The Information We Collect and Why
The Legal Playground collects information that you choose to enter and information about your interactions on the Site. This information includes, but is not limited to, personal information such as your name, address, phone number and email, occupation, employment history and interests. It also includes information concerning the features you access, content that you may post, messages to other users or groups, and memberships in groups. Personal information, however, does not cover any publicly available information and/or public records about lawyers, including without limitation information obtained from bar associations, courts, law enforcement agencies, and websites that are available to the public.
Due to the communications standards on the Internet, when you visit the Legal Playground Site we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave. We also receive the Internet protocol (IP) address of your computer (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), your computer operating system and type of web browser you are using, email patterns, as well as the name of your ISP.
Like most websites, the Legal Playground uses the information collected, cookies, web log files and other technologies for internal review to improve the content of our Site, conduct research and analysis to help improve your experience, to ensure the technical functionality of our network, and to create and develop new ideas and services for our members. The linkage between your IP address and your personally identifiable information is not shared with third parties without your permission or except when required by law.
Who Can Access Your Information
There are also some situations where the Legal Playground may be required by law to provide information about users. Such situations include, but are not limited to, court orders, subpoenas, warrants, and efforts to respond to legal claims. We may also disclose information in circumstances where it is necessary to enforce our terms and conditions, policies and agreements; to initiate, render, bill, and collect for amounts owed to us; to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; and to protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of any person. In addition, information about our members, including personal information, may be disclosed as part of any merger, acquisition, debt financing, sale of company assets, as well as in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership in which personally identifiable information could be transferred to third parties as one of the business assets of the Legal Playground. We may also disclose and use personally identifiable and other information when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires us to do so.
The Legal Playground has created an internal messaging system and discussion forums for the purposes of facilitating communication. The content of the messages and the recipients designated are entirely up to the user. We ask that you take care when deciding what to include in the text of your message and to whom it should be sent. Once messages are sent, we cannot reverse this action.
The Legal Playground is not responsible for the content of messages, for advice given or received, or for any loss of privacy that may occur because of information that is sent through our internal communication tools. Messages and posts also do not reflect the opinions or beliefs of the Legal Playground. We strongly encourage the use of internal communication tools in a manner consistent with our goal of creating a cooperative, enriching, and positive environment. While we respect the privacy of all communication, we ask that you notify us if you become aware of communications that are inappropriate (profanity, threats, harassment, etc.). We are committed to creating a safe and trusting environment in which our members can interact and share.
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401 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301