This privacy policy applies to information collected online from users of Start-Up Company Counsel (the “Website”). In this policy, you will learn what kind of information we collect, how and when we may use that information, how we protect the information, and the choices you have with respect to your personal information.

What personal information is collected through my use of the Website, and how is it used?

Information is collected from users of the Website in the following three ways: user-supplied information, from Web server logs, and through cookies.  The information is primarily to provide users with a personalized Internet experience that delivers information, services, and resources that are most relevant and helpful to users of the Website. Information that users provide are not shared with others, unless otherwise specified in this Privacy Policy, or when the law requires us to provide it.

User-supplied information: When you fill out the “Contact” form on the Website, you may be asked to provide some personal contact information (such as your name, phone number, and e-mail address). Please do not submit any confidential, proprietary or sensitive personally identifiable information (e.g. Social Security Number; date of birth; drivers license number; or credit card, bank account or other financial information) (collectively, “Sensitive Information”). If you submit any Sensitive Information, it is done at their own risk and the we will not be liable to the you or responsible for consequences of your submission of Sensitive Information. User information that you provide through the contact form will be used so that we may respond to your inquiry. We may also use information you provide to us to communicate with you in the future. If you do not wish to receive such communications, you may opt out (unsubscribe) as described below.

Web server logs: When you visit the Website, information about your visit may be tracked. We may store that information in web server logs, which are records of the activities on our sites. The servers automatically capture and save the information electronically. Examples of the information we may collect include:

  • your unique Internet protocol address;
  • the name of your unique Internet service provider;
  • the town/city, county/state and country from which you access our website;
  • the kind of browser or computer you use;
  • the number of links you click within the site;
  • the date and time of your visit;
  • the web page from which you arrived to our site;
  • the pages you viewed on the site; and
  • certain searches/queries that you conducted via our website(s).

The information we collect in web server logs helps us administer the site, analyze its usage, protect the website and its content from inappropriate use and improve the user’s experience.

 In order to offer and provide our users with a customized and personal service, the Website may use cookies and similar technologies to store and help track information about you. Cookies are simply small pieces of data that are sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. We use cookies to help remind us who you are and to help you navigate our sites during your visits. Cookies also can tell us where visitors go on a website and allow us to save preferences for you so you won’t have to re-enter them each time you visit. The use of cookies is relatively standard. Most Internet browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can use your browser to either notify you when you receive a cookie or to disable cookies.

If you wish to disable cookies from this site, you can do so using your browser. You should understand that some features of many sites may not function properly if you don’t accept cookies. For more information about using browsers to manage cookies, please see All About Cookies. You can also refuse to accept Flash cookies from the Website using Adobe’s Flash management tools. You can opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s Ad Settings.

By visiting the Website, you consent to the use of cookies and similar technologies in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Children Under the Age of 13: The Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under the age of 13 may provide any personal information on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not provide any information on the Website or on or through any of its features. If we learn we have collected or receive personal information from a child under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information.

California Privacy Rights: California Civil Code §1798.83 permits users of the Website that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us via the phone number, contact form or mailing address listed on the Website.

How is my personal information protected?

We take certain appropriate security measures to help protect your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will always be unable to defeat our security measures.

Who has access to my personal information?

We will not sell, rent, or lease our mailing lists or other user data to others, and we will not make your personal information available to any unaffiliated parties, except as follows:

  • to agents, website vendors and/or contractors who may use it on our behalf or in connection with their relationship with us;
  • if we are unable to assist with your matter, but know an unaffiliated attorney or firm that may be able to help you, we may refer you and share information you provided us with that party; and
  • as required by law, in a matter of public safety or policy, as needed in connection with the transfer of our business assets (for example, if we are acquired by another firm or if we are liquidated during bankruptcy proceedings), or if we believe in good faith that sharing the data is necessary to protect our rights or property.
How can I opt out of future communications and/or correct or delete my personal information?

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. Contact us via the phone number, contact form or mailing address on the Website at any time to:

  • see what data we have about you, if any;
  • change/correct any data we have about you;
  • ask us to delete any data we have about you; and/or
  • opt out of future communications from us.

If you have any additional questions or concerns about this privacy policy, please contact us via the phone number, contact form or mailing address listed on the Website. If our information practices change in a significant way, we will post the policy changes here.

Effective March 1, 2016
OPTIONAL LANGUAGE: (if we will be using third parties for ad services)

Third-party Services: The Website may use services hosted by third parties, including Adobe Site Catalyst, to assist in providing our services and to help us understand the use of our site by our visitors. These services may collect information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, including your IP address or cookies. If these third-party services collect information, they do so anonymously and in the aggregate to provide information helpful to us such as website trends, without identifying individual visitors.

In addition, the Website may use services provided by third parties to display relevant content, products, services, and advertising to you. These third parties may use cookies, web beacons and similar technologies to collect or receive information from the Website and elsewhere on the Internet. They may then use that information to provide measurement services so we can understand your interests and retarget advertisements based on your previous visits to the Website. Please keep in mind that we do not share your personal information with any third-party advertiser, ad server or ad network.

You may be able to opt-out of the collection and use of information for ad targeting by some third parties by visiting You can opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s Ad Settings. You can visit this page to opt out of AdRoll’s and their partners’ targeted advertising. Please see “Cookies” in the section above for more information on how you can control the use of cookies on your computer.