Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how and when Open Law Lab collects, uses and shares users’ information when they use our services. When using any of our Services the user consents to the collection, transfer, manipulation, storage, disclosure and other uses of their information as described in this Privacy Policy. Irrespective of which country the user resides in or supplies information from, the user authorizes Open Law Lab to use their information in the United States and any other country where we operate.

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at mail@openlawlab.com.

Public areas

Certain areas of the Open Law Lab site contain information supplied by users. Open Law Lab is not responsible for comments, advice, information, or any other posting made by visitors or others in these areas.

Open Law Lab reserves the right to review materials posted in any public areas and to delete or edit them, for any reason, at any time.

The information we collect

This site collects information about users who choose to register with the site, post comments, or participate in the forums.  This information includes users’ email address, name, website, and biography. It is stored according to industry standards for security.

It also collects anonymous information about all users who visit this site, which is stored in the aggregate and is not personally identifying.

Why we collect it

Our intention is always to gather only the information needed to serve users better and never to gather information without their knowledge. We aim to provide users with a level of privacy they would reasonably expect in the normal “offline” world.

Anonymous information about our users as a group is collected mostly through standard analysis of our Web-server log files. We use this information to closely monitor which areas of the site are used most and to determine which areas we need to focus on improving. This information is used exclusively by Open Law Lab in aggregate form so that we may continue to improve the value of the services and information on the Web site for our members as a whole.

Third-party use of this information

Open Law Lab may use the information its users provide about themselves to fulfill their requests for products, programs and services, and to respond to their inquiries about offerings. We will never use this information to sell or offer third parties’ products to users.

We sometimes use the information to communicate with users, such as to notify them when we make changes to subscriber agreements, to fulfill a request by them for an online newsletter, or to contact them about their account with us.

We will disclose the information we maintain when required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request.

Sensitive Information

Open Law Lab does not request any sensitive information from its users.  If users choose to provide any sensitive information in comments, profiles, or forum entries, they do so at their own risk.  Open Law Lab will not sell any data that its users provide.

Third Party Advertising

Open Law Lab does not serve any advertisements, and does not contract with third parties to serve any advertisements.

Our Policy Towards Children

Our Services are not directed to persons under 13. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us at mail@openlawlab.com. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the child’s account. You can find additional resources for parents and teens here.

Cookies In Use on This Site

Cookies and how they Benefit You

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Save you having to login every time you visit the site
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

More about our Cookies

Website Function Cookies

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Determining if you are logged in or not
  • Allowing you to add comments to our site

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Third party functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies:

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily share our content on Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.

Cookies are set by:

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites

It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on March 22, 2013.

If you have questions, please reach out to us at this email address: mail@openlawlab.com