eDiscoveryJournal, LLC considers the privacy of its readers to be of utmost importance and works to protect it. We have adopted information management guidelines that define our reader and advertiser relationships. We strive to make sure we only collect personally identifying and anonymous information when absolutely necessary and do so only to ensure the optimal user experience possible. We take extensive efforts to protect all information from misuse. Our full policy is below:
eDiscoveryJournal Collects and Tracks Both Personally Identifying Information and Anonymous Information
Personally Identifying Information
When you sign-up to receive free eDiscoveryJournal e-mail information newsletters, we require that you supply your name and e-mail address. We may also require demographic information (e.g., whether you are an attorney and for what type of entity you work).
eDiscoveryJournal takes the privacy of its readers and sponsors seriously. You have the ability to control how we use your personally identifying information by telling us if you wish to opt-out of certain uses of your information, as described in greater detail in the “Opting Out” provision below.
eDiscoveryJournal may, on occasion, choose to share personally identifying information collected about subscribers with select third parties whose products or services we feel may be of interest to you. Many of our subscribers find these e-mail promotions valuable, whether they are shopping for merchandise, taking advantage of a special offer, or purchasing unique services.
Personal information about you as an individual subscriber or registrant may be shared in the following instances:
eDiscoveryJournal may release information if it is required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) comply with the law or comply with legal process served on eDiscoveryJournal; and (2) protect and defend the legitimate business interests, rights or property of eDiscoveryJournal, its users, advertisers, customers, sponsors, advertisers or affiliates.
eDiscoveryJournal may on occasion use third-party vendors to assist it in performing its business functions, such as mailing statements to subscribers, editing user lists, processing data and payments, and providing customer service. Personal information may be shared with these businesses or individuals to allow them to perform their assigned functions, but is limited to that information needed to perform the assigned function, and may not be used for any other purpose.
Should eDiscoveryJournal undergo a sales, merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of substantial assets, reorganization or liquidation, eDiscoveryJournal’s accumulated customer information will be treated as an asset and, like other business assets, subject to transfer to or acquisition by a third party.
Upon your request, eDiscoveryJournal will provide you with its record of the personal information you gave us at registration. For security reasons, this information will only be sent to the e-mail address on file for the subscriber ID associated with it.
If you send eDiscoveryJournal personal correspondence, such as e-mails or letters, or if other users or third parties send correspondence to eDiscoveryJournal about your activities or postings on the Web site, eDiscoveryJournal may collect such information into a file specific to you. All submissions become property of eDiscoveryJournal.
eDiscoveryJournal may also gather anonymous information, which may be used by eDiscoveryJournal or shared with third parties. This information does not personally identify you but may be helpful for improving the services we offer. Generally this information is collected through “traffic data” and may entail the use of “cookies,” “IP addresses,” or other numeric codes used to identify a computer. (“Cookies” give users a special, random ID that are small text files, which are stored on the hard drive of a user’s computer. )
eDiscoveryJournal also logs IP addresses for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. (Your IP address indicates the location of your computer on the Internet.) eDiscoveryJournal does not log IP addresses to track your session, nor do we link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable.
eDiscoveryJournal also shares the information it gathers in a compiled format with advertisers and other partners. The compiled format does not include personally identifying information.
eDiscoveryJournal may perform statistical analyses of user behavior in order to measure interest in the various areas of our site (for product development purposes) and to inform advertisers as to how many consumers have seen or “clicked” their advertising banners. eDiscoveryWeek also uses demographic information to allow advertising banners on the Web site to be targeted to the readers for whom they are most pertinent. This means that readers will see advertising that is most likely to interest them, and advertisers send their messages to people who are most likely to be receptive, improving both the user’s experience and the effectiveness of the ads. In this statistical analyses and banner advertisement targeting, we will disclose information to third parties only in aggregate form, with no personally identifiable information.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to protect the information we collect online.
eDiscoveryJournal may utilize the contact information you provided at registration, such as your telephone number and e-mail address, to contact you regarding account status, changes to the subscriber agreement, and to confirm registration.
Using the contact information and e-mail addresses provided at registration, eDiscoveryJournal periodically sends promotional messages to its users about services offered by eDiscoveryJournal and/or third-party sponsors and notifies users of new features or changes that may be made to these services. If you prefer not to receive promotional e-mails from eDisocoveryJournal, please select the “opt-out” link at the bottom of the email.
eDiscoveryJournal is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of Web sites to which it may link. This policy applies solely to information collected by eDiscoveryJournal.
The Web site is directed to adults and not directed to children under the age of 13. eDiscoveryJournal asks that minors not submit any personal information to us. eDiscoveryJournal complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and does not permit registration by and will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under 13.
All users, including those users who access the Web site from a country other than the U.S., agree that the laws of the State of New York shall govern any dispute, including those arising from eDiscoveryJournal’s use of personal information or otherwise relating to privacy.