Last Updated: September 13, 2023
“Personal information” as used in this Policy means information that identifies, describes, can be reasonably linked or relates, to a specific natural person. It does not include information that is considered anonymous, aggregated or de-identified by applicable law.1. The Types of Information We Collect
The types of personal information we collect about you depend on your interactions with us. Please see descriptions below.1.1 Information You Provide Us
We collect personal information that you provide to us. For example, we may collect personal information when you contact us, fill out a contact form on our website, or otherwise communicate with us. Depending on the context of your interactions with us, the categories of personal information we may collect from you include:
We may automatically collect and generate information from and about you when you interact with us or our website, which may include the following categories of personal information:
- Device Information: We might automatically collect information pertaining to the device through which you interact with our websites, such as the type of device used, that device’s operating system and version, your browser type.
We may obtain personal information from other sources, such as our clients, employees, or business partners. We may also receive information about you from social media platforms, such as when you interact with us on those platforms. We may collect information about you from publicly available sources, such as public social media profiles, publications, and other websites or materials available through search engines. We may collect the following categories of information from these other sources:
- Unique Identifiers, such as name, telephone number, postal or e-mail address, social media identifiers
- Professional and Educational Information about your occupation and professional activities, such as professional licenses held, employers, business contact information, or information about your education, such as your degrees, fields of study, institutions attended, languages, professional memberships, qualifications, and certifications.
- User Content you post or make available online, such as your social media posts or publications.
- To respond to your inquiries or communications.
- To operate, troubleshoot, and improve our websites.
- To send you newsletters, legal updates, marketing communications, and other information or materials that may interest you.
- To expand and maintain our list of contacts.
- As we believe reasonably necessary or appropriate to comply with our legal obligations, to respond to legal process or requests for information issued by government authorities or other third parties, or to protect your, our, or others’ rights. We may use anonymous, de-identified, or aggregate information that does not reasonably identify you for any purpose, as permitted by applicable law.
LexSource does not sell your personal information, and we have done so in the preceding 12 months. We also do not share personal information that reasonably identifies you with anyone except when we have your permission, are doing so at your direction, as needed to comply with our legal obligations, as permitted by applicable law, or as otherwise described in this policy.
We may also disclose the categories of information we collect to the following categories of recipients in furtherance of the purposes described above:
- Our affiliates: We may share information with our LexSource offices and business entities located in jurisdictions around the world for any of the purposes listed above.
- Our service providers: We may share information with third parties that perform services on our behalf, such as web-hosting companies, mailing vendors, analytics providers, event hosting services, and information technology providers pursuant to your consent, or under a written contract with such service providers for our business purposes.
- Law enforcement, government authorities, or third parties with legal rights: We may share information as may be permitted or required by the laws of any jurisdiction that may apply to us, as provided for under contract, or as we deem reasonably necessary to provide software services. In these circumstances, we endeavor to take reasonable efforts to notify you before we disclose information that may reasonably identify you or your organization, unless prior notice is prohibited by applicable law or is not possible or reasonable in the circumstances.
- Parties in connection with a business transaction: We may share information with service providers, advisors, potential transactional partners, or other third parties in connection with the consideration, negotiation, or completion of a transaction in which we are acquired by or merged with another company or we sell, liquidate, or transfer all or a portion of our assets, as well as any bankruptcy or corporate reorganization.
- We may share anonymous, de-identified, or aggregate information that cannot reasonably identify you with others for any purpose, as permitted by applicable law. Please note that any personal information that you post to a profile, blog, comment section, or forum on our Digital Services or social media pages may be available to other users of those forums or, in some cases, made publicly available.
Our website does not include integrated content or links to content provided by third parties (such as video materials). Consistent with applicable law, we may engage third parties that support the operation of our website, such as analytics providers. These third parties do not track your online activities over time and across different websites and applications.5. Protection and Storage of the Information We Collect
We use commercially reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to comply with legal requirements and to safeguard the information that we collect. This includes, when required or appropriate and feasible, obtaining written assurances from third parties that may access your personal information that they will protect such information with safeguards designed to provide a level of protection equivalent to those adopted by LexSource. However, no information system can be 100% secure. We cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information. Moreover, we are not responsible for the security of information you transmit to us over networks that we do not control, including the Internet and wireless networks.
Our website is controlled and operated by LexSource from the United States. We may store the information we collect in the United States or in other countries where we or our service providers have facilities. We may transfer information to countries outside of your country of residence, including the United States, which may have data protection laws and regulations that differ from those in your country. In these circumstances, the governments, courts, law enforcement, or regulatory agencies of that country may be able to obtain access to your personal information in accordance with local laws.
We retain the information we collect no longer than as reasonably necessary to fulfill the purposes for which we collect the information and to comply with our legal obligations. If you are located in the European Economic Area, the United Kingdom, or Switzerland, please see our GDPR Notice for further information.6. Your Choices and Rights
Marketing Communications. If you no longer wish to receive marketing communications from us, you can let us know by contacting us using the information available in the CONTACT INFORMATION section below. Our digital marketing communications may provide unsubscribe or opt-out mechanisms that allow you to modify your communications preferences. Please note that if you opt-out of marketing communications, we may still contact you with non-promotional communications, such as those about ongoing business relations or administrative messages.
Privacy Rights. Depending on applicable law, you may have certain rights with respect to your personal information, including, for example, the rights to:
- Request access to certain personal information of yours that we process.
- Update or correct your personal information if you believe it is incomplete or inaccurate.
- Erase or delete your personal information, subject to certain exceptions under local law.
- Object to our processing of your personal information or otherwise restrict our processing activities.
- Restrict certain transfers of your personal information to third parties.
- Withdraw your consent to processing, where we base our processing of your personal information on consent.
- Not be denied goods or services for exercising your rights under applicable law.
- Complain to your local supervisory authority. For information relating to the GDPR and the UK GDPR, please see the GDPR Notice.
Pursuant to the CCPA, we are providing the following additional details regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information about California residents:
- Categories of Personal Information Collected: In the preceding 12 months, we have collected the following categories of personal information: identifiers, characteristics of protected classifications under California or U.S. law, professional and employment-related information, education information, commercial information, internet and electronic network activity, and other categories of personal information that relates to or is reasonably capable of being associated with you. For examples of the data points we collect, please see “The Types of Information We Collect”.
- Business or Commercial Purpose for Collecting and Using Data: We have collected the above categories of personal information for the business purposes described in the “The Types of Information We Collect” section.
- Categories of Sources of Personal Information: We may have collected the above categories of personal information directly from you, automatically about your use of the websites, and from third parties, such as clients of our software services, government and public entities, public records, industry research databases, and others. For more detail, please see “The Types of Information We Collect.”
- Categories of Personal Information Disclosed: In the preceding 12 months, we have disclosed the following categories of personal information for business or commercial purposes: identifiers, characteristics of protected classifications under California or U.S. law, professional and employment-related information, education information, commercial information, internet and electronic network activity, and other categories of personal information that relates to or is reasonably capable of being associated with you.
- Categories of Third Parties With Whom We Share Personal Information: We may share your personal information with the third parties as described in the “How We May Share the Information We Collect” section.
- Sale of Personal Information (as defined by the CCPA): We do not sell, and in the preceding 12 months have not sold, the personal information we have collected.
To the extent provided for by law and subject to applicable exceptions, California residents have the following privacy rights in relation to the personal information we collect:
California residents can exercise the above privacy rights by using the methods provided in the CONTACT INFORMATION section below.
Verification: in order to protect your personal information from unauthorized access or deletion, we may ask you to provide additional personal information for verification. If we cannot verify your identity, we will not provide or delete your personal information.
Authorized Agents: you may submit a request to know or a request to delete your personal information through an authorized agent. If you do so, the agent must present signed written permission to act on your behalf and you may also be required to independently verify your identity with us and confirm that you have provided authorization to the agent.California “Shine the Light” Disclosures
Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1798.83(c)(2), California law requires us to inform California residents who have provided us with personal information that they may request information from us about our disclosures to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To request this information, please see the CONTACT INFORMATION section below. In your request, please specify that this is a “California “Shine the Light” Request.” Please allow 60 days for a response.8. Additional Information for Nevada Residents
We may update this Policy periodically, and will revise the date at the top of this Policy to reflect the date when such update occurred. If we make any material changes in the way we collect, use, and/or share the personal information that you have provided, we will endeavor to provide you with notice before such changes take effect, such as by posting prominent notice on the websites.CONTACT INFORMATION
c/o Privacy Officer
155 Gibbs Street
Rockville, MD 20850