Privacy Policy

Last updated March 7, 2016

This Privacy Policy provides our policies and procedures for collecting, using, and disclosing your information. Lawyers and clients can access the LawPitch service through our website www.lawpitch.com (the “Service”) on Devices. A “Lawyer” is a user that is licensed to practice law in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia or New Zealand and has created a lawyer account for the purpose of providing proposals for legal jobs. A “Client” is a user that has created a client account for the purpose of finding a lawyer. A “Device” is any computer used to access the Service, including without limitation a desktop, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, or other consumer electronic device. This Privacy Policy governs your access of the Service and by using our Services you consent to the collection, transfer, processing, storage, disclosure and other uses described in this Privacy Policy. All of the different forms of data, content, and information described below are collectively referred to as “information”. Information that can be used to contact or identify use is referred to as “personal information”.

1. The Information We Collect and Store

LawPitch will collect, store and use personal information to provide the Service, for billing purposes, to anticipate and resolve problems with the Service and to understand and improve the Service. We may collect and store the following information when you access the Service:

Information You Provide

When you create an account, we collect personal information such as your name, email address, mailing address and telephone number.

When you make a payment, we collect personal information such as your name, address and credit card number, and such information is then used by our trusted third-party service provider to process the transaction.

When using the LawPitch Service, you or other users voluntarily submit information as part of a legal job or proposal. Although we ask that you do not include personal information, it may be included.

Log Data

When you use the Service, we will automatically record information and your activity (ourselves, or through a trusted third-party service provider). This may include your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, the web page visited before you came to our website, information you search for on our website, locale preferences, identification numbers associated with your Devices, your mobile carrier, date and time stamps associated with transactions, system configuration information, metadata concerning your files, and other interactions with the Service.

We also use “cookies” to collect information and improve our Service. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your Device. We may use “persistent cookies” to save your user ID and login password for future logins to the Service. We may use “session ID cookies” to enable certain features of the Service, to better understand how you interact with the Service and to monitor aggregate usage and web traffic routing on the Service. You can instruct your browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all aspects of the Service.

2. How We Use Personal Information

Personal Information

The personal information that we collect through the Service is or may be used: (i) to provide and improve our Service, (ii) to administer your use of the Service, (iii) to better understand your needs and interests, (iv) to personalize and improve your experience; and (v) to provide or offer software updates and product announcements. If you no longer wish to receive communications from us, please follow the “unsubscribe” instructions provided in any of those communications, or update your profile settings information.

Analytics

We also collect some information (ourselves or using third party services) using logging and cookies, such as IP address, which can sometimes be correlated with personal information. We use this information for the above purposes and to monitor and analyze use of the Service, for the Service’s technical administration, to increase our Service’s functionality and user-friendliness, and to verify users have the authorization needed for the Service to process their requests. As of the date this policy went into effect, we use Google Analytics. To learn more about the privacy policy of Google Analytics, click here, and to learn how to opt out of that service click here.

3. Information Sharing and Disclosure

Your Use

We may display your first name, last initial, city and profile picture in your profile page and elsewhere on the Service.

When a Client accepts a legal proposal, we will provide the Client with the Lawyer’s contact information and the Lawyer with the Client’s contact information.

We do not sell trade, or disclose to third parties any personal information derived from the registration or use of the Service without consent (except as required by court order, subpoena, search warrant, or other legal process or in the case of imminent physical harm to the customer or others).

Service Providers, Business Partners and Others

We may use certain trusted third party companies and individuals to help us provide, analyze, and improve the Service (including but not limited to data storage, maintenance services, database management, web analytics, payment processing, and improvement of the Service’s features). These third parties may have access to your information only for purposes of performing these tasks on our behalf and under obligations similar to those in this Privacy Policy.

Business Transfers

If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your information may be transferred as part of that transaction, but we will notify you (for example, via email and/or a prominent no-tice on our website) of any change in control or use of your personal information, or if either become subject to a different Privacy Policy. We will also notify you of choices you may have regarding the information.

Non-Private or Non-Personal Information

We may disclose your non-private, aggregated, or otherwise non-personal information, such as usage statistics of our Service.

4. Changing or Deleting Your Information

You may review, update or correct the personal information which you provided when registering to the Service by logging into the service and changing your “Profile".

5. Data Retention

We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide services to you or other users. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services, you may submit a request by email to support@lawpitch.com. We may retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, service other users, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. Consistent with these requirements, we will try to delete your information quickly upon request. Please note, however, that there might be latency in deleting information from our servers and backed-up versions might exist after deletion. In addition, personal information provided during the course of using the Service, such as in a proposal, may not be able to be deleted.

6. Security

LawPitch follows generally accepted standards to protect the information submitted to us in order to safe-guard the privacy of your personal information from unauthorized access or improper use, and we will continue to enhance our security procedures as new technology becomes available. However, no method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your personal information.

7. Additional Privacy Protections for Children Using the Internet

The Services are not directed at children or teenagers (younger than 18 years of age). LawPitch does not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from individuals under 18. If you become aware that a child has provided us with personal information, please contact us at support@lawpitch.com and we will take steps to delete such information.

8. Contacting Us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or its implementation you may contact us at support@lawpitch.com.

9. Changes to our Privacy Policy

LawPitch may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make a change to this privacy policy that we believe materially reduces your rights, we will provide you with notice by email or through the Service. By continuing to use the Service after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.