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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.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
If you have any questions about our privacy practices, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.