Privacy Policy

FreelanceLaw, Inc., a California corporation, (“FreelanceLaw”) has created the www.freelancelaw.com website (“Website”) as an online, searchable database for Law Firm Users to locate and retain Freelancer Users for the purpose of retaining such Freelancer Users for projects.  Freelancer Users’ qualifications, education, experience, and preferred work assignments are accessible to Law Firm Users to enable them to search and communicate with those Freelancer Users and may be reproduced with attribution for purposes of promoting the Website.  Law Firm Users’ information, however, will only be accessible to Freelancer Users with whom they initiate contact, and for administrative management of the Website.

Our full policies regarding data collection and use of information of users and visitors to the website are as set forth below.  By using the Website, you signify your acceptance of this Policy.

Information Collection and Use

1.  General contact and user information

FreelanceLaw collects users’ e-mail addresses, contact information, and representations of professional qualifications to authenticate Users and to send notifications to Users relating to FreelanceLaw services. We may also use a user's email address to send updates, a newsletter or news or information regarding the service.

FreelanceLaw also logs IP addresses and aggregates non-personally identifiable user data and browser type from users and visitors to the Website. This data is used to manage the website, track usage and improve the website services. User IP addresses are recorded for security and monitoring purposes. This data is gathered using cookies and other similar technologies to customize the user’s experience and also provide us with information about how visitors use the Website. If you prefer not to enable cookies, you may change your browser settings to disable cookies; however, please note that rejecting cookies while visiting the Website may result in certain parts of the Website not operating correctly or as efficiently as if cookies were allowed.

2.  Freelance User information

Freelance User information will be searchable and accessible to Law Firm Users, both registered and guest users.

FreelanceLaw will display, to registered and guest users, Freelance Users’ profile information and may also reproduce and distribute, with attribution to the Freelance User, any summary of any content prepared by Freelance User for FreelanceLaw's use, for purposes of promoting the Content, including in search engine results or other media, as authorized by the “fair use” doctrine of U.S. copyright laws.  FreelanceLaw may also reproduce the Profiles and Content, solely to the extent necessary for backup and archival purposes and to facilitate the exercise of the display rights described herein.  Display of profiles can be terminated upon request of the User upon the terms set forth in the Terms and Conditions of Use.

3.  Law Firm User information

Law Firm User information will not be searchable or accessible to Freelancer Users, unless Law Firm User initiates contact with a Freelancer User via the internal messaging system.  Upon sending an internal message to a Freelancer User, the Law Firm User’s profile will become available for the Freelancer User to view.

FreelanceLaw will not reproduce or distribute any contact information, profiles, or content provided by Law Firm Users without a separate, written agreement outlining the terms and conditions of such reproduction or distribution.

FreelanceLaw may reproduce Law Firm User profiles and/or content solely to the extent necessary for backup and archival purposes and to facilitate the exercise of the limited display rights described herein.  The limited display of profiles described herein can be terminated upon request of the Law Firm User as set forth in the Terms and Conditions of Use.

Security

FreelanceLaw takes reasonable precautions to insure that User information is kept private, with the exception of display functions described above.  However, no method of transmitting or storing data is completely secure and we cannot guarantee the security of User information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of user information at any time.

If you have reason to believe that your user password has been compromised, or that your interactions with us is no longer secure, immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us at customerservice@freelancelaw.com. In the unlikely event that we become aware of an security breach, we will seek to notify you of that development and take reasonable steps to correct the problem.

Sharing and Disclosure of Information Collected

Except as otherwise described in this privacy statement, FreelanceLaw will not disclose personal information to any third party unless we believe that disclosure is necessary to: (1) comply with applicable laws; (2) respond to governmental inquiries or requests; (3) comply with valid legal process; (4) protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of FreelanceLaw, Website visitors or the public; (5) permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain; and (6) enforce our Terms & Conditions of Use.

In the event of a change in the corporate structure of FreelanceLaw such as a sale or transfer of substantial assets, FreelanceLaw reserves the right to transfer, sell or assign the information collected hereunder to a third party under the same terms and conditions described in this Privacy Policy.  In such event, Users will be notified of the change and be provided an opportunity to opt out.

Links to Other Websites

This Website may contain links to other websites. If you link to another site, you will leave this Website and this Policy will not apply to your use of and activity on those other sites.

Changes in Our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Policy at any time. Any changes to our privacy policy will become effective upon posting of the revised policy on the Website. By continuing to use the Website following such changes, you will be deemed to have agreed to such changes.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or other conditions of use of the FreelanceLaw website, please contact us at: info@freelancelaw.com.