any personal information you submit in the course of interacting in these public activities can be read, collected, or used by other users. Prior to posting in these areas, we encourage you to read the specific site’s or service’s terms of use, as we are not responsible for the personal information you choose to make public in any of these areas and strongly recommend against sharing any personal health or other sensitive information that could directly or indirectly be traced to any individual, including yourself.

 

  1. Storing Personal Information

We retain your personal information while your account is active or as needed to provide you services. Additionally, we may retain personal information even after your account has been closed if retention is reasonably necessary to comply with our legal or regulatory obligations, resolve disputes, prevent fraud and abuse, enforce our Terms of Use or any other contract entered into between you and us, or if it is not technically feasible to delete your personal information.

 

  1. Email and Other Communications

Our sites and services may allow us or other users to communicate with you or other users through our in-product instant messaging services, service-branded emails, SMS, and other electronic communication channels.

 

  1. Text Messaging

We may make available text messaging services in which you can receive messages from us and send messages to us on your mobile phone, which will be governed by our Text Messaging Services Policy.

 

  1. Opting Out of Requested Communications

Requested communications include, for instance, email newsletters and software updates that may be expressly requested by you or which you consented to receive. After you request such communications, you may “opt-out” of receiving them by using one of the following methods:

  • selecting the email “opt-out” or “unsubscribe” link, or following the opt-out instructions included in each email communication; or
  • returning to the web page(s) where you originally registered your preferences and following the opt-out instructions.

 

  1. Children’s and Minor’s Privacy

Children under the age of 18 are not permitted to use our sites and services. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 18 or utilize plug-ins or ad networks that collect personal information through child-directed third-party websites or online services. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under 18, we will take steps to promptly delete such information.

Our sites and services generally require users to be at least 18 years of age. Unless our sites and services contain the “Privacy Rights for California Minors in the Digital World” supplemental terms, our sites and services do not collect age from users under 18. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, our services may allow users above the age of 18 (such as healthcare providers, parents, and guardians) to submit personal information of minors. Such users assume full responsibility over their submission, use, and transmission of such information.

 

  1. International Users

We are headquartered in the United States. Our sites and services are intended for users in the United States and hosted and administrated in the United States or hosted with cloud service providers who are headquartered in the United States and in other countries. If you are located outside the United States, be aware that information you provide to us or that we obtain as a result of your use of our sites and services may be processed in, transferred to, and stored in the United States and in any other countries from where our cloud service providers operate. Please be aware that the privacy laws and standards in certain countries may differ from those that apply in the country in which you reside. By using our sites and services or providing us with your information, you consent to the transfer of your information for processing and storage to the United States and any other country from where our cloud service providers operate.

 

  1. California Privacy Rights

This section is provided pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (the “CCPA”) and other applicable California privacy laws. This section applies solely to our users who are California residents as defined under applicable California privacy laws.

 

  1. Information We Collect

Within the last twelve (12) months, we have or may have collected the following categories of information from our users and/or consumers:

  • identifiers, such as a name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, IP address, email address, account name, or other similar identifiers;
  • personal information listed under Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e);
  • characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law;
  • commercial information, such as records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies;
  • biometric information;
  • internet or other similar network activity, such as browsing history, search history, information regarding your interaction with a website, application, or advertisement;
  • geolocation data;
  • professional or employment-related information; and
  • inferences drawn from any of the information identified in this section to create a profile about users reflecting user preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.

 

  1. Categories of Sources from Which Information is Collected

We obtain the categories of personal information listed above from the following categories of sources:

  • directly from users, such as you, as described above under “Personal Information that You Provide to Us”;
  • indirectly from other users of our sites and services;
  • indirectly from third-parties that interact with us in connection with the services that we perform; and
  • directly and indirectly through cookies and other technologies, as described above under “Other Information We Automatically Collect through Cookies and Other Technologies.”

 

  1. Using and Sharing of Personal Information

The personal information described in the categories above may be used for the business purposes listed above under “How We Use Personal Information.”

We disclose your personal information for a business purpose to the following categories of third parties: (a) service providers and (b) third parties to whom you authorize or direct us to disclose your personal information in connection with our sites and services. In the preceding twelve (12) months, we have disclosed the personal information described in the categories above for the business purposes listed above under “Sharing Personal and Non-Personal Information.” We also may share personal information about you for any other purpose(s) disclosed to you at the time we collect your information or with your consent.

 

  1. Personal Information “Sold” to Third Parties

We may share information that we have about you, such as a cookie ID or IP address, with third-party marketing partners who may use this information, on our behalf, to help us deliver advertising on our sites as well as on third-party websites.

In the preceding twelve (12) months, we have made available personal information included in the categories described above to third-parties, including our third-party marketing partners to deliver advertising. For more information about our use of cookies and other tracking technologies, please read our Cookie Policy.

We do not sell the personal information of consumers that we know are minors under 18 years of age without affirmative authorization as required under the CCPA.

 

  1. Your Access and Deletion Rights under the CCPA

As of January 1, 2020, California residents, as defined under applicable California privacy laws, may take advantage of the following rights:

You may request, up to two (2) times each year, that we disclose to you, once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, the: (i) categories and specific pieces of personal information that we have collected about you; (ii) categories of sources from which your personal information is collected; (iii) business or commercial purpose for collecting your personal information; (iv) categories of personal information that we disclosed for a business purpose; (v) categories of personal information that we sold about you; (vi) categories of third-parties with whom we have shared your personal information; and (vii) business or commercial purpose for selling your personal information.

Subject to certain exceptions and up to two (2) times each year, you may request that we delete any of your personal information that we collected from you. Once we receive and confirmed your verifiable consumer request for deletion, we will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) such personal information from our records, unless an exception applies.

  1. Exercising Your Access and Deletion Rights under the CCPA

To exercise the access and deletion rights described above, please submit a request to us by sending an email to info@legalqb.com.

Your request must: (i) provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected personal information or that you have authority to make the request; and (ii) describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it.

Only you or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that you authorize to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information. You may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child. If you are making a request through an authorized agent acting on your behalf, such authorized agent must provide proof of written authorization to do so, and you must verify your identity directly with us, unless such authorized agent provides proof of a power of attorney pursuant to Probate Code sections 4000 to 4465.

We cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the personal information relates to you. We will only use personal information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor’s identity or authority to make the request.

 

  1. Opting-out of the Sales of your Personal Information

Subject to certain exclusions under the CCPA, you have the right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information. Once we receive your request, we will not sell your personal information, unless an exclusion applies.

  • To opt-out of the sale of your personal information that we collect through cookies and other technologies, please read our Cookie Policy.
  • To opt-out of the sale of your personal information that we collected directly from you or other third-parties, please submit a request to us by sending an email to info@legalqb.com.

We may deny your request to opt-out if we have a good-faith, reasonable, and documented belief that the request is fraudulent.

 

  1. Non-Discrimination

We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your rights under the CCPA. Accordingly, and unless permitted by the CCPA, we will not:

  • deny you goods or services;
  • charge you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through the use of discounts or by imposing penalties;
  • provide you a different level or quality of goods or services; or
  • suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.

We may charge a different price or rate or provide a different level of service if the difference is reasonably related to the value provided by your personal information.

 

  1. Other Applicable California Privacy Laws

Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code requires select businesses to disclose policies relating to the sharing of certain categories of your personal information with third parties. If you reside in California and you have provided us with your personal information, you may request information about our disclosures of certain categories of your personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please email us at info@legalqb.com with “California Privacy Rights” and allow 30 days for a response. We will not accept requests via the telephone, mail, or by facsimile, and we are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly, or that do not have complete information.

In accordance with Section 22581 of the California Business and Professions Code if you are a California resident under the age of 18, you may request and obtain the removal of content or information you have publicly posted. To make such a request, please email us at info@legalqb.com with “California Privacy Rights” in the subject line. Please specify the site(s) or service(s) to which your removal request relates, including any URLs where the content or information is posted, and the specific content or information you posted for which you are requesting removal. Please be aware that such a request does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information you have posted and that there may be circumstances in which the law does not require or allow removal even if requested.

 

  1. Nevada Privacy Rights

FOR RESIDENTS OF NEVADA ONLY. In accordance with SB 220, Nevada consumers may opt-out of the sale of their personal information to third parties. If you reside in Nevada and you have provided us with your personal information, you may choose to opt-out of the sale of such personal information by emailing us at info@legalqb.com with “Nevada Privacy Right” in the subject line. We may request for additional information from you in order to verify your identity and/or the authenticity of your request.

 

  1. Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may revise this privacy policy from time to time and, if we do, we will update it on this page and modify the “Last Updated” date. If our information practices change in a significant way, you will be provided notice by means of notice on our sites or otherwise in writing. Because our privacy policy can change at any time, we encourage you to reread it periodically to see if there have been any changes that affect you. If you disagree with any changes to this privacy policy and do not wish your information to be subject to the revised privacy policy, you will need to deactivate your account or terminate your services. Your use of our sites and services following any such change constitutes your agreement that all information collected from or about you through our sites and services after the revised privacy policy is posted will be subject to the terms of the revised privacy policy.