Privacy Policy

LitFin Journal LLC (together “LFJ” or “we”), which own and publish Litigation Finance Journal (the “LFJ”), have created this consumer privacy policy statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. The following discloses our practices regarding information collection and use solely for the web site located at https://litigationfinancejournal.com/  (the “Web Site”). By using or accessing or using the Web Site, you signify your agreement to be bound by our Privacy Policy. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE THE WEB SITE.

What kinds of information do we collect?

When you subscribe, we collect your first and last names, your e-mail address, your phone number and your institutional affiliation (the name of the company or firm where you work)  (“Personal Information”).

In addition, we may also collect non-personally identifiable information, such as IP host address, web pages viewed, browser type and other such data (“Non-Personal Information”), and may aggregate that information collected in a way that does not identify any individual.

What do we do with that information?

We use your name and e-mail address to send you the LFJ and may use the phone number to contact you so that we can learn more about readers in the interest of improving the quality, utility and relevance of the LFJ. We also may use your e-mail address to create reports that will show us who is reading what parts of the LFJ and who is clicking on which links that are embedded within it.

We may report the name of the company or firm where you work to investors or advertisers who want to know who is reading the LFJ. If you wish to opt out of our using that information in this way, please send your opt-out request to: jfreund@litigationfinancejournal.com .

We will not sell your Personal Information to any third party that is not affiliated with LFJ without your consent, except in connection with the sale or merger of LFJ or sale or merger of the LFJ.

We do, however, reserve the right to access or disclose Personal Information and non-personal information we gather as required by law or to the extent necessary for us to investigate suspected fraud, harassment or other violations of any law, rule or regulation, or LFJ’s rules or policies.

We may share Non-Personal Information, individually or aggregated, with any number of parties, as long as the information we share does not identify any individuals.

What if I am using the Web Site from outside the United States?

The Web Site is maintained in the United States of America. By using the Web Site from outside the United States, you authorize the export of your Personal Information to the United States, as well as the storage and use of your Personal Information as specified in this policy.

What are cookies and do you use them?

“Cookies” are pieces of information that may be placed on your computer by a web site for the purpose of facilitating and enhancing your communication and interaction with that web site. Many web sites use cookies for these purposes. We may use a cookie that says, in substance, “Remember me on this computer,” so that you only have to log in once no matter how many times you access the Web Site from a single computer. The purpose of this cookie is to make it more convenient for you to use the Web Site. We may use other cookies to customize your visit to the Web Site, to make your visit more convenient in other ways, or to enable us to enhance the Web Site. You may stop or restrict the placement of cookies on your computer or flush them from your browser by adjusting your web browser preferences, in which case you may still use the Web Site, but the removal of the cookies may interfere with some of the Web Site’s functionality. We do not use cookies to automatically retrieve any Personal Information from your computer without your knowledge.

What measures do you take to keep my information secure?

The security of your Personal Information is very important to us. We try to provide for the secure transmission of your information from your computer to our servers by utilizing encryption software. However, due to the inherent open nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and LFJ or information stored on the Web Site or our servers will be free from unauthorized access by third parties such as hackers, and your use of the Web Site demonstrates your assumption of this risk. We have put in place reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect. Only those employees or agents of LFJ who need access to your information in order to perform their duties are authorized to have access to your Personal Information.

What about links to other Web sites?

As a convenience to you, we may provide links to third-party web sites from within the Web Site. LFJ is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of any third-party sites. LFJ SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY FOR INFORMATION ON ANY THIRD-PARTY WEB SITE.

How do you handle communications between me and LFJ?

Any communication or material you transmit to LFJ by electronic mail or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like is, and will be treated as, nonconfidential and nonproprietary. Except to the extent expressly covered by this Privacy Policy, we may use anything you transmit or post for any purpose, including but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast, posting or ranking. Furthermore, you expressly agree that we are free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication you send to us without compensation and for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products and services using such information.

How do I opt out of receiving the LFJ or any communications from LFJ?

Send any unsubscribe or opt-out request to us at  jfreund@litigationfinancejournal.com and we will process your request within ten days. We are not responsible, however, for removing your Personal Information from the lists of any third party to whom we have previously provided such Personal Information in accordance with this policy, such as a business partner.

How will I know if you change this privacy policy?

We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions from this policy at any time. If, however, at any time in the future we plan to use Personal Information in a way that differs from this policy, we will post such changes here and give you the opportunity to opt out of the new or different aspects of the privacy policy. Your continued use of the Web Site following the posting of any changes to this policy means you accept such changes.

Is this privacy policy the only policy that governs my use of the Web Site?

No, we have and may in the future add certain other policies, terms and conditions.

Whom do I contact if I have any questions about this privacy policy?

Contact us at jfreund@litigationfinancejournal.com

Effective Date: This privacy policy is effective and was last updated on May 2, 2018.

The Litigation Finance Journal website uses cookies, tracking pixels and related technologies like AdRoll. Cookies are small data files that are served by our platform and stored on your device. Our site uses cookies dropped by us or third parties for a variety of purposes including to operate and personalize the website. Also, cookies may also be used to track how you use the site to target ads to you on other websites.

We have prepared this Privacy Notice to explain how, why, and when we collect data from you to provide targeted advertising services for our clients.

 

1. About AdRoll’s Services

AdRoll provides targeted advertising services for our advertiser clients (“Advertisers”). When you visit a website operated by an Advertiser or a third party site where we could serve an ad to you, we may collect some or all of the data described in the AdRoll Service Privacy Notice. Our platform uses that data as well as other data described below to help Advertisers provide ads to you that are more relevant to you.

For example, if you visit an Advertiser’s website and shop for running shoes, our Platform (or another platform we work with) may later serve you with targeted ads for the Advertiser’s brand of running shoes as you browse the internet or through other channels, such as emails.

2. What data we collect and how we use it

We may collect the following categories of information for the purposes explained below.

  • Advertiser website activity: This is data about your browsing activity on the Advertiser’s website. For example, which pages you visited and when, and what items you placed into your online shopping cart.
  • Device and browser information: This is technical information about the device or browser you use to access the Advertiser’s website. For example, your device’s IP address, cookie string data and (in the case of mobile devices) your device type and mobile device’s unique identifier such as the Apple IDFA or Android Advertising ID.
  • Ad data: This is data about the online ads we have served (or attempted to serve) to you. It includes things like how many times an ad has been served to you, what page the ad appeared on, and whether you clicked on or otherwise interacted with the ad.
  • Data from Advertising Partners: This is data that we receive from other digital advertising companies that we work with (“Advertising Partners”) to help us deliver ads to you and recognize you across browsers and devices. This may include pseudonymous advertiser identifiers that some Advertisers or other third party ad platforms choose to share with us, such as your “Customer ID” with an Advertiser or an identifier associated with a hashed (not readable) version of your email address. We may work with these Advertising Partners to synchronize their unique, anonymous identifiers to our own to enhance data points about a particular unique browser or device.
  • Email and Postal Addresses from Advertisers: Some Advertisers choose to share actual email addresses and postal addresses about their customers with us, so that (with the help of Advertising Partners) we can help the Advertiser serve targeted ads to customers. Also, we may assist an Advertiser with sending emails to customers (for instance, if the Advertiser is using our SendRoll service). We use the Advertiser’s supplied e-mail and postal addresses for the purpose of assisting that particular Advertiser.
  • Hashed email addresses: If an Advertiser allows, we may collect hashed versions of the emails that are entered on that Advertiser’s site. These hashed emails are used as an additional identifier to help us better target ads for Advertisers, including across multiple devices or browsers.
  • We use this data to help our Advertisers identify and serve ads to you that are more relevant to you. We also use this data to operate, improve and enhance our services including enhancing the data points we or our Advertising Partners have about a particular user, browser, or device, or to target, optimize, cap, or synchronize advertising.

3. Data Sharing

We may disclose information about you:

  • With an Advertiser whose site you have visited: We may share information about how you have interacted with that Advertiser’s site or its Ads.
  • With our service providers: We contract with companies who help with parts of our business operations. We require that our service providers only use your information in connection with the services they perform for us.
  • With service providers to our Advertisers: Our Advertisers may contract with companies who handle data (such as Advertisers’ customer lists) for them.
  • With our subsidiaries and related companies
  • In connection with legal proceedings: When we are under a legal obligation to do so, for example to comply with a binding order of a court, or where disclosure is necessary to exercise, establish or defend the legal rights of AdRoll, our Advertisers or any other third party.
  • In connection with a sale of our business: If a third party acquires some or all of our business or assets, we may disclose your information in connection with the sale.

We also share hashed email addresses (or other identifiers associated with those hashes), technical data that we collect about your browsing habits and your device (such as data relating to our cookies, tracking pixels and similar technologies) with other advertising companies in the digital advertising ecosystem. This enables them and us to better target ads to you.

Finally, we may disclose aggregated, anonymized information with other third parties.

4. Cookies and related technologies

Litigation Finance Journal uses AdRoll.

The AdRoll platform uses cookies, tracking pixels and related technologies to provide our services for Advertisers. Cookies are small data files that are served by our platform and stored on your device. They enable us to identify your device when you move between different websites and applications, so that we can serve targeted advertising to you.

Specifically, the AdRoll cookie we serve through the AdRoll platform for this purpose is named “__adroll”. We may also drop an additional AdRoll opt-out cookie if you opt-out as described below. We may also drop cookies from our Advertising Partners for the purposes described above. The Advertising Partner cookies dropped vary by Advertiser implementation.

5. Your choices and opting-out

We recognize how important your online privacy is to you, so we offer the following options for controlling the targeted ads you receive and how we use your data:

  • You can opt out of receiving targeted ads served by us or on our behalf by clicking on the blue icon that typically appears in the corner of the ads we serve or by clicking here. Please note that, if you delete your cookies or upgrade your browser after having opted out, you will need to opt out again. Further, if you use multiple browsers or devices you will need to execute this opt out on each browser or device. If you opt-out we may collect some data about your online activity for operational purposes (such as fraud prevention) but it won’t be used by us for the purpose of targeting ads to you.
  • AdRoll is also a member of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) and adheres to the NAI Codes of Conduct. You may use the NAI opt out tool here, which will allow you to opt out of seeing targeted ads from us and from other NAI approved member companies.
  • We also comply with the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising as managed by the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA). You may opt out of receiving targeted ads from other companies that perform ad targeting services, including some that we may work with as Advertising Partners via the DAA website here.
  • We also comply with the Canadian Self-regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising as managed by the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada (DAAC). You may opt out of receiving targeted ads from other companies that perform ad targeting services, including some that we may work with as Advertising Partners via the DAAC website here.
  • We also adhere to the European Interactive Advertising Digital Alliance (EDAA) guidelines for online advertising and you may opt out via their Your Online Choices website.
  • Please note that when using the ad industry opt-out tools described above:
    • If you opt-out we may still collect some data about your online activity for operational purposes (such as fraud prevention) but it won’t be used by us for the purpose of targeting ads to you.
    • If you use multiple browsers or devices you may need to execute this opt out on each browser or device.
    • Other ad companies’ opt-outs may function differently than our opt-out.
  • To opt out of receiving targeted ads that are based on your behavior across different mobile applications follow the below instructions, for iOS and Android devices:
    • iOS 7 or Higher: Go to your Settings > Select Privacy > Select Advertising > Enable the “Limit Ad Tracking” setting
    • For Android devices with OS 2.2 or higher and Google Play Services version 4.0 or higher: Open your Google Settings app > Ads > Enable “Opt out of interest-based advertising”

Opting out will not prevent you from seeing ads, but those ads will likely be less relevant because they won’t be tailored to your interests. The ads might, for instance, be randomly generated or based on the web page you are visiting.

Some internet browsers allow users to send a “Do Not Track” signal to websites they visit. We do not respond to this signal.

In addition, if you are located in the European Economic Area you may also have the right to access, correct or update some of the information we hold about you. You can also request that we delete your information. If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at delight@adroll.com. Please note that in many cases, we hold identifiable information only on behalf of our Advertiser clients, and we may instead direct you to contact them.

6. Data retention

We retain the identifiable data we collect directly for targeting purposes for 13 months, after which time we employ measures to de-identify the data by removing unique identifiers and truncating associated IP addresses.

Identifiable data collected for other purposes is held no longer than necessary for our business purposes or to meet legal requirements.

7. Security

We apply technical, administrative and organizational security measures to protect the data we collect against accidental or unlawful destruction and loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access, in particular where the processing involves the transmission of data over a network, and against other unlawful forms of processing.

8. International transfers

We may transfer the information we collect about you to countries other than the country where we originally collected it for the purposes of storage and processing of data and operating our services. Those countries may not have the same data protection laws as your country. However, when we transfer your information to other countries, we will protect that information as described in this Privacy Notice and take steps, where necessary, to ensure that international transfers comply with applicable laws. For example, if we transfer your information from the European Economic Area to a country outside it, such as the United States, we will seek to take additional steps such as entering into EU compliant data transfer agreements with the data importer where necessary.

Pending further developments relating to the status of data transfers to the US under the previous Safe Harbor regime, to the extent they are applicable, AdRoll, Inc. (our U.S.-based parent company) will continue to comply with the principles of the U.S./EU and U.S./Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks regarding Notice, Choice, Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity, Access and Enforcement with respect to the personal information it receives in the U.S. from the relevant European countries, effective as of the date its certification is posted to the U.S Department of Commerce website at http://safeharbor.export.gov/list.aspx. To exercise their rights under Safe Harbor or file a complaint, residents of those countries may contact AdRoll, Inc. as described below, and our Advertisers can log into their accounts to directly access and correct certain information they have submitted. In the event we are unable to resolve a disagreement with a covered European resident regarding the handling of his or her personal information under Safe Harbor, we agree to resolve the matter through the International Centre for Dispute Resolution / American Arbitration Association Safe Harbor Dispute Resolution Program (http://info.adr.org/safeharbor). To learn more about the Safe Harbor Frameworks, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor.

9. Changes to this Privacy Notice

Changes to this Privacy Notice will be posted on this page. If we make a material change to our privacy practices, we will provide notice on the site or by other means as appropriate.

10. Contact us about questions or concerns

If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice or AdRoll privacy practices, you can contact delight@adroll.com.

If you are located in the European Economic Area and we are processing your data as a data controller, AdRoll Advertising Limited is the data controller of your information. To contact AdRoll Advertising please e-mail delight@adroll.com or write to us at the following address:

AdRoll Advertising Limited
Attn: Privacy
Level 6
1, Burlington Plaza
Burlington Road
Dublin 4, Ireland