Your privacy and trust are important to us. This Statement explains how the DC Law PLLC (“DC Law PLLC,” “we”, “us” or “our”) collect, handle, store and protect personal information about you in the context of our services. It also provides information about your rights and about how you can contact us if you have questions about how we handle your information.
Who this statement applies to and what it covers
This Statement applies to individuals who use any website, application, including mobile application (“app”), product, software or service of ours that hyperlinks to this Statement (we call these our “Services”).
It does not generally apply to individuals whose personal information forms part of the content included within our products, although you can find further information on that topic here.
DC Law PLLC provides information solutions for professionals and our Services are generally not aimed at children.
Depending on the Service, we may provide additional or different privacy statements or notices for specific interactions you have with us or to highlight how we use your personal information for specific Services. Where we do this, it will be clear which statements apply to which interactions and Services. For example, if you use one of our mobile apps, we provide you a separate notice in relation to a particular data type collected through that app.
Within our Services, there may be links to third-party websites or applications. We are not responsible for the content or privacy compliance of third party websites or applications. You should check those websites or applications for their privacy statements and terms that apply to them.
Children’s Privacy. Our Services are not generally aimed at children. In the limited circumstances where we may collect and use personal information about children, for example to develop an educational resource, we will comply with industry guidelines and applicable laws.
Sources of personal information
We collect personal information about you from your interactions with us and from certain third parties and other sources (such as your employer or the subscriber providing access to our Services or from publicly available sources where permissible).
We obtain personal information from you:
through your interactions with us and our Services, such as, when you purchase or use our Services, register for an event, request information or call us for support (please note that we may record or monitor our telephone calls for compliance and quality assurance purposes)
through your system/device and use of our Services. Our servers, logs and other technologies automatically collect system/device and usage information to help us administer, protect and improve our Services, analyze usage and improve users’ experience
through cookies and similar technologies included on our Services. More information relating to cookies, and how to control their use can be found here and information related to Interest-Based and Mobile Advertising can be found here.
We also collect personal information about you from third parties such as:
- the person(s) arranging for you to access our Services (e.g., your employer or our subscriber) in order to set up a user account
- an organization to which you belong where that organization provides you access to our Services (such as a library providing you access to certain of our Services, like our legal information products)
- partners and service providers who work with us in relation to your Service
- publicly available sources such as public websites, open government databases or other data in the public domain, to help us maintain data accuracy and provide and enhance the Services
- What types of personal information we collect
- The type of personal information we collect depends on how you are interacting with us and which Services you are purchasing or using.
In many cases, you can choose whether or not to provide us with personal information, but if you choose not to, you may not get full functionality from the Services.
The personal information we collect consists of the following:
- Name and contact data, such as, first and last name, email address, postal address, phone number, and other similar contact data
- Account Credentials, such as, passwords and other security information for authentication and access
- User content, such as, communications and files provided by you in relation to your use of the Services
- Payment information, such as, payment card number (credit or debit card), and the security code associated with your payment instrument, if you make a payment
- Device information, such as, information about your device, such as IP address, location or provider
- Usage information and browsing history, such as, information about how you navigate within our Services, your browsing history and which elements of our Services you use the most
- Location data, for Services with location-enhanced features. If we need your consent to collect geo-location data, we will collect this separately
- Demographic information, such as, your country, and preferred language
- CCTV, if you visit us or attend a DC Law PLLC event
How we use personal information
This section includes details of the purposes for which we use personal information and also the different legal grounds upon which we process that personal information. We use personal information to provide and improve Services and for other purposes that are in our legitimate interests, as well as for compliance purposes. Further information is set out below.
Some laws require us to explain our lawful reason for processing your personal information. We process personal information about you on the basis that it is:
necessary for the performance of a contract: where we have a contract with you, we will process your personal information in order to fulfil that contract (i.e., to provide you with Services) in our or a third parties’ legitimate interests: details of those legitimate interests are set out in more detail below (e.g., provision of Services that we are contractually obliged by a third party, such as your employer or our subscriber, to deliver to you) where you give us your consent: we only ask for your consent in relation to specific uses of personal information where we need to and, if we need it, we will collect it separately and make it clear that we are asking for consent for compliance with a legal obligation (e.g., to respond to a court order or a regulator)
You are welcome to contact us for further information on the legal grounds that we rely on in relation to any specific processing of your personal information.