TYPES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT
The types of personal information we collect will depend on the services you request and, if you are a client, the nature of our representation or your case. The table below describes some of the categories (with non-exhaustive examples) of personal information we may collect about you:
|A. Individual Identifiers and Demographic Information||Contact information, such as name, email address, phone number, mailing address, job title, and organization.
Identifiers, such as client ID, username, IP address, device ID, and other online identifiers that may be collected automatically when you use the Platform.
Demographic information, such as date of birth and general location information like city, state, and geographic area.
|B. Sensitive Personal Information||Government ID numbers, such as Social Security number, driver's license number, passport number, and other identification information.
Financial information, such as financial account numbers, wiring instructions, insurance policy numbers, invoices, and other payment or bank account details.
Medical information, such as doctor's notes, treatment plans, medical conditions, prescription medicines, insurance documentation, doctor visit information, daily symptom reporting, and other records and information.
|C. Geolocation Data||Precise physical location, which we may collect via the App if you consent to that collection through the App.|
|E. Sensory Data||Call recordings, such as our recordings of calls you make to our customer service team.
Other sensory data, such as any audio recordings, photographs, videos, or similar data that may be provided as part of a case file.
|F. Biometric Information||Biometric information, such as facial scans or fingerprint scans if you opt-in to using this information for logging in or authenticating your account on the App.|
|G. Commercial Information||Representation information, such as details about your claim, case, or other legal matter, the distribution of settlement of other payments to you (if applicable).
Account information, such as the username and password you provide when you register for an account and any information stored or transmitted in your account or profile.
Communications, such as when you call or email us, confidential and privileged communications that you may make with our attorneys, and your conversations with our digital chat services.
|H. Internet or Network Activity||Online activity information, such as linking pages, pages or screens viewed, time spent on a page or screen, navigation paths between pages or screens, information about activity on a page or screen, access times, duration of access, and other online activity information.
Device information, such as computer and mobile operating system, operating system type and version number, wireless carrier, manufacturer and model, browser type, screen resolution, general location information such as city, state, or geographic area, and other device information collected automatically.
|I. Professional or Employment-Related Information||Job application information, such as your resume or CV, background check information, references, and other information.
Employment information, such as title, role, employer, employment history, current or past job history, and other professional information.
|J. Education Information||Education records, such as transcripts or education history.|
|K. Inferences Drawn from Personal Information||Profiles reflecting preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, or aptitudes.|
We may collect the categories of personal information described above from the following sources:
We may use third party analytics tools such as Google Analytics in order to better understand your use of our Platform and how we can improve them. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other usage information. For more information regarding how Google collects, uses, and shares your information please visit http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. To prevent data from being used by Google Analytics, you can download the opt-out browser add-on at: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
BLG takes commercially reasonable measures to secure and protect the personal information we collect. Nevertheless, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the absolute security of your personal 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.
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USING THE PLATFORM FROM OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES
We do not knowingly solicit or collect personal information online from children under the age of 16. Please contact us as provided below in the Contact Us section if you believe we may have collected such information.
YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
This section applies only to California residents. It describes how we collect, use, and share personal information of California residents when we act as a “business” as defined under California privacy law, and their rights with respect to their personal information. For purposes of this section, “personal information” has the meaning given under California privacy law but does not include information exempted from the scope of those laws. In some situations we may provide a different privacy notice to certain categories of California residents, whereby that notice will apply instead of this section.
California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our Platform who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, the state of California provides California residents with certain other rights concerning their personal information. This section describes (1) the categories of personal information, collected and disclosed by BLG, subject to California privacy law, (2) your privacy rights under California privacy law, and (3) how to exercise your rights.
Personal Information That We Collect, Use, and Disclose
In accordance with California law, we describe:
BLG must also disclose whether the following categories of personal information are disclosed for a “business purpose” or “valuable consideration” as those terms are defined under California privacy law, which also calls this latter category a “sale.” Note that while a category below may be marked, that does not necessarily mean that we have personal information in that category about you.
In the preceding twelve months, we have disclosed the following categories of personal information in the manner described:
|Category||Personal Information is Disclosed for a Business Purpose||Personal Information is Disclosed for Valuable Consideration|
|A. Individual Identifiers and Demographic Information||Yes||Yes|
|B. Sensitive Personal Information||Yes||No|
|C. Geolocation Data||Yes||No|
|E. Sensory Data||Yes||No|
|F. Biometric Information||Yes||No|
|G. Commercial Information||Yes||No|
|H. Internet or Network Activity||Yes||Yes|
|I. Professional or Employment-Related Information||Yes||No|
|J. Education Information||Yes||No|
|K. Inferences Drawn from Personal Information||Yes||No|
Your Privacy Rights Under California Law
Under California law, subject to certain exceptions, California residents have the following rights with respect to their personal information:
Please note, these rights are not absolute and in some situations we may not be able to respond to your request, such as when a legal exemption applies or if we are not able to verify your identity.
How to Request to Exercise Your California Privacy Rights
If you would like to exercise your rights listed above, please follow the directions below:
While we take measures to ensure that those responsible for receiving and responding to your request are informed of your rights and how to help you exercise those rights, when contacting us to exercise your rights, we ask you to please adhere to the following guidelines:
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal information (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee or decline to comply with your request if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive, or excessive.
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within 45 days of your request. Occasionally it may take us longer than 45 days to respond, for instance if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this situation, we will notify you of the delay, and may continue to update you regarding the progress of our response.
LAST UPDATED: March 25th, 2022