FOUNDERS LEGAL
PRIVACY POLICY


Last Updated March 23, 2021

Bekiares Eliezer LLP, d/b/a Founders Legal (“Founders Legal”, “we”, “us” or “our”) is committed to protecting your (“you” or “your”) privacy and empowering you with this privacy policy (this “Privacy Policy”). This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, disclose, and apply the information collected when you use or access our online website (the “Website”). By using the Website or interacting with us, you are agreeing to this Privacy Policy. Please read the following carefully to understand how we collect, use, and maintain your personal information. In addition, it describes your choices for use, access, and correction of your personal information.

1. Changes to this Privacy Policy.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. In the event we make changes, we will notify you by revising the “Last Updated” date at the top of this Privacy Policy. If there are significant changes to this Privacy Policy, we will attempt to notify you directly by email or provide information via our home page prior to changes becoming effective. We encourage you to review our Privacy Policy whenever you use the Website to stay informed of ways you can protect your privacy.

2. Information We Collect and Receive.

We collect information about you from various sources and methods. The types of personal information we collect about you depend on your interactions with us and are described in more detail below.

2.1 Information You Provided to Us.

We collect personal information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information such as:

2.1.1 Identity and Contact Information.

As part of our business intake/client onboarding procedures and when providing legal services to you or to an entity with which you are associated, including as an employee, representative, authorized signatory, director, shareholder or beneficial owner and when we provide charitable, volunteer or other such services to you or the organization you are associated with, including as a student, we may obtain information from you such as name, email address, physical address, phone number, company name, job title, and any other information you choose to provide to us.

2.1.2 Employment Information.

If you apply for a job through our Website, we may gather additional information about you, such as your resume, cover letter, work history, reference information, education information, information required to complete a background check and any other information you choose to provide to us.

2.1.3 Social Media Data.

We have pages on social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube (“Social Media Pages”). When you interact with our Social Media Pages, we will collect personal information that you elect to provide to us, such as your contact details. In addition, the companies that host our Social Media Pages may provide us with aggregate information and analytics regarding the use of our Social Media Pages.

2.1.4 Contacting Us.

You may choose to send us information about yourself in an email containing inquiries about the Website, and we use this information in order to help us respond to your inquiry. You may also choose to submit information to us via other methods, including: (i) in response to marketing or other communications, (ii) through social media or online forums, or (iii) in connection with an actual or potential business relationship with us.

2.1.5 Surveys and Promotional Drawings.

When you complete any forms, respond to a survey or questionnaire, or participate in a promotional drawing, we collect the personal information you provide.

2.1.6 Events.

When you provide information to us in order to register for an in person or virtual event or to receive event invitations, updates, or other marketing materials, we collect the personal information you provide, such as name, email address, company, and any other personal information that you disclose to us.

2.2 Information We Obtain from Others.

We may also collect personal information from other sources and combine that with information we collect through the Website. For example, we may use information from social media websites to update information about you in our contact database.

2.3 Information We Automatically Collect.

We automatically collect personal information when you access or use the Website. The types of information we collect may include:

2.3.1 Log Information.

We collect log information about your use of the Website, including your browser type and language, app version, access times, pages viewed, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, approximate geographic location, and the webpage or online service you visited before navigating to the Website.

2.3.2 Device Information.

We collect information about the mobile device you use to access our mobile applications, including the hardware model, operating system and version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information.

2.3.3 Crash and Error Information.

If the Website crash or return an error, we may collect data to determine the cause of the error using first or third party Website. The crash or error information collected may include the following: Device IP address, device name, operating system version, application configurations(s), the time and date, and other statistics.

3. Cookies and Other Technologies.

Like many other websites, our Website may use “Cookies and Other Technologies” (such as pixel tags, web beacons, clear GIFs, links in emails, JavaScript, device IDs assigned by Google or Apple, or similar technologies) to collect information and support certain features of our Website. Cookies and Other Technologies allow us and third parties to obtain information about your visits to our Website, including analyzing your visiting patterns. Although you are not required to accept cookies when you visit our Website, you may be unable to use all of the functionality of our Website if your browser restricts our cookies. We use this information to process your requests and to deliver online and mobile advertisements, messages, and content for us specific to your interests. The information we collect from your web browser and from Cookies and Other Technologies does not identify you personally but in some cases, we may link it to personally identifiable information. Below we explain the different types of cookies that may be used on the Website.

3.1 Necessary Cookies.

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The Website cannot function properly without these cookies. Disabling these cookies may make the Website and features unavailable.

3.2 Functionality Cookies.

Functionality cookies are used to provide certain functionalities, such as to embed content on the Website or improve the Website’s security or functionalities.

3.3 Analytical Cookies.

Analytical cookies help collect information about your use of the Website and enable us to improve the way they works. These cookies give us aggregated information that we use to monitor the Website’s performance, count page visits, spot technical errors, see how users reach the Website, and measure the effectiveness of marketing (including emails). These cookies include, for example, Google Analytics cookies.

3.4 Third Party Advertising Cookies.

These cookies collect information about your activities on these and other sites to provide you targeted advertising. We may also allow our third party service providers to use cookies on the Website for the same purposes identified above, including collecting information about your online activities over time and across different websites. The third party service providers that generate these cookies, such as GoogleLinkedIn, and Facebook, have their own privacy policies, and may use their cookies to target advertising to you on other websites, based on your visit to our Sites. We do not display ads for any Website besides our own.

4. How We Use Your Information.

(a) We may use the information collected for the limited purpose of providing the Website and related functionality and services, as described in this Privacy Policy and as permitted by applicable laws. These limited purposes include circumstances where it is necessary to provide or fulfill the services requested by or for you or where you have given us your express consent. We may use your personal information to:

(i) Operate and improve the Website;

(ii) Respond to your questions, comments, and request;

(iii) Provide the information or services you request and send you related information, including confirmations and receipts;

(iv) Communicate with you about our Website, programming and events, and other information we think will be of interest to you;

(v) Send you newsletters and updates;

(vi) Invite you to participate in surveys and provide feedback to us (in accordance with any privacy preferences you have expressed to us);

(vii) Better understand your needs and interests;

(viii) Improve our marketing and promotional efforts;

(ix) Improve the content, functionality and usability of the Website;

(x) Evaluate your interest in employment and contact you regarding possible employment with us;

(xi) Promote security; to protect against and prevent fraud, claims and other liabilities; and to manage corporate risk exposure; and

(xii) Use for any other purpose for which we provide notice at the time of collection.

(b) We may aggregate and/or de-identify information collected through the Website and from other sources so that such information can no longer be linked to you or your device (“Aggregate/De-Identified Information”). We may use Aggregate/De-Identified Information for any purpose, including, without limitation, for research and marketing purposes.

5. How We Share and Disclose Information.

5.1 Vendors and Service Providers.

To assist us in meeting business operations needs and to perform certain services and functions, we may share personal information with vendors and service providers, including providers of hosting services, cloud services, and other information technology service providers, event management services, email communication software and email newsletter services, advertising and marketing services, payment processors, customer relationship management and customer support services, and web analytics services. Pursuant to our instructions, these parties will access, process, or store personal information in the course of performing their duties to us. We take commercially reasonable steps to ensure our service providers adhere to the security standards we apply to your personal information.

5.2 Sharing You Control.

We may share or disclose your personal information with your consent or at your direction, including if we notify you that your personal information will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such personal information. We may also share your personal information with third parties when you intentionally direct us to do so or when you use our Website to intentionally interact with third parties.

5.3 Aggregate/De-Identified Data.

From time to time, we may share Aggregate/De-Identified Information about use of the Website. The sharing of such data is unrestricted.

5.4 Legal Reasons.

We may also disclose your personal information when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law, a court order, or a subpoena. We may also disclose your personal information to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to protect the security of our Website; to enforce or apply our policies or other agreements; or to protect our own rights or property or the rights, property or safety of our users or others. We will attempt to notify our users about legal demands for their personal information when appropriate in our judgment unless prohibited by law or court order or when the request is an emergency. We may dispute such demands when we believe, in our discretion, that the requests are overbroad, vague, or lack proper authority.

5.5 Sale, Merger, or Other Business Transfer.

As we continue to develop our business, we may buy, merge, or partner with other companies. In such transactions (including in contemplation of such transactions), personal information may be among the transferred assets. If a portion or all of our assets are sold or transferred to a third-party, your personal information would likely be one of the transferred business assets. If such transfer is subject to additional mandatory restrictions under applicable laws, we will comply with such restrictions.

6. Your Choices.

(a) You may access, review, update, or delete certain personal information that you have provided to us by contacting us in accordance with the “Contact Us” section below.

(b) You have a choice about the placement of cookies on our website. You can use your web browser to directly block all cookies, or just third-party cookies, through your browser settings. Using your browser settings to block all cookies, including strictly necessary ones, may interfere with proper site operation. Guidance on how to control cookies in popular browsers is contained here: Microsoft Internet Explorer, MacOS Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. You can also find additional information on cookie controls and advertisement here: Network Advertising Initiative and Digital Advertising Alliance.

(c) You may opt out of receiving promotional communications from us or request changes to your communication preferences by following the instructions in those communications. If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional communications, such as those about your account or our ongoing business relations.

(d) In certain circumstances providing personal information is optional. However, if you choose not to provide personal information that is needed to use some features of our Website, you may be unable to use those features. We will tell you what personal information that you must provide in order to receive the Website.

(e) Some browsers offer a “do not track” (“DNT”) option. Since no common industry or legal standard for DNT has been adopted by industry groups, technology companies, or regulators, we do not respond to DNT signals. We will make efforts to continue to monitor developments around DNT browser technology and the implementation of a standard.

7. Security.

We take reasonable precautions intended to help protect your personal information that we collect. Unfortunately, no system or online transmission of data is completely secure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted across the Internet. If you believe that information you provided to us is no longer secure, please notify us immediately using the contact information provided below.

8. Information Retention.

We will retain information required to comply with privacy requests, manage active client accounts, as required by law, in order to resolve disputes or enforce our agreements. We will retain personal information we process on behalf of our clients as directed by them. We may also retain copies of your information for disaster recovery purposes.

9. Data Processing and Data Transfers.

By using our Website, you understand and acknowledge that your personal information will be transferred from your location to our facilities and servers in the United States, and where applicable, to the servers of the technology partners we use to provide our Website. If you are a user accessing the Website from the European Union or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal information collection, use, and disclosure that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the Website, which are governed by U.S. law, and this Privacy Policy, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer. The Website is not intended to subject us to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country, or territory other than those of the United States. Your information may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities or in which we engage service providers and, by using the Website, you consent to the transfer of information to countries outside of your country of residence, including the United States, which may have different data protection rules than those of your country or territory.

10. Links to Third-Party Websites.

The Website may contain links to other websites not operated or controlled by us, including social media Website (“Third Party Sites”). The information that you share with Third Party Sites will be governed by the specific privacy policies and terms of service of the Third Party Sites and not by this Privacy Policy. By providing these links we do not imply that we endorse or have reviewed these sites. Please contact the Third Party Sites directly for information on their privacy practices and policies.

11. Children’s Information.

The Website is directed to individuals at the age of 18 and over. We do not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under the age of 18. If we become aware of individuals who have provided us with personal information and are under the age of 18, we will take steps to deactivate the account and delete the personal information. If you become aware of information from individuals under the age of 18 which has been provided to us, please contact us in accordance with the “Contact Us” section below.

12. Contact Us.

If you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please contact us via email at [email protected].

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