Our Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy of Legal Bay, LLC

Effective Date: December 22nd, 2023

Legal Bay, LLC (“Legal Bay,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) acknowledges the importance of privacy and the sensitivity of personal information. As a data controller and processor, we are committed to adhering to the highest standards of data protection and privacy in accordance with applicable data protection laws and regulations. This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) delineates the modalities and frameworks through which we collect, use, process, store, and disclose personal data obtained from individuals (“you” or “your”) during interactions with our digital properties and services.

Scope and Application of This Policy

This Policy applies to the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data in the following contexts:

  1. Digital Interactions
  • Websites: This Policy governs the collection of personal data when you visit and engage with our websites, legal-bay.com and lawsuitssettlementfunding.com (collectively, the “Websites”).
  • Electronic Communications: This includes any personal data that we collect through email, text messages, and other forms of electronic communication between you and the Websites.
  • Mobile and Desktop Applications: The Policy extends to personal data collected through mobile and desktop applications that you may download from our Websites, facilitating dedicated non-browser-based interaction between you and the Websites.
  1. Third-Party Interactions
  • External Advertising and Applications: This Policy applies to your interactions with our advertising and applications on third-party websites and services, particularly when these external platforms include links to this Policy.

Exclusions from the Policy

The following scenarios fall outside the purview of this Policy:

  • Offline Data Collection: Any personal data collected offline by Legal Bay or through any other means not encompassing our digital interfaces, including but not limited to physical forms or correspondence.
  • Third-Party Websites and Services: Personal data collected by any third party, including through applications, content, or advertising that may link to, or be accessible from, the Websites. This exclusion pertains to any other website operated by Legal Bay or any third party not governed by this Policy.

Legal Foundation and Principles

In adherence to legal and regulatory obligations, Legal Bay commits to the following principles in the management of personal data:

  • Lawfulness, Fairness, and Transparency: Processing of personal data in a lawful, fair, and transparent manner.
  • Purpose Limitation: Collection of personal data for specified, explicit, and legitimate purposes, not further processed in a manner incompatible with those purposes.
  • Data Minimization: Ensuring that personal data are adequate, relevant, and limited to what is necessary concerning the purposes for which they are processed.
  • Accuracy: Maintenance of accurate and up-to-date personal data, erasing or rectifying inaccurate data without delay.
  • Storage Limitation: Retention of personal data in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed.
  • Integrity and Confidentiality: Processing of personal data in a manner ensuring appropriate security, including protection against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction, or damage, using appropriate technical or organizational measures.

Article 1: Data Collection Practices

Section 1.1: Categories of Personal Data Collected

In the regular course of our business, Legal Bay, LLC (“Legal Bay,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) engages in the systematic collection and processing of various categories of information from users of our Websites. This data includes, but is not limited to:

  • Personally Identifiable Information (PII): This refers to any information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. It includes, without limitation, your name, postal address, email address, telephone number, and any other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline.
  • Technical and Usage Data: This encompasses information about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Websites, and details pertaining to your interactions with our Websites, such as usage frequency, pages visited, and search queries.

Section 1.2: Methods of Data Collection

Legal Bay employs various methods for collecting data, which include:

  • Direct Collection: We obtain data directly from you when you provide it to us. This may occur through your interactions with our Websites, such as filling out forms, registering for services, subscribing to newsletters, or requesting further services or information.
  • Automated Data Collection: As you navigate through our Websites, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns. This includes:
    • Usage Details: Records of your interactions with our Websites, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data.
    • IP Addresses: Automatically collected data about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.
    • Cookies and Similar Technologies: The use of cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies to collect information about your browsing activities and preferences.
  • Third-Party Data Sources: We may receive data about you from third-party sources, such as business partners, subcontractors in technical, payment, and delivery services, analytics providers, and credit reference agencies.

Section 1.3: Legal Basis for Processing

The processing of your personal data by Legal Bay is underpinned by the following legal bases:

  • Consent: Where you have given clear consent for us to process your personal data for a specific purpose.
  • Contractual Necessity: The processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party, or to take steps at your request before entering into such a contract.
  • Legal Obligation: The processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which Legal Bay is subject.
  • Legitimate Interests: The processing is necessary for the purposes of legitimate interests pursued by Legal Bay or a third party, provided your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.

Article 2: Utilization of Collected Information

Legal Bay, LLC (“Legal Bay,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) engages in the processing and utilization of collected personal data for multiple purposes, in accordance with the provisions of applicable data protection legislation. The usage of such information includes, but is not limited to, the following activities:

Section 2.1: Provision and Personalization of Services

  • Website Presentation: Utilizing the collected information to display the Websites and their content effectively to you, and to personalize your experience by tailoring content according to your preferences.
  • Service Provision: Employing the information to provide you with the requested information, products, or services. This includes processing transactions, fulfilling orders, and administering services.
  • Purpose Specification: Utilizing information for the specific purpose for which it was provided, as communicated at the point of collection.

Section 2.2: Communication and Contractual Obligations

  • Account Management: Sending notices related to your account or subscription, including notifications of expiration, renewal, and changes in terms or conditions.
  • Contractual Compliance: Employing the information to fulfill our contractual obligations and enforce our rights arising from any agreements entered into between you and us, including billing, collection, and other transactional purposes.
  • Service Changes Notification: Communicating changes or updates to our Websites, products, or services, including any material modifications to this Privacy Policy.

Section 2.3: Enhanced User Interaction

  • Interactive Features: Facilitating your participation in interactive features, forums, or feedback mechanisms on our Websites, aiming to improve user engagement and service quality.
  • Customized Communication: Processing information in other manners as explicitly described at the point of collection within our Websites.

Section 2.4: Consent-Based Processing

  • Consensual Use: Engaging in data processing activities for any other purpose based upon your explicit consent, which may be withdrawn by you at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice.

Section 2.5: Legal and Regulatory Compliance

  • Compliance with Laws: Using the collected information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements as per the prevailing legal and regulatory framework.

Section 2.6: Legitimate Interests

  • Pursuit of Legitimate Interests: Processing information based on the legitimate interests of Legal Bay, provided that such interests are not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. This includes but is not limited to data analysis, audits, fraud monitoring and prevention, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns, and operating and expanding our business activities.

Article 3: Disclosure of Personal Information

Legal Bay, LLC (“Legal Bay,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) recognizes the importance of safeguarding personal information and adheres to stringent protocols in the disclosure of such information. The disclosure practices encompass both non-identifiable aggregated data and personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) as described below:

Section 3.1: Non-Personal Aggregate Information

  • General Disclosure: We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and other information that does not personally identify any individual, to various parties for business, analytical, marketing, or other purposes, without restriction.

Section 3.2: Personal Information Disclosure.

  • Business Support Partners: We may disclose personal information to contractors, service providers, and other third parties who provide essential services to support our business operations. These may include but are not limited to, data analysis, payment processing, information technology, and related infrastructure provision, customer service, email delivery, and auditing services.
  • Corporate Transactions: In the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or sale or transfer of some or all of Legal Bay’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, we may transfer the personal information we have collected to the relevant buyer or successor entity.
  • Purpose-Oriented Disclosure: Personal information may be disclosed to fulfill the specific purposes for which you have provided it. This includes sharing information for the execution of the contract we have with you or to provide a requested service.

Section 3.3: Legal and Compliance Obligations

  • Legal Process Compliance: We may disclose personal information to comply with a court order, law, legal process, or to respond to governmental or regulatory requests.
  • Contractual Enforcement: Your personal information may be disclosed to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements, including for billing and collection purposes.
  • Protection of Rights and Safety: We reserve the right to disclose personal information if we believe it is necessary to protect the rights, property, or safety of Legal Bay, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Section 3.4: Data Transfer in Cross-Border Transactions

  • International Transfers: In the course of our international operations, personal information may be transferred to, and processed in, countries other than the country in which the information was originally collected. These countries may have data protection laws that are different from the laws of your home country. In such cases, we will take measures to ensure that any such transfers comply with applicable data protection laws and that your personal information remains protected to the standards described in this policy.

Article 4: Data Security Measures and Protocols

Legal Bay, LLC (“Legal Bay,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) recognizes the critical importance of safeguarding the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your personal information. In alignment with this commitment, we have instituted a robust framework of data security measures and protocols.

Section 4.1: Implementation of Security Measures

  • Security Controls: We have deployed a comprehensive array of security measures designed to prevent the accidental loss of, and to safeguard your personal information from, unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. These measures encompass, but are not limited to, advanced encryption technology, secure data storage systems, and stringent access controls.
  • Continuous Monitoring and Enhancement: Our security protocols are continuously monitored and periodically enhanced to reflect technological advancements and evolving security threats.

Section 4.2: Limitations of Online Data Transmission

  • Transmission Risks: We acknowledge that the transmission of information via the internet inherently involves security risks. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, the absolute security of data transmitted to our Websites cannot be unconditionally guaranteed.
  • User Responsibility: The transmission of personal information over the internet is done at your own risk. We advise users to exercise caution and adopt best practices in personal data security, particularly when transmitting such data over the internet.

Section 4.3: Disclaimer of Liability

  • Circumvention of Security Measures: Legal Bay shall not be held liable for any circumvention of privacy settings or security measures deployed on our Websites. While we prioritize the security of your data, we cannot assure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and such transmissions are made at your own risk.
  • Notification of Breach: In the unlikely event of a data breach, we will endeavor to notify affected individuals in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, and take immediate steps to mitigate any potential harm.

Section 4.4: User Participation in Data Security

  • Secure Password Practices: We encourage users to adopt robust password practices, including regular updates and the use of complex password combinations, to enhance the security of their accounts.
  • Vigilance Against Unauthorized Access: Users are advised to be vigilant against unauthorized access to their personal information and to immediately report any suspicious activities or security breaches to us.

Article 5: Amendments and Revisions to the Privacy Policy

Legal Bay, LLC (“Legal Bay,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) recognizes the dynamic nature of data privacy laws and digital technologies, and accordingly, we maintain the right to amend or update this Privacy Policy periodically.

Section 5.1: Notification of Policy Changes

  • Public Posting of Changes: Any revisions or modifications made to this Privacy Policy will be posted on this page of our Websites. We commit to maintaining transparency regarding any changes in how we treat our users’ personal information.
  • Material Changes: In the event of any material changes to the ways in which we handle personal information, we will endeavor to provide a conspicuous notification on the homepage of our Websites. This is to ensure that our users are always aware of the information we collect, how it is used, and under what circumstances, if any, it is disclosed.

Section 5.2: User Responsibility

  • Review of Policy: Users of our Websites bear the responsibility of periodically reviewing this Privacy Policy to stay informed of any updates or changes. We encourage users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are protecting the personal information we collect.
  • Accurate Contact Information: It is incumbent upon you, as a user, to ensure that we have an up-to-date, active, and deliverable email address for you. This enables us to provide you with any notices concerning your personal information or changes to this policy.

Section 5.3: Effective Date and Policy Version

  • Last Revision Date: The date upon which the latest revision of this Privacy Policy was made effective will be clearly identified at the top of the policy document.
  • Version Control: The version number or other identifiers may be assigned to the Privacy Policy to ease tracking of changes and revisions over time.

Section 5.4: Continued Acceptance of Policy

  • Consent to Revised Terms: Your continued use of the Websites after the date of such changes constitutes your acceptance of, and agreement to be bound by, the terms of the revised Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the changes, your sole recourse is to cease using the Websites and our services.
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