At the same time, we implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure that the processing of your data is secure and in accordance with applicable law.
Please note that you may be unable to access and use the Platform in whole or part without some necessary information.
“Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors of that natural person.
“Processing” means any operation or set of operations which is performed on data or on sets of data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
“Processor” means a natural or legal person, which processes personal data on behalf of the controller; we may use the services of various service providers in order to process your data more effectively.
“Cookies” means files with a small amount of text that are sent to your browser from our servers and stored on your device, which is required for certain functionalities of the Platform; these files help to remember information about you, for example, in which language you prefer to use the Platform.
“Consent” means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject's wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of data relating to him or her.
“User” means any natural person, either registered on the Platform or not, logged in on the Platform or nor, identifiable or not, who visits one or more pages on the Platform; this does not include automated processes like web scrapers, bots, etc.
4. Types of Data
When you visit the Platform, we may ask you to provide or automatically collect the following types of data:
First name and last name.
Address, city, province, state, ZIP/postal code.
Your device geolocation if you explicitly give us permission to do so (you can enable or disable location services when you use the Platform at any time in your device settings).
Device and operating system information.
DNT status (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do_Not_Track).
Reading history (visited pages, date and time, etc.).
Interactions (votes, bookmarks, etc.).
Posted content (publications, comments, etc.).
5. Public Data
If you are a registered user, you may, but are not required to, interact publicly on the Platform by posting publications, comments, asking and answering questions, voting, creating business profiles, etc., which may reveal certain personal data.
In so doing you explicitly make such data public. If you do not agree to this, then do not create an account or use such features of the Platform.
6. Purposes of Data Collection
We collect and process data for the following purposes:
To run and maintain the Platform.
To recognize you and maintain a consistent, cohesive experience throughout multiple sessions.
To show you content and customize user experience based on your activity and preferences, which is based on automatic decision making.
To notify you about changes on the Platform.
To allow you to participate in interactive features of the Platform.
To gather analysis for improving the Platform.
To provide user support.
To prevent and fight spam, fraud and abuse.
To detect, prevent and address technical issues.
To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection.
To provide you with notices about your account and/or subscription, including expiration and renewal notices, email-instructions, etc.
To provide you with news, special offers and information about other features which we offer unless you have opted not to receive such information.
For any other purpose with your consent.
7. Retention of Data
We will retain and use your personal data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable law), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.
8. Removal of Data
Unless we are required by applicable law to retain some information, you may:
Delete your content posted on the Platform, in whole or in part, at any time.
If you delete your account:
Your personal and usage data will be irreversibly removed.
Your public content will either be irreversibly removed or anonymized.
It may take up to one week to remove all your data from our servers.
It may take some additional time for your data to be de-indexed from search engines, depending on those search engines’ practices, which we do not control.
9. Transfers of Data
Your data may be transferred to, and maintained on, computers located outside of your state, province, country or governmental jurisdiction, where the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction.
Our servers are located in the European Union where we process and store your data. We may do so in any other jurisdiction where we choose to operate. But no transfer of your data will take place to an organization or a country unless adequate data protection rules are set forth and followed there.
10. Security of Data
The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure.
While security is among our top priorities and we implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure a high level of security of your data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We use encryption (HTTPS/TLS) to protect data transmitted to and from the Platform, our servers are also encrypted at rest, and we hash certain account credentials in our databases.
We regularly test, measure and evaluate the effectiveness of our technical and organizational measures aiming to secure and protect your data.
Outside of that you are responsible for taking reasonable measures to secure your account credentials.
11. Disclosure of Data
We do not sell your data to third parties but we may disclose it in the following situations.
Disclosure for Law Enforcement
Under certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose your personal data if required to do so by applicable law or in response to valid requests by public authorities.
If we are going to share your information in response to legal process, we will give you notice so you can challenge it, unless we are prohibited by law or believe doing so may endanger others.
We will object to requests for your data that we believe are improper.
If we or our subsidiaries are involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, your personal data may be transferred.
We may share minimal personal data with third-party processors (which offer at least the same level of data protection) to keep the Platform functional:
Hosting, storage, and such other infrastructure.
Analytics (for example, Google Analytics).
We may also disclose your data:
To our subsidiaries and affiliates.
To our contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support the Platform.
To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it.
If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of our company, users, or others.
In any other cases with your consent.
12. Service Providers
We may cooperate with other companies and individuals to facilitate and maintain the Platform and assist us in analyzing how it is used. They may have access to your personal data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose it.
We use Google Analytics to monitor and analyze the use of the Platform.
Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
For more information about the processing and protection of your data on Google, we recommend that you read the following:
Google Analytics data security https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
13. Sensitive information
We understand that private legal documents and templates that you uploaded to the Platform may contain sensitive information. Therefore, they are always sent in an encrypted form and kept encrypted on our servers and never disclosed decrypted to any processor or third party unless we are required to disclose them decrypted by a court order or law enforcement authorities according to applicable law.
14. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
If you are a resident of the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights covered by GDPR (see more at https://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/reg/2016/679/oj)
For the purpose of GDPR, we are the controller of your personal data. We take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your personal data.
If you wish to be informed what your personal data we hold or if you want it to be removed from our systems, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
The right to access, update or to delete your personal data.
The right to have your personal data rectified if that data is inaccurate or incomplete.
The right to object to our processing of your personal data.
The right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
The right to be provided with a copy of your personal data in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.
The right to withdraw your consent at any time where we rely on your consent to process your personal data.
The right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling.
The right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal data.
We may ask you to verify your identity before responding to requests related to data protection.
15. Links to Other Sites
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
16. Embedded Content
The Platform may contain third-party embeds (for example, Google reCAPTCHA, Facebook posts or YouTube videos), which may in some cases collect and store personal data. The use of personal data by embedded content providers is not covered by this Policy but by the privacy policies of those sites and services.
We will sometimes send you emails about your account, policies or features. You cannot opt out of this type of emails unless you delete your account. But you can opt out of non-administrative emails such as newsletters, marketing and activity notifications through your account’s settings page.
When you interact with an email that we sent (such as opening an email or clicking on a particular link in an email), we may receive information about that interaction.
We will not email you to ask for your account credentials. If you receive such an email, please do not reply and send it to us so we can investigate.
18. Children's Privacy
The Platform does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“children”).
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal data, please contact us.
We will inform you about any significant changes via email and/or a prominent notice on the Platform prior to a change becoming effective and posting an update policy on the Platform.
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