LAST REVISED: March 8, 2020
WHAT IS PERSONAL INFORMATION
As used herein, the term “personal information” generally means information that specifically identifies an individual (such as user’s name, address, telephone number, email address, credit card or other account number) or that is associated with an identifiable person (such as demographic information or information about a person’s activities when such information is linked to personally identifying information). However, personal information does not include, and this policy does not cover, any publicly available information and public records about professionals, including without limitation information obtained from licensing authorities, associations, accrediting bodies, courts, law enforcement agencies, and websites that are available to the public. Personal information also does not include “aggregate” information, which is data we collect about the use of the Website or categories of Website users, from which any personal information has been removed. For example, information that twenty-two percent of the Website’s registered users search for M&A opportunties, is aggregate information. We collect aggregate data for a number of purposes, including to help us understand trends and user needs so that we can better consider new publications, products and services, and tailor existing publications, products and services to user desires. This policy in no way limits or restricts our collection of aggregate information.
WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
Personal information may be collected from you in a number of ways when you visit our Website or use the various services and activities available on our Website. At several places on our Website, we may collect certain information you voluntarily provide to us which may contain personal information. For example, if you register for the Website, send us an email, connect with a lawyer or law firm representative, we may collect your name, address, phone number, email address, and other personal, professional, demographic and business information that you provide. If you create a profile (“Profile”), we may also collect your photographs and professional and business information about you, your practice or specialty areas and your educational background. In addition, from time to time we may collect demographic, contact or other personal or demographic information you provide in connection with your participation in surveys, promotional offers, forums and other interactive areas of the Website.
When you visit our Website, some information is also automatically collected through the use of log files, such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, your computer’s operating system, the browser type, the address of a referring Website and your activity on the Website. We use this information for purposes such as analyzing trends, administering the Website, improving customer service, diagnosing problems with our servers, tracking user movement, and gathering broad demographic information for aggregate use. We may also automatically collect certain information through the use of “cookies.” Cookies are small data files that are stored on a user’s hard drive at the request of a Website to enable the Website to recognize users who have previously visited them and retain certain information such as customer preferences and history. If we combine cookies with or link them to any of the personally identifying information, we would treat this information as personal information. If you wish to block, erase, or be warned of cookies, please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn about these functions.
USAGE AND DISCLOSURE
In general, we use personal information we collect from you through the Website to facilitate your use of the Website, to process your requests or transactions, to provide you with information, products and services you request, to administer and assist us with the operation of the Website and of our business, and for the purpose for which the information was provided. For example, we may use the information we collect:
• to send you a welcoming email and to contact you about your use of the Website, such as for administrative purposes or to provide you with customer service;
• to verify your identity when creating a Profile;
• to respond to your emails, submissions, comments, requests or complaints;
• to request feedback and to enable us to analyze, develop, customize and improve the Website and our information and services; and
• for the specific purpose for which the information was provided.
In addition, we may use the information we collect to send you news relevant to your profession, product and service updates, notifications of activity in your profile, and to contact you about special events, promotions or offers and for other marketing, informational, product development and promotional purposes;
We may also receive information from third parties with whom we have business relationships, and may combine this information with the other personal information we have about you. In such cases, this Policy governs our use and disclosure of such information.
WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE SHARE WITH THIRD PARTIES?
WHAT STEPS DO WE TAKE TO PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION ONLINE?
Habeas Corp. uses industry-standard physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. For example, we use a secure server with Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption software. We limit access to your Personal Data to those employees and other staff who have a business need to have such access. All such people are subject to a contractual duty of confidentiality. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Habeas Corp. or guarantee that your information on the Services may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by a breach of any of our physical, managerial, or technical safeguards.
We have put in place procedures to respond to any actual or suspected Personal Data breach. In the event that personal information is compromised as a result of such a breach of security, Habeas Corp. may promptly notify those persons whose personal information has been compromised by posting a notice on the Site, via the functionality of the Services, or by sending an e-mail to you. You may have a legal right to receive this notice in writing.
Habeas Corp. cannot ensure that your Personal Data will be protected, controlled or otherwise managed pursuant to this Privacy & Cookies Policy if you share your login and password information with any third party, including any third party operating a website or providing other services.
WHAT CHOICES DO YOU HAVE REGARDING THE USE OF YOUR INFORMATION?
We communicate with you through email, notices posted on the Habeas website, messages to your Habeas inbox, and other means available through the Service, including mobile text messages and push notifications. Examples of these messages include: (1) welcome and engagement messages - when you register on Habeas, we may send you a series of emails to inform you about how to best use Habeas as well as new features; and (2) service messages – these will cover service availability, security, and other issues about the functioning of Habeas; (3) promotional messages, and may contain promotional information directly or on behalf of our partners, including job or business opportunities. You can opt out of promotional messages by sending a request to email@example.com. Please be aware that you cannot opt out of receiving service messages from Habeas.
HOW CAN YOU UPDATE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
You can correct certain information by logging into your account and changing the information, and you may also delete certain information or close your account by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALIFORNIA PRIVACY DISCLOSURE
Your California Privacy Rights
Other residents: You may make a verified request to Hired regarding your Personal Information. While Hired does not sell your Personal Information, you can nonetheless make a formal request to delete your Personal Information held by Hired through your account or, if you are unable to access your account, via email to email@example.com.
The Right to Know Your Personal Information
You have the right to request that we disclose the Personal Information we collect, use, disclose and sell about you. This Policy explains the categories of Personal Information we collect, why we collected this information, and the third parties with which we shared it.
The Right to Opt-out of the Sale of Your Personal Information
We do not sell your Personal Information.
California’s “Shine the Light” law (Civil Code section 1798.83) also permits California residents once per calendar year to request and receive information about a business’ disclosure of certain categories of Personal Information to other companies for direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and a user of our Service, you can request a copy of this information from Hired by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name and email address with your request. Hired reserves the right to request additional Personal Information from you to confirm your identity before responding to this request.
The Right to Non-Discrimination for Exercising Your Privacy Rights
We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your rights under the CCPA.
RIGHTS OF EEA USERS (OR SIMILAR INTERNATIONAL AREAS)
Information, including information collected in the European Economic Area ("EEA") may be transferred, stored and processed by us and our service providers in the United States and other countries whose data protection laws may be different than the laws of your country. We will protect your Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Notice wherever it is processed and take appropriate steps to protect the information in accordance with applicable laws. If you live in the European Economic Area, or a similar international area, you may have additional privacy rights available to you under applicable laws. Your rights may include: (1) Right not to provide or withdraw consent at any time (2) Right to access the Personal Information that you provided us (3) Right to erasure Personal Information that we hold about you (4) Right to object to the processing of your Personal Information (5) Right to opt out of marketing communications and (6) Right to correct any of your Personal Information.