Law for Startups Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting Law for Startups (“we,” “us,” or “our,” as the context provides), via our website located at www.lawforstartups.com (our “platform”).

In this Privacy Policy (our “privacy policy”), we seek to describe our privacy practices in the most comprehensible way possible. That includes what type of information we collect, how we protect your privacy when we collect your personal information through use of our website, how we use that information, and what rights you have in relation to any information we’ve collected about you. As used in this privacy policy, the term “personal information” means information that identifies you personally, alone, or in combination with other information available to us.

As startup lawyers, who sometimes necessarily cross into the privacy law space, we know there are some wild privacy practices on the internet. While it is our policy to comply with all applicable privacy and data protection laws, we also believe in only collecting and using data as necessary to provide our services (which does not include selling your data to third parties).

We are committed to protecting your personal information and your right to privacy. If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy, or our practices with regards to your personal information, please contact us at: hello@lawforstartups.com. If you do not agree with any of our practices as written herein, please discontinue use of our website and our services.

Your Consent

By visiting our website and/or providing any personal information to us, you are consenting to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information as described in this privacy policy.  If you do not consent to these terms (and any applicable country to state specific privacy statements), please do not use our website, our services, contact us, or submit any information over any of our online forms.

Please read this privacy policy carefully as it will help you make an informed decision about sharing your personal information with us.

Table of Contents:

  1.    What Information We Collect.
  2.    How We Use Your Information.
  3.    Who We Share Your Information With.
  4.    We Use Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies.
  5.    How Long We Keep Your Information.
  6.    How We Keep Your Information Safe.
  7.    Rights to Residents of European Economic Area.
  8.    Rights of Residents of California
  9.    Updates to This Privacy Policy.
  10.   How You Can Contact Us About This Privacy Policy.

Limitation on the Collection, Use, and Disclosure of Personal Information

To the extent possible, and as required by applicable law, whenever we collect personal information, we will:

  • Provide timely and appropriate notice to you about our data practices.
  • Collect, use, disclose, and transfer your personal information only with your consent, which may be express or implied, depending on the sensitivity of the personal information, legal requirements, and other factors.
  • Collect your personal information only for specific, limited purposes. The information we collect will be relevant, adequate, and not excessive for the purpose for which it was collected.
  • Process your personal information in a manner consistent with the purposes for which it was originally collected or to which you have subsequently consented.
  • Take commercially reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is reliable for its intended use, accurate, complete, and where necessary, kept up-to-date.

1.  What Information We Collect.

Personal Information You Voluntarily Disclose to Us.  We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us such as your first name, last name, home address, business address, email address, job title, company details, and payment information (if and as applicable).

This information is provided by you voluntarily when you purchase our products or services, subscribe to our email list, participate in activities on our website or social media, or communicate with us online.

The personal information we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and our website, the choices you make, and the products, services, of features you use.

(example) Your Name and Contact Information.  We may collect your first name, last name, email address, phone number, and similar contact information, as applicable.

(example) Payment Information.  We will collect data necessary to process your payment if you make a purchase, such as your credit card number, and the expiration date and security code assocated with your card. All payment data is stored by our third party payment processor. You should review the payment processor’s privacy policy and contact the payment processor directly if you have any questions about their practices.  All personal information you provide us must be accurate, complete, and up-to-date. You must notify us of any changes to your personal information. 

Information Automatically Collected Some information, such as IP address and/or browser and device characteristics are automatically collected when you visit our website. None of this information identifies you personally.  The exact information we automatically collect depends on your web browser settings. We use this information to understand who visits our website and from where in order to best serve you by improving our website, products and services. 

Information Collected From Third Parties. We may collect limited data from public databases, marketing partners, and other third parties.

2.  How We Use Your Information.

We process your information for purposes which are based on our legitimate business interests (our “business purposes”), the fulfillment of our contract with you (our “contractual purposes”), and in compliance with our legal obligations (our “legal purposes”).

We use the information that you voluntarily provide us, that we automatically collect, or that we obtain from third parties to:

Send You Marketing and Promotional Communications.  We may use the personal information you share with us for marketing purposes, if this is allowed by your marketing preferences. This use has a business purpose.  You can opt-out of our marketing emails at any time.

Send Administrative Information to You.  We may use your personal information to send you communications regarding our products, services, new content releases, and/or to notify you of any material changes to our terms of service or this privacy policy. This use has a business purpose and legal purpose.

Request Your Feedback.  We may use information you’ve provided to us to request feedback and to contact you about your use of our platform. This use has a business purposes.

Enforce Our Terms of Services and this Privacy Policy. We may use your information to ensure your compliance with our Terms of Service and our Privacy Policy. This use has a legal purpose.

Respond to Legal Requests and Prevent Harm. We may inspect your information if we recieve a legal subpoena or other request and must determine how to respond. This use has a legal purpose.

3.  Who We Share Your Information With.

We only share your information with your consent, to comply with laws, to protect your rights, and to fulfill our business obligations.

We do not sell your personal information (regardless of how collected) to mailing list brokers or other third parties.

We may share your personal information with third parties we hire to perform services for us.  Such third parties are required to use the personal information we share with them only to perform the services on our behalf and to treat your personal information as strictly confidential.

We may share your personal information with a third party for the following reasons:

  • Upon your request
  • To comply with a legal requirement or order
  • To investigate a possible crime, such as identity theft
  • In connection with the sale, purchase, merger, reorganization, liquidation or dissolution of Law for Startups

4.  We Use Cookies.

We use cookies and other tracking technologies to collect and store your information. We may obtain information about you by installing a “tag” on your computer’s hard drive. This tag is known as a “cookie.”  Our platform uses “sessions cookies.” Session cookies are used to tag your computer with computer-generated, unique identifier when you access our platform. A session cookie does not identify you personally and expires after you close your browser. We use sessions cookies to collect statistical information about the ways in which visitors use our platform, which pages are visited, which links are used, and how long users stay on each page. We analyze this information in statistical form to better understand our user’s interests and needs and to improve the content and functionality of our platform. 

5.  How Long We Keep Your Information.

We keep your information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless otherwise required by law.  We retain your personal information as long as necessary to provide the services, products, and/or information you ordered or requested from us or as permitted by applicable law. We respond to all requests we receive from individuals who wish to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve the right to retain any information that we deem necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and to enforce our policies. 

6.  How We Keep Your Information Safe.

We protect your personal information through a system of organizational and technical security measures.  Your personal information is generally stored in databases maintained by our service providers. Most of these databases are stored on servers located in the United States. To the extent required by law, if your personal information will be transferred to another country, an appropriate notice will be provided. We maintain reasonable safegaurds to protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of your personal information. For example, we use secure socket layer (SSL) technology to transfer personal information over the Internet. Although we use security measures to protect your personal information against unauthorized disclosure, misue or alteration, all computer networks linked to the Internet are subject to certain risks, and we cannot guarantee the security of information provided over the Internet and will not be responsible for breaches of security beyond our reasonable control. 

7.  Rights of Residents of European Economic Area.

If you are a resident of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain rights that you greater access to and control over your personal information. If you are a resident of the EEA, you may: 

  • Access, correct, update, or request deletion of your personal information at any time. 
  • Object to the processing of your personal information, ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information, or request the portability of your personal information. 
  • Opt-out of marketing communications we send you at any time. You may exercise this right by clicking on the “unsubscribe” or “opt-out” link in the marketing emails we send to you. 
  • Withdraw your consent to the collection and/or processing of your personal information at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent. 
  • Complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority. 

8.  Rights of California Residents.

If you are a California resident, you may have certain rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act regarding your personal information. If you are a California resident, you may have the right to:

  • Request the specific pieces of personal information we collected about you, the categories of personal information we collected, the categories of sources we used to collect your personal information, and the business/commercial purposes for which such information was collected.
  • Request the categories of third parties with whom your personal information is sold or transferred, the categories of personal information that has been disclosed for a “business purposes” (transferred, but not in a sale), and the categories of “third parties” with whom each type of personal information was transferred.
  • Request, on legitimate grounds, the deletion of your personal information that we collected.
  • Have someoen you authorize to make such requests on your behalf.
  • Not be discrimated against for exercising any of your rights set forth herein.

9.  Updates to this Policy.

We may make updates to this policy for our legitimate business purposes and as necessary to stay compliant with relevant laws. We reserve the right to change, modify, add, or remove any portion of this policy, in whole or in part, at any time. Any changes to this policy will be effective when posted and the date of the more recent update will be set forth at the beginning of this policy. You agree to review this policy periodically so that you are aware of any changes. Your continued use of our platform after any changes to this policy have been made will be considered your acceptance of those changes.

10.  You Can Contact Us About Our Privacy Policy.

To exercise any of your privacy rights set forth in this policy or to opt-out of any marketing communications we’ve sent to you, you may email us at:

hello@lawforstartups.com