Privacy Policy

Effective: 15-Jan-2020; Last updated: 15-Jan-2020

1. Introduction

1.1 CLOUTLEGAL (hereinafter also referred to as: “us”, “we”, or “our”) is comprised of individual enthusiasts that operate the CLOUTLEGAL Blog (accessible via and hereinafter referred to as the “Blog”), purely for personal research and non-commercial purposes. Our goal is to observe how the Legal Services industry evolves over the course of time. We supply our findings via the Blog to all interested parties, free of charge. 

1.2 CLOUTLEGAL values the privacy of our visitors. This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection and use of personal data, if any, when you visit and use the Blog.

1.3 We don't require any personal data for browsing and/or reading through the Blog. However, if you wish to reach us out, or to receive the Blog articles directly, via your email address, we may require you to provide and to process your data. 

1.4 By accessing and using the Blog, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, the terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms of Use.

1.5 This Privacy Policy is effective as of the date indicated in the legend at the top of this page. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will become effective on the “Last updated” date indicated above. By accessing and using the Blog or providing information to us following such changes, you will have accepted the amended Privacy Policy.

2. Information Collection and Use

2.1 We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve the Blog, and namely the following:

2.2 Personal Data. While using the Blog, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (hereinafter "Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address;
  • Cookies and Usage Data.

2.3. Usage Data. We may also collect information on how the Blog is accessed and used (hereinafter "Usage Data"). Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser version, the pages of the Blog that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

3. Cookie Policy

3.1 By using or accessing the Blog, you agree to our use of Cookies as outlined below.

3.2 “Cookies” are text-only pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual’s hard drive or other website-browsing equipment for record-keeping purposes. Cookies allow the Blog to remember important information that will make your use of the Blog more convenient. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a randomly generated unique number or other value.

3.3 Cookies can be:

  1. Session Cookies - temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the Blog;
  2. Persistent Cookies - cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (depending on the lifetime of the specific cookie). When we use session cookies to track the total number of visitors to our Blog, this is done on an anonymous aggregate basis (as cookies do not in themselves carry any personal data). We may also employ cookies so that we remember your computer when it is used to return to the Blog to improve your experience of the Blog. We may associate personal information with a cookie file in those instances.

3.4 We use cookies, web beacons, and other storage technologies from third-party partners (e.g. Google) for the following purposes:

  1. Analytical: to analyze user activity in order to improve the Blog (e.g. to look at aggregate patterns like the number of visits, or the average time spent on the Blog pages). We can use such analysis to gain insights about how to improve the functionality and user experience of the Blog;
  2. User Experience: to gather certain information about users, such as browser type, server, language preference, and country setting, in order to store user preferences on the Blog, to make your user experience more consistent and convenient;
  3. Security: for security purposes and measurements.

3.5 You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you block cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of the Blog. By way of example, please see the below instructions on how to manage cookies in the respective web browsers (the list is not exhaustive, and may not contain the browser you use, in which case you should look up your preferred browser documentation):

  1. Google Chrome;
  2. Internet Explorer;
  3. Mozilla Firefox;
  4. Safari (Desktop);
  5. Safari (Mobile);
  6. Android Browser;
  7. Opera;
  8. Opera Mobile.

3.6 The below table also lists any third-party cookies that we may use on the Blog:

_gaUsed by Google Analytics to track user activity over different browsing sessions;Opt-out;
_galiUsed by Google Analytics to record what item on the previous page the user interacted with to get to the current page;Opt-out;
_utmaUsed by Google Analytics to store information on number of visits, first visit, and most recent visit;Opt-out;
_utmbUsed by Google Analytics to record the timestamp of the moment the user enters the site;Opt-out;
_utmcUsed by Google Analytics to track when users leave the site;Opt-out;
_utmzUsed by Google Analytics to track where a visitor came from;Opt-out;

4. Use of Data

4.1 CLOUTLEGAL uses the collected data to:

  • provide and maintain the Blog;
  • notify you about any changes relevant to the Blog;
  • allow you to participate in interactive features of the Blog when and if you choose to do so;
  • provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the Blog;
  • monitor the usage of the Blog;
  • detect, prevent and address technical issues.

5. Transfer Of Data

5.1 Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

5.2 Your use of the Blog construes your consent to this Privacy Policy and, to the extent it is followed by your submission of such information, it represents your agreement to that transfer.

6. Disclosure Of Data

6.1 CLOUTLEGAL may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • comply with a legal obligation;
  • protect and defend the legal interests and rights of CLOUTLEGAL;
  • prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Blog;
  • protect the personal safety of users of the Blog or the public;
  • protect against legal liability.

7. Security Of Data

7.1 The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use reasonably acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

8. Service Providers

8.1 We may use third-party companies and individuals to facilitate the infrastructure of the Blog ("Service Providers"), or to assist us in analyzing how the Blog is used.

8.2 These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to the extent necessary to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose. 

8.3 In particular, we employ Google Analytics services for the purposes mentioned above.

9. Links To Other Sites

9.1 The Blog may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

9.2 We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

10. Children's Privacy

10.1 The Blog does not address anyone under the age of 18 ("Children").

10.2 We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

11. Changes To This Privacy Policy

11.1 We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page, and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy.

11.2 You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

12. Contact Us

12.1 If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us via privacy(at)cloutlegal(dot)com.

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