Privacy Policy

 

Effective Date: August 23, 2018

 

Your privacy is important to us. Vanguardium Legal LLP (“we” or “us”) strives to be transparent about the personal information we collect about you, how we use that information, with whom we share your information, and your rights to manage and control your information. This Privacy Policy applies to our website www.vanguardium.legal (the “Site”) and any communications you make using the Site.

By visiting or using the Site, you agree and consent to the practices described in this Privacy Policy. Your choices on how we use, collect and share personal information are described herein.   

 

We use third-party services, such as web-hosting services and social networking plug-ins, which may also collect personal information from the Site, and share personal information with us. We also have accounts on third-party publishing platforms and social networking sites that let you engage with and follow us and other users. This Privacy Policy does not cover the actions of these or any other third parties, and we cannot control how such third parties may collect, use, or secure your personal information. For information about a third party’s privacy practices, please consult the privacy policy of that third party.

 

HOW WE COLLECT INFORMATION

We collect your personal information in different ways: information you provide to us; information we collect about you from third parties; and information we automatically collect when you use the Site.  If we combine or associate information from other sources with information that we collect through the Site, we will treat the combined information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

 

Information You Provide

We may collect personal information directly from you. For example, your personal information may be collected when you fill out a “Contact Us” form available at https://www.vanguardium.legal/contact , schedule an appointment, post comments on our blog articles available at https://www.vanguardium.legal/blog (our “Blog”), or sign up for our mailing lists. Generally, the information we collect includes your:

  • Name, company name and title;

  • Contact details such as email address, address, and phone number; and

  • Other information you voluntarily provide to us or submit through the Site.  

 

You are not required to provide us any personal information. The information that you provide to us allows us to respond to your inquiry. When you communicate with us using our Contact Us form, you are only required to provide us with your name and email address. When you schedule an appointment with us, you are required to provide us with your name, email address, and phone number. Please do not submit any confidential, proprietary or sensitive personally identifiable information, such as your Social Security Number; date of birth; drivers license number; or credit card, bank account or other financial information (collectively, "Sensitive Information"). If you submit any Sensitive Information, you do so at your own risk and we will not be liable to you or responsible for consequences of your submission.

 

Information Collected by Automated Means

We use cookies and similar technologies (collectively, “Cookies”) to automatically record and store certain data. Cookies are small text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are used whenever you visit a website.  We may use cookies, for example, to remember who you are, your display preferences, and to help you navigate our site. Cookies also helps us understand which pages of our website are the most popular and which features you are most interested in. The use of cookies is relatively standard. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. If you prefer not to receive cookies, you can set your browser to turn off all cookies or set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. You can also delete all existing cookies. Please note that if you delete or reject our cookies, it may limit the functionality of this Site and you may lose access to some of its features.

 

When you visit or use the Site, we log usage information, such as when you view or click on content. We also collect information such as your IP address, a unique user ID, device ID, referring and exit page addresses, software and system type, and how you use the Site. This information is automatically collected and stored in log files and helps us administer the Site, analyze its usage, protect the Site and its content from inappropriate use and improve your experience.

 

HOW WE USE YOUR COLLECTED INFORMATION

We are committed to providing you a customized and engaging experience. Our use of your information will depend on how you use the Site and the choices you make in allowing us to use your personal information.

 

Services

Your information allows us to provide, support, personalize, and develop the Site, including to:

  • personalize and improve the Site, including using your data to develop new and existing products and services, and to improve your experience by providing you content you find most relevant and interesting;

  • investigate, respond to, and resolve complaints and issues about the Site;

  • understand the usage trend of our users (e.g., by using aggregated data); and

  • create content on our blog or social media accounts.

 

Communications

We may communicate with you by posting notices on the Site.  We may also respond to any comments you leave on our Blog. When you communicate with us through our Contact Us page or schedule an appointment with us, we may use the personal information you provide, such as your email address or phone number, to respond to your inquiry. We may also use the information you provide to communicate with you in the future, including to send you promotional messages such as newsletters, client alerts, and information we think may interest you. You can stop receiving marketing or other promotional emails anytime by clicking “Unsubscribe”  or “Unsubscribe Preferences” at the bottom of such emails or by contacting us through our Contact Us page at https://www.vanguardium.legal/contact .  Please note that you cannot opt-out of receiving service messages from us, including transactional, security, legal notice or other important information relating to the availability of the Site, or any aspect thereof.
 

Advertising

We may use third-party analytics services (“Third Party Analytics”), such as Google Analytics and Facebook Analytics to provide site metrics and other analytics services. These Third-Party Services use cookies, web beacons, and other technologies to collect data, such as your IP address, your device ID, other applications on your device, the browsers you use to access our Services, web pages viewed, time spent on webpages, links clicked, and conversion data (e.g., transactions entered into). The data collected by these Third Party Analytics is described in the section titled, “Data Collected by Automated Means.”

 

Aggregate Data

We use aggregate data from you and users of the Site to generate aggregate insights. This data does not identify you, but helps us to understand how the Site is being used, including the most popular pages and how much time is spent on each page of the Site.

 

Security and Investigations

We use data for security, fraud prevention and investigations. Your data and communications may be used if we think it is necessary for security purposes or to investigate possible fraud or other violations of our Terms of Service and/or this Privacy Policy.

 

HOW INFORMATION IS SHARED

Our Services

If you submit a comment, your comment along with your Facebook username and profile picture may be viewed by any user of the Site. In addition, any user of the Site may be able to access your public Facebook profile, which may include your username, profile picture, age range, country and/or language, list of friends, and any other information available in your public Facebook profile.

 

Service Providers

We may share your personal information with service providers who provide website hosting, software and technology services to the extent necessary to provide services or to comply with the law. These service providers can only use or disclose personal information as necessary to provide services or to the extent required by law.

 

Business Transfer

If there is a business transfer, such as a merger, acquisition, or sale, we may transfer or assign the personal information that we have collected from you in connection with such transaction or in contemplation of such transaction (e.g. due diligence). This means that the person or entity buying our business or a part of our business will continue to have the right to use your personal information in the ways described in this Privacy Policy, unless you agree otherwise.

 

Legal Disclosures

We may share your personal information if we believe it is required by law or that it will protect the rights, safety, and property of the Site, our users or others. We may have to disclose data about you:

  • as required by law or pursuant to a legal process, or in response to a court order, judicial or other governmental request, subpoena, or warrant  in the manner and to the extent legally required;

  • in response to a request by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements; or

  • when we believe, in good faith, such disclosure is necessary to prevent harm or financial loss in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity, including fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; to investigate and defend ourselves against third-party claims or allegations; to enforce our agreements with you; to protect the security or integrity of the Site (such as by sharing data with company facing similar threats); or protect the rights, property, or safety of the Site, our users, or others.

 

YOUR CHOICES

You may decline to share certain information with us. However, by doing so, you may not be able to access some features and functionality in the Site.

 

Access and Correction of Your Personal Information

If you would like to review the personal information we have collected about you through this Site or request that we update or delete it, you may submit your request by writing to us at legal@vanguardium.legal. We will consider your requests and respond in accordance with applicable laws.

 

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

Retention of Information

We retain your personal information as long as it is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or as required to comply with applicable laws or regulations. This includes information that you or third parties provide to us, information automatically collected, and information we collect in an aggregated, anonymized or pseudonymous form. Even if you stop using this Site, we may retain all such information about you.

 

Third Party Links

This Privacy Policy only applies to this Site. This Site may link to third party websites or services, including third-party plugins, (the “Third Party Services”) that we do not operate or control. We do not endorse nor have reviewed the Third Party Services. This privacy policy does not govern the privacy policies or practices of the Third Party Services. We encourage you to read those privacy policies carefully.

 

Do Not Track

Do Not Track (“DNT”) is the proposed functionality that requests that a website disable either its tracking of an individual user. Regulatory agencies have encouraged the Internet industry to develop and implement a mechanism for allowing Internet users to control the tracking of their online activities across websites by using browser settings. To date, no industry standard has been adopted for DNT, therefore, we do not respond to "do not track" signals.

 

Security

We take appropriate security measures to protect your personal information against loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no system of security is ever completely secure or error-free. As such, we cannot guarantee the security of any personal information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.
 

Children’s Privacy

This Site is not directed at children under thirteen (13) years of age. We understand and are committed to respecting the sensitive nature of children’s privacy online. If we learn or have reason to suspect that as have collected any personal information from any user under 13 years of age, we will promptly delete any personal information in that user’s account.

 

Changes

We may modify this Privacy Policy and changes will apply to your use of the Site after the “Effective Date.” If you object to any of the changes, please exit and stop visiting the Site. If you continue to use the Site after such changes go into effect, you agree that the collection, use, and sharing of your personal data is subject to our updated Privacy Policy.

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, email us.

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