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Effective Date: June 15, 2020
LLC("we" or "Trademarkcounsels") collects, uses, shares and
protects information when you interact with our main website (www.Trademarkcounsels.com),
as well as all of our websites, emails we send, social media accounts, and
online services (our "Services"). It also contains specific
disclosures for residents of California.
Policy applies when you interact with us through our Services. It also applies
websites, products, or services, even if they link to our Services or are
linked from our Services; please review the privacy policies of those third
parties directly to understand their privacy practices.
1. INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Information you provide us
Some of the Services may include features or services that allow you to
directly provide us with contact information, such as your full name and email
address, and other information about you. This includes the following:
Some of this information may be collected by external parties on our behalf.
For example, we use a payment processor when you engage in a transaction on our
site; Trademarkcounsels does not itself collect or store payment card
You may also choose to submit information about you via other methods,
including: (i) interaction with us via social media, including any posts,
pictures, videos and messages that you submit to us either via our social media
sites (including by use of hashtags associated with us) or our Services; (ii)
interaction with our online forums and chatrooms, or by commenting on content
posted on our Services; or (iii) in connection with an actual or potential
attorney-client relationship with us. If you contact us, we may keep a record
of that correspondence and any contact information provided.
Information we automatically collect
you interact with the Services, certain information about your use of our
Services is automatically collected. This includes:
Cookies and other tracking technologies
Any or all activities with regard to collecting usage information may be
performed on our behalf by other companies. Much of this information is
collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies, as
well as through your web browser or device. We rely on partners to provide many
features of our sites and Services using data about your use of our site.
technologies, helps us analyze how users interact with and use our website,
compiles reports on website activity and usage, and provides other services
related to our website activity and usage. The technologies used by Google may
collect information such as your location, time of visit, whether you are a
return visitor, and any referring website. You can learn more about Googles
partner services and to learn how to opt out of tracking and analytics by
Google on Googles Privacy and Terms website.
Below is a list of our partners with links to more information about their use
of your data and how to exercise your options regarding tracking.
Analytics and Tag Manager
may be able to opt out of or block tracking by interacting directly with the
third parties who conduct tracking through our Services by following the links
provided above. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies; but if you
prefer, you can usually modify your browser setting to disable or reject
cookies. Our website currently does not respond to "Do Not Track"
signals. Note that if you delete your cookies or if you set your browser to
decline cookies, some features of our website or Services may not function
properly or be available.f
2. HOW WE USE AND PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION
use the information we collect from you for the following purposes:
3. HOW WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
Service Providers. We engage the
following types of vendors to perform services on our behalf, such as billing
and collection providers; website, software, or data hosting; content
management; database management; technical integration; marketing automation;
providers of analytics services; and payment processing.
Third Parties. Where you choose to interact
with our website, we partner with third-party cookie providers to count visits
and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site.
To learn more, please see "Cookies and other tracking technologies" above, or
visit the third parties respective privacy policies to better understand their
data collection practices and controls they make available to you.
Social Media Platforms. Where you choose to
interact with us through social media, your interaction with these programs
typically allows the social media companies to collect information about you
through cookies they place on your device and other tracking mechanisms. In
some cases, the social media company may recognize you through its cookies even
when you do not interact with their application. Please visit the social media
companies respective privacy policies to better understand their data
collection practices and controls they make available to you.
Change of Ownership or Corporate Organization. We
may transfer to another entity or its affiliates or service providers some or
all information about you in connection with, or during negotiations of, any
merger, acquisition, sale of assets or any line of business, change in
ownership control, or financing transaction. We cannot promise that an
acquiring party or the merged entity will have the same privacy practices or
treat your information the same as described in this Policy.
Compliance and Harm Prevention. To comply
with applicable law; as provided for under contract; to protect the rights of Trademarkcounsels,
you, or others; to respond to requests from law enforcement agencies or other
government authorities or third-parties; or as we deem reasonably necessary to
provide legal services.
may also analyze aggregated, de-identified data and share these analyses at our
discretion, including with analytics providers to analyze the usefulness and
popularity of various web pages on our site.
4. HOW WE PROTECT AND STORE YOUR INFORMATION
We use a combination of physical, technical, and administrative safeguards to
protect the information we collect through the Services. While we use these
precautions to safeguard your information, we cannot guarantee the security of
the networks, systems, servers, devices, and databases we operate or that are
operated on our behalf.
If you use our Services outside of the United States, you understand that we
may collect, process, and store your personal information in the United States
and other countries. The laws in the U.S. regarding personal information may
differ from the laws of your jurisdiction.
5. MARKETING AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS
may send you marketing communications about our products and services, invite
you to participate in our events, or otherwise communicate with you for
marketing purposes with your consent. If at any time you no longer wish to
receive marketing communications from us, you can click the unsubscribe link at
the bottom of any email or email usat Support@Trademarkcounsels.com.
6. HIPAA AND HITECH ACT OBLIGATIONS
agrees to be bound by and will comply with our Business Associate Contract to
the extent that: you are our client; you are a covered entity or a business
associate under the administrative simplification provision of the Health
Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and its implementing regulations
(HIPAA); and Trademarkcounsels is acting as your business associate under HIPAA
(in that we are providing certain services to you involving your protected
health information). Our business associate contract has been updated to
reflect the 2013 amendments to HIPAA.
7. YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
with disabilities may obtain this notice in alternative format upon request by
contacting us at email@example.com.
California Shine the Light
of the State of California have the right to request information from Trademarkcounsels
regarding other companies to whom we disclosed certain categories of
information during the preceding year for those companies direct marketing
purposes. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a
request, please email privacy@Trademarkcounsels.com.
California Consumer Privacy Act
California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA") provides California residents with
rights to receive certain disclosures regarding the collection, use, and
sharing of "Personal Information," as well as rights to know/access, delete,
and limit sharing of Personal Information. The CCPA defines "Personal
Information" as "information that identifies, relates to, describes, is
reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked,
directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household." Certain
information we collect may be exempt from the CCPA because it is considered
public information (i.e., it is made available by a government entity) or
covered by a specific federal privacy law, such as the Gramm-“Leach-“Bliley Act,
the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or the Fair Credit
the extent that we collect Personal Information that is subject to the CCPA,
that information, our practices, and your rights are described below.
RIGHT TO NOTICE AT COLLECTION REGARDING THE CATEGORIES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
You have the right to receive notice of the categories of Personal Information
we collect, and the purposes for which those categories of Personal Information
will be used. This notice should be provided at or before the time of
collection. The categories we use to describe the information are those
enumerated in the CCPA.
We may use any of the categories of information listed above for other business
or operational purposes compatible with the context in which the Personal
Information was collected.
We may share any of the above-listed information with Service Providers, which
are companies that we engage for business purposes to conduct activities on our
behalf. Service Providers are restricted from using Personal Information for
any purpose that is not related to our engagement. The categories of Service
Providers with whom we share information and the services they provide are
of Your Information."
As described below, we sell certain information to our third-party cookie
partners as defined by the CCPA. To "sell" information means to
disclose it to a company for monetary or other benefit. A company may be
considered a third party either because the purpose of sharing is not an
enumerated business purpose under California law, or because our contract does
not restrict them from using Personal Information for other purposes. To opt
out of the sale of your information, please visit our Do Not Sell My
RIGHT TO KNOW/ACCESS INFORMATION
have the right to request access to Personal Information collected about you
and information regarding the source of that information, the purposes for
which we collect it, and the third parties and service providers with whom we
share it. You may submit such a request as described below. To protect your
Personal Information, we are required to verify your identify before we can act
on your request.
RIGHT TO REQUEST DELETION OF INFORMATION
have the right to request in certain circumstances that we delete any Personal
Information that we have collected directly from you. You may submit such a
request as described below. To protect your Personal Information, we are
required to verify your identify before we can act on your request. We may have
a reason under the law why we do not have to comply with your request, or why
we may comply with it in a more limited way than you anticipated. If we do, we
will explain that to you in our response.
HOW TO SUBMIT A REQUEST
may submit a request to exercise your rights to know/access or delete your
Personal Information by requesting one from firstname.lastname@example.org.
order to process your request to access or delete Personal Information we
collect, disclose, or sell, we must verify your request. We do this by asking
you to provide personal identifiers we can match against information we may
have collected from you previously; and by confirming your request using the
email or telephone account stated in the request.
may authorize another individual or a business registered with the California
Secretary of State, called an authorized agent, to make requests on your
behalf. We require that you and the individual complete affidavits in order to
verify the identity of the authorized agent and confirm that you have
authorized them to act on your behalf. Parents of minor children may submit a
birth of the child certificate in lieu of an affidavit, in order to make
requests on the childs behalf.
RIGHT TO OPT OUT OF SALE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES
14.1 You have the right to opt out of the sale of your Personal Information by Trademarkcounsels
to third parties.
We sell the below information to our third-party cookie partners. To "sell"
information means to disclose it to a company for monetary or other benefit. A
company may be considered a third party either because the purpose of sharing
is not an enumerated business purpose under California law, or because our
contract does not restrict them from using Personal Information for other
We sell the following information to our third-party cookie partners:
To exercise your right to opt out of the sale of your Personal Information,
please visit our Do Not Sell My Info page.
Enabling privacy controls on your browser (such as a plugin) is also treated as
an opt-out request. You may also be able to opt out by interacting directly
with the third-party partner by following the links provided under
"Cookies and other tracking technologies," above.
Please note that your right to opt out does not apply to our sharing of
Personal Information with Service Providers, as described above.
We may also disclose information to other entities who are not listed here when
required by law or to protect Trademarkcounsels or other persons, as described
in this Policy.
RIGHT TO INFORMATION REGARDING PARTICIPATION IN DATA SHARING FOR FINANCIAL
have the right to be free from discrimination based on your exercise of your
CCPA rights. Trademarkcounsels does not offer any rewards programs or
incentives for the collection or sharing of data at this time.
RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUALS LOCATED IN THE EEA, SWITZERLAND, OR THE UK
If you are located in the EEA, Switzerland, or the UK, you are entitled to certain
rights, subject to applicable exceptions, under the GDPR, Swiss, and UK data
protection laws. Please note that, in order to verify your identity, we may
require you to provide us with information prior to accessing any records
containing information about you.
We typically will process your information pursuant to the following legal
bases: (1) with your consent; (2) as necessary to perform our agreement to
provide Services to you; or (3) as necessary for our legitimate interests in
providing the Services where those interest do not override your fundamental
rights and freedoms related to data privacy. We also may process your
information where it is necessary to comply with a legal obligation to which we
RIGHT OF ACCESS
have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether we are processing personal
data about you, and if so, request a copy of the personal data. If you would
like a copy of the personal data that we hold about you, please send a
description of the personal data you would like a copy of and proof of your
identity to our email as set forth below.
RIGHT TO CORRECTION
have the right to correct any inaccuracies in the personal data that we hold
about you and, where applicable, to complete any incomplete personal data that
RIGHT TO ERASURE
have the right to request that we erase the personal data that we hold about
you if one of the conditions in Article 17 of the GDPR applies. The right to
erasure does not apply in certain circumstances, including where the processing
is necessary for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.
RIGHT TO RESTRICTION OF PROCESSING
have the right to restrict our processing of your personal data if one of the
conditions in Article 18 of the GDPR applies.
RIGHT TO DATA PORTABILITY
have the right to receive personal data concerning you in a structured, common,
and machine-readable format or request transmission of the data to a third
party, if the data is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was
collected, you withdraw consent and no other basis for processing exists, or if
you believe your fundamental rights to data privacy and protection outweigh our
legitimate interest in continuing the processing.
RIGHT TO OBJECT
have the right to object to the processing of your personal data based on our
legitimate interests at any time. We will no longer process the data, unless
there are compelling legitimate grounds for our processing that override the
interests, rights, and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves
the purpose of asserting, exercising, or defending legal claims. You also have
the right to object at any time to the use of your data for direct marketing.
RIGHT TO WITHDRAW CONSENT
we are processing your personal data based on your consent, you have the right
to withdraw your consent at any time.
LODGING A COMPLAINT
Users that reside in the EEA, Switzerland, or the UK have the right to lodge a
complaint about our data collection and processing actions with the supervisory
authority concerned. Contact details for data protection authorities are
To submit a request to exercise your rights, please contact us at privacy@Trademarkcounsels.com.
We may have a reason under the law why we do not have to comply with your
request or may comply with it in a more limited way than you anticipated. If we
do, we will explain that to you in our response.
may make changes to this Policy from time to time. We will post any changes
here, and such changes will become effective when they are posted. Any material
changes to the Policy will be published on our website. By your continued use
of our Services, you consent to the terms of the revised Policy, where
permitted by law.
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