Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY2018-07-27T08:28:54+00:00

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated: July 17, 2018

General

Paradigm Counsel LLP (“Paradigm Counsel ” or “we” or “us”) takes privacy seriously. This Privacy Policy details certain policies regarding how Paradigm Counsel collects, uses and stores the personal data that we collect on Paradigm Counsel ‘s website located at www.paradigmcounsel.com (the “Site”) and from our clients.  Paradigm Counsel is the controller of the personal data that we collect.

Privacy policy updates

Paradigm Counsel may need to update this Privacy Policy from time to time. If so, we will post our updated Privacy Policy on the Site and for a reasonable period of time we will post notice of the change so it is visible when users use the Site after the change is posted. Paradigm Counsel encourages you to review this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes. Your continued use of the Site and/or continued provision of personal data to us will be subject to the terms of the then-current Privacy Policy.

Information collection and use

You can generally visit our Site without revealing any personal data about yourself. However, in certain sections of this Site, you may contact us or request information, apply for a job or provide us with feedback. Due to the nature of some of these activities, we may collect personal data such as your name, address, e-mail address, telephone phone number or any information that you include in your resume that you submit to us.

Additionally, we may collect personal data about you that you provide to us when you contact us.  If we respond to your inquiry, we will not form an attorney-client relationship unless and until you and we execute a formal engagement letter.

If we execute a formal engagement letter with you, in addition to your contact and billing information we will collect any personal data that you provide to us for us to provide you with our legal services.

We may use your personal data for our legitimate business interests, as needed to perform a contract to be entered or entered with you or as needed to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation as set forth below.

More specifically, we use your personal data to send you newsletters that may be of interest to you but you may opt-out of receiving such newsletters as indicated in the email.  We also use your personal data to manage our relationship with you, administer and protect our Site, to analyze data analytics to improve our Site and services.

Aggregate Information

The Site may track the total number of visitors to our Site, the number of visitors to each page of our Site, browser type, IP addresses, External Web Site (defined below) linked to, and we may analyze this data for trends and statistics in the aggregate, but such information will be maintained, used and disclosed in aggregate form only and it will not contain personal data. We may use such aggregate information to analyze trends, administer the Site, track users’ movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

Tracking

Paradigm Counsel tracks users use of the Site, but does not track users across third party websites.  We do not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals.

Disclosure

The personal data that we collect is used only within Paradigm Counsel except as stated below.  We will disclose your personal data (a) if we are required to do so by law, regulation or other government authority or otherwise in cooperation with an ongoing investigation of a governmental authority, (b) to enforce the Paradigm Counsel’s terms of use agreement or to protect our rights or (c) to protect the safety of users of our Site and our services.

We may transfer your personal data to an affiliate or a successor entity upon a merger, consolidation or other corporate reorganization in which Paradigm Counsel participates or to a purchaser or acquirer of all or substantially all of Paradigm Counsel’s business or assets to which this Site and/or the services offered on this Site relate.

We may also disclose your personal data to our third party service providers and suppliers, who are acting and using your information solely on our behalf and that are contractually bound to certain confidentiality terms, such as hosting providers or companies that send emails on our behalf.

We also share data with third parties connected to analytics. Please see Cookies below, including the cookie list, for more information about who those third parties are.

We will not sell or otherwise distribute your personal data to any company or organization for their own marketing or commercial use without your consen

Children’s Privacy

Paradigm Counsel recognizes the privacy interests of children, and Paradigm Counsel encourages parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. The Site and our services are not intended for children under the age of 18, Paradigm Counsel endeavors not to collect any personal data from children under the age of 18. Paradigm Counsel targets its Site or the services offered on this Site to adults and not to children under 18.

Links to third-party sites

The Site may provide links to other Web sites or resources over which Paradigm Counsel does not have control (“External Web Site”). Such links do not constitute an endorsement by Paradigm Counsel of those External Web Site. You acknowledge that Paradigm Counsel is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and further agree that Paradigm Counsel is not responsible for the content of such External Web Site. Your use of External Web Site is subject to the terms of use and privacy policies located on the linked to External Web Site.

Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. When you visit or access the Site, we may by means of cookies, beacons, tags, scripts, and/or similar technologies automatically collect technical information about the devices and software you use to access the Site, such as the type of Internet browser or mobile device you use, the website or source that linked or referred you to the Site, your IP address or device ID (or other persistent identifier that uniquely identifies your computer or mobile device on the Internet), the operating system of your computer or mobile device, and other similar technical information.

You can see more information about the cookies we use see our Cookie Policy including who they belong to, their ID and why they are used. We’ve also included links to the third-party websites where you can go to find out more.

We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies.

These same technologies (or a combination of them) may also be used to help us:

  • Compile statistics and analytics about your use of and interaction with the Site, including details about how and where our Site is accessed, how often you visit or use the Site, the date and time of your visits, your actions on the Site, and other similar traffic, usage, and trend data. These analytic tools allow us to better understand the functionality of our mobile software on your device and gain insights about how mobile software is used in order to improve your experience;
  • Gather important functionality, testing, and performance data about our Site, including performance data related to our mobile application, such as networking activity, CPU load, and resource usage; and
  • Gather demographic information about our user base.

We may use third party tools and technologies to help us gather this information discussed above. For instance, we use Google Analytics to collect and process certain analytics data with technologies such as tracking pixels. Typically, all technical, analytics, and usage information is gathered by Paradigm Counsel in anonymous form and does not identify you personally.

Your choices

Most web and mobile device browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can set your browser to refuse cookies or to notify you each time a cookie is set. You can learn more about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org, which includes additional useful information on cookies and how to block cookies using different types of browsers or mobile devices.

If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this Site may become inaccessible or not function properly.

Security

We employ administrative, physical and technological measures that are reasonably designed to help protect your personal data from loss, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. Paradigm Counsel uses  firewalls to help prevent unauthorized access to your personal data.

Retention

We retain personal data for as long as needed or permitted in light of the purpose(s) for which it was obtained and consistent with applicable law.  The criteria used to determine our retention periods include:

-The length of time we have an ongoing relationship with you and the terms of our Engagement Letter with you with respect to data retention;

-The length of time we have an ongoing relationship with you as our client and provide you with legal services and the terms of our Engagement Letter with you with respect to data retention;

-Whether there is a legal obligation to which we are subject (for example, certain laws require us to keep records of your transactions or communications for a certain period of time before we can delete them); or

-Whether retention is advisable in light of our legal position (such as in regard to applicable statutes of limitations, litigation or regulatory investigations).

Access, Correcting and Deleting Information

In certain circumstances subject to the requirements of applicable laws, you can access, change or delete your personal data.

If you would like to request to review, correct, update, suppress, object, restrict or delete personal data that you have previously provided to us, or if you would like to request to receive an electronic copy of your personal data for purposes of transmitting it to another company (to the extent this right to data portability is provided to you by applicable law), you may contact us by email at admin@paradigmcounsel.com.  We will respond to your request consistent with applicable law.

In your request, please make clear what personal data you would like to have accessed, changed or deleted.  For your protection, we may only implement requests with respect to the personal data associated with the particular email address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request.  We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable in accordance with applicable law.

Notice to users outside the United States

Our computer systems are currently based in the United States, so your personal data will be processed by us in the United States where data protection and privacy regulations may not offer the same level of protection as in other parts of the world, such as the European Union. If you use the Site as a visitor from outside the United States, by using the Site, you agree to this Privacy Policy and you consent to the transfer of all such information to the United States, which may not offer an equivalent level of protection of that required in the European Union or certain other countries, and to the processing of that information as described in this Privacy Policy.  We will, in appropriate circumstances, enter into Model Contract Clauses promulgated by the European Commission for transfers of personal data to us in the United States and we may enter into different certification programs under applicable law for ensuring adequate safeguards.

Questions

If you have any questions about our privacy practices, please contact us at admin@paradigmcounsel.com or at 2625 Middlefield Road, #800, Palo Alto, CA 94306.

If you feel that Paradigm Counsel is not processing your personal data in a manner that complies with the GDPR, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority of your country of residence. Of course, we would appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach a supervisory authority, so please contact us in the first instance.

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