We encourage you to periodically review this statement as it may change at any time at our sole discretion.
LIGHTNING LAW TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Effective: March 23, 2022
We encourage you to periodically review this statement as it may change at any time at our sole discretion.
BY USING THIS WEBSITE (OR GIVING CONSENT FOR YOUR MINOR CHILD TO DO SO) YOU GIVE YOUR CONSENT THAT ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU (OR YOUR CHILD) SUBMIT, OR THAT IS SUBMITTED TO OUR WEBSITE FOR OR ABOUT YOU (OR YOUR CHILD) BY OTHERS, MAY BE USED, PROCESSED, AND DISCLOSED IN THE MANNER AND FOR THE BUSINESS PURPOSES DESCRIBED IN THE LIGHTNING LAW POLICIES. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE.
Purpose. Lightning Law provides a secure and efficient online service where users can conduct and record certain legal proceedings, including attorney client meetings, depositions, mediations, hearings and trials, organize legal information and exhibits, identify and engage attorneys, mediators, court reporters and expert witnesses, purchase transcripts and recordings of legal proceedings, and connect with lawyers with specific expertise.
Types of Information We Collect. In order to provide the content, features, services, and software through our Website and provide the products and services you have requested from us, we collect several types of information about our users.
Personal Information. We collect personal information that lets us know specifics about your identity. We collect contact information and other personally identifiable information from you and others when you engage in certain activities on this Website. Examples include your first and last name, email address, mailing address, signature, bar number, information about your education, employer, job title, telephone and facsimile numbers, an audio-visual recording of you, your photograph or image, and other identifying information. The following list includes the most common ways you provide personal information about yourself or others to us:
· Set up a user account on our Website
· Schedule a meeting, deposition or mediation or other proceeding and invite participants.
· Participate in a meeting, mediation, deposition or other proceeding
· Offer to sell or buy transcripts through our Website
· Upload exhibits or other documents
· Use the audio-video and/or recording features
· Create a professional profile on our Website
· Send us email or communicate with customer support
Children’s Personal Information. We may collect only that personal information from a minor child under 18 years of age as is required to permit a child to participate in a deposition through our Website, but we do not knowingly permit collection of such information without the prior consent of the child’s parent and/or guardian consistent with the requirements of COPPA.
Non-Personal Information. When you interact with us, we may also collect certain information that does not identify you individually, and our servers may automatically keep an activity log of your use of our Website (the “Non-Personal Information”).
Source IP Address and Account Data. We collect and store your device’s IP address, which may disclose the physical location of your device when you access our Website and we may also store other information we learn about you associated with your account.
How We Use Personal Information.
Consistent with Your Intent. We collect, use, process, and disclose personal information, much of which is considered personally identifiable information, only with the understanding that by using our Website you intend to and have agreed to use our Website to intentionally interact with third parties, and that you direct us and such third parties to intentionally disclose your personal information for the business and commercial purposes described in the Lighting Law Policies and/or available through our Website. We use and
process personal information so that we can offer, tailor, and deliver content, features, services, and software through our Website consistent with our business purpose.
For example, when you agree to give testimony in a mediation or deposition through our Website, you will be required to provide various types of personal information both in order to use our Website’s secure audio-video service and in the course of giving your deposition or participating in a mediation through our Website. The only way we can provide the services and products that we offer to our customers and that you have requested of us, is if you:
(a) voluntarily provide it to us, (b) direct us to intentionally disclose your personal information to certain third parties, including any court reporters, mediators, witnesses, and/or lawyers associated with the meeting or proceeding and (c) use our Website to intentionally interact with such third parties. If this is not your intent, we cannot provide our services to you and you should not use our Website.
Our Website. Generally, we use personal information we learn from and about you to permit us to provide the content, features, services, and software through our Website and to continually improve your experience. For example, we may use your personal and non-personal information in the following ways:
· Provide verified and secure access to users to participate in legal proceedings
· Permit you to provide Submitted Content to our Website
· Record your likeness and voice
· Disclose it to third parties who also participate in such legal proceedings
· Facilitate the offer and sale of transcripts by court reporters
· Facilitate the matching of attorneys and clients, court reporters and mediators
· Gather and use statistical mediation information
· Gather and use statistical case information
· Gather anonymous information about case activities in a jurisdiction
· Communicate with you about your account and use of our Website, and to provide user support
· Personalize content and experiences on our Website, including providing reports, recommendations, and tailored services
· Optimize or improve our content, features, services, and software Diagnose issues with our Website or the servers we use
· Detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our Lightning Law Policies
· Perform user statistical, demographic, and marketing analyses
Recordings. We may make video and audio recordings of legal proceedings conducted through our Website, which may be available for purchase through our Website. By using or participating in the recording features or services offered through our Website, you consent to being recorded and to our collection, use, processing, and/or sale of any and all of your personal information captured by and/or contained in such recordings, consistent with our business purposes and the Lightning Law Policies. Except to provide our services, we do not monitor, access, watch, or use any recordings or transcripts unless a user requests us to, for example, to provide technical support, to ensure compliance with the Lightning Law Policies or as required by law.
Marketing; Communications. We may, from time to time, use your personal information to send you messages through our Website or by email regarding new content, features, services, and software which may be of interest to you. If you do not want to receive information about new content, features, services, or software from us, you can “opt-out” by changing the permissions in your user account profile to stop receiving such offers. Even if you opt out of receiving such offers, when you access or use our Website, or send an email,
message, or other communication to us electronically, you consent to receive communications from us electronically by any means, including by notices or messages through or posted on our Website.
We Do Not Sell Your Personal information. We do not allow marketing companies, advertisers, or similar companies to access personal information in exchange for payment. Users are permitted to market their services on our Website, using its content, features, services, and software, but we prohibit users from using any personal information they learn through our Website to advertise or promote their services directly or outside of our Website.
Disclosure. Consistent with our business purpose and the Lightning Law Policies, we use, process, disclose, and make available for purchase on our Website, content, features, services, and software that may contain or rely upon the personal information of users. However, third parties who obtain or to whom we disclose the personal information of our users are not permitted to use it for their own commercial purposes, except for those purposes that users agree to and intend (including the generation and sale of transcripts by court reporters) by using our Website.
In no event will we sell or rent your personal information as part of a customer list.
Other Website Users. When using our Website’s content, features, services, and software, other users may receive your personal information to contact or interact with you for reasons consistent with our business purpose and the Lightning Law Policies. For example, other users will receive your name and email address, which may be provided by you or by another user on your behalf, to invite you to participate in a legal proceeding through our Website and/or to provide access to documents, exhibits, or transcripts to you. Other users may also receive your personal information (such as participant names and contact information) when they generate reports for themselves using our Website or when they access your public profile on our Website.
Other Participants. When you participate in a legal proceeding through our Website, your name, likeness, audio-visual representation (which may also be recorded), and all personal information you provide or that is disclosed about you in the legal proceeding will be processed and disclosed to other participants in the legal proceeding, including to court reporters, mediators, witnesses, and attorneys with access to the legal proceeding on our Website. For example, when you participate in a deposition, your name will appear on the participant list, when your audio is turned on your voice and the things you say will be heard by other participants, and when your video camera is on, your image will be visible to other participants. If you participate in a recorded legal proceeding, then your name and all personal information you provide during such legal proceeding will be disclosed to those other persons in the legal proceeding as well as to other attorneys and/or persons they provide the recording to. This also means that all documents provided during a legal proceeding, including any exhibits which may contain your personal information will also be disclosed to the other participants and to those additional persons to whom participants provide access to the transcripts, recordings, and/or related documents and exhibits, as applicable.
Court Reporters. A court reporter receives and uses personal information provided through our Website to generate transcripts of the legal proceeding, which the court reporter may sell through our Website to other users associated with the legal proceeding. Court reporters may transfer such transcripts to Lightning Law, and we may store and facilitate the disclosure, sale and/or transfer of transcripts to purchasers who may download them from our Website for a fee paid to the court reporter and to us.
Mediators. A mediator receives and uses personal information provided through our Website to generate a mediation and where applicable a mediation report.
Enforcement. We may disclose your personal information to appropriate governmental authorities in response to a court order, subpoena, other legal process, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation, which may include disclosing the jurisdiction where you are located or from where you have accessed our Website. We intend to fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith suspect may be illegal. We may also disclose your personal information when reasonably necessary to preserve, exercise, and/or defend our legal rights.
Advertisers and Sponsors. We may disclose Non-Personal Information about user purchases, sales, traffic patterns, and/or related Website information to third party advertisers, but such information does not include any personal information from our users.
Transfer and Storage; Duration. We receive content and personal information from wherever users are located around the world. We transfer and store your content and personal information in the United States or any other country in which we, or our affiliates or Service Providers maintain facilities. We may transfer personal information across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world, which means we may transfer personal information to a country or jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction. By using our Website, or providing Submitted Content (including personal information), you consent to the transfer to and storage of your personal information in the United States and any other jurisdiction in which we, our affiliates or Service Providers maintain facilities. In certain limited circumstances, courts, law enforcement agencies, or security authorities in the United States or other jurisdictions may be entitled to access your Submitted Content (including your personal information). We keep personal information for as long as reasonably necessary
for our business purposes and use it only for the purposes for which it was collected, including to comply with any applicable legal or ethical reporting or document retention requirements.
Unfortunately, no information transmission over the Internet or any wireless network, including personal information, can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) the security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information, including personal information, exchanged between you and us through this Website cannot be guaranteed.
We will respond to your requests within 45 days of receipt. If we cannot verify your identity we may not comply with your request. If your request requires extraordinary cost or effort, we reserve the right to charge you a fee for fulfilling such requests.
Contact. You may contact us using any of the methods described at Contact Us.